Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Just a very brief note to memorialize one of the seminal figures in baseball research whose untimely passing is a significant loss for all of us. Clem Comly was just 59, far too young to be lost both to friends (who were legion) and from the ongoing task of reconstructing the day-by-day brick-and-mortar of baseball history (at which he excelled).

Comly's years of yeoman service in Retrosheet and the Society for American Baseball Research are the type of shining legacy that deserves some kind of official commemoration. We can trust that his friends and colleagues will find a way to create an appropriate ongoing remembrance in his honor.

A more detailed memorial notice can be found at the SABR site via this link.