Talk:Stan Benjamin

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January 14, 2010 Peer review Reviewed
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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Stan Benjamin/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
  • I noticed some major problems with this article, first tbe sourcing all depends on his orbit, and baseball-reference. More sourcing should be involved. Try google news for information about how good of a player he was, why did the Phillies wanted him, etc. See Bob Meusel and Ben Paschal for articles that doesn't rely simply on stats.
  • He played in a era of World War II, why wasn't he drafted, or played in the Majors during that timeframe.
  • What other players he scouted other than Bagwell, why did the Astros trust Benjamin evaluation of Bagwell?
  • Recognitions seems unneeded with the Bagwell statement be moved.
  • There's also minor concerns thoughout, but the major ones need to be fixed. Thanks

Reviewer: Secret account 13:38, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the review, I would have replied sooner, but I expected my watchlist to catch this. As far as answers to your questions, the article includes any and all information that I was able to find is as comprehensive as it can be using available references. See recent GA promotions, Ed Blake, Dick Padden, using essentially the same limited sources. I will restructure the recognitions section, I agree that it is a very small section that can be incorporated into another section.Neonblak talk - 00:30, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Any other concerns Secret? Wizardman Operation Big Bear 16:55, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Additional comments
At this moment, the Boston Globe link is dead, and I can not find any mirrors (Google did not cache it), so I can not check it. For the rest, the article is mostly statistics. A quick search on google news archive gave these newspaper sources from his playing days:
And an extra newsitem about his death, telling about his past (I don't know how much this is the same as the Boston article:
And google books gave some results, and especially the first one gives a fact about his scouting years. I have no idea if this is important enough to be in the article because I don't know anything about baseball.
I found these sources in a few minutes, so it could be possible that there are more sources to be found about Benjamin. However, I do not know enough about baseball to know if these extra sources are needed in this article, so I'll let the original reviewer decide on that. --EdgeNavidad (talk) 16:48, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the links, I will incorporate any new information that can be gained from them.Neonblak talk - 00:32, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
I went through the links you gave, and was able to pull additional content.Neonblak talk - 01:42, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Secret seems to have disappeared, so I'll finish the GA review. Here's what I found:

  • "He joined the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Class A1 Southern Association as an outfielder" when?
  • In most cases, numbers under 10 should be spelled out. However, after a recent FAC there are exceptions to this, and I'm not positive which sentences do and don't apply. Keep this in mind though; if you want to change some (i.e. 7 home runs, 2 doubles, etc.) then I'd prefer it personally.
  • I find it ironic that 1941 seems to be the year least covered when that was his most productive year. There's some stuff here that I'm sure could help expand a bit there.

I'll put the article on hold, and after these changes the article should be worthy of GA status. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 02:01, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for taking over, I made the suggested changes and added a couple of highlights from the 1941 season from the news search you gave. I only used the ones that appeared notable, like game-winning hits. Let me know if these were enough.Neonblak talk - 13:27, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
Looks good, so the article passes. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 15:05, 1 March 2010 (UTC)