TCBA Yearbook

The Test

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Seasons

1921  1922  1923
1924  1925  1926 1927  1928  1929

1930  1931  1932
1933  1934  1935 1936  1937  1938
1939

1940  1941  1942
1943  1944  1945 1946  1947  1948
1949

1950  1951  1952
1953  1954  1955 1956  1957  1958
1959

1960  1961  1962
1963  1964  1965 1966  1967  1968
1969

1970  1971  1972
1973  1974  1975 1976  1977  1978
1979

1980  1981  1982
1983  1984  1985 1986  1987  1988
 1989 

1990  1991  1992
1993  1994  1995 1996  1997  1998
1999

2000  2001  2002
2003  2004  2005 2006  2007  2008
 2009 

2010  2011  2012
2013  2014  2015 2016  2017  2018
  2019  

Miscellaneous
Foreword 1
Foreword II
Introduction
The Ad
The Letter
The Test
First Newsletter
Yesterday
Gold
TCBA Almanac


A Kirwin Fondest Experience #1 - Applying to TCBA; receiving the entry test from Jim Lafargue; are these guys kidding - a test????

A Fiehl Fact - Jim’s Qualification Test for new managers.  He grilled us on what kind of roster moves we would make if we owned the ‘73 Tigers and Giants.  His strategy hint, “Try to win while planning for the future as well.”  Good thing Anthony didn’t have to try and pass this one!  Future, what’s a future?  Is it anything like a Yoot?

Marty Fiehl - As basic or simple as everyone may have thought this test was, it can now be revealed  that someone we all know crashed and burned on this one.  This is the same guy who stays up all night to study for a urine test!   Nah, he might be embarrassed if I revealed his name.  OK, I’ll give you a clue; he used to have George Foster, he used to have hair, and he used to occasionally get a hit in a playoff game.

Frank Tedeschi - My first TCBA memory was in the insult/disappointment category. Marty Fiehl, who had recently introduced me to APBA ball, brought over a copy of an application to join a baseball league. It was based on the APBA game, and he had found out about it from an ad in their journal. The league sounded kind of interesting. It sounded competitive, and with all my knowledge about baseball at the ripe age of 17, I figured I would be incredibly great at it. So I sat down and spent what I remember as a few hours putting together my response and mailed it off to one Jim Lafargue. After some weeks passed, I was to learn that my application to join the league was REJECTED! Something about messiness and poor organization skills were cited as I recall. It is true that my handwriting is about as legible as a three year old chimpanzee’s, but all my baseball knowledge and skills -- this was just not right. Mr. Perfect Pen (Fiehl) was somehow accepted and described to me (in excruciating detail, yawn.... ) all the fun he was having drafting and trading and playing the season, and well.... up yours, Marty.
     As luck would have it, there was a managerial opening late that season, and Marty suggested to the league that I fill it. I wanted in. There was just one catch -- I HAD TO RETAKE THE TEST! Well, when pushed I can write well enough that people with good vision can actually read the words. I invested another 3 hours on the damn thing and sent in my application again. I do not think there were any other applicants, and I was allowed to join TCBA.

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