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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.

1953 Season

Standings after the games of October 4, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 92 70 .568 —
Brooklyn 87 75 .537 —
Detroit 91 71 .562 1
Buffalo 83 79 .512 4
St. Louis 87 75 .537 5
Pittsburgh 82 80 .506 5
Cincinnati 80 82 .494 12
New York 76 86 .469 11
Cleveland 74 88 .457 18
Philadelphia 58 104 .358 29

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 92 70 .568 —
Boston 88 74 .543 —
San Francisco 83 79 .512 9
Baltimore 87 75 .537 1
Houston 82 80 .506 10
New York 84 78 .519 4
Los Angeles 74 88 .457 18
Toronto 79 83 .488 9
Chicago 69 93 .426 23
Montreal 72 90 .444 16

Standings after the games of September 27, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 88 68 .564 —
Brooklyn 85 71 .545 —
Detroit 87 69 .558 1
Buffalo 79 77 .506 6
St. Louis 84 72 .538 4
Pittsburgh 78 78 .500 7
Cincinnati 79 77 .506 9
New York 72 84 .462 13
Cleveland 73 83 .468 15
Philadelphia 55 101 .353 30

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 90 66 .577 —
Boston 85 71 .545 —
Houston 80 76 .513 10
New York 83 73 .532 2
San Francisco 79 77 .506 11
Baltimore 81 75 .519 4
Los Angeles 71 85 .455 19
Toronto 75 81 .481 10
Chicago 67 89 .429 23
Montreal 69 87 .442 16

Standings after the games of September 20, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 86 64 .573 —
Brooklyn 82 68 .547 —
Detroit 85 65 .567 1
Buffalo 76 74 .507 6
St. Louis 80 70 .533 6
Pittsburgh 76 74 .507 6
Cincinnati 73 77 .487 13
New York 68 82 .453 14
Cleveland 69 81 .460 17
Philadelphia 55 95 .367 27

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 88 62 .587 —
Boston 82 68 .547 —
Houston 77 73 .513 11
Baltimore 78 72 .520 4
San Francisco 75 75 .500 13
New York 78 72 .520 4
Los Angeles 70 80 .467 18
Toronto 74 76 .493 8
Chicago 64 86 .427 24
Montreal 64 86 .427 18

Standings after the games of September 13, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 83 61 .576 —
Brooklyn 77 67 .535 —
Chicago 82 62 .569 1
Pittsburgh 74 70 .514 3
St. Louis 75 69 .521 8
Buffalo 73 71 .507 4
Cincinnati 70 74 .486 13
New York 66 78 .458 11
Cleveland 66 78 .458 17
Philadelphia 54 90 .375 23

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 84 60 .583 —
Boston 81 63 .562 —
Houston 73 71 .507 11
Baltimore 76 68 .528 5
San Francisco 71 73 .493 13
New York 73 71 .507 8
Los Angeles 68 76 .472 16
Toronto 72 72 .500 9
Chicago 60 84 .417 24
Montreal 62 82 .431 19

Standings after the games of September 6, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 79 57 .581 —
Brooklyn 72 64 .529 —
Detroit 77 59 .566 2
Buffalo 70 66 .515 2
St. Louis 69 67 .507 10
Pittsburgh 70 66 .515 2
Cincinnati 66 70 .485 13
New York 64 72 .471 8
Cleveland 63 73 .463 16
Philadelphia 50 86 .368 22

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 82 54 .603 —
Boston 78 58 .574 —
Houston 69 67 .507 13
Baltimore 73 63 .537 5
San Francisco 65 71 .478 17
New York 66 70 .485 12
Los Angeles 64 72 .471 18
Toronto 65 71 .478 13
Chicago 59 77 .434 23
Montreal 59 77 .434 19

Standings after the games of August 30, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 75 55 .577 —
Buffalo 69 61 .531 —
Detroit 74 56 .569 1
Pittsburgh 68 62 .523 1
Cincinnati 64 66 .492 11
Brooklyn 67 63 .515 2
St. Louis 64 66 .492 11
New York 62 68 .477 7
Cleveland 60 70 .462 15
Philadelphia 47 83 .362 22

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 79 51 .608 —
Boston 76 54 .585 —
Houston 65 65 .500 14
Baltimore 70 60 .538 6
San Francisco 62 68 .477 17
Toronto 63 67 .485 13
Los Angeles 61 69 .469 18
New York 62 68 .477 14
Chicago 56 74 .431 23
Montreal 56 74 .431 20

Standings after the games of August 23, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 70 54 .565 —
Buffalo 68 56 .548 —
Detroit 70 54 .565 —
Brooklyn 63 61 .508 5
Cincinnati 64 60 .516 6
New York 62 62 .500 6
St. Louis 61 63 .492 9
Pittsburgh 62 62 .500 6
Cleveland 56 68 .452 14
Philadelphia 44 80 .355 24

