That 70’s League was created as a fun league, a side league to the SouthWest Baseball Association (SWBA.us) since Major League Baseball didn’t play a full season during 2020. We had 14 managers and they each chose a team to throw into a draft pool and then 4 more teams were voted in. The draft was 41 rounds, 40 players with one stadium and was conducted online.
The regular season is now over. Our playoff format is the two division winners, hosting the next two best records as wild card teams.
The East Division Champion El Paso Mustangs will host the Minneapolis Millers. The Mustangs have the league’s best hitter, Rod Carew, with a .358 batting average and Lee May finished with 46 HR and a line of .296/.348/.567. On the hill they have Wilbur Wood who was 2nd in the league in wins with a 24-10 record and 2.22 ERA. The Millers had Matty Alou finish at .310/.358/.375 and Johnny Bench(28) and Tony Perez(27) combine for 55 dingers. Al Downing led the Minneapolis staff with a 20-9 record and 3.07 ERA. The teams split the 10 games they played each other during the regular season.
The West Division Champion Flagstaff Bushwhackers had the league’s best record at 105-55. They had the 2nd best TSL ERA of 2.97. Tom Seaver (23-11, 3.33 ERA) and Juan Marichal (20-8, 2.24 ERA) were the go-to guys. Al Kaline had a .300/.414/.477 slash with 16 HR to lead the offense. They will take on the Chandler Killers. Chandler boasted the league’s best team ERA of 2.74 and saw Don Wilson and Sonny Siebert each finish with 19 wins and 2.14 ERAs. Tom Bradley added 16 wins. The Bushwhackers were 10-5 against the Killers for the year.