In a previous post, I wrote that The Sporting News would no longer be printing it’s annual baseball record book. True to their word, however, they have made it available on-line at no charge. The sections, rendered as PDF files, are divided into an Introduction and user’s guide; regular season (yearly leaders, career milestones, general reference, and AL and NL team records); Division Series; Championship Series; and World Series; and All-Star games.
(Full disclosure: I contributed the section on the Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos.)
Since all matter of material ends up on my bookshelf, it’s not out of the perview to report that Paperofrecord.com has recently discontinued charging for its content, which includes newspapers from around the world. Of particular interest to baseball fans is the entire run of The Sporting News.
The pages are rendered in PDF format, so you’ll need Adobe Reader.
You will have to register, but it’s an invaluable service for researchers.
Undoubtedly, the sports pages of other publications are available.