All-Star Baseball League Regular Season Wrap-Up

Merrimack – The All-Star Baseball League regular season came to a close Tuesday night as the Merrimack Owls won 2 of 3 games from the division winning McCall Mudhens but failed to qualify for the playoffs. Winning the first 2 games, the Owls faced a win-or-go-home scenario all night after trailing the Westport Fleas in the standings.

“It was a tough situation to be in,” Owls manager Ryne Sandberg said during post-game comments. “That Mudhens team has been flattening everyone all season long, so to come out here and punch them in the nose the first couple of games made me really happy for our guys… Our season did not turn out the way we wanted it to, but tonight these guys showed some grit and they should walk away feeling proud.”

Jumping out to an early lead in game 3, the Mudhens finally found an answer to Owls pitching when it mattered most. With the usual cast of Yost, Larkin and Mantle contributing big hits, the back of the Hens’ lineup showed up for the first time in the series with clutch hitting from Gabby Hartnett, Frankie Frisch and Billy Williams.

Feas Playoff Boud
Jubilation sprang form small pubs, backyard viewing parties and local bistros as the Westport Fleas
qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history with the Mudhens win over the Owls. Fish fans for one night only, words like “hope” and “believe” are popping up on Fleas t-shirts across the Westport metro area.

“ARE YOU KIDDING! Of course we can beat the ‘Mud-fish’!,” local resident Aaron Householder said while holding a beer in front of a spontaneous celebration in front of city hall. “McRae WILL WIN THE DAY!!!.”

Joplin Lands #1 Draft Pick
Finishing the season with a 9-15 record and scoring the least amount of runs, The Joplin Crawdads have secured the #1 draft pick in next seasons draft. A small-market franchise with several key-players such as Todd Helton and Jackie Robinson locked in for the next few seasons, the Crawdads look to add several starters in the draft.

Playoffs Set
With the conclusion of the regular season, the playoff picture is now crystal clear. In the National League, the division-winning McCall Mudhens will face the Westport Fleas and in the American League, the division-winning Fogelberg Falcons will face the Boggstown Boilers.

Both series will be a best of 7 and the winners will face-off in a best of 7 series for the championship.

All-Star Baseball League: NLCS

McCall Mudhens

McCall Mudhens

VS.

Westport Fleas

Westport Fleas

 

All-Star Baseball League: ALCS

Fogelberg Falcons

Fogelberg Falcons

VS.

Boggstown Boilers

Boggstown Boilers

Final Records

=========== AL ===============
Home vs away
FF vs BB x4 (FF 4, BB 0)
BB vs FF x2 (FF 2, BB 0)
JC vs FF x3 (JC 0, FF 3)
FF vs JC x3 (FF 1, JC 2)
BB vs JC x3 (BB 2, JC 1)
JC vs BB x3 (JC 1, BB 2)
—- ALL-STAR BREAK —-
BB vs FF x4 (BB 2, FF 2)
FF vs BB x2 (FF 2, BB 0)
FF vs JC x3 (FF 2, JC 1)
JC vs FF x3 (JC 2, FF 1)
JC vs BB x3 (JC 1, BB 2)
BB vs JC x3 (BB 2, JC 1)

==Final Records==
* Falcons: 17-7
* Boilers: 10-14
Crawdads: 9-15

=========== NL ===============
Home vs away
WF vs MO x4 (WF 1, MO 3)
MO vs WF x2 (WF 2, MO 0)
MM vs WF x3 (MM 2, WF 1)
WF vs MM x3 (WF 0, MM 3)
MO vs MM x3 (MO 1, MM 2)
MM vs MO x3 (MM 2, MO 1)
—- ALL-STAR BREAK —-
MO vs WF x4 (MO 1, WF 3)
WF vs MO x2 (WF 1, MO 1)
WF vs MM x3 (WF 0, MM 3)
MM vs WF x3 (MM 2, WF 1)
MM vs MO x3 (MM 3, MO 0)
MO vs MM x3 (MO 2, MM 1)

==Final Records==
* Mudhens: 18-6
* Fleas: 9-15
Owls: 9-15

* Playoff Team

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How to Make a Cadaco All-Star Baseball Disc

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Print as many discs on the page to save paper.

