Brisbee: An incomplete guide to baseball on the Internet Archive

From SABR member Grant Brisbee at The Athletic on March 27, 2020:

This is not a definitive guide to baseball on the Internet Archive. This is because there will never be a definitive guide to anything the Internet Archive. Picture the final scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” except the camera keeps ascending, ascending, ascending into space, with the end of the warehouse never appearing in the frame. There is way too much internet to archive, yet some danged fool decided to try.

No, this is a starting point for baseball on the Internet Archive. This is where the discussion begins. This is the tip of the Statue of Liberty’s torch sticking out of the sand. It’s up to you to excavate the rest. A lot of it won’t be worth the effort.

Some of it will be, though. For over a week, many of you have been stuck inside. Following current events is exponentially more stressful than it was before, and it was already pretty stressful. You used to have sports as an escape, but they stopped making new sports. There is no escape.

There is no escape, except for whatever escapes you can create. And on the Internet Archive, a glorious and vast nonprofit digital library, you can create escapes. There are books to read, pictures to study and old-time radio broadcasts to listen to. Then there are more books to read. More than you ever possibly could read.

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Originally published: March 27, 2020. Last Updated: March 27, 2020.