Fielder’s Choice

A while back, I ran a simulation of the various hit numbers. I then did the same thing, concentrating on the pitching grades. This time I’m going to look at fielding, including the arm ratings for catchers and outfielders. The latter prove to be pretty surprising. First off let’s take a look at the most […]

Making the Grade

In the original National Pastime game, the only thing that a pitcher contributed was hitting.  There were no grades, no subratings, no handicaps.  When APBA came out in 1951, the concept of the grade was added, so now pitchers fell into six classes: A&C, A&B, A, B, C and D.  The grade was pretty much […]