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Brooklyn Dodgers 1955 World Champions

Hill Valley Wins Third Straight Title
The Hill Valley Lightning Bolts defeated the Peoria Chiefs in the World Series  for the third straight year.  For the second consecutive season, by a 4 games to 2 margin.  The Bolts were led by World Series by Pedro Ramos who recorded two victories for the champs.  Asked after the series ended if the Chiefs could ever get past the Bolts, Peoria owner Mike Tricarico just shook his head, and offered a terse "no comment."

Welcome to the Atlantic City Diamond Aces and Pittsburgh Crawfords
The two 1961 expansion teams now have identities.  On December 16, 2005, new team owner Wayne Foulke announced that his team would be named the Atlantic City Diamond Aces and join the league's Western Division.  On that same date, the other new team owner Earl Johnson announced that his team would be called the Pittsburgh Crawfords and join the league's Eastern Division.  Stadium plans were not immediately available for either team, but the teams did reveal their new logos, which are pictured below:

Atlantic City Diamond Aces
Pittsburgh Crawfords

Oneonta Wins Draft Lottery
After completing the 1960 season with the league's worst record, on December 16, 2005, the Oneonta Tigers won the 7th annual draft lottery.  The Kansas City A's then won the second pick jumping past the Carolina Grays.  As a result, the draft order in the first round of the draft will be: Oneonta, Kansas City, Carolina, followed by the two expansion franchises, Potomac, Des Moines, Wilmington, Mt. Pleasant, North Bend, followed by the World Series loser, and then the World Series winner.

1961 Draft Lottery Format for December 16, 2005
Table to determine 1st pick in the 1955 draft

Table to determine 1st pick in the 1961 draft. Based on 1st 2 digits of the New York 4 digit lottery number for the evening drawing on Friday December 16, 2005. The two division champions are not eligible for the draft lottery. The World Series winner will pick 12th and the loser will pick 11th.

 

%

1st Pick Table First 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

North Bend

3%

22

52

89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City

4%

09

28

43

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant

6%

20

32

42

50

76

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilmington

7%

00

06

31

38

41

67

72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Des Moines

9%

14

21

36

48

59

68

73

74

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potomac

10%

26

27

47

51

55

58

66

69

91

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne

13%

02

03

25

53

61

62

63

71

83

84

97

98

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earl

13%

04

08

10

13

23

45

60

64

78

80

81

85

86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina

15%

01

11

12

15

16

19

24

30

33

34

35

37

57

87

93

 

 

 

 

 

Oneonta

20%

05

07

17

18

29

39

40

44

46

49

54

56

65

70

75

79

82

90

92

95

Because of the expansion, the percentages for the second pick are dependent upon who gets the first pick. There are three different tables. One for if Oneonta or Carolina wins the first pick, one for if one of the expansion teams earns the first pick and lastly, one for if any of the remaining teams wins the first pick. These charts follow.

 

The tables to determine 2nd pick are based on the 3rd and 4th digits of the New York 4 digit lottery number. The team that wins the first pick is not eligible for the second pick. Teams are ranked as Worst remaining, 2nd worst remaining, etc. down to 9th worst remaining.

 

 

2nd Pick Table Assuming Carolina or Oneonta wins first pick

 

 

%

Second 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

North Bend

4%

01

33

39

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City

5%

21

30

69

73

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant

7%

04

13

32

53

62

80

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilmington

9%

10

23

36

60

63

66

68

72

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Des Moines

11%

00

05

07

16

22

43

55

61

76

82

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potomac

13%

02

11

14

24

27

42

46

51

52

58

77

81

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne

16%

26

28

34

37

38

41

44

59

64

70

71

74

78

79

85

99

 

 

 

 

Earl

16%

03

06

08

09

17

29

40

47

50

56

67

84

86

87

89

93

 

 

 

 

Oneonta / Carolina

19%

12

15

18

19

20

25

31

35

45

49

54

57

65

75

83

88

90

97

98

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Pick Table Assuming Wayne or Earl wins first pick

 

 

%

Second 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

North Bend

4%

01

33

39

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City

5%

21

30

69

73

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant

7%

04

13

32

53

62

80

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilmington

9%

10

23

36

60

63

66

68

72

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Des Moines

11%

00

05

07

16

22

43

55

61

76

82

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potomac

13%

02

11

14

24

27

42

46

51

52

58

77

81

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne or Earl

15%

26

28

34

37

38

41

44

59

64

70

71

74

78

79

85

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina

17%

03

06

08

09

17

29

40

47

50

56

67

84

86

87

89

93

99

 

 

 

Oneonta

19%

12

15

18

19

20

25

31

35

45

49

54

57

65

75

83

88

90

97

98

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Pick Table Assuming Potomac thru North Bend wins first pick

 

 

