Digital Diamond Baseball

Player Libraries and Play-By-Play Files Hosted by Digital Diamond Baseball

Premium Season Libraries

Staring with Version 6, all of the premium season libraries can be installed directly using Version 6 and do not need to be downloaded. Version 5 users can find links to the Version 5 premium libraries at the bottom of this page.

Fictional Rookie Libraries (Created by Rickengeezer)

These are great for generating players for supplemental drafts during career mode!

Interesting Alternative Leagues

  • 1946 Mexican League: Created by 'Rickengeezer'. In 1946, major league baseball was celebrating the return of many of its greatest stars from service in World War II. However, a different type of war was brewing south of the border--a bidding war, led by millionaire Mexican League team owner and league president Jorge Pasquel and his four brothers. Impressive sums were offered to stars like Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Stan Musial, and there were rumors that Babe Ruth had been offered a considerable sum to play a role in the league, perhaps as Commissioner. The big salaries touted by the Pasquels were quite enticing as a result, and in February of 1946 the first big-league player, Danny Gardello of the Giants, signed a Mexican League contract. He helped recruit a number of his Giant teammates, such as Sal Maglie, George Hausmann, and Roy Zimmerman, and the exodus was on. Heavily researched for accuracy, this library contains team logos, estimated transactions, a ballpark image for Mexico City's Foro Sol stadium, and detailed notes describing the history of the 1946 Mexican League.
  • 1945 & 1946 All American Girls Professional Baseball League: Created by 'Rickengeezer', heavily researched for accuracy, includes opening day rosters, real-life transactions, ballpark images, player pictures, team logos, and detailed documentation describing the history of the AAGPBL.
  • 1924 Negro Major Leagues: Created by 'Rickengeezer', heavily researched for accuracy, includes opening day rosters, real-life transactions, ballpark images, player pictures, team logos, and detailed documentation describing the history of the Negro Leagues.
  • 1966 Japanese Baseball League: Originaly created by James Marshall and Mischa Gellman as a custom Diamond Mind Baseball season, this librar was recently converted to Digital Diamond Baseball. The 1966 season would see the Giants take their second of 9 straight Japanese League titles. Led by the great Sadharu Oh who led the league with 48 homers (129 GP). Oh's teammate and perennial fan favorite Shigeo Nagashima led the Central League with a .344 average and was named league MVP. The Giants Tsuneo Horiuchi went 16-2 with just a 1.39 ERA and was named both rookie of the year and was the co-Sawamura (top pitcher) with the Tigers Minoru Murayama. The Giants faced the Nankai Hawks in a rematch of the previous year's Japan Series. The Hawks won their third Pacific League pennant in a row led by their all world slugging catcher Katsuya Nomura.
  • 1976 Japanese Central League: Created by 'Rickengeezer'. This season was immortalized in Robert Whiting's book, You Gotta Have Wa, that chronicled the challenges of mixing the Japanese and American approaches to baseball. As quoted in that book, new '76 Yomiuiri Giant starter and former California Angel Clyde Wright grumbled "I don't know what it is they play here. All I know is, it ain't baseball." A lengthy excerpt from the book can be found in a 1979 Sports Illustrated article. This library includes a complete schedule, team logos, and ballpark images.
  • 2016 Nippon Professional Baseball League: Created by Joe Moran. This custom library contains everything you need to replay the 2016 Nippon Professional Baseball season. This library includes complete rosters for all 12 NPB teams, the complete regular season schedule with lineups, ballpark images, team logos, and transactions.
  • 2015 Nippon Professional Baseball League: Created by Joe Moran. This custom library contains everything you need to replay the 2015 Nippon Professional Baseball season. This library includes complete rosters for all 12 NPB teams, the complete regular season schedule with lineups, ballpark images, team logos, and transactions.
  • 2014 Nippon Professional Baseball League: Originally created by 'Anibal House', and updated by Joe Moran. This custom library contains everything you need to replay the 2014 Nippon Professional Baseball season. Some familiar names to American baseball fans will include Chris Carpenter, Kevin Youkilis, Esteban German, Lastings Milledge, Kosuke Fukudome, Kaz Matsui, Wily Mo Pena, Daniel Cabrera, Yuni Betancourt, longtime Hanshin Tigers star Matt Murton, and potential future Hall of Famer Andruw Jones. This library includes complete rosters for all 12 NPB teams, the complete regular season schedule with lineups, ballpark images, team logos, and transactions.
  • 2013 Nippon Professional Baseball League: Created by Joe Moran. This custom library contains everything you need to replay the 2013 Nippon Professional Baseball season. This library includes complete rosters for all 12 NPB teams, the complete regular season schedule with lineups, ballpark images, team logos, and transactions.

