Site News - June 2012

June Update: I have continued to add more articles and newspaper pictures to the database, concentrating on the September games. I am pretty close to finishing the September games with articles from the Reading Eagle. I also cleaned up NLCS Game 5 and added an audio clip of Manny Trillo’s triple from Harry Kalas (courtesy of Youtube).

Media Update: I am still working on putting more audio clips (and as possible video clips) on the website through YouTube. The Phils World Series song (Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now) is also available on the site on the Multimedia page – the pictures aren’t the greatest (and I’ll still look for better ones for a clearer video), but I wanted the song on the site after the long wait.

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 me subscription to 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. 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: With the daily game descriptions finished, I have moved on to working on adding more articles to the site, beginning with September, along with pictures of each game where possible. I should finish the September articles for the Reading Eagle soon, and will move on to August game. I am working backwards through the season. I also hope to (eventually!) continue to put sound clips (and where possible maybe video clips) on the site.