In 1890, the Brotherhood of Baseball, precursors of today's MLBPA, rebelled
against their current "owners'" imposition of a cap on players' salaries by
forming a league of their own. Led by shortstop/lawyer Monte Ward, 12 of the
16 Hall of Famers-to-be who were active in 1890-- Ward, King Kelly, Ed
Delahanty, Buck Ewing, Hugh Duffy, Hoss Radbourn, Orator Jim O'Rourke, Tim
Keefe, Pud Galvin, Dan Brouthers, and even Charlie Comiskey and Connie Mack
joined the Players' League. Other PL stars include "Louisville Slugger" Pete
Browning, Dummy Hoy and "Georges" Case and Van Haltren.
This season was built "from scratch"-- note the 7/8 error/RP #s per "card",
and we suggest Deacon Brown as your default MM, though Rabbit, Ulysses and
Ned can handle individual teams fairly realistically. This disk has been
extensively playtested, with simmed BAs, FAs and ERAs frequently coming in
within .05 variance of "reality", assuming proper usage of the era's "iron
man" starting pitchers. The 1890 Players' League is in .alp format, with an
"actual" cvs schedule appended.
Comments should be directed to Scott Morgan at SMorgan885@aol.com.