Sports Collectors Daily: Lelands Acquires Brown Brothers Photo Archive

Sports Collectors Daily: Lelands Acquires Brown Brothers Photo Archive. “A well-known photography archive, with roots in the early 20th century, has been acquired by Lelands. The company has acquired the archives of Brown Brothers, recognized as the most comprehensive American stock photo library covering events of the 20th century. Included are images of some of the most famous athletes in American history.”

Mets announce MetsHeritage. com: a completely free digital archive of historical material (The Mets Police)

The Mets Police: Mets announce MetsHeritage. com: a completely free digital archive of historical material. “The Virtual Vault is first of its kind in all of sports and fans will be able to view rare photographs and tickets, game-used gear and even galleries focused on 1969 Mets legends Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gil Hodges, Cleon Jones, and more. Fans can also share any item from the Vault on social media or directly with friends, family and other fans.”

Forbes: NASCAR Partners With Amazon Web Services To Move 500,000 Hours Of Historical Video To The Cloud

Forbes: NASCAR Partners With Amazon Web Services To Move 500,000 Hours Of Historical Video To The Cloud. “Racing body NASCAR has entered into a multi-year agreement with Amazon Web Services to move their historical video content into the cloud. The partnership will see AWS use cloud-based machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate indexing and tagging of digital content that would otherwise take thousands of man hours to do manually.”

Smithsonian Magazine: Preserving Negro League History Has Never Been Easier, or Harder, Depending on Who You Ask

Smithsonian Magazine: Preserving Negro League History Has Never Been Easier, or Harder, Depending on Who You Ask. “As the 100th anniversary of the birth of ‘black baseball’ approaches, a perplexing issue remains: How do historians extend the mainstream reach of Negro League history? The bulk of this recent interest has been in the statistical realm, which is expanding and becoming more accurate, but focusing on the numbers and trying to compare Josh Gibson to Babe Ruth tends to attract a distinct subset of baseball geek.”

Society for American Baseball Research: SABR member Bob Tholkes provides massive update to Protoball early baseball games database

Society for American Baseball Research: SABR member Bob Tholkes provides massive update to Protoball early baseball games database. “SABR member Bob Tholkes has provided to Protoball.org his impressive new database, the ‘Registry of Interclub Matches’ (RIM), which comprises more than 5,000 interclub baseball matches from 1845-1865. This represents a major addition to Protoball’s pre-professional database, which began with Craig Waff’s contribution of about 2,300 of the earliest modern games and increased with the SABR Origins Committee’s ‘Spread of Base Ball’ project, many of which were unearthed by Bruce Allardice, and Peter Morris’ fine tomes on Base Ball Pioneers and Base Ball Founders.”

A Database of Uniforms Worn by American Football Teams

New-to-me, but apparently online for a long time: a database of uniforms from American football teams. That’s American football, as opposed to football almost everywhere else. From the About Page: “This website presents graphical representations of every uniform that has been worn in the NFL since 1920. This project is the culmination of a lot of hard work by two men to chronicle the numerous combinations of uniforms that have been worn by players in the league in thousands of games over the past eighty years. Tim Brulia and Bill Schaefer have painstakingly worked on this research over the past few years.”