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8/7/2013 6:43 PM
through 3 games, 1952 Eddie Joost is 0-8 with an OBP% of .429 (6BB)

believe it or don't! 

small sample size I know - but fun to see things like your leadoff hitter batting .000 but with an OBP over .400!
8/9/2013 2:09 PM
continuing from above - 

the next 3 games, he went 5-12 with only 1BB...
8/9/2013 6:22 PM
Posted by crazystengel on 7/21/2013 1:25:00 AM (view original):
Tough Division Dept.

This is from an OL, 103 games in:

Colorado Rookies 68-35 0.660 - - 7-3 W2 38-15 30-20 0-0 crazystengel  
3 68-35 0.660 - - 7-3 W3 33-19 35-16 0-0 jjbbg  
warthogs 67-36 0.650 1 - 9-1 W5 31-21 36-15 0-0 ndrobb  
ALWAYS LAST 51-52 0.495 17 - 5-5 W1 30-23 21-29 0-0 charles19  

The 3rd place team is not only 3rd overall in the entire league, but is on pace for 105+ wins!

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Updating the above, here's how the regular season ended for this tough division:

3 107-55 0.660 - x 8-2 W3 53-28 54-27 0-0 jjbbg  
Colorado Rookies 102-60 0.630 5 - 4-6 L3 53-28 49-32 0-0 crazystengel  
warthogs 93-69 0.574 14 - 5-5 W1 44-37 49-32 0-0 ndrobb  
ALWAYS LAST 76-86 0.469 31 - 3-7 L1 43-38 33-48 0-0 charles19  

Although the #3 team dropped off a bit down the stretch, the trio still managed an average of just over 100 wins apiece!

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8/14/2013 6:31 PM
When your pitching staff has blown only 4 saves (out of 22 save opps) 71 games into a season, you don't expect to read this in your boxscore:

Dwight Gooden 100 7.2 4 1 1 2 12 1 124 1.82
Jeff Lahti 100 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 14 4.37
Ken Dayley, BSV (1) 100 1.2 3 2 2 0 2 1 22 3.60
Bill Campbell, BSV (3) 100 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2.63
Danny Cox, BSV (2) 100 0.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 14 5.22
Doug Bair 100 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7.24
Neil Allen, L (0-5), BSV (1) 0 0.1 5 4 4 1 0 0 26 27.20
Game Totals 86 11.1 15 8 8 5 15 3 209 ---

Okay, that last pitcher was clinically deceased even before he was dumped onto the mound from a wheelbarrow, but still.  We scored a run in the 10th, a run in the 11th, and three runs in the 12th -- and still insisted on losing.  Four blown saves -- in one game!

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8/17/2013 10:18 AM
Posted by chargingryno on 7/16/2013 5:33:00 PM (view original):
in a 1919/1979 progressive Gavvy Craveth has 11 HR (12HR in 254 AB in RL) in 80 AB 

believe it or not
250AB's into the season 1919 Gavvy has a pretty impressive stat line (RL - 12HR in 254AB- 

23HR, 63 RBI,  .327AVG/.436OBP/.677SLG

he's currently tied for 10th in the league in HR - tied with 1979 Mike Schmidt (RL 45 homeruns).  

Not a bad end to the great career Gavvy has had with our squad. Even with only 7 full time seasons - he's in the top 20 in career statistics for a 1901/1961 league that is in it's 20th season.  

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8/24/2013 1:44 PM
Chick Fewster just had a 2 home run game for me, in a 1923 progressive.  He hit the home runs against rested pitchers.  He hit the home runs in a park that's -2/-2 for home runs.  And he hit the home runs despite hitting 0 home runs in real life!

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8/26/2013 12:21 PM
I've got 1985 Doc Gooden and 1985 John Tudor in a 90M theme, 106 games into the season.  In my mind these two pitcher seasons have always gone hand in hand, with roughly the same number of innings (277-274 for Gooden) and quality (ERC# 1.92- 1.93, again for Gooden).  

Tudor has been good for me, currently 5th in Cy Young voting with a 3.18 ERA and 13-7 record.

Gooden costs just over $1M more.  So, what does that extra mil get you?  Gooden's the Cy Young leader, his ERA's 1.85, and....he's 20-0!

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8/27/2013 3:16 AM
Crazy, I don't know how or why, but I must admit, you have some extremely interesting 'believe it or don't's' 
9/2/2013 2:25 PM
Doc finally loses one -- in relief!



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9/2/2013 6:25 PM
Back-to-back games from my OL team.  One quality start from a horrible pitcher ($200K 1902 Archie Stimmel):



And one horrible start from a quality pitcher ($8.1M 1905 Doc White):



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9/4/2013 1:48 AM
Dept. of Did Not Know When to Fold 'em 

2002 single-season prog, and my slightly above-average starter Kenny Rogers (ERC+ 108) is on the mound in the 4th inning of a 0-0 game.  The opponent is not a powerhouse (2-4 record, one of the lowest salaries in the league).  Rogers starts off the inning swell, and then...



11 consecutive hits!

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9/4/2013 7:13 PM
Another "gem" (more or less) from a 200K pitcher on my OL team:



Like Archie Stimmel in the post above, Bishop took Player of the Game honors.  

The icing on the cake?  The opposing starter/loser was Mr. Open League himself:



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9/10/2013 6:38 PM
Did you forget Floyd Youmans even existed?  I sure did.  Anyway, I wound up with 1986 Youmans in SpotSell's 1976-92 Pick Six league.  Youmans and 1985 Charlie Hough were slated as my top 2 starters.   If you know anything about Pick 6 themes, you'd know we were doomed from the get-go.  Since I figured we were sunk anyway, I chose Mile High as our stadium, so there'd at least be some fun boxscores to look at.  Well...

Hough has performed about as well as I expected.  Thru 126 games he's 9-10 with an ERA of 6.81.

Youmans, whose real life stats are in the same ballpark as Hough's quality-wise (ERC#'s 2.69 and 2.71, in favor of Hough), has performed a bit better.  He just won the pm2 game, which put my team at 66-60 and a 3-way tie for the wild card.  This is a happy place for us, since we were about 10 games out of the wild card as recently as the all-star break.  Youman's ERA is a very respectable (considering the park) 3.38, and he's currently the Cy Young leader.  What's more, the pm2 win was Youmans' 20th in a row -- he started out 1-1 and is now 21-1

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9/10/2013 10:31 PM
wow - incredible! 
9/11/2013 1:35 PM
Youmans can't lose!  In the pm game he took the mound in the 6th in long relief, with his team trailing 6-0.  He closed out the game, and got the win -- his 21st straight -- thanks to a 7-run explosion in the bottom of the 9th! 



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