This project can be as overwhelming as an Amos Rusie fastball. That’s why we need you, the baseball historian. If you have a thread of information to share, please do.
Diggers of the World Unite
A “digger” is someone who loves to find information long buried in library stacks and newspaper microfilm. Our hope is that we will discover several historians in each city who are committed to our cause and who can send us new discoveries or volunteer research time.
There’s a lot of information buried out there—we just need to dig.
The following have contributed information and/or photographs for use on this website.
—Macfarlane, Angus. Focus: San Francisco Bay Area.
—Humber, William. Focus: Canada.
—Lacoste, Martin. Focus: 19th-century Canada and Guelph, ON.
—Martin, Chip. Focus: 19th-century Canada and London, ON.
—Mckinney, Justin. Focus: Information about lost or little-known players.
—Scheibler, Will. Focus: Canada and Ontario.
—Arcidiacono, David. Focus: Connecticut.
—Roer, Mike. Focus: Nineteenth Century, Connecticut, Orator O’Rourke, Helen Dauvray, World Tour of 1889, Baseball War of 1890.
—Scarpa, Steve. Focus: New Haven. Blog: http://spelvin56.wordpress.com/
—Fimoff, Mark; Co-chair, SABR 19th-century Pictorial Committee. Focus: 19th-century pictorial history.
—Stokes, Don. Focus: Pre-1920, photo colorization. Examples: www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Stokes-Old-Time-Baseball-Colorizations/
—Gonsowski, Joe. Focus: Detroit, and the baseball cards of the Goodwin Company.
—Hershberger, Richard. Focus: development of rules and organization up to 1885.
—Hickman, Bill. Focus: National pictorial history.
—Pestana, Mark. Focus: professional era, 1871-1900.
—Sheehy, Brian. Focus: Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, 1860-1890.
—Kittel, Jeffrey. Focus: St. Louis. Blog: http://thisgameofgames.blogspot.com/
—Kodner, Gary. Focus: St. Louis Cardinals uniform history.
—Kodner, Oliver. Focus: St. Louis Cardinals uniform history.
—Karmik, Thom. Focus: national before 1920 and Chicago. Blog: http://baseballhistorydaily.com/
—Grindler, Bill. Focus: New York (Giants, Metropolitans, and Brooklyn)
—Samoil, Ken. Focus: Team pictures for major leagues 1871-1920.
—Zinn, John. Focus: New Jersey 1855-1870. Blog: http://amanlypastime.blogspot.com/
—Astifan, Priscilla. Focus: Rochester.
—Blau, Cliff. Focus: general, minors.
—Christiano, Gregory. Focus: Lower Westchester County and The Bronx.
—Fiesthumel, Scott. Focus: Central New York.
—Kreindler, Greg. Focus: period baseball illustration. Website: http://graigkreindler.com/
—Radom, Todd. Focus: national, sports graphics. Blog: http://toddradom.com/blog/
—Shieber, Tom; Senior Curator, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Focus: national. Blog: http://baseballresearcher.blogspot.com/
—Thorn, John; Official Historian, Major League Baseball. Focus: national. Blog: http://ourgame.mlblogs.com/
—Batesel, Paul. Focus: National Association.
—Feador, Jeremy Focus: Cleveland, Forest City and Indians teams.
—Husman, John R. Focus: Toledo, 19th-century.
—Albertson, Matt. Focus: 19th century and Philadelphia.
—Porter, Bob. Focus: Lancaster, PA.
—Terrick, Andy. Focus: 19th-century Pittsburgh baseball and stadiums.
—Ryland, Christopher. Focus: Tennessee 1866-1876. Blog: https://threehandsdead.wordpress.com/
—Ayres, Nigel. Focus: 19th-century photographs and player identifications.
—McGill, Chuck. Focus: minor leagues and minor league no-hitters.
—Brandon, T Scott; Co-chair, SABR 19th-century Pictorial Committee. Focus: 19th-century pictorial history.
—Pajot, Dennis. Focus: Milwaukee.