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Henry Chadwick Award: Ernie Lanigan

By Lyle Spatz

This article was published in the Spring 2014 Baseball Research Journal.

“The Society for American Baseball Research may well consider Ernie Lanigan as its patron saint or guardian angel,” wrote Henry Chadwick Award honoree Fred Lieb. According to Lieb, no one had ever done as much for baseball research as the diligent, untiring, ever-searching Lanigan. He was a pioneer at gathering information about baseball statistics and about the players themselves. “I really don’t care much about baseball, or looking at ball games, major or minor,” Lanigan once . . .

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