Site News - March 2013

March Update: Made my self-imposed “goal” this month – I managed to add a couple of clips from the 1980 NLCS, particularly from the infamous triple-no-double-play from Game 4.  I’ve also managed to finish the articles from the Reading Eagle from July of 1980.  This will continue to be very busy, including some traveling this month, so I cannot promise this relatively torrid pace will continue, but I shall give it a good effort!

Media Update: I have added a few sound clips from the NLCS, and will strive to continue adding more.  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.