790Re: [baseball-databank] 1900 American League
- Sep 4, 2002By the way, what has been decided about IDs for minor league players in
the complete version of the bbdb?
29 Aug 2002, Mike Crain asked and I replied:
> > I know that the 1900 "American League" is not recognized as a "majorAh, its minor league status has been debated for years. In my opinion,
> > league". I seem to recall it being talked about,
the only good argument for calling AL1900 "major" is that that will spur
research on that league, and the 1899-1900 offseason.
> I named it here as an example minor league. Sean Forman observed that it. . .
> is not a priority but he will add AL1900 data and other minor league data.
> Some paper sources for AL1900 data:. . .
> 1900 newspapers,
> 1901 baseball guides,
> S.C. Thompson _All-Time Rosters of [MLB] Clubs_ (1967),
> David Nemec _The Great Encyclopedia of [19c MLB]_ (1997).
> I don't know any electronic source with full coverage of the players,I compared the rosters (player names for each team-season) published by
> not to mention full scope of playing statistics.
Thompson and Nemec and sent the differences --one difference in each of
five teams-- to David Nemec with comments. I will pursue this with a
focus on whether there is a consensus among those who have studied AL1900,
regarding the list of players and their teams. If no consensus of the
experts, is a "best guess" clear to me?
Because 1900 is a gap in the MLB career of many players, and because of
what the reconstituted league accomplished, AL1900 should have some
priority over other minor leagues. Maybe the record of affiliations
between players and teams is valuable to others (it is to me), even
without playing statistics.
> "Regular Teams, American League 1900"Wayman reported a count of 201 players and a count of 126 with NL
> is my presentation of this and that. The heart is "three pitchers and
> eight regular players for each team, identified by [Joe] Wayman".
experience through 1900. By my count, Thompson listed 200 in 1967 and
David Nemec has 202, including Thompson's 200 and two others. For the
200 in common, the list of teams is identical.
-- P/\/ \/\/t
Paul Wendt, Watertown MA, USA <pgw@...>
Chair, 19th Century Committee, SABR
Owner-Administrator, 19cBB (egroup at Yahoo)
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