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  1. Highest Current Player Salaries (1911) 1. $36,600 Drew Krull (P) New York Militia 2. $34,100 Phil Scrimshawe (2B) New York Militia 3. $30,900 Derrick Dotson (P) Philadelphia Boomers 4. $24,390 Peter Martin (P) Ohio Royals 5. $18,400 Brian Hockenberry (SS) Boston Brotherhood 6. $16,700 Mike Olney (P) Chicago Crusaders 7. $16,100 Doug Rayfield (CF) New York Militia 8. $14,700 Cory Bramble (LF) St Louis Steamers 9. $14,300 Jim MacColl (P) Indianapolis Stripes 10. $14,040 Chad Blank (P) Washington D.C. Executives
  2. Major Baseball Leagues NCBL (North Coast Baseball League) 1879-Present The NCBL is the oldest baseball league in the world and is considered the second highest level of professional baseball. The NCBL and UNBA are two structed leagues, other pro leagues have less structure and much higher member fluctuation. The NCBL formed with 6 teams that wished to have a more stable schedule, eventually the league began to appoint a yearly champion beginning in 1881. 1879: The Albany Club (NY) Central A.C. (New York, NY)\ Empire A.C. (New York, NY) Vine Street A.C. (Philadelphia, PA) Ridge A.C. (Philadelphia, PA) Troy (NY) The NCBL ballooned to 16 teams by 1882 which included their new addition of the New York Militia. The NCBL consisted primarily of Athletic Clubs with a few owner managed professional teams sprinkled in the league. By the mid 1880’s it had become apparent that the pro-teams were dominating the athletic club filled league. Prior to the 1885 season the NCBL splintered, with over half of its 22 teams leaving in order to either join the newly formed AACB or continue playing as an independent. The NCBL consisted of 9 teams during the 1885 season. 1885: The Albany Club (NY) Troy ‘Tigers’ (NY) Allegheny City A.C. (PA) Clark A.C. (Pittsburgh, PA) New York ‘Militia’ (NY) Erie Shore A.C. ‘Lakers’ (Cleveland, OH) Buffalo A.C. (NY) Philadelphia ‘Hounds’ (PA) Bridgeport A.C. ‘Fishermen’ (CT) The NCBL would continue to slowly lose athletic clubs to the AACB for the next several seasons. However, they would add a few professional clubs to the league. By 1890 the league stabilized at 8 teams; 7 professional clubs and 1 athletic club. During this period of transition the New York Militia began to establish itself as the elite ballclub within the NCBL, winning two championship in 1887 & 1888. 1890: Troy Tigers (NY) New York Militia (NY) Erie Shore A.C. ‘Lakers’ (Cleveland, OH) Philadelphia Hounds (PA) Scranton ‘Redcaps’ (PA) Richmond Falcons (VA) Utica Frost (NY) Wheeling Mongoose (WV) The New York Militia would continue their dominance of the NCBL claiming the 1890, 1893, and 1895-1896 championships. The Richmond Falcons moved to Baltimore in 1893, and the NCBL stopped counting out of league games in teams’ records. This led many teams to stop scheduling opponents from outside the NCBL. The Wheeling Mongoose folded after the 1896 season and after the 1897 season Erie Shore A.C. left the NCBL. So the 1898 season would see only 6 teams within the NCBL, however these were 6 financially secure clubs. 1898: Troy Tigers (NY) New York Militia (NY) Philadelphia Hounds (PA) Scranton Reds (PA) Baltimore Falcons (MD) Utica Frost (NY) The New York Militia would dominate the smaller NCBL winning four straight championships from 1899-1902. The league would grow in 1900 to 7 teams with the addition of the Syracuse Machiners. However, the NCBL was now playing second string to the UNBL with players jumping to the new league. When the UNBL's National League extended an invitation to the New York Militia on Christmas Day, New York readily accepted and made the announcement on New Year's that they would be joining the National League and the UNBL for the 1903 season. With the loss of the NCBL’s most successful ballclub the league appeared to be at the brink of failure. The 1903 season would be played with the six remaining teams. Prior to the 1904 season the NCBL had a league meeting. In the 1904 meeting they approved the addition of two new ball-clubs (Allentown Flyers (PA), Edison Blues (NJ)), and agreed to stop competing with the UNBA for big name talent and focus on acquiring local talent. 