1969 League Players of the Week. Jerry Koosman A’s AL Bob Humphries Mets NL

Jerry Koosman is the AL player of the week for his key 4 hit 9 inning game vs LA for his 2nd win putting his A’s a mere half game out of first place in the AL west.

Bob Humphreys is the NL player of the week for coming in for an injured Chuck Dobson. Going into the game he had no appearance longer than 2/3 of an inning with batters hitting .500 against him and a WHIP of 2.00. He threw 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball facing 17 hitters and giving up but a single hit to earn his 1st win of the season.

1969 Draft League Players of the Week: AL Luis Tiant Twins, NL Jim Palmer Giants

Here are the winners of the player of the week award in the Dynasty 1969 Draft League as voted on by me.

American League Luis Tiant Twins

El Tiante did not get a win or a save but was key to the Twins 5-2 victory against division rival Seattle. In the Top of the 2nd Tiant came in to replace an injured Gary Peters who had come in to replace starter Gene Brabender who came out with a stiff shoulder in the 1st. In the 3rd inning walks leader Mike Fiore walked as did Dick McAuliffe. Hits leader Pete Rose singled and it looked like the Twins 2-1 lead would be short lived with RBI Leader Ed Kirpatrick, Tommy Harper and Tommie Agee due up. and but a ground ball needed to tie the game. It was not to be Tiant would strike out Kirpatrick looking and Harper and Agee swinging the highlight of 5 2/3 innings of 2 hit 9 K shutout ball

How Tiant doesn’t get the win is beyond me

National League Jim Palmer Giants

There is nothing more painful for a team than to start the season with a long losing streak and the San Francisco Giants had. Having lost their first eight and their previous game on a 2-1 heartbreaker 1st round Jim Palmer took is 0-1 record the mound for the 0-8 Giants vs the 5-3 Cardinals Jim Bunning who had won his 1st start.

With two outs in the top of the seventh Palmer had given up a solo shot to Clete Boyer tying the game. Now in the bottom of the inning he came to bat with one out and Jose Cardinial who had doubled on 2nd. Mgr Guy Desrosiers let Palmer bat and he drove a 2-2 fastball into the gap in left center giving the Giants the lead and after advancing to 3rd on a grounder scored on a single by Sandy Alomar Sr.

He would end the game retiring the next six Cardinals striking out 3 to complete the game and consign San Francisco’s losing streak to history.

Palmer hutting only .200 but he made that hit count!

Note that franchise owners have the right to change their teams names.

Five sports thoughts under the fedora, Brady at 47?, FG or not, Jones vs Newton, Sox playoff yawn and the Waivers list for my 1969 league

Yesterday Tom Brady and the Bucs beat the Patriots 19-17 in what is almost certainly Tom Brady’s final game in Foxborough, unless some other team hires him when the Bucs contract runs out.

How much do you think a team one QB away might offer him when he’s 47?

I really question the Pat’s decision not to go for it on 4th an 3 at the end & going for the FG that just missed. I mean with a full minute on the clock does anyone actually think Brady would have failed to drive his team to FG range?

While no sane person thought that Pat would have this game I’m seeing an awful lot of praise for young Mack Jones who apparently did well (I was working so saw none of it). The various talk radio shows are full of praise for him.

I wonder what Boston talk radio would have been saying about Cam Newton if had led the Pats to a 1-3 start? Actually I don’t wonder at all.

The Boston Redsox scored in the 9th inning to dramatically seal not only the wild card but a home game against the hated New York Yankees to start the playoffs.

Despite a home game winner take all wild card game vs the Yanks apparently tickets aren’t flying off the shelves. Just a few years ago such seats, particularly vs the yanks would have been gone the moment they were available, today not so much.

I suspect wokeball has something to do with it, but in fairness a price tag of over $200 for the worst bleacher seats likely has much more to do with it.

Finally after 9 Days and 500 picks the draft for my new 1969 Draft league is over.

Officially Mr Irrelevant, the last pick in the draft in round 34 was the NYY taking Mets outfielder Rod Gasper, but because the San Francisco giants deferred their last two picks as they were unavailable at draft time the final actual pick was Giants infielder Don Mason. If anyone is interested the full draft list is here.

Players who were not suggested go on the waiver wire which starts after week 5 but earlier for some teams who deferred draft picks for early waivers, which can be handy if an injury or suspension comes up.

This is the list of players available on waivers in the 1969 league as of this moment. Rather curious who is picked first.