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Spray Fixative to keep the ink from bleeding

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A nice thick coat will give the discs a lifetime of bright ink!

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Spray-mount 2 pieces of thick card stock together.

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After joining the pages together, be sure to press them together for a good bond.

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Double thick card stock.

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Spray mount the paper printout of the discs to the double thick card stock.

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Press the two together to get a good bond… the fixative helps to keep the ink from running while applying pressure.

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Make sure to do the back side.

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Cut the discs apart with scissors.

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Carefully cut the discs out with (sharp) scissors.

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Cutting board, a cork-back ruler and an x-acto knife.

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Carefully line up your first cut.

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LIGHTLY drag the blade over the cut scoring the paper and repeat applying a bit more pressure until you are through.

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Backside of the disc after two cuts have been made.

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Same process for the curved sides.

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Pop the center out.

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Finished disc.

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Repeat for additional discs.

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ASBL All-Stars Announced

AL ::
First Base – T. Helton* – Joplin Crawdads
Second Base – J. Robinson – Joplin Crawdads
Shortstop – J. Sewell – Fogelberg Falcons
Third Base – E. Yost* – Boggstown Boilers
Right Field – A. Kaline* – Fogelberg Falcons
Left Field – Bi. Williams* – Fogelberg Falcons
Center Field – K. Griffey* – Joplin Crawdads
Catcher – C. Fisk* – Fogelberg Falcons

NL ::
First Base – J. Foxx* – Merrimack Owls
Second Base – C. Gehringer – McCall Mudhens
Shortstop – J. Cronin* – Westport Fleas
Third Base – J. Pesky* – Westport Fleas
Right Field – F. Robinson – Westport Fleas
Left Field – L. Brock* – McCall Mudhens
Center Field – M. Mantle* – McCall Mudhens
Catcher – M. Sweeney* – Westport Fleas

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Site Update!

Well, I hope you noticed the new look of the site… I have battled for the last few YEARS on what it should look like and I think we have a winner.

Yeah, it’s a bit tacky, a bit throw back and a bit klunky for a ‘modern’ website, but ASB is the awesome spirit of all of those things so we are going to embrace it!

I will be adding a TON of free player discs over the next week, so check that out.

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All-Star Baseball League First Half

Fogelberg – The All-Star Baseball League has reached the end of its first half of action. With a new league format, new players, a new schedule, a new manager in the league and new team budgets everything around the league feels, well… NEW.

Don Zimmer“Having been around the game as long as I have, for something to feel new or different is pretty rare,” Falcons manager Don Zimmer said while eating his customary game-day pancakes. “This season has been really special so far because we can keep some of these players with the team for the long run. It makes this league format so much better than what we have been doing.”

The new All-Star Baseball League doubled the length of it’s season from 12 to 24 games per team this year, making for a bit more of a marathon than a sprint.

“You know, I think the new format is going to make for a really intense run up to the playoffs in both leagues. Just about every team in the league has essentially added a new player through the upgrade system, so I think anyone would be silly to make any predictions at this point.”

==Player Upgrades==
Falcons: Joe Sewell, Harry Heilmann
Crawdads: None
Boilers: None
Owls: Ed Delahanty
Mudhens: Hank Aaron
Fleas: Frank Robinson

== Records ==
NL:
MM: 9-3
MO: 5-7
WF: 4-8

AL:
FF: 10-2
JC: 5-7
BB: 3-9

== Schedule/Results ==
=========== AL ===============
Home vs away
FF vs BB x4 (FF 4, BB 0)
BB vs FF x2 (FF 2, BB 0)
JC vs FF x3 (JC 0, FF 3)
FF vs JC x3 (FF 1, JC 2)
BB vs JC x3 (BB 1, JC 0)
JC vs BB x3 (JC 1, BB 2)
—- ALL-STAR BREAK —-
BB vs FF x4
FF vs BB x2
FF vs JC x3
JC vs FF x3
JC vs BB x3
BB vs JC x3

