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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

Here is the current state of the online and table top baseball leagues I run and ore are in. All current leagues are 162 game seasons with one 3 game series scheduled per week If you click on a team link you can see their stats, injuries, leaders etc.

Since our last update more teams have been taken in online leagues the face to face league is deep into the playoffs and a new online draft league is forming

Postseason Key

  • Z Clinched home field throughout playoffs
  • Y Clinched Division Title
  • X Clinched Wild Card home
  • W Clinched Wild Card away
  • V Clinched Playoff spot

League one All Futility League (all teams lost 96 + games) 2nd Season. Scheduled series time Thursday Mornings. This league is nearly finished.

Teams AL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Milwaukee Brewers y9168.572—–NoN/A
1970 Chicago White Sox w8574.5356Noaway
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays7584.47216YesE
2003 Detroit Tigers59100.37132NoE
Teams AL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Kansas City Royals v9663.604_____Yesn/a
2012 Minnesota Twins v9366.5853No+8
2008 Seattle Mariners8079.50314YesE
1973 Texas Rangers6990.43427YesE
Teams AL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 Cleveland Indians7980.497—–NoN/A
1967 Kansas City A’s7782.4842NoE
1957 Washington Senators7386.4596NoE
2019 Baltimore Orioles7188.4478NoE

AL Leaders: Hitting:

Avg Mauer Min .353, OBP, Mauer Min .463, Slug Huff TB .600 Runs Harper .Mil 139, Hits: Harper Mil 218, 2B Ibanez Sea, 50, 3B Crowe Cle 15, SB Suzuki 54 , BB Mauer Min 118 HR Sievers Wash 46, RBI Sievers Wash 137

Pitching: Wins Hernandez Sea, 22, ERA Diamond Min 2.91, IP John Chi 274 2/3, K’s Hernandez Sea 239, Avg against Krausse KCA .208 WHIP Krause KCA 1.07 HR/9 Hyde Wash 0.27 Saves Yan TB 31

Division Winner automatically makes playoffs

Teams NL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1998 Montreal Expos Z9262.610—–YesN/A
2009 Washington Nationals v9069.5667Yes+ 3
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates 8574.53512Yes2
1998 Florida Marlins7089.44027YesE
Teams NL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2000 Philadelphia Phillies Y8076.513—–YesN/A
2012 Houston Astros7086.44910YesE
2017 San Francisco Giants7086.44910NoE
2015 Atlanta Braves6690.42314NoE
Teams NL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1982 Cincinnati Reds8967.571_____Non/a
1993 New York Mets8772.5473 1/2No_____
1974 Chicago Cubs7782.48413 1/2NoE
1993 San Diego Padres7086.44919NoE

NL Leaders Hitting:

AVG Gwynn SD .361, OBP Giles Pit .450 Slug Giles Pit .623, Runs Giles Pitt 114, Hits Gwynn SD 189 2B Gwynn SD 56, 3B Guerrero Mon 15, SB Morgan Wash 45, BB Giles Pit 101, HR Murray Mets 34, RBI Ramirez Pit 114

Pitching Wins Hermanson Mon 29, ERA Hermanson Mon 1.82, IP Soto Cin 278 1/3, K’s Soto Cin 338, Avg against Soto Cin .197 WHIP Hermanson Mon 1.00 HR/9 Berenyi Cin 0.30, Saves Urbina Mon Zamora ChC 33.


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

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1993 Boston8250.621—–Non/a
1957 Baltimore6864.51514Yes+2
1973 New York (A)6468.48518Yes2
1967 Washington5973.44723Yes7
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Detroit v8646.652—–Yesn/a
1975 Cleveland5676.42430No10
1973 Minnesota5676.42430No10
1998 Chicago (A)4686.34840No20
Teams AL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Oakland7953.598—-Yesn/a
2018 Los Angeles (A)6666.50013Yes_______
2017 Kansas City6567.49214No1
2005 Toronto6369.47716Yes3

