Biographical Research Committee

One of the initial SABR Research Committees founded in 1971, the Biographical Research Committee encourages biographical research of players, managers and officials associated with game.

The committee collects birth and death data, as well as other vital statistics, on the more than 18,000 players and managers to appear in the major leagues since 1871. The committee provided more than 7,000 corrections to the 1988 edition of The Baseball Encyclopedia, and also supplies data to The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball and Total Baseball.

The monthly committee newsletter features a “Find of the Month,” as well as the “Mystery of the Month.”

  • Newsletters: To find current and past Biographical Research committee newsletters, click here.
  • Discussion group: To sign up for our Biographical Research email discussion group at, click here.
  • Announcements: To sign up for email announcements from this committee, click the “Announcements” button above, then click “Join Group” (). All SABR members are eligible to sign up for announcements from any committee.

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