Announcement

Collapse

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.

Sincerely,

Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever
www.baseball-almanac.com | www.baseball-fever.com
"Baseball Almanac: Sharing Baseball. Sharing History."
See more
See less

Our Alumni

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Our Alumni

    Surviving members from other defunct teams have been covered; I thought it was time to post a list of surviving New York Giants. As of April 29th, 2008, fifty-four men who made the Polo Grounds their home field at one time or another still survive. Here is a listing in chronological order of their births, along with the years they played for the Giants.


    Some members asked for an updated list; as of November 1st, 2010, we are now down to thirty-seven men who played for the Giants at the Polo Grounds.



    Monte Irvin- 2/25/1919 (1949-1955)
    Charlie Mead- 4/29/1921 (1943-1945)
    Les Layton- 11/18/1921 (1948)
    Alvin Dark- 1/7/1922 (1950-1956)
    Gil Coan- 5/18/1922 (1955)
    Hub Andrews- 8/31/1922 (1947-1948)
    Red Schoendienst- 2/2/1923 (1956-1957)
    Chuck Diering- 2/5/1923 (1952)
    Hal Bamberger- 10/29/1924 (1948)
    Wayne Terwilliger- 6/27/1925 (1955-1956)
    Windy McCall- 7/18/1925 (1954-1957)
    Joe Garagiola-2/12/1926 (1954)
    Harvey Gentry- 5/27/1926 (1954)
    Mario Picone- 7/5/1926 (1947, 1952, 1954)
    George Spencer- 7/7/1926 (1950-1955)
    Don Mueller- 4/14/1927 (1948-1957)
    Jack Harshman- 7/12/1927 (1952)
    Billy Gardner- 7/19/1927 (1954-1955)
    Stu Miller- 12/26/1927- (1957)
    Al Worthington- 2/5/1929 (1953- 1954;1956-1957)
    Daryl Spencer- 7/13/1929 (1952-1953; 1956-1957)
    Bill Taylor-12/30/1929 (1954-1957)
    Joe Margoneri- 1/13/1930 (1956-1957)
    Ron Samford- 2/28/1930 (1954)
    Johnny Antonelli-4/12/1930 (1954-1957)
    Pete Burnside-7/2/1930 (1955, 1957)
    Foster Castleman- 1/1/1931 (1954-1957)
    Willie Mays- 5/6/1931-(1951-1952; 1954-1957)
    Ray Crone- 8/7/1931 (1957)
    Gail Harris- 10/15/1931 (1955-1957)
    Ed Bressoud- 5/2/1932 (1956-1957)
    Ozzie Virgil,Sr.- 5/17/1933 (1956-1957)
    Roy Wright- 9/26/1933 (1956)
    Joe Amalfitano- 1/23/1934 (1954-1955)
    Bill White-1/28/1934 (1956)
    Jackie Brandt- 4/28/1934 (1956)
    Mike McCormick-9/29/1938 (1956-1957)
    Last edited by chinese home run; 11-01-2010, 10:34 PM.

  • #2
    Good to see Jack Lohrke still on this list! Growing up in Milpitas, CA, I was a good friend of his son, John. When I first met John in 1977, at the age of 17, he asked me what I was interested in. I immediately told him 'baseball' and bragged that I could answer any baseball question he asked me. He said, "Okay, here's one: Did my dad play in the 1951 World Series?" So, naturally, I asked him, "Who is your dad?" His reply was, "Jack Lohrke." I said, "Your dad is Lucky Lohrke??" He replied, "You know my dad's nickname??" Needless to say, we became fast friends.

    One of the greatest treats I ever had in my life was the very first time I ever went over to John's house to pick him up for a concert we were going to. He was still in the shower so I spent a few minutes in the living room with his father, Jack. We immediately began talking baseball, and some of the inside stuff he told me about the Giants of the early '50s was fascinating and quite funny. He had a great sense of humor. I almost didn't want to leave when his son was ready to go, I was having such a blast.

    Anyway, seeing Lohrke's name on this list just now brought back a flood of great memories. Thanks.

    DF1
    Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

    Comment


    • #3
      Shouldn't Bob Lennon be on there?

      Comment


      • #4
        Most of those players will sign autographs through the mail. The exceptions are Antonelli and Castleman.

        Comment


        • #5
          To machinehead11- no, Bob Lennon passed away in 2005.
          Last edited by chinese home run; 04-29-2008, 08:07 PM.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by nygiant View Post
            Most of those players will sign autographs through the mail. The exceptions are Antonelli and Castleman.
            Ummm.... I sent to Antonelli last year c/o his home in NY, and he graciously personalized my 8x10 for me, and wrote a nice note back.
            Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection

            Comment


            • #7
              He must have mellowed then.

