Baseball Almanac

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Baseball Almanac
Baseball-almanac-logo.png
Baseball Almanac logo
Web address www.baseball-almanac.com
Slogan Where what happened yesterday is being preserved today.
Commercial? No
Type of site
Baseball history
Registration None
Available in English
Content license
All rights reserved
Launched April 24, 1999; 15 years ago (1999-04-24)[1]
Alexa rank
positive decrease 72,079 (April 2014)[2]
Current status online

Baseball Almanac is an interactive baseball encyclopedia with 3,000 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]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball-almanac.com WHOIS domain registration". Network Solutions. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Baseball-almanac.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  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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