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Old 05-24-2019, 12:44 PM   #1
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Multiverse Baseball

This isnt going to be a Dynasty Report style thread but I will use this as a way to write about my current baseball world. Ill outline the different leagues, give some of the history and do some writeups on the various stories that have occured. To start Ill give an outline of the world.

This started as an idea back in ootp 18, that I abandoned but still had some of the pieces lying about. The idea was to create the world_defaults.xml from scratch, based on places from fiction and start a baseball league based on these fictional locations. I broke it down that each country would be a fictional world/universe and the cities would be locations in that world. For example Star Wars is a country and the planets from the Star Wars galaxy are the cities. Westeros is another country and the various towns/cities/castles are the cities in the country. I started with 18 countries, later adding Kobol and the Wasteland (Mad Max) to bring the total to 20. I have also updated some of the countries to add new cities. I have a list of potential fictional places and every now and again add them to the xml and update the world.

There are a 5 countries not based on a single piece of fiction but instead combine individual places from a common medium. For example, Teilifis (tv in Irish) groups various towns and cities from tv shows (Greendale, Riverdale, Hawkins etc..). The others are Scannan (movies), Leabhar (books), Cluichi (games) and General (real places used in fiction).
The full list of nations can be seen in the image below.


The League/World started in the year 3000. I wanted it to be completely separate from any kind of real world. I initially wanted to set it in the year 5000 but OOTP has the limitation of a maximum year of 3000, so 3000 it was. Since then the world has played through 37 years and has evolved along with it. New leagues have been added, existing leagues have expanded and international tournaments have been started. A brief outline of the history is below. And the full league and tournament list is alongside it.



The Super League and Pro League are the major leagues with promotion/relegation. There is a reserves league and an U21 league for the minors. The Junior League is a collegiate style competition for undrafted players. The Galactic, Bethesda and Comic league are independent leagues. There are two layers of international tournaments. The Print, Screen and Controller Cups are regional tournaments that are played between a set number of teams, every four years. The top teams of each tournament qualify for the 8 team Multiverse Baseball Classic which takes place two years later.

Some technical details of the world. Finances were based around the million dollar contract. This meant that only the absolute top players would have a contract over a million dollars. I just liked the idea of a nice round number. Most schedules play one three game series each week, a schedule I have been playing in OOTP over the last few versions and have really grown to enjoy. I always use DH in every league, again just because I like it.
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The Super League

The Super League started in the year 3000 with 16 teams. The original 16 teams were formed from the various nations in the Multiverse. Some of these were from the "cities" in the Multiverse, such as Alethkar or Gallifrey, while others were representative teams. Examples of these would be The Avengers or The Empire, not coming directly from a city but representing a major faction or entity in the fictional world. There are no divisions or separations in the league, just a straight up 16 team league. Every team will play each other twice, home and away, in three game series for a total of 90 matches. Games are only played at the weekend from Friday to Sunday. Friday games occur at 7pm while the Saturday and Sunday matches are played in the afternoon at 3pm. The season starts on the first Friday of March and runs until September at which point the top 6 teams enter the playoffs. The top two teams earn a first round byewhile three to six playoff in a seeded 5 game series. The winners progress to the semi final against thetoptwo. Finally the two winners will play in the Super League Championship series to determine the winner of the season.


Original 16 Teams

The first exciting season was a close affair eventually won by the Starfleet Captains. They beat the Rebel Alliance in a 3-0 sweep in the Championship final. There was a tough battle to get into the playoffs with two teams missing out by a single win. Armando Torres of Starfleet hit an incredible 32 homeruns, a record that stood for the first 12 seasons of play. Starfleet also started the inital trend where five of the first six Championships were won by the #1 ranked team from the regular season.

Play continued like this for the first 14 seasons until the first major shake up took place. The ProLeague which had been founded a few years prior entered an agreement with the Super League and promotion relegation was introduced. With the expansion to 8 teams in the Pro League, it was decided to have one team promoted and relegated each season. Suddenly the teams who were happy to gather draft picks and idle at the bottom for a few seasons were on notice. Relegation could land them in some trouble. Losing their star players seemed likely as these guys wanted to stay in the Super League. Also they would lose some of the superior funding of the Super League from media deals, merchandising and fan bases. On the opposite side were the expansion teams trying to break into the big time and succeed in the Super League via promotion. In the 3014 the first relegated team was The Avengers and for the 3015 season the Citadel Council joined as the first expansion team in the Super League. And with that the league had changed forever.

