The Heartland Capitalists, CBA's captains-of-industry team, compete in the Cosmic Middle League.
The Capitalists were created on November 30, 1983 (CBA Executive Bulletin No. 67) and played in the old Cosmic Flat League. In thirteen seasons the team has won 1119 games and lost 961. The team has been to the Cosmic Universal Series twice. In 1984, their first cosmic season, they beat the Bhutan Vanguards and in 1994 they lost to the Alphatown Ionians.
The Capitalists always field a strong team. Since 1994 when Michael Jordan bought the team from Horatio Alger and brought in Karl Marx as the field manager there has been more of an emphasis on drafting economists and less on pure business folk. This year of the six rookies, three are economic theorists (Keynes, Malthus, and Ricardo).
Last season overall attendance was down and some observers have speculated the fans prefer big spending businessmen instead of egg-headed number crunchers. The bottom line is performance, as it should be. This year's Capitalists look as strong as ever.
Capitalists 1984-1996YEAR Won Lost Pct 1984 95 67 .586 1985 91 71 .562 1986 78 84 .481 1987 77 75 .507 1988 81 81 .500 1989 84 78 .519 1990 79 83 .488 1991 88 74 .543 1992 96 66 .593 1993 78 84 .481 1994 109 53 .673 1995 85 69 .552 1996 78 76 .506 TOTAL 1119 961 .538
PitcherWarren Buffet Link
PitcherAndrew Carnegie Link
InfieldMichael Eisner Link
Eisner- Issue Alerts
OutfieldSteve Forbes Biography
Henry Ford, II
SecondbaseFord Company History
FirstbaseProctor & Gamble History
RightfieldBill Gates on the Future
Bill Gates' mad lust for power
Gates Perceived As Richest Man in America
InfieldHoward Hughes Link
Howard Hughes: A man of dreams and action
OutfieldThe H.L. Hunt Room
N. B. Hunt
InfieldNelson Bunker Hunt Link
CenterfieldThe Auto Channel--Industry History Chapter 1
Carl Icahn, Jr.
Joseph Kennedy Biography
Philip H. Knight
PitcherPhilip Hampson Knight- #5 on the Forbes List
Philip Knight: The Filthy Rich
Nike's Web Site
John Maynard Keynes
ThirdbaseJohn Maynard Keynes Link
OutfieldRobert Malthus Link
PitcherAndrew Mellon- Hemp in the Commercial Arena
PitcherJ.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.
J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation
H. Ross Perot
PitcherH. Ross Perot - The Dark Side
Perot & Constitutional Analysis of Electronic Town Hall
OutfieldDavid Ricardo Link
PitcherRockefeller Center Properties, Inc.
National Press Club Interview with Ted Turner
ManagerManifesto of the Communist Party
Biography of Karl Marx
CoachAlan Greenspan Speech
About Ayn Rand, Alan Greenspan and Original Founders
CoachArmand Hammer Article
General ManagerAdam Smith Link
OwnerMichael Jordan Products
Home Field, Capacity: 55,666
1997 Heartland Capitalists Roster
Published: January 30, 1997
© 1997 by the Cosmic Baseball Association