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1/30/2014 11:53 AM (edited)
Pick a 19th century player (career started 1899 or earlier) and 2013 player. Run them through baseball.reference.com's Oracle to create a series of connections between the two players and make a team from those connections and connecting teams:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/oracle/

for example:

Chain from Cap Anson to Albert Pujols

http://www.baseball-reference.com/oracle/link.cgi?n1=cap+anson&n2=albert+pujols

         
Cap Anson played with King Kelly for the 1881 Chicago White Stockings
  
King Kelly played with Red Donahue for the 1893 New York Giants 
  
Red Donahue played with Charley O'Leary for the 1906 Detroit Tigers
  
Charley O'Leary played with Rollie Hemsley for the 1934 St. Louis Browns
  
Rollie Hemsley played with Curt Simmons for the 1947 Philadelphia Phillies
  
Curt Simmons played with Steve Carlton for the 1965 St. Louis Cardinals
  
Steve Carlton played with Bobby Bonilla for the 1986 Chicago White Sox
  
Bobby Bonilla played with Albert Pujols for the 2001 St. Louis Cardinals
 

In the above example, you can twist any of the players listed as a direct connection to your original Oracle combo (the oracle combo can be twisted as well). The rest of your team is filled from the teams listed on which the connections played, not twisted. (so you could use 2001 McGwire but not 1998). The oracle tool can be manipulated, have fun with it but you have to use the Oracle tool and post your result!

standard 24 team format. cap: 120 mil. no: DH, clones, AAA. your Oracle combo is exclusive

Use a ballpark from one of your connecting teams

when selecting your exclusive oracle combo, post the link to the chain of teammates
2/7/2014 12:14 PM (edited)
owners bolded have entered their teams and had the roster verified:

1. jpccr - Lady Baldwin to Troy Tulowitski
2. hurricane86 - Ed Delahanty to Freddie Freeman
3. alston - Nap Lajoie to Clayton Kershaw
4. blackmink18 - Toad Ramsey to Tanner Roark
5. 2chair - Bob Caruthers to Craig Kimbrel
6. reddtrain - Candy LaChance to Miguel Cabrera
7. jfranco77 - Tip O'Neill to Mike Trout
8. burningcouch - Jesse Burkett to David Carpenter 
9. dweigel - Dan Brouthers to Mike Adams
10. bklynbruzer - Nap Lajoie to Derek Jeter
11. ohyeahbro - Rube Waddell to Clayton Kershaw*entered but needs to post his list
12. finn2030 - Sam Leever to Matt Kemp
13. BCBSMA - Roy Thomas to Joe Nathan
14. specsman - Willie Keeler to Clayton Kershaw
15. reddtrain (2nd team) - Denny Lyons to Neftali Feliz
16. SophieGiants - Silver King to Clayton Kershaw
17. doubletruck - Billy Hamilton to Josh Hamilton
18. ybjsports - Cy Young to Joe Nathan
19. stickyfeet99 - Lady Baldwin to Craig Kimbrel
20. fatboydad54 - Cy Young to Aroldis Chapman
21. Senator_guy - Silver King to Hanley Ramirez
22. Tucker T's - Mickey Hughes to Matt Kemp
23. hof_bure - Sam Thompson to Clayton Kershaw
24. doctorcc - Hugh Duffy to Craig Kimbrel

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waitlist:

1.bsm7
2. mebyst




1/6/2014 6:16 PM
Elton Chamberlain and TBD
1/6/2014 6:20 PM
Q;

" The rest of your team is filled from the teams listed on which the connections played, not twisted. (so you could use 2001 McGwire but not 1998). "

So, in your example above, can you use players from the 1965 St. Louis Cardinals, or just use Simmons/Carlton???


DBP
1/6/2014 7:56 PM
Addie Joss and Clayton Kershaw
2/5/2014 11:15 AM (edited)
I'll join

ok, amos rusie sucks for this, so don't use him.

