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Baseball Almanac is an interactive baseball encyclopedia with over 500,000 pages of baseball facts, research, awards, records, feats, lists, notable quotations, baseball movie ratings, and statistics.[3][4][5][6][7] Its goal is to preserve the history of baseball.[3]

Baseball Almanac
Baseball-almanac-logo.png
Baseball Almanac logo
Type of site
Baseball history
Available inEnglish
Websitewww.baseball-almanac.com
Alexa rankPositive decrease 72,079 (April 2014)[1]
CommercialNo
RegistrationNone
LaunchedApril 24, 1999; 20 years ago (1999-04-24)[2]
Current statusonline
Content license
All rights reserved

It serves, in turn, as a source for a number of books and publications about baseball, and/or is mentioned by them as a reference, such as Baseball Digest,[8] Understanding Sabermetrics: An Introduction to the Science of Baseball Statistics,[9] and Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records.[6] Dan Zachofsky described it in Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook as having the most current information regarding members of the Hall of Fame.[10][11]

David Maraniss, author of Clemente, the Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, described it as an absolutely reliable and first-rate bountiful source, that supplied accurate schedules and box scores.[12] Glenn Guzo, in The New Ballgame: Baseball Statistics for the Casual Fan, described it as having a rich supply of contemporary and historic information.[6] Richard Roeper described it in Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz as "one of the beauteous wonders of the Internet".[13] Harvey Frommer, Dartmouth College Professor and sports author, said of Baseball Almanac: "Definitive, vast in its reach and scope, Baseball Almanac is a mother lode of facts, figures, anecdotes, quotations and essays focused on the national pastime.... It has been an indispensable research tool for me."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baseball-almanac.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  2. ^ "Baseball-almanac.com WHOIS domain registration". Network Solutions. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Baseball Almanac - The Official Baseball History Site". Baseball Almanac. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Ashok, C (2005). Sports Web Encyclopedia. India: Kalpaz Publications. p. 86. ISBN 81-7835-336-9. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Kraynak, Joe (September 2006). Que's Official Internet Yellow Pages. Que Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 0-7897-3408-7. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c Guzzo, Glen (2007). Yankech, Andrew (ed.). The New Ballgame: Baseball Statistics for the Casual Fan. Skokie, Illinois: ACTA Sports. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-87946-318-2. LCCN 2006940213. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  7. ^ Kelly, Deirdre (2004). 1001 Best Websites for Kids. Teacher Created Resources. p. 228. ISBN 0-7439-3461-X. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  8. ^ Thompson, Wright (August 2006). "The Heater – Pitchers Who Thrive On The Fastball Are Treated Differently". Baseball Digest. Lakeside Publishing Company. 65 (6): 47. ISSN 0005-609X. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  9. ^ Costa, Gabriel B.; Huber, Michael R.; Saccoman, John T. (2008). Understanding Sabermetrics: An Introduction to the Science of Baseball Statistics. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-7864-3388-9. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  10. ^ Zachofsky, Dam; Robinson, Brooks (2009). Collecting Baseball Memorabilia: A Handbook (2nd ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-7864-4166-2. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  11. ^ Brooks, Kerry (March 30, 2010). Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records. Greystone Books. p. 115. ISBN 1-55365-507-9. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
  12. ^ Maraniss, David (2006). Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero. Simon and Schuster. p. 385. ISBN 1-4165-3410-5.
  13. ^ Roeper, Richard (2006). Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz. Chicago Review Press. p. 17. ISBN 1-55652-650-4. Retrieved August 2, 2010.

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