From Cory Collins at The Sporting News on August 27, 2015:
In a parable that includes the baseball gods, the game of creation gave baseball nerds their holy grail. In the ninth inning, the baseball gods said, “Let there be a database equal parts time-sink and indispensable resource.”
And there was Baseball-Reference.com. And it was good.
The roots of Baseball Reference run deep, leading to bountiful stats and facts from the simple (Who’s leading the league in home runs? Nelson Cruz) to the bizarre (How many guys primarily named Boob played pro baseball? One — Boob Fowler). Sporting News decided to take a strange trip through the site and report 13 of the strangest findings, from statistical oddities to an alcoholic baseballer that may or may not have had a single sip of booze in his life.
Originally published: August 27, 2015. Last Updated: August 27, 2015.