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10-02-2006, 08:39 PM
Posted By: <b>chris</b><p>Hi all,<br /><br />I am looking for a baseball encyclopdia of sorts...a book that has a bio on nearly every major league there was. Any suggestions would be very helpful... I was at Borders the other day and say a baseball encycolpedia which really only had stats. <br /><br />thanks!

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10-02-2006, 08:49 PM
Posted By: <b>craig</b><p>i have one that is called The Ballplayers: baseball's ultimate biographical reference. i think that it is a SABR book. the book inclubes info on players who had: 1950-present 500 at-bats or 100 innings, 1920-50 750 ab or 250 ip, 1900-20 1000 ab or 500 ip. dont know what they used for the inclusion of players from the 1800s. it is a great book full of great stories on players and their #s.<br /><br />here is a link to a copy on ebay.<br /><br /><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Ballplayers-Ultimate-Huge-Baseball-Stat-Book-1st_W0QQitemZ260037196235QQihZ016QQcategoryZ378QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Ballplayers-Ultimate-Huge-Baseball-Stat-Book-1st_W0QQitemZ260037196235QQihZ016QQcategoryZ378QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem</a>

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10-02-2006, 08:50 PM
Posted By: <b>Bob Beyerle</b><p>Baseball The Biographical Encyclopedia<br />Copyright 2000 Total/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED<br />Edited by- DAVID PIETRUSZA, MATTHEW SILVERMAN, MICHAEL GERSHAM<br />List price, $49.95

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10-02-2006, 09:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Gilbert Maines</b><p>Are you seeking info on the leagues or the players?

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10-02-2006, 09:52 PM
Posted By: <b>chris</b><p>thanks guys..i will be checking some of those out.<br /><br />i am looking for player references..

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10-02-2006, 10:24 PM
Posted By: <b>Patrick McMenemy</b><p>Here's a link that you might find helpful form the forum's Historical Sites page:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.baseball-reference.com/" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.baseball-reference.com/</a><br /><br />Patrick