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Yankee Draft - The Competition

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EVIL~! alkeiper

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A couple weeks ago six of us ran an All-Time Yankees draft. With six teams chosen, the time has come to create a competition. I entered all six teams into a baseball simulator. The games are yet to come. Before the festivities begin, I thought it would be helpful to lay out the specifics and ground rules of the tournament.

 

1. Each team will play ten games, two against each opponent (one home and one away).

2. The top three teams will advance to the playoffs. The team with the best record receives a bye.

3. In the case of a tie for a playoff berth (first or third place), a tiebreaker game (or games as necessary) will be held. Teams can not be eliminated in a tiebreak scenario, except via an on-field game. Seeding for those games will be decided by:

  1. Head to Head record among tied teams
  2. Overall Run Differential
  3. Random Draw

4. Playoff rounds are five games apiece. Home field format is 2-2-1.

5. Each team will use a five man rotation, ensuring two starts per pitcher.

6. Each team will use their reserve catcher in the 5th and 9th games, their reserve infielder in their 6th game and their reserve outfielder in their 7th game.

7. The extra reserves and relievers (those not drafted) will only be used in an extra inning game, or if a team has exhausted their bullpen.

 

See the comments for game details.

 

Day Ten

Yankees 7

Bridegrooms 5

 

Giants 9

Dodgers 2

 

Highlanders 12

Gothams 2

 

Day Nine

Bridegrooms 3

Yankees 10

 

Dodgers 4

Giants 10

 

Gothams 2

Highlanders 5

 

Day Eight

Highlanders 4

Bridegrooms 5

11 Innings

 

Gothams 4

Dodgers 5

 

Yankees 1

Giants 3

 

Day Seven

Bridegrooms 4

Highlanders 6

 

Dodgers 8

Gothams 2

 

Giants 8

Yankees 10

 

Day Six

Gothams 7

Bridegrooms 4

 

Yankees 5

Dodgers 3

 

Highlanders 7

Giants 11

 

Day Five

Bridegrooms 10

Gothams 2

 

Dodgers 18

Yankees 2

 

Giants 4

Highlanders 8

 

Day Four

Giants 2

Bridegrooms 4

 

Highlanders 3

Dodgers 12

 

Yankees 5

Gothams 4

 

Day Three

Bridegrooms 3

Giants 4

 

Dodgers 6

Highlanders 5

 

Gothams 7

Yankees 8

10 Innings

 

Day Two

Dodgers 3

Bridegrooms 6

 

Gothams 3

Giants 4

 

Yankees 4

Highlanders 6

 

Day One

Bridegrooms 4

Dodgers 11

 

Giants 2

Gothams 6

 

Highlanders 7

Yankees 0

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Sounds good to me. Will this simulation have injuries or anything of the like to worry about? What about fatigue?

Injuries no, which would concern me a bit in a longer league but not a short tournament. Fatigue yes, the program mandates that teams rest pitchers after long outings.

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Bridegrooms 4

Dodgers 11

WP: Pettitte, LP: Chandler

Bill Dickey 3 run HR in 1st

Chandler 1.7 IP, 5 H, 8 ER, 6 BBs, 1 K

 

The Dodgers abused Spud Chandler for eight runs in the first two innings. Clark Griffith saved the 'grooms bullpen with 6 1/3 innings of work.

 

Giants 2

Gothams 6

WP: Ford, LP: Gomez

Posada scored on McDougald error

Hank Bauer HR

Bernie Williams RBI double

Willie Randolph inside the park HR

 

Williams and Randolph collected two RBIs apiece. Whitey Ford pitched eight innings, surrendering only two runs.

 

Highlanders 7

Yankees 0

WP: Ruffing, LP: Hunter, Sv: Davis

 

Rickey Henderson led off the game with a home run and the Highlanders cruised. Catfish Hunter walked six batters in the loss. The Yankees loaded the bases in the eighth, but Ron Davis came in and got Dave Winfield to fly out to snuff the rally.

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Day Two

Dodgers 3

Bridegrooms 6

WP: Clemens, LP: Key, Sv: Lyle

HR: Cano

 

Clemens gave up a three-run double to Bill Dickey in the first but cruised afterward. Robinson Cano tied the game with a two run home run and Frankie Crosetti added two RBIs of his own.