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 75 49 .605 —
Boston 74 50 .597 —
Houston 61 63 .492 14
Baltimore 68 56 .548 6
San Francisco 58 66 .468 17
Toronto 60 64 .484 14
Los Angeles 57 67 .460 18
New York 59 65 .476 15
Chicago 54 70 .435 21
Montreal 54 70 .435 20

Standings after the games of August 16, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 67 50 .573 —
Buffalo 64 53 .547 —
Detroit 66 51 .564 1
Brooklyn 59 58 .504 5
Cincinnati 59 58 .504 8
New York 59 58 .504 5
St. Louis 56 61 .479 11
Pittsburgh 59 58 .504 5
Cleveland 54 63 .462 13
Philadelphia 42 75 .359 22

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 70 47 .598 —
Boston 71 46 .607 —
Houston 55 62 .470 15
Baltimore 64 53 .547 7
Los Angeles 55 62 .470 15
Toronto 57 60 .487 14
San Francisco 53 64 .453 17
New York 55 62 .470 16
Chicago 52 65 .444 18
Montreal 53 64 .453 18

Standings after the games of August 9, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 63 46 .578 —
Buffalo 61 48 .560 —
Chicago 61 48 .560 2
Pittsburgh 57 52 .523 4
Cincinnati 54 55 .495 9
Brooklyn 54 55 .495 7
St. Louis 53 56 .486 10
New York 53 56 .486 8
Cleveland 49 60 .450 14
Philadelphia 40 69 .367 21

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 65 44 .596 —
Boston 66 43 .606 —
Houston 52 57 .477 13
Baltimore 60 49 .550 6
Los Angeles 51 58 .468 14
Toronto 54 55 .495 12
San Francisco 51 58 .468 14
Montreal 50 59 .459 16
Chicago 47 62 .431 18
New York 49 60 .450 17

Standings after the games of August 2, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 60 43 .583 —
Buffalo 58 45 .563 —
Chicago 56 47 .544 4
Pittsburgh 54 49 .524 4
Cincinnati 52 51 .505 8
Brooklyn 50 53 .485 8
St. Louis 50 53 .485 10
New York 50 53 .485 8
Cleveland 46 57 .447 14
Philadelphia 39 64 .379 19

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 63 40 .612 —
Boston 63 40 .612 —
Houston 49 54 .476 14
Baltimore 58 45 .563 5
Los Angeles 49 54 .476 14
Toronto 50 53 .485 13
San Francisco 48 55 .466 15
Montreal 47 56 .456 16
Chicago 43 60 .417 20
New York 45 58 .437 18

Standings after the games of July 26, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 58 38 .604 —
Buffalo 53 43 .552 —
Chicago 53 43 .552 5
Pittsburgh 50 46 .521 3
Cincinnati 50 46 .521 8
New York 46 50 .479 7
St. Louis 47 49 .490 11
Brooklyn 45 51 .469 8
Cleveland 43 53 .448 15
Philadelphia 35 61 .365 18

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 59 37 .615 —
Boston 57 39 .594 —
San Francisco 47 49 .490 12
Baltimore 53 43 .552 4
Los Angeles 45 51 .469 14
Toronto 48 48 .500 9
Houston 43 53 .448 16
Montreal 45 51 .469 12
Chicago 41 55 .427 18
New York 42 54 .438 15

Standings after the games of July 19, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 53 35 .602 —
Buffalo 49 39 .557 —
Chicago 51 37 .580 2
Pittsburgh 44 44 .500 5
Cincinnati 46 42 .523 7
Brooklyn 41 47 .466 8
St. Louis 46 42 .523 7
New York 40 48 .455 9
Cleveland 38 50 .432 15
Philadelphia 32 56 .364 17

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 54 34 .614 —
Boston 52 36 .591 —
San Francisco 44 44 .500 10
Toronto 47 41 .534 5
Los Angeles 42 46 .477 12
Baltimore 46 42 .523 6
Houston 40 48 .455 14
Montreal 42 46 .477 10
Chicago 34 54 .386 20
New York 39 49 .443 13

Standings after the games of July 12, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 50 34 .595 —
Buffalo 47 37 .560 —
Chicago 49 35 .583 1
Pittsburgh 43 41 .512 4
Cincinnati 44 40 .524 6
Brooklyn 39 45 .464 8
St. Louis 43 41 .512 7
New York 38 46 .452 9
Cleveland 36 48 .429 14
Philadelphia 31 53 .369 16

