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Important Player Usage and Ballpark Info










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OOSL Player Usage Info OOSL Negro League and Wartime Usage Changes Seasonal Overusage Assignments Seasonal Ballpark Adjustments OOSL and AA Team Abbreviations
2000 Usage Designation List 2000 Long term Injury List


















OOSL and OOSLAA Player Usage Info

 [ ] The Strat-O-Matic "CN" Historical Disks base a player's At Bats and/or Innings Pitched on number of years in the Major Leagues. Some players had their Major League careers shortened by years of military service in wartime, or by being forced to play in the Negro Leagues because of discrimination. The OOSL has adopted a regulation giving those "lost years" back to the players. All players who played in the Major Leagues before wartime service, and returned from war to continue their careers have benefited from this Regulation. These players have those "lost years" years added to their Major League total. All players who played in the Negro Leagues prior to being allowed into the major Leagues have those Negro League years added to the totals. Note that all that is affected is number of At Bats and/or Innings Pitched. All other statistics are pro-rated to the new numbers -- the statistical ratios remain the same.

 [ ] Another Usage Rule of the OOSL is the Overusage Regulation. As of 1998 all players must be restricted to 100% Maximum Usage during an OOSL season. Under the 1998 Pitching Rules pitchers with 230 or more IP are exempt from the Usage Limitation. Each team may designate up to 2 players for overusage. These players have their At Bats or Innings Pitched doubled for the season. All other statistics are pro-rated to the new AB/IP total. By 1998 Rules, if a pitcher exceeds 230 IP then the pitcher is exempt from all Usage Limits for the season. If not, the player is restricted by the 100% Maximum Usage Regulation in relation to the new seasonal totals. A player can only be doubled in this manner once every two years.

 [ ] The 1999 Pitching Rules do not allow a pitcher to normally exceed their innings pitched allottment, but does allow for other benefits. For a complete explanation please consult the Constitution or the the News page where the 1999 Pitching Rule first appeared. Because of the late incorporation of the 1999 pitching Rules, teams were given a choice of whether to use the 1998 or the 1999 Rules for this season only.

 [ ] The OOSL ballpark ratings. Here is how the ballpark ratings work:

 [ ] You may adjust the All-Time Average ratings by up to 2 spots per option. This is a maximum amount of move, not a two-per-year cumulative effect. As per usual, if you share a park with a team in another league, consensus for switch is mandatory. ALSO - for 1998 only - you may extended this up to 5 as opposed to 2. This is to lessen the effect of the 1998 changes to teams which had ballparks vastly different then the new ratings. Please note: you can only move up to 5 if it is *toward the All-Time Average park rating*. If in 1997 you had a 0 home run vs. left, and if the new rating is 10, you *cannot* move up to 15; you can however move to 5, or up to 12. Please note this is a one-year-only variation designed to give some breathing space to teams that are hugely affected by this.

 [ ] Lon Whitehead did all of the research and calculations, and deserves a big round of thanks. He spent a lot of time with it; incorporating spreadsheet formulae, extensive statistical research, and lots of brain sweat.

 [ ] A special note . . . Sportsmans Park differed wildly for St. Louis AL and St. Louis NL, so the two teams share a hybridized park, the average of both.

 [ ] The following lists are the Official OOSL And OOSLAA Usage Changes and the Ballpark Changes. If you know of a player that has been missed, or have unique ballpark info, please contact the League Office with all the pertinent information. Note that players who played most of their career in the Negro Leagues use their Negro League statisics in the OOSL/OOSLAA instead of their Major League stats.





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OOSL/OOSLAA Negro League and Wartime Usage Changes