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Carew Min .344, OBP Trout LAA .436, SLUG Trout LAA .637, Runs Cabrera Det 116, Hits Carew Min 188, 2B Cabrera Det 45, 3B Durham ChW, 16, SB Carew Min 49 BB Trout LAA 100 HR Howard Wash(A) 41, RBI Cabrera Det 125

Pitching

Wins Verlander Det 20, ERA Clemens Bos 2.39, IP Vernalder Det 256 2/3, K’s Blyleven Min 240, Avg against Cahill Oak .205, WHIP Darwin Bos 0.99, HR/9 Bibby Cle 0.35, Saves Valverde Det Russell Bos 27

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1967 Pittsburgh8256.594______Non/a
2018 Washington8055.5931/2No+12
1957 Philadelphia6072.45519Yes8
1975 New York (N)5580.40725 1/2Yes14

Division winner skips wild card

Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1996 Cincinnati7263.533_____Non/a
1975 St. Louis6864.5152 1/2Yes_____
2000 Colorado7068.5073 1/2Yes2
1973 Houston5973.44711 1/2Yes9
Teams NL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 San Francisco8250.621—–Yesn/a
2012 Arizona6765.50815Yes1
2007 Los Angeles (N)5775.43225Yes11
1982 San Diego5481.40029 1/2Yes15 1/2

NL Leaders Batting

AVG Clemente Pit .372, OBP Mitchell Cin .453, Slug Clemente Pit .604, Runs Larkin Cin 111, Hits Clemente Pit 207, 2B Cirillo Col 60, 3B Clemente Pit 21, SB Pierre LAD 69 BB Larkin Cin 100, HR Helton Col 29, RBI Helton Col 118

Pitching Wins Scherzer Wash 19, ERA Scherzer Wash 2.33, IP Scherzer Wash 262 2/3, K’s Scherzer Wash 309, Avg Against Scherzer Wash .207, WHIP Scherzer Wash 0.96, HR/9 Reed StL 0.34, Saves Face Pitt 32


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 Baltimore6534.657—–Yesn/a
1993 Toronto5643.5669No+6
1961 Yankees4947.51014 1/2No1/2
1999 Boston4158.41424No9
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Texas5643.566—–Yesn/a
1954 Cleveland5049.5056No—–
2006 Detroit4755.46110 1/2Yes4 1/2
1974 Oakland4059.40416Yes10
Teams AL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 New York (A)5346.535____Non/a
1977 Kansas City4848.5003 1/2No1/2
1924 Washington4260.41212 1/2No9 1/2
1967 Minnesota3960.39414Yes11

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Carew Min ,369 , OBP Olerud Tor .466, Slug Mantle NYY61 .659, Runs Jeter NYY09 87, Hits Jeter NYY09 150, 2B Olerud Tor 38, Triples Taylor Wash 16, SB Henderson Tor 54, BB Killebrew Min 79, HR Mantle NYY61 31, RBI Hamilton Tex 81

Pitching Wins Martinez Bos 15, ERA Martinez Bos 2.25, IP Johnson Wash 196 2/3, K’s Martinez Bos 285, Avg against Martinez Bos .201 WHIP Martinez Bos 0.90 HR/9 Martinez Bos .034 Saves Ward Tor 29

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 Cincinnati5544.556—–NoN/A
2019 Washington Nats5148.5154Yes_____
1998 Atlanta4749.4906 1/2No2 1/2
1955 Brooklyn4554.45510Yes6
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1957 Milwaukee5346.535_____No+2*
1985 St. Louis5346.535_____No+ 2*
1971 Pittsburgh4653.4657Yes5
2003 Cubs4455.4449Yes7
Teams NL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2016 Chicago (N)7929.707—-Non/a
1977 Philadelphia4851.48522Yes3
2001 Arizona4554.45525Yes6
2007 Colorado4254.43826 1/2Yes7 1/2

NL Leaders Batting

Avg Kendrick Wash .369, OBP Morgan Cin .464, Slug Galarraga Atl .627, Runs Morgan Cin 91, Hits Kendrick Wash 146, 2B Kendrick Wash 34, 3B McGee StL 14, SB Morgan Cin 54, BB Morgan Cin 82, HR Campanella Bkyn, Aaron Mil 27, RBI Aaron Mil 89

Pitching Wins Nolan Cin 15, ERA Tudor StL 1.80, IP Tudor StL 174 2/3, K’s Johnson Arizona 226, Avg against Tudor StL .181, WHIP Tudor StL 0.82 HR/9 Buhl Mil 0.28, Saves Chapman Cubs16 27


There will be a new Draft league starting in October beginning in the 1969 season. Each player will select a franchise and one player to protect and the rest of the players will go in the draft.

