Monday, August 31, 2009

World Series Games 3 & 4 Complete

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/world_series_ATBXI.htm

One on the brink!

Re-Sim All Star Teams - Vin Scully Batters

1) 3B, John McGraw* - RBB (Yr5)
2) CF, Hugh Duffy - DB (Yr18)
3) RF, Babe Ruth* - RBB (Yr14)
4) LF, Barry Bonds* - RKA (Yr9)
5) DH, Stan Musial* - HH (Yr10)
6) 2B, Rogers Hornsby - BDM (Yr10)
7) 1B, Willie McCovey* - JMF (Yr11)
8) C, Mickey Cochrane* - JMF (Yr7)
9) SS, Honus Wagner - JMF (Yr11)

Bnch - OF, Benny Kauff* - WMB (Yr4)
Bnch - OF, Willie Keeler* - RBB (Yr1)
Bnch - IF, Fred Dunlap - WMB (Yr17)
Bnch - C, King Kelly - CBS (Yr2)
Bnch - CI, Jason Giambi* - WMB (Yr8)
Bnch - CI, Mark McGwire - WMB (Yr2)

Single Season Leaders
AVG - .391, Willie Keeler Yr 1, RBB
OBP - .510, Babe Ruth Yr 13, RBB
SLG - .758, Babe Ruth Yr 14, RBB
OPS - 1.264, Babe Ruth Yr 14, RBB
2B .- 58, Honus Wagner Yr 14, JMF
3B .- 24, Honus Wagner Yrs 11 & 20, JMF
3B .- 24, Mike Tiernan Yr 16, CBS
HR .- 66, Babe Ruth Yr 7, RBB
R ..- 153, John McGraw Yr 19, RBB
RBI - 167, Babe Ruth Yr 10, RBB
RC .- 206, Babe Ruth Yr 14, RBB
SB .- 126, Billy Hamilton Yr 4, WTP

Re-Sim All Star Teams - Harry Caray Batters

At time permits I will be releasing the Re-Sim All Star teams. These are the best single season performances during the 20 re-sims, all-star's are not nominated for their aggregrate performance.

Here's the single season greatest performances from Harry Caray batters.

1) DH, Tip O'Neill - ECT (Yr9)
2) SS, Arky Vaughan* - WPM (Yr16)
3) LF, Ted Williams* - JuP (Yr12)
4) 1B, Lou Gehrig* - CR (Yr1)
5) CF, Mickey Mantle# - DSK (Yr16)
6) RF, Larry Walker* - P10 (Yr7)
7) C, Bill Dickey* - WPP (Yr13)
8) 3B, Eddie Mathews* - P10 (Yr20)
9) 2B, Nap Lajoie - BFF (Yr11)

Bnch - OF, Ty Cobb* - WPP (Yr12)
Bnch - OF, Sam Thompson* - BFF (Yr19)
Bnch - IF, Joe Morgan* - PR (Yr4)
Bnch - IF, Hughie Jennings - BFF (Yr6)
Bnch - C, Josh Gibson - JuP (Yr1)
Bnch - CI, Jeff Bagwell - WPP (Yr2)


Single Season Leaders
AVG - .375, Ted Williams Yr 12, JuP
OBP - .488, Ted Williams Yr 5, JuP
SLG - .670, Lou Gehrig Yr 1, CR
OPS - 1.093, Lou Gehrig Yr 1, CR
2B .- 63, Tip O'Neil Yr 15, ECT
3B .- 30, Sam Thompson Yr 18, BFF
HR .- 54, Jeff Bagwell Yr 2, WPP
R ..- 136, Mickey Mantle Yr's 4 & 10, DSK
R ..- 136, Joe Morgan Yr 4, PR
RBI - 172 Jeff Bagwell Yr's 2 & 11, WPP
RC .- 184.4, Ted Williams Yr 12, JuP
SB .- 114, Joe Morgan Yr 4, PR

Sunday, August 30, 2009

World Series Games 1 & 2 Complete!

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/world_series_ATBXI.htm

Resim Power Alley: 20th through 17th

2oth - Cincinnati Redlegs (HC - It Could Be)
Owners: Steve Gray, Tommy Bligh
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 72/76
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 86/65

Avg RD: -52
Playoffs: 0
MWP: 100

Averaging the same number or re-sim wins as the 21st place Middle Name, the Redlegs have an advantage in run differential and the Power Alley formula therefore favors them slightly. This team played fairly close to expected in the regular season falling short by 4 games, and very close in terms of run differential, only 19 runs short.

