Site News - April 2022

April 2022 Update:  I can officially say that the Camden Courier Post is done!  I wrapped up the articles from this newspaper through the end of 1980, and can now say that yet another local paper is in the site database! 


Locked In?:  The owners and players were finally able to reach some sort of agreement to end the lockout at 99 days.  All teams will have a shortened spring training, and games will begin on April 7.


Additions!:  The Phillies made two huge signings in the days following the end of the lockout.  Kyle Schwarber, formerly of the Cubs and Red Sox, and Nick Castellanos, formerly of the Cubs and Reds, will be Phillies in the 2022 season and beyond.  Both were signed to four-year contracts.  In addition, Odubel Herrera, Aaron Barrett, Jeurys Familia and Brad Hand also signed free agent contracts with the Phils. One thing is for certain:  There will be no shortage of power in the Phils’ lineup next year!


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:   For the short run, I plan to concentrate on World Series articles from the Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star newspapers for the next month or two.  Time will be tight and that may be all I can get accomplished for right now.  Afterward, I will begin another local paper, perhaps one from Wilmington or Allentown.