I wanted to kick off this edition of my blog with a recent scan that I did from the 1912 Detroit Times (a bit large, but wanted to make sure all could read it). This is the play-by-play (all except the 9th inning) of the infamous May 18 game in which the entire Tigers starting lineup sat out in protest of Ty Cobb's recent suspension for going into the crowd to "quiet" a avid fan.
24-2 says it all. There is a nice write-up on this game here:
Travers ended up being the only ballplayer to become an ordained priest (so I understand).
As to my recent progress, I am plugging my way through 1912 - as you can see above, I have been able to get a good deal of Detroit (home & away) play-by-play from the Detroit Times. Thank goodness that the Library of Michigan has a microfilm scanner, making my job much easier. I am currently looking through the scanned (tif) games and documenting the batter k's by player and inning. Once that is done, I will enter this info in my 1912 AL season database. I recently received Boston k info from Bob Richardson - no boxscore k's and scattered play-by-play from the Record. Bob even found a couple of k's in the Boston Traveller (a new paper to me). He does a nice thorough job going through each possible paper (including the Advertiser and Transcript).
Here is log of my progress since last post:
|04/14/11||St. Louis||1902||Globe Democrat||4 more games from D Isgrig||93.2||NL|
|04/15/11||St. Louis||1902||Globe Democrat||4 more games from D Isgrig||93.3||NL|
|04/16/11||St. Louis||1906||Republic||scans from rolls sent from Mo. Hist Society -april - july 31 (AL)||81.7||AL|
|04/16/11||St. Louis||1906||Republic||scans from rolls sent from Mo. Hist Society -april - july 31 (AL)||89.8||NL|
|04/25/11||Boston||1910||Multiple||Misc road games from Bob Richardson||89.0||AL|
|04/27/11||St. Louis||1906||Republic||scans from rolls sent from Mo. Hist Society - aug & oct (AL)||81.9||AL|
|04/27/11||St. Louis||1906||Republic||scans from rolls sent from Mo. Hist Society - aug & oct (NL)||89.9||NL|
|05/01/11||St. Louis||1906||Republic||scans from rolls sent from Mo. Hist Society - sept (AL)||81.9||AL|
|05/01/11||St. Louis||1906||Republic||scans from rolls sent from Mo. Hist Society - (NL)||90||NL|
|05/02/11||St. Louis||1907||Republic||scans from rolls sent from Mo. Hist Society - apr (NL)||93.7||NL|
|05/17/11||Boston||1912||Multiple||Home games from Bob Richardson|
I have started in on 1912 St. Louis as well - The Evening Star has scattered play-by-play as some of the "Sporting Extra" editions were fortunately scanned. More is on its way from Mo. as I write.
I am up to around 70% on 1912, not counting the Detroit games, which I have not entered in yet.
Also, I have requests out to my UK contact for game account scans from 1897-1903, 1909 missing Cincinnati games from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Going through the game accounts can be a bit tedious and eye-straining, but every time you find a "missing k", it makes it worth it.
That's all for today. Hopefully I will be posted here a little sooner than next month, but no promises. :)