SPB-60: 1961 Season              Status: Rule 5 draft in February


Standings

Batting Average

Home Runs

ERA

Current League Champion

SPB1-1960 Champion

RICK RYAN
BEARD BLACK CATS

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The Black Cats won their third straight SPB-60 title with a 5 game victory. Manager Rick has named his entire bullpen as his MVP. Kralick, Staley, Robinson, Henry, Face and Newcombe combined for 11.2 innings, 5 hits and no runs

SPB-60 League Officers

Commissioner

Mike See

President

Terry Baxter

Statistician

Mike See

Beat Writer

Rich Applegate

SPB-60 News that's fit to print

November 21, 2020

1961 Ballpark Changes

Terry Baxter is shifting from Connie Mack Stadium to the friendlier Confines of (AL) Wrigley Field – The one from the TV Show HR Derby.

Second, Don Rahn is vacating Memorial Stadium, to move into the new Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis. He is also renaming his team to the New York Mets.

This Leaves (4) Stadiums available to teams (Forbes, Connie Mack, Griffith Stadium, Comiskey Park)

November 21, 2020

1961 Important Changes and League Notes

Click on the text file HERE in to see the latest and greatest from SPB-60 Commissioner Mike See.

October 25, 2020

1961 Draft lottery results

Number was:

1-2-0. Here is the result…

1. Mound City Saints (Rich Applegate) – 56 Wins (4 Chances)
2. East Kenosha Lakers (Dave Lauer) – 67 Wins - (2 Chances)
3. Raleigh Tarheels (Steve Lehman) – 62* Wins (3 Chances)
4. Riverside Robbers (John Turnbull) – 70 Wins (1 Chance)

Congrats to Rich Applegate on landing the top pick of 1961. Dave’s prediction of 4th is WAY wrong……: )

Some pretty darn good players could top this draft….Yaz, Brock, Fregosi, Freehan and Boog just to name a few. With no expansion, should be quite interesting…..

October 25, 2020

1960 end of year reports

This will be the last season in SPB 60 that we will be posting thses. So, for the last time the 1960 OVERUSAGE and USE OR LOSE reports.

October 25, 2020

1961 Regular season finished

The regular season for SPB-60 1960 is now complete. Congrats to all of us on another well played season.

Congrats go out to Rick Ryan’s Beard Black Cats (who will be attempting to win their 3rd consecutive SPB-60 World Series Title) for their National League Pennant…and in the AL, my own Louisiana Lightning, who arrived a year earlier than expected, for their first AL Pennant since the 1957 season.

The database attached contains the World Series Schedule (2 days off between Red season and World Series) and will be played sometime in the next few weeks as time permits.

The Use Or Lose/Overusage Reports are finished and will be out shortly, as well as the 1961 Lottery.

Remember…we will NOT be expanding in 1961 (only 1962) and our new rules and weekly play will go into play in 1961 (including 27 man protected rosters).

Some great performances in the 1961 season.

We had TRIPLE CROWN winners in BOTH LEAGUES!!!

Willie Mays won the Triple Crown in the NL, batting .334, 51 HR and 143 RB!’s for Newark! He also added 30 stolen bases on top of that!

Roger Maris won the Triple Crown in the AL smashing 46 HR, with a .323 BA and 130 RBI’s for Joliet, setting up for 1961

Obviously, there are your 2 league MVP’s.

On the Pitching side…your Cy Young Winners and Rolaids Relief Award Winners were…

In the AL, the Lightning’s Don Drysdale wins the Cy Young Award and was the leagues only 20 game winner (20-6), with a sparkling 1.69 ERA with 208 strikeouts.

The Lightning’s Lindy McDaniel took home the Rolaids Relief Man Award, with a league leading 39 saves.

In the NL, it was a little tougher, but the Cy Young goes to Beard’s Bob Friend, who went 17-9 with a 2.40 ERA with 187 K’s.

