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Well we’ve now got our 18 teams and the Dynasty draft league for the 1970 season is starting to roll. It began with our Expansion Draft. We had four new players two of which took existing teams vacated by other players (Cleveland and SF) and two who took new franchises (California & Philadelphia). Those two teams participated in an expansion draft choosing players from existing teams. Each existing team was allowed to protect 7 players from the expansion draft and an additional five if a player was drafted from their team. Once any team lost 3 players (LA Dodgers) no further players could be drafted from it.

Here were the draft results by round

RoundPlayerPositionDrafted FromPlayerPositionDrafted From
Philadelphia PhilliesCalifornia Angels
1Mudcat GrantPSt. Louis CardinalsTommy JohnPBoston Red Sox
2Don McMahonPLos Angeles DodgersBill Russellss/OFBoston Red Sox
3Dick SelmaPLos Angeles DodgersJoe NiekroPWashington Senators
4Clyde WrightPMinnesota TwinsSandy Alomar Sr2BSan Francisco Giants
5Pat DobsonPCleveland IndiansCarl MortonPNew York Yankees
6Luke WalkerPCincinnati RedsDon Money3BSan Francisco Giants
7Tom PhoebusPPittsburgh PiratesBob LockerPOakland A’s
8Clay CarrollPPittsburgh
Pirates
George MitterwaldCSeattle Pilots
9Ron KlimkowskiPMontreal ExposMatty AlouOF Los Angeles Dodgers
10Dick DragoPNew York YankeesLou PiniellaOFBaltimore Orioles
11Jim RookerPMontreal Exposn/an/an/a
12Tony TaylorInfAtlanta Bravesn/an/an/a

Having drafted 10 players in the expansion California will draft 16th in the full scale version ahead of Seattle & Behind LA. Because they took the full 12 players allowed the Philadelphia will draft last at 18th.

The Final Draft order for the 1970 continual draft league:

  1. Atlanta Braves
  2. NY Yankees
  3. San Francisco Seals (Giants)
  4. Cin City (Cincinnati Reds)
  5. St Louis Cardinals
  6. Boston Red Sox 
  7. Washington Senators 
  8. Oakland A’s
  9. Pittsburgh Pirates
  10. Baltimore Orioles
  11. Montreal Nos Amours (Expos)
  12. Minnesota Twins
  13. Cleveland Indians
  14.  LA Dodgers
  15. California Angels
  16. Seattle Pilots
  17. New York Day Traders (Mets)
  18. Philadelphia Phillies

Given that the actual draft will be 18 players from all over the country from NY to CA it will take at least a couple of weeks. I expect us to get started by the end of may or beginning of June, sooner if I can manage it, but we’re playing 162 this time and it’s going to be fun.

And if you like what you see, well we can always go to 20 teams next season.

UPDATE The rules for keeping players after the next season are as follows:

  1. World series winner 4 players
  2. World series runner up 5 players
  3. Division winners who don’t go to the series 6 players
  4. Division winners who don’t make the Pennant round 7 players
  5. Wild card teams who don’t go to the series 8 players
  6. 11th and 12th best records 9 players
  7. 13th and 14th best records 10 players
  8. 15th and 16th best records 11 players
  9. 17th and 18th best records 12 players

With 18 teams the divisions are going to be as follows

AL EastAL CentralAL WestNL EastNL CentralNL West
Seattle PilotsCleveland IndiansBoston Red SoxAtlanta BravesNY Day TradersLos Angeles Dodgers
New York YankeesCalifornia AngelsOakland A’s
Philadelphia PhilliesCincinnati RedsPittsburgh Pirates
Baltimore OriolesMinnesota TwinsWashington SenatorsMontreal Nos Amours (Expos)St Louis CardinalsSan Francisco Seals (Giants)
Bold indicates defending division winner from last season Bold Italic Pennant winner Bold italic underline World Series Champion

Divisions were set up with the following priorities in order

  • Division winners not to be put in the same division
  • Whenever possible players are placed in divisions with opponents living in the same time zone
  • If not possible traditional rivals are put together
  • Actual geographic location of the franchise

Thus since the Red Sox (Colorado), the A’s (Arizona) and the Senators (Nevada) all live out west they were put in the same division since with an unbalanced schedule (18 in division, 12 out of division 6 interleague) so alas the Redsox and Yankees will not share a division as the Yanks live in the east

two of the three AL central teams live in the central time zone while four AL team managers live in the east. California and Seattle were the obvious candidates to go to the central but as Cleveland is defending a division title and so is Seattle California was the default as it was the closest geographic choice.

