5/17/2006 7:04 PM
He was a great player, sure, but triple crown threat?...let's not get carried away now.
5/31/2006 2:35 PM

With the Big Red Machine, Morgan was an offensive Force. Close to being a Triple Crown Threat.



6/1/2006 9:23 AM




Frank Robinson - 1966 A.L. Triple Crown Winner Joe "Ducky" Medwick - 1937 N.L. Triple Crown Winner
Baltimore 49 HR 122 RBI .316/.410/.637 St. Louis 31 HR 154 RBI .374/.414/.641

6/1/2006 10:40 AM

" Pitchers are not the only victims. "Ya know, you'd think with all those extra base hits, great defense, and homers
I hit, I'd get a shot once and a while," carped HOFer George Brett. Joe Morgan continued "I know
Bid McPhee and Ski Mellilo are legendary baseball names, but I had a few good seasons too you know."

Quote: Originally Posted By johnpaul0 on 4/18/2006




Sports Illustrated April 12, 1976 - Special Baseball Issue

Joe Morgan - The Complete Player ( No Sports Iluustrated Jinx for Mr. Morgan, as

he wins his 2nd MVP in a row while putting together his best overall season )

Triple Crown Threat? I say Yes, and 1976 is my example ...

Bill Madlock .339 / Mike Schmidt - 38 HR / George Foster - 121 RBI
Morgan 5th .320 / Morgan 5th - 27 HR / Joe Morgan 2nd - 111 RBI

In 1976 Joe Morgan lead the National League in On-base %, Slugging %,
OPS, Adjusted OPS+, Runs Created, Sac. Flies & Power/Speed Number.

He finished 2nd in Runs, Bases on Balls, Stolen Bases, & Times on Base.
And my respect is given begrudgingly. In 1976 Joe Morgan became the second NL player to win back to back MVP awards. The first was also a middle infielder, hometown hero, Ernie Banks, who accomplished the feat in the 1958 & 1959 seasons.
I have a memory from back then from something I believe I heard on the radio. I do not know the system used, but something similar to the NFL quarterback ranking, where 100 is supposed to be about as good as it gets, that system had Morgan's 1976 season exceeding what they thought was possible.

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9/24/2006 2:19 AM




Jim Thorpe with the New York Giants March 1942 Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams tries his hand at cricket as a Royal Air Force cadet from the Lodwick School of Aeronautics looks on at Henley Field, Lakeland, Florida which was the long time spring training home of the Detroit Tigers (1934-42, 1946-65). (Dan Sanborn Photograph Collection, P721)

9/26/2006 4:58 PM



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...i just checked the 4 OL still in my TMC and 7 out of the 8 world series teams had an ashburn, 6 1954s...
...interestingly, none of the teams who made it to the WS used the milacki strategy...

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Quote:
Originally Posted By johnpaul0 on 4/18/2006

COOPERSTOWN, NY (AP) - Major League Baseball Hall of Famers and active players stormed the quaint city of Cooperstown today in protest of recent "ominous, idiotic" trends in Whatifsports Sim League baseball. Angered by the disrespect shown to HOF'ers and all stars in open leagues, many legends took to the streets.
"It's an abomination, plain and simple. Sadie McMahon threw underhand for crissakes, and he gets more innings in one season than I do in fifty," complained Steve Carlton, in a rare moment of outspoken candor with the media. "I'd like to see Al Orth face McCovey in Wrigley a few times, that'd fatten up his stupid hr/9 stat." Hoyt Wilhelm and Rollie Fingers were on hand representing legendary relievers, lamenting "it really bites my *** to see Barry Latman pitching for half the teams. I mean, I know he had a few effective innings in '58, but to be honest, the guy's career can't touch Aaron Sele's jock."
Pitchers are not the only victims. "Ya know, you'd think with all those extra base hits, great defense, and homers I hit, I'd get a shot once and a while," carped HOFer George Brett. Joe Morgan continued "I know Bid McPhee and Ski Mellilo are legendary baseball names, but I had a few good seasons too you know." Legendary outfielders with names like Mays, Musial, Snider, as well as a few active players like Jones, Hunter, Griffey, were on hand to voice their complaints. "Richie Ashburn's friggin' legs are going to fall off. How many seasons can that runt play before he pops a knee," whined Snider, continuing "if I played in that giant cow pasture Shibe with a bunch of flyball pitchers, I'd have some bloody range factor numbers that'd singe your hair. I could cover ground." Torii Hunter could only shake his head "Taylor Douthit, Chet Lemon, bite me."
Attorneys for the HOF'ers are filing complaints in federal court against the programmers of whatifsports. David Boies, lead counsel, summarizes the situation "There are serious issues with the credibility and playability of this sim. If certain irregularities in the sim engine are not addressed, I am afraid we will never be able to know the true credibility of these league results." All parties hope for a speedy return to something resembling reality, where speedy fielders, cavernous ballparks, and pitchers with statistical "illusions" built into their records do not routinely knock off players with proven, sabremetric value.
Attorneys for whatifsports could not be reached for comment.


The Baseball Hall of Fame in quaint Cooperstown, New York.





10/29/2006 3:46 AM
and now we have some good shots of willie mays in giants gear!
10/29/2006 8:23 AM
Wow, my little old post from a few months ago has had some serious legs.
10/29/2006 9:57 AM




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