The DHARMA BEATS represent CBA's team of interesting Beat Generation individuals.
There is a growing interest in the Beat Generation as evidenced by the plethora of academic courses on the Beat writers and other personalities. The recent deaths of Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs have added fuel to this popularity. Several new biographies of Jack Kerouac were published in the last year and the Kerouac estate has plans to issue more previously unpublished work. There are a growing number of websites devoted to Beat-related topics and personalities. This all adds up to a Beat Regeneration.
Ginsberg, a former firstbase poet for the Paradise Pisces, bought the Beats last Fall from Jack Kerouac's mother, Gabrielle who is now the General Manager of another cosmic team from Dharma, the Roses. There are three rookies on the Beats roster for 1999: Ray Bremser, Jack Micheline and David Amram.
The Beats finished in second place last season (91 wins, 71 losses), just behind the Pisces, in the Cosmic Overleague. Since the championship Pisces have been completely revamped for this season, the Beats could be the dominant Overleague squad in 1999.
|1999 Dharma Beats|
RosterRookies are in italics
David Amram, Pitcher
Levi Asher, Secondbase
Creator of the Beat-related "Literary Kicks" website.
Ray Bremser, Thirdbase
Beat Generation poet.
William Burroughs, Pitcher
A founding member of the Beat Generation.
Lucien Carr, Shortstop
College student friend of the founders of the Beat Generation and theorist of the "New Vision."
Neal Cassady, Pitcher
Beat Generation writer, muse and later "chauffer" of the Merry Pranksters.
Gregory Corso, Firstbase
Beat Generation poet.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rightfield
Beat Generation associate and member of the San Francisco literary renaissance.
John Clellon Holmes, Infield
Friend and associate of Beat Generation founders.
Herbert Huncke, Catcher
Writer and early associate of the founders of the Beat Generation.
Jack Kerouac, Leftfield
A writer and founder of the Beat Generation. Crowned "King of the Beats" by the media.
Jack Micheline, Pitcher
Beat Generation writer and poet.
Recommended: North of Manhattan.
Charles Plymell, Centerfield
Hobohemian writer and poet influenced by members of the Beat Generation.
Recommended: Last of the Moccasins.
Kenneth Rexroth, Outfield
Associate of the Beat Generation and a leader of the San Francisco literary renaissance.
Gary Snyder, Pitcher
Beat Generation poet and Buddhist.
Lew Welch, Pitcher
Writer, poet and friend of the Beat Generation founders.
Philip Whalen, Infield
Beat Generation poet and Buddhist monk.
Robert Kelly, Field Manager
American poet and teacher.
Gerald Nicosia, Coach
Beat Generation scholar and Jack Kerouac biographer.
John Sampas, General Manager
Literary executor of the Jack Kerouac estate.
Allen Ginsberg, Team Owner
Beat Generation poet. A founder and senior spokesman for the Beats.
1999 Dharma Beats- Official Team Roster|
Published: January 25, 1999
Updated: February 27, 1999
Copyright © 1999 by the Cosmic Baseball Association