Cuppa Joe Twist VI - FULL Topic

Cuppa Joe Twist V is now in the playoffs... time to order up another venti four shot americano.

There have been well over 900 players in MLB history who have appeared in just one game... think Moonlight Graham. has that list of players with the years and dates of those games in their "Frivolities" section under Cups of Coffee.  I've played in various Coffee leagues here over the years and they're always fun to research.  This one will play out thusly:

We'll be using players who appeared in just one game from 1885-2013.  Select a player from the "Coffee" list and note the year, date & team of his one appearance... Then go to that team's page (by year) and click on "Schedules & Results" to find out which team he appeared against on that date.  You can use both rosters for that year to make your team. Use any player that appears on either roster according to, twisted to any season.

Ty Cobb strike game rule: On May 18, 1912 the Tigers played the A's and all of the Tiger players went on "strike" to support Cobb's suspension for attacking a fan in a previous game.  The Tigers recruited mostly college players to play the 5/18 game which resulted in several "cup of coffee" players for this date.  I'm going to allow one coffee player from this game per season.  This rule will apply for other games with multiple cup of coffee players as well. 

There will be 6/2 below average AAA and depending on whether your Cup of Coffee guy was a pitcher or hitter, each team will call up one (and only one) AAA player and rename them to your Coffee guy's actual name.  No other AAA moves can be made during the season.  Your Cup of Coffee AAA callup must remain on the big league roster all season and have at least 25IP or 50AB during the regular season for your team to qualify for the playoffs.  I will allow each team to draft ONE 200K player if there aren't any twistable low salary guys on your 2 rosters... this player MUST be sent down for your one Cup of Coffee callup.

Blacklist - The 120 Cup of Coffee players used in seasons I - V are blacklisted.

When signing up, list your Coffee player's appearance date, year, team played for and against and stadium played in.

$110M salary cap
AAA - 6/2 below avg but only one may be called up
No WW, DH, clones, trades or live play
Injuries turned off
Use the stadium your Cup of Coffee guy played in
24 teams Random realignment


Pete Allen
Walter Alston
Rugger Ardizoa
Howard Armstrong
Lefty Atkinson
Honey Barnes
Dick Bates
Lou Bauer
Ivan Bigler
Red Bird
Harvey Branch
Ray Brown
Tyson Brummett
John Callahan
Joe Campbell
Rome Chambers
Travis Chapman
Chief Chouneau
Joe Cobb
Clint Compton
Earl Cook
Art Corcoran 
Ed Corey
Art Daney
Bob Daughters
Bob Davidson
Flame Delhi
Skip Dowd
Radhames Dyckhoff
Jake Eisenhart 
Rick Engle
Russ Ennis
Frank Estrada
Fred Eunick
Joe Evers
Joe Fautsch
Ramon Fermin
Wilbur Fisher
Larry Fritz
Bill Froats
Ralph Gagliano
Beiker Graterol 
Adam Greenberg
Lee Gronkiewicz
Newt Halliday 
Mickey Harrington
Bob Hegman 
Greg Heydeman
Garry Hill 
Harley Hisner
Vern Holtgrave
Earl Howard
Jesse Hudson
Elvio Jimenez
Art Johnson
Duke Kelleher - season 3 champ
John Kull
Gary Lane
Razor Ledbetter
Corey Lee 
John LeRoy
John Lickert 
Clem Llewellyn
Steve Lomasney
Pete Loos
Hersh Lyons
Ramon Manon
Chip Marshall
Gary Martz
Bob Mavis
Reeve McKay - season 5 champ
Doc McMahon
Rod Miller
Richie Moloney
Phil Mudrock
Cy Neighbors
Floyd Newkirk
Johnny O'Connor 
Heinie Odom
Ernie Ovitz
John Paciorek
Mike Palagyi
Christian Parker
Kewpie Pennington
Tom Plodinec
Pete Rambo 
Leroy Reams
Ben Rochefort 
Jim Rutherford - season 1 champ
Jay Sborz
Ralph Shafer
Jeff Shaver
John Shea
Ray Shook
Danny Silva
Dave Skeels
Roe Skidmore
Roger Slagle
Scott Sobkowiak
Karl Spongberg 
Irv Stein
Jeff Stember
Steamboat Struss
Dick Thoenen 
Allan Travers
Bun Troy
Matt Tupman
Frank Verdi
Eduardo Villacis
Pedro Villarreal
George Washburn
Buck Washer - season 2 champ
Stefan Weaver
Terry Wilhusen
Shannon Withem - season 4 champ
George Yantz
Charles Yingling
Larry Yount
Bart Zeller
Charlie Zink

