User talk:Alexsautographs

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Please add links as appropriate for team names, player names, dates, etc. It takes a few extra seconds per page only. - --Mischa 21:56, 28 October 2006 (EDT)


I can't stand that red link... --Alexsautographs 20:06, 18 Mar 2006 (EST)

Image names[edit]


Thanks for the additions. They look great. One thing that might be helpful is to use the player names for the images. For example, instead of Adam1.jpg, try using AdamLaroche.jpg. That will make it easier to search for images for others who may need to use them somewhere. Thanks again for the contributions.--Admin 00:57, 19 June 2006 (EDT)

Image Tags[edit]


As part of the BR Bullpen's proposed Image use policy the following images that you have uploaded should be tagged with appropriate image tags. (Images are missing baseball card information: year, card maker)



Your files uploaded

--MichaelEng 00:42, 22 July 2006 (EDT)

Stub fill-ins[edit]

Thanks for the nice comments. I still have several stubs of yours, jgperro and others to go through. It seems like there's never enough time to get to all the articles out there. After a year and a half, I still have some of my initial "I'd like to do that page" ideas hanging around. It's been great, though, and I'll try to keep up the pace. - --Mischa 07:48, 2 January 2007 (EST)

Thanks for the great new pages. One comment... try to add category tags to any new pages you create. Keep up the great work! - Chisoxfan 17:23, 13 January 2007 (EST)

One note[edit]

When copying the articles you post on wikipedia, please remove material that had already been covered in the demographics section (full name, height, weight, batting/throwing hand, birthdate and place, etc.) No need for redundancy. - --Mischa 20:32, 31 January 2007 (EST)

Image Tags (February 2007)[edit]

Greetings Alexsautographs.

Thank you for uploading following images to the BR Bullpen. However, these images are missing source and/or copyright information as required by the image use policy. For ease of identification, image tags are often used to indicate sourcing, license status, or both. If the required information for images is not added within 7 days it will be deleted.

This is a semi-automated message from MichaelEng (talk) at 14:09, 18 February 2007 (EST).

Instead of anonymous "according to one source", could you identify the source? - --Mischa 19:08, 18 March 2007 (EDT)

When uploading images, try to use cards that illustrate the person in question, like TerryFrancona.JPG, not like OmarQuintanilla.JPG. Thanx. --Jeff 22:04, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Professional leagues and summer college leagues are fine for team pages. Amateur and semi-pro are probably out of the scope of the Bullpen at this point. --Jeff 22:29, 21 August 2007 (EDT)

I would second Jeff. - --Mischa 08:31, 22 August 2007 (EDT)

Jose Hernandez birthplace[edit]

Many reputable sites give Vega Alta as Hernandez's birthplace, most notably I trust on the birthplace. - --Mischa 20:00, 30 December 2007 (EST)


What was your source for Soler? A lot of the info appears wrong - his birthplace was wrong, his 1998 batting average. - --Mischa 11:36, 21 January 2008 (EST)

I assume your comment about the "reliable" baseballcube was sarcasm. - --Mischa 12:22, 21 January 2008 (EST)


Nice job with the obscure record additions. The reason I reverted your edit on Rafael Belliard is that his obscure record was already mentioned on his page. - --Mischa 20:05, 17 March 2008 (EDT)


Urban's minor league records are easy to track down, so I removed the bit about how little is known of them. - --Mischa 21:16, 22 March 2008 (EDT)


You need to make a new page at BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Jim Lemon. - --Mischa 17:24, 20 July 2008 (EDT)

Harry Berrios[edit]

Thanks a lot for the Harry Berrios photo. Kinston eagle 21:16, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Beau Mills - --Mischa 20:21, 4 December 2008 (EST)

Can you scan in a Mike Piazza pic? - --Mischa 15:07, 23 March 2009 (EDT)

Ramon Ramirez[edit]

Please see Talk:Ramon Ramirez (Panama). - --Mischa 14:30, 13 April 2009 (EDT)


