Henry Chadwick Award: David W. Smith
DAVID W. SMITH had a dream when he founded Retrosheet in 1989. It was to collect play-by-play data for every game in Major League Baseball history. It seemed an impossible task and the naysayers were many, but as of 2012 more than 120,000 play-by-play accounts have been posted on Retrosheet’s website. Now it seems impossible to imagine how researchers managed before what has come to be called the Retrosheet Era. “We are doing this to preserve . . .
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