Welcome to Mark Armour's web site


                                                                     (click on an image above to find out more)

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 sideline.  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 joined by Jane, Maya, and Drew in the idyllic/rainy Pacific Northwest.


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 above. The other images are for other books I published in the past, and a more extensive list of articles I have published.

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

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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