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1993 Divergent League Update – Week 2 Is Now Available

You can find Episode 2 of our podcast covering up to game 30 of the 1993 season in all the usual places. We’ll see you for games this Sunday at noon Pacific time.

Week 2 Standings

AL East

  • Seamus – Blue Jays – 11-16, 8.5GB, 4th
    • OVR: 4th, CON: 3rd, PWR: 8th, PITCH: 9th, DEF: 4th, SPD: 3rd
  • Liam – Yankees – 8-20, 12GB, Last
    • OVR: 20th, CON: 9th, PWR: 18th, PITCH: 19th, DEF: 16th, SPD: 30th

AL Central

  • Travis – White Sox – 18-10, 1st
    • OVR: 1st, CON: 4th, PWR: 6th, PITCH: 7th, DEF: 3rd, SPD: 1st
  • Tony – Tigers – 14-13, 3.5GB, 2nd
    • OVR: 22nd, CON: 11th, PWR: 17th, PITCH: 26th, DEF: 15th, SPD: 25th
  • Dan – Royals – 12-14, 5.0GB, 4th
    • OVR: 2nd, CON: 2nd, PWR: 7th, PITCH: 2nd, DEF: 20th, SPD: 9th

AL West

  • Austin – Rangers – 14-12, 2GB, 3rd
    • OVR: 18th, CON: 20th, PWR: 12th, PITCH: 11th, DEF: 23rd, SPD: 26th
  • Sandra – Mariners – 13-16, 4.5GB, 4th
    • OVR: 10th, CON: 18th, PWR: 3rd, PITCH: 23rd, DEF: 2nd, SPD: 24th

NL East

  • Derek L – Phillies – 20-7, 1st
    • OVR: 7th, CON: 1st, PWR: 11th, PITCH: 8th, DEF: 22nd, SPD: 5th
  • Derek – Braves – 20-9, 1GB, 2nd
    • OVR: 3rd, CON: 19th, PWR: 15th, PITCH: 1st, DEF: 9th, SPD: 27th
  • Charles – Expos – 17-9, 2.5GB, 3rd
    • OVR: 6th, CON: 12th, PWR: 26th, PITCH: 3rd, DEF: 7th, SPD: 10th
  • Phil – Mets – 7-20, 13.0GB, Last
    • OVR: 11th, CON: 22nd, PWR: 9th, PITCH: 6th, DEF: 10th, SPD: 20th

NL Central

  • Pirates – CPU – 17-10, 1st
  • Gary – Cubs – 14-13, 3.0GB, 3rd
    • OVR: 15th, CON: 14th, PWR: 19th, PITCH: 16th, DEF: 6th, SPD: 14th
  • George – Reds – 9-17, 7.5GB, Last
    • OVR: 14th, CON: 16th, PWR: 24th, PITCH: 14th, DEF: 5th, SPD: 4th

NL West

  • Rockies – CPU – 14-12, 1st
  • Henry – Giants – 14-13, 0.5GB, 2nd
    • OVR: 5th, CON: 15th, PWR: 14th, PITCH: 5th, DEF: 1st, SPD: 8th

1993 Divergent League Update Week 2

Transcript

Howdy folks, it’s Divergent League Update for Friday January 22nd, 2021. Here in Divergent League Baseball however it is April 26th 1993. We’ve played about 30 games and some divisional front-runners are definitely pulling away from the pack. There’s still a lot of baseball left to play, though.

The Astros Steve Finley’s reign of terror as baseball’s top powerhouse continues, as he leads the majors with 10 home runs. Coming up on his tail is White Sox slugger Frank Thomas with 9. They lead the AL. Matt Williams, Pete Incivalia, and Barry Bonds are tied for tops in the NL with 7.

Sticking with hitting, Braves rookie catcher Mike Piazza is putting on a clinic- his .421 average is good enough for tops in the NL. Over in the AL, Baltimore’s David Segui has a few points over him, leading the majors at .429.

Over in Ribbie Town, Athletics’ MVP Mark McGwire leads 28, with Chicago’s Frank Thomas and Rock Raines close behind with 27 and 25 respectively.

Over on the pitching side, the Expos Dennis Martinez and Boston hurlers Frank Viola and Roger Clemens lead baseball with 5 wins each. Boston’s Jeff Russell leads in saves with 14.

Martinez and the Cubs Frank Castillo are both maintaining sub-1 ERAs, with a zany 0.76 for Castillo.

Bip Roberts Watch

The Bipper is having a slow start, batting just .244. His 7 steals are good enough for 8th in the National League.

