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    1972

    I just received the 1972 season disc for Dynasty League Baseball, and can't decide whether to play the season from the end of the strike or play out the full schedule.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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    I would play the full schedule out. I usually enjoy the "what if's" more than a straight replay.

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    That;s what I was thinking. I've been cosidering playing the first two weeks as it originally happened using lineups from Retrosheet as a kind of spring training (and get lineups and rotations stabilized) and stating the season from the beginning of April.

    1972 was my first season as a baseball fan.

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    Nice. Are you planning to replay every game, or just for certain teams? Both leagues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwiggins View Post
    Nice. Are you planning to replay every game, or just for certain teams? Both leagues?
    I'm planning on replaying every game in both leagues. might replay just the Indians season on a seperate computer.

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    I've played the first three days of the season (APrl 15, 16 & 17) using the starting lineups from Retrosheet. this looks like a real pitchers season, there have been six shutouts already,

    I'm going to play the complete season that was planned and ignore the strike, but I am seill undecided about what to do for three players:

    Vida Blue-stage his hold-out or have him on the opening day roster?

    Joe Pepitone-stage his one month retirement or ignore it?

    John Hiller-stage his comeback from his heart attack as is, or have him on the opening day roster?

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    The 1972 season has started as if the strike didn't occur. Bert Blyleven has joined Bob Feller by pitching an opening day no-hitter. Blyleven did it against the California Angels,

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdTarbusz View Post

    Vida Blue-stage his hold-out or have him on the opening day roster?

    ?
    Vida Blue was actually on the roster at the start of the seaon, so he is pitching from the beginning. He was the A's opening day pitcher and was fared poorly against the hard-hitting Chicago White Sox.

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    I have finished playing the schedule through the games of April 14, 1972. The season started on April 15, 1972, so these are my standings of the portion of the schedule that was wiped out by the strike:

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Baltimore 6 2 0.750 -
    Detroit 4 2 0.667 1.0
    Boston 4 3 0.571 1.5
    Milwaukee 2 3 0.400 2.5
    New York (A) 2 5 0.286 3.5
    Cleveland 1 4 0.200 3.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Kansas City 6 0 1.000 -
    Minnesota 6 1 0.857 0.5
    Oakland 4 1 0.800 1.5
    Chicago (A) 2 6 0.250 5.0
    California 1 6 0.143 5.5
    Texas 0 5 0.000 5.5


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    St Louis 5 0 1.000 -
    Pittsburgh 5 2 0.714 1.0
    Montreal 3 3 0.500 2.5
    Chicago (N) 3 4 0.429 3.0
    Philadelphia 1 4 0.200 4.0
    New York (N) 1 5 0.167 4.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Houston 7 2 0.778 -
    Los Angeles 5 2 0.714 1.0
    San Francisco 3 3 0.500 2.5
    San Diego 3 5 0.375 3.5
    Cincinnati 3 5 0.375 3.5
    Atlanta 2 6 0.250 4.5

    The Boston and Detroit results are very interesting.

    The Angels have the most inept offense. They didn't score a run until the ninth inning of thier fourth game. In seven games they have scored seven runs. They were 0-6 before beating Texas. California was also no-hit on opening day.

    There have been five rainouts so far.

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    Here are the standings for the month of April:

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Detroit 10 7 0.588 -
    Baltimore 10 9 0.526 1.0
    Boston 8 10 0.444 2.5
    Milwaukee 8 10 0.444 2.5
    Cleveland 7 9 0.438 2.5
    New York (A) 9 12 0.429 3.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Kansas City 12 5 0.706 0.5
    Minnesota 14 6 0.700 -
    Oakland 12 6 0.667 1.0
    Chicago (A) 8 10 0.444 5.0
    Texas 6 11 0.353 6.5
    California 5 14 0.263 8.5


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Pittsburgh 13 8 0.619 -
    St Louis 10 7 0.588 1.0
    Chicago (N) 11 10 0.524 2.0
    Montreal 9 10 0.474 3.0
    Philadelphia 7 13 0.350 5.5
    New York (N) 3 15 0.167 8.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 16 6 0.727 -
    Houston 15 8 0.652 1.5
    San Diego 11 11 0.500 5.0
    San Francisco 10 11 0.476 5.5
    Cincinnati 10 11 0.476 5.5
    Atlanta 9 14 0.391 7.5

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    I'll be curious to see how well Steve Carlton does in your simulated '72.

