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The Tropicland Hurricanes consists of Atlantic tropical storms which have menaced the northeast and southeast areas of the United States. The Tropicland Hurricanes began playing cosmic baseball in the Weather Underground League in 1990. Right off the bat the Hurricanes were a dominant team in the league. In their first year of cosmic baseball they won 103 games. In 1991 they won 92 games and in 1992 they won 97 games. By 1993 the team was fast becoming one of the all-time great teams in CBA history.



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Roster

Individual player information can be found at the Roster. The player's name and position is given. The roster also provides biographical data in the form of a Meteorological Record and the individual hurricane's Cosmic Record.

Meteorological data includes the date, duration, maximum winds (in knots), minimum central pressure (in millibars), a map trace of the storm's path, and the storm category (Saffir/Simpson scale).

Cosmic data for batters include year, position, at bats (AB), hits (H), homeruns (HR), runs batted in (RBI), and batting average (BA). [Note: Batting average is calculated by dividing the number of hits by the number of at bats: H/AB].

Cosmic data for pitchers includes team, innings pitched (IP), earned runs (ER), walks (BB), strikes (K), games won (W), games lost (L), and earned run average (ERA). [Note: Earned run average is calculated by dividing the number of earned runs by the number of innings pitched. The quotient is then divided by 9: (ER/IP)*9].

Stats

The final official team statistics for the 1993 season, broken down by pitchers and batters.

Hurricane Info

Additional information about hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons. This plate contains a number of links to hurricane and weather-related sites on the World Wide Web.


During the 1993 season the Hurricanes won 115 games and lost only 47. This stands as the record for the most wins by a cosmic team in a season. Only seven teams have won 100 or more games, and the feat has only been accomplished nine times. The Hurricanes did it twice, in four years.

Purists have argued that one component of the Hurricanes' success has to do with the state of the Weather Underground League. The Hurricanes competed against teams that consisted mostly of tropical depressions and thunderstorms, and weak uppler-level troughs. Nevertheless, all leagues have their cycles of ups and downs and no team has been so dominant in a league as the Hurricanes. No other team has posted such phenomenal numbers so quickly. Take a look at the team's Final Official Statistics for 1993 elsewhere on this plate. After reviewing the numbers (three pitchers with 20 or more wins, an overall team earned run average of 2.75, a team batting average of .271, 173 homeruns, etc.), is there much doubt that these Hurricanes could be competitive against teams in the Oriental or Occidental Wings?

This archive plate includes the 1993 Official Roster (Hurricane Andrew's rookie year) and historical statistical data for the hurricane players. Also included on this plate are links to other hurricane-related resources on the World Wide Web.




The powerful weather system known as a hurricane begins when tropical ocean waters begin to heat up. The warm ocean water evaporates and rises into the sky. Nature's inscrutable balance condenses the vapor back into water as the vapor elevates. As the vapor condenses, energy in the form of heat is released. If other environmental conditions are suitable, spiral walls of clouds form around this process of evaporation and condensation...and a hurricane is born.

Hurricanes are deadly reminders of nature's grip on the universe. Some 22,000 human beings died in what has become known as The Great Hurricane of October 1780. This storm savaged its way through the islands of Martinique, St. Eustatius, and Barbados. The 1900 Galveston Storm killed some 10,000 as it roared into Texas from the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Fifi, in 1974 killed nearly 9,000 as it blew over Honduras.

At risk are the coastal communities because drowning caused by "storm surge" is the most frequent reason for fatalities. Storm surge is the wall of water the hurricane brings with it as it travels across the ocean. When hurricanes hit land ("landfall") the surge of water is as dangerous as the strong winds.

Understanding the cause of hurricanes has been as elusive as predicting their course. Weather scientists have posited several theories. For example, a relationship between monsoonal activity in parts of Africa and the formation of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean has been suggested. Other researchers have stated that Atlantic hurricane activity decreases when the El Niņo occurs.

