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10/16/2013 11:23 PM
The OL mentioned in the previous post just wrapped up its regular season.  One team was spectacularly represented on the RBI leader board:

Runs Batted In
Name Team RBI
1977 Ted Simmons Monkeys dressed like 159
1990 Eddie Murray Monkeys dressed like 158
1986 Tim Raines Monkeys dressed like 156
2006 Carlos Guillen Monkeys dressed like 153
1895 George Davis Monkeys dressed like 149
1961 George Altman White & Pfiester 146
1961 Roger Maris Big Apple Bombers 141
2006 Ryan Howard Oldie Roidies III 139
1927 Cy Williams Pray for Rain 137
1972 Billy Williams BIRDZRED 132

Tragically, Monkeys dressed like cowboys riding dogs, despite complementing its prodigious sluggers with the classic three-headed OL rotation of Joss/Summers/Morgan, won only 86 games and failed to make the playoffs.

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My team in that league clinched a wild card with 5 games left, so I let my crappy, very tired rookie pitcher start every game in the final series in order to rest my staff.  I expected him to get injured every game, but he hung in there and took his beatings like Randall "Tex" Cobb in his prime:

Game 1: 38%, 9 innings, 32 runs (28 earned), 225 pitches
Game 2: 34%, 9 innings, 32 runs (all earned), 219 pitches
Game 3: 29%, 9 innings, 29 runs (all earned), 227 pitches
Game 4: 24%, 6.2 innings, 40 runs (all earned), 255 pitches

Note that in the final game he did not leave due to injury, but because he hit the 255 pitch max.

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10/25/2013 9:06 AM (edited)
Best start to a season for a pitcher?  Here's a decent candidate: 1981 Steve McCatty from a single-season prog (No Whining Progressive, owner is mountainjack):

Game 1: 4-hit SHO
Game 2: 2-hit SHO
Game 3: 4-hit SHO
Game 4: 3-hit SHO
Game 5: 5-hit SHO

In Game 6 McCatty was finally tagged for a run in the 2nd inning, which ended his shutout streak at 46 innings.  He won the game, giving up 2 runs in 5 innings.  

In Game 7 he rebounded/reverted back to form and threw his 6th shutout of the season.

Season totals: 7 starts, 7 wins, 6 SHO, an ERA of 0.31.

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10/28/2013 7:44 AM (edited)
Here's one I didn't even realize was happening until well after the season was over. 

From a recent OL team in Hilltop, here are the stats for the most-used position players.  Note the number in bold:

Player SN B G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS STRK L STRK
Evans, Steve 1914 L 150 627 118 223 40 6 16 101 43 63 8 0 0 .356 .404 .515 .919 5 16
Boggs, Wade 1995 L 147 620 115 206 38 8 3 58 86 56 4 0 0 .332 .416 .434 .850 2 23
Hickman, Charlie 1902 R 133 616 117 253 36 8 15 86 20 20 0 0 0 .411 .429 .568 .997 0 93
Lajoie, Nap 1900 R 145 614 89 217 42 14 8 93 14 43 9 0 0 .353 .375 .507 .882 4 23
Oliver, Al 1974 L 150 610 75 197 34 12 4 115 38 48 5 0 0 .323 .366 .438 .804 2 13
Hafey, Chick 1930 R 145 548 113 173 28 5 28 124 71 60 7 0 0 .316 .399 .538 .937 1 7
Roseboro, Johnny 1964 L 138 505 49 151 18 0 3 62 51 65 4 0 0 .299 .367 .352 .720 0 12
Mccann, Willie (P) 2013 R 116 370 29 89 11 4 0 41 21 65 5 0 0 .241 .288 .292 .580 0 9
Lanier, Hal 1968 R 108 229 20 45 6 0 0 12 5 19 2 0 0 .197 .220 .223 .443 0 4
10/28/2013 7:44 AM
Yes, a 93 game hitting streak by the one and only Charlie Hickman.  Charlie entered the 9/4 AM game hitting .361.  He went 2-5 that game, starting a streak of 13 consecutive games (and 17 of 18) in which he had at least 2 hits.  His 93rd consecutive game with a hit came on 10/11 in the PM game, when he went 3-5 to raise his average to .418 (he had been as high as .424 during the streak).  It took the cookie combo of Addie Joss, Art Nehf, and Carl Weilman to hold him to an 0-4 in the next game, ending the streak.

