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There's a giant body of worthy baseball research that never gets published or has become long out of print. This effort taps into it. Find out how you can submit articles of your own too!
Historic Teams - Articles from the web
Historic MLB Teams (1871-present):  Listed alphabetically by City and Franchise. Complete for 1999 back through 1871 when Major League Baseball began.  

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Do your own analysis using the Guru's free stat gadgets. Download the Guru's T-Test Gadget - The ultimate arguement settler! Compare a player's stats to another player or to his team or to his league to find out if the amount that he is better (or worse) is statistically significant.

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SABR - The Society for Baseball Research. The Guru endorses SABR emphatically.  Check out links to the SABR members' baseball sites.  These people love baseball and go to great lengths to further baseball knowledge.
Retrosheet - founded in 1989 for the purpose of computerizing play-by-play accounts of as many pre-1984 major league games as possible. 
The Baseball Index (TBI) - Andy McCue, SABR project providing a free catalog to baseball literature.
Newspaper Archive - search newspaper articles about pro baseball in more than 50,000 historical newspaper pages.
The Baseball Think Factory - Jim Furtado and Sean Forman, the Baseball Think Factory ties together a wide range of baseball interests and information.Also see their BaseballPrimer with daily statistical nuggets along with our authors' opinions of the latest in baseball news and baseball analysis and BaseballStuff  where visitors are encouraged to participate by asking a question or by answering a question. Please share your knowledge.
Baseball Prospectus- Interesting statistical analysis, articles, projections, and fantasy Information.
Exploratorium - Rob Weinberg, Science of baseball has articles, exhibits and activities with comic book theme. Fun!  
Baseball History - More links? See this part of the Guru's web tour for more research help.

Baseball Rules
Jim's Baseball Rules Answers - Jim Booth, presents his fun source of MLB and Little League rules.  Take Jims Rules Quiz and find out how much you know.  

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