1904: Troy Tigers (NY) Philadelphia Hounds (PA) Scranton Reds (PA) Baltimore Falcons (MD) Utica Frost (NY) Syracuse Machiners (NY) Allentown Flyers (PA) Edison Blues (NJ) The Philadelphia Hounds relocated to Reading (PA) in 1907. The NCBL continues by focusing on local talent and local fans. NCBL championship history: 1881- Empire A.C. (57-27) .679 1882- Troy (78-32) .709 1883- Clark A.C. (52-8) .867 1884- New York (76-38) .666 1885- Philadelphia ‘Hounds’ (38-16) .704 1886- Troy ‘Tigers’ (67-26) .720 1887- New York ‘Militia’ (49-31) .613 1888- New York Militia (46-27) .630 1889- Philadelphia Hounds (50-31) .617 1890- New York Militia (50-24) .676 1891- Scranton ‘Redcaps’ (53-25) .679 1892- Troy Tigers (44-27) .620 1893- New York Militia (45-25) .643 1894- Philadelphia Hounds (47-23) .671 1895- New York Militia (46-24) .657 1896- New York Militia (44-26) .629 1897- Philadelphia Hounds (35-25) .583 1898- Philadelphia Hounds (28-22) .560 1899- New York Militia (38-22) .633 1900- New York Militia (44-16) .733 1901- New York Militia (49-11) .816 1902- New York Militia (40-21) .666 1903- Troy Tigers (32-18) .640 1904- Syracuse Machiners (46-24) .657 1905- Syracuse Machiners (40-30) (1-0) .577 1906- Edison Blues (50-34) (1-0) .600 1907- Reading Hounds (47-37) .560 1908- Allentown Flyers (51-33) .607 1909- Baltimore Falcons (60-24) .714 1910- Reading Hounds (49-35) .583 AACB (Association for Athletic Club Baseball) 1885-1890(Professional league) 1891-1917(Club league) 1918-Present (Governing Association) The AACB was formed in 1885 as 10 members of the NCBL decided to leave and form their own baseball association. The AACB posts rules and guidelines, while also supplying umpires for AACB games since the 1889 season. By 1890 the AACB consisted of 18 athletic clubs. In 1891 the AACB passed a rule prohibiting the paying of players (Until that point star players at larger clubs would routinely receive cash bonuses), this rule stated that each athletic club could only waive their membership fees for participating players, and clubs were prohibited from paying players. After 1891 the league's talent level began dropping. The AACB is no longer viewed as a major baseball league, though it remains a governing association and league for club baseball across the United States. UBA (United Baseball Association) 1886-1900 The United Baseball Association was a group of 10-20 teams from the time of its formation in 1886, until the merger that formed the UNBA. The UBA did not place restrictions on player movement, set schedules, or name a league champion. Rather the UBA served as an enforcing body for a unified set of rules and regulations, in addition to being a collective for teams to easily find opponents. The St Louis Paddle Steamers (Today the St Louis Steamers) were the best team during the initial year of 1886. This was followed by a great year by the now defunct Park Athletic Club in 1887. The Ohio Taylors (Today the Ohio Royals) were clearly the best team during the years of both 1888 and 1889. The Cleveland Grizzlies joined the league in 1890 and signed the 23 year old talented center fielder Jeff Burrell away from the Boston Artillery (now defunct) along with several other talented east coast players and created a talented team that would dominate the 1890 and 1891 seasons. The Chicago Crusaders would emerge during the 1892 season as the new power within the UBA and go on to continue its winning ways throughout the 1893 and 1894 seasons. The 1895 and 1896 seasons were marked by a large increase in the quality of play as both the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Cleveland Grizzlies would boast talented rosters. The Grizzlies’ Jeff Burrell would play his best ball of his career during these two years dominating the league at his position and at the plate. However the Grizzlies would fall short compared to the Pittsburgh Panthers who completely dominated the game of baseball during the same two years. The Panthers traveled the country and throughout the course of those two seasons they won over 80% of their games against all comers. Gary Aiken, the Panther’s ace pitcher struck out batters with his effective fastball and wicked curveball. Pittsburgh employed some of the first baseball strategies such as shifts and encouraged a high rate of attempted steals during a ball game. In 1897 the dominate Pittsburgh Panthers were outshone by the rising force of the Detroit Titans who with a younger roster were able to win more games during the course of the season. In 1898 the Cleveland Grizzlies would once again rise to the top with the help of a slight renaissance from the now 31 year old Jeff Burrell. The Illinois Packers would control the 1899 