This smashed the previous OL record of 72 games, held by '98 Willie Keeler and '85 Willie McGee.

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10/28/2013 9:20 AM
I don't recall ever seeing anything close to a 93-game hit streak in my leagues.  That's awfully impressive.  

Hickman's overall numbers for the season were great, too, but I see you missed out on setting his Performance History best by one measly RC.  
10/28/2013 2:17 PM

Zero caught stealing...  sure only 21 attempts, but most of the guys were no great shakes in RL stolen bases

Regular Season Batting SimStats (Totals)
Player SN B G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS STRK L STRK
Anderson, Garret 2002 L 162 688 113 211 58 1 28 135 35 79 3 0 0 .307 .341 .516 .857 1 9
Vidro, Jose 2002 S 162 685 136 231 49 2 20 96 65 71 4 0 0 .337 .398 .502 .900 4 15
Polanco, Placido 2002 R 157 635 65 201 41 1 11 87 19 41 11 0 0 .317 .346 .436 .783 4 17
Green, Shawn 2002 L 162 628 131 189 27 1 49 138 107 110 4 0 0 .301 .404 .581 .985 1 13
Higginson, Bobby 2002 L 143 520 111 166 33 2 10 49 39 33 4 3 0 .319 .371 .448 .819 1 14
Huff, Aubrey 2002 L 137 517 60 151 19 3 19 84 42 63 3 0 0 .292 .348 .451 .799 11 14
Uribe, Juan 2002 R 140 471 63 127 22 6 5 50 28 91 2 4 0 .270 .312 .374 .686 0 13
Molina, Bengie 2002 R 147 443 37 114 19 1 6 52 20 30 4 0 0 .257 .295 .345 .640 4 10
Matthews Jr., Gary 2002 S 155 285 51 81 23 1 8 40 23 38 1 12 0 .284 .338 .456 .794 0 8
Inge, Brandon 2002 R 95 174 18 36 6 0 6 19 11 51 0 0 0 .207 .254 .345 .599 0 5
Banks Jr., Ernie (P) 2013 R 126 165 15 44 2 0 7 28 13 20 1 0 0 .267 .322 .406 .728 0 7
Perez, Neifi (AAA) 2002 S 46 152 8 32 5 0 0 11 2 11 0 0 0 .211 .221 .243 .464 4 5
Wigginton, Ty 2002 R 123 111 17 32 4 1 6 19 7 14 0 0 0 .288 .331 .505 .835 0 5
Oswalt, Roy 2002 R 35 85 8 10 3 1 0 2 3 27 0 0 0 .118 .148 .176 .324 0 2
Burnett, A.J. 2002 R 41 76 5 8 3 0 1 4 5 26 1 0 0 .105 .171 .184 .355 0 3
Finley, Chuck 2002 L 33 71 1 10 1 0 0 4 0 19 0 0 0 .141 .141 .155 .296 0 3
Loaiza, Esteban 2002 R 36 62 2 6 3 0 0 2 0 21 0 0 0 .097 .097 .145 .242 1 1
Penny, Brad 2002 R 33 44 3 9 1 1 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 .205 .200 .273 .473 1 2
Wiggins Jr., Alan (AAA/P) 2013 S 46 23 9 5 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 8 0 .217 .217 .217 .435 0 3
Escobar, Kelvim 2002 R 73 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0
Nunez, Vladimir 2002 R 92 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 .077 .071 .077 .148 0 1
Stanton, Mike 2002 L 76 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 2
Cordero, Francisco 2002 R 67 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
Nen, Robb 2002 R 45 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 1
Torres, Salomon 2002 R 51 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
Jimenez, Jose 2002 R 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
Oliver, Darren (AAA) 2002 R 12 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 1
Nelson, Jeff 2002 R 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
Hoerner Jr., Joe 2013 R 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
Rasmussen Jr., Dennis 2013 L 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
Ehmke Jr., Howard 2013 R 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
TEAM TOTALS -- -- 2513 5901 857 1669 319 21 176 829 419 783 40 27 0 .283 .334 .433 .767 11 17
10/31/2013 12:47 PM
Tense Save Situation Dept.

