The Woodsox compete in the Cosmic Middle League
and are comprised of personalities from the 1960s.


Link to 1998 Woodsox Roster



1997 Psychedelphia Woodstockings
Pitchers
Alpert Cleaver HoffmanAb HoffmanAl HoffmanD HofmanJ Manson
Ochs Rubin Seale
Infielders/Outfielders
Davis Dellinger Friedan HoChiMinh Janiger King MalxolmX
NewtonH Oswald Ray Savio Stanley Tate ThompsonH
Manager Coaches G.M. Owner Park
Lennon McLuhan FondaJ Agnew KennedyRF SNCC Strawberry Fields


1998 Woodsox Roster




An intriguing and transformational era for American society, the decade of the 1960s consisted of a series of political movements that combined with explosions in the arts and music fields. The resulting combustion rocked the culture to its bones and roots. Civil rights, free speech and peace movements combined with the electrification of guitars and pianos to create rifts between the young, the middle aged, and the elderly. Generation gaps blotted the landscape. Political assassinations, artist deaths, senseless murders, all enraged and sensitized the citizenry. President Kennedy, his brother Robert, Martin Luther King, Jr., Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix all died from various forms of extremism. Charles Manson and his gang of zombies spilled havoc in the hills of Hollywood. Talk about the center collapsing...that's what the decade was all about.

It starts. On February 24, 1960 the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the sale of Librium, an antidepressant drug. An omen. The Xerox 914 copier, a machine that ushers in a revolution in paperwork reproduction begins selling. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is released. Annual U.S. beef consumption is 99 pounds per person. The G.D. Searle pharmaceutical company introduces Enovid 10, the first commercially available oral contraceptive for women. Each pill costs .55, $11.00 per month. All in 1960, each an omen. The world's population in 1960: 3 billion human beings, up a billion since 1930.

It ends. In 1969 the world's population exceeds 3.6 billion. And tucked in between Woodstock and Altamont, the pregnant Sharon Tate is murdered and the New York Mets, improbably, beat the Baltimore Orioles to win their first World Series. The decade of the 1960s is less a chronological continuum than a surreal trip through Dante's Dizzyland.























Betty Friedan

Feminist

Shortstop










Ho Chi Minh

Political Leader

Firstbase










Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights Activist

Infield










Malcolm X

Civil Rights Activist

Thirdbase










Huey Newton

Black Panther

Infield










James Earl Ray

Political Assassin

Infield










Owsley Stanley

LSD Chef

Secondbase










Sharon Tate

Manson Murder Victim

Shortstop










Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney)

Hippie

Catcher

















Angela Davis

Political Activist

Centerfield










David Dellinger

Political Activist

Outfield










Oscar Janiger

Psychiatrist

Outfield










Lee Harvey Oswald

Political Assassin

Outfield










Mario Savio

Free Speech Activist

Rightfield










Hunter S. Thompson

Journalist

Leftfield

















Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass)

Psychologist

Pitcher
In 1963, Richard Alpert, along with Timothy Leary is dismissed from Harvard University because of their controversial psychedelic drug researches. In 1967, Alpert journeys to India where he meets a Hindu mentor, Neem Karoli Baba, and begins a life long investigation into spiritualism. In 1968 he changes his name to Ram Dass ("servant of God"). In 1974 he creates the Hanuman Foundation which sponsors, among other programs, the Prison-Ashram Project, an attempt to bring spirituality to criminals.










Eldridge Cleaver

Black Panther

Pitcher










Abbie Hoffman

Yippie

Pitcher










Albert Hofman

Chemist

Pitcher










Dustin Hoffman

Actor

Pitcher










Julius Hoffman

Judge

Pitcher










Charles Manson

Murderer

Pitcher










Phil Ochs

Musician

Pitcher










Jerry Rubin

Yippie

Pitcher










Bobby Seale

Black Panther

Pitcher

















John Lennon

Musician

Manager










Spiro Agnew

United States Vice President

Coach










Jane Fonda

Actress

Coach










Marshall McLuhan

Media Activist

Coach

















Robert F. Kennedy

Politician

General Manager














Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Political Action Group

Owner













Strawberry Fields

Home Park

Capacity: 21,2002
















ZIA History, American History, 20th Century, 1960s Resources



Lorraine's Sixties Page



The Digger Archives



1960s



The Sixties



Yahoo! - Arts:Humanities:History:U.S. History:20th Century:1960s:Hippies



Historical Hippy Happenings



Woodstock



Chronology of San Francisco Rock 1965-1969



Civil Rights



Berkeley Free Speech Movement



Vietnam War Gopher Site



The Turbulent Sixties










1997 Psychedelphia Woodstockings Roster
URL http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/97pwr.html
Published: February 7, 1997
Updated: March 7, 1997
Revised: January 20, 1998

© 1997 by the Cosmic Baseball Association
Email: editor@cosmicbaseball.com

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