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  * Games -- Baseball   Sites specific to tabletop baseball  

   Baseball Games 
    Our short list of barely 1,000 game titles -- just a brief sample of what we cover here. 
     http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/BbTitles.htm

   Baseball Games Forum  Our newly-relocated discussion group -- news, comments, questions, answers, 
    just sign-in for free.  Message archives, photo galleries, interviews with designers/inventors of tabletop baseball, 
    tips on game repair, and plenty more.  No arguing, no advertising.  Currently migrating over 1,000 members!  
     Forum Policy:  http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/Forumpolicy.htm 
     Forum: http://baseballgames.freeforums.org/ 

   A Brief History of Tabletop Baseball 
    Our quick overview of 140-some years of genius, inanity, artistry, and fun.  
     http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/BbHistory.htm

   Cadaco All-Star Baseball 
    Our own little primer on the evolution and varieties of the classic spinner game, 
     featuring a brief bio of Ethan Allen, a short history of Cadaco-Ellis, and lots of box lids.  
     http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/CadacoASB.htm

   Electronic Baseball 
    An annotated pictorial survey of handheld electronic baseball games -- one of four baseball blogs 
     with delighfully snarky commentary from "just another frustrated Chicago Cubs fan."  
     http://electronicbaseball.blogspot.com/

   Ethan Allen's All-Star Baseball -- - Cadaco All-Star Baseball discussion group  
    Discussion group for fans and collectors of Ethan Allen's All-Star Baseball by Cadaco. 
    Busy, friendly, informative. Several versions of discmakers are available for free download! 
    (Please ask the creators of the discmaker programs for permission if you intend to use them 
     to produce discs for sale.) 
      homepage:  http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/CadacoASB.htm  
      forum:  https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CadacoAllStarBaseballGame/info  

   Jim Prentice Electric Baseball 
    Our illustrated history of the confounding variety of baseball games made by The Electric Game Company, 
    with a little background on Mr Prentice himself.  
     http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/BbJimPrentice.htm 

   Manage Your Own Team  
    Our annotated pictorial history of the tabletop baseball games made by Warren Paper Products.  
     http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/BbWarren.htm  

   The Mystery of Billy Owen 
    Chronicling our search for the true identity of the "fictitious" player in the 1906 Fan Craze set.  
     http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/BillyOwen.htm  

   The Parlor Base Ball Games of McLoughlin Brothers  
    Our "master's thesis" detailing the baffling variety of baseball-related games and ephemera 
     turned out by the 19th-century game and toy giants.  
      http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/BbMcLoughlin.htm 

   StatisPro Baseball 
    Rick Queary's excellent site/blog on everything and anything in the world of SP. 
     http://statisprobaseball.wordpress.com/ 

