Investing in Active Shooter training

From Twitter

It’s been a bad week for the Navy. The bad news of two dead in a shooting in Pearl Harbor, HI, followed by three dead from a Saudi flight student in Pensacola is simply devastating. In a less publicized case, a Sailor died after a person ran a gate, traveling 81 miles per hour before he slammed into Petty Officer Oscar Temores’ car, killing him. This follows a string of other shootings in previous years, from the NOSC at Chattanooga, TN in 2015, to the USS Mahan (in Norfolk at the time) in 2014. These aren’t particularly dangerous areas of the country, so what, exactly, is going on?

First, some militarizes in the cases. Most don’t involve legal private firearms. They are either US Navy firearms (Pearl Harbor, Mahan) or illegally obtained weapons (Pensacola). And in all cases, its still illegal to have private firearms on a Navy installation.

Second, there were some warning signs that weren’t followed. The Pearl Harbor shooter was about to go to Mast (equivalent of a court hearing), but was issued a firearm for his watch station. The Virginia Beach gaterunner had multiple law violations before he ran the Little Creek Gate. I’m guessing we’ll find the Pensacola shooter had mental health issues as well.

Lastly, where were the Navy’s police (called Master at Arms)? In all cases, they responded pretty quickly. Nobody can respond instantly though. The Pearl Harbor shooting was over in less than 60 seconds. Police quickly engaged the Pensacola shooter, limiting his damage to 11 people, but if you’re in a big auditorium space with hundreds of people and no instant police, the sad reality is it will take time to lock down, time a shooter can use to murder more victims.

It doesn’t help that the Navy is struggling to recruit young MAs (see the low 2019 numbers here), most of whom are doing the day-to-day “beat” jobs. Less young MAs in cars and at gates, less police presence, and increased police response time. MA jobs have decent promotion chances compared to other ratings, but part of this is likely due to a lack of candidates.

The Navy is spending a lot of effort in conducting active shooter exercises. They’ve become more frequent and more realistic. However, they are always focused on training the police force. But past experience shows a shooting might not last very long, and most people are injured or killed in the initial seconds to minutes. In that case, the quick response by bystanders makes or breaks the encounter. Attacking the shooter in those critical first few seconds may mean the difference between a mass shooting and a few injuries.

Shootings will continue to happen, and given the number of weapons on a base, we can’t stop them. But we can out-think shooters. They’ll expect passive victims that don’t fight back. We shouldn’t give them that.

This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or any other government agency.

Legal Scholars Bubble Life

One of the advantages of living in an incredibly blue state while being an actual mass going practicing Catholic (as opposed to whatever Nancy ‘Don’t say I hate that coward Trump because I’m a Catholic oh and btw abortion is WAY cool‘ Pelosi is) is that it’s almost impossible to live in a bubble. You are constantly surrounded with people who don’t share your opinions or faith. This also means that you can spot someone in a bubble really quick.

I don’t know if Ann Althouse is a practicing Catholic but she can recognize the bubble when she sees it:

That’s a well-crafted joke, I said out loud when I watched it. But, oh, what a mistake! I don’t know if she wrote that joke all on her own or if she tested it on others, like a stand-up comedian. But I bet if she tested it, she tested it within a cocoon. I think you can tell by her demeanor that she believes it is a killer joke, and it would kill in the law-school, academic context.

And because the joke was created within the bubble the idea that it might not play well outside of it.

Let me finish up here by saying that I agree that the outrage is fake, but just about everything in the discussion of Trump is fake, and the pro-Trump side should fight hard. Karlan intended a hurtful slam, a winged zinger that would have the whole world laughing contemptuously. Watch that clip again. She believes she’s got something. But it was too good of a line. Everyone noticed. And now, it’s almost the only thing that was noticed in all that tangle of law/”law” that the professors strewed before us yesterday.

So it was a big fail for the anti-Trump lawprofs. The look of it from a distance was that they hate Trump and they were called by politicians who hate Trump to express hate for Trump.

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Think about it for a second. In a situation where you are trying to convince the voting public or at least reinforce the idea to your members that Impeachment is a good idea you manage to make the most memorable and quoted moment is a lame joke about a 13 year old kid that got a response from the 1st Lady and made their profession in general and those folks in particular look like a bunch of asses.

