Fun with the MiLB.com Mailbag

I do not envy the person who goes through the MiLB.com inbox.  They give answers that might belong on a background check or will make for some very awkward Thanksgiving dinners.

I’m trying to find out how to find past players. I’m not sure if your
website allows past player search or if its only current players. If
you could please tell me if there was a Timothy Jason (T.J.) Freeze as a
player, I would greatly appreciate it.
Crystal F.

MiLB.com has mostly current players, although those who played recently
may still appear. There are no current players with that last name, and
even other sites like Baseball-Reference list only one player named
Freeze, who was born in 1900.

My dad, Hubert B. Woods, played semi-pro baseball in the Kansas City
area from the mid-1920′s to the mid-1930′s. He was known as “Woody”
Woods and played third base. I have a brass baseball charm with the
inscription “MVAA ’32.” Thank you for any information you can give me.
Susan W.

My uncle Percy Gillette supposedly played back in the 1920′s and I am
not able to find his name anywhere. He played in Ohio or Michigan and
was from New York. I would appreciate any help you could give me.
Janet G.

We couldn’t find any players by those names from that era, sorry!

 
They receive some very reasonable requests:

I was at the New York Giants Minor League training camp in Sanford,
Fla., in early 1951. During my time there, a movie was made of the
players and was shown as a short feature in many New York movie houses. I
have been trying to locate this movie but have been unsuccessful. I
think it was either a Bill Stern movie or a Movie-tone News movie. Any
suggestions that you could give me would be much appreciated.
Jim M.

We don’t have any information on that, although we’ll let you know if any other readers respond with an answer.

Did I say requests…I meant DEMANDS!!!!

I need you to restore IMMEDIATELY the 2010 game-by-game results for
the following teams; the Aberdeen Ironbirds, the Bluefield Orioles, the
Bowie Baysox, the Delmarva Shorebirds, the Frederick keys and the
Norfolk Tides. I need results for the mentioned teams for my personal
files of all the games I attended.
Mark F.

We should soon have historical game-by-game results for all teams soon.

Then, there are the curious who are wondering about how to tryout for a minor league team.  Just go through the link and see how many times that question is asked.

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