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* Games -- Research / History Sites focussed on the study of games in general AGPC Home Page Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors website (formerly American Game Collectors Association). Deep with essays, info, and advice on all sorts of games. http://www.agpc.org/ Also: The International Games Database http://www.gamecatalog.org The Big Game Hunter Bruce Whitehill's humungous site, covering every aspect of board games and game collecting. http://www.thebiggamehunter.com/ The Game Makers "The Story of Parker Brothers from Tiddledy Winks to Trivial Pursuit," by former Parkers R&D exec Phil Orbanes. https://openlibrary.org/books/OL8854542M/The_Game_Makers http://www.lmqlit.com/title-display.php?art=gamemakers
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* Games -- Dealers Vendors specializing in vintage games Game Oracle eBay store -- certified a Nice Guy by the Baseballgames office. http://myworld.ebay.com/gameoracle3nq2/ Jeff Lowe's extravaGAMEza Now eBay only -- still endorsed by Baseballgames with our highest Nice Guy certification. http://stores.ebay.com/extravaGAMEza Oldtime Games New handmade replicas of Munro's 1940s National 9-Man Baseball and other classic big wooden action sports games. http://www.peterreynolds.ca/games/baseballx.html Raggames eBay store -- Nice Guys, as certified by the Baseballgames front office. http://www.ebay.com/usr/raggames Spooky's Hobby Shop Expert selection of vintage and recent tabletop sports games of every description. http://www.spookyshobbyshop.com/ The Sporting Addiction / battsandmitts eBay store / vendor gets the Baseballgames Stamp of Approval as official Nice Guy. The-Sporting-Addiction / battsandmitts Winning Moves Games "Classic, retro, cool & fun" -- new editions of classic board games and more. http://www.winning-moves.com/
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* Games -- Multi-purpose sites Sites with a wide range of game-related features Gamers Alliance "The international gaming network of game players and professionals. Our interests span all varieties of play and, since 1986, we have been alerting our worldwide membership to the newest and best games on the market today through our quarterly publication: Gamers Alliance Report! And there's more - including the largest selection of out-of-print games in the world!" http://www.gamersalliance.com/ One for Five Paul Dylan's excellent blog on all tabletop sports, with special attention to new and current replay sims. http://www.oneforfive.com/ Tabletop-Sports Jeff Downey's gigundous site for sports sims of all kinds -- forums, fotos, articles, and more. http://www.tabletop-sports.com/
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* Baseball / Games -- Multi-purpose sites Sites covering both "real" and tabletop baseball [ No sites currently available ]
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* Baseball -- Research / History Facts, stats, and analysis on real baseball Baseball Reference Complete stats 1871-present for all major league players, teams, and leagues. http://www.baseball-reference.com/ Baseball Researcher Hall of Fame Curator Tom Shieber's magnificent baseball-photo-research blog. http://baseballresearcher.blogspot.com/ Buffalo Bisons History From the legendary Joe Overfield's The 100 Seasons of Buffalo Baseball -- the excerpts are choppy, but there's enough here (plus 23 years' worth of sequels) to recap the whole story of the Diamond Herd since 1884, featuring the original major league Bisons as well as the Pan-Ams, Buf-Feds, Blues, and Hibernians, from Olympic Park to Offermann Stadium to the Rockpile to Pilot Field / Coca-Cola Field, with a line-up of memorable Queen City players and executives including Dan Brouthers, Pud Galvin, Hoss Radbourn, Orator Jim O'Rourke, Hugh Daily, Will and Deacon White, Hardy Richardson, Frank Grant, Connie Mack, Jimmy Collins, Dummy Hoy, Billy Bottenus, Chick Stahl, Chummy Gray, "the Redheaded Outfield," Marse Joe McCarthy, George Stallings, Rube Kisinger, Billy Milligan, Jimmy Murray, Wally Schang, Herb Pennock, Hooks Wiltse, Hal Chase, Benny Bengough, Flash Gilhooley, Fred Beebe, Billy Clymer, Jimmy Walsh, Billy Kelly, Del Bissonette, Greg Mulleavy, Ollie Carnegie, Ray Schalk, Len Koenecke, Beauty McGowan, Lou Boudreau, Rip Sewell, Fred Hutchinson, Virgil Trucks, Shovels Kobesky, Coaker Triplett, Frank Carswell, Luke Easter, Mike Baxes, Don Labbruzzo, Pancho Herrera, Bill Mazer, Kerby Farrell, Babe Birrer, Pumpsie Green, Phil Soisson, Johnny Bench, Lee May, Hal McRae, Brant Alyea, Jimmy Griffin, Rick Lancelotti, Bob Rich jr, The Natural, Joe DeSa, Tom Prince, Pete Weber, Dorn Taylor, Rick Reed, Brian Giles, Jeff Manto, Jhonny Peralta, Coco Crisp, and many more. http://snipurl.com/3oan9 http://tinyurl.com/6yr5l5 Dodgers Blue Heaven An incredibly prolific blog concerning all things Dodgers, plus baseball cards, links, and more. http://www.dodgersblueheaven.com/ National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum "Preserving history, honoring excellence, connecting generations" -- the National Pastime's shrine in Cooperstown http://baseballhall.org/ play 19th-century games from the Hall's collection here: http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/games/ Negro Leagues in Buffalo Our own page, cribbed from the local rag, on Buffalo's Negro League history -- Jimmy Wilkes, Henry Aaron, the Indianapolis Clowns, Offermann Stadium, Cy Williams... plus a scrapbook of 1950s clippings from the Buffalo Criterion. http://baseballgames.dreamhosters.com/NegroLeaguesBuffalo.htm Offermann Stadium in Buffalo - "Hitters Welcome, Pitchers Beware" Joe Overfield's SABR essay on the most astounding offensive feats achieved in the fine old park. http://research.sabr.org/journals/offerman-stadium Retrosheet Pitch-by-pitch, play-by-play, game-by-game -- plus their own Yahoo forum and The Strange and Unusual. http://www.retrosheet.org/
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* Baseball -- Links [ No sites currently available ]
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* Dealers & Vendors -- Antiques, Toys, & Memorabilia Collectible Detective "The Ultimate Directory of Vintage and Antique Collectibles" -- find "Classic Games" among "Vintage Toys." http://www.collectibledetective.com/s/31/classic-games.html Gasoline Alley Antiques Thousands of vintage and collectible toys and sports memorabilia items -- updated daily! homepage: http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/ links: http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/links.htm River Street Antiques eBay store -- full range of antiques and collectibles, heavy on ephemera and outstanding personalized service -- certified here as Nice Guys. http://stores.ebay.com/River-Street-Antiques ToyTent Antique and collectible toys, games, robots, poster art, and cool sci-fi stuff. http://www.toytent.com/index.html Toyz etc "All the stuff your mom threw away" -- vintage toys, toy company histories, sci-fi stuff, eBay auctions, and links. http://www.toyzetc.com/index.htm
