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2/6/2013 12:27 PM

LINK to the OFFICIAL RULES


HERE IS A LINK TO THE CATEGORIES USED IN VERSION 1


Determination of Player Categories

Once we determine how many teams will be participating in this theme (either 16 or 24), each person will submit his player category. It must be something that can be searchable in the WIS search engine. For example, catchers with 38+ doubles in a season = 24 players. (min 20 games, secondary positions unchecked, season type = full)

A couple of rules in determining your player category. (1) Always set Season Type = Full, so we eliminate the players with multiple combined versions for the same season. (2) We will set a maximum number of possible choices for your category based on the number of teams in the league. For example, if we end up with 16 teams, your category should produce between 16 and 20 player choices. If 24 teams, your category should produce between 24 and 30 player choices. Some leeway will be given if your category goes a little over the max, if the commissioner feels that it does not ruin the spirit of the theme.

The spirit of the theme is to come up with a category that has some variability between the top players and the bottom players. If you submit a category with all crappy players, everybody bids 1 and nobody cares. Basically, if there isn't much difference between the top player and the 16th (or 24th) best player, than why would anybody bid more than a couple credits?

The commissioner has the right to request an owner to tweak his category or come up with a new category if he determines the category has too much overlap with another category or is somewhat of a useless category. Also, during the category selection process, the commissioner will be giving suggestions on what kind of categories are still needed in order to ensure there is a proper mix between position players, starting pitchers and relief pitchers.

Owners may change their category after submitting it.

Do NOT submit your category when signing up. We need to wait to see how many teams this league will have first. If we end up with 24 teams, I will submit the 25th category. If we end up with 16 teams, the first 9 owners who sign up (including me) will get to submit a second category, which will be done after the 16 categories have been selected.
2/8/2013 11:36 AM (edited)
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5pointtoss; akira_hokuto; bargearse; BastanRedSox; calhoop; DCSquires; dhomard; dweezil; firesalt; flyingman; fooolishfool; just4me; kyleb63; lampdogg; marlowe; mllama54; nocomm999; pinotfan; reddtrain; schwarze; scthallfan; sgsmith; shysters3; tdoak
2/8/2013 2:38 PM (edited)

HITTING CATEGORIES
Click on links below to see player list

50 Years of .360 HItters
Years = 1963-2012, PA/162 = 500+, AVG = .360+
Total player Seasons = 28
Submitted by schwarze

First Basemen with 19+ triples
Pos = 1B, Triples = 19+
Total player Seasons = 28
Submitted by marlowe

2000 Starting SS
Pos = SS, Year = 2000, Min Games = 75
Total player Seasons = 27
Submittd by DCSquires

50 Years of All-Star Willies
Pos = OF (Min 20 games, include secondary positions), Years = 1963-2012, First Name = Willie, Award = All-Star
Total Player Seasons = 29
Submitted by sgsmith

In or Out with a Bang
Seasons = 1973-2012, PA/162 = 350+, First or Last Season, Award = All-Star
Total Player Seasons = 30
Submitted by bargearse

Justified Gold Glove MIFs
Pos = MIF (20 games min), Field = 11-12, Range = 11-12, Award = Gold Glove
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by dweezil

.400 Hitting OFs
Pos = OF (min 0 games), Avg = .400+
Total Player Seasons = 24
Submitted by calhoop

World World II Three-Bagger
Years = 1942=45, PA/162 = 430+, 3B/100 = 2.2+
Total Player Seasons = 24
Submitted by flyingman

Power Hitting Catchers

Pos = C (Min 0 games, incl. secondary position), PA/162 = 550+, HR = 30+, AVG = 0 to .300
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by pinotfan

Hot Potato Corner
Pos = 3B (min 20 games), PA/162 = 100+, OBP = .380+, SLUG = .450+, Range = 0-5, Field = 0-5
Total Player Seasons = 27
Submitted by kyleb63

HOF Second Basemen
Pos = 2B (min games 0), Speed = 64-65, Award = HOF
Total Player Seasons = 24
Submitted by akira_hokuto

Walk and Run
Pos = All (min games 0), BB/100PA = 17+, SBA/100SBO = 38+
Total Player Seasons = 24
Submitted by dhomard


COMBO - PITCHER / HITTER CATEGORIES


1887-88 Browns
Team = St. Louis Browns, Years = 1887-88
Total Player Seasons = 21 hitters (5 pitchers)
Submitted by fooolishfool

2000 Red Sox

Team - Boston Red Sox, Years = 2000
Total Player Seasons = 14 hitters (13 pitchers)
Submitted by BastanRedsox