The NL was more complicated four NL teams live in the east, four in the central and only one (Pittsburgh) on the west coast. Thus one eastern player and one central player had to go west. The obvious choices were the Giants and the Dodgers as they are both actual west coast teams and are also traditional rivals.

Lots going on in the Dynasty Baseball leagues

The All time great league was won by the 1985 Cardinals who after staring the season slow roared into first and after beating the 1975 Reds in seven Swept the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks for the NL Pennant and the 2010 Rangers who beat the 61 Yankees in Seven for the AL Pennant

Josh Hamilton of the Rangers led all the majors with a .365 Avg while Willie McGee of StL led the senior circuit at .361 while also leading the majors with 238 hits. Derick Jeter of the 2009 Yanks led the AL with .232

Roger Maris hit 54 HR five more than Mickey Mantle to lead the AL, Hank Aaron’s 46 HR led the NL. Johnny Blanchard of the 61 yanks also had 46 HR and led the majors with 153 RBI’s while George Foster of the 75 Reds 140 RBI led the NL

On the mound John Tudor led the majors with a 1.83 ERA on his way to the NL Cy Young and while the 1999 Boston Red Sox finished last in the east at 71-91 Pedro Martinez won the AL Cy Young still lead the league in ERA 2.04 Wins (23 tied with Mike Cuellar of Balt, Greg Maddux led the majors with 24) strikeouts with 428 (Randy Johnson had 396 for Arizona to lead the NL) avg against .198 (Tudor led the majors at .195) and WHIP 0.90 with Tudor leading all with 0.88

Mantle took the AL MVP while McGee won NL honors.


the 1969 Continual Draft league is in its 1st season. We are playing 126 and things are pretty much settled in the NL but the AL things may be coming down to the wife here are the standings:

AL East

TeamWinsLossesPctGB
Cleveland Indians6248.564—–
Baltimore Orioles5651.5234 1/2
Washington Senators 5159.46411
New York Yankees4067.37420 1/2

AL West

TeamWinsLossesPctGB
Seattle Pilots6646.589—–
Minnesota Twins6448.5712
Oakland A’s5552.5128 1/2
Chicago White Sox4661.43017 1/2

NL East

TeamWinsLossesPctGB
New York Mets (daytraders)7636.679—–
Montreal Expos (Nos Amours)6149.55514
Pittsburgh Pirates5458.48222
Atlanta Braves3872.34537

NL West

TeamWinsLossesPctGB
Los Angeles Dodgers6743.609—–
Cincinnati Reds (cin city)5258.47315
St. Louis Cardinals 4663.42220 1/2
San Francisco Giants (Seals)4366.39423 1/2

The season will be finishing in 4 weeks and we are accepting expansion teams for next season if anyone is interested.


Our face to face 2020 league is a 30 game season and the final games are tonight

Lynn Division

TeamWinsLossesPctGBWCGB
New York Mets2010.667—–n/a
St Louis Cardinals1812.6002+ 1
New York Yankees1713.56720 1/2——
Tampa Bay Rays 525.16715elim

Dan Division

TeamWinsLossesPctGBWCGB
Washington Nationals 1611.593—– + 1/2
Colorado Rockies1611.593—–+ 1/2
Seattle Mariners1713.5671/2—–
San Diego Padres822.2679 1/2elim

Five teams make the playoffs, the two division winners and three wild card teams

The worst division winner faces the first wild card team with home field advantage

The best division winner faces the winner of a wild card playing game with the 2nd wild card team hosting the 3rd.

The Mets have clinched the Best Division winners spot and will host the winner of the wild card game

The Cardinals have clinched the 1st Wild card team and will face the winner of the Dan Division.

