Here is some of the data I have been able to update and where I got it from:
|12/06/10||Louisville||1898||Times||scans of some pbp|
|12/06/10||Philadelphia||1908||Evening Telegraph||scans of Sept missing games|
|12/06/10||St. Louis||1907||Globe Democrat||1st scans from S Hastead - thru Apr 24|
|12/09/10||New York||1910||Evening Telegram||FultonHistory - up through mid-July - referred by Ed Morton|
|12/10/10||St. Louis||1901||Globe Democrat||more scans from D Ispring - July/Aug|
|12/11/10||Baltimore||1901-02||American||Found in Google Archives - referred by Ed Morton|
|12/11/10||Milwaukee||1901||Journal||Found in Google Archives|
|12/13/10||Baltimore||1901-2||Morning Herald||Found in Google Archives - referred by Ed Morton|
|12/14/10||Baltimore||1897-99||American||Found in Google Archives|
|12/14/10||St. Louis||1907||Globe Democrat||more scans from S Halstead - thru May 30|
|12/17/10||St. Louis||1901||Globe Democrat||rest of 1901 scans from D Ispring|
|12/20/10||Philadelphia||1910||Evening Telegraph||scans of July arrived|
|12/21/10||St. Louis||1907||Globe Democrat||rest of 1907 scans - working on July/Aug review|
|12/22/10||St. Louis||1907||Globe Democrat||Sept/Oct|
I have gleaned information from a number of sources during the course of this work - this is a good example of that.
About mid-2010, I was doing a search for Honus Wagner in Google and discovered that Google had a Newspaper Archives of many older papers (http://news.google.com/newspapers). That search pointed me to the Pittsburg Press, a paper which I had used in the past for its batter strikeouts in the box scores. In the past, I had had the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh run copies of the box scores for me - now I could get them myself (Ironically, I had already, in essence, finished my need for the Press as I had already completed 1897-1909 Pittsburgh, its entire missing run). Anyway, early in December, my Philly assistance, Ed Morton, mentioned to me that he had seen the Baltimore American in the Google News Archives as well. Further looking by me (and Ed) found the Balt. Morning Herald, the Milwaukee Journal, and the Philadelphia Record.
The American, Morning Herald, and the Journal were all critical finds for me as the 1901 AL was one of the seasons where I needed the most help - primarily in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Washington. While none of these papers had batter strikeouts in the boxscores, I found a number batter strikeout mentions in the game accounts (Morning Herald better than American and Journal only sparsely). Incrementally, I was able to raise my overall complete percentage for the 1901 AL from 78.2% to 82.2% - pretty significant when dealing with game account gleaning. 1902 also improved (due to Balt) up to 81.8%.
Online resources such as this and LOC Chronicling America, GeneologyBank.com (pay), Brooklyn Eagle.com, LA84 (Sporting Life), Proquest Historical Newspapers (pay) have made my job much easier in the past couple of years. This is especially true in light of my local library discontinuing the ability to do InterLibrary loans of microfilm.
I have been working on entering 1910 data
That's about all I have for now.
I am going to be on tonight's Seamheads.com webcast for those who might be listening.