In 2000 Baseballology carved its niche, bringing original baseball content to fans and collectors worldwide. Soon it expanded to into the Sportsology Network comprised of seven websites full of the latest news and info about sports, movies, collectibles, video games and more, but did you know that Sportsology also operates in many other realms? This section will provide you with important dates that make up the history of the company including some outside collaborations, some you might know about and some you might not!
April 1, 2000 — Doug Cataldo and Russ Cohen launch Baseballology.com. The first story to appear on the website was the recap of the Mets – Cubs season opener in Japan.
April-September 2000 — Baseballology created a downloadable baseball scorecard with support from both Fleer and Upper Deck. Fans and collectors could download the scorecard and print it. Watching the game either live or at home they could complete it and mail it in to Sportsology for free packs of trading cards.
November 15, 2000 — The successful launch of Baseballology was followed by the simultaneous debuts of Footballology, Hockeyology and Hoopsology. Sportsology made its debut one month later.
January 2001 — The Sportsology Locker Room makes its Internet debut. Dean Warr, Russ Cohen and Doug Cataldo present a two-hour sports spectacular filled with news, commentary and comedy, the show is the Grandfather of what has become the Sportsology Radio Network.
February 4, 2001 — The Sportsology Locker Room broadcasts live from the Upper Deck booth at the 2001-02 NHL All-Star game FANtasy event. This marks the first live appearance of the group where they promote the trading card industry, give away cards and memorabilia and more to fans and collectors in attendance.
March 2001 — Walik Edwards, Russ Cohen and Doug Cataldo begin a monthly column within the pages of Canada’s most respected trading card publication, the Canadian Sports Collector.
April 2001 — Sportsology hosts the Rawlings Gold Glove award show in Atlantic City N.J. Guests included Brooks Robinson, Maury Wills, Davey Johnson, Bobby Shantz, Super-Agent Bob Allen and the zany Jim Piersall.
May 2001 — Sportsology introduces two new Internet radio shows, the Card Corner with host Doug Cataldo and the Hockey Hour with Russ Cohen and Walik Edwards.
June 23-24, 2001 — The Hockey Hour broadcasts live with Pacific Trading Cards from the 2001 NHL Draft in Sunrise Florida.
June 25th, 2001 — Sportsology broadcasts from the 25th thru July 1st at the 22nd National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, OH. Guests include Darrell Evans, Topps legend, Sy Berger, pro wrestler Virgil/Vincent and many others.
November 11, 2003 — Sportsology was pleased to help In the Game, Inc. relaunch the Parkhurst brand with the help of the one and only Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.
December 2001 — Wrestleology is added to the Sportsology family of websites.
January 30, 2002 — The Locker Room broadcasts live from the 2002 NHL All-Star game in Los Angeles, CA.
February 14, 2002 — The Sportsology Locker Room broadcasts live from Fleer booth at the NBA Jam Session in Philadelphia, PA. Pat Croce was the special guest for another fun-filled show.
June 13, 2002 — The entire Sportsology Network team broadcasts from Krause’s supershow, Sportsfest in Chicago, IL.
June 22, 2002 — The Hockey Hour comes to you live from the 40th annual NHL Entry Draft held June 22-23, 2002, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
August 8th, 2002 — The Sportsology crew performs live in front of thousands of fans at the 23rd National Sports Collectors convention in Chicago, IL.
November 30, 2001 — The Sportsology Radio Network makes it’s official debut at the Hockey Hall of Fame ceremonies in Toronto, Canada.
December 2002 — Sportsology content begins to appear in the Official publication for the National Sports Collectors Convention, the Rookie Review magazine.
January 26th, 2003 — The Locker Room broadcasts live from San Diego, CA at the NFL Experience, home of Superbowl XXXVII.
February 1-2, 2003 — The Hockey Hour hits the road and performs live at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, FL, at the 2003 NHL All-Star Game.
June 2003 — Doug Cataldo creates the 4-card promo set for Tracercode featuring Hard Rock Icons, KISS.
June 21-22, 2003 — The Card Corner broadcasts live from the Gaylord Center in Nashville, TN, home of the 41st annual NHL Entry Draft.
June 24th, 2003 — Doug Cataldo and Russ Cohen share a weekly collectibles column within the pages of the Bucks County Courier Times and it’s PA based website, Phillyburbs.com.
June 26-27, 2003 — Sportsology broadcasts live from the 2003 Krause Sportsfest with both Upper Deck and In the Game, Inc.
July 24-27, 2003 — Sportsology broadcasts at the 24th National Collectors convention in Atlantic City. Guests include Reggie Jackson, Joe Theismann, Dale ‘The Demon’ Torborg, Scotty Schwartz, Jay North, Gloria Hendry, Alana Curry, Kathleen Kinmont and many more.
October 2003 — Sportsology unleashes the first-ever Internet No Purchase Necessary trading card promotion.
November 14-16, 2003 — The Locker room crosses the border and broadcasts live from the 2003 Fall Toronto Expo with Upper Deck and In the Game, Inc.
November 20, 2003 — Sportsology content appears in the debut publication of the Collecting Insider a joint effort from Krause and Collection Monster.
November 22, 2003 — Russ Cohen and Shane Malloy bring the Hockey Hour to the 2003 NHL Heritage Classic.
December 31, 2003 — A deal between Sportsology and FoxSports.com enables us to power the Prospect Watch section of their site.
January 6, 2004 — Sportsology’s Doug Cataldo and Russ Cohen begin a weekly collectibles segment on the TopCat Sports Show on 1360 WNJC AM Radio.
December 28, 2004 — Sportsology founders create Card Corner Club, a website dedicated to trading cards and collectibles.
June 1, 2007 — Celebrating the seventh anniversary of Baseballology, a new era of Sportsology is introduced with a brand-new website design.
January 25, 2007 — Sportsology’s Russ Cohen, Jeff Morris and the lovely Miss Kelly perform two live shows at the NHL All-Star game in Dallas, Texas.
June 22-23, 2007 — Sportology’s Russ Cohen, Jeff Morris and Shane Malloy debut their NHL Draft show on XM radio and then perform two shows at the NHL collectibles show in Columbus, Ohio.
January 25-27, 2008 — Sportsology’s Russ Cohen and Shane Malloy host a live podcast for two days and Russ also covered and got to play in the media game before the NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta, GA.
June 20-21, 2008 – – Sportsology’s Russ Cohen and Jeff Morris host two live podcasts in Ottawa, Kanata at the NHL Entry Draft.
July 24, 2008 — Sportsology’s Doug Cataldo, Russ Cohen and Rob Bertrand host a live podcast at the Sports Card Forum booth at the 29th National to a huge crowd that was captured on YouTube.
April 1, 2009 — Sportsology celebrated its 10th anniversary!
June 26-27, 2009 — Sportsology’s Russ Cohen and Jon Waldman host a live podcast at the NHL Entry Draft. Russ debuted the first samples of his first book “100 Ranger Greats” at their booth.
September 28, 2009 — Sportsology covers the first book signing for “100 Ranger Greats” in Toronto, Canada.
December 18, 2009 — Sportsology helps celebrate the release of the baseball book, “Strike Three”, first in an e-book format, to be released later in the year as a paperback. Russ interviewed a few Sportsologists in his second book.
A lot has happened in the past 16 years! We will continue to provide top-notch sports content to our loyal readers and listeners.