Contributing Diggers

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 scans. 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. 

CALIFORNIA
Macfarlane, Angus. Focus: San Francisco Bay Area.

CANADA
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.

CONNECTICUT
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/

ILLINOIS
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/

IOWA
Gonsowski, Joe. Focus: Detroit, and the baseball cards of the Goodwin Company.

KENTUCKY
Meiman, Chris; Curator/Exhibits Director, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Focus: National, Louisville. Blog: http://www.sluggermuseum.com/
Miller, Cam. Focus: Cincinnati.

MARYLAND
Hershberger, Richard. Focus: development of rules and organization up to 1885.
Hickman, Bill. Focus: National pictorial history.

MASSACHUSETTS
Pestana, Mark. Focus: professional era, 1871-1900.
Sheehy, Brian. Focus: Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, 1860-1890.

MISSOURI
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.

NEVADA
Karmik, Thom. Focus: national before 1920 and Chicago. Blog: http://baseballhistorydaily.com/

NEW JERSEY
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/

NEW YORK
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/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tshieber
Thorn, John; Official Historian, Major League Baseball. Focus: national. Blog: http://ourgame.mlblogs.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thorn_john

NORTH DAKOTA
Batesel, Paul. Focus: National Association.

OHIO
Feador, Jeremy Focus: Cleveland, Forest City and Indians teams.
Husman, John R. Focus: Toledo, 19th-century.

PENNSYLVANIA
Albertson, Matt. Focus: 19th century and Philadelphia.
Porter, Bob. Focus: Lancaster, PA.
Terrick, Andy. Focus: 19th-century Pittsburgh baseball and stadiums.

TENNESSEE
Ryland, Christopher. Focus: Tennessee 1866-1876. Blog: https://threehandsdead.wordpress.com/

UNITED KINGDOM
Ayres, Nigel. Focus: 19th-century photographs and player identifications.

VERMONT
McGill, Chuck. Focus: minor leagues and minor league no-hitters.

WASHINGTON
Brandon, T Scott; Co-chair, SABR 19th-century Pictorial Committee. Focus: 19th-century pictorial history.

WISCONSIN
Pajot, Dennis. Focus: Milwaukee.