SPB-X 1934 Season              Status: Playing September


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Current League Champion

SPBX-1933 Champion

Mike See
Las Vegas Knights


The Knights win their second SPB-X crown by defeating the New Haven Whiffenpoofs in six games. Series MVP Honors were split between Van Mungo and Mel Harder.

SPB-X League Officers


Gary Plunkitt


Don Rahn


Gary Plunkitt

Beat Writer

Steve Ehresman

SPB-X News that's fit to print

November 4, 2020

In-season manager change

Steve Ehresman has resigned as manager of the Lafayette Red Sox after completing the play of June. The good news is that veteran SPB manager Steve Brunner is happy to take over the reigns of the Red Sox as their new permanent manager beginning with play of the month of July. Good to have someone like Steve B. step right in. So starting with the July '34 games, if your playing the Lafayette Red Sox through the second half of the season, be sure to send your MP's to Manager Brunner, and not to Ehresman.

My thanks to Steve Brunner for stepping right in. Hopefully, some of you will also welcome Steve B. to SPB X.

July 2, 2020

1934 Rule 5 Protected roster numbers

Here are the numbers of protected players each team may keep:

20 Protected Players
New Haven Whiffenpoofs (C. Williams)
Louisville Colonels (R. Applegate)
Las Vegas Knights (M. See)
Lafayette Red Sox (S. Ehresman)

21 Protected Players
Detroit Titans (P. Meyering)
San Francisco Seals (J. Ungashick)
Frankfort Frogs (G. Plunkitt)
Borger Gassers (T. Baxter)
West Baden Sprudels (R. Ryan)
Kenosha Kingfish (D. Lauer)

22 Protected Players
Schenectady Blue Sox (D. Rahn)
San Diego Glaziers (S. Lehman)
Albany Empires (J. Turnbull)
New York Mutuals (J. DeZarlo)

June 27, 2020

1934 Ballpark change

Two league name changes to make you aware of:

The Frankfort Frogs have left Shibe Park (Philadelphia Athletics-AL) and moved into Sportsmans Park-III (A)(St. Louis Browns-AL).

The Kenosha Kingfsh are claiming Shibe Park and are abandoning Comiskey Park

The available parks for 1934 are The Polo Grounds (N.Y. Giants-NL), and Comiskey Park.

June 27, 2020

1934 League schedule updates

All SPB 1934 Managers, This is just to alert all managers of an earlier draft schedule than what we have done in the past. With the change of schedules to balance all the Seasons Past Baseball leagues, we are going to have some earlier drafts for 1934 over what this league normally has done in the past. Due to the fact of the revamped schedule for SPB X, we will hold the Rule 5 Draft on July 18th. This is the draft done after all teams have submitted their protected rosters, which I will be calling for next weekend. The Rule 5 will be done by email as always. And then the rookie draft for 1934 will follow shortly on August 8th. Our 1934 season will then begin on September 1st, and run through February. Sorry guys to announce this so suddenly, but due to the changes, this is one of the leagues that has different months to draft than we had in the past.

I will call for your protected rosters next weekend. This will happen a week from today. I know that is close to the 4th of July, but you will have until the following Friday (7/11) for your deadline to submit protected rosters. The '34 rookie draft will be 6 rounds as always. Then there will be a couple more weeks to trade and prepare for the September 1st 1934 season start. Next season (1935) the Rule 5 draft will be held in June, with the 1935 rookie draft in July, and the start of the season will remain for September 1st. And that will the the normal schedule for SPB X.

I know all of you are veteran managers who have always done well, and that is why I am confident you will be able to handle this change for the coming season. The 1934 drafts will be a bit of a rush this season only, but hopefully you all will handle this change without any major problems. Some of the SPB leagues are remaining on the same schedules they have always had. Good news: For those of you who also play in SPB III (1951) there will be no changes to the draft dates. But half of our leagues are changing a bit, some draft later than in the past, and some are drafting earlier than usual, and we are one of those.

