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Great Lakes Vintage Rookie League
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Welcome to the Great Lakes Vintage Rookies League

The Great Lakes Vintage Rookie League consists of franchises in Great Lakes cities with splendid ballparks alongside scenic coastlines. The player base is drawn from teams featuring the rookie seasons of various players with a tilt toward legendarily colorful players, stars, and a few of the commish's personal favorites. These players will generally start off in their rookie seasons, although in some cases they may start a few seasons later at the commish's discretion. A very few may enter in special seasons (i.e. Babe Ruth enters in his first Yankee season), but these will be rare. Looking forward to a good historical mix of players and a fun league.

Season 11 Player Pool Additions

Due to a higher than usual amount of players already in the free agent pool I will only be adding two teams to the pool this year. With significant rookie, they are:
1988 Montreal NL - Randy Johnson
2001 Anaheim AL - David Eckstein

Player Pool Additions for season 10

"He (Jackson) was the finest natural hitter in the history of the game." - Ty Cobb
The following teams (with key rookie) have been added to the player pool for season 10:

Toronto AL 1985 - Cecil Fielder
Cleveland AL 1910 - Shoeless Joe Jackson
New York AL 1995 - Mariano Rivera

Player Pool Additions for Season 9

The following teams, with their featured rookie have been added for the season 9 draft:

1967 Cincinnati NL Johnny Bench
1952 Boston NL Ed Mathews
1983 California AL Gary Pettis

Teams added to player pool for season 8

"The only way I'm going to get a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint." - Reggie Jackson
The following teams, with featured rookie, will be added for the season 8 draft:

1967 Oakland AL Reggie Jackson
1990 Chicago AL Frank Thomas
1936 Cleveland AL Bob Feller
1954 Chicago NL Ernie Banks

Teams added to player pool for season 7

"Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat." - Ralph Kiner
The following teams have been added to the player pool (with featured rookies) for season 7:

1993 Los Angeles NL Mike Piazza and Pedro Martinez
1946 Pittsburgh NL Ralph Kiner
1964 Cleveland AL Luis Tiant
1891 Louisville AA Hughie Jennings

Teams added to player pool for season 6

The following teams (with key rookie) are added to the player pool for the season 6 draft:

1957 Baltimore AL Brooks Robinson
1911 Philadelphia NL Grover Cleveland Alexander
1956 Chicago AL Luis Aparicio
1933 Detroit AL Hank Greenberg

Player pool additions for season five

"I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball I want someone else to chase it." - Rogers Hornsby
The following teams were added to the player pool for the upcoming draft (listed with key rookie):

1915 St. Louis NL - Rogers Hornsby
1948 Cleveland AL - Larry Doby
2007 San Francisco NL - Tim Lincicum

Player Pool Additions for Season 4

The following teams have been added to the player pool for season 4, with key rookie:

1958 Kansas City AL Roger Maris (2nd season)
1900 New York NL Christy Mathewson
1973 Los Angeles NL Tom Paciorek (My new house is near where he played high school ball.)

Commish issues Veterans' Preference Ruling.

In the other I league I run we are beginning to run into players missing seasons when they served in WW2 or Korea. When this situation arises in this league I will be using the same rule I instituted in that league. Players who miss seasons for military service will have the stats from their last full season used until they reach the point where they again have statistics to use. Players will not miss time due to military service. This will be incorporated into the rules page. We currently don't have anyone effected by this, but IT WILL BE THE OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY to inform the commish when a player will be missing seasons for military service. So when players from that era appear in the league you will have to do a little research.


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12/10/2018 Frustrated my leagues won't filTrulaia
The way to be successful now in my opinion is to stay in your league and draft first. Then you have the ability to draft lower ranked guys who perform well like a Nolan Ryan. Its definitely extremely hard now to join a league and come out with any sort of advantages.

I've voiced my opinions on the changes to no avail, as you say nobody wants to hear it and often times you are shamed for voicing your opinion. I dont agree with this but those that wanted the changes clearly are vocal and well beat you into submission.

Ultimately I just am trying to roll with the changes and figuring out how to be successful based on the current rules, but it's kind of impossible when only 21 of my leagues are active out of 50.
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