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* Search / Directories Free directories large and small, some (#) requiring they first get a link here. Arts on the Web: Antique Toys Among a vast directory of sites, a page of links to antique games and toys, collectibles, vendors, and museums. http://www.zeroland.co.nz/toys.html The Games and Toys Directory Listing businesses and resources of interest to enthusiasts of boardgames, video games, and on-line games. http://gamesandtoys.biz/html/Shopping/Antiques_and_Collectibles/Toys_and_Games/ Link Referral Link-exchange clearinghouse with site analytics and visitor reviews http://www.linkreferral.com/adwel.pl http://www.linkreferral.com/dirlist.pl?keyphrase=Baseball+Games Small business web directory by category and pages Get listed under antique games category. http://www.onlinebizdirectory.com/games/antique_games.html
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* Other Stuff We Like Not games, not baseball, just worthy stuff we like and recommend. ASPCA Join the fight against cruelty to animals. Every donation helps. And take one home. Look into those eyes. It's said that you can't buy friendship, but we bought our best friends there. https://www.aspca.org/ The Humane Society of the United States The nationís largest and most effective animal protection and advocacy organization, providing hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year, and seeking a humane world for people and animals alike. HSUS: http://www.humanesociety.org/ Humane Society International: http://www.hsi.org/ Internet Archive Wayback Machine Monumental, invaluable, indispensible repository of digital data. http://archive.org/web/web.php Niagara Frontier Heritage Project Headquarters for a marvellous multi-media look at the people and events that shaped, and define, the character and conciousness of our fascinating little corner of the world: Buffalo, Western New York, and Southern Ontario. Tales of heroism and heartbreak, disaster and resilience, including the War of 1812, the Erie Canal, Love Canal, the Underground Railroad, the Pan-American Exposition, the Blizzard of '77, Father Hennepin, Mary Jemison, Joseph Dart, Charles Burchfield, Joyce Carol Oates, Nicola Tesla, Wilson Greatbatch, Lucille Ball, Cookie Gilchrist, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harold Arlen, Rick James, and many more to come in this new series presented on our local NPR station and their website. Niagara Frontier Heritage Project here: https://www.facebook.com/niagarafrontierheritage/ Audio vignettes and the rest of the story (click on headlines or photos for full articles) here: http://news.wbfo.org/term/heritage-moments#stream/0 Shorpy Vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to the 1950s. "Always something interesting" indeed -- you could get lost in there. You could, but it's fully searchable. Or just wander around at random. Images of the grandiose, the mundane, the bizarre, the no-longer-there. http://www.shorpy.com/
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* Probationary Links Sites promising a link or listing in exchange for a link here. Yeah, we'll just see... If they deliver soon, we'll move their link to the appropriate category above. Four-flushers will be publicly flogged in our Links Hall of Shame. We know not everyone provides a 24-hour turnaround like we do, but if somebody demands a pre-link, a month is way more than enough time to reciprocate. Tick, tock, tick, tock... July 2016: No one's currently in the queue. Heads on pikes are displayed below.
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* Links Hall of Shame Sites that demand a link before they'll reciprocate with a link or listing -- and then refuse to deliver on their promise. If they can't even manage a simple links exchange with a bare minimum of honesty, courtesy, and efficiency, what can you trust them to do well? Every one of the sites listed below ripped us off for at least two months of free advertising here without ever reciprocating. Shun the following: Add Your URL Directory [ www.addyoururl.org ] -- inducted 14 January 2009 Antique Collectibles Directory [ www.antiquecollectiblestore.com ] -- inducted 9 February 2009 Arakne-Links Directory [ www.arakne-links.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 BaseballGuru [ baseballguru.com/ ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Cliky Directory [ www.cliky.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 The Collecting Network [ www.collectingnetwork.com/ ] -- inducted 23 February 2010 Deep Link Directory [ www.addurllisting.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Directory Bin [ www.directorybin.com/Collectibles/ ] -- inducted 10 December 2008 Directory of Links [ www.directory-of-links.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Directory of Websites [ www.directoryws.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Directory Vault [ www.directoryvault.com/Collectibles/ ] -- inducted 10 December 2008 Directory Y [ www.directoryy.com/ ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 DirectSwift [ www.directswift.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Epic Directory [ www.epicdirectory.com/ ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 1st-in-games.com [ www.1st-in-games.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 InfoListings Directory [ www.info-listings.com/ ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Interectory - The Internet Directory [ www.interectory.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 The Games Hub [ www.the-games-hub.com/resources/ ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Live Link Directory [ www.livelinkdirectory.com/Recreation/Collecting/ ] -- inducted 10 December 2008 Speedy Directory [ www.speedydirectory.com ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Tranix.Net [ www.tranix.net/ ] -- inducted 9 February 2009 Transworld Games [ www.transworldgames.com/ ] -- inducted 23 February 2010 Time Machine Toys & Collectibles [ www.timemachinetoys.com/ ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 Who Wants Links [ www.whowantslinks.com/ ] -- inducted 6 January 2009 WorldIndexSite [ www.worldindexsite.com ] -- inducted 16 February 2009

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