20 re-sim seasons seems like a lot, but 100 would be best if there was unlimited times to do these types of studies. This is important, take a look at Cincinnati's win totals when grouped by quarters:

72 - Yrs 1-5
73 - Yrs 6-10
76 - Yrs 11-15
80 - Yrs 16-20

Which is more indicative of their true level of play?

19th - I Miss Rod Beck (VS - It Gets by Buckner)
Owners: Johnny Kondovski
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 81/77
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 86/66

Avg RD: -37
Playoffs: 0
MWP: 95

I won't pretend the Power Alley formula is really good enough to separate these last three teams. All three had Max wins between 88 or 86; all three had Min Wins of 65 or 66; and all three averaged either 75 or 76 Re-Sim wins per season. Power Alley basically then leaves it up to Run Differential and in ascending order

-70: BDM
-52: CR
-37: IMR

I Miss Rod Beck comes out as the best of these three teams of virtual identical quality.

One interesting item that does distinguish Rod Beck from the others - in re-sim #6 they won their division, but missed the playoffs. Would have been fun to watch unfold as the year featured a 3-way tie between Rod Beck, White Meadow, and Helena. All three teams won 86 games and our re-sim tie breaker rules look to the best Run Differential. Rod Beck was at -21 while the other two at +182 and +61 respectively. Rod Beck was out.

They also missed out on the Wild Card as there was also a two-way tie atop "Behind the Bag". Both DC and John McDonald won 93 a piece, leaving Rod Beck as the odd man out of the playoffs, despite a "Division Title".

18th - Warning Track Power (VS - Behind the Bag)
Owners: Kevin Crowley
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 75/78
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 89/65

Avg RD: -58
Playoffs: 2
MWP: 95

Our first playoff bound franchise!

Warning Track isn't appreciably better than the 19th through 21st ranked teams, but they did make it to the post season twice, a Power Alley key statistic. In Sim 4 the held the tie breaker against John McDonald for the last Wild Card Slot, and in Sim 5 held the last slot outright.

Overall though, this was a below average team that was outscored in 17 of their 20 re-sims, and in the regular season played almost exactly as expected. They played within 3 games of their re-sim average, had virtually identical Runs Scored, and came up short in Runs Allowed by just 3%.

17th - Potomac Rage (HC - It Might Be)
Owners: Jay Hatem (Ji)
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 77/80
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 90/68

Avg RD: +2
Playoffs: 1
MWP: 103

And now we have our first team with a positive RD. The Rage was at its best in Sim's 5 & 12 winning 89 and 90 games respectively, and claimed a post-season birth in sim 12 with a 3rd place finish.

In sim 1 they scored 863 times and in Sim 5 allowed opponents to score 693 times for a Maximum Win Potential of 103 games. The scored 863 runs twice in the 20-sim history but never again approached their team best in run prevention.

Just twice did the Rage finish within 15 games of first place in "It Might Be".

POSTSCRIPT - Another stat to show how bad HEY HOWARYA was - in Sim 14 they finished an astounding 73 games out of first. Yikes!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Resim Power Alley: 24th through 21st

I finished compiling the 20 resim results and will slowly, as time permits unfortunately, roll out the results. First up, as to not taint any World Series data by releasing player specific details, is a summary of all the teams and how they did.

I tired something new and created Power Alley Rankings based upon re-sim data. The rankings take into consideration the average number of Wins, Average Run Differential, Total Number of Division Titles, and Total Number of playoff appearances for each team.

Along with rankings for each each team I'll publish a few stats as well, and all but one is common sense and needs no introduction. I created something called Max Potential, which is completely meaningless but FUN nonetheless. It is supposed to express be the maximum wins a team could have earned in the perfect storm scenario - the best Runs Scored of any re-sim, coupled with the best Runs Against of any re-sim, sprinkled in with a fixed % boost for luck factor.

For example, Old Pete's Rabble, the lone computer team we had (still burns me) averaged 82 wins per re-sim. To get to 82, and this is another proof of Pythagoras, they scored 678 runs on average, and yielded the same amount. However, in re-sim 5 they scored 739 and in re-sim 18 they let up just 625. The run differential of 124 results in Pythagorean record of 94 wins. Sprinkle in a small luck factor, and you get a a Max Win Potential (MWP) of 99 wins. Like I said, pointless, but I love it regardless.