May 22, 2020

1934 Team name changes

Two league name changes to make you aware of:

The Prarie Crossing Red Foxes will now become the Lafayette Red Sox.

The East Kenosha Leopards have changed their name to the Kenosha Kingfish.

May 13, 2020

1934 Team player release

Steve Ehresman of the Red Foxes has cleaned up his roster a bit by releasing all the following player (most are un-carded in 1934):

Doc Farrell (1935)
Glenn Wright (1935)
Steve Swetonic(1935)
Buck Marrow (1937)
Jim Peterson (1937)
Fresco Thompson PH

Thompson goes into the rookie draft for 1934, and the others will be in the rookie drafts when they return to the Major Leagues.

May 12, 2020

1934 Ballpark Change

The New York Mutuals (J. DeZarlo) are leaving the Polo Grounds and moving into Cincy's Crosley Field. The leaves N. Y.'s Polo Grounds and St. Louis Sportsmans Park III (A.L.) two very good hitters parks as the open stadiums in 1934.

May 10, 2020

1934 Draft lottery results

Here is your winner


So….No change whatsoever to the order. Congrats to Steve Lehman! I’ll have to draft order and Draft Module updated to Gary in the next few minutes…and he should hopefully have a shiny new 1934 database out to us all early this week.

1) San Diego Glaziers 2) Schenectady Blue Sox 3) New York Mutuals 4) Albany Empires

May 10, 2020

New Manager for 1934 season

Now that the 1933 World Series is over, it is time for me to announce that Marc Hollingsworth, manager of the Lincoln City Riptide has resigned from SPB X. Thanks to Marc for his many seasons as an SPB X manager. The new manager taking over this team and returning to SPB X is veteran SPB manager Rick Ryan. He will be renaming the team as the West Baden Sprudel and they will remain in Wrigley Field as their home park.

April 30, 2020

1933 End of Season reports

At the end of each season, there are two important reports that are published. Linked here are the

1933 Use or Lose Report
1933 Overusage Report

April 23, 2020

1933 Final Stats and Power rankings posted

The stats and power rankings for September of 1933 are now posted. Only the World Series remains to be played. Chris Williams New Haven Whiffenpoofs won the American League by posting a fine 97-57 record, He bested the Louisville Colonels by 4 games. In the National League Mike See's Las Vegas wins the pennant with an 89-65 record, besting the Prarie Crossing Red Foxes by 7 games. So it will be these two pennant winning teams taking on each other in the 1933 World Series.

Our 2 runner up teams, the Colonels and Red Foxes also kept in close contention all year, so jobs well done by Rich Applegate and Steve Ehresman. The only other teams above .500 for the year were the Detroit Titans (Paul Meyering) and San Francisco Seals (John Ungashick). Kudos, guys! The rest of us, myself included, just kind of stumbled along.

I will be sending out the two lists over the next couple of days for 50% player loses, and overuse report as well as Septembers top player award winners. I will also be preparing the W.S. file for both Mike and Chris soon. Thanks everyone for another successful SPB X season.

October 28, 2019

1933 Dr. Diamond waxes poetic

If you read ANYTHING on the webiste this year, you must read the entire Dr.Diamond article, penned by Steve Ehresman. An absolutely fantastic read!

August 18, 2019

1933 Call for Protected Rosters

Now is the time to decide your protected rosters for the 1933 Rule 5 draft. The up to date file is attached with all trade through 146 in tact. Remember there is no reason to protect your un-carded players, as they are not available in Rule 5 drafts. Here is the number of players each team may protect:

19 Protected Players
San Francisco Seals (Ungashick)
Schenectady Blue Sox (Rahn)
Albany Empires (Turnbull)
Lincoln City Riptide (Hollingsworth)

20 Protected Players
Frankfort Frogs (Plunkitt)
New Haven Whiffenpoofs (Williams)
Prarie Crossing Red Foxes (Ehresman)
East Kenosha Leopards (Lauer)
New York Mutuals (DeZarlo)
Las Vegas Knights (See)

21 Protected Players
Borger Gassers (Baxter)
Detroit Titans (Meyering)
Louisville Colonels (Applegate)
San Diego Glaziers (Lehman)

The deadline for submitting your protected list will be this coming Wednesday (Sept. 21st). So be sure to have yours to me on time. As soon as all protected lists are received, I will send out the Rule 5 files with all available players listed on each roster as "farmed". We will then begin the Rule 5 Draft to be conducted by email. So good luck to each of you. In the meantime, I look forward to your protected rosters soon.

