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I had a lot of fun with the AAPL league, so I decided to do another, with different teams and added players.

So, on to the preview

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20 White Sox- 38 Jimmie Foxx is their added player. Shano Collins will go to right field as Foxx takes over for Leibold.

Projected line up vs RH- E. Collins, J. Jackson, Felsch, Foxx, Weaver, S. Collins, Schalk, Risberg

Outlook-Foxx provides WAY more punch than Leibold. A staff of four 20 game winners doesn't hurt. This team probably would have won again in 1920 if not for the banning of players. They could contend.

 

24 Senators- 30 Hack Wilson is added. Another team that will hit, but Wilson is their only real power threat.

Projected line up vs RH- Rice, Harris, Goslin, Wilson, Judge, Ruel, Peckinpaugh, Bluege

Outlook- A solid pitching staff anchored by Walter Johnson. Wilson will provide more power than McNeely or Leibold. A good defensive team with four 1's. Can they score enough runs?

 

38 Yanks- 20 Ruth is now their left fielder. A serious upgrade over Selkirk.

Projected line up vs RH- Crosetti, Rolfe, Dimaggio, Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Henrich, Gordon

Outlook- A batting order that can score a bunch of runs! We'll see what kind of numbers Ruth puts up against regular teams.(his 72 hrs were in an era league) I think this is the team to beat.

 

48 Indians- 56 Mantle is added. A triple crown winner is always a welcome addition.

Projected line up vs RH- Mitchell, Boudreau, Keltner, Mantle, Gordon, E. Robinson, Doby, Hegan

Outlook- I think this team is better than the 54 version who took the 27 Yanks down to the wire. Strong pitching plus Mantle in the 4 hole makes this team a serious contender.

 

61 Tigers- 53 Rosen is added and can also play short if needed. Added power for sure and better defense at third.

Projected line up vs RH- Bruton, Kaline, Cash, Rosen, Colavito, Brown, Wood, Fernandez

Outlook- Kaline through Colavito is as good as any middle order in the league. The other players will have to come through as well as the pitching

 

69 Twins- 66 J. Torre is added. Torre will start at catcher, but will spell Reese at first base.

Projected line up vs RH- Tovar, Carew, Oliva, Killebrew, Torre, Reese, Cardenas, Uhlaender

Outlook- A team that will hit, but can they get enough pitching? Perranoski is solid in the pen if the starters can get the game to him.

 

NL

34 Cards-30 Simmons is added to play center field. Simmons will move to left field and Orsatti will come in to play center defensively.

Projected line up vs RH- Martin, Frisch, Simmons, R. Collins, Medwick, DeLancey, Rothrock, Durocher

Outlook- The "Gas House Gang" adds one of the best players in the house annals. Simmons will provide a lot of pop and great defense. D. Dean anchors a decent pitching staff. Maybe?

 

53 Dodgers- 85 Gooden goes to this team. He gives the Dodgers a dominant #1 starter, just what they needed.

Projected line up vs RH- Gilliam, J. Robinson, Furillo, Snider, Campanella, Hodges, Reese, Cox

Outlook- One of the most dominant teams of the old basic version. I see no reason they shouldn't win the NL. 5 fielders that are 1's, and adding Gooden. They're my pick to win it all.

 

61 Reds- 70 Bench comes on to catch over Edwards and Zimmerman. MAJOR UPGRADE!

Projected line up vs RH-n Pinson, Kasko, F. Robinson, Bench, Freese, Coleman, Lynch, Blasingame

Outlook- Three decent starting pitchers, and some good hitting. They could make some noise

 

62 Giants- 77 Sutter anchors the bull pen.

Projected line up vs RH- Kuenn, Hiller, Mays, Cepeda, F. Alou, Davenport, Bailey, Pagan

Outlook- Looking at this team, I thought their hitting was solid. Sutter will be a great addition at the back end of games. Three good starters, get the game to Sutter, and who knows?

 

69 Cubs- 98 Sosa will try to propel the Cubs over the top. Replaces D. Young.

Projected line up vs RH- Beckert, Kessinger, B. Williams, Sosa, Santo, Banks, Hundley, Hickman

Outlook- Sosa extends the order, making them even better offensively. This is the team that probably should have won in 69. Jenkins, Hands, and Holtzman anchor a good staff, can the bull pen hold leads?

