Located on the Eighth Floor of Central Library
The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) collection housed in the Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center is the largest baseball research collection outside of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Born from a partnership between San Diego Public Library and the Ted Williams Chapter of SABR in 1998, the Center aims to:
Some highlights of the current collection that the local Ted Williams Chapter has helped develop are:
In 2013, the Center acquired a significant donation of baseball research material dating from the 1870s from William J. Weiss, one of SABR’s earliest members and a well-respected baseball statistician and historian.
We do not collect baseball memorabilia, as we are a baseball research collection. For donations of books, statistics, score sheets, or any other baseball research materials, please contact Pete Miesner at 619-236-5812 for review and consideration.
Additions to the collection are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
To join the Society for American Baseball Research, visit their website here: http://sabr.org/join