Oh, one other point to mention on stats. Actual, Avg, Max, and Min wins are the actual number of ATB XI wins, the average number of wins per re-sim, the most ever won in any re-sim, and the least ever won in any re-sim.

We'll start bottom to top and eventually make our way to #1.

24th - Hey Howarya (HC - It Might Be)
Owners: Russ Palmer, Mario Iafrate
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 53/47
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 57/34

Avg RD: -358
Playoffs: 0
MWP: 61

Rarely has a worse team graced an ATB league. In fairness, the original owner bailed on the draft and Russ and Mario were kind enough to jump in partway through. They had little to work with and it showed. Still - you can't average 115 losses per season and take no responsibility.

Howarya lost 100 games or more in each of the 20 re-sims and lost 120 or more an incredible 5 times. In re-sim 15 they lost 128 scoring 523 runs and letting in 949.

In ATB, the team over performed winning 13% more games then expected, thanks almost entirely to a pitching staff that let in 73 less runs than in the average re-sim.

23rd - Downsouth Brews (VS - It Gets by Buckner)
Owner: Allen
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 47/52
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 61/38

Avg RD: -267
Playoffs: 0
MWP: 68

A shade better than HOWARYA, the Brews still lost 100 or more games 20 times in a row, averaging 109 losses in the process. Long time ATB'ers knew the problem early on in the draft with after seing them post a 1st Round Hugh Duffy pick followed by Top-10 picks of Lou Brock, Herman Long, Barry Zito, and Hal Trosky.

In sim 9, the squad was at its best going 61-101 scoring 667 runs to their opponents 858.

The Brews were the worst team in the regular season thanks to a poor showing from their offense. They won 10% fewer games then expected mostly due 4% less runs then expected and some bad, bad, luck.

22nd - Wedge Tornado (HC - It Could Be)
Owner: Paul Taschereau Jr
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 56/60
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 77/51

Avg RD: -190
Playoffs: 0
MWP: 74

Paul T's squad is one of just two teams to exceed their Max Win Potential in one of the re-sims. In re-sim 10 they won 77 games with a -126 run differential, a full 11 games better than their Pythagorean Record indicates. Their spread between their best and worst re-sim records is one of the highest and the only one above 25 for a team with a losing record.

Comparing to ATB actuals, the Tornado underperformed by about 7% after giving up approximately 8% more runs than expected. They had fourteen 100 loss seasons but lost more than 110 "just twice".

21st - Bucky Dent's Middle Name (VS - It Gets by Buckner)
Owner: Scott Salley
Actual W/Avg Re-Sim W: 75/76
Re-Sim Max / Min Wins: 85/66

Avg RD: -70
Playoffs: 0
MWP: 90

There is a clear delineation between the 22nd and 21st worst teams in the league.
  • BDM has a max win potential of 90; WT's was 74.
  • BDM never lost 100 games; as you recall WT lost 100 fourteen times.
  • BDM is our first team to max out with a record above .500, doing so 3 times.
While never making the playoffs, in re-sim 15, the team finished just 6 games off the pace for the division title and in re-Sim 10 were just 5 games off the pace for a Wild Card birth.

Middle Name was consistent across the board as well. They won 75 regular season contests and averaged 76 wins in the re-sims. They were within 22 runs of their regular season and re-sim run differentials and had one of just 5 Max/Min spreads below 20 games.

Next time, another group of 4 and our 1st two squads to make the playoffs.

Friday, August 28, 2009

World Series Page and Preview

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/world_series_ATBXI.htm
  • Probable Starters
  • Team Comparisons (Defense, Pitching, Batting)
  • Park Data
  • and Prediction

Thursday, August 27, 2009

LCS Game 7 Complete!

Wasn't quite Kevin Brown, but close enough....?

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/LCS_series_ATBXI.htm

Game 7 Breaking News!

Bellevue, October 28
Despite winning three consecutive, the Bellevue Freakin Franchise take a huge risk in Game 7 by starting their first basemen across the diamond at the hot corner and have also decided start middle reliever Allan Anderson. In the words of owner Brad P, it "wouldn't be me if I didn't take the risk with an unorthodox approach."

Derrek Lee (.818 regular season OPS) starts in place of the struggling Jimmy Williams (.360 LCS OPS) despite having no prior experience at the position. Anderson pitched a handful of games as a starter this year, and a handful more in relief. In the playoffs however, Bellevue turned to him after a poor showing from many others starters and he has delivered with a 2.85 ERA in 3 post season starts.

