Sunday, September 14, 2003

About my links 

I have five links to the left, two of which I added today. Sean Forman's Baseball Reference is a comprehensive site that has statistics for major league players and teams. One of my favorite portions of the site is the Oracle of Baseball. It applies the Kevin Bacon game to baseball. I wrote an article a couple of years back suggesting that Mike Morgan was the nexus of the baseball universe. I should've went further back in baseball history, because the most linkable player is actually Early Wynn.

Retrosheet is a project that was started in 1989 for the purpose of computerizing play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible. Since then, Retrosheet has gone on to include play by play data up until 1992 and boxscores from 1972 to last year.

SABR stands for the Society of American Baseball Research. I mentioned them yesterday in the Ted Williams discussion.

NetShrine Discussion Forum and Baseball Primer are two baseball forums that I haunt. Each has it's strengths and weaknesses. Baseball Primer is more bloggy and free-wheeling. Unfortunately, due to it's anonymous nature, alot of garbage traffic shows up. NDF is more structured and formal. I actually prefer the atmosphere at Primer, but NDF has more posts about some of my favorite topics; like baseball books and history.

Well that's it for the time being.


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