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3/27/2014 9:40 AM (edited)
Cuppa Joe Twist VII is now in the playoffs... time to order up another venti four shot americano.

There have been well over 900 players in MLB history who have appeared in just one game... think Moonlight Graham.  Baseballreference.com has that list of players with the years and dates of those games in their "Frivolities" section under Cups of Coffee.  I've played in various Coffee leagues here over the years and they're always fun to research.  This one will play out thusly:

We'll be using players who appeared in just one game from 1885-2013.  Select a player from the "Coffee" list and note the year, date & team of his one appearance...  http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/coffee.shtml. Then go to that team's page (by year) and click on "Schedules & Results" to find out which team he appeared against on that date.  You can use both rosters for that year to make your team. Use any player that appears on either roster according to bbr.com, twisted to any season.

Ty Cobb strike game rule: On May 18, 1912 the Tigers played the A's and all of the Tiger players went on "strike" to support Cobb's suspension for attacking a fan in a previous game.  The Tigers recruited mostly college players to play the 5/18 game which resulted in several "cup of coffee" players for this date.  I'm going to allow one coffee player from this game per season.  This rule will apply for other games with multiple cup of coffee players as well. 

There will be 6/2 below average AAA and depending on whether your Cup of Coffee guy was a pitcher or hitter, each team will call up one (and only one) AAA player and rename them to your Coffee guy's actual name.  No other AAA moves can be made during the season.  Your Cup of Coffee AAA callup must remain on the big league roster all season and have at least 25IP or 50AB during the regular season for your team to qualify for the playoffs.  I will allow each team to draft ONE 200K player if there aren't any twistable low salary guys on your 2 rosters... this player MUST be sent down for your one Cup of Coffee callup.

Blacklist - The Cup of Coffee players used in seasons I - VII are blacklisted.


When signing up, list your Coffee player's appearance date, year, team played for and against and stadium played in.

$110M salary cap
AAA - 6/2 below avg but only one may be called up
No WW, DH, clones, trades or live play
Injuries turned off
Use the stadium your Cup of Coffee guy played in
24 teams Random realignment

BLACKLISTED PLAYERS (through season VII)

Bill Abernathie
Pete Allen
Walter Alston
Rugger Ardizoa
Howard Armstrong
Lefty Atkinson
Scott Baker
Jeff Banister
Honey Barnes
Dick Bates
Bill Batsch
Lou Bauer
Burley Bayer
Clarence Beers
Mike Belfiore
Christian Bethancourt
Ivan Bigler
Red Bird
Bill Bradford
Harvey Branch
John Braun
Ray Brown
Cal Browning
Tyson Brummett
Al Burris
John Callahan
Joe Campbell
Roger Carey
Rome Chambers
Travis Chapman
Chief Chouneau
Joe Cobb
Larry Colton
Clint Compton
Jerry Conway
Earl Cook
Art Corcoran 
Ed Corey
Art Daney
Bob Daughters
Rex Dawson
Bob Davidson
Flame Delhi
Skip Dowd
Radhames Dyckhoff
Sam Edmonston
Jake Eisenhart 
Rick Engle
Russ Ennis
Frank Estrada
Fred Eunick
Joe Evers
Joe Fautsch
Dutch Fehring
Ramon Fermin
Fritz Fisher
Wilbur Fisher
Larry Fritz
Bill Froats
Ralph Gagliano
Joe Giannini
Norman Glaser
Vince Gonzales
Beiker Graterol 
Adam Greenberg
Lee Gronkiewicz
Newt Halliday
Chet Hajduk
Gary Hargis 
Mickey Harrington
Charlie Hartman
Ray Hartnranft
Kelly Heath
Bob Hegman 
Greg Heydeman
Garry Hill 
Harley Hisner
Vern Holtgrave
Earl Howard
Jesse Hudson
Ed Irwin - season 6 champ
Phil Irwin
Dan Jessee
Elvio Jimenez
Art Johnson
Duke Kelleher - season 3 champ
John Kull
Gary Lane
John LaRose
Razor Ledbetter
Corey Lee 
John LeRoy
John Lickert 
Clem Llewellyn
Steve Lomasney
Pete Loos
Mem Lovett
Hersh Lyons
Ramon Manon
Chip Marshall
Sam Marsonek
Gary Martz
Bob Mavis
Reeve McKay - season 5 champ
Doc McMahon
Joe McManus
Rufus Meadows
Kevin Melillo
Rod Miller
Richie Moloney
Kevin Morgan
Phil Mudrock
Cy Neighbors
Floyd Newkirk
Johnny O'Connor 
Heinie Odom
Ernie Ovitz
John Paciorek
Mike Palagyi
Christian Parker
Kewpie Pennington
Tom Plodinec
Irv Porter
Pete Rambo
Jon Ratliff 
Leroy Reams
Ben Rochefort 
Jim Rutherford - season 1 champ
Jay Sborz
Bill Schlesinger
Ralph Shafer
Jeff Shaver
John Shea
Zak Shinall
Ray Shook
Danny Silva
Dave Skeels
Roe Skidmore
Roger Slagle
Harry Smith
Scott Sobkowiak
Karl Spongberg 
Irv Stein
Jeff Stember
Hal Stowe
Steamboat Struss
Dick Thoenen 
Allan Travers
Bun Troy
Matt Tupman
Ted Turner
Tink Turner
Twink Twining
Frank Verdi
Eduardo Villacis
Ismael Villegas - season 7 champ
Pedro Villarreal
George Washburn
Buck Washer - season 2 champ
Stefan Weaver
Terry Wilhusen
Shannon Withem - season 4 champ
Roy Wright
George Yantz
Charles Yingling
Larry Yount
Bart Zeller
Charlie Zink


