Gotham Baseball was founded on April 9, 2005.
It has been and is many things; a print magazine, a digital magazine, a popular website with a message board, and a podcast. But at its core, it’s simply a celebration of New York Baseball. The “past, present and future of the New York game”, as our tagline goes.
We had our fans from the get-go, as Amazon.com tabbed our print magazine as one of the Top 10 New Magazines of 2005 (and the only sports magazine on the list), We published as a print-only product from 2005-2008, and to out great pride and joy, the entire run was selected and is now part of the permanent archive at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s A. Bartlett Giamatti Research Center in Cooperstown, NY.
“We believe (Gotham Baseball) … would be a valuable addition to our library collection.”
– James L. Gates, Librarian, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
We’ve tried our hand at broadcast with a great deal of success, as well as bringing back the magazine in digital form. Now with a new website design, we’re hoping that we can reach even more NY baseball fans than ever. So come on down to our virtual stoop, let us know what you like and don’t like, and what you’d like to see more of.
On April 6. 2020, The History Press (Arcadia Publishing) will release Gotham Baseball: New York’s All-Time Team written by Gotham Baseball founder and Executive Editor Mark C. Healey. In the book, Healey picks a Gotham legends roster of ballplayers from the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, New York Mets, and New York Yankees. The foreword is written by best-selling author and baseball historian Marty Appel, the illustrations are by John Pennisi, the official artist of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and a book cover/uniform/logo design by award-winning graphic designer Todd Radom.
What better way to celebrate Gotham Baseball’s 15th Anniversary?
PRAISE FOR GOTHAM BASEBALL
“In a world of sports information coming at you from all directions, a go-to destination remains Gotham Baseball, expertly piecing together the past and the present, and serving it up just as sports fans like it.” Marty Appel
Gotham Baseball is the box score of New York baseball, you must check it out every day.
Kevin Kernan, NY Post
Gotham Baseball brings the kind of passion to the game that would have made John McGraw smile and might have saved Jerry Manuel’s job.
—Greg Prince, Faith and Fear in Flushing
“Working overseas makes it tough to keep a perspective on NY baseball. Gotham Baseball is my #1 source to get the real deal on how our teams are doing. — Roger C. Rigaud, Foreign Service Officer.“