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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.

 

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I just read the whole thing, it is absolutely amazing, I will be following it from now on, keep up the great job man :D
P.D. Go Brotherhood! (Cause they are from boston and they look like the Red Sox :p)

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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. 

On 4/27/2017 at 0:12 PM, AndesMts27 said:

Would it be possible for you to make a Boston Brotherhood signature? If not, no worries. Thanks!

 Like thisYeah, maybe next week. Fingers crossed.
On 4/17/2017 at 10:09 PM, Paco0454 said:

I just read the whole thing, it is absolutely amazing, I will be following it from now on, keep up the great job man :D
P.D. Go Brotherhood! (Cause they are from boston and they look like the Red Sox :p)

 

Thanks, wish I could be more active with my posts. Followers make it worth posting.

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IT'S BACK! Go Titans by the way...

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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

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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

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1911 UNBA Season

 

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National League

New York headed into the 1911 season as heavy favorites, having only added to their 1910 championship team during the offseason. The Militia boasted the highest payroll ($166,134) in UNBA history. The Militia’s roster was widely regarded as the greatest to be assembled in the history of baseball. New York started their 1911 campaign strong with a 21-2 blowout victory over the Chicago Tribe and posted a solid 18-7 record during the first month. This would be the Militia’s best month of play as they struggled defensively throughout the season, often turning in mediocre performances as a team. On occasion, the Militia’s powerful lineup would have awe-inspiring offensive explosions with 15 games of 10 or more runs scored, but then on other occasions, the Militia would struggle to find their offense. Ty McClaren (SS) would anchor the Militia’s lineup posting career numbers during his first season in New York. Drew Krull (P) was the one bright spot in the Militia’s rotation, but a torn MCL would cut his stellar season short.

 

After a poor 1910 campaign, Manhattan fired their manager Bobby Wright. He had coached the Thunder for the last seven years producing two 90+ win season, but had failed to bring a National League championship. Brendon Fletcher (Owner) hired Delbert Webber to manage the Thunder. Delbert Webber had a mediocre run as the head coach of the Brooklyn Beermen, before successfully returning to college coaching. This decision ultimately soured Peter Martin (P) and James Helmuth (1B) who both refused to resign with the Manhattan Thunder. Heading into the 1911 season uncertainty surrounded the Thunder, but that would be quickly forgotten as the Thunder opened up with a 19-8 first and 18-7 second month giving them a several game lead in the National League. During the 1911 season the team generated 22 home runs between Jeremy Say (LF) and Jay Cody (2B). Propelling the Thunder to a franchise best 5.46 Runs per Game.

 

Baltimore would find themselves in second place chasing the Thunder for most of the season. With a well-balanced veteran roster the Runners positioned themselves within striking distance. When the Thunder’s offense cooled off, the Runners took the National League lead with only four weeks left in the season.

 

In Daniel Carpenter’s second season as the manager of Brooklyn, the Beermen found themselves with the opportunity to seal back to back 3rd place finishes in the National League with 5 weeks left in the season. Their powerful & youthful lineup averaged an UNBA best 5.86 runs per game and had positioned the Beermen for another solid finish. But then the Beermen got hot, winning 16 out of the next 22 with a blazing hot rotation and pulled into a tie for first with the Baltimore Runners. The Beermen would sweep the Executives in their final three games and claim the National League Title and the right to advance to the 1911 UNBA World Championship Series.

 

United League

The Chicago Crusaders looked like the class of the league posting a 19-8 record through the first month of the season. As the season progressed they would return to reality. The Crusaders had a few bright spots in their lineup, though a mediocre pitching rotation and defense would limit them to an 77-77 record, enough for a 5th place finish, but well off the pace they had set in their first month of the season.

 

The Indianapolis Stripes then took over the lead in the United League standings. With a solid lineup led by Bradley Trinidad (LF), the Stripes led the United League for the majority of the season. As the season drew to a close, Indianapolis’ mediocre defense failed to support their solid pitching rotation and let crucial games slip away.

