The roster for the Black Caps, home park 1924 Chicago AL:
Art (Superman) Pennington
Also eligible to be activated: outfielders Jimmy Crutchfield and Chaney White and infielder Newt Joseph and Dewey Creacy.
Thoughts: The six repeated pitchers from the Presidential League are Cooper,
Mathis, McDonald, Smith, Streeter and Williams. My plan is to
anchor the two Hall of Famers, Cooper and Smith, in the bullpen and
treat the other eight as spot starters/relievers. I might try something
even more radical.
There is no obvious middle of the lineup. Indeed, I'm not sure there's a position player I want in the lineup on a daily basis. Probably Serrell at second base. It's a deep and flexible roster in a league in which the rest of the lineups are essentially fixed, and the pitching may be better than most of the HOF teams. I don't really know what to expect from this team. It might be noncompetitive; it might be really good. I suspect I will enjoy this team from a managerial perspective, because I will be able to juggle the lineup.