  • Aaron Tommie Taken Montreal Early Waivers Round 2 Pick 2
  • Adair Jerry Taken Chicago White Sox Early Waivers Round 2 pick 1
  • Alvis Max
  • Amaro Ruben
  • Baker Frank
  • Barry Rich
  • Barton Bob
  • Bateman John
  • Beauchamp Jim
  • Billings Dick
  • Blefray Curt Taken NY Mets Early waivers round 1
  • Bobb Randy
  • Boehmer Len
  • Bosch Don
  • Bowens Sam
  • Boyer Ken
  • Breeden Danny
  • Brinkman Chuck
  • Brooks Bobby
  • Brown Gates
  • Brown Larry
  • Browne Byron
  • Bryant Don
  • Burda Bob
  • Campanis Jim
  • Campbell Dave
  • Cannizzaro Chris Taken by Washington Early waivers round 1
  • Chaney Darrel
  • Charles Ed
  • Christian Bob
  • Clark Ron
  • Collins Kevin
  • Corrales Pat
  • coulter Chip
  • DaVanon Jerry
  • Davis Bill
  • Davis Ron
  • Dean Thomas Taken Early waivers 2nd round Washington
  • Donaldson John
  • Duncan Dave
  • Ellis John
  • Etheridge Bobby
  • Fairey Jim
  • Floyd Bobby
  • Gabrielson Len Taken Early Waivers 2nd Round Pittsburgh
  • Gamble Oscar
  • Geiger Gary
  • Gil Bus
  • Gosger Jim
  • Gutierrez Cesar
  • Hague Joe
  • Hall Jimmie
  • Haney Larry
  • Harrell John
  • Harrison Chuck
  • Healy Fran
  • Heath Bill
  • Hermoso Remy
  • Hershberger Mike
  • Hicks Jim
  • Hinton Chuck
  • Holman Gary
  • Hriniak Walt
  • Hutton Tom
  • Jackson Sonny
  • Jeter Johnny
  • Johnson Lou
  • Jones Dalton
  • Kelly Van
  • Kendall Fred
  • Keough Joe
  • Kolb Gary
  • Krug Chris
  • Lahoud Joe
  • Lee Leron
  • Llenas Winston
  • Lock Don
  • Lyttle Jim
  • Manuel Charlie
  • Martin JC
  • Matchick Tommy
  • May Dave
  • McGraw Tommy
  • McDonald Dave
  • McFadden Leon
  • McNulty Bill
  • Miller John
  • Morales Jerry
  • Nagelson Russ
  • Nelson Dave
  • Northey Scott
  • Oliver Gene
  • Oliver Nate
  • Oyler Ray
  • Paepke Dennis
  • Pagliaroni
  • Peterson Cap
  • Phillips Adolfo
  • Qualls Jim
  • Quilici Frank
  • Ranew Merritt
  • Reid Scott
  • Renick Rick
  • Repoz Roger
  • Ricketts Dave
  • Rico Fred
  • Rios Juan
  • Robinson Bill
  • Robles Rafael
  • Rogers Buck
  • Rollins Rich
  • Roznovsky Rick
  • Ruberto Sonny
  • Rudolph Ken
  • Satriano Tom
  • Scheinblum Richie
  • Shannon Mike
  • Shopay Tom
  • Simpson Dick
  • Sipin John
  • Slocum Ron
  • Smith Dick
  • Snyder Russ
  • Spangler Al
  • Spence Bob
  • Spriggs George
  • Stahl Larry
  • Stanley Fred
  • Stephenson John
  • Stewart Jimmy
  • Stinson Bob
  • Stone Gene
  • Stone Ron
  • Stuart Dick
  • Tartabull Jose
  • Tatum Javis
  • Tepedino Frank
  • Tischinski Tom
  • Torres Hector
  • Valdespino Sandy
  • Velazquez Freddie
  • Vidal Jose
  • Ward Pete
  • Watkins Dave
  • Webster Ramon
  • White Bill
  • Whitfield Fred
  • Wicker Floyd
  • Williams Jim
  • Woods Ron


  • Allen Lloyd
  • Arlin Steve
  • Baldschun Jack
  • Baney Dick
  • Barber Steve (Taken Chicago W Sox early waivers wk 1 1st pick)
  • Belinsky Bo
  • Bell Gary
  • Bertaina Frank
  • Boozer John
  • Boyd Gary
  • Brandon Bucky
  • Buchart Larry
  • Carlos Cisco
  • Champion Bill
  • Clark Rickey
  • Corkins Mike
  • Crider Jerry
  • Culver George
  • Dukes Tom
  • Ellis Sammy
  • Everitt Leon
  • Farrell Turk
  • Fisher Jack
  • Fitzmorris Al
  • Foster Alan
  • Fuentes Miguel
  • Garman Mike
  • Geishert Vern
  • Guinn Skip
  • Hamilton Jack
  • Jackson Al
  • James Jeff
  • Jaster Larry
  • Jones Steve
  • Kealey Steve
  • Kline Ron
  • Koonce Cal
  • Kroll Gary
  • Lamb Ray
  • Law Ron
  • Lazar Danny
  • Lersch Barry
  • McBean Al
  • Miles Jim
  • Morehead Dave
  • Morris John
  • Nottebart Don
  • Nye Rich
  • O’Riley Don
  • Palmer Lowell
  • Pascual Camilo
  • Pina Horacio
  • Priddy Bob
  • Purdin John
  • Raffo Al
  • Ramos Pedro
  • Rath Fred
  • Raymond Claude
  • Ribant Dennis
  • Robertson Rich
  • Roggenburk Garry
  • Ross Gary
  • Sembera Carroll
  • Severinsen Al
  • Shaw Don
  • Shea Steve
  • Short Chris
  • Sisk Tommie
  • Spama Joe
  • Sprague Ed
  • Talbot Fred
  • Taylor Gary
  • Wagner Gary
  • Washburn Greg
  • Wsahbum Greg
  • Watkins Bob
  • Wynne Billy Taken 2nd round Early Waivers Mets
  • Zachary Chris

1969 Draft League Draft

The political stuff will have to wait till the morning as the draft has begun in my 1969 Dynasty draft league. As picks are made they will appear here: It will make a handy online roster list

I must confess I did not see Petrocelli going in the 1st round let along being the 1st pick

Rounds #1 & 2 Draft order is 1-16 16-1

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 1 Round 2
New York Yankees Rico PetrocelliRedsoxSSJuan MarishallGiantsRHSP
Los Angels DodgersWillie McCoveyGiants1bNolan RyanMetsRHRP
Cleveland IndiansHarmon KillebrewTwins1b/3bJimmy WynnAstrosCF
San Francisco GiantsJim Palmer OriolesRHSPBill FreehanTigers C
Montreal ExposCarl YazstremskiRedsoxLFJoe FoyRoyals3B
Baltimore OriolesAndy MessersmithAnglesRHSPFrank RobinsonOriolsOF
Seattle PilotsPete RoseReds OFMike McCormickGiantsLHSP
Chicago White SoxPhil Niekro Braves RHSPBrooks Robinson Orioles 3B
New York MetsSteve Carlton Cardinals LHSP Sal Bando A’s 3B
Oakland A’sJerry Kooseman Mets LHSP Paul Blair Orioles CF
Atlanta Braves Ferguson Jenkins Cubs RHSP Mike Cuellar Orioles LHSP
Washington SenatorsFrank Howard Senators LF
Mike Andrews Red Sox 2B
Pittsburgh Piratesgaylord perry giants RHSP Luis Aparicio White Sox SS
Cincinnati RedsWillie Stargel Pirates LF Ron Santo Cubs3b
St Louis CardinalsCurt Flood Cardinals cfMaury WillsDodgersss
Minnesota Twins Joe Morgan Astros2bTony PerezReds1b

