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
Nothing political or religious
Nothing obscene, vulgar, defamatory or derogatory
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.

VII. Appropriate and inappropriate topics for Baseball Fever:

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.

IX. Legal aspects of participation in Baseball Fever:

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.

The messages appearing on Baseball Fever contain the opinions and views of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of Baseball Fever, or of the Baseball Almanac family of sites.


Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever |
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  • #31
    The Dean Brothers

    Daffy and Dizzy 1934 World Series in 1st photo

    Daffy and Dizzy in 1935 2nd photo
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Dto7 View Post
      Nick Altrock

      Nick Altrock Stats

      The Story of Nick Altrock

      I hope this photo of Nick Altrock doesn't scare anyone.
      Love the up close and personal photo, but wasn't Altrock better known for his comic antics than his playing?


      • #33
        Originally posted by MLB4LYF View Post
        Love the up close and personal photo, but wasn't Altrock better known for his comic antics than his playing?
        Yes he was..


        • #34
          1913 New York Yankees

          First year they were officially called the Yankees-Photo was taken at the Polo Grounds April 4, 1913

          Larger view of the photo here

          Top Row; L-R: Mal Barry, Dutch Sterrett (UT), Bob Williams (C), Ray Fisher (P), Red Hoff (P), Roy Hartzell (2B), Harry Wolter (OF), Jack Martin (SS), Paddy Green, Douglas Harbison

          Center Row Sitting: L-R: Birdie Cree (OF), Iron Davis (P) , Ezra Midkiff (3B), Ray Keating (P), Claud Derrick (SS), Russ Ford (P), Bert Daniels (OF), Al Schulz (P)

          Bottom Row Standing; L-R: George McConnell (P), Jeff Sweeney (C) , Bill Stumpf (UT), Jack Lelivelt (OF), Ralph Young (SS), Frank Chance (Mgr), Johnny Priest (P), Ray Caldwell (P)
          Sitting: Hal Chase (UT), Mascot
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          Last edited by Dto7; 08-02-2013, 10:11 AM.


          • #35
            I wouldn't label Hal Chase as a utility player. In his 39 games with the Yankees in 1913 (before being traded to the White Sox), he played 29 games at first base, 5 in the outfield and 5 at second base (despite being left-handed!). He was their primary first baseman until the trade.


            • #36
              Baseball's past in Black and White

              Billy Martin, Bob Cerv and Mickey Mantle. October 12, 1958, before exhibition game against the NL All-Stars.
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              • #37
                1939 Fort Worth Cats-Texas League Champs

                Larger view of photo here

                Back Row; L-R: Eddie Kearse (C), Bob Linton (Mgr.,C), Ed Greer (P), Stan Corbett (P), Ray Starr (p), Cal Dorsett (P), Scat Metha (3B), Firpo Marberry (P), William Yocke (P)

                Front Row; L-R: Lee Stebbins (1B), John Stoneham (OF), Buster Chatham (SS), Clyde McDowell (2B), Carl Kott (2B), Leo Moon (P), Walter Cazen (OF), John Suydam (OF), Laya(Bat Boy)
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                • #38
                  American League's 50th Anniversay celebrated at Fenway Park in Boston on May 15, 1951. This photo was taken on the state house steps in Boston. 31 of the 36 living players, managers and umpires from the first year(1901) were there.
                  Ted Williams hit his 300th home run and Nellie Fox hit is 1st big league home run in the real game of Red Sox vs the White Sox on May 15 at Fenway.

                  Larger view of the first photo here
                  The second photo the players are numbered.

                  Thanks to Gary Livacari(GaryL) for identifying most of the players in this photo.

