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2/14
Since interleague play has been changed to April 13 I would like to reschedule all games scheduled for April 14 to April 7. Please mark your schedules accordingly.

1/15
Jim Dyck should be listed as a 0 Outfielder and Third baseman. As of now we still have not found anyone to take over Mike's team. I have e-mailed about 15 SABR members twice and have sent announcements to the Harrisburg/York papers. I have decided to give this issue more time. For the 1953 season this team will remain in the Krasnasky Division. We will have to juggle around with the schedule. Tony has already stated that he will take care of draft issues, with my help. He is also willing to play some games for the 1953 season. I will play some games, probably interleague tilts. Hopefully some of the Krasnasky owners can also play some games. We will continue to look for an owner in PA. We will work at this until the end of April. Come the end of April if no owner has been found we will have to move this team to the Stauffer Division where there are a number of interested people. We will then go to a 5/7 divisional format for the 1954 season. I DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS!!!! 6/6 is obviously a better set-up. WE, especially the Krasnasky owners, should do everything they can to find a replacement owner. Hang up notices at work. Send announcements to local shopper newspapers. Talk the league up at your job and other hobbies like fantasy leagues. SELL THE LEAGUE to perspective people! Tell them what a great bunch of guys we have, and Bill Schaeffer. We have been around since 1984--be proud of that. So, that is our task. Find someone before the end of April!

1/14The + and - fielding ratings given in the roster book are listed for each year. Junior Gilliam is not a + 10 times. He is a + in 1953, 56, 57 and a minus in 1962, 64, 66. So he is a 3 time + and a 3 time minus. TONY--I will check Dyck's info and get back to you.
12/11
EMERGENCY---WE NEED TO FIND A NEW OWNER FOR FEB.9!!!! ED STETZ & WAYNE-- We have a team available starting in 1953. It has a young Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, Curt Simmons, Johnny Sain, Phil Rizzuto and George Kell. It is a contender! This is a great time to get back into the league. The upcoming drafts are full of famous greats...Aaron, Banks, Kaline, Koufax, Killebrew, FRobinson..... If either of you are interested please get back to me ASAP. I may even consider a sharing arrangement. Think about it!! TONY--let me know what your specific plans are with Mike's team. Also, do you have a copy of the most recent SABR membership book. It is letter sending time. JOHN & GEORGE--I would like you two to be the contact persons in your respective areas. Letters will soon be going out to the local media. DOES ANYONE HAVE AN INTERESTED FRIEND? Let's work together to fill this opening. Talk up the league! Talk up Mickey Mantle! LET'S GO!

12/6

1953 DRAFT--in an earlier missive I changed the date of the draft and gave an improper date. The draft will be Saturday February 9--World Series will be at 11:30am.

12/4

1953 DRAFT-- 1952 WORLD SERIES will be held at 9am at McDonalds in Morgantown 1953 DRAFT will start at 11am at the Morgantown Hotel. We should be done by 5pm allowing people to get home by 6pm for the Super Bowl.

BOARD CHANGE-- When a pitcher starts he will always refer to the starter's rest rating chart. When a pitcher relieves he will always refer to the relief rest rating chart. If a starter/reliever exceeds the number of innings allowed in a game for a reliever he then reverts to the starter rest rating chart.
11/26

INTERLEAGUE PLAY-- Bill, Dave and myself will be arriving in Morgantown at 1pm. I know Bill is playing a series at 1 and I am not. BRING LIGHTS! See everyone there.

TONY--the writeup looks good. Will let you know when to e-mail it out.

CHUCK--did you mail me the registers?

PLAYERS AVAILABLE 1953-- Ted Lepcio a + at 2B and 3B in 1953 and a + in 1954. He has a decent career. Looking for $600. Eddie Joost solid hitting part time shortstop in 1953 and a .369 pinchhitter in 1954. Looking for $200.

RESULTS-- Creators win 4 on the road vs. the Legend Killers.

I now have 30 games played--what I should have at this date. If anyone is more than 10 games below my total when we play--YOU WILL BE FINED!!!

GAMES PLAYED YET????? OCT 14--Zak vs. Brett (10) NOV. 4--Joel vs. Mike OCT 28--Zak vs. Mike with Zak home NOV. 11--Zak vs. John (10) George vs. John Joel vs. Brett Joel vs. Brett Bill vs. Joe NOV. 18--Brett vs. Mike George vs. Joel

11/14INTERLEAGUE PLAY--is still scheduled for Dec. 1 at 2pm. Note the time change.

