With the World Series ending last night, and college basketball tipping off tomorrow night, this is our transition day between Statis-Pro Baseball and Value Add Basketball.
We decided we should close out with a Yankees-Red Sox all-time game, and chose Ted Williams 1946 Boston Red Sox - the one year he came close to the World Series title before a Game 7 loss - vs. the Yankees team on which Roger Maris hit 61 home runs to break Babe Ruth's record.
This game is in our "New York-Boston Division" - including the two cities that dominated so much of baseball history. When Whitey Ford pitches in the second game of the double header, the Yankees will have three of the top 100 players of all-time (see below, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Ford). The division includes five of the top seven players of all time including Ted Williams as the 5th greatest of all time. The top 13 players of all time and many of the top 100 are included in our game. Mike Trout at 14th is the only player not included - as we just couldn't justify any of his Angels teams.
You may notice a "add to 11-88 RN" for a couple of players including starters Roy Partee's +2 and Bob Cerv's +1. This is a new number we've added when a player has a great hitting card without enough plate appearances to really justify the card. We let the card be used, but when the action is on their card the RN number is increased by that number. When doing this, do not change for left vs right on the 11, 12, 88 etc. The biggest number in the game is Matt Carpenter this year for the Yankees, who is a +8 because his actual stats were unbelievable this year but on very few plate appearances. Therefore, if he had an 11 on his card, it would be a 21 since that is actually 8 numbers in the base system (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 - since no 18 or 19), etc.
If you click here, one table includes all the batters, another tab the pitchers and a third tab with info on the 60 all-time great teams. Click here for the free Statis-Pro game, or on the Value Add Basketball Game of all-time great college teams.
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