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4/23/2013 9:28 AM
JAMESA: it hit the left field wall, richocheted off the LF's head and bounced straight in the air, illuminating the Citgo sign (thank you companero presidente !) and landed in the parking lot ! 
4/23/2013 9:29 AM
Now if the perfect game in game 7 of that series had been the one that bounced over the Green Monster, you would have Cookie Lavagetto beat ! 
4/23/2013 9:36 AM

I'm playing in a division where 4 teams in the same division (20 team league so divisons of 5) have the highest winning percentage of all teams in the league.

Sorry - no wild card in a 20 team league...believe it or don't.
 

Texas Armadillos 107-53 0.669 - x 5-5 W2 49-30 58-23 0-0    
Pittsburgh Burghers 104-56 0.650 3 - 3-7 L1 51-30 53-26 0-0    
Pittsburgh Owls 99-61 0.619 8 - 4-6 W1 49-32 50-29 0-0    
KC Bushwhackers 96-64 0.600 11 - 8-2 W1 48-33 48-31 0-0    
Shibe Tribe 72-88 0.450 35 - 4-6 L1 32-47 40-41 0-0  
4/23/2013 7:37 PM
Fritz Peterson takes a no-hitter into the 9th against my Detroit team, and with two outs a walk-off home run by Carlos May beats him 1-0 !

Believe it or don't: http://www.whatifsports.com/slb/Boxscore.aspx?gid=19943678&pid=1&pbp=0&tf=9.95
4/23/2013 7:54 PM
Posted by italyprof on 4/23/2013 9:28:00 AM (view original):
JAMESA: it hit the left field wall, richocheted off the LF's head and bounced straight in the air, illuminating the Citgo sign (thank you companero presidente !) and landed in the parking lot ! 
1976 was a bit too early for Canseco
4/23/2013 7:56 PM
Posted by frazzman80 on 4/23/2013 9:36:00 AM (view original):

I'm playing in a division where 4 teams in the same division (20 team league so divisons of 5) have the highest winning percentage of all teams in the league.

Sorry - no wild card in a 20 team league...believe it or don't.
 

Texas Armadillos 107-53 0.669 - x 5-5 W2 49-30 58-23 0-0    
Pittsburgh Burghers 104-56 0.650 3 - 3-7 L1 51-30 53-26 0-0    
Pittsburgh Owls 99-61 0.619 8 - 4-6 W1 49-32 50-29 0-0    
KC Bushwhackers 96-64 0.600 11 - 8-2 W1 48-33 48-31 0-0    
Shibe Tribe 72-88 0.450 35 - 4-6 L1 32-47 40-41 0-0  
from Super Secret Franchise Progressive - also top 4, but a more balanced league

 
East  W-L  PCT GB MagN Home Away Live Owner LIVE
2004 St. Louis Cardinals 101-61 0.623 - x 51-30 50-31 0-0 dn3524  
86 NY Mets 99-63 0.611 2 - 49-32 50-31 0-0 JGreene  
Montreal Expos 1994 98-64 0.605 3 - 48-33 50-31 0-0 ljemd  
2005 Cleveland Indians 95-67 0.586 6 - 48-33 47-34 0-0 mountainjack
6/7/2013 11:41 PM
I currently have a team (123 games in) winning at a .626% (77-46)-  the odd part is I don't have a single hitter with more than 64RBI.  I know that pitching wins - and that we use a lot of deadballers in the league -but with it being a dual season progressive I thought I'd get "a little" more offensive production.


believe it or don't

(possibilities for my success includes the fact that my starting pitchers salaries are 15.88m, 12.25m and 8.91m.  All 3 of my starters have ERA's under 2.60, OAV's under .227, and whip's under 1.18 - there recors are 24-11, 20-10 and 20-15)
7/12/2013 12:13 PM
Streaks and Slumps Edition!

In an 80M theme that recently kicked off, my 1905 Ed Reulbach threw a shutout in his first start.  He followed that up with a shutout in his next start, and in the one after that, too.  10 games into the season, he's pitched more shutouts than the rest of the league's pitchers combined (3-2).  Big Ed's numbers so far:

27 innings, .063 WHIP, .114 OAV, 0.00 ERA.

Believe It or Don't!