  Joe Antonelli        +10             Johnny Mize          +96
  Joe Beggs             +6             Vinegar Bend Mizell  +20
  Ewell Blackwell      +30             Terry Moore          +96
  Tommy Bridges        +10             Johnny Murphy        +12
  Dolph Camilli        +32             Don Newcombe         +52
  Roy Campanella      +256             Billy O'Dell         +10
  Del Crandall         +64             Herb Pennock         +10
  Bill Dickey          +64             Johnny Pesky         +96
  Murray Dickson       +20             Dave Philley         +24
  Dom DiMaggio         +96             Howie Pollet         +20
  Joe DiMaggio         +96             Frankie Pytlak       +96
  Joe Dobson           +18             Pee Wee Reese        +96
  Larry Doby          +160             Pete Reiser          +96
  Bobby Doerr          +32             Johnny Rigney        +28
  Howard Ehmke         +10             Eppa Rixey           +10
  Bob Feller           +36             Phil Rizzuto         +96
  Tom Ferrick          +17             Aaron Robinson       +32
  Whitey Ford          +25             Jackie Robinson      +64
  Lonny Frey           +64             Schoolboy Rowe       +20
  Joe Gordon           +64             Red Ruffing          +20
  Sid Gordon           +64             Marius Russo         +20
  Hank Gowdy           +32             Johnny Sain          +30
  Hank Greenberg       +96             Hank Sauer           +32
  Dick Groat           +64             George Selkirk       +96
  Joe Harris           +32             Ernie Shore          +10
  Tommy Henrich        +96             Curt Simmons         +10
  Billy Herman         +64             Sheery Smith          +9
  Gil Hodges           +24             Warren Spahn         +30
  Elston Howard        +96             Stan Spence          +32
  Tex Hughson          +10             Cecil Travis         +96
  Fred Hutchinson      +36             Hal Trosky           +64
  Monte Irvin         +344             Virgil Trucks         +9
  Baby Doll Jacobson   +32             Bob Turley           +10
  George Kelly         +32             Johnny Vander Meer   +23
  Charlie Keller       +32             Dick Wakefield       +32
  Ken Keltner          +32             Lon Warneke          +11
  Dave Koslo           +30             Sammy West           +88
  Vern Law             +20             Bill White           +32
  Duffy Lewis          +32             Ernie White          +15
  Ted Lyons            +30             Early Wynn           +10
  Billy Martin         +32             Eddie Yost           +24
  Barney McCosky       +96             




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1998 Overusage Assignments (by original team)






1998 Overusage Designations
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1998 OOSL AL                                    1998 OOSL NL                                         
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Baltimore.....Ralph Kiner, Johnny Pesky         Boston........Elmer Flick, Joe Medwick          
Boston........Lefty Gomez, Dutch Leonard        Brooklyn......Ken Caminiti, Willie Foster       
Chicago.......Barry Bonds (to NYN), Leon Day    Chicago.......Noodles Hahn, Tony Mullane        
Cleveland.....John Smoltz, Hooks Wiltse         Cincinnati....Tiny Bonham, Randy Johnson        
Detroit.......Bus Clarkson, Don Drysdale        Houston.......Joe Cunningham, Deacon Phillippe  
Homestead.....Chief Bender, Arky Vaughan        Kansas City...Charlie Keller, Cannonball Redding
Minnesota.....Lefty Leifield, Ed Reulbach       Milwuakee.....Denny Lyons, Doc White            
New York......Carl Mays, Lon Warneke            Montreal......Dick Allen, Thornton Lee          
Philadelphia..Joe DiMaggio, Smokey Joe Wood     New York......Firpo Marberry, Ed Walsh          
Saint Louis...Roger Clemens, Bryan Harvey       Philadelphia..Babe Herman, Marty McManus        
Toronto.......Kevin Brown, Andy Messersmith     Pittsburgh....Wade Boggs, Wild Bill Wright      
Washington....David Cone, John Donaldson        Saint Louis...Mark Eichhorn, JR Richard         





1999 Overusage Designations
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1999 OOSL AL                                       1999 OOSL NL
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Baltimore    - Addie Joss, Hardy Richardson        Boston      - Dave Brown, Ernie Lombardi         
Boston       - Wally Berger, Lou Boudreau          Brooklyn    - Jackie Robinson, Preacher Roe      
Chicago      - Kevin Appier, Home Run Baker        Chicago     - Sammy Hughes, Hoyt Wilhelm         
Cleveland    - Earl Averill, Greg Maddux           Cincinnati  - Harry Brecheen, Billy Hamilton     
Detroit      - Jim Palmer, Rube Waddell            Kansas City - Mickey Cochrane, Jose Mendez
Homestead    - Lefty Grove, Joe Jackson            New York    - Carl Hubbell, Christy Mathewson    
New York     - Spud Chandler, Mortie Cooper        Pittsburgh  - Sandy Koufax, Oliver Marcelle      
Philadelphia - Mordecai Brown, Mario Soto          Saint Louis - Babe Adams, Dizzy Dean             

Cleveland, Detroit & New York (NL) are using the 1999 Pitching Rules.
All other clubs are using the 1998 Pitching Rules.


                    Catcher Injury Off/Position Delete
                    ----------------------------------
         BAA - Pop Lloyd                       CHN - Frank Chance
         BOA - Lou Boudreau                    CIN - Jimmie Foxx
         DEA - John Beckwith                   KCN - Gil Hodges
                                               NYN - Cap Anson
                                               SLN - Manny Mota





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1998 and 1999 Ballpark Adjustments

 [ ] These parks and their ratings are the official unadjusted AND adjusted ratings for the 1998 and the 1999 seasons. For the official unadjusted ballpark ratings for all available ballparks, please see the Official Unadjusted Ballpark Ratings page.