%

Second 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

5th Worst

4%

01

33

39

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Worst

5%

21

30

69

73

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Worst

7%

04

13

32

53

62

80

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Worst

9%

10

23

36

60

63

66

68

72

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst remaining

11%

00

05

07

16

22

43

55

61

76

82

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earl

14%

02

11

14

24

27

42

46

51

52

58

77

81

85

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne

14%

26

28

34

37

38

41

44

59

64

70

71

74

78

79

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina

17%

03

06

08

09

17

29

40

47

50

56

67

84

86

87

89

93

99

 

 

 

Oneonta

19%

12

15

18

19

20

25

31

35

45

49

54

57

65

75

83

88

90

97

98

 

 


Bayside on the Move
On November 22, 2005, the Bayside Brewers, one of the league's original franchises announced that they would be moving to Mt. Pleasant, and changing their name to the Mad Dogs.  The team also revealed a new logo, which is pictured below:
Mount Pleasant Mad Dogs

Milt Pappas Throws Eighth No Hitter in League History
On August 28, 1960, Milt Pappas of the Carolina Grays made history as he pitched the first no hitter ever by a member of the Carolina Grays, and the eighth in league history.  Pappas was dominant from the very start of the contest, and allowed only two baserunners as he bested Robin Roberts and the Potomac Fighting Dems 2-0.

Hill Valley Wins Second Straight Title
The Hill Valley Lightning Bolts defeated the Peoria Chiefs in the World Series  for the second straight year.  This time, by a 4 games to 2 margin.  The Bolts were led by World Series MVP Luis Aparicio who hit .417 for the series.  Asked after the series ended if the Lightning Bolts could threepeat, GM Denton Edwards said he wasn't sure, but knows that more good seasons are on the horizon for the Bolts.

Wilmington Wins Draft Lottery
On July 18, 2005, the Wilmington Hornets won the 6th annual draft lottery jumping seven spots to claim the top pick.  Des Moines then won the second pick jumping past Carolina.  So, the draft order in the first round of the draft will be: Wilmington, Des Moines, Carolina, North Bend, Oneonta, Bayside, Kansas City, Oneonta, followed by the World Series loser, and then the World Series winner.

1960 Draft Lottery Format for July 18, 2005
Table to decide 1st pick in 1958 draft based upon 1st 2 digits of the NY 4 digit lottery # for 3/23/05 evening drawing

Table to decide 1st pick in 1960 draft based upon 1st 2 digits of the NY 4 digit lottery # for 7/18/05

evening drawing. The two division champions are not eligible for the draft lottery.

The World Series winner will pick 10th and the runner-up will pick 9th.

Place

%

1st Pick Table First 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

WIL

4%

15

54

55

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCA

5%

06

12

38

45

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAY

8%

16

23

27

53

69

79

81

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONT

10%

03

05

10

49

57

64

70

90

91

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOB

12%

00

09

11

31

32

44

61

74

85

86

88

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DES

14%

17

25

26

36

40

41

42

46

62

67

68

76

80

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POT

20%

04

08

14

19

20

21

28

30

33

34

35

47

63

66

73

78

82

84

87

89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAR

27%

01

02

07

13

18

22

24

29

37

39

43

48

50

51

52

56

58

59

60

65

71

72

83

92

96

97

98

Table to determine 2nd pick is based on the 3rd and 4th digits of the NY 4 digit lottery number.

The team that wins the first pick is not eligible for the second pick.

Teams are ranked as worst remaining, down to 7th worst remaining.

Place

%

2nd Pick Table First 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

7th Worst

6%

17

26

42

61

65

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Worst

8%

02

03

14

21

66

73

77

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Worst

10%

01

09

13

19

20

33

38

49

57

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Worst

12%

25

27

35

37

40

58

60

63

67

75

85

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Worst

16%

24

28

30

39

41

45

46

53

54

59

79

81

83

86

89

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Worst

21%

00

07

12

15

16

18

23

29

34

44

47

50

56

68

71

80

84

91

92

94

97

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst

27%

04

05

06

08

10

11

22

31

32

36

43

48

51

52

55

62

64

69

70

72

74

76

82

90

95

96

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peoria and Hill Valley to Meet in World Series Rematch for 1959 Crown
The Peoria Chiefs and Hill Valley Lightning Bolts will meet in the 1959 World Series in a World Series rematch. The Chiefs won the Eastern Division by 5 games over the Wilmington Hornets, and the Bolts seized control of the West down the stretch, streaking to the title with a 17 game margin over the second place KC Athletics.

North Bend Wins Draft Lottery
On March 23, 2005, the North Bend Tadjers won the first pick in the annual draft lottery with a 14% chance. The second pick will go to the Wilmington Hornets who had but a 6% chance of winning. Congratulations to the Tadjers and Hornets.

So Cal Knights to Relocate
On March 21, 2005, the So Cal Knights announced that they would be moving East, and will now be known as the Potomac Fighting Democrats.  The league commissioner subsequently announced that the team will move to the Eastern Division replacing the Bayside Brewers who will be heading out West and playing at Forbes field.  Finally, the team announced that it is moving its home to Griffith Stadium, and revealed its new logo, which is pictured below:

1959 Draft Lottery Format for March 23, 2005
Table to decide 1st pick in 1958 draft based upon 1st 2 digits of the NY 4 digit lottery # for 3/23/05 evening drawing

Table to decide 1st pick in 1959 draft based upon 1st 2 digits of the NY 4 digit lottery # for 3/23/05

evening drawing. The two division champions are not eligible for the draft lottery.