Rounds 3 & 4

Drafting TeamPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 3 Round 4
New York Yankees Larry DiekerHoustonRHSPHorace ClarkeNYY2b
Los Angels DodgersReggie SmithBoston CFManny SangueienPiratesC
Cleveland IndiansMel Stottlemyre YankeesRHSPRandy Huntley CubsC
San Francisco GiantsDave McNallyOriolesLHSPDon Buford (proxy)OriolesLF
Montreal ExposJoe TorreBraves1b/CJim MaloneyRedsRHSP
Baltimore OriolesMickey LolichTigersLHSPBilly WilliamsCubsOF
Seattle PilotsDave BosmanWashington RHSPTommie AgeeMetsCF
Chicago White SoxThurman MunsonYankeescRick MondayA’sOF
New York MetsBobby TolanredsCFTony OlivaTwinsOF
Oakland A’sBill HandsCubsRHSPBert CampanerisA’s SS
Atlanta BravesLeo Cardenes Twinsss Al OliverPirates1b
Washington SenatorsDuke SimsIndiansCJim NorthrupTigersCF
Pittsburg PiratesBill SingerDodgersSPDave Johnson Orioles2b
Cincinnati RedsDick AllenPhillies1BDenny McLainTigersLHSP
St Louis CardinalsClaude OsteenDodgersRHSPCleon JonesMetsLF
Minnesota TwinsLou Brock CardinalsLFErnie BanksCubs1b

Rounds 5 & 6

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 5 Round 6
New York Yankees Roy WhiteYankeesOFWillie DavisLAcf
Los Angels DodgersDon KessingerCubsSSRico CartyAtlOF
Cleveland IndiansJim PerryTwinsRHSP
AL KalineDetOF
San Francisco GiantsLee MayGiants1bSparky LyleBOSLHRP
Montreal ExposBlue Moon OdemA’s RHSPBobby KnoopWSox2b
Baltimore OriolesTom GriffinAstrpsRHSPMark BelandgerBalSS
Seattle PilotsKen HoltzmanCubsLHSPKen TatumCAlRHRP
Chicago White SoxWes ParkerDodgers1B Rick WisePhilLHSP
New York MetsCesar Tovar TwinsOF Jim FregosiOakRHSP
Oakland A’sDenny LeMaster AstrosSP Dick GreenA’s 2b
Atlanta BravesRon PerranoskiTwinsRHRPJim Catfish HunterA’sRHSP
Washington SenatorsJoe ColemanSenatorsRHSPKen McMullenSenators3B
Pittsburg PiratesJerry GroteMetsCPat Kelly RoyalsCF
Cincinnati RedsMatty Alou
PiratesCFGary GentryMetsSP
St Louis CardinalsClete BoyerPadres3BTommy HelmesReds 2b
Minnesota TwinsWillie Mays Giants CFJoe AzcueAngels C

Rounds 7 & 8

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 7 Round 8
New York Yankees Dick DietzSFCRichie HebnerNYY3b
Los Angels DodgersFelix MilanAtl2bGeorge Scottbos1b
Cleveland IndiansBill Melton Wsox3bGene MichaelNYYSS
San Francisco GiantsBobby MurcerNYYIF/OFSandy Alomar SrCal2b
Montreal ExposHal LaneerSFSSKen BerryWSoxcf
Baltimore OriolesRay CulpBosRHSP
Dennis MenkeHou2b
Seattle PilotsDick McAulfee Det2bMike HeganSea1b
Chicago White SoxJoe HoernerStLLHRP Ted SizemoreLAD2b
New York MetsTim McCarverStLc Orlando CepedaAtl1b
Oakland A’sWally Bunker KC RHSP Jerry KenneyNYY 3b
Atlanta BravesKen Haralson CleOF/1b Larry HislePhilOF
Washington SenatorsJohnny CallesonPhilOF Norm CashDet1b
Pittsburgh PiratesDoug RadarHou3bMike EpsteinWash1b
Cincinnati RedsOllie BrownSDOFWayne CromerSeaOF
St Louis CardinalsRich ReeseMin1bNelson BrilesStLRHSP
Minnesota TwinsTug McGraw MetsLHRPCecil upshawatlrhrp

Rounds 9 & 10

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 9 Round 10
New York Yankees Jim FrenchwashcRon FairlyExposof
Los Angels DodgersMerv RettenmoundbalofTom HallMinLHSP
Cleveland IndiansGlenn Beckettcubs2bArt Shamskymetsof
San Francisco GiantsTito FuentiessfInfDock EllasPitRHSP
Montreal ExposWillie HortondetofWayne Granger
Baltimore OriolesEddie WattBaltRSRPLou PinellaKC3b
Seattle PilotsCasey CoxWashRHSPMike FioreKC1b
Chicago White SoxWilbur Wood WsoxLHRPBud HarrilsonMetsss
New York MetsRon Reed AtlRSHP Julian JavierStL2b
Oakland A’sJOe Horlen CWSRHSP Vida BlueA’s SP
Atlanta BravesWayne Garrett Mets2bTony Hortoncle1b
Washington SenatorsDAve BoswellMinnRHSP Joe NiekroSDSS
Pittsburgh PiratesBob Veale PiratesRHSP Del UnserWashCF
Cincinnati Reds
Gene Alley
PitssGary SutherlandMont2b
St Louis CardinalsJIm Bunning LARHSPHoyt WillhelmAtl RHRP
Minnesota TwinsLuis Tiant CleRHSPJim KattMinLHSP

Rounds 11 & 12

Team draftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 11 Round 12
New York Yankees jack DiLauroMetsLHRPNate Colbertsd1b
Los Angels DodgersRudy MayCALHSPJoe RudiOak OF
Cleveland IndiansBob Moose PitRHSPSonny Siebertbossp
San Francisco GiantsRollie FingersOakRHRPJose CArdinalcleInf
Montreal ExposJim RookerKCLHSPPete RichartBAlLHRP
Baltimore OriolesDick KellySDSPAndy Etchebarrenbalc
Seattle PilotsEd Kirpatrick KCOF IF CJohnny EdwardsAstrosc
Chicago White SoxGary Nolanredsrhsp Craig NettlesMin 3b
New York MetsDarrell Knowles WashRSRP Ted SimmonsStLc
Oakland A’sDarrell Evans atl3b Chuck TaylorStlRHSR
Atlanta BravesTom HallerLAc Tony TaylorPhilInf
Washington SenatorsRoger Nelson KCSP Bob DidlerAtlc
Pittsburg PiratesTom Phobus BaltRHSP Jim McLaughlinAngelsRHSP
Cincinnati RedsTom Hall BaltRHRP Don McMannonSFRHRP
St Louis CardinalsTommie Reynolds OakOFHank AllenWashOF
Minnesota TwinsChico Ruiz Cin InfAlex Johnsonredsof

