Woebegone Wombats - 1999-2013

Donald Mahley (1943-2014)

  Ambassador Don Mahley passed away after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer on March 1, 2014.  Husband of Julianna Stephenson Mahley for 45 years, he had a career in the U.S. Army for 27 years with work at the National Security Council and Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.  Later he was confirmed as the State Department  Ambassador serving as Special Negotiator for Nonproliferation.  His work on the protocol for the Biological Weapons Treaty,  establishing the Office for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and negotiating the recently signed Arms Trade Treaty are notable.

 

He was also known for his love of animals, fantasy baseball, the theater world where he served on the board of directors of Synetic Theater, Chicago Cubs, and coaching the speech and debate teams at USMA, single malt scotch, vintage port and pinot noir, and above all the many friends and colleagues he knew over the years. 

 

 

 

Don received full military honors at a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery on November 3, 2014.

 

 

History Brief: Expansion Franchise #23 joined the league in 1999. Don Mahley had previously owned Franchise #2, based in Annandale, before selling out to speculator John Carter following the 1996 season. The world was saddened in 2014 upon the death of Ambassador Mahley, a true TCBA friend, always. The Franchise #23 was turned over to Don Hirsch, who appropriately moved the team to Arlington for the 2014 season.

 

 

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Wildcard

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All-Time Record

W

L

1269

1154

 

 

All-Time Batting Statistics

 

All-Time Pitching Statistics

 

Team #23 Season Records

Year

Won

Lost

Place

Division

Playoffs

2013

88

74

3

Capitol

2012

65

95

5

Capitol

2011

85

77

5

Capitol

2010

81

80

3

Capitol

2009

66

96

5

Capitol

2008

90

72

2

Capitol

WC

2007

94

68

1

Capitol

DC

2006

87

75

3

Capitol

2005

104

58

1

Capitol

DC

2004

100

59

1

Capitol

DC

2003

90

72

2

Capitol

2002

111

51

1

Capitol

WC

DC

2001

86

75

2

Capitol

2000

74

88

4

Capitol

1999

48

114

6

Capitol