 

In the end, though the 1911 United League title was claimed by the Illinois Packers. The Packer’s defense led the UNBA with an 4.14 runs allowed average, while their pitching rotation posted a UNBA best 3.46 ERA. With the best defense in the UNBA and a solid pitching rotation anchored by Erik Kingsmore (P); Aaron Barbuto would keep the Packers playing consistent ball throughout the course of the 1911 season. A 67-87 10th place finish in 1909 led to the hiring of Aaron Barbuto as the head coach of the Packers. Now, in only Barbuto’s second year as the manager, the Packers sealed a trip to the 1911 UNBA World Championship Series by claiming the ballclub’s first United League title.

 

National League

Win Leader: Eric Simpson (P) 21 Wins (Boston Brotherhood)

ERA Leader: Drew Krull (P) 2.14 ERA (New York Militia)

Strikeout Leader: Eric Simpson (P) 199 Ks (Boston Brotherhood)

Batting Title: Scot Westacott (1B) .393 AVG (Brooklyn Brigade)

RBI Leader: Jeremy Say (LF) 116 RBIs (Manhattan Thunder)

Stolen Base Leader: Phillip Linnell (CF) 47 SBs (Pennsylvania Scarlets)

Home Run Leader: Jay Cody (3B) 12 HRs (Manhattan Thunder)

 

United League

Win Leader: Erik Kingsmore (P) 24 Wins (Illinois Packers)

ERA Leader: Erik Kingsmore (P) 2.59 ERA (Illinois Packers)

Strikeout Leader: Nat Schneider (P) 124 Ks (Pittsburgh Panthers)

Batting Title: Will Condon (LF) .380 AVG (Chicago Tribe)

RBI Leader: Clay Shutt (3B) 130 RBIs (Chicago Tribe)

Stolen Base Leader: Ron Wax (LF) 53 SBs (Illinois Packers)

Home Run Leader: Deron Ashley (RF) 13 HRs (St Louis Steamers)

 

 

NL

Record

RS/G

RA/G

OBP

ERA

Lineup and Rotation Team MVPs

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95-59

 

5.86

 

4.28

 

.373

 

3.57

Lineup: Cecil Fraser (2B, 27 yr) 385 PO, .977 F%

.391 OBP, .403 SLG, 110 RBIs, 112 Rs, 10 SBs, 1 HR

 

Rotation: Jim McVay (SP, 31 yr) .289 OBP, .294 SLG

19-13, 3.17 ERA, 73 Ks, 35 GS, 24 CGs, 4 SOs

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93-61

 

5.21

 

4.44

 

.347

 

3.51

Lineup: Ross Hemus (RF, 29 yr) 161 PO, .994 F%

.467 OBP, .570 SLG, 89 RBIs, 95 Rs, 13 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Steve Tilton (SP, 30 yr) .252 OBP, .319 SLG

20-8, 2.74 ERA, 56 Ks, 38 GS, 22 CGs, 6 SOs

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89-65

 

5.46

 

4.69

 

.338

 

3.85

Lineup: Jeremy Say (LF, 26 yr) 274 PO, .979 F%

.383 OBP, .494 SLG, 116 RBIs, 107 Rs, 13 SBs, 10 HRs

 

Rotation: Chris Kanter (SP, 27 yr) .286 OBP, .235 SLG

19-11, 3.53 ERA, 69 Ks, 31 GS, 21 CGs, 0 SOs

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84-70

 

4.94

 

4.55

 

.336

 

3.76

Lineup: Rob Freedman (LF, 27 yr) 234 PO, .950 F%

.480 OBP, .408 SLG, 47 RBIs, 105 Rs, 28 SBs, 2 HRs

 