In a 70M franchise theme league, 1978 Mardie "Who?" Cornejo takes the mound at the start of the 6th inning, tasked with protecting a slim 23-2 lead.   How'd he make out?



Success!

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11/4/2013 8:35 PM
In Exclusive Ownership 43, Cole Hamels has 2 perfect games in his last 10 appearances...against the same team!

Regular Season Pitching Stats
Date     Opponent     %     IP     BFP     PC        W     L     SV     R     ER     H     HR     SO     BB     WP     ERA     OAV     WHIP     Box   
10/23 pm2     @Unprecedented     100     5.0     23     84     0     1     0     5     5     5     1     5     2     0     4.12     .249     1.27     view
10/25 am     @Two Round Fill     100     9.0     27     91     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     6     0     0     3.87     .237     1.20     view
10/26 pm     @Mexican Haircut #2     100     6.0     23     87     0     0     0     2     2     3     1     5     3     0     3.84     .234     1.19     view
10/27 pm2     Saving Grace     100     7.0     26     87     1     0     0     1     1     3     0     5     1     0     3.73     .230     1.16     view
10/29 am     @Jackie's Juggernaut     100     7.0     28     89     0     0     0     1     1     7     0     2     1     0     3.63     .231     1.16     view
10/30 pm     Trouble in Paridise     100     5.0     27     89     0     1     0     5     5     10     1     3     2     0     3.78     .237     1.20     view
10/31 pm2     Unprecedented     100     6.0     24     91     0     1     0     2     2     4     1     9     4     0     3.76     .236     1.20     view
11/2 am     @Caruthers BLUE RAIDERS     100     5.0     22     72     0     1     0     5     5     8     2     4     0     0     3.90     .240     1.21     view
11/3 pm     The Bob and Scott Show     100     6.0     26     93     0     0     0     0     0     4     0     5     4     0     3.78     .238     1.22     view
11/4 pm2     Two Round Fill     100     9.0     27     97     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     9     0     0     3.61     .230     1.16     view
Last 10 Games     --        65.0     253     880     3     4     0     21     21     44     6     53     17     0     2.91     .186     0.94     --
Season Totals     --        199.2     827     2858     13     10     0     88     80     173     27     139     59     0     3.61     .230     1.16        --

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11/6/2013 1:47 PM (edited)
As far as I can tell, the MLB record for most no-hit innings thrown by a team in one game is 12.1 (Harvey Haddix of Pittsburgh throwing all 12.1 innings in 1959).  Yesterday in my Random Captain theme league (90M cap), three pitchers combined to top that, throwing 12.2 innings of no-hit ball:



Unlike Haddix's Pirates, this team managed to win!

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11/9/2013 7:35 PM
Hey Crazy, did your team lose the game?  Haddix lost a perfect game (walk), the no-hitter and the game in the 13th!
11/9/2013 8:40 PM
Ummm....it's pretty obvious from his original post....
11/9/2013 9:18 PM
whoops
11/9/2013 10:24 PM
Actually, the game didn't involve my team at all.  The owner whose team threw so many no-hit innings (and eventually won) was thaneoffife.
11/12/2013 4:34 PM
Costly Error Dept.

1984 Dennis Eckersley pitching against my team in an 80M theme league, second inning, leading 2-0.  First two batters reach via singles, next two batters make outs.  The fifth batter would have been the third out, but Eck made an error, so the bases were loaded.  Still two outs, though, and still 2-0.  No big deal, right?



11 straight runners get on base, 12 runs score -- all unearned!  

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11/12/2013 5:57 PM
Ok, this one has nothing to do with the SIM, but I have to share.....
I'm teaching class (University) and about 10 minutes into class, someone's computer starts playing the middle of a porn movie.
Everyone with a computer opened yelled "That wasn't me!"
Now, at least if they were playing SIM baseball, they wouldn't be making any noise. Well, unless some horribly gross injustice
occurred, such as Dennis Eckersley allowing 12 unearned runs to score with 2 outs happened.
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