              Comment


              • #8
                Pretty amazing 20 or so 1957 players are still with us!

                Comment


                • #9
                  May they all live as long as they want to.
                  ---
                  Pushing on the doors of life marked "pull."
                  Visit my blogsigpic

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by chinese home run View Post
                    Surviving members from other defunct teams have been covered; I thought it was time to post a list of surviving New York Giants. As of August 17th, 2009, 46 men who made the Polo Grounds their home field at one time or another still survive. Here is a listing in chronological order of their births, along with the years they played for the Giants.


                    Tommy Henrich- 2/26/1910 (Coach 1957)
                    Lonny Frey- 8/23/1910 (1948)
                    Monte Irvin- 2/25/1919 (1949-1955)
                    Buddy Blattner-2/8/1920 (1946-1948)
                    Larry Jansen- 7/16/1920 (1947-1954; Coach 1954)
                    Artie Wilson- 10/28/1920 (1951)
                    Charlie Mead- 4/29/1921 (1943-1945)
                    Les Layton- 11/18/1921 (1948)
                    Alvin Dark- 1/7/1922 (1950-1956)
                    Gil Coan- 5/18/1922 (1955)
                    Clint Hartung- 8/10/1922 (1947-1952)
                    Hub Andrews- 8/31/1922 (1947-1948)
                    Red Schoendienst- 2/2/1923 (1956-1957)
                    Chuck Diering- 2/5/1923 (1952)
                    Bobby Thomson- 10/25/1923 (1946-1953; 1957)
                    Hal Bamberger- 10/29/1924 (1948)
                    Wayne Terwilliger- 6/27/1925 (1955-1956)
                    Windy McCall- 7/18/1925 (1954-1957)
                    Joe Garagiola-2/12/1926 (1954)
                    Harvey Gentry- 5/27/1926 (1954)
                    Mario Picone- 7/5/1926 (1947, 1952, 1954)
                    George Spencer- 7/7/1926 (1950-1955)
                    Rudy Rufer- 10/28/1926 (1949-1950)
                    Don Mueller- 4/14/1927 (1948-1957)
                    Jack Harshman- 7/12/1927 (1952)
                    Billy Gardner- 7/19/1927 (1954-1955)
                    Stu Miller- 12/26/1927- (1957)
                    Valmy Thomas- 10/21/1928 (1957)
                    Al Worthington- 2/5/1929 (1953- 1954;1956-1957)
                    Daryl Spencer- 7/13/1929 (1952-1953; 1956-1957)
                    Bill Taylor-12/30/1929 (1954-1957)
                    Joe Margoneri- 1/13/1930 (1956-1957)
                    Ron Samford- 2/28/1930 (1954)
                    Johnny Antonelli-4/12/1930 (1954-1957)
                    Pete Burnside-7/2/1930 (1955, 1957)
                    Foster Castleman- 1/1/1931 (1954-1957)
                    Willie Mays- 5/6/1931-(1951-1952; 1954-1957)
                    Ray Crone- 8/7/1931 (1957)
                    Gail Harris- 10/15/1931 (1955-1957)
                    Ed Bressoud- 5/2/1932 (1956-1957)
                    Ozzie Virgil,Sr.- 5/17/1933 (1956-1957)
                    Roy Wright- 9/26/1933 (1956)
                    Joe Amalfitano- 1/23/1934 (1954-1955)
                    Bill White-1/28/1934 (1956)
                    Jackie Brandt- 4/28/1934 (1956)
                    Mike McCormick-9/29/1938 (1956-1957)
                    With the recent passing of Davey Williams, our alumni is now just forty-six former New York Giants. The above list has been updated.
                    Last edited by chinese home run; 08-20-2009, 08:29 PM. Reason: add sentence, delete info

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Scratch Andy Tomasic off the list. He died 11/27/2008 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bbxpert View Post
                        Scratch Andy Tomasic off the list. He died 11/27/2008 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

                        Thanks- I wasn't aware of that. Now that leaves fifty-two former New York Giants still with us.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chinese home run View Post
                          With the passing of Sal Yvars,
                          When did he pass away?
                          Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I know that Rudy Rufer is not doing too well, as he is in a nursing home in Long Island and his family says that he has trouble just even speaking. I wrote Artie Wilson last year and got a form letter back saying he was done signing.
                            Baseball Happenings
                            - Linking baseball's past, present and future.
                            http://baseballhappenings.blogspot.com

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have read that Billy Werber has stopped signing due to arthritis. Also Tommy Henrich stopped signed some time ago due to health reasons.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X