TCBA Yearbook

1988

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Metro Division

 

 Eastern Division

Meadowlands

119

43

...

Annandale

81

81

...

Scranton

107

55

12

Philadelphia

81

81

...

Long Island

105

56

14

Bergen

69

93

12

Hoboken

57

105

62

Norfolk

65

97

16

Beacon

53

108

65

Kennett

62

100

19

 

Central Division

 

Western Division

Bradenton

119

43

...

Mimosa

97

65

...

Evanston

87

75

32

Fresno

93

69

4

Harbor Beach

85

77

34

Texas

68

94

29

Morgantown

79

83

40

Horseshoe Bay

65

97

32

Midlothian

77

85

42

Berkshire

50

112

47

 

Dan Warren - Division champions were Bradenton, Meadowlands, Mimosa, and Annandale (on a tie breaker), but Marty Fiehl’s wildcard Scranton Spanish Flies executed the unexpected and won the league title. An overall TCBA championship series was never played.

 

     Meadowlands’ Wade Boggs became the third .400 hitter in league history, hitting .431, with 275 hits, 175 rbi, and 50 homers. One of the great seasons of all TCBA-time.

 

     Meanwhile, Bradenton’s Will Clark drove in 181 runs, helped by 57 homers, and Morgantown’s Dale Murphy cracked 58. Nine batters connected for 50+ home runs. Long Island hit a team total 309, with Dawson, Clark and Joyner each belting over 50!

 

     Orel Hershiser won 25 games for Bradenton. Other big winners were Jimmy Key (23), Charlie Leibrandt (22), Bret Saberhagen (22), Bob Welch (21), Rick Reuschel (21), and Zane Smith (21). Cellar-dwelling Berkshire’s Roger Clemens pitched the season’s only no-hitter, and appropriately lost the game!

 

 Bob Wood - Over the years, many players have been Bucks. The most enduring have been first basemen - first  the Human Rain Delay, Mike Hargrove, and now Will the Thrill Clark. Hargrove still holds many of our career records, winning a TCBA batting championship in his rookie season with a .374 mark. The Thrill owns most of the marks that Hargrove doesn’t. His most memorable season was in power laden 1988, when he lead the Buckeyes to 119 wins, with 57 homers and 181 rbi, including seven grand slam dingers.

 

     1988 was a strange year. We swept a powerful Scranton team in face-to-face competition at the Braunfest, but then were swept by that same team in the playoffs! We had hoped to meet in the championships the juggernaut that Jim Lafargue had assembled, but it was not to be.

 

From the 7/24/88 TCBA Newsletter - A TRAFFIC LIGHT has been installed on Millersville Road, and a sigh prohibiting left turns into the GameCo. Now you must pass the building and approach it from the rear. Please -- allow the extra two minutes in driving, so as not to arrive during lunch hour or after the business is closed for the evening.

 

Jim McEneaney assumes the office of Commissioner for the united TCBA leagues, succeeding gentleman Kerry Brashears, who resigned his position due to “the press of real-world responsibilities.”

 

 

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