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See 1982 Pitcher Balance Numbers thread in Baseball Discussion section for key.

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1982 AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

Milwaukee

Paul Molitor-------816 773 838 (065)--R--[3b-4 e32/ss-4 e88]
Jim Gantner--------704 648 726 (078)-----[2b-2 e17]
Robin Yount-------957 1039 918 (121)-----[ss-1 e26]
Cecil Cooper-------870 761 931 (170)-----[1b-1 e5]
Gorman Thomas------850 906 819 (087)-----[cf-1(-2) e5]
Ted Simmons--------759 784 747 (037)-----[c-3(+2) e1,T-1-2(pb-2)]--1065.1--(1641 SBO--96/54)--[3.80]--age 32
Ben Oglivie--------780 672 841 (169)-----[lf-3(+1) e7]
Roy Howell--------655 1067 621 (446)--R--[DH/1b-4 e30/rf-5(+2) e16]--{DC}
Charlie Moore------659 705 630 (075)-----[rf-2(-3) e3/c-3(0) e16,T-1-20(pb-2)/2b-4 e71]--137.2--(248 SBO--6/6)--[4.18]--age 29

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Don Money---------891 849 959 (110)--R--[DH/3b-4 e47/1b-3 e15/2b-4 e23]
Marshall Edwards--575 444 590 (146)-----[rf/cf/lf-2(0) e7]--{DC}
Ed Romero---------616 678 558 (120)-----[2b-3 e24/ss-4 e52/3b-4 e37/lf-4(+2) e16]
Mark Brouhard-----771 966 514 (452)-----[rf/lf-4(0) e6]----{DC}
Ned Yost----------752 594 900 (306)--R--[c-4(+1) e5,T-1-13(pb-4)-264.1--(443 SBO--19/2)--[4.60]--age 27--{DC}
Rob Picciolo------652 775 333 (442)-----[ss-4 e25/2b-4 e8]--[use mixed card for MIL]-{DC}

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Simmons was a switch hitter, so there is no "R" (reverse) designation. In game simulation, switch hitters must always hit from the opposite side the pitcher throws with. Rare exceptions could potentially be conjured up, but they must be documented to have occurred in real life and made hitter-pitcher specific for adjustments in game simulation.

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Howell had 25 PA vs. left (.435/.458/.609)--card splits watered down. S-O-M left/right value about even. (Small sample lefty hitter adjustment).

Money had a better OBP versus righties. But his card splits were doctored to favor the left side for OBP. This was done by S-O-M for the purpose of encouraging gamers to play lighter hitting lefty batter Roy Howell at DH against righties--for realistic usage. S-O-M further promoted this by making Howell clutch favorable upon reissue, though Money was also clutch favorable.

Edwards had one triple in 18 PA vs. left--triples splits watered down. (Small sample adjustment by S-O-M).

Brouhard had BA and OBP splits watered down by S-O-M. Still dominant in slugging average versus lefties for S-O-M card. His 452 OPS differential was reduced to about 250--rough guess--by S-O-M.

Yost had card splits watered down. His 306 R OPS differential reduced to roughly 100 R by S-O-M.

Picciolo's mixed card (OAK/MIL stats) watered down so that his left/right card splits are close in value rather than highly favorable versus left. Picciolo had 76 PA's overall, about 65 percent with Oakland. Started 5 games at short and 2 at second for Brewers. Was originally carded with Brewers.

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Subcarded low sample


Larry Hisle------573 1442 048 (1394)-[DH]

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Very low sample roster cuts

Kevin Bass--------100 N/A 100 (N/A)-[rf/lf]
Bob Skube-------1333 N/A 1333 (N/A)-[rf/lf/1b]



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When the 1982 baseball cards were reissued by S-O-M in 2016, the Brewers were the only team that did not receive any cards added to their original issue. Among all the modern, full season reissues within the past two decades, I'm guessing they are the only team with no players added from the original issue.

The 1982 Brewers are part of the recently released 1980s/1990s "Diamond Gems" card sets by S-O-M. 16 teams in all, so far. They are the only team from those sets that was a reissued duplicate from a previously reissued set.



