The SABR Baseball Games Project was formed in 2014 to research, write, and publish accounts of major-league regular season, postseason, and All-Star Games, along with other games of historical significance such as in the Negro Leagues, minor leagues, or international or exhibition contests. These game accounts complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores, as well as SABR BioProject essays on the players involved.
- What’s here? Games Project articles are not mere play-by-play summaries, nor first-person narratives. These accounts draw on quotes from participants, newspaper articles, or other sources to “put the reader in the game.” The goal is to put each game in historical context — whether that history is of a particular player, team, season, or something even broader. All game stories are written by members of SABR (to join SABR, click here) and all have been peer-reviewed for style and accuracy. Articles should be concise, ranging from 1,000 words to a maximum of 1,500 words.
- Browse the Games Project: Games Project stories can and do cover the range of significance, such as Jackie Robinson’s MLB debut, the Cincinnati Red Stockings’ first defeat in 1870, Al Capone’s visit to Comiskey Park, or Tippy Martinez picking off three baserunners in one inning. You can also browse the Game Project by category, to find all published stories about Negro Leagues games, All-Star Games, no-hitters, four home-run games, Opening Day games, and hitting for the cycle, or all stories from SABR Digital Library books such as Inventing Baseball: The Greatest Games of the 19th Century or Wrigley Field: The Friendly Confines at Clark and Addison.
- Games Project books: Click here to learn more about SABR’s Games Project-themed books.
- Get involved: Writing a story for the Games Project is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by reading the Games Project FAQs section or checking out the Authors’ Guidelines. Want to write a story? E-mail an editor below to get started.
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- John Fredland: for more information about the project and to submit an article draft
- Steve Weiner: to request an assignment, ensuring you aren’t requesting a game that’s already been written or is currently assigned
- Len Levin or Laura Peebles: for questions about the writing/editing process
- Bruce Slutsky: if you would like to contribute as an editor/fact-checker