Well, I hope last season was as good for you as it was for me.  Even though I lost the championship series in seven, I won 72 out of 100 games (league record).  Not bad for a team (picked by our league newspaper) as an almost ran.

I've been getting a good flow of formulas from fellow prognosticators.  David Freeman, from Minnetonka, Minn. has sent some formulas I'd like you to review.

My gift to all our wonderful readers, in light of this very special issue, is to print all the formulas (to date) in one place.  I hope this answers the many, many requests for individual formulas.  These formulas have the DEFAULT VARIABLE in them, and to be most accurate, you will need the previous articles to exact the league adjustments:

FORMULA #1: BATTER'S WALK

somW = (((W - IW) * 216) / (AB + ( W - IW) + HBP)) -9

FORMULA #2: HIT BY PITCH

somHBP = ((HBP * 216) / (AB + (W - IW) + HBP))

FORMULA #3: BATTER'S HIT

somH = ((( BA - .265 ) + BA ) * ( 108 - ( somW + somHBP )

FORMULA #4: BATTER'S DOUBLE

somD = (( 4320 * DOUBLE ) / ( AB + ( W - IW ) + HBP ) - 90

FORMULA #5: BATTER'S TRIPLE

somT = (( 4320 * TRIPLE ) / ( AB + ( W - IW ) + HBP ) - 15

FORMULA #6: BATTER'S HOMERUN

somHR = (( 4320 * HOMERUN ) / ( AB + ( W - IW ) + HBP ) - 50

FORMULA #7: BATTER'S PATTERN CHART

see previous articles

FORMULA #8: BATTER'S STRIKEOUT

somK = (( K * 216 ) / ( AB + ( W - IW ) + HBP )) -17

FORMULA #9: BATTER'S GBA

somGBA = (( 1140 * DP ) / ( AB + ( W - IW ) + HBP )

FORMULA #10: BATTER'S 1ST SB LEAD #

som1SB = (( SB / ( SB + CS )) + .13 ) * 20

FORMULA #11: BATTER'S 2ND SB LEAD #

som2SB = ( 1SB / 3 ) +1

somSBlead = (36 * ( SB + CS )) / ((( H + ( W - IW ) + HBP ) * .85 ) - ( D + T + HR ))

FORMULA #13: ASTERISKS

som* = @IF ( 1SB + SBlead ) > 24

FORMULA #14: FIELDING ERRORS

somE = ( E * 1458 ) / INNINGS FIELDED ( at that pos )

NOTE: LF, CF, & RF is all added together to make OUTFIELDER

FORMULA #15: PITCHER'S TBF

pTBF = ( IP * 2.95 ) + HITS + ( W - IW )

FORMULA #16: PITCHER'S WALK

sompW = (( W - IW ) * 216 ) / ( TBF - IW )) - 9

FORMULA #17a: PITCHER'S HIT

sompH = ((( HIT / TBF ) * 216 ) - 29.4 ) + XF

(XF = Xchart FACTOR; DEFAULT = 4.9)

FORMULA #17b: PITCHER'S HIT

sompH = ((( HIT * ( 168 - sompW ) / (( TBF - IW ) * .265)) + (((( 2 * oppBA ) - .265 ) * 30 ) - XF)

FORMULA #18: PITCHER'S DOUBLE

sompD = (( D * 216 ) / (TBF - IW )) - 90

PRE 1990 FORMULA #18

psomD = psomHR * 1.8

FORMULA #19: PITCHER'S TRIPLE

sompT = (( T * 216 ) / (TBF - IW )) - 15

PRE 1990 FORMULA #19

sompT = sompHR * .4

FORMULA #20: PITCHER'S HOMERUN

sompHR = (( HR * 216 ) / (TBF - IW)) - 50

FORMULA #20: PITCHER'S PATTERN CHART

see previous issue

FORMULA #21: PITCHER'S STRIKEOUT

sompK = (( K * 216 ) / ( TBF - IW ))

FORMULA #22: PITCHER'S HOLD

sompHOLD = (( SB / ( SB + CS )) - .6666 ) * 20

FORMULA #23: PITCHER'S POINT OF WEAKNESS

sompPOW = IP / APP

FORMULA #24: PITCHER'S ERROR

sompERROR = ( E * 1458 ) / IP

FORMULA #25: PITCHER'S BALK

sompBALK = ( BALK * 290 ) / IP

FORMULA #26: PITCHER'S WILDPITCH

sompWILDPITCH = ( WP * 200 ) / IP

FORMULA #27: PITCHER'S CLOSER RATINGS

sompCLOSE =0=N; 1-3=0; 4-6=1; 7-9=2; 10-14=3; 15-19=4; 20-29=5; >30=6