TCBA Yearbook

1975

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Eastern

 

 

 

 

Western

 

 

 

Harbor Beach

72

53

  -

 

Shiloh

78

47

  -

So. Starrucca

71

55

1.5

 

Mt. Greenwood

77

49

1.5

Hyde Park

63

63

1.5

 

Bradenton

69

54

8

Toronto

63

63

9.5

 

Evanston

63

63

15.5

Potsdam

60

65

12

 

Mt. Prospect

62

63

16

Greylock

39

87

33.5

 

San Francisco

48

75

29

 

Norfolk

49

77

29.5

Dan Warren - The longest game of the year was a 19-inning affair between Mt. Prospect and Potsdam, but there is no record of who won. No-hitters were plentiful.  South Starrucca’s John Matlack pitched a pair of no-no’s, while Jim Busby (Potsdam), Wilbur Wood (Bradenton), and Doc Medich (for Harbor Beach against So. Starrucca) each had one. Bradenton’s Catfish Hunter was the only 20-game winner.
     Dick Allen (28), Steve Garvey, John Mayberry, and Charlie Spikes (25 each), were the home run leaders, while Cesar Cedeno (108) and Steve Garvey (104) were the top RBI producers.
     Mike Hargrove of the Bradenton Buckeyes claimed the batting title at .329 over Mt. Greenwood’s Rod Carew  (.327).
     Bob Moore’s Shiloh Spurs downed Dick Gorney’s Harbor Beach Combers for the first American League title.

Bob Wood - I remember our first rookie draft. Freddie Lynn, MVP and rookie of the year, was going to be the prize. Bob Moore had the most money, but Red Sox fan Dick Gorney made a late trade to pad his bankroll above Bob’s. I’ll always respect Dick for calling all of us to let us know the situation BEFORE we sent in our bids.

Dan Warren - Fred Lynn went highest to Gorney’s Harbor Beach Combers for $131,000 in the rookie draft, while John Montefusco cost Frank Tedeschi’s San Francisco club $80,000. Marty Fiehl acquired Jim Rice for $70,000, and the Norfolk Pilots obtained Dennis Eckersley for $52,000.
     Al Keefer’s Evanston Bees drafted Dennis Rasmussen (who was still active in 1994) for $1000 - wonder how Al could know that?

Fiehl Facts - Eckersley at $52K.  That has to work out to something like $2K a year.  Sounds like a bargain to me.
     Dues in 1975 were $9.  Sounds cheap.  We must have had better financial managers for your treasurers in those days.
 
The First Trade:  SHILOH sends Denny Doyle and Don Money to TORONTO for Al Oliver and Mike Torrez. (Is it any wonder that Trader Jim McEneaney would later inherit the Toronto franchise?)

The Second Trade: Fiehl sends Joe Ferguson to Mt. Greenwood for Milbourne and Moffitt.

5-28-75 - Marty Fiehl trades Mario Mendoza to Toronto (soon to be Long Island) for Wayne Garrett.

Marty Fiehl - This word of caution from our fearless Founder in Year 1 regarding trades: “Don’t offer the same player to two teams simultaneously.”  Obviously Jim had no spirit of adventure back then.  Heck, I’ve found you get a much better return if you not only OFFER the same guy, but if you can actually TRADE the same guy to two separate teams.  Taking the art one step further, in 1994  I traded a player I never even owned!  Don Mahley got to see about 3 good linescores from Andy Ashby before Jim McEneaney had to be a spoilsport and bring to light a small technicality in the fact that since I had never actually owned Ashby, it may not be advisable to trade him.  Picky, picky, picky.

5-8-75 - Gerry Hobbs begins an extended leave of absence. It is reported that he will be vacationing in Paris.

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