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Brought to you as a public service announcement. MLB.com is seeking stats stringers to cover these clubs in 2013 and beyond: Baltimore/DC (both clubs) Houston Kansas City Oakland/SF (both clubs) Philadelphia Pittsburgh San Diego Seattle Texas (Arlington) Toronto Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from the MLB ballparks, which provides the data used […]

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A couple of recent titles serve as a reminder that no matter where you go, there you are. Chris Jensen’s contribution to the national pastime and Americana is Baseball State by State: Major and Negro League Players, Ballparks, Museums and Historical Sites, published by McFarland. He travels the highways and byways from coast to coast, […]

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John Thorn, MLB’s official historian, posted this piece about the launch of a new program, the Baseball Memory Lab. As Thorn explains: Baseball Memory Lab is a collaboration of MLB’s Origins Committee, which I chair, and MLB.com. Focusing on the intersection of personal history and baseball, this new forum  initially will spotlight two aspects of […]

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Bill King of Baseball Reflections posted this piece about some new ideas coming out of the SABR Analytics Conference in Mesa, AZ, March 15-17. John Thorn, MLB’s official historian, will also be there. In 1985, Thorn, along with Pete Palmer, published one of the earlier books on the game’s new generation of metrics in The […]

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will recognize the twin traditions of baseball and film when, for the sixth consecutive year, it hosts the Baseball Film Festival in Cooperstown, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Fourteen films, with themes ranging from Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson to the 2003 National League Championship Series, will be screened […]

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Some Thorn-y issues

March 17, 2011 · 0 comments

How great must it be for John Thorn these days. Not only is his new book, Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game, getting good reviews early on, but he was recently appointed Major League baseball’s official historian. Here are just a few of the items that have hit […]

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From MLB.com: With the MLB Postseason underway, a one-of-a-kind item celebrating the game’s history is now available through a special charity auction on MLB.com. The Official Major League Baseball Opus tells the story of baseball’s heritage on a scale unmatched in the history of illustrated publishing. Measuring 20 inches square and weighing 75 pounds with […]

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