I've been editing on Wikipedia since March 19, 2006. Most of my edits have been in two general areas of interest—baseball (especially some of the more obscure parts of baseball history, such as Negro leagues, early minor leagues, and early Latin American leagues) and the history of the American West, especially the Mormon settlement of Utah. I occasionally also edit a random article or make some improvements to an article I run across in a deletion discussion.
- Mormon handcart pioneers – I created the article on April 9, 2006 and have been its major contributor, though I also appreciate the assistance of the participants in the Mormon collaboration. This article was promoted as a featured article on September 30, 2006 and appeared on the Main page as Today's featured article on December 14, 2006.
- Sandy Koufax — My main contribution to this article was to add the in-line citations that were needed for it to survive a Featured article review on March 8, 2007.
- Mormon Trail – I was one of several major contributors to this article, which attained Good article status on June 11, 2006 through the efforts of the Mormon collaboration. I added in-line citations and made other editorial improvements to allow it to survive a Good article reassessment on June 18, 2009.
Did you know?
- Bill Monroe (baseball) – I created the article on February 23, 2008 and it was featured on the Main page on February 29, 2008 with the question, "Did you know...that Baseball Hall of Fame manager John McGraw said that Bill Monroe 'was the greatest infielder he had ever seen'?"
- East-West League – I created the article on June 20, 2009 and it was featured on the Main page on June 27, 2009 with the question, "Did you know... that Negro league baseball executive Cum Posey organized the East-West League in 1932, but the league folded before the end of the season?"
- Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame – It was featured on April 25, 2010 with the question, "Did you know... that the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 1939, six weeks after the dedication of the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame?"
- José Rodríguez (infielder) – It was featured on May 4, 2010 with the question, "Did you know... that José Rodríguez was once the manager of a Cuban League championship baseball team that included five future members of the US Baseball Hall of Fame?
- Pedro Dibut – It was featured on February 20, 2012 with the question, "Did you know... that Pedro Dibut was one of several white Cubans who played baseball in both the Negro leagues and the major leagues before integration?
- Leopardos de Santa Clara – It was featured on February 23, 2012 with the question, "Did you know... that Negro league baseball stars Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Oscar Charleston each played in Cuba for the Leopardos de Santa Clara?
- Long Branch Cubans – It was featured on April 16, 2012 with the question, "Did you know... that the Long Branch Cubans were the first baseball team composed almost entirely of Cubans to play in the U.S. minor leagues?
- Joe Cambria – It was featured on March 4, 2013 with the question, "Did you know... that Joe Cambria was the first Major League Baseball scout to concentrate on recruiting players from Latin America?
Other major articles
- Connie Marrero – I expanded this article from a stub. It was fun to discover that his baseball career was far longer and richer than indicated by his 39–40 major league record.
- Satchel Paige - While it was a substantial article before I ever worked on it, I've been doing quite a bit of work adding references and expanding it.
- Cuban League – This was an important league that, unforunately, is largely unknown by today's baseball fans. As an integrated league, during the 1920s you could find white major leaguers like Dolf Luque and Mike González playing side by side with American and Cuban Negro league greats like Oscar Charleston, John Henry Lloyd, and Martín Dihigo. During its best seasons, the quality of play was probably comparable to the contemporary major leagues.
- 1925 Colored World Series – The second Negro World Series featured a repeat of the 1924 battle between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Hilldale Club. This time, the Easterners came out on top.
Other articles created
Baseball leagues or organizations: Cuban national baseball system
Baseball series : 1926 Colored World Series - 1927 Colored World Series - 1943 Negro World Series - 1944 Negro World Series - 1945 Negro World Series - 1946 Negro World Series - 1947 Negro World Series - 1948 Negro World Series
Baseball statistics: Run average
Mormon history: Carl Christian Anton Christensen
Other articles notably added to
Baseball teams: Springfield (IL) Cardinals
Other baseball topics: American Series
I've done a lot of work on categorization of baseball teams.
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