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Thursday, 02 April 2009 23:04

A small but, we hope, perfectly formed collection of baseball-related links.



Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

SABR
The organisation to which we are affiliated. Of course, we recommend you consider joining.



The Origins of Baseball

Larry McCray's Protoball
The organisation to which we are affiliated. Of course, we recommend you consider joining.



British Baseball

Baseball Softball UK
Baseball's UK governing body is online, and offers information on how to get involved in the game in the UK.

Baseball Softball UK
Baseball's UK governing body is online, and offers information on how to get involved in the game in the UK.

British Baseball Webring
If it's a British baseball team and it's online, it can likely be found via this webring.

MLB on Five
Details of Five's UK baseball coverage can be found here. Set your DVD recorders if you want to get to bed early...

NASN
One game a week on Five not enough? £15 a month buys you plenty more from these guys.

Old-Timers Baseball Club
Proof that baseball had fans in Britain before Channel 5 came along.

Sportspages
The UK's leading sports bookstore is also - predictably - the best shop in which to pick up baseball literature in the UK.


MLB news and scores

Baseball Audio
Links to live online radio commentaries - the majority using Real Player - for all 30 major league teams, plus many minor league teams, too.

ESPN: MLB
The US sports network has a fine website, with comprehensive baseball content and a baseball scoreboard updated in real time.

Yahoo: MLB
An excellent website, also with a baseball scoreboard updated in real time.

Major League Baseball
But of course...



Baseball history

Ballparks by Munsey and Suppes
A gallery of ballparks old and new, presented with due care and attention.

Baseball Cards 1887-1914
A fascinating archive of early baseball cards.

Black Baseball: The Negro Leagues
A fantastic primer on the Negro Baseball Leagues, with sections on history, players, teams and more.

National Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooperstown online. If you haven't made the pilgrimage yet, this should whet your appetite.



Statistics

Retrosheet
An organisation devoted to collating play-by-play accounts for major league games past and present.

Baseball Archive
Sean Lahman and Todd Greanier's site is highlighted by the astonishing Baseball Database, a free, downloadable archive of season-by-season stats for every player in major league history. A must.

Baseball Prospectus
Sabermetrics and more from the people behind the excellent annual publication.

Baseball Reference
Season-by-season stats for every MLB player and manager in history, plus a full summary of awards (Cy Young, MVP, etc) and league leaders for each year, plus player comparisons, plus a comprehensive baseball travel guide, plus, etc, etc... Easily one of the most valuable online baseball resources.

ESPN: MLB Stats
Sortable statistics in countless categories for current MLB players.

Stathead
A fine sabermetrically inclined stats site, with a particularly useful glossary of statistics.



Other baseball sites

Jim Furtado's Baseball Stuff
Sabermetrics and more, including the handy Baseball Newsstand, which offers links to the baseball sections of newspapers local to each major league team.

John Skilton's Baseball Links
Several thousand baseball-related links, compiled and collated in handy categories. One of the most essential baseball resources on the web.

Strike Three
Witty, incisive baseball news and comment, with a new feature each day.

Suite 101: Baseball Links
Skilton redux, Suite 101 offers a handy digest of the most essential baseball links on the web.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2009 23:10