Out of a max of 24 teams available here are the teams selected with the player they choose to protect all others go into the draft. All unlisted franchises are still available franchise with a * are teams that have been picked but the confirmation email has not yet been received

Players may join up until Sept 30th or until we reach 24 teams The draft is scheduled for the 1st week of October and will last one week. Teams will draft until they have 35 players or until we run out of players to draft.

At the end of the season each team will be able to protect 4-12 players based on their finish plus new rookies (IE Bowa Phi Blyleven Minn) who don’t count toward that total, all others go into the draft, draft order for the 1970 season will be based on the finish.

This league will play twice a week 5-6 games

UPDATE: This list has been updated for several teams now taken since the post went up

Team SelectedPlayer withheld from Draft
Oakland A’sNot announced
Chicago White SoxLHSP Tommy John
Baltimore Orioles1B Boog Powell
Atlanta BravesOF Hank Aaron
Cincinnati RedsC Johnny Bench
Los Angeles DodgersRHSP Don Sutton
Montreal ExposNot Announced
New York MetsRHSP Tom Seaver
Pittsburgh PiratesOF Roberto Clemente
St Louis Cardinals RHSP Bob Gibson
San Francisco GiantsOF Bobby Bonds
New York YankeesSP Fritz Peterson
Cleveland IndiansLHSP Sam McDowell
Washington SenatorsSS Ed Brinkman
Minnesota Twins2B Rod Carew

If you are interested in this or any other league contact me in comments.

The face to face league in Fitchburg MA has finished its regular season here are the final standings

Lynn DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
Tampa Bay Rays 4119.683—-n/a
San Francisco Giants3525.5833 1/2Bye
St. Louis Cardinals3228.5337Home
Colorado Rockies2436.40014 1/2ELIM
Dan DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
New York Yankees 3921.650—-n/a
Washington Nationals2833.45911 1/2Away
Seattle Mariners2734.44212ELIM
San Diego Padres1743.28321ELIM
Nationals and Mariners played a 61th game to break a tie for the final wild card spot

Here are the playoff results to date:

Wild Card Playin at St Louis

St. Louis Cardinals 8 Washington Nationals 5

Playoffs round one: best of five

Tampa Bay Rays defeat St. Louis Cardinals 3 games to 1

New York Yankees defeat defending WP champ San Francisco Giants games to one

World Series Best of seven

9/11 NYY at TB

On 9/25 at 1:30 PM at Zeda’s Pizza in Fitchburg MA our face to face draft league which first began playing in 1987 in Fitchburg Massachusetts will have it’s meeting to finalize the plans for our next season (2020) We currently have 8 teams in two divisions and would like to expand to at least nine or possibly 10. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to show up. Issues to be decided

  • Dues (currently $35 a season)
  • Number of games (currently 60 but may shrink to let us catch back up with MLB)
  • Number of weeks per month. (currently playing every other week, considering adding one extra week or more)
  • Date for draft (and / or expansion draft) and date to begin season.

New players are always welcome

My Dynasty face to face 2019 face to face league season is over as my Washington Nationals fell to St. Louis in the wild card game 8-5.

So now comes the decision making time. As the Wild Card team that lost the play-in game I am allowed to retain 10 players on my roster who are not subject to next years draft.

That number does not include any new rookies for the Washington Nationals ( my franchise) who have their 1st card this year. All of those players are protected automatically although I do have the right to release them to make room on my 35 man roster or if they are fringe players (% players or limited AB vs LH or RH) can be put on my five man AAA roster)

Any man who was on my roster last year who is a fringe player (as described above) can be retained even if they can’t be used in play. Any player who did not have a card last year due to injury or the COVID opt out who is currently on my roster CAN be retained but again I would have to commit a roster spot to them.

