JULY 29, 2021 — As a SABR member, you have vast resources and benefits at your disposal. With so much information at your fingertips, we realize it can be overwhelming to absorb it all! To highlight key benefits, read on for this month’s SABR Member Benefit Spotlight, a new email series that identifies and explains some of the most valuable features of your membership. We hope this allows you to take full advantage of all SABR has to offer.
Today’s issue highlights the Biography Project and Games Project, two expansive and ongoing research efforts that provide comprehensive accounts of people and events from all corners of the baseball universe. In addition to being incredibly deep resources, both projects offer introductory opportunities for SABR members to get involved in their own baseball research.
BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY PROJECT
SABR’s Baseball Biography Project is an ongoing effort to research and write comprehensive biographical articles on people who played or managed in the major leagues. With over 5,000 (and counting) biographies contributed by SABR members, the ambitious goal of the BioProject is to publish a full-life biography of every major league player in history.
But SABR members write about a lot more than just ballplayers. In addition, there are pages for Ballparks, Broadcasters, Executives, Games, Managers, Scouts, Spouses, Umpires, Writers, people who were Famous Outside Baseball, and a lot more. You can browse all of these categories here. Of course, if you discover a bio that has yet to be written, you could write the story! Click here for BioProject FAQs, which contains information on how you can contribute to the project.
The SABR Baseball Games Project was formed in 2014 to research, write, and publish accounts of major-league regular season, postseason, and All-Star Games, including Negro Leagues games, along with other games of historical significance such as in the minor leagues or international or exhibition contests. These game accounts complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores, as well as SABR BioProject essays on the players involved.
The Games Project is another great way to get involved with your own baseball research. Want to learn more about contributing? Here are some answers to FAQs about getting started on your own game article.
Here’s a short video on how to search the BioProject and Games Projects, and how you can get involved:
For more information on becoming a member, visit SABR.org/join.
— Scott Carter
Executive Vice President, SABR
Originally published: July 29, 2021. Last Updated: July 30, 2021.