The World Series winner will pick 10th and the runner-up will pick 9th.

Place

%

1st Pick Table First 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

WIL

4%

15

54

55

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POT

5%

06

12

38

45

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCA

8%

16

23

27

53

69

79

81

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAY

10%

03

05

10

49

57

64

70

90

91

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DES

12%

00

09

11

31

32

44

61

74

85

86

88

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOB

14%

17

25

26

36

40

41

42

46

62

67

68

76

80

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONT

20%

04

08

14

19

20

21

28

30

33

34

35

47

63

66

73

78

82

84

87

89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAR

27%

01

02

07

13

18

22

24

29

37

39

43

48

50

51

52

56

58

59

60

65

71

72

83

92

96

97

98

Table to determine 2nd pick is based on the 3rd and 4th digits of the NY 4 digit lottery number.

The team that wins the first pick is not eligible for the second pick.

Teams are ranked as worst remaining, down to 7th worst remaining.

Place

%

2nd Pick Table First 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

7th Worst

6%

17

26

42

61

65

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Worst

8%

02

03

14

21

66

73

77

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Worst

10%

01

09

13

19

20

33

38

49

57

87

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Worst

12%

25

27

35

37

40

58

60

63

67

75

85

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Worst

16%

24

28

30

39

41

45

46

53

54

59

79

81

83

86

89

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Worst

21%

00

07

12

15

16

18

23

29

34

44

47

50

56

68

71

80

84

91

92

94

97

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst

27%

04

05

06

08

10

11

22

31

32

36

43

48

51

52

55

62

64

69

70

72

74

76

82

90

95

96

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Ownership in So Cal
On March 20, 2005, the league announced that ownership of the So Cal Knights franchise will be transferred from Tony Reed to Chris McMurry.  A franchise relocation appears to be a certainty.

Hill Valley Wins 1958 AARBL World Series
The Hill Valley Lightning Bolts dominated the Peoria Chiefs in their first ever AARBL World Series 4 games to 1.  The Bolts were led by World Series MVP Ron Kline who finished the series with a 1.80 E.R.A., and Nellie Fox who batted .368.  Asked after the series ended if the Lightning Bolts could repeat, GM Denton Edwards said he wasn't sure, but knows that with the M & M boys in the lineup, the future looks bright.

Peoria and Hill Valley to Meet for 1958 Crown
The Peoria Chiefs and Hill Valley Lightning Bolts will meet in the 1958 World Series.  The Chiefs won the Eastern Division by 14 games over the Wilmington Hornets, and the Bolts seized control of the West down the stretch, cruising to the title with an 11 game margin over the second place So Cal Knights.

New Ownership in Bayside
On March 13, 2005, the league announced that ownership of the Bayside Brewers franchise will be transferred from Stu Blake to Mike Pendred.  Could a proposed relocation be on the agenda at the next owners meeting?

Peoria Wins Second AARBL Title
On November 30, 2004, the Peoria Chiefs completed a stunning comeback to claim their second AARBL title in three seasons.  After trailing three games to one, the Chiefs won three straight in dramatic fashion to defeat the Western Division champion So Cal Knights.  Roy Face who pitched ten shutout innings in relief, and won the last three games of the series, was named the World Series MVP.

Des Moines Wins Draft Lottery
On November 27, 2004, the Des Moines Dusters won the 5th annual draft lottery jumping up five spots to claim the top pick.  Hill Valley then won the second pick jumping up three spots.  So, the draft order in the first round of the December 1st draft will be: Des Moines, Hill Valley, Carolina, North Bend, Oneonta, Bayside, Wilmington, Kansas City, Oneonta (from So Cal), and Peoria.

Draft Lottery Format for November 27, 2004
Table to decide 1st pick in 1958 draft based upon 1st 2 digits of the NY 4 digit lottery # for 11/27/04 evening drawing

Table to decide 1st pick in 1958 draft based upon 1st 2 digits of the NY 4 digit lottery # for 11/27/04 evening drawing.

The two division champions are not eligible for the draft lottery.

The World Series winner, will pick 10th and the runner up will pick 9th.

Place

%

1st Pick Table First 2 digits of 4 digit Lottery number

KCA

4%

15

54

55

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIL

5%

06

12

38

45

77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DES

8%

16

23

27

53

69

79

81

99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAY

10%

03

05

10

49

57

64

70

90

91

94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HLV

12%

00

09

11

31

32

44

61

74

85

86

88

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONT

14%

17

25

26

36

40

41

42

46

62

67

68

76

80

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOB

20%

04

08

14

19

20

21

28

30

33

34

35

47

63

66

73

78

82

84

87

89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAR

27%

01

02

07

13

18

22

24

29

37

39

43

48

50

51