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Sources of information, knowledge, and wisdom about the Thinking-Man’s Game

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Chicago White Sox Official Blog

Inside the White Sox Blog

Southside Showdownfrom FanSided

South Side Sox

Sox Machine

Sox on 35th

White Sox Talk (podcast)from NBC Sports Chicago

Sox Degrees (podcast)


MLB Transactions (Complete)from ESPN

MLB Free Agent Trackerfrom Sportrac

Official MLB

MLB Front Page

MLB Official Standings

MLB Probable Pitchers

MLB Traditional Stats

MLB Film Room

Minor League Baseball


Rule Changes for 2023from MLB

Rule Changes for 2022from MLB

Rule Changes for 2021from MLB

Rule Changes for 2020 (B)from MLB

Rule Changes for 2020 (A)from MLB

MLB Official Baseball Rules (2019 Edition)

Baseball Rules Academy

Field Dimensions

Evolution of Baseball Rules in the 19th Century


Baseball Savantfrom MLB

Statcastfrom MLB


The Physics of Statcast Technology Explainedfrom University of Illinois Professor Emeritus of Physics Alan M. Nathan

A Sabermetric Primer: Understanding Advanced Baseball Metricsfrom The Athletic

Introduction to Sabremetricsfrom The Baseball Scholar

Beginners Guide to Baseball Analyticsfrom FanSided

Sabremetrics in Baseball: A Casual Fan’s Guidefrom MLB

Changing the Game: How Analytics is Upending Baseball (2019)from Knowledge@Wharton (podcast)

The Physics of Baseballfrom University of Illinois Professor Emeritus of Physics Alan M. Nathan

Raw Data

Baseball Almanac

Baseball Reference


MLB Historical Statisticsfrom ESPN

Overall Baseball Leaders & Recordsfrom Baseball Reference

Major League Teams and Baseball Encyclopediafrom Baseball Reference

Baseball Recordsfrom Baseball Almanac

MLB All-Time Leadersfrom MLB

Business Affairs

Salary Sport

Sportrac Player Contracts, Salaries, Team Payrolls, Cash Payrolls, Transactions, Player Valuations, and More

MLB Transaction Glossary – from Cot’s Baseball Contracts

Official Professional Baseball Rules Book (2021) – the *business* rules governing member clubs and operation of the league

Major League Baseball Players Association

Basic Agreement Between 30 Clubs and MLPA (2022-2026) – the current collective bargaining agreement – full text remains unpublished as of 30 March 2023

Basic Agreement Between 30 Clubs and MLPA (2017-2021) – the previous collective bargaining agreement that expired on 1 December 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Regulations Governing Player Agents (As Amended Effective 4 December 2019)

Major League Constitution (Adopted 12 January 1921, Last Amended March 2008)

MLB Franchise Valuesfrom Statista

The Game of Baseball

Glossary of Baseball Lingo, Slang & Termsfrom SportsLingo

Basic Overview of Baseball

Baseball History

National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball (1994) and The Tenth Inning (2010)by Ken Burns for PBS

Baseball Timelinecompiled by Ken Burns

Baseball Historyfrom MLB

Society for American Baseball Research

History of Baseball in the United Statesfrom Baseball Reference

The Baseball Scholar

MLB Team Historiesfrom Baseball Almanac

This Great Game

Baseball History Anthologyfrom History Channel

Baseball History Anthologyfrom How They Play

History of MLB Expansion Teams and Franchise Movesfrom How They Play

Baseball History Comes Alive!

19C Baseball

The ‘Secret History’ of Baseball’s Earliest Days (2011)from Fresh Air with Terry Gross

A Brief History of *the* Baseball (2013)from Smithsonian Magazine