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2 minutes ago, D42 said:

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43 minutes ago, Cardinal said:

When you get a chance, could i have Beermen signature? No rush. ?

Yep, I'll get to it. If anyone else wants signatures it would be easier to do them in one batch.

 

1905-1906 Off-season Post Tomorrow.

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12 hours ago, D42 said:

Yep, I'll get to it. If anyone else wants signatures it would be easier to do them in one batch.

 

1905-1906 Off-season Post Tomorrow.

Thanks. Can't wait for 1905-06

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1906 Expansion

The City of Newark NJ constructed the 'Newark National Coliseum' in order to attract a professional ball-club. The popularity of the UNBA drew the cities attention and subsequent request to join the National League. R.W. Bryan, a prominent East Coast Businessman, helped finance the stadium and the ball-club. The City of Newark and R.W. Bryan became 50/50 partners in the ownership of the Newark Admirals when the UNBA's National League announced their newest league member on January 1st, 1906.

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1905-1906

Crucial Off-Season Player Movement

Oct. 31, 1905

Luke Rigney (SS) retires at 40 years of age. Rigney played for the Brooklyn Beermen for the majority of his career before finishing his last 4 years playing for the Boston Beetles. His one UNBA championship came in 1902 with the Beetles. He retires ranking high on many career lists. Luke Rigney retires with the 3rd Most Home Runs (85), 3rd most Doubles (318), 3rd most Extra Base Hits (494), 3rd best Fielding Avg. of any retired Shortstop (.903), 4th in Runs Scored (1356), 4th in Steals (461), 4th in Total Bases (2686), and 5th in Hits (1931). Luke Rigney retires with a 15 year legacy of excellence.

 

Gerrit O'Neal (RF) retires at the age of 36. O'Neal is the first player to retire with an OBA of over .400, posting a career OBA of .407. His career Batting Avg of .318 is the 2nd highest of all retired players. He also ranks 3rd in career triples with 129. O'Neal played for the Brooklyn Beermen, Baltimore Runners, St Louis Steamers, Boston Beetles, and returned to the Brooklyn Beermen for his final season. Gerrit O'Neal claimed two UNBA championships during his career: 1901 with St Louis, and 1902 with the Boston Beetles.

 

Peter Martin (P) is resigned by the Manhattan Thunder to a 5 year contract at 24,390 per year, making Martin the 3rd highest paid player in the UNBA. Martin is coming off a season in which he claimed the National League Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year Awards. Manhattan secures their 23 year old ace pitcher for next 5 years.

 

Dec. 10, 1905

Steve Dyment (3B) refused to resign with the Cleveland Grizzlies. The 27 year old 3B signs with the Buffalo Tribe for 3 years at $19,400 per season making him the 9th highest paid player in the UNBA. Dyment is coming off of a career season having batted .334 in 1905.

 

Jan. 11, 1906

Josh Larsen (P) refused to resign with the Brooklyn Beermen. The 24 year old pitcher signs with the newly formed Newark Admirals for $24,900 a year for the next 4 seasons, making him the 2nd highest paid player in the UNBA. Josh Larsen was at times during the 1905 season Brooklyn's best pitcher. He posted a 2.88 ERA while going 23-15. Newark paid the price for what they must believe is the future cornerstone of their club.

 

Jan. 20, 1906

Washington D.C. Executives trade a starting 2B, starting RF, 2 Pitchers, and 1B to the Milwaukee Kings for a starting LF, C, SS, 2B, 3B, and 2 Pitchers. Twelve players change teams as these two ball-clubs execute a large trade to try and jump start their respective clubs.

 

Mar. 3, 1906

Indianapolis trades Gary Aiken (P) to the Philadelphia Boomers for a young 1st Baseman who started last season for the Boomers. The 35 year old pitcher is traded to Philadelphia after posting lackluster numbers for the Stripes with a 4.21 ERA and a 18-26 record.