10/24 JOEL--as per your request.....Frank Thomas 1956 --OF 1959 --OF, --1B 1960 --OF 1965 --OF

10/01/ MONEY LIST(pre Joe & George adjustment)-- Joel $2185 Joe $740 Tony $1490 George $1620 Dave $60 Brett $3475 Mike $1625 Chuck 155 Rich 90 John 415 Bill 3505 Zak 560

9/26/01 SATURDAY, SEP. 29-- World Series 11:30 am 1952 Draft 1:30 pm Bring Hall of Fame Ballots. Bring cards due for inspection--9/00 or older. Bring lights. Bring playboards--will be some slight changes. League costs will be $6.

Let's keep it for December 1 at 2pm. If we can change it to Dec. 8 at the regular time we will do that. We can discuss this at the draft.
apblengino@cs.com wrote:
> Did we settle on Saturday, December 1, as interleague play day for 1952? I > just found out today that I have a work commitment from which I cannot escape > until 1 PM that day. I'll be about an hour away from M'town, and could get > there by 2 or so. I'm sorry about this, but it just came up today. I am > available Sats. & Suns. in December if we have to move this.

9/20/01 STAUFFER SCHEDULE OF GAMES-- Legend Killers vs. Next Generation--Friday 7pm at Joe's
Creators vs. Next Generation--Sunday 7pm JOE--where do you wish to play?

I do not believe my last e-mail went thru---- In response to the suggestion, in the past I suggested that we make the 2B split an outfield split to increase the value of outfielders. This was rejected. This would be a very simple change with no extra work for me. As for infielders being more valuable, this is probably somewhat true.

1951 SCHEDULE-- I see that the Krasnasky Division has 40 games to play in 10 days, plus playoffs--how are you planning to do this? I am very concerned.

9/4/01 Various Things I forgot to post

I have put together all the rules that I could find into one document. They are posted on the main page or Click Here

It looks like Terwilliger will be a + in 1954.

I still need World Series scoresheets. Specifically the winning scoresheets from 1946-1950. So Brett, Bill, Tony, and Joe please get these to me by the draft. Thanks.

Looks like the draft stays Sep. 29. George, if you can not make the 29th I guess you can make some good notes and get people with little money to draft for you. I will also do whatever I can.

JULY 2001 ­COMMISSIONERS REPORT

­ Fielding ratings will be complete up to 1969 in my encyclopedia. Bring your book and update your info when you see me. After the 1969 season Fielding ratings will be determined by Fielding Runs as stated in TOTAL BASEBALL from the 3rd edition onward.

GENERAL RULES: FIRST BASE--over +5 fielding runs will probably be a + less than -5 will probably be a -

SECOND BASE--over +10 fielding runs will probably be a + less than -15 will probably be a -

SHORTSTOP--over +10 will probably be a + less than -15 will probably be a -

THIRDBASE--see second base

OUTFIELD--over +8 will probably be a + less than -8 will probably be a -

CATCHER--Gold Glove winner will be a + over +10 will probably be a + less than -10 will probably be a -

Players with multiple positions who fall in these numerical ranges could have one or more plusses/minuses. I am now using the STATS MAJOR LEAGUE HANDBOOK as my guide for multiple position players.

FIELDING RATINGS OF NEW PLAYERS-- These are taken either from the Encyclopedia where the + or - is written by the players names or hidden + or - ratings. If the + or - is written in the encyclopedia it will not change. The hidden + or - is 90% sure.