As the Pro League continued to expand the Super League saw more teams join and leave each season. In 2023,when the Pro League expanded to its current size of 16 teams, a second promotion and relegation spot wasintroduced. Survival became that much more difficult and introduced some very exciting end of season survival battles between the bottom 4/5 teams. Often going to the last week, where every win could be enough to survive the drop. But similarly it allowed more expansions teams to play in the Super League, as well as giving previously relegated teams a chance to get back into the Super League. As of the 2037 season 30 of 32 major league teams have played in the Super League.



3037 Season

The expansion of the league has created every type of team archetype you can imagine. There are the yo-yo teams who frequently get relegated and promoted again every few seasons. There are the constant playoff contenders up at the top of the league, making the playoffs most seasons. Some teams just couldn't hack it in the Super League like the Rebel Alliance, who got relegated in 3019 and have not come back to the Super League since. New champions emerged such as the Citadel Council, the first expansion team to win the Super League, and the LEP Recon who frequent the playoffs most seasons now.

Starfleet have added to that original Super League title by winning four more, the most of any team. And apart from a brief 5 year stint in the Pro League, have been consistenly one of the top teams. The Capitol Gamemakers are joint second with four titles but the most playoff appearances 21 out of 37 seasons. The LEP Recon are the other team with four Championship wins, one of the most surprising things as an expansion teams. And due to this incredible success but only joining the league in the later years, they have the highest win percentage with .600 (972-648).



Teams with multiple Super League Championships
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The Pro League


After the massive success of the Super League over the last 10 years, in 3009 everyone was looking for even more baseball. 6 owners got together and formed 6 new teams to make up the Pro League. These were Targaryen Dragons, Brotherhood of Steel Paladins, The Citadel Council, Liberty City Swingers, LEP Recon and The Wasteland War Boys. As well as bringing in new players to the baseball world, they also provided a place for unwanted free agents to play. The league started slowly with some mediocre baseball but after 4 years people were ready for major change in the baseball world. In 3014 the league added two new teams, Skyrim Nords and Jah Keved Vedens, and opened up promotion to the Super League. The prospect of getting into the Super League was massive for these teams. When there was only 6 teams in the Pro League there was no need for a playoff with every team playing each other 4 times, 2 home and 2 away. To ensure that promotion was truly earned, the league remained without a playoff with promotion being given to the team at the top of the league at the end of the regular season.


In 3014 the teams fought it out to be the first expansion team to get into the Super League. This could change drastically change their future prospects in the baseball world. In the end The Citadel Council finished on top, separated from the Brotherhood of Steel by a single win. When the 3015 season was won by the just relegated Avengers, people worried that the Pro League was just going to be dominated by relegated Super League teams and none of the expanded teams would gain a proper foothold in the baseball world. Luckily those fears were unfounded. In the next 4 seasons, 3 of them were won by original 6 teams. And none of the expansion teams were relegated back down. The makeup of the Super League and Pro League were permanently changed from this point.

The Pro League continued to grow, expanding to 12 teams in the year 3019 and by a further 4 in 3023. The Pro League has remained at 16 teams since then. With the final expansion, the decision was made to add a second promotion place to the Super League for the team who finished in second. While they wouldn't be rewarded with the Pro League trophy they would still find themselves playing in the Super League the following year. This opened the league up for more intense promotion battles allowing even more teams to compete for those coveted spots.


Its difficulat to have any kind of consistent team history in the Pro League as any team who does well gets promoted to the Super League. Eight different teams have won the Pro League and all 32 teams have played in the Pro League at some point. Some a brief dip for a season or two and others have been stuck down there for many seasons. The full promotion and relegation table can be seen below.



Minor Leagues


Each Major league team has two levels of minors for its organization. These provide a place for their backup players to get gametime as well as to develop their young new talent before calling them up to the Major league. The Majors have a ten round draft each year which keeps these minor leagues populated and consistently brings new talent to the league. Both minor leagues have promotion and relegation indepedent of the majors and are split into two 16 team leagues. One team gets promoted and relegated each season depending on their regular season position.

