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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?

  • #2
    I would play the full schedule out. I usually enjoy the "what if's" more than a straight replay.


    • #3
      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.


      • #4
        Nice. Are you planning to replay every game, or just for certain teams? Both leagues?


        • #5
          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.


          • #6
            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?


            • #7
              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,


              • #8
                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.


                • #9
                  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.


                  • #10
                    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


                    • #11
                      I'll be curious to see how well Steve Carlton does in your simulated '72.

                      Looking forward to further updates.
                      "The kid doesn't chew tobacco, smoke, drink, curse or chase broads. I don't see how he can possibly make it." - Richie Ashburn


                      • #12
                        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
                        Attached Files
                        Last edited by EdTarbusz; 05-14-2009, 12:54 PM.


                        • #13
                          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


                          • #14
                            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
                            Attached Files
                            Last edited by EdTarbusz; 06-24-2009, 09:43 PM.


                            • #15
                              As of 5/31, these are my All Star selections:


                              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


                              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
                              Last edited by EdTarbusz; 06-24-2009, 12:21 PM.


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