Site News - November 2010
November Update: Managed to add quite a bit to the site this month. First, I was able to add the August boxscores – getting close to having all the boxscores on the site. Second, I can finally announce that all articles from the old website have now been added to the new website. I can’t proclaim the article section “finished,” but it is now at the point it had grown to in the last days of Geocities. I will continue to attempt to grow the site database with my available sources, but that progress will be secondary to finishing the boxscores.
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. 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 year. 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.