APBA's Version of the Brewster

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APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by jleddy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:46 pm

Not sure if there are many APBA/Strat-O-Matic players in the Brewster, but Fangraphs' most recent podcast interviews Woody Studeman, who has been involved in an APBA league that is entering it's sixtieth season! I figured members of a long-time running OOTP league would be interested in hearing about the longest-running baseball simulation league. Here's the link: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/effectively ... bang-said/ (start at 53:56 to hear Woody)

Additionally, a 2004 article from The Hardball Times written by Woody's brother (and founder of THT), Dave, is referenced during the interview and can be read here: https://tht.fangraphs.com/apba_paean/ (You'll notice a familiar -- or not! -- last name that's quoted in the article. ;) )
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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by Lane » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:12 pm

Listened to this today. Maybe we'll convince Ben and Sam to have Recte on someday!!!
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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by Fat Nige » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:18 am

I was just listening to the podcast while looking at the BBA’s new posts and lo and behold . . .
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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by HoosierVic » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:19 am

Is that familiar last name any relation, Joe?

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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by jleddy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:31 am

HoosierVic wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:19 am
Is that familiar last name any relation, Joe?
That's the old man...nice catch!
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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by HoosierVic » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:40 am

Very cool! Is he still in the league?

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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by jleddy » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:31 am

HoosierVic wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:40 am
Very cool! Is he still in the league?
No, just five years or so in the 70s in Woody's league, then created a local league with his friends in the early 80s that ran for about 10 years or so. I can still remember late nights as a 8 or 9 year old watching these grown men in my family's home rolling dice and talking baseball...it was fantastic.
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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by HoosierVic » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:47 am

I assume you've told him about the Brewster? He would be one of the few relatives, I'm guessing, who would understand the madness ...

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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by recte44 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:32 pm

I asked Joe that same question when he applied. Loved his dad’s stuff
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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by CTBrewCrew » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:25 pm

Jeeeze - they burry the lead with the serial killer in the league...

Another thing I noticed when clicking on the link to the APBA was this YouTube clip from a NYTime piece on the league. I took a screen cap... check out the guys name...

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Hmmmm.
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Re: APBA's Version of the Brewster

Post by RonCo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:49 pm

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