Retrosheet announces Fall 2016 updates

By David W. Smith

I am pleased to announce that Retrosheet has completed its semiannual update for Fall 2016. The new features are:

In addition, many seasons have had updates and new games added to previously existing files. Tom Ruane has once again prepared the box scores and play-by-play text files and he had assistance from the following volunteers: Dave Lamoureaux, Jonathan Frankel, Herm Krabbenhoft, Ted Turocy, Joe Wancho, Steve Perrotta, Charles Saeger, John Kalous, Andre LeClerc, Tom Bradley, Tom Davis, Joe Elinich, Ron Weaver, Joe Murphy, Tom Stillman, Jim Riordan, Chuck Johnson, Travis Weir, and Pete Palmer.

The 1944 season was completed with the creation of deduced accounts for games lacking full play-by-play. Tom Thress continues to be the most productive volunteer, but others have helped with many games as well: Jim Wohlenhaus, Dick Cramer, Mark Pankin, Jim Herdman, John Gabcik, Bill McMahon.

Discrepancy files have now been completed from 1912 through 1975 as rigorous proofing has been completed for many recent seasons.

SABR member DAVID W. SMITH is the founder and president of Retrosheet. He is a 2012 recipient of the Henry Chadwick Award and a 2005 recipient of the Bob Davids Award, SABR’s highest honor. Learn more at


Originally published: December 6, 2016. Last Updated: December 6, 2016.