Caborn’s 1912 NL replay survives Hurricane Irma but the Giants thrive on it

APBA documentarian and “Replay Insider” columnist Rod Caborn has come through again.

Rod has recently sent me information on his 1912 NL replay.  As always, his detailed recap is without comparison.  It is aesthetically pleasing, thoroughly complete and overall enjoyable to read.  It includes stats, highlights, boxscores not to mention background information both in his replay and in his real life.

I would start with his introduction document.  That includes the parameters and guidelines of his replay.  It also includes the overall breadth of the impact and time the replay.  That even speaks to the effect that Hurricane Irma had on Rod’s house.

“The replay was interrupted, early in September 2017, by Hurricane Irma, which cause two leaks in our master bedroom and required a complete re-caulking and re-sealing of our outdoor atrium.”

The 1912 NL Yearbook document is the recap of Rod’s 1912 replay.  To give you an idea of how detailed Rod is, the pdf document is an incredible 64 pages long.  Yet, is so fun to read.  Yes, there are stats and highlights but there are notable performances, single game leaders as well as season leaders and boxscores of notable games (Finneran pitches over 17 innings… as a reliever!).

Not to give too much away but Christy Mathewson had an incredible season at 32-6 with a 2.00 ERA.  He helped the Giants to the pennant with a 104-50 record.

So what happened in the World Series?  Stay tuned!

Thomas Nelshoppen

I am an IT consultant by day and an APBA media mogul by night. My passions are baseball (specifically Illini baseball), photography and of course, APBA. I have been fortunate to be part of the basic game Illowa APBA League since 1980 as well as the BBW Boys of Summer APBA League since 2014. I am slogging through a 1966 NL replay and hope to finish before I die.


  1. How many games on average did you roll each day?

  2. As always Rod puts my recaps to shame. Congratulations on completion of another season.

  3. Great stuff.

    Always interesting to see the full season replay results, particularly how the APBA game engine goes about attempting to replicate historical ERA.

    Look at Matty, for example, where the replay ERA (2.00) played close to real life (2.12). But the way the game engine does is it to wildly suppress hits allowed.

    Matty pitched 310 innings in both the replay and real life, but allowed just 216 hits in the replay compared to 311 in real life. (BTW, his walks allowed were similar – 22 sim versus real.)

    You never want to post WHIP in your APBA stat recaps! :-)

    But a great accomplishment. I’ve been working my way thru a 1901 replay and enjoying it, but am only about 1/8th complete so far. Still plugging away…

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