The Space Age Progressive League has one opening left - the Chesapeake Bay team has been claimed. We still need an owner for the Orange County team (you can change the name if you take the team).
. We are about to start the draft for 1948, which will be our third full season.
We are a single season progressive league that is unique in that we consist of 24 teams (and therefore 8 playoff spots) in a 16-team era. We accomplish this by using a list of Secondary Players drawn from non-MLB sources (the American Association, Players League and Federal League) with averages no higher than .260 and WHIPs no lower than 1.40 and who do not advance in time (as do the contemporary, that is 1947-48 players), to fill our rosters without recourse to AAA.
We draft players who played in the AL and in the NL in two separate drafts, with draft position being determined randomly (with adjustments only to prevent any team from drafting in the top 4 in both drafts) until 1950 when we will use cumulative 4-year W-L records to determine draft choice in the first of those league drafts, and use the 5th place cumulative 4-year W-L to determine the other draft order for the other league (we draft either AL players or NL players first depending on which league the owner with the first pick prefers each seasonal draft). We then draft from the list of Secondary players in random order to complete our rosters.
So we are able to maintain our character as a single season Progressive even with 24 teams in a 16 team era. Join this unique league. Take over one of these teams that is available. Both have been well drafted for by very capable owners. The relatively small size of the rosters reflects the fact that most teams have around 16 AL and NL players, and the rest consist of Secondaries drawn from the same-repeating pool of players from the other sources, and who are never allowed to be retained as keepers, but return to the pool each season for the same season's draft (and, again, without advancing in time as do the AL and NL players). So usually a team will have 16-17 players AFTER having drafted all the available AL and NL players for that year's draft.
Please SITEMAIL ME to let me know your interest in this teams, instead of posting here: I am having difficulty with posting forums - some technical problem, and also want to be able to clarify anything prospective owners may need to know about this uniquely organized league. Thanks.
Orange County Orbits - CLAIMED - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Name Season Franchise Pos Salary
Orval Grove 1947 Chicago White Sox SP $2,169,181
Mickey Haefner 1947 Washington Senators SP $4,223,243
Joe Hatten 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers SP $5,821,832
Don Johnson 1947 New York Yankees SP $1,013,245
Harry Dorish 1947 Boston Red Sox RP $2,605,073
Paul Erickson 1947 Chicago Cubs RP $3,669,994
Kent Peterson 1947 Cincinnati Reds RP $3,405,333
Junior Thompson 1947 New York Giants RP $449,969
Jim Hegan 1947 Cleveland Indians C $2,864,753
Billy Hitchcock 1947 St. Louis Browns 2B $1,562,456
Nippy Jones 1947 St. Louis Cardinals 2B $316,161
Eddie Stanky 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers 2B $5,188,038
Frankie Gustine 1947 Pittsburgh Pirates 3B $5,309,834
Jack Wallaesa 1947 Chicago White Sox SS $1,988,454
George Case 1947 Washington Senators OF $335,431
Dom Dimaggio 1947 Boston Red Sox OF $5,095,037
Ralph Hodgin 1947 Chicago White Sox OF $1,559,774
Marv Rickert 1947 Chicago Cubs OF $357,062
Chesapeake Bay Challengers CLAIMED - NO LONGER AVAILABLE - and... WINNER OF THE 1947 WORLD SERIES !
Baker Bowl Name Season Franchise Pos Salary
Joe Haynes 1947 Chicago White Sox SP $5,192,370
Dutch Leonard 1947 Philadelphia Phillies SP $6,300,891
Bill McCahan 1947 Philadelphia Athletics SP $3,996,314
Ed Chandler 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers RP $335,233
Mel Queen 1947 New York Yankees RP $1,255,862
Charley Schanz 1947 Philadelphia Phillies RP $1,727,433
Freddy Schmidt 1947 St. Louis Cardinals RP $1,370,953
Gerry Staley 1947 St. Louis Cardinals RP $449,334
Walker Cooper 1947 New York Giants C $4,941,648
Elbie Fletcher 1947 Pittsburgh Pirates 1B $796,102
Jake Jones 1947 Boston Red Sox 1B $3,807,657
George McQuinn 1947 New York Yankees 1B $4,986,856
Joe Gordon 1947 Cleveland Indians 2B $5,582,821
Don Johnson 1947 Chicago Cubs 2B $2,063,741
Bob Elliott 1947 Boston Braves 3B $5,997,907
John Sullivan 1947 Washington Senators SS $907,096
Erv Dusak 1947 St. Louis Cardinals OF $2,252,051
Ron Northey 1947 Philadelphia Phillies OF $2,850,973
Hal Peck 1947 Cleveland Indians OF $2,517,995