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2 hours ago, Cardinal said:

Brooklyn's got a long way to go.

Other than the now 29 year old Alex Bailey (3B) who posted solid numbers (.265 AVG, .412 OBA, 47 SB, 124 Runs, 36 RBIs) the Beermen have struggled finding productive young players for their lineup, and their current starters are all starting to show their age. They may have found their pitcher though as the 25 year old Darren McNeice produced a solid rookie season from the mound (28-17, 2.79 ERA, 97 K). Brooklyn's scouts have mostly failed to find young talent during the last several seasons.

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1906 UNBA Team Payroll Report

(The 1906 League Payroll Report was accidently leaked to the press)

1. $114,000 Boston Brotherhood

2. $113,000 Baltimore Runners

3. $100,000 Pennsylvania Scarlets

4. $99,497 Cleveland Grizzlies

5. $95,625 Chicago Crusaders

6. $88,647 New York Miltia

7. $88,504 Brooklyn Brigade

8. $86,624 Manhattan Thunder

9. $85,912 Illinois Packers

10. $85,828 Indianapolis Stripes

11. $83,748 St Louis Steamers

12. $82,759 Milwaukee Kings

13. $81,763 Ohio Royals

14. $80,253 Philadelphia Boomers

15. $79,987 Washington D.C. Executives

16. $77,898 Pittsburgh Panthers

17. $67,700 Buffalo Tribe

18. $61,116 Boston Beetles

19. $56,289 Newark Knights

20. $52,874 Detroit Titans

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1906 World Baseball Championship Series

Heading into the series the Boston Brotherhood were heavy favorites. Cleveland had suffered critical losses with Nat Brane (CF) suffering a dislocated hip shortly before the end of the season and Ricky Lewis (LF) suffering a fractured eye socket from a wild pitch during a practice before the series. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood would come into the series healthy, ready to claim their third consecutive UNBA World Championship. 

 

In game one Boston's defense was sloppy allowing two unearned runs during the first few innings. Derrick Dotson (P) was able to keep the Grizzlies lineup from pulling away and the Brotherhood would win the game with a walk-off single, taking a 1-0 series lead.

 

Todd Christopher would allow only one earned run in game two as the Brotherhood would control the game from start to finish. Boston took a 2-0 series lead and discussions about a 4 game Brotherhood sweep began.

 

Game three would see the Grizzlies lineup finally come to life. James Helmuth (1B) would drive in 2 runs and score 2 runs of his own as he would single 3 of the 5 times he came to bat. The Grizzlies would pummel Derrick Dotson's pitching for 5 earned runs and the Brotherhood's defense would make 3 errors allowing Cleveland to cruise to an easy victory and bring hope back to the Grizzlies locker room.

 

In game four Todd Christopher would pitch 9 innings of superb baseball for Boston. The Grizzlies' lineup failed to resume the momentum they had in game three and the Brotherhood would take a 3-1 series lead.

 

The Brotherhood's Mike Olney would pitch in game five. The Brotherhood's defense would play inspired baseball turning 3 double plays and making only one error. The Grizzlies' confidence was visible shaken throughout the course of the game. The Boston Brotherhood would seal the game and their third consecutive UNBA World Baseball Championship.

 

The 32 year old Todd Christopher (P) would be awarded the Series MVP, along with his second consecutive world championship after being traded to the Brotherhood for the 1905 season. Christopher posted great numbers during the series going 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA over 18 innings. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Cardinal said:

Is Beetles-Brotherhood a big rivalry?

Fiercest Rivalries 1901-1906

1. Boston Brotherhood v Baltimore Runners: Both teams have contended for league titles the last two seasons, they have big salaries and owners who dislike each other. The players dislike each other and there have been several fights between the teams over the years.

 

2. Boston Brotherhood v Boston Beetles: Rivalry has faded a bit as the Beetles talent dropped off last season and the Brotherhood have dominated series recently. As both teams are in Boston the players know each other relatively well and it is a good natured rivalry. 