Facing off against the Franchise for Planet 10 is Joel Horlen. Horlen was masterful in the regular season winning 14 against 7 losses while holding down a 2.97 ERA. In the post season he has made two starts, both complete game shutout victories.

Post Season Awards - Cy Young

Harry Caray Cy Young
The Cy Young hardware is awarded to Planet 10's Greg Maddux, who received 16 of 17 first place votes, blowing out all competition. He bested second place starter Garland Braxton by 54 points, and third place award winner Jesse Tannehill by 55.

Wins must have counted heavily in one owner, as Braxton, despite giving up 20 points in WHIP and full point in ERA (almost a point and a half in RCERA) took one first place vote away from Maddux. Still, it is not completely outlandish as Maddux only made 27 starts and Braxton did have one more start of the Quality variety. Still, Maddux was clearly the best pitcher in the league whenever he took the mound.

The only other choice worth noting (for purposes of intrigue) is the second place vote for Brandon Webb. At 16-4, he no doubt had a great Win-Loss record but his 1.39 WHIP is hardly award worthy.



Vin Scully Cy Young
In the only unanimous voting in any of the 6 major awards, Pedro Martinez is the hands down winner of the VS Cy Young Award. Pedro was again masterful this season, pacing the league in ERA, RCERA, WHIP, Wins, CG, ShO, and strikeouts. He was also healthy all season long, making 33 of 33 scheduled starts

Bill Bernhard narrowly missed the majority vote for 2nd place, but still doubled the next closest competitor, Lefty Grove. The latter of which has spend many of season in ATB turmoil, and it is a pleasant surprise to see him among the Top 3.

One other vote of note - Curt Schilling and Dwight Gooden received 6 votes between them despite a combined 23-33 Win-Loss record, and a shout out goes to each owner who recognized their skills above the mostly random skill of recording a W.


Uhhh, Whoops

Jason B of John McDonald kindly pointed out I am smokin' the peace pipe with my analysis, as Kent Tekulve actually DID WIN THE RELIEVER OF THE YEAR AWARD.

Sorry - not quite sure how I screwed that up!

http://alltimebaseballsim.blogspot.com/2009/08/post-season-awards-relievers-of-year.html

Post Season Awards - Relievers of the Year

Harry Caray

Congratulations to Dennis Eckersley, the run-away winner for the Reliever of the Year award. "Eck" garnered 13 o 17 first place votes, and outdistanced Gabe White in total points 72-35.

Eckersley was indeed the clear choice - he easily had the best rate stats and pitched enough innings and recorded enough saves to be among the league leaders.

In second place was Gabe White, the ATB leader in saves. Owners seemed to favor White over Wagner due to his 11 additional saves, an odd choice given that Wagner too was among the league leaders and clearly had the better year in terms of raw ability.

No doubt Rob Murphy would have made a better showing had he been listed on the original ballot. Voters liked the long relievers with plenty of innings pitched - see Joe Neale and Lindy McDaniel - but we can safely say he would not have one the award with just 3 saves to his name.

Vin Scully


In what will undoubtedly be a controversial decision, Robb Nen narrowly edged out Kent Tekulve for the Vin Scully Reliever of the year award. It was a curious decision - Nen had slightly better rate stats, but pitched in less than half the innings and recorded 20 less saves and 7 less wins.

Inexplicably, Frankie Rodriguez and his 1.67 ERA received two third place votes, shedding little light on the overall knowledge of the ATB owner base!

Just as in Harry Caray, owners respected the long reliever as Frank Killen locked up third place with 148 innings of outstanding pitching.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Good Pitching Beats Good...

Anything, at least for Planet 10. In the playoffs the team is undefeated in 6 tries with a an astounding ERA of 1.06. Even more telling, the team bullpen has pitched a total of just 3 innings, a number so low it requires a double take. No one knows how long the run will last, so take note if you haven't done so already.
  • G1: 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R - Horlen
  • G2: 9 IP, 5 H, 0 R - Peterson
  • G3: 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R - Rijo
  • G4: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R - Maddux
  • G5: 9 IP, 6 H, 2 R - Radbourn
  • G6: 9 IP, 7 H, 0 R - Horlen

Games 1 and 2 of LCS Complete

Another set of series, and another set of 2-0 leads

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/LCS_series_ATBXI.htm

LCS Website

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/LCS_series_ATBXI.htm

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Transcript of Letter from DC Owner Found

Too bad the VS LCS is not in Shea circa 1969 because it has two reincarnations of the Miracle Mets.