The Yankees and the Mariners have clinched at least a change to play in a wild card A-B-C round

There are three games left with the Nationals facing the Rockies tonight

IF Either Washington or Colorado sweep the other THEN

  1. the Winner wins the Dan division and hosts St Louis in round one of the playoffs
  2. The Yankees Host Seattle in the wild card game holding the tie breaker (2-1 regular season adv) with the winner facing the Mets in Round one.

If there is no Sweep THEN

  1. The winner wins the Dan Division and hosts St. Louis in round one of the playoffs
  2. The Loser is in a 3 way tie for the two wild card spots and an A-B-C system is used to determine who goes to the wild card game

the ABC system works like this

  • Team A hosts Team B The winner advances to the wild card game as the home team
  • Team C hosts the Lose The winner is the away team in the wild card game and the loser doesn’t make the playoffs

If Washington wins the series Colorado is Team C in the ABC game Team A is Seattle (5-3 vs others) team B is NYY (3-3) Col (4-5)

If Colorado wins the series Washington is team B in the ABC game Team A is NYY (4-2) Team C is Seattle (2-7) Washington (6-3) is tied with NYY but becomes team C because NYY won the season series 2-1.

It’s going to be a really exciting finish. I’m Washington Wish me luck.

Expansion teams are welcome for next season

One of the things about the Dynasty Baseball game is that just about anything can happen which you consider that hundreds of game may be taking place at any single moment in time 24/7.

This was proved yesterday in the first series back of a player who had previously left the league but returned to take over his team when the player who had replaced him expressed an interest in drafting his own team next season, which is the fun of a draft league, rather than playing out the current one with a team someone else built even though it’s currently in first place and a very well built team.

The game started pretty normal with Yankee Ace Fritz Peterson (9-6) vs the Twins Gene Barbender (7-6) The Yanks struck first as rookie catcher Thurman Munson tripled to lead off the game and scored on a Jim Fregosi Sacrifice Fly that was just a few feet shy from going out making it 1-0.

The Twins stuck back in the bottom of the 2nd Tony Perez Led off with a single, Willie Mays drew a walk and Rich Reichhardt doubled into the gap scoring them both making it 2-1 Twins

The Yanks took the lead back in the 6th. Nate Colbert lead off with a homer to left to tie the game. Ron Fairly singled and Greg Nettles walked. Julian Javier hit into a force putting runners at 1st & 3rd with one out. Richie Hebner pinch hitting for the slumping Bill Sudakis, grounded into a force play beating out the throw to first allowing Fairly to score and it was 3-2 NY.

It stayed that way until the 9th when the most improbabile inning I’ve ever seen took place.

The trouble began for Lindy McDaniel, who came in for Barbender in the 8th, when 2nd baseman Joe Morgan booted Munson’s grounder. He moved to 2nd on a ground out by Fregosi at which point Jose Acria came in to run for him. Nate Colbert drove him in with a single for his 2nd RBI of the game and Ron Fairly followed with a double that scored Colbert all the way from first and now the Yanks had a 5-2 lead, but they weren’t done yet.

Ernie Banks then dropped the throw on a Craig Nettles grounder that should have been out 2 (or 3 if you consider the Morgan error. It was only his 2nd error of the entire season and the Yankees took advantage of that rare Banks miscue when Fairly was able to score on a Javier grounder making it 6-2.

They say trouble comes in threes and this was certainly the case for McDaniel as he dropped Banks throw to first that would have ended the inning on a slow roller by Richie Hebner for the 3rd Twins error of the inning.

Like Banks’ error it was his 2nd of the season and like Banks’ error it immediately paid dividends for the Yankees as Ken Henderson uncharacteristically deposited his next pitch deep into the right field stands for a 3 run shot which gave the Yankees a seven run lead going into the bottom of the 9th. A seemingly unassailable lead as noted by this chart on the odds of a Minnesota win going into the bottom of the 9th

Alas for the fans of the Bronx Bombers this is not football or Basketball or Hockey or even Soccer where there is a clock to run out. This is baseball which means that no matter how many runs you are ahead by going into the last of the 9th, you still have to record those final three outs to win.

