NOTE: You must be in Commissioner
Mode to use the League
Baseball Mogul comes with a league editor, which allows you to redesign
the world of baseball almost any way you choose. The League Editor
is available from the Tools
For help creating a new team, click
Using the team list in the upper left, select the team you want to edit. You can do this by either scrolling down through the names using your mouse, or by selecting the box and hitting the up and down arrow keys.
Team Home and Nickname
The first box, marked 'Home', designates what region your home games are played in. The second box is the nickname of your team. Combined, these create your team's full name.
For example, you might call a team the Colorado Cornhuskers. Although the team's home city is actually Denver the 'Home' field should contain the word 'Colorado' and the nickname field will be 'Cornhuskers'. Typing these correctly helps the SportsWriter technology write coherent news stories about your team.
Three Letter Abbreviation
This three letter code will be used to mark your team in various displays throughout Baseball Mogul. This is especially important for teams like New York and Chicago, which have two teams apiece. We use NYN for the New York Team in the N League, and NYA for the New York team in the A League.
You can select one of over seventy major cities using this drop-down box, or you can use the City Editor to enter your own. Select the city for your team - this helps determine the income of your team, population around your home stadium and other factors.
This allows you to place the team in one of the divisions. Select a division from the drop down box, and hit refresh to update the league structure.
The loyalty of a team's fans is rated on a scale of A to F (A is the best, and F is the worst). The more loyal, the more money you'll make from ticket sales and broadcast contracts in the short run. Over the years, fan loyalty can be damaged by high prices, pay TV and poor performance. Similarly, a team's fans will become more interested as the team performs well or management lowers ticket prices.
The quality of a team's farm system is rated on a scale of A to F (A is the best, and F is the worst). The better the quality of a farm system's prospects, the easier it will be to find quality talent without resulting to the free agent pool or trades. The quality of a team's Farm System changes over time in proportion to the continued investment made in the team (in the Expenses dialog). To maintain a quality pool of fresh minor leaguers every year, a team needs to stay among the top spenders of money on their farm system.
You can also create new teams with this screen. See Creating New Teams for more information.
You can only edit the league before a season starts; not while games
Each League Name is editable. If there are no teams in a league, that league does not exist and cannot be edited.
Next, you can alter the
names for the divisions within each league. Mogul can handle up
to three divisions per league, but you don't have to have all three.
You can have one or two division(s) in each league.
Designated Hitter Rule
The DH box in the upper righthand side of the League Editor (above each of the two league areas) allows you to turn on and off the DH rule for each league. You can make both leagues use the DH rule, or neither. The designated hitter is a player on your team who can be from any position who bats on your team instead of the current pitcher.
Enter the name of the newspaper as you would like it to appear at the top of the Headlines Page.
A value used to adjust the magntitude of all financial aspects of the game, such as salaries and ticket prices. As a rough rule of thumb, this index equals about 1/1000th of the highest salary in baseball. So, for example, a setting of '25000' (modern day) yields a top salary of about $25,000,000. A setting of '100' yields a top salary of about $100,000 (wht Babe Ruth was earning in 1927).
Annual Inflation Increase
Check this box to have Baseball Mogul automatically increase the 'Inflation Index' each year. The maximum value for the 'Inflation Index' is 100000.
Forces every team to have the same market size, regardless of the characteristics of their home city. Some teams will still have more revenue than others -- but it will be based on performance, not demographic characteristics.
Once you've made all your changes
to the league, hit Refresh to update the display and register your
By default, Baseball Mogul will automatically add teams to historical leagues in the same years when expansion occurred in real life.
Encyclopedia Start Year
Specifies the first year included in the HTML "Encyclopedia" output. By default, this is 1901.
Expansion Draft Minimum Age
Specifies the minimum age that a player must be in order to be taken in an expansion draft. All players below this age are ineligible to be drafted by expansion teams. This is set to 23 by default. In other words, all prospects age 22 or younger cannot be taken from their original team in an expansion draft.
Checking this box disables trades after July 31st.
Trade Amateur Draftees in First Year
Checking this box allows trading players within the first year after they are drafted. By default, players cannot be traded for one year after they are selected in the amateur draft (to match major league rules).
This lets you change the current date in the season. Use this with extreme caution as is may corrupt the season schedule.
This specificies the year
your league starts. For example, you could create a league that
starts in 1930 and then add players from that era. Changing this
value will erase any simulated seasons, and is only recommended
for use in creation of a Universe.dat
This specifies the first
year that women will enter the league as minor league rookies. If you wish
to play without female rookies, type "0" in this field.
These options are primarily used for running online leagues.
Hide Peak Ratings
Hides 'Peak' ratings for all players. Although this feature is often used in online leagues, it can also be useful in single-player mode to make player development less predictable.
Hide Overall Ratings
Hides 'Overall' ratings for all players.
If you enter a password in this field, anyone loading this saved game file will be unable to enter Commissioner Mode without knowing this password.
Remember your commissioner password.
It cannot be recovered.
Similar to the Commissioner Password, this password locks league simulation. That is, users will be unable to use the Play Menu to advance the calendar unless they know this password. This feature is useful because simulating games can be used as a way to predict the career development of young players; it is often used in conjunction with the "Hide Peak Ratings" checkbox (see below).
Schedule options can only be changed before a season starts; not while games
are playing. At the start of each season, Baseball Mogul will try to find a schedule template that matches your league configuration.
Games Per Season
This box allows you to determine how many games are played per season. The game comes preset with 162 games per season.
Checking this box informs the computer scheduler that you'd like to have teams from different leagues play each other during the course of the season.
In an "unbalanced" schedule, teams play opponents in their own division much more than they play teams outside their division. In a 162 game season, teams play each division rival 18 times.
In a "balanced" schedule, teams play league opponents roughly the same number of times, regardless of division.
All Star Game
Check this box to insert an All-Star Game (and 3-day All-Star Break) in the schedule generated at the start of each season. By default, the All-Star Game is not played in years before 1933.
Home Run Derby
If an All-Star Game is played, a Home Run Derby will also be simulated if this box is checked. By default, the Home Run Derby is not conducted in years before 1985.