The key concept was the notion of making one a big-offense, minimal defense team; another a high defense, small-ball team. As it worked out, the stars were fairly well distributed by the time I got done.
The NeL teams will bear the names of legendary squads of Black ball and will play in Negro League parks.
- Homestead (Stars Park) is the minimal defense team.
- X-Giants (Rickwood Field) is the small-ball squad; it also got no pitchers allowed to start every fourth game, and it got most of the pitcher/position players. It is the one team in the league with nine pitchers.
- Hilldale (Hilldale Park) and
- Crawfords (Greenlee Park) fill out the group.
Since I did not conduct a draft per se, the rosters will not be presented in draft order.