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1977 Two Franchise Tournament



Tournament Results:

Congratulations to Chuck Gangel and his San Francisco Yankees for winning the championship over Rick Daberkow and his Baltimore Pirates 4-2 in the World Series! Randy Newman and Scott Phillipe also made the playoffs but were eliminated in the opening round.


Managers and Draft:
Manager TSN Name Round 1 Round 2 Team Name Stadium
Greg Grover  GGrover15 Phillies Indians  Philadelphia Indians Cleveland Stadium (7/7, 4/13)
Randy Newman  Roosky Reds Tigers  Detroit Reds Tiger Stadium (4/9, 16/13)
Rob Latorre  Latorrer Dodgers Brewers  Milwaukee Dodgers Dodger Stadium (2/2, 11/11)
Paul Long  Paul_Long71 Cardinals Twins  St. Louis Twins Busch Stadium (10/10, 1/1)
Dale Keener  Dale_K Red Sox Mets  Boston Mets Fenway Park (19/16, 17/20)
Chuck Gangel  Chuckgnh Yankees Giants  San Francisco Yankees Yankee Stadium (8/8, 10/2)
Rick Daberkow  Mr. Baseball World Pirates Orioles  Baltimore Pirates Three Rivers Stadium (14/9 , 12/7)
Scott Phillip  sphilipp8 Rangers Padres  Texas Padres Jack Murphy Stadium (10/3, 1/4)
Chris Hackett  Hackdog99 Angels Cubs  California Cubs Wrigley Field (13/13, 19/19)
Stephen Roman  SFernandez Royals Expos  Kansas City Expos Olympic Stadium (2/8, 5/8)
Terry Cochran  TCochran Astros White Sox  Houston White Sox Comiskey Park (9/9, 3/3)
HAL HAL Braves Athletics Atlanta Athletics Oakland Coliseum (2/2, 7/7)

Trades:
Team # 1 Players Traded Team # 2 Players Traded
 Milwaukee Dodgers Doug Rau and Bill Russell  Houston White Sox Joe Ferguson and Wayne Nordhagen
 Baltimore Pirates Mike Flanagan  Texas Padres Dock Ellis
 Milwaukee Dodgers Rick Rhoden  Houston White Sox Chet Lemon
 Detroit Reds John Wockenfuss, Milt May, Cesar Geronimo, Ben Ogilvie, and Steve Kemp  Baltimore Pirates Dave Skaggs and Ken Singleton

League Structure:
- Each night will be 1 week of the season. 162 Games.
- Batters with less than 60 AB's are INELIGIBLE.
- Pitchers with less than 30 IP's are INELIGIBLE.
- No Salary Cap or usage limitations for eligible ABs or IPs.
- Fatigue rules will be used for pitchers (i.e. SP* and RP fatigue)
- Roster Size = 30, Roster is locked once the season begins, no free agents or minor leagers
- No DH, Pitchers will hit using the 1-8 hitting cards.
- Trading is allowed PRE-SEASON ONLY
- Draft will be serpentine, 2 rounds, random order requested from ATG thread
- Each Manager chooses 1 AL and 1 NL team to create a single 30 player team.
- Each manager must use one of their two teams stadiums
- 1 Division of 12 teams. Playoffs are 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. Best of 7.
- HAL will manage the 12th team, pairing to be picked at the end of the draft.
- Balanced schedule (14 or 15 games vs each team)
- Players carded to more than one team will be assigned to the team with the most ABs/IPs, if you happen to draft both teams for a player, you will use the card with the most ABs/IPs
- Manager settings will be due by 5PM for that evenings games.

Game Rules:
- MAXIMUM LEVEL RULES
- BALLPARK EFFECTS - ON
- WEATHER EFFECTS - OFF
- CLUTCH HITTING - ON
- ADVANCED STEALING
- ADVANCED STRATEGY CHARTS
- DO NOT USE MISC RULES
- USE CLOSER RULES
- USE INJURIES
- USE SADV PITCHER FATIGUE

Lineups and Usage Options:
- IGNORE OVERUSAGE
- MINOR LEAGUES INELIGIBLE
- Lineups "PRIMARY "
- GIVE SCHEDULED DAYS OFF
- USE SUPER HAL BULLPEN - OFF
- USE SUPER HAL LINEUP SUBS - OFF
- USE ACTUAL PITCHER BATTING CARDS - OFF
- ALLOW EXTRA GS FOR CERTAIN PITCHERS - OFF

Playoff Schedule (Team 1 is the higher seeded team in each round):
Semifinals
Game 1 (Team 1 Home)
Game 2 (Team 1 Home)
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Game 3 (Team 2 Home)
Game 4 (Team 2 Home)
Game 5 (Team 2 Home) (if necessary)
---rest---
Game 6 (Team 1 Home) (if necessary)
Game 7 (Team 1 Home) (if necessary)
---rest---
---rest---
Finals
Game 1 (Team 1 Home)
Game 2 (Team 1 Home)
---rest---
Game 3 (Team 2 Home)
Game 4 (Team 2 Home)
Game 5 (Team 2 Home) (if necessary)
---rest---
Game 6 (Team 1 Home) (if necessary)
Game 7 (Team 1 Home) (if necessary)

(note - all days will remain in the schedule, rest days and days of games not necessary, so if you sweep the first round, your pitchers will get extra rest if the other series goes longer)



All of the simulations on this site have been played using the computer version of Strat-O-Matic Baseball) or Strat-O-Matic Online. Actual (non-sim) statisitics provided by Baseball-Reference.com and Sean Lahman Database Journalist. Contact me at Robert Latorre with any questions or feedback.