I suspect that’s why Nancy Pelosi immediately did this:

“Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment.” Thus spake Nancy Pelosi from the Speaker’s Balcony in the Capitol on Thursday.

Let me rephrase this in a way that reflects the reality

“Sadly yesterday was a complete disaster so let’s change the subject and get this damn impeachment business over with before we get any more defections or create any more ads for the GOP in 2020”

Nancy is old enough to have lived outside of the current bubble world when what is now considered conservative culture by the left was America’s culture. She knows how all this is playing which is why she tried to fend it off as long as she could within her caucus.

As I’ve said before it’s a losing hand but Nancy is playing it out as best as she can.

Angela Merkel vs. Rob Schneider on free speech

Angela Merkel and Rob Schneider both made a big splash on the internet recently with comments regarding freedom of speech.  One demonstrated a remarkable understanding of the concept, the other proved not to understand the concept at all. 

You’d expect the Chancellor of Germany to be the individual who understands freedom of speech, however, this Breitbart article ‘Freedom of Expression Has Its Limits!’ – Merkel Rails Against Free Speech proves she holds some dangerous misconceptions.

Chancellor Angela Merkel railed against free speech in the German parliament, declaring that freedom of expression which offends “the dignity of other people” must be censored to secure a truly free society.

“We have freedom of expression,” the migrant crisis architect began dubiously, in a speech to the German federal parliament, or Bundestag, uploaded to social media by state broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).

“For all those who claim that they can no longer express their opinion, I say this to them: If you express a pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted. Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost!” she warned ominously, to applause from the assembled politicians.

“But freedom of expression has its limits. Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated!” she continued, gesticulating wildly.

“This house will and must oppose extreme speech. Otherwise our society will no longer be the free society that it was,” she concluded, somewhat contradictorily.

This Tweet from Rob Schneider had me cheering because he posses an understanding of freedom of speech that is comparable to that of the founding fathers of the United States and the framers of the First Amendment.

Angela Merkel should carefully study this Ben Franklin quote, and so should progressive college professors and their badly misinformed snowflake students.

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.

Here is a George Washington quote that should be spread far and wide on college campuses.

For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.

Since students have been brainwashed by multiculturalism into not respecting white males, here is a Fredrick Douglass quote they should take note of.

Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down. They know its power. Thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers, founded in injustice and wrong, are sure to tremble, if men are allowed to reason of righteousness, temperance, and of a judgment to come in their presence. Slavery cannot tolerate free speech.

DaTechGuy Quick Thoughts, Ignoring Impeachment Fiction, NBA Dunks Replay, Trans Gynecology, A CW flashback and the left as they are.

Almost 50 years ago I would come home and be glued to the TV set watching the Nixon hearings. During the Clinton impeachment I watched every bit of the testimony I could. Despite being laid up an unable to work with an awful lot of time on my hands I’ve not watched five minutes of the political theater that the Democrats are putting on, nor do I intend to. I’m no Christy Mathewson but I know the difference between a real game and a fixed one. If I want fiction I can watch Maverick.

Looking at the James Harden Dunk that wasn’t allowed. Isn’t the whole point of replay to get calls right that are wrong?

I know this person is Canadian and not American but if I’m Trump I link the left to the whole Transgender demands a Gynecologist business.

Did you know it was less than a year ago that the Conventional Wisdom was that the the 2020 Democrat nomination for president was Kamala Harris’ to lose? Well she managed to lose it before the 1st vote was cast.

Finally Last week a reporter from Legal Insurrection who had previously been credentialed for a American Muslims for Palestine conference was ejected because they were afraid of negative coverage from her.

That’s why this video was leaked by someone rather than simply reported on.

Nothing is more frightening to the left that to be shown unfiltered as they are.

Was Secretary Spencer any good?

At Sea – Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer, right, speaks with Carrier Strike Group 8 Command Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Bates in the in-port cabin during Spencer’s visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, Feb. 25, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann

Now that Secretary Spencer is officially no longer the Navy Secretary, I’m able to openly ask the question: why is everyone up in arms about him being fired? People (military and non-military) were hot and bothered by it on Facebook. Perhaps I’m a cynic, but I’ll ask what should be the most important question: what, exactly, did Secretary Spencer do as SECNAV for two years?

