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1969: Amazin' to Miraculous

by Steve Ehresman

From Vietnam, to Woodstock, to the Moon, 1969 was a year of historic events. Major League Baseball produced its own historical drama when Casey Stengel's Amazin' Mets transformed into Gil Hodges' Miracle Mets and rocked the baseball world by capturing the World Series. In baseball's first season of divisional play, the New York Mets, behind the sensational pitching of Cy Young winner Tom Seaver, brushed past the Chicago Cubs of Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Ferguson Jenkins; eliminated the Atlanta Braves of Orlando Cepeda, Hank Aaron, and Phil Niekro; and upset the American League Champion Baltimore Orioles of Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, and Jim Palmer. 

In addition to the World Series surprise by the Mets, 1969 featured the home run slugging of MVPs Willie McCovey and Harmon Killebrew, the batting artistry of Pete Rose and Rod Carew, the mound mastery of Denny McClain and Mike Cuellar, and the base running larceny of Lou Brock and Tommy Harper.

While the stars compiled sterling statistics, Major League Baseball debuted four expansion teams: the Montreal Expos and the San Diego Padres in the National League and the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Pilots in the American League. 

The 1969 Deluxe Past Season database contains everything you need to play games using teams and players from the 1969 season -- a full set of ratings and statistics for every player who appeared in the big leagues that year, plus team rosters, manager profiles, ballpark ratings and league schedules. Statistics include official batting, pitching and fielding totals with left/right splits for all batters and pitchers.

Also included is a complete set of real-life player transactions -- trades, disabled list moves, promotions, demotions, suspensions, and more -- plus the actual starting lineups for every regular season game played.

If you are a registered owner of the 1969 Classic Past Season, you are eligible for upgrade pricing for this item. Send an email to to request your discount promotion code.

Note: This season database is a companion product for the Diamond Mind Baseball version 11 game. To use this database, you must also have Diamond Mind Baseball version 11. The game software provides you with all of the tools you need to play simulated games, make roster moves, produce dozens of statistical reports, generate league schedules, and more.

Migrating the APG2015 Database

Information on Migration of a Database

If you have made no changes to the structure of either database, in other words, you have not added players to or subtracted players from the database, you can use the migrate and stats export function to move roster organization, park assignments,stats and manager profiles from the original set of databases to the updated set of databases.  The process will be much easier for you if you break the entire process down into smaller parts. FYI, DB indicates database.

First you need to install the update DB. Use File/Install a season disk... to install the update.  One crucial point here.  You need to rename the updated database to something completely different than the original DB. By default, the original DB is installed with the name of agp2015_vol1_v11.  I would rename the updated DB as apg2015_vol1_v11_update. If you have changed the names, you will need to come up with your own database names.

 After completing this process, you should have the original DB install and the updated DB on your system.

Next, you need to export any stats that you wish to move from the original DB to the updated DB. Since each DB has two leagues, you will need to export the stats from each league.  Use Transfer/Export statistics to export your stats. Make sure that you are exporting all of the manager profiles as well as the stats. I would name each league stats file as stats1 and stats2. Remember that the stats are stored in the DB folder called Export. Importing the stats will be out final step.

Now you need to Migrate.  Click on File/Migrate and use the down arrow to navigate to where the DB are stored.  If you have followed my naming convention, in the Past season database, you will want to pick the agp2015_vol1_V11 DB.  In the New season database, you will want to pick the agp2015_vol1_V11_updated DB. In the Migration year, enter 2015.  Note, the Migration process will not carry over the players beginning year window.  It will replace all with the year of 2015.  Click OK.  Be patient, this may take a few seconds to complete.

At this point, the structure of the updated DB will match the structure of the original DB.  Again, I will point out that if you have added players to or subtracted players from the databases, none of this will work correctly.
The final step is now to import your stats. Use Transfer/Import statistics to bring over your compiled stats. Make sure that you do this for both leagues and import the manager profiles. Remember, you will find the stats export in the original DB Export folder. Again, be patient for this process to complete as it is moving a lot of data between the databases.
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Updated AGP2015 Databases

Important News Regarding the APG2015 Databases

I have just posted a set of new AGP2015 database files for both volumes in V11 and V10 format that corrects the excessive strikeout issue in the original version.  Everyone who made a purchase should receive an e-mail announcement along with a download link good for five (5) new downloads.

If you have not received this e-mail, contact me at so that I can make sure you receive the updated files. If you have any other questions regarding the new database files, you can also contact me at the same address.


We apologize for any inconvenience this has created for you.


DMBJim-Jim Wheeler

How Do I Print a Manager Profile Report?


Open a team's roster and click on the MP Report tab

Next, click on File/Print.  Make sure you have enough paper in your printer as it will print several pages.

Study of Jon Lester's Pick-Off Move

Earlier this week, DMB was contacted by ESPN Grantland to help with a study of Jon Lester's pick-off move.  In part, here is what the author says about Diamond Mind Baseball.

"For more reliable results, we’d have to run many more sims to quiet the statistical noise. Fortunately, we can do that with Diamond Mind, which was developed almost three decades ago by sabermetric pioneer Tom Tippett, who began consulting for the Red Sox in 2003, joined the team full time in 2009, and continues to serve as an informal adviser to the company that curates and updates his old software (probably because the Diamond Mind 2014 Red Sox usually win way more than 71 games)."
He then focuses the rest of the article on our results.  Here is a link to the entire article: