North American Border Battle ($120m/DH) FULL Topic

MLB109109: Inspired by this article below detailing the rooting interests of each region of the country, I decided to put together a one-time only league pitting 24 regions of North America against one another.  Choose your team below and follow the instructions for each team.  I tried to balance player availability, geography, and the divisions in the best possible ways.

Salary cap is $120m. 

YES: DH, Live Play

NO: Injuries, Clones, Trades, Waiver Wire, AAA

RULES: Pick 12 players born in the state or region from EACH side of the hyphen as listed below. The final player is your Wildcard and can be anyone who played High School, College, or Professional baseball (MLB included) in any part of your claimed region. The Wildcard player is exclusive to your team. He may appear on other rosters, but not as another team's Wildcard selection.  

For example, if you chose NY-NJ, you would select 12 players born in NY, 12 from NJ, and could claim Babe Ruth as your wildcard player and the Polo Grounds as your ballpark. If you chose the Big Sky-Western Canada grouping, you select 12 players from the 5 states listed in that grouping, 12 from Western Canada, Vean Gregg (attended South Dakota St. University) as your wildcard player, and the Kingdome (closest in proximity) as your ballpark.

BALLPARK: Pick any ballpark found in your region. If you do not have one, pick the closest geographically to your region. There will be only one instance of each ballpark in the league. If you do not have a ballpark found in your region, pick any ballpark within 500 square miles of your region or in a bordering state (whichever is closer). For the Hawaii/Puerto Rico team, your options are in California or Florida.

CLAIM YOUR REGION, BALLPARK, and WILDCARD player in the forum. I will choose mine once we have 12 teams signed up in the forum.

For purposes of this league, the following professional leagues listed in this link will be accepted, in addition to all Fall and Winter leagues, for the Wilcard players:

As always, baseball-reference is your source for all things biographical.

Good luck!

NL East
Cuba - Dominican Republic: cyclonejim
Virginia - Delaware/DC: thebubbaq
PA - Maryland: slaird22
North Carolina - South Carolina: good_beef

NL Central
Arkansas - Louisiana: dvorr80
Alabama - Miss: Rattlers
Georgia - Florida: finn2030
TN - Kentucky: specsman

NL West
California - Arizona: kriz
Washington - Oregon: snuffy45
Hawaii/Alaska/U.S. Samoa/U.S. Virgin Islands/Panama (we once owned the Canal) - Puerto Rico (non contiguous U.S. Territories Past and Present): Yaz2Schill
Big Sky 5 (Montana/ND/SD/Idaho/Wyoming) - Western Canada (Manitoba-British Columbia and all in between): dlchow

AL East
Vermont/Maine - New Hampshire/Rhode Island: jbailey74
New York - New Jersey: elduro25
Mass - CT: fatboydad54 
Eastern Canada: cdew8 (Ontario-Nova Scotia and all in between) *All players from anywhere in this region. Since there were two professional teams in this region and it has the smallest overall pool of players, you may choose 2 wildcards from this region.*

AL Central
Nebraska - Iowa: bigfatjew
Wisconsin - Minnesota: Yaz2Schill
Illinois - Missouri: dodgebob
Indiana - Michigan: ghsisler

AL West
New Mexico/Nevada/Utah - Mexico/Nicaragua: finn2030
Texas - Oklahoma: snuffy45
Kansas - Colorado: dlchow
Ohio - West Virginia: rleo


1) snuffy45: Texas - Oklahoma, Mike Scott, Minute Maid Park
2) kriz:  California - Arizona, Don Sutton, Dodger Stadium
3) cyclonejim:  Cuba - Dominican Republic, Joey Votto, Marlins Park
4) dodgebob: Illinois - Missouri, Stan Musial, Westside Grounds
5) elduro25: New York - New Jersey, Pedro Martinez, Polo Grounds
6) ghsisler: Michigan - Indiana, Hughie Jennings, Navin Field
7) slaird22: Pennsylvania - Maryand, Steve Carlton, Forbes Field
8) cdew8: Eastern Canada, Jackie Robinson and Jose Reyes*, Jarry Park
9) finn2030: Georgia - Florida, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Landshark Stadium
10) Yaz2Schill: Wisconsin - Minnesota, Ted Williams, Miller Park
11) dlchow: Big Sky - Western Canada, Alex Rodriguez, Safeco Field
12) bigfatjew: Nebraska - Iowa, Greg Maddux, Target Field
13) dvorr80: Arkansas - Louisiana, Dazzy Vance, Sportsman Park
14) goodbeef: North Carolina - South Carolina, Rick Wilkins, Shibe Park
15) Rattlers: Alabama - Miss, Denny Mclain, Tropicana Field
16) specsman: Tennessee - Kentucky, Carlton Fisk, Turner Field
17) jbailey74: Vermont/Maine - New Hampshire/Rhode Island, Roger Clemens, Braves Field (Boston)
18) fatboydad54: Mass - CT, Koji Uehara, Fenway Park (Red Sox)
19) rleo: Ohio - WV, Pete Browning, Cynergy Field
20) dlcow: Kansas - Colorado, Arky Vaughan, Kauffman Stadium
21) finn2030: Southwest US - Mexico, Nicaragua, Rogers Hornsby, LA Coliseum 
22) Yaz2Schill: US Territories - Hawaii, Alaska, Barry Bonds, Candlestick Park
23) snuffy45: Washington - Oregon, Buster Posey, Sicks Stadium
24) thebubbaq: Virginia - Delaware/DC, Walter Johnson, Nationals Park

6/7/2014 3:33 PM (edited)
I'll get it started with Texas-Oklahoma, Mike Scott, and Minute Maid Park.
4/30/2014 12:40 AM (edited)
2 in.
4/30/2014 12:46 AM
CA/AZ for me please. 

Don Sutton (Dodgers) 

Dodger Stadium 
4/30/2014 2:21 AM (edited)
I will take  Cuba/DR
Ivan Rodriguez
Marlins Park
4/30/2014 9:46 AM
Illinois - Missouri, please.
Ballpark and Wildcard TBD.
4/30/2014 10:03 AM
The salary cap is listed in the subject line - $120m cap.

Welcome dodgebob and cyclone jim.
4/30/2014 10:41 AM
I'll try the NY-NJ MetroStars with Mariano Rivera.  Ballpark TBA
4/30/2014 11:14 AM
I knew it would not be long before they were gone.
4/30/2014 11:23 AM
The NL Central (SEC country) is the only division without a team yet to be taken. 
4/30/2014 11:40 PM (edited)
I'd like Michigan-Indiana, Navin Stadium, and Hughie Jennings.  Thanks!
4/30/2014 11:32 AM
PA/Maryland if available

EDIT: Looking at parks and wildcards
4/30/2014 11:41 AM (edited)
Posted by slaird22 on 4/30/2014 11:41:00 AM (view original):
PA/Maryland if available

EDIT: Looking at parks and wildcards
It's yours.
4/30/2014 11:42 AM
Changing my NY wildcard to Pedro J. Martinez
4/30/2014 11:49 AM
Posted by dvorr80 on 4/30/2014 11:42:00 AM (view original):
Posted by slaird22 on 4/30/2014 11:41:00 AM (view original):
PA/Maryland if available

EDIT: Looking at parks and wildcards
It's yours.
Cool. I'll play at Forbes Field with Steve Carlton as the wildcard. 
4/30/2014 11:50 AM
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