 

3. St Louis Steamers v Chicago Crusaders: These two teams find themselves playing at a similar level each season. The Steamers beat out the Crusaders for two United League titles by 6 total games over two consecutive seasons. St Louis views the Crusaders as a rough big city ball-club, while Chicago views the Steamer's success with jealousy. 

 

4. Philadelphia Boomers v Pennsylvania Scarlets: Both teams are located in Philadelphia and though only the Boomers have won a league title the rivalry is still quit fierce. Both ball clubs compete to be the best team in the city and as both teams are often out of league title contention they focus on these rivalry games even more.

 

5. Manhattan Thunder v Brooklyn Beermen: Two New York area teams that compete for area recognition. Brooklyn brings the blue collar crowd while the Thunder have the upper-class support. The rivalry is fiercest among the team's respective fans. Both clubs play clean ball against each other and their has been little conflict on or off the field between the clubs, but beware the fans of these teams as they take this series very seriously.

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1906 Awards

Peter Martin (P) would dominate the National League. Martin's 2.12 ERA led the UNBA. Martin would go on to set a new single season record with 36 wins during the 1906 season. While also posting the highest single season winning percentage ever (.857). Peter Martin is awarded with the National League Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year Awards.

 

Drew Krull (P) is awarded his third consecutive United League Most Valuable Player Award, along with his second United League Most Valuable Pitcher Award. Krull posted career bests with 32 wins and 193 strikeouts. Krull is the face of the St Louis Steamers and continued his dominating play through yet another season.

 

National League

National League Pitcher of the Year: Peter Martin (P) 36-6, 2.12 ERA, 157 Ks, Manhattan Thunder

National League Player of the Year: Peter Martin (P) 36-6, 2.12 ERA, 157 Ks, Manhattan Thunder

 

United League

United League Most Valuable PItcher: Drew Krull (P) 32-12, 2.40 ERA, 193 Ks, St Louis Steamers

United League Most Valuable Player: Drew Krull (P) 32-12, 2.40 ERA, 193 Ks, St Louis Steamers

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1906-1907 Offseason

Crucial Retirements

Oct 31st 1906

Jeff Burrell (CF) retires at 40 years of age as one of the greatest baseball players the world has ever known. Burrell never won a UNBA championship, but had many years of solid play before and after the UNBA merger. He retires holding multiple career UNBA records. He holds the records for most Games Played (2024), At Bats (8274), Hits (2589), Total Bases (3438), Runs (1631), Triples (150), and RBIs (1105). Burrell ranks second in Doubles (333) and Extra Base hits (555), he also is third in Steals (548). This was all accomplished while posting the 5th best batting average of any retired UNBA player (.313) and 4th best fielding average of any retired UNBA Center Fielder (.904). Jeff played the majority of his career (13 seasons) for the Cleveland Grizzlies, he also played for the Philadelphia Boomers (3 seasons), before finishing his last 2 seasons playing from the bench for the Washington DC Executives and the Detroit Titans.

 

Aug 14th 1907

Before the 1907 season concluded the 36 year old Josh Felton (SS) retired. Felton had played for three teams during his career the Philadephia Boomers, Brooklyn Beermen during the peak of career, and finished with the Pittsburgh Panthers. He retires with the second most At Bats (7492), and 2nd most Games Played (1823), he places 4th in RBIs (940) and 5th in Triples (119). Felton also holds the 4th best fielding percentage of any retired shortstops (.924).