This season is a tad odd in one respoect. Because of the COVID the league was put on hold for a while so we will be starting our 2020 season at a point were we are deep into the actual 2021 season so we know if a player is having a good (or bad) year which will of course affect our decision to keep players.

As of this moment here are the players that will absolutely make my protected list:

Abreu 1b: Clutch Rating Incredible power both sides improved range over the previous season and having a strong year for a team heading to the playoffs

Othani: DH While he had a bad card last year his stats this year plus the potential of filling both a pitching and a batting slot next season demands I keep him here.

Lindor SS While he is having a disappointing season this year his numbers last year combined with excellent defense ratings at a key position guarantee his roster spot

Scherzer RHSP Jam Rating While his 2020 season was below avg he’s still better than a lot out there combine this with a jam rating and a strong 2021 and Scherzer makes the team

Molina C (H & R rating) A -3 arm behind the plate forgives a lot of sins among pitchers combine that with a H & R rating and you’ve got a key position covered.

Hand LHRP Hand led the league in saves last year with a 7-1 K-BB ratio and no HR’s given up he’s a keeper without a jam+ rating which he had the year before.

Rendon 3B Clutch rating: Rendon has a big dropoff over his Washington numbers and led the AL in double plays last year but his defense is still strong and that clutch rating still makes him worth a spot.

Devers 3B: Clutch rating With Rendon at 3B & Devers defense not existent one might think he was worth risking in the draft but his powerful bat at DH will complement Abreu & Rendon in a lineup and if Rendon’s decline continues he might even get the starting job next year.

That leaves me two spots left and here are the players who are fighting for them:

Whit Merrifield 2B. While is 2019 states particularly on defense are down his 2020 starts are still pretty good. the real question is: Do I want to spend a draft pick on a second baseman or would I rather keep Merrifield and save the pick for someone else.

Eddie Rosario OF Rosario was one of the heroes of the team last season after the Mookie Betts trade and it was his bat that put the team into the playoffs. His bat is not as impressive this year and the clutch rating is gone but he still has plenty of pop to play with.

Edwin Diaz RHRP Diaz is a pretty solid reliver but not at Hand’s level. Again his stats were down from 2018 but this year they are back up and running.

Eric Hosmer 1b: Clutch rating. Hosmer as always has solid numbers and if it wasn’t for Abreu he would likely have a spot sewn up. He certainly could make a RH DH to platoon with Devers

Javier Baez SS Baez was my #1 pick last season but while is defense shines his power numbers are down for 2020 even if they have recovered in 2021. He is unlikely to take the SS spot from Lindor in 2020 but if kept might be the man in 2021, but is that worth a roster spot.

Anthony Rizzo 1B A mainstay of my team, Abreu’s improved range means he has no chance to start and the degree of depth at 1st makes keeping him a luxury.

Deshields OF: Speed, defense and the ability to bunt (a rare gift these days) are all in his favor but I’m almost certainly going to find a better outfield in the draft even as last as the 7th or 8th round.

Longshots include Josh Reddick, Sergio Romo Adam Plutko and Wade Miley

I’ve got several weeks to make up my mind as to who to keep and who to toss. If you have any suggestions I’ll be happy to entertain them.= in comments.

Here is the current state of the table top baseball leagues I run. All leagues are 162 game seasons with one 3 game series scheduled per week If you click on a team link you can see their stats, injuries, leaders etc.

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

League one All Futility League (all teams lost 96 + games) 2nd Season. Scheduled series time Thursday Mornings. This league is nearly finished.

