Announcing the SABR Baseball Ballparks Project
By Mark Armour
The SABR Baseball Biography Project has been accepting/publishing "biographies" of Ballparks for a few years, and we have 39 of them on our website at http://sabr.org/bioproj/parks.
However, this thing just got real. As of today, Ballparks are its very own PROJECT — the Baseball Ballparks Project, our first official spin-off. The project leader is Scott Ferkovich, who is now in charge of recruiting ballparks articles and publicizing them.
For those of you who are already writing stories of ballparks, do not fret. All of the ballparks stories will be treated just like they have always been. You should notice nothing other than maybe more buzz on Facebook or something.
What has changed?
- Scott will be beating the drum for this work instead of me. He will work with the Ballparks Committee and with the BioProject Committee. This should be a big improvement, since, truth be told, I have not promoted this much at all. I tend to focus on biographies.
- Scott will be keeping track of all assignments.
- It is possible that as this project evolves it will get more and more independent.
What has not changed?
So, brave new day. Thanks to Scott for stepping up. I hope that this project takes off.
Visit http://sabr.org/bioproj/parks to read the SABR ballpark biographies published so far.
To learn more, "like" the SABR Baseball Ballparks Project page on Facebook.
- Related link: 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, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires and a lot more on the BioProject website. You can browse all of these categories at http://sabr.org/bioproj/browse.
This page was last updated February 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm MST.