Here’s what happened.

Ernie Banks started things with a single. The hot hitting Alex Johnson followed with a high chopper to 3rd which Acria now playing the hot corner made an excellent play on to get Johnson at first. Tony Perez Singled to left Banks stopping at 3rd and the Say Hay Kid came up with another single off Peterson to driving in Banks cutting the lead to six.

Reichhart hit the next ball right to 3rd and Acria forced Perez there.

The scene was now Mays on 2nd and Reichhardt at first with two men out and the score Yankees 9 and Minnesota 3. Fritz Peterson needed only one more out for a complete game victory when light hitting Joe Azcue came to bat for Lindy McDaniel

It was not to be

Azcue singled to right scoring Mays and sending Reichhardt to 3rd. New York Yankees 9 Minnesota Twins 4. Catcher Frank Fernandez followed with a single of his own scoring Reichhardt and sending Azcue to 2nd. Yankees 9 Twins 5. At this point Dick Radatz starting throwing in the pen as it improbably began approaching a save situation.

While he was getting loose John Kennedy added to the hit parade singling to center to load the bases and Joe Morgan whose initial 9th inning error had seemingly put the game on a path to defeat waited out an exhausted Peterson for a bases loaded walk making the game 9-6 and ending Peterson’s night.

Dick Radatz came in and despite the bases loaded situation only needed one out to give Peterson the win and him the save. Steve Howley came in to bat in place of the right handed Ernie Banks who had lead of the inning. He was hitting over .400 vs RHP but that didn’t intimidate Radatz who coaxed a slow grounder toward Acria who had already made one great play in the inning and had produced the 2nd out unassisted. it seemed the game was over…until Acria hurried the throw which got past Colbert. Azcue and Frenandez both scored and now the score was 9-8 on what should have been the final out of the game.

Radatz was still not worried even with the tying run at 2nd and the winning run at 1st. He still needed only one out and was determined to keep pinch hitter Lou Brock who came in to hit for Alex Johnson from driving in that tying run.

In that respect he would be successful as Brock would pop out to Colbert on a 2-2 fastball, however with the count 2-1 Joe Morgan broke for 3rd and Hovley Broke for 2nd. Catcher Jim Paglairtoni who came in to catch at the top of the inning rushed the throw trying to end the game. It sailed into the outfield for his 1st error of the season. Morgan dashed home with the tying run and Hovley made it to 3rd where he would be stranded to end the inning.

After 9 Yankees 9 Twins 9.

After that 9th inning the 10th was almost anticlimactic Twins Reliever Cecil Upshaw (W 3-1) would retire the Yanks in order in the top of the inning while Radatz (BS L 3-5) led off the 10th with a first pitch fastball and Tony Perez took that ball drove it 399 feet into the left field stands and the game was over.

Twins 10 Yankees 9.

This was quite a cap to an exciting finish. You won’t see a game like that often or at all but the real irony is this.

I mentioned at the start of this post that this was the first game back for the former manager/GM of the Twins who had left the league because he was frustrated at the computer game. He said the results were too improbable and would end up putting his team on auto in frustration. And here is his 2nd game back and what does he get, the most improbable game of the year.

That’s irony.

Here is the current state of the table top baseball leagues I run.

Since our last update more teams have been taken in online leagues.

League one All Futility League has finished it’s latest season. Here were the final results

Teams AL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Milwaukee Brewers9270.568—–NoN/A
1970 Chicago White Sox8874.5434No—-
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays7785.47515YesE
2003 Detroit Tigers59103.36433NoE
Teams AL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Kansas City Royals9765.599_____Yesn/a
2012 Minnesota Twins9468.5803No+6
2008 Seattle Mariners8280.50615Yese
1973 Texas Rangers7191.43826Yese
Teams AL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 Cleveland Indians8280.506—–Non/a
1967 Kansas City A’s7884.4814Noe
1957 Washington Senators7389.4519Noe
2019 Baltimore Orioles6681.4496Noe

AL Leaders: Hitting:

