Online exhibits and research resources:
The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress offers several outstanding online exhibits prominently featuring turn-of-the-century baseball:
- Baseball Cards 1887-1914, from the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress offers a searchable database of early and dead-ball era baseball cards from the collection of Benjamin K. Edwards
- Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights: 1860-1960's -- explores the color line that segregated baseball for many years, as well as the Negro Leagues that were active during the dead-ball era. Also includes a special presentation on early baseball photographs from 1860s - 1920s.
- Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991 -- browsing the subject index for baseball and baseball players will lead to a wonderful collection of panaramic shots of baseball teams and fields from early era of baseball though the dead-ball era and on to the late 1920s.
The Atlanta Crackers -- This site was created by Tim Darnell author of a forthcoming book on the history of the Atlanta Crackers. The site includes information about the team, its players, its African American counterpart, and the ballpark.
Baseball Almanac -- The site provides exhaustive information about baseball history as well as its relationship to popular culture. Includes, statistics, quotations, famous firsts, team-by-team information, and much more.
The Baseball Reliquary -- Its collections specialize in objects which more conservative, timid, or uninformed baseball museums have failed to bring to the public's attention. In its concern for the significant and the trivial, the timeless and the ephemeral, the celebrated and the obscure, the Baseball Reliquary fills a void in the National Pastime's community of museums and archives.
Black Baseball's Negro Baseball Leagues -- Content for this website is provided and edited by James A. Riley, an authority on the history of baseball's Negro Baseball Leagues. Riley is also Director of Research at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. The site includes photos, RealAudio soundclips and extensive profiles and information on African American players and teams.
Christy Mathewson -- The official site of noted dead-ball era pitcher Christy Mathewson includes a biography, career highlights, and quotations.
Historic Baseball -- This site includes baseball history, player and team profiles, and obituaries as well as a special section devoted to South Carolina players included Shoeless Joe Jackson.
Legends of the Game -- This site focuses on players from the dead-ball era and includes an index of players as well as a list of players from the era who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Major League Baseball -- The official site of Major League Baseball
MLB Reference, Statistics and History -- Provides statistics from 1871 to the present for major league players, teams, and leagues. Includes complete post-season and managerial data along with other features including The Baseball Travel Guide.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum -- The official site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and museum includes exhibits, news, information about those inidividuals it has chosen to induct as well as general information about the game of baseball. Also includes information describing its facilities and services.
Negro Leagues Baseball -- This site profiles teams of the Negro Baseball Leagues and includes current news, feature articles, player and team profiles, a discussion forum, and an article archives.
Physics of baseball -- University of Illinois physics professor Dr. Alan M. Nathan's site features full length online lectures on aspects of baseball as well as links to related material.
Shoeless Joe Jackson Virtual Hall of Fame -- This site is devoted to the memory of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the movement to persuade Major League Baseball to remove Joe Jackson from their ineligible list, thereby making him eligible for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Includes a biography of Jackson, his career statistics, photographs, and information related to the Chicago Black Sox Scandal.
Society for American Baseball Research -- The official site of the Society for American Baseball Research. The site reflects the Society's mission to foster the study of baseball, to assist in developing and maintaining the history of the game, to facilitate the dissemination of baseball research, to stimulate interest in baseball, and to safeguard the proprietary interests of its members' research efforts.
T206 Museum -- an online gallery featuring news about the T206 "White Borders" Series as well as a discussion forum and message board for fans, historians, and collectors.
The Tobacco Card Company -- Complete Listing of Tobacco Baseball Cards 1909-1911
Ty Cobb -- The Official Web Site of Ty Cobb includes a biography, career highlights, images, quotations attributed to Cobb, and a bibliography of works on Ty Cobb.
Ty Cobb Museum -- This site provides information about Ty Cobb as well as information about the museum dedicated to presenting his life. Museum is located in Roytson, Georgia, Cobb's home town.