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                        1998 Ballpark Selections
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TEAM        |   ALL-TIME AVERAGE    |   1998 STATS          |  BALLPARK                    |
            |                       |                       |                              |
            |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |                              |
OOSL AL     |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |                              |
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Baltimore   |   11/7    |   11/11   |   11/7    |   11/11   |  Camden Yards                |
Boston      |   12/10   |    8/14   |   17/8    |   13/9    |  Fenway Park II (1934-96)    |
Chicago     |    7/7    |    4/6    |    6/6    |    5/5    |  Comiskey Park               |
Cleveland   |    7/9    |    7/7    |    7/9    |    8/8    |  Jacobs Field                |
Detroit     |   10/8    |   16/14   |   10/8    |   16/14   |  Briggs Stadium II (1938-96) |
Homestead   |    7/9    |    0/0    |    8/8    |    0/0    |  Forbes Field                |
Minnesota   |   12/8    |    7/13   |   10/10   |    7/13   |  Metropolitan Stadium        |
New York    |    6/6    |   11/7    |    6/6    |    9/9    |  Yankee Stadium I (1923-73)  |
Philadelphia|    9/7    |   11/17   |    9/7    |   11/17   |  Shibe Park                  |
Saint Louis |   10/9    |   17/10   |   10/11   |   17/12   |  Sportsman's Park            |
Toronto     |    8/8    |    7/11   |    6/10   |    5/13   |  Skydome                     |
Washington  |    5/7    |    0/0    |    6/6    |    0/0    |  Griffith Stad I (1911-55)   |
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AL AVERAGE  | 8.67/7.92 | 8.25/9.17 | 8.75/8.00 | 8.42/9.17 |  ||||||||||||||||||||||||||  |
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            |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |  BALLPARK                  |
OOSL NL     |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |                            |
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Boston      |    5/5    |    0/0    |    5/5    |    0/0    |  Bee Hive Park             |
Brooklyn    |    5/5    |    5/5    |    5/5    |    5/5    |  Dodger Stadium            |
Chicago     |    8/10   |   12/12   |    8/10   |   12/12   |  Wrigley Field             |
Cincinnati  |    8/8    |    5/5    |    8/8    |    7/3    |  Crosley Field             |
Houston     |    5/5    |    0/0    |    5/5    |    0/0    |  Colt Stadium              |
Kansas City |   13/7    |   10/10   |   13/7    |   10/10   |  Municipal Stadium         |
Milwuakee   |    4/6    |    3/5    |    5/5    |    5/5    |  County Stadium I (1953-65)|
Montreal    |    9/9    |   13/13   |    9/9    |   13/13   |  Jarry Park                |
New York    |    5/9    |   20/20   |    7/7    |   20/20   |  Polo Grounds IV (1911-57) |
Philadelphia|   13/9    |   19/20   |   11/11   |   20/20   |  Baker Bowl                |
Pittsburgh  |    7/9    |    0/0    |    8/8    |    0/0    |  Forbes Field              |
Saint Louis |   10/9    |   17/10   |   10/11   |   17/12   |  Sportsman's Park          |
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NL AVERAGE  | 7.67/7.58 | 8.67/8.33 | 7.83/7.58 | 9.08/8.33 |  ||||||||||||||||||||||||| |
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                         1999 OOSL Ballpark Selections
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TEAM        |   ALL-TIME AVERAGE     |   1999 STATS            |  BALLPARK                   |
            |                        |                         |                             |
            |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN  |   SINGLE  |   HOME RUN  |                             |
OOSL AL     |    L/R    |    L/R     |    L/R    |     L/R     |                             |
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Baltimore   |   11/7    |   11/11    |    9/5    |    10/10    |  Camden Yards               |
Boston      |   12/10   |    8/14    |   14/8    |    10/12    |  Fenway Park II (1934-96)   |
Chicago     |    7/7    |    4/6     |    6/6    |     5/5     |  Comiskey Park              |
Cleveland   |    7/9    |    7/7     |    7/9    |     7/7     |  Jacobs Field               |
Detroit     |   10/8    |   16/14    |   10/8    |    16/14    |  Briggs Stadium II (1938-96)|
Homestead   |    7/9    |    0/0     |    8/9    |     0/1     |  Forbes Field               |
New York    |   12/12   |   20/20    |   10/14   |    18/20    |  Hilltop Park               |
Philadelphia|    9/7    |   11/17    |    9/7    |    11/17    |  Shibe Park                 |
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AL AVERAGE  | 9.37/8.62 | 9.62/11.12 | 9.12/8.25 |  9.62/10.75 |  |||||||||||||||||||||||||  |
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            |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |  BALLPARK                       |
OOSL NL     |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |                                 |
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Boston      |    5/5    |    0/0    |    5/7    |    0/2    |  Braves Field                   |
Brooklyn    |    8/8    |   10/10   |    9/8    |   12/10   |  Ebbets Field                   |
Chicago     |    9/9    |   11/13   |   11/9    |   11/13   |  Wrigley Field                  |
Cincinnati  |    8/8    |    5/5    |    6/6    |    7/7    |  Crosley Field                  |
Kansas City |   13/7    |   10/10   |   13/7    |   10/11   |  Municipal Stadium I (1923-1972)|
New York    |    6/6    |    1/1    |    8/8    |    3/0    |  Polo Grounds I (1883-1888)     |
Pittsburgh  |    8/8    |    6/6    |    8/8    |    4/4    |  Three Rivers Stadium           |
Saint Louis |   10/9    |   17/10   |    8/9    |   17/8    |  Sportsman's Park IV (1909-1966)|
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NL AVERAGE  | 8.37/7.50 | 7.50/6.87 | 8.50/7.75 | 8.00/6.87 |  |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |
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                         1999 OOSLAA Ballpark Selections
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TEAM         |   ALL-TIME AVERAGE    |   1999 STATS          |  BALLPARK                       |
             |                       |                       |                                 |
             |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |   SINGLE  |  HOME RUN |                                 |
AA EAST      |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |    L/R    |                                 |
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Bacharach    |    8/8    |    8/8    |    6/6    |   10/10   |  Bacharach Park                 |
Brooklyn     |    3/3    |    4/7    |    1/5    |    2/9    |  Union Grounds                  |
Buffalo      |   11/11   |    7/7    |   11/11   |    7/7    |  Olympic Park I                 |
Newark       |    8/8    |    8/8    |    8/8    |    6/9    |  Ruppert Stadium                |
Philadelphia |    9/7    |   11/17   |    9/7    |   11/17   |  Shibe Park                     |
Providence   |    6/6    |    0/0    |    6/6    |    0/0    |  Messer Street Grounds          |
Toronto      |    8/8    |    8/10   |   10/10   |   10/10   |  Skydome                        |
Washington   |    5/7    |    0/0    |    7/5    |    2/0    |  Griffith Stadium I             |
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NL AVERAGE   | 7.25/7.25 | 5.87/7.12 | 7.25/7.25 | 6.00/7.75 |  |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |
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             |   SINGLE  |   HOME RUN  |   SINGLE  |   HOME RUN  |  BALLPARK                   |
AA WEST      |    L/R    |     L/R     |    L/R    |     L/R     |                             |
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Birmingham   |    8/8    |     0/0     |   10/10   |     0/0     |  Rickwood Field             |
Detroit      |    8/8    |    10/10    |    8/8    |    10/10    |  Recreation Park            |
Indianapolis |    8/8    |     8/8     |    8/8    |     8/8     |  ABC's Field                |
Minnesota    |   11/9    |     9/11    |   13/7    |     7/13    |  Metropolitan Stadium       |
Louisville   |    6/6    |    14/14    |    6/6    |    14/14    |  Eclipse Park               |
Pittsburgh   |    8/8    |     8/8     |    8/8    |     8/8     |  Greenlee Field             |
Saint Louis  |   10/9    |    17/10    |    8/9    |    17/8     |  Sportsman's Park IV        |
Toledo       |    9/9    |    19/19    |    9/9    |    19/19    |  Speranza Field             |
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NL AVERAGE   | 8.50/8.12 | 10.62/10.00 | 8.75/8.12 | 10.37/10.00 |  |||||||||||||||||||||||||| |
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OOSL and AA Team Abbreviations


