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Pugs Maloney 1


Pugs Maloney I is a “companion” manager to Pugs Maloney 2. Maloney I is better suited for the early part of the 1920’s.


Pugs Maloney II: Version 1: 1920s AIM Replay Manager  2014 edition


Pugs Maloney II is a “companion” manager to Pugs Maloney. Maloney II is better suited for the mid-to-late years of the twenties when offense started to take off after the introduction of a livelier ball. Pugs II can be used for the earlier years as well but would be better assigned to teams that had a bit slower hook with pitchers and more of a “big inning” approach offensively.

1) Keeping one starting pitcher – or potential starting pitcher in reserve. Because many pitchers for the decade were used in dual capacities, i.e., as starters and out of the pen, it’s wise NOT to bench starting pitchers UNLESS you’re following historic rotations or wish to use a specific pitcher in a key upcoming game (or second game of a double-header). Maloney II recognizes the need to use these pitchers in relief and will select them in key situations; however, he will (except in emergencies) keep at least one potential starting pitcher from being used in relief.

2) Maloney II has a limited substitution strategy for star players in lopsided games. This strategy only entails subbing defensively for “star” players.

3) Sacrifice hits totals. Because sacrifice flys were included in a player’s sacrifice totals, a number of power hitters had high SH numbers. These numbers are adjusted by Maloney II based on the power numbers (isolated slugging) of the batter. Roughly, a 75% total is used for “regular” players while very low power hitters (isolated slugging under .080) use 100% of their SHs.

4) Offensive substitution. Maloney II is, as was characteristic of the decade, quite conservative in his substitution patterns, especially pinch hitting. Generally, he strongly favors and looks for platoon advantages.