It wasn't until July 27, 1943, when Air Force Major Joe Duckworth flew into a tropical storm and airborne reconnaissance of cyclones began, that we were able to observe the hurricane from anything other than a land or sea-based perspective. Since that time, our understanding of hurricanes has dramatically increased. We now can say, with some certainty, that hurricanes can be unpredictable. Nevertheless, aerial reconnaissance provides us with a wealth of information on hurricane dynamics. Threatened coastal communities can be alerted, evacuated, and the loss of life minimized.


Hurricanes...The Greatest Storms on Earth.

This site contains a number of pages about hurricanes including useful safety measures to take when a hurricane threatens.


Season 1993 Official Team Roster


InfieldersOutfieldersPitchersCatchers
AbleEdnaAndrewCleo
AlmaGerdaBobKate
BelleGloriaCamille
DianaIoneConnie
DianeIsbellDavid
DonnaEsther
DoraGracie
Hazel
Helene
Hugo


The effect of El Niņo on U.S. landfalling hurricanes.

Scientific paper that studied data between 1949-1992 and concludes that "it is 2.2 times more likely to have 2 or more landfalling hurricanes on the U.S. in a regular year than in an El Niņo year." By the way, El Niņo is the occurrence of extra warm water along the equator in the Pacific Ocean. There were 11 El Niņo years between 1949 and 1993.


Hurricane Able, Secondbase

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1952   18-Aug  02-Sep     15       2       998     90


Cosmic Record

Original Team Member
YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI
1990            Hurricanes 2b    .251   427   107     4    23
1991            Hurricanes 2b    .257   447   115     9    38
1992            Hurricanes 2b    .252   433   109     3    22
1993            Hurricanes 2b    .269   417   112     2    21
Hurricane Able                   .257  1724   443    18   104

Hurricane Hazel, Outfield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1954   05-Oct  08-Oct      3       4       937    120

  • Hazel is ranked as the 13th most intense hurricane.
  • Hazel was responsible for 95 deaths
  • Hazel's name has been retired


Cosmic Record

Original Team Member
YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
1990    Hurricanes   209   61 2.63   80  269   22    8
1991    Hurricanes   197   75 3.43   80  118   11   10
1992    Hurricanes   185   66 3.21   76  132   19    5
1993    Hurricanes   192   60 2.81   87  234   19    7
                     783  262 3.01  323  753   71   30

The 1954 Hurricane Season

Hurricane Hazel Tracking Data from Purdue Database


Hurricane Edna, Leftfield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1954   02-Sep  15-Sep     13       3              105


Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI
1990            Hurricanes lf    .289   422   122     2    42
1991            Hurricanes lf    .296   419   124     2    40
1992            Hurricanes lf    .287   428   123    11    49
1993            Hurricanes lf    .283   414   117     9    38
Hurricane Edna                   .289  1683   486    24   169



Hurricane Connie, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1955   03-Aug  15-Aug     12       4       935    125
  • Connie was responsible for 25 deaths during its landfall in North Carolina.

Cosmic Record

Original Tropicland Hurricanes Team member.

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L

1990    Hurricanes   252   86 3.07   69  255   15   14
1991    Hurricanes   194   80 3.71   95  113   13   14
1992    Hurricanes   215   69 2.89   78  115   10   12
1993    Hurricanes   223   59 2.38   96  261   20    7
 Totals              884  294 2.99  338  744   58   47

Hurricane and Natural Disaster Brochures

This link contains many additional links to related sites.


Hurricane Diane, Infield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1955   07-Aug  21-Aug     14       3       969    105

  • Diane plowed into the Northeastern United States and caused 184 deaths

  • The estimated cost of damages caused by Diane was $4.1 billion (adjusted to 1990 currency).