season winning more games than the talented St. Louis Steamers. In 1900 the Packers would fade and allow the St. Louis Steamers to step into the spotlight one last time before the UBA would merge with the NOBL. NOBL (National Organized Baseball League) 1893-1900 The National Organized Baseball League formed in 1893 with six teams, four of which joined the UNBA in 1901. Those four teams are the Boston Brotherhood, Baltimore Runners, Manhattan Thunder, and Washington D.C. Executives. The NOBL was an organized league with league appointed champions and rules restricting player movement in addition to a set of rules and regulations regarding the game. During its first season the Boston Brotherhood won the inaugural 1893 league championship. The Manhattan Thunder won the league championship during the 1894 and 1895 seasons. The Boston Brotherhood then claimed the 1896 championship with a large lead over the other teams in the league. During these early years the league championship was solely contested between Boston and Manhattan. The 1897 and 1898 seasons were dominated by the Adrian McCarthy led Pennsylvania Scarlets who cruised to back to back championships. The 1899 championship was won by the Brooklyn Beermen in a 5 game championship series (one of the first Championship series), 3-1 against the Boston Beetles. In 1900 the Manhattan Thunder defeated the Boston Brotherhood 3-2 for the league championship. During these early years there was a high turnover of players due to low paychecks and as a result it was rare for a player to stay on one team for a career. Many players bounced from team to team collecting paychecks for individual weekends or even games. This led to many changes in the talent levels on particular ball clubs. Teams rarely ended the season with the same players they employed at the beginning of the season. The Pittsburgh Panthers of the 1895 and 1896 seasons were a marked difference, the most complete team of the early years was able to maintain most of their key players for their two year run before they eventually succumbed to their own players moving on to more lucrative paychecks. UNBA (United National Baseball Association) 1901-Present The UNBA was formed in October of 1900 when two leagues: the United Baseball Association and the National Organized Baseball League consolidated their respective leagues to each of their strongest eight ballclubs. The leagues then merged to create a strong association of sixteen professional ballclubs in order to be at the forefront of all professional baseball leagues and associations in the world. The winner of each league would compete in best of seven game series that would determine the champion of the world. A bronze cup was commissioned to be built for the world champions. This cup was finished shortly before the 1902 world championship series. This trophy was christened the Competitors’ Cup and is awarded to the world championship team for one year. The world champion's team name and date of victory is engraved underneath the base of the trophy. SBA (Southern Baseball Association) 1897-1907
  3. Looking to return to regular posts on this feed by the end of the month. Hopefully the 28th or 29th. Been super busy with work, but my latest project is finally winding down and I'll have some downtime. Like thisYeah, maybe next week. Fingers crossed. Thanks, wish I could be more active with my posts. Followers make it worth posting.
  4. Barry Leonard (Indianapolis Stripes Owner) was instrumental in leading the city of Indianapolis to fund the construction of a new public stadium ($194,000). The stadium was to be used by the local university's baseball team in addition to the city's professional team (Indianapolis Stripes). This stadium's main structure was constructed from red brick and fitted with wood benches that were painted green to match team colors. The outfield bleachers were of wooden construction also painted completely green. A bronze plaque to commemorate the Stripes 1910 United League championship was placed into the outer brick facade of the stadium, along with several more empty spots for future championships. The freshly constructed ballpark would become the new home of the Indianapolis Stripes as they would transition from the privately funded Leonard Park (constructed 1905, 9,217; Conv-F, Comf-D, Sight-D), which had just hosted several iconic games in the last UNBA World Championship Series. Indianapolis' new stadium was christened 'The People's Park' on March 20th, 1911, in time for the Stripes first game of the 1911 season.
