As an experiment, I have assembled 18 Cleveland baseball teams from all eras to compete in a 162 game schedule for the Best Team in Cleveland History using Out Of The Park Baseball 13 (OOTP), which is a baseball simulation game. Below are the results for August, and if you missed them, here are the other pieces in the nine-part series:
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August saw the following teams get eliminated: 1908, 1968, 1986, 1956, 2007, 1959, 1976, and 1932. First place in the Speaker Division changed places again and it represents the closest race for a division title.
Batter of the Month
Tito Francona's .436 month vaulted him into the lead in batting average. He also added 11 home runs with 33 RBI and 23 runs. Francona's .500 on-base percentage was made possible by his 15 walks. Having grown up after Francona's tenure in Cleveland had ended, I never considered Tito when contemplating which player...