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12/12/2012 1:47 PM
Cuppa Joe Twist I is now in the playoffs... time to order up another viente americano.

There have been well over 900 players in MLB history who have appeared in just one game... think Moonlight Graham.  Baseballreference.com has that list of players with the years and dates of those games in their "Frivolities" section under Cups of Coffee.  I've played in various Coffee leagues here over the years and they're always fun to research.  This one will play out thusly:

We'll be using players who appeared in just one game from 1885-2012.  Select a player from the "Coffee" list and note the year, date & team of his one appearance.  Then go to that team's page (by year) and click on "Schedules & Results" to find out which team he appeared against on that date.  You can use both rosters for that year to make your team. Use any player that appears on either roster according to bbr.com, twisted to any season. 

There will be 6/2 below average AAA and depending on whether your Cup of Coffee guy was a pitcher or hitter, each team will call up one (and only one) AAA player and rename them to your Coffee guy's actual name.  Your Cup of Coffee AAA callup must remain on the big league roster all season and have at least 25IP or 50AB during the regular season for your team to qualify for the playoffs.  I will allow each team to draft ONE 200K player if there isn't any twistable low salary guys on your 2 rosters... this player MUST be sent down for your one Cup of Coffee callup.

Blacklist - The 24 Cup of Coffee players & teams by year used last season are blacklisted.

In doing research for this league, I found instances where 2 or more players had one appearance for the same team on the same date.  I'd like each team to be somewhat unique, so there will be no "identical" teams allowed.

When signing up, list your Coffee player's appearance date, year, team played for and against and stadium played in.

$110M salary cap
AAA - 6/2 below avg but only one may be called up
No WW, DH, clones, trades or live play
Injuries turned off
Use the stadium your Cup of Coffee guy played in
Random realignment
12/12/2012 1:47 PM
BLACKLISTED PLAYERS/TEAMS

Honey Barnes - 1926 Yankees/Senators
Lou Bauer - 1918 Athletics/Senators
Ed Corey - 1918 White Sox/Tigers
Art Daney - 1928 Athletics/Yankees
Bob Daughters - 1937 Red Sox/Yankees
Radhames Dyckhoff - 1998 Braves/Orioles
Rick Engle - 1981 Expos/Reds
Adam Greenberg - 2005 Cubs/Marlins
Lee Gronkiewicz - 2007 Dodgers/Blue Jays
Mickey Harrington - 1963 Phillies/Giants
Greg Heydeman - 1973 Dodgers/Astros
Harley Hisner - 1951 Red Sox/Yankees
Earl Howard - 1918 Cubs & Cardinals
Jesse Hudson - 1969 Mets/Pirates
John LeRoy - 1997 Braves/Mets
Clem Llewellyn - 1922 Yankees/Indians
Steve Lomasney - 1999 Red Sox/Orioles
Heinie Odom - 1925 Yankees/Senators
Mike Palagyi - 1939 Senators/Red Sox
Leroy Reams - 1969 Astros/Phillies
Jim Rutherford - 1910 Naps/Red Sox
Irv Stein - 1932 Athletics/White Sox
Allan Travers - 1912 Tigers/Athletics
Matt Tupman - 2008 Royals/Marlins
12/31/2012 5:37 PM (edited)

CLAIMED PLAYERS FOR SEASON 2 - name in bold indicates team has been entered

01. finn2030 - Ray Shook -1916 White Sox & Browns - Comiskey I
02. baines03 - Eduardo Villacis - 2004 Royals & Yankees - Yankee Stadium II
03. reddtrain - Bob Mavis - 1949 Tigers & Yankees - Yankee Stadium I
04. cardscf15 - Frank Verdi - 1953 Red Sox & Yankees - Fenway Park
05. dodgebob - Ramon Fermin - 1995 Athletics & Mariners - Oakland Coliseum
06. midknight - Walter Alston - 1936 Cubs & Cardinals - Sportsman's Park III
07. dlchow - Jay Sborz - 2010 Tigers & Mets - Citi Field
08. davis - Russ Ennis - 1926 Senators & Tigers - Navin Field
09. Drawdexer - Buck Washer - 1905 Giants & Phillies - Baker Bowl
10. greggo72 - Ramon Manon - 1990 Brewers & Rangers - Arlington Stadium
11. jfranco77 - Joe Cobb - 1918 Indians & Tigers - Navin Field
12. DarthDurron - Dick Thoenen - 1967 Dodgers & Phillies - Connie Mack Stadium
13. dorkster - Art Corcoran - 1915 Athletics & Red Sox - Fenway Park
14. celticus - Larry Fritz - 1975 Astros & Phillies - Veterans Stadium
15. toddcommish - Dave Skeels - 1910 Naps & Tigers - Bennett Park
16. mulder - Jake Eisenhart - 1944 Cardinals & Reds - Crosley Field
17. richabbs - George Washburn - 1941 Yankees & Tigers - Briggs Stadium
18. gyrene - John Lickert - 1981 Yankees & Red Sox - Fenway Park
19. cholatse - Kewpie Pennington - 1917 White Sox & Browns - Sportsman's Park III
20. sjstapleton - Terry Wilshusen - 1973 Royals & Angels - Anaheim Stadium
21. trd3 - Stefan Wever - 1982 Yankees & Brewers - County Stadium
22. malinowt - George Yantz - 1912 Pirates & Cubs - Westside Grounds
23. kriz - Bob Hegman - 1985 Tigers & Royals - Royals Stadium
24. tgrun - Travis Chapman - 2003 Phillies & Braves - Turner Field

12/13/2012 12:09 AM
I think my team finished with the worst record in the league last time.  Nowhere to go but up.  I'll go with Larry Fritz, 30 May 1975, Phillies vs. Astros in Veterans Stadium.
12/13/2012 8:59 AM
Welcome celticus!
12/13/2012 9:48 AM
OK, I'll take Lefty Atkinson, 1927 Senators/Browns, Griffith Stadium
12/13/2012 6:30 PM
Season I playoffs will feature Jim Rutherford vs Allan Travers in the NLCS & Earl Howard vs Art Daney in the ALCS.
12/13/2012 7:15 PM
I guess I'll jump in...  Let me try Dave Skeels 9/14/1910 Tigers vs Naps
12/13/2012 7:53 PM
Do we have a league number?
12/13/2012 9:59 PM
Welcome toddcommish!

I'll have the league up sometime tomorrow...
12/14/2012 9:17 AM
League is up and id has been sitemailed to those with claimed Cup of Coffee players.
12/14/2012 6:36 PM
Sorry to be late to the party. I will try Jake Eisenhart  June 10,1944  Reds/ Cards at Crosley Field,  It was the same game where 15 year old Joe Nuxhall made his debut
12/14/2012 8:40 PM
I'll come back with Charlie Zink - Red Sox and Rangers August 12, 2008 at Fenway.
12/14/2012 9:01 PM
Welcome back mulder & SAKABAKBRG!  League# is on the way.
12/15/2012 4:42 AM
I'm in with John Lickert., Yankees vs. his Red Sox in 1981.
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