 

 

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1906-1907 Offseason

 

Baltimore Runners 1901.jpgBaltimore Runners                          Team Payroll ($111,500-1st)

Manager: Howard Jackson, 43 yr (7th Season BAL) 489-393

Star Player(s): Darryl Manna (2B) 29 yr

Strong: Deep rotation with 5 pitchers as capable starters

Weak: No ace pitcher; only two good batters in lineup

Major Player Transactions: None

 

Boston Beetles 1901.jpgBoston Beetles                                Team Payroll ($65,030-18th)

Manager: Shawn Davis, 35 yr (7th Season BBE) 483-399, 1 championship

Star Player(s): None

Strong: Young lineup, possible stars; three solid pitchers

Weak: Inexperienced lineup; older pitching rotation

Major Player Transactions: None

 

Boston Brotherhood 1901.jpgBoston Brotherhood                     Team Payroll ($96,840-3rd)

Manager: Donald Fox, 49 yr (5th Season BBR) 377-225, 3 championships

Star Player(s): Phil Scrimshawe (2B) 25 yr, Brian Hockenberry (SS) 23 yr, Jeff Vionette (CF) 23 yr, Austin White (P) 24 yr

Strong: Three of the most talented young bats in the UNBA; young ace pitcher; high Bat Avg. lineup; more star power than multiple teams together

Weak: White (P) is coming off a rough season; major upheaval in clubhouse; less veteran depth than previous seasons

Major Player Transactions:

Oct 31st 1906- Todd Christopher (P), Mathew Woods (SS), and Mike Olney (P) are allowed to enter free agency.

Dec 8th, 1906- Boston Brotherhood trade starting RF, starting LF, 2B, P, C, & CF to Milwaukee for a pitcher.

Jan 13th, 1907- Boston Brotherhood trade 3 pitchers, C, 3B, 1B, LF, & CF to Ohio Royals for SS, 2B, & Austin White (P)

Mar 16th, 1907- Boston Brotherhood trade 1B & Derrick Dotson (P) to Cleveland Grizzlies for 2 pitchers, starting C, & 3B.

 

Brooklyn Beermen 1901.jpgBrooklyn Beermen                        Team Payroll ($79,700-13th)

Manager: Delbert Webber, 46 yr (3rd Season BRO) 154-154

Star Player(s): Darren McNeice (P) 26 yr, Cecil Fraser (2B) 22 yr, Sean Reynolds (P) 29 yr

Strong: Possibly found ace pitcher

Weak: Inexperienced rotation; loss of veteran leader Alex Bailey (3B); questions surround Sean Reynolds

Major Player Transactions:

Dec 11th 1906- Brooklyn Beermen trade Alex Bailey (3B), P, RF, C, & CF to Detroit Titans for 2 pitchers, 1B, & Cecil Fraser (2B).

Mar 4th 1907- Brooklyn Beermen trade a pitcher to Indianapolis Stripes for 4-pitchers, 3B, 1B, & RF.

 

Buffalo Tribe 1901.jpgBuffalo Tribe                                Team Payroll ($51,220-20th)

Manager: Tom Mollenhauer, 43 yr (4th season BUF) 200-262

Star Player(s): Steve Dyment (3B) 28 yr

Strong: Decent rotation depth; core has played together for awhile

Weak: Unproven lineup; several inexperienced rookies starting

Major Player Transactions: None

 

Chicago Crusaders 1901.jpgChicago Crusaders                       Team Payroll ($74,750-15th)

Manager: Harry Lowe, 57 yr (11th season CHI) 467-415

Star Player(s): John Koons (1B) 26 yr

Strong: John Koons 4 straight seasons batting over .400; high team OBA

Weak: Only two pitchers with experience; no experienced depth

Major Player Transactions: None

 

Cleveland Grizzlies 1901.jpgCleveland Grizzlies                        Team Payroll ($88,220-6th)

Manager: Anthony Gray, 61 yr (18th Season CLE) 480-403

Star Player(s): Nat Brane (CF) 26 yr, Scot Westacott (1B) 24 yr, Derrick Dotson (P) 29 yr

Strong: Acquired ace pitcher; one of the best lineups in baseball; four solid pitchers in rotation; one of the most complete teams in UNBA

Weak: Pressure to return to UNBA championship series

Major Player Transactions:

Mar 16th 1907- Cleveland Grizzlies trade 2 pitchers, starting C, & 3B to Boston Brotherhood for 1B & Derrick Dotson (P).