Rotation: Eric Simpson (SP, 36 yr) .303 OBP, .358 SLG

21-7, 3.16 ERA, 199 Ks, 32 GS, 23 CGs, 3 SOs

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81-73

 

5.18

 

5.18

 

.350

 

3.95

Lineup: Dexter Swynford (2B, 30 yr) 301 PO, .949 F%

.420 OBP, .458 SLG, 89 RBIs, 75 Rs, 7 SBs, 0 HRs

 

Rotation: Brian Bartholomew (SP, 27 yr) .319 OBP, .333 SLG

17-13, 3.10 ERA, 78 Ks, 36 GS, 27 CGs, 3 SOs

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81-73

 

5.60

 

5.08

 

.360

 

3.97

Lineup: Ty McLaren (SS, 25 yr) 281 PO, .918 F%

.452 OBP, .471 SLG, 107 RBIs, 110 Rs, 18 SBs, 6 HRs

 

Rotation: Drew Krull (SP, 31 yr) .319 OBP, .299 SLG

18-4, 2.14 ERA, 105 Ks, 28 GS, 20 CGs, 3 SOs

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69-85

 

4.25

 

4.71

 

.309

 

3.74

Lineup: Jamie Spry (CF, 27 yr) 180 PO, .924 F%

.441 OBP, .314 SLG, 32 RBIs, 76 Rs, 43 SBs, 0 HRs

 

Rotation: Chad Blank (SP, 28 yr) .220 OBP, .255 SLG

18-19, 2.76 ERA, 132 Ks, 41 GS, 29 CGs, 4 SOs

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69-85

 

3.71

 

4.16

 

.296

 

3.47

Lineup: Nat Stivers (LF, 26 yr) 117 PO, .940 F%

.397 OBP, .392 SLG, 45 RBIs, 53 Rs, 19 SBs, 2 HRs

 

Rotation: Rob Shue (SP, 22 yr) .214 OBP, .212 SLG

18-16, 2.72 ERA, 106 Ks, 35 GS, 25 CGs, 2 SOs

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65-89

 

4.08

 

4.86

 

.300

 

4.12

Lineup: James Helmuth (1B, 29 yr) 1347 PO, .989 F%

.402 OBP, .447 SLG, 76 RBIs, 73 Rs, 8 SBs, 1 HR

 

Rotation: Derrick Dotson (SP, 32 yr) .171 OBP, .227 SLG

12-15, 4.10 ERA, 91 Ks, 29 GS, 14 CGs, 1 SO

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56-98

 

3.90

 

5.37

 

.291

 

4.17

Lineup: Roger Surratt (1B, 23 yr) 1611 PO, .981 F%

.377 OBP, .417 SLG, 67 RBIs, 75 Rs, 16 SBs, 1 HR

 

Rotation: Nick Kessler (SP, 27 yr) .276 OBP, .261 SLG

12-15, 3.70 ERA, 47 Ks, 34 GS, 20 CGs, 0 SOs

NL AVG:

78-76

4.82

4.73

.330

3.81

 

 

 

 

UL

Record

RS/G

RA/G

OBP

ERA

Lineup and Rotation Team MVPS

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94-60

 

5.51

 

4.14

 

.335

 

3.46

Lineup: Kevin Dixon (RF, 23 yr) 251 PO, .982 F%

.390 OBP, .436 SLG, 86 RBIs, 118 Rs, 37 SBs, 3 HRs

 

Rotation: Erik Kingsmore (SP, 29 yr) .242 OBP, .302 SLG

24-11, 2.59 ERA, 78 Ks, 39 GS, 31 CGs, 2 SOs

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91-63

 

5.70

 

4.81

 

.357

 

3.83

Lineup: Bradley Trinidad (LF, 26 yr) 247 PO, .955 F%

.406 OBP, .446 SLG, 115 RBIs, 97 Rs, 21 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Doug Martin (SP, 26 yr) .284 OBP, .255 SLG

