TCBA Yearbook

2001

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1939

1940  1941  1942
1943  1944  1945 1946  1947  1948
1949

1950  1951  1952
1953  1954  1955 1956  1957  1958
1959

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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
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Miscellaneous
Foreword 1
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Introduction
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First Newsletter
Yesterday
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TCBA Almanac

 

Metro Division

 

Capitol Division

Newark

112

50

...

Norfolk

104

58

...

Scranton

99

63

13

Woebegone

86

75

18

Long Island

95

67

17

Bethesda

77

82

26

Newmarket

68

92

43

Innisfree

78

84

26

Beacon

60

102

52

Silver Spring

70

91

34

Gunpowder

52

109

60

Rapidan

66

96

38

 

Central Division

 

Atlantic Division

Evanston

96

65

...

Farmington

100

61

...

Morgantown

92

70

4.5

Kensington

95

67

6

Horseshoe Bay

86

76

11

Portsmouth

89

72

11

Bradenton

82

80

15

Rhode Island

79

83

22

Mimosa

68

92

28

Allegheny

72

89

28

Spring City

61

97

34

 

Kennett

48

114

53

 

Comments –

Bob Wood – I knew it broke Willie's heart to be traded from Hyde Park, but the effect seems ever more dramatic....

 

“…The Family has lost its patriarch.  MLB Hall of Famer Willie Stargell, who led the Pirates to two World Series victories with his tape-measure homers, died of a stroke on Monday at age 61. He had been in failing health for several years with a kidney disorder, according to officials at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC where he died (April 2001).

 

The Pirates opened their new ballpark Saturday and unveiled a 12-foot bronze statue of the man known as "Pops".  They postponed a formal ceremony dedicating the statue because Stargell could not attend.

 

'Now, every opening day at PNC Park, everybody will know this is Willie Stargell's day,' said Chuck Tanner, Stargell's manager from 1977-1982.  'He's up there, and he knows the Pirates are opening today.'

 

 One of the greatest home run hitters ever, in volume and in distance, Stargell hit 475 homers - many of them soaring, majestic shots that rattled a pitcher's confidence.  With Stargell batting cleanup for most of his 20-year career, the Pirates won World Series championships in 1971 and 1979 and six NL East titles from 1970-1979.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987. Stargell was a dynamic leader on the field and a fatherly yet forceful presence off it.  The 1979 Pirates were nicknamed "the Family" from the Sister Sledge song, "We are Family", and Stargell said years later that it wasn't a misnomer.

 

‘We won, we lived and we enjoyed as one’, Stargell said.  ‘We molded together dozens of different individuals into one working force.  We were products of different races, were raised in different income brackets, but in the clubhouse and on the field, we were one.’”

 

They'll miss Willie in Bradenton too.

 

Bob Braun – Hudson Valley – Hyde Park and Beacon, NY are draped in flags today in honor of their ancient hero, Willie Stargell. Just by coincidence, former Hyde Park owner Red Braun was in Wilmington, NC on Sunday, the day before Willie breathed his last. Although unable to visit with Willie, the message was clear.

 

"Willie represented everything that was good about the Hyde Park franchise. His presence, his optimism, his strength, will be missed. There has not been another leader like Willie to join the Hyde Park-Beacon franchise since he left us after the '75 season. And I don't think there was ever a franchise leader like Willie, going back to our origins in '21. A lot of great players, for sure, but no one like Pops."

 

Future plans to honor Willie were being discussed throughout the night, including the possibility of changing the name of Beacon's Miller-Wells Stadium to Willie Stargell Park.

 

Stu McCorkindale - As an aside, some of us have shared concerns about the loss of newsletter-style communications and what it means to the "pulse" of TCBA. It seems to some all we do is play games and write reports on individual series that may or may not be read by anyone other than our opponents. There no longer seems to be any collective repository for these reports nor is there any attempt (outside of Ken's occasional contributions) made to offer regular summaries on how the season is progressing. I don't have any solutions to offer - I'm not even sure the majority of you even miss these features - but perhaps those who gather in Lancaster later this month can find the time to discuss this ever growing hole in our written record. Maybe there is a hero in our midst who is willing to once again make the league about more than just C and F files flying through cyberspace. (Editor’s note: We try~)

 

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