 

Detroit Titans 1901.jpgDetroit Titans                                Team Payroll ($71,590-17th)

Manager: Travis Price, 31 yr (4th Season DET) 234-228

Star Player(s): Alex Bailey (3B) 30 yr

Strong: Deep rotation; new veteran leader in clubhouse

Weak: Very average rotation; weak lineup

Major Player Transactions:

Nov 11th 1906- Detroit trades a pitcher, starting C, 1B, & CF to Washington D.C. Executives for Dough Rayfield (CF)

Dec 11th 1906- Detroit trades 2 pitchers, 1B, & Cecil Fraser (2B) to Brooklyn for Alex Bailey (3B), P, RF, C, & CF.

Mar 1st 1907- Detroit trades Doug Rayfield (CF) to New York Militia for CF, P, C.

 

Illinois Packers 1901.jpgIllinois Packers                                Team Payroll ($80,880-12th)

Manager: Hayden Kole, 42 yr (5th Season ILL) 293-309

Star Player(s): Jeff Gillespie (P) 30 yr

Strong: Gillespie’s leadership

Weak: Mediocre rotation; unproven and inexperienced lineup

Major Player Transactions:

Dec 23rd 1906- Illinois trades Brad Holtston (RF) & Pitcher to Washington D.C. Executives for 2 pitchers.

 

Stripes Logo.pngIndianapolis Stripes                       Team Payroll ($87,700-7th)

Manager: Donald Fox, 37 yr (3rd Season IND) 156-152

Star Player(s): Mike Olney (P) 31 yr

Strong: Acquired ace pitcher; several reliable defensive players

Weak: Weak lineup; team lacks depth

Major Player Transactions:

Nov 20th 1906- Indianapolis Stripes sign 30 year old Mike Olney (P) for 3 years at $12,100 per season. (Previous Boston Brotherhood)

Mar 4th 1907- Indianapolis Stripes trade 4 pitchers, 3B, 1B, RF to Brooklyn for a pitcher.

 

Manhattan Thunder 1901.jpgManhattan Thunder                          Team Payroll ($88,800-5th)

Manager: Bobby Wright, 57 yr (4th Season MAN) 389-353

Star Player(s): Peter Martin (P) 24 yr

Strong: Best pitcher in National League; 2 solid pitchers to support Martin

Weak: Lineup is underwhelming; team only has pitching rotation to lean on

Major Player Transactions: None

 

Milwakee Kings 1901.jpgMilwaukee Kings                             Team Payroll ($58,320-19th)

Manager: Harrold Robbins, 39 yr (2nd season MIL) 73-81

Star Player(s): None

Strong: Solid defensive infield

Weak: Only one pitcher with experience; weak lineup

Major Player Transactions:

Dec 8th 1906- Milwaukee trades a pitcher to the Boston Brotherhood for a starting RF, starting CF, 2B, P, & C.

 

New York Militia Logo 1903.jpgNew York Militia                              Team Payroll ($83,900-10th)

Manager: Jacob Kennedy, 44 yr (8th Season NY) 255-347

Star Player(s): Doug Rayfield (CF) 25 yr

Strong: Acquired talented Doug Rayfield to help lineup and defense

Weak: Weak rotation with little depth; weak lineup

Major Player Transactions:

Mar 1st 1907- New York Militia trades CF, P, & C to the Detroit Titans for Doug Rayfield (CF).

 

Newark Admirals 1906.jpgNewark Admirals                           Team Payroll ($77,600-14th)

Manager: Daniel Carpenter, 54 yr (1st Season NEW) 457-425

Star Player(s): Josh Larsen (P) 26 yr, Todd Christopher (P) 33 yr

Strong: 4 talented pitchers in rotation

Weak: Weak lineup with no depth; few players with potential

Major Player Transactions:

Nov 11th 1906- Newark signs 33 year old Todd Christopher to a 4 year contract at $20,500.