Beard’s Roy Face took home the Rolaids Relief Man Award, with a league leading 31 saves.

Trading will not begin until AFTER the 1960 World Series in completed.

Thanks again to all for a fine season.

September 26, 2020

1961 Change in Statisticians

Beginning with the 1961 season, Mike will be taking over as league Stat with weekly play, and at this time, I would like to thank Rich Applegate for the many years of being our league statistician. Rich makes so many great contributions to our family of leagues, and being league stat is not an easy task. He has done an amazing job. Thank you Rich for your many years of service to our league.

April 30, 2020

1960 Pre-Season Prognosis

Thanks to John Ungashick, he has provided us with a well written pre-season prognosis, which gives insight into each team as we enter the 1960 season. Thanks John!

March 28, 2020

1960 Stadium Changes

Wabash Six (Bill Lanke) is vacating Griffith Stadium to move to the new, cold and windy Candlestick Park.

Steve Brunner is moving out of Comiskey Park into Yankee Stadium.

That leaves Griffith and Comiskey Park as your two available parks for 1960.

January 21, 2020

1960 Call for Protected rosters

It is now time to start the processing of cutting down those rosters in preparation for the Rule 5 draft. This cutdowns will be due back to me by Saturday Feb 8, 2020, so that we can begin the draft via email the next day or two after that. So you have almost 3 weeks to make deals.

Here are the cutdown numbers for each team

19 Players
Beard Black Cats (Ryan)
Massillon Tigers (Ungashick)
Joliet Jakes (Baxter)
Asbury Argonauts (Brunner)

20 Players
Newark Bears (DeZarlo)
Frankfort Frigates (Plunkitt)
East Kenosha Lakers (Lauer)
Wabash Six (Lanke)
Schenectady Patriots (Rahn)
Riverside Robbers (Turnbull)

21 Players
New Bedford Ahabs ( Williams)
Mound City Saints (Applegate)
Louisiana Lightning (See)
Raleigh Tarheels (Lehman)

Please send an MP with you unprotected players farmed along with the breakdown listed in an email for backup. Remember, uncarded players do not have to be protected.

Also, as a reminder….at the conclusion of the upcoming 1960 season, we will be having our first ever cutdown for the new way we are doing expansion. Please keep this in mind when making trades and deciding who you will keep.

October 28, 2019

1960 Stadium Changes

The Riverside Robbers (John Turnbull) vacate Yankee Stadium for the more cozy confines of KC Municipal Stadium.

The Joliet Jakes (Terry Baxter) has vacated the brand new, cold, chilly and windy Candlestick Park for the more cozy confines of Connie Mack Stadium (And Maris and Mantle are thanking him).

That leaves Yankee Stadium and Candlestick Park as your (2) available ball parks for 1960. First come first served.

Calendar

Nov 20, 2020

Trading begins

Feb, 2021

Rule 5 Draft

Power Rankings

  1)  Lightning (1)
  2)  Black Cats (2)
  3)  Frigates (3)
  4)  Jakes (6)
  5)  Patriots (4)
  6)  Bears (7)
  7)  Ahabs (9)
  7)  Tigers (5)
  9)  Six (8)
  10)  Lakers (10)
  11)  Robbers (11)
  12)  Argonauts (13)
  13)  Saints (12)
  14)  Tarheels (14)

1960 1st rd results

1) Tarheels-J.Marichal
2) Tarheels-R.Santo
3) Robbers-J.Torre
4) Saints-S.Barber
5) Ahabs-M.Alou
6) Patriots-W.Davis
7) Six-C.Cardenas
8) Lakers-D.McAuliffe
9) Frigates-J.Maloney
10) Argonauts-T.Gonzalez
11) Bears-R.Sadecki
12) Jakes-F.Robinson
13) Tigers-A.Mahaffey
14) Lakers-D.Mincher

Historical Information

Established: 2008
Starting Season: 1948
Seasons: 13
Games: 14014
Trades: 441

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