=========== NL ===============
Home vs away
WF vs MO x4 (WF 1, MO 3)
MO vs WF x2 (WF 2, MO 0)
MM vs WF x3 (MM 2, WF 1)
WF vs MM x3 (WF 0, MM 3)
MO vs MM x3 (MO 1, MM 2)
MM vs MO x3 (MM 2, MO 1)
—- ALL-STAR BREAK —-
MO vs WF x4
WF vs MO x2
WF vs MM x3
MM vs WF x3
MM vs MO x3
MO vs MM x3

Kansas City Baseball League 2010

asdf

Fogelberg
Falcons

asdf

Merrimack Owls

asdf

Westport Fleas

asdf

McCall
Mudhens

asdf

Boggstown Boilers

asdf

Joplin Crawdads

Lifetime

*C. Fisk,
P. Molitor,
D. Mattingly

Lifetime

*D. Murphy,
R. Santo,
R. Sandberg

Lifetime

*M. Sweeney,
J. Cronin

Lifetime

*B. Larkin,
J. Bench,
L. Brock,
O. Smith

Lifetime

*G. Brett,
A. Otis

Lifetime

*K. Griffey Jr.
A. Trammell,
W. Clark

Contracts:

*W. Boggs
2 years, 20M
A. Kaline,
3 years, 41M

Contracts:

*J. Foxx,
3 years, 55M

Contracts:

* D. Lee,
1 year, 12M
+2M in season 2
+ Draft Pick

Free Agents:

*M. Mantle
3 years, 48M

Contracts:

*M. Ott
3 years, 36M
*B. Williams
2 years, 10M
*E. Yost
3 years, 40M

Contracts:

*T. Helton,
3 years, 50M
-2M in season 2
+ Draft Pick

*A. Simmons
*J. Offerman
J. Jackson
Δ*H. Heilmann
T. Phillips
J. Kruk
Δ*J. Sewell
*Bi. Williams
T. Salmon
F. Lynn
J. Gorgon
*A. Ramirez
B. Powell

H. Wagner
E. Collins
Δ*E. Delahanty
*R. Monday
*J. Davis
*I. Suzuki
W. McCovey
*J. Damon
G. Kell
Y. Berra
R. Yount
R. Alomar
D. Allen

*E. German
Δ*F. Robinson
*J. Pesky
J. Bagwell
C. Yaz
W. Randolph
J. Mize
J. Gonzalez
J. Jensen
P. Higgins
B. dorr
B. terry
P. Reese

Δ*H. Aaron
B. Bonilla
C. Gehringer
D. Brouthers
*R. Rolfe
G. Hartnett
R. Aurillia
W. McGee
K. Hernanddez
F. Frisch
R. Clemente
J. Torree

H. Greenberg
J. DiMaggio
R. Stephenson
A. Vaughn
L. Whitaker
R. Ferrell
P. Oneill
*J. Bell
K. Cuyler
R. Carew
B. dickey
H. Duffy
W. Stargell

J. Robinson
C.biggio
R. Colivito
*W. Kurowski
J. Olerud
P. Waner
*T. Simmons
D. Evans
*C. Beltran
O. Cepeda
C. Ripken jr
N. lajoie
B. Boone

Budget:

74M

Budget:

69M

Budget:

26

Budget:

62

Budget:

98

Budget:

64

* Single Season Disc, Δ Upgraded Player, Downgraded Player, Traded Player

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April 24th game recaps

Fleas win opener in extra innings

The five runs scored in the ninth on a two-run home run by Dale Murphy, a two-run double by Johnny Damon, and an RBI single by Honus Wagner were not enough to propel the Merrimack Owls past the Westport Fleas as the Owls fall 13-15 in extra innings.

Merrimack Owls’ Murphy was perfect at the dish, going 5-5.

