All Time Team Greats League

by Keith H. Hemmelman

  For Diamond Mind Baseball 

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Here you will find the latest version of my All Time Team Greats League for Diamond Mind Baseball.

This is a single season style disk for DMB and contains 30 teams with a minimum of 24 positional players and 16 pitchers on each team.
 
A quick explanation of this league is as follows.  I have always been fascinated by the game of baseball, especially the old time players.  Over the years, there have been many great individual teams, but I wondered which 'franchise' had the best history to it and could muster up the greatest team of all time using their collective history.  Thus I have created and maintained this league in some format for over 25+ years now.  Each team contains players that played at least the entire year for that team AND had the best year of their career during that year.  It is sometimes difficult to determine which year for a player was in fact his best year, but overall I'm quite pleased with the results.  If a player had the best year of his career during a year that he played for multiple teams, then he was left off any teams.  Also I always try to only select full time players for this league.  I wanted the best of the best, not the best of the part time or bench players.  There are still a few players in this league that do not have a great number of at bats or innings pitched, but these are few and far between.
 
It took me 3 months of solid work to complete the initial conversion of this league from Old Time Baseball into Diamond Mind Baseball. If you distribute this league to friends or other fellow DMB players, please give me credit.  This league is free for anyone to download and enjoy, but I ask is that you acknowledge all my countless hours of hard work.  (And maybe a thank you or two to my wife for being so understanding about this project and the numerous nights I spent on the computer!)  If you think something like this isn't that difficult, you obviously haven't done it before.  Back when I originally created this league, I went through all the thousands of ballplayers stats and made a 'potential' list of players for each team.  I then went through this list of players to rate them for their best year.  I then went through the list of players to figure out which ones were the best to fill up a team.  I then had to go back through and get all their stats.  This initial process took me over a year.  I did take breaks during this time, but to go through 15,000 players is no small thing!  Once the league was created, I was able to fine tune it over the years and update it with players from present day at the end of each season if they were deserving enough to be put on a team.  It doesn't look like much when you look at this league, and it's easy for people to look at a player here and there and say "Gee, I knew he should be on that team too."  But it's an entirely different thing to not have any reference point and to do this completely from scratch!
 
To initially enter all the player information, stats, ratings, etc. into DMB, I used the "All Time Major League Handbook" from Stats Inc. as my primary source of statistics.  The authors of this book are Bill James, John Dewan, Neil Munro, and Don Zminda.  I must say, they have done a top notch job with this one!  This book not only contains a great deal of statistics, but also lends itself to help rate the players fielding range and ability for pitchers to hold runners due to an extra ERA type calculation in it.  You can make other ratings yourself based on the available stats.  Between this book, a handheld calculator, and an Excel spreadsheet I used to help due some of the calculations explained in the DMB v7 manual for error rates, durability, etc., I was able to enter all the needed information for all the players.  I also used another great source which was the Fanpark Baseball Encyclopedia on CD rom.  Since my initial endeavor into using various stat resources, the wonderful Baseball Reference website has become quite prominent and provides all the stats necessary now in a single location.  The Complete Baseball Encyclopedia is also a very good resource.

Anyway, you're probably bored with reading through all this stuff and just want to download the league.

I would imagine that it is possible that there may be a few data entry errors.  Currently I am not aware of any, but that doesn't mean I didn't make a typo anywhere!  If you find something questionable or have suggestions in other areas, please send an email to hemmelman@pie.midco.net and let me know.

It is difficult to know when I may have time to update this season disk and I can't guarantee a time frame when I will provide another update, but as time (and enthusiasm!) permits, I hope to continue to update this disk.

All Time Team Greats Season Disk

Season Disk Photo Pack (90x135) Ballpark Images
01/10/2017 01/10/2017 01/10/2017

Contains players through the 2016 season.
The Photo Pack is specifically created for this season disk.
The Ballpark Images are DMB standard style parks.

Note:The DMB 7, 8, 9, & 10 versions of this season disk are no longer available.
If you have an older version of the game, I highly recommend you upgrade to v11.


Don't know how to install it?

 Click here for DMB 11 installation instructions

NOTE: If you wish to save a previous version of the this league you already have, you should back it up first before installing this updated version!


View the players in the league

Team Rosters

I would like to extend my thanks to the folks at Diamond Mind Baseball for their gracious help in answering all my questions all those years ago about their product and how to do the best job creating my league.  The ownership has long since changed and it has been a number of years since I had contacted them, but I've never forgotten the help they provided.  If you're interested in a stats based game, I can't recommend Diamond Mind Baseball enough as it doesn't get any better than this game!

There are a total of 30 teams in this season disk, with each team having a minimum of 24 positional players and 16 pitchers.  When entering the players, I tried to be as fair as I could with their ratings.  I believe I have done a good job of this and even more importantly I believe I was consistent with the ratings entered in.

This season disk contains a 154 game schedule and each team has a managerial profile setup.  There is also a ballpark assigned to each team and all the available ERA's to select and play a season from.  With so many great players, there are obviously a great many ways to setup a managerial profile, thus, if you disagree with something that I have setup, simply go in and modify it to your hearts desire!  The same goes for the league alignments.  If you want something different than what I have initially setup, then change that too.



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Diamond Mind Baseball is a registered trademark of Diamond Mind Inc..  I am in no way affiliated with Diamond Mind Inc..  This All Time Team Greats season disk can be downloaded for free by any owner of the Diamond Mind Baseball game.  If you distribute this league to other DMB owners, please give me credit as the author for all my hard work.  You may not copy players from my All Time Team Greats season disk into a season disk of your own and pass off that work as your own.  If you make changes to this league that contain seasonal disk statistical data that is from season disks sold by DMB, you may not re-distribute this league.  To distribute this league after you make changes, you must ensure that you enter the stats from scratch and calculate the ratings on your own.  Please respect the copyrighted work from DMB.