Standings

AL East

  • Seamus – Blue Jays – 11-16, 8.5GB, 4th
    • OVR: 4th, CON: 3rd, PWR: 8th, PITCH: 9th, DEF: 4th, SPD: 3rd
  • Liam – Yankees – 8-20, 12GB, Last
    • OVR: 20th, CON: 9th, PWR: 18th, PITCH: 19th, DEF: 16th, SPD: 30th

AL Central

  • Travis – White Sox – 18-10, 1st
    • OVR: 1st, CON: 4th, PWR: 6th, PITCH: 7th, DEF: 3rd, SPD: 1st
  • Tony – Tigers – 14-13, 3.5GB, 2nd
    • OVR: 22nd, CON: 11th, PWR: 17th, PITCH: 26th, DEF: 15th, SPD: 25th
  • Dan – Royals – 12-14, 5.0GB, 4th
    • OVR: 2nd, CON: 2nd, PWR: 7th, PITCH: 2nd, DEF: 20th, SPD: 9th

AL West

  • Austin – Rangers – 14-12, 2GB, 3rd
    • OVR: 18th, CON: 20th, PWR: 12th, PITCH: 11th, DEF: 23rd, SPD: 26th
  • Sandra – Mariners – 13-16, 4.5GB, 4th
    • OVR: 10th, CON: 18th, PWR: 3rd, PITCH: 23rd, DEF: 2nd, SPD: 24th

NL East

  • Derek L – Phillies – 20-7, 1st
    • OVR: 7th, CON: 1st, PWR: 11th, PITCH: 8th, DEF: 22nd, SPD: 5th
  • Derek – Braves – 20-9, 1GB, 2nd
    • OVR: 3rd, CON: 19th, PWR: 15th, PITCH: 1st, DEF: 9th, SPD: 27th
  • Charles – Expos – 17-9, 2.5GB, 3rd
    • OVR: 6th, CON: 12th, PWR: 26th, PITCH: 3rd, DEF: 7th, SPD: 10th
  • Phil – Mets – 7-20, 13.0GB, Last
    • OVR: 11th, CON: 22nd, PWR: 9th, PITCH: 6th, DEF: 10th, SPD: 20th

NL Central

  • Pirates – CPU – 17-10, 1st
  • Gary – Cubs – 14-13, 3.0GB, 3rd
    • OVR: 15th, CON: 14th, PWR: 19th, PITCH: 16th, DEF: 6th, SPD: 14th
  • George – Reds – 9-17, 7.5GB, Last
    • OVR: 14th, CON: 16th, PWR: 24th, PITCH: 14th, DEF: 5th, SPD: 4th

NL West

  • Rockies – CPU – 14-12, 1st
  • Henry – Giants – 14-13, 0.5GB, 2nd
    • OVR: 5th, CON: 15th, PWR: 14th, PITCH: 5th, DEF: 1st, SPD: 8th
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1993 Divergent League GameDay – 1/19/21

Today’s games will start at 6pm Pacific, and feature the following matchups:

  • Rangers (Rogers, 2-2, 3.22) @ White Sox (Fernandez, 2-1, 2.52)
  • Cubs (Morgan, 2-1, 1.91) @ Expos (Erikson (0-3, 3.47)
    • Expos won 5-4
  • Yankees (Abbot, 1-2, 5.48) @ Tigers (Doherty, 2-2, 2.33)

You can watch the replays of these games on our channel.

Catch all the action live on https://twitch.tv/extrafuture

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1993 Divergent League GameDay – 1/17/21

Notes: I’ve updated some URLs on the site, so there may be some 404s. I’ll fix them as I see ’em. I’ve updated the Week 1 Update post to include team power rankings, too! Expect these to be added to the podcast and the weekly posts.

Divergent League’s first set of Sunday Afternoon games starts off with an inter-family rivalry: Phil’s Mets .vs. Chuck’s Expos. Who will win this battle for Nelson Baseball Supremacy? Only time will tell. (Update: The Expos smashed the Mets, 6-0)

Other games on the schedule, which will be played time-permitting:

  • Dodgers @ Giants (Hank)
  • Blue Jays (Seamus) @ Phillies (Derek L)
  • Reds (George) @ Pirates (CPU)

Join us starting 12 noon Pacific time on twitch.tv/extrafuture for some 1993 Baseball Action.

1993 Divergent League Update Week 1

The first week already has some surprises in store. The Commish gives you the rundown in 2 minutes. For full standings see the Week 1 update post.

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1993 Divergent League Baseball Update – Week 1

Howdy folks, it’s your commish here, with our first Divergent League Update for the 1993 Season. You can listen to this update here or subscribe to the feed:

Steve Finley leads the AL in dingers with 5 in just 8 games. Barry Bonds sits atop the NL with 4. Mark McGwire, Pete Incavilia and Barry Bonds are all tied for the lead in RBIs at 10. Rod Beck and Gregg Olson share the honors for most Saves with 5 so far. Andy Benes and David Cone take the top spots for Ks with at 21 for Benes and 19 for Cone.

On to the injury beat, so far everybody’s safe as houses. Let’s hope it stays that way.

