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Take a look at our beginning as a web site.
Please note that the e-mail address is not the original and that the Nick Keren link no longer exists. Everything else is as it was nearly seven years ago!
This site began as the result of an HTML class our editor and founder was enrolled in during the fall of 1998. As a final project for this class he created a Ty Cobb and Deadball Era set of pages. Back then, the whole thing consisted of about ten HTML pages laid out on a woodgrain background. He kept the file on disk and for about a year, the site could be accessed through a TCPIP number. He later got rid of the woodgrain background and began using Active Server Pages and encompassed my HTML within it. It was also during this time that he created a Halloween site.
He bought his own domain name, deadleague.com in December of 1999. By this time, the site had grown to over five megabytes and included about 30 pages.
In March 2000, he found his own Web host, IMC Online and he was now officially deadleague.com. It was here that the pages began to grow and by the summer of 2000, our editor decided on a new name, majorleaguesonline.com. The site had now expanded to over 36 megabytes and had over 700 pages.
However, in August of 2001, he decided upon and bought the domain baseballist.com, reflecting his extensive interest in the game, history, and statistics; and a preference for the earlier eras and players of baseball. It is in this form that the site will be known from now on. August 2001, is also the month that he found a new Web host, cihost.com and began to recreate the site with the fragments of the site that he had on floppy disk. However, due to growing dissatisfaction with cihost.com and two weeks downtime due to the Wittyworm virus, we decided it was time to focus on our history of baseball here in Omaha. We also decided to change to a Unix host, ipowerweb.com. So far, the experience with our new host has been great.
By endless reading, upgrading of programming and other skills, researching and constant updates, we hope that baseballist.com will be a "sure grand slam."
He has also maintained a Halloween set of pages every year since the site was created, which is one of our more popular sections. By 2005, we bought the domains gridironalmanac.com and civilizationlibrary.com and began development on those pages.
Deciding on shorter names we have bought 367sports.com and 367news.com and transferred the data from gridironalmanac.com and civilizationlibrary.com to those new sites.
We hope to see you all return here many times and that your experience becomes more and more enjoyable for your whole family.
The first product endorsement was Merrells Penetrating Oil, by first baseman, manager Charles Comiskey in 1887.
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