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All Time Lists

Highest Current Salary

1. $26,700 Darryl Manna (2B) Baltimore Runners

2. $24,900 Josh Larsen (P) Newark Admirals

3. $24,390 Peter Martin (P) Manhattan Thunder

4. $24,300 Alex Bailey (3B) Brooklyn Beermen

5. $21,420 Drew Krull (P) St Louis Steamers

6. $20,100 Chris Whitted (P) Milwaukee Kings

6. $20,100 Jeff Gillespie (P) Philadelphia Boomers

8. $19,500 Todd Christopher (P) Boston Brotherhood

9. $19,400 Steve Dyment (3B) Buffalo Tribe

10. $19,000 Gary Aiken (P) Philadelphia Boomers

 

Career Wins (P)

1. 206 Dan Rinfret (Baltimore Runners)

2. 186 Dan Scheirer (Retired)

3. 182 Gary Aiken (Philadelphia Boomers)

4. 155 John Bisdee (Milwaukee Kings)

5. 152 Jeff Gillespie (Philadelphia Boomers)

 

Career Home Runs

1. 126 Brad Holtston (RF) Illinois Packers

2. 100 Dave Rehm (RF) Retired

3. 85 Luke Rigney (SS) Retired

4. 72 Jeff Burrell (CF) Detroit Titans

5. 70 Brian Root (2B) Ohio Royals

 

Career Strikeouts (P)

1. 1053 Derrick Dotson (Boston Brotherhood)

2. 1044 Dan Scheirer (Retired)

3. 881 Dan Rinfret (Baltimore Runners)

4. 807 Aaron Barbuto (Illinois Packers)

4. 807 John Bisdee (Milwaukee Kings)

 

Career Hits

1. 2574 Jeff Burrell (CF) Detroit Titans

2. 2278 Adrian McCarthy (RF) Ohio Royals

3. 2123 Dave Rehm (RF) Retired

4. 2028 Darryl Parton (CF) Retired

5. 1931 Luke Rigney (SS) Retired

 

Career Shutouts (P)

1. 19 Gary Aiken (Philadelphia Boomers)

2. 16 Derrick Dotson (Boston Brotherhood)

3. 15 Jeff Gillespie (Philadelphia Boomers)

4. 15 Dan Rinfret (Baltimore Runners)

5. Several tied at 14

 

Career Total Bases

1. 3418 Jeff Burrell (CF) Detroit Titans

2. 3059 Dave Rehm (RF) Retired

3. 2810 Adrian McCarthy (RF) Ohio Royals

4. 2686 Luke Rigney (SS) Retired

5. 2637 Darryl Parton (CF) Retired

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On August 4, 2016 at 10:05 PM, D42 said:

1905 New Stadiums

George Fanning, owner of the New York Militia, submitted a new stadium proposal early in 1903 asking for a world class stadium that would represent the splendor of New York within the UNBA. This stadium was approved on February 3rd, 1904, and ground broke the following month in the Astoria neighborhood for Queens' Ballpark. This stadium was the most expensive ($435,000) and largest baseball stadium in the world when completed on March 8th, 1905.

 

Barry Leonard's park was completed on February 14th, 1905, this stadium was located in downtown Indianapolis, and was the completion of the promised stadium for the Indianapolis Stripes expansion bid. This stadium was a wood structure that was put up down the left field line that could seat 9,217. Cost of construction is estimated at $150,000.

 

The Pennsylvania Scarlets constructed a new stadium for the 1905 season to replace their 19 year old Central Stadium. The new stadium cost $195,000 and roughly doubled the capacity of their old stadium, while providing a better baseball venue for the Pennsylvania fans. 

 

 

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This answered my question

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How many teams will eventually be in the league? Are you aiming for like 30? (Im talking when we reach present day.)

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On August 21, 2016 at 4:12 PM, D42 said:

1906 Expansion

The City of Newark NJ constructed the 'Newark National Coliseum' in order to attract a professional ball-club. The popularity of the UNBA drew the cities attention and subsequent request to join the National League. R.W. Bryan, a prominent East Coast Businessman, helped finance the stadium and the ball-club. The City of Newark and R.W. Bryan became 50/50 partners in the ownership of the Newark Admirals when the UNBA's National League announced their newest league member on January 1st, 1906.

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Ummmmm, they look exactly the same.

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14 hours ago, RedfieldNick said:

Ummmmm, they look exactly the same.

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Newark's New Stadium

The UNBA's latest stadium was finished Febuary 12th, 1906. The Newark National Coliseum would host the expansion Newark Admirals during their first UNBA season.

 

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On 8/26/2016 at 3:28 PM, Cardinal said:

How many teams will eventually be in the league? Are you aiming for like 30? (Im talking when we reach present day.)

I do not know. I keep track of the financial status of the league, teams, and use historical data for the cities. Depending on how the league matures their may be more expansion than in real history, or less, or around the same. Technically the entire league could fold, but I do not foresee that happening. I do not have any firm plans for any team. I will fold or sell any team if they are far enough in the red, no matter how much it pains me to do so. I am a fan of my own league and enjoy the stories that unfold during each season.

