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  • Thoughts From the Homer Yetis Clubhouse

    Posted by Drew / on 08/08/2009 / 0 Comments

    Taking a closer look at the numbers, I've found a number of interesting things going on in the Yeti's clubhouse. There are some nice surprises, as well as some disappointments, but overall I like that the game is providing this type of variation and realism.

    I think this is one of the benefits of the new scouting system, where things don't always go according to raw ratings.

    Here are a few of the interesting things I've found so far in 1979:

    I just discovered that my stud 1B John Torres has been waiting to be taken off the DL since early ..

  • Columbia Bombers Break Ground on New Ballpark

    Posted by Drew / on 06/08/2009 / 0 Comments

    Friday, November 10th, 1978: Columbia Bombers Break Ground on New Ballpark
    The Columbia Bombers and GM Alan Kahaly were thrilled to break ground on their new home, The Capital City Stadium.

    Asked whether they'll miss the monsterous 40 foot wall that stretched from the 435 yard center field wall to the right foul line, Left-handed right fielder Kevin Pless just laughed and shook his head.

    The Bombers are looking forward to settling in to their new park, which should be complete by the start of the 1979 season.

    GM Kahaly is hopeful that the Bombers can make a fresh start in ..

  • 1978 Awards Announced

    Posted by Drew / on 06/08/2009 / 0 Comments

    The Howlett, Ritz, Rookie of the Year, and Gold Glove awards were announced today, and it looks like a deserving crew this year.

    Friday, November 3rd, 1978: Weber Tops Best Hitter List
    What a way to finish off the year -- being honored with the 1978 Ritz Award in the Mays League. It had already been a very special season for Boston's Robert Weber, but today's announcement really put the icing on his cake.

    All season long Robert Weber gave opposing pitchers fits by hitting .296 as he collected 174 hits, 20 doubles, 7 triples, 46 home runs and 129 ..

  • 1978 Hall of Fame Inductions

    Posted by Drew / on 06/06/2009 / 1 Comment

    Four veterans have retired as we draw a close to the 1978 season in the Backyard Baseball League, and not a day went by before they were inducted into the BBL Hall of Fame (and rightly so!)

    These four players have been giants in the league for years, and will go down in history as four of the best.

    Saturday, October 21st, 1978: David Toon Enters Hall Of Fame
    Someone once said, "There's no crying in baseball." But the tears were flowing in abundance today at the Hall of Fame induction of baseball great David Toon. They were tears of ..

  • David Toon Retires

    Posted by Drew / on 06/02/2009 / 3 Comments

    This is big news that I just saw on the league site. Veteran, future Hall of Famer, David Toon, is retiring. What a career this guy has had!

    He spent his entire career with one team, and when his age finally started catching up with him, he called it quits. He did it the right way all the way around.

     

    Thursday, October 12th, 1978: Frenzy Toon Hanging up His Spikes
    David Toon of the Frenzy is hanging it up. The veteran starting pitcher reportedly told team officials yesterday that he would not return for another season.

    "The time has ..

 

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