daily newspaper purchased their weekly compilation of "averages" in 1916. Elias was appointed official statistician of the National League and International League in 1919 with the American League and other minor leagues to follow.
There is some controversy surrounding the Bureau for two main reasons: first, it considers its statistical data, including historical data, to be proprietary and has been reluctant to make it available to researchers. This has led to fans and
Since being appointed official statisticians for the National League and International League (and later the American League) in 1919, Elias has grown to also become the official statisticians for the National Football League, the National Basketball