The Reserves league is for the backup players as well as the younger talent which is almost ready for the major league. The Under 21 league (U21) is for newly drafted players still under the age of 21. It gives the younger players a chance to develop in their own league before moving them on. They each play three game series, similar to the majors, but play from Tuesday to Thursday in the middle of the week.
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Player Profile: Mike Bergman (The Demon)

In the years prior to the formation of the Super League, there were many amateur baseball leagues being played around the world. As the year 3000 approached and it seemed more likely that a professional league would be created, these amateur leagues became a source of interest to the scouts and future managers. One such league that gained a lot of attention was the Inter Dale Cup, played between Sunnyale, Greendale and Riverdale. The whispers began to grow about a pitcher who was striking out every batter sent his way. As the whispers grew, the crowds began to grow as well, as everyone turned out to see The Demon pitch. Mike Bergman was born in 2972 and was putting up serious numbers in the amateur league. In one impressive game he struck out 20 pitchers. And as the inaugural draft approach his name was being thrown out as the first overall pick. Once Mordor were announced as the first pick everyone wanted to know who they were looking at. But they kept it vague in their respones. Finall draft day came along and they made that announcment. "With the first overall, the Mordor Orcs select.... Mike Bergman".


At this point Mike was 27 and entering the prime of his career. And it didnt take long to lay down a marker on opposing batters. Mordor lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Avengers but Mike had a very strong season. He led the league in strikeouts (220), ERA (1.46) and WHIP (1). On the back of 7.0 WAR he won the first ever Super League Pitcher award. The one limitation in his game was his stamina. Over his career he only ever player 3 complete games. Generally teams got 6 innings out of him but these were usually 6 extremely low scoring innings.

Over the next 6 seasons with Mordor, Mike collected another 5 Super League Pitcher awards and helped to lead them to two Super League titles in 3003 and 3005. He was making this league his own. At the end of 3005 Mordor were not able to match the money some of the other teams could offer him. In the end he signed a 1.29 million dollar contract with The Empire Stormtroopers. The Empire had struggled to that point, missing out on every playoff and only one season with a greater than .500 win percentage. Clever investment in 3006 changed things and pushed them to the playoff positions as the season continued. However another team was not going to make things easy for them. As September arrived, Mordor, Mikes former team, and The Empire were in a shootout for the number one spot in the playoffs. Fans happily cheered about how the league was scripted as the final 3 game series approached and Mordor and The Empire squared off with Mordor three games ahead.


The Empire would need to sweep the series to take the top spot. They won the first game on the back of Mikes pitching but that just made Mordor more determined. They took the next two games finishing on 62 wins and the number one spot. Alethkar and Gondor came through the first round of the playoffs. Alethkar, who were swept by Mordor in the 3005 playoffs, now sought revenge and won the semi final 3-1. People were not going to get the fairytale final of Mordor vs The Empire but The Empire still overcame Gondor to play Alethkar. The series finished 3-1 and Mike won his third Super League title, his sixth pitching title and had his best season of his career. He won the triple crown the year which is still the only Super League triple crown, batting or pitching. This is also the only Super League title the Empire ever won.

His career continued with The Empire for another 3 seasons until the injuries started to arrive. He started to play less games each season but the fans still showed up to watch him play. He finally had to leave The Empire and briefly joined the Capitol Gamemakers until the inevitable arrived. After signing a contract with the Wasteland War Boys in the Pro League, as an effort to see out his career in easier situation, he was forced to retire due to injury. Fans across the league came out to an event in Mordor to honour his retirement. People always wonder how good his career would be if he had entered the league at 19/20 rather than 27 but he still made the most of his time in the league for 11 seasons.


It was inevitable but Mike was the first player inducted to the Hall of Fame in 3015, alongside his rival now friend Aniani Korra. In most conversation the Super League Pitcher award was called the Bergman award after he won it 9 of the first 10 seasons. And this eventually became official with the top pitcher each season winning the Bergman Award. He still holds league leading records for a season and 7 records for a career. The most impressive is his 1.83 ERA for his career. This puts him ahead of every pitcher, starter and relief. The next highest starter, Eligus Ranicki, has a 2.99 career ERA. He also own 9 of the top 10 season ERA records.



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50 years of Multiverse Baseball


Baseball has continued in the Multiverse since my last updates before the 3037 season. While the big teams continued to play in the Super and Pro Leagues, the main changes to the world occured in the regional and indepedent leagues. I spent a few years out of management before returning to the GM role in the Junior League with Westish College Harpooners in 3042. After going through two college cycles (8 years) and winning a number of championships I decided to retire (at least for now). One of the aspects I really enjoy with management in the Junior League is developing the players for 4 years and then sending them off to see where their careers go. With such a large number of teams at various levels there is plenty of places for them to go and make an impact after the Junior League. Its extra exciting when you see one of them make it on to a Super League or Pro League roster.


