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Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series Programs and Scorecards Collection

Identifier: BAS 620

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Major League Baseball World Series game programs and scorecards. The World Series programs typically contain pictures, articles, and statistics about the players on the teams playing in the World Series. Some programs also include pictures and information about team managers, team owners, other team personnel, league officials, historical articles, information about the host city, and advertisements. The programs tend to become longer and more substantial through the years. The scorecards typically only contain rosters and/or information about the players for fans to keep score of the game. Formats include programs and scorecards.


  • Creation: 1911 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

The first official Major League Baseball World Series between the champions of the American League and the champions of the National League was played in 1903. No World Series was played in 1904 or 1994.


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Programs and scorecxards are arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

Within each entry, the home team (the team for whom the program was issued) is cited first. Some programs in this finding aid are indicated as either "scored" or "partially scored." "Scored" programs must meet two criteria. First, they must be scored completely, with an entry for each batter that appeared in the game. Second, they must employ a notation specific enough to allow for a reasonably thorough recreation of the game's play-by-play. A key point in this regard is the attribution of putouts and assists; no program utilizing a notation with generic out markings can be considered scored. Programs indicated as "partially scored" have been scored either incompletely or in a notation that leaves obvious questions regarding the game's play-by-play. Thus, "partially scored" programs may have only the lineups entered, or they may be scored completely but ambiguously. Other features that may characterize individual programs are noted.


Jayne Schlutt
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556