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 51 33 .607 —
Boston 50 34 .595 —
San Francisco 44 40 .524 7
Toronto 44 40 .524 6
Los Angeles 41 43 .488 10
Baltimore 43 41 .512 7
Houston 38 46 .452 13
Montreal 40 44 .476 10
Chicago 33 51 .393 18
New York 36 48 .429 14

Standings after the games of July 5, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 47 31 .603 —
Buffalo 43 35 .551 —
Detroit 45 33 .577 2
Pittsburgh 40 38 .513 3
Cincinnati 41 37 .526 6
New York 36 42 .462 7
St. Louis 40 38 .513 7
Brooklyn 35 43 .449 8
Cleveland 34 44 .436 13
Philadelphia 29 49 .372 14

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 48 30 .615 —
Boston 46 32 .590 —
San Francisco 40 37 .519 7.5
Toronto 43 34 .558 2.5
Houston 35 43 .449 13
Baltimore 42 36 .538 4
Los Angeles 35 43 .449 13
Montreal 36 42 .462 10
Chicago 32 46 .410 16
New York 32 46 .410 14

Standings after the games of June 28, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 42 28 .600 —
Buffalo 39 31 .557 —
Detroit 42 28 .600 —
Pittsburgh 38 32 .543 1
Cincinnati 37 33 .529 5
Brooklyn 33 37 .471 6
St. Louis 35 35 .500 7
New York 32 38 .457 7
Cleveland 27 43 .386 15
Philadelphia 25 45 .357 14

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 42 29 .592 —
Boston 44 27 .620 —
San Francisco 37 34 .511 5
Toronto 38 33 .535 6
Los Angeles 34 36 .486 7.5
Baltimore 37 34 .521 7
Chicago 29 41 .414 12.5
Montreal 32 38 .457 11.5
Houston 29 41 .414 12.5
New York 31 40 .437 13

Standings after the games of June 21, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 38 26 .594 —
Buffalo 36 28 .562 —
Chicago 37 27 .578 1
Pittsburgh 35 29 .547 1
Cincinnati 33 31 .516 5
Brooklyn 31 33 .484 5
St. Louis 31 33 .484 7
New York 31 33 .484 5
Cleveland 26 38 .406 12
Philadelphia 22 42 .344 14

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 37 27 .578 —
Boston 39 25 .609 —
San Francisco 34 30 .531 3
Toronto 33 31 .516 6
Los Angeles 30 34 .469 7
Baltimore 32 32 .500 7
Chicago 28 36 .438 9
Montreal 31 33 .484 8
Houston 27 37 .422 10
New York 29 35 .453 10

Standings after the games of June 14, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 36 21 .632 —
Buffalo 33 24 .579 —
Chicago 32 25 .561 4
Pittsburgh 31 26 .544 2
Cincinnati 29 28 .509 7
Brooklyn 24 29 .491 5
St. Louis 26 31 .456 10
New York 27 30 .474 6
Cleveland 23 34 .404 13
Philadelphia 20 37 .351 13

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 33 24 .560 —
Boston 34 23 .596 —
San Francisco 29 28 .509 4
Baltimore 29 28 .509 5
Los Angeles 28 29 .491 5
Toronto 29 28 .509 5
Chicago 27 30 .474 6
Montreal 28 29 .491 6
Houston 21 36 .368 12
New York 27 30 .474 7

Standings after the games of June 7, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 34 16 .680 —
Buffalo 30 20 .600 —
Chicago 29 21 .580 5
Pittsburgh 28 22 .560 2
Cincinnati 23 27 .460 11
New York 24 26 .480 6
St. Louis 23 27 .460 11
Brooklyn 23 27 .460 7
Cleveland 20 30 .400 14
Philadelphia 16 34 .320 14

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 28 22 .560 —
Boston 30 20 .600 —
San Francisco 27 23 .540 1
Toronto 27 23 .540 3
Los Angeles 25 25 .500 3
Baltimore 26 24 .520 4
Chicago 24 26 .480 4
Montreal 25 25 .500 5
Houston 15 35 .300 13
New York 23 27 .460 7

Standings after the games of May 31, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 30 13 .698 —
Buffalo 27 16 .628 —
Chicago 26 17 .605 4
Pittsburgh 24 19 .558 3
St. Louis 20 23 .465 10
New York 22 21 .512 5
Cincinnati 19 24 .442 11
Brooklyn 19 24 .442 8
Cleveland 15 28 .349 15
Philadelphia 13 30 .302 14

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 27 16 .628 —
Boston 25 18 .581 —
San Francisco 23 20 .535 4
Toronto 24 19 .558 1
Los Angeles 22 21 .512 5
Baltimore 23 20 .535 2
Chicago 20 23 .465 7
Montreal 21 22 .488 4
Houston 13 30 .302 14
New York 17 26 .395 8

Standings after the games of May 24, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 27 9 .750 —
Buffalo 22 14 .611 —
Chicago 21 15 .583 6
Pittsburgh 21 15 .583 1
Cincinnati 16 20 .444 11
New York 18 18 .500 4
St. Louis 16 20 .444 11
Brooklyn 16 20 .444 6
Cleveland 13 23 .361 14
Philadelphia 10 26 .278 12

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 23 13 .639 —
Toronto 21 15 .583 —
Los Angeles 19 17 .528 4
Baltimore 20 16 .556 1
San Francisco 19 17 .528 4
Boston 19 17 .528 2
Chicago 17 19 .472 6
Montreal 18 18 .500 3
Houston 11 25 .306 12
New York 13 23 .361 8

Standings after the games of May 17, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 22 8 .733 —
Buffalo 20 10 .667 —
Chicago 17 13 .567 5
Pittsburgh 17 13 .567 3
Cincinnati 14 16 .467 6
New York 16 14 .533 4
St. Louis 12 18 .400 10
Brooklyn 13 17 .433 7
Cleveland 11 19 .367 11
Philadelphia 8 22 .267 12

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 21 9 .700 —
Baltimore 16 14 .533 —
Chicago 17 13 .567 4
Toronto 16 14 .533 —
Los Angeles 16 14 .533 5
Boston 15 15 .500 1
San Francisco 16 14 .533 5
Montreal 13 17 .433 3
Houston 9 21 .300 12
New York 11 19 .367 5

Standings after the games of May 10, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 18 6 .750 —
Buffalo 16 8 .667 —
Chicago 15 9 .625 3
New York 15 9 .625 1
Cincinnati 11 13 .458 7
Pittsburgh 14 10 .583 2
St. Louis 9 15 .375 9
Brooklyn 9 15 .375 7
Cleveland 8 16 .333 10
Philadelphia 5 19 .208 11

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Seattle 16 8 .667 —
Baltimore 15 9 .625 —
Los Angeles 13 11 .542 3
Toronto 13 11 .542 2
Chicago 12 12 .500 4
Boston 12 12 .500 3
San Francisco 12 12 .500 4
Montreal 10 14 .417 5
Houston 7 17 .292 9
New York 10 14 .417 5

Standings after the games of May 3, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 13 5 .722 —
New York 12 6 .667 —
Chicago 12 6 .667 1
Pittsburgh 12 6 .667 —
Cincinnati 9 9 .500 4
Buffalo 11 7 .611 1
St. Louis 7 11 .389 6
Brooklyn 7 11 .389 5
Cleveland 4 14 .222 9
Philadelphia 3 15 .167 9

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 11 7 .611 —
Boston 11 7 .611 —
Seattle 11 7 .611 —
Baltimore 11 7 .611 —
San Francisco 9 9 .500 2
Toronto 10 8 .556 1
Los Angeles 8 10 .444 3
Montreal 8 10 .444 3
Houston 5 13 .278 6
New York 6 12 .333 5

Standings after the games of April 26, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 9 3 .750 —
New York 9 3 .750 —
Chicago 8 4 .667 1
Buffalo 8 4 .667 1
St. Louis 5 7 .417 4
Pittsburgh 8 4 .667 1
Cincinnati 4 8 .333 5
Brooklyn 7 5 .583 2
Cleveland 2 10 .167 7
Philadelphia 0 12 .000 9

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 7 5 .583 —
Toronto 8 4 .667 —
Seattle 7 5 .583 —
Baltimore 7 5 .583 1
Los Angeles 6 6 .500 1
Boston 7 5 .583 1
San Francisco 5 7 .417 2
Montreal 6 6 .500 2
Houston 3 9 .250 4
New York 4 8 .333 4

Standings after the games of April 19, 1953

NBL West W L Pct. GBL
NBL East W L Pct. GBL
Detroit 5 1 .833 —
Brooklyn 5 1 .833 —
Chicago 3 3 .500 2
New York 5 1 .833 —
St. Louis 3 3 .500 2
Buffalo 4 2 .667 1
Cincinnati 1 5 .167 4
Pittsburgh 3 3 .500 2
Cleveland 1 5 .167 4
Philadelphia 0 6 .000 5

ABL West W L Pct. GBL
ABL East W L Pct. GBL
Chicago 4 2 .667 —
Toronto 5 1 .833 —
San Francisco 4 2 .667 —
Baltimore 4 2 .667 1
Seattle 3 3 .500 1
Montreal 4 2 .667 1
Houston 1 5 .167 3
Boston 2 4 .333 3
Los Angeles 1 5 .167 3
New York 2 4 .333 3

◀ 1952 weekly standings