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Friday, March 20, 2020

Project GOAT review: Building the greatest rotisserie team of the fantasy baseball era

All of this began with Mike Schmidt.

Schmidt was the first nomination in fantasy baseball’s first rotisserie auction way back in 1980. At $26, he was also a filthy steal. He led the National League in home runs (48) and RBI (121) by huge margins that season, winning the first of his three MVPs. Schmidt would average 37 homers per year from 1980 to 1987, dominating roto’s formative period.

And somehow, in his biggest power season, he went for just $26. Of course, in that first year, at the first auction, nobody was an expert. Prices were guesses.

Rotisserie’s original scoring rules were conceived by writer Dan Okrent, who pitched the concept to various friends and colleagues until he found a small group of curious/willing players. The game itself was named for a New York restaurant frequented by league members, La Rotisserie Francaise (now defunct).

So, based on the rules established, what teams would you have created?

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2020 at 12:27 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fantasy baseball, history, rotisserie baseball, teams

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