Site News - April 2021

April 2021 Update:  Got two more days worth of Kansas City Times articles entered, which brings us through Game 3 of the Series.  The Kansas City outlook was much cheerier overall than the Philadelphia newspapers, and were heartened with the Royals’ win in Game 3.


And The Chase Begins:  The Phillies have started the race for the 2021 National League pennant with a three-game sweep over the Braves, mainly on the strength of their pitching.  The Phils have some questions going into this season:  bullpen, centerfield, and the starting rotation beyond Aaron Nola and Zach Wheeler.  The Fightin’ Phils should be good enough, though, to keep the season interesting well into September.


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:   I’ll keep plugging away at the Kansas City Times newspapers.  If my pace the past few months holds out, I should finish in May or June at the latest.  Then I’ll be shifting to some of the suburban newspapers.  Top contenders are the Camden Courier Post, Wilmington Morning News, Wilmington News Journal or (Allentown) Morning Call.  I’ll keep looking at Kansas City, Houston, Montreal and Pittsburgh, especially on the dates the Phils played those teams.