Updated Baseball Fever Policy

Baseball Fever Policy

I. Purpose of this announcement:

This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

Baseball Fever is a moderated baseball message board which encourages and facilitates research and information exchange among fans of our national pastime. The intent of the Baseball Fever Policy is to ensure that Baseball Fever remains an extremely high quality, extremely low "noise" environment.

Baseball Fever is administrated by three principal administrators:
webmaster - Baseball Fever Owner
The Commissioner - Baseball Fever Administrator
Macker - Baseball Fever Administrator

And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

II. Comments about our policy:

Any suggestions on this policy may be made directly to the webmaster.

III. Acknowledgments:

This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

IV. Requirements for participation on Baseball Fever:

Participation on Baseball Fever is available to all baseball fans with a valid email address, as verified by the forum's automated system, which then in turn creates a single validated account. Multiple accounts by a single user are prohibited.

By registering, you agree to adhere to the policies outlined in this document and to conduct yourself accordingly. Abuse of the forum, by repeated failure to abide by these policies, will result in your access being blocked to the forum entirely.

V. Baseball Fever Netiquette:

Participants at Baseball Fever are required to adhere to these principles, which are outlined in this section.
a. All posts to Baseball Fever should be written in clear, concise English, with proper grammar and accurate spelling. The use of abbreviations should be kept to a minimum; when abbreviation is necessary, they should be either well-known (such as etc.), or explained on their first use in your post.

b. Conciseness is a key attribute of a good post.

c. Quote only the portion of a post to which you are responding.

d. Standard capitalization and punctuation make a large difference in the readability of a post. TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS is considered to be "shouting"; it is a good practice to limit use of all capitals to words which you wish to emphasize.

e. It is our policy NOT to transmit any defamatory or illegal materials.

f. Personal attacks of any type against Baseball Fever readers will not be tolerated. In these instances the post will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the personal attack via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue personal attacks will be banned from the site.

g. It is important to remember that many contextual clues available in face-to-face discussion, such as tone of voice and facial expression, are lost in the electronic forum. As a poster, try to be alert for phrasing that might be misinterpreted by your audience to be offensive; as a reader, remember to give the benefit of the doubt and not to take umbrage too easily. There are many instances in which a particular choice of words or phrasing can come across as being a personal attack where none was intended.

h. The netiquette described above (a-g) often uses the term "posts", but applies equally to Private Messages.

VI. Baseball Fever User Signature Policy

A signature is a piece of text that some members may care to have inserted at the end of ALL of their posts, a little like the closing of a letter. You can set and / or change your signature by editing your profile in the UserCP. Since it is visible on ALL your posts, the following policy must be adhered to:

Signature Composition
Font size limit: No larger than size 2 (This policy is a size 2)
Style: Bold and italics are permissible
Character limit: No more than 500 total characters
Lines: No more than 4 lines
Colors: Most colors are permissible, but those which are hard to discern against the gray background (yellow, white, pale gray) should be avoided
Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

Signature Content
No advertising is permitted
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Links to personal blogs/websites are permissible - with the webmaster's written consent
A Link to your Baseball Fever Blog does not require written consent and is recommended
Quotes must be attributed. Non-baseball quotes are permissible as long as they are not religious or political

Please adhere to these rules when you create your signature. Failure to do so will result in a request to comply by a moderator. If you do not comply within a reasonable amount of time, the signature will be removed and / or edited by an Administrator. Baseball Fever reserves the right to edit and / or remove any or all of your signature line at any time without contacting the account holder.

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Most concisely, the test for whether a post is appropriate for Baseball Fever is: "Does this message discuss our national pastime in an interesting manner?" This post can be direct or indirect: posing a question, asking for assistance, providing raw data or citations, or discussing and constructively critiquing existing posts. In general, a broad interpretation of "baseball related" is used.

Baseball Fever is not a promotional environment. Advertising of products, web sites, etc., whether for profit or not-for-profit, is not permitted. At the webmaster's discretion, brief one-time announcements for products or services of legitimate baseball interest and usefulness may be allowed. If advertising is posted to the site it will be copied by a moderator and/or administrator, deleted from the site, then sent to the member who made the post via a Private Message (PM) along with a single warning. Members who choose to not listen and continue advertising will be banned from the site. If the advertising is spam-related, pornography-based, or a "visit-my-site" type post / private message, no warning at all will be provided, and the member will be banned immediately without a warning.

It is considered appropriate to post a URL to a page which specifically and directly answers a question posted on the list (for example, it would be permissible to post a link to a page containing home-road splits, even on a site which has advertising or other commercial content; however, it would not be appropriate to post the URL of the main page of the site). The site reserves the right to limit the frequency of such announcements by any individual or group.

In keeping with our test for a proper topic, posting to Baseball Fever should be treated as if you truly do care. This includes posting information that is, to the best of your knowledge, complete and accurate at the time you post. Any errors or ambiguities you catch later should be acknowledged and corrected in the thread, since Baseball Fever is sometimes considered to be a valuable reference for research information.