Minor League Libraries

  • 1981 International League (V6) (V5): Created by George Curcio. The 1981 International League marked the season during which Cal Ripken played for the Rochester Red Wings. The schedule is the actual schedule used by the 1981 IL. It was acquired from the International League office - a special thanks to current IL President Randy Mobley for his assistance. Transactions are a combination of Major-League transactions that were edited to include only those affecting 1981 IL teams, and actual 1981 minor-league transactions that were culled from the achived 1981 issues of The Sporting News.
  • 2016 Pacific Coast League: Created by George Curcio. This library contains opening day rosters, real-life transactions, and a custom play-by-play file that adds some PCL flavor to the play-by-play! The library creator (George) is using this PCL library (and some of his other DDBB libraries) to highlight prospects that he may have been unaware, and use the information on Draft Day next year for the Fantasy league he competes in.
  • 2016 Southern League: Created by George Curcio. This library contains opening day rosters, real-life transactions, and a custom play-by-play file that sprinkles in a few "Southern League" references during the game! The library creator (George) became interested in the Southern League while watching the Jacksonville Suns on MILB.tv. His goal was to see if he could do any better as manager of the Suns than the team performed in real-life.
  • 1970 International League: Created by George Curcio. The Sporting News provided much of the information for this library. Issues for each week of the 1970 International League baseball season were reviewed, with the actual schedule and transactions recorded for use. The Opening Day rosters for each team are set as reported by The Sporting News on May 9, 1970. Transactions are a combination of the Major League "callups" and "send downs," which were edited from the "Baseball Goodies" transactions file, and minor-league deals as reported each week by The Sporting News. Many future "major leaguers" are included among the 1970 International League library - some became major stars, some "flamed out" in the majors after having stellar minor-league seasons.
  • 1925 Pacific Coast League: Created by Edward Meek, this library was heavily researched for accuracy.
  • 1957 Pacific Coast League: Created by Bruce 'Mac' MacLeod, based on intense research done by Bruce and Stephen Davis.
  • Pacific Coast League Encyclopedia: Created by Bruce 'Mac' MacLeod, this library has over 13,000 PCL players spanning the 1903-1957 seasons.

