Site News - February 2022

February 2022 Update:  As anticipated, the time grew a little scarce this month, but I was able to get in the Camden Courier Post articles from the 1980 NLCS against the Houston Astros.  In addition, I put in articles from three Texas sources:  The Corpus Christi Times, the Corpus Christi Caller and the Galveston Daily News.  Also, I found some national-oriented articles from the Chicago Tribune and the Montreal Gazette.

 

Lockout Continues:  Though there have been some hopeful signs in recent days, the Lockout is still in swing.  The further this goes into February, the more it endangers Spring Training and the start of the 2022 season.  Once it is settled, get ready for an avalanche of contract offers and signings – not just from the Phillies, but throughout the MLB,

 

HOF Voting:  Congratulations to Former Red Sox and Twin designated hitter David Ortiz for being elected to the 2022 class of the Hall of Fame.  Former Phils Curt Schilling, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard each fell short of election.  For Schilling, it was his 10th and final attempt at gaining the vote of the Baseball Writers of America Association, while Howard fell short of the 5% of the vote needed to remain on the ballot.  Rollins, who received just shy of 10%, will be on the ballot against 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:   We have reached the World Series in the Camden Courier Post!  I am hoping, but not necessarily expecting to finish the World Series articles this month.  It may take into March before I am able to complete the articles.  I will also be looking at the Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star newspapers for articles from the other side as well.