10/22/2013 9:52 AM (edited)

OWNER LIST - name in bold indicates team has been entered

 01. finn2030 - Bill Batsch (H) 1916 Cubs & Pirates @ Forbes Field
02. daddyzander - Irv Porter (H) 1914 White Sox & Red Sox @ Fenway Park
03. bixman51 - Ed Irwin (H) 1912 Athletics & Tigers @ Navin Field
04. malinowt - Norman Glaser (P) 1920 Senators & Tigers @ Navin Field
05. mulder - Mem Lovett (H) 1933 White Sox & Tigers @ Navin Field
06. eastonest - Jon Ratliff (P) 2000 Athletics & Devil Rays @ Tropicana Field
07. dweigel - Ted Turner (P) 1920 Cubs & Cardinals @ Robison Field
08. cholatse - Zak Shinall (P) 1993 Mariners & White Sox @ Kingdome
09. DarthDurron - Bill Schlesinger (H) 1965 Red Sox & Angels @ Dodger Stadium
10. gyrene - Clarence Beers (P) 1948 Cubs & Cardinals @ Sportsman Park III
11. steve9955 - Mike Belfiore (P) 2013 Red Sox & Orioles @ Camden Yards
12. contrarian23 - Ray Hartnranft (P) 1913 Phillies & Cubs @ Westside Grounds
13. Got_Worms - Phil Irwin (P) 2013 Reds & Pirates @ PNC Park
14. toddcommish - Kevin Morgan (H) 1997 Red Sox & Mets @ Shea Stadium
15. fatboydad54 - Burley Bayer (H) 1899 Colonels & Perfectos @ Robison Field
16. jmcoombs1 - John LaRose (P) 1978 Red Sox & Tigers @ Tiger Stadium
17. sjh0825 - Sam Edmonston (P) 1907 Senators & Athletics @ Columbia Park
18. finn2030 - Tink Turner (P) 1915 Athletics & White Sox @ Shibe Park
19. greggo72 - Chet Hajduk (H) 1941 White Sox & Indians @ League Park II
20. sevenfifty5 - Al Burris (P) 1894 Phillies & Orioles @ Oriole Park IV
21. Drawdexer - Charlie Hartman (P) 1908 Senators & Red Sox @ Huntington Ave Grounds
22. bobbyj7 - Harry Smith (P) 1912 White Sox & Tigers @ Navin Field
23. dlchow - Christian Bethancourt (H) 2013 Phillies & Braves @ Turner Field
24. Tucker T's - Roy Wright (P) 1956 Giants & Phillies @ Connie Mack Stadium

11/7/2013 9:49 AM (edited)

This one always warms the cockles o' me heart. Put me down for Clarence Beers, who got his triple shot of espresso while pitching for the Cardinals in a 13-4 loss to the Cubbies at Sportsman's Park III on 5-2-48. (Clarence yielded 4 runs, but only one earned, got a couple outs for an ERA of 13.50).

10/19/2013 12:39 AM (edited)
I'm in with Mike Belfiore who pitched an inning and a third for the Baltimore Orioles against the Red Sox on 30 September, 2013 at Camden Yard.
10/19/2013 7:58 AM
Welcome back gyrene & welcome steve9955.
10/19/2013 10:59 AM
i find it amusing that i finally decided between 3 guys, and the other 2 are already claimed too

so either great minds think alike, or were all hosed

10/19/2013 11:39 AM
Ray Hartranft, 6/16/1913, Phillies vs Cubs
10/19/2013 11:52 AM
Welcome contrarian23.

World Series for season 5 starts tomorrow... I'll have the league up upon its conclusion.

10/19/2013 1:59 PM
You expect me to scour box scores and research obscure players I've never heard of????

I'm in...teams TBD!
10/20/2013 11:05 AM
2013 Phil Irwin Reds vs Pirates at PNC Park
10/20/2013 12:26 PM
Kevin Morgan, who batted once and saw exactly one pitch on June 15, 1997 for the New York Mets against the Boston Red Sox
10/20/2013 1:51 PM
Burley Bayer, SS. June 17, 1899. Louisville Colonels vs. ST. Louis Perfectos. 0 for 3 with 2 errors in 5 chances.
10/20/2013 6:32 PM
Welcome Got_Worms, toddcommish & fatboydad54.

fbd, since the Colonels don't have a stadium, you can play in the Perfectos home park, Robison.

10/20/2013 9:10 PM
League is now up and id has been sitemailed to those with claimed coffee players.
10/22/2013 10:01 AM
I will give this a go:

John LaRose, (P) 1978, Red Sox & Detroit @ Tiger Stadium

10/23/2013 4:35 PM
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