We’re pleased to introduce a permanent home for the SABR Baseball Games Project at SABR.org/GamesProject.
Spawned by the popular and successful Baseball Biography Project, the Games Project was launched in January 2014 as a new initiative to research and write articles on major-league and Negro League regular, postseason, and All-Star Games. These game accounts will complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores, as well as BioProject essays on the players involved.
The articles are not intended to be mere play-by-play summaries, nor should they be first-person narratives. Rather, the goal is to put each game in historical context — whether that history is of a particular player, team, season, or something even broader.
Articles can cover the range of significance, from Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” Jack Morris’s 10 shutout innings in Game Seven or The Sandberg Game, to a regular-season contest where nothing of great consequence occurred, such as Dave Freisleben’s greatest day in baseball or Len Boehmer’s first career hit (a walkoff!)
You can use the new website to search for published SABR game stories by decade or by categories such as Postseason, All-Star Games, No-Hitters, Notable Debuts, and more. Cross-reference searches between select categories are also available. Each game story also includes a link to the box score and play-by-play, when available, from Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference.com.
- Get involved: Writing 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.
Visit the new Games Project website at SABR.org/GamesProject.
Originally published: July 22, 2014. Last Updated: July 22, 2014.