2/8/2013 11:05 AM (edited)

PITCHING CATEGORIES
Click on links below to see player list

300-400 IP Pitchers
IP/162 = 300-400, BB/9 = 2+, K/9 = 7+, WHIP = 0 to 1.50
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by 5pointtoss

1986 AL East RPs
IP/162 = 50+, Year = 1986, Division = AL East
Total Player Seasons = 27
Submitted by reddtrain

198-199 K Club
Pos = SP, K = 198 to 199
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by mllama54

Smokin' Southpaws

IP/162 = 200-250, BB/9 = 0 to 2.8, K/9 = 8.0+, Throws = Left
Total Player Seasons = 27
Submitted by shysters3

Soft Tossing Closers
Years = 1970-2012, Saves = 25+, K/9 = 0 to 5.0
Total Player Seasons = 25
Submitted by scthallfan

High Win% SPs
Pos = SP, Wins 9+, Losses 0-2
Total Player Seasons = 26
Submitted by tdoak

1930-59 Good Pitchers
Seasons = 1930-1959, Whip = 0 to 0.99
Total Player Seasons = 28
Submitted by nocomm999

Obscenely Low ERAs
Pos = P, ERA = 1.00 to 1.20
Total Player Seasons = 30
Submitted by schwarze

Hitting Pitchers
Pos = P (min 0 games), Hitting OBP: = .380 to 1, Hitting: SLG: = .450 to 4
Total Player Seasons = 26
Submitted by just4me

Beanball RPs

Pos = RP, HBP/100 = 0.7+, BB/9 = 0 to 1.25
Total Player Seasons = 26
Submitted by firesalt 

Wild Thang
Years = 1901-2012, WP = 20-30
Total Player Seasons = 26
Submitted by lampdogg


COMBO - PITCHER / HITTER CATEGORIES


1887-88 Browns
Team = St. Louis Browns, Years = 1887-88
Total Player Seasons = 5 pitchers (21 hitters)
Submitted by fooolishfool

2000 Red Sox

Team = Boston Red Sox, Year = 2000
Total Player Seasons = 13 pitchers (14 hitters)
Submitted by BastanRedsox

2/7/2013 1:50 PM (edited)

Ballparks

Astrodome
Atlanta Fulton County Stadium
Baker Bowl
Citi Field
Coors Field
Crosley Field
Dodger Stadium
Forbes Field
Jarry Park (Mon)
Kaufmann Stadium
Memorial Stadium (Bal)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Pac Bell Park
Palace of the Fans
Petco Park
Riverfront Stadium
Robison Field
Safeco Field
Shibe Park
Sicks Stadium
Southside Park
Target Field
Wrigley Field (Cubs)
Yankee Stadium II

2/7/2013 10:35 PM (edited)
Let's get things started with a fun hitting category.  I was born in 1963 and will turn 50 years old this year.  My favorite player as a kid was Rod Carew and as a young adult, was Wade Boggs.  So, in honor of those two players, here is my category...

50 Years of .360 Hitters
Years = 1963-2012
PA/162 = 500+
AVG = .360+


Total players = 28

2/6/2013 1:28 PM
I will add the category of First Basemen with 19+ Triples.

Position = 1B
Years = Any
Triples = 19 or more

Total Players = 28

2/6/2013 1:29 PM
2000 Starting SS

Year = 2000
Min games at SS = 75

Total players = 27
2/6/2013 1:39 PM

Innings- 300 min-------400 max
BB/9- min 2
K/9- min 7
Whip- Max 1.50

25 total players
2/6/2013 1:41 PM
1986 AL East Relievers

Min Games at RP: 0
Year: 1986
Team/League/Division: AL East
IP/162: 50-500

Yields 27 total players
2/6/2013 1:51 PM
198 - 199 K Club

SP
K Min - 198 Max - 199
Any Year

25 Pitchers
2/6/2013 2:52 PM
St. Louis, 1922
Position players from the 1922 St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals
26 players
2/6/2013 3:18 PM
19th Century Catchers
Years 1885 - 1899
CSPCT - Min .300
PA/162- Min 500

Total Players = 25
2/7/2013 6:08 PM (edited)
How about:

Fast Full Time Hall of Famers




Changed to:

Not So Sast hall of fame second basemen

Min games 2nd base = 0 (secondary positions NOT checked)
Speed min=64 max=65

Award = Hall of Fame

24 players



2/6/2013 4:01 PM

Hide 'em in the Corner
Min Games at OF = 20
Field: Max D+
Range: Max C-
OBP: Min .400
SLG: Min .550
Speed: Max 70

Total Players = 26
 

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