There are many excellent baseball resources available, both in print and online. Here are some recommended by researchers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Online Reference Sources
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Association: http://www.aagpbl.org/
A Website devoted to the women made the motion picture, A League of Their Own, an acclaimed feature film. The site documents the history of the league, as well as a complete database of all women, executives and teams associated with the AAGPBL during its existence from 1943 to 1954.
Ballparks Information: http://www.ballparks.com/
Photos, articles and resources devoted to most ballparks in baseball’s history make this a must-visit site for appreciating the significance of many stadiums. Information on many ballparks of bygone eras makes this a great learning resource, as well as a bibliography of related books.
Baseball Reference: http://www.baseball-reference.com/
The undisputed online resource for player statistics and facts about teams, championships and the game’s major awards. An easy-to-use search engine makes finding any player from any era a means of informative research.
Baseball Almanac: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/
For the fun and trivial side of baseball research, all of the details can be found at this Website. Everything from famous quotes to inning-by-inning action from each World Series is readily available in this almanac of the National Pastime.
Baseball Library: http://www.baseballlibrary.com/
A database of most players in the history of Major League Baseball provides career statistics, colorful biographies and major milestones. A “This Day in Baseball History” approach provides a fun glimpse of baseball records and legends 365 days a year.
Major League Baseball: http://www.mlb.com/
The definitive record for contemporary baseball. Individual Websites for each major league team, as well as daily box scores, updates, games and features, make this an interactive resource for all things associated with today’s game.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: http://www.nationalbaseballhalloffame.org/
A Website that preserves baseball’s history, honors its excellence and connects generations of fans. Numerous areas within the site allow the visitor to experience many of the museum’s legendary artifacts and primary source documents. Also featured are in-depth biographies and statistical information on all members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: http://www.nlbm.com/
Like the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, MO, transports the visitor to another era when the players and their nicknames were both colorful and talented. Travel back in time to the day when Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell and Buck Leonard were the stars before baseball’s color line fell.
Negro Leagues Baseball Players Association: http://www.nlbpa.com/
This Website is a step back in time when the Negro leagues preceded the civil rights movement in Major League Baseball. An extensive database offers little-known facts about hundreds of professional players and their teams obscured by baseball’s color line prior to 1947.
For the hard-to-find detail or statistic, this Website is a haven of baseball trivia. Retrosheet was founded in 1989 for the purpose of computerizing play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible.