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This is a fictional OOTP league based very loosely on Major League Baseball, but with some twists. We simmed 70 years of A.I.-run “pre-history” to establish a context for our first season with human GMs, which was 1946. The buttons on the left provide more detailed information about the league’s concepts and history.

1952 Season

Standings after the games of August 24, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 77 46 .626 —
New York 64 58 .525 —
Chicago 74 49 .602 3
Buffalo 62 61 .504 2.5
St. Louis 66 56 .541 10.5
Pittsburgh 59 64 .480 5.5
Cleveland 55 66 .455 21
Brooklyn 55 68 .447 9.5
Cincinnati 48 75 .390 29
Philadelphia 53 70 .431 11.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
San Francisco 66 57 .537 —
Baltimore 74 48 .607 —
Seattle 66 57 .537 —
Toronto 64 59 .520 10.5
Los Angeles 65 58 .528 1
New York 59 63 .484 15
Chicago 58 65 .472 8
Boston 57 66 .463 17.5
Houston 53 69 .434 12.5
Montreal 51 71 .418 23

Standings after the games of August 17, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 74 43 .632 —
New York 61 55 .526 —
Chicago 68 48 .586 5.5
Buffalo 58 59 .496 3.5
St. Louis 64 51 .557 9
Pittsburgh 57 60 .487 4.5
Cleveland 50 64 .439 22 1/2
Brooklyn 53 63 .457 8
Cincinnati 45 72 .385 29
Philadelphia 51 66 .436 10.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
San Francisco 65 52 .556 —
Baltimore 69 47 .595 —
Seattle 63 54 .538 2
Toronto 61 56 .521 8.5
Los Angeles 62 55 .530 3
New York 57 59 .491 12
Chicago 54 63 .462 11
Boston 54 63 .462 15.5
Houston 50 66 .431 14.5
Montreal 48 68 .414 21

Standings after the games of August 10, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 68 42 .618 —
New York 60 49 .550 —
Chicago 62 47 .569 5.5
Buffalo 55 55 .500 5.5
St. Louis 60 48 .556 7
Pittsburgh 54 56 .491 6.5
Cleveland 47 61 .435 20
Brooklyn 50 60 .455 10.5
Cincinnati 42 68 .382 26
Philadelphia 49 61 .445 11.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
San Francisco 61 49 .555 —
Baltimore 66 43 .606 —
Seattle 59 51 .536 2
Toronto 59 51 .536 7.5
Los Angeles 56 54 .509 5
New York 52 57 .477 14
Chicago 52 58 .473 9
Boston 53 58 .473 14.5
Houston 46 63 .422 14.5
Montreal 45 64 .413 21

Standings after the games of August 3, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 63 39 .618 —
New York 54 47 .535 —
Chicago 58 43 .574 4.5
Buffalo 52 50 .510 2.5
St. Louis 56 44 .560 6
Pittsburgh 49 53 .480 5.5
Cleveland 46 54 .460 16
Brooklyn 46 56 .451 8.5
Cincinnati 40 62 .392 23
Philadelphia 43 59 .422 11.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
San Francisco 56 46 .549 —
Baltimore 61 40 .604 —
Seattle 56 46 .539 —
Toronto 54 48 .529 7.5
Los Angeles 52 50 .510 4
New York 48 53 .475 13
Chicago 50 52 .490 6
Boston 48 54 .471 13.5
Houston 42 59 .416 13.5
Montreal 41 60 .406 20

Standings after the games of July 27, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 60 35 .632 —
New York 50 44 .532 —
Chicago 54 40 .574 5.5
Buffalo 50 45 .526 .5
St. Louis 52 41 .559 7
Pittsburgh 47 47 .500 3
Cleveland 43 49 .467 15.5
Brooklyn 41 54 .432 9.5
Cincinnati 35 59 .372 24.5
Philadelphia 38 56 .404 12

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 52 43 .547 —
Baltimore 56 38 .596 —
Los Angeles 51 44 .537 1
Toronto 52 43 .547 4.5
San Francisco 51 44 .537 1
New York 46 48 .489 10
Chicago 45 50 .474 7
Boston 44 51 .463 12.5
Houston 37 57 .394 14.5
Montreal 39 55 .415 17

Standings after the games of July 20, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 55 33 .625 —
New York 46 41 .529 —
Chicago 54 34 .614 1
Buffalo 46 42 .523 .5
St. Louis 51 36 .586 3.5
Pittsburgh 42 46 .477 4.5
Cleveland 38 47 .447 15.5
Brooklyn 36 52 .409 10.5
Cincinnati 34 54 .386 21
Philadelphia 35 52 .402 11

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Los Angeles 49 39 .557 —
Baltimore 53 34 .609 —
Seattle 48 40 .545 1
Toronto 48 40 .545 5.5
San Francisco 45 43 .511 4
New York 43 44 .494 10
Chicago 40 48 .455 9
Boston 40 48 .455 13.5
Houston 35 52 .402 13.5
Montreal 37 50 .425 16

Standings after the games of July 13, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 54 30 .643 —
New York 44 39 .530 —
Detroit 51 33 .607 3
Buffalo 44 40 .524 .5
St. Louis 48 35 .578 5.5
Pittsburgh 38 46 .452 6.5
Cleveland 35 46 .432 17.5
Brooklyn 36 48 .429 8.5
Cincinnati 33 51 .393 21
Philadelphia 34 49 .410 10

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Los Angeles 47 37 .560 —
Baltimore 49 34 .590 —
Seattle 47 37 .560 —
Toronto 45 39 .536 4.5
San Francisco 42 42 .500 5
New York 42 41 .506 7
Chicago 38 46 .452 9
Boston 39 45 .464 10.5
Houston 33 50 .398 13.5
Montreal 36 47 .434 13

Standings after the games of July 6, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 48 28 .632 —
New York 40 35 .533 —
St. Louis 46 29 .613 1.5
Buffalo 40 36 .526 .5
Detroit 46 30 .605 2
Pittsburgh 33 43 .434 7.5
Cleveland 33 40 .452 13.5
Philadelphia 32 43 .427 8
Cincinnati 27 49 .355 21
Brooklyn 32 44 .421 8.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Los Angeles 43 33 .566 —
Toronto 44 32 .579 —
Seattle 42 34 .553 1
Baltimore 43 32 .573 .5
San Francisco 41 35 .539 2
New York 35 40 .467 8.5
Chicago 36 40 .474 7
Boston 34 42 .447 10
Houston 28 47 .373 14.5
Montreal 32 43 .427 11.5

Standings after the games of June 29, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 45 24 .652 —
New York 37 31 .544 —
Detroit 41 28 .594 4
Buffalo 37 32 .536 .5
St. Louis 40 28 .588 4.5
Pittsburgh 31 38 .449 6.5
Cleveland 29 37 .439 14.5
Philadelphia 29 39 .426 8
Cincinnati 24 45 .348 21
Brooklyn 29 40 .420 8.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Los Angeles 39 30 .565 —
Toronto 41 27 .603 —
Seattle 39 30 .565 —
Baltimore 38 30 .559 3
San Francisco 37 32 .536 2
Montreal 30 38 .441 11
Chicago 34 35 .493 5
Boston 30 39 .435 11.5
Houston 25 43 .368 13.5
New York 29 38 .433 11.5

Standings after the games of June 22, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 41 22 .651 —
New York 34 27 .557 —
Detroit 38 25 .603 3
Buffalo 34 29 .540 1
St. Louis 36 26 .581 4.5
Pittsburgh 29 34 .460 6
Cleveland 27 33 .450 12.5
Brooklyn 27 36 .429 8
Cincinnati 19 43 .306 21.5
Philadelphia 26 36 .410 8.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Los Angeles 35 28 .556 —
Toronto 40 22 .645 —
Seattle 35 28 .556 —
Baltimore 33 29 .532 7
San Francisco 34 29 .540 1
Boston 29 34 .460 11.5
Chicago 30 33 .476 5
Montreal 27 36 .429 13.5
Houston 24 38 .387 10.5
New York 26 36 .419 14

Standings after the games of June 15, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 36 21 .632 —
New York 32 23 .582 —
Chicago 35 21 .625 .5
Buffalo 31 26 .544 2
St. Louis 33 24 .579 3
Pittsburgh 26 31 .456 7
Cleveland 24 31 .436 11
Brooklyn 25 32 .439 8
Cincinnati 16 39 .291 19
Philadelphia 23 33 .411 9.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
San Francisco 34 23 .596 —
Toronto 35 21 .625 —
Los Angeles 32 25 .561 2
Baltimore 31 26 .544 4.5
Seattle 31 26 .544 3
Boston 26 31 .456 9.5
Chicago 27 30 .474 7
New York 23 33 .411 12
Houston 22 35 .386 12
Montreal 23 34 .404 12.5

Standings after the games of June 8, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 31 18 .633 —
New York 28 20 .583 —
Detroit 31 19 .620 .5
Buffalo 29 21 .580 —
St. Louis 29 21 .580 2.5
Pittsburgh 22 27 .449 6.5
Cleveland 21 26 .447 9
Brooklyn 21 29 .420 8
Cincinnati 14 34 .292 16.5
Philadelphia 19 30 .388 9.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
San Francisco 30 20 .600 —
Toronto 31 18 .633 —
Los Angeles 28 22 .560 2
Baltimore 28 22 .560 3.5
Seattle 27 23 .540 3
Boston 25 25 .500 6.5
Chicago 21 29 .420 9
New York 20 29 .408 11
Houston 19 31 .380 11
Montreal 20 30 .400 11.5

Standings after the games of June 1, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 26 16 .619 —
New York 26 15 .634 —
Detroit 26 17 .605 .5
Buffalo 25 18 .581 2
St. Louis 26 17 .605 .5
Pittsburgh 19 24 .442 8
Cleveland 19 22 .463 6.5
Brooklyn 18 25 .419 9
Cincinnati 10 31 .244 15.5
Philadelphia 16 26 .381 10.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
San Francisco 25 18 .581 —
Toronto 27 15 .643 —
Seattle 24 19 .558 1
Baltimore 23 20 .535 4.5
Los Angeles 23 20 .535 2
Boston 21 22 .488 6.5
Chicago 19 24 .442 6
Montreal 18 25 .419 9.5
Houston 17 26 .395 8
New York 17 25 .405 10

Standings after the games of May 25, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 21 14 .600 —
New York 24 10 .706 —
Detroit 20 16 .556 1.5
Buffalo 20 16 .556 5
St. Louis 20 16 .556 1.5
Pittsburgh 18 18 .500 7
Cleveland 13 21 .382 7.5
Brooklyn 16 20 .444 9
Cincinnati 9 25 .265 11.5
Philadelphia 15 20 .429 9.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 22 14 .611 —
Toronto 24 12 .667 —
San Francisco 21 15 .583 1
Boston 19 17 .528 5
Los Angeles 19 17 .528 3
Baltimore 18 18 .500 6
Chicago 14 22 .389 8
Montreal 16 20 .444 8
Houston 11 25 .306 11
New York 16 20 .444 8

Standings after the games of May 18, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 17 12 .586 —
New York 20 8 .714 —
Detroit 17 13 .567 .5
Buffalo 18 12 .600 3
St. Louis 16 14 .533 1.5
Pittsburgh 17 13 .567 4
Cleveland 10 18 .357 6.5
Brooklyn 13 17 .433 8
Cincinnati 6 22 .214 10.5
Philadelphia 12 17 .414 8.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 19 11 .633 —
Toronto 19 11 .633 —
San Francisco 17 13 .567 2
Baltimore 17 13 .567 2
Chicago 13 17 .433 6
Boston 15 15 .500 4
Los Angeles 13 17 .433 6
New York 14 16 .467 5
Houston 10 20 .333 9
Montreal 13 17 .433 6

Standings after the games of May 11, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 13 10 .565 —
New York 18 5 .783 —
Detroit 13 11 .542 .5
Pittsburgh 15 9 .625 3.5
St. Louis 12 12 .500 1.5
Buffalo 13 11 .542 5.5
Cleveland 8 15 .348 5
Philadelphia 11 12 .478 7
Cincinnati 5 17 .227 7.5
Brooklyn 9 15 .375 9.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 15 9 .625 —
Baltimore 14 10 .583 —
San Francisco 13 11 .542 2
Toronto 14 10 .583 —
Los Angeles 11 13 .458 4
Boston 13 11 .542 1
Chicago 10 14 .417 5
Montreal 11 13 .458 3
Houston 8 16 .333 7
New York 11 13 .458 3

Standings after the games of May 4, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 11 6 .647 —
New York 13 4 .765 —
Detroit 10 8 .556 1.5
Pittsburgh 12 6 .667 1.5
St. Louis 9 9 .500 2.5
Buffalo 10 8 .556 2.5
Cleveland 7 11 .389 4.5
Philadelphia 8 10 .444 4.5
Cincinnati 2 14 .125 8.5
Brooklyn 6 12 .333 8.5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 11 7 .611 —
Baltimore 12 6 .667 —
Chicago 9 9 .500 2
Boston 10 8 .556 2
Los Angeles 8 10 .444 3
Toronto 10 8 .556 2
San Francisco 7 11 .389 4
Montreal 9 9 .500 3
Houston 5 13 .278 6
New York 9 9 .500 3

Standings after the games of April 27, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 9 2 .818 —
New York 9 3 .750 —
Detroit 7 5 .583 2.5
Pittsburgh 9 3 .750 —
St. Louis 6 6 .500 3.5
Buffalo 8 4 .667 1
Cleveland 3 9 .250 6.5
Philadelphia 4 8 .333 5
Cincinnati 2 9 .182 7
Brooklyn 2 10 .167 7

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 7 5 .583 —
Baltimore 9 3 .750 —
Chicago 6 6 .500 1
Boston 8 4 .667 1
Los Angeles 5 7 .417 2
Toronto 8 4 .667 1
San Francisco 4 8 .333 3
New York 6 6 .500 3
Houston 2 10 .167 5
Montreal 5 7 .417 4

Standings after the games of April 20, 1952

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 5 1 .833 —
New York 6 0 1.000 —
Chicago 4 1 .800 .5
Pittsburgh 4 2 .667 2
St. Louis 3 3 .500 2
Buffalo 3 3 .500 3
Cleveland 1 5 .167 4
Philadelphia 2 4 .333 4
Cincinnati 0 5 .167 4.5
Brooklyn 1 5 .167 5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Los Angeles 4 2 .667 —
Baltimore 4 2 .667 —
San Francisco 4 2 .667 —
Boston 4 2 .667 —
Chicago 3 3 .500 1
New York 4 2 .667 —
Seattle 2 4 .333 2
Montreal 2 4 .333 2
Houston 1 5 .167 3
Toronto 2 4 .333 2

◀ 1951 weekly standings