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  • phills52's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    Stealing bases in pitch by pitch is another issue entirely. Often see 90+ runners thrown out by 70s armed catchers on the opposing team while 70s runners often beat out catchers on the team I'm using in the 90s. Actually, in all categories the pbp seems to not be as realistic as it once was, batters with good eye ratings frequently going after very bad third strikes, pitchers with 90 control having a hard time getting the ball over the plate. It doesn't seem like the ratings mean much to the...
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  • daves's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    Looking forward to August 20th release. Not sure what GM mode is? Rosters back to 1951? Love a custom league to pit teams from different years!
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  • Swampdog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    The game is probably designed to reflect real life. Omar Moreno was a base stealer in his day, but he was never able to steal home. He tried just twice and was thrown out both times. Stealing home is a difficult thing to do. Many of the greatest base stealers of all time did not have much success stealing home. Lets take 10 of the best base stealers from the 1950's through the 1980's. Moreno, Lou Brock, Bert Campaneris, Maury Wills, Rickey Henderson, Ron Leflore, Tim Raines, Vince...
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  • irongoalie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    It IS included in the calculation for OBP: On Base Percentage (aka OBP, On Base Average, OBA) is a measure of how often a batter reaches base. It is approximately equal to Times on Base/Plate appearances. The full formula is OBP = (Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch) / (At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice Flies)
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  • phills52's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    MLB counts both sacrifice flies and sacrifice bunts as plate appearances.
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