 

79 Pirates- 78 Guidry will anchor a pretty good staff

Projected line up vs RH- Moreno, Foli, Parker, Stargell, B. Robinson, Madlock, Garner Ott

Outlook- A good team that over achieved. They' ll mix in Milner and Nicosia, and there are no really weak spots in the batting order. Guidry gives them a top line starter and they have 3-4 good relievers. Keep it close and turn it over to the pen and Pittsburgh could surprise.

 

Well guys, there's the teams and preview. Feel free to comment on added players and predictions. I hope to have you along for the ride! In advance, thanks for looking in.



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Not even going to take a break for the holidays? biggrin

Looks like fun.

At a glance, I would have add a reliever to the '20 Sox, as their pen is pretty threadbare.

The '24 Sens are built more around their park -- Griffith Stadium -- which does not allow homers. That might negate much of Wilson's power threat.

The '53 Dodgers with '85 Gooden?  Wow.



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My prediction is '53 Dodgers vs '38 Yankees, with the '34 Cards & '48 Indians as contenders

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I will be following. I like the fact that Ruth, Bench and Sosa will be going back to their "old" teams.

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nice picks. Hard to predict. '53 Brk looks like a monster in the NL. '48 Indians are always good and now with Mantle!? Yikes. '61 Tigers will score boatloads of runs but not enough pitching. Interesting '62 Giants call. I never had a lot of trouble with their bullpen by committee.

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seajaw wrote:

Not even going to take a break for the holidays? biggrin

Looks like fun.

At a glance, I would have add a reliever to the '20 Sox, as their pen is pretty threadbare.

The '24 Sens are built more around their park -- Griffith Stadium -- which does not allow homers. That might negate much of Wilson's power threat.

The '53 Dodgers with '85 Gooden?  Wow.


 It'll slow down a little over the holidays, but probably not too much. My son won't have leave, so they'll stay in Virginia Beach.

I thought about a reliever, but I wanted to give Foxx another shot. He didn't have a really good season last time outno

No ball park factors, regular advanced

'53 Dodgers with '85 Goodenbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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stratfan70 wrote:

My prediction is '53 Dodgers vs '38 Yankees, with the '34 Cards & '48 Indians as contenders


 That's my take also fan. We'll see if Willie will contend for the home run title this year. He did have a really good year for the '54 team.

 G       AB   R   H   RBI   GW   W   K   2B   3B   HR   AVG   TB   SLG%   OB%
'54 Mays158642117215130215966301639.335394.614.391


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Grey Eagle wrote:

I will be following. I like the fact that Ruth, Bench and Sosa will be going back to their "old" teams.


 Thanks Grey Eagle! I was thinking about that when I added them

Great to have you along!



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ColavitoFan wrote:

nice picks. Hard to predict. '53 Brk looks like a monster in the NL. '48 Indians are always good and now with Mantle!? Yikes. '61 Tigers will score boatloads of runs but not enough pitching. Interesting '62 Giants call. I never had a lot of trouble with their bullpen by committee.


 Thanks for checking in!

I think that '53 Dodgers team is one of the best ever.(I don't know how they lost the series to the Yanks)

'48 Tribe with Mantle looks really tough. Being an Indians fan, you've got to like that additionbiggrin

I agree with you on the Tigers, but I wanted them to have a shot

With the '62 Giants, I've had the opposite results, so I'll try with a dominant closer.



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Season is underway! 38 Yanks split 4 games with 24 Senators

Game 1

 123   456   789   FHE
24 Senators (0-0)000000000062
38 Yanks (0-0)03022000x780

     Ruffing got the Yanks off to a good start, tossing a complete game shut out. W. Johnson wasn't as effective, lasting only 5 innings, taking the loss.

     Henrich swung the big bat for New York, cracking a triple and a home run, driving home 4 runs.

