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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

LOC: Branch Rickey Scouting Reports Now Online

The collection includes about 1,750 baseball scouting reports from the 1950s and 1960s, documenting Rickey’s skill in analyzing various aspects of a player’s game and identifying some of the greats. The Rickey Papers are online at loc.gov/collections/branch-rickey-papers/about-this-collection/.

The digitization of the Rickey Papers is part of a larger effort to make historical materials available online. Other newly digitized collections include the papers of U.S. Presidents James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James K. Polk, and the papers of Alexander Hamilton, Margaret Bayard Smith, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

I can’t actually quote from any of these reports, because they won’t display in any of my browsers, but it’s a tantalizing prospect.  I am not sure how much of this material has been previously studied and quoted, but it looks like great fun.

BDC Posted: April 03, 2018 at 01:02 PM | 24 comment(s)
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