Talk:Orator Shafer

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Good article Orator Shafer has been listed as one of the Sports and recreation good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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Date Process Result
October 30, 2011 Good article nominee Listed
Did You Know
A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on September 5, 2011.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that Orator Shafer's 50 outfield assists in 1879 established a Major League Baseball record that has stood for over 130 years?

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Wizardman (talk · contribs) 15:21, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

I'll review this article shortly. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 15:21, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Here are the issues I found:

  • I'm not sold on Baseball Library as a reliable source, but the person who wrote this bio does seem legit, so I won't worry about it.
  • For completion's sake, I would like ISBNs for all the book sources including the ones linked with Google.
  • Done.
  • Anything on what he did in 1876? I'm guessing not but thought I'd ask.
  • No, I couldn't find any statistics or news on him for that season.
  • "Shafer was one of the best hitters in the UA." I'd move this sentence down and try to combine it with the sentence with the stats, to make it a bit more clear.
  • Done.
  • Bill James' source looks like it may have some extra info to add besides simply the rank. If you don't have it I could look through it to see if there's anything.
  • I have the source; James actually doesn't write much about Shafer in this book.

I'll put the article on hold and will pass it when the issues are fixed. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 21:39, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

I think I've just taken care of these issues. - PM800 (talk) 23:12, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Looks good. Last thing I would note is that if Google Books is showing only a snippet view or no text view at all, then there's no reason to include the URL for it. I saw that in one instance, but it's not a GA concern, just a personal nitpick. Since everything else is fine, I'll pass the article. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 02:35, 30 October 2011 (UTC)