Ruffing W(1-0)9IP6H0W5K0ERSO(1) 

     Henrich 2-4 2r 4rbi 3B HR(1)  Dickey 1-3 2r rbi 2B  Ruffing 2-4 2B   ( 38 Yanks )

W. Johnson L(0-1)5IP5H3W6K5ER1HR 
Zahniser2IP2H1W    
Russell1IP1H 1K   

     Bluege 3-3   ( 24 Senators )

Game 2

 123   456   789   FHE
24 Senators (0-1)0012102017120
38 Yanks (1-0)000000010141

     Mogridge held the powerful Yankee line up in check, allowing only 4 hits, in a complete game effort. L. Gomex was tagged with the loss, going 7 frames.

     H. Wilson smacked a pair of long balls, and Judge rapped out 4 hits as Washington evened the series.

     Dimaggio homered for New York's lone run.

L. Gomez L(0-1)7IP10H4W3K6ER2HR 
Andrews2IP2H1W 1ER  

     Dimaggio 2-4 r rbi HR(1)   ( 38 Yanks )

Mogridge W(1-0)9IP4H6W5K1ER1HR 

     H. Wilson 2-4 3r 3rbi 2HR(1,2)  Judge 4-5 r  Rice 2-5 r 2B  Peckinpaugh 1-3 r rbi 2B   ( 24 Senators )

Game 3

 123   456   789   1011   FHE
24 Senators (1-1)3001000400210111
38 Yanks (1-1)013100210008123

     Neither Pearson or Zachary were sharp in this game as it turned into a bull pen affair.

     It was just like old times for New York as Ruth and Gehrig both launched homers in the game.

     Sundra's own miscue allowed Washingto to score 2 unearned runs in the 11th for the final margin of victory. Martina pitched 4 innings in relief for the win, and Marberry closed the game for a save after allowing a 1 out double to Gehrig.

Pearson7IP8H3W2K7ER  
Murphy1IP1H     
Sundra L(0-1)3IP2H 1K   

     Ruth 2-5 r 3rbi 2B HR(1)  Gehrig 2-6 r 2rbi 2B HR(1)  Crosetti 2-4 2r 2B  Henrich 2-6 r 3B  Gordon 1-5 r rbi 2B  Rolfe 1-5 2rbi 2B   ( 38 Yanks )

Zachary6IP8H3W4K5ER1HR 
Martina W(1-0)4IP3H3W1K2ER1HR 
Marberry SV(1)1IP1H 1K   

     H. Wilson 3-6 2r 3rbi 2B  Ruel 3-5 r 2rbi   Rice 2-6 2r  Goslin 1-4 2r rbi   ( 24 Senators )

Game 4

 123   456   789   FHE
24 Senators (2-1)0006001007122
38 Yanks (1-2)04002200x8130

     Gordon and Crosetti homered for the Yanks as they came from behind to gain a split in the series. After jumping out to a 4-0 lead, New York fell behind 6-4 when Washington sent 12 men to the plate in the fourth inning against Chandler.

     Crosetti's 2 run homer off Ogden in the sixth inning turned out to be the winning blow. Chandler muddled through 6 1/3 innings to receive credit for the win. Andrews finished for the save.

     H. Wilson slugged his third home run of the season for the Senators.

Chandler W(1-0)6 1/3IP10H5W3K7ER1HR 
Andrews SV(1)2 2/3IP2H     

     Gordon 2-4 r 3rbi 3B HR(1)  Crosetti 1-4 r 2rbi HR(1)  Ruth 2-3 r  Gehrig 2-5 r rbi 2B  Rolfe 3-5 2B   ( 38 Yanks )

Zahniser4IP8H2W1K5ER1HR 
Ogden L(0-1)2IP3H1W 2ER1HR 
Speece2IP2H3W    

     Judge 3-4 2r 2B  Tate 3-3 r  Bluege 3-5 r rbi 2B  H. Wilson 1-4 r 2rbi HR(3)  Harris 1-5 2rbi 2B   ( 24 Senators )

INJURY- Ruel- 1 Game   ( 24 Senators )



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Gotta love this start with Hack Wilson going nuts. If Goose Goslin can hit a bit, the Senators could be a team to reckon with. I have not seen the '38 Yankees so I will be learning on that one. I have played with the 1920 Ruth and was disappointed (he "only" hit 46 HR's for me). Hope he does better for you.

