Site News - April 2013
April Update: I keep plugging along. Things were a bit slow this month, and probably will be through the end of May. Just too many responsibilities with the coming of the end of the school year and all the events and testing that go along with that! There are a few more articles on the website, and a clip or two have been added as well. I am currently working on June, 1980 articles from the Reading Eagle.
Media Update: Still working on getting some clips from the NLCS and other parts of the 1980 season. Since I have a digital file of the Phantistic Phillies record, there may be possibilities there as well. I am also still periodically checking YouTube for other clips to add as well.
Digital Pictures Needed: I’d still love pictures of the 1980 season If you have something (for free – I’m poor and this is a non-profit site!), please let me know through the contact section.
Dwindling Reserves of Internet News Articles: My access to newspaper articles has been limited in recent months. I let my subscription to newspaperarchives.com lapse, as they had reduced the number of articles available from that time period. Additionally, Google has decided to abandon their foray into their news archives service. I still have some access to materials that I downloaded before these changes, but these sources will dry up pretty quickly once I begin to work with them. The three main sources I have from these leftovers are three newspapers: the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer, the Reading Eagle and the Gettysburg Times.
Wanted: I am still looking for any and all articles from the 1980 season – particularly from the Philadelphia papers which I have very limited access to. Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News please contact me – scans are fine by me. I am also looking for any YouTube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.
Future Updates: I am continuing to add newspaper photos (of varying quality) to try to add some kick to the boxscore pages. I am working backwards through the season – right now I am doing the games from August. I am also continuing the effort to add multimedia to various pages when access and time allow.