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CTB to continue at least through 1927 season

(my wife bought me the 1927 season for my birthday - she also got me Charles Alexander's new book "The Miracle Braves, 1914-1916")

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The 1911 Pittsburgh Pirates became the first team in CTB History to score 20 runs in one game. The Pirates scored their 20 runs on 19 hits (only 4 for extra bases - all doubles), drew 12 walks, and were helped by 5 errors. Back-up left fielder Vin Campbell was 4-6 with 4 runs scored and 4 runs batted in, Chief Wilson was also 4-6 with 3 runs batted in, and Dots Miller was 2-6 with 4 runs batted in.



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glewis wrote:

The 1911 Pittsburgh Pirates became the first team in CTB History to score 20 runs in one game. The Pirates scored their 20 runs on 19 hits (only 4 for extra bases - all doubles), drew 12 walks, and were helped by 5 errors. Back-up left fielder Vin Campbell was 4-6 with 4 runs scored and 4 runs batted in, Chief Wilson was also 4-6 with 3 runs batted in, and Dots Miller was 2-6 with 4 runs batted in.


 Great - it is kind of fun to have a real drubbing every once in a while. looks like all those opponent's errors make up for the lack of extra base hits. It probably has also been true - You don't want to give any team extra outs in an inning., because bad things will usually happen.

 Also, I just noticed that you got the 27 season - I think that Yank team is one of the most fascinating teams ever in baseball and also that era in history is interesting. It should be real fun to follow along with that one (And 24!). Great stuff!



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glewis wrote:

CTB to continue at least through 1927 season

(my wife bought me the 1927 season for my birthday - she also got me Charles Alexander's new book "The Miracle Braves, 1914-1916")


I'll have to put that one on my list.

I like Alexander, and I'm glad someone has finally taken up the Miracle Braves. 



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seajaw wrote:
glewis wrote:

CTB to continue at least through 1927 season

(my wife bought me the 1927 season for my birthday - she also got me Charles Alexander's new book "The Miracle Braves, 1914-1916")


I'll have to put that one on my list.

I like Alexander, and I'm glad someone has finally taken up the Miracle Braves. 


 A real interesting book.  Alexander didn't just focus on 1914.  He starts in 1913 and covers through the 1916 season (I'm on the chapter that covers the 1915 season).  I'm starting to do research in preparation for my 1920 replay, but I had to read about the 1914 Braves.  



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Daniels Hits for the Cycle

Had my first AL player hit for the cycle.  Bert Daniels of the 1911 New York Highlanders.  Daniels hit a home run, single, fly ball to center, double, sacrifice (a suicide squeeze that plated a runner), fly ball to left, and a triple.  He benefitted from a 12-inning game.  Overall stat line 4-6 with 2 runs scored and 3 runs batted in.

IRL Daniels played 4 seasons for New York and one year for Cincinnati.  He didn't arrive in the major leagues until he was 27.  He is listed as having played for Villanova (1907), Notre Dame (1908-09) and Bucknell (1910). He also played for four minor league teams from 1906-1910 (it was not uncommon during this time for players to play both college and minor league ball during the same year - often playing minor league ball under an assumed name).  Daniels saw significant playing time in 1911 and 1912.  He was a pretty good hitter (.286 and .274 in his 2 seasons as a starter) and stole over 150 bases in 5 season career.  His short career in the majors may have been due to his not reaching the majors until 27, but another factor may have been his leading the AL in hit by pitch for 3 seasons (1910, 1912, 1913) and in 1911 (the one year he didn't lead the AL) he was hit 18 times.  He was hit by a pitch 72 times in four seasons with New York.  After being released by the Reds he played 3 seasons for Louisville in the American Association.



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Congrats on the Bert Daniels cycle.

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Congrats on the cycle and for the background on Bert Daniels!



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Very nice.  Congratulations.



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Rolled the final game of the CTB 1911 A.L. season. I'll start posting once my N.L. posts are finished (maybe sooner).

I've set up my 1920 N.L. teams and will start rolling that season soon (maybe tonight).

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Great!  Looking forward to it!



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Appropriate Memorial Day moment

Upon returning from the Memorial Day parade and remembrance in the town where I live, I decided to roll a game in my 1920 NL replay.  The scheduled game in my replay was the nightcap of a doubleheader between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs.  Grover Alexander was pitching for the Cubs and threw a 5-hit shut out over the Phillies (he also had 7 Ks).

As many of you know Alexander was a veteran of World War I.  There are many that feel the horrors of the war led Alexander to increase his drinking.  It also effected his hearing and may have injured his pitching shoulder.  Alexander suffered from epilepsy and some feel the amount and severity of attacks increased after the war.

Many have given their lives in service of our country and many more have survived, but suffered for years due to war.  All of this is important to remember on this Memorial Day.



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A wonderful way to acknowledge the day.

Very nice.



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Nice way to honor the day.

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This may be old hat to many of you, but it was unheard of in my CTB League.

Yesterday, in my 1920 N.L. Replay, I had two team combine for 6 home runs. The Giants clubbed 4 (George Burns, Ross Youngs, Larry Doyle, and Earl Smith) and the Phillies hit 2 (Cy Williams & Mack Wheat). This was by far a CTB record, I'm pretty sure I have never had a game with more than 2-3 home runs combined. Now this was played in the Baker Bowl, but none of the homers were of the ballpark variety. The Giants ended up out slugging the Phillies for a 12-10 win.

As many of you know I've replayed the 1911 season and am currently posting the N.L. replay and I'm currently rolling the 1920 N.L. season. 1911 was the Dead Ball era and in 1920, even though some changes had been made that would end that era, teams were still playing small ball. In real life Cy Williams led the N.L. in home runs with 15 and in the A.L. Babe Ruth hit 54, but the next highest was George Sisler with 19. So home runs are still scarce, but this is a sign that the times are a changing.



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