Proposed Plans and Tasks for Retrosheet for fiscal year beginning
1. Establish a quarterly newsletter for Retrosheet. This
newsletter will keep members informed of activity within the
organization as well provide a vehicle for short articles of
special interest to Retrosheet, such as odd plays discovered
during a translation. Ron Rakowski has volunteered to edit
the newsletter and it is hoped the first issue will be
distributed by the end of the summer of 1994.
2. As of
entered into the computer. The completion of this season
remains a high priority and new volunteers are steered in this
direction unless they have some other preference.
3. As the collection of scoresheets from teams nears its
completion, other sources of game accounts should be pursued.
Sportswriters and broadcasters have been contacted with some
success, although it appears that avenue is reaching an end.
The last remaining large collections of game accounts are to
be found in newspapers prior to 1950. Hopefully there can be
organized efforts to obtain photocopies from microfilm of the
accounts from each of these cities.
4. The corporation by-laws require the development of a conflict
of interest policy. No draft policy exists at present.
5. The collection of scoresheets and other game accounts which is
the basis of our work is, interestingly enough, not the
property of Retrosheet at this time, with the possible
exception of the games received from the St. Louis Cardinals.
Most of these accounts were obtained by David Smith before
Retrosheet was incorporated and most of the expense was his,
although some donations were gratefully received along the
way. It is therefore necessary for a formal transfer of
ownership to be completed between David Smith and Retrosheet.
This transfer may need to be deferred until the IRS status of
the corporation is clarified.