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Here's probably the scariest thing I ever saw in a Baseball Guide - just flipping pages in the 1982 Guide, I come across pg. 283, Kansas City Royals, Director of Group Sales/Special Events - Rush Limbaugh. EEEK!!!!!!!! Who knew The Sporting News was publishing a horror book full of scary critters? - --Mischa 20:53, 30 May 2010 (EDT)

Its interesting how much the Guide grew from 1943 to 1946. The 1943 was 190 pages to 416 in 1946, with 60-70 pages devoted to the rules in each. The 43 had no minors coverage at all, while by 46 all the minors down to class D were covered. --Jeff 18:38, 25 June 2010 (EDT)

The 1944 Guide covered the '43 and '44 minors both. Of course, there were heck of a lot more minor leagues in 1946 than in 1943 or 1944 as the War was over. - --Mischa 09:42, 27 June 2010 (EDT)

Actually, it was the 1945 Guide that had 1943 and 1944. The Commissioner's Official Guide of 1943 (covering the 1942 season) was published only that single year, and the A.S. Barnes publication Official Baseball, was supposed to be the logical successor. It wasn't printed in '44 due to a variety of reasons including wartime restrictions, and caught up the "lost" year when it was printed in '45. It published again in 1946 but ceased after that, leaving the Sporting News Guide as the only one on the market for over 40 years. --- Couillaud 10:49, 5 July 2010 (EDT)

My '43 is also a " Radio Edition", so maybe that makes a difference? --Jeff 22:01, 28 June 2010 (EDT)

How about including the Dell Guide of the mid-1940s, the only one to include AAGPBL stats? - --Mischa 20:36, 5 October 2011 (EDT)

The ones currently listed were considered the best available for their particular eras. The Dell Guide (IIRC) carried less information and was less-widely distributed than others. I've seen copies of AAGPBL stats before, but didn't know from where they were copied. If someone has sufficient knowledge of the Dell Guides (when they were published, how comprehensive the data they carried was), we should add it.
Actually, there were a number of publications over the years that called themselves "baseball guides" while basically being a spring training guide (standings and leader boards from previous season, pre-season rosters), and it's sometimes easy to confuse the term. -- Couillaud 09:49, 10 October 2011 (EDT)

The couple Dell Guides I have are pretty comprehensive - in addition to basic MLB stats (hitting, pitching, fielding), you have team-by-team records for pitchers (ex. the Phillies' Raffensberger was 0-9 against Boston and Brooklyn in 1946). You have several other articles - Harry Heilmann on batting slumps, one on the attendance of 1946. I think four of the years had AAGPBL stats. For other AAGPBL seasons, I've been going by The AAGPBL Record Book by W.C. Madden - --Mischa 15:39, 10 October 2011 (EDT)

Put it in if you feel it qualifies. I did not do so because it was not listed in SABR's "Guide to Baseball Research" (or whatever it's called; I don't have it handy at the moment to check its name), and again, I have insufficient knowledge of its publishing history or what data it carried regularly. Also, did it carry minor league stats? -- Couillaud 23:59, 10 October 2011 (EDT)

No minor league stats . ---Mischa 09:18, 11 October 2011 (EDT)

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