  5. 1910-1911 UNBA Offseason Player scouting: Coach evaluations: (-): No longer a factor (Legacy) ⇑: Great/Legend (+): Talented (Influence games) ⇖: Good/Leader (++): Exceptional (Change games) ⇔: Average/Capable (+++): Elite (Define games) ⇙: Inexperienced/Struggling ⇓: Bad/Unlucky Baltimore Runners Team Payroll ($45,575-19th) Owner: Hendrik Masson, 76 yr (Industrial) 1891- Manager: Howard Jackson, 47 yr (11th Season BAL) 10yrs HC: ⇑ Assistant: Hayden Kole, 46 yr (1st Season BAL) 0yrs AC, 7yrs HC: ⇙ Stadium: Woolescroft Ballfield (17,242) 1900- Star Player(s): Ross Hemus (RF) (++) 29 yr, Steve Tilton (P) (+) 29 yr, Louie Holifield (3B) (+) 28 yr Strength: Ross Hemus (RF) Weakness: Inexperienced bottom of lineup Major Player Transactions: None Boston Beetles Team Payroll ($69,940-10th) Owner: Conall Wolf, 47 yr (Finance) 1900- Manager: Shawn Davis, 39 yr (11th Season BBE) 10yrs HC: ⇓ 1-UNBA, 1-LC Stadium: Neagle Field (11,171) 1899- Star Player(s): Rob Shue (P) (+++) 22 yr, Mark Brunet (P) (+) 24 yr Strength: Talented pitching rotation Weakness: Weak lineup Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Rob Shue (P) signs a 6 year contract extension with the Boston Beetles for $9,600 per season ($57,600 total). Boston Brotherhood Team Payroll ($86,218-2nd) Owner: Thomas Leigh, 66 yr (Business) 1895- Manager: Donald Fox, 53 yr (9th Season BBR) 8yrs HC: ⇑ 3-UNBA, 3-LC Stadium: Boston Park (15,297) 1888- Star Player(s): Brian Hockenberry (SS) (++) 27 yr, Rob Freedman (LF) (++) 27 yr, Philip Nolan (2B) (+) 26 yr Strength: Strong core of lineup Weakness: Weak bottom of lineup Major Player Transactions: Dec 26th 1910- The Boston Brotherhood trade Jeff Vionette (CF) and 2 players to Brooklyn for 1 player. Dec 26th 1910- The Boston Brotherhood trade Clay Shutt (3B) and 2 players to the Chicago Tribe for 4 players. Brooklyn Beermen Team Payroll ($79,561-5th) Owner: Dwight Rosenfield, 66 yr (Distillery) 1892- Manager: Daniel Carpenter, 58 yr (2nd Season BRO) 11yr HC: ⇔ Assistant: Luke Rigney, 46 yr (1st Season BRO) 0 yrs AC: ⇔ Stadium: Page Field (12,000) 1898- Star Player(s): Cecil Fraser (2B) (++) 26 yr, Bryan Brislin (P) (++) 27 yr, Gary Thames (P) (++) 27 yr, Steve Counsell (P) (++) 31 yr, Ricky Lewis (LF) (+) 30 yr, Scot Westacott (1B) (+) 28 yr, Jeff Vionette (CF) (+) 27 yr Strength: Solid deep pitching rotation Weak: Bottom of lineup inexperienced Major Player Transactions: Oct 22nd 1910- Brooklyn signs Steve Counsell (P) to a 4 year contract at $9,600 per season ($38,400 total). Dec 26th 1910- The Boston Brotherhood trade Jeff Vionette (CF) and 2 players to Brooklyn for 1 player. Jan 15th 1911- Brooklyn trades 2 players to the Chicago Crusaders for Scot Westacott (1B) and 2 players. Jan 24th 1911- Brooklyn trades 1 player to Cleveland for Ricky Lewis (LF) and 3 players. Buffalo Brownstockings Team Payroll ($58,590-12th) Owner: Boris Talbott, 45 yr (Talbott Trading Company) 1909- Manager: Nelson Butler, 48 yr (3rd Season BUF) ⇓ 2 yrs HC Stadium: The Buffalo Ballpark (12,948) 1902- Star Player(s): Nick Kessler (P) (+) 27 yr, Matthew Woods (SS) (-) 34 yr Strength: A few rotation prospects Weakness: Inexperienced team Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Todd Christopher (P) contract expires. Oct 27th 1910- Buffalo signs Matthew Woods (SS) to a 2 year contract at $4,450 per season. Chicago Crusaders Team Payroll ($78,613-6th) Owner: Tom Murdock, 74 yr (Manufacturing) 1898- Manager: Harry Lowe, 61 yr (15th season CHI) 14yrs HC: ⇑ Stadium: Maynard Grounds (16,778) 1894- Star Player(s): Mike Olney (P) (+++) 35 yr, Nat Brane (CF) (++) 30 yr, Darryl Manna (2B) (+) 33 yr, Steve Dyment (3B) (-) 32 yr Strength: Roster filled with experienced players Weakness: Pitching rotation lacks depth outside of Mike Olney (P) Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Matthew Woods (SS) contract expires. Oct 19th 1910- The Chicago Crusaders sign Darryl Manna (2B) to a 3 year contract at $9,900 per season ($29,700 total). Nov 10th 1910- The Chicago Crusaders sign Nat Brane to a 3 year contract at $13,800 per season ($41,400 total). Jan 15th 1911- Brooklyn trades 2 players to the Chicago Crusaders for Scot Westacott (1B) and 2 players. Chicago Tribe Team Payroll ($76,696-7th) Owner: Anthony Wilcox, 53 yr (Steel Baron) 1899- Manager: Jacob Kennedy, 48 yr (4th Season CHT) 