I used paperofrecord extensively to access all the TSNs. When google bought it out, TSN was no longer available like most of the rest of the content. As I understand it, the TSNs are available on with the same search as paperofrecord, but it is a pay site. --Jeff 23:26, 17 October 2009 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Lou Brissie - --Mischa 12:20, 4 December 2009 (EST)Insert non-formatted text here

Final Game[edit]

How are you determining who is retired? Some of these guys like Hee-seop Choi or Tony Blanco are still active overseas. - --Mischa 20:00, 14 February 2010 (EST)

David Allen[edit]

Where did you find a Negro Leaguer named David Allen in 1887? The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues lists a William Allen active in the Negro Leagues that year, but not a David. Has new research shown that William is in fact David? The Biographical Encyclopedia is a bit dated now. Let me know. - --Mischa 12:59, 22 February 2010 (EST)

I didn't even realize BR Minors now included Negro Leaguers. Cool! - --Mischa 15:33, 22 February 2010 (EST)

When making new pages with accent marks, make sure the page doesn't already exist without it, as was the case for Ramon Aguero. - --Mischa 16:56, 2 June 2010 (EDT)

Thanks for getting the start on Masanori Sugiura. That's one page I've pushed off tackling for ages due to the amount of detail involved. - --Mischa 14:32, 23 August 2010 (EDT)

Clemente, Relaford etc.[edit]

Thanks, Alex. My pleasure, really. You may well have noticed that, outside of the past couple of days, I've barely been around the Bullpen for the past 10 months, my research taking me to areas far removed from baseball. How long I'll be back I can't say, but right now, I'm supplementing the RC bibliography with links from Google Books (i.e. full text from Baseball Digest, Life, Ebony, Jet etc.). BTW, as a big-time Met fan, you might be interested in checking out the Desi Relaford page. (He, among 2001's low-rent heroes - i.e. Shinjo, McEwing, even the injured Agbayani - impressed me the most). I had posted a bunch of 'Further Reading' links for him last year and, inspired by your comment & avowed allegiance, I've added a bunch more just now. Also, re both DR & RC, I recommend a visit it to the May 17 page of the Bullpen's calendar. (Actually, adding items to the calendar comprised the bulk of my Bullpen activity in 2010). For Clemente, there's 1959 (historic Wrigley moonshot), 1964 (quintessential Clemente throwing clinic) and 1971 (clutch clout off Mike Marshall). As for Desi, 2001 gave us the game that started with Trachsel's infamous meltdown and ended with Relaford's memorable mop-up performance. - --David 15:48, 24 April 2011 (EDT)

Thank you![edit]

Alex, Thank you for all of the contributions. We have a small token of appreciation, but I need an address to send it to. If you are willing, please send me your mailing address to

thanks, Admin 09:11, 5 December 2011 (EST)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Ed Morris (morried01) - --Mischa (talk) 10:46, 8 August 2013 (EDT)

Your sources for some of the league leaderboards are off; ex. you list Gravino as being 2nd in the 1953 Northern League in games when he was 6th (see here) or tied for third in triples when he tied for fourth (here) - --Mischa (talk) 16:43, 13 November 2013 (EST)

Do you sort by clicking on the column headers or the scroll-down menu? The former doesn't always yield accurate results. The latter should; if not, you should let Sean F. know. - --Mischa (talk) 16:47, 13 November 2013 (EST)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Sachio Kinugasa - --Mischa (talk) 12:16, 15 January 2014 (EST)

Thanks for keeping up to date on all the deaths in the baseball world! - --Mischa (talk) 16:55, 3 March 2014 (EST)

If it means anything, you did the Travis Shaw page the same way I would have. --Jeff (talk) 22:29, 9 March 2014 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/2008 Caribbean Series - --Mischa (talk) 12:20, 9 May 2014 (EDT)

There's some questions about flickr or other images on the 2008 CS discussion page; you're one of our image experts. Can you help with that? - --Mischa (talk) 12:38, 14 May 2014 (EDT)

A couple things:

1) Thanks for taking on the slack with the "What's New" section and suggesting featured articles since I've cut back. 2) When I was more active, I used to update the calendar section with the players you've added, both for birthdates and deathdates. Ex. if you add Zeke DeVoss, edit July 17 and add him to the birth list to keep the list complete.