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Jody Davis stars as Merrimack defeats Westport, 19-13

Wednesday was a great day for Jody Davis, as he clubbed two home runs to carry Merrimack Owls to a 19-13 victory over The Westport Fleas at Westport.

The Owls blew out Westport Fleas thanks to 16 hits, including nine extra base hits. Scoring six runs in the first on an RBI single by Jimmie Foxx, a two-run double by George Kell, and a three-run home run by Davis.

Additional home runs for Merrimack Owls came when Foxx homered in the fifth inning, Dale Murphy homered in the sixth inning, and Davis homered in the first and seventh innings.

Merrimack Owls pushed across three runs in both the fourth inning and the fifth. In the fourth, Merrimack Owls scored on a two-run double by Ed Delahanty, scoring Eddie Collins and Foxx.

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Early lead gives Merrimack Owls easy victory over Westport Fleas, 22-10

The Merrimack Owls refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Westport Fleas, recording a 22-10 victory on Wednesday at Westport.

With 12 runs in the first three innings, Merrimack Owls left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
A groundout by Jimmie Foxx, an RBI single by Ed Delahanty, and a three-run home run by Jody Davis during the first inning and an RBI single by Dale Murphy, a hit by pitch, an RBI single by George Kell, a walk, and an RBI single by Eddie Collins in the second inning supplied the early offense for Merrimack Owls.

Davis racked up five RBIs on three hits for Merrimack Owls.

Merrimack Owls easily handled Westport Fleas pitching as seven hitters combined for 17 hits, 18 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

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11 runs enough for Owls to slip past Fleas

Merrimack Owls jumped out to an early lead on Westport Fleas and captured an 11-6 victory on Wednesday at Westport.

Seven runs in the first three innings allowed Merrimack Owls to put pressure on the Fleas early.
A two-run home run by Jimmie Foxx during the first inning and a two-run double by Honus Wagner and a hit by pitch in the second inning fueled Merrimack Owls’ offense early.

Foxx racked up three RBIs on two hits for Merrimack Owls.

Merrimack Owls pushed across two runs in both the third inning and the ninth. In the third, Merrimack Owls scored on an RBI single by Tommy Glavine, plating Jody Davis.

After posting one run in the sixth, Merrimack Owls again scored one in the seventh. In the sixth, Merrimack Owls scored on an RBI single by Rick Monday, scoring Ed Delahanty.

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April 24th game recaps

Falcons beat up on Boilers, 17-11

Falcons continued to pile up the runs on Wednesday, scoring four runs in the last two innings, on the way to a 17-11 landslide win over Boilers at Fogelberg.

Falcons scored four runs in the eighth on an RBI single by John Kruk, an error, an RBI single by Al Kaline, and an RBI single by Carlton Fisk.

Warren Spahn racked up three RBIs on two hits for Falcons. He homered in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.

Falcons easily handled Boilers pitching as six hitters combined for 14 hits, 13 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

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Falcons Boilers, 10-9 in extra innings

Falcons continued to pile up the runs on Wednesday, scoring four runs in the last four innings, on the way to a 10-9 extra inning win over Boilers at Fogelberg.

Falcons scored three runs in the seventh on an RBI single by Joe Sewell, a groundout by Joe Jackson, and an RBI single by Al Simmons.

Simmons racked up three RBIs on four hits for Falcons.

The lead stayed with Falcons after the third, when it scored two runs on a groundout by Wade Boggs and an RBI triple by Simmons.

Falcons scored one run in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the tenth. In the fifth, Falcons scored on an RBI double by Al Kaline, bringing home Simmons.

Falcons brought home three runs in the sixth inning, and matched that run total in the seventh. In the sixth, Falcons scored on a solo home run by Billy Williams.

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Falcons win, 17-10

Falcons continued to pile up the runs on Wednesday, scoring four runs in the last two innings, en route to a 17-10 win over Boilers at Fogelberg.

Falcons scored six runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Carlton Fisk, a sacrifice fly by Tony Phillips, an RBI single by Al Simmons, an RBI single by Wade Boggs, and a two-run double by Al Kaline.