    Looking forward to further updates.

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    I just completed the games of May 17th. Here are the standings:

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Detroit 19 11 0.633 -
    Baltimore 17 15 0.531 3.0
    Cleveland 13 13 0.500 4.0
    Boston 15 15 0.500 4.0
    New York (A) 15 17 0.469 5.0
    Milwaukee 12 18 0.400 7.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Oakland 20 11 0.645 -
    Minnesota 21 12 0.636 -
    Kansas City 18 11 0.621 1.0
    Chicago (A) 13 18 0.419 7.0
    Texas 10 20 0.333 9.5
    California 10 22 0.313 10.5


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Chicago (N) 23 12 0.657 -
    Pittsburgh 20 14 0.588 2.5
    St Louis 15 13 0.536 4.5
    Montreal 14 18 0.438 7.5
    Philadelphia 12 22 0.353 10.5
    New York (N) 7 26 0.212 15.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 27 8 0.771 -
    Houston 20 17 0.541 8.0
    Cincinnati 18 17 0.514 9.0
    San Francisco 18 18 0.500 9.5
    San Diego 18 18 0.500 9.5
    Atlanta 13 22 0.371 14.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by seaphil View Post
    I'll be curious to see how well Steve Carlton does in your simulated '72.

    Looking forward to further updates.
    Here is Steve Carlton so far:

    5-4 2.31 10 starts/7 cgs/2 shutouts/89.2 IP/69 H/28 R/23 ERs/12 Doub/4 trip/1 HR/23 BB/84 K/6.93 hits per 9/2.31 BB per 9/8.43 K per 9

    Carlton currently leads the NL in: strikeouts, innings, complete games and triples given up

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    I've just completed the games of May 31st. The season is 1/3rd over.

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Baltimore 26 16 0.619 -
    Detroit 24 19 0.558 2.5
    New York (A) 25 20 0.556 2.5
    Cleveland 16 20 0.444 7.0
    Milwaukee 18 24 0.429 8.0
    Boston 17 25 0.405 9.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Minnesota 29 16 0.644 -
    Oakland 29 16 0.644 -
    Kansas City 21 19 0.525 5.5
    Chicago (A) 22 22 0.500 6.5
    Texas 15 29 0.341 13.5
    California 15 31 0.326 14.5


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Chicago (N) 28 19 0.596 -
    St Louis 23 16 0.590 1.0
    Pittsburgh 25 21 0.543 2.5
    Montreal 20 26 0.435 7.5
    Philadelphia 20 26 0.435 7.5
    New York (N) 11 33 0.250 15.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 35 13 0.729 -
    Cincinnati 28 20 0.583 7.0
    Houston 27 24 0.529 9.5
    San Diego 22 28 0.440 14.0
    Atlanta 21 27 0.438 14.0
    San Francisco 22 29 0.431 14.5
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    As of 5/31, these are my All Star selections:

    AL

    1B Dick Allen Chi
    2B Rod Carew Min
    SS Danny Thompson Min
    3B Mike Ferraro Mil
    OF Reggie Jackson Oak
    OF Tony Oliva Min
    OF Joe Rudi Oak
    C Ellie Rodriguez Mil
    P Mickey Lolich Det

    NL

    1B Willie Stargell Pit
    2B Joe Morgan Cin
    SS Larry Bowa Phi
    3B Ron Santo Chi
    OF Bob Watson Hou
    OF Billy Williams Chi
    OF Bill Buckner LA
    C Johnny Bench C
    P Burt Hooton Chi
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    NL West

    June will be an interesting month in this division. The Dodgers, who have had a decent offense, above average defense and excellent pitching, have a nine game homestand against the Cardinals, Cubs and Pirates. After this homestand the Dodgers go on a nine game roadtrip against the same three teams. The Reds and the Astros will be hoping that the cream of the NL East can bring the Dodgers back down to Earth.

