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6/23/2014 2:41 PM (edited)
I've been Jonesing to do this league again, and tdoak has authorized me to run it in his stead.

For those new to the process, each owner is assigned 12 pages from the "random page" feature of
www.baseball-reference.com .  For each page you're assigned, you are required to choose two players for your roster. The 25th player is a Wild Card: You can pick any player you wish, but this go around your Wild Card cannot be your highest-paid pitcher or highest-paid hitter.

League #: MLB109396
Salary cap = $90 million
Trades OK up to Game 120
6/2 average AAA - only used if you draw a player with no sim-eligible seasons
no WW
injuries on
no DH
stadium must have been home field for one of your 25 players, but you can always use the wild card player to get a stadium you really want

The pages vary.  The majority will be either player pages [in which case, you choose one season of that player and any of his teammates from the season you choose [no twisting]],  or team pages [in which case you must choose two players from that team-season ... sometimes limited to pitchers or hitters if your page is "1929 New York Yankees Pitching"].  Sometimes you'll draw a box score of a game, in which case you can take any two players who appeared in that game, in that season only.  But occasionally you'll draw something really weird and fun, such as "31 players died in Nevada", which actually includes two Hall of Famers.

Sometimes you will draw a player with no sim-eligible seasons. In that case, draft a random $200K scrub at that position. When you get to your team, rename the player in AAA that corresponds to your scrub's primary position and call him up. Note that these are the only players that will be allowed to be used from AAA. Each team will get a maximum of three of these players - the 4th and subsequent will be ignored. I will also redraw a 2nd non-sim player on the same RL team season (this actually happened).

There may be better draws than others, but I have yet to see anything that can be characterized as a "bad draw". You have (at least) 12 teammates to make a team out of (those leaderboards can be really useful), plus the wild card.

Note: I have not been verifying that players actually exist in the WIS database when doing drawings. I have been going on the naive assumption that, if a player has 50 PA or 25 IP in a season, he will be in the database. If there are issues, please let me know.

Roster verification:
Please fill out a post in the forum with information in a format like this (my roster as an example):

Antonelli Blues:
1) Dick Bass 1939 (not in database)
-- Buddy Lewis 1939, John Whitehead 1939 (to be replaced)

2) 1993 Florida Marlins batting, pitching, and fielding statistics (any 2 players from 1993 Marlins)
-- 1993 Bryan Harvey, 1993 Dave Magadan

3)  Elvio Jimenez 1964 (not in database)
-- 1964 Mickey Mantle, 1964 Jim Beauchamp (to be replaced)

4) John Antonelli 1944-45
-- 1945 John Antonelli, 1945 Clyde Kluttz

5) Myril Hoag 1931-45
-- 1932 Myril Hoag, 1932 Lou Gehrig

6) 1986 Montreal Expos 40-man roster
-- 1986 Tim Raines, 1986 Hubie Brooks

7) Carl Pavano 1998-2012
-- 2004 Carl Pavano, 2004 Luis Castillo

8) 1939 AL attendance and miscellaneous (any 2 players from a 1939 AL team) 
-- 1939 Lyn Lary, 1939 Harry Eisenstat

9) Tyler Yates 2004-09
-- 2006 Tyler Yates, 2006 Brian McCann

10) WSH @ NYM 5/10/2010 Boxscore (any 2 players - 2010 only)
-- 2010 Josh Willingham, 2010 Sean Burnett

11) Whitey Lockman 1945-60
-- 1945 Whitey Lockman, 1945 Harry Breechen

12) 1971 AL fielding leaders (any 2 players from page, 1971 only)
-- 1971 Vida Blue, 1971 Catfish Hunter

Wild Card: 1986 Frank Dipino
Stadium - Cleveland Stadium (Lyn Lary)

Owner list: reddtrain; Rattlers; daddyzander; houseofbayne; mulder; pmars2001; specsman; pinotfan; 2chair; kentol; razorclams; dlchow; bronxcheer; tdoak; parking31; loma_prieta; finn2030; SupermanRR; sevenfifty5; RWHAY;
Big_T; Hoofhearted; halo23
6/2/2014 10:35 AM

I will go again

6/2/2014 11:04 AM
Good to have you, Rattlers. Feel free to generate me a team at your earliest convenience.

