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Benchwarmer Baseball Rules

Introduction

Benchwarmer Baseball is a fantasy simulation of major league baseball season. Owners select teams of players from major league baseball and compete against each other in a full season of 150 games. This is not Rotisserie Baseball, in which stats are kept in key categories such as home runs and strikeouts and teams are simply ranked against each other. Each game of the season is a mathematical calculation of the number of runs "scored" by each team. It is based upon actual performances. While home run hitters and strikeout kings are still important, so are the spray hitters and long relievers and the slick-fielding shortstops. Since the starters will sit from time-to-time, owners must have reliable backups and players who are versatile fill an important role.

 

Each team has a limited amount of  money to spend - so the lineup will not be an all-star cast. Owners must pick the right mix of high-priced veterans and cheap journeymen and rookies - just as real teams must do - in order to win the league title. In addition, the teams exist from year to year, meaning that a team can attempt to build a perennial dynasty by picking out young players and minor leaguers who will, in time, rise to stardom.

Follow the links below for an explanation of how the game works

 

Download the 2008 BWB Rulebook (pdf file).  This does not include changes made 2009 and beyond.

The online version is the official record of BWB Rules - we might create a new written version for 2014.

 

Special - BWB Rule Changes - 2017 Season

BWB Rules - Contents:

 

 
 
 
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