Our Primary Aim is to serve and delight our customers with the easiest-to-use, fastest, and most complete sports statistics anywhere.

Our History

The Sports Reference sites first launched with Baseball-Reference.com in April 2000 by Sean Forman, Pro-Football-Reference.com in December of 2000 by Doug Drinen, and Basketball-Reference.com in April of 2004 by Justin Kubatko.

Sean Forman formed Sports Reference, Inc. in October of 2004, and in December of 2007 the three groups joined forces with Jay Virshbo to create Sports Reference LLC (based in Pennsylvania). We currently have two full-time employees.

Our Team

Sean Forman, president, worked for six years as a math and computer science professor at Saint Joseph's University before leaving to work on Sports Reference full-time in May of 2006. He has a PhD. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Iowa and currently resides in Philadelphia.

Justin Kubatko, vice president, has taught statistics at The Ohio State University and the University of New Mexico. He has also worked in industry as a statistician. He began working full-time for Sports Reference in June of 2007. He has a Masters in Statistics from The Ohio State University and currently resides in Columbus, OH.

Doug Drinen, football operations, teaches mathematics at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN. He also writes a fantasy football column for ESPN the Magazine and works with FootballGuys.com. He has a PhD. in Mathematics from Arizona State University.

Jay Virshbo, business development, served as the president of Howe Sports Data, and has held other positions within the sports business world. He currently resides just outside of Boston.

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