Welcome to Baseball Handbook
Welcome to Baseball Handbook. This site is a unique look into Major League Baseball seasons, games, franchises and players covering years 1903 - present. Minor leagues A, A+, AA, AAA, japan, and korea are also covered here from 2008-present. Japan and Korea are professional leagues with no MLB affiliations. They are lumped in with MLB affiliated minor leagues out of convenience.
The purpose of this site is to allow navigation of who, what, where, and when without overwhelming the reader with massive tables of numbers. No table here has more than 8 columns.
The main menu divides into four parts;
- Today lists current day games with their two starting pitchers and the most recent Vegas consensus line. During regular season this is the default page. Today is not visible during off season.
- Careers brings up a search box to lookup any of the over 15,000 baseball player who played in at least one MLB game since 1900. The result page will all years with links to their seasonal records and teams.
- Seasons brings up a standings view for the default season. Entering a year in Choose a Season box brings up end of year standings for that season. You can then click on Choose a Day to bring up a list of games for that day and links to box scores, handicapping and other detailed information.
- Minors brings up AAA teams for the default year. From here you can navigate to any of the following supported leagues: AAA, AA, A+, A, Japan, and Korea. The Minors button is removed from main menu during regular season to make room for Today.
The Immaculate Grid cheat sheet is here
This site is beta and in development. The database is mostly sound but since it covers 30 franchises hiring over 15,000 players who played in over 200,000 games throughout 118 seasons there will always be undiscovered broken links.
Explanation as to what all this is can be read distributed throughout by clicking About buttons. About buttons are still being written.j