Need 3 for the OTAT Progressive Topic

The OTAT is a progressive that started with the 1901 season and moves forward one season at a time. We are about to start the 1914 season (our 14th season). Selected All Timers were added to the rookie class each season from 1901-1910. The All Timers started with their WIS rookie season as well. For example, in 1901 all time greats whose WIS rookie season was 1921, 1931, 1941, 1951 etc. were added, in 1902 players from 1922, 1932, 1942, 1952 etc. were added and so on. The last season for the addition of all time players was 1910 so the league is now a straight progressive league with the upcoming season being 1913, the 12th season. However most of the all-time players have not yet retired so there is a very strong group of undrafted players who will be available in addition to the 1912 rookies. As all time players reach the end of their career, they will be available again during their real life WIS rookie season, i.e a 1921 player added to the 1901 season will be available again as a rookie when we reach 1921.In the case where a player played more than 20 years, he will be considered to have retired the season before his real life rookie season . This rule will first come into play for the 1921 season.

The 1910 season was the last season in which all time stars were added. Beginning in 1911, only players whose WIS rookie season was during the current season will be added.

Because of the addition of the all timers from 1901-1910, there is a lot of talent available. There are over 1000 players in the database for the 1914 season (this includes IR players) for only 16 teams, so there is a lot of talent to choose from.  In addition to the 1914 WIS rookies there is plenty of undrafted talent available.

I will give interested owners access to the league's private forum.

We are currently in the stage of posting keepers so the first task of  new owners will be to decide on keepers for the teams.

The rosters for the 3 available teams are shown below. Please indicate below if you are interested.

8/16/2012 5:43 AM

The first team available is the Philadelphia Athletics. At the 130 game mark the Athletics record is 78-52, 2nd in the AL East.

C   Ted Simmons 1974, Elston Howard 1964
1B Andres Galarraga 1994
2B Rod Carew 1974
3B Frank Baker 1914
SS Honus Wagner 1914, Omar Vizquel 1994
OF Charlie Keller 1944, Jim Rice 1984, Ralph Kiner 1954
      Harmon Killebrew 1964, Sammy Sosa 1994, Jackie Jensen 1954
P   Sandy Koufax 1964, Randy Johnson 1994, Don Sutton 1974
      Mike Cuellar 1974, Jerry Reuss 1974, Claude Hendrix 1914
      Chief Johnson 1914, Bill Doak 1914, Jim Kaat 1964
      Wilbur Cooper 1914, Rube Foster 1914, Ed Walsh 1914

8/16/2012 6:48 AM (edited)
The second team available is the Philadelphia Colonials. At the 130 game mark the Colonials record is 73-57, 1st in the NL East.

C   Johnny Bench 1974, Gabby Hartnett 1934
1B Gil Hodges 1954, John Mayberry 1974, Carl Yatrzemski 1974
2B Joe Gordon 1944, Max Bishop 1934, Del Pratt 1914
3B Ken Boyer 1964
SS Luis Aparicio 1964
OF Tris Speaker 1914, Heinie Manush 1934, Curt Flood 1964
       Augie Galan 1944, Gavvy Cravath 1914, Rocky Colavito 1964
       Roger Maris 1964, Dixie walker 1944
P    Christy Mathewson 1914, Lefty Tyler 1914
       Bob Lemon 1954, Early Wynn 1954
       Hal Newhouser 1944, Red Ruffing 1934
       Jim Brewer 1974

SS Pee Wee Reese 1944 (returns 1946)
OF Enos Slaughter 1944 (returns 1946)
8/16/2012 7:02 AM (edited)
The third team available is the New York Yankees. At the 130 game mark the Yankees record is 53-77, 3rd in the AL East.

C   Yogi Berra 1954, Thurman Munson 1974
1B Lou Gehrig 1934, Ken Griffey Sr. 1984
2B Red Schoendienst 1954, Davey Johnson 1974, Davey Lopes 1984
3B Pinky Higgins 1944
SS Maury Wills 1964, Tony Kubek 1964
OF Hank Aaron 1964, Al Simmons 1934
      Frank Robinson 1964, Pete Fox 1944
DH Julio Franco 1994
P     Whitey Ford 1954, Red Ames 1914, Howie Camnitz 1914
        Pat Ragan 1914, George McQuillan 1914, Preacher Roe 1954
        Hooks Wiltse 1914, Tug McGraw 1974

2B George Grantham 1934
P   Frank Lange 1914

P Jack Coombs 1914 (returns 1915)
    Lefty Leifield 1914 (returns 1918)

8/16/2012 7:12 AM (edited)
I would be interested in the Philadelphia Athletics if you still need an owner.
8/30/2012 8:46 PM
Posted by imladris12 on 8/30/2012 8:46:00 PM (view original):
I would be interested in the Philadelphia Athletics if you still need an owner.
that team was taken by trunk_monkey by site mail-sorry. Please consider one of the other teams
8/31/2012 3:27 PM
I would be interested in the New York Yankees.
8/31/2012 6:42 PM
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Sorry but this league has died
9/30/2012 9:16 AM
Need 3 for the OTAT Progressive Topic

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