Mark Armour

Mark Armour was elected as the President of SABR’s Board of Directors in 2019. He is the founder and longtime (2002-2016) director of SABR’s Baseball Biography Project. He was the recipient of SABR’s highest honor, the Bob Davids Award, in 2008 and the Henry Chadwick Award, honoring baseball’s greatest researchers, in 2014. His book Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball, published by the University of Nebraska Press, was a finalist for the prestigious Seymour Medal in 2011, as was In Pursuit of Pennants, also published by Nebraska, which he co-wrote with Dan Levitt in 2015. Mark has written or co-written several other books and many articles for publication. In 2016, he and Chris Dial resurrected SABR’s Baseball Cards Committee.  For more information on all of this, visit his website.


SABR BioProject biographies written by Mark Armour

  • Al Salerno
  • Alex Johnson
  • Bill Carrigan
  • Bill Valentine
  • Billy Williams
  • Bing Devine
  • Bob Howsam
  • Bobby Reeves
  • Charlie Finley
  • Chief Wilson
  • Chuck Stevens
  • Clay Carroll
  • Dan Topping
  • Dave Bennett
  • Dave McNally

SABR Games Project stories written by Mark Armour

  • September 16, 1975: Luis Tiant’s gem gives Red Sox hope for postseason
  • June 22, 1969: Len Boehmer’s first hit wins it for Yanks
  • October 1, 1967: Tigers drop season finale to give Red Sox the AL pennant

SABR Journal Articles written by Mark Armour

  • Henry Chadwick Award: Tom Shieber
  • 1967 Red Sox: Was it really ‘Impossible’?
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Lyle Spatz
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Daniel R. Levitt
  • 1975 Reds: Looking ahead to the season
  • 1975 Reds: The postseason
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Tom Ruane
  • Felipe Alou
  • A Tale of Two Umpires: When Al Salerno and Bill Valentine Got Thrown Out of the Game
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Ray Nemec
  • Felled By the Impossible: The 1967 Minnesota Twins
  • Henry Chadwick Award: Clifford S. Kachline
  • Henry Chadwick Award: David S. Neft

SABR Research Topics written by Mark Armour 

  • Boston Red Sox team ownership history
  • New York Yankees team ownership history
  • The Building of the 1965 Twins
  • 1967 Minnesota Twins