8/24/2012 2:29 PM
By the way, my team total of 61 Plus Plays of the above referenced team is equal to the next top two teams, who have 31 and 30 respectively.   
8/30/2012 11:34 PM
I ran a couple of open league teams out there with A++ range guys.

The 1st one is the Vacuum Cleaners... currently sitting at 71-49 playing at Hilltop Park

94 Jack Doyle - 1B - 9+
08 Nap Lajoie - 2B - 25+
22 Babe Pinelli - 3B - 13+
20 Dave Bancroft - SS - 27+
21 Max Carey - LF - 8+
73 Billy North - CF - 22+
44 John Lindell - RF - 22+

Total 129 + plays in a 120 games, it looks to be a bit under the 200+ pace.

The starting pitchers I used are the 07 Cy Young, 07 Addie Joss and 09 Ed Summers. Maybe a bit too good... but perfect starter innings needed for Hilltop.



The 2nd team is the Vacuum Cleaners II (of course). Their current record is 51-45 and also playing at Hilltop.

07 Adrian Gonzalez - 1B - 14+
68 Horace Clarke - 2B - 18+
90 Denny Lyons - 3B - 13+
88 Ozzie Guiilen - SS - 19+
10 Tris Speaker - LF - 11+
77 Chet Lemon - CF - 19+
30 Tom Oliver - RF - 10+

Total 108 + plays in a 96 games, a bit better pace, but still under a 200+ pace for 162 games.

The starting pitchers I used are the 08 Kaiser Wilhelm, 07 Addie Joss and 05 Frank Owen. A shade worse starting pitcher staff.
9/11/2012 1:00 PM
  We're now 103 games into the season and my team is sitting at 55-48;  11 games back & on pace for a total of 87 wins. Recall we're playing at Hilltop.

Here are the team's "+" and "-" to date

1952 Goodman, 2B 18/2 
1914 Burns 1B         17/0
1919 Fletcher SS      13/0    (only 4 + plays in past 53 games, disappointing)
1973 North CF          17/1         
1977 Lemon LF         7/0 (actually 6-0 in LF and 1-0 in center)
1926 Douthit RF        15/0
1981 Oberkfell 3b     11/0   

My Pitchers have combined for 15 plus plays.
Team total for + plays is 113 so am on pace for 178.   After 50 games I was tracking a 198 total


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9/14/2012 2:31 PM
The Vacuum Cleaners have finished the regular season with a 94-68 record... made the playoffs, but one game behind the division winner.


Player SN Pos G GS Inn PO A E DP + - Fld% RF
Pinelli, Babe 1922 3B 162 162 1,406.7 132 351 16 19 19 0 .968 3.09
Lindell, Johnny 1944 RF 157 157 1,403.3 345 6 6 1 27 1 .983 2.25
North, Billy 1973 CF 158 158 1,402.3 422 4 9 1 28 0 .979 2.73
Lajoie, Nap 1908 2B 162 162 1,398.7 412 592 27 83 44 0 .974 6.46
Bancroft, Dave 1920 SS 160 160 1,388.7 364 523 40 103 34 1 .957 5.75
Carey, Max 1921 LF 154 154 1,346.7 276 6 9 0 15 0 .969 1.88
Doyle, Jack 1894 1B 130 130 1,100.3 1355 133 12 99 15 0 .992 12.17

The team finished with 185 + plays and 12 - plays. The biggest negatives were Bancroft's 40 errors and Lajoie's 27 errors. Obviously, nowhere near the top in fielding percentage. The team hit .284 at Hilltop (10th) and finished 12th in team ERA at 4.16 and OAV at .276. Both better than the league average.

Player SN B G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS STRK L STRK
Bancroft, Dave 1920 S 160 704 107 213 44 8 2 91 33 58 3 0 1 .303 .335 .396 .731 0 18
Lindell, Johnny 1944 R 161 661 119 206 35 18 22 119 56 71 6 0 0 .312 .369 .519 .888 1 10
Lajoie, Nap 1908 R 162 649 73 178 27 8 2 96 48 37 3 0 0 .274 .325 .350 .675 0 12
Carey, Max 1921 S 154 649 121 192 42 3 4 44 83 37 8 43 19 .296 .382 .388 .771 1 12
Pinelli, Babe 1922 R 162 628 69 184 20 9 0 83 51 56 3 0 0 .293 .348 .354 .702 0 15
North, Billy 1973 S 158 617 89 187 12 11 5 98 62 78 6 50 20 .303 .371 .382 .753 2 13
Doyle, Jack 1894 R 130 518 84 195 23 9 4 77 50 4 8 0 0 .376 .437 .479 .916 7

