1991 Season

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1991 Bull League season

June to July 1991

Number of games 30

Number of teams 12
Regular season
Season MVP AEL: Cola Classique (SEA)
Yuri Yagaslov (CAL)
LL: Ichibod Umpires (MTL)

Season SKA AEL: South Paw (NEV)
LL: Mike Sherlock (Ohio Oxen)
League postseason
AEL Champions Chicago Knights
Runner-up Nevada Speeders

LL Champions Boston Brawlers
Runner-up Ohio Oxen
Bull Cup Champions
Champions Chicago Knights
Seasons

1992 →


The 1991 season in the Bull Baseball League was the first major formal reorganization of the league since it first formed in 1989. The season ran from about July to August 1991, and simulated a 30-game season, with two complete rounds of playoffs, both American Eagle League Championships and Lake League Championships, and a final Bull Cup Championship Series. The games were simulated using Earl Weaver Baseball software.

During the season, 12 Bull League teams played a 30-game schedule, with two rounds of playoffs following the end of the regular season.

The Bull Cup Championship was won by the Chicago Knights of the American Eagle League East division, who defeated the Boston Brawlers, 3-1.

Final Standings[edit]

American Eagle League
AEL East W L Pct GB
Chicago Knights 18 12 .600 -
California Tidals 13 17 .433 5
San Diego Seagulls 9 21 .300 9
Lake League
LL East W L Pct GB
Boston Brawlers 15 15 .500 -
Chicoutimi Cinquantes 12 18 .400 3
Montreal Metros 7 23 .233 8
AEL West W L Pct GB
Nevada Speeders 24 6 .800 -
Seattle Salts 15 15 .500 9
Richmond Ravens 10 20 .333 14
LL West W L Pct GB
Ohio Oxen 21 9 .700 -
North York Yankees 18 12 .600 3
Toronto Ducks 17 13 .567 4

Postseason[edit]

League Championship Series
(AELCS), (LLCS)
Bull Cup Championship Series
                 
American Eagle League    
E  Chicago Knights 3  
W  Nevada Speeders 1  
 
    AEL  Chicago Knights 3
  LL  Boston Brawlers 1
Lake League
E  Boston Brawlers 3
W  Ohio Oxen 2  

League Leaders[edit]

American Eagle League[edit]

Hitting leaders
Stat Player Total
AVG Cola Classique (CF, SEA) .389
HR Yuri Yagaslov (RF, CAL) 9
RBI Gator Greenwell (LF, NEV) 20
R Stir Fry (CF, NEV) 21
H Cola Classique (CF, SEA) 30
Pitching leaders
Stat Player Total
W South Paw (NEV) 7
L Chris Lambert (SAN) 6
ERA Warren Spahn (CHI) 0.29
K South Paw (NEV) 65
IP Herb Score (CHI) 71.2
SV Larny Duncan (SEA)
Frank Seattle (RIC)
2

Lake League[edit]

Hitting leaders
Stat Player Total
AVG Billy Kidd (CF, TOR) .428
HR Carl Simms (1B, CTM) 14
RBI Carl Simms (1B, CTM) 40
R Iowa Brown (CF, CTM)
Carl Simms (1B, CTM)
19
H Billy Kidd (CF, TOR) 36
Pitching leaders
Stat Player Total
W Mike Sherlock (OHI) 6
L Steve Pine (MTL) 7
ERA Dan Dilenger (OHI) 1.03
K Sanford Koufax (TOR) 71
IP Iron Arm (CTM) 73.0
SV Peter Petrified (OHI) 6

Notable events[edit]

The season saw several major changes, including:

  • Elimination of all historical player names from the league. Prior to 1991, real historical players like Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax were on teams that also had fictional players. Some of these historical players were "retired" while others had their names changed to fictional ones.
  • Team ownership was opened to individuals.
  • Number of teams reduced to 12, divided into 4 divisions of three teams each.
  • Central League was renamed to the Lake League and most teams were located in cities near the Great Lakes.
  • Two rounds of playoffs, each a best-of-five format. The Bull Cup Championship Series was created, replacing the former Weaver Cup Championship Series, as well as the American Eagle League and Lake League Championship Series.

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