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Greatest White Sox team, Part II

Posted 04-21-2009 at 08:45 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-24-2009 at 09:36 PM by TommyJohn

So, I sat down to try and measure, statistically, the greatest single-season White Sox team ever. I decided the way to do this was to measure them against the rest of the American League for that particular season. How good were they against the competition? That seemed the fairest way to judge teams across decades, even centuries.

Now, I will admit this system I came up with might be flawed. It is my own system, based on nothing except my idea of how to measure teams. I call this...
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Greatest White Sox team of All Time

Posted 04-20-2009 at 01:09 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 05-22-2010 at 10:00 AM by TommyJohn

I am at work and bored silly. I don't do much, but that doesn't mean I will do this all day. I just want to post a few thoughts.

I was reading a book on Yankee myths, legends and such. The dude who wrote it compared the teams considered the 3 greatest in team history-1927, 1961 and 1998 to determine which one was the best of the bunch. He used a bunch of statistics that I don't recall right now, but his conclusion was that it was a toss up. All three dominated in one category or other...
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Fan fiction again

Posted 04-15-2009 at 08:20 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 03-20-2011 at 01:03 PM by TommyJohn

I wrote in an earlier entry that my mind is swimming with the possiblities of what to write in this blog. My head is crammed full of 30 years worth of imagination that I never wrote down. I don't know why. Laziness, I guess. Plus a feeling that it wasn't good, or I should be doing other things and not whittling my life away with stupid daydreams. Still, I came up with a lot of stuff-I created my own baseball and football teams, along with a bevy of fictional baseball players that I placed on real...
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lineup

Posted 04-14-2009 at 09:47 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-15-2009 at 08:59 AM by TommyJohn

I more or less use a set lineup for the games:

Rip Radcliff, LF
Mike Kreevich, CF
Dixie Walker, RF
Zeke Bonura, 1B
Luke Appling, SS
Jackie Hayes, 2B
Jimmie Dykes, 3B
Luke Sewell, C

My pitching rotation isn't exactly a bunch of worldbeaters. In order to keep track of the rotation, I am simply using the starters of the real games, as gleaned from retrosheet. So far it has been mostly John Whitehead and Monty Stratton, who was two...
WSI Church Elder
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More APBA

Posted 04-14-2009 at 09:31 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 04-15-2009 at 09:31 AM by TommyJohn

So far my APBA record with the 1936 White Sox is 6-4. The real-life 1936 squad was 4-6 at the same point, in the midst of an eight-game losing streak that would drop them to 4-9. Still, they would bounce back to finish at 81-70 and see the light of the first division for the first time since the 1920 doomed-by-scandal squad.

The games I have played are fun, despite the fact that they are cards and dice, not real games. Cards and dice don't take into account the human element-brushback...
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