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2/6/2013 4:06 PM
Smokin' Southpaws: 200-250 IPs; maximum BB9/ 2.80; minimum K/9 8.00.   27  Matches
2/7/2013 11:34 AM (edited)
Okay, schwarze's theme inspired this one.  I, too, will turn 50 this year.  I have a brother who is 7 years older than I, and I looked up to him a great deal when I was growing up. His favorite player Was Willie McCovey.  I must have known a little about baseball before 1971, because I knew his favorite, but the first time I remember really getting into it was the 1971 World Series.  During that Series I chose a favorite player of my own -- Willie Stargell -- in all honesty it was almost certainly because his first name was "Willie". So...

50 Years of All-Star Outfielders Named Willie
Seasons: 1963-2012
First Name: Willie
Pos: OF (Min Games 20; include secondary positions*)
Award: All-Star

29 Player Seasons (*including secondary grabs one more Stargell season!)
2/6/2013 5:40 PM (edited)
Soft tossing closers

Saves: min 25
K/9: max 5.00
Seasons 1970-2012
25 players
2/6/2013 6:08 PM
How about In or out with a bang

Hitters
Seasons: 1973-2012
First or Last season
All Star
PA >= 350
30 players
2/6/2013 6:19 PM
We look somewhat hitter-heavy so perhaps a change will be needed, but this is a start.

Last name: Bonds
First name: B
34 players.

Slightly over the limit, but I feel it has quite the quality gradient and some interesting choices to be made in the middle...
2/6/2013 6:32 PM
High-Percentage Starting Pitchers

Position:  SP
Seasons:  1885 to 2012
Wins:  9 to 100
Losses:  0 to 2

26 pitchers
2/6/2013 6:40 PM
WIS Justified Gold
Gold Glove winning middle infielders with A/A or better defensive ratings

Min Games at MIF = 20
Award : Gold Glover
Field : 11 to 12
Range : 11 to 12
25 Players
2/6/2013 6:49 PM
.400 hitting Outfielders

min batting avg    .400
position OF
minimum games at position 0

exactly 24 players
2/6/2013 8:09 PM
World War Three-Bagger
Top triples hitters during the World War Two years

Season: 1942-1945
PA/162: 430-999
3B/100 AB: 2.2-999

24 Players

2/6/2013 8:27 PM
Looks like 13 hitter categories already filled. If the goal is to have 10-11 pitchers, looks like max two more hitter categories available.

Also (and I'm part of the problem) there look to be five categories which are OF.  In order posted: i) Fast HOF (mostly OF); ii) Hide 'em in the Corner; iii) Willie All Star OFs; iv) Bonds; v) .400 hitting OF
2/6/2013 9:19 PM
Mine is a bit OF heavy at the top at least also. Happy to change it - will just wait to see how everything plays out.
2/6/2013 9:59 PM
Well add some pitching...

Left Handed Award Winning Starters

SP- 180Ip min, 2.60 max BB/9, 1.00 min Hr/9, left handed, at least 1 award

24 players
2/6/2013 10:11 PM
We are very heavy in the OF.  I may tweak my category a bit since there is a lot of overlap with other catgories (Bonds, .400 hitters, etc.)  We need more pitcher categories.
2/6/2013 10:18 PM
I have tweaked my category  (changed to infield only, 20 game min, include secondary positions, lowered avg to .350+)
2/6/2013 10:20 PM
I have a potentially interesting alternative somewhat involving pitchers if necessary (with an even bigger gradient...), but I kinda like Bonds. I feel like it can wait till we have most of the categories in before considering changeing though.
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