April 26, 2004
Philosophers frequently exert influence on political leaders. Pericles had Anaxagoras, Dionysus II had Plato, Charles II was tutored in mathematics by Thomas Hobbes. In this cosmic game, the Ionians exerted superior skill. The Presidents had twelve hits but only two runs. The Ionians scored three runs on eight hits to win the contest. John Kennedy, in a losing effort, pitched a complete game without a strikeout. Computer scientist Robert Atanasoff pitched eight good innings and 20th century American philosopher John Dewey closed it out despite having to pitch around an error. Hegel and Turing had back to back homeruns; each also had an error. Coolidge got caught stealing; the Ionians turned two double-plays.
Inn. 1: Presidents Atanasoff [Starter] Garfield 6-3 . . . Ford 1B . . X Madison 1B . X X BushGW 1B . X X 1 Coolidge 2B X X . 1 Taylor K X X . RooseveltF 9 X X . Inn. 1: Ionians Kennedy [Starter] Chomsky 4-3 . . . Heraclitus 1B . . X Hegel 1B . . X - Heraclitus X-@3rd . . X Turing 5-3 . X . Inn. 2: Presidents Buchanan K . . . Kennedy 3-UN . . . Garfield 2 . . . Inn. 2: Ionians Nietzsche 6-3 . . . Kant 1B . . X Russell 6-4 FO . . X Anaximander 4-3 . X . Inn. 3: Presidents Ford 4-3 . . . Madison K . . . BushGW 1B . . X Coolidge 1B . . X - BushGW X-@3rd . . X Inn. 3: Ionians Atanasoff 4-3 . . . Chomsky 8 . . . Heraclitus 4-3 . . . Inn. 4: Presidents Taylor 4 . . . RooseveltF 4-3 . . . Buchanan 6-3 . . . Inn. 4: Ionians Hegel BB . . X Turing 5-4 FO . . X Nietzsche 4 . . X Kant 6-4 FO . . X Inn. 5: Presidents Kennedy K . . . Garfield 1B . . X Ford 4-6-3 DP . . . Inn. 5: Ionians Russell E-6 . . X Anaximander BB . X X Atanasoff 5-3 SAC X X . Chomsky 1B X . X 1 Heraclitus 5-3 SAC X X . Hegel 5-3 X X . Inn. 6: Presidents Madison 4-3 . . . BushGW 1B . . X Coolidge 9 . . X Taylor 2B . X . - BushGW X-@Home . X . Inn. 6: Ionians Turing 6 . . . Nietzsche 8 . . . Kant 1B . . X Russell 8 . . X Inn. 7: Presidents RooseveltF 5-3 . . . Buchanan 1B . . X - Tyler [P-Run] . . X Kennedy 3 . . X Garfield E-5 . X X Ford BB X X X Madison 8 X X X Inn. 7: Ionians Anaximander 1B . . X Atanasoff 2-3 SAC . X . Chomsky 3-UN X . . Heraclitus 4-3 X . . Inn. 8: Presidents BushGW K . . . Coolidge 1B . . X Taylor 9 . . X - Coolidge X-CS . . . Inn. 8: Ionians Hegel HR . . . 1 Turing HR . . . 1 Nietzsche BB . . X Kant 5-3 SAC . X . Russell 6-3 . X . Anaximander 6-3 . X . Inn. 9: Presidents Dewey [Relief] RooseveltF E-3 . . X Tyler 6-4-3 DP . . . [PH] Rooseve 1B . . X [PH] Truman 4-6 FO . . X
Cosmic Baseball Game (Upperleague): Presidents @ Ionians
Published: April 26, 2004