SPB-2 1971 Season              Status: Playing July


Batting Average

Home Runs


Current League Champion

SPB1-1970 Champion

Steve Lehman
Seattle Totems


Seattle secures its second straight SPB-2 Crown, coming back from a 3 games to 1 defecit to defeat the Hot Rods. Jerry Koosman goes 2-0 1.06 to win the WS MVP.

SPB-2 League Officers


Mike See


Gary Plunkitt


John Ungashick

Beat Writer

John Ungashick

SPB-2 News that's fit to print

March 21, 2020

1972 June stats posted

The stats and power rankings for June 1972 are now posted. In the AL, the Evanston Elephants have a 5 1/2 game lead in the East while the Route 66 Hot Rods have opened up a 10 game lead in the West, The the NL, The Seattle Totems are running way with a 16 game lead while the NL is much closer as the Tippecanoe Voyageurs are only two games up on the Frankfort Fortress and Portland Beavers. Please have your July profiles to your opponent and commish by March 1st.

December 28, 2019

1971 Pre-Season Prognosis

Thanks always to John Ungaschick for his award-winning and honest as a southern gentleman synopsis of the upcoming 1971 season. Thanks John!

December 22, 2019

1971 Last team name change

With his move to a new home, Rick Ryan has also decided to relocate his Mulberry Marauders to their new home as well, and are now the Speedway Sparkplugs.

October 7, 2019

1971 Stadium Changes

Here are the Stadium changes for the 1971 Season:

The Route 66 Hot Rods have vacated Yankee Stadium and have moved into Veterans Stadium.
The Data City Schema Busters have claimed Yankee Stadium, and have relinquished Fulton County Stadium

Fulton County Stadium and the Oakland Coliseum are the two available parks.

September 23, 2019

1971 - Call for Protected roster

It is that time of year again as we head into 1971. Time for the 1971 Rule V Draft, which means I need your cutdowns soon. We will begin the draft the week of Sept 30th via email, so I need your protected list to me no later than Sunday Sept 29th at 6pm PST. So you have about 2 weeks to make trades. The new data base was sent in the previous email.

Here are the amounts that each team can protect:

21 Players Protected
Los Angeles Angels
Nanoose Bay Sox
Kansas City Barons
Milwaukie Pilots
Montreal Royals

20 Players Protected
Thud Ridge Wild Weasels
Hudson Valley Renegades
Mulberry Marauders
Evanston Elephants
Tippacanoe Voyageurs
Salzburg Bishops
Frankfort Fortress
Data City Schema Busters
East Kenosha Lions
West Warwick Monarchs
Winter Harbor Seals
Fairfax Colts

19 Players Protected
South River Gladiators
Portland Beavers
New York Mets
Route 66 Hot Rods
Seattle Totems

Your protected lists are due soon, and the deadline is Sunday (September 29th at 6pm PST) They should be received by me no later than 6:00P.M. PST. At that time, ALL ROSTERS WILL BE FROZEN AND NO TRADES MAY BE MADE UNTIL THE RULE V DRAFT IS COMPLETED.

Please send me an MP with your cutdowns, along with a list via email of protected, unprotected and uncarded players

July 15, 2019

1971 - Wild Card official

We will be adding two Wild Card per conference for the 1971 Season.

In addition to switch to Best of 7 format for both main playoff series in each conference, in the event of a Wild Card Tie, the following would apply:

There would be a best of 3 series to determine the winner, with best H2H record getting Home field. If that’s tied, better run differential get home field.

In the event of a 3 way tie for a spot, the team with the highest run differential will be automatically put into the 3 game playoff, with the lower two teams playing a 1-game play in game, with better H2H record hosting, or best run differential.

In the event of a 4 way tie for a spot, the Highest Run differential will play the lowest in a one game play in game, and two middle teams would also play a 1 game play in game to get to the best of 3.

Hopefully that covers almost all the bases. Really looking forward to these changes. Going to make for some very exciting playoff races!!!!

July 14, 2019

1970 Crowns rereat Champ

Congratulations goes out to the Seattle Totems, the 1970 SPB-2 Champion. Steve overcame a 3 games to 1 deficit to capture his second straight crown! Complete World Series boxscores and writeups can be found on the left hand menu. Congrats also to Mike See and his Hot Rods on a great year!

July 1, 2019

1971 Lottery Results

Number was: 5-9-2

For the second year in a row, the #1 pick in the SPB-2 Rookie Draft for 1971 goes to the Kansas City Barons and Mr. Mike Boling. Congratulations.

