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July 15, 1997
Telecity Superbas 1997 Roster

The SUPERBAS have been playing cosmic baseball since 1983. This year's team has four rookies: Gillian Anderson (P), Christina Applegate (OF), Ta Leoni (P), and Rob Schneider (IF). Jay North returns as the team's field manager but coaches Roone Arledge and Sid Caesar have been replaced by the comedy writing team of Sam Denoff and Bill Persky. Owner Howdy Doody and General Manager Clarabell have tinkered rather than overhaul the team. Pitching has been a perennial problem for the Superbas but Steve Allen, Milton Berle, Raymond Burr, Phil Silvers, and Robert Young all return for their fifteenth season making the Superba pitchers the longest tenured pitching staff at the CBA.



July 11, 1997
Plumbago Bay Graphites 1997 Roster

The GRAPHITES are a new cosmic team for the 1997 Season and they have been commissioned for service in the CBA Under League. The Graphites consist of notable graphic designers, illustrators and typographers including Herb Lubalin, Peter Max and Susan Kare. The team is managed by the printer William Caxton and the eminent Italian book printer Manutius owns the squad.



July 6, 1997
Cosmic Game Report: Vanguards @ Dragons

Over the years, when the VANGUARDS (Artists) meet the DRAGONS (Musicians), the games are usually very exciting and close. This game was the exception. The Vanguards quickly sprinted into the lead with a 4-run second inning. The Dragons never recovered despite executing excellent defense. Both teams have relatively weak pitching staffs and good defense won't really solve that problem. Better pitchers will.

Click Here for the Cosmic Game Report



July 4, 1997
Mars at the CBA

With the landing of the Pathfinder spacecraft on the planet Mars a renewed interest in things Martian has occurred. Almost a year ago the life-on-Mars debate was reignited when scientists claimed a rock from a meteorite found in Antartica contained water molecules consistent with the Martian atmosphere.

The fascination with the planet Mars is reflected in the rich science and science fiction we humans have created and distributed. Novels, movies and exploration spacecraft to the planet attest to this fascination.

Two Cosmic Baseball Association teams have also been created to reflect this interest:


1992 Barsoomtown Explorers

The 1992 Barsoomtown Explorers competed in the Outer Space League. Both the team and the league are now defunct but a Special Archive Plate containing the Barsoomtown Explorers official team roster and links to Mars-related sites is available online. The Explorers are composed of exploration spacecraft beginning with Mars 1960A, a Martian space probe launched by the Soviet Union on October 10, 1960.


1997 Martian Kinotypes

The 1997 Martian Kinotypes are a new team this season and they compete in the cosmic Under League. The Kinotypes consist of movies about the planet Mars. The official team roster consists of over 40 hypertext links to Mars-related sites on the World Wide Web.


The Pathfinder's rover exploration vehicle is called Sojourner. This name was given to the vehicle to honor Sojourner Truth an influential abolitionist and women's rights activist in the 19th century.

Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, played cosmic baseball for two seasons (1995 & 1996) as a pitcher for CBA's Vestal Virgins team.




Sojourner Truth
Cosmic Player Career Record
YEAR TEAM ERA IP ER BB K W L
1995 Virgins 3.06 82 28 28 49 1 3
1996 Virgins 3.68 71 29 36 51 3 3
Total 2 Seasons 3.35 153 57 64 100 4 6

KEY
ERA-Earned Run Average; IP-Innings Pitched; ER-Earned Runs
BB-Base on Balls; K-Strikeouts; W-Won; L-Lost












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