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes if    .281   406   114    17    60
1991            Hurricanes if    .251   419   105    11    54
1992            Hurricanes if    .303   416   126    11    41
1993            Hurricanes if    .274   409   112    16    55
Hurricane Diane                  .277  1650   457    55   210


USA Today's Hurricane History Site

Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone glossary from USA Today


Hurricane Ione, Rightfield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1955   10-Sep  24-Sep     14       3       938    105

  • The estimated cost of damages caused by Ione was $444 million (adjusted to 1990 dollars).

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes rf    .273   400   109     9    47
1991            Hurricanes rf    .287   404   116     6    54
1992            Hurricanes rf    .269   401   108     1    43
1993            Hurricanes rf    .284   401   114    10    50
Hurricane Ione             .278  1606   447    26   194


Hurricane Helene, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind

1958   21-Sep  04-Oct     13       4       934    115

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane Helene
1990    Hurricanes   191   64 3.02   80  136   17    8
1991    Hurricanes   187   76 3.66   90  120   14   10
1992    Hurricanes   218   85 3.51   75  115   13    9
1993    Hurricanes   196   60 2.76   86  139   21    6
                     792  285 3.24  331  510   65   33

National Hurricane Center- Tropical Prediction Center

Hurricane Gracie, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind

1959   20-Sep  02-Oct     12       4       950    120

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane Gracie
1990    Hurricanes   187   69 3.32   73  214   16   10
1991    Hurricanes   164   83 4.55   56   99   10    9
1992    Hurricanes   209   66 2.84   80  135   14    8
1993    Hurricanes   172   61 3.19   77  166   11    8
                     732  279 3.43  286  614   51   35

WeatherNet: Tropical Weather Products


Hurricane Donna, Infield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind

1960   29-Aug  14-Sep     16       5       932    140
  • Donna traveled from the Bahamas, through Florida and up the East coast, killing 50 souls in her way.

  • The estimated cost of damages caused by Donna was $1.8 billion (adjusted to 1990 currency).

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes if    .279   394   110     3    37
1991            Hurricanes if    .259   401   104     4    38
1992            Hurricanes if    .309   385   119     6    57
1993            Hurricanes if    .304   381   116     2    40
Hurricane Donna                  .288  1561   449    15   172

Atlantic Tropical Weather Center

Hurricane Esther, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1961   10-Sep  27-Sep     17       4       927    125

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane Esther
1990    Hurricanes   182   69 3.41   87  199   19   11
1991    Hurricanes   200   81 3.65   57  102    8   11
1992    Hurricanes   211   60 2.56   75  153   16    9
1993    Hurricanes   178   51 2.58   87  235   21    6
                     771  261 3.05  306  689   64   37


Tropical Cyclone Facts and Figures

Hurricane Cleo, Infield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1964   20-Aug                      5       950    135

  • Cleo tormented Haiti, Cuba and Southeastern Florida destroying $595 million worth of property (adjusted to 1990 currency)..

  • Cleo's name was retired after her 1964 appearance.

Cosmic Batting Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes c     .251   390    98    15    47
1991            Hurricanes c     .303   390   118    35    83
1992            Hurricanes c     .298   382   114    25    79
1993            Hurricanes c     .282   387   109    26    88
Hurricane Clio                   .283  1549   439   101   297

Up close and personal with hurricanes- Flying into hurricanes in a P-3

Hurricane Dora, Shortstop

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1964   28-Aug  16-Sep     19       4       942    115

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes ss    .258   613   158    37   101
1991            Hurricanes ss    .258   616   159    33   102
1992            Hurricanes ss    .292   612   179    43   121
1993            Hurricanes ss    .265   626   166    39   102
Hurricane Dora                   .268  2467   662   152   426


Miami Museum of Science-National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Isbell, Outfield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1964   08-Oct  17-Oct      9       3       964    110


Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes of    .227   595   135    12    75
1991            Hurricanes of    .238   602   143    11    69
1992            Hurricanes of    .226   594   134     6    51
1993            Hurricanes of    .253   605   153    13    75
Hurricane Isbell             .236  2396   565    42   270

Hurricane Eye Dynamics and Thermodynamics

Hurricane Alma, Infield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1966   04-Jun  14-Jun     10       3       970    110

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes if    .309   586   181    47   125
1991            Hurricanes if    .293   597   175    55   139
1992            Hurricanes if    .256   571   146    34    98
1993            Hurricanes if    .301   589   177    39   105
Hurricane Alma                   .290  2343   679   175   467

Hurricane Information from Colorado State University

Hurricane Camille, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind

1969   14-Aug  22-Aug      8       5       905    165

  • Camille was one of the strongest and deadliest of hurricanes in this century.