1. Kansas City Barons (Mike Boling) - 63 Wins - (2 Chances)
2. Los Angeles Angels (Don Zminda) - 51 Wins (4 Chances)
3. Montreal Royals (Stan Barkun) – 68* Wins (1 Chance)
4. Nanoose Bay Sox (John Measor) – 56* Wins (3 Chances)

The 1971 Draft is light on Hall of Famers (There are none on the draft)…however, it is deep on good quality hitters and pitchers, so should be interesting to see who the top 4 will be. Should be very interesting : )

July 1, 2019

1970 End of season reports

As is typical at the end of each SPB season, the USE OR LOSE and OVERUSAGE reports are publshed. The rosters will be changed accordingly

June 23, 2019

1970 Post-Season prognotication comparison

John U. pretty much nailed his predictions for 1970. Look HERE to see his complete listing of predictions compared to the actual results.

June 23, 2019

1970 Final stats and Power Rankings posted

Thanks to all of you for a smooth season once again. A big thank you to our league Stat John Ungashick for a job well done as usual.

Congrats to our Four Division winners:
Don Rahn – New York Mets
Mike See - Route 66 Hot Rods
Seattle Totems – Steve Lehman
Portland Beavers - Rick Applegate

Remember that beginning in 1971, we’ll be changing up our divisions…in advance of the DH, which is coming in 1973 (but we are shifting to the new divisions in 1971), If you are in the American League, you will be adding a DH in 1973, NL Teams will not, but will still need a DH for interleague play at AL parks beginning in ’73. In advance of this, please make note that also beginning in 1973, ALL TEAMS will increase there you five protected limits by 1 players to 20-21-22. Just a little advance notice on this stuff so you are prepared. You are free to begin trading for 1971, but trades will not be announced until the 1971 World Series is completed. Please send all trades to me.

January 3, 2019

1970 Pre-Season prognosis

What would be the beginning of an SPB season without John Ungashick's 1970 prognostication! He did not get any forecasting lessons from me :) Thanks for the work John!

July 25, 2018

1970 DH and New Divisional Allignment

With the DH coming in 1973, I had asked each of you to submit a preference for DH or no DH. Below are the results and what will be our new divisions beginning in the 1971 season. Most of you got your choice, only the two new owners and two of the expansion teams that had to be placed in the NL, as there was a slight preference for the DH and league I needed to keep the expansion teams in separate divisions.

I realize that 1971 is two seasons prior to the DH coming, but it will be good to start with this new structure a bit early and I’ll likely tweak the schedule next year for more divisional and league play within your league.

Really think these new divisions will be good….Here they are. If you are in the AL, you will be adding a DH, if in the NL, no DH except for interleague games, which I’ll have more info on later, as it will be less interleague games than we currently have.

Joe Dezarlo
John Ungashick
Ron Peterson
John Measor
Steve Brunner
Don Zminda

Mike See
Don Rahn
Marc Hollingsworth
Terry Baxter
Dave Lauer

Steve Lehman
Hugh McElaney
Chris Williams
Chris Longo
Sean Comerford
Stan Barkun

Gary Plunkitt
Rick Ryan
Steve Ehresman
Rich Applegate
Mike Boling

That NL west Division is gonna have some fun H2H play!

July 24, 2018

1970 disk positional losses

The players listed below have lost positional rating based on SPB Rules that players with over 400 PA and 4 or less appearences at a position will not be rated or be eligible to play at that position during a season. Don Wert 2b Cookie Rojas SS and OF Don Buford 2b and 3b Davey Johnson SS Bob Robertson LF Lou Piniella 1b Ron Fairly LF and CF Coco Laboy 2b Doug Rader 1b Willie Stargell 1b Joe Torre 1b Dick Allen LF Gene Alley 3B Cesar Tovar 3B Gene Michael 2b and 3b Felipe Alou 1b Johnny Bench 3b Tony Taylor SS Don Money SS Deron Johnson 3b Jerry Kenney 2b Graig Nettles LF Ron Santo LF

July 22, 2018

1970 Rookie draft lottery results

Our new system developed my Mr. Turnbull has delivered a bit of a surprise…..

Congratulations to my old friend Mr. Mike Boling, for winning the 1st overall pick of the 1970 Rookie Draft! If I am correct, I am pretty certain that this might be the first time EVER that Mike has gotten the top selection!

The top 6 WAR players in in 1971 are ALL great, so gonna be pretty tough to go wrong with any of them….Sorry Dave, you are just a little snakebit when it comes to getting the final pick lately in these lotteries : )

All have the final draft order out this weekend. Working on the 1970 Database, once I get the uncarded players added I’ll send it out to the league…..

