Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BBM TO SUPPLY INFO ON MEXICAN TEAMS TO “BASEBALL BLUEBOOK” IN 2011

Baseball Mexico will be providing information to America’s longest-running sports directory publication for their 2011 edition. The Baseball Bluebook, which was first published in 1909, will collaborate with BBM to list team information for both the Mexican and Mexican Pacific leagues in the Bluebook’s Professional edition, which will be available next March.

“This is a real honor,” says BBM editor Bruce Baskin. “I’ve known of the Baseball Bluebook since I was a kid in the 1970’s and it’s great to actually be a part of it for 2011.” Chuck Murphy, who has been president of the Class A Florida State League since 1990, told the St. Petersburg Times in September, “We called it the ‘Bible of Baseball’…Everybody had to have a Bluebook. If you didn’t have a Bluebook, you didn’t have all the information you needed to run a ballclub.”
The Baseball Bluebook is now owned and operated by Dennis Wubbena of the southwest Missouri town of Fair Grove. Its website can be found at http://www.baseballbluebook.com/.