Site News - June 2020

June 2020 Update:  Got started with the articles from the Philadelphia Daily News this month.  Managed to complete all the articles through the end of Spring Training.  Interesting to see the doubt about whether there would even be a season.


Life Without Baseball?: It’s been a surreal experience to have spring – even Memorial Day – without baseball.  Or any other sports, for that matter!  And now, as the NHL and NBA seems to be preparing to get on with their playoffs, the MLB and the Player’s Association seem to be bent on playing some kind of game of financial chicken.  Hopefully they can get some sort of compromise worked out – I’m ready for some baseball!  Otherwise, they run the risk of doing some real damage to the game.


Still On the Lookout For:

  • Pictures from the 1980 season.  Looking for digital copies of pictures that can be posted on the site.
  • Articles from the Philadelphia Bulletin.  Richie Ashburn used to do a weekly article in that newspaper.  Online, scanned, clipped… most importantly free!


Future Updates:   Now that we’ve got the Daily News started, it’s time to continue on to the regular season.  Hopefully I can keep up the month-to-month (or maybe even better in the summer) ratio.  As time allows, I still plan on throwing in some articles from a few Missouri newspapers from the 1980 World Series to get their point of view as well.