VIII. Role of the moderator:

When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
a. Leave the thread exactly like it was submitted. This is the case 95% of the time.

b. Immediately delete the thread as inappropriate for Baseball Fever. Examples include advertising, personal attacks, or spam. This is the case 1% of the time.

c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

d. Edit the message due to an inappropriate item. This is the case 1% of the time. There have been new users who will make a wonderful post, then add to their signature line (where your name / handle appears) a tagline that is a pure advertisement. This tagline will be removed, a note will be left in the message so he/she is aware of the edit, and personal contact will be made to the poster telling them what has been edited and what actions need to be taken to prevent further edits.

The moderators perform no checks on posts to verify factual or logical accuracy. While he/she may point out gross errors in factual data in replies to the thread, the moderator does not act as an "accuracy" editor. Also moderation is not a vehicle for censorship of individuals and/or opinions, and the moderator's decisions should not be taken personally.

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By submitting a post to Baseball Fever, you grant Baseball Fever permission to distribute your message to the forum. Other rights pertaining to the post remain with the ORIGINAL author, and you may not redistribute or retransmit any posts by any others, in whole or in part, without the express consent of the original author.

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  • Marathons Lasting 20 or More Innings in Red Sox Nation

    We are the Marathon Seekers Group, eleven SABR members who are constantly looking to discover Baseball Marathons lasting 20 or more innings. So far, we have 648. But we know that we are touching only the tip of the iceberg.

    These games are very difficult to discover. Through much experience, we have learned that the three best places to find such games are (1) during the 1900 through 1929 era, at the height of Town Ball games; (2) Latino Baseball in the Caribbean and in Latin America; and (3) current games as they occur.

    We hope that you will review this list, and contact me, Phil Lowry, via e-mail at, if you see a game missing from the List, or if you can provide missing details, like the final score of the June 18, 1923 D.C. School Championship Game.

    We offer an Official Certificate to all who find a new game not yet on the List. Thank you very much for your help.


    24 – South End Grounds (I), Boston – 5/11/1877 – International Association at Inter-Collegiate Association – Manchester Professionals 0 Harvard College Crimson 0 in 3:30.

    36 – North End Grounds, Stoneham – 8/28/1880 – Amateur - Zouaves 21 Benecia Boys 15 – 350 fans.

    25 – Naugus Head, Marblehead – 9/6/1894 – Amateur – Lynn and Boston Railroad Conductors 2 Lynn and Boston Railroad Motormen 1.

    20 – West Fitchburg (later Fitchburg) – 8/17/1904 – Amateur – Cleghorn 9 Hill Tops 8.

    20 – Huntington Grounds, Boston – 7/4/1905 – American League – Athletics 4 Americans (later Red Sox) 2 in 3:31 in p.m. game, Athletics 5 Americans 2 in 1:52 in a.m. game – 12,666 fans for p.m. game, 8797 fans for a.m. game.

    24 – Huntington Grounds, Boston – 9/1/1906 – American League – Athletics 4 Americans (later Red Sox) 1 in 4:47, 2nd game postponed – 18,084 fans – finished at 6:47 PM.

    20 – Washington (later Roberto Clemente) Park, Lowell – 4/27/1907 – New England League – Haverhill Hustlers 1 Lowell Tigers 1 in 3:25 – 3200 fans.

    21 – Millerville (later Millville) - 5/25/1907 – Woonsocket Mill League – Taft-Pierce Mill of Woonsocket 4 Alice Mill of Woonsocket 2 in 3:18.

    28 – Dorchester Franklin Field Diamond #5, Boston – 6/8/1907 – Boston Grammar School League Championship Game – Henry L. Pierce Grammar School of Dorchester 4 Bennet Grammar School of Brighton 3 in 5:50 – finished at 3:50 PM.

    20 – Dorchester Franklin Field, Boston – 4/25/1908 – Boston Grammar School League – Lauriat Grammar School of Dorchester 5 Norfolk Grammar School of Dorchester 4.

    24 – Ashmont Playground, Boston – 7/18/1909 – Amateur 14-Year Old League – Norfolks of Dorchester 6 Rosemonts of Ashmont 5.

    28 – Columbus Avenue Grounds, Boston – 9/11/1912 – Amateur – Willow Athletic Club 5 St. Philips’ All-Stars 4 in 4:30 – finished at 2:30 PM.

    20 – Bertram Field, Salem – 6/10/1914 – Massachusetts High School League – Salem High School Witches 6 Haverhill High School Hillies 5 in 4:20 – finished at 7:40 PM.

    21 – Rowells Field, Salem – 7/22/1915 – Salem Playground League – Rowells Field 3 Bridge Street Nine 2 in 3:15.

    21 – Braves (later Nickerson) Field, Boston – 8/1/1918 – National League – Pirates 2 Braves 0.

    26 – Braves (later Nickerson) Field, Boston – 5/1/1920 – National League – Robins (later Dodgers) 1 Braves 1 in 3:50 – 4000 fans – finished at 6:50 PM.

    20 – Hampden Park (II), Springfield - 8/28/1920 – Eastern League – Albany Senators 5 Springfield Ponies 5 in 4:04.