With identical 88-74 records, DCC and HH snuck in to the playoffs as wild cards with a combined record of 176-148 and winning percentage of .543. By contrast, the two division winners won 30 more games (206-118) and had a winning percentage nearly ten points higher (.635). By my calculation, DCC and HH combined for a pedestrian run differential of +43 (1483 RF, 1440 RA) whereas the top two seeds were a fantastic +346 (1646 RF, 1300 RA).

Thus, no surprise that WMB had an 8-4 record vs. DCC during the season and JMF was 9-3 vs. HH. Yet this combined 17-7 record was turned upside down to 2-8 in the division series.

So, Joe, good luck in the LCS. It should be close. I see that DCC and HH essentially split during the regular season (7-5)...which is just perfect.

Steve

Please Vote! MVP, Cy Young, Reliever of the Year

The regular season is complete and it's time to place your votes for postseason awards. In your email boxes there will be a file listing the top choices in each league. You need make three choices for EACH award. Please send me an email with your choices in a format such as this:

HC MVP
1
2
3

HC Cy Young
1
2
3

HC Reliever of Year
1
2
3

VS MVP
1
2
3

VS Cy Young
1
2
3

VS Reliever of Year
1
2
3

At a minimum, please vote for the awards in your own league. But you can vote in both leagues if you so desire.

Ballots are due in 1 Week - by end of day Tuesday, August 25.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Current Injuries

Helena, DC, Bellevue all have major injuries to contend with this October.

The Chips are in!

No team played particularly well during the last 5 days, but Rochester's 3-game losing streak ended their playoff run. Facing a very good White Meadow Lake squad, Rochester kept each game close losing by an average of just 2 runs per game.

In the last game of the season, Bill Bernhard tossed a 4 hitter against them, while their very own Orel Hershiser gave the utmost effort tossing 144 pitches and pitching into the 9th in a losing effort.

Here are the final playoff matchups

Harry Caray
- Planet 10 (#4) vs. Windy City (#1)
- La Chapelle (#3) vs. Bellevue (#2)

Vin Scully
- John McDonald (#1) vs. Helena (#4)
- White Meadow Lake (#2) vs. DC (#3)

Sim 12E Complete!

Division Series Page

Probable Starters, Results, Reports, etc.

http://www.alltimebaseballsim.net/div_series_ATBXI.htm

Also linked on to top the ATB home page and on the right of this blog.

Stuck at Work

Can't load up the games. If anyone those playoff owners want know the results without the box scores, shoot me an email and I will tell you. Should have the site loaded by 11 or 11:30 though.

Playoff Schedules

Playoffs will commence Sunday night, 8 PM. 2 Games per series will be run each night. Each round will be a 7 game series. You may submit as many lineups as required - no limits.

In sim time

10/08 - Last Regular Season Game
10/09 - Day off
10/10 - Game 1 (at higher seed)
10/11 - Game 2
(at higher seed)
10/12 - Day Off
10/13 - Game 3
(at lower seed)
10/14 - Game 4 (at lower seed)
10/15 - Game 5 (at lower seed)
10/16 - Day Off
10/17 - Game 6
(at higher seed)
10/18 - Game 7 (at higher seed)
10/19 - Day Off

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Harry Caray league is all set. Despite losing three in a row Planet 10 clinches a Wild Card playoff birth, narrowly edging out Edinburgh. With an 85-76 record, Edinburgh at best could finish with 86 wins and are officially eliminated.

This leaves the playoff series as follows:

Planet 10 (#4) vs. Windy City (#1)
La Chapelle (#3) vs. Bellevue (#2)

The last Wild Card slot in Vin Scully remains up for grabs, coming down to perhaps the last game of the season:

0.0 - Helena (88-72)
1.0 - Rochester (87-73)
1.5 - DC (87-74)

The top two teams make the playoffs, leaving DC currently on the outside looking in by the thinnest of margins.

DC has just one game remaining and realistically require a win to have a shot. If victorious against Addie Joss (10-9, 3.05) and the Black Sox they will have to watch from home as Helena and Rochester close out the season. Here are the remaining pitching match-ups


Two notes on these.