August 8, 2019

1933 New Front Office appointments

At this time I would like to announce that Steve Ehresman will become this SPB X's very first beat writer. In previous years there has not been a writer for SPB X. For those of you who go back far enough into the past to remember Steve's stint as the early on SPB writer, with his columns as Dr. Diamond, I am sure you will remember his interesting articles. For those of you (of which there are many) who do not go back to those early years, I think you will find your in for a treat.

Also, I would like to announce that after being a Commissioner for many seasons in various SPB leagues, that for the first time I will be taking on the duty as the league statistician for SPB X, replacing Mike See. I have filled in occasionally as a statistician in a few instances where they were on vacation, or away for other reasons. I am sure I will be able to do the job well enough to keep the league moving through the season in a timely fashion.

May 19, 2019

1933 Draft lottery results announced

Number was 9-2-0

Congratulations to Terry Baxter on landing the top choice….Could their be an Indian is Borger’s future??? Draft order attached. With that….I officially hand the league reigns to Gary Plunkitt. Please report all trades to Gary….Thank again to all…

Borger Gassers (Terry Baxter) (51) - 4 Chances
Louisville Colonels (Rich Applegate) (62) - 2 Chances
Detroit Titans (Paul Meyering) (52) - 3 Chances
Frankfort Frogs (Gary Plunkitt) (69) - 1 Chance

May 19, 2019

SPB-X End of season reports

The end of seasons reports for the 1932 season are now complete. You can click on the appropriate titles for the OVERUSAGE and USE OR LOSE reports.

May 19, 2019

SPB-X Change of Comissioners

I has certainly been my privilege to serve as your league commissioner at stat for the first 6 seasons of our league, but I will be handing the reigns of the league over to our great friend Mr. Gary Plunkitt beginning with the 1933 season, once I send the final reports out for 1932.

Obviously, the league will remain in great hands.

With 6 different SPB Leagues, with John T, Gary and I each commissioning 2 each, I approached Gary several months ago about swapping commissioner rolls with SPB-X (1933) and SPB-60 (beginning with the 1960 season), so that we are running league at different times of the year and there is not so much overlap between seasons and drafts. Thankfully, he agreed, which will take a lot of added pressure off of me with having two leagues happing at once, and also allow me to re-take the reigns in SPB-60, where I was originally commish, as we head into the expansion years. Thanks to Gary for agreeing to take this on.

While I am stepping down as commish and league stat (someone will need to fill in this roll, and Gary will determine that), I will happily be remaining in the league as a manager, and look forward to many more exciting seasons on baseball together.

All my best, and thanks to all of you for making my job an easy one,

Mike See


Jan 18, 2021

Sept Play begins

@Feb 1, 2021

WS Begins

Power Rankings

  1)  Mutuals (3)
  2)  Frogs (4)
  3)  Gassers (8)
  3)  Seals (2)
  5)  Knights (1)
  6)  Colonels (5)
  7)  Glaziers (9)
  8)  Blue Sox (12)
  9)  Whiffenpoofs (6)
  10)  Titans (7)
  11)  Kingfish (10)
  11)  Red Sox (10)
  13)  Sprudels (13)
  14)  Empires (14)

1934 1st rd draft Order

1) Glaziers
2) Blue Sox
3) Mutuals
4) Titans
5) Sprudels
6) Leopards
7) Gassers
8) Frogs
9) Seals
10) Red Foxes
11) Red Foxes
12) Colonels
13) Whiffenpoofs
14) Knights

Historical Information

Established: 2013
Starting Season: 1927
Games: 7546
Trades: 186

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