Rod’s Replay Insider: A point system for determining replay MVP and Cy Young winners

Dave Larson, Apopka, FL, has been an APBA replayer for nearly forty years. Dave oversees the long-running Orlando APBA Association, which is heading into its 30th season in 2018 and has conducted one of the most ambitious replays I have ever learned of—using teams from all 50 states and overseas,…

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Rod’s Replay Insider: Inside the pitching performance chart

The pitching performance chart tracks individual pitching performances. First of all, let’s get past what, at first glance, looks like extra work. A replay, after all, has a lot of administrative demands, but maintaining a pitching performance chart is an administrative chore that gives back a multitude of feedback. Recording…

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Rod’s Replay Insider: How to keep track of pitcher usage

Pitching stats, particularly the number of starts, is a key statistic in keeping track of what is going on in your replay. Starts, unlike total appearances (starts and/or relief appearances, provide you a means of ensuring that your pitching stats are correct and accurate. Simply stated, a team’s won-lost record…

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Rod’s Replay Insider: Regulating pitcher usage during a replay

Generally speaking baseball has evolved through three different periods on pitcher usage, centering around starting pitchers. Prior to 1900, starting pitchers usually pitched with one or two games rest, e.g. Hoss Radbourn, Pud Galvin, Tim Keefe and other 19th century greats. From around 1900 to the early ‘60s, starters worked…

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