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I've finally posted the story of, and photos from, the August 29, 2009 reunion of the Seattle Pilots. Steve Cox is still busy editing his documentary about the Pilots, which should include lots of video from the event. Check out his Web site for updates!

I've added two more guests to the Interviews section. This time, it's Pilots PR director Bill Sears and stadium watchdog Frank Ruano. I plan to do a series of new interviews in 2010, including lots of the Pilots players.

We do have some sad news, too. Don J. Nelson, the man who won the contest that gave the Pilots their name, passed away unexpectedly on October 5, 2009. His prize for naming the Pilots was a trip to spring training and I was going to interview him about the experience when I got the bad news. I met Don at the Pilots reunion and he said that he would be happy to have me share his photos with you, which I will do in my February update. Our thoughts go out to his family.


  • Article about the history of Pilots Field in Tempe.
  • Complete site navigation project.
  • Add box scores from spring training.
  • Revise Sick's Stadium section.

    January 3, 2010

  • Bill Sears and Frank Ruano interviews added to Interviews section.
  • Pilots reunion recap and photos added to History section.

    October 23, 2009

  • Depositions from Bud Selig, Jerry Hoffberger and Dorm Braman added to Depositions section.

    August 17, 2009

  • Full 'Green Thills' style of scorecard added to Images section.

    July 31, 2009

  • Interview with Emmett Watson added to Interviews section.

    May 30, 2009

  • Interviews with Fred Danz, Fred Brack and Judge Sidney Volinn added to Interviews section.
  • All clips in Radio section now converted to mp3 format.
  • Updates to For Sale, Author and Legal pages.

    April 30, 2009

  • Interviews with Frank Greif, Buzzie Bavasi and Gov. Albert Rosellini added to Interviews section.
  • Links and text corrected in both Links pages.
  • Domed stadium economic feasibility studies from 1960, '66 and '68 added to History section.
  • Most clips in the Radio section changed to mp3 format.

    September 16, 2006

  • Interview with Jerry McNaul added to Interviews section.
  • Two pages of letters added to Letters section.
  • Links and text corrected in Minor League section.

    JULY 4, 2006

  • Interview sub-section added to History section.
  • Interview with Max Soriano added to Interviews section.
  • Links checked and corrected on Baseball Links page and Non-Baseball Links page.
  • Miscellaneous corrections made throughout site.

    AUGUST 1, 2003

  • Navigation bar added to all regular season Box Scores pages.
  • Three pages of letters added.
  • Two articles added to Scorebook section.
  • Tickets section remodeled and expanded. JULY 6, 2003
  • Links for the Negro League Baseball Players Association Web site and Mudville Magazine added to Links section and both pages of links checked and corrected.
  • Miscellaneous corrections.

    JULY 1, 2003

  • Twelve new audio clips added to the Radio section.
  • Navigation bar added to Tickets, Wheeldon and 1969 Trading Card galleries and Sick's Stadium section.

    MAY 4, 2002

  • Statistics section updated, including expanded batting and pitching stats.
  • Corrections made to Radio section and navigation bar added to all pages.
  • Navigation bar added to all pages of Players section.
  • Two pages of letters added to Letters section.

    APRIL 7, 2002

  • Larger photos of Jim Bouton, Wayne Comer and Jerry McNertney added to J.D. McCarthy Gallery.
  • Information about the Pilots 1968 entry in the Arizona Fall Instructional League and alphabetical and positional rosters for the 1968 Newark Co-Pilots added to the Minor League section.
  • Both Links pages checked and corrected.
  • Newark Co-Pilots logo added to Don Young interview.

    JANUARY 7, 2002

  • Interview with Newark Co-Pilots General Manager, Don Young.
  • Additions and corrections to Minor League Roster page.
  • Information about the Pilots' 1969 entry in the Arizona Fall Instructional League added.
  • Positional rosters added for the Pilots, Vancouver Mounties and Billings Mustangs and alphabetical roster added for the Billings Mustangs.
  • Link for the Hat n' Boots added to second Links page.