We're 15 today.
On September 19, 1996, we registered the domain name baseballprospectus.com. At the time, the main reason we wanted the site is so all our Usenet friends and customers could get more information about the Baseball Prospectus annual, which we'd just self-published with an imposing print run of about 200. We decided to court the dozens of potential baseball-literate Internet surfers who were candidates to send us money for a copy of Baseball Prospectus 1997 by offering the 1996 book in its entirety on the site. To celebrate our quinceañera, we've restored the 1996 book from the archives. If you weren't one of the lucky few to get a beauty like this in your hands, please enjoy Baseball Prospectus 1996 through the magic of the Internet.
We're celebrating our fifteen years on the web with a Big September event, rolling out improvements, changes, new features, and some other good stuff. We're keeping the good times rolling by offering one of our biggest discounts ever on a yearly subscription: a big $6 off of normal purchase price, for a very limited time only. Just use coupon code BIGSEPT when you sign up for a new subscription, or renew your current subscription, and take advantage of the savings. This coupon code has a limited number of revocations, and when it's gone, it's gone–so what are you waiting for?
Here's the rundown of what we've announced as part of Big September thus far:
Sep 12: Steven Goldman unveiled our new Hit List format, with new commentary on all 30 teams every weekday. Here's a link to today's Hit List.
Sep 13: Rob McQuown introduced our minor-league statistics and splits.
Sep 14: We welcome King Kaufman and Cecilia Tan as our new co-editors for Baseball Prospectus 2012, the 17th edition of our New York Times bestselling annual.
Sep 16: We've improved the quality of our historical stats by licensing the Palmer database.
Sep 19: Back from the archives, the complete contents of our first annual, Baseball Prospectus 1996.
Sep 22: New Advanced Statistics, Addition by Addition, by Colin Wyers.
- Oct 4: PITCHf/x and plate discipline stats at BP.
We've got a lot more in store for you in Big September–stay tuned, and remember, coupon code BIGSEPT gives you $6 off the normal price of a subscription for a limited time only. We've extended the promotion through the beginning of October, so use that coupon today!