                                        TEAM CODES:
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AMERICAN LEAGUE                 NATIONAL LEAGUE               AMERICAN ASSOCIATION 
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BAA   Baltimore Orioles         BON   Boston Braves           BAM   Bacharach Giants          
BOA   Boston Red Sox            BRN   Brooklyn Dodgers        BIM   Birmingham Black Barons   
CHA   Chicago White Sox         CHN   Chicago Cubs            BRM   Brooklyn Atlantics        
CLA   Cleveland Indians         CIN   Cincinnati Red Legs     BFM   Buffalo Bisons            
DEA   Detroit Tigers            KCN   Kansas City Monarchs    DEM   Detroit Wolverines        
HMA   Homestead Grays           NYN   New York Giants         INM   Indianapolis ABC's        
NYA   New York Yankees          PIN   Pittsburgh Pirates      LOM   Louisville Colonels       
PHA   Philadelphia Athletics    SLN   St. Louis Cardinals     MIM   Minnesota Twins           
                                                              NEM   Newark Eagles             
                                                              PHM   Philadelphia Phillies     
                                                              PIM   Pittsburgh Crawfords      
                                                              PRM   Providence Grays          
                                                              SLM   St. Louis Browns          
                                                              TDM   Toledo Blue Stockings     
                                                              TOM   Toronto Blue Jays         
                                                              WAM   Washington Senators


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