The PHAETOWN CARS are a new cosmic baseball team consisting of American-made cars. The team will compete in the Underleague during the 2001 cosmic season.



Team Roster

Player Position
1896 Duryea
The first production automobile in the United States. The brothers Charles E. and J. Frank Duryea who designed and built this car are the "Fathers" of the American Automobile Industry.
Pitcher
1923 Model T (Ford)
The Model T was produced from 1908 to 1927. Over 15 million were manufactured.
Pitcher
1926 Dodge
With money made from their investment in the Ford Motor Company John and Horace Dodge launched Dodge Brothers. In 1926 250,000 Dodge Brothers sedans were manufactured.
Pitcher
1929 Chevy
Chevrolet introduced its first 6-cylinder models in 1929.
Pitcher

1929 Ruxtan
The short-lived Ruxton was an unusual front-wheel-drive luxury automobile manufactured by New Era Motors of New York from 1929 to 1931.
Pitcher
1929 Ford
Ford made almost two million Model A's in 1929.
Centerfield
1936 Dusenberg
The most expensive car in the world, the Dusenberg was manufactured from 1928 through 1937.
Pitcher
1936 Phaeton (Ford)
The Ford Phaetons, four-door convertible sedans, when new cost between $590 and $780. Today they are worth between $25,000 and $35,000.
Secondbase
1937 Terraplane
This 1937 Terraplane was the last as an independent car line. In 1938, it became a model of Hudson, then the name was dropped in 1939.
Thirdbase
1938 Studebaker
The 1938 Studebaker President four-door convertible sedan featured an optional dash-mounted "Miracle Shift" vacuum transmission control.
Outfield
1939 Mercury
The Mercury (named for the planet) was a more luxurious Ford. At 2,946 mm (116 in.), its wheelbase was 102 mm (4.0 in.) longer, which provided a better ride, although it still used Ford's transverse leaf spring suspension and solid front axle. It also had hydraulic brakes.
Rightfield
1947 Chrysler
This car was in the Oscar winning movie "Driving Miss Daisy."
Infield
1951 Studebaker
The "bullet nose" was one of Studebaker's most distinctive designs in the post-World War II market.
Leftfield
1953 Corvette (Chevrolet)
On June 30, 1953 the Corvette went into full production (each car was built by hand) at the GM facility in Flint, Michigan, where 300 Corvettes were built that year. All 1953 Corvettes were white with a red interior, all had Powerglide automatic transmissions mated to 150 HP, six cylinder engines with three carburetors and dual exhaust.
Catcher
1955 Thunderbird (Ford)
Ford introduced the Thunderbird in 1955 to compete with the Chevy Corvette.
Pitcher
1958 Edsel
After a massive advertising campaign ("Once you've seen it, you'll never forget it. Once you've owned it, you'll never want to change" ) the Edsel went on sale on September 4, 1957. Considered one of the great flops in automobile history only 110,847 cars were sold in 3 model years.
Utility
1963 Avanti (Studebaker)
Introduced in 1963 the Avanti was a fiberglass-bodied sports coupe powered by a supercharged V-8.
Pitcher
1968 Mustang (Ford)
There were several model versions of the 1968 Mustang including a Fastback, a Coupe and a Convertible. The base prices ranged from $2600 to $2800. 317,704 units were manufactured in 1968.
Pitcher
1968 Roadrunner (Plymouth)
Plymouth's "muscle car" entry featured 335 hp, headers, 4 speed transmission and a Hurst shifter.
Firstbase
1977 Pacer (AMC)
The Pacer was manufactured by American motors for five model years beginning in 1975.
Shortstop
1977 Hornet (AMC)
An American Motors "muscle car" which came equipped with a 304 cubic inch V-8.
Utility
Team Staff & Management
Ransom Eli Olds(1864-1950)
Automobile manufacturer; born in Geneva, Ohio. His father opened a machine shop in Lansing, Mich., in which Ransom became a partner (1885). There he developed an internal combustion engine that he incorporated into a car. In 1897 he opened the Olds Motor Vehicle Company and, replacing his father's shop, the Olds Gasoline Engine Works. The vehicle company sputtered, but the engine company succeeded. In 1899 Olds moved to Detroit, formed the Olds Motor Works, and designed and produced the popular Oldsmobile. With its low price, easy assembly, and stylish curved dashboard, this was the first car to be produced in quantity. When his backer wanted a more expensive car, Olds quit to form Reo Motor Car Company and organized subsidiary companies to supply him with parts. In 1915, after a softening in the auto market, Olds formed the Ideal Power Lawn Mower Company to manufacture his newest invention. He dabbled in securities and real estate, particularly a Florida planned community, the unsuccessful Oldsmar (1916). A Baptist, his philanthropies included establishing an interdenominational home for retired ministers in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Manager
Walter Chrysler 1875-1940)
Manufacturer; born in Wamego, Kans. He left the American Locomotive Company in 1912 to become works manager of the Buick Motor Company; he was Buick's president from 1916 to 1921, when he became president of the Willys-Overland and Maxwell Motor Company; this became the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. In 1928 he bought Dodge Brothers, Inc., and introduced the Plymouth car which had the industry's first high compression engine. When he retired in 1935, Chrysler Corporation was the second largest auto manufacturer in the world. His autobiography, The Life of an American Workingman, was published in 1937.
Coach
Louis Chevrolet (1878-1941)
Race car driver, automobile designer; born in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. He emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1900 to race cars, and in his first race defeated Barney Oldfield. In 1905 he drove a record mile in 52.8 seconds. In 1911, with the backing of William Crapo Durant, he founded the Chevrolet Motor Company and designed its first car. He sold out his interest in 1915 and concentrated on making racing cars; his cars won the Indianapolis 500 in 1920 (with brother Gaston Chevrolet driving) and 1921. In 1929 he formed (with another brother, Arthur Chevrolet), the Chevrolet Brothers Aircraft Company, but this venture failed and he went back to building racing cars.
G.M.
John Delorean (born 1925)
DeLorean was Pontiac's chief engineer in the early 1960s. DeLorean and the Pontiac GTO are inseparable; he presided over the birth of the muscle-car craze. For 23 years, he held top leadership positions at Packard, Chrysler and General Motors. DeLorean founded his own car company in the late 1970s. The first model was to be called the DMC-12. Delorean aimed to begin production by the late seventies but he had trouble raising money for the venture. The DMC-12 did not begin production till early 1981. Delorean was busted by the U.S. Government for cocaine trafficking. Acquitted of all charges years later, Delorean was forced to close the company in late 1982.
Owner
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    Phaetown Cars- Season 2001 Official Team Roster
    URL: http://cosmicbaseball.com/01pcr.html
    Published: December 18, 2000
    Link Update: November 11, 2003
    Copyright © 2001 by the Cosmic Baseball Association
    email: editor@cosmicbaseball.com

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