Avg Mauer Min .347, OBP, Mauer Min .457, Slug Huff TB .600 Runs Harper .Mil 143, Hits: Harper Mil 224, 2B Ibanez Sea, 50, 3B Crowe Cle 15, SB Revere Min 83, BB Mauer Min 119 HR Sievers Wash 46, RBI Harper Mil 139

Pitching: Wins Hernandez Sea, Johnson KCR 21, ERA Hyde Wash 2.88, IP Hernandez Sea 250 1/3, K’s Hernandez Sea 223, Avg against Sosa TB .202 WHIP Krause KCA 1.05 HR/9 Hyde Wash 0.30 Saves Yan TB Perkins Min 29,

AL Playoff results:

  • Wild Card game 2012 Min over 1970 White Sox
  • Div Series 2009 Indians over 1970 Brewers 4 games to 3
  • Div Series 1970 Royals over 2012 Twins 4 games to 2
  • League Championship series 1970 Royals over 2009 Indians 4 games to 1
Teams NL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1998 Montreal Expos9963.611—–YesN/A
2009 Washington Nationals9369.5746Yes+ 3
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates 8577.52514YesE
1998 Florida Marlins7191.43828YesE
Teams NL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2000 Philadelphia Phillies8379.512—–YesN/A
2012 Houston Astros7389.45110YesE
2017 San Francisco Giants7389.45110NoE
2015 Atlanta Braves6993.42614NoE
Teams NL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1982 Cincinnati Reds9171.562_____Non/a
1993 New York Mets9072.5561 No—–
1974 Chicago Cubs8082.49411NoE
1993 San Diego Padres7191.43820NoE

NL Leaders Hitting:

AVG Gwynn SD .372, OBP Giles Pit .449 Slug Giles Pit .618, Runs Giles Pitt 142, Hits Gwynn SD 244 2B Gwynn SD 73, 3B Coleman Mets, Guerrero Mon 19, SB Morgan Wash 62, BB Walsh Wash 141, HR Murray Mets 41, RBI Ramirez Pit , Dunn Wash 136

Pitching Wins Hermanson Mon 29, ERA Hermanson Mon 1.82, IP Soto Cin 285 1/3, K’s Soto Cin 347, Avg against Soto Cin .196 WHIP Hermanson Mon 1.00 HR/9 Berenyi Cin, Anderson Pit 0.33, Saves Urbina Mon 35.

NL Playoff results

  • Wild card 2009 Nationals over 1993 Mets
  • Division Series 1982 Reds over 2000 Phillies 4 games to 2
  • Division Series 2009 Nationals over 1998 Expos 4 games to 3
  • League Championship series 2009 Nats over 1982 Reds 4 games to 1

World Series

2009 Nationals over 1970 Royals 4 games to 3


The SD Jones memorial .500 teams league is a league (all teams were no better than 2 games over .500 or no worse than 2 games under) Initial season . Games are scheduled for Tuesdays. AM Only 2 series are left to play in the entire league

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1993 Boston9963.611—–Non/a
1957 Baltimore8379.51216Yes+3
1973 New York (A)8082.49419Yes
1967 Washington7785.47522YesE
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Detroit9861.616—–Non/a
1975 Cleveland6990.43429NoE
1973 Minnesota6891.42830NoE
1998 Chicago (A)6198.38437NoE
Teams AL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Oakland9165.599—-Yesn/a
2017 Kansas City8082.49411No_______
2018 Los Angeles (A)8082.49411Yes_______
2005 Toronto5862.48313Yes1

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Carew Min .356, OBP Trout LAA .432, SLUG Trout LAA .616, Runs Trout LAA 138, Hits Carew Min 235, 2B Cabrera Det 55, 3B Durham ChW, 20, SB Carew Min 65 BB Trout LAA 119 HR Trout LAA, Howard Wash Cabrera Det 45, RBI Cabrera Det 148

Pitching

Wins Verlander Det 24, ERA Clemens Bos 2.31, IP Blyleven Minn 313, K’s Blyleven Min 297 , Avg against Cahill Oak .204, WHIP Darwin Bos 0.97, HR/9 Bibby Cle 0.30, Saves Knowles Wash Lyle NYY 33