    The Reds have gone 10-3 in the last wo weeks, but have only gained two games in the standings because LA has gone 8-5. The Reds and the Astros are becoming good rivals this season. They have an excellent offense and an excellent defense. The only advantage that the Reds have is slightly better pitching.
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    The March to 3000

    Roberto Clemente entered thw season needing 118 hits to reach 3000. He spent almost the entire month of April on the DL and got off to a slow start he returned to the lineup.

    Clemente has 21 hits this season, and needs 97 to reach 3000. If he can remain relatively injury free, he should make it easily. He is currently batting .233.

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    June 3, 1972 Game of the week

    The Game of the Week is a contest between two first place clubs: the Oakland A's at Baltimore Orioles. Last night, in the first game of the series, Oakland won 3-2. Oakland brings a good offense while Baltimore features a dead ball like style

    It's a warm drizzly day at Memorial Stadium.

    The starting line-ups:

    Oak

    Campaneris, SS (his first gane back after a 3 game suspension)
    Rudi, LF
    Jackson RF
    Epstein 1B
    Bando 3B
    Tenace C
    Mangual CF
    Green 2B
    Blue P

    Baylor LF
    Grich 2B
    Rettenmund CF
    Powell 1B
    Blair CF
    Robinson 3B
    Etchebarren C
    Belanger SS
    Dobson P

    The game develops into a fast moving pitchers duel. In the bottom of the 3rd, Etchebarren singles, Mark Belanger hit a long fly to center that Mangual misplays into a three base error which scores Etchebarren, Dobson then singles scoring Belanger which gives Baltimore two unearned runs.

    The rest of the game is scoreless.

    The final line:

    Oak 000 000 000-0 R 3 H 1 E
    Bal 002 000 000-2 R 3 H 0 E

    Dobson raises his record to 8-4, Blue drops to 3-6. Light hitting Andy Etchebarren goes 2 for 3.

    Other games today:

    Cal 000 000 003-3 9 0
    Cle 400 012 00x-7 14 0
    W-Colbert (1-2) L-Wright (2-10)

    Tex 000 000 000-0 3 0
    Mil 100 100 00x-2 6 0
    W-Lockwood (2-2) L-Bosman (7-5)

    Min 000 400 000-4 7 0
    Det 000 000 200-2 5 0
    W-Kaat (7-1) L-Coleman (6-6)

    NYY 200 135 000-11 15 0
    Chi 030 200 000-5 10 0
    W-McDaniel (1-0) L-Bradley (5-7)

    Bos 000 100 111-4 9 1
    KC 000 000 100-1 7 0
    W-Curtis (1-0) L-Nelson (5-3)

    Atl 200 500 001-8 11 0
    NY 000 000 011-2 4 0
    W-Schueler (2-0) L-Gentry (1-7)

    Cin 200 000 030-5 15 0
    Phi 101 011 20x-6 10 0
    W-Fryman (5-6) L-Billingham (7-4) S-Hoerner (2)

    Pit 000 200 200-4 12 1
    SF 000 010 002-3 8 0
    W-Miller (3-0) L-McDowell (6-5) S-Hernandez (1)

    Night games:

    Hou 301 000 000-4 6 1
    Mon 002 001 011-5 13 1
    W-Walker (1-1) L -Wilson (6-4)

    StL 000 020 010-3 9 0
    LA 001 010 22x-6 15 0
    W-John (7-2) L-Cleveland (6-5)

    Chi 000 100 200-3 8 1
    SD 210 001 000-4 11 2
    W-Kelley (2-1) L-Jenkins (8-5) S-Ross (2)

    The standings at the end of the day:

    A League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    Baltimore 28 17 0.622 -
    New York (A) 27 21 0.563 2.5
    Detroit 25 21 0.543 3.5
    Milwaukee 21 24 0.467 7.0
    Cleveland 18 21 0.462 7.0
    Boston 18 27 0.400 10.0

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Oakland 30 17 0.638 -
    Minnesota 30 18 0.625 0.5
    Kansas City 23 20 0.535 5.0
    Chicago (A) 22 24 0.478 7.5
    California 16 32 0.333 14.5
    Texas 15 31 0.326 14.5