Falcons hit three home runs in the win. Home runs for Falcons came when Kaline homered in the first inning, Harry Heilmann homered in the seventh inning, and Simmons homered in the seventh inning.

Kaline had four extra-base hits for Falcons.

Falcons pounded Boilers pitching, as six hitters combined for 16 hits, 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Falcons answered Boilers’ top inning with two runs of its own in the third. Falcons scored on an RBI double by Billy Williams and an RBI single by Andy Messersmith.

Falcons posted one run in each of the fourth, fifth and eighth. In the fourth, Falcons scored on an error, plating Boggs.

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Falcons top Boilers behind Williams’ three hits, 17-10

Wednesday was a great day for Billy Williams, as he clubbed three home runs to carry Falcons to a 17-10 victory over Boilers at Fogelberg.

Williams racked up eight RBIs on three hits for Falcons. He homered in the first, second, and eighth innings.

Thirteen runs in the opening three innings allowed Falcons to easily put away Boilers. An RBI single by Carlton Fisk, a sacrifice fly by Paul Molitor, and a three-run home run by Williams during the first inning and an RBI single by Wade Boggs, an RBI single by Fisk, a groundout by Molitor, and a two-run home run by Williams in the second inning helped Falcons put some runs on the board early.

Falcons hit four home runs in the win. Additional home runs for Falcons came when John Kruk homered in the third inning and Williams homered in the first, second, and eighth innings.

Falcons pounded Boilers pitching, as six hitters combined for 13 hits, 16 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

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The Wall Street Journal

A while back, Mike Sielski of The Wall Street Journal wrote a FANTASTIC article about Cadaco All-Star Baseball… I hope that you all subscribe to the WSJ and support this great publication. I say that in the hopes that they will send a cease and desist before they sue me for pasting their content below (josephhagen@gmail.com)

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By MIKE SIELSKI

Whenever Joe Hagen and his friends get together to play the board game All-Star Baseball, his girlfriend sits in an adjacent room and tries not to laugh.

As part of their league of the game, Hagen and his buddies have designed uniforms for their teams and a website to track standings and statistics, have built a cardboard ballpark modeled after Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, and perform play-by-play “broadcasts” of their contests as if they were Vin Scully wannabes.

“Our wives call this the ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ of baseball,” said Hagen, 33 years old and a Kansas City resident. “We’ve taken it to a whole level of nerdiness that is completely unreal.”

For those who still play All-Star Baseball regularly, nerdiness is next to godliness. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the retail debut of the game, which was created by a former New York Giants outfielder, and it remains popular among a cluster of enthusiasts who still cherish its place as a primitive antecedent to fantasy leagues, sabermetrics and the quantitative analyses now common to real baseball.

“J. Henry Waugh lives,” said Curt Young of Chittenango, N.Y., referring to a 1968 Robert Coover novel about an accountant who immerses himself in a baseball parlor game. “ASB taught many of us at an early age about on-base percentage, slugging, lineup optimization and record-keeping.”

Indeed, while other similar games, such as Strat-O-Matic and APBA, have had more staying power with the public, All-Star Baseball predates them as a realistic, stat-based facsimile of actual baseball, and its creator, Ethan Allen, had roots in the New York region. Allen, who spent three seasons with the Giants in New York and coached baseball at Yale University for 23 years, designed a game that would become something of a cult classic, even if few remember it. “I never played or even ever saw a copy of [the] game until…well, until I was past 30,” said statistician and author Bill James.

Cadaco-Ellis, the company that first produced and distributed All-Star Baseball in 1941, stopped issuing it after 2004, but a Yahoo! web group dedicated to All-Star Baseball minutia boasts more than 650 members, many of whom played the game as children and still appreciate Allen’s efforts to make it as authentic as possible.

Using career batting data, Allen created performance discs that represented actual players’ offensive tendencies; numerically coded and multi-colored, the discs resembled pie charts. Babe Ruth, for instance, had a much larger home-run category than Ty Cobb, but Cobb was more likely to hit a single. By sliding a disc into a spinner and flicking a metal arrow, opponents let chance and probability determine the outcomes of “at-bats.” Another spinner determined how a team “fielded” a ball in play.

