Welcome to Mark Armour's web site


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I am a freelance baseball writer living in Corvallis, Oregon.  For the past 30 years I have been mainly a computer professional by day, but this site is devoted to the my sidelight.  I spent my childhood in Connecticut, my college years in New York and several years in Rhode Island and Massachusetts before moving to Oregon in 1993.  I am now happily joined by Jane, Maya, Drew, Cassius and Ivy in the idyllic/rainy Pacific Northwest.

In 2014 the University of Nebraska Press published The Great Eight, a book I edited on the 1975 Cincinnati Reds.  In 2010, UNP published my biography of Joe Cronin, which you can read more about by clicking on the book above.  The other images are for other books I published in the past, and a more extensive list of articles I have published.


In February 2014 I was honored to receive the Henry Chadwick Award for contributions to baseball research.  I will be accepting this award in Houston in August.

COMING SOON: A book with Dan Levitt (my co-author on Paths To Glory) on baseball general managers, due out in 2015.

Notable milestones:

  • Founder and director of the Baseball Biography Project, which aims to research, write, edit, and publish a biographical article on tens of thousands of baseball players and personages.  See our web site.
  • Past president of Northwest Chapter of SABR (2003-2004).
  • Received (with Dan Levitt) the 2004 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award for the book Paths to Glory.
  • Received  2010 McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award for "A Tale of Two Umpires," published in Baseball Research Journal 38.
  • Finalist for the 2011 Seymour Medal for Joe Cronin: A Life in Baseball.
  • Received the 2008 Bob Davids Award, given to SABR for meritorious service and research.
  • In 2014 received the Henry Chadwick Award for contributions to baseball research.
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