Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball

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Angel Stadium, Opening Day 2009

The Baseball WikiProject was formed on December 13, 2004, as a subproject of WikiProject Sports. The sport of baseball can trace its history back to the 1700s; it has survived scandal, the Great Depression, even World Wars, but has always remained the same game that our fathers loved to play.

As of September 2, 2013, there are over 55,000 articles within the scope of WikiProject Baseball, of which 265 are featured and 268 are good articles.

Because baseball has such a diverse history and has survived for so long there is much than can be done to help improve its related pages on Wikipedia. Over the past few years editors have developed models that can be used to develop high quality articles that can give readers full understanding of not only players, but coaches, franchises and even individual seasons. Though new concepts are being created daily, we have not lost sight of the past and a group is dedicated to developing articles about "Old-time Base Ball".

We hope that you can be a constructive member of our group and we welcome assistance in any area of our project. Everybody is welcome to add their name to the list of participants and visit discussion about the project. The Baseball WikiProject always strives to follow the Policies and guidelines of Wikipedia. We also have an internet relay chat channel at #wiki-baseball connect.

In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball....
Let us go forth awhile and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms....
The game of ball is glorious.

Article Improvement Drive
In order to concentrate our collaboration efforts we have selected certain articles to work on together. Currently our Article improvement drive is concentrating on improving the No-hitter article.
If you are interested in collaborating on improving an article to good article status, see the drive page for more information.
If you are wondering where to start, take a look at these tasks:
Team-specific tasks
  • Volunteer to help out with your team's article for this season.
Player-specific tasks
Ongoing tasks
Task forces

There are currently thirteen teams with their own WikiProjects, as well as nine task forces which concentrate on specific areas. It is recommended, though not required, that new projects are discussed before creation.

DYK? Articles
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Did you know? articles

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WikiProject Baseball

Ty Cobb sliding into third base

Ty Cobb sliding into third base
Quick links
Portal Baseball
Shortcuts WP:BASEBALL (main page)
WT:BASEBALL (talk page)
Template → {{WikiProject Baseball}}
Member userbox {{User WikiProject Baseball}}
Notability guidelines Wikipedia:Notability (sports) § Baseball
Invitation → {{WikiProject Baseball invitation}}
The project aims primarily to:
  • Create and improve articles whose content is connected to the sport of Baseball.
  • Set up consistent structural and graphical layouts for displaying information on these articles.

Other goals include:

  • Bring as much content about Baseball to featured status.
  • Maintenance of the Baseball Portal.

Index · Statistics · Log

  • 3.3% List-Class
  • 47.2% Stub-Class
  • 38.6% Start-Class
  • 6.7% C-Class
  • 1.3% B-Class
  • 1% GA-Class
  • 0.5% FA-Class
  • 1.4% remaining

  • Quality operations: A bot-generated daily log which lists articles Reassessed, Assessed and Removed.
  • Popular pages: List of top articles with the most frequent views, updated monthly.
Featured content
Featured Articles and Former Featured Articles
Featured Lists
Good Articles and Former Good Articles
Other Featured Content
Article Alerts
For up to date information on Baseball-related deletions, Featured article and list nominations,
Peer reviews, and Did You Knows? see the project's Article Alerts page.
Maintenance and Cleanup Tasks
Cleanup listing for this project is available. See also the list by category, the tool's wiki page and the index of WikiProjects.

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