Creative Compilations

  • Baseball's Best Teams 1960-1980: Created by George Curcio. This library features the Top Ten teams from the 1960-1980 era, and is based on the ELO rankings. Left/Right splits for both batters and pitchers are included. Players were allowed to play for only one team (thus, as an example, Roger Maris played for the 1961 Yankees and NOT the 1968 Cardinals; another example is Tim McCarver playing in this library for the 1968 Cardinals but not the 1977 Phillies). There were some teams that had multiple high-rated seasons within several years of one another (the Orioles, Reds and Pirates in the late 1960s/1970s often repeated). In that case, the next organization in the ratings that would not "conflict" in terms of players was selected. The teams included in this library are the 1970 Baltimore Orioles, 1976 Cincinnati Reds, 1961 New York Yankees, 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers, 1978 New York Yankees, 1968 Detroit Tigers, 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates,1977 Philadelphia Phillies, 1978 Boston Red Sox, and the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Bring Your Best - 2017: Created by Jeffrey Kik. This library contains over 4000 players spanning 110 years of MLB! The stats for each player are taken from the player's best season. There are 8 divisions consisting of a total of 163 teams, making this an amazing draft library! Left/Right splits and custom player ratings are also included in this library.
  • Top Teams of the 1930s Decade: Created by George Stimac. This library contains 16 of the top teams from the 1930's decade, an era of power and offense! Included in the library are accurate and complete rosters for 16 teams as well as team profiles, custom player ratings, and detailed notes for each team in the library.
  • 1965-1973 Franchise Library: Created by George Curcio. This library is based on players who actually played for a franchise between 1965 and 1973. For a player to be included in this library, he must have played more than 100 games in one season (position players), or pitched in more than 25 games in one season (starting and relieving combined) for one franchise. Each player appears only once in the library. In cases where a player was with more than one franchise during the timeframe of 1965 to 1973, he was assigned to ONLY one franchise for which he actually played. The determination of teams was based on a combination of some of the following: actual games played for each franchise, best season totals for one season, and personal whim and remembrance. The season in which each player posted the highest "Wins Above Replacement" was the year chosen for their stats in this library.
  • Player Libraries for the Hardball Retrospective Book (1901-1910) and (1911-1920): In Derek Bain's book Hardball Retrospective: Evaluating Scouting and Development Outcomes for the Modern-Era , Derek has placed every ballplayer in the modern era (from 1901-present) on their original teams, and using a variety of advanced statistics and methods, he generated revised standings for each season based entirely on the performance of each team’s “original” players. The book also contains a discussion of every team’s “original” players and seasons at length, along with organizational performance with respect to the Amateur Draft (or First-Year Player Draft), amateur free agent signings, and other methods of player acquisition. Fortunately for the Digital Diamond Baseball community, Derek is also building Digital Diamond Baseball libraries for each season in his book, and is making these available for download for free! The first 20 seasons (1901-1920) are available now, and more libraries will be added over time. Thanks Derek!
  • The Universal Baseball Association: Created by 'Rickengeezer', this library represents a recreation of the Universal Baseball Association, the centerpiece of Robert Coover's 1968 book "The Universal Baseball Association, Inc.: J. Henry Waugh, Prop.". Often hailed as one of the best baseball books of all time, it tells the story of J. Henry Waugh, an accountant who immerses himself in his fantasy baseball league every night after work. This library is patterned on the fateful 56th season of the UBA, but precise statistical information on the players in the league is largely absent in the book. Thus, rather than a true simulation of Coover's universe, this library is an approximation--but one that uses the names, positions, and descriptions of the ballplayers to guide the selection of statistics for ballplayers like Maggie Everts, the bowlegged old catcher, or star centerfielder Witness York, who led the league in slugging percentage. Virtually every player mentioned in Coover's volume is included in this league, although it should be noted that many of these players were "historical" figures in Henry's fantasy--nonetheless, all are included in this UBA season. In order to round out the full league, other players are also included, but an effort was made to maintain consistency with the naming conventions and player characteristics found in Henry's project. The eight UBA teams play an 84-game schedule, as they did for Henry. But, perhaps the fate of the players will be different in different hands.
  • Movie All-Stars Library: Created by 'Rickengeezer'. Baseball has provided the subject matter for many feature films, some great and some not-so-great. These movies have included some memorable players; this library contains one team, the 2013 Movie All-Stars, that includes 40 players representing the best baseball talent found on the big screen. Also included are player pictures, detailed documentation, and one home ballpark for the team (The Field of Dreams).
  • All-Time Great College Teams Library: Created by 'Rickengeezer', this library contains 10 of the greatest college baseball teams of all time. Each team was carefully researched. The library contains a schedule, team logos, day and night time ballpark images for Rosenblatt Stadium, and a beautiful document describing the history of each team in the library.
  • Original Franchise All Stars Library: Created by Bruce 'Mac' MacLeod, this library contains teams representing the original 16 franchises as of 1901 (8 NL & 8 AL), teams are made up of good mix of the best players for each franchise balanced to produce complete teams. Also includes day and night ballpark images and team logos.
  • Career All Stars Library (Updated 2015 Version!): Created by Bruce 'Mac' MacLeod, this very popular library contains major league players with at least 5 active seasons from 1901 through 2015. Career totals were calculated by Mac for all of the players in the library. The library contains enough players to populate 36 teams. This is a great library for drafting!
  • The World Baseball Association: Created by Bruce 'Mac' MacLeod, this library contains 24 teams arranged in 2 leagues, 2 divisions per league, and 6 teams per division. The library contains a large Free Agent pool for use as replacement players as desired by the user. 'Mac' suggests the following strategy: Play three years with the existing rosters. At that point, determine the total team W-L records. The teams with the worst records in each division will be allowed to exchange 2 players with the Free Agent pool and the next worst teams will be allowed to exchange 1 player. The exchange must be like for like (i.e. a starting level player for a starting level player; a backup level player for a backup level player) and the same position (i.e. Catcher - Catcher; RP - RP). After future season replays only the worst team will get to exchange 1 player.