DICK GERNERT +1958,1959

TED LEPCIO +1953,1954

BILLY MARTIN -1957,1960,1961

JOHNNY TEMPLE +1953,-1960,61,63

DICK GROAT +1955,1960,61,62

WILLIE MIRANDA +1953,54,59

JIMMY PIERSALL +1953,55,56,57,58,60,61

MEL CLARK +1953

ROCKY KRSNICH +1953

EDDIE MATHEWS +1962,63,64 -1966,67

BOBBY DEL GRECO -1956 +1960 -1963

BOB NIEMAN -1955,60

DUSTY RHODES -1954,55,56

JIM RIVERA -1954,61

TOBY ATWELL +1954

HARRY CHITI +1959

CLINT COURTNEY -1956 +1958

DARRELL JOHNSON +1961

SAMMY WHITE +1953,54 -1957 +1961

Let me know if you have any players with over 50 but less than 100 plate appearances or 20-35 innings and you wish to have cards made. Bring your cards to the draft if they are due for inspection. These are cards with inspection dates of 9/00 or older. I am still looking for items for our archives--first game, world series title, any other important items

. UPDATED MONEY as of JULY 21-- JOHN $1400 GEO 1540 RMS 10 JOE 80 ZAK 4590 TONY 20 BRT $2670 CHK 3750 DAVE 320 MIKEM 300 BILL 1180 JOEL 1675

BRING HALL OF FAME BALLOTS TO THE DRAFT. BRING LIGHTS TO THE DRAFT. BRING PLAYBOARDS TO THE DRAFT FOR ANY UPDATES.

***1952 SCHEDULE-- ***INTERLEAGUE PLAY--SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 ***1953 DRAFT--SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2002 If there are any problems with these dates please let me know ASAP.

FUN IDEA-- I have every Real All-Star selections from 1903 to 1951. If anyone  would like to put their stats in a computer and play an All-Star game it might be interesting. Or we could have a re-play of our All-Stars  for an All-Star game.

MILITARY HOLDS-- Remember that military holds do not count towards your roster limit. It is your responsiblity to announce who your military holds are. The MS designation can be found in the season-by-season records in THE SPORTS ENCYCLOPEDIA BASEBALL by Neft/Cohen.

PLAYBOARD CHANGES--

NORMAL STARTER TIRED FACTORS--
1-2 ings 0 def
8th ing on -1 def

EXPANSION OUTLINE FOR 1961/1962 SEASONS
7/28/01

HEY GUYS, Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. Called the hotel and informed them of the need for an air conditioner which they said is noted. BOARD CHANGE 1952-- Normal Starters-- 1-2 ings now have no change 8 on is -1 defense 1951 CORRECTION--Kinder is now an SR2 FINES--Joe has been fined $50 for late World Series stats.

7/9/01
RULE CHANGE SUGGESTION--I am working on the 1952 shells as well as a easy-access rule book. The rule book will be distrubuted on July 28. While doing this I was thinking of our present roster rules. We make our entire roster available the last 5 games of the season. Real baseball has a 40 man roster starting Sep. 1 which would give them about 30 games use. I think we should make our full roster available the last 10 games of the season. 30/162 =18.5%*62=11.5games. So to better equal real baseball I believe 10 games would be a good number. We can do this for 1951. Let's vote by internet. TONY--as league secretary can you keep track of the vote as I will also. Please respond ASAP. 7/3/01

Presently working on 1952 shells as well as the newest edition of our encyclopedia.

ZAK--how is your project going?

FINES--Mike $40, Brett $70 for late stats. I am going to treat both divisions equally from now on--no more breaks for the Krasnasky Division.

GAMES--Dave and I will be playing Friday afternoon which will give every team in the Stauffer Division 20 games played.

Wishing you and your family a great 4th of July holiday! 5/29 THE CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED--TUESDAY.

PLAYBOARD CHANGE--

Pitcher Tired Factors:

RELIEVER--0--2ings 0 def
2+--6ings -1def
R2--0--3ings 0def
3+--7ings -1def

NORMAL--1--2ings +1def
7on -1def NORMAL STARTERS WHO RELIEVE--

7on -1def SR WHEN RELIEVING--

same as Normal Starters when relieving

Upon playing the game I have found that R pitchers get much more benefit from increased fielding rating than decreased fielding rating. The vast majority of R pitchers pitch no more than an inning and thus are never penalized. This makes the relievers card more effective than it should be. The change in Tired Factor will negate this problem. The advantage of the reliever will continue to be his rest rating flexibility. Please make the appropriate change on your playboards.

5/12 Rich has changed the innings allowed for three relievers who are in the playoffs.
Aloma wild card no change playoffs 7 innings allowed
Konstanty wild card 5 innings alowed playoffs 14 innings allowed
Leonard wild card no change playoffs 7 innings allowed
4/24 RESULTS STILL NEEDED-- FEB. 10--Brett vs. Zak(10) FEB. 25--Chuck vs. Bill MAR. 18--Zak vs. Mike MAR. 22--Brett vs. Joel APR. 1--George vs. Mike APR. 19--Brett vs. George APR. 22--John vs. Mike Bill vs. Joe have these games been played yet?