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2018 Washington9765.599________Non/a
1967 Pittsburgh9171.5626No+8
1957 Philadelphia7884.48119YesE
1975 New York (N)6795.41430YesE

Division winner skips wild card

Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1996 Cincinnati8379.512_____No—–
2000 Colorado8379.512—–Yes____
1975 St. Louis8181.5002YesE
1973 Houston6795.41430YesE
Teams NL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 San Francisco9864.605—–Yesn/a
2012 Arizona8280.50616YesE
2007 Los Angeles (N)7191.43827YesE
1982 San Diego6795.41431YesE

NL Leaders Batting

AVG Clemente Pit .362, OBP Mitchell Cin .439, Slug Helton Col .614 Runs Larkin Cin 134, Hits Clemente Pit 234, 2B Cirillo Col 67, 3B Clemente Pit 23, SB Pierre LAD 82 BB Ashburn Phil 122, HR Helton Col 37, RBI Helton Col 141

Pitching Wins Scherzer Wash 23 ERA Scherzer Wash 2.38, IP Scherzer Wash 302, K’s Scherzer Wash 367, Avg Against Scherzer Wash .208, WHIP Scherzer Wash 0.95, HR/9 Reed StL 0.28 , Saves Face Pitt 37


3rd League All time any time Great Teams League (3rd season) Games scheduled Friday evenings. Two teams have been picked up since the last posting (oddly not the Orioles)

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Baltimore7947.627—–Yesn/a
1961 Yankees7056.5569No+ 1/2
1993 Toronto7158.5509 1/2No—–
1999 Boston5673.43424 1/2No15
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Texas7254.552—–Yesn/a
1954 Cleveland6165.48411No8 1/2
2006 Detroit6066.47612Yes9 1/2
1974 Oakland5079.38823 1/2Yes21
Teams AL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 New York (A)7158.550____Non/a
1977 Kansas City6264.4927 1/2No7 1/2
1924 Washington5673.43415No15
1967 Minnesota5277.40319Yes19

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Hamilton Tex .359 , OBP Mantle 61NYY .447, Slug Hamilton Tex .658, Runs Jeter NYY09 111, Hits Jeter NYY09 194, 2B Olerud Tor 41, Triples Taylor Wash 21, SB Henderson Tor 71, BB Killebrew Min 102, HR Maris NYY61 42, RBI Blanchard NYY61 Hamilton Tex 113

Pitching Wins Sabathia NYY 19, ERA Martinez Bos 2.20, IP Johnson Wash 244 1/3, K’s Martinez Bos 331, Avg against Martinez Bos .198 WHIP Martinez Bos 0.88 HR/9 Martinez Bos C.J Wilson Tex Garcia Cle .045 Saves Ward Tor 33

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 Cincinnati7254.571—–NoN/A
1998 Atlanta6264.49210No_____
2019 Washington Nats6264.49210Yes_____
1955 Brooklyn6066.47612Yes 2
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1985 St. Louis7056.556_____Non/a
1957 Milwaukee6066.47610No2
2003 Cubs5967.46811Yes3
1971 Pittsburgh5868.46812Yes4
Teams NL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2016 Chicago (N)8838.698—-Non/a
2001 Arizona6165.48427Yes1
1977 Philadelphia5769.45231Yes5
2007 Colorado5274.41336Yes10

NL Leaders Batting

Avg McGee StL .365, OBP Morgan Cin .457, Slug Kendrick Wash .611, Runs Morgan Cin 114, Hits McGee Stl 186, 2B Rizzo Cubs16 40, 3B McGee StL 19, SB Morgan Cin 71, BB Morgan Cin 106, HR Ga;arraga Atl, Aaron Mil 37, RBI Foster 117

Pitching Wins Maddux Atl 18, ERA Tudor StL 1.75, IP Maddux Atl 231, K’s Johnson Arizona 295, Avg against Tudor StL .181, WHIP Tudor StL 0.82 HR/9 Buhl Mil 0.34, Saves Chapman Cubs16 32

If you are interested in taking over the management of any of the online leagues teams contact me in comments.

