Cuicchi: After 70 years, ‘Baseball Digest’ still a must-read for fans

From SABR member Richard Cuicchi at Sports Collectors Digest on July 2, 2012:

As originally reported in the May 15 issue of SCD, the September 2012 issue of Baseball Digest debuts a new design and format and begins providing fans with content from veteran Major League Baseball scouts.

As the magazine celebrates its 70th anniversary issue in 2012, Baseball Digest has the distinction of being the longest-running monthly baseball publication. It ranks right up there among the all-time titans in baseball journalism, including the still active Sports Illustrated, Baseball America and Sports Weekly.

Baseball Digest has outlived a number of print publications from the past. Gone from today’s baseball journalism landscape are other such long-running publications as The Sporting News (now online), Street & Smith’s, Baseball Magazine and SPORT. Furthermore, other shorter-run periodicals, such as Oldtyme Baseball News, Inside Sports, The Diamond and The National Sports Daily, have met their demise, as well. Baseball Digest has truly been a leader over the years and appears to be positioning itself for many more seasons to come.

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Originally published: July 6, 2012. Last Updated: July 6, 2012.