22-9, 2.66 ERA, 61 Ks, 35 GS, 25 CGs, 3 SOs

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86-68

 

5.85

 

5.58

 

.348

 

4.53

Lineup: Clay Shutt (3B, 26 yr) 137 PO, .911 F%

.395 OBP, .512 SLG, 130 RBIs, 126 Rs, 4 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Pat Eisenbraun (SP, 31 yr) .213 OBP, .225 SLG

21-10, 3.49 ERA, 66 Ks, 35 GS, 18 CGs, 2 SOs

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78-76

 

4.95

 

4.78

 

.341

 

4.08

Lineup: Mark Brown (2B, 31 yr) 372 PO, .987 F%

.378 OBP, .438 SLG, 70 RBIs, 92 Rs, 17 SBs, 2 HRs

 

Rotation: Ryan Blue (SP, 27 yr) .468 OBP, .362 SLG

11-7, 3.09 ERA, 37 Ks, 19 GS, 13 CGs, 4 SOs

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77-77

 

4.36

 

4.72

 

.318

 

4.08

Lineup: Nat Brane (CF, 30 yr) 407 PO, .953 F%

.405 OBP, .432 SLG, 87 RBIs, 86 Rs, 20 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Mike Olney (SP, 35 yr) .194 OBP, .065 SLG

7-3, 3.58 ERA, 98 Ks, 12 GS, 7 CGs, 0 SOs

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73-81

 

4.71

 

4.64

 

.317

 

3.64

Lineup: Rob Cinnamond (LF, 24 yr) 181 PO, .940 F%

.351 OBP, .507 SLG, 107 RBIs, 81 Rs, 2 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Justin Barnes (SP, 27 yr) .250 OBP, .231 SLG

20-10, 2.91 ERA, 81 Ks, 37 GS, 23 CGs, 1 SO

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68-86

 

4.47

 

4.77

 

.335

 

3.83

Lineup: Eric Geist (SS, 24 yr) 314 PO, .945 F%

.359 OBP, .383 SLG, 68 RBIs, 91 Rs, 22 SBs, 6 HRs

 

Rotation: Paul Faris (SP, 26 yr) .186 OBP, .228 SLG

10-6, 3.40 ERA, 32 Ks, 20 GS, 12 CGs, 3 SOs

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64-90

 

5.67

 

6.97

 

.355

 

5.63

Lineup: Mark Johnson (RF, 34 yr) 286 PO, .990 F%

.379 OBP, .447 SLG, 97 RBIs, 92 Rs, 2 SBs, 0 HRs

 

Rotation: Curtis Brown (SP, 27 yr) .267 OBP, .295 SLG

7-3, 4.64 ERA, 19 Ks, 14 GS, 6 CGs, 0 SOs

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64-90

 

4.95

 

5.54

 

.334

 

4.78

Lineup: Deron Ashley (RF, 29 yr) 261 PO, .989 F%

.324 OBP, .463 SLG, 87 RBIs, 74 Rs, 10 SBs, 13 HRs

 

Rotation: Ed Sheridan (SP, 23 yr) .284 OBP, .284 SLG

12-15, 4.62 ERA, 101 Ks, 34 GS, 19 CGs, 4 SOs

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63-91

 

4.62

 

5.73

 

.324

 

4.46

Lineup: Mark Westlund (LF&RF, 32 yr) 212 PO, .960 F%

.348 OBP, .411 SLG, 50 RBIs, 90 Rs, 29 SBs, 4 HRs

 

Rotation: Tom Rothaus (SP, 28 yr) .400 OBP, .429 SLG

5-5, 2.64 ERA, 14 Ks, 10 GS, 7 CGs, 2 SOs

UL AVG:

76-78

5.08

5.17

.336

4.23

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Darknes said:

I love the little buttons on the standings

Thanks. This post took way to long, but here it is and I have some good templates to work with now.

