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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Signature Composition
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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.

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  • #91
    Does anybody know how many players have hit 4 home runs in a game in the Nippon Baseball League history?
    Last Player to hit for the Cycle: Matt Kemp, San Diego Padres (August 14, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Regular Season No-Hitter: Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals 2-0 (October 3, 2015)

    Last Pitcher to throw a Postseason No-Hitter: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 (October 6, 2010)


    • #92
      There are five listed on this page: You have to scroll down a bit to find it. The last listed is in 2003.
      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.


      • #93
        Originally posted by jalbright View Post
        There are five listed on this page: You have to scroll down a bit to find it. The last listed is in 2003.
        The first ever to hit homers from both sides of the plate in one game was also the last batting champion in the first stage (1956-1967) of the Nicaraguan Pro League, Richie Scheinblum.


        • #94
          Interesting article on Otani and the rule intended to keep Japanese players from signing with the majors before NPB is here:
          Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
          Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
          A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.


          • #95
            Wow, a lot of info in here! Thanks! So is the site the place to go to get all the career/season stats of the former MLB guys that played there? I saw an earlier post from 6 years ago asking about Reggie Smith, etc, and was just wondering if that is still the place to go to see their stats? Just in case another site has popped up since then with more on it.

            Back in the early 1990s I heard that guys like Randy Bass and Larry Parrish were big HR champs over in Japan, was that true? I can't wait to be able to look up their stats and see just how good some of our former players did over there!

            Thanks again for putting all this together! Years ago I tried using Google to look up the NPB and never really found what I wanted.
            "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean


            • #96
              I was just looking at the stats leaderboard from the 2012 season and it seems as it is certainly a pitcher's era right now in Japan. A lot of guys with sub 2 ERAs, and very few guys hitting over .300.


              • #97
                I was just futzing around on the Internet and inadvertently came across this website devoted to photos of Negro and Nippon League players. The Jananese players seem to start on the 21st page, which is where the link takes you.


                • #98
                  Japanese baseball data has come in a very big way to Baseball

                  This has more current data than the Japanese Baseball warehouse, though not the notes on retired players.
                  Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                  Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                  A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.


                  • #99
                    Not sure if its a grid error on my guide but next week, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 have "Nippon Professional Baseball" listed as programming from 1pm-4pm ET, Tuesday thru Thursday.
                    World Champions: 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976, 1990
                    NL Champions: 1919, 1939, 1940, 1961, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1990
                    NL Western Division Champions: 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, *1981, 1990
                    NL Central Division Champions: *1994, 1995, 2010, 2012


                    • This is the most amazing long marathon game ever played. According to the mathematical analysis in my book Baseball' Longest Games, a 50-inning game only occurs once in 2.5 Billion games.

                      LONGEST BY INNINGS

                      LONGEST GAMES LASTING 20 INNINGS OR MORE BY INNINGS (828) – 212 won by home, 246 by visitor, 118 ties, 252 unknown or neutral site

                      51 OR MORE INNINGS (0)

                      No game, thus far, has been identified as having gone 51 or more innings.

                      50 INNINGS (1) – 0 won by home, 0 by visitor, 0 ties, 1 by unknown or neutral site

                      50 innings –---- Akashi Tocalo Stadium, Akashi, Japan – 8/28/2014 and 8/29/2014 and 8/30/2014 and 8/31/2014 – Nan-Shiki High School Tournament Semi-Final – Chukyo 3 Sotoku 0 in 10:18; suspended on August 28 at 12:51 PM after 15 innings and 2:52; suspended for a second time on August 29 at 2:24 PM after 30 innings and 6:16; suspended for a third time on August 30 at 2:04 PM after 45 innings and 9:18 – finished at 10:02 AM on August 31 after 50 innings and 10:18 – Chukyo pitcher Taiga Matsui went the distance pitching all 50 innings, facing 179 batters and throwing 709 pitches; Sotoku pitcher Jukiya Ishioka also went the distance pitching all 50 innings, facing 184 batters and throwing 689 pitches – in the Tournament Final later on August 31 Chukyo 2 Miura Gakuen 0 – Chukyo pitcher Taiga Matsui came on in relief in the 4 th inning, and completed the game, pitching 5 2/3 innings and throwing another 77 pitches, for a total of 786 pitches for the two games – everything about this game is record-breaking – attendance unknown.


                      • Fastest Pitchers Japanese Baseball NPB

                        I recently put together a list of the fastest pitches/pitchers ever in Nippon Professional Baseball if anyone is interested.

                        Includes Marc Kroon, Shohei Otani, Scott Mathieson, Yoshinori Sato, the late Hideki Irabu, and more.
                        Last edited by songtitle; 10-09-2014, 05:05 AM.
               - hitting and pitching fact checker


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