THE MOST DIVERSE LEAGUE IN WIS IS NOW ENTERING ITS 35th SEASON!
Listed below are more than 100 different extreme themes to choose from. Each one represents a unique challenge. Pick yourexclusive theme, draft your team, and let’s get it on!
RETURNING OWNERS Blacklist
Returning owners must choose a new theme or must have 24 new players if using the same theme.
Salary Cap = $120 million
No Clones (except where spelled out as being allowed in a few specific themes)
Injuries - Yes
1. Lefty-Lefty Theme - Position players bat left-handed, all pitchers throw left-handed
2. Righty-Righty Theme - Position players bat right-handed, all pitchers throw right-handed
3. Switch Hit Theme – Position players are switch hitters, must have same number of LH/RH pitchers
4. Iron Glove Theme – Position players must be C or worse for fielding, range, and catcher’s arm
5. Gold Glove Theme – Position players must be A- or better for fielding, range, and catcher’s arm
6. Thief Theme – Position players must total at least 350 SBs
7. Slap Happy Theme – No player may have over 20 HRs
8. Homeruns Sell Tickets Theme – Position players must total at least 300 HRs, all pitchers must have HR/9 of .5 or greater
9. Big K Theme – Position players must total at least 1000 K’s, pitchers must total at least 1000 K’s
10. Walk Is As Good As A Hit Theme – Position players must total at least 1000 walks
11. Never Saw a Pitch I Didn’t Like Theme – Position players must total no more than 400 walks
12. Bull WHIP Theme – Pitchers must have a WHIP of 1.00 or higher
13. Platoon Theme – Position players must have 350 AB or less
14. Quick Hook Theme – Pitchers must have 150 IP or less
15. Big Contract Theme – Draft at least 8 players with salaries of $10 million or more
16. Little Contract Theme – No player’s salary may be over $8 million
17. Minimum Wage Theme – Player salaries are at least $720K
18. Psychedelic 60’s Theme – Players must be from the 1960’s
19. 21st Century Theme – Players must be from 2001 or later.
20. Alphabet Soup Theme – Each player’s last name must start with a different letter
21. All Clone Theme – Draft 7 players and clone each one three or more times
22. The Big “O” Theme – Must spend at least $66 million on position players
23. Pitcher’s Paradise Theme – Must spend at least $66 million on pitchers
24. Hall of Fame Theme – Every player must be in the Hall of Fame
25. We Are Family Theme – Every player must be blood relation to another player on the team (e.g. Joe & Dom Dimaggio or Ray, Bob, Brett, Aaron Boone)
26. Rocky Mountain High Theme – Play in Coors field or Mile High Stadium and choose at least 2 players from the Colorado Rockies
27. Baker’s Dozen Theme – Draft 13 great players, because the other 12 must be $200K players
28. Ends With # Theme – All players from years that end with the same number
29. Rainbow Six Theme – Players are named after a color (first or last name – e.g. Whitey Ford, Vida Blue)
30. Double Trouble Theme – Position players must total at least 350 doubles.
31. Fireman Theme – Pitchers must have a total of at least 135 saves
32. Decades Theme – Draft no more than 2 players from each of the 13 decades of baseball (1880-1889, 1890-1899, etc.)
33. Name Game Theme – Get creative; pick players with truly strange names or strangely related names
34. Stairway to Heaven Theme – Draft the number of players from each step – 2 Under $500k, 2 from $500k-$1M, 2 from $1M-$1.5M, 2 from $1.5M-$2.5M, 2 from $2.5M-$3.5M, 2 from $3.5M-$4.5M, 2 from $4.5M-$5.5M, 2 from $5.5M-$6.5M, 2 from $6.5M-$7.5M, 2 from $7.5M-$8.5M, 2 from $8.5M-$9.5M, 3 over $9.5M
35. Five-Tool Player Theme – Position player totals must be at least .300 AVG, 150 steals, 150 HRs, B+/B+
36. Numbers Chain Theme – Every player must have at least two stats in common with two separate players on the roster. For example: Cesar Tovar .300 BA, Tony Lazzeri .300 BA and 15 HR, Charlie Gehringer 15 HR and 12 3B, Robin Yount 12 3B….
37. IF/OF/Rotation Theme - Choose the complete IF from one team (Bench, Perez, Morgan, Concepcion, Rose), the complete OF (Ruth, Combs, Meusel) from another team, and the complete starting rotation from a third team (Cuellar, Dobson, Palmer, McNally). Twist the players from each set as desired and fill in the holes with teammates.
38. No Stars Theme - No player can be an all-star.
39. Twister Theme - Start with any single season team and twist; twist from the team as each player is chosen.
40. Rubber Arm Theme - All pitchers must have thrown at least 99 Real Life innings
41. Ancestery Theme - Players must be from the same ancestoral backgound such as all Latino, all Irish, etc.
42. One Plus One Per Team Theme - 24 players must be from different teams. The 25th player can be from any team.
43. That 70's Thing Theme - All players must come from the 1970's.
44. Roaring 20's Theme - All players must come from the 1920's.
45. 2008 Special Theme - At least 20 players from the 2008 season.
46. 9 to 5 Theme - All player salaries must be between $9 million and $5 million or between $900K and $500K.
47. Nickel and Dime Theme - All player salaries must be under $5 million or over $10 million.
48. Position by Decade Theme - Each position will be draft exclusively from separate decades. For example, all catchers come from the 1920's, and no other position can come from that decade. Positions include: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, SP (any pitcher over 100 IP/162), RP (any pitcher under 100 IP/162).
49. WWII Theme - All players come from the 40's when WWII heroes fought and the lucky ones came home.