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1977 Divergent League Baseball Season Divergent League Baseball

The 1977 Regular Season Ends Today – Watch Live!

Among human-controlled teams the White Sox, Royals, Phillies, Pirates, Dodgers, Yankees and Reds have all clinched postseason appearances thus far, with the Cubs and Expos still in it and knocking on the door of the NL Wild Card. The Tigers are 4 games back in the AL Wild Card.

Games are now streaming live at https://divergentleague.com/tv and https://twitch.tv/extrafuture

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1977 Divergent League Baseball Season Divergent League Baseball

1977 Divergent League Baseball Update – Sept 17th, 1977

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Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle, we’re down to the last 2 weeks of the regular season and the NL and AL central are still up for grabs. The Phillies, Dodgers, Yankees, White Sox and Royals have all clinched postseason appearances. Unfortunately the Mariners, Giants, and Blue Jays are out of contention.

In the AL Central, the White Sox and the Royals are separated by just 3.5 games while facing each other 3 times in their final 9 games.

In the NL Central the Pirates have a strong lead but Cubs and Reds are both just barely still in the hunt for the division, while leading the Wild Card. The Cubs face the Pirates 3 times before it’s all over, and the Reds have 4 games against the Bucs.

It’s down to the wire, folks! With Divergent League you pay for the whole seat, but you only need the edge. Stay with us as we end the regular season this weekend and move into the playoffs. You can catch all of the action on extrafuture.com/tv

— 1977 Sept 17th Standings

  • Yankees – Liam – 95-57, 1st AL East
  • Blue Jays – Phil – 70-83, 4th AL East, 25.5gb
  • Phillies – Ryan – 110-42, 1st NL East
  • Expos – Chuck – 85-67, 2nd NL East, 25gb
  • White Sox – Travis – 96-57, 1st AL Central
  • Royals – Derek – 92-60, 2nd AL Central 3.5gb
  • Tigers – Tony – 80-72, 3rd AL Central, 15.5gb
  • Pirates – Austin – 95-57, 1st NL Central
  • Cubs – George – 88-65, 2nd NL Central, 7.5gb
  • Reds – Ev – 87-64, 3rd NL Central, 7.5gb
  • Cardinals – Derek L – 76-76, last NL Central, 19gb
  • Dodgers – Gary – 92-61, 1st NL West
  • Giants – Hank – 77-76, 2nd NL West, 15gb
  • Mariners – Sandy – 71-81, 4th AL West, 11gb

— AL Wild Card Picture

  • Royals, Red Sox lead
  • Tigers – 2.5gb

— NL Wild Card Picture

  • Cubs, Reds lead
  • Expos – 2.5gb
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1977 Divergent League Baseball Season Divergent League Baseball

1977 Divergent League – 8/11 – Cubs .vs. Pirates & White Sox .vs. Royals

Broadcast live on Twitch yesterday, you can watch the archived stream. Now that the channel is a Twitch affiliate you can spend Bits to play sounds during the game. Drop by for the next broadcast on Friday, August 14th and try it out.

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The Divergent League Baseball Calendar

I’ve set up a Google Calendar that will always have the current Divergent League streaming schedule. In the postseason, which starts soon, it will include the names of the teams participating and who is leading the series.

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1977 Divergent League Baseball Season Divergent League Baseball

1977 Divergent League Baseball August Stats and Standings Update

1977 August 15th Standings

  • Yankees – Liam – 82-45, 1st AL East
  • Blue Jays – Phil – 53-75, 4th AL East, 29gb
  • Phillies – Ryan – 92-35, 1st NL East
  • Expos – Chuck – 74-54, 2nd NL East, 18.5gb
  • White Sox – Travis – 80-47, 1st AL Central
  • Royals – Derek – 72-54, 2nd AL Central 7.5gb
  • Tigers – Tony – 68-59, 3rd AL Central, 12.0gb
  • Pirates – Austin – 79-48, 1st NL Central
  • Cubs – George – 76-51, 2nd NL Central, 3gb
  • Reds – Ev – 73-53, 3rd NL Central, 5.5gb
  • Cardinals – Derek L – 62-65, last NL Central, 17gb
  • Dodgers – Gary – 73-56, 1st NL West
  • Giants – Hank – 63-63, 2nd NL West, 8.5gb
  • Mariners – Sandy – 63-66, 4th AL West, 7gb

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1977 Divergent League All Star Break Standings and Statistics

All Star Weekend Standings

  • Yankees – Liam – 60-35, 1st AL East
  • Blue Jays – Phil – 36-61, 4th AL East, 25gb
  • Phillies – Ryan – 67-29, 1st NL East
  • Expos – Chuck – 60-37, 2nd NL East, 7.5gb
  • White Sox – Travis – 62-34, 1st AL Central
  • Royals – Derek – 54-43, 2nd AL Central 8.5gb
  • Tigers – Tony – 50-47, 4th AL Central, 12.5gb
  • Reds – Ev – 59-37, 2nd NL Central, 1gb
  • Pirates – Austin – 59-37, 3rd NL Central, 1.0
  • Cubs – George – 60-36, 1st NL Central
  • Cardinals – Derek L – 47-50, last NL Central, 13.5gb
  • Dodgers – Gary – 57-39, 1st NL West
  • Giants – Hank – 45-50, 2nd NL West, 11.5gb
  • Mariners – Sandy – 46-52, last AL West, 8.5gb

