SABR Nine: Elias Sports Bureau Executive Vice President Steve Hirdt

The Elias Sports Bureau has been a major force in sports statistics and records since its inception by Al and Walter Elias in 1913.

Since being appointed official statisticians for the National League and International League (and later the American League) in 1919, Elias has grown to also become the official statisticians for the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and the Arena Football League.

Steve Hir

The Elias Sports Bureau has been a major force in sports statistics and records since its inception by Al and Walter Elias in 1913.

Since being appointed official statisticians for the National League and International League (and later the American League) in 1919, Elias has grown to also become the official statisticians for the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and the Arena Football League.

Steve Hirdt
, the current executive vice president of the Elias Sports Bureau, has helped guide the organization into the modern era. A SABR member since 1985, we



Originally published: July 13, 2006. Last Updated: July 13, 2006.

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