Teams AL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Milwaukee Brewers8661.585—–NoN/A
1970 Chicago White Sox7869.5318No—-
2002 Tampa Bay Devil Rays6978.45217Yes9
2003 Detroit Tigers5394.36133NoE
Teams AL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1970 Kansas City Royals9156.619_____Yesn/a
2012 Minnesota Twins8661.5855No+8
2008 Seattle Mariners7473.50317Yes4
1973 Texas Rangers6384.42928Yes15
Teams AL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 Cleveland Indians7275.490—–No6*
1967 Kansas City A’s7275.490____No6*
1957 Washington Senators6879.4634No10
2019 Baltimore Orioles6681.4496No12

AL Leaders: Hitting:

Avg Mauer Min .353, OBP, Mauer Min .459, Slug Huff TB .603 Runs Harper .Mil 135, Hits: Harper Mil 203, 2B Ibanez Sea, A Cabrera Cle Harper Mil 45, 3B Cabrera Cle Crowe Cle 14, SB Revere Min 77, BB Mauer Min 105 HR Sievers Wash 39, RBI Harper Mil 125

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,

*Division Winner automatically makes playoffs

Teams NL Division AWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1998 Montreal Expos9156.619—–YesN/A
2009 Washington Nationals8463.5717Yes+ 3
2001 Pittsburgh Pirates 8166.55110Yes4
1998 Florida Marlins6483.43527YesE
Teams NL Division BWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2000 Philadelphia Phillies7275.490—–YesN/A
2012 Houston Astros6582.4427YesE
2015 Atlanta Braves6582.4427NoE
2017 San Francisco Giants6282.4318 1/2NoE
Teams NL Division CWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1982 Cincinnati Reds8265.558_____Non/a
1993 New York Mets7965.5491 1/2No1/2
1974 Chicago Cubs7176.48311No11
1993 San Diego Padres6780.45615No15

NL Leaders Hitting:

AVG Gwynn SD .361, OBP Giles Pit .450 Slug Giles Pit .623, Runs Giles Pitt 114, Hits Gwynn SD 189 2B Gwynn SD 56, 3B Guerrero Mon 15, SB Morgan Wash 45, BB Giles Pit 101, HR Murray Mets 34, RBI Ramirez Pit 114

Pitching Wins Hermanson Mon 25, ERA Hermanson Mon 2.00, IP Soto Cin 262 1/3, K’s Soto Cin 321, Avg against Soto Cin .201 WHIP Hermanson Mon 1.03 HR/9 Gooden Mets, 0.34, Saves Urbina Mon 33.


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

Teams AL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1993 Boston7446.617—–Non/a
1973 New York (A)6060.50014Yes+1
1957 Baltimore5763.47517Yes2
1967 Washington5169.42523Yes8
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Detroit8040.667—–Yesn/a
1975 Cleveland5367.44227No6
1973 Minnesota5268.43328No7
1998 Chicago (A)4476.36736No15
Teams AL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Oakland7149.592—-Yesn/a
2017 Kansas City5961.49212No_______
2018 Los Angeles (A)5961.49212Yes_______
2005 Toronto5862.48313Yes1

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Carew Min .358, OBP Trout LAA .440, SLUG Trout LAA .637, Runs Cabrera Det 106, Hits Carew Min 176, 2B Cabrera Det 43, 3B Durham ChW, 13, SB Carew Min 46 BB Trout LAA 91 HR Trout LAA 34, RBI Cabrera Det 112

Pitching

Wins Verlander Det 18, ERA Halladay Tor 2.26, IP Vernalder Det 238 2/3, K’s Verlander Det 219, Avg against Eckersley Cle .200, WHIP Darwin Bos 0.97, HR/9 Lehman Bal 0.30, Saves Valverde Det 26

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2018 Washington7350.593________Non/a
1967 Pittsburgh7452.5871/2No+8
1957 Philadelphia5367.44218Yes10
1975 New York (N)5370.43118 1/2Yes10 1/2

Division winner skips wild card

Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1996 Cincinnati6558.528_____Non/a
2000 Colorado6357.525 1/2Yes____
1975 St. Louis6459.5201Yes1/2
1973 Houston5571.43711 1/2Yes10 1/2
Teams NL WestWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 San Francisco7347.608—–Yesn/a
2012 Arizona6258.51711Yes1
2007 Los Angeles (N)5367.44220Yes10
1982 San Diego4674.38327Yes17

