The inauguration of the president of the United States takes place during the commencement of a new term of a president of the United States, which is every four years on January 20. Prior to the Twentieth Amendment, the date was March 4, the day of the year on which the Constitution of the United States first took effect in 1789; the last inauguration to take place on the older date was Franklin D. Roosevelt's first one on March 4, 1933. The day a presidential inauguration occurs is known as "Inauguration Day".
Build your team from any player involved in a transaction occurring on January 20 from 1934 to present. Once you select a player, he is exclusively yours and you can twist all the players (including your player involved in Jan. 20 transaction) on the opening day team of your transaction player in the year of the transaction that appear on baseball-reference.com.
It can be any January 20 starting with 1934 and any player on the team roster (according to baseball-reference.com) during that season. The distinction of the opening day roster was only to determine the team because players may have played for more than one team that year.
If the exclusive player is not WIS eligible but appears on baseball-reference.com on the opening day team for transaction year then the player is still eligible since he can be twisted.
If exclusive player opened the season on any of the transaction team's minor league affiliates then he is still eligible; otherwise, the exclusive player is ineligible. For example, Phil Plantier was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays on 1/20/1998 but was released on 3/20/1998 and later in 1998 was signed by the Mets to a minor league contract. Phil Plantier is ineligible.
Clear as mud?
The link to eligible players is here (only transactions after 1934):
WIS Format E (NL: 4/4/4 AL: 4/4/4) yes to interleague
$100M salary cap, No waiver wire, clones, trades, injury, DH or AAA.
50 live games required for playoffs.
Must use ballpark of opening day team of transaction year. I will select a player anytime after the 8th team is announced.
Two team per owner limit.
01) ratedpg_13 - Pete Rose / 1984 Montreal Expos
02) davidpearl - Lee Smith / 1994 Baltimore Orioles
03) cstrohmier - Jose Reyes / 2007 New York Mets
04) evil_twin - Paul Blair / 1977 New York Yankees
05) dahsdebater - Mike Sharperson / 1995 Atlanta Braves
06) ericdavis_44 - Everett Stull / 1999 Atlanta Braves
07) chris_son - Tony Perez / 1986 Cincinnati Reds
08) jaxsox79 - Jim Eisenreich / 1993 Philadelphia Phillies
09) cmb0315 - Chan Ho Park / 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers
10) hokieken - Dave Kingman / 1986 Oakland A's
11) joshkvt - Dan Wheeler / 2002 Atlanta Braves
12) joshkvt - Clay Dalrymple / 1969 Baltimore Orioles
13) steve9955 - Eddie Kasko / 1964 Houston Colt 45's
14) steve9955 - Rocky Colavito / 1965 Cleveland Indians
15) Jesters - U.L. Washington / 1987 Pittsburgh Pirates
16) Jesters - Jesus Tavarez / 1998 Baltimore Orioles
17) bgluzberg - Octavio Dotel / 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates
1/11/2013 12:24 PM (edited)