Site News - January 2022

January 2022 Update:  Happy New Year!  I was able to complete the regular season articles (through October 6, 1980) in the Camden Courier-Post, as well as the rival newspapers for those games.  I’m looking forward to reliving the playoffs once more in the eyes of local sportswriters!


Lockout:  In yet another episode of the rich fighting with the wealthy, MLB has instituted a lockout of the Players’ Association in December.  I guess we’ll just have to see how long this dog-and-pony show lasts this time.  Baseball cannot afford to have this latest labor dispute affect the 2022 season.


Denied Again:  For some unknown reason, former Phils’ great Dick Allen was once more denied his deserved place in Cooperstown, falling one vote short in the Golden Era committee.  Allen, who died in 2020, won Rookie of the Year in 1964 with the Phillies, and MVP in 1972 with the White Sox.  Appearing in seven all-star games, Allen finished with a .292 career average, to go with his 351 home runs and 1,119 RBI.


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 I am into the playoffs with the Courier-Post, things will slow down quite a bit just due to the increased number of articles that are in each day’s edition during the postseason.  I am hoping to finish the Courier-Post articles during the NLCS in January, and the World Series in February.  I will also keep my eyes open for rival articles during the playoffs as well.