Rounds 13 & 14

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 13 Round 14
New York Yankees Jim RolandOakLHRPDon MIncherSEa1b
Los Angels DodgersPete MilkensonLARPJim McAndrewMetsSP
Cleveland IndiansDave LeonardClerhrpJay JohnstoneCAlOF
San Francisco GiantsClay KirbySDRHSPElrod HenrickesBaltc
Montreal ExposJoe PepetoneNYY1bLew Krause OakSP
Baltimore OriolesGrant Jackson PhilSPJim HardenBaltSP
Seattle PilotsStan Williams cleRHSRMack JonesMontOF
Chicago White SoxCarlos May White Sox of Jack BillinghamHouSP
New York MetsEarl WilsondetRSHPCarl TaylorPitc
Oakland A’sBob Locker searoFElipe AlouA’s OF
Atlanta BravesRon Huntsf2bDanny CaterOakUtil
Washington SenatorsMoe DrabowskyKCrpVern FullerCleInf
Pittsburgh PiratesJim LefebvreLAInfClay CarollCinSPSR
Cincinnati Reds
Don Wilson
St Louis CardinalsRon BrandMontCMike NagyBosRHSP
Minnesota TwinsFRank Fernandez NYYcRon HansenWSox2b

Rounds 15 & 16

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 15 Round 16
New York Yankees Dick DragokcSPDave RobertsSDPitcher
Los Angels DodgersPat JarvisatlSPDick SelmacubsRSP
Cleveland IndiansTony GonzalezKCOFDean ChanceMinRHSP
San Francisco GiantsFrank LinzySFRPBill LeeBosLHSR
Montreal ExposKen SuarezclecRay JarvisBosRHSR
Baltimore OriolesBill MazeroskiPit2bRick JosephPhil3b
Seattle PilotsJoe GibbonPitLHRPDick SchofieldBosinf/of
Chicago White SoxAl Downing NYY LHSP Dave Cash Pit 2b
New York MetsChuck Dobson OakRSHP Ray WashburnStlRHSP
Oakland A’sJake Gibbs A’sc Jim BrewerLARP
Atlanta BravesTed Uhlaender MinOF Tommy DavisHouOF
Washington SenatorsJohn Gelnar SeaRP Jim Bouton HouRP
Pittsburgh PiratesJack Aker NYYRP Bob MillerTwinsSR/SP
Cincinnati Reds
Don Pavletich
Wsoxc Tom TimmermandetSP
St Louis CardinalsRuss Gibson BosCMike KilkennyDetSP
Minnesota TwinsGEne Brabender SeaSPAl SantoriniSDSP

Rounds #17 & 18

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 17 Round 18
New York Yankees Amos OtisKCOFKen HendersonSFOF
Los Angels DodgersJim HickmancubsOFPaul LindbadOakLHRP
Cleveland IndiansGeorge StoneatlSPDeron JohnsonPhilof
San Francisco GiantsDon MoneyPitSSCookie RojasPhilINF
Montreal ExposZollo VersalesWash3bSteve HamiltonNYYLHRP
Baltimore OriolesBuddy BradfordWhitesoxofTony Conigliarobosof
Seattle PilotsAl WeissMets ssMickey StanleyDetOF/SS
Chicago White SoxBill Russell LAOF Vada Pinsonstlof
New York MetsDiego Segui SeaRSHP Bob Humphreyswashrp
Oakland A’sHank AGuire A’sRP Andy KoscolaOF
Atlanta BravesJerry McNertney cincJim Merritt cinsp
Washington SenatorsVincente Rome BosSRP Ed StroudSenatorsof
Pittsburg PiratesMike Ryan Philc Mike PaulcleRP
Cincinnati Reds Luke WalkerPitrpPaul EdmonsonWsoxsp
St Louis CardinalsAurelio Rodriguez cal3bBob HumphresywashRP
Minnesota TwinsCito Gaston SDofClyde WrightcalRP

Rounds 19 & 20

drafting teamPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 19 Round 20
New York Yankees Milt PappasAtlSPdave GustistlP
Los Angels DodgersJohn HillerDetLRPRay Fosseindc
Cleveland IndiansPaul PopovichCubsUtilPat DobsondetRP
San Francisco GiantsGene TennaceOakcBobby Brolinsfsp
Montreal ExposJerry RobertsonMonLHSPDon ClenendonMetsof
Baltimore OriolesTed AbernathycubsRPEd HermanWsoxc
Seattle PilotsMike TorrezStLRHSPTom Egancalc
Chicago White SoxEllie Rodriguez KCc Tom MurphyCalP
New York MetsRon Taylor MetsRSHP Jim Davenportsfinf
Oakland A’sGreg Goossen Sea OF/1b Jack Hiattsfc
Atlanta BravesPaul Doyle BravesRPDanny MurphyWsoxP
Washington SenatorsBill Butler KCRSSP Tim CullenSenatorsInf
Pittsburg PiratesBill Voss CalOF John D’OonoghueSeaP
Cincinnati Reds
Lou Marone
PitRP Chuck HartenstienPittSP
St Louis Cardinals Dooley Womack SeaRPDon CArdwellNYMSP
Minnesota Twinsmudcat Grant StLRHSPLindey McDanielNYYP

