Originally posted by Red Night
The A's are always sneaky good.
Their pitching Grove, Alexander, Blue, Hunter, Fingers, & Eck (and maybe some others) is the deepest.
And the line-up is solid:
1b Foxx (unless you move foxx to 3B and play McGwire)
2B Eddie Collins
SS Bert Campaneris ???
3B Jimmy collins, Sal Bando, Foxx .... is there some one else?
LF Al Simm ...[text shortened]... ?
RF Reggie Jackson
EDIT: I've never played SI baseball, so I don't know how it works.
It's a good, quick game, but very accurate statistically. The A's are very good--Campy is the ss if you want speed, but a fellow named Eddie Joost has better hitting numbers. They makers of the game gave Alexander to the Phillies, but Grove, Plank, Bender, Wadell, and those you mentioned are the equal of any staff.
Since the Chisox got E. Collins, the usual A's 2B is Max Bishop, who averages about a walk and a half a game! Foxx can play 3B, C , and 1B, but with Frank Homerun Baker at third, Foxx usually holds first.
Simmons and Jackson are fixtures, with Elmer Valo, Wally Moses and Rickey Henderson all good to excellent.