1. Mike Boling (KC Barons)
2. Steve Brunner (WW Monarchs)
3. Stan Barkun (Montreal Royals)
4. John Measor (Nanoose Baysox)
5. Don Zminda (LA Angels)
6. Dave Lauer (East Kenosha Lions)

July 22, 2018

Important Announcement prior to start of 1970 season

Before trading gets rolling, I wanted to make you aware of an important decision that has been made regarding the future of our league.

We have decided to add the Designated Hitter to (1) One league beginning with the 1973 season. Same as in real life.

The rules committee voted 9-1 to adopt this change. Bottom line is that so many 1b/DH types go unused when we don’t have a DH, and so many pitchers that don’t even hit in real life are getting lots of PA’s, it’s just more realistic to add the DH to one league. We calculated that over 7,200 PA’s go unused each season, where we don’t have a DH. It will also give teams more flexibly when they have multiple players who only play (1) position in a season. Even if you are an NL team, you can use these player in interleague play.

Here is how it’s going to work

1. Only the AL will have a DH

2. Owners will get to choose what league they want to be in. It will be based on league seniority, or how long you have had your current team in THIS LEAGUE only (I will be conducting this soon, so that you can plan accordingly, however, the new league format will not take affect until the 1973 season. IN FACT, please respond to me privately, whether you prefer an AL or an NL team……the rules committee already voted, 4 voted to go DH, 4 No DH and 2 didn’t have a real preference.)

3. With this change, we will attempt to have a bit more unbalanced schedule. We will still have interleague play, but leagues will play each other more than they do now, especially within your own division, making these game much more meaningful.

4. During interleague play, the Home team will determine if there is a DH or not.

Anyways. I hope that we all enjoy the welcome change, as this will be the 1st historical SPB League to install a DH. SO many of us have played through this era already, and this will make it a little different, and a little more exciting.

July 22, 2018

1969 End of Season reports

With the end of another SPB season, I bring to you the end of season USE OR LOSE and OVERUSAGE reports. Enjoy!

July 22, 2018

1969 Champion Crowned!

My heartiest CONGRATULATIONS go out to Steve Lehman for his 1st EVER SPB-2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! Not only upsetting a 119 win team in 5 games, but this team had NEVER even had a winning season prior to 1969! Amazing the patience he showed while building this franchise….now, look out for them for the next 6-7 years too!

Not hard to see the parallels to the real 1969 World Series, except this time, it was not the Mets….it was Totems upsetting the Mets in 5 games, with the real World Series hero’s from 1968 (Lolich) and 1969 (Koosman) leading the charge.

Great writeups too…..the turning point in the Series was surely Bobby Tolan’s gunning down at the plate of Gene Alley in the bottom of the 9th inning to preserve a 8-7 win, which could have easily become a Mets win tying the series at 2-2.

With every Champion, there is always the other side. Tough loss for Don’s amazing Met squad. This was the best team Don has ever fielded and one most though would take the series. The was Don’s 2nd heartbreak as well, having lost as well in 1966 to the season. Good News though for Don….his Mets look great again in 1970, so he will be right in the think of things once again! Congrats on the great season Don!

With all that said, this wraps up another DECADE in SPB-2. It is now on to 1970! I’ll have the use or lose and penalties, along with draft order and lottery out this weekend, and trading is now officially open.

Goodbye 1960’s. Hello to the SUPER 70’s!!!!


Apr. 1, 2020

July MPs due

Apr. 20, 2020

July stats due

Power Rankings

  1)  Hot Rods (1)
  2)  Totems (1)
  3)  Voyageurs (3)
  4)  Wild Weasels (5)
  5)  Elephants (7)
  6)  Colts (3)
  7)  Beavers (11)
  7)  Fortress (6)
  7)  Gladiators (9)
  10)  Sparkplugs (8)
  11)  Lions (11)
  12)  Bishops (14)
  13)  Pilots (18)
  14)  Barons (14)
  15)  Schema Busters (13)
  15)  Seals (10)
  17)  Bay Sox (14)
  18)  Angels (19)
  19)  Monarchs (17)
  20)  Renegades (20)
  21)  Royals (21)
  22)  Mets (22)

1971 1st RD draft order

1) Barons
2) Angels
3) Royals
4) Bay Sox
5) Pilots
6) Weasels
7) Renegades
8) Marauders
9) Elephants
13)Schema Busters
15)Hot Rods

Historical Information

Established: 1992
Starting Season: 1944
Seasons: 26
Games: 28063
Trades: 1017

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