12yrs HC: ⇖ Assistant: Anthony Wilcox, 53 yr (Owner) 0 yrs AC: ⇙ Stadium: Wilcox Ballpark (20,845) 1908- Star Player(s): Ricky Gibson (1B) (++) 29 yr, Clay Shutt (3B) (++) 26 yr Strength: High OBA lineup Weakness: Unproven pitching rotation Major Player Transactions: Dec 26th 1910- The Boston Brotherhood trade Clay Shutt (3B) and 2 players to the Chicago Tribe for 4 players. Jan 23rd 1911- The Chicago Tribe trade 1 player to New York for Ricky Gibson (1B). Cleveland Grizzlies Team Payroll ($51,801-18th) Owner: Cole Martell, 65 yr (Gas lighting) 1890- Manager: Anthony Gray, 65 yr (22th Season CLE) 21yrs HC: ⇔ 1-UNBA, 2-LC Stadium: Hanstead Ballpark (10,568) 1892- Star Player(s): Mark Westlund (LF) (+) 32 yr Strength: A couple capable aging pitchers Weakness: Untalented lineup Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Nat Brane contract expires. Oct 20th 1910- Mark Westlund (LF) signed to a 3 year contract at $4,650 per season. Jan 24th 1911- Brooklyn trades 1 player to Cleveland for Ricky Lewis (LF) and 3 players. Detroit Titans Team Payroll ($63,671-11th) Owner: Franklyn Castle, 54 yr (Automotive industry) 1895- Manager: Travis Price, 35 yr (8th Season DET) 7yrs HC: ⇖ Stadium: Napier Coliseum (12,507) 1900- Star Player(s): Rob Cinnamond (LF) (++) 24 yr Strength: Rob Cinnamond (LF) Weakness: Weak lineup apart from Rob Cinnamond (LF) Major Player Transactions: Mar 24th 1910- Detroit Titans trade Mark Brown (2B) and 2 players to Pittsburgh for 4 players. Dec 31st 1910- Detroit trades Alex Bailey and 1 player to New York for 2 players. Illinois Packers Team Payroll ($54,561-14th) Owner: Matthew Gardner, 57 yr (Goods packaging) 1897- Manager: Aaron Barbuto (2nd Season ILL) 1yrs HC: ⇔ Assistant: Bobby Wright, 61 yr (1st Season) 0 yrs AC, 11yrs HC: ⇖ Stadium: Chicago Park (15,693) 1898- Star Player(s): Todd Corr (3B) (++) 33 yr, Ron Wax (LF) (++) 29 yr, Alex Bailey (3B) (++) 34 yr Strength: Experienced & talented core of lineup Weakness: No lineup or rotation depth Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Brad Holtston (RF) retires at 36 years of age. He is 4th all-time in Total Bases (2838), has the highest SLG in league history (.476), and the most homeruns in league history (175). Oct 11th 1910- Darryl Manna (2B) contract expires. Oct 11th 1910- Steve Counsell (P) contract expires. Mar 3rd 1911- Illinois trades 2 players to New York for Alex Bailey (3B) and 3 players. Indianapolis Stripes Team Payroll ($75,646-8th) Owner: Barry Leonard 47 yr (Business) 1905- Manager: Donald Butler, 41 yr (7th Season IND) 6yrs HC: ⇑ 1-LC Stadium: The People’s Park (15,283) 1911- Star Player(s): Bradley Trinidad (LF) (++) 26 yr, Greg Hammer (3B) (++) 25 yr, Lee Harwell (2B) (+) 25 yr, Jeff Hoyer (SS) (+) 25 yr Strength: Lineup filled with talented young prospects Weakness: Inexperienced & inconsistent pitching rotation Major Player Transactions: Dec 19th 1910- Indianapolis trades 4 players to Buffalo for Greg Hammer (3B) and 4 players. Manhattan Thunder Team Payroll ($80,735-4th) Owner: Brendon Fletcher, 68 yr (Architecture) 1894- Manager: Delbert Webber, 50 yr (1st year MAN) 5yrs HC ⇔ Stadium: Kenney Grounds (15,920) 1895- Star Player(s): Jeremy Say (LF) (++) 26 yr, Jay Cody (3B) (++) 29 yr, Chad Bell (2B) (+) 27 yr Strength: Strong core of lineup Weakness: Unproven pitching rotation Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Peter Martin (P) contract expires. Oct 11th 1910- James Helmuth (1B) contract expires. Milwaukee Kings Team Payroll ($41,605-20th) Owner: Martin Siegel, 46 yr (Siegel Mining Inc.) 1898- Manager: Harrold Robbins, 43 yr (4th year MIL) 5yrs HC: ⇙ Stadium: Huckaby Bowl (17,701) 1899- Star Player(s): Charlie Guerry (3B) (+) 33 yr, Tony Oberdorf (RF) (+) 30 yr, Eric Geist (SS) (+) 24 yr Strength: A couple talented young prospects in lineup Weakness: Weak pitching rotation Major Player Transactions: Jan 12th 1911- Milwaukee trades Randy Falsyde (3B) and 2 players to the Boston Brotherhood for 3 players. Mar 22nd 1911- Washington D.C. trades 4 players, Tony Oberdorf (RF) and Charlie Guerry (3B) to Milwaukee for 1 player. New York Militia Team Payroll ($166,134-1st) Owner: George Fanning, 82 yr (International trade) 1880- Manager: Roger Johnstone, 43 yr (4th Season NY) 4yrs HC: ⇑ 1-UNBA, 1-LC Stadium: Queens’ Ballpark (41,277) 1905- Star Player(s): Phil Scrimshawe (2B) (+++) 31 yr, Drew Krull (P) (+++) 29 yr, Joe Timney (RF) (++) 27 yr, Doug Rayfield (CF) (++) 29 