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On 7/11/2017 at 7:02 PM, D42 said:

 

 

1911 UNBA Season

 

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National League

New York headed into the 1911 season as heavy favorites, having only added to their 1910 championship team during the offseason. The Militia boasted the highest payroll ($166,134) in UNBA history. The Militia’s roster was widely regarded as the greatest to be assembled in the history of baseball. New York started their 1911 campaign strong with a 21-2 blowout victory over the Chicago Tribe and posted a solid 18-7 record during the first month. This would be the Militia’s best month of play as they struggled defensively throughout the season, often turning in mediocre performances as a team. On occasion, the Militia’s powerful lineup would have awe-inspiring offensive explosions with 15 games of 10 or more runs scored, but then on other occasions, the Militia would struggle to find their offense. Ty McClaren (SS) would anchor the Militia’s lineup posting career numbers during his first season in New York. Drew Krull (P) was the one bright spot in the Militia’s rotation, but a torn MCL would cut his stellar season short.

 

After a poor 1910 campaign, Manhattan fired their manager Bobby Wright. He had coached the Thunder for the last seven years producing two 90+ win season, but had failed to bring a National League championship. Brendon Fletcher (Owner) hired Delbert Webber to manage the Thunder. Delbert Webber had a mediocre run as the head coach of the Brooklyn Beermen, before successfully returning to college coaching. This decision ultimately soured Peter Martin (P) and James Helmuth (1B) who both refused to resign with the Manhattan Thunder. Heading into the 1911 season uncertainty surrounded the Thunder, but that would be quickly forgotten as the Thunder opened up with a 19-8 first and 18-7 second month giving them a several game lead in the National League. During the 1911 season the team generated 22 home runs between Jeremy Say (LF) and Jay Cody (2B). Propelling the Thunder to a franchise best 5.46 Runs per Game.

 

Baltimore would find themselves in second place chasing the Thunder for most of the season. With a well-balanced veteran roster the Runners positioned themselves within striking distance. When the Thunder’s offense cooled off, the Runners took the National League lead with only four weeks left in the season.

 

In Daniel Carpenter’s second season as the manager of Brooklyn, the Beermen found themselves with the opportunity to seal back to back 3rd place finishes in the National League with 5 weeks left in the season. Their powerful & youthful lineup averaged an UNBA best 5.86 runs per game and had positioned the Beermen for another solid finish. But then the Beermen got hot, winning 16 out of the next 22 with a blazing hot rotation and pulled into a tie for first with the Baltimore Runners. The Beermen would sweep the Executives in their final three games and claim the National League Title and the right to advance to the 1911 UNBA World Championship Series.

 

United League

The Chicago Crusaders looked like the class of the league posting a 19-8 record through the first month of the season. As the season progressed they would return to reality. The Crusaders had a few bright spots in their lineup, though a mediocre pitching rotation and defense would limit them to an 77-77 record, enough for a 5th place finish, but well off the pace they had set in their first month of the season.

 

The Indianapolis Stripes then took over the lead in the United League standings. With a solid lineup led by Bradley Trinidad (LF), the Stripes led the United League for the majority of the season. As the season drew to a close, Indianapolis’ mediocre defense failed to support their solid pitching rotation and let crucial games slip away.

 

In the end, though the 1911 United League title was claimed by the Illinois Packers. The Packer’s defense led the UNBA with an 4.14 runs allowed average, while their pitching rotation posted a UNBA best 3.46 ERA. With the best defense in the UNBA and a solid pitching rotation anchored by Erik Kingsmore (P); Aaron Barbuto would keep the Packers playing consistent ball throughout the course of the 1911 season. A 67-87 10th place finish in 1909 led to the hiring of Aaron Barbuto as the head coach of the Packers. Now, in only Barbuto’s second year as the manager, the Packers sealed a trip to the 1911 UNBA World Championship Series by claiming the ballclub’s first United League title.

