Artifact Details

Title

Ashton-Tate and Compubox team up to provide Hearns/Leonard fight statistics through dBase IV

Catalog Number

102762790

Type

Text

Date

1989-06-08

Publisher

Ashton-Tate

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-446c91bb5687a Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

3 p.

Description

Press release announcing that Ashton-Tate and CompuBox, Inc. have joined forces to produce the dBASE IV Fight Data System, a database system of current and historic boxing statistics designed to assist journalists covering "The War," today's super-middle weight title bout between Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns at Caesar's Palace. Designed using dBASE IV, Ashton-Tate's recently introduced database management software program for microcomputers, the dBASE IV Fight Data System will provide statistical analyses on boxing's most well-known matches, including Hearns' and Leonard.'s first fight in 1981. Journalists will be able to access the system beginning Friday morning, June 9, 1989 through the completion of the bout via one of three Compaq microcomputers set up in the fight press room. Donated by Ed Esber. 3 scanned pages.

Category

Press release

Collection Title

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

Lot Number

X7847.2017