spyboy1 Posted September 10, 2003 Share Posted September 10, 2003 As a community of sports fans, and sports uniforms and logos in particular, I wanted to try to enlist your help.The Baseball Hall of Fame's website has an online version of Marc Okkonen's book, "Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century." I'm sure most of you are familiar with this book, if not owners of a copy of it.http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibit....ion.htmMy concern is that Okkonen's work ends in 1994 and the Hall of Fame is only documenting the standard home and road uniforms since then, making no effort to document any of the extremely common alternates in use today.This is a tremendous oversight on their part and something that could be easily maintained if kept current on an annual basis. By letting this work go incomplete for almost ten years, it's only going to become harder each year to ever make it complete and accurate again.If one person working alone can document 94% of a century, you would think that an organization like the Baseball Hall of Fame would have the resources or connections to make an accurate record of all the uniforms worn for a decade and keep it current.So, what I am urging you all to do, is take a moment and check out the database and see for yourself. The New York Mets have 5 jerseys this year and the Twins, Diamondbacks and Astros have 4 for example, yet each team only is shown with 2. Spread out over the whole league, that's a lot to ignore.Then, I ask you to drop the Hall of Fame a note through the following link, asking them to keep the database complete and current.http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/contact/email_info.htmIt's a great resource if it's maintained, and a lost opportunity if it's left to continue in it's current state.Let's see what we can do to get them back on track and on our side.Thanks!JeffB Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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