yr, Gerrit Fraley (P) (++) 27 yr, John Koons (1B) (++) 30 yr, Ty McLaren (SS) (++) 25 yr, Jason Marshall (LF) (++) 26 yr Strength: Budget to afford this superteam Weakness: Pressure to repeat at champions Major Player Transactions: Oct 19th 1910- New York signs John Koons (1B) for 5 years at $13,100 per season ($65,500 total). Oct 19th 1910- New York signs Drew Krull (P) for 7 years at $36,600 per season ($256,200 total), largest contract in sporting history. Dec 31st 1910- Detroit trades Alex Bailey and 1 player to New York for 2 players. Jan 23rd 1911- The Chicago Tribe trade 1 player to New York for Ricky Gibson (1B). Mar 1st 1911- New York trades 2 players to Buffalo for Ty McLaren (SS). Mar 3rd 1911- Illinois trades 2 players to New York for Alex Bailey (3B) and 3 players. Ohio Royals Team Payroll ($58,414-13th) Owner: Vinny Merrick, 59 yr (Banking) 1890- Manager: Geoffrey Kirkwood, 39 yr (5th season OHI) 4yrs HC: ⇔ Stadium: Cincinnati Ballfield (7,559) 1890- Star Player(s): Peter Martin (P) (+) 28 yr, Jamie Aynsley (C) (+) 30 yr Strength: Peter Martin (P)? Weakness: Few good baseball players Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Tim Alister (P) contract expires. Dec 11th 1910- Ohio signs Peter Martin (P) to a 1 year contract for $5,900. Pennsylvania Scarlets Team Payroll ($74,322-9th) Owner: Clayton Hardy, 72 yr (Business) 1884- Manager: Wilson Hampton, 29 yr (6th season PEN) 5yrs HC: ⇖ Assistant: Leland Bennett, 65 yr (1st season PEN) 0 yrs AC 3yrs HC ⇓ Stadium: Central Stadium (8,586) 1886- Star Player(s): Keith Kent (LF) (++) 27 yr, Dexter Swynford (2B) (++) 29 yr, Josh Larsen (P) (+) 30 yr, Brian Bartholomew (P) (+) 27 yr Strength: Strong lineup Weakness: Inconsistent pitching rotation Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Josh Zimmerman (CF) contract expires. Dec 10th 1910- Indianapolis trades 6 players to Pennsylvania for Jeff Hoyer (SS) and 1 player. Philadelphia Boomers Team Payroll ($54,542-15th) Owner: Marwin Ezekias, 62 yr (Coal mine) 1901- Manager: Darryl Parton, 48 yr (5th season PHI) 4yrs HC: ⇑ 1-UNBA, 2-LC Stadium: Boomers Field (21,845) 1901- Star Player(s): Derrick Dotson (P) (++) 32 yr, James Helmuth (1B) (++) 29 yr, Pete Thompson (SS) (+) 34 yr Strength: Comprised of experienced veterans Weakness: Weak bottom half of lineup Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Jeff Gillespie (P) contract expires. Oct 20th 1910- Philadelphia signs James Helmuth (1B) to a 4 year contract at $13,100 per season. Dec 2nd 1910- St Louis trades 3 players to Philadelphia for Tim Phelps (C) and Toby McFerran (RF). Pittsburgh Panthers Team Payroll ($52,918-17th) Owner: Allen Parks, 68 yr (Iron & Steel industry) 1892- Manager: Gary Aiken, 40 yr (1st season PIT) 0yrs HC: ⇔ Stadium: Pittsburgh Coliseum (16,313) 1896- Star Player(s): Mark Brown (2B) (+) 31 yr, Josh Zimmerman (CF) (-) 36 yr, Tim Alister (P) (-) 35 yr Strength: Mark Brown (2B) & few pitching prospects Weakness: Lack of lineup depth and talent other than Mark Brown (2B) Major Player Transactions: Nov 30th 1910- Pittsburgh signs Tim Alister (P) to a 2 year contract at $4,600 per season. Feb 26th 1911- Pittsburgh signs Josh Zimmerman (CF) to a 1 year contract at $875. St Louis Steamers Team Payroll ($82,705-3rd) Owner: Abraham Wendell, 70 yr (Freight transportation) 1886- Manager: Kris Maynard, 59 yr (15th season STL) 14yrs HC: ⇑ 3-UNBA, 5-LC Stadium: The St Louis Stadium (20,490) 1901- Star Player(s): Ed Sheridan (P) (++) 23 yr, Tim Phelps (C) (+) 26 yr, Martin Lindgren (1B) (+) 28 yr Strength: Young team Weakness: Loss of Drew Krull Major Player Transactions: Oct 11th 1910- Drew Krull (P) contract expires. Oct 11th 1910- Martin Lindgren (1B) signs extension with St Louis, 3 year contract at $3,800 per season. Dec 2nd 1910- St Louis trades 3 players to Philadelphia for Tim Phelps (C) and Toby McFerran (RF). Dec 19th 1910- St Louis trades Toby McFerran (RF) and one player to Brooklyn for 3 players. Washington D.C. Executives Team Payroll ($53,269-16th) Owner: Craig Walton, 63 yr (Business) 1894- Manager: Anthony Morris, 40 yr (6th season DC) 5yrs HC: ⇔ 1-LC Stadium: Housley Bowl (16,476) 1895- Star Player(s): Chad Blank (P) (++) 28 yr, Jamie Spry (CF) (++) 27 yr Strength: Deep talented pitching rotation Weakness: Weak lineup with low batting AVG Major Player Transactions: Mar 22nd 1911- Washington D.C. trades 4 players, Tony Oberdorf (RF) and Charlie Guerry (3B) to Milwaukee for 1 player.
