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Season 2009 Main Plate

2009 Season Opener
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Game Time2 hours, 57 minutes
Weather610, Wind NE 8mph
Attendanceundisclosed
UmpiresMarshall Applewhite, Jim Jones, Jimmy Swaggart
Official ScorerPatrick Buchanan
Game MCP"Fats" Domino
Whenever these perennial rivals meet there is going to be exciting cosmic baseball. When it is a season opener, there's an almost spooky atmosphere afoot as players and fans think that the team that wins the opener will go on to win the last game played in the season*.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Pisces were down 3-2. Pitcher Eddie Carmel flies out to leftfield and thirdbaseman Henry Longfellow grounds out to the shortstop. Rookie Charles Ponzi has an amazing and long at bat and finally draws a walk off the tiring Neal Cassady. Firstbaseman "Fats" Domino strides to the plate looks at one fastball strike and clobbers the second fastball offered by Cassady out of Paradise Park. Score 4-2, Pisces. Amen.

The game essentially ended there despite a brief scare in the top of the ninth when Beat poet and secondbaseman Philip Whalen got a single and shortstop Lucien Carr sacrificed and moved Whalen into scoring position at secondbase. But alas, the tired Neal Cassady flied out to center and centerfielder Charles Plymell grounded out to the shortstop to end the game.


*The Pisces beat the visiting Orchomena Dahlias in the 2008 Opener and went on to win the 2008 Cosmic Universal Series (CUS). However, the Pisces won the 2007 Opener and did not make it to the 2007 CUS.

Beats Position
Charles Plymell CF
Joan Haverty RF
Gregory Corso 1B
Jack Kerouac LF
Ray Bremser 3B
Herbert Huncke C
Philip Whalen 2B
Lucien Carr SS
Neal Cassady P
Elise Cowen PH
Pisces Position
Henry Longfellow 3B
Charles Ponzi 2B
"Fats" Domino 1B
Steve Jobs LF
Diane Varsi RF
Spike Lee SS
Patricia Hearst CF
Mitt Romney C
Vanessa Williams P
Pat Nixon P
Eddie Carmel P







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FIRST INNING: Rookie Charles Ponzi's First At Bat: Grounder to shortstop

 

  Vanessa Williams 1999 Cosmic Player Plate
THIRD INNING: Vanessa Williams, uncharacteristically serves up three bases on balls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Diane Varsi 2006 Cosmic Player Plate
SEVENTH INNING: Diane Varsi hits the first homerun of the 2009 season.

 

  Fats Domino 2001 Cosmic Player Plate
Fats Domino is the Game's Most Cosmic Player.

Beats @ Pisces

     Inn. 1: Beats
[Starter] Williams
Plymell           K          . . .
Haverty           BB         . . X
Corso             1B         . X X
Kerouac           8          . X X
Bremser           8          . X X
     Inn. 1: Pisces
[Starter] CassadyN
Longfellow        2B         . X .
Ponzi             4-3        X . .
Domino            1B         . . X 1
Jobs              8          . . X
Varsi             8          . . X
     Inn. 2: Beats
Huncke            4          . . .
Whalen            4-3        . . .
Carr              BB         . . X
CassadyN          K          . . X
     Inn. 2: Pisces
Lee               1B         . . X
HearstP           6-4-3 DP   . . .
Romney            4-3        . . .
     Inn. 3: Beats
Plymell           1B         . . X
Haverty           1B         . X X
Corso             3UN        X X .
Kerouac           1B         . . X 2
Bremser           BB         . X X
Huncke            BB         X X X
Whalen            BB         X X X 1
Carr              8          X X X
CassadyN          5-3        X X .
     Inn. 3: Pisces
Williams          K          . . .
Longfellow        1B         . . X
Ponzi             6-3        . X .
Domino            5-3        . X .
     Inn. 4: Beats
Plymell           K          . . .
Haverty           BB         . . X
Corso             K          . . X
*SB:Haverty       SB/E-2     X . .
Kerouac           8          X . .
     Inn. 4: Pisces
Jobs              4-3        . . .
Varsi             K          . . .
Lee               K          . . .
     Inn. 5: Beats
Bremser           8          . . .
Huncke            1B         . . X
Whalen            9          . . X
Carr              4-3        . X .
     Inn. 5: Pisces
HearstP           8          . . .
Romney            K          . . .
*EX:Williams (for PH)
*PH:GinsburgR     8          . . .
     Inn. 6: Beats
[Relief] NixonP
CassadyN          2B         . X .
Plymell           BB         . X X
Haverty           9          . X X
Corso             BB         X X X
Kerouac           4          X X X
Bremser           4          X X X
     Inn. 6: Pisces
Longfellow        6-3        . . .
Ponzi             7          . . .
Domino            5-3        . . .
     Inn. 7: Beats
[Relief] Carmel
Huncke            K          . . .
Whalen            6          . . .
Carr              1B         . . X
CassadyN          BB         . X X
Plymell           4-3        X X .
     Inn. 7: Pisces
Jobs              6-3        . . .
Varsi             HR         . . . 1
Lee               1B         . . X
HearstP           7          . . X
Romney            4-3        . X .
     Inn. 8: Beats
Haverty           9          . . .
Corso             1B         . . X
Kerouac           1B/E-8     X X .
*EX:Bremser (for PH)
*PH:Cowen         4-3        X X .
Huncke            8          X X .
     Inn. 8: Pisces
Carmel            7          . . .
Longfellow        6-3        . . .
Ponzi             BB         . . X
Domino            HR         . . . 2
Jobs              4          . . .
     Inn. 9: Beats
Whalen            1B         . . X
Carr              1-3 SAC    . X .
CassadyN          8          . X .
Plymell           6-3        . X .

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Abbreviations Used
Linescore R-Run H-Hit E-Error
Boxscore AB-AtBat R-Run H-Hit B-Run Batted In W-Walk K-Strikeout LOB-Left On Base IP-Innings Pitched ER-Earned Runs BB-Walk SO-Strikeout
Scoresheet DP-Doubleplay SB-Stolen Base PH-Pinch Hit SAC-Sacrifice HR-Homerun 1B-Single 2B-Double 3B-Triple UN-Unassisted

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