1) Ed Walsh is gets the start for Rochester because their #1 starter Sandy Koufax is out for the season with an arm injury.

2) Helena's remaining two games are against John McDonald, a team they have just a 3-6 record against this season.

Finally, the Vin Scully divisional leaders have assured themselves a playoff birth. John McDonald clinched the #1 seed and will play the Wild Card team with the worst record.

Playoff Status

The Harry Caray league is all set. Despite losing three in a row Planet 10 clinches a Wild Card playoff birth, narrowly edging out Edinburgh. With an 85-76 record, Edinburgh at best could finish with 86 wins and are officially eliminated.

This leaves the playoff series as follows:

Planet 10 vs. Windy City
La Chapelle vs. Bellevue

The last Wild Card slot in Vin Scully remains up for grabs, coming down to perhaps the last game of the season:

0.0 - Helena (88-72)
1.0 - Rochester (87-73)
1.5 - DC (87-74)

The top two teams make the playoffs, leaving DC currently on the outside looking in by the thinnest of margins.

DC has just one game remaining and realistically require a win to have a shot. If victorious against Addie Joss (10-9, 3.05) and the Black Sox they will have to watch from home as Helena and Rochester close out the season. Here are the remaining pitching matchups

Two notes on these matchups.

1) Ed Walsh is gets the start for Rochester because their #1 starter Sandy Koufax is out for the season with an arm injury.

2) Helena's remaining two games are against John McDonald, a team they have just a 3-6 record against this season.

Sim 12D Complete

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wild Card Update

Team Records during Sim 12
7-1: Planet 10
6-3: Helena
5-4: DC
5-4: Edinburgh
3-3: Rochester

Harry Caray Wild Card
0.0 - La Chapelle (5.5 game lead on 2nd place)
0.0 - Planet 10
4.5 - Edinburgh

Vin Scully Wild Card

0.0 - Helena (1.5 game lead on 2nd)

0.0 - Rochester
0.5 - DC (tie for 1st)


- Planet 10 and Rochester
have 5 games remaining
- Edinburgh, Helena, and DC have 4 games remaining

Sim 12C Complete

League Leaders Since the Break


Pitching Matchups for Rochester and DC

While nothing is set in stone, it certainly appears the only race that will come down to the wire is the last Wild Card slot in Vin Scully, between the DC Chips and Rochester Beau Brummels. With 4 games to play, Wild Card leader Helena Handbasket has a 1.5 game lead on Rochester, and a 2 game lead on DC.

Over in Harry Caray, Planet 10 has a 4.5 game lead on Edinburgh for the final Wild Card slot.

Here are the pitching match-ups for the key WC race:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wild Card Update

Team Records during Sim 12
5-1: DC

4-1: Planet 10 4-2: Helena
2-2: Rochester
2-4: Edinburgh

Harry Caray
Wild Card
0.0 - La Chapelle (8.5 game lead on 2nd place)
0.0 - Planet 10
3.5 - Edinburgh

Vin Scully Wild Card
0.0 - Helena (tie for 1st)
0.0 - DC (tie for 1st)
1.5 - Rochester


- Helena, DC, Rochester, and Edinburgh have 7 games remaining
- Planet 10 has 8 games remaining

Sim 12B Complete

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Wild Card Update

Harry Caray Wild Card
0.0 - La Chapelle (9.5 game lead on 2nd place)
0.0 - Planet 10
2.5 - Edingburgh


Vin Scully Wild Card
0.0 - Helena (1 game lead on 2nd place)
0.0 - DC
0.5 - Rochester


Helena, DC have, and Edingburth 9 games remaining
Rochester and Planet 10 have 10 games remaining

Sim 12A Complete

Friday, August 7, 2009

Standings Since the Break

Total Games Lost To Injury By Team

294 - BFF, 36 injuries
244 - HeH, 34 injuries
236 - WPM, 30 injuries
215 - BDM, 29 injuries
208 - WMB, 29 injuries
206 - CBS, 29 injuries
205 - WT., 28 injuries
191 - HH., 27 injuries
190 - DSK, 26 injuries
189 - IMR, 26 injuries
189 - JuP, 24 injuries
183 - DCC, 23 injuries
174 - WPP, 23 injuries
168 - OPR, 23 injuries
163 - RKA, 22 injuries
151 - ECT, 22 injuries
134 - P10, 22 injuries
133 - OFB, 21 injuries
126 - PR., 21 injuries
119 - DB., 19 injuries
111 - CR., 17 injuries
107 - WTP, 16 injuries
78 - .JMF, 16 injuries
72 - .RBB, 14 injuries

Remaining Schedule for WC Teams

I will try and update with results after each mini-sim.