  • 256 deaths have been attributed to Camille.

  • An estimated $5.2 billion in damages are attributed to Camille.

  • Her name has been retired

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane Camille
1990    Hurricanes    54   12 2.00   20   89    2    4
1991    Hurricanes    91   39 3.86   41   67   12    4
1992    Hurricanes    71   30 3.80   41   49    6   10
1993    Hurricanes    64   16 2.25   38  129    6    8
                     280   97 3.12  140  334   26   26

Hurricane Camille Site

Hurricane Gerda, Outfield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1969   06-Sep  10-Sep      4       3       979    110

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes of    .264   288    76    10    34
1991            Hurricanes of    .246   281    69     8    27
1992            Hurricanes of    .241   290    70    16    40
1993            Hurricanes of    .264   292    77     8    28
Hurricane Gerda                  .254  1151   292    42   129


Hurricane Belle, Thirdbase

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1976   06-Aug  10-Aug      4       3       957    105

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes 3b    .292   284    83     4    25
1991            Hurricanes 3b    .309   282    87     1    15
1992            Hurricanes 3b    .302   268    81     4    20
1993            Hurricanes 3b    .282   291    82     3    27
Hurricane Belle                  .296  1125   333    12    87

The Silence of Hurricanes

Hurricane David, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1979   25-Aug  08-Sep     14       5       924    150

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane David
1990    Hurricanes    87   26 2.69   29  144    5    1
1991    Hurricanes   106   40 3.40   40   67    6    4
1992    Hurricanes    86   26 2.72   30   47    6    2
1993    Hurricanes    56   23 3.70   31   65    3    1
                     335  115 3.09  130  323   20    8

National Weather Service- Melbourne, Florida

Hurricane Diana, Infield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1984   08-Sep  16-Sep      8       4       949    115

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes if    .206   272    56     1     7
1991            Hurricanes if    .199   271    54     1    16
1992            Hurricanes if    .242   273    66     1    20
1993            Hurricanes if    .261   283    74     0    21
Hurricane Diana                  .227  1099   250     3    64


September Hurricanes

Hurricane Gloria, Centerfield

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1985   16-Sep  02-Oct     16       4       920    125

  • Gloria caused a billion dollars (1990 dollars) worth of damage on her trek up from North Carolina to the Northeast.

  • Gloria's name was retired in 1985.

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes cf    .225   507   114     0    37
1991            Hurricanes cf    .317   508   161     2    56
1992            Hurricanes cf    .242   269    65     1    20
1993            Hurricanes cf    .225   276    62     1    22
Hurricane Gloria             .258  1560   402     4   135



F.A.Q.- Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Storms

Hurricane Kate, Firstbase

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
  1985   15-Nov  23-Nov      8       3       954    105

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR            TEAM       POS    BA    AB     H    HR   RBI

1990            Hurricanes 1b    .277   264    73     4    30
1991            Hurricanes 1b    .245   261    64     4    37
1992            Hurricanes 1b    .254   511   130    12    64
1993            Hurricanes 1b    .242   534   129     5    40
Hurricane Kate                   .252  1570   396    25   171

Hurricanes Past, Present, and Future: New Perspectives

Hurricane Hugo, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind

1989   10-Sep  25-Sep     15       5       918    140

  • Hugo, which pummeled South Carolina, was the second costliest hurricane, causing an estimated $7.1 billion (1990 dollars) worth of damage.

