From Paul Dylan at One For Five on December 27, 2012, with mention of SABR member Scott Simkus:
In the tabletop-sports hobby, Scott Simkus is known as the genius researcher behind the critically acclaimed 2010 release of Strat-O-Matic’s Negro League 108 card set. Simkus compiled an unprecedented collection of Negro Leagues boxscores, game accounts, and period literature on the leagues and its stars, and used that information to help create the Strat-O-Matic Negro League set, as well as write the guidebook that came along with the set (the guidebook is available for download from Strat-O-Matic here).
Though the guidebook is tremendously useful for anyone getting to know the old Negro League and its stars, Scott’s prose and ability as a storyteller wasn’t fully allowed to shine in that forum. In June of 2010, he and the folks at Seamheads.com launched “The Outsider Baseball Bulletin” to showcase the stories of ballplayers, teams, leagues, stadiums, and all the ephemera associated with baseball that has been played “outside” of the mainstream professional leagues.
Scott’s storytelling, his subjects, his perspective, his voice, are all unique.
Click here to download a FREE copy of the Outsider Baseball Bulletin. This issue focuses on Jimmy Clinton, a white ballplayer who pitched in Semi-Pro ball in New Jersey from 1916-1926, who was likely to have been every bit as good or better than many of the celebrated Negro League and Major League stars of the era.
Now, however, subscribers to The Outsider Baseball Bulletin are going to get even more.
Originally published: December 29, 2012. Last Updated: December 29, 2012.