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(Redirected from Baseball Reference) is a web site devoted to making statistics from all levels of baseball available to the public. It is also the parent site of the SABR/Baseball Reference Encyclopedia.

Baseball-Reference is part of Sports-Reference LLC, a suite of websites put together by founder Sean Forman that provides statistical data for a number of sports around the world. was the earliest of these sites, having been launched on April 1, 2000. It soon became one of the most popular statistical sites on the internet thanks to its simplified format in an age of dial-up connections when fancier sites took forever to load, and also because it included stats not covered in those forums. The site has greatly expanded since then, as it originally only covered Major League Baseball, including former major leagues and the National Association. Its coverage was later expanded to include the minor leagues, major foreign leagues such as Nippon Pro Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization, winter leagues, and college baseball.

In 2021, following the decision by Commissioner Rob Manfred to recognize the principal Negro Leagues as major leagues, statistics from black baseball were also added to the site, covering not just the Negro major leagues, but also leagues that preceded that period.

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