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
(through season VIII)
Artie Dede - season 8 champ
Ed Irwin - season 6 champ
Duke Kelleher - season 3 champ
Reeve McKay - season 5 champ
Jim Rutherford - season 1 champ
Ismael Villegas -season 7 champ
Buck Washer - season 2 champ
Shannon Withem - season 4 champ