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October 9, 2006

CBA Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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The Cosmic Baseball Association celebrates its 25th anniversary today. Twenty-five years ago in Los Angeles, California the CBA was founded by a small group of friends living and breathing the left coast's air as a professional association of baseball players, owners, and administrators worked through a labor crisis that prevented the playing of professional "major league" baseball.

The formation of the Cosmic Baseball Association had several inspirations. The baseball board game called "Stratomatic" and its "no name" cards were inspirational as was Robert Coover's novel, The Universal Baseball Association, J. Henry Waugh, Proprietor. Jack Kerouac's "imaginary baseball league referenced as the "Summer Game" in several of his novels and notebooks was also a source of great inspiration to the original members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

Thank you to all our friends, fans and members for supporting the Cosmic Baseball Association during the last century and this one...

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Thank you to all our friends, fans and members for supporting the Cosmic Baseball Association during the last quarter century...Catch you at the next click...

September 25, 2006

2006 Season Ends: BEATS WIN PENNANT

Link to Season 2006 Plate The Dharma Beats (91-71) spent most of the regular season in first place. They now sit atop the other three teams in the dramatically constricted regular CBA playing league. Nevertheless, first is first in any book and the Beats will have the honor of competing in the Cosmic Universal Series (CUS) scheduled to begin on Thanksgiving Day (November 23). The opponents will be the second place team in the league, the venerable Paradise Pisces (80-82). The Pisces represent the first cosmic baseball team to make it to the CUS with a below .500 winning percentage. That's right, the Pisces get to the big series while accumulating a losing record. Another reason the CBA's board of directors needs to seriously reconsider decontraction.

Final 2006 Standings
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Despite his political woes, George W. Bush had an outstanding season at the plate for the Washington Presidents. The right fielder led the league in batting average (.347). President and outfielder Ulysses S. Grant led all batters with his mark of 66 home runs.

Beat pitcher Jack Micheline led the league in innings pitched (280.7) and most wins (17). Compiling a 17-9 won-loss record puts Micheline on the favorites list to be this season's Most Cosmic Pitcher.

Selected Individual 2006 Season Statistics
Most At Bats 681Captain Beefheart (Don van Vliet), Dragons
Most Innings Pitched 280.7Jack Micheline, Beats
Highest Batting Average
(Min. 300 AB)
.347George W. Bush, Presidents
Lowest Earned Run Average
(Min. 100 IP)
1.47Gary Snyder, Beats
Most Homeruns 66Ulysses S. Grant, Presidents
Most Wins 17Jack Micheline, Beats


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