Chuck Perritt wrote: Suggestion: ANY pinchitting by a pitcher counts towards his at bat limits even if he stays in to pitch. This is being abused (I've abused it myself) and is not in the spirit of the rule.
Commish wrote: Tony and I discussed this and for next season I am making it that the pitcher can not bat first. He must pitch before he bats or his plate appearances count.

4/23 Miksis 52 & 53 -at 2Base; Elliott 52 of-,3b0; Gordon 54 of-,3b0 I am 95% sure about these ratings.
JOE--you are right about Swift. The difference is that I am using a new reference source for hidden fielding ratings--The 3rd thru 7th Edition of TOTAL BASEBALL and STATS MAJOR LEAGUE HANDBOOK. I was using the 1st edition when I made the Swift decision and in that edition he was a -8. You got screwed but that can happen with hidden fielding players, especially now that I am using a different source. One can also be surprised with a hidden +. Sorry.

4/17 ROSTER BOOK CORRECTION-- Catcher Aaron Robinson is now a 0 fielder.

4/12 FIELDING RATINGS-- The ratings in THE BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA will not be changed. Whatever is in my official book (+,-) and assumed to be in most of your books, is still the same. I did my research on this years draft and wanted to give you the fielding ratings as I see them. REMEMBER--only the ratings in THE BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA are etched in stone. The other ratings I am 95% sure of. Some of these are listed ratings, others are hidden. Not all are at the position listed. I am just stating that in the seasons listed these players will have these ratings at some position. Most of the positions are obvious.

FIRST BASE-- Long 56-, 58+
SECOND BASE-- Cole 54-(3B)
SHORTSTOP-- Hemus 51+,52+,54-,56-,58-
Logan 52 thru 58+, 63-
McMillan 53 thru 56+
Runnels 56+,58+,59+,60+,62+,63-
Strickland 51+,52+,53+,55+,56+,57+
THIRDBASE-- Bridges 52+,54+,55+,57+,61+
Hatfield 52+??,53+
Marsh 52-,54+,55-
McDougald 53 thru 57+
OUTFIELD-- Abrams 54+
Busby 52+,53+,54+,57+,58+,60+,61-
Jensen 51+,52+,59+,61+
Mantle, Mays as listed
Minoso 54+,55+,58+,59+,63-
Simpson 56-,58-
Thomas 53+,54+,55+,59-,60-
CATCHER-- Burgess 52-,55-,57-
Wilbur 52+

MAR. 2001 COMMISSIONERS REPORT

Fielding ratings will be complete up to 1969 in my encyclopedia. Bring your book and update your info when you see me. After the 1969 season Fielding ratings will be determined by Fielding Runs as stated in TOTAL BASEBALL from the 3rd edition onward.

GENERAL
RULES: FIRST BASE__over +5 fielding runs will probably be a + less than _5 will probably be a _
SECOND BASE__over +10 fielding runs will probably be a +less than _15 will probably be a _
SHORTSTOP__over +10 will probably be a +less than _15 will probably be a _
THIRDBASE__see second base
OUTFIELD__over +8 will probably be a +less than _8 will probably be a _
CATCHER__Gold Glove winner will be a +over +10 will probably be a + less than _10 will probably be a _
Players with multiple positions who fall in these numerical ranges could have one or more plusses/minuses. I am now using the STATS MAJOR LEAGUE HANDBOOK as my guide for multiple position players.

Let me know if you have any players between 50_100 plate apps. or 20_35 innings and you wish to have cards made.

Bring your cards to the draft if they are due for inspection. These are cards with inspection dates of 5/00 or older.

UPDATED MONEY as of MAR. 15__

JOHN $1330 GEO 1150 RMS 50 JOE 0 ZAK 1540 TONY 30 BRT $1290 CHK 2000 DAVE 120 MIKEM 3250 BILL 4330 JOEL 2685

BRING HALL OF FAME BALLOTS TO THE DRAFT. BRING LIGHTS TO THE DRAFT. BRING PLAYBOARDS TO THE DRAFT FOR ANY UPDATES.

