TCBA Yearbook

1995

    INDEX

Seasons
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1905  1906  1907 1908  1909  1910

1911  1912  1913
1914  1915  1916 1917  1918  1919

1920

1921  1922  1923
1924  1925  1926 1927  1928  1929

1930  1931  1932
1933  1934  1935 1936  1937  1938
1939

1940  1941  1942
1943  1944  1945 1946  1947  1948
1949

1950  1951  1952
1953  1954  1955 1956  1957  1958
1959

1960  1961  1962
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
2013  2014  2015 2016  2017  2018
  2019  

2020  2021  2022
2023  2024  2025 2026  2027  2028
  2029  

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

TCBA Almanac

 

Metro Division

 

Capitol Division

Beacon

114

47

...

Annandale

109

53

...

Scranton

107

55

9

Bethesda

108

54

1

Newark

74

87

40

Birdsnest

86

76

23

Long Island

60

102

54.5

Norfolk

73

89

36

Hoboken

54

107

60

Silver Spring

72

90

37

 

Central Division

 

Atlantic Division

Horseshoe Bay

104

58

...

Binghamton

88

73

...

Bradenton

89

73

15

Hillsboro

87

75

1.5

Evanston

79

82

24.5

Kennett

65

97

23.5

Morgantown

77

85

27

Farmington

62

100

26.5

Mimosa

52

110

52

Bergen

58

104

30.5

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Dan Warren - This season was the year for new batting records, as Jeff Bagwell of Scott Brown’s Horseshoe Bay Polos shattered George Foster’s 1978 record of 62 home runs by hitting an amazing 71 circuit clouts. He wasn’t alone, however, in doing so, as teammate Matt Williams hit 64 balls out, and Newark’s Barry Bonds tagged 67. Bagwell also bested Harold Baines’ record of 186 rbi for Fresno back in 1985 by knocking in a total of 192 runs.

     On the other side of the ledger, Mimosa Mirthmakers’ right-hander Bobby Witt reached a new low in futility with a 1-20 won-loss record. His lone victory was a shutout, which was also his only complete game.

     Annandale Agate starter Greg Maddux narrowly missed joining Phil & Joe Niekro, and Jose Rijo, in the TCBA pantheon of 30-game winners, posting a 29-5 record with a stellar 1.51 ERA. Other 20 game winners included Bethesda’s Jimmy Key (22), Horseshoe Bay’s tandem of Wilson Alvarez(22) and Zane Smith(20), Bradenton’s Jack McDowell (21), Scranton’s Kevin Appier(20), and Beacon Brave’s veteran duo of David Cone(21) and Dennis Martinez(20).

      Other offensive records set this season included Frank Thomas’ 154 walks, breaking the 16-year old record of 144 set by Shiloh’s Joe Morgan in 1978. Bergen Barfly Chuck Knoblauch set a new TCBA mark for doubles, belting out 76 two-baggers for Stu McCorkindale. The old record was 73, set by Shiloh rookie Fred Lynn in 1976. And in a relatively new TCBA statistic, Paul O’Neill’s 26 game hitting streak set the new standard.

Bob Wood - It’s been a wonderful fifth of a century. We’ve weathered many moves, divorces, heart attacks, and even a death, but we still continue. We have gone from the Basic game to the Advanced game to computers and modem series. We weathered the Major league strikes. Now we are going “back-in-time” to the 1970’s with Bob and Stu’s latest brainstorm.

     Getting to Lancaster was the greatest, however. The first time we had our rookie auction with every member in attendance was a special thing that I hope I never forget...but as Alzheimer’s approaches, well, you never know.

Jim McEneaney - TCBA has gone from 162 game replays to some very real, personal friendships.  We've grown with one another and one another's families through the cheers and the tears.  Such friendships are rare and priceless--THANKS! 

A Fiehl Fact - The initial 26 managers had an average age of 27.  Today, I’ve got underwear that old! Even with Gerry Hobbs doing the math, I doubt he could get this figure under 40.

Rookies of the Year - Mike Mancini welcomed a new daughter, Rose Olivia, in October. Scott Brown followed quickly after with a grandson for TCBA’s original editor, David Brown. The next generation Brown was tabbed Courtland Walker Brown. Let’s hope he has good speed!

 

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