The Baseball Biography Project is an ongoing effort to research and write comprehensive biographical articles on people who played or managed in the major leagues, or otherwise made a significant contribution to the sport. The project is run by SABR’s BioProject Committee. To check out recent newsletters by the BioProject Committee, click here.
All biographies are written by members of SABR and all have been peer-reviewed for style and accuracy.
- Find any BioProject essay: You can look up any BioProject essay by typing a name (either full name or surname only) in the search box at the top right and selecting the Go button. So typing “Walter Johnson” (without the quotes) will find you the great Big Train, while “Johnson” alone will give you everyone with completed BioProject essays who have the last name Johnson.
- What’s here? In addition to a full-life, peer-reviewed SABR biography of baseball figures from A to Z, you will also find links to their professional career statistics at Baseball-Reference.com and Retrosheet.org, a bibliography of research citations about them from The Baseball Index, and interviews, photographs and other resources intended to help broaden and deepen the reader’s knowledge about each subject.
- Bios on more than just ballplayers: The ambitious goal of the SABR Baseball Biography Project is to publish a full-life biography of every major league player in history. But SABR members write about a lot more than just ballplayers. In addition, we have pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Games, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires, Writers, people who were Famous Outside Baseball, and a lot more. You can browse all of these categories here. So if you’ve ever thought, “Hey, that person (or ballpark) should get the full BioProject treatment” — write the story and we’ll publish it!
- Get involved: Writing a biography for the BioProject is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by visiting our BioProject Resources page or reading the FAQs section. Want to write a player’s life story? E-mail email@example.com to get started.