NL Leaders Batting

AVG Clemente Pit .375, OBP Mitchell Cin .443, Slug Clemente Pit .608, Runs Larkin Cin 104, Hits Clemente Pit 190, 2B Cirillo Col 54, 3B Clemente Pit 19, SB Pierre LAD 66 BB Larkin Cin 96, HR Helton Col 27, RBI Helton Col 109

Pitching Wins Scherzer Wash 18, ERA Scherzer Wash 2.38, IP Scherzer Wash 245 2/3, K’s Scherzer Wash 292, Avg Against Scherzer Wash .205, WHIP Scherzer Wash 0.95, HR/9 Cahill Ari 0.33, Saves Brantley Cin , Face Pitt 27


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 Baltimore6030.667—–Yesn/a
1993 Toronto5238.5788No+5
1961 Yankees4845.51613 1/2No1/2
1999 Boston3852.42222No9
Teams AL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2010 Texas4839.552—–Yesn/a
1954 Cleveland4743.5222 1/2No—–
1974 Oakland3951.43310 1/2Yes8
2006 Detroit4053.43011Yes9 1/2
Teams AL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2009 New York (A)4842.533____Non/a
1977 Kansas City4344.4943 1/2No2 1/2
1924 Washington3654.40012No11
1967 Minnesota3357.36715Yes14

AL Leaders Batting

Avg Carew Min ,360 , OBP Olerud Tor .475, Slug Mantle NYY61 .653, Runs Jeter NYY09 78, Hits Jeter NYY09 136, 2B Olerud Tor 36, Triples Taylor Wash 14, SB Henderson Tor 47, BB Killebrew Min 71, HR Mantle NYY61 30, RBI Blanchard NYY61 80

Pitching Wins Leonard KC, Martinez Bos, Cuellar Bal 13, ERA Martinez Bos 1.83, IP Johnson Wash 147 2/3, K’s Martinez Bos 217, Avg against Martinez Bos .205 WHIP Martinez Bos 0.86 HR/9 Martinez Bos .033 Saves Ward Tor 26

Teams NL EastWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1975 Cincinnati4941.544—–NoN/A
2019 Washington Nats4443.5063 1/2Yes_____
1998 Atlanta4344.4944 1/2No1
1955 Brooklyn4248.4677Yes3 1/2
Teams NL CentralWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
1957 Milwaukee4941.544_____NoN/A
1985 St. Louis4842.5331No+ 2 1/2
1971 Pittsburgh4446.4895Yes1 1/2
2003 Cubs3951.43310Yes11
Teams NL OtherWLPCTGBAvailableWCGB
2016 Chicago (N)6228.689—-Non/a
1977 Philadelphia4545.50017Yes1/2
2001 Arizona4149.45621Yes4 1/2
2007 Colorado3951.43323Yes6 1/2

NL Leaders Batting

Avg Lofton Cubs03 .361, OBP Morgan Cin .469, Slug Galarraga Atl .644, Runs Morgan Cin 81, Hits Kendrick Wash McGee StL 124, 2B Clemente 31, 3B McGee StL 14, SB Morgan Cin 47, BB Schmidt Phil, Morgan Cin 77, HR Ga;arraga Atl, Aaron Mil 26, RBI Aaron Mil 85

Pitching Wins Nolan Cin 14, ERA Tudor StL 1.76, IP Tudor StL 158 2/3, K’s Johnson Arizona 207, Avg against Tudor StL .182, WHIP Tudor StL 0.83 HR/9 Buhl Mil 0.23, Saves Chapman Cubs16 25

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)3618.667—-n/a
San Francisco Giants(w)3423.5963 1/2+ 9
St. Louis Cardinals(w)2925.5377+ 5 1/2
Colorado Rockies2334.40414 1/22
w clinched at least wildcard game x clinched playoff spot
Dan DivisionWLPCTGBWCGB
New York Yankees (XY)3819.667—-n/a
Washington Nationals2532.43913_____
Seattle Mariners2433.421126
San Diego Padres1740.29821ELIM
Y clinched division

the new season and draft will start shortly after this season ends additional teams for expansion are most welcome