 

National League

Win Leader: Eric Simpson (P) 21 Wins (Boston Brotherhood)

ERA Leader: Drew Krull (P) 2.14 ERA (New York Militia)

Strikeout Leader: Eric Simpson (P) 199 Ks (Boston Brotherhood)

Batting Title: Scot Westacott (1B) .393 AVG (Brooklyn Brigade)

RBI Leader: Jeremy Say (LF) 116 RBIs (Manhattan Thunder)

Stolen Base Leader: Phillip Linnell (CF) 47 SBs (Pennsylvania Scarlets)

Home Run Leader: Jay Cody (3B) 12 HRs (Manhattan Thunder)

 

United League

Win Leader: Erik Kingsmore (P) 24 Wins (Illinois Packers)

ERA Leader: Erik Kingsmore (P) 2.59 ERA (Illinois Packers)

Strikeout Leader: Nat Schneider (P) 124 Ks (Pittsburgh Panthers)

Batting Title: Will Condon (LF) .380 AVG (Chicago Tribe)

RBI Leader: Clay Shutt (3B) 130 RBIs (Chicago Tribe)

Stolen Base Leader: Ron Wax (LF) 53 SBs (Illinois Packers)

Home Run Leader: Deron Ashley (RF) 13 HRs (St Louis Steamers)

 

 

NL

Record

RS/G

RA/G

OBP

ERA

Lineup and Rotation Team MVPs

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95-59

 

5.86

 

4.28

 

.373

 

3.57

Lineup: Cecil Fraser (2B, 27 yr) 385 PO, .977 F%

.391 OBP, .403 SLG, 110 RBIs, 112 Rs, 10 SBs, 1 HR

 

Rotation: Jim McVay (SP, 31 yr) .289 OBP, .294 SLG

19-13, 3.17 ERA, 73 Ks, 35 GS, 24 CGs, 4 SOs

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93-61

 

5.21

 

4.44

 

.347

 

3.51

Lineup: Ross Hemus (RF, 29 yr) 161 PO, .994 F%

.467 OBP, .570 SLG, 89 RBIs, 95 Rs, 13 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Steve Tilton (SP, 30 yr) .252 OBP, .319 SLG

20-8, 2.74 ERA, 56 Ks, 38 GS, 22 CGs, 6 SOs

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89-65

 

5.46

 

4.69

 

.338

 

3.85

Lineup: Jeremy Say (LF, 26 yr) 274 PO, .979 F%

.383 OBP, .494 SLG, 116 RBIs, 107 Rs, 13 SBs, 10 HRs

 

Rotation: Chris Kanter (SP, 27 yr) .286 OBP, .235 SLG

19-11, 3.53 ERA, 69 Ks, 31 GS, 21 CGs, 0 SOs

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84-70

 

4.94

 

4.55

 

.336

 

3.76

Lineup: Rob Freedman (LF, 27 yr) 234 PO, .950 F%

.480 OBP, .408 SLG, 47 RBIs, 105 Rs, 28 SBs, 2 HRs

 

Rotation: Eric Simpson (SP, 36 yr) .303 OBP, .358 SLG

21-7, 3.16 ERA, 199 Ks, 32 GS, 23 CGs, 3 SOs

Pennsylvania-Scarlets-1950's.gif

 

81-73

 

5.18

 

5.18

 

.350

 

3.95

Lineup: Dexter Swynford (2B, 30 yr) 301 PO, .949 F%

.420 OBP, .458 SLG, 89 RBIs, 75 Rs, 7 SBs, 0 HRs

 

Rotation: Brian Bartholomew (SP, 27 yr) .319 OBP, .333 SLG

17-13, 3.10 ERA, 78 Ks, 36 GS, 27 CGs, 3 SOs

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81-73

 

5.60

 

5.08

 

.360

 

3.97

Lineup: Ty McLaren (SS, 25 yr) 281 PO, .918 F%

.452 OBP, .471 SLG, 107 RBIs, 110 Rs, 18 SBs, 6 HRs

 