If we judge his tenure by the shape of the Navy, it isn’t pretty. US Ship Force levels have been relatively flat. This is made worse by the continued deployment of ships to respond to, basically, everything around the world. The Joint Staff uses a process called “Global Force Management,” where each Combatant Commander requests presence of different forces. Aircraft Carriers in particular are the subject of much discussion, and when one breaks (like the Harry S. Truman), you have people arguing over how to surge another carrier out, rather than discussing whether a carrier is even needed in the first place. This causes our carriers and other ships to wear out, and given we can’t build them fast enough, we are left with a Navy full of worn out ships and crews.

Secretary Spencer had to have seen this, and yet in two years, we haven’t had any change. His long range ship building plan put us at 355 ships, maybe, in 2030. We’re building 10 ships a year…maybe. While it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison, China is set to overtake the US in ships by 2020. Numbers don’t account for crew readiness and weapon systems, but here again, the US is using relatively expensive weapons while China and Russia crank out increasingly cheaper missiles. Quantity becomes its own quality, and bankrupting the country to win the future fight isn’t a good option.

We could tackle this problem in a lot of ways. Building different ships, for example smaller carriers, would help get more ships to meet global requirements while saving higher-end ships for the big fight. Building a better shipyard infrastructure (getting away from having only a few places we can build Navy ships) could help lower the cost. Sharing ship designs with allies, similar to the F-35 program, could lower cost and make overseas repairs easier. Or perhaps we add in diesel submarines to help bring more submarines to the fight. Or we could build some smaller vessels, like the PCs of old, but with advanced striking power, to get a cheaper vessel that can fight in the littorals (the Littoral Combat Ship is anything but small or cheap).

But we have no innovation. The Long Range Shipbuilding plan sticks to traditional platforms, just calling for more of them. The one different platform, SSGN (converted ballistic submarines that shoot Tomahawk missiles and deploy SEAL teams) are going away, to be replaced by smaller Virginia submarines with specialized modules. Slightly innovative, but not enough to deal with China and Russia, who are designing very different Navies to fight very different wars in the future.

And how is that new carrier catapult working out? Even Bob Work was able to get LCS module price back on track.

We didn’t get much with Secretary Spencer. Our Navy isn’t in great shape, and ground wasn’t laid to make it much better. When the Secretary then decides to openly disagree with his boss, what did he expect would happen? If your boss is telling you to do something, and its not illegal, you get to disagree in private, but if he insists, then you get to resign.

For everyone mad about Secretary Spencer, I have to ask why. Is it because it was Trump that fired him? Did you really think Spencer was doing a good job? Because while I have some issues with Secretary Mattis leaving (I would prefer he stay on), I don’t see how Secretary Spencer was making our Navy great again.

This post represents the views of the author and not those of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, or any other government agency.

Chicago on the Thames

We’ve written in the past about Chicago belonging to the gangs and pols protecting them because they provide votes.

Apparently things aren’t all that different in London:

Judah encountered a Grenadian, now a successful cocaine dealer, who recalled moving to the White City estate in West London with his mother when he was 12.
‘We pitched up for a better life, but found ourselves right in the middle of a war zone,’ he recalled.
He said the estate ‘was way more corrupt . . . way more dangerous, more full of disillusion than anywhere in Grenada. Within six months of being here, I had lost 75 per cent of my morals.’
After a few years here, and now a heavy cocaine-user, he woke up to his mother screaming. She’d found his gun in the fridge and bullets on the sofa.
She was crying: ‘Please, please, the police will kill you, the gangsters will kill you! My baby, why, why did I ever bring you to this country?’
The sex industry is another area where our flawed immigration policy has had a malign effect. Now, 96 per cent of prostitutes are migrants. In the main, Albanians have taken over.
Typically, they lure girls from Moldova with promises of modelling jobs, but then rape and traffic them.
I saw the results of this myself when a brothel opened in a house on a quiet, residential street near my son’s primary school in Hampstead. 
The mother of one of my son’s friends lived opposite. She was intimidated by the sinister men in leather jackets who sat in the nearby coffee shop all day.
She reported to the police that the girls on the top floor looked underage and never went out. In due course, her car was smashed up. 
She suspected this was done as a warning to keep her nose out of it. The police did nothing and she never raised the matter again.

If only they had been tweeting that men didn’t have vaginas, then the London police would have been all over it.

The latest terror attack might get more headlines but this is the real threat to England and it’s being ignored.

