Talk:Ice Box Chamberlain

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Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: No move. Cúchullain t/c 18:10, 18 December 2013 (UTC)



Ice Box Chamberlain → ? – The title should contain "Elton", but can it be Elton Chamberlain, Elton "Icebox" Chamberlain, or Elton "Ice Box" Chamberlain per reliable sources? Found recent sources using "Elton":[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]. George Ho (talk) 23:01, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment WP:NC-BASE says that the important factor is what the player was called most commonly during his career. It suggests looking at the name on a player's baseball cards. Cards of this era generally only list the player's last name, at least on the front, which is the portion of the card accessible via Google Images. The cards I'm finding with either Elton or Ice Box on the front are "art cards" produced decades after his career. I do note that his entries from three common WP:BASEBALL sources - his SABR BioProject biography, Retrosheet entry and Baseball Reference page - are all titled Ice Box. EricEnfermero HOWDY! 00:38, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
I checked the sources by using Archive; only ones on 2009 and thereafter are recorded. They must have used Wikipedia as the source. Probably so did other sources beginning 2006 (at the time of the article's creation). George Ho (talk) 00:47, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Keep per the baseball sources, and with Elton Chamberlain re-directing here, all seems to operating as it should.Neonblak talk - 01:42, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Neonblak. I don't see why this isn't a valid WP:COMMONNAME. --BDD (talk) 19:20, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Secret (talk · contribs) 01:16, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I'll review this Secret account 01:16, 26 March 2014 (UTC)


I did some small copyedits as this is a brilliantly written article. No close paraphrasing concerns, all the sourcing is considered reliable with well-known historians like Lee Allen image is in public domain. No reason why I shouldn't promote it. Thanks Secret account 19:54, 26 March 2014 (UTC)