  6. Final Round All-Decade Poll Results: Internal: 3B: - Steve Dyment: 6 votes - Todd Corr: 2 votes SS: - Brian Hockenberry 4 votes - Matthew Woods 3 votes - Pete Thompson 1 votes C: - Chris Bronshvag 4 votes - James Hulsey 4 votes External: 3B: -Todd Corr: 2 (4) -Steve Dyment: 2 (4) SS: -Brian Hockenberry: 2 (4) -Pete Thompson: 1 (2) -Matthew Woods: 1 (2) C: James Hulsey: 2 (4) Chris Bronshvag: 2 (4) Final Poll Results: 3B: -Steve Dyment: (10) 63% -Todd Corr: (6) 37% SS: -Brian Hockenberry: (8) 50% -Matthew Woods: (5) 31% -Pete Thompson: (3) 19% C: -James Hulsey: (8) 50% -Chris Bronshvag: (8) 50% All Decade Poll Results: Pitcher Drew Krull (18) 90% Pitcher Derrick Dotson (15) 75% Pitcher Peter Martin (14) 70% Pitcher Gary Aiken (8) 40% Pitcher Jeff Gillespie (5) 25% Left Field Mark Westlund (16) 80% Left Field Ron Wax (2) 10% Left Field Ricky Lewis (2) 10% Center Field Nat Brane (12) 60% Center Field Justin Albertson (6) 30% Center Field Jeff Vionette (2) 10% Right Field Brad Holtston (18) 90% Right Field Adrian McCarthy (2) 10% 3rd Base Steve Dyment (7) 35%, (10) 63% 3rd Base Todd Corr (9) 45%, (6) 37% 3rd Base Alex Bailey (4) 20% Short Stop Brian Hockenberry (5) 25%, (8) 50% Short Stop Matthew Woods (6) 30%, (5) 31% Short Stop Pete Thompson (5) 25%, (3) 19% Short Stop Jason Wilson (2) 10% 2nd Base Phil Scrimshawe (15) 75% 2nd Base Darryl Manna (3) 15% 2nd Base Graham Poling (2) 10% 1st Base James Helmuth (14) 70% 1st Base John Koons (6) 30% Catcher Chris Bronshvag (9) 45%, (8) 50% Catcher James Hulsey (6) 30%, (8) 50% Catcher Jamie Aynsley (5) 25%
  7. nick_crenshaw82: 3B: Todd Corr SS: Pete Thompson C: Chris Bronshvag Darknes: 3B: Steve Dyment SS: Brian Hockenberry C: Chris Bronshvag Cbj111201: 3B: Todd Corr SS: Matthew Woods C: James Hulsey MBurmy: 3B: Steve Dyment SS: Brian Hockenberry C: James Hulsey
  8. Final Round All-Decade Poll Internal Results: 3B: - Steve Dyment: 6 votes - Todd Corr: 2 votes SS - Brian Hockenberry 4 votes - Matthew Woods 3 votes - Pete Thompson 1 votes C - Chris Bronshvag 4 votes - James Hulsey 4 votes
  9. Final Round of All-Decade Team Voting: 3B: Steve Dyment [2-STL, 2-BBE, 1-CLE, 2-BUF, 1-BBR, 1-NY, 1-CHI] (.287 AVG, .350 OBA, .421 SLG, 1555 Hits, 779 RBIs, 172 SBs, 67 HRs, 1095 POs, .904 F% {1-championship STL-1901}) Todd Corr [2-CLE, 7-PEN, 1-ILL] (.299 AVG, .376 OBA, .415 SLG, 1463 Hits, 733 RBIs, 155 SBs, 74 HRs, 1167 POs, .910 F% {NA}) SS: Matthew Woods [1-DC, 1-CLE, 1-BAL, 5-STL, 1-BBR, 1-CHI] (.303 AVG, .331 OBA, .402 SLG, 1534 Hits, 723 RBIs, 183 SBs, 21 HRs, 1701 POs, .981 F% {2-championships BBR-1906, STL-1909}) Brian Hockenberry [9-BBR] (.365 AVG, .407 OBA, .446 SLG, 1420 Hits, 613 RBIs, 28 SBs, 7 HRs, 1871 POs, .937 F% {3-championships BBR-1904-thru-1906}). Pete Thompson [8-PHI, 2-CLE] (.281 AVG, .307 OBA, .381 SLG, 1471 Hits, 717 RBIs, 158 SBs, 49 HRs, 1997 POs, .973 F% {2-championships CLE-1907, PHI-1908}) C: Chris Bronshvag* [5-CHI, 1-BRO, 1-PIT, 1-BBE, 2-DET] (.271 AVG, .297 OBA, .403 SLG, 841 Hits, 539 RBIs, 32 SBs, 97 HRs, 1782 POs, .956 F% {NA}) James Hulsey {6-DET, 1-DC, 1-STL, 1-MAN, 1-BBE] (.318 AVG, .352 OBA, .397 SLG, 1094 Hits, 515 RBIs, 27 SBs, 7 HRs, 2135 POs, .977 F% {NA})
