SPB-3 1948 Season              Status: Playing September


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SPB3-1947 Champion

John Ungashick
Schaumburg Hawks


The Schaumburg Hawks beat the Brooklyn Royal Giants in 6 games. A hard fought series with only one game decided by more than two runs. Picking a series MVP was a little tough as none of the Hawk hitters did especially well. Buddy Blattner of the Giants did hit .500 (7-14) but in a losing effort and he only scored one run and drove in another. By default the honor goes to Johnny Schmitz who won two games and had a microscopic 0.64 ERA in fourteen innings of work.

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SPB-3 News that's fit to print

July 21, 2017

1948 August stats posted

The stats and power rankings for August of 1948 are now posted. We are entering into weekly play for the month of September. I have activated any players who are eligible to be used, farming players that have exhausted their usage (or at least within a couple plate appearances of doing so. H2H play is, as always, encouraged.

February 22, 2017

1948 Pre-Season Prognosis

A highlight of every pre-season is the prognosis put together by John Ungashick. He has boldly predicted himself as a pennant winer, but we shall see! Click HERE for the 1948 version. Great work John!

January 8, 2017

1948 Player pink slips

All 1948 Managers, Four players have been released from rosters on the call for protected lists. The Brooklyn Royal Giants release OF Danny Gardella (1950). He will show up in the 50 rookie draft. The Kansas City Blues released P Buzz Dozier (1949) He will be in next years rookie draft. The Hoosier Thunderbolts released pitchers Les Webber & Butch Wensloff. They will be thrown back into this years rookie draft.

December 21, 2016

1948 Rookie draft date set

All SPB III - 1948 Managers, Thanks to all of you for submitting your choice dates for the 1948 drafts recently. I am happy to announce that the official draft date will be Saturday, January 14th, beginning at 11AM EST time. This date was listed in the top 3 choices by 13 of our 14 managers, which gives us the most to be available for drafting.

Sep 2, 2016

1948 Team name change

Just a note to let everyone know of a new team name for Mike Murphy's team. They were formerly known as the Perrysburg Stingers. He has decided to change the team name to the DeVilbiss Tigers. This will be reflected on the 1948 files when they are sent. No park change, staying in Crosley Field.

Aug 28, 2016

1948 Team name and ballpark change

Manager Dave Lauer, who took over the Baltimore Natti Bohs team late in 1947 season, has decided to revamp his team name and move into a new ball park. His team is now the East Kenosha Larks, and his new home park will be in Boston's Braves Field. The this makes the available ballparks for 1948 to be Clevelands Municipal Stadium and Philadelphia's Shibe Park (N.L. version). If you wish to move into one of the available parks, let me know soon.

Aug 28, 2016

1948 Lottery Results

Number was 7-7-6. Congrats to Joe Dezarlo for securing to top slot in the draft.

1. South River Muckdogs (Joe Dezarlo) - 65 Wins (4 Chances)
2. Kansas City Blues (Rich Applegate)- 68 Wins (3 Chances)
3. Indianapolis Clowns (Rick Ryan)- 72 Wins - (1 Chance)
4. East Kenosha Larks (Name TBD) (Dave Lauer) - 70 Wins (2 Chances)

Aug 22, 2016

1947 End of Season reports

As is customary with the end of each season, we bring to you the 1947 USE OR LOSE and OVERUSAGE reports.

Aug 22, 2016

1947 Standings comparison

SPB-3 beat writer John Ungashick provides us with his 1947 standings comparisons for this past season.

Aug 22, 2016

1947 Champion Crowned!

Congratulations to John Ungashick on managing the 1948 World Series Champion Schaumburg Hawks to a somewhat surprising win over Don Rahn's favored Brooklyn Royal Giants. A well played series from both managers.

John Ungashick also had some kind words: A sentimental kudo to Tom Falduto who has been gone for almost fifteen years now but this was the team I inherited from him. Complete World Series writeups and scores are on the left menu.

Aug 17, 2016

1947 Final Results

The stats and power rankings for September of 1947 are now posted.

The Brooklyn Royal Giants won the A.L. pennant by a comfortable margin. As did the Schaumburg Hawks in taking the N.L. crown. My congratulations to both Don Rahn and John Ungashick, the two managers on winning the Leagues Championship, and earning the right to move on to the 1947 World Series.

In the A.L. the Royal Giants scored 102 wins, gaining the advantage over the second place Hoosier Thunderbolts (95 wins) by 7 games. This was a case of a team with a little better defense, and much better pitching, especially in the bullpen, besting the offense laden T'Bolts, managed by yours truly. The Bolts were 1947's offensive juggernaut, but their average defense, and their mostly pitiful bullpen led to their downfall. My personal Congrats to Don on his convincing win. I believe he led from the start to the finish.

In the N.L. The Hawks scored 94 wins, gaining the advantage over the second place Chicago Stampers, by 8 games. The Hawks just won on overall balance, but they were the best hitting team in the N.L., and their fielding was the best in both leauges, especially for this era.. While the Stampers, managed by Steve Lehman, were not on nearly the same level field with their offense. Their fielding was okay, but their strength was pitching, and it was easily the best overall in the '47 season! My personal congrats to John for his convincing win as well.

The 50 % loss, and the overuse reports will be posted soon, and once those are out the World Series file will be set up. Thanks to everyone for a very interesting timely and well played season. Job well done, everyone!


July 26, 2017

Sep. wk 1 MP's due

July 31, 2017

Sep. wk 1 stats due

Power Rankings

  1)  Royal Giants (2)
  2)  Thunderbolts (1)
  3)  Rugrats (3)
  4)  Hawks (5)
  5)  Carp (4)
  6)  Blues (7)
  7)  Stampers (6)
  8)  Grays (9)
  8)  Tigers (7)
  10)  Clowns (10)
  11)  Aces (11)
  12)  Arsenal (13)
  13)  Larks (12)
  14)  Muck Dogs (13)

1947 1st rd draft order

1) Hawks
2) Stampers
3) Arsenal
4) Grays
5) Stingers
6) Rugrats
7) Muck Dogs
8) Blues
9) Natti Bohs
13)Royal Giants

Historical Information

Established: 1995
Starting Season: 1927
Seasons: 21
Games: 22638
Trades: 467

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