Players of the Week - Sim 11

For the third time this season, Pedro Martinez pitches a stellar Sim and is named Player of the Week. Martinez, one of the few bright spots on Warning Track Power, went undefeated in 3 starts, tossing 2 shutouts. He struck out 28 in 24 innings and ended with the following line: 3-0, 0.74 ERA, 24.1 IP, 9 H, 28 K, 1.02 RCERA



For just the second time this year, a batter drills 9 home runs in a single Sim. Willie McCovey, of the surging John McDondald Fanclub, had a great week recording 21 RBI and 15 runs as well. His final line: .393 / .400 / .929, 1.329 OPS, 17.9 RC.

Standings Summary - Week 11

The Great, the Good, and the Ugly - Week 11

Say hello to..... Rob Murphy!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Live ATB?

Ran across an online web conferencing software called Vyew. If anyone is interested in watching the ATB Playoff Games "live" - let me know and I can set something up.

For those not familiar with DMB, you have the option to read play by play as the game unfolds. If owners are interested, I would set a specific time for the playoff games to be run and would simply broadcast the results live. No human management of the game would be allowed by an owners involved.

Participation is limited as I can only host up to 10 viewers - I doubt that many owners are interested anyway. But just in case, preference will be given to those owners who make the playoffs, then, on a first come first serve basis.

Let me know!

Power Alley - Week 11

Sim 11E Complete

Harry Caray Wild Card
0.0 - La Chapelle (11 game lead on 2nd place)
0.0 - Planet 10
1.0 - Edingburgh
5.0 - Duke Street

Vin Scully Wild Card
0.0 - Rochester (1/2 Game lead)
0.0 - Helena
1.0 - DC

Remaining Schedule (with opponents Pythagorean win pct)
  • Edinburgh - 5 home, 8 away, .487
  • Planet 10 - 10 home, 2 away, .597
  • Duke Street - 5 home, 8 away, .544
  • Rochester - 11 home, 1 away, .520
  • Helena - 2 home, 11 away, .511
  • DC - 9 home, 4 away, .518

Key Pitching Races

Key Batting Races

Box Score Lists

Jason B, on top of the world with a .655 Winning Percentage, had some ideas on interesting box scores, and I added a few of my own as well:

Most Runs Scored
25 - John McDonald, Sep 12
21 - Bucky Dent, Apr 19
20 - Chi-Town, Aug 3
20 - Bellevue, Aug 24

Won Shutouts by Highest Margin
20 - Bellevue, Aug 24
17 - Rochester, Jun 25
16 - Middle Name, Aug 28

Most Quality Starts
26 - Dwight Gooden, I Miss
25 - Pedro Martinez, Warning Track
22 - Jack Chesbro, I Miss
21 - Cy Young, Traveling

Most Game Winning RBI
21 - Jeff Bagwell, Windy City
19 - Larry Walker, Planet
19 - Lou Gehrig, Cincinnati
18 - Josh Gibson, La Chapelle

Best Team Records in Pitchers Starts
26-9, Pud Galvin, John McDonald
25-10, Mark Fidrych, John McDonald
23-7, Pedro Martinez, Warning Track
23-9, Eddie Plank, La Chapelle

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fewest Combined Team Hits in a Game

Lou, have to wonder how long the game between the Power and OFB lasted on 9/20. Only 5 hits from both sides combined, only run scored was the leadoff batter of the game for the Power.

That was from Brian B, owner/operator of the Fishbiscuits. It was a short game obviously, with only 7 total bases given up. I was curious if there were any other games this season where the two teams combined for 7 or less and there were five of them:

6 - Sep 20, Power def. Fisbiscuits 1-0
6 - Jul 4, Neanderthals def. HOWARYA 3-0
6 - May 5, Middle Name def. Black Sox 1-0
5 - Apr 27, HOWARYA def. Rage 3-0

And the best? A 1-0 beauty where, if you can believe it, we're back where we started with another defeat of the Fishbuscuits at the hands of the Power. Back on April 21 Roger Clemens tossed a 1-hit (10 K) shutout, narrowly besting a 2-hit team effort from Randy Johnson, Steve Mingori, and John Hiller.

