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Postby eftda » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:42 pm

When did it start? 1980's, 90's???


just want to know
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:50 pm

Here you go:

The History of Fantasy Sports

A baseball fan called Daniel Okrent from New York is recognised as creating the first fantasy sports league.

At the beginning of the baseball season, Daniel, with a few friends who followed baseball very closely, organised a league where they each took on the role of a team owner. Having picked their players, they calculated a winner based on real player statistics during the season.

The group of friends met in a New York restaurant called La Rotisserie Francaise and they named their league after the restaurant - The Rotisserie Baseball League. Many American leagues today are called rotisserie leagues.
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Postby Slugger2K4 » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:54 pm

No year??
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Postby Madison » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:56 pm

Thanks for the article LCBOY. I know I played my first league through the mail. 8-o Weekly lineup changes and all. Got a copy of the standings once a week. Seems like the stone age now. :-b
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:07 pm

Slugger2K4 wrote:No year??


I'm looking for the year right now...
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Postby Slugger2K4 » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:10 pm

LCBOY wrote:
Slugger2K4 wrote:No year??


I'm looking for the year right now...


Great! :-)
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Postby LCBOY » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:11 pm

I've looked on Yahoo and Google and still no luck. I'll keep looking...
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Postby willieroe » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:47 pm

1980 was the first year of Rotisserie League (Fantasy) Baseball.

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/R/Rotisserie_League_Baseball.stm
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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:48 pm

Madison wrote:Thanks for the article LCBOY. I know I played my first league through the mail. 8-o Weekly lineup changes and all. Got a copy of the standings once a week. Seems like the stone age now. :-b


I did a fantasy hockey league through the mail and phone. :-D
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Postby Madison » Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:54 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
Madison wrote:Thanks for the article LCBOY. I know I played my first league through the mail. 8-o Weekly lineup changes and all. Got a copy of the standings once a week. Seems like the stone age now. :-b


I did a fantasy hockey league through the mail and phone. :-D


I still can't believe I played without up to the minute updates. :-D My how things change. ;-)
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