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8/16/2013 1:24 PM
League Description
 
BIRTH OF THE BIG LEAGUES (BOBL) PROGRESSIVE
 
This league will use dual seasons, beginning with 1885 (the first season in the database) and 1915. It will progress from there to 1886/1916, then 1887/1917, and so on. Currently, we are about to begin the 1892/1922 season.  We are using the 16 franchises from the 1922 season. You can come up with your own mascot/team name, but must use the true city name and stadium for your franchise, again using 1922 as the reference point. We use WIS league E, so that we get 162 games and have 4 playoff teams. League affiliation will reflect RL, divisions are determined geographically. 
 
I would love to see the league run long enough to mirror some of the other RL evolution of the game, such as franchises relocating to new cities (starting in the 50’s), expansion (beginning in the 60’s), and the introduction of the DH (in the 70’s). If I can gather a group of owners dedicated enough to go 30+ seasons this way, then we’ll move forward with those changes in each corresponding season. That’s looking way, way ahead, though. Right now we have 9 of 16 original owners from season 1, and several others who have already played several seasons.  With 2 opening to fill, I’ll just start by filling and running this season...
1/6/2014 8:00 AM (edited)
Boston (AL) claimed for season #8.
8/16/2013 3:02 PM
Both teams have a lot of nice offensive weapons, st. Louis has baby doll Jacobson, Bug Holliday, Goose Goslin, Boston has Tip O'Neill and Jesse Burkett, giving Boston two elite hall of fame level hitters
1/17/2014 9:30 PM (edited)
This team has been taken.

1894/1924 Pittsburgh Pirates

Forbes Field
 
1924             Schang, Wally                    C
1924             Smith, Earl                           C
1924             Bressler, Rube                  1B
1894             Brouthers, Dan                 1B
1924             McManus, Marty             2B
1924             Wambsganss, Bill            2B
1894             Joyce, Bill                            3B
1894             McGarr, Chippy                3B
1924             Riconda, Harry                  3B
1924             Adams, Sparky                   SS
1924             Bancroft, Dave                  SS
1924             Carey, Max                          OF
1924             Cuyler, Kiki                          OF
1894             Duffy, Hugh                         OF
1894             Smith, Elmer                      OF
 
1924             Bayne, Bill
1894             Chamberlain, Elton 
1894             Clarkson, John
1894             Dwyer, Frank
1924             Fullerton, Curt
1924             Johnson, Syl
1924             Martina, Joe
1924             Mogridge, George
1924             Pfeffer, Jeff
1894             Weyhing, Gus
 
IR
Hart, Bill - P
 
1/17/2014 9:28 PM (edited)
We are heading into season #10, and this team is available.  We maintain 29-man rosters (optional), with 25 +4 assigned to AAA each season -- no fictional AAA players.  There are only 25 on the current roster, +2 on IR.

Philadelphia's roster for the upcoming season is below.  One of these will be assigned to AAA, and you may draft 3 more AAA players (treated as regular keepers), if you like.

1894/1924Philadelphia A’s
 
Shibe Park
 
1924             Hargrave, Bubbles                C
1924             Hartnett, Gabby                     C
1894             Murphy, Morgan                    C
1894             Tucker, Tommy                       1B
1924             Collins, Eddie                           2B
1894             Shindle, Billy                            3B
1894             Ely, Bones                                   SS
1894             Glasscock, Jack                        SS
1924             Smith, Bob                                 SS
1894             Brown, Tom                              OF
1924             Grigsby, Denver                     OF
1924             Hooper, Harry                         OF
1924             Lee, Cliff                                      OF
1924             Mann, Les                                   OF
1924             Neis, Bernie                              OF
1894             Van Haltren, George           OF
 
1924             Benton, Rube
1924             Dean, Wayland
1924             Gray, Sam
1924             Marberry, Firpo
1924             McWeeny, Doug
1924             Shocker, Urban
1924             Vangilder, Elam
1924             Yde, Emil
1924             Yeargin, Al
1924             Zahniser, Paul
 
IR
Donnelly, Jim - 3B
1/17/2014 9:29 PM
50sFan has taken the Pittsburgh squad.  Just need one more owner to take the Athletics and we're ready to roll.
1/22/2014 7:19 AM (edited)
Philly has several good pieces in place:  Eddie Collins, George Van Haltren, Urban Shocker, Emil Yde... pretty good foundation to work with for someone who enjoys building a team.
1/23/2014 8:56 PM
As one of the charter owners in this league, I want to give it a plug. This is a well run progressive with a great commish and good group of owners. There's no nonsense in this league - just a lot of great old time baseball. Eight owners have been in it from the start and we'd love to have you join us for season 10.
1/27/2014 8:04 AM
Our season has just started, but I'll turn the Athletics over for free to a new owner so long as they commit to at least this season and next.
1/28/2014 4:30 PM
OK i take
1/28/2014 8:45 PM
Sold!  Welcome, bigjc.

I'll set you up with forum access, and get the current team turned over to you right away.
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