Rotation: Drew Krull (SP, 31 yr) .319 OBP, .299 SLG

18-4, 2.14 ERA, 105 Ks, 28 GS, 20 CGs, 3 SOs

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69-85

 

4.25

 

4.71

 

.309

 

3.74

Lineup: Jamie Spry (CF, 27 yr) 180 PO, .924 F%

.441 OBP, .314 SLG, 32 RBIs, 76 Rs, 43 SBs, 0 HRs

 

Rotation: Chad Blank (SP, 28 yr) .220 OBP, .255 SLG

18-19, 2.76 ERA, 132 Ks, 41 GS, 29 CGs, 4 SOs

Boston-Beetles-1920s.gif

 

69-85

 

3.71

 

4.16

 

.296

 

3.47

Lineup: Nat Stivers (LF, 26 yr) 117 PO, .940 F%

.397 OBP, .392 SLG, 45 RBIs, 53 Rs, 19 SBs, 2 HRs

 

Rotation: Rob Shue (SP, 22 yr) .214 OBP, .212 SLG

18-16, 2.72 ERA, 106 Ks, 35 GS, 25 CGs, 2 SOs

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65-89

 

4.08

 

4.86

 

.300

 

4.12

Lineup: James Helmuth (1B, 29 yr) 1347 PO, .989 F%

.402 OBP, .447 SLG, 76 RBIs, 73 Rs, 8 SBs, 1 HR

 

Rotation: Derrick Dotson (SP, 32 yr) .171 OBP, .227 SLG

12-15, 4.10 ERA, 91 Ks, 29 GS, 14 CGs, 1 SO

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56-98

 

3.90

 

5.37

 

.291

 

4.17

Lineup: Roger Surratt (1B, 23 yr) 1611 PO, .981 F%

.377 OBP, .417 SLG, 67 RBIs, 75 Rs, 16 SBs, 1 HR

 

Rotation: Nick Kessler (SP, 27 yr) .276 OBP, .261 SLG

12-15, 3.70 ERA, 47 Ks, 34 GS, 20 CGs, 0 SOs

NL AVG:

78-76

4.82

4.73

.330

3.81

 

 

 

 

UL

Record

RS/G

RA/G

OBP

ERA

Lineup and Rotation Team MVPS

Illinois-Packers-1920s.gif

 

94-60

 

5.51

 

4.14

 

.335

 

3.46

Lineup: Kevin Dixon (RF, 23 yr) 251 PO, .982 F%

.390 OBP, .436 SLG, 86 RBIs, 118 Rs, 37 SBs, 3 HRs

 

Rotation: Erik Kingsmore (SP, 29 yr) .242 OBP, .302 SLG

24-11, 2.59 ERA, 78 Ks, 39 GS, 31 CGs, 2 SOs

Indianapolis-Stripes-1920s.gif

 

91-63

 

5.70

 

4.81

 

.357

 

3.83

Lineup: Bradley Trinidad (LF, 26 yr) 247 PO, .955 F%

.406 OBP, .446 SLG, 115 RBIs, 97 Rs, 21 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Doug Martin (SP, 26 yr) .284 OBP, .255 SLG

22-9, 2.66 ERA, 61 Ks, 35 GS, 25 CGs, 3 SOs

Chicago-Tribe-1920s.gif

 

86-68

 

5.85

 

5.58

 

.348

 

4.53

Lineup: Clay Shutt (3B, 26 yr) 137 PO, .911 F%

.395 OBP, .512 SLG, 130 RBIs, 126 Rs, 4 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Pat Eisenbraun (SP, 31 yr) .213 OBP, .225 SLG

21-10, 3.49 ERA, 66 Ks, 35 GS, 18 CGs, 2 SOs

Pittsburgh-Panthers-1920s.gif

 

78-76

 

4.95

 

4.78

 

.341

 

