Spalding-Reach Official Base Ball Guide

From BR Bullpen

In 1940 and 1941, the American Sports Publishing Company, which had put out both the Spalding and Reach Guides since 1935, consolidated both into a single edition, called the Spalding-Reach Official Base Ball Guide.

The publications were big (470+ pages each) with an additional 64-page detachable Book of Official Baseball Rules. The Spalding-Reach Guide was discontinued after only two years. The Sporting News Baseball Guide was launched to replace the Spalding-Reach Guide in 1942.


  • The Baseball Research Handbook, SABR, first published 1987