With thousands of baseball web sites on the
Internet, it's sometimes difficult to find the specific
information you're looking for. Below is a list of some
of the sites with the best baseball offerings. For a more
detailed menu of baseball links, try the following
On the Net
Baseball Info on the Net
American Baseball Research Member Sites
broken links. Here's the list:
features the Internet's most comprehensive free baseball
statistics for active players. The player
profiles include current-season and career
situational statistics that can be saved as text files
and imported into a spreadsheet. Similarly, the historical
profiles provide statistics for more than 15,000
major-leaguers. CNN/SI's message
boards are easy to use and usually feature lively,
intelligent baseball discussions.
ESPN also provides
statistics, including situational statistics. Some of
ESPN's features require paid membership, however.
Neyer's column is the best baseball writing on the
Internet. Neyer formerly worked at STATS, Inc., and knows
how to put numbers to good use.
SportServer offers old
boxscores, as well as archival information from
Today includes links to USA
Today Baseball Weekly, as well as Jeff Sagarin's
rankings. The statistical
archive has individual player statistics going back
Sporting News has player
statistics sortable by biographical data such as
height, weight, birthplace, and college, and also
with historical materials.
Sports, and MSNBC
Sports offer little out of the ordinary.
Associated Press has all the latest wire stories and
provides most of the articles featured on other
Baseball is a complete baseball encyclopedia on the
Internet and offers player statistics for more than
15,000 major-leaguers as well as standings, league
leaders, award voting, records, and biographical
information on the best players of all time. Also visit
the related Total
Sports Baseball, where you can arrange to have
Baseball Daily delivered to your e-mail box every
League Baseball's official site includes the
releases and other propaganda, but also includes
information and the official
is a quality baseball site featuring archives
rankings, as well as up-to-date information.
Baseball Archive offers a wealth of baseball
information, including statistics, economic
materials. The site also a free, downloadable
database. One version can be imported into many
database programs, while another version is preformatted
for Microsoft Access.
Kenneth Matinale's BaseBall
DataBase is available at his site. It's a shareware
baseball database for PCs that comes with its own
application and, thus, does not require any other
software to use.
Jim Furtado's Baseball
Stuff and its companion Baseball
Think Factory present some of the best baseball
research on the Internet. The Baseball Think Factory
addresses all kinds of questions on evaluating
economics, and other analytical materials. If you
were a reader of Bill James' Baseball Abstracts, you'll
enjoy this site. Perhaps the best study at the Baseball
Think Factory is Tom Ruane's value-added
runs created section, measuring every player since
1980 based on play-by-play performance.
Clifford Blau's Original
Baseball Research site features essays on park
turf, and Bill
Mazeroski, just to name a few. Stathead
Consulting offers player and pitcher evaluations
based on its VORP
system, which is explained in painful detail on the site.
Boskage House Baseball is another site with current
The Society for American
Baseball Research also has a home page with some
information on the organization.
another baseball research organization that has
undertaken the mammoth effort of computerizing
scoresheets and game data for seasons prior to the 1980s.
Some day we might know how the Bambino hit against
left-handers in Yankee Stadium on Wednesdays. The
information they're uncovering is going to be invaluable
to future baseball research.
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has a site offering
information on members and the institution as well as
directions on how to reach remote Cooperstown, N.Y.
City Hall of Fame is one fan's endeavor to so a
better job picking immortals than the real Hall of Fame
If you're looking for baseball books, try this site's
Baseball Books page.
At least three publishers have sites on the Web.
produces the best annual statistical guides, and
information on its products and other services is
available on its site.
Another publication, featuring essays and analysis in
addition to statistics, is the Big
Bad Baseball Annual. The site features some of the
materials from the book, including player
Also visit the Baseball
Prospectus, another annual publication whose site
features excerpts and player ratings, as well as lots of
For information on some of the best baseball titles in
print, try Greg Spira's Baseball
Book Survey. Terry Sloope's Baseball
Bookshelf also lists baseball books by category. Rob
Neyer lists his Essential
Baseball Library alongside his baseball
column at ESPN.
Of the links sites listed above, John
Skilton's Baseball Links is the most comprehensive.
He maintains over 4,000 links in more than 20
Greg Spira's Best
Baseball Info on the Net is less extensive, but
offers an essay about the pros and cons of several links.
101: Baseball also offers a good list of links along
with some interesting essays.
On the Net is a massive list of Internet links and
Newsstand from Jim Furtado's Baseball
Stuff site has a lengthy list of columnists,
magazines, and hometown newspapers for every team.