JANUARY 5, 2023 — SABR recently acquired The Rucker Archive, one of the world’s most extensive private collections of historical baseball photographs, spanning more than a century of baseball history.
We are now looking for volunteers to help us review and tag the photos with metadata (e.g., date, team, location) that will improve search capabilities of the archive for SABR members and the public. Our initial push will focus on ten Hall of Famers, with a goal of completion by Opening Day.
If you would like to be among the first group of researchers to work with these incredible baseball images, SABR Chicago member and Rucker Archive project co-lead Jason Schwartz has created a signup sheet. He will also schedule a kickoff meeting by Zoom in the upcoming weeks to launch the metadata project and provide specific training to volunteers.
We are excited to add these Rucker Archive images to the long list of resources SABR offers our membership. With your help, we believe the Rucker Archive collection will become an invaluable aid to researchers, authors, and fans of baseball history in general.
Originally published: January 5, 2023. Last Updated: January 5, 2023.