4.08

Lineup: Mark Brown (2B, 31 yr) 372 PO, .987 F%

.378 OBP, .438 SLG, 70 RBIs, 92 Rs, 17 SBs, 2 HRs

 

Rotation: Ryan Blue (SP, 27 yr) .468 OBP, .362 SLG

11-7, 3.09 ERA, 37 Ks, 19 GS, 13 CGs, 4 SOs

Chicago-Crusaders-1920's.gif

 

77-77

 

4.36

 

4.72

 

.318

 

4.08

Lineup: Nat Brane (CF, 30 yr) 407 PO, .953 F%

.405 OBP, .432 SLG, 87 RBIs, 86 Rs, 20 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Mike Olney (SP, 35 yr) .194 OBP, .065 SLG

7-3, 3.58 ERA, 98 Ks, 12 GS, 7 CGs, 0 SOs

Detroit-Titans-1920s.gif

 

73-81

 

4.71

 

4.64

 

.317

 

3.64

Lineup: Rob Cinnamond (LF, 24 yr) 181 PO, .940 F%

.351 OBP, .507 SLG, 107 RBIs, 81 Rs, 2 SBs, 8 HRs

 

Rotation: Justin Barnes (SP, 27 yr) .250 OBP, .231 SLG

20-10, 2.91 ERA, 81 Ks, 37 GS, 23 CGs, 1 SO

Milwaukee-Kings-1920s.gif

 

68-86

 

4.47

 

4.77

 

.335

 

3.83

Lineup: Eric Geist (SS, 24 yr) 314 PO, .945 F%

.359 OBP, .383 SLG, 68 RBIs, 91 Rs, 22 SBs, 6 HRs

 

Rotation: Paul Faris (SP, 26 yr) .186 OBP, .228 SLG

10-6, 3.40 ERA, 32 Ks, 20 GS, 12 CGs, 3 SOs

Ohio-Royals-1920s.gif

 

64-90

 

5.67

 

6.97

 

.355

 

5.63

Lineup: Mark Johnson (RF, 34 yr) 286 PO, .990 F%

.379 OBP, .447 SLG, 97 RBIs, 92 Rs, 2 SBs, 0 HRs

 

Rotation: Curtis Brown (SP, 27 yr) .267 OBP, .295 SLG

7-3, 4.64 ERA, 19 Ks, 14 GS, 6 CGs, 0 SOs

St-Louis-Steamers-1950.gif

 

64-90

 

4.95

 

5.54

 

.334

 

4.78

Lineup: Deron Ashley (RF, 29 yr) 261 PO, .989 F%

.324 OBP, .463 SLG, 87 RBIs, 74 Rs, 10 SBs, 13 HRs

 

Rotation: Ed Sheridan (SP, 23 yr) .284 OBP, .284 SLG

12-15, 4.62 ERA, 101 Ks, 34 GS, 19 CGs, 4 SOs

Cleveland-Grizzlies-1920's.gif

 

63-91

 

4.62

 

5.73

 

.324

 

4.46

Lineup: Mark Westlund (LF&RF, 32 yr) 212 PO, .960 F%

.348 OBP, .411 SLG, 50 RBIs, 90 Rs, 29 SBs, 4 HRs

 

Rotation: Tom Rothaus (SP, 28 yr) .400 OBP, .429 SLG

5-5, 2.64 ERA, 14 Ks, 10 GS, 7 CGs, 2 SOs

UL AVG:

76-78

5.08

5.17

.336

4.23

 

 

 

 

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Did Txranger over at the OOTP create the above logos?

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2 hours ago, nick_crenshaw82 said:

Did Txranger over at the OOTP create the above logos?

No, I did. I was inspired by an image I saw on google search (by knuckler) and decided to use the idea to create my own. I used a few generic image templates to get the circles started.

 

Every above logo circle/button (what should I call them?) is my own work. © 2017 UNBA

 

 

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