Custom Play-By-Play Add-Ons

The play-by-play generated by a baseball simulation is one of the most important factors for successfully creating a realistic and immersive baseball experience. Digital Diamond Baseball allows customers to customize the play-by-play engine in order to produce entirely different experiences while playing the game.

Here is how to install a Custom Play By Play file in version 5:

  1. Download the custom PBP file.
  2. If the file is a zipfile, unzip it.
  3. Place the downloaded custom PBP file into the PlayByPlay folder, which is located in your DigitalDiamondDataFiles folder.
  4. Select the “Options->General Options->Other” menu item set the "Library Play-By-Play File” option equal to the name of the file you downloaded (e.g. userPBP.properties).
  5. Restart the game for the changes to take affect.

Below are customer created play-by-play add-ons that can easily be downloaded and installed.

Keith Jefferson's Play-by-Play Add-on: The ultimate objective of this add-on is to make the game read as much as possible like a live radio broadcast. Many thanks to Keith ("JohnnyBravo") for this wonderful contribution. Here are a few sample play-by-play calls generated by this add on:

Grichuk steps in.
   He entered the game batting .264 with 5 HR and 15 RBI... nobody down.
   Samardzija delivers ...

   And that's drilled to the gap in right center ...
   Eaton coming over ...
   but he won't have a play, and will have to play it off the wall ...
   and now the carom bounces over his head! ...
   And Grichuk is into third with a triple!

   Look out, just an awful return throw by Eaton ...
   Grichuk is trying to advance ...
   safe ... give the error to Eaton.
   Scoring on the play is Grichuk.

Peralta steps in.
   He entered the game batting .290 with 16 HR and 61 RBI... one gone here in the Bottom of the 3rd.
   Reynolds at second.   Grichuk is on at first.
   And the next pitch ...

   Hit in the air to center field ...
   going back is Eaton ...
   way back ...
   and it's off the wall ...
   Peralta cruises into second with a double.

   That's deep enough ...
   Grichuk is being waved around ...
   Here comes Reynolds to score.
   Scoring from first is Grichuk.

LaRoche checks in... one out.
   Ramirez at first.
   Lynn looks at Ramirez ...
   Lynn holds the ball down at the belt ...
   now looks in to get a sign from Cruz ...
   the pitch ...

   LaRoche hits it hard on the ground ...
   up with it is Kozma at second base ...
   he goes to Peralta for the force ...
   and down to first ...
   in time ... double play!

   No runs, 1 hit, and nobody left on base for the CHW...
   And after 5 and a half it's CHW 0, STL 5.

Premium Season Player Libraries

Staring with Version 6, all of the premium season libraries can be installed directly using Version 6 and do not need to be downloaded.

All of the premium libraries listed below contain the following features:

  • As-played lineups
  • Opening day rosters
  • Real-life transactions
  • Extended player ratings
  • Ballpark factors

In addition, seasons after 1968 contain left/right platoon split stats and most of these libraries contain ballpark images.

To install all of the libraries posted here, just select the "Library->Restore A Library" menu item and browse to the downloaded library file.

