WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BASEBALL DIGEST ARCHIVE
Issues available: August 1942 - March/April 2019
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Jackie Robinson, (left), with Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey. Photo credit: Bettmann/Getty Images.
SIGNATURE  ARCHIVE  COLLECTIONS
The Game I'll Never Forget
Baseball Digest's most celebrated feature is the player-generated content in The Game I'll Never Forget collection. Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Rod Carew, Don Larsen, Cal Ripken -- the list goes on and on. Decades of the game's best players recounting their most memorable game ... in their own words.
Sample Issue
FEATURE ARTICLE
Hank Aaron Talks About Changes in the Game
By: Lou Chapman
FEATURE ARTICLE
Few Belong to the .400 Club But Ted Williams Holds the Door Open
By: Barry Jacobs
FEATURE ARTICLE
The Forgotten Three Who Belong in the Hall of Fame
By: Andy Lewis
Baseball Quick Quiz
In 1972, this American League pitcher won 24 games -- the following year he lost 20. Then in 1974 he won 20 games -- the following year he lost 20. Who is he: Luis Tiant, Stan Bahnsen, Wilbur Wood or Mickey Lolich?

Love baseball trivia? The Baseball Quick Quiz delivers a collection of thousands of baseball trivia questions you are sure to enjoy. (Answer: Wilbur Wood)
Crossword Challenge
Baseball Digest's Crossword Challenge has long been a hit with our subscribers. The Archive contains hundreds of well-constructed, entertaining, baseball-themed puzzles with a variety of complexity sure to appeal to a broad range of fans.
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Previews
Publisher-selected articles from the Archive
May 1952
Roush Reveals Holdout, Black Sox Secrets
By: Gerry Hern
August 1957
Small Strike Zone Makes Game Drag: Pinelli
By: Will Connolly
February 1976
The Game Breeds a New Hero: The Relief Pitcher
By: Melvin Durslag
September 1978
Is it Time to Move the Mound Again?
By: Gary Caruso
February 1945
Two Victories on One Pitch
By: Stan Baumgartner
December 1963/January 1964
Are Big Leaguers Being Spoiled?
By: Robert L. Burnes
April 1965
Babe Ruth's Favorite Stories
By: Babe Ruth
December 1942
Home Clubs to Bat First?
By: Bob French
June 1957
What a Scout Looks for in a Boy
By: H. G. Salsinger
So You Think You Know Baseball?



So You Think You Know Baseball? provides real-game situations -- many with a twist -- and asks you to to be the umpire. How would you rule?

This series provides a unique glimpse into the wacky events that can occur and how they were and should have been handled. Study them and you'll know what do when the lights go out before a play ends.
Lessons and Tips from the Best
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Rick Peterson on Pitching, Reggie Smith on Hitting, and Perry Hill on Infield Defense. An entire series in which the best-of-the-best instruct from the basics up.
BASEBALL TIPS FROM A HALL OF FAMER

Lou Boudreau's Baseball Tips for Budding Players (mental-side and tool development) continues to be a must-read for amateurs and young professionals alike.
SCOUTING REPORTS
SCOUTING REPORTS ON MLB ROOKIES

"These scouting reports were obtained from the confidential files of big league clubs expressly for BASEBALL DIGEST readers. They are candid, hard-hitting, no-punched-pulled, evaluations ... as reported to the player personnel supervisors by baseball"s top scouts. The reports, as presented in this issue, are in the scouts' own words, uncensored, transcribed by BASEBALL DIGEST reporters directly from the official club records. Some are glowing. Others are harsh, even brutal. All are frank ... Because the report on each player does not come from his own club, but rather from the files of a rival club, it is not publicity pap." Baseball Digest, March 1957.

There are thousands of rare scouting reports in this collection. This Roger Maris entry, for example, includes personal data, statistical records, a career sketch, and closes with a scouting report.
ROGER MARIS
Rookies of 1957 (March)


6:00 185 9-10-34 B:L Th:R -- Still technically Indianapolis property, he's good bet to make it as Cleveland regular. Showed no obvious batting weaknesses once he became an Indianapolis regular in mid-'56 following orders from Cleveland to get Rog in the lineup. Hit .293 in 131 games, with 75 RBIs and 17 HR's. Reminds many observers of Mickey Mantle because of his all-around ability and his proficiency at dragging and bunting. Has terrific speed and outstanding arm. Doesn't have Mantle-type power, but frequently hits for distance, especially with men on. Broke in with Fargo-Moorhead (C) in '53, hitting .325 with 80 RBI's in 114 games. In '54 made 32 homers and drove in 111 runs in 134 games for Keokuk (B), hitting .315 and stealing 25 bases. In '55 he hit .289 in 113 games for Reading (A), with 78 RBI's, 19 HR's and 24 SB's.