Rounds 21 & 22

Team DraftingPlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 21 Round 22
New York Yankees Jose ArciaUtlsdDon DrysdaleLARHSP
Los Angels DodgersJim NashA’sSPBob BaileyMontOF
Cleveland IndiansJohn RoseboroMincRay SadackiSFRP
San Francisco GiantsJim LomborgBosRHSPWoodie FrymanPhilSP
Montreal ExposGary NeibaueratlRPBob Tillmanatlc
Baltimore OriolesMarcelino LopezbalPMike Lumatlof
Seattle PilotsBilly CowancalofJoe GrzendaMinLHRP
Chicago White SoxWalt Williams White Sox of Duffy Dyer Mets c
New York MetsWillie Crawford MetsofPhil RoofOakc
Oakland A’sSyd O’BrianbosutlBilly ConigliarobosOF
Atlanta BravesPhil ReganChcPJim RayHouP
Washington SenatorsBob Oliver Royalsp Don WertDet 3b
Pittsburg PiratesJose PeganPiratesUTTito Franconaoakof
Cincinnati Redsmike Hedlund
KCrpmarty Martinez hou c
St Louis CardinalsPaul CasanovawashcBruce Dal CantonPitRP
Minnesota TwinsJim Ray Hart ofsfJohn KennedySeaInf

Rounds 23 & 24

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 23 Round 24
New York Yankees Stan BahnsenNYYPGail HopkinsChi1b
Los Angels DodgersSteve HargancleSPJesus AlouHouof
Cleveland IndiansTerry HarmonPhilutSteve RenkoMonP
San Francisco GiantsBobby WineMonInfFrank Rebergersdrp
Montreal ExposFred LasherdetRPSal CampisiStLRP
Baltimore OriolesDan McGinnMontPEd speziosdUtil
Seattle PilotsRich MoralasWhite SoxInfGary WaslewskiMontRP
Chicago White Sox Bart JohnsonWhite Sox SPBob MeyerseaP
New York MetsDick Ellsworth CleRSHP coco laboymont3b
Oakland A’sMarcel Lachmann A’sP Bill WilsonPhilrp
Atlanta BravesSteve Blass PittP Roy FacePitrp
Washington SenatorsJim Shellenback SenatorsP Bernie AllenSenators2b
Pittsburgh PiratesWoody Woodard Redsss Bill BurbachNYYSP
Cincinnati Reds
Juan Pizzaro
oakLHSP Chico SalmonBalInf
St Louis CardinalsDick Woodson MinRHSPVic DavaliostlOF
Minnesota TwinsRick Richart calofJim HannanwashP

Rounds 25 & 26

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 25 Round 26
New York Yankees Clay DalrympleNYYccarl Morton MontP
Los Angels DodgersJim PriceDetcRon WillishouSP
Cleveland IndiansJeff TorborglacDennis HigginsWashP
San Francisco GiantsTom TreshNYYinf/ofRon BryantSFP
Montreal ExposCurt MortonbalOfRon Klimkowski.NYYP
Baltimore OriolesPaul SchallKCutilDan OsinskichiP
Seattle PilotsGeorge MitterwaldcMinnDick Tracewskidetinf
Chicago White SoxJoe DeckerWhite Sox PPhil HennigancleP
New York MetsBill StonemanMonPBarry MoorewashLHSP
Oakland A’sTerry Crowley balt OF/1b Bob AllisonminOF/1b
Atlanta BravesJim Britton BravesPFred GladdingHourp
Washington SenatorsLee MayeSenatorsofFreddie PatekPitSS
Pittsburgh PiratesLee StangebosrpJohn BiggsPhilof
Cincinnati RedsJerry Nymar
wsoxspJohn Haristoncubsc
St Louis CardinalsPhil GaglianoStLphRalph Garratlof
Minnesota TwinsGary Peters wsoxPTony Cloningercinsp

Rounds 27 & 28

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 27 Round 28
New York Yankees Dick RadatzMontRPGeorge BurnettseaP
Los Angels DodgersGeorge ThomasBostonPHDon SecrestwsoxP
Cleveland IndiansJim ColborncubsPRon Swobotametsof
San Francisco GiantsBob RobertsonPit1bBobby CoxNYYinf
Montreal ExposJackie HernandezMontInfRick DempseyOakc
Baltimore OriolesJerry MosesboscIvan Murreloaksd
Seattle PilotsAl FererraSD ofDave Wickershamkcrp
Chicago White SoxDanny Walton seaof Gordy Lund sea Inf
New York Mets Ken BoswellMets2b Norm Miller Houof
Oakland A’s randy BrownCalc Bob Reed det RP
Atlanta BravesMike KekichNYYPMel Queen cin SP
Washington SenatorsBrant AlyeaSenatorsofEddie Fisher ca P
Pittsburgh PiratesJoe Moeller LA rpJerry May pit c
Cincinnati RedsJohnny Podres sd rpBubba Morton cal 1b
St Louis CardinalsDal Maxvill stl ssRon HerbelSFRP
Minnesota TwinsSteve Hovely seaofMarty PattenSeaSP

Rounds 29 & 30

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 29 Round 30
Early waivers
option begins
New York Yankees Bill SudakisLA3bKen JohnsonatlP
Los Angels DodgersGalen CiscokcPAngel Bravo wsoxof
Cleveland IndiansPedro BorboncalPTom Burgermeierkc P
San Francisco GiantsSkip Lockwood seaPBob Aspomanteatlc
Montreal ExposJan DukeswashPearly waivers
Baltimore OriolesLou Kimchookcle3bearly waivers
Seattle PilotsLuis AlcarazkcinfRoberto Penasdutil
Chicago White SoxTed Savage cinof early waivers
New York Mets Bill McCoolSDRPearly waivers MetsRHSP
Oakland A’sGil Garrido Atlss Ike BrownDetUtl
Atlanta BravesJohn Boccabella Bravesc Al WorthingtonMinnP
Washington SenatorsJerry Johnson PhilPearly waivers
Pittsburgh Pirates Jose MartinezPiratesUtil Jose Herreramontinf
Cincinnati RedsMarv StaehleMont2b Jerry CramKCRP
St Louis CardinalsMike Wagener montPHowie ReedMonRP
Minnesota Twins Steve Huntz StlInfTy ClineMon inf

