The SPEED CITY VELOCITORS joined the Cosmic Baseball Association in January 2000 and finished atop the Underleague after a one-game playoff against the Pre-Raphaelite Baseball Club at the end of a hard-fought season. The Model T, the Velocitors' leadoff pitcher, compiled the best pitching record in the CBA with 18 regular-season wins. The entire 2000 player and management roster returns for 2001 with one exception: Last season's shortstop, the Columbia Space Shuttle, has been replaced by Rover 1, the first lunar roving vehicle.

Team Roster

Player Description Position
1911 Wright Model B First airplane model produced in quantity by the Wright Bros; used in first military bomb-drop tests Infield
ALVIN First manned deep-sea submersible craft Pitcher
Apollo 11 Vehicle of the 1969 manned moon landing Secondbase
Chariot Early (c.3000 BCE) wheeled vehicle, popular for two millennia throughout Europe and Asia Pitcher
Conestoga Wagon Settled (and/or decimated) the American West Thirdbase
Fokker T-2 Made the first coast-to-coast US flight Centerfield
Frigorifique First refrigerator ship Pitcher
Hudson Super-Six Classic "Rumbleseat" Roadster Catcher
Kon-Tiki Balsawood raft that proved maritime-migration theories Pitcher
Merrimak Early iron-sided warship, built in 1862 Infield
Model T The "Tin Lizzie," manufactured from 1908 to 1927 Pitcher
Montgolfier Balloon Vehicle of the first manned flight, in 1783 Rightfield
New Orleans First steamboat on the Mississippi Pitcher
Noah's Ark First mass-transit vehicle mentioned in world literature Leftfield
NYC Subway System 199-mile circulatory system of New York Pitcher
Otis Elevator Made the modern skyscraper possible Pitcher
Pullman Car Vehicle central to various American labor movements Outfield
Renault FT Tank Dominant tank design of the period between World Wars Outfield
Rover 1 First lunar roving vehicle Shortstop
Titanic Fabled ocean liner; sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 Firstbase
Tom Thumb First popular steam train in the US Infield
USS Nautilus First atomic-powered submarine, launched in 1954 Utility
Victoria Magellan's surviving ship  
Team Staff & Management
Appian Way Most famous thoroughfare of the Roman Empire Manager
Panama Canal Integral 20th-century Atlantic-Pacific link for American trade and defense Coach
Internal Combustion Engine Power source for most vehicles currently in operation G.M.
The Wheel Significant early invention Owner
Home Park Velodrome Seats 16,000
Italics indicates Rookie


*Won Underleague Pennant

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Speed City Velocitors- Season 2001 Official Team Roster
Published: January 15, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by the Cosmic Baseball Association