As a bonus here are the standings of our face to face draft league which first began playing in 1987 in Fitchburg Massachusetts. We have two divisions with 4 teams each playing a 60 game season every other Saturday at Zeda’s Pizza in Fitchburg MA. The individual leagues are named for deceased members of the league. Five teams make the playoffs, the best record gets home field throughout and 2nd best record of the division leaders gets a home series against the best non-division winner while the final two teams play a one game playin for the right to face the best division winner in the playoffs.

New players are always welcome

Lynn DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
Tampa Bay Rays (x)4119.683—-n/a
San Francisco Giants(w)3525.5836Bye
St. Louis Cardinals(w)3228.5337Home
Colorado Rockies2436.400172
w clinched at least wildcard game x clinched playoff spot
Dan DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
New York Yankees (XY)3921.650—-n/a
Washington Nationals2833.45911 1/2_____
Seattle Mariners2734.44212 1/2E
San Diego Padres1743.28322E

Playoff results

  • Wild card playin StL over Washington
  • Playoffs round 1 NYY over SF 4 games to 2
  • Tampa over Stl 4 games to 3

World Series Tampa over NYY 4 games to 3

The 1969 Draft league is a continual draft league in its first season (1969) All teams drafted full rosters (max 35) while being allowed to keep one player from the teams picked. In subsequent season (next year 1970) teams will retain rights to new rookies plus 4-12 currently held players based on their finish. There are no wildcards and 1969 rules are in play.

AL

EastWLPCTGB
Baltimore Orioles128.600—–
Cleveland Indians1111.5002
Washington Senators1010.5002
NY Highlanders (Yankees)913.4094
WestWLPCTGB
Minnesota Maul of America (Twins)139.591—–
Oakland A’s 139.591—–
Chicago White Sox913.4094
Seattle Pilots913.4094

AL Leaders

Avg Billy Williams balt .444, OBP Harmon Killebrew Cle .516, Slug Frank Howard Wash .768, Runs Jimmy Wynn Cle 19 , Hits Billy Williams Balt 36, 2B Dick Green Oak, Johnny Callison Wash 8, 3B Billy Williams Balt , Ron Fairly NYY, Johnny Callison Wash 4, BB Mike Fiore Sea 26, HR Frank Howard Wash 10 , RBI Harmon Killebrew Cle 27

Pitching Wins Andy Messersmith Balt 4, ERA Mel Stottlemyre Cle 1.83 , IP Larry Dieker NYY 41, K’s Sam McDowell Cle 49, Avg Against Jerry Koosman Oak .152, WHIP Jerry Koosman Oak 0.82, HR/9 , Wally Bunker Oak, Mike McCormick Sea 0.00 , Saves Tug McGraw Twins, Moe Drabowski Wash 6

NL

EastWLPCTGB
New York Metropolitans (Mets)178.680—–
Pittsburgh Pirates1210.5453 1/2
Montreal Nos Amours (Expos)812.4006 1/2
Atlanta Braves713.3507 1/2
WestWLPCTGB
Los Angeles Dodgers148.636—–
Cincinnati Cin City (Reds)139.5911
St. Louis Cardinals 1411.5601 1/2
San Francisco Seals (Giants)418.18210

Leaders NL

Avg Bobby Tolan Mets .376, OBP Rusty Staub Mon .485, Slug Reggie Smith LAD .761, Runs Reggie Smith LAD 21, Hits Bobby Tolan Mets 41, 2B Curt Flood StL 9, 3B Sal Bando Mets, Jerry Grote Pit, Tim McCarver mets, Bobby Murcer SF, Reggie Smith LAD, Doug Rader Pitt, Rich Reese Stl, Maury Wills Stl 2, BB Willie McCovery LAD 21 SB Cesar Tovar mets 7, HR Dick Allen Reds 8, RBI Bobby Tolan Mets Hank Aaron Atl 21

Pitching Wins Tom Seaver Mets 5, ERA Nelson Briles StL 1.50, IP Bob Gibson Mets 50 1/3, K’s Bob Gibson StL 46, Avg against Jim Palmer SF .170, WHIP Jim Palmer 0.84, HP/9 Dave McNalley SF 0.00 Saves Ron Taylor Mets 7

We Expect to expand by at least 2 teams next season