Scouting Report: "An outstanding major league prospect, perhaps the best in American Assn. Has good arm and power, runs well. Moved from Class C to B, then A and Triple A in four seasons."
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STATISTICS
Just about any kind of baseball statistic you can conceive can be found in the tens of thousands of pages in the Archive. Statistics range from World Series and postseason records to yearly stats for players, teams, and leagues. The numbers document individual accomplishments: who made a difference, who didn't, and the possible explanations why. It's a staggering historical collection of stats, many you'll never find anywhere else.
Reader Interaction & Artistic Contributions
The Fans Speak Out

For decades the hallmark of Baseball Digest has been The Fans Speak Out feature: a place where baseball fans around the globe provide us with their thoughts on the game, questions, opinions, and more.

Stunning Photography

The work of world-class artists have graced our pages and covers for nearly eight decades. From stunning black & white photo colorization, to striking in-game photography, to line artists, painters, etchers, and more.



Additional Collections
  • Turn Back the Clock: a look back at games, stats, events, and players
  • Necrology: honoring those who played and passed during the year
  • Pressbox Chatter series: conversations heard around the game
  • Comics: original, funny, and hundreds of them
  • Youth Spotlight: showcasing amateur players
  • Rosters: decades of Opening Day rosters (at press time)
  • Season Preview series: who is poised to win?
  • Rules Corner: a look at game situations and how to apply the rules
  • Book Reviews: an in-depth view of baseball books worth reading
All that and decades of masterful articles from the nation's best sportswriters, which make up the majority of the volumous Baseball Digest Archive collection. Subscribe today and see for yourself.




1942 - 2019
"... and every word baseball!"
Copyright 2019 Grandstand Publishing LLC; All Rights Reserved
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BASEBALL DIGEST ARCHIVE
Issues available: August 1942 - March/April 2019
Subscribe to the Baseball Digest Archive and get access to more than 800 issues.

Jackie Robinson, (left), with Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey.
Photo credit: Bettmann/Getty Images.
Subscribe to the Baseball Digest Archive and get access to more than 800 issues.

Jackie Robinson, (left), with Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey.
Photo credit: Bettmann/Getty Images.
SIGNATURE ARCHIVE
COLLECTIONS
The Game I'll Never Forget

Baseball Digest's most celebrated feature is the player-generated content in The Game I'll Never Forget collection. Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Rod Carew, Don Larsen, Cal Ripken -- the list goes on and on. Decades of the game's best players recounting their most memorable game ... in their own words.
Baseball Quick Quiz

In 1972, this American League pitcher won 24 games -- the following year he lost 20. Then in 1974 he won 20 games -- the following year he lost 20. Who is he: Luis Tiant, Stan Bahnsen, Wilbur Wood or Mickey Lolich?

Love baseball trivia? The Baseball Quick Quiz delivers a collection of thousands of baseball trivia questions you are sure to enjoy. (Answer: Wilbur Wood)
Crossword Challenge

Baseball Digest's Crossword Challenge has long been a hit with our subscribers. The Archive contains hundreds of well-constructed, entertaining, baseball-themed puzzles with a variety of complexity sure to appeal to a broad range of fans.
JOIN TODAY!
Previews
Publisher-selected Archive articles
May 1952
Roush Reveals Holdout, Black Sox Secrets
By: Gerry Hern
August 1957
Small Strike Zone Makes Game Drag: Pinelli
By: Will Connolly
February 1976
The Game Breeds a New Hero: The Relief Pitcher
By: Melvin Durslag
September 1978
Is it Time to Move the Mound Again?
By: Gary Caruso
February 1945
Two Victories on One Pitch
By: Stan Baumgartner
Dec 63/Jan 64
Are Big Leaguers Being Spoiled?
By: Robert L. Burnes
April 1965
Babe Ruth's Favorite Stories
By: Babe Ruth
December 1942
Home Clubs to Bat First?
By: Bob French
June 1957
What a Scout Looks for in a Boy
By: H. G. Salsinger
May 1952
Roush Reveals Holdout, Black Sox Secrets
By: Gerry Hern
August 1957
Small Strike Zone Makes Game Drag: Pinelli
By: Will Connolly
February 1976
The Game Breeds a New Hero: The Relief Pitcher
By: Melvin Durslag
September 1978
Is it Time to Move the Mound Again?
By: Gary Caruso
February 1945
Two Victories on One Pitch
By: Stan Baumgartner
Dec 63/Jan 64
Are Big Leaguers Being Spoiled?
By: Robert L. Burnes
April 1965
Babe Ruth's Favorite Stories
By: Babe Ruth
December 1942
Home Clubs to Bat First?
By: Bob French
June 1957
What a Scout Looks for in a Boy
By: H. G. Salsinger
So You Think You Know Baseball?

