The regular season just ended for a team of mine in an 80M clone league. I went with cheap home runs (a bunch of Dave Kingmans, a couple of Rudy Yorks, with two good OBP Eddie Stankys at the top of the order) and a deadball pitcher (Jack Quinn x 10) in a big HR park (Yankee Stadium III). The plan was to overwhelm other teams with home runs and not allow many ourselves.
As it turns out, my team led the league in HR by a wide margin: we hit 247 (2nd place hit 153, 3rd 118, no other team over 100, the average was 67). My all-Jack Quinn staff was also very successful at preventing HR: only 36 allowed, good for 7th best in the league.
We hit about 7 HR for every HR we allowed. Sounds good, right?
Nope! We finished 81-81 and two miles out of a playoff spot!
Believe It or Don't!