But Pam Geller and Robert Spencer are too much of a threat to let in.

Well at least it’s not happening here is it?

How Serious is the left/media

So serious that they are more concerned about a Rocky Poster meme as a real story.

As Don Surber put it:

The next day he posted his Rocky Balboa picture. CNN and others in the media were horrified. They called it a doctored photo.

Normal people laughed.

So serious that they get “triggered” by “misgendering” a dog:

As comforting as it is that people are acknowledging the biological reality of the presence of certain sex organs and how that correlates to gender, the amount of digital ink and time spent on this rather simple mistake seems excessive.

I wonder if some of the left are angry at reporters for presuming that “Conan” identities as a “dog”.

This is in fact why they are not being taken seriously by actual serious people as opposed to those who play serious people on TV.

new polls show Trump maintaining or strengthening his edge in the six key battleground states that swung the election in the Republican’s favor, particularly among white working-class voters who flipped to Trump after eight years of backing President Barack Obama while Democrats continue to fall behind this critical voting bloc.
“The poll offers little evidence that any Democrat, including Mr. Biden, has made substantial progress toward winning back the white working-class voters who defected to the president in 2016, at least so far,” the Times noted. “All the leading Democratic candidates trail in the precincts or counties that voted for Barack Obama and then flipped to Mr. Trump.”

I wonder why?

On Thanksgiving Americans should be most thankful for…

What separates the United States the most from all other nations is our Constitution.  That most remarkable document created the freest and most prosperous country that ever existed.  Our Constitution accomplished this by creating a limited federal government that could not interfere with the God-given Natural Rights of any individual.  Unfortunately, thanks to the silly notion of a living constitution the federal government has all but abandoned the constitution.   This Calvin Coolidge quote perfectly sums up the greatness of our Constitution and why we should be thankful for it.

The Constitution of the United States is the final refuge of every right that is enjoyed by any American. So long as it is observed, those rights will be secure. Whenever it falls into disrespect or disrepute, the end of orderly organized government, as we have known it for more than one hundred and twenty-five years, will be at hand. The Constitution represents a government of law. There is only one other form of authority, and that is a government of force. Americans must make their choice between these two. One signifies justice and liberty; the other tyranny and oppression. To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.

Most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with a bountiful feast.  The food for the feast is quite easily purchased in supermarkets where massive amounts of food await the customers, unlike socialist nations where massive amounts of people wait in line for small amounts of food.  This Milton Friedman quote explains the true power unleashed by our free market economy.

The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn’t construct his theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn’t revolutionize the automobile industry that way. In the only cases in which the masses have escaped from the kind of grinding poverty you’re talking about, the only cases in recorded history, are where they have had capitalism and largely free trade. If you want to know where the masses are worse off, worst off, it’s exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from that. So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear, that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by the free-enterprise system.

All Americans should be thankful that our Bill of Rights includes the free exercise of religion clause.  That clause guarantees the rights of every American to worship as we please.  That right is central to our Thanksgiving because the Pilgrims came here escaping religious persecution.

We should be thankful that we live in a country that has a freedom of speech clause in our Bill of Rights.  That right protects our freedom to speak our minds however we want too.  It is an absolute shame that so many college students and young people have been brainwashed into believing that freedom of speech is a bad thing.

We should all be extremely thankful for our military, currently serving, and all that have ever served.  They have all sacrificed to protect our freedom. 

Giving Thanks with a Busted Wing

Webster: Feeling all right?

Luz: There you go [putting a blanket on Lipton ]He’s got pneumonia.

Webster: l’m sorry to hear that.

Luz: What are you sorry about? He’s alive, he’s got a couch, a goddamn blanket. He’s snug as a bug.

Lipton: Yeah

Band of Brothers: The Patrol 2001

Thanksgiving day has come and for the first time in a lustrum it’s not the calm before the profitable storm.

At the warehouse where I work Black Friday begins a month of overtime and stretches of seven days of working flat out to keep up with orders, occasionally these expectations aren’t met beyond the 1st week (thus the shocking one week layoff I had a few years ago) but usually it means a lot of hours and plenty of extra money to pay for the bills that come in the Christmas season.

All of that changed on Sunday when I tripped at work and fell hard on the concrete floor fracturing my shoulder and putting me out of commission for this busy & profitable time.

