This new new league will really be two progressive leagues in one. The NL will be a 12 team league starting in 1901 and the AL will be a 12 team league starting in 1941. No trading of players or draft picks will be allowed between the 2 leagues, so the NL will always only have players progressing from 1901 and the AL will only have players progressing from 1941.
One difficulty with progressives starting in 1901 is the shortage of players for a 16 team league as only 282 players are available in 1901. In this progressive, only 12 teams are drafting in the NL (1901) so the shortage is minimized at 18 players compared to a shortage of 118 players for a 16 team league. (see the excerpt from the league rules below for the handling of this minor shortage).
For the AL, which starts in1941, there is no shortage of players as 396 players are available with 300 needed. However, owners in the AL will face the challenge of coping with the loss of some of their best players from 1942-1945.
If interested in joining, please sign up below and specify whether you want the NL (1901) or AL (1941). Normally I do not like owners with 2 teams in a league, but given the nature of this league I am willing to consider allowing an owner to have 2 teams. Requests for a 2nd team will be accepted conditionally on the league not filling with 24 separate owners in a satisfactory time frame. I may take 2 teams myself but will wait to see how the league fills.
An excerpt from the most important league rules is posted below. Interested owners will be given immediate access to a temporary private forum I have set up for the league which contains the full league rules, the available player lists for 1901 and 1941, and where the two league drafts will be held.
The list of available teams and starting ballparks is also posted below. Each league (1901 and 1941) will have a separate random draft (determined by random.org) for team selection after each league is full. This provision will insure that owners who join last will not necessarily have lille or no choice in team selection.
We are well into the draft and an owner has dropped from the 1901 league after making the first 13 draft picks. I have made picks through Round 17 and will continue to make picks until a replacement owner is found. The available team is the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The first 17 draft picks were as follows:
C Heinie Peitz, Ed McFarland
1B Frank Chance, Frank Isbell
2B John Farrell
3B Bill Coughlin
SS Honus Wagner
OF Elmer Flick, Danny Green, Ducky Holmes, Dick Harley
P Al Orth, Roy Patterson, Willie Sudhoff, Bill Phillips, Pete Dowling, Bert Husting
Interested owners will be given immediate access to the private forum where the draft is taking place. If you are interested, please post on page 3 of this forum.
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3/21/2013 6:37 AM (edited)