5/1/2014 4:22 PM (edited)
OWNER LIST - name in bold indicates team has been entered

01. finn2030 - Sam Hope (P) 1907 Athletics & Naps @ Columbia Park
02. odalisgagne - Goat Cochran (P) 1915 Reds & Phillies @ Baker Bowl
03. fatboydad54 - Philip Barzilla (P) 2006 Astros & Braves @ Minute Maid Park
04. eastonest - Len Matarazzo (P) 1952 Athletics & Red Sox @ Fenway Park
05. bixman51 - Drew Rader (P) 1921 Pirates & Giants @ Polo Grounds V
06. cholatse - Jim Tennant (P) 1929 Giant & Robins @ Polo Grounds V
07. dodgebob - Charlie Fritz (P) 1907 Athletics & Senators @ American League Park II
08. DarthDurron - Bob Sprout (P) 1961 Angels & Senators @ Wrigley Field (LA)
09. dweigel - Red Lutz (H) 1922 Red & Pirates @ Forbes Field
10. gorbyruss - Spencer Pumpelly (P) 1925 Senators & Browns @ Sportsmans Park III
11. smithyyy34 - Jack Egan (P) 1894 Senators & Grooms @ American League Park I
12. mulder - Tom Fletcher (P) 1962 Tigers & Red Sox @ Tiger Stadium
13. bronxcheer - Allie Watt (H) 1920 Senators & Athletics @ Griffith Stadium
14. gyrene - Marshall Renfroe (P) 1959 Giants & Cardinals @ Busch Stadium I
15. professorjon - Brandon  Bantz (H) 2013 Mariners & Yankees @ Safeco Field
16. bobbyj7 - Bill Dam (H) 1909 Doves & Cubs @ Southend Grounds III
17. Big_T - Walter Bernhardt (P) 1918 Yankees & Tigers @ Polo Grounds V
18. bublooo - Larry Foster (P) 1963 Tigers & Twins @ Metropolitan Stadium
19. Jesters - Mike Darr (P) 1977 Blue Jays & Red Sox @ Exhibition Stadium
20. midknight - Gerry Schoen (P) 1968 Senators & Yankees @ RFK Stadium
21. richabbs - Dick Terwilliger (P) 1932 Phillies & Cardinals @ Sportsmans Park III
22. dlchow - Mike Schultz (P) 2007 Diamondbacks & Giants @ AT&T Park
23. finn2030 - Artie Dede (H) 1916 Robins & Giants @ Ebbetts Field
24. dodgebob - Rex Hudson (P) 1974 Dodgers & Braves @ Atlanta Fulton Co


3/21/2014 7:10 PM
Via sitemail, dweigel is back in with Red Lutz - 1922 Reds & Pirates @ Forbes Field.
3/26/2014 1:44 PM
Spencer Pumpelly (P) 1925 Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park III...
3/26/2014 9:06 PM
Welcome back gorbyruss!
3/27/2014 9:41 AM
Congrats to gorbyruss & Ismael Villegas, winners of season VII.

Blacklist has been updated to show champs from each season.
3/27/2014 3:27 PM
Jack Egan(P) 1894 Washington Senators and Brooklyn Grooms at Boundary Field(Wash)
3/27/2014 7:32 PM
Welcome smithyyy34!

Since Boundary Field is unavailable in WIS, we'll have you play at American League Park I, the closest in years in Wash DC.

3/28/2014 4:24 AM
It's been awhile since I've joined a theme league---I couldn't remember if that field was available. Thank ye.
3/31/2014 12:12 PM
Sorry to be late but I will go with Tom Fletcher  September 12,1962   Tiger Stadium
3/31/2014 12:44 PM
Welcome back mulder!
4/3/2014 10:45 AM

I'll try Allie Watt-2b-- Washington Senators vs. Phil. A's at Griffith stadium( 10-3-1920)

Also a trivia answer: the only mlber who matched Abbott+ Costello's who's on first routine( watt's at second)

4/3/2014 11:39 AM
NIce one... welcome bronxcheer!
4/5/2014 7:23 AM
Another great theme by Finn!

Join up folks!
4/14/2014 6:51 PM
In with Marshall Renfroe, who sipped his java with the Giants versus the Cards in Busch Stadium in 1959.
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