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Outside The Confines: Negro Leagues stats are now on Baseball Reference!

This new statistical information paints a fuller picture of some baseball greats.

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1945 Homestead Grays
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Earlier this year a major announcement was made that baseball’s Negro Leagues would officially (finally) be recognized as major leagues. One of the major things that had long been a gap in assessing the true talent of Negro Leagues player had been a lot of missing information in terms of statistics.

Now, that gap has been vastly improved, as Baseball Reference has updated their database to include substantially more information on Negro Leagues players.

Here is some of the major coverage of this new update that will surely delight historical stats nerds everywhere.

Now onto the other links!

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.