The World has grown a small bit. I spent some time expanding some of the existing fictional nations, adding more cities and states to them, to better reflect these fictional places and where I was bit lazy originally. The Realm of the Elderlings and the Pokemon Kanto Region have both been added bringing the total number of nations to 22. In time they will hopefully take part in the international tournaments once they have enough players to form a decent team.



Since 3037 three new leagues were created. The Iron Throne League based in Westeros split into two divisions of four teams and was added in 3045.The Elderlings Baseball League was created set in the Realm of the Elderlings with 8 teams, 6 representing the Six Duchies, one team for the Mountain Kingdom and one team for the Out Islanders. The One Ring League was added with 8 teams from Middle Earth at the same time as the EBL in 3048. These along with the other regional and indepedent leagues take part in the Champions League, a tournament played between the top teams of each.


Teams continue to rise and fall between the Major Leagues with The Avengers and Justice League both changing leagues 9 times, the most of the 32 teams. At the top of the table the Mordor Orcs found their form of the early years again winning three titles between 3040-4043, joining the Capitol Gamemakers and LEP Recon in the the honours list with 5 Super League wins each. Hydra also found some form winning three titles in 3041, 3044 and 3046 bringing their total to 4. Starfleet went top with 6 wins with an impressive game 5 win over the LEP Recon. And at the other end the Rebel Alliance have never managed to get promoted since being relegated in 3019. The large number of their fans weren't alive when they last played in the Super League over 30 years ago. Also sadly the Green Lantern Corps remain the only team to have never played in the Super League, playing in the Pro League their entire existence….. Until now. With 53 wins they managed to grab second place behind Battlestar Galactica and will play in the Super League for the first time next season.

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Champions League

In 3038 the Champions League was created which would bring together the top teams from regional and indepedent leagues in a combined tournament. Initially the top two teams from each of the Elder Scrolls League, the Nuka Cola League (both part of the Bethesda Baseball league), the Galactic Baseball League and the Comic League would be divided into two groups of four. Each of the leagues organised off weeks in their leagues where the Champions League matches could take place. This allowed the tournament to be a part of the season rather than seen as another post season tournament. There is one off week in May, June and July with an extra off week in July for the playoffs. The games are organised into 2 game series played on the Tuesday and Wednesday and the subsequent Saturday and Sunday of the off week for a total of 12 games (6 home, 6 away) for each team.


The first major change came in 3046 when the Iron Throne League was added to the Champions League. In order to maintain two groups of 4, a qualifier was added to the tournament to decided who would play in the Champions League each season. The winner of five leagues, along with the previous winner of the Champions League, would automatically qualify. The remaining two spots came from the qualifier, made up of the second place teams in each league and the third place in the league with the highest league coefficient (not including the champion). The league coefficient is a value for each league calculated from how well the teams from the league perform over the last four years in the Champions League.


In 3049 the United League was added to act as a secondary competition to the Champions League. It was also started to prepare for the future expansion of the Champions League the following year. For the first year the United League was made up of the four teams who failed to qualify for the Champions League as well as next team in the remaining leagues ranked by coefficient. It was decided that the winner of the United League would automatically qualify for the Champions League the following year so this became an important prize.


3050 Playoffs

3050 saw the major expansion to the current system of the Champions League. With the addition of the Elderling Baseball League and The One Ring League, the number of teams in the Champions League was doubled to 16 with brand new qualification standards. The top 8 teams came from the previous years champion and the winner of each of the 7 leagues (or second place if the champion won their own league). The third seeds came from the second/third place team in the top 4 leagues ranked by coefficient. The final seeds came from three qualifiers and the United League champion of the previous year. The schedule was kept the same and the competition expanded to 4 groups of 4 teams, with the top two moving on to the quarter finals. The United League remained at 8 teams taking in the teams who lost in the qualifiers and the remaining leagues by coefficient.


Diamond City Red Sox (NCL) were the first team to lift the trophy and have since won it twice more in 3042 and 3046. They have also played in the Champions League 10 times, the most of any team, and have played in the last 9 years. Megaton are right behind them matching their three wins but only having 9 appearances. We have yet to see a winner from the Galactic Baseball League and Iron Throne League, although the Iron Islands lost the final in 3050 to Whiterun. The EBL and ORL did not have a great showing in their first year failing to get through the groups in both the Champions League and United League. However The Shire did get through the qualifiers to make the Champions League which shows there could be some improvement in the coming years.

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