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    I'm trying to do a "Where are they now?" list of Cincinnati Reds players from maybe the 1940's to the early 2000's. Anyone know where to start on this project?

    The Reds official site lists all players who ever played for the Reds and their stats but no info on age, date of death or where they live now. I was going to contact the Reds on this but I see no e-mail address on their home page.

    If this is in the wrong forum, please move it. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Originally posted by driver62 View Post
    I'm trying to do a "Where are they now?" list of Cincinnati Reds players from maybe the 1940's to the early 2000's. Anyone know where to start on this project?

    The Reds official site lists all players who ever played for the Reds and their stats but no info on age, date of death or where they live now. I was going to contact the Reds on this but I see no e-mail address on their home page.

    If this is in the wrong forum, please move it. Any help would be appreciated.
    Maybe the Enquirer?
    Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
    Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
    Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
    Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
    Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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    • #3
      Originally posted by driver62 View Post
      I'm trying to do a "Where are they now?" list of Cincinnati Reds players from maybe the 1940's to the early 2000's. Anyone know where to start on this project?

      The Reds official site lists all players who ever played for the Reds and their stats but no info on age, date of death or where they live now. I was going to contact the Reds on this but I see no e-mail address on their home page.

      If this is in the wrong forum, please move it. Any help would be appreciated.
      Try the Social Security Death Index. It's a terrific research tool. You should have a fairly accurate birth date range judging by the years they played. You can reference their hometowns, (which would be the SS issuing state) through Baseball-Reference.com
      Since they were ML'ers, there is a high probability there was some type of obituary written. You'll have to google the names one by one. Older players probably died in their hometowns. Both options are time consuming but rewarding if you enjoy the thrill of the hunt.

      For living players, look in the white pages from their hometowns & the surounding areas. There's a good chance they went back there after their playing days were over. Again. time consuming, but you have to love the research.

      Good luck.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
        Try the Social Security Death Index. It's a terrific research tool. You should have a fairly accurate birth date range judging by the years they played. You can reference their hometowns, (which would be the SS issuing state) through Baseball-Reference.com
        Since they were ML'ers, there is a high probability there was some type of obituary written. You'll have to google the names one by one. Older players probably died in their hometowns. Both options are time consuming but rewarding if you enjoy the thrill of the hunt.

        For living players, look in the white pages from their hometowns & the surounding areas. There's a good chance they went back there after their playing days were over. Again. time consuming, but you have to love the research.

        Good luck.
        There's also the website http://www.findagrave.com/, which is an excellent base for who's buried where. Doesn't help with the living, though.
        Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
        Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
        Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
        Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
        Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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        • #5
          I know some people don't like it, but try Wikipedia. There are a lot of pages for retired major leaguers, and some of them say what they're done since retirement, et all.
          AL East Champions: 1981 1982
          AL Pennant: 1982
          NL Central Champions: 2011
          NL Wild Card: 2008

          "It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watching them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time you don't think much of it; you know, we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day." - Moonlight Graham

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