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Ohio Royals Stadium Renovation

The Ohio Royals who had played in the smallest stadium (prev. 7,559) in the UNBA worked to get an expansion to their stadium that would nearly double the capacity. They reduced the outfield dimensions by adding bleachers inside the edge of the outfield. These renovations should increase ticket sales and allow the Royals a larger team payroll.

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On 8/20/2016 at 9:32 PM, Cardinal said:

When you get a chance, could i have Beermen signature? No rush. ?

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1906 UNBA Season

Heading into the 1906 season the Boston Brotherhood and Manhattan Thunder were favored to contend for the National League title. The Brotherhood had claimed the last two consecutive UNBA championships and maintained their core players heading into the 1906 season. The Manhattan Thunder had the elite Peter Martin as their ace pitcher and a young lineup that had flashed brilliance in the past. These teams would both contend for National League title along with the Baltimore Runners and the Washington D.C. Executives. 

 

The Baltimore runners would make a surprise run at the National League title during the 1906 season. With only two starters for the Runners having started for more than one season, Darryl Manna (2B) and Charlie Guerry (3B), the Runners surprised the league by building a 4 game lead through the first half of the season. Unfortunately Darryl Manna (.332 AVG, 39 Runs, 45 RBIs) would suffer a broken wrist at the midpoint of the season, removing him from the lineup for the rest of the year. The loss of the Runners best player would take the edge away from their lineup as they would find themselves falling to a second place finish as the 1906 season concluded.

 

The Manhattan Thunder would lean heavily on Peter Martin who delivered a dominating season (36-6, 2.12 ERA, 157 K) setting a new UNBA record for wins (36) and winning percentage (.857) in a single season. However, the Thunder's lineup would only post the 6th best batting average and score the 5th most runs per game in the National League. The Thunder would finish their season as they had played all year, on the edge of greatness, 3 games away from the National League title. 

 

The Washington D.C. Executives would finish 4th, showing their aggressive player movement over the last few season had merit. Their young lineup produced runs and helped propel them with solid play throughout the 1906 season.

 

The Boston Brotherhood claimed the 1906 National League title, taking the lead from the fading Baltimore Runners in the final month of the season. Derrick Dotson (P) (28-11, 2.74 ERA, 189 K) took over as the ace pitcher for the Brotherhood, while Todd Christopher's (P) (23-17, 3.66ERA, 80 K) numbers while not as impressive as in previous seasons, would still provide the second half of the best two pitcher combination in the UNBA. Phil Scrimshawe (2B) (.345 AVG, 102 Runs, 86 RBIs) and Brian Hockenberry (SS) (.357 AVG, 56 Runs, 59 RBIs) would once again lead a Brotherhood's lineup that would lead the league in batting average and play smart baseball throughout the season.

 

The favorites to win the 1906 United League title were the St Louis Steamers and the Ohio Royals. Both teams had split the previous 5 UL titles. Ohio had just expanded their stadium and as a result boasted a higher payroll then in previous seasons. The Steamers had the talented Drew Krull (P). However, the 1906 title would be won without much of a challenge from the Steamers or the Royals.

 

The Cleveland Grizzlies would boast the best lineup in the UNBA during their 1906 season. Nat Brane (CF) (.343 Avg, 40 SB, 123 Runs, 85 RBIs), Ricky Lewis (LF) (.353 AVG, 103 Runs, 89 RBIs), and James Helmuth (1B) (.351 AVG, 102 Runs, 84 RBIs) would all post career numbers as they helped propel the Cleveland Grizzlies to a seven game lead when the season concluded. The Grizzlies were the only team in the UNBA whose lineup posted a batting average over .300, and as a result the Cleveland Grizzlies were headed to the 1906 World Baseball Championship Series.

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Go Titans! We're in second place though. ? Oh and by the way, you haven't updated the cap logo thing on the first post. It needs to be expanded to include Indianapolis and Newark.

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19 minutes ago, PackMan said:

Oh and by the way, you haven't updated the cap logo thing on the first post. It needs to be expanded to include Indianapolis and Newark.


Thanks

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5 minutes ago, D42 said:


Thanks

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Actually, you may already know this, but Newark is in the NL.

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35 minutes ago, PackMan said:

Actually, you may already know this, but Newark is in the NL

Yeah, I debated over leaving them on their respective sides as it relates to their league membership or making the Logo Quilt look even, I went with even.

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