Sean Lahman

Baseball Archive

The Baseball Archive first appeared on the web in July of 1995, making it the oldest and longest running baseball website still in existence.  I founded the website to create a repository for baseball stats and historical information, and that work eventually led to my serving as an editor for Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball and other well-respected sports reference books.  As we moved into the 21st century, other sites sprung up and surpassed anything I could have imagined.  I stopped updating much of my historical content in the early 2000s, but I’ve decided to keep it here, in case those sites disappear.

I do remain committed to making raw data available, and I’ve continued to make annual updates to the Lahman Database — a free relational database of individual and team statistics that covers the game back to 1871.  A link to versions of that database is below.

I also encourage you to visit and support my efforts at, a repository for free databases from sports other than baseball.

Links to Baseball Archive content

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About Sean Lahman

Sean Lahman is an award-winning database journalist and author.  He develops interactive databases and data driven stories for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and other Gannett newspapers and websites. He also writes a weekly column on emerging technology and innovation. Prior to joining the Democrat and Chronicle, he was a reporter and columnist with the […]more →

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