Because Allen, who died in 1993 at age 89, periodically released new disc sets, All-Star Baseball allowed fans to compare major-league greats of different eras. Who was the better leadoff hitter, Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson? And now, thanks to technology and easily available advanced statistics, ASB junkies can make their own player discs. Gene Newman of Pelham, Ala., 76 years old and one of the moderators of the online group, has used disc-making computer programs to form teams comprising Japanese, Taiwanese and Cuban players. John Rose of Richmond, Va., created replicas of his favorite Baltimore Orioles teams of the 1980s and 1990s.

If there was a hole in the game’s conception, it was that Allen didn’t account for the varying abilities of pitchers, and the omission divides All-Star Baseball devotees into modernists and traditionalists. Rose, who corresponded regularly with Allen and has written a comprehensive history of the game’s development, devised a pitcher-rating chart that he uses in his league. Hagen, meanwhile, hasn’t bothered to revise Allen’s original vision, allowing the game to keep an element of mystery.

“In our league, there are two pitchers who always throw good games—Johnny Podres and Robin Roberts,” Hagen said. “I complain when I have to face Robin Roberts because, for some reason, there’s some mojo there where I can’t do anything.”

All-Star aficionados know that they’re a little different, that it’s easy to say they cling too tightly to antiquity. The truth is, most of them don’t want the game changed much, if at all. Developing a digitized online version of it, for instance, would miss “the whole point of the game’s fascination,” said Yahoo! group member Phil Haberkorn. “It is the utter, raw, indisputable power that comes from looking at Hank Aaron’s disc and knowing that every home run he will ever hit again is in the palm of my hand.”

That fondness for the threads that connect the sport’s past to its present seems to unite those who still treasure Allen’s invention. Bill Judge, 73, who grew up and still lives near St. Louis, has been playing in the Trans American League of All-Star Baseball since 1982. He makes the league’s discs—a supply of retired and active players that he updates and replenishes. The TAL has 19 teams and a 156-game season and is 63 years old. He’s done his share of updating.

The league’s participants are scattered from Delaware to New Mexico. If a manager can’t get to a competitor’s residence for a game, he gives his lineup and strategic instructions to the opposing manager, who spins the spinners for him. “You’re on an honor system,” Judge said.

He named his team the St. Louis Cardinals, and his roster includes David Ortiz and Magglio Ordonez. He’s disappointed, though, that he doesn’t have a first-round pick in the TAL’s upcoming offseason draft– he won’t have the chance to select one of the long-retired players who will be shuffled back into the league for the first time in years: Stan Musial.

Write to Mike Sielski at mike.sielski@wsj.com

Download the free player discs I created for this story here

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ASBL 2012 Draft Board

Kansas City Baseball League 2010

asdf

Fogelberg
Falcons

asdf

Merrimack Owls

asdf

Westport Fleas

asdf

McCall
Mudhens

asdf

Boggstown Boilers

asdf

Joplin Crawdads

Lifetime

C. Fisk,
P. Molitor,
D. Mattingly

Lifetime

D. Murphy,
R. Santo,
R. Sandberg

Lifetime

M. Sweeney,
J. Cronin

Lifetime

B. Larkin,
J. Bench,
L. Brock,
O. Smith

Lifetime

G. Brett,
A. Otis

Lifetime

K. Griffey Jr.
A. Trammell,
W. Clark

Free Agents:

W. Boggs
2 years, 20M
A. Kaline,
3 years, 41M

Free Agents:

J. Foxx,
3 years, 55M

Free Agents:

T. Helton,
3 years, 50M

Free Agents:

M. Mantle
3 years, 48M

Free Agents:

M. Ott
3 years, 36M
B. Williams
2 years, 10M
E. Yost
3 years, 40M

Free Agents:

D. Lee,
1 year, 12M

A. Simmons
J. Offerman
J. Jackson
H. Heilmann
T. Phillips
J. Kruk
J. Sewell
Bi. Williams
T. Salmon
F. Lynn
J. Gorgon
A. Ramirez
B. Powell