***1951 SCHEDULE__

***INTERLEAGUE PLAY__JULY 28 ***1952 DRAFT__SEPT. 29

If there are any problems with these dates please let me know ASAP. I have left July 22 & Aug. 5 also open.

RULE PROPOSAL__To change the money distribution to the following:

1952 DRAFT__$4050 for 4th place team in each division, $3900 for 5th place team in each division, and $3750 for the 6th place team in each division. 1953 DRAFT__$4100 for 4th place team in each division, $3900 for 5th place team in each division, and $3700 to 6th place team in each division. We will then use the 1953 Draft as our money guide. We will vote on this at the 1951 draft.

MILITARY HOLDS– Remember that military holds do not count towards your roster limit. It is your responsiblity to announce who your military holds are. The MS designation can be found in the season_by_season records in THE SPORTS ENCYCLOPEDIA BASEBALL by Neft/Cohen.

LEAGUE COSTS__Will be $9 at this draft. The increase in cost is because of purchases of new decks of cards as well as the purchase of the 6th Edition of TOTAL BASEBALL and the 2nd Edition of MAJOR LEAGUE HANDBOOK. Some of the costs of these books has been passed on to the league.TOTAL BASEBALL now calculates fielding ratings based on innings played rather than games played and is therfore a more accurate tool. MAJOR LEAGUE HANDBOOK measures fielding by position. Hopefully, this will allow me to measure players with split positions more accurately and timely.

COMMISSIONER'S RULING__Starting with the 1951 season, we will now have roster changes at the beginning and end of interleague play, not in the middle. Since we are changing every 10 games presently, it seems to make more sense to change after 12 games rather than 6__12 being closer to 10.

PLAYBOARD CHANGES
INFIELD CHART
+4 2-10 GO+
+3 2-8,12 GO+
+2 2-7,12 GO+
+1 2-6,10 GO+
0 3,6,7 GO+
-1 3-5 GO+
-2 6 GO+
-3 2 GO+

TEAM DEFENSE If K on pitcher's card is drawn add an additional+3 to the teams defense.

STOLEN BASES
SECOND BASE
RR 4 15-55 SB
RR 5 16-61 SB
RR 6 21-63 SB

THIRD BASE
RR 5 13-46 SB

EXPANSION OUTLINE FOR 1961/1962 SEASONS
Real baseball added 2 teams in 1961 and 2 teams in 1962. With our present geographic situation, it would be most advantageous to do the same. Expanding to 2 teams is not enough and would make for clumsy 7_team divisions. Also interleague play would be more difficult. Expanding to 3 teams would also be clumsy in trying to make new division set_ups. Our best tact is to expand 2 teams for 1961 and 2 more teams in 1962.

PROPOSAL
1961 2 teams, one in NJ and one in PA/MD. We will go to 2 7-team divisions for this season. 48 games in division and 14 out of division. Same playoff system will be followed.
1962 2 more teams, one in NJ and one in PA/MD. We will go to 4 4-team divisions. Presently the divisions would be something like this:

DIV A B C D
JOEL JOHN DAVE JOE
GEORGE BRETT BILL TONY
ZAK MIKE RICH CHUCK
EXPANSION EXPANSION EXPANSION EXPANSION

Teams will play 10 games against division mates, 5 games versus other division in same conference, and 3 games versus alternating divisions in other conference. Game totals= 30 in division, 20 in conference, 12 out of conference for a total of 62 games. Interleague play will be easier to schedule since only 8 teams at a time will be scheduled. We will still get to play everyone in a 2_season cycle. The playoffs will only include the 4 division winners.

3/8/01 INTERESTING OWNER INFO-- Upon completing the encyclopedia---George passed the infamous "Baseball Al" to move into 5th place all-time in wins. Only 51 wins behind Denny "is all you have is ham sandwiches" Chapman. Dave & Chuck both passed Barry into 12th and 13th place respectivelly. Zak passed John Richards into 17th place.

2/27/01 I have put together all the rules that I could find into one document here before you. I would like everyone to read this over and see what I missed and any mistakes I may have made. Once edited I will print out copies and put them in binders for each league owner. I have 7 sections--the binder will be split into seven sections or chapters for easy reference and changes. Let me know what you think.

Rules now posted on main page

 

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