Al Munro Elias

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Birthdate1872
Death Date8/1/1939
Debut Year1913
Year of Induction
Teams MLB
Position Statistician

Founded by Al Munro Elias, the Elias Sports Bureau today serves as the official statistician for MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MSL, and the WNBA.

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Al Munro Elias and his brother established the Elias Sports Bureau in 1913

Al Munro Elias and his brother established the Elias Sports Bureau in 1913

Al Munro Elias and his brother Walter established the world’s preeminent statistical in 1913. Six years later the Elias Sport Bureau was appointed the official statistician of the National League. Soon the American League and various minor leagues followed suit. Today the ESB officially serves
When movie makers did a sports film, they relied on Elias for publicity information

When movie makers did a sports film, they relied on Elias for publicity information

In the collection is this letter from early sports agent Christy Walsh dated January 27, 1942 on Samuel Goldwyn Inc. letterhead. He writes to his assistant about securing Bill Dickey and Babe Ruth to appear in the Lou Gehrig biopic Pride of the Yankees. Walsh wants Bihler to gather publicity informa

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