 

Gothams 3

Giants 4

11 Innings

WP: Murphy, LP: May

HR: Howard

 

The Gothams scored three in the ninth to take the lead, but the Giants tied the game in the bottom of the inning on an Elston Howard home run. Roy White drove in the game winning RBI with a sac fly.

 

Yankees 4

Highlanders 6

WP: Lopat, LP: Raschi

HR: Dimaggio, Soriano

 

Ed Lopat pitched a complete game while Alfonso Soriano picked up two RBIs.

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Day Three

Bridegrooms 3

Giants 4

WP: Duren, LP: Lyle

 

Elston Howard drove in the winning run with a walk-off single in the 9th inning. The Giants grounded into four double plays, while the Bridegrooms left 11 men on base.

 

Dodgers 6

Highlanders 5

WP: Cone, LP: John, Sv: Gossage

 

Bill Dickey collected two RBIs, Nick Etten hit a home run and double in the victory.

 

Gothams 7

Yankees 8

10 Innings

WP: Rivera, LP: Wickman

 

The Yankees tied the game with a three-run seventh, and took the lead in the eighth. Mariano Rivera however blew a save opportunity in the ninth, giving up two runs. Dave Righetti coughed up the lead in the bottom half, leading to extra innings. Thurman Munson collected the walk-off single.

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Day Four

Giants 2

Bridegrooms 4

WP: Stottlemyre, LP: Mays, Sv: Lyle

 

Frankie Crosetti collected two RBIs in the victory.

 

Highlanders 3

Dodgers 12

WP: Shawkey, LP: Wells

 

Bill Dickey broke open the scoring with a grand slam in the first inning. Babe Ruth added two RBIs of his own. Bob Shawkey pitched a complete game for the win.

 

Yankees 5

Gothams 4

10 Innings

WP: Page, LP: Nelson

 

Another extra inning game from these two. Jeff Nelson blew the save with Dave Righetti needing rest. Don Mattingly collected three RBIs including a two-run home run in the first. Earle Combs added two, including the game winner in the tenth.

 

That gives us the Yankees and Dodgers at 3-1, the Giants and Bridegrooms at 2-2, and the Gothams and Highlanders at 1-3. Still a lot of baseball to come though. The Dodgers and Yankees play head to head in the next set of games.

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Bridegrooms 10

Gothams 2

WP: Chamberlain, LP: Chesbro, Sv: Griffith

 

The bottom four hitters in the Bridegrooms' order collected two RBIs apiece.

 

Dodgers 18

Yankees 2

WP: Wang, LP: Peterson

 

The Yankees scored 11 runs in the seventh inning, nine off of reliever Dick Tidrow. Bobby Murcer led the attack with five RBIs

 

Giants 4

Highlanders 8

WP: Davis, LP: Hamilton

 

The Giants took an early lead thanks to Phil Rizzuto's (!) three run home run. Graig Nettles tied the game with a three run shot of his own. The Highlanders scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch from Johnny Murphy.

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Gothams 7

Bridegrooms 4

WP: Ford, LP: Gordon, Sv: Righetti

 

Spud Chandler redeemed himself, compiling a quality start this time out. The Gothams came back though, scoring four in the eighth to take the lead. Wally Pipp drove in three runs.

 

Yankees 5

Dodgers 3

WP: Hunter, LP: Pettitte, Sv: Rivera

 

Four runs for the Yankees in the second as they held on to win. Earle Combs hit a home run and drove in two RBIs.

 

Highlanders 7

Yankees 11

WP: Duren, LP: Ruffing, Sv: Murphy

 

A duel between the two aces of the 1930s went as well as you'd expect. Nine earned from Ruffing in four innings, while Lefty Gomez allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings. Roy White knocked in three runs with a bases loaded triple.

 

Six games down. Four teams stand at 3-3. The exceptions are the Dodgers (4-2) and the Gothams (2-4). I will not go into tiebreak scenarios until the last series, there is too much to break down. The league is averaging 5.6 runs per game, the hitters have it all over the pitchers so far.

