Site News - December 2010

December Update:  We’re edging so very close to the finish line with the boxscores.  September is now completed, bringing 157 of the 162 games of the regular season (along with all of the NLCS and World Series games) to the website.  I am hoping to complete the boxscores during my Christmas vacation, though much of this time will, of course, be devoted to family and holiday interests.

   

Still looking for digital pictures: I am still looking for high-res digital pictures to create a video presentation to put on the website with the song “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now,” which was created for the Phillies during the 1980 World Series. If you have something (for free – I’m poor!), please let me know through the contact section.

 

Internet News Articles: Many of the articles you see on this website originate from two sources. Newspaperarchive.com is a pay site that features a large archive of newspapers from multiple cities, ranging from the 1800s to the present day. The articles that I have posted from the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer come from that site. Last month, newspaperarchive.com pulled its 1980 issues of the Daily Intelligencer, citing a request from the publisher (the site still publishes the paper dated 1977 and earlier).  A few months ago, Google created its own newspaper archive, which will give me a whole new source of new articles. The Google site features the Reading Eagle, among other newspapers.

 

Wanted: Any and all articles that pertain to the 1980 Phillies, or any players on the roster from that year. If you have some to donate/lend/sell/steal please e-mail me. Copies and scans are wonderful! I am particularly interested in getting articles during the season from the Philadelphia newspapers (unfortunately, newspaperarchive.com does not have any Philadelphia newspapers). Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News please contact me. I am also looking for any youtube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.

 

Future Updates: With the articles from the old website successfully moved, I will be focusing on finishing the boxscores from the 1980 season. I am hoping to be able to finish the basic boxscores by the end of the Christmas, after which I will begin adding new articles and pictures to those boxscores that have not gotten any. I also hope to create a new “music video” with the Phillies version of “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” at some point to put on the site.

 

Go Phillies!

Richard Summers