 

Ohio Royals 1901.jpgOhio Royals                                Team Payroll ($85,500-9th)

Manager: Geoffrey Kirkwood, 35 yr (1st season OHI) 0-0

Star Player(s): None

Strong: Few players with good potential in lineup

Weak: Inexperienced team; rebuilding season; little depth for rotation

Major Player Transactions:

Jan 13th 1907- Ohio trades SS, 2B, & Austin White (P) to the Boston Brotherhood for 3 pitchers, C, 3B, 1B, LF, CF.

 

Philadelphia Scarlets 1901.jpgPennsylvania Scarlets                     Team Payroll ($90,500-4th)

Manager: Wilson Hampton, 25 yr (2nd season PEN) 80-74

Star Player(s): None

Strong: deep rotation; good bench

Weak: Unimpressive starting lineup

Major Player Transactions:

Nov 18th 1906- Pennsylvania Scarlets sign 30 year old Matthew Woods (SS) to a 3 year deal at $13,100 per season. (previously Boston Brotherhood)

Dec 17th 1906- Pennsylvania Scarlets trade Matthew Woods (SS), RF, 1B, & LF to the St Louis Steamers for a starting pitcher.


Philadelphia Boomers 1901.jpgPhiladelphia Boomers                   Team Payroll ($71,680-16th)

Manager: Darryl Parton, 44 yr (1st season PHI) 0-0

Star Player(s): Gary Aiken (P) 36 yr, Toby McFerran (RF) 25 yr

Strong: Solid defense; young players in lineup with potential

Weak: Gary Aiken leads an aging rotation

Major Player Transactions: None

 

Pittsburgh Panthers 1901.jpgPittsburgh Panthers                   Team Payroll ($81,500-11th)

Manager: Leland Bennett, 61 yr (3rd season PIT) 137-171

Star Player(s): None

Strong: Rotation may have a potential ace pitcher

Weak: Weak lineup; weak defense; inexperienced rotation; very low expectations for a team that lacks talented players

Major Player Transactions: None

 

St Louis Steamers 1901.jpgSt Louis Steamers                       Team Payroll ($86,600-8th)

Manager: Kris Maynard, 54 yr (10th season STL) 479-404 2-championships

Star Player(s): Drew Krull (P) 27 yr, Matthew Woods (SS) 30 yr, Josh Zimmerman (CF) 32 yr

Strong: Best pitcher in United League; veteran team led by veteran coach

Weak: Aging bench and lineup; few players in lineup are well past prime

Major Player Transactions:

Dec 17th 1906- St Louis trades a starting pitcher to the Pennsylvania Scarlets for a RF, 1B, LF, and Matthew Woods (SS).

 

Washington DC Executives 1901.jpgWashington D.C. Executives         Team Payroll ($111,000-2nd)

Manager: Anthony Morris, 36 yr (2nd season DC) 88-66

Star Player(s): Chad Blank (P) 24 yr, Brad Holtston (RF) 32 yr

Strong: Ace pitcher; new veteran leader in the clubhouse; powerful bats

Weak: Rotation depth is suspect; no depth for lineup; player movement may affect team chemistry

Major Player Transactions:

Oct 31st 1906- Washington D.C. Executives resign 23 year old Chad Blank (P) to a 5 year deal at $14,040 per season.

Nov 11th 1906- Washington D.C. Executives trade Doug Rayfield (CF) to Detroit Titans for starting C, P, 1B, & CF.

Dec 23rd 1906- Washington D.C. Executives trade 2 pitchers to the Illinois Packers for Brad Holtston (RF) and a pitcher.