 

Gothams have a chance to make up ground as they face the Dodgers. Giants battle the Yankees and Highlanders battle the Bridegrooms.

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Huzzah 3 splits down, two to go.

 

Dodgers 18

Yankees 2

WP: Wang, LP: Peterson

 

The Yankees scored 11 runs in the seventh inning, nine off of reliever Dick Tidrow. Bobby Murcer led the attack with five RBIs

 

So did they get penalized 9 runs in the 8th?

 

 

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Bridegrooms 4

Highlanders 6

WP: Lopat, LP: Clemens, Sv: Wetteland

 

Two RBIs from Nettles capped a four run fourth that put the Highlanders in the lead for good.

 

Dodgers 8

Gothams 2

WP: Key, LP: Hernandez

 

Two RBIs apiece for Tony Lazzeri and Paul O'Neill. El Duque pitched a quality start but the bullpen allowed five more runs.

 

Giants 8

Yankees 10

WP: Raschi, LP: Reynolds

 

Three RBIs for Combs and Henrich. Earle Combs came a home run away from the cycle in this victory.

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Highlanders 4

Bridegrooms 5

11 Innings

WP: Gordon, LP: Wetteland

 

The Highlanders tied the game with two in the top of the ninth. Tino Martinez hit the game winning home run.

 

Gothams 4

Dodgers 5

WP: Gossage, LP: Righetti

 

Back and forth game, the Gothams scored two in the top of the eighth to take the lead, the Dodgers tied it in the bottom of the inning. Nick Etten drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

 

Yankees 1

Giants 3

WP: Pennock, LP: Turley, Sv: Duren

 

Giants scored the go-ahead run in the 7th on Roy White's RBI double, and a Wade Boggs error led to an insurance run.

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Here's where we stand after eight games.

 

Dodgers 6-2

Highlanders 4-4

Bridegrooms 4-4

Yankees 4-4

Giants 4-4

Gothams 2-6

 

The next three series are Gothams vs. Highlanders, Dodgers against Giants and Bridegrooms vs. Yankees. No team has clinched a playoff berth, or been mathematically eliminated. If the Gothams sweep, the Dodgers sweep and the Bridegrooms/Yankee series ends in a sweep, we would have a four way tie for third place and a playoff berth.

 

With 64 hypothetical game outcomes yet, I'll wait a game before laying out potential tiebreakers.

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Bridegrooms (Stottlemyre) @ Yankees (Downing)

Dodgers (Shawkey) @ Giants (Mays)

Gothams (Hoyt) @ Highlanders (Wells)

 

Bridegrooms 3

Yankees 10

WP: Downing, LP: Stottlemyre

 

Yankees dominated, scoring four in the first and pouring it on late in the game. Tommy Henrich drove in four runs in the win.

 

Dodgers 4

Giants 10

WP: Mays, LP: Shawkey

 

A bases clearing triple by Joe Gordon in the third put the Giants ahead for good.

 

Gothams 2

Highlanders 5

WP: Wells, LP: Hoyt, Sv: Wetteland

 

The Highlanders scored in five different innings and five different players drove in runs. David Wells pitched eight strong innings for the win.

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That leaves us with three games left. Yankees (5-4) at Bridegrooms (4-5). Giants (5-4) at Dodgers (6-3). Highlanders (5-4) at Gothams (2-7). The Dodgers can clinch the top spot with a victory. The Bridegrooms can force their way into a playoff game with a win and either a Giants or Highlanders loss.

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Yankees 7

Bridegrooms 5

WP: Peterson, LP: Chamberlain, Sv: Rivera

 

Home runs by Joe Dimaggio and Dave Winfield led the way for the Yankees. Mariano Rivera pitched a six out save, retiring all six batters he faced.

 

Giants 9

Dodgers 2

WP: Shocker, LP: Wang

 

A close game until the eighth when the Giants scored six runs. All six were unearned thanks to costly errors by Lindy McDaniel and Babe Ruth.

 

Highlanders 12

Gothams 2

WP: Davis, LP: Chesbro

 

This game was actually tied in the eighth. The Highlanders plated a pair of runs and loaded the bases. Alfonso Soriano put the game away with a grand slam off reliever Bob Wickman.

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