I've changed my team to:  Toad Ramsey & Tanner Roark

Toad Ramsey          Jack Ryan                1889 Louisville Cardinals
Jack Ryan                 Howie Shanks        1913 Was Senators
Howie Shanks         Red Ruffing             1924 Boston Red Sox
Red Ruffing              Yogi Berra                1946 New York Yankees
Yogi Berra                 Tug McGraw            1965 NY Mets
Tug McGraw              Julio Franco            1982 Philadelphia Phillies
Julio Franco              Adam LaRoche       2005 Atlanta Braves
Adam LaRoche        Tanner Roark          2013 Washington Nationals


 
1/7/2014 12:00 AM
Chain from Addie Joss to Clayton Kershaw



Addie Joss played with Nap Lajoie for the 1902 Cleveland Bronchos Exclude Nap Lajoie


Nap Lajoie played with Charlie Grimm for the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics Exclude Charlie Grimm


Charlie Grimm played with Phil Cavarretta for the 1935 Chicago Cubs Exclude Phil Cavarretta


Phil Cavarretta played with Minnie Minoso for the 1954 Chicago White Sox Exclude Minnie Minoso


Minnie Minoso played with Rich Gossage for the 1976 Chicago White Sox Exclude Rich Gossage


Rich Gossage played with Greg Maddux for the 1988 Chicago Cubs Exclude Greg Maddux


Greg Maddux played with Clayton Kershaw for the 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers
1/7/2014 12:02 AM
Are there any rules concerning ballpark.
1/7/2014 7:52 AM
Ah yes, ballpark. Use a ballpark from one of your connecting teams. Sorry I missed that.
1/7/2014 8:00 AM
Posted by dilligafdbp on 1/6/2014 6:20:00 PM (view original):
Q;

" The rest of your team is filled from the teams listed on which the connections played, not twisted. (so you could use 2001 McGwire but not 1998). "

So, in your example above, can you use players from the 1965 St. Louis Cardinals, or just use Simmons/Carlton???


DBP
in that example, Simmons and Carlton are twistable, the rest of the '65 Cardinals are eligible but not twistable. So 1965 Bob Gibson could be on your team but you can't twist him to 1968.
1/7/2014 8:03 AM
4 in, thanks guys
1/7/2014 8:06 AM
Posted by alston on 1/6/2014 7:56:00 PM (view original):
Addie Joss and Clayton Kershaw
sorry alston, Joss started in 1902, first player needs to start in the 19th century.
1/7/2014 12:33 PM
Bob caruthers to Craig Kimbrel
1/7/2014 12:59 PM

  

Honus Wagner played with Babe Adams for the 1907 Pittsburgh Pirates   Exclude Babe Adams

  

Babe Adams played with Charlie Grimm for the 1921 Pittsburgh Pirates   Exclude Charlie Grimm

  

Charlie Grimm played with Phil Cavarretta for the 1934 Chicago Cubs   Exclude Phil Cavarretta

  

Phil Cavarretta played with Minnie Minoso for the 1954 Chicago White Sox   Exclude Minnie Minoso

  

Minnie Minoso played with Rich Gossage for the 1976 Chicago White Sox   Exclude Rich Gossage

  

Rich Gossage played with Alex Rodriguez for the 1994 Seattle Mariners
1/7/2014 3:32 PM
OK let's go with Tip O'Neill to Mike Trout


Chain from Tip O'Neill to Mike Trout

 

Tip O'Neill    played with    Arlie Latham    for the 1885 St. Louis Browns      Exclude Arlie Latham
 

Arlie Latham    played with    Buck Herzog    for the 1909 New York Giants      Exclude Buck Herzog
 

Buck Herzog    played with    Bob O'Farrell    for the 1919 Chicago Cubs      Exclude Bob O'Farrell
 

Bob O'Farrell    played with    Phil Cavarretta    for the 1934 Chicago Cubs      Exclude Phil Cavarretta
 

Phil Cavarretta    played with    Minnie Minoso    for the 1954 Chicago White Sox      Exclude Minnie Minoso
 

Minnie Minoso    played with    Harold Baines    for the 1980 Chicago White Sox      Exclude Harold Baines
 

Harold Baines    played with    Russell Branyan    for the 1999 Cleveland Indians      Exclude Russell Branyan
 

Russell Branyan    played with    Mike Trout    for the 2011 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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