Player SN T G GS CG SHO W L SV SVO IP H R ER HR BB SO OAV OBP SLG WHIP ERA
Young, Cy 1907 R 52 52 1 1 21 15 0 0 355.0 396 172 149 11 94 106 .276 .324 .342 1.38 3.78
Joss, Addie 1907 R 51 51 5 0 18 19 0 0 347.3 394 184 153 6 96 80 .282 .333 .347 1.41 3.96
Summers, Ed 1909 R 49 49 0 0 24 11 0 0 329.7 304 136 121 13 81 75 .244 .291 .325 1.17 3.30
Quantrill, Paul 2003 R 90 0 0 0 7 1 5 7 77.3 77 28 27 1 21 37 .258 .314 .315 1.27 3.14
Groom, Buddy 2001 L 78 0 0 0 4 6 8 9 66.0 87 40 37 2 11 41 .313 .339 .399 1.48 5.05
Dowd, Anthony (P) 2012 R 79 0 0 0 6 2 5 8 61.0 57 23 19 3 23 32 .247 .318 .346 1.31 2.80
Komara, Nicholas (P) 2012 R 13 10 0 0 2 7 0 0 57.3 82 70 69 16 33 19 .337 .427 .597 2.01 10.83
Northrop, Jake 1918 R 55 0 0 0 1 4 23 28 53.0 58 22 21 2 7 3 .270 .301 .344 1.23 3.57
Littleton, Wes 2006 R 54 0 0 0 5 0 4 7 31.3 28 9 7 2 16 13 .237 .326 .331 1.40 2.01
Jones, Barry 1989 R 44 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 24.7 26 13 9 1 14 9 .268 .366 .361 1.62 3.28
Cooper, Guy (AAA) 1914 R 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 22.0 50 44 43 8 23 6 .442 .532 .735 3.32 17.59
Milligan, Billy 1904 L 13 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 19.7 28 17 13 3 3 1 .329 .344 .506 1.58 5.95
TEAM TOTALS -- -- 591 162 6 1 94 68 47 62 1,444.3 1587 758 668 68 422 422 .276 .329 .362 1.39 4.16

I thought it might be fun to see all the stats.
9/17/2012 11:05 AM
Thanks for posting Bootone
9/17/2012 11:19 AM
Very nicely done sir.
9/17/2012 11:20 AM
That '44 Lindell is someone I should use more often...he had a monster season for me in a progressive.
10/3/2012 12:28 PM (edited)
My season is over and I missed the goals.  The total of team + plays was 188.   The team finished 88-74, 3rd in the division and 11 games back.  No playoffs.  Recall we played at Hilltop.

Here are the team's final  "+" and "-" figures

1952 Goodman, 2B    24/2
1914 Burns 1B           27/0
1919 Fletcher SS       26/0
1973 North CF           28/1
1977 Lemon LF         16/0
1926 Douthit RF        25/0
1981 Oberkfell 3b      20/0


My Pitchers have combined for 22 plus plays.   I'm still trying to figure out what went wrong.  The team BA of .282 was 9th out of 24 and I was right at the league average in runs scored.  My staff was very good; lead both leagues in fewest hits, fewest earned runs, was second in ERA , second in WHIP, OBP against, etc...They were surely helped by the rangy defenders.     The 1890 Sadie McMahon finished with a line of 24-36 in just over 500IPs, 3.56 ERA, .240 OAV, 1.30WHIP, 3.76 k/9 & 3.33 bb/9.   He seemed to be snake bit and only yielded 11 homers in all those innings.    Part of his problem was an incredible 85 wild pitches and 45 hit batters.

Good exercise.  I will give it another try sooner than later.    

10/2/2012 8:40 PM
Just recently finished a Coors range team which finished 99-63 but won a 1-game playoff so reached 100 wins.   They finished with 183+ plays so well under the pace but some interesting stats...This team had a 33 mil pitching staff and led the entire league in road ERA.  They finished with an overall 4.07 ERA which included nearly 100 IP by AAA guys who combined for over a 10 ERA in their IP.  The Road ERA was 3.07.   The range impacted their ERA that much!!!
10/2/2012 8:53 PM
Here are the teams batting/pitching/fielding stats...