 

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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) Detroit Titans

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

6. $20,500 Todd Christopher (P) Newark Knights

7. $20,100 Jeff Gillespie (P) Illinois Packers

8. $19,400 Steve Dyment (3B) Buffalo Tribe

9. $19,000 Gary Aiken (P) Philadelphia Boomers

10. $18,400 Sean Reynolds (P) Brooklyn Beermen

 

Career Wins (P)

1. 206 Dan Rinfret (Retired)

2. 197 Gary Aiken (Philadelphia Boomers)

3. 186 Dan Scheirer (Retired)

4. 173 Jeff Gillespie (Illinois Packers)

5. 155 Aaron Barbuto (Illinois Packers)

 

Career Home Runs

1. 135 Brad Holtston (RF) Washington D.C. Executives

2. 100 Dave Rehm (RF) Retired

3. 85 Luke Rigney (SS) Retired

4. 75 Justin Albertson (CF) Illinois Packers

5. 72 Jeff Burrell (CF) Retired

 

Career Strikeouts (P)

1. 1242 Derrick Dotson (Boston Brotherhood)

2. 1044 Dan Scheirer (Retired)

3. 1013 Aaron Barbuto (Illinois Packers)

4. 881 Dan Rinfret (Baltimore Runners)

5. 872 John Bisdee (Milwaukee Kings)

 

Career Hits

1. 2589 Jeff Burrell (CF) Retired

2. 2393 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. 21 Derrick Dotson (Cleveland Grizzlies)

2. 19 Gary Aiken (Philadelphia Boomers)

3. 18 Peter Martin (Manhattan Thunder)

4. 17 Dan Rinfret (Retired)

4. 17 Jeff Gillespie (Illinois Packers)

 

Career Total Bases

1. 3438 Jeff Burrell (CF) Retired

2. 3059 Dave Rehm (RF) Retired

3. 2950 Adrian McCarthy (RF) Ohio Royals

4. 2686 Luke Rigney (SS) Retired

5. 2637 Darryl Parton (CF) Retired

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20 hours ago, Cardinal said:

What questions suround Sean Reynolds?

The last two seasons he has posted an ERA of 4.80 and 4.34 going 28-40. Many view he is overpaid and past his prime. They question whether he can even be a solid starter let alone justify the top 10 salary he is being paid currently.

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1907 UNBA Season

The UNBA's three time defending champion Boston Brotherhood would have a tumultuous off-season as key players were signed away by opposing teams and multiple large trades were made during the off-season. However, heading into the regular season the Brotherhood were still favored to win the National League title. For the first month of the season the Boston Brotherhood, Washington D.C. Executives, and Baltimore Runners took turns holding first place in the National League. But by the midpoint of the season the Washington D.C Executives had opened a 5 game lead on the Runners and a 6 game lead on the Brotherhood. The Executives led the UNBA in runs scored per game as Brad Holtston (RF) batted .343, with 89 RBIs and led the league with 17 home-runs. The Washington Executives controlled the second half of the season and cruised to their first National League title with the best lineup in baseball and a solid pitching rotation led by Chad Blank (P) (22-6, 3.18 ERA, 107 Ks). 

 

Meanwhile in the United League the Cleveland Grizzlies, fresh off their first United League title, were favored to win the league title. By acquiring the 5 time champion Derrick Dotson (P), the Grizzlies added an Ace pitcher that could compliment their solid lineup. The St Louis Steamers however, had developed into a formidable force once again and opened the season by taking an early 3.5 game lead, Drew Krull (P) (28-13, 2.75 ERA, 209 Ks) would once again lead the Steamers with solid pitching throughout the 1907 season. The Grizzlies would fight back with excellent pitching from Derrick Dotson (30-10, 3.23 ERA, 166 K's) and great play from Scot Westacott (1B) (.353 AVG, 90 Runs, 93 RBIs) and Nat Brane (CF) (.336, 100 Runs, 22 SBs, 72 RBIs). They would take the lead from the Steamers with a month left in the season and never look back. The Grizzlies claim the 1907 United League title for the second consecutive season and head to the 1907 UNBA Baseball Championship Series to face the Washington D.C. Executives.