In an OL, a rookie hitter of mine shed 41 points from his batting average in just 15 games.  Slump!  But also streak -- he hit safely in every one of those 15 games, including 4 multi-hit games, one of them a 4-hit effort.  How do you lose 41 points off your average while getting hits in 15 straight games?  Well, his batting average prior to the streak was a very robust .473 (26-for-55).  During the 15-game streak, he hit .393 (22-for-56) -- bringing his average all the way down to .432. 

Believe It or Dont'!

In that same OL, I had another rookie hitter get off to a horrible start after acquiring him in a trade: 3-for-32 (.094).  At that point I figured I'd boost the young lad's confidence (or kill him off for good!) by batting him leadoff against the great 1908 Addie Joss.  He went 3-for-4 against Addie, which started a 22-for-65 (.339) spree that raised his season average to a respectable .269.

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7/16/2013 1:50 PM (edited)
In $120/m theme league I am in, my 4 lowest paid hitters have much better averages than my top hitters (all over $7/m salary) that include: Gwynn, Lajoie, g. Davis, Mcgee and Raines

20 games left in season

Believe it or not

7/16/2013 5:33 PM
in a 1919/1979 progressive Gavvy Craveth has 11 HR (12HR in 254 AB in RL) in 80 AB 

believe it or not
7/20/2013 1:29 AM
Update from a previous post about 1905 Ed Reulbach in an 80M theme:

I don't think I've ever had a pitcher get off to a start like this before.

Date Opponent % IP BFP PC W L SV R ER H HR SO BB WP ERA OAV WHIP Box
7/9 pm2 @67 Cincy Reds 67 100 9.0 31 102 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 3 0 0.00 .143 0.78 view
7/10 pm2 Bros Before Pale Hose 100 9.0 34 117 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 4 0 0.00 .103 0.72 view
7/12 am 2005 Twinkies 100 9.0 30 93 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0.00 .114 0.63 view
7/13 am @1992 A's Party 100 8.0 29 88 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 3 2 0 0.26 .122 0.66 view
7/14 pm 2012 Angels 100 9.0 33 108 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1 0 0.20 .129 0.66 view
7/15 am 2012 Angels 100 9.0 33 105 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 4 1 0 0.34 .134 0.66 view
7/17 pm @3 Dicks and Mossi Wood 100 8.0 34 122 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 5 4 0 0.30 .148 0.75 view
7/18 am @3 Dicks and Mossi Wood 100 9.0 37 127 1 0 0 1 1 8 0 5 2 0 0.39 .160 0.80 view
7/20 am @2012 Orioles 100 9.0 33 121 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 9 3 0 0.34 .153 0.78 view
Season Totals -- 79.0 294 983 8 0 0 3 3 42 0 41 20 0 0.34 .153 0.78 --

The no-decision wound up being a win, so we're 9-0 in Big Ed's starts, and have outscored our opponents in those games by a combined score of 58-3!

Believe It or Don't!

7/21/2013 1:25 AM
Tough Division Dept.

This is from an OL, 103 games in:

Colorado Rookies 68-35 0.660 - - 7-3 W2 38-15 30-20 0-0 crazystengel  
3 68-35 0.660 - - 7-3 W3 33-19 35-16 0-0 jjbbg  
warthogs 67-36 0.650 1 - 9-1 W5 31-21 36-15 0-0 ndrobb  
ALWAYS LAST 51-52 0.495 17 - 5-5 W1 30-23 21-29 0-0 charles19  

The 3rd place team is not only 3rd overall in the entire league, but is on pace for 105+ wins!

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7/27/2013 5:46 PM


Nuttiest trade ever!  Tricky Dick got a Colt 45, and Elvis got his coveted Federal Agent at Large badge.  And nobody vetoed the deal!  Read all about it here:

articles.latimes.com/print/2010/jan/14/nation/la-na-elvis14-2010jan14

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7/28/2013 10:53 AM
Ted Sizemore 1979 RL stats - 467PA
.251 .315 .330

Ted Sizemore 1979 No Whining Prog stats - 567PA
.331 .383 .445


he also finished the year with a .988 fielding % - an improvement from his RL .973%


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7/30/2013 7:53 PM
The last team I played was like a year ago.  I posted in this thread then.  Now I just put in another team after that long a layaway and this thread is still on the top page!  Believe it or don't!
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