Cuppa Joe Twist VII - FULL Topic

Cuppa Joe Twist VI 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 Cup of Coffee players used in seasons I - VI 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
Bill Batsch
Lou Bauer
Burley Bayer
Clarence Beers
Mike Belfiore
Christian Bethancourt
Ivan Bigler
Red Bird
Harvey Branch
Ray Brown
Tyson Brummett
Al Burris
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
Sam Edmonston
Jake Eisenhart 
Rick Engle
Russ Ennis
Frank Estrada
Fred Eunick
Joe Evers
Joe Fautsch
Ramon Fermin
Wilbur Fisher
Larry Fritz
Bill Froats
Ralph Gagliano
Norman Glaser
Beiker Graterol 
Adam Greenberg
Lee Gronkiewicz
Newt Halliday
Chet Hajduk 
Mickey Harrington
Charlie Hartman
Ray Hartnranft
Bob Hegman 
Greg Heydeman
Garry Hill 
Harley Hisner
Vern Holtgrave
Earl Howard
Jesse Hudson
Ed Irwin - season 6 champ
Phil Irwin
Elvio Jimenez
Art Johnson
Duke Kelleher - season 3 champ
John Kull
Gary Lane
John LaRose
Razor Ledbetter
Corey Lee 
John LeRoy
John Lickert 
Clem Llewellyn
Steve Lomasney
Pete Loos
Mem Lovett
Hersh Lyons
Ramon Manon
Chip Marshall
Gary Martz
Bob Mavis
Reeve McKay - season 5 champ
Doc McMahon
Rod Miller
Richie Moloney
Kevin Morgan
Phil Mudrock
Cy Neighbors
Floyd Newkirk
Johnny O'Connor 
Heinie Odom
Ernie Ovitz
John Paciorek
Mike Palagyi
Christian Parker
Kewpie Pennington
Tom Plodinec
Irv Porter
Pete Rambo
Jon Ratliff 
Leroy Reams
Ben Rochefort 
Jim Rutherford - season 1 champ
Jay Sborz
Bill Schlesinger
Ralph Shafer
Jeff Shaver
John Shea
Zak Shinall
Ray Shook
Danny Silva
Dave Skeels
Roe Skidmore
Roger Slagle
Harry Smith
Scott Sobkowiak
Karl Spongberg 
Irv Stein
Jeff Stember
Steamboat Struss
Dick Thoenen 
Allan Travers
Bun Troy
Matt Tupman
Ted Turner
Tink Turner
Frank Verdi
Eduardo Villacis
Pedro Villarreal
George Washburn
Buck Washer - season 2 champ
Stefan Weaver
Terry Wilhusen
Shannon Withem - season 4 champ
Roy Wright
George Yantz
Charles Yingling
Larry Yount
Bart Zeller
Charlie Zink

1/10/2014 9:08 AM (edited)
OWNER LIST - name in bold indicates team has been entered

01. finn2030 - Joe McManus (P) 1913 Reds & Pirates @ Redland Field
02. bixman51 - Rufus Meadows (P) 1926 Reds & Cubs @ Cubs Park
03. eastonest - Bill Abernathie (P) 1952 Indians & Tigers @ Briggs Stadium
04. dlchow - Jerry Conway (P) 1920 Senators & Indians @ Griffith Stadium
05. sjh0825 - Rex Dawson (P) 1913 Senators & Red Sox @ Griffith Stadium
06. cholatse - Kevin Melillo (H) 2007 Athletics & Mets @ Shea Stadium
07. DarthDurron - Bill Bradford (P) 1956 Athletics & Tigers @ Municipal Stadium
08. dweigel - Cal Browning (P) 1960 Cardinals & Pirates @ Sportsmans Park III
09. midknight - Hal Stowe (P) 1960 Yankees & Red Sox @ Yankee Stadium I
10. gyrene - John Braun (P) 1964 Braves & Pirates @ County Stadium
11. fatboydad54 - Dan Jessee (H) 1929 Indians & Athletics @ League Park II
12. dcmatcheck - Roger Carey (H) 1887 Giants & Wolverines @ Polo Grounds (earliest version)
13. BCBSMA - Kelly Heath (H) 1982 Royals & Tigers @ Tiger Stadium
14. scottedward - Vince Gonzales (P) 1955 Senators & Yankees @ Yankee Stadium I
15. sevenfifty5 - Larry Colton (P) 1968 Phillies & Reds @ Crosley Field
16. dodgebob - Twink Twining (P) 1916 Reds & Robins @ Redland Field
17. mulder - Dutch Fehring (H) 1934 White Sox & Yankees @ Yankee Stadium I
18. jpccr - Sam Marsonek (P) 2004 Yankees & Devil Rays @ Yankee Stadium II
19. odalisgagne - Jeff Banister (H) 1991 Braves & Pirates @ Three Rivers Stadium
20. barracuda3 - Fritz Fisher (P) 1964 Tigers & Twins @ Tiger Stadium
21. gorbyruss - Ismael Villegas (P) 2000 Braves & Expos @ Turner Field
22. dodgebob - Gary Hargis (H) 1979 Pirates & Cubs @ Three Rivers Stadium
23. finn2030 - Joe Giannini (H) 1911 Red Sox & Naps @ Huntington Ave Grounds
24. pmacuski - Scott Baker (P) 1995 Athletics & Brewers @ County Stadium