Given not just the injury but the conversion of December from a month of good income to relying on workman’s comp just to keep bills paid one might think that there is little to be thankful for, but that conclusion can only come with an ignorance of history.

For the majority of human history if you didn’t work you didn’t eat, if you got hurt you were dependent on the charity of others, if you were very lucky you had a big enough family to carry the load, if not you worked through an injury like mine and basically screwed yourself up assuming you were allowed the privilege of doing so.

America’s capitalist system has created a country so rich that my big worry can be my recovery and maybe a few late bills plus a few trips to a 1st rate doc while I recover. Meanwhile I have the whole net & Roku to keep me occupied along with 3 dynasty baseball leagues.

And then of course there is you dear reader and the blog.

I’ve got plenty to be thankful for, a great wife, fine sons, friends and family, the blessings of God, but I would be very remiss if I didn’t give thanks for those Puritans (who wouldn’t have thought much of me as a Catholic) who came to this land 400 years ago and created the freest and wealthiest land the world has ever seen.

I suspect that a lot of kids attending $50K+ a year colleges while somehow considering themselves oppressed with a straight face can’t see this. What a shame.

Three Sable League Updates

I am currently running four Dynasty Baseball Leagues three online and one face to face here. This is why I’ve stopped doing the “sports columns” that I was doing for the league because I just can’t keep up with that many.

But if you’re interested (and even if you’re not) here are the updates on all the online leagues (except the face to face one)

Online SABLE/GERBL league 48 games


  1. Texas Thunder 29-19 —–
  2. Juneau Muffin Men 27-21 2
  3. Boston 25-23 4
  4. NYY (computer) 18-30 11

With two days to go Juneau & Texas were tied and had two games against each other. Texas managed to pull both out to clinch their ticket to the Series in the 48 game league,

Final League leaders


  1. Rivertown Raiders 31-17 —–
  2. Ragnar’s Vikings 21-27 10
  3. Washington (me) 21-27 10
  4. LA Dodgers (comp) 20-28 11

Rivertown took an early lead and kept clinching with 6 games to go. The most interesting thing was the last surge of the Vikings who spent most of the year but won their last 4 games against Division Rivels to finish 2nd.

This is the league I was doing writeups on until time became a constraint.

League leaders AL/NL Bold indicates overall lead

  • Batting Betts MFN .357 Dickerson Wash .311
  • OBP Betts MFN .457 Muncy LA .385
  • Slug Betts MFN .650 Escobar KRV, Rendon Wash .536
  • OB+Slug Betts MFN 1.107 Escobar KRV .890
  • Runs Trout Tex Yelich Bos Nimmo Bos 31 Rendon Wash 32
  • Hits Lindor Tex 58 Merrifeld KRV 64
  • 2B Chapman MFN 18 Rendon Wash 25
  • 3B Baez Tex Nimmo Bos Chapman MFN 4 Marte Wash 4 Ramirez RVR 4
  • HR Trout Tex 12 Carpenter RVR 10
  • RBI Bergman Bos 38 Story Wash 33
  • SB Benintendi 9 Cain RVR Merrifield KRV 11
  • BB Trout Tex 42 Muncy LAD 33


  • ERA Clevinger Tex 2.86 Sale RVR 1.66
  • Wins Clevinger Tex 6 Cole KRV Corbin RVR 6
  • Losses Sabathia NYY Happ NYY Severino NYY 5 Kershaw LA 6
  • Saves Osuna MFN 7 Jensen LA 10
  • Blown Saves Kimbrel Bos 4 Alexander LA 3
  • Innings Verlander Bos 70.2 deGrom KRV 74.1
  • K’s Verlander Bos 112 Scherzer KRV 111
  • K’s per 9 Verlander Bos 14.26 Sale RVR 13.69
  • BB per 9 Greinke Tex 1.32 Buehler LA 1.47
  • Avg vs Snell Bos .211 Sale .RVR 171
  • WHIP Greinke Tex 1.03 Sale RVR 0.82
  • HR per 9 Severino NYY 0.61 Corbin RVR 0.49

World Series

Game 1 Texas 4 Rivertown 2 W Iglesias (1-0) L Nola (0-1) S Vazquez (1)

Game 2 Rivertown 7 Texas 4 W Flaherty (1-0) L Clevenger (0-1) S Castello (1)

Game 3 Rivertown 8 Texas 7 W Castello (1-0) L Iglesias (1-1) S Diaz (1)

