SABR relaunches BioProject

SABR is no stranger to ambitious research projects.

Since its founding in 2002, the SABR Baseball Biography Project, led by Mark Armour, has been arguably our most ambitious effort yet. The BioProject is an ongoing effort to produce comprehensive biographical articles on every person who ever played or managed in the major leagues, as well as other subjects significant to baseball history.

There are now more than 1,700 peer-reviewed biographies available online — from Hank Aaron to Bill Zuber — and hundreds more in progress. We’ve published nine BioProject books so far, from ’75: The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball to Minnesotans in Baseball, with several more on the way this spring. It’s a project that, we hope, will never end.

But after 10 years, the project is due for an update. We’ve made some changes we hope you’ll enjoy, starting with a new home page for the BioProject:

The new BioProject fully integrates its design with and upgrades the back-end platform, making it easier for us to post and edit new bios and eliminating some formatting problems with the original software. All of your old URLs should still work (and if you find one that doesn’t, please contact

The upgraded BioProject also gives you the ability to search the full text of any biography we’ve published.

Use the search bar that appears atop every biography to find any term that appears in the BioProject. And just click the words “SABR Baseball Biography Project” in the search bar to get back to the home page.

You can also browse all of our biographies by category, to find all Hall of Famers or all “Cup of Coffee” players who appeared in just one major league game. Or look for the non-players we’ve written about, with “biographies” of ballparks, whole leagues and other significant baseball topics.

Don’t see your favorite player listed in the BioProject? Writing a biography is an easy way to get involved as a SABR member. Find out how by visiting our BioProject Resources page or reading the FAQs section. Then e-mail to get started.

Originally published: January 25, 2012. Last Updated: January 25, 2012.