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9/3/2014 9:56 AM (edited)

Cuppa Joe Twist VIII is in the books... 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 - VIII 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 VIII)

Bill Abernathie
Pete Allen
Walter Alston
Rugger Ardizoa
Howard Armstrong
Lefty Atkinson
Scott Baker
Jeff Banister
Brandon Bantz
Honey Barnes
Philip Barzilla
Dick Bates
Bill Batsch
Lou Bauer
Burley Bayer
Clarence Beers
Mike Belfiore
Walter Bernhardt
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
Goat Cochran
Larry Colton
Clint Compton
Jerry Conway
Earl Cook
Art Corcoran 
Ed Corey
Bill Dam
Art Daney
Mike Darr 
Bob Daughters
Rex Dawson
Bob Davidson
Artie Dede - season 8 champ
Flame Delhi
Skip Dowd
Radhames Dyckhoff
Sam Edmonston
Jack Egan
Jake Eisenhart 
Rick Engle
Russ Ennis
Frank Estrada
Fred Eunick
Joe Evers
Joe Fautsch
Dutch Fehring
Ramon Fermin
Fritz Fisher
Wilbur Fisher
Tom Fletcher
Larry Foster
Charlie Fritz
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
Sam Hope
Earl Howard
Jesse Hudson
Rex 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
Red Lutz
Hersh Lyons
Ramon Manon
Chip Marshall
Sam Marsonek
Gary Martz
Len Matarazzo
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
Spencer Pumpelly
Drew Rader
Pete Rambo
Jon Ratliff 
Leroy Reams
Marshall Renfroe
Ben Rochefort 
Jim Rutherford - season 1 champ
Jay Sborz
Bill Schlesinger
Gerry Schoen
Mike Schultz
Ralph Shafer
Jeff Shaver
John Shea
Zak Shinall
Ray Shook
Danny Silva
Dave Skeels
Roe Skidmore
Roger Slagle
Harry Smith
Scott Sobkowiak
Karl Spongberg
Bob Sprout 
Irv Stein
Jeff Stember
Hal Stowe
Steamboat Struss
Jim Tennant
Dick Terwilliger
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
Allie Watt
Stefan Weaver
Terry Wilhusen
Shannon Withem - season 4 champ
Roy Wright
George Yantz
Charles Yingling
Larry Yount
Bart Zeller
Charlie Zink
 
9/17/2014 9:28 AM (edited)
OWNER LIST - name in bold indicates team has been entered

01. finn2030 - Lee Dashner (P) 1913 Naps & Athletics @ Shibe Park
02. bixman51 - Jack Rafter (H) 1904 Pirates & Giants @ Polo Grounds IV
03. House_rules - Clarence Heise (P) 1934 Cubs & Cardinals @ Sportsmans Park III
04. cholatse - Tony Mack (P) 1985 Angels & Blue Jays @ Exhibition Stadium
05. DarthDurron - Tom Patton (H) 1957 Orioles & White Sox @ Comiskey Park I
06. bobbyj7 - Luke Glavenich (P) 1913 Naps & White Sox @ League Park II
07. bronxcheer - Carlos Crawford (P) 1996 Phillies & Astros @ Astrodome
08. dweigel - Art Merewether (H) 1922 Pirates & Giants @ Forbes Field
09. midknight - George Beck (P) 1914 Athletics & Indians @ Shibe Park
10. dodgebob - Ernie Baker (P) 1905 Reds & Beaneaters @ Southend Grounds III
11. sevenfifty5 - Harry Daubert (H) 1915 Pirates & Cubs @ Forbes Field
12. specsman - Alex Serrano (P) 2008 Angels & Royals @ Angel Stadium
13. kriz - John Courtright (P) 1995 Reds & Mets @ Riverfront Stadium
14. Smithyyy34 - Jeff Richardson (P) 1990 Angels & Tigers @ Anaheim Stadium
15. gyrene - John Karst (H) 1915 Robins & Phillies @ Baker Bowl
16. brucel - Jim Scoggins (P) 1913 White Sox & Senators @ Comiskey Park I
17. fatboydad54 - John Leovich (H) 1941 Athletics & Indians @ Cleveland Stadium
18. finn2030 - Ty Pickup (H) 1918 Giants & Phillies @ Baker Bowl
19. dodgebob - Willie Martinez (P) 2000 Indians & White Sox @ Jacobs Field
20. bublooo - Bob Gandy (H) 1916 Phillies & Braves @ Baker Bowl
21. jkorn - Jesse Baker (H) 1919 Tigers & Senators @ Griffith Stadium

22. sevenfifty5 - Joe Green (H) 1924 Athletics & Yankees @ Shibe Park
23. dhomard - Ernie Wolf (P) 1912 Naps & Senators @ League Park II

24. funkadelic_3 - Hal Reilly (H) 1919 Cubs & Robins @ Weeghman Park



7/18/2014 12:53 PM
I'll go with Carlos Crawford -p -1996 Phillies @ Houston Astros--Astrodome
7/19/2014 3:44 PM
Thanks bronxcheer!
7/19/2014 5:54 PM
Leo Moon p - 1932 Indians at Senators - Griffith Stadium.

Ole "Lefty Leo Moon mopped up the second game of a doubleheader: 8 runs; 11 hits; 7 walks and 1 SO in 5 2/3 IP. He went 1-2 with an RBI. Got his money's worth out of his cup of coffee. I wonder who was the 1 batter he K'd?
7/19/2014 9:09 PM
Welcome midknight!  It was either Buddy Myer or Dave Harris... the only 2 Senators who struck out in that game.
7/21/2014 12:03 AM
I'll go with Art Merewether 1922 NYG at PIT - Forbes Field.
7/21/2014 8:59 AM
Thanks dweigel!
7/23/2014 10:34 PM
I'm going with Luke Glavenich 4/12/1913 Naps vs White Sox - League Park (II)
7/24/2014 9:22 AM
Thanks bobbyj7!
7/26/2014 8:00 AM
Thinking of having two cups again, but let's finish the first cup and see how quickly this fills. 

Ernie Baker
8/18/1905
Reds vs Beaneaters in Southie.
7/26/2014 6:21 PM
Thanks dodgebob!
7/30/2014 10:46 AM
I'll play.  Will need a little time to find my guy, so TBD for the time being.
7/30/2014 2:11 PM
Thanks sevenfifty5!
7/30/2014 2:58 PM (edited)

Alex Serrano, Royals at Angels, April 16, 2008

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