    22 – Braves (later Nickerson) Field, Boston – 5/17/1927 – National League – Cubs 4 Braves 3 in 4:13.

    23 – Bee Hive (later Braves Field, then Nickerson Field), Boston – 6/27/1939 – National League – Dodgers 2 Bees (later Braves) 2 in 5:15 – 2457 fans.

    20 – Bee Hive (later Braves Field, then Nickerson Field), Boston – 7/5/1940 – National League – Dodgers 6 Bees (later Braves) 2 in 5:19 – 3881 fans – finished at 8:19 PM.

    20 – Pyncheon Park, Springfield - 6/8/1963 – Eastern League - York White Roses 2 Springfield Giants 1 in 4:57.

    20 – University Field, Amherst – 5/13/1972 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – University of Connecticut Huskies 9 University of Massachusetts Minutemen 3 in 5:10.

    20 – Hadley – 5/6 and 5/28/1974 – Massachusetts High School League – Hopkins Academy Golden Hawks 8 Mohawk Trail Regional High School Mohawks 4; suspended after 10 innings.

    20 – Fenway Park, Boston – 9/3/1981 and 9/4/1981 – American League - Mariners 8 Red Sox 7 in 6:01, suspended after 5:39 and 19 innings – 13,355 fans on 9/3, 1000 fans at suspension, 20,836 fans on 9/4 – suspended at 1:16 AM in the early morning of 9/4.

    20 – Eldredge Park, Orleans – 8/4/2003 – Cape Cod League – Harwich Mariners 3 Orleans Cardinals 2 in 5:52, umpire crew chief called it a tie game after 17 innings a little after Midnight, but both managers and players from both teams successfully changed his mind to allow the game to continue – 4615 fans, 125 fans at end – finished at 12:58 AM in the early morning of 8/5.

    20 – Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, Worcester – 6/26/2008 – Canadian American (CanAm) League - New Jersey Jackals 5 Worcester Tornadoes 4 in 6:06 – 1434 fans – finished at 12:11 AM in the early morning of 6/27.


    22 – Adelaide Park, Providence – 7/4/1908 – Tim O’Neil League – Red Hooks of Providence 5 Olneyville 4 in 3:30 – finished at 2:35 PM.

    20 – Andrews Field, Providence – 6/7/1924 – National Collegiate Athletic Association – Providence College Friars 1 Brown University Bears 0 in 4:05.

    29 – Hendricken Field, Providence – 6/17/1978 – Rhode Island Amateur Sunset League – Moosup Valley 4 Sports Enterprises 2 in 6:45; 2nd game cancelled – finished at 7:48 PM.

    33 - McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket - 4/18/1981 and 6/23/1981 - International League - power failure delay 0:30 at start, Pawtucket Paw Sox 3 Rochester Red Wings 2 in 8:25, suspended after 8:07 and 32 innings - 1740 fans, 150 fans Midnight, 100 fans top 21st, 60 fans 1 AM, 27 fans top 27th, 19 fans at suspension, 5756 fans on 6/23 – suspended at 4:07 AM in the early morning of 4/19, dawn was at 5:00 AM, finished at 6:18 PM on 6/23.

    20 – McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket – 7/26/1981 – International League – Pawtucket Paw Sox 4 Richmond Braves 2.


    23 – Brewster Park, New Haven – 7/14/1914 - Eastern Association – Hartford Senators 2 New Haven White Wings 1 in 3:55, 2nd game postponed.

    21 – Savin Rock Park, New Haven – 8/31/1919 – Eastern League – Worcester Boosters 4 New Haven Weissmen 3.

    20 – East Hartford – 5/14/1933 – Amateur – East Hartford Red Sox 5 New Britain Ramblers 4 in 5:15.

    22 – Mead Memorial Park, New Canaan – 6/30/1935 – Amateur – New Canaan Cardinals 8 Hastings Athletic Club (AC) 7 in 4:30 – 2000 fans.

    20 – Bulkeley Stadium, Hartford – 5/9/1937 – Negro League – Hartford Savitt Gems 5 Philadelphia Giants 4.

    20 – Recreation (now Rotary) Field, Naugatuck - 6/15/1946 – Connecticut High School League - Naugatuck High School Garnet and Grey (later Greyhounds) 3 Waterbury Leavenworth (later Croft, then Kennedy) High School Engineers 2.

    20 – Bourne Dormitory Field, Pomfret - 5/10/1952 – Independent School League - Pomfret School Mannymen (later Griffins) 4 St. George’s School Dragons 3 in 4:55.

    22 – Municipal Stadium, Waterbury - 7/31/1966 – Eastern League - Waterbury Giants 9 York White Roses 8 in 6:13 – finished at 12:46 AM in the early morning of 8/1.

    24 – Owen Fish Park, Fairfield – 8/14/1992 and 8/15/1992 – Northeast Regionals, National Amateur League – New Rochelle Robins 2 Worcester Warriors 1 in 6:10, suspended after 10 innings.

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    20 – Centennial Field, Burlington – 5/30/1955 – Provincial League – Thetford Mines Mineurs (Miners) 4 Burlington Athletics 3 in 4:54 – finished at 7:36 PM.


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