The Vine: April 4, 2008
I'm a librarian, and I'm trying to help a patron find 1941 baseball box scores — all of them, for all teams, including batting orders. I can't find it online anywhere. Other than going through every issue of the New York Times, any ideas?
I don't know that the Times would have them all anyway; you'd have to comb all the local papers for every team extant at that time (although on the plus side, you had fewer teams back then).
Contacting either the Baseball Hall Of Fame's research center or a sabremetrics/research organization like Baseball Prospectus is probably your patron's best bet. The information isn't likely to be either already gathered or free, but at the very least someone from one of those places will be able to point your client in the right direction.
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