So You Think You Know Baseball? provides real-game situations -- many with a twist -- and asks you to be the umpire. How would you rule?

This series provides a unique glimpse into the wacky events that can occur and how they were and should have been handled. Study them and you'll know what do when the lights go out before a play ends.
PRO Lessons & Tips

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Rick Peterson on Pitching, Reggie Smith on Hitting, and Perry Hill on Infield Defense. An entire series in which the best-of-the-best instruct from the basics up.

BASEBALL TIPS FROM A HALL OF FAMER

Lou Boudreau's Baseball Tips for Budding Players (mental-side and tool development) continues to be a must-read for amateurs and young professionals alike.
SCOUTING REPORTS

SCOUTING REPORTS ON MLB ROOKIES

"These scouting reports were obtained from the confidential files of big league clubs expressly for BASEBALL DIGEST readers. They are candid, hard-hitting, no-punched-pulled, evaluations ... as reported to the player personnel supervisors by baseball"s top scouts. The reports, as presented in this issue, are in the scouts' own words, uncensored, transcribed by BASEBALL DIGEST reporters directly from the official club records. Some are glowing. Others are harsh, even brutal. All are frank ... Because the report on each player does not come from his own club, but rather from the files of a rival club, it is not publicity pap." Baseball Digest, March 1957.

There are thousands of rare scouting reports in this collection. This Roger Maris entry, for example, includes personal data, statistical records, a career sketch, and closes with a scouting report.
ROGER MARIS
Rookies of 1957 (March)


6' 185lbs 9-10-1934 B:L Th:R -- Still technically Indianapolis property, he's good bet to make it as Cleveland regular. Showed no obvious batting weaknesses once he became an Indianapolis regular in mid-'56 following orders from Cleveland to get Rog in the lineup. Hit .293 in 131 games, with 75 RBIs and 17 HR's. Reminds many observers of Mickey Mantle because of his all-around ability and his proficiency at dragging and bunting. Has terrific speed and outstanding arm. Doesn't have Mantle-type power, but frequently hits for distance, especially with men on. Broke in with Fargo-Moorhead (C) in '53, hitting .325 with 80 RBI's in 114 games. In '54 made 32 homers and drove in 111 runs in 134 games for Keokuk (B), hitting .315 and stealing 25 bases. In '55 he hit .289 in 113 games for Reading (A), with 78 RBI's, 19 HR's and 24 SB's.

Scouting Report: "An outstanding major league prospect, perhaps the best in American Assn. Has good arm and power, runs well. Moved from Class C to B, then A and Triple A in four seasons."
JOIN TODAY!
Statistics

Just about any kind of baseball statistic you can conceive can be found in the tens of thousands of pages in the Archive. Statistics range from World Series and postseason records to yearly stats for players, teams, and leagues. The numbers document individual accomplishments: who made a difference, who didn't, and the possible explanations why. It's a staggering historical collection of stats, many you'll never find anywhere else.
Reader Interaction &
Artistic Contributions

The Fans Speak Out

One of the reader favorites in Baseball Digest has been The Fans Speak Out: a place where baseball fans around the globe provide us with their thoughts on the game, questions, observations, and more.

Stunning Photography

The work of world-class artists have graced our covers and pages for nearly eight decades. From stunning black & white photo colorization, to striking in-game photography, to line artists, painters, etchers, and more.
Additional Collections

  • Turn Back the Clock: a look back at games, events, stats, and players
  • Necrology: honoring those who played and passed during the year
  • Pressbox Chatter series: conversations heard around the game
  • Comics: original, funny, and hundreds of them
  • Youth Spotlight: showcasing amateur players
  • Rosters: decades of Opening Day rosters (at press time)
  • Season Preview series: who is poised to win?
  • Rules Corner: a look at game situations and how to apply the rules
  • Book Reviews: an in-depth view of baseball books worth reading

All that and decades of masterful articles from the nation's best sportswriters, which make up the majority of the volumous Baseball Digest Archive collection. Subscribe today and see for yourself.




1942 - 2019

"... and every word baseball!"
Copyright 2019 Grandstand Publishing LLC; All Rights Reserved