Rounds 31 & 32

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 31 Round 32
New York Yankees Billy GrabarkewitzlautilWade Blasingamehoup
Los Angels DodgersWillie SmithcubsofWoodie Heldwsoxutil
Cleveland IndiansEddie LeonclessDave BaldwinwashP
San Francisco GiantsDave MarshallSFOFDon MasonsfInf
Montreal Expos early waivers early waivers
Baltimore Orioles early waivers early waivers
Seattle PilotsMike MarshallSeaPSteve Whitakerseaof
Chicago White Sox early waivers early waivers
New York Mets early waivers early waivers
Oakland A’sdon young cubs OFJulio GotayHou2b
Atlanta BravesJim Spencer cal1b Bob Watsonhou1b
Washington Senators early waivers early waivers
Pittsburgh Pirates early waivers early waivers
Cincinnati Reds early waivers early waivers
St Louis Cardinals early waivers early waivers
Minnesota Twins early waivers early waivers

Rounds 33 & 34

PlayerTeam on cardPositionPlayerTeamPosition
Round 33 Round 34
New York Yankees Wade BlasingameoakpRod Gasparmets OF
Los Angels DodgersDarryl PattersondetPHawk TaylorKC c
Cleveland IndiansBuck Martinezkc cEd KranepoolMets1b
San Francisco Giants early waivers early waivers
Montreal Expos early waivers early waivers
Baltimore Orioles early waivers early waivers
Seattle PilotsGerry ArrigocinP early waivers
Chicago White Sox early waivers early waivers
New York Mets early waivers early waivers
Oakland A’s Dwayne Josephson Wsoxc Bill LandisBosLHSR
Atlanta BravesBobby Pfiel mets 3b Ken Brett BosSP
Washington Senators early waivers early waivers
Pittsburg Pirates early waivers early waivers
Cincinnati Reds
early waivers
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St Louis Cardinals early waivers early waivers
Minnesota Twins early waivers early waivers

We Interrupt this blog to post Rules for my new 1969 Dynasty Draft League UPDATE Early Waivers

I’m near the point of starting the 1969 season draft league, 16 teams are raring to go. Finished the schedule a few minutes ago and for the sake of the players here are some rules that you will want to know before we start.

The Draft:

The draft will consist of each team picking in turn a single player from the players in the draft pool. When each team has picked that will be considered a “round”

In our initial season the draft will consist of 34 rounds or until at the start of a round there are less players to be drafted then teams in the draft.

In subsequent seasons the draft will consist of as many rounds as needed to fill a 35 man roster on all teams or until there are no more players to draft.

In the initial season draft order will be determined by a dice roll 000-999 999 being high. Teams will draft in descending order. Highest roll drafting first.

In subsequent seasons draft order will depend on a team’s finish. The world series winner will draft last followed by the runner up, followed by the playoff teams based on deep they get in the playoffs & their record. followed by the rest of the league based on record. if there is a tie in a record a die roll will break it.

A team may trade any of their first five picks to another team up until the trade deadline., A team that holds another teams draft pick will make that pick based on said team’s finish.

Only picks for the next upcoming season are tradable. IE :Washington can’t trade their 1970 & 1973 draft picks for Rod Carew, but if they acquired Cincy’s 1st round pick for 1970 they could trade both of those for Rod.

I will post draft choices at my blog and update the post as players are picked thus the rosters will be out there. Once a team has picked I will notify the next team to prepare to pick.

I strongly suggest everyone start examine the 1969 cards, maybe play a series or two to become familiar with them.


If there are any players still available after the draft said players will be the wavers pool.

Teams will be able to make Wavers picks starting in week 6. Wavers will end at the time of the September Callups

To make a pick a team must have room on its 35 man roster. If such room doesn’t exist a team must wave a player to make room for a potential pick.

Players on the DL do not count toward that 35 man roster.

If a team is already at 35 players when a player on the DL become eligible to be activated from the DL players the team must release a player to make room, said player will be eligible to be picked from wavers the following week.

Only one wavers pick allowed per week.


EARLY WAIVERS:  Regular waivers begins week 6 of the season under the written rules but teams may qualify for “early waivers”.  A team qualifies for early waivers by forgoing the rest of their remaining draft picks under the following schedule:

  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 30 on qualifies for early waivers after their first series
  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 31 on (4 picks) qualifies for early waivers after week 1 (2 series) 
  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 32 on (3 picks) qualifies for early waiver after week 2 (4 series)
  • A team that forgoes all draft picks from round 33 on (2 picks) qualifies for early waivers after week 3 (6 series)
  • A team that forgoes it’s final draft pick (round 34) qualifies for early waivers after week 4 (8 series)

Any team that picks through round 34 does not qualify for early waiver ad must wait till after week 5 to qualify for waivers picks

The order for early waivers shall be based on the record of the teams that qualify, ties will be broken based on draft order

Example Stl & Bal both qualify for early waivers after their 1st series and both have records of 1-2  because in round 30 StL was scheduled to pick  before balt StL would pick first in early waivers that week.  However if both have 3-3 records after week one Baltimore would pick ahead of them in early waivers that week because in week 31 Baltimore would have picked first

Because teams in early waivers will have rosters below 35 men they will not have to release any players from their roster when making waivers picks


After week 5 Trading will be allowed until the Trade deadline which will be the time of the September callups.

A player may trade either a player on his current 35 man roster or any of his first 5 draft picks for the following season, or any draft picks he has previously acquired to any other team.

A team that acquires a number of player that would put his roster over 35 must release sufficient players to make the 35 man roster.

Because of the nature of the game a “trade rationale” must be submitted along with the trade to the office of the commissioner and said trade must be approved. For example a team that is out of it might trade a star for draft picks for the following season or for a player who has a poor card this year but will have a good one next year, or contrarywise a player might give up someone who will have a strong card in 70 if they need a bat or pitcher to put them over the top.

Remember a trade is not completed until the Comish moves the player in the system from one team to the other.

If you are planning to leave this league please don’t do the whole fire sale thing as it will make it difficult for the person who takes your team over.

The DL

Players on the DL may not be traded or released until they come off the DL

If a team has players on the DL on the last day of the season that team said players will, after the final game of the season immediately count toward the 35 man roster and said team must immediately release sufficient players to get down to 35.


Real life always takes precedence over games and on occasion players will miss games or might be in a situation where they have to leave the league either temporarily or permanently

If a player is unable to play a series at the allotted date and time he is encouraged to contact his opponent & reschedule. If it is not possible to reschedule said player should put his team on auto for that series so his opponent can get the games in so as not to force an autoplay with the system taking both teams.

