Sunday, August 1, 2010

Reader Participation OOTP Replay

The sign-ups are under way and  the 1901 season has begun. Here are the current debut dates:

1901: Nuke LaLoosh (Created to test ratings)
1902: Tony "Mac" McDonald
1903: Chris "Dugie" Dungan
1904: Greg "Grogg" Layton
1905: Steve "Gears" Gierman
1906: Cam "Hartless" Hartman
1907: Mike "Basher" Gee

...and without further ado let's get to some baseball.....

The first month of a half of the 1901 season has seen the Boston Americans run out to a 6.5 game lead over the Chicago White Sox.  The AL presented the following awards for the month of May:

AL Batter of the Month: Buck Freeman-Boston Americans
AL Pitcher of the Month: George Winter-Boston Americans
AL Rookie of the Month: George Winter-Boston Americans

Over in the NL, the Pittsburgh Pirates have opened up a 2.5 game lead on the Brooklyn Superbas. The NL awards for the month of May are:

NL Batter of the Month: Elmer Flick-Philadelphia Phillies
NL Pitcher of the Month: Dummy Taylor-New York Giants
NL Rookie of the Year: Harry Bay-Cincinnati Reds

The Top 10 players available for the upcoming 1901 draft were also announced highlighted by a 24 year-old fireballer named Nuke LaLoosh:

The Top 10:

1) Alex Pearson
2) Homer Smoot
3) Patsy Dougherty
4) Bob Rhoads
5) Carl Lundgren
6) Bob Ewing
7) Nuke LaLoosh
8) Joe Tinker
9) Jimmy Sebring
10) Gus Dorner

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