TCBA Yearbook

1986

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Metro Division

 

 Eastern Division

Meadowlands

117

45

...

Scranton

87

75

Long Island

79

83

10

Annandale

86

76

1

Beacon

79

83

25

Philadelphia

64

78

3

Hoboken

74

88

32

Bergen

80

82

7

Berkshire

43

119

37

Kennett

57

105

30

 

 Central Division

 

Western Division

Bradenton

96

66

...

Mimosa

107

55

...

Evanston

89

73

7

Norfolk

89

73

18

Harbor Beach

81

81

15

Fresno

75

87

32

Midlothian

75

87

21

Horseshoe Bay

67

95

40

Morgantown

68

94

28

Leesville

55

107

52

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Dan Warren - Bradenton, Meadowlands, Mimosa, and Annandale won their respective divisions, while Bergen and Norfolk were the wildcard teams. The Spartans breezed through the playoffs to win the American League and TCBA championships, aided by Wade Boggs’.361 batting average. Carlton Fisk collected 46 home runs for Mimosa, tying Scranton’s Dave Parker with 146 RBI.

Bert Blyleven won 26 for Meadowlands. Other 20-game winners were Orel Hershiser (24), Bryn Smith (22), Dwight Gooden (21), Fernando Valenzuela (21), John Tudor (21) and Alan Bannister (20).

Bob Braun - My best deal was probably the Gary Carter for Jose Canseco swap pulled off at Braunfest ‘86. Jim Lafargue was putting together a monster team, but all he had was Mike Heath behind the plate. I had a still productive Gary Carter available on a rebuilding team, and coveted Canseco as the cornerstone of my youth movement. Jim wanted to bargain, but eventually relented and took the deal. The Spartans went on to win big in ‘86 and ‘87, but Carter faded rapidly after that. Canseco led the Braves to the Championship in 1989 and the playoffs in 1993, setting a host of franchise records along the way. He was still very active as the Braves began pursuit of the 1995 season crown.

 Marty Fiehl - After the Gary Carter deal, Manager Braun had to cut two players from the roster. I needed starts, warm bodies just to fill-in that year. Krueger and Stewart for $5000 helped out both teams. Dave Stewart had bounced around, was at that time in the minors, had just been brought up on charges of having sex with a man, who turned out to be a woman, or was it the other way around? Regardless, it looked like the end of the line for Stew. Then, after I got him, he got called up, won about ten in a row in ‘86, then had his solid year in Oakland, where he received consideration for the Cy Young Award. I wish I could say it was insightful managing, but in reality it was pure luck. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was even offering him around in trades the first part of ‘87, since I believed his second half of ‘86 was a just a fluke. Nobody really wanted him.

Anyway, he’s the best $2500 player I ever got.

 Jim Lafargue - I remember: staying up all night to play Charles Smith in the TCBA World Series, being one out from elimination in Game 6; staring in disbelief when Carter, with 2 out in the 9th and a man on base, rolled a “66” to win; waiting until 9 am to play Game 7 so our “audience” could wake up and have breakfast; and winning in dramatic fashion.

     I also remember allowing four home runs to Jim Rice of Scranton in one game, and losing the game on a triple.....by Jim Rice.

 Stu McCorkindale - The 1986 season ended for the Barflies on a muffed fly ball by Phil Bradley in the deciding game of the playoffs against Meadowlands. Bradley was still named the team’s MVP for the season.

 Bill Kirwin - I remember waiting for the phone call at the end of the season to learn if Kennett had made the playoffs, learning we had missed by a tie-breaker.....to Stu McCorkindale.

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 From left: Frank Lentine, Bill Kirwin, and Stu McCorkindale

Lancaster HoJo’s, 1992

 

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