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ColavitoFan wrote:

Gotta love this start with Hack Wilson going nuts. If Goose Goslin can hit a bit, the Senators could be a team to reckon with. I have not seen the '38 Yankees so I will be learning on that one. I have played with the 1920 Ruth and was disappointed (he "only" hit 46 HR's for me). Hope he does better for you.


 Senators hit the ball well in the first series, except for game 1, so we will have to wait and seewink

'20 Ruth does hold the house record for home runs(72), done in a draft league.



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61 Tigers start the year off sweeping the 20 White Sox

Game 1

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20 WS2111000005120
61 Tigers40000030x7100

     Lary went 7 innings, getting the win with relief help from Fox, who finished for the save. Faber also went 7 innings for the Sox, taking the loss.

     Brown hit a 3 run homer in the first inning, and Rosen's rbi double in the seventh inning broke the tie. Colavito's double scored Rosen.

     E. Collins doubled and tripled, scoring twice, and J. Jackson and Felsch rapped 3 hits apiece.

Lary W(1-0)7IP11H0W4K5ER  
Fox SV(1)2IP1H     

     Colavito 2-3 r 2rbi 2B  Rosen 2-3 2r rbi 2B  Cash 2-3 2r rbi  Brown 1-4 r 3rbi HR(1)  Boros 1-1 r(PH)

Faber L(0-1)7IP9H4W4K7ER1HR 
Wilkinson1IP1H     

     Felsch 3-5 2rbi  J. Jackson 3-4 2r  E. Collins 2-5 2r 2B 3B  Weaver 2-4 rbi   ( 20 WS )

Game 2

 123   456   789   FHE
20 WS(0-1)0001000023120
61 Tigers(1-0)30002000x571

     Bunning pitched 8 1/3 innings for the victory, and Fox nailed down his second save in as many games. Cicotte went the distance for the WS.

     The Tigers received 7 free passes in the game to go along with their 7 hits. Cash had a pair of hits, scoring and driving home a run, and Rosen slugged a 2 run double. Kaline walked 3 times and scored twice.

     Felsch had 2rbis for the second straight game.

Bunning W(1-0)8 1/3IP11H1W5K3ER  
Fox SV(2)   2/3IP1H     

     Cash 2-3 r rbi 2B  Rosen 1-4 2rbi 2B  Bruton 1-2 r   ( 61 Tigers )

Cicotte L(0-1)8IP7H7W5K5ER  

     Felsch 2-5 2rbi  Foxx 2-5 r 2B  J. Jackson 2-5  Weaver 2-5 2B  Schalk 1-3 rbi 3B  Risberg 1-4 r 2B   ( 20 WS )

INJURY- Bruton- 1 Game   ( 61 Tigers )

Game 3

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20 WS (0-2)000000020284
61 Tigers (2-0)30202010x8121

     A sloppy game for the WS and Mossi held them in check, twirling a complete game. Four WS errors did L. Williams in, as he allowed just 2 earned runs in 6 innings.

     Morton filled in for Bruton and rapped a pair of hit and knocked in 3 runs. Fernandez and Roarke plated a pair of runs each.

     Felsch homered for the WS.

Mossi W(1-0)9IP8H0Wl6K1ER1HR 

     Morton 2-4 2r 3rbi 2B  Fernandez 2-4 2rbi 2B  Roarke 1-3 2rbi  Rosen 3-5 2r 2B  Wood 2-5 r  Kaline 2-5 2B 3B   ( 61 Tigers )

L. Williams L(0-1)6IP10H1W0K2ER  
Payne2IP2H1W    

     Felsch 2-4 r rbi HR(1)  Weaver 2-4 r 3B  Risberg 3-4 2B   ( 20 WS )



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Is Brown Dick Brown? Then the Tigers are really the Indians in disguise (or as they should have been without a terrible front office). Colavito, Rosen, Brown, and Cash were all Indians at one time or another. Mossi to, of course. All they need now is Roger Maris!

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ColavitoFan wrote:

Is Brown Dick Brown? Then the Tigers are really the Indians in disguise (or as they should have been without a terrible front office). Colavito, Rosen, Brown, and Cash were all Indians at one time or another. Mossi to, of course. All they need now is Roger Maris!


 Yep, that's Dick Brown.

Rosen is the '53 Cleveland card. He's Detroit's added player.



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