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  • #16
    Detroit Tigers		1901	 Pre-Season 			
     Pos 	 Name 	 Acquired 	 Salary 	 Begin 		 End 
    C	Bill Bergen	Draft	 $750,000 	1901	-	1903
    C	Frank Chance	Draft	 $10,000,000 	1901	-	1906
    C	Joe Wall	Draft	 $250,000 	1901	-	1902
    C	P Livingston	Draft	 $250,000 	1901	-	1901
    1B	Deacon McGuire	Draft	 $2,000,000 	1901	-	1904
    1B	Sam Dungan	Draft	 $2,000,000 	1901	-	1901
    1B	Burt Hart	Draft	 $750,000 	1901	-	1901
    1B	Frank Foutz	Draft	 $500,000 	1901		1901
    2B	Claude Ritchey	Draft	 $6,000,000 	1901	-	1906
    2B	Bert Conn	Draft	 $250,000 	1901	-	1902
    3B	Lave Cross	Draft	 $5,000,000 	1901	-	1904
    SS	Bill Friel	Draft	 $1,000,000 	1901	-	1903
    SS	Bill Dahlen	Draft	 $8,000,000 	1901	-	1905
    SS	John Gochnauer	Draft	 $500,000 	1901	-	1903
    OF	Fred Clarke	Draft	 $15,000,000 	1901	-	1908
    OF	Jimmy Slagle	Draft	 $4,000,000 	1901	-	1904
    OF	Kip Selbach	Draft	 $3,000,000 	1901	-	1904
    OF	G Van Haltren	Draft	 $2,000,000 	1901	-	1902
    OF	Steve Brodie	Draft	 $1,000,000 	1901	-	1902
    P 	D Phillippe	Draft	 $10,000,000 	1901	-	1907
    P 	Harry Howell	Draft	 $4,000,000 	1901	-	1905
    P	Bill Duggleby	Draft	 $3,000,000 	1901	-	1905
    P	Chick Fraser	Draft	 $2,000,000 	1901	-	1905
    P	Ed Murphy	Draft	 $1,000,000 	1901	-	1903
    P	Happy Townsend	Draft	 $1,000,000 	1901	-	1904
    P	Nig Cuppy	Draft	 $1,000,000 	1901	-	1901
    P 	Bill Magee	Draft	 $750,000 	1901	-	1902
    P 	Gene McCann	Draft	 $750,000 	1901	-	1902
    P 	George Merritt	Draft	 $500,000 	1901	-	1901
    P 	Ben Beville	Draft	 $250,000 	1901	-	1901
    Players 		30	 $85,750,000
    CKL - Maloy Boys
    P2PKL - Detroit Tigers


    • #17
      Originally posted by rmadachik View Post
      Here is the updated season file. I think I have all dual player issues solved. MP's are in for about half the teams. I will accept updated MP's up until Monday Morning 9:00AM PST. I will run the first sim on Monday Night and post the results probably tuesday morning. . . . In the mean time lets all try to get our rosters up on the rosters thread. (Myself included)
      Every time I try to open the 1901 file I receive a message: THE COMPRESSED (ZIPPED) FILE IS INVALID OR CORRUPTED. I can't open it. Anyone else having this problem? If not, what am I doing wrong?


      • #18
        --You can only open it inside the DMB program.


        • #19
          Originally posted by leecemark View Post
          --You can only open it inside the DMB program.
          Thanks, mark.


          • #20
            Mark, my MP was sent by email. Let me know if you had any problems importing it. BTW, thanks for all you do.

            CKL - Maloy Boys
            P2PKL - Detroit Tigers


            • #21
              duplicate post
              Last edited by scubadan; 04-26-2012, 05:09 PM. Reason: duplicate post
              CKL - Maloy Boys
              P2PKL - Detroit Tigers


              • #22
                I just noticed something... in posts #506 and 507 in the Re-Draft thread, Leecemark and Scubadan both mention pitchers getting 130% of their real life batters faced, but the rules say 120%.


                • #23
                  Didn't we raise it to 130% for the first few years due to 140 game seasons?


                  • #24
                    130% thru 1903


                    • #25
                      sorry - i never updated the rules thread to reflect the 130% usage for 1901-1903
                      Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah


                      • #26
                        Ah, okay. I remember that discussion now.

                        That explains part of why I thought so many people wouldn't have enough PAs to cover their games


                        • #27
                          Yeah, surprising how much that extra 10% will mean those first three years. The difference between being able to use a decent player every game, or have to use a slug for the last sim.
                          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


                          • #28
                            The rules say we are using a 25 man roster. Did we agree to keep all 30 active? If not, I need to revise my MP. Jack
                            Illegitimi Non Carborundum


                            • #29
                              Originally posted by dust bunnies View Post
                              The rules say we are using a 25 man roster. Did we agree to keep all 30 active? If not, I need to revise my MP. Jack
                              Yes, it was agreed that the rosters would have all 30 players active for at least the first season.
                              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


                              • #30
                                Can't get to web page to see rules. What are PT limits for players with minmial PA's/BF's ?
                                There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.