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Baltimore

Glenn Gulliver-------632 167 648 (481)-----[3b-4 e16]
Rich Dauer-----------709 804 666 (138)-----[2b-2 e10/3b-2 e5]
John Lowenstein----1017 286 1032 (746)-----[lf/rf-3(+1) e0]
Eddie Murray--------940 1030 895 (135)-N/A-[1b-1 e5]
Cal Ripken-----------792 890 754 (136)-----[ss-3 e23/3b-2 e14]
Jim Dwyer------------900 000 941 (941)-----[rf/lf-3(0) e9]
Al Bumbry------------652 552 679 (127)-----[cf/lf-4(+2) e7]
Ken Singleton--------731 529 802 (273)-N/A-[DH/lf/rf-4(+3) e3]
Joe Nolan------------634 071 668 (597)-----[c-4(+2) e5,T-1-9(pb-0)]--515.1--(816 SBO--51/24)--[4.19]--age 31

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Rick Dempsey-------688 706 676 (030)-----[c-2(-3) e3,T-1-6(pb-2)]--944.0--(1498 SBO--47/27--[3.89]--age 32
Dan Ford-----------650 766 562 (204)-----[rf-4(0) e11]
Gary Roenicke------891 947 853 (094)-----[lf/rf-2(-1) e5/cf-3/1b-4 e11]
Lenn Sakata--------693 687 697 (010)--R--[2b-2 e18/ss-4 e34]
Benny Ayala--------823 840 400 (440)-----[DH/PH/lf-4(+3) e11/1b-4 e25]
Terry Crowley------732 650 736 (086)-----[PH/DH/1b-4 e19]--{CR}
Bob Bonner---------431 293 480 (187)--R--[ss-4 e26/2b-4 e41]
Floyd Rayford------522 753 392 (361)-----[3b-3 e62/c-4(+2) e16,T-1-20(pb-0]--{CR}

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LHB Terry Crowley had 5 PA vs. lefties (250./400/.250). Low sample doctored card on left side. Valuable last resort when Orioles platoon options have been exhausted, which can happen with this platoon heavy roster. Deep bullpens on opposing teams can exploit this team, especially when using certain starters as openers. "Back to the Future" analytics. For an itemized account of 1982 Crowley card, see the thread "1982 Johnny Grubb & Lefty Sample Sizes" in Baseball 2 section.

Floyd "Honey Bear" Rayford--like Crowley--was carded only upon reissue. Rayford gives the Birds emergency depth at catcher and third base. Rayford was just 3 for 35 (.086) versus righties. But two were homers. An .086 BA is well below the Dean-Tolleson Line, so his homerun value vs. righties combined with his extremely low BA could not be accurately represented within the "50/50" S-O-M card dynamic. So S-O-M shifted one of those two homers to his other side, where Rayford hit .222/.364/.389 with one homerun in 22 PA in real life.

Rayford played just three innings at catcher, but 15 games--12 starts at third. He may start there occasionally against platoon southpaws in sim games.

The doctored Rayford card is a loose representation of Rayford's 1982 OPS differential. He's a decent pinch hitter/platoon option versus southpaws.

It's handy that his overall splits are similar to noncarded Brewers hitter Larry Hisle, allowing Milwaukee to use the 1982 Rayford card as a sub for Hisle, with option to use PDR for walks and/or homeruns if one is that particular.

1982 Rayford: .132/.220/.302
1982 Hisle----: .129/.250/.323

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Subcarded low sample

John Shelby-------800 840 700 (140)-N/A--[cf-3(-3) e0]--started five games in centerfield.

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Very low sample roster cuts

Jose Morales, Leo Hernandez, and Mike Young.

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Boston

Carney Lansford-----803 709 832 (123)--R--[3b-3 e14]
Glenn Hoffman-------573 552 584 (032)--R--[ss-2 e24]
Wade Boggs----------847 737 895 (158)-----[1b-4 e10/3b-4 e21/lf-5(+2) e25]
Dwight Evans-------936 1016 903 (113)-----[rf-1(-5) e11]
Jerry Remy----------661 637 670 (033)-----[2b-3 e14]
Jim Rice------------868 833 880 (047)--R--[lf-3(-1) e10]
Carl Yastrzemski----789 722 800 (078)-----[DH/1b-4 e10/cf-4(+3) e7]
Rick Miller---------648 545 673 (128)-----[cf/rf-2(0) e7]
Rich Gedman---------642 430 675 (245)-----[c-4(+1) e7,T-1-11(pb-6)]-671.2-(1115 SBO--60/22)-[4.53]-age 22

