Well, I didn't read the instructions well enough. Had the whole team done using both leagues, then went back and redid it. The NL looks a lot stronger this year.... Ballot identical to Dan's for the position players, but I don't think Dan likes the Express pitchers very much....
1. Charlie Dexter, Pioneers Best of a pretty weak group in the AL behind the plate.
2. Lou Criger, Bums Second best of a very weak position for the AL.
1. Frank Chance, Tigers Stands head and shoulders above the other first basemen in the AL.
2. Charlie Hickman, Rams Best of the rest. Thats not saying a lot.
1. Nap Lajoie, Inmates Huge drop off from last year, but still the best in the AL at this position.
2. Danny Murphy, Rams
1. Harry Wolverton, Express Clearly the best third baseman for the AL so far this season.
2. Bill Bradley, Pioneers A true coin flip between Bradley and Strang. I went with Bradley; anyone taking Strang would get no argument from me.
1. Bill Dahlen, Tigers No contest. Courtney close in batting but Dahlen is clearly the better fielder and has played a lot more.
2. Ernie Courtney, Express Too bad hes out for the season with an injury (usage). With 121 point edge in OPS over the next man, and a better glove, I still went with him.
1. Jimmy Sheckard, Express Went with him due to more playing time and better range than either Hartsel or Clarke. Also leads all LFers in runs and stolen bases. Yeah, also a homer vote.
2. Topsy Hartsel, Rams Barely edges out Clarke.
1. Jimmy Barrett, Bums Having a fine season at the Point.
2. Roy Thomas, Inmates Nice year for him as well.
1. Jesse Burkett, Rams A no brainer pick. 200 points in OPS over the next best man leaves no room for argument.
2. Ollie Pickering, Bums Second best, but a loooong way behind Burkett with the bat.
1. Fred Clarke, Tigers Makes up for leaving off of the left field picks. Deserves a spot.
2. Sam Metes, Bums Edges out Bresnahan for the final spot on my ballot.
1. Bill Donovan, Inmates Leads the AL in wins and ERA, second in WHIP, fourth in IP. Easy pick.
2. Jake Weimer, Express Rookie hurler is keeping the Express in the AL race.
3. Cy Young, Tigers Keeps rolling along. Another fine season on the hill.
4. Red Donahue, Express Having a better than expected year, and Im very grateful.
5. Chappie McFarland, Inmates
1. Ed Poole, Bums
2. Ed Doheny, Pioneers
Last edited by catcher24; 02-02-2013 at 06:16 PM.
You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton