BASEBALL CARDS. In 2016 I wrote a 10-part series on Topps baseball cards for the National Pastime Museum web site.  You can read each entry by clicking the card to the left.


In late 2016, Chris Dial and I created SABR's Baseball Card Committee.  We have a blog. Follow us on Twitter (@sabrbbcards).

I am a husband, father, friend, movie enthusiast, dog companion, and baseball writer living in Corvallis, Oregon.  Most of my professional life has been devoted to writing computer software, but this site is intended to collect some of my non-professional interests. 


I spent my childhood in Connecticut, my college years in New York and Boston, and several years in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before moving to Oregon in 1993.  I am now joined by Jane, Maya, and Drew in the idyllic/rainy Pacific Northwest.

BLOG. I have a blog at which I write less than I think I am going to.  Perhaps that will change.  Click the image to the left if you wish.


​SABR. I have been a member of SABR since 1983, participating with the local chapter (NWSABR), helping with several committees, and attending 22 national conventions.  In 2018, I joined its board of directors. SABR membership is open to all, and you can join by visiting our web site, found by clicking the logo to the left.

​WRITING. I have been writing extensively on baseball for many years, for books, journals, and web sites.  For a selected list, please click on the image to the left.

BIOGRAPHY PROJECT.  In 2002 I founded SABR's Baseball Biography Project, and remained its director through 2016.  Click on the image to see a list of articles I have written for the project.

FILM. I keep track of my film reviewing (with occasional short reviews) at the Letterboxd site.

BOOK. In 2015 the University of Nebraska Press published In Pursuit of Pennants--Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, a book I co-authored with Dan Levitt.  To learn more, click on the book image to the left. 

Dan and I have created a BLOG to talk about the book and topics related to the material therein. 

Contact: markarmour04@gmail.com

​BOOK. In 2003, Brassey's published Paths to Glory, a book that I wrote with Dan Levitt that tells a number of stories about interesting teams from the past and how they were put together.  We also presented a few studies that could help a team or a fan interested in team building.  Click on the image for more information.

​BOOK. In 2010 my book on Joe Cronin was published by the University of Nebraska Press. Cronin spent five decades in the game as a star player, manager, general manager and league president.  The book was a finalist for the prestigious Seymour Medal honoring the best baseball book of the year.