If gametime comes and your opponent is not there you are encouraged to give him 5 or 10 minutes to show up. If he does not show up or contact you by the 2nd 5 min wait period it is acceptable for you to being play

If due to illness or some other cause a player has to leave the league for a few weeks he is encouraged to find a replacement player to take over on a temp basis, if that is not possible he should put the team on autoplay until such time as he recovers.

If a player has to permanently leave the league and does not provide a replacement his team will go on autoplay and I will attempt to find a replacement manager.

Expansion Draft (4 team minimum)

Players who inquire about the league during the season will be put on a wait list and be considered 1st in line to take any team if someone quits. If at the end of any season or up to two weeks before a draft we have 4 players waiting to join then we will allow an expansion draft to let then in before draft day.

Any expansion draft will be based on the 35 man rosters before teams name their protected players. New rookies for the upcoming season are not included in any expansion draft. Each expansion team may draft 8 players as a base.

Teams are able to protect 5 players from their 35 man roster. Once a team picks a player from their team an additional five players may be protected. If a 2nd player is taken an additional 10 players may be protected. Once a 3rd player is taken no further players may be drafted from said team.

In addition to the expansion draft. Once the protected rosters are released the expansion teams may each take an additional player from the draft pool whose card is from their franchise. IE if the Boston Redsox are an expansion draft team and Bill Lee is available in the draft the Sox may pick him as their protected player before the regular draft begins. If no player from their roster is in the draft then they are out of luck.

If I think of anything I forgot I’ll put it here.

1969 Draft League updated Team list

We now have 15 teams (not counting myself) taken for the 1969 Draft league. Here are the teams taken listed with the player they have decided to protect in the draft:

Team SelectedDraft Dice RollPlayer withheld from DraftComments
Oakland A’s465OF Reggie JacksonLots of good choices but Reggieball it is
Chicago White Sox662
LHSP Tommy JohnA good long term choice which
means Melton & Aparicio are available
Baltimore Orioles6911B Boog PowellBoog is good but I really expected one
Of the Robinson boys or Palmer
Atlanta Braves432OF Hank AaronAaron is an obvious pick but that means
Phil Niekro will go in the 1st round
Cincinnati Reds238
C Johnny BenchAnother team with too many good choices
Rose and Perez come immediately to mind
Los Angeles Dodgers840RHSP Don SuttonThe Dodgers didn’t have a lot of Wow
to pick from but Sutton is good
Montreal Expos742
OF Rusty StaubLe Grande Orange was the obvious choice
New York Mets611RHSP Tom SeaverHard to pass up Koosman, McGraw & Ryan
but not if the alternative is Tom Terrific
Pittsburgh Pirates396OF Roberto Clemente1st to 3rd on a single to right vs Pittsburgh
will be an adventure.
St Louis Cardinals139RHSP Bob GibsonAgain a lot of good choices but how does
one pass on Gibson?
San Francisco Giants820OF Bobby BondsMcCovey had a big year & Mays is
still Mays but Bonds was really something
New York Yankees891SP Fritz PetersonWould have never guessed this pick in
a million years
Cleveland Indians823LHSP Sam McDowellSudden Sam is still at his peak and will
make others miserable every 5th day
Washington Senators406SS Ed BrinkmanBrinkman is no Frank Howard but he’s a
solid defensive SS & hit a little in 69
Minnesota Twins0362B Rod CarewIt would take a Rod Carew to make anyone
Pass on Harmon Killebrew
Seattle Pilots6813B Tommy HarperHarper is likely the only player on the Pilots
that might go anywhere in the 1st 5 rounds

I took the Seattle Pilots on a temp basis to allow me to access the system but I’d really like the RedSox but I’ll hold off to allow any new player to get them. If I keep the Pilots my guy will be Tommy Harper who is the best of the lot but that means that Brooks is off my draft table

16 is a perfect number for scheduling but if you want in feel free to jump in and we’ll shoot for 20

Dynasty league updates 9-10 and Looking for players for A New 1969 Draft League and face to face league UPDATE Several 69 teams taken since posting…

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


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

Tampa Bay Rays 4119.683—-n/a
San Francisco Giants3525.5833 1/2Bye
St. Louis Cardinals3228.5337Home
Colorado Rockies2436.40014 1/2ELIM
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

Five Reasons Why Tom Brady is Superior to Michael Jordan as the Sports Goat

There was a bit of a fuss on TV over Michael Irvin & Stephen A Smith over who is the overall Goat Jordan vs Brady.

In my opinion there is no debate at all. The nod is to Brady for these reasons

  1. Brady won championships and made finals all through his career Jordan did not

Michael Jordan career spans from 1984 at age 21 to 2003 at age 39 with one year off for baseball and three years off for retirement before returning with the wizards. Jordan won six championships during that period at ages 27-29 & 32-34.

Tom Brady’s career spans from 2001 at age 24 (in 2000 he appeared in one game and threw 3 passes completing one for six yards) and continues in 2021 at age 44. During this period he has won seven championships at ages 24,26,27, 37, 39, 41 and 43. He also made the finals three other times at ages 30, 33 and 40. Which is far superior to Jordan

  1. Brady won championships in a sport where it is harder to win a championship

In basketball playoffs it is very easy for the cream to rise to the top. Series are best of five or best of seven. So a single off game or hot game from your opponent or freak play might cost you a game but is unlikely to cost you a series.

In football it’s one and done. One bad throw, one off game, one supreme effort by an opponent or one freak catch off the top of Helmut can be the difference between a title and an also ran. Jordan had a margin of error, Brady does not.

Furthermore Football weighs a schedule based on your finish thus when he was regularly winning AFC East titles he was doing so when constantly playing a 1st place schedule. He succeeded against a system designed to make him fail.

  1. Brady has won championships with different lineups on different teams with different systems

Jordan won six titles in Chicago under Phil Jackson with a fairly consistent lineup around him. Tom Brady has not only won titles with two different teams with two different systems but even when he was with the Patriots over twenty years he managed to win titles and get to titles with a completely different cast of characters around him. None of the teammates from his first three titles played with him in his last two.

