TCBA Yearbook

1990

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

TCBA Almanac

 

Metro Division

 

 Eastern Division

Scranton

110

52

...

Morgantown

90

71

 

Long Island

95

67

15

Kennett

84

77

6

Hoboken

90

72

20

Annandale

79

83

11.5

Newark

72

90

38

Norfolk

70

92

20.5

Beacon

66

96

44

Bethesda

64

98

26.5

 

 Central Division

 

Western Division

Horseshoe Bay

100

62

...

Gettysburg

87

75

...

Bradenton

100

62

...

Bergen

86

3

1

Harbor Beach

96

66

4

Village

85

77

2

Evanston

76

86

24

Binghamton

52

110

35

Mimosa

70

92

30

Silver Spring

47

115

40

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Dan Warren - An assortment of new managers took over in 1990, as Jesse Elicker added Gettysburg to his National League responsibilities, along with Frank Lentine, an original NL’er who switched to the helm of the Binghamton Crabbs, and Frank Howard of the Silver Spring Senators.

     Gettysburg, Horseshoe Bay, Morgantown, and Scranton won their divisions, with Scranton finishing as league champ. The pennant races were very exciting, with Horseshoe Bay catching Bradenton in the final series, winning 5 of 7, and making the playoffs for the first time since 1987.

     Harbor Beach’s Kirby Puckett hit .35443 to edge Horseshoe Bay’s Brian Harper at .3539. Eric Davis of Long Island powered 50 homers, while Ryne Sandberg of Hoboken had 131 RBI.

     Kirk McCaskill (21), Mark Gubicza (21), Mike Moore (20), and Bert Blyleven (20) topped the pitchers.

     Ken Griffey, Jr. brought $162,000 from Scranton, one of the decade’s best buys. Kevin Brown and Todd Zeile both went to Bergen for $133,000 each.

      Horseshoe Bay’s Willie Randolph played every inning of the 162 game schedule without committing an error!  And  Beacon’s Scott Garrelts, Horseshoe Bay’s Jim Deshaies, Bradenton’s Mike Moore, and Gettysburg’s Mike Morgan each pitched no-hitters.

      1990 was the first autonomous season for the old American League. We adapted our logo to TCBA/AL, which eventually would become the twin leagues TCBA Today and TCBA Yesterday.

      Marty Fiehl entered the hospital with his first bout of back troubles. Bob Wood called Marty in the hospital and played a series game over the phone.

      In May, charter member Dick Gorney announced his resignation from TCBA and was replaced by veteran NL’er Gary Sibley. Gorney spoke passionately about changes in the hit&run rule as the impetus for his departure, but he also left APBA behind at the same time. The computer world was not to Dick’s liking.

      The August newsletter reported 13 missing series, including some very familiar names, but by October every one was on time.

      Long Island’s Andre Dawson collected his 2000th career hit in series 8 against Annandale.

      In the October newsletter published by Don Mahley, a 40% Rule was proposed for the second time. The first mention of changing the familiar sealed bid rookie draft appeared in the same newsletter.

      Frank Tedeschi became enraged about a realignment announcement made in October, which created the new Capitol division, threatening to resign TWICE. He later went on to win his new division by 3 games, although his protests led to a new procedure for future realignments.

      The Atlantic Division pennant race went down to the final game. At the conclusion of the regular season, Gettysburg and Bergen each had 86 wins. But Gettysburg had one game to make up, an earlier rainout against Newark. A win by the Eagles would hand the pennant to Stu’s Barflies. Jesse Elicker’s Generals were up to the task, however, and topped the Eagles for their first TCBA/AL playoff appearance.

 Stu McCorkindale - My best trade (I assume that means the most lob-sided one in my favor) was probably the one concluded between Norfolk and Bergen. Dan Warren proposed that he needed Bergen’s Craig McMurtry, a 16*, to round out his bullpen and offered me two youngsters named Tom Glavine and Mickey Tettleton. When I paused to consider if he was pulling my leg, he quickly upped the ante by throwing in $10 thousand as a sweetener.

     Brock for Broglio, Frank Robby for Pappas, Babe Ruth for “No, No Nannette,” Mrs. Kekich for Mrs. Petersen - why not! Stranger things have happened - but not to me. Thank you, Dan!


 

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