 

 

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On 9/25/2016 at 5:20 PM, D42 said:

1907 UNBA Season

The UNBA's three time defending champion Boston Brotherhood would have a tumultuous off-season as key players were signed away by opposing teams and multiple large trades were made during the off-season. However, heading into the regular season the Brotherhood were still favored to win the National League title. For the first month of the season the Boston Brotherhood, Washington D.C. Executives, and Baltimore Runners took turns holding first place in the National League. But by the midpoint of the season the Washington D.C Executives had opened a 5 game lead on the Runners and a 6 game lead on the Brotherhood. The Executives led the UNBA in runs scored per game as Brad Holtston (RF) batted .343, with 89 RBIs and led the league with 17 home-runs. The Washington Executives controlled the second half of the season and cruised to their first National League title with the best lineup in baseball and a solid pitching rotation led by Chad Blank (P) (22-6, 3.18 ERA, 107 Ks). 

 

Meanwhile in the United League the Cleveland Grizzlies, fresh off their first United League title, were favored to win the league title. By acquiring the 5 time champion Derrick Dotson (P), the Grizzlies added an Ace pitcher that could compliment their solid lineup. The St Louis Steamers however, had developed into a formidable force once again and opened the season by taking an early 3.5 game lead, Drew Krull (P) (28-13, 2.75 ERA, 209 Ks) would once again lead the Steamers with solid pitching throughout the 1907 season. The Grizzlies would fight back with excellent pitching from Derrick Dotson (30-10, 3.23 ERA, 166 K's) and great play from Scot Westacott (1B) (.353 AVG, 90 Runs, 93 RBIs) and Nat Brane (CF) (.336, 100 Runs, 22 SBs, 72 RBIs). They would take the lead from the Steamers with a month left in the season and never look back. The Grizzlies claim the 1907 United League title for the second consecutive season and head to the 1907 UNBA Baseball Championship Series to face the Washington D.C. Executives.

 

 

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Oh come on Beermen! Im glad St. Louis lost. Starting to remind me too much like the Yankees.

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On 7/23/2016 at 9:01 PM, D42 said:

1890’s all Decade Team

As chosen by owner votes(16) in 1901

Fielders

RF Dave Rehm Ohio Votes: 94%

CF Jeff Burrell Cleveland Votes: 100%

LF Geoffrey Kirkwood Ohio Votes: 88%

SS Luke Rigney Brooklyn Votes: 56%

3B Aaron Barksdale Boston Bro Votes: 88%

2B Brian Root Cleveland Votes: 63%

1B Jim Baldwin Boston Bro Votes: 75%

C  Pete Koger Ohio Votes: 56%

Pitchers

P Gary Aiken Pittsburgh Votes: 100%

P Vern Whiteside Boston Bro Votes: 75%

P Dan Rinfret Chicago Votes: 56%

 

Jerseys for 1901 Season

 

Uniform Bal 1901.pngUniform Bos Be 1901.pngUniform Bos Bro 1901.pngUniform Bro 1901.pngUniform Chi 1901.pngUniform Cle 1901.pngUniform Det 1901.pngUniform IL 1901.pngUniform Man 1901.pngUniform MIL 1901.pngUniform OH 1901.pngUniform Pen 1901.pngUniform Phi 1901.pngUniform Pit 1901.pngUniform SL 1901.pngUniform WD 1901.png

 

Where did you find these templates?

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51 minutes ago, nick_crenshaw82 said:

 

Where did you find these templates?

I might be wrong, but it looks line he recolored the uniforms from the Hall of Fames dressed to the nines webpage. Originally, he was using Baseball Mogul's uniform editor but those uniforms are very generic, only colors, no logos or numbers.

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On 9/28/2016 at 1:44 PM, nick_crenshaw82 said:

Where did you find these templates?