Thanks again.

- --Mischa (talk) 09:19, 6 August 2014 (EDT)

I assume since you proposed BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Owen Ozanich, your vote is Support? If so, we could make it the new FA - --Mischa (talk) 12:38, 22 September 2014 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/2001-2002 Cuban National League - --Mischa (talk) 10:54, 5 January 2015 (EST)

Please coment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Rick Lancellotti - --Mischa (talk) 08:42, 5 February 2015 (EST)

Thanks for the heads-up on Marte. - --Mischa (talk) 12:21, 13 April 2015 (EDT)

All good --Jeff (talk) 03:08, 29 April 2015 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Freddy Sanchez - --Mischa (talk) 15:22, 17 May 2015 (EDT)

I mentioned Yushi Aida in the Did You Know suggestions for inclusions because I figure it will be one of your next pages at the way you're tackling NPB players. - --Mischa (talk) 12:30, 20 August 2015 (EDT)

Just out of curiosity - How do you decide who to make new pages of? i.e. what made Randy Cooper or Tad Venger get on your radar? --Jeff (talk) 14:50, 12 September 2015 (EDT)

Thanks for the updates on recent deaths in Japanese baseball. I'll try to get to them as time allows. - --Mischa (talk) 12:18, 19 October 2015 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/2003 Philadelphia Phillies - --Mischa (talk) 13:01, 26 January 2016 (EST)

Thanks for the note on Alcibiades Colon. Looks like he played for the Dominican national team in 1950 before turning pro. - --Mischa (talk) 09:18, 2 March 2016 (EST)

The Japanese Professional Baseball League had two seasons a year for 1936-1938. So you can't add the spring of 1937 and fall of 1937 together and mark it as one season because they are distinct seasons. - --Mischa (talk) 16:28, 11 April 2016 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Pat Ahearne - --Mischa (talk) 11:24, 18 April 2016 (EDT)

Manny McIntyre question[edit]

Bill Young, a Quebec, Canada baseball writer and I are trying to determine whether there was some association between Manny and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Your records show that he was the first African Canadian to sign a professional baseball contract. The entry in the BR Bullpen on Manny last modified January 31,2015 states -- "He signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals for the 1946 season and played for the Sherbrooke Canadians." The Canadians were in the Class C Border League and Manny signed May 30, 1946.

We have not found evidence of any direct association between Manny and the St. Louis Cardinals nor between the Sherbrooke Canadians and the team. We would therefore like to know the source of your information permitting you to state a direct connection between Manny and the Cardinals. And, if there is some evidence, please provide with a detailed reference.

We look forward to your early reply.

Seriously? [1], [2] Lots of sources. Alex (talk) 23:21, 17 May 2016 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Milt Wilcox - --Mischa (talk) 08:16, 8 June 2016 (EDT)

For Tyler Massey, you list him as being picked in the 2010 draft and started his pro career that year. Both the 2013 Rockies media Guide and Baseball-Reference Register list him as being drafted and started as a pro in 2008. - --Mischa (talk) 10:51, 8 July 2016 (EDT)

Thanks for the notice. I don't have time to get to all the NPB players you input but try to when time allows. I had some of those guys on a list to cover. - --Mischa (talk) 12:47, 3 August 2016 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/2009 All-Star Game - --Mischa (talk) 09:20, 5 August 2016 (EDT)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/2012 National League Championship Series - --Mischa (talk) 12:52, 8 August 2016 (EDT)

Did You Know[edit]

Since I cut back a lot a few years ago, you've been running the Did You Know section. I notice it hasn't been updated since Sept. 25. I didn't want to step on any toes with updating it, but if you're busy, I'd be glad to update it. Let me know. - --Mischa (talk) 12:08, 14 December 2016 (EST)

I will update it then. We all have periods where we've cut back or done more work here depending on what's going on in our personal and work lives, I think. - --Mischa (talk) 09:23, 15 December 2016 (EST)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Benny Distefano - --Mischa (talk) 10:42, 23 January 2017 (EST)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/1919 World Series - --Mischa (talk) 12:23, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Dolf Luque - --Mischa (talk) 13:27, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Images fix[edit]

I think I got it fixed. Please confirm that the images have been fixed.