Sim 11D Complete

Races are heating up!

Harry Caray
Wild Card
0.0 - La Chapelle (11 game lead on 2nd place)
0.0 - Planet 10
0.0 - Edingburgh
3.0 - Duke Street

Vin Scully Wild Card
0.0 - DC
1.0 - Rochester
1.0 - Helena

It Gets Thru Buckner Division

0.0 - White Meadow Lake
2.0 - Helena



AOPSAP Update

Check out left field, nice spread!

Catcher

109.9 - Josh Gibson, JuP
106.0 - King Kelly, CBS
105.4 - Mickey Cochrane, JMF
91.7 - Bill Dickey, WPP
46.9 - Javy Lopez, PR

First Base
118.6 - Lou Gehrig, CR
108.9 - Jeff Bagwell, WPP
86.9 - Jason Giambi, WMB
83.9 - Mark McGwire, WMB
83.2 - John Reilly, OPR

Second Base
203.7 - Rogers Hornsby, BDM
111.7 - Nap Lajoie, BFF
76.2 - Fred Dunlap, WMB
54.3 - Cupid Childs, WPP
47.0 - Joe Morgan, PR

Third Base
167.9 - John McGraw, RBB
92.9 - Al Rosen, CR
92.0 - George Brett, ECT
77.8 - Dick Allen, JMF
72.9 - Wade Boggs, WTP

Shortstop
89.0 - Honus Wagner, JMF
84.4 - Hughie Jennings, BFF
59.0 - Candy Nelson, CBS
56.0 - Arky Vaughan, WPM
52.4 - Lou Boudreu, DCC

Left Field
227.9 - Barry Bonds, RKA
206.0 - Ted Williams, JuP
204.3 - Tip O'Neill, ECT
85.2 - Ed Delahanty, WPP
53.6 - Ralph Kiner, DSK

Center Field
135.2 - Mickey Mantle, DSK
109.2 - Ty Cobb, WPP
102.8 - Bobby Murcer, CR
89.0 - Tris Speaker, DCC
74.4 - Sam Jethroe, RBB

Right Field
288.9 - Babe Ruth, RBB
122.7 - Steve Evans, WPP
118.8 - Stan Musial, HH
92.4 - Larry Walker, P10
58.0 - Al Kaline, JMF


Full List

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sim 11C Complete

Harry Caray Wild Card
0.0 - La Chapelle
0.0 - Planet 10
0.5 - Edingburgh
5.0 - Duke Street

Vin Scully Wild Card

0.0 - Rochester
0.0 - Helena
1.0 - DC

It Gets Thru Buckner Division

0.0 - White Meadow Lake
2.0 - Helena


RSAA Leaders

Starting Pitchers
52.0 - Pedro Martinez, WTP
38.2 - Greg Maddux, P10
34.9 - Lefty Grove, OFB
29.0 - Jesse Tannehill, JuP
28.5 - Jack Chesbro, IMR
28.4 - Dwight Gooden, IMR
24.3 - Jimmy Key, WPM
23.3 - Babe Adams, WPP
22.2 - Al Orth, JuP
21.9 - Curt Schilling, WMB

Closers
25.8 - Jeff Zimmerman, DCC
23.4 - Frank Killen, OFB
17.7 - Dennis Eckersley, 17.7
16.9 - Kent Tekulve, 16.9
13.9 - Billy Wagner, ECT

Relievers
21.8 - Rob Murphy, BFF
17.3 - Derek Lilliquist, WPP
15.1 - Ellis Kinder, WPP
15.0 - Lindy McDaniel, BFF
12.6 - Mike Jackson, 12.6

Full List

Standings Charts Update






Best Start of the Year

September 8 - Randy Johnson defeats La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neanderthals 3-0.

His line: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 121 Pitches, 95 GS.

The game score is the best mark on the season.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sim 11B Complete

Harry Caray Wild Card
0.0 - La Chapelle
0.0 - Planet 10
0.5 - Edingburgh
5.0 - Duke Street

Vin Scully Wild Card

0.0 - Rochester
0.0 - Helena
2.0 - DC

It Gets Thru Buckner Division

0.0 - White
1.0 - Helena



Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sim 11A Complete

Wild Card Update

Harry Caray
0.0 - La Chapelle
0.0 - Planet 10
2.0 - Edingburgh
4.5 - Duke Street

Vin Scully
0.0 - Rochester
0.0 - Helena
2.5 - DC