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Gary Allenson------620 531 695 (164)--R--[c-2(-2) e2,T-1-5(pb-3)]--743.1--(1145 SBO--41/32)--[3.75]--age 27
Dave Stapleton-----703 684 711 (027)--R--[1b-2 e14/ss-4 e22/2b-4 e20/3b-4 e23/lf-5(+3) e16]
Reid Nichols-------802 756 844 (088)--R--[cf-3(-3) e2/lf-rf-2
Tony Perez---------769 864 558 (306)-----[DH/1b-4 e30]
Julio Valdez-------550 222 818 (596)--R--[ss-4 e22]

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Subcarded low sample

Ed Jurak-------708 111 1000 (889)--R--[3b-2 e47/cf-5(+3) e16]

Jurak played in 12 games at third base, starting five of them. He had 24 plate appearances, going 7 for 21 (.333, all singles) with seven RBI (clutch favorable?), two walks and a sac fly. Simple way would be to use PHC #5. A PDR method if one is particular.

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Part-time hitters with reverse splits often had their cards doctored by S-O-M to satisfy normalized platoon setups. Reid Nichols of the Red Sox is a subtle example. We discussed the Brewers' altered card splits.

S-O-M wanted its gamers to be accurate with player usage, so they often tailored certain cards to incentivize that.

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Julio "Exxon" Valdez spilled five hits in 20 at bats. 23 plate appearances. He was originally carded by S-O-M, which provided the Red Sox with an emergency shortstop after Hoffman gets pinch hit for or Stapleton needs to move to another position. Or whatever. But pitcher Bob Ojeda was not originally carded despite pitching in 22 games--14 starts--and 352 plate appearances against.

"Gumby" Gedman and "Muggsy" Allenson formed catcher platoon which will follow the same catcher regulation as teams such as the Yankees (Cerone/Wynegar) and Orioles (Dempsey/Nolan), where the righty hitters played more than the lefties. Cerone, Dempsey, and Allenson will start against all lefties (RL,PL), and reverse righties (RR). This compromise will satisfy both the game manager and game regulator.

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Solitaire platoon regulation (starts)

Lansford------3/4---(PL,RR,PR)--3b
Boggs---------3/4---(RL,RR,PR)--3b for RL, 1b vs. right
Nichols-------3/4---(RL,PL,RR)--cf
Miller--------1/4---(PR)-cf
Yastrzemski---1/4---(PR) DH
Gedman--------1/4---(PR)-c
Allenson------3/4---(RL,PL,RR)-c
Perez---------2/4---(RL,PL)-DH
Stapleton-----1/4---(RR)-1b

Regulation based on Pitcher Balance Numbers designations. A rough guide that's not necessarily applied in all cases.

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Light hitting Hoffman will start a lot of games but may not complete many of them.

Stapleton won't start many games but will appear in most.

Remy is an atypical #5 hitter, but he's there because he's clutch favorable (best spot for that) and an "A" bunter who can steal bases--both factors keep Rice and Yastrzemski away from the double play ball.

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Very low sample roster cuts

Marty Barrett, Gary Hancock, Roger LaFrancois, and Marc Sullivan.

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Detroit

Chet Lemon--------815 838 805 (033)-----[rf/cf-3(-1) e6]
Lou Whitaker------775 757 781 (024)-----[2b-2 e11]
Kirk Gibson-------785 604 885 (281)-----[cf-3(0) e3/DH]
Larry Herndon-----812 761 931 (170)-----[lf-2(06) e6]
Howard Johnson----810 575 851 (276)-N/A-[3b-4 e41/DH/rf/lf/cf-4(+1) e16]
Lance Parrish----867 1067 784 (283)-----[c-2(-3) e4,T-1-7(pb-4)/lf-5(+2) e16]--1113.2--(1732 SBO--54/46)--[3.99]--PO--6/1]
Richie Hebner----802 1738 770 (968)--R--[1b-4 e17/DH]
Jerry Turner------687 000 690 (690)-----[DH/rf/lf-4(+3) e20]
Alan Trammell-----720 770 699 (071)-----[ss-1 e17]

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