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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.

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.

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Sean Holtz, Webmaster of Baseball Almanac & Baseball Fever
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  • #31
    Updated to reflect the passing of Len Matarazzo.

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    • #32
      Updated to reflect the passings of Joe DeMaestri and Jim Robertson.

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      • #33
        Updated to reflect the passing of Carl Miles.

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        • #34
          Per Baseball Reference "In Memoriam" Section today, Dick Adams has passed away.

          https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...damsdi01.shtml
          Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 04-03-2018, 02:32 PM. Reason: To add a link to Mr. Adams's career record.

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          • #35
            I'm Happy to report that there have been no deaths of the 16 surviving Philadelphia Athletics for the last 16 months - since the passing of Dick Adams in mid-October 2016.
            14 of the 16 have reached the wikioipedia.org 100 oldest living major leaguers list. 12 have reached age 90 and five have reached age 95. Fred Caligiuri has reached age 99 and is the second oldest living major leaguer at the present time. he was 22 an 23 Phila. Athletics in 1941 and 1942. he turned 99 last October 22. The youngest player on the list, pitcher, Bill Oster just turned 85 on January 2.. He was 21 years old during his only major league season of 1954, the Athletics final season in Philadelphia.

            Fred Caligiuri 10/22/18
            Bill Mills 1/2/19
            Eddie Robinson 12/15/20
            George Yankowski 11/19/22
            Meal Watlington 12/25/22
            Ed Samcoff 9/1/24
            Billy Demars 8/26/25
            Bobby Shantz 9/26/25
            Tommy Giordano 10/9/25
            Ozzie Von Brabrant 9/28/26
            Carl Scheib 1/1/27
            Bill Harrington 10/.3/27
            Bill Wilson 11/6/28
            Art Ditmat 4/3/29
            Hal Raether 10/10/32
            Bill Oster 1/2/33

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            • #36
              Per Baseball Reference today, Carl Scheib has passed away.

              https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...cheica01.shtml

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              • #37
                Carl Scheib's passing leaves only 42 players alive who played major league baseball in the 1940s, 39 of whom have already reached age 90.
                Last edited by philliesfiend55; 04-07-2018, 08:30 AM.

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                • #38


                  There are 14 Philadelphia Athletics players left:

                  (name, ages are now inaccurate since Cowtipper left the site.)

                  Fred Caligiuri, 97
                  Bill Mills, 96
                  Eddie Robinson, 95
                  Neal Watlington, 93
                  George Yankowski, 93

                  Bill DeMars, 90
                  Bobby Shantz, 90
                  Tommy Giordano, 90
                  Ozzie Van Brabant, 90
                  Bill Harrington, 88

                  Bill Wilson, 87
                  Art Ditmar, 86
                  Hal Raether, 83
                  Bill Oster, 83

                  EDIT: I should have stated earlier that the ages are no longer accurate since Cowtipper withdrew from this site. I am not going to update or track them. Anyone else that wishes to do so may feel free.

                  With the passing of Ed Samcoff , 14 players that wore the Philadelphia Athletics uniform remain.

                  https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...amcoed01.shtml
                  Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 04-21-2018, 10:14 PM.

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                  • #39
                    Second Baseman, Pitcher, Ed Samcoff (1951 Phila. A's) recently passed away at age 93..
                    Fred Caligiuiri (1941 & 1942 Phila. A's) is now the second oldest living major league baseball player at age 99 years, 6 months (born 10/22/1918).
                    Bill Mills also ranks in the top 5.
                    Eddie Robinson, a 4-time American league all-star first baseman, ranks in the top 10 oldest living MLB players and is the oldest living player for these franchises: New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, and Kansas City Athletics. He is the third oldest living Cleveland Indian and he is the only remaining survivor of the 1948 Cleveland Indians World's Championship Team (the Indians' last World Series winner).

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Calif_Eagle View Post

                      There are 15 Philadelphia Athletics players left:

                      (name, age)

                      Fred Caligiuri, 97
                      Bill Mills, 96
                      Eddie Robinson, 95
                      Neal Watlington, 93
                      George Yankowski, 93

                      Ed Samcoff, 91
                      Bill DeMars, 90
                      Bobby Shantz, 90
                      Tommy Giordano, 90
                      Ozzie Van Brabant, 90

                      Bill Harrington, 88
                      Bill Wilson, 87
                      Art Ditmar, 86
                      Hal Raether, 83
                      Bill Oster, 83
                      The 12 oldest of the 14 survivors (Caligiuri through Ditmar) at ranked in Wikipedia's list of the 100 oldest currently living MLB players.
                      The ages of this listshould be revised with everybody now two years older and with Samcoff removed from the list..
                      The youngest survivors, who are not in the 100 oldest MLB players' list, are Pitchers, Hal Raether, 85 (born: October 10, 1932) and youngest Phildelphia Athletic of them all, Bill Oster, 85
                      (born: January 2, 1933).

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Calif_Eagle View Post

                        There are 12 Philadelphia Athletics players remaining:

                        (name, ages are now inaccurate since Cowtipper left the site.)

                        Bill Mills, 96
                        Eddie Robinson, 95
                        Neal Watlington, 93
                        George Yankowski, 93
                        Bill DeMars, 90
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                        Bobby Shantz, 90
                        Tommy Giordano, 90
                        Bill Harrington, 88
                        Bill Wilson, 87
                        Art Ditmar, 86
                        .
                        Hal Raether, 83
                        Bill Oster, 83

                        EDIT: I should have stated earlier that the ages are no longer accurate since Cowtipper withdrew from this site. I am not going to update or track them. Anyone else that wishes to do so may feel free.
                        Ozzie Van Brabant has passed away per Baseball Reference.com

                        https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...anbroz01.shtml

                        Fred Caligiuri has passed away per Baseball Reference.com

                        https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...aligfr01.shtml
                        Last edited by Calif_Eagle; 12-04-2018, 05:33 PM.

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                        • #42
                          October 22, 2018: Oldest living major leaguer, Fred Caligiuri, a Philadelphia Athletics pitcher in 1941 & 1942, has reached his 100th birthday today.

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                          • #43
                            Nov. 2: Bill Mills had his 99th birthday (born: 11/2/1919). His entire MLB career consisted of 5 games in May and June 1944 with the Phila. Athletics.
                            Mills is currently the third oldest living MLB player and he's only one of three living players who were born before 1920.
                            Last edited by philliesfiend55; 11-06-2018, 06:13 AM.

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                            • #44
                              December 1: Oldest living major leaguer, pitcher Fred Caligiuri, a 1941 & 1942 Philadelphia Athletic passed away this week at age 100 years and 40 days -
                              He was one of the few major leaguers who ever lived to be 100 years old - (a rare Centenarian).

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                              • #45
                                Wihj Caligiuri's death there are now no living players who were active major leagues before America's enter into World War Two (Pearl Harbor).

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