On 9/28/2016 at 2:39 PM, eick74 said:

I might be wrong, but it looks line he recolored the uniforms from the Hall of Fames dressed to the nines webpage. Originally, he was using Baseball Mogul's uniform editor but those uniforms are very generic, only colors, no logos or numbers.

 

Yep Baseball mogul first, then I altered uniforms from sports maps. Latest uniform template was drawn over parts of two black and white photos and then edited in Photoshop to my liking: Uniform Templet 1904.png

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1907 World Baseball Championship Series

The Cleveland Grizzlies were slight favorites heading into the series, they had few injuries and their stars were all ready for game one. The Washington Executives were coming off of a season that highlighted a roster built in recent seasons through frequent player movement. The Executives would head into series without their starting 3rd baseman, but all key starters would be ready for game one. This series would pit two of the healthiest teams the World Baseball Championship Series has ever seen, against each other. 

 

In game one the Grizzlies would be led by the excellent pitching of 5 time champion Derrick Dotson (P) (30-11, 3.23 ERA, 170 Ks) who would only allow one earned run and allowed the Grizzlies to pull out a 3-2 victory at home. In game two the Executives lineup would outpace the Grizzlies and pull out the win 7-4 and tie the series at one apiece. In game three the Grizzlies dominated all aspects of the game as they soundly beat the Executives in game three 7-1 and taking back the series lead 2-1. Game four would see a flawless performance as Derrick Dotson would allow only 3 hits during his 2-0 shutout victory over the Executives that would see the Grizzlies extend their series lead to 3-1. The Executives in danger of losing the series turned to their rotation in game five. The rotation delivered, with solid pitching throughout the game holding on to a 2-1 victory that would keep them in the series for game six. The Executives would score first during the second inning but the Grizzlies would roar back and take a commanding 5-1 lead by the 5th inning. The Executives failed to gain any momentum from their lineup and the Grizzlies would cruise to a 6-2 victory on their way to claiming their first UNBA World Championship.

 

Derrick Dotson would be recognized as the Most Valuable Player for the series, having posted a 2-0 record, 0.50 ERA, and 6 Strikeouts through the course of 18 innings during the series. This is his 6th UNBA World Championship.

 

 

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1907 Awards

Peter Martin would have a slight step back in play from his 1906 season. However, he still posted fantastic numbers, leading the UNBA with a 2.40 ERA. Peter Martin stands as the lone bright spot in a Thunder pitching rotation that had high expectations, but failed over the course of a long season. Martin claims his 3rd consecutive sweep of the National League awards and is recognized as the 1907 National League Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year.

 

Drew Krull would receive his 4th consecutive United League Most Valuable Player award while leading the Steamers to a second place finish in the United League. Krull posted a career high and led the UNBA in strikeouts with 209 Ks. He continues to be viewed as the United League's premier player. 

 

Derrick Dotson would record a personal best 30 wins and led the UNBA in this category. After being traded to the Grizzlies for the 1907 season Dotson would  lead a rotation that helped secure the Cleveland Grizzlies their 1st UNBA Championship. With his 6th championship, Derrick Dotson has now led several different ball clubs to UNBA championships. No matter the team Dotson is a leader on the field and in the clubhouse and receives the 1907 United League Most Valuable Pitcher award.

 

Manhattan Thunder 1901.jpg  National League Pitcher of the Year: Peter Martin (P) 28-10, 2.40 ERA, 131 Ks, Manhattan Thunder

Manhattan Thunder 1901.jpg  National League Player of the Year: Peter Martin (P) 28-10, 2.40 ERA, 131 Ks, Manhattan Thunder

 

St Louis Steamers 1901.jpg  United League Most Valuable Pitcher: Derrick Dotson (P) 30-10, 3.23 ERA, 166 Ks, Cleveland Grizzlies

Cleveland Grizzlies 1901.jpg  United League Most Valuable Player: Drew Krull (P) 28-13, 2.75 ERA, 209 Ks, St Louis Steamers

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