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Hi, I’m Adam Darowski.

I’m a product leader, designer, and developer with over twenty years of experience with tech companies of all types—from tiny startups to billion dollar unicorns. I’m the Director of Product for Sports Reference, LLC (I purposely avoided the word “currently” because I want to be here forever). We make Baseball Reference, Basketball Reference, Pro Football Reference, Hockey Reference, FBref, College Basketball Reference, College Football Reference, Stathead, and Immaculate Grid. Previously, I was part of the product teams at ezCater, Dribbble, HubSpot, and PatientsLikeMe.

At Sports Reference, I get to combine my passion for building incredibly lovable and aggressively functional products with my love of sports. In my free time, I’m a tireless baseball researcher focused on the overlooked. That can take on many forms. In 2012, I launched the Hall of Stats, an alternate Hall of Fame that aims to shed light on the careers of overlooked stars. I am a member of SABR (The Society for American Baseball Research) and am co-chair of their Overlooked Nineteenth Century Base Ball Legends Committee. More recently, my research has focused on the Negro Leagues and Black and Latin American baseball before Jackie Robinson’s re-breaking of baseball’s color barrier in 1947.



I love making things. Here are a few of my side projects.

Podcast Appearances

I’ve been on several podcasts to talk about everything from our work at Sports Reference to individual players. Want to chat? Reach out to me on Twitter or email me at adarowski [at] gmail.