Here are the standings (update: and power rankings. These rankings are from 1st to last in the league based on current ratings) for player teams with 1 week of games in the books:

  • Derek L – Phillies – 7-1, 1st NL East
    • 7th OVR. SPD: 4th, CON: 1st, PWR: 11th, PITCH: 8th, DEF: 11nd
  • Derek – Braves – 5-3, 2nd NL East
    • 3rd OVR. SPD: 28th, CON: 19th, PWR: 14th, PITCH: 1st, DEF: 9th
  • Charles – Expos – 4-3, 3rd NL East
    • 6th OVR. SPD: 10th, CON: 12th, PWR: 26th, PITCH: 3rd, DEF: 7th
  • Phil – Mets – 2-5, 4th NL East
    • 11th OVR. SPD: 21st, CON: 23rd, PWR: 9th, PITCH: 6th, DEF: 11th
  • CPU – Cardinals – 5-2, 1st NL Central
  • Gary – Cubs – 4-3, 2nd NL Central
    • 14th OVR. SPD: 14th, CON: 14th, PWR: 18th, PITCH: 17th, DEF: 5th
  • George – Reds – 1-6, Last NL Central (T)
    • 17th OVR. SPD: 5th, CON: 16th, PWR: 22nd, PITCH: 16th, DEF: 6th
  • Henry – Giants – 5-2, 1st NL West
    • 5th OVR. SPD: 8th, CON: 15th, PWR: 15th, PITCH: 5th, DEF: 1st
  • CPU Orioles – 7-0 1st NL East
  • Seamus – Blue Jays – 5-3, 2nd AL East
    • 4th OVR. SPD: 3th, CON: 3th, PWR: 8th, PITCH: 12th, DEF: 4th
  • Liam – Yankees – 1-6, Last AL East
    • 15th OVR. SPD: 30th, CON: 9th, PWR: 17th, PITCH: 11th, 17th
  • Travis – White Sox – 4-3, 1st AL Central (T)
    • 1st OVR. SPD: 1st, CON: 4th, PWR: 6th, PITCH: 7th, DEF: 3rd
  • Tony – Tigers – 4-3, 1st AL Central (T)
    • 18th OVR. SPD: 22, CON: 11, PWR: 10, PITCH: 26, DEF: 10
  • Dan – Royals – 3-3, 3rd AL Central
    • 2nd OVR. SPD: 9th, CON: 2nd, PWR: 7th, PITCH: 2nd, DEF: 21st
  • Sandra – Mariners – 6-2, 1st AL West
    • 10th OVR. SPD: 26th, CON: 17th, PWR: 3rd, PITCH: 23rd, DEF: 2nd
  • Austin – Rangers – 5-3, 2nd AL West
    • 16th OVR. SPD: 11th, CON: 10th, PWR: 1st, PITCH: 14th, DEF: 29th

We’ll be back next week and every week of the season with more Divergent League Update.

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1993 Divergent League Baseball Opening Day

Update: These games are now streaming live! These games are (mostly) over! You can view the replays on Twitch (Part 1, Part 2)

Today’s games start at 5pm Pacific and will be (owner names in parenthesis):

  • Royals (Dan Hocking) @ White Sox (Travis Timm)
  • Rangers (Austin Neilsen) @ Mariners (Sandra Wirick)
  • Expos (Charles Nelson) @ Mets (Phil Nelson)
    • Postponed due to Commissioner tiredness, will be played Wednesday afternoon!

Join us on http://twitch.tv/extrafuture for Opening Day! We’ll be holding open hours in the Discord chat as well.

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1993 Season Draft Results

This weekend saw the Divergent League Baseball draft, where owners were introduced and formally selected teams and players. The final results are as follows:

  • Seamus – Blue Jays – Rickey Henderson
  • Henry – Giants – Pete Harnish
  • Derek L – Phillies – Mark Langston
  • Tony – Tigers – Tony Gwynn
  • Charles – Expos – Andres Galaraga
  • Austin – Rangers – Kenny Lofton
  • Gary – Cubs – Mark Portugal
  • Sandra – Mariners – Albert Belle
  • Travis – White Sox – Craig Biggio
  • Liam – Yankees – Danny Darwin
  • Derek – Braves – Mike Piazza
  • George – Reds – Bryan Harvey
  • Dan – Royals – Greg Vaughn
  • Phil – Mets – Cal Ripken Jr

There was some team-swapping over the event. Through negotiation the Expos, Tigers, and Blue Jays switched owners to the ones listed above.

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Backfilling Divergent League History – 1994

I’ve added my notes from the 1994 season to the new League History page.

Watch this space tomorrow for a slew of info and news for owners and fans alike.

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1993 Divergent League Baseball Pre-Season Info

Baseball’s Seasons – 1993

The Divergent League Baseball 1993 season is just around the corner, and it’s high time we did some research. The video embedded above was produced by MLB Network, and is a nice little recap of the “real life” 1993 season.

Other great resources for managers include the Baseball Almanac 1993 Year in Review, and the Baseball Reference 1993 stats pages.

There will be a Divergent League 1993 Season Preview in the form of a Home Run derby on Friday, January 8th 2021. Subscribe to the Twitch channel to be informed when it goes live.