                  1A. Harry Gleason 1. Mike Brother 2. Unknown 3. Tommy Leary 4. Bill Hoffer 5. Roy Patterson 6. Cy Young 7. Fred Mitchell 8. Unknown 9. Unknown 10. Wm. “Dummy” Hoy 11. George McBride 12. Charlie Hemphill 13. Paddy Livingston 14. Unknown 15. Bill Friel 16. Harry Howell 17. Sport McAllister 18. Jimmy Williams 19. Joe Sugden 20. Bill Bradley 21. Joe Cronin 22. Ollie Pickering 23. David Fultz 24. Freddy Parent 25. Connie Mack 26. Governer Paul Dever 27. Clark Griffith 28. Billy Maloney 29. Earl Moore 30. Wid Conroy 31. Hugh Duffy
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                  Last edited by Dto7; 01-18-2012, 02:08 PM.


                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Dto7 View Post
                    Thanks, Gary. Good call on Billy Maharg, just got done reading about him. Thanks for pointing it out.
                    I saw a grainy photo of "Maharg" in a Black Sox book years ago, for some reason it stuck in my head and it definitely looked very much like the man in the photo above. I also seem to remember that Maharg/Graham was a boxer at some point, like Abe "The Little Champ" Attell.

                    I also noticed a "Van Burkleo" in the Copper Kings photo, wasn't there a well hyped prospect by that name 10-20 years ago?

                    Also, isn't #8 in the '51 Boston photo above Nap Lajoie?
                    Last edited by hellborn; 01-18-2012, 03:30 PM.
                    "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial


                    • #40
                      Originally posted by hellborn View Post
                      Also, isn't #8 in the '51 Boston photo above Nap Lajoie?
                      No, Nap Lajoie, Bill Clingham, Jim Jack, John Katoll and Gus Weyhing were the players that were not there.

                      The ones that there.
                      Last edited by Dto7; 01-18-2012, 04:25 PM.


                      • #41
                        1912 Cincinnati Reds

                        Larger view of photo here

                        Back Row; L-R: Hank Severeid (C), Tex McDonald (SS), Bert Humphries (P), Art Fromme (P), Armando Marsans (OF), Jim Bagby (P), Bobby Keefe (p), Bill Prough (P), Harry Gaspar (P)

                        Middle Row; L-R: Rafael Almeida (3B), George Suggs, (P), Miller, Williams, Larry McLean (C), Eddie Grant (UT), Hanson Horsey (P), Mike Mitchell (OF), Heinie Peitz (Coach)

                        Front Row; L-R: Tommy Clarke (C), Frank Smith (P), Rube Benton (P), Hank O'Day (Mgr.), Dick Egan (2B), Dick Hoblitzell (1B), Bob Bescher (OF), Johnny Bates (OF)

                        Bottom Three: Art Phelen (3B), Brownie Burke (Mascot), Jimmy Esmond (IF)
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                        Last edited by Dto7; 01-19-2012, 10:02 PM.


                        • #42
                          Former Tigers meet in 1938

                          Looks like a Tiger reunion in 1938, any guesses of the players.

                          Larger view of photo here

                          The 3 in front L-R are Bobby Lowe, Bob Veach and Davy Jones
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                          • #43
                            Three ex-Yankees from the early days

                            First Photo is Russ Ford and Dan Daniel sports writer

                            Second photo is Andy Coakley

                            Third photo is Del Pratt
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                            • #44
                              1917 New York Giants

                              Larger view of photo here
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                              • #45
                                1939 Dallas Rebels

                                Larger view of photo here

                                Back Row; L-R: Earl Overman (P), Beryl Richmond (P), Harold G. Lee (OF), Zeke Trent (OF), Frank Wagner (p), Harold B. Lee (OF), Phil Seghi (2B)

                                Middle Row; L-R: Sal Gliatto (p), Dave Smith (p), Clay Touchstone (p), Les Mallon (2B), Bob Uhl (p), Walter Cazen (OF), Bill Cronin (C)

                                Front Row; L-R: Roy Mort (1B), Jim Levey (SS), Hap Morse (Mgr.), Grey Clarke (3B), Ben SoRelle (P)
                                Attached Files