  • Authorities retired Hugo's name after his 1989 appearance..

Cosmic Record

Original Team Member

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane Hugo
1990    Hurricanes    89   33 3.34   29   86    1    1
1991    Hurricanes   101   39 3.48   46   65    6    2
1992    Hurricanes    81   31 3.44   23   43    4    5
1993    Hurricanes    52   16 2.77   24   95    4    1
                     323  119 3.32  122  289   15    9

Hurricane Hugo Site

Hurricane Bob, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1991   16-Aug  29-Aug     13       3       950    100

  • Bob victimized North Carolina and the East Coast, costing the citizens an estimated $1.5 billion .

  • The name Bob, also used for several earlier hurricanes (1979, 1985) was retired in 1991.

Cosmic Record

Selected by Hurricanes in the Rookie Draft for Season 1992

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane Bob
1992    Hurricanes    72   27 3.38   28   47    4    1
1993    Hurricanes    57   16 2.53   25  167    5    2
                     129   43 3.00   53  214    9    3

The Internet Disaster Information Center

Hurricane Andrew, Pitcher

Meteorological Record

Year   Start    Stop   Duration   Cat   Press   Wind
1992   16-Aug  28-Aug     12       4       922    135

  • Andrew plowed across Florida and became the costliest hurricane in history. Damage estimates have been as high as $25 billion.

  • This Category 5 hurricane came up from the Bahamas, rolled across Florida into Louisiana spreading havoc and chaos.

  • Andrew's name was retired in 1992.

Cosmic Record

Selected by Hurricanes in the Rookie Draft for Season 1993

YEAR    TEAM         IP   ER  ERA   BB    K    W    L
Hurricane Andrew [Rookie]
1993    Hurricanes    77   25 2.92   26  112    5    1


Hurricane Andrew Site

Andrew's Landfall in South Florida


Field Manager

Great Hurricane of 1780


Coaches

  • Great Hurricane of 1900- Firstbase/Hitting Coach
  • Great Hurricane of 1899- Thirdbase/fielding Coach
  • Hurricane Fifi (1974)- Pitching Coach

General Manager

Major Joseph Duckworth


Owner

The Saffir-Simpson Partnership


Home Field

Atlantic Park; capacity 44,345



Season 1993

PITCHER                  ERA    IP     R    ER    BB     K     W     L
Hurricane Andrew        2.92    77    26    25    26   112     5     1
Hurricane Bob           2.53    57    18    16    25   167     5     2
Hurricane Camille       2.25    64    21    16    38   129     6     8
Hurricane Connie        2.38   223    64    59    96   261    20     7
Hurricane David         3.70    56    25    23    31    65     3     1
Hurricane Esther        2.58   178    59    51    87   235    21     6
Hurricane Gracie        3.19   172    79    61    77   166    11     8
Hurricane Hazel         2.81   192    76    60    87   234    19     7
Hurricane Helene        2.76   196    74    60    86   139    21     6
Hurricane Hugo          2.77    52    16    16    24    95     4     1
Total Pitchers          2.75  1267   458   387   577  1603   115    47

Batter Pos BA AB H HR RBI Hurricane Able 2b .269 417 112 2 21 Hurricane Alma if .301 589 177 39 105 Hurricane Belle 3b .282 291 82 3 27 Hurricane Cleo c .282 387 109 26 88 Hurricane Diana if .261 283 74 0 21 Hurricane Diane if .274 409 112 16 55 Hurricane Donna if .304 381 116 2 40 Hurricane Dora ss .265 626 166 39 102 Hurricane Edna lf .283 414 117 9 38 Hurricane Gerda of .264 292 77 8 28 Hurricane Gloria cf .225 276 62 1 22 Hurricane Ione rf .284 401 114 10 50 Hurricane Isabell of .253 605 153 13 75 Hurricane Kate 1b .242 534 129 5 40 Total Batters .271 5905 1600 173 712


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