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.

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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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  • #16
    Oct. 6. 2017; Phillies first baseman, Johnny Herrnstein died at the age of 79. He was a Phillie between 1962 and 1966 and got the most playing time (303 at bats) in 1964. Unfortunately the Phillies never solved their problem at first baseman in 1964. Herrnstein got off to a good start at the plate in 1964, but then faded.If they had a decent, solid major league first baseman whose base hits might have contributed to a few more wins they would probably have built up so large a lead that they could have dipped a little in September but still taken the pennant. First baseman, with Herrnstein, Ruben Amaro Sr., Roy Sievers, Frank Thomas, costen Shockley, Danny Cater, and Vic Power was the weak link in the Phillies '64 lineup. Herrnstein hit .234 with 6 home runs in 1964 and hit .220 with 8 home runs lifetime, with just 99 career hits.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 07-25-2018, 07:38 AM.


    • #17
      Jan. 7,2018: 1951 & 1952 Phillies infielder, Dick Young has passed away at age 89. He ranked among the 80 oldest, currently living major leaguers up to the time of his passing.


      • #18
        Tito Francona, a talented outfielder/first baseman, passed away on Feb. 13, 2018 at the age of 84. He hit .272 in 1719 major league games between 1956 and 1970. His peak years were with the Cleveland Indians between 1959 and 1962 and he was selected to the 1961 American League all-star team. In 1959 he hit .363, but failed to qualify for the Batting title by about 30 plate appearances. He also had a career high 20 home runs that season. Francona hit 16 HR with a career high 85 RBI and a .301 batting average in 1961, his only all-star season. Francona played for the Phillies for part of the 1967 season. He is the father of Terry Francona, current Cleveland Indians manager, who managed the Phillies between 1997 and 2000.


        • #19
          Bill Robinson died in 2007.


          • #20
            Originally posted by Macker View Post
            Bill Robinson died in 2007.
            Corrected list due to your post on B.Robinson.....Thanks!


            • #21
              Through 5/31/2018: According to Wikipedia There are 15 former Phillies among the 100 oldest living major league players and 21 former Phillies among the 125 oldest living MLB players.


              • #22
                'Whiz Kid' pitcher Paul Stuffel passed away on Sept. 9, 2018. Pitchers Bob Miller, 92 and Curt Simmons, 89 are the last remaining survivors of the 1950 Phillies National League championship team.


                • #23
                  Birthdates for players on the 'Oldest Living Phillies' list have been extended through 12/31/1943. - Players listed are Age 75 and older.


                  • #24
                    Nov. 8 - Today is the 98th birthday of 3B/OF/PH Wally Westlake (1956 Phillies; MLB: 1947-1956; 1951 N.L. all-star)). birthdate: November 8, 1920. (1920-) He is the second longest-lived player in Phillies franchise history. Only 1940 Phillies INF Alex Monchak (1917-2016) lived to be older than Westlake
                    (98 years, 191 days).
                    Westlake reached the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947 after World War Two military service. Westlake had some excellent seasons early in his career hitting .272 lifetime.over his 10 year MLB career.
                    He had three seasons where he hit at least 20 home runs: (career high 24 home runs in 1950), topped 90 RBI twice (career high: 104 RBI in 1949) and his batting average career highs were: as an everyday player .285 twice in 1948 and 1950, and .330 as a reserve in 1953. He was a highly valued reserve where he hit 11 home runs off the bench of the 1954 Cleveland Indians, a team that won the American League pennant with record setting performances in wins and winning percentage (111-43, .721 win .pctg) and he was selected to and played in the 1951 all-star game , representing the National League as a St. Louis Cardinal. .
                    Westlake's career stops included: 1947-1951 Pittsburgh Pirates; 1951-1952; St. Louis Cardinals; 1952 Cincinnati Reds 1952-1955 Cleveland Indians 1955 Baltimore Orioles and finally 1956 Philadelphia Phillies.

                    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 11-08-2018, 06:22 AM.


                    • #25
                      The oldest living former MLB player as of today is Fred Caligiuri who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He is 100 years and 17 days old (born 22 Oct 1918). The secret must be in the cheese steaks.


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
                        The oldest living former MLB player as of today is Fred Caligiuri who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He is 100 years and 17 days old (born 22 Oct 1918). The secret must be in the cheese steaks.
                        Besides being the oldest living MLB player and the only Centenarian (100years or more of age) ,who played in the majors the most seasons ago - 77 through 2018, another distinction held by Fred Caligiuri, is that he pitched with the 1941 and 1942 Philadelphia Athletics and since he started his MLB career in 1941, he is the only living MLB player who was active in the major leagues before America entered World War Two (Pearl Harbor - December 1941).


                        • #27
                          Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
                          The oldest living former MLB player as of today is Fred Caligiuri who played for the Philadelphia Athletics. He is 100 years and 17 days old (born 22 Oct 1918). The secret must be in the cheese steaks.
                          Didn't Woody Allen or one of his characters in the 1973 Comedy/Sci Fi movie "Sleeper" set centuries ahead in the future say that SCIENCE had figured out that the key to longevity was the consumption of Hot Fudge Sundaes. If only the Hot Fudge Sundaes or Cheese Steaks Factor were really True!
                          Last edited by philliesfiend55; 11-10-2018, 05:28 AM.


                          • #28
                            November 8, 2018: RHP - Ron Negray passed away at the age of 88. Negray pitched sporadically in the majors in the 1950s. For the 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers, the 1955 & 1956 Phillies, and the 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers, in their first year on the West Coast, Negray compiled a 6-6 record, with a 4.04 earned run average. He has Topps baseball cards portraying him both with the Dodgers and the Phillies.He was a lifelong resident of the Akron, Ohio area.
                            Last edited by philliesfiend55; 11-12-2018, 08:16 AM.


                            • #29
                              November 13: Today is Infielder, Bobby Pfeil's 75th birthday and he becomes the 105th member of the Currently Living "Phillies Alumni Three-Quarters Of A Century Club" (Living Phillies Players who are 75 or older). Pfeil spent a number of years in the high minors reaching the majors only twice, wtih the 1969 New York Mets and the 1971 Phillies. His two major leagues experiences couldn't have been more different. He played on a 1969 Mets team that would win the NL Eastern Division, NL Pennant, and then score an upset win to take the '69 World Series title, while in 1971 he'd play on the 67-95 last-place Phillies. On one level his working or playing conditions were about the same. The Mets' Shea Stadium was only in it's sixth year of existence in 1969 and as a stadium it was in it's prime, and it hosted a number of sellouts. in 1971 the Phillies had some big crowds too with local casual fans and lifelong fanatical Phillies fans all wanting to come to catch games at the Phillies brand new Veterans Stadium, which was in it's inaugural season after opening that April 10.


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