The creation of these libraries was a collaborative effort between Digital Diamond Baseball and its users. The contents of all of the libraries posted on this page consist entirely of facts that are freely available via a number of public and open sources. These libraries are available for free and can be used with either the free or full version of Digital Diamond Baseball. All images used by these libraries are either in the public domain or were made available via the Creative Commons license. Additional free, community created player libraries can be found at Sports Replays.

Premium Libraries

Name Contributors Last Modified
2017 MLB Projections (Version 5) George Curcio 2/17/2016
2016 MLB Season (Version 5)
2016 Playoff Library (Version 5)
George Curcio 12/30/2016
2015 MLB Season (Version 5)
2015 Playoff Library (Version 5)
Larry Ryall 12/13/2015
2015 ZIPS Projections (Version 5)
2015 ZIPS Projections (Version 4)
3/26/2015
2014 MLB Season (Version 5)
2014 World Series Library (Version 5)
2014 MLB Season (Version 4)
Larry Ryall 2/3/2015
2013 MLB Season (Version 5)
2013 World Series Library (Version 5)
2013 MLB Season (Version 4)
Ed Summers 7/19/2015
2012 MLB Season (Version 5) Ed Summers 3/18/2015
2002 MLB Season (Version 5) John Baker 9/24/2016
2000 MLB Season (Version 5)
2000 MLB Season (Version 4)
Ed Summers and Jon Conner 2/27/2015
1998 MLB Season (Version 5)
John Baker 9/24/2016
1991 MLB Season (Version 5)
1991 MLB Season (Version 4)
Ed Summers 2/27/2015
1987 MLB Season (Version 5)
1987 MLB Season (Version 4)
Jon Conner and Ed Summers 2/27/2015
1979 MLB Season (Version 5) Yaz1967 3/30/2015
1978 MLB Season (Version 5)
1978 MLB Season (Version 4)
Dave Tierney and Yaz1967 2/27/2015
1975 MLB Season (Version 5)
1975 MLB Season (Version 4)
Yaz1967 2/27/2015
1971 MLB Season (Version 5) Dennis Musselman 3/2/2015
1969 MLB Season (Version 5) Dennis Musselman 3/8/2015
1968 MLB Season (Version 5)
1968 MLB Season (Version 4)
Jon Conner and Yaz1967 2/27/2015
1967 MLB Season (Version 5)
1967 MLB Season (Version 4)
Ralph Kraft, John Gardiner, and Rick Whipkey 9/3/2015
1964 MLB Season (Version 5) John Baker 12/30/2016
1963 MLB Season (Version 5) pfunkone 3/17/2015
1962 MLB Season (Version 5)
1962 MLB Season (Version 4)
UD and Rick Whipkey 2/27/2015
1961 MLB Season (Version 5) John Baker 10/21/2016
1959 MLB Season (Version 5)
1959 MLB Season (Version 4)
UD and Jon Conner 2/27/2015
1953 MLB Season (Version 5) Yaz1967 and Jon Conner 3/12/2015
1952 MLB Season (Version 5) Yaz1967 and Jon Conner 3/5/2015
1951 MLB Season (Version 5)
1951 MLB Season (Version 4)
Yaz1967 and Rick Whipkey 2/27/2015
1950 MLB Season (Version 5) Yaz1967 and Jon Conner 2/27/2015
1941 MLB Season (Version 5)
1941 MLB Season (Version 4)
Yaz1967 and Jon Conner 2/27/2015
1936 MLB Season (Version 5)
1936 MLB Season (Version 4)
Yaz1967 and Jon Conner 2/27/2015
1927 MLB Season (Version 5) John Baker 10/29/2016
1920 MLB Season (Version 5)
1920 MLB Season (Version 4)
Yaz1967 2/26/2015
1909 MLB Season (Version 4) Larry Ryall 4/25/2014
Default Library (Version 5) - also ships with the game
Default Library (Version 4) - also ships with the game
Rickengeezer 1/23/2015

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