Player SN B G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS STRK L STRK
Frisch, Frankie 1928 S 158 702 140 238 29 5 11 132 51 17 1 2 1 .339 .381 .442 .822 2 17
Furcal, Rafael 2005 S 163 684 116 225 32 17 7 147 65 55 2 29 9 .329 .386 .456 .842 1 17
Carey, Max 1921 S 159 673 154 219 44 3 11 121 84 35 4 13 6 .325 .402 .449 .851 1 11
North, Billy 1973 S 158 672 140 216 19 10 5 60 68 95 7 24 16 .321 .390 .402 .791 4 14
O'Brien, Billy 1887 R 161 656 96 200 22 6 37 151 45 33 5 1 1 .305 .349 .526 .875 3 14
Wilson, Willie 1984 S 160 638 115 217 20 13 1 57 33 53 4 53 9 .340 .376 .417 .793 15 15
Bautista, Jose 2011 R 161 604 125 193 19 4 23 139 136 111 4 0 0 .320 .439 .478 .918 2 20
Inge, Brandon 2004 R 135 483 71 147 11 11 11 84 42 68 9 0 0 .304 .370 .441 .811 1 18

Player SN Pos G GS Inn PO A E DP + - Fld% RF
Furcal, Rafael 2005 SS 162 162 1,451.3 388 593 33 104 26 0 .967 6.08
O'Brien, Billy 1887 1B 161 160 1,436.3 1795 154 7 131 20 0 .996 12.21
Bautista, Jose 2011 3B 160 159 1,424.0 135 349 8 19 25 1 .984 3.06
Frisch, Frankie 1928 2B 156 156 1,399.0 359 575 22 96 20 0 .977 6.01
Carey, Max 1921 LF 152 152 1,362.3 317 7 6 1 22 0 .982 2.14
North, Billy 1973 CF 154 153 1,360.3 464 1 10 0 36 0 .979 3.08
Wilson, Willie 1984 RF 138 138 1,236.3 295 9 3 0 23 0 .990 2.21
Inge, Brandon 2004 C 118 110 1,001.3 287 41 7 2 0 0 .979 2.95

Player SN T G GS CG SHO W L SV SVO IP H R ER HR BB SO OAV OBP SLG WHIP ERA
Sparks, Tully 1907 R 54 54 0 0 30 12 0 0 321.0 356 150 138 8 82 74 .277 .322 .358 1.36 3.87
Patterson, Roy 1906 R 48 8 0 0 19 2 0 0 173.3 168 60 58 3 24 30 .249 .279 .315 1.11 3.01
Wright, Rasty 1918 R 53 52 0 0 1 9 0 0 165.7 176 79 67 4 36 43 .269 .312 .333 1.28 3.64
Douglas, Phil 1915 R 50 33 0 0 3 7 1 1 131.7 174 79 74 2 29 61 .323 .359 .427 1.54 5.06
Griffith, Clark 1905 R 48 1 0 0 8 5 0 2 122.3 146 51 43 1 22 28 .294 .326 .367 1.37 3.16
Benz, Joe 1917 R 38 12 0 0 8 2 0 0 111.7 122 47 47 2 33 27 .279 .333 .373 1.39 3.79
Kellum, Win 1905 L 47 2 0 0 6 5 1 2 83.3 94 31 26 1 12 10 .282 .309 .345 1.27 2.81
Wiltse, Hooks 1913 L 65 0 0 0 1 2 9 13 64.7 77 30 24 3 9 22 .288 .314 .401 1.33 3.34
Stroba, Brian (AAA/P) 2012 R 27 1 0 0 2 3 5 8 59.7 83 54 53 14 25 20 .324 .385 .559 1.81 7.99
McFarland, Chappie 1906 R 54 0 0 0 6 2 3 6 52.7 46 13 12 8 11 10 .238 .282 .394 1.08 2.05
Smith, Charlie 1911 R 41 0 0 0 1 5 5 9 40.3 56 21 17 1 12 10 .320 .362 .411 1.69 3.79
Starr, Ray 1941 R 37 0 0 0 2 2 4 5 40.3 34 17 17 2 11 19 .227 .284 .333 1.12 3.79
Heimach, Fred 1926 L 37 0 0 0 8 1 4 6 35.3 41 18 18 3 9 11 .289 .331 .423 1.42 4.58
Wolfe, Barney 1904 R 35 0 0 0 3 2 5 7 31.3 41 25 23 2 12 3 .306 .367 .396 1.69 6.61
Bowers, Claudio (AAA/P) 2012 R 18 0 0 0 2 4 1 3 28.0 62 50 44 6 23 9 .425 .512 .678 3.04 14.14
TEAM TOTALS -- -- 652 163 0 0 100 63 38 62 1,461.3 1676 725 661 60 350 377 .285 .328 .381 1.39 4.07


10/3/2012 12:30 PM
interesting post beaneball.  Oddball staff to say the least but you managed to get a lot out of them.   
10/3/2012 6:49 PM
Well done! I probably run too many teams to babysit a pitching staff like that.
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3/4/2013 3:34 PM
This sounds like a good idea for a theme...
3/8/2013 4:41 PM
I was going to put up a theme that required 200+ plays for the playoffs.
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