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Big Daddy Baseball League

www.bigdaddybaseball.com

O F F I C I A L   S I T E   O F   T H E   B I G   D A D D Y   B A S E B A L L   L E A G U E

Teams

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2004 BDBL Champions
2004 Ozzie League Champions
2004, 2005, 2007, 2008,
2010, 2013, 2016 Benes Division Champions
2002 OL Wild Card Winners

 

OWNER
Name: Brian Potrafka
Home Town: Decatur, IL
Age: 49
Birthday: March 14th
Family: Mother, father, brother, sister
Profession: Accountz Reecevin' Posse
Favorite team: Chicago Cubs
Hobbies: Drinking fast
Brush with fame: Talked to Eric Davis and got his autograph after his first game in St. Louis.  He had two or three hits -- a triple -- and threw out a runner at third.  Caught Johnny Bench's last foul ball ever hit in St. Louis.  The next pitch was a three-run homer to left.
Quote: "Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.  Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a giant earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master.  And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead." -- Hagakure: From the 11th Chapter
Fantasy baseball experience: Youth of Stratomatci cards thrown all over.   Diamond Mind Baseball since 1996.   Commissioner of the Three Run Homer League for two years.
BDBL member since: 11/1/03

HISTORY
Year Owner Team Name Record
1999 Brian Hicks Madison Fighting Mimes 70-90 (3rd)
2000 98-62 (2nd)
2001 69-91 (3rd)
2002 91-69 (2nd)*
2003 78-82 (3rd)
2004 Brian Potrafka Ravenswood Infidels 92-68 (1st)
2005     86-74 (1st)
2006     66-94 (4th)
2007     91-69 (1st)
2008     99-61 (1st)
2009     66-94 (3rd)
2010     110-50 (1st)
2011     68-92 (4th)
2012     82-78 (2nd)
2013     89-71 (1st)
2014     84-76 (2nd)
2015     67-93 (3rd)
2016     87-73 (1st)

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COACHING STAFF
Manager: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Pitching Coach: Larry Anderson
Hitting Coach: Larry Hisle
First Base Coach: Richard (Larry from "Three's Company" Klein
Third Base Coach: Larry Flynt
Bench Coach: Larry Horse

Larry Horse

  
FARM SYSTEM
Year Rank #1 Pick #1 Prospect
1999   Dernell Stenson  
2000 5 Danys Baez Vernon Wells (5)
2001 13 Jerome Williams Joe Crede (22)
2002 20 Esteban German Joe Crede (65)
2003 22 Francisco Rosario Dontrelle Willis (50)
2004 12 Jorge de la Rosa Ervin Santana (22)
2005 23 Michael Bourn Juan Dominguez (110)
2006 24 Sean Rodriguez Chris Snelling (122)
2007 22 Carlos Gomez Sean Rodriguez (90)
2008 19 Todd Frazier Jordan Schafer (32)
2009 19 Josh Phegley Jordan Schafer (35)
2010 19 Wil Myers Todd Frazier (47)
2011 17 Rubby De La Rosa Wil Myers (13)
2012 16 Vinnie Catricala Will Myers (14)
2013 11 Joey Gallo Will Myers (4)
2014 19 Eduardo Rodriguez Eduardo Rodriguez (57)
2015 12 Walker Buehler Henry Owens (29)
2016 13 Jacob Nottingham Dansby Swanson (14)
2017 17 Jake Burger Brent Honeywell (30)