By Andy McCue
SABR’s The Baseball Index closes out the 2018 year with nearly 1,500 new entries to aid in baseball research. That brings our total to 256,134 citations of articles, books, essays, and other materials that can serve as the basis for your research into baseball history.
TBI, which can be accessed at BaseballIndex.org, is an ongoing SABR project to catalog the entirety of baseball literature, from the earliest references to the present day. The index is designed to help baseball researchers find materials that advance their work.
The additions take the catalog into 2007 for Sports Illustrated. Bruce Slutsky has expanded the process of adding all the work of the SABR Games Project to the database with more than 1,000 entries. Bets Brown added nearly 400 entries from old Baseball Digests. Kevin Larkin has started adding more SABR BioProject essays. Joe Wancho continues to add the articles from SABR’s Digital Library publications program as the books come out. Bill Lamb keeps up with new research-oriented articles from the newsletters of the Deadball Era, Black Sox Scandal, and Biographical Research Committees. All of these come with URLs to making finding the citations easier.
We’re also up to date on the Baseball Research Journal, The National Pastime, and other SABR books (all with URLs) as well as Base Ball, Black Ball, Memories and Dreams, NINE, and other publications. Most of the 2018 books from commercial publishers have also been added.
More volunteers are always needed. We’d like to add more years of Sports Illustrated, Baseball Digest, and many books. We’d love someone to help us broaden collection of the BioProject material and someone to add URLs for all of the older SABR material that Jacob Pomrenke is adding to the website. Please contact Andy McCue at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
Originally published: January 3, 2019. Last Updated: January 3, 2019.