Game 4 Texas 3 Rivertown 1 W Wheller (1-0) L Morton (0-1) S Kela (1) Game 5 Rivertown 6 Texas 2 W Noka (1-1) L Grenkie (0-1)

Game 6 Texas 9 Rivertown 2 W Carrasco (1-0) L Flaherty (1-1)

Game 7 Rivertown 2 Texas 1 W Corbin (1-0) L Clevenger (0-2) S Diaz (2)

Rivertown entered the series with both Sale their leading pitcher and Adam Wainwright out for the year this series was neck & Neck all the way decided in the last inning of the 7th game..

League 2 Greatest Team League 154 game season no interleague play

Current Standings Teams designated with **** are available for interested players

AL East

  1. 1970 Baltimore Orioles 20-7 .741 —- Won 5 9-1
  2. 1939 New York Yankees 16-16 ,500 6.5 Won 2 6-4 ****
  3. 1946 Boston Red Sox 12-15 .444 8 Lost 5 3-7 ****
  4. 1928 Philadelphia A’s 11-18 .379 10 Lost 1 5-5

After a very slow start Baltimore has racked up an impressive streak

AL West

  1. 1924 Washington Senators 18-14 .563 —— Lost 2 6-4
  2. 1973 Oakland Athletics 16-13 .552 1 Loss 1 3-7 ****
  3. 1954 Cleveland Indians 15-14 .517 1.5 Won 1 5-5 ****
  4. 1934 Detroit Tigers 9-20 .310 7.5 Won 1 4-6

NL East

  1. 1957 Milwaukee Braves 21-9 .700 ——- Won 2 9-1 *****
  2. 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers 17-8 .680 1.5 Won 2 8-2 ****
  3. 1969 New York Mets 12-17 .414 8.5 Lost 1 2-8 ****
  4. 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates 7-18 .280 11.5 Lost 1 2-8

NL West

  1. 1962 San Francisco Giants 17-13 .567 —— Lost 3 4-6
  2. 1942 St. Louis Cardinals 14-15 .483 2,5 Won 1 6-4
  3. 1929 Chicago Cubs 13-16 .448 3.5 Lost 1 3-7 ****
  4. 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers 12-17 .414 4.5 Won 2 7-3 ****

Current Leaders

League leaders AL/NL Bold indicates overall lead

  • Batting Bucky Harris Wash.393 .434 Cleon Jones Mets .418
  • OBP Frank Robinson Bal .476 Jackie Robinson Brooklyn .496
  • Slug Al Simmons Phil A’s .764 Rogers Hornsby Cubs .707
  • OB+Slug Al Simmons Phil 1.173 Jackie Robinson Bkyn 1.163
  • Runs Charlie Keller NYY George Selkirk NYY 30 Hank Aaron Mil Willie Mays SF 30
  • Hits Joe Dimaggio NYY 51 Cleon Jones NYM Carl Furllio Brk 41
  • 2B Hank Greenberg Det 13 Marty Marion St Louis Joe Adcock Mil 11
  • 3B Joe Judge Wash 5 Johnny Hopp St. Louis Cards 7
  • HR Al Simmons Phil A’s 11 Rogers Hornsby Cubs 12
  • RBI Joe Dimaggio NYY 34 Rogers Hornsby Cubs 33
  • SB Mark Belanger Balt Bert Campaneris Oak Showboat Fisher Wash Sam Rice Wash 2 Maury Wills LA Dodgers 16
  • BB George Selkirk NYY 30 Jackie Robinson Bkyn Eddie Matthews Mil 26

  • ERA Vida Blue Oak 2.36 Mort Cooper St Louis Cards 1.43
  • Wins Vida Blue Oak A’s Bob Lemon Cle Schoolboy Rowe Det 5 Warren Spahn Milwaukee 5
  • Losses Tom Zachary Wash  Vic Sorrell Det 5 Bob Johnson Pirates
  • Saves Bob Klinger Redsox 5  Don McMahon Mil 6
  • Blown Saves Marcelino Lopez Balt Pete Richert Balt Ray Narleski Cle 2 Luke Walker Pirates Bobby Bolin Giants Don McMahon Mil 2 
  • Innings Red Ruffing NYY 59.2 Don Drysdale LA 57  
  • K’s Walter Johnson Wash 48 Sandy Koufax LA Dodgers 70
  • K’s per 9 George Easrshaw Phil A’s 7.71Sandy Koufax LA Dodgers 12.35
  • BB per 9 Jim Hardin Bal 1.29 Don Newcombe Brk 0.43 
  • Avg vs Vida Blue Oak .168 Tom Seaver Mets .150
  • WHIP Jim Harden Balt 1.03 Tom Seaver Mets 0.75
  • HR per 9 Vida Blue Oak A’s 0.00 Charlie Root Cubs 0.00 

