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    A look back at a different era

    I was just looking at the first team I ever won a WS with, back in 2011. Due to the many little bumps in overall talent that there have been in the ensuing decade+, most of the guys on this championship team wouldn't make the roster of most teams today. This is what I mean when I say "talent inflation". All the numbers are higher, but the results are all the same...

    Here's WS game 6 (the clincher) from that team (TML, 1906 season):

    https://www.csfbl.com/game/23399089/boxscore

    Tell me how many of the players on the Padres (winners) would make any of your teams today?

    By my estimation, 5 of the 13 padres that appeared in this game would have a shot at starting for my teams today. Yet they were all perfectly viable back then.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2011, 2014
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065, 2080
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138,21402150, 2152
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955,1966, 1970, 1971
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2070
    Brockmire 1995
    86-57 WS

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    Re: A look back at a different era

    Should be worth noting that it looks like that league was only in its 3rd year of existence by that point, having started in 1904. New leagues just don't have the same steady state talent level that you get after a generation of drafts.

    I agree that the tweaks over time is going to raise the overall talent level needed to compete, but I think that's the bigger factor in this case (unless this is one of those leagues that was cobbled together from teams from other leagues).

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