1/22/2014 9:52 AM (edited)
I'll join. Hal Stowe (P) 1960 Yankees and Red Sox @ Yankee Stadium
1/4/2014 4:47 PM
Welcome midknight!
1/4/2014 6:29 PM
I'm back with John Braun who slurped down a cuppa joe with the Braves against the Pirates in the second game of a double header on 10-2-64 at County Stadium. I will play our home games at Forbes Field.
1/7/2014 5:28 PM (edited)
Posted by gyrene on 1/4/2014 9:28:00 PM (view original):
I'm back with John Braun who slurped down a cuppa joe with the Braves against the Cubs in the second game of a double header on 10-2-64 at County Stadium. I will play our home games at Wrigley Field.
gyrene, Braun's game was at County Stadium that day with the Braves but their opponent was the Pirates, not the Cubs... did you still want to use him?
1/4/2014 11:32 PM
my error, indeedy, but yes, I will stay with Braun and recruit some buccaneers instead and play at Forbes Field. thanks. finn.
1/5/2014 3:40 AM
Posted by gyrene on 1/5/2014 3:40:00 AM (view original):
my error, indeedy, but yes, I will stay with Braun and recruit some buccaneers instead and play at Forbes Field. thanks. finn.
We've always used the actual stadium where the coffee guy played (unless not available in WIS) so it would be County Stadium for Braun.
1/5/2014 10:29 AM
My cuppa coffee only got a sip. Dan Jessee, pinch runner, Philadelphia Athletics @ Cleveland Indians, Aug.14, 1929 League Park II.
1/5/2014 2:24 PM
Roger Carey, New York Giants, July 9th 1887. The opponent was the Detroit Wolverines. He went 0fer4 and made two errors at second base, but somehow managed to drive in 2 runs. My team will lead the league in errors, I guarantee it. but I will have 10 hall of famers on my roster.

I think I will play in the Polo Grounds, but neither team's stadium is actually available in WIS.
1/5/2014 3:31 PM (edited)
This time I'll give Cal Browning a try, June 12, 1960, Pittsburg Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals at Sportsman's Park, game 1 of double hitter. Browning ends up going 2/3 of an inning and giving up 3 earned runs for a career ERA of 40.50.
1/5/2014 5:01 PM
Welcome gyrene, fatboydad54, dweigel & dcmatcheck!

dcmatcheck, Roger Carey team can play in the earliest version of the Polo Grounds.

1/5/2014 9:21 PM
Finn - I'd like to jump in (TBD) still researching players but want to claim a spot.

I decided to go with: Kelly Heath - 4/20/1982; Royals/Tigers
1/7/2014 4:18 PM (edited)
Vince Gonzales (P) please. April 13, 1955 Washington Senators at the New York Yankees and Yankee Stadium (I). He pitched the last two innings of a blowout loss giving up 6 hits, 3 walks, and 6 earned runs. He was released 6 days later and went to pitch in Mexico.
1/6/2014 3:56 AM (edited)
Welcome BCBSMA & Scottedward!
1/6/2014 9:11 AM
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