Meanwhile, a couple of weeks of game time have passed in the Orioles League. My 1966ers have scuffled a bit and still sit a bit below .500. The 1969 Os are 1.5 games ahead of the 1979 edition, with 1970 in 3rd.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The real season has begun, and progress in the virtual leagues has been slow. However! I have finished the Twins Qualification League and am happy to present the champions: The 2006 Minnesota Twins. American League Central champions and winners of 96 games in real life, the 2006 team held off a late charge by the 1969 Twinkies to take the title by 3.5 games. They were powered, as you might expect, by Johann Santana (22-5, 1.94 ERA, 250+ Ks), Joe Mauer (.385 to lead the league plus 121 RBI) and Justin Morneau (.330, 35 HR). Harmon Killebrew had a monster year for both the 1967 and 1969 teams, but it wasn't enough.