  10. External Poll Results: Missing SS from one polls. Votes(Weight) Pitcher Drew Krull-5(10) Pitcher Derrick Dotson-4(8) Pitcher Peter Martin-4(8) Pitcher Gary Aiken-3(6) Pitcher Jeff Gillespie-2(4) LF Mark Westlund-4(8) LF Ron Wax-1(2) LF Ricky Lewis-1(2) CF Nat Brane-3(6) CF Justin Albertson-2(4) CF Jeff Vionette-1(2) RF Brad Holtston-5(10) RF Adrian McCarthy-1(2) 3B Todd Corr-3(6) 3B Steve Dyment-2(4) 3B Alex Bailey-1(2) SS Brian Hockenberry-2(4) SS Jason Wilson-1(2) SS Pete Thompson-1(2) SS Mathew Woods-1(2) 2B Phil Scrimshawe-4(8) 2B Darryl Manna-1(2) 2B Graham Poling-1(2) 1B James Helmuth-4(8) 1B John Koons-2(4) C Chris Bronshvag-2(4) C James Hulsey-2(4) C Jamie Aynsley-2(4) Internal Poll Results: Pitcher Drew Krull-8 Pitcher Derrick Dotson-7 Pitcher Peter Martin-6 Pitcher Gary Aiken-2 Pitcher Jeff Gillespie-1 LF Westlund-8 CF Nat Brane-6 CF Justin Albertson-2 RF Brad Holtston-8 3B Steve Dyment-3 3B Todd Corr-3 3B Alex Bailey-2 SS Matthew Woods-4 SS Pete Thompson-3 SS Brian Hockenberry-1 2B Phil Scrimshawe-7 2B Darryl Manna-1 1B James Helmuth-6 1B John Koons-2 C Chris Bronshvag-5 C James Hulsey-2 C Jamie Aynsley-1 All Decade Poll Primary Round Results (Highlighted players will enter final round of voting) Pitcher Drew Krull (18) 90% Pitcher Derrick Dotson (15) 75% Pitcher Peter Martin (14) 70% Pitcher Gary Aiken (8) 40% Pitcher Jeff Gillespie (5) 25% Left Field Mark Westlund (16) 80% Left Field Ron Wax (2) 10% Left Field Ricky Lewis (2) 10% Center Field Nat Brane (12) 60% Center Field Justin Albertson (6) 30% Center Field Jeff Vionette (2) 10% Right Field Brad Holtston (18) 90% Right Field Adrian McCarthy (2) 10% 3rd Base Todd Corr (9) 45% 3rd Base Steve Dyment (7) 35% 3rd Base Alex Bailey (4) 20% Short Stop Matthew Woods (6) 30% Short Stop Pete Thompson (5) 25% Short Stop Brian Hockenberry (5) 25% Short Stop Jason Wilson (2) 10% 2nd Base Phil Scrimshawe (15) 75% 2nd Base Darryl Manna (3) 15% 2nd Base Graham Poling (2) 10% 1st Base James Helmuth (14) 70% 1st Base John Koons (6) 30% Catcher Chris Bronshvag (9) 45% Catcher James Hulsey (6) 30% Catcher Jamie Aynsley (5) 25%
  11. It is another professional league in my universe. Once the New York Militia left the league has had its talented players signed away by teams in the UNBA. In 1910 it is the second highest level of professional baseball. At some point the NCBL will most likely transition to an AAA league. I plan on posting a more detailed short post on the NCBL in the coming days. Please post your ballots.