--Admin (talk) 16:16, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

images fix take 2[edit]

OK, I think I have it now. Give me a link if it's not working for you.

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Tommy Leach - --Mischa (talk) 16:36, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Fred Hopke[edit]

I'm going to work on the Fred Hopke biography today. You had said in the talk section that he is a phantom major leaguer. I didn't find that yet; can you pass on details? - --Mischa (talk) 15:25, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
== Player lists == Try as I might, I couldn’t get that asterisk to disappear. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. I can’t even get this to format properly. I never have these problems editing on Wikipedia. Thanks. EnjoysButter (talk) 16:47, 21 February 2019 (UTC) P.S. Big Mets fan and NPB too.

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/2013 World Baseball Classic - Mischa (talk) 13:23, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Some colleges can be frustratingly sparse with their information. Schenectady County Community College seems ot be one of those. Creighton's LinkedIn page lists Sep 2015 as the beginning of his tenure. He can be emailed at the school if anyone want it right from the horse's mouth Jeff (talk) 04:49, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Update: He was in his 3rd season in 2018, so that checks out. Jeff (talk) 04:51, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Dock Ellis - Mischa (talk) 18:14, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

BR School links[edit]

I've seen you fixing the BR links on the various School pages. That's one of those projects I've wanted to look at, but never gotten to. Thanks. Jeff (talk) 23:52, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Bobby Avila - Mischa (talk) 17:46, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks as always for the notice of passings in the baseball world. Also, please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured_Article_Candidates/2010_European_Cup and BR Bullpen:Featured_Article_Candidates/1990 Montreal Expos - Mischa (talk) 16:16, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Not sure about the H. Reina but it seems highly likely. The others were confirmed. - Mischa (talk) 18:41, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice on Han Urbanus; Philippe already updated the page but I can work on it when time allows. Marco Stoovelaar had a nice obituary and I figured I could get some info from there. - Mischa (talk) 15:49, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

I listed Mike Hogan on the Newport Beach page as Balboa is part of Newport Beach - Mischa (talk) 16:03, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Negro League Pages[edit]

See my comment on [3]. Your input would be welcome. Philippe (talk) 12:43, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

See my note on the talk page of Leadoff home runs leaders. Can you help? Philippe (talk) 12:56, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Ayami Sato‎ - Mischa (talk) 18:53, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for all the recent work on scouts and people who passed away. - Mischa (talk) 19:10, 15 October 2021 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads-up on Yenson's passing; I added a page for him. - Mischa (talk) 17:21, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Tiago da Silva - Mischa (talk) 10:58, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Mel Nelson[edit]

I can't see any reliable source about his possible death. How did you find out?

Thanks for adding all the obits for Latin American players - Mischa (talk) 17:10, 6 February 2022 (UTC)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/2015 Pan American Games - Mischa (talk) 16:37, 13 May 2022 (UTC)

Pecos League[edit]

I appreciate your efforts turning all the red links for managers on the Pecos League page into blue ones. Could you also add managerial tables while you're at it, as most of these do not have one on their page. Philippe (talk) 17:21, 16 May 2022 (UTC)

Any thoughts on new featured article candidates? The last few have been ones I proposed. We're probably due for a MLB player given our usual rotation of MLB player/player noted mostly for non-MLB work/team or event. - Mischa (talk) 13:38, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

Please comment on BR Bullpen:Featured Article Candidates/Scott Sanderson - Mischa (talk) 16:47, 2 October 2022 (UTC)