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Carter, Jimmy 21 Active
Eisenhower, Dwight 21 Active
Calley, William 20 Active
Gehr, Ernie 20 Active
Kennedy, John F. 20 Active
Reagan, Ronald 20 Active
Dylan, Bob 19 Active
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 19 Active
Iacocca, Lee 19 Active
Lincoln, Abraham 19 Active
Nixon, Richard M. 19 Active
Rubin, Jerry 19 Active
Taft, William 19 Active
Anger, Kenneth 18 Active
Baillie, Bruce 18 Active
Bradley, Omar 18 Active
Brakhage, Stan 18 Inactive
Dewey, John 18 Active
Huncke, Herbert 18 Active
Johnson, Andrew 18 Active
Johnson, Lyndon B. 18 Active
Mekas, Jonas 18 Active
Silvers, Phil 18 Inactive
Snow, Michael 18 Active
Van Buren, Martin 18 Active
Coolidge, Calvin 17 Active
Harding, Warren 17 Active
Hoffman, Abbie 17 Active
Leary, Timothy 17 Active
Reich, Wilhelm 17 Active
Ball, Lucille 16 Inactive
Berle, Milton 16 Inactive
Betz, Carl 16 Inactive
Burr, Raymond 16 Inactive
Conner, Bruce 16 Active
Ford, Gerald 16 Active
Grant, Ulysses S. 16 Active
Jackson, Andrew 16 Active
McKinley, William 16 Active
Patton, George 16 Inactive
Pierce, Franklin 16 Active
Seeger, Pete 16 Inactive
Thomas, Danny 16 Inactive
Vertov, Dziga 16 Active
Allen, Steve 15 Inactive
Arthur, Chester 15 Active
Carr, Lucien 15 Active
Savio, Mario 15 Active
Snyder, Gary 15 Active
Swinburne, Charles 15 Active
Taubin, Amy 15 Active
Thackeray, William 15 Inactive
Varese, Edgar 15 Inactive
Young, Robert 15 Inactive
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2002 Cosmic Universal Series- Game 3
November 30, 2002
2002 CUS Game 3 Report
Virgins Win, 6-4.
Virgins Lead Series, 2-1.

Vestal Virgin pinch hitter and actress Uma Thurman's 2-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning secured the game for the hometown women.

Game 3 Linescore
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2002 Cosmic Universal Series- Game 2
November 29, 2002
2002 CUS Game 2 Report
Virgins Rout Preluders, 11-6.
Series tied, 1-1.

Ten pitchers appeared in the game. There were 23 combined hits. Preluder G Major hit two homeruns for a series total of three.

Game 2 Linescore
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2002 Cosmic Universal Series- Game 1
November 28, 2002
2002 CUS Game 1 Report
Preluders Rout Virgins, 7-3.
Preluders Lead Series, 1-0.

Vestal Virgin starter and poet Sylvia Plath did not last 2 innings. Chopintown Preluder pitcher B Major pitched a complete game. A Major and G Major hit homeruns.

Game 1 Linescore
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Cosmic Universal Series Starts Thursday
November 25, 2002
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The poet Sylvia Plath and Chopin's Prelude in B Major will be the starting pitchers as the XXIst Cosmic Universal Series gets underway this Thursday on Thanksgiving Day. The best-of-seven series determines the best cosmic baseball team of the season.

The Vestal Virgins topped the Overleague and the Chopintown Preluders won the Underleague pennant and beat the Pranktown Busriders in the Subleague Series to earn a shot at the championship title.

Series Notes: A plan to play double-headers during the Cosmic Universal Series was voted down by the Board of Directors last Friday...On Sunday CBA announced the umpiring crew for the Series: Joshua Geier, Michael Jackson, William Ligue, Jr. and Steven Seagal...Cosmic Baseball Collectibles, LLC will be the sole sponsor of the 2002 Cosmic Universal Series.

New Clickable Site Map Online
November 17, 2002
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A new clickable site map has been published and it provides an alternate navigation experience for the website. Most of the website is accessible from the Site Map plate. A few areas remain to be added. The Site Map can be used as an alternative to the CBA Home page and a link to the Site Map appears in the Home Page Main Menu. Designed by Gemini Mason of the Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance, the Site Map is based on a prototype first created in 1999 when the idea of a site map was first considered.

Final Official Team Statistics
November 11, 2002
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The Season 2002 Cosmic Team Statistical Tables for each league have been published online. More statistical information has been provided in the tables for this season than in seasons past.

The Psychedelphia Woodstockings led all Cosmic Baseball Association teams in home runs (266). The Bhutan Vanguards stole more bases (175) than any other team. The Vanguards also led all teams in doubles (367). The Chopintown Preluders had the most runs batted in (1,019).

On the pitching side the Valhalla Minstrels set a single season record for complete games (61) and Preluder pitchers had the most strikeouts (1,179).

Brakhage to Manage Bolex Poetics
October 23, 2002
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Stan Brakhage
New Poetics Manager
The Bolex Poetics announced a series of senior management changes today. The biggest change includes the naming of veteran Poetics pitcher and renowned non-narrative filmmaker Stan Brakhage as the team's new field manager. Brakhage replaces current manager and American avant-garde film historian P. Adams Sitney. Sitney moves to the general manager's office replacing the just-retired Annette Michaelson.

Brakhage first joined the Cosmic Baseball Association in 1985 as a powerful pitcher when the Poetics (in their original incarnation as the Visionville Beasts) joined the CBA. He has been a starting pitcher for 18 consecutive seasons.

Stan Brakhage is mostly known as a filmmaker. One reporter recently wrote that Brakhage is "the most important and influential maker of experimental films of the 20th century." (See Washington Post, October 22, 2002.) "Experimental" in this context means abstract, non-narrative film or film as poetry and music. And Brakhage has been prolific in his chosen field, producing over 350 films in a fifty year span. Today at 69, Brakhage has recently moved to Victoria, British Columbia in Canada after a long residence in Boulder where he taught at the University of Colorado in the United States.

Brakhage is currently the subject of a 75-film retrospective, "I . . . Dreaming: The Visionary Cinema of Stan Brakhage" presented by the National Gallery of Art and the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran in Washington, D.C. Included in the retrospective which runs until December 1 are films from throughout his career including recent work entitled Love Songs (2001-2002). All films are shown in the National Gallery of Art's East Building auditorium at 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Admission is free with seating on a first-come basis. For more information, visit WPA/Corcoran Online, or the National Gallery of Art, or call 202.842.6799.

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