H. Wagner
E. Collins
E. Delahanty
R. Monday
J. Davis
I. Suzuki
W. McCovey
J. Damon
G. Kell
Y. Berra
R. Yount
R. Alomar
D. Allen

E. German
F. Robinson
J. Pesky
J. Bagwell
W. Randolph
J. Mize
J. Gonzalez
R. Colivito
c.biggio
P. Higgins
B. dorr
B. terry
P. Reese

H. Aaron
B. Bonilla
C. Gehringer
D. Brouthers
R. Rolfe
G. Hartnett
R. Aurillia
W. McGee
K. Hernanddez
F. Frisch
R. Clemente
J. torree

H. Greenberg
J. DiMaggio
R. Stephenson
A. Vaughn
L. Whitaker
R. Ferrell
P.oneill
J. Bell
K. Cuyler
R. Carew
B. dickey
H. Duffy
W. Stargell

J. Robinson
C. Yaz
W. Kurowski
J. Olerud
P. Waner
T. Simmons
D. Evans
C. Beltran
O. Cepeda
C. Ripken jr
N. lajoie
J. Jensen
B. Boone

Budget:

74M

Budget:

69M

Budget:

64

Budget:

62

Budget:

98

Budget:

26

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HBL Starts With A Bang for Owls

Holiday Baseball ClassicWestport – The Holiday Baseball League got underway Tuesday night with the Merrimack Owls taking 3 out of 4 games against The Westport Fleas in NL action. The home team won each of the four games in the series on an especially cold, wet and extra-dark night.

Game 1:
Murphy leads Merrimack Owls to 15-11 win over Westport Fleas
An exceptional effort by D Murphy spurred Merrimack Owls to a 15-11 win over Westport Fleas on Tuesday at Brisson Field.

Murphy had four extra-base hits for Merrimack Owls. Murphy homered in the first and third innings and doubled in the fifth and eighth innings.

Merrimack Owls’ Murphy, H Wagner and Bresnehan combined for eight hits and eight RBIs.

Game 2:
Merrimack Owls top Westport Fleas behind Clark’s three hits, 14-7
Tuesday was a great day for J Clark, as he clubbed two home runs to carry Merrimack Owls to a 14-7 victory over Westport Fleas at Brisson Field in eight innings.

Nine runs in the first three innings helped Merrimack Owls blow out Westport Fleas. A two-run home run by Clark in the first inning and an RBI double by W Spahn, a groundout by E Stanky, an RBI single by J McGraw, a two-run home run by Clark, and a home run by D Murphy in the second inning helped Merrimack Owls put some runs on the board early.

Merrimack Owls hit four home runs in the win. Additional home runs for Merrimack Owls came when B Bonds homered in the third inning.

Merrimack Owls pounded Westport Fleas pitching, as seven hitters combined for 14 hits, 12 RBIs and 11 runs scored.

Game 3:
Bonds leads Merrimack Owls to 15-5 win over Westport Fleas
B Bonds hit two home runs as he carried Merrimack Owls to a 15-5 win over Westport Fleas at Brisson Field in eight innings.

The offense exploded for the Merrimack Owls in the sixth. In the inning Merrimack Owls scored nine runs.

Merrimack Owls hit four home runs in the win. Home runs for Merrimack Owls came when D Murphy homered in the first inning, J Mize homered in the sixth inning, and Bonds homered in the fourth and sixth innings.

Bonds, T Cobb, Murphy, J McGraw, H Wagner, J Clark, R Bresnehan, and Mize all collected hits for Merrimack Owls. Bonds led the team with three hits.

Game 4:
Merrimack Owls outhit by Westport Fleas in 11-7 defeat
Merrimack Owls lost 11-7 at Asbury Park on Tuesday.

R Bresnehan had two extra-base hits for Merrimack Owls. Bresnehan tripled in the fifth inning, homered in the seventh inning, and singled in the eighth inning.

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