Your team:
1) Eddie Miskis 1944-58
2) 1886 National League 3B (any 2 players listed there - their 1886 season)
3) Bill McCauley 1895 (not in database)
4) Michael Saunders 2009-Present
5) Anthony Ferrari 2003 (not in database)
6) Mike Paxton 1977-1980
7) 1913 American League Pitcher (any 2 players listed there - their 1913 season)
8) 1890 Major League Baseball Retirements (any 2 players listed there - last year in database only) (I confirmed this was the ruling from the last time this was run)
9) Tony Blanco 2005
10) Steve Hertz 1964 (not in database)
11) Pat Newnam 1910-1911
12) Jerry Scala 1948-1950
6/2/2014 11:20 AM
daddyzander reserved via SiteMail:

Your team:
1) 1976 NLCS Series (any two players that appear on that page - 1976 season only)
2) Pete Layden 1948
3) Willie Davis 1960-1979
4) Gus Thompson 1906-1909
5) 1999 Pittsburgh Pirates Batting (any two players that appear on that page - 1999 season only)
6) Earl Webb 1925-1933
7) Mike Hartley 1989-1995
8) HOU @ MIL 8/15/2009 (any two players in the boxscore - 2009 season)
9) 1898 Cleveland Spiders (any two Spiders from 1898)
10) Nelson Mathews 1960-1965
11) Geno Espineli 2008 (not in database)
12) Paul Molitor 1978-1998
6/2/2014 11:44 AM
Excellent, count me in!
6/2/2014 12:01 PM
Good to have you, houseofbayne.

Your team:
1) Joe Burns 1924 (not in database)
2) Jake Thielman 1905-1908
3) Bill Mellor 1902 (not in database)
4) Scott Patterson 2008 (not in database)
5) 1892 National League Awards/All-Stars/Other Leaders (any two players listed, 1892 season only)
6) Boston University Terriers (two players listed on that page, any season)
7) Fritz Dorish 1947-1956
8) Howard Freigau 1922-1928
9) Range Factor/9 Progressive as 1B (any two players listed, any year they show as career/active/single-season or yearly)
10) 1943 New York Giants Schedule, Box Scores, and Splits (lists WP, LP, and SV for all games for 1943 Giants - pick two players listed and use 1943 season)
11) Don Hoak 1954-1964
12) Matt LeCroy 2000-2007

6/2/2014 12:16 PM

I will take a shot again.

6/2/2014 12:20 PM
I'll be in again...
6/2/2014 12:27 PM
Excellent mulder.

Your team:
1) Matt Grott 1995 (not in database)
2) Chick Fraser 1896-1909
3) Sergio Robles 1972-76 (not in database)
4) 1939 MLB Player Value (any 2 players listed - 1939 season)
5) 1973 Boston Red Sox 40-man roster (any two players listed - 1973 season)
6) Bill Schardt 1911-12
7) 1969 New York Mets Lineups and Defense (any two players that started a game for the 69 Mets)
8) 1900 Chicago Orphans 40-man roster (any two players listed - 1900 season)
9) LAD @ SDP Boxscore 4/8/2009 (any 2 players in boxscore - 2009 season)
10) 10/3/1996 ATL @ LAD Boxscore (any 2 players in boxscore - 1996 season)
11) 1975 MLB Catchers (any two players listed - 1975 season)
12) Greg Hansell 1995-99

We have a definite favorite at this point...
6/2/2014 12:37 PM
just a quick ?, the only gus thompson i found was from 1903-1906 not 1906-1909, am i missing something here?
6/2/2014 12:39 PM
Sounds good pmars2001.

Your team:
1) 1929 Philadelphia Phillies Batting (any 2 players - 1929 only)
2) 1937 Philadelphia Athletics Fielding (any 2 players - 1937 only)
3) Johnny Podres 1953-69
4) Israel Sanchez 1988-90
5) 1925 MLB Standard Fielding (any 2 players - 1925 only)
6) Jim Baskette 1911-13
7) 1987 NL Standard Batting (any 2 players - 1987 only)
8) Stephen Smitherman 2003 (not in database)
9) 1987 San Francisco Giants Fielding (any 2 players - 1987 only)
10) Bob Langsford 1899 (not in database)
11) 1930 NL Standard Pitching (any 2 players - 1930 only)
12) Dick Donovan 1950-1965

Nice WIDE selection here...

6/2/2014 12:40 PM
Posted by daddyzander on 6/2/2014 12:37:00 PM (view original):
just a quick ?, the only gus thompson i found was from 1903-1906 not 1906-1909, am i missing something here?
You got it. Transcription error.
6/2/2014 1:17 PM
I'm back
6/2/2014 1:59 PM
I replied by sitemail already, but to make it official I'm back!
6/5/2014 9:27 AM (edited)
Good to have ya, specsman.

Your team:
1) Warren Morris 1999-2003
2) 1972 Chicago Cubs Pitching (any 2 - 1972 only)
3) Rube Fischer 1941-46
4) 1985 Box Scores (any 2 players from 1985) [note: I misinterpreted this. Per the last time this was run, when this page comes up, you can pick any game and take two players from that boxscore.]
5) Craig Stimac 1980-81 (not in database)
6) John Glenn 1960 (not in database)
7) 2004 Cleveland Indians Batting Orders (any 2 players who started as batters - includes some pitching)
8) Adrian Devine 1973-1980
9) George Boone 1891 (not in database)
10) 1959 National League Player Value (any 2 NL players from 1959)
11) 1970 Major League Baseball Appearances (any 2 players from 1970)
12) 1916 Chicago Cubs

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