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The Baseball Article Improvement Drive is a new collaboration to improve all baseball related articles. For a complete overview of the project please see the project page. Before nominating and voting, please read and understand the How To section below.

In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball.... Let us go forth awhile and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms.... the game of ball is glorious.

Nominations[edit]

Nominations for The Baseball Project's fourth AID article is now open. Please refer to the How To section below for the proper nomination procedure. Remember, even if the article you support does not win, helping with the winning article may encourage others to support your nomination at the next AID.

  1. No-hitter - Neonblak (talk) 11:57, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
    1. Wizardman 17:15, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
    2. NatureBoyMD (talk) 21:27, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
    3. KV5 (TalkPhils) 17:46, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
    4. I'm not a member, but I found the article confusing and would like to see it improved. Abductive (talk) 17:49, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
    5. Kithira (talk) 18:49, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
  2. 1982 Little League World Series ~~ ĈĠ Simple? 19:35, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
  3. Dickey Pearce - -Dewelar (talk) 15:30, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
    1. Phil5329 (talk) 20:45, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
  4. Korean Baseball Organization - neumannk (talk) also not member of WP: Baseball, but as pretty new user have done most of my work with baseball-related pages. —Preceding undated comment added 16:50, 5 March 2010 (UTC).
  5. Babe Ruth - perhaps the most important player ever – Muboshgu (talk) 18:07, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
    1. Perhaps? Rlendog (talk) 02:03, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

How To[edit]

Nominating[edit]

To nominate an article just put # ~~~~ beside it.

Example:
# [[Honus Wagner]] - ~~~~


Result:

  1. Honus Wagner - Blackngold29 03:38, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Voting[edit]

A date will be set for the closing of nominations; at that point, all the nominated articles will be put in a list. All you have to do to vote is put ## ~~~~ below it.

Example:
# [[Honus Wagner]]
##~~~~


Result:

  1. Honus Wagner
    1. Blackngold29 03:38, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
    2. User:Bob Smith 3:02, 20 January 2008 (UTC).
    3. User:Jim Shorts 6:09, 25 January 2008 (UTC).
  2. Rube Waddell
    1. User:Example 23:09, 24 January 2008 (UTC).
    2. User:Your Mom 23:10, 21 January 2008 (UTC).

History[edit]

Baseball Cards as Pictures[edit]

I am new to WIKI too. I just wanted to show you this link. It has some great formal photographs of ball players. example: Freddie Parent 1902 Colleen Foy foysterling@comcastnet http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?102911-19th-Century-Historic-Photographic-Archive/page3

I'm new to wikipedia (longtime user) and would like to contribute to the baseball project. Specifically: adding scans of baseball cards to player biographies.

I read over the wikipedia's policy and there seems to be a noted exception for "copyright" material:

"However, for some retired or disbanded groups, or retired individuals whose notability rests in large part on their earlier visual appearance, a new picture may not serve the same purpose as an image taken during their career, in which case the use would be acceptable."

This along with what appears to be the major card producers having no concern about thousands of websites and blogs using their images. It doesn't interfere with their sales, and the images of the cards are just that and not reproducing the physical cards themselves.

Decent "free" photographs of players before the digital camera era are few and far between. A picture of a seventy-two year old Juan Marichal does not give his playing days due justice...other players have no photos at all.

I have thousands of cards I could scan and upload, but if they are just going to get deleted, I won't bother. Just seeking input on the matter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ProfessorTombstone (talkcontribs) 21:31, 11 December 2011 (UTC)