Friday, October 28, 2016

All-Time Braves Stats Added

Player Stats have been added to the All-Time Braves page.

Couple thoughts on this team...

First of all... Starting Pitching. DAMN.  Imagine a Five Man Rotation of Warren Spahn, Phil Niekro, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz. That's five Hall of Famers, four 300-game winners AND three members of the 3,000-Strikeout club. Then in your 'pen you've got guys like John Clarkson, Kid Nichols, and Vic Willis...  That's three MORE Hall-of-Famers, including two more 300-Game Winners.  It's like a complete afterthought to even mention Rick Camp and Gene Garber setting up Craig Kimbrel to close it out! Lol.  Wow.

Second of all... Holy crap, those were some ugly uniforms in Atlanta in the late 1970's!  Is it me, or does Dale Murphy look like he showed up to the ballgame in his pajamas?!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

More Player Stats / Card Backs added...

To honor two teams that each have been waiting longer than anyone else in their respective leagues to win it all, the All-Time Cubs and All-Time Indians, one of whom will finally win it all THIS YEAR, have now been updated with Player Stats!

Also, I experimented a little bit with Ken Keltner's card on the Indians, adding a little more info on the back. Honestly there's not much to add, and I don't know why I picked him, but I may do this on player's cards that have a lot of space on the back. (So.. Cap Anson and Carl Yastrzemski... Nah.) But I might do more things like that when it's feasible. We'll see!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New Addition - Player Stats!

OK, so not EVERY team. But I'm experimenting with what can be (easily) done in terms of adding stats for each player.  So I'm starting with the Red Sox.  If you happen to check out their page, and have any comments or suggestions, please leave them below. I'd like to get this right before I'm too invested in doing every team.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

1958

Screen Caps from my 1958 Red Sox & Braves Replay

Standings at the end of April:


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Congratulations, Vin Scully!


I would like to extend my best wishes for a long and happy retirement to the Golden Voice of the Dodgers, Vin Scully.  Congratulations on a truly magical career. You will be greatly missed!

1957

Just a word for any current (or past) readers that have seen these posts. In addition to the "All-Time Teams" I also use this blog as a repository for my screen-captures from the Dave Koch Sports, Action! PC Baseball game, of which I am a huge fan and avid player.  If you enjoy the statistical side of ANY sport, I urge you to check out his line of simulation products.  I've only played the Baseball Sim, but I give it top marks, and have heard nothing but good things about his other products. Also, the customer service there is top-notch with Dave himself answering most inquiries within a day or two personally.

At the moment I am replaying the 1957 season running the Milwaukee Braves (who I also managed in my 1956 replay) and the Boston Red Sox (who I've now run every year since 1946.)  You can catch my posts over on the Action PC! Sports Forum under the following avatar (for this season:)


And while I will (hopefully) be posting other screen-grabs, we'll start with the standings at the end of May:



Here's a call you don't see very often...


Missed it by a few days, but here are the standings at the end of June (overlaid):


Standings at the All-Star break. A bit disappointed with my Red Sox, but my Braves have been running away with the first half.  They really caught fire after the Thompson-O'Connell-Crone for Schoendienst trade with the Giants. We haven't even missed Joe Adcock, who's been hurt for a couple of weeks now.  What will be interesting is how they'll perform after losing Bruton (the leadoff hitter) for the season until they get Adcock back, in September.




Standings at the end of July:

Standings at the end of August:

Final Standings:



World Series Game 1 - Pizzaro blew the lead and my closer, Don McMahon let in the winner with 2 out in the 10th. -_-



World Series Game 2 - McMahon blew the lead for the second straight night, gets EJECTED -_-, and Phillips IMPLODED, all in the 9th.



World Series Game 3 - Buhl gets blitzed early, and our comeback falls just short.



World Series Game 4 - Spahn turns in another solid start, and Pizzaro and McMahon make up for their crappy Game 1's.



World Series Game 5 - Burdette and Hammerin' Hank show the Yankees that we're NOT GOIN' DOWN that easy.



World Series Game 6 - Buhl turns in a sterling start, making up for HIS lousy game 3.  WE'RE. NOT. GOIN'. DOWN.



World Series Game 7 - Spahn hurls a 4-hit SHUTOUT in Game seven, for his second won, his third solid start, and the WORLD SERIES!