    N League

    East Div W L Pct GB
    St Louis 25 17 0.595 -
    Pittsburgh 27 21 0.563 1.0
    Chicago (N) 28 22 0.560 1.0
    Montreal 22 26 0.458 6.0
    Philadelphia 22 27 0.449 6.5
    New York (N) 12 35 0.255 15.5

    West Div W L Pct GB
    Los Angeles 37 14 0.725 -
    Cincinnati 29 22 0.569 8.0
    Houston 27 27 0.500 11.5
    San Diego 24 28 0.462 13.5
    Atlanta 23 27 0.460 13.5
    San Francisco 22 32 0.407 16.5
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    Love the game of the week posts. Keep 'em coming when you have time.


    Ferraro must be playing over his head a ways. Poor Clyde Wright. 10 losses and it's only the first week of June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwiggins View Post
    Love the game of the week posts. Keep 'em coming when you have time.


    Ferraro must be playing over his head a ways. Poor Clyde Wright. 10 losses and it's only the first week of June.
    In my opinion, Clyde Wright is pitching well. He is being victimized by an exremely impotent offense and an unreliable defense. His stats are posted above, as of the end of May. I think the Angels are the worst team in the AL. The team that has surprised me the most is the Mets. Every facet of their game stinks right now, and they just lost their catcher for at least a month.

    Right now, Ferraro and Nettles are probably the best 3Bmen in the AL. It will be interesting to see how long Ferraro can maintain the pace. Eric Soderholm also got off to a fast start but has cooled off consdierably.

    I've been describing my Game of the Week for my son, and I think I will post each one here. Next weeks will probably be Oak at Det. Most of the Saturday games of 6/10 are night games, and I always use day games for the GOW.

    If there are any specific box scores you want to see, or players tracked please let me know.
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    Following and rooting for the impossible (Go Brewers!)

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    How the heck do you nerdos play fantasy baseball based on a season from 37 years ago?! And you all know girls exist out there in the real world, don't you? Please tell me you're at least making some money playing this, a la fantasy football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurehalloffamer View Post
    How the heck do you nerdos play fantasy baseball based on a season from 37 years ago?! And you all know girls exist out there in the real world, don't you? Please tell me you're at least making some money playing this, a la fantasy football.
    It's not fantasy baseball. My wife would rather see me spend an hour a day doing this rather than getting liquored up or chasing women.

    This is a hobby, not a money making venture.

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    The hapless Mets have just been swept in three games by the Braves. The first and third games went 13 innings. On Friday, June 2, the game was scoreless after 12, and the Mets gave uo 8 runs in the top of the 13th, losing 8-1.

    Even worse for the Mets, Jerry Grote and Rusty Staub (who is the best Met offensively) were each injured and will each miss at least a month. They are being replaced by Bill Sudakis and Dave Schneck.

    Currently the Mets have a .250 winning percentage. This is the same winning percentage they had in 1962.

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    Another night at home and not pursuing an affair...

    It's June 6, 1972 and I've just played the game with the highest offensive output of the season:

    Min 300 200 021 03-11 24 0
    Bal 000 023 012 00-8 12 0
    W-Granger (1-1) L-Jackson (1-2)

    In the second inning, Jim Perry was ejected for hitting Dave Johnson and received a six game suspension. Johnson will be out for about 10 days. In the 10th inning, Rod Carew was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Perry's ejection left the Twins to rely on their extremely inconsistant bullpen. Baltimore's bullpen is shaky as well. Both teams have excellent starting pitching and unreliable bullpens.

    The Twins are tied with Oakland (who won earlier tonight in Cleveland) and this win maintains the tie. Oakland is in Cleveland and has shut out the Indians two nights in a row now. The Indians have had such a total lack of succes that the A's may spot start the awful Denny McLain in the final game of the Indians series, and save Blue, Hotzman and Hunter for their upcoming series with the Tigers.

    Despite two losses in a row to Minnesota, the Orioles remain in first, but their lead against the Yankees and Tigers is shrinking. Tonight the Yankees play Texas and the Tigers have a doubleheader against the Angels. The Angels and Rangers at the bottom of the AL west.
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