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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Images/Graphics: Allowed, but nothing larger than 20k and Content rules must be followed

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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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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.

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When a post is submitted to Baseball Fever, it is forwarded by the server automatically and seen immediately. The moderator may:
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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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  • #46
    1946 West Coast Baseball League-It only played one year
    3 photos from the Oakland Museum of California


    First photo of 4 Oakland Larks players

    Larger view of first photo here

    Second photo of 4 Oakland Lark pitchers L-R: Wade James, We Willie Jones, Charles "Speck"Roberts, Marion "Sugar"Cain

    Larger view of the second photo here

    Third Photo of the San Francisco Sea Lions Team

    Larger view of the third photo here
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    • #47
      Baseball's Past in Black and White

      "Uncle Robbie" and "The Grey Eagle" meet before the 1920 Series.
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      • #48
        Buck Freeman here in 1947. Played in the big Leagues from 1891-1907. Hit 25 home runs in 1899 to lead the National League for the Washington Senators.

        Buck Freeman's Bio
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        • #49
          1944 Toledo Mud Hens

          Larger view of photo here

          1944 Toledo Mud Hens; 95-58, .621, 2nd Place, 7 g behind,---BB-Reference

          Top Row, L-R: Bob Wren (2B/3B), William Sullivan (P), Walter Brown (P), Ox Miller (P), Bill Seinsoth (P), Ed Ignasiak (1B), John Whitehead (P), Joe Schultz (C), Babe Martin (C/OF), Bob Boken (1B/3B/OF).

          Middle Row, L-R: Al LaMacchia (P), Earl Jones (P), Sylvester Goedde (P), Marquardt (Mgr.), Bill Burgo (OF), Cliff Fannin (P), Fred Reinhart (OF), Harry Kimberlin (P).

          Bottom Row, L-R: Don Smith (OF), George Corona (P/OF), Andy Perna (trainer), Rusty Gilliland (mascot), Dick Kimble (SS), Len Schulte (2B/3B/SS).
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          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-15-2013, 11:25 AM.

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          • #50
            1933 Houston Buffaloes

            Larger view of photo here


            Top Row; L-R: Fred Ankenman (President), Stan Keyes (OF), Oscar Fuhr (P), Ed Greer (P), Robert Kalbitz (1B), Albert Fisher (P), Andy French (Secretary)

            Middle Row; L-R: George Payne (P), Ken O'Dea (C), Carey Selph (Mgr.), Ival Goodman (OF), George Binder (SS), Ed Hock (3B)

            Front Row; L-R: Mike Cvengros (P), Bill Beckmann (P), Gene Moore (OF), Ernie Parker (OF), Tommy West (C)
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            • #51
              Babe Ruth with the Junior Red Devils

              Don't know anything about this photo and maybe it's been posted before but it's a good one with Babe and kids.

              Larger view of photo here
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              Last edited by Dto7; 01-28-2012, 10:59 PM.

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              • #52
                Al Rosen 1954
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                • #53
                  1915 Chicago Whales-Federal League

                  Larger view of photo here
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                  • #54
                    1909 St. Paul Gophers

                    Larger view of photo one here
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                    • #55
                      1945 New York Yankees

                      Larger view of photo here

                      Back Row; L-R: Don Savage (3B), Oscar Grimes (UT), Nick Etten (1B), Paul Schreiber (P), Steve Roser (P), Bill Bevens (P), Bill Drescher (C), Russ Derry (OF)

                      Middle Row; L-R: Froelich (Trainer), Red Ruffing (P), Ken Holcombe (P), Tuck Stainback (OF), Mike Garbark (C), Jim Turner (P), Al Gettel (P), Tiny Bonham (P), Bill Zuber (P), Joe Page (P), Weyant (Secretary)

                      Front Row; L-R: Hersh Martin (OF), Frankie Crosetti (SS), Bud Metheny (OF), Aaron Robinson (C) Johnny Neun (Coach), Art Fletcher (Coach), Joe McCarthy (Mgr.), John Schulte (Coach), Snuffy Stirnweiss (2B), Mike Milosevich (UT), Monk Dubiel (P)

                      Villants (batboy) sitting on grass
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                      • #56
                        Former Boston Braves Manager Fred Mitchell with 6 members of the 1914 World Series Champion Boston Braves.

                        L-R: Fred Mitchell, Dick Crutcher, Lefty Tyler, Hank Gowdy, Bill James, Paul Strand and Red Smith


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                        • #57

                          1935 Pittsburgh Pirates


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                          Back Row; L-R: Pie Traynor (Mgr.), Malcolm DeWeese (C), Bill Swift (P), Jack Salveson (P), Red Lucas (P), Woody Jensen (OF), Mace Brown (P), Lloyd Johnson (P), Wayne Osborne (P), Jim Weaver (P), Guy Bush (P), Aubrey Epps (C)

                          Middle Row; L-R: Bill Hinchman (Coach), Jewell Ens (Coach), Waite Hoyt (P), Tom Padden (C), Ralph Birkofer (P), Tommy Thevenow (3B), Elmer Trapp (IF), Earl Browne (1B), Earl Grace (C)

                          Front Row; L-R: Babe Herman (OF), Lloyd Waner (OF), (mascot), Paul Waner (OF), Arky Vaughn (SS), Pep Young (2B), Cy Blanton (P), Cookie Lavagetto (2B), Bob Salveson (IF), Honus Wagner (Coach), Hal Smith (P)
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Dto7 View Post
                            1945 New York Yankees

                            Larger view of photo here

                            Back Row; L-R: Don Savage (3B), Oscar Grimes (UT), Nick Etten (1B), Paul Schreiber (P), Steve Roser (P), Bill Bevens (P), Bill Drescher (C), Russ Derry (OF)

                            Middle Row; L-R: Froelich (Trainer), Red Ruffing (P), Ken Holcombe (P), Tuck Stainback (OF), Mike Garbark (C), Jim Turner (P), Al Gettel (P), Tiny Bonham (P), Bill Zuber (P), Joe Page (P), Weyant (Secretary)

                            Front Row; L-R: Hersh Martin (OF), Frankie Crosetti (SS), Bud Metheny (OF), Aaron Robinson (C) Johnny Neun (Coach), Art Fletcher (Coach), Joe McCarthy (Mgr.), John Schulte (Coach), Snuffy Stirnweiss (2B), Mike Milosevich (UT), Monk Dubiel (P)

                            Villants (batboy) sitting on grass
                            I note that Aaron Robinson has a left sleeve patch I have never before seen on a uniform, the "Ruptured Duck", suggesting that he was a Veteran. Has anyone ever seen other examples of this patch?

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Joe Barrie View Post
                              I note that Aaron Robinson has a left sleeve patch I have never before seen on a uniform, the "Ruptured Duck", suggesting that he was a Veteran. Has anyone ever seen other examples of this patch?
                              From uni-watch.com, 3 players from the 1945 Cubs allowed to wear the patch.

                              http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/...d7bb46b1_b.jpg


                              Story about the patch from uni-watch

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                              • #60
                                I did a little story about the patch as worn by my friends uncle, Cubs catcher Paul Gillespie:
                                http://infinitecardset.blogspot.com/...gillespie.html
                                See My Baseball Card Project: www.infinitecardset.blogspot.com

                                See My Vintage Sports Posters: www.cieradkowskidesign.blogspot.com

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