  1. Brady has taken a sub .500 team to a title not once but twice.

Michael Jordan’s did take a Chicago team with a losing record to the playoffs then later to the conference semis, then the conference finals and then at age 27 to the finals where he established the Bulls Dynasty. But while he was able to make a horrible Wizards team 20 games better then they were he was unable to get them even to the 1st round of the playoffs

When Tom Brady at age 25 started for the injured Drew Bledsoe in game 3 of the 2001-2002 season the Patriots’ were coming off a 5-11 last place season and were 0-2. He would lead them to their first superbowl victory. When he came in as the new QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at age 43, he took over a 3rd place team with a 7-9 record and took them to their first superbowl in almost twenty years.

  1. At age 44 Brady is favored to make it to the Superbowl AGAIN!

All of these previous points would, in my opinion be enough to close the case here, but if that wasn’t enough the icing on the cake is that at age 44 nobody is picking Brady and the Bucks to do any worse than the NFC title game and many are picking him to win yet another Superbowl. It’s true that both Aaron Rogers and Patrick Mahomes will likely be standing in his way with a big chips on their shoulders and nobody would be shocked if either Rogers kept Brady from another superbowl appearance or Mahomes kept him from his eighth ring.

But the fact that we are even having this conversation makes my point for me.

In conclusion with all due respect to Stephen A Smith there is no debate to have here. Brady is over Jordan. WAY over.

Full Disclosure: I don’t rate Michael Jordan as the GOAT of the NBA or LeBron, I give that to Bill Russell who in 13 years in the NBA made the finals every year but one and won the title every year but two and won two of those titles as a player coach.

He is the person Brady should be compared to and points 2-5 count in Brady’s favor, however Russell gets points for

  1. 2 titles as player coach (and as the 1st black coach in the NBA)
  2. Coming up in an era of segregation and STILL ruling the roost.
  3. playing in a smaller NBA where the talent was more concentrated

To me it’s a tough call, but if Brady goes to another Superbowl then I’d have to give it to Tom.

Five Cam Newton Release Mac Jones Thoughts

I don’t watch football anymore except for Tom Brady, but the release of Cam Newton is such an interesting story that it deserves a blog post:

  1. This caught a lot of people by surprise in the sense that since Mac Jones was drafted the question has been Cam or Mac, Mac or Cam. This has been the conversation every single day on Boston sports radio and a lot of the consensus has been that it was Cam’s job to lose. Right up until the story broke nobody saw it coming.

  1. There is some speculation that Newton was released as a favor to him once he had lost the QB competition to Jones (which wasn’t clear to the public two days ago) because being released now gives him a chance at a starting position in another organization. Any other season this would not likely be possible but with two weeks before opening day this is something that a team could actually consider.

  1. The release of Newton brings two different conflicting woke dynamics into play here. Cam was the first black “starting” quarterback in the history of the Boston/New England Patriots franchise (Jacoby Brissette started two games during Tom Brady’s “Deflategate” suspension). So you would think that there might be a bit of the race card pushback on this move, particular as it’s a “Boston” Team. However Cam was also “unvaccinated” and right now among those who are woke the decision not to get the COVID vaccine by a very public figure who has a large fanbase is considered almost as beyond the pale as voting Trump. It’s no accident that I’ve heard sports folk talk about Cam’s vaccinated status concerning this move but I’ve not heard a word concerning race although in fairness there is not an “ineligible” list based on race.

  1. While Cam’s shortcomings were a standard feature of sports talk radio last year locally, nationally there was little or no such discussion concerning Cam Newton’s performance or lack thereof. There was further (and listening to the radio yesterday) still a whole plethora of people who all had excuses for his leading the Patriots to their 1st losing season since before Tom Brady took over the team. The speed at which a team decides to pick up Newton or if he is picked up at all will tell us if this was just pundits being pundits or if front offices and GM’s around the league were part of that willful blindness that seems to engulf folks on the subject of Newton and the Patriots

  1. It would seem to me that one of the deciding factors here would be Jones similarity to the Brady style which is the offense that the Patriots Josh McDaniels has had success with. Expect to see a lot of this over the next decades as a generation of kids who watched Tom Brady play and pretended to be him or dreamed of being him over the last twenty years reach the college and pro-level. It remains to be seen of any of said kids can come anywhere close to being him but it’s worth noting what Newton’s departure means in terms of age and experience among AFC East starting QB’s

Usa Culpa, Post Christian Indifference, Mets Math, Milo in the Breech and Generating Site Revenue Under the Fedora

We tend to get the government we deserve. This week a lot of people were wondering what they did to deserve this. The answer is simple: When the last election was stolen you went along with it.

So enjoy the $5 gas, the debacle in Afghanistan, the open borders, the crime and the terror attacks to come because all of these things we collectively as Americans have richly earned.

A lot of people are wondering how the people responsible for Afghanistan live with themselves. That’s easy. When you become a post Christian society then loving your neighbor as yourself is no longer a priority, nor is truth, nor is the common good.

All of these thing were stressed in Christianity and it amazes me that folks are shocked that without it they disappear.

Speaking of shocks I’d like to say I was shocked by the behavior of Mets players going after the fans for daring to boo them after their 3 1/2 game lead became a 7 game deficit in a month.

While ownership is unhappy the players have figured out that even if they lose a percentage of the fans it won’t be enough to keep them from making a nice enough living so they will never have to live like the fans they despise unless they do something stupid with their cash.

Milo Yiannopoulos is very sick with COIVD and is using Ivermectin to counter it. He may or may not make it. If he doesn’t it will delight a lot of his enemies but will disgust the great enemy as he has already moved away from his clutches. If he does make his enemies on the left will be upset and the great enemy will still have hope, but the way things are going it seems to me much more likely that if he makes it he’ll help grab a lot of souls out of his clutches.

I wish him the best either way.

Finally you’ve likely noticed a few odd posts here. That’s because I’ve decided it’s better to have the occasional sponsored post to generate revenue that ads or banners that slow down the site. In the end the hosting and the writers need to be paid for and if people are willing to pay for a post (as long as it doesn’t violate my basic guidelines) I’m going to take their money.