All futility League (each team lost 100 games their season) 154 games no Interleague (available teams marked by *****

AL East

  1. 1970 Chicago White Sox 13-7 —- .650 Won 1 6-4
  2. 2018 Baltimore Orioles 10-7 1.5 .588 Won 1 6-4 ****
  3. 2002 Tampa Bay Rays 7-10 4.5 .412 Lost 5 3-7 *****
  4. 2003 Detroit Tigers 6-11 5.5 .353 Lost 2 3-7

Al West

  1. 2008 Seattle Mariners 10-7 —– .588 Lost 1 5-5 ******
  2. 2005 Kansas City Royals 11-9 .5 .550 Lost 1 6-4 ******
  3. 1973 Texas Rangers 7-10 3 .412 Lost 3 5-5 ******
  4. 1982 Minnesota Twins 7-10 3 .412 Won 2 5-5 ******

NL East

  1. 2009 Washington Nationals 10-4 .714 ——– Won 1 6-4 *****
  2. 1967 New York Mets 6-6 .500 3 Lost 3 4-6
  3. 1998 Florida Marlins 7-7 .500 3 Lost 1 5-5 ******
  4. 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates 5-7 .417 4 Lost 4 4-6

NL West

  1. 2002 Milwaukee Brewers 12-8 .600 ——- Lost 1 7-3 *****
  2. 2012 Houston Astros 10-10 .500 2 Won 1 6-4 *****
  3. 1974 San Diego Padres 9-11 .450 3 Lost 1 5-5 *****
  4. 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks 7-13 .350 5 Won 1 4-6 *****


League leaders AL/NL Bold indicates overall lead

  • Batting J Lopez .458 Sea T Davis NYM .396
  • OBP J Lopez Sea .500 A Dunn Wash .508
  • Slug J Burroughs Stairs Tex .925 J Willingham Wash .692
  • OB+Slug J Burroughs Tex 1.387 J Willingham Wash 1.171
  • Runs J Villar Bal 23 S Moore Hou 19
  • Hits J Lopez Sea 33 J Hernandez Mil 29
  • 2B D DeJesus R Nunez Bal 11 Q McCracken Ari 8
  • 3B D DeJesus KC 3 E Dukes Wash R Machado Mil E Hernandez SD 3
  • HR J Burroughs Tex 11 J Maxwell Hou 10
  • RBI J Burroughs Tex 23 J Maxwell Hou B Wallace Hou 21
  • SB J Villar Bal 8 E Hernandez SD 11
  • BB J Villar Bal 14 A Dunn Wash 20


  • ERA J Horlen W Sox 0.00 M Lincoln Pitts 1.23
  • Wins T John W Sox A Williams Min 4 V Darenbourg Fla 3
  • Losses R Castillo Minn M Maroth Det R Hernandez KC J Brown Tex 3 E Gonzalez Ari W Lopez Hou D Freisleben SD 3
  • Saves M Givens Bal 4 M Mantei Fla 3
  • Blown Saves M MacDougal KC 4 M Fetters Pittsburgh 3
  • Innings T John W Sox 35.2 R Johnson Ari 41.0
  • K’s B Johnson W Sox 30 R Johnson Ari 51
  • K’s per 9 T Felton 10.8 B Borris Hou 11.35
  • BB per 9 C Silva Sea 0.51 J Anderson Pittsburgh 1.23
  • Avg vs J Horlan W Sox .155 M Lincoln Pirates .140
  • WHIP J Horlan W Sox 0.75 R Johnson Ari 0.88
  • HR per 9 11 tied with 0.00

any interested players should contact me via a comment here or a chat if you comment here I can send you an invite to the game which allows a two day free trial. Id do better than the two day trail but with a busted shoulder and at least a month or two out of work can’t spare the extra cash.