SPB-1 1982 Season            Status: Playing April


Standings

Batting Average

Home Runs

ERA

Current League Champion

SPB1-1981 Champion

Terry Baxter
Rockford Forest Citys

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Rockford swept the mighty Thunder to end the Mike See Dynasty in four games. Co-MVPs: Bill Buckner, 11-18, 2-2B, HR and 9 RBI; Omar Moreno 11-20 3-2B, 6 runs scored and 2 SB

SPB-1 League Officers

Commissioner

John Turnbull

President

Rick Ryan

Statistician

John Turnbull

Beat Writer

Joe Dezarlo

SPB-1 News that's fit to print

July 11, 2019

New manager

Please welcome SPB-4 Manager John Lippincott into SPB-1. He will be taking over the Damage franchise and will be renaming it to the Charlotte Cougars. This name change will appear on the May Database. Welcome aboard John!

June 20, 2019

Free Agent pickups (Updated)

The Wabash River Catfish have cut Rick Wise and Del Unser, and have picked up Eddie Vargas and Bob Skube.

The Ottawa Lynx have claimed the following players: Larry Ray, Dan Firova, Ron Pruitt, and Juan Espino

January 14, 2019

1981 World Series complete

Congratulations to the Rockford Forest Citys, skippered by Terry Baxter for sweeping Mike See's Las Vegas Thunder in four games to break the dynasty and capture his first SPB-1 crown. Congrats to Mike on a great season and another WS appearance. Complete writeups and boxscores can be found in the playoff links. We are done with the split-season and onto 1982!

January 10, 2019

1982 Ballpark Changes

The Wabash River Catfish are vacating the Metrodome and will move into Riverfront Stadium. The Las Vegas Thunder will then take the Metrodome and vacate the Kingdome

This will leave the Kingdome and Oakland Coliseum as the two open stadiums.

January 3, 2019

1981 End of Season files

Now that the split season is over, I present to you the end of season Use or Lose and Overusage results for each team. Considering the challenge with usage, we actually as a whole had fewer games of penalties handed out than we did in 1980!

January 2, 2019

September stats and Power rankings posted

The stats and power rankings for September of 1981 are now posted.

Guys....a huge thank you for getting the last week's stats in early.

The Playoff opponents will be :
AL: Las Vegas Thunder (Mike See) vs Dayton Triangles (John Turnbull)
NL: Fairfax peppers (Ron Peterson) vs. Rockford Forest Citys (Terry Baxter)

I will have the playoff database out to the playoff managers soon.

Batting Crown: Carney Lansford .353
HR: Mike Schmidt 52
RBI: Mike Schmidt 149 He batted .347, 3rd in batting
Stolen Bases: Omar Moreno 74. Rickey says he beat out Rickey by 2SB

Wins: Bob Knepper 22-7
ERA: Bob Kneper 1.87
Strikeouts: Nolan Ryan 259
Saves: Jeff Reardon/Dan Quisenberry 34

I will have the website updated in the next few days, along with the Draft lottery and usage reports. I will send one final spreadsheet out in the next few days as well.

Thank you everyone for finishing a challenging season. I know it was confusing at times with the pro-rated stats, but we made it through.

We are onto 1982...the year I graduated High School

November 24, 2018

1981 August stats and Power rankings posted

The stats and power rankings for August of 1981 are now posted.

We now head into week to week play.

Active rosters can be set to up to 40 players.

I have farmed all players on rosters that are either future players or those who have met or exceeded their limits according to the attached spreadsheet. Please contact me if you have any questions about a particular player.

A reminder that the 50% use or lose is based on the REAL LIFE stats for the 81 season, meaning they are more relaxed for this season. The usage meter is an accurate guide for hitters, as well as pitchers, along with meting the 50% Games pitched.

We have a few very close races that are still yet to be decided. The Triangles and River Flames are in a dead heat in the AL West, while the AL East is separated by just 1 game.

Netplay is encouraged.....especially for those series that are playoff-dependent.

Usage has been reset for the Final time this season. Starting with your first game, your pitching rotations must be in chronological order for the remainder of the season plus the post season. Starters must have at least 3 days calendar rest between starts.

Do NOT reset player usage after playing your series.

February 28, 2018

1981 New Manager in place

Gentlemen: Mike Boling and the Terre Haute Phillies have decided to relinquish their franchise. I would like to thank Mike for his many years in SPB-1 and he leaves in good standing. He will remain in SPB-2. Taking his place is long-time DMB player Chris Longo, who will be renaming his team the "Beast Coast Brushbacks." He has given up rights to Riverfront Stadium and is now claiming Yankee Stadium for his team, leaving Riverfront and the Oakland Coliseum as the two available parks. Welcome aboard Chris!

Calendar

July 1, 2019

April MPs due

July 20, 2019

April results due

Power Rankings

  1)  Thunder (4)
  2)  Triangles (2)
  3)  Black Sox (3)
  4)  Peppers (1)
  5)  Brushbacks (6)
  6)  Forest Citys (7)
  7)  Flames (8)
  8)  Tourists (9)
  9)  Mountaineers (11)
  10)  Tigers (10)
  11)  Catfish (4)
  12)  Cubs (12)
  13)  Eagles (13)
  13)  Lynx (14)
  15)  Highlanders (16)
  15)  Rats (15)
  17)  Damage (19)
  18)  Hoosiers (18)
  19)  Spiders (17)
  8)  Volcanoes (9)
  21)  Conquistadors (22)
  21)  Pine Barons (23)
  23)  Barking Owls (21)
  24)  Nationals (24)

1981 1st rd results

1) Rats-C.Ripken
2) Hoosiers-R.Sandberg
3) Hoosiers-B.Butler
4) Nationals-K.Hrbek
5) Tigers-C.Davis
6) Mountaineers-G.Gaetti
7) Brushbacks-M.Witt
8) Eagles-S.Sax
9) Nationals-V.Hayes
10)Barking Owls-J.Barfield
11)Forest Citys-T.Brunansky
12)River Flames-S.Fletcher
13)Volcanoes-B.Smyth
14)Damage-D.Henderson
15)Peppers-G.Bell
16)Black Sox-J.Davis
17)Catfish-B.Black
18)River Flames-J.Ray
19)Highlanders-S.Bedrosian
20)Pine Barons-B.Brenly
21)Spiders-A.Hammaker
22)Hoosiers-G.Harris
23)Tourists-B.Jacoby
24)Thunder-A.Pena

Historical Information

Established: 1992
Starting Season: 1954
Seasons: 27
Games: 36558
Trades: 1163

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