1977 Hardship Draft

  1. Giants – Bump Willis, Texas
  2. Mariners – Jim Palmer, Baltimore
  3. Blue Jays – Don “Easy” Money, Milwaukee

1977 All Star Weekend League Leaders

Batting Average

  • AL George Brett (Kansas City) – .358
    • Top 5: Bostock (TOR), Gamble (CHW), Johnson (CHW), Thompson (DET)
  • NL Ted Simmons (St. Louis) – .373
    • Top 5: Yont (MIL), Morgan (CIN), Rice (PHI), Valentine (MON)

Dingers

  • AL Jason Thomspon (Detroit) – 27
    • Top 5: Johnson (CHW), Scott (BOS), Thronton (CLE), Burroughs (NYY)
  • NL Mike Schmidt, Jim Rice (Philadelphia) – 26 (tied)
    • Top 5: Robinson (PIT), Foster (CIN), Luzinski (PHI), Smith (LAD)

Doubles

  • AL Rod Carew (Kansas City) – 31
    • Top 5: Wills (TEX), Brett (KC), Randolph (NYY), Page (OAK) 
  • NL Gene Richards (San Diego) – 27
    • Top 5: Valentine (MON), Foster (CIN), Parker (PIT), Templeton (STL)

Ribbies

  • AL Jason Thompson (Detroit) – 85
    • Top 5: Johnson (CHW), Scott (BOS), Chambliss (NYY), Cowens (KC)
  • NL Jim Rice (Phillies) – 83
    • Top 5: Schmidt (PHI), Valentine (MON), Luzinski (PHI), Robinson (PIT), Morgan (CIN)

Steals

  • AL Ron LeFlore (Detroit) – 46
    • Top 5: Remy (LAA), Wills (TEX), Cruz (HOU), Patek (KC)
  • NL Lou Brock (Cardinals) – 31
    • Top 5: Stennett (PIT), Moreno (PIT), Bonds (CHC), Morgan (CIN)

Ks

  • AL Bert Blyleven (Detroit) – 109
    • Top 5: Perry (TEX), Leonard (KC), Barker (TEX), Gullett (NYY)
  • NL Nolan Ryan (Expos) – 161
    • Top 5: Carlton (PHI), Tanana (PIT), Richard (SF)

Saves

  • AL Lerrin LaGrow (Chicago White Sox) – 30
    • Top 5: Devine (TEX), Lacey (OAK), Johnson (MIN), Campbell (BOS)
  • NL Joe Kerrigan (Expos) – 34
    • Top 5: Sutter (CHC), Sosa (LAD), Gossage (PIT), Reed (PHI)

Pitching WAR

  • AL Gaylord Perry (Texas) – 3.6
    • Top 5: Leonard (KC), Blue (OAK), Jenkins (BOS), Flanagan (BAL)
  • NL Don Sutton (Dodgers) – 3.9
    • Top 5: Candelaria (PIT), Ryan (MON), Tanana (PIT)

Batting WAR

  • AL Lyman Bostock (Toronto) – 5.5
    • Top 5: Page (OAK), Otis (KC), Thompson (DET), Brett (KC)
  • NL Bobby Bonds (Chicago Cubs) – 6.4
    • Top 5: Yont (MIL), Simmons (STL), Schmidt (PHI), Morgan (CIN)
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1987 Divergent League Baseball Season Divergent League Baseball

1987 Divergent League Baseball Season Wrap-up

This was originally published on the Patreon, at the end of the the 1987 season.

The 1987.B baseball season is behind us and it’s Cubs Win, Cubs Win… 29 years early. The Chicago Cubs, after a savvy trade of Bo Jackson and a Hardship Draft investment in pitching, rose from last in the NL Central to World Series Champions. This is a pretty big change compared to 1987.A (or, I guess, “real life”) where in the Cubbies didn’t win the big one until 2016.

1987 League Leaders / Award Winners

Tragically this information may be lost to history. The folder that contained it went missing.

Ah, about that Hardship Draft

New Rule: The Hardship Draft

At the 1987 All-Star break the season was looking pretty lop-sided. My New York Mets were mowing people down, which was great, but the rest of the least was either top of the division or in the cellar. There were no teams in the middle. Since Divergent League is meant to be an exciting baseball story generator, not a competitive media empire like the MLB, we decided to add the Hardship draft. From the forthcoming Divergent League rulebook:

The Hardship Draft takes place the weekend of the All-Star Break. Right before the Home Run Derby or All Star Game the bottom 20% of teams (rounded up) are able to select one player from any non-human controlled team or the Free Agent pool to add to their team.

It resulted in a MUCH more competitive season, and a really exciting playoffs. You can watch some of those games on the 1987 Season playlist from our YouTube channel.

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This Is Divergent League

This post has been moved to the About page!