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2/23/2014 7:43 PM (edited)
I've recently hosted 2 Birth Year leagues... first one was a team starting with your birth year and the next consecutive 24 years (soup style).  The second, which is now in the playoffs, started with your birth year and the preceding 24 years.  I've been ruminating on how to continue this theme and this is what I've come up with:

Take your birth year (for me, 1956) and using Baseballreference.com, your player pool will come from the following four lists -

*1956 Major League Baseball Died This Year
*1956 Major League Baseball Born This Year
*1956 Major League Baseball New Debuts
*1956 Major League Baseball Retirements

24 players on your roster MUST come from these 4 lists according to YOUR birth year and you can use any season of theirs... no minimums or maximums per list.  The 25th player can be a "bonus" player from your birth year.  For example, Mickey Mantle doesn't appear on any list for 1956 but I could draft his 1956 season as my "bonus player".

I will post my team and the player connections to each list in the Theme Leagues Forum after I create the league.  Each owner will have to post their roster and connections there as well in order to receive the league#.

Salary Cap - $110M
No AAA, WW, DH, clones, trades or live play
Injuries turned off
Random realignment
Choose any stadium
YEARS ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE

Here's the links for each list:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-births.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-debuts.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-finalyear.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-deaths.shtml 

Change the xxxx to your year and copy paste



Here's one of the lists I'm using... by clicking on  "more", it will take you to a menu with: New Debuts, Retirements, Born This Year & Died This Year

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1956-finalyear.shtml
3/9/2014 10:51 AM (edited)
OWNER LIST / BIRTH YEAR - name in bold indicates team has been entered

01. finn2030 - 1956
02. specsman - 1955
03. contrarian23 - 1969
04. earle - 1960
05. cholatse - 1960
06. partsdriver - 1939

07. kriz - 1975
08. pinotfan - 1961
09. dorkster - 1957
10. dlchow - 1974
11. trd3 - 1973
12. splitter24 - 1971
13. fatboydad54 - 1954
14. doubletruck - 1941
15. Got_Worms - 1976
16. hurricane86 - 1986

17. Tucker T's - 1948
18. thebubbaq - 1968
19. bhoser - 1943
20. razorclams - 1953
21. metsgeek - 1970
22. fabforeus - 1962
23. wedhead36 - 1965
24. busterglen - 1951

2/14/2014 5:36 PM
1955, couple of old farts, finn
2/14/2014 5:41 PM
Oh, heck, in. 1969.
2/14/2014 7:18 PM
Welcome specs & contrarian!
2/14/2014 8:32 PM
1960
2/14/2014 9:46 PM
ok, you got me. 1960
2/14/2014 9:52 PM
I'm in! 

1975 
2/14/2014 10:15 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-births.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-debuts.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-finalyear.shtml
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/xxxx-deaths.shtml 

Change the xxxx to your year and copy paste
2/15/2014 12:28 AM
Welcome earle, cholatse & kriz!  And thanks kriz, for posting the links for each list.
2/15/2014 3:15 AM
Sounds like a blast - I'm in with 1961.
2/15/2014 10:34 AM
Welcome pinotfan!
2/15/2014 11:44 AM
I'll join ... .couple of teammates from the dodgeball league are in this.
2/15/2014 1:44 PM
I'll play, fun challenge.  1974.
2/15/2014 2:11 PM
I'll try 1973
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