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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 Design and Product Management 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, Immaculate Grid, and Immaculate Footy. 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 aimed 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 LinkedIn or you ca email me at ad [at] sports-reference [dot] com.

Adam Darowski speaking at SABR 51 in Chicago, 2023
One of my presentations at SABR 51 in Chicago, 2023. Photo by Cecilia Tan.

Other Presentations

I am also available for speaking engagements about the work we’re doing at Sports Reference or any of my personal research topics.