THE WONDERLAND WARRIORS are CBA's team of military personnel. The Warriors have been playing cosmic baseball since 1983 and typically field competitive teams. The Warriors were a strong team during the 1980s and they won the Cosmic Universal Series twice in 1987 and 1989. In the 1990s the team has fallen on tougher times. This season's team includes a dozen rookies including a new team owner, the mythological Greek god of war, Ares.


THE LANNING RATING. For the first time this year we have utilized the Lanning Military Leadership Ratings.

Michael Lanning has written The Military 100 (Citadel Press. New Jersey. 1996), an interesting book about the 100 most influential military leaders in history. Twenty of the Warriors on this year's roster have been ranked by Lanning. These rankings appear at the player's entry on this plate.

For your information, the five most influential military leaders as ranked by Lanning are: George Washington, Napoleon I, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Julius Caesar. In his "Foreword" Mr. Lanning writes:

The most influential leaders in world history have come not from the church, the halls of government, or the scholastic centers, but from the ranks of soldiers and sailors.


PLAYER PLATES. Individual player plates will be published during the season. Player plates provide more detailed information about the player and generally include links to other related sites. If a player has a plate use the hypertext link on the name next to their image in this roster. If you have additional information about a player or corrections to the current information, please write to us at editor@cosmicbaseball.com. We very much appreciate your comments.


Available Warrior Player Plates

Attila, Boorda, Dayan, Giap, Kreutzer, Lownds, Yamamoto


The standard definition of war is that its object is to impose the will of one group upon a rival group. The absence of war, when objectives are agreed upon, is peace. But peace is not war's true opposite.

Mythology suggests the way here. Ares, the Greek god of War, fell in love with Aphrodite who at the time was married to Hephaestus. Dismayed at Ares' behavior, Hephaestus trapped and exposed the adulterous affair to the other gods. Plato points out that Ares the warrior-conquereor was himself conquered by love. (Symposium, 196d). The absence of war may be peace, but the opposite of war is love. The counterculture of the 1960s understood this intuitively as the then-popular mantra "make love not war" suggests.

It is, of course, naive to believe that war can be eradicated by love, diplomacy, or any other means. It is as much a part of human nature as love. And like love, war is often about great passions.

It might make for a less tragic reading of history if the golden rule of Zen Judaism, "play nice, don't fight" had always been followed, but, alas, that's not our human way.




COSMIC PLAYER RECORDS. If the CBA Baseball icon (shown left) appears at a player's roster entry, then a link to that player's cosmic record in the CBA statistical database is available. Just click on the baseball icon to view the player's cosmic record.



Italics indicates Rookie

Omar Bradley, 2b

Moshe Dayan, if

David E. Lownds, c

Douglas MacArthur, if

George C. Marshall, ss

Chester Nimitz, 1b

Winfield Scott, 3b

Isoroku Yamamoto, c/if



R.D.Camp, cf

Vo Nguyen Giap, lf

David Hackworth, of

Genghis Khan, rf

Ivan Konev, of

George Patton, of

James Wilkinson, of



Mike Boorda

William Calley

Karl von Clausewitz

George Custer

Che Guevara

William Kreutzer

Robert E. Lee

Lin Pao

Jose de San Martin

Sun Tzu



Norman Schwarzkopf, Field Manager

Attila the Hun, Coach

David Farragut, Coach

Michael Lanning, Coach



Cyrus the Great, General Manager

Ares, Team Owner



Memorial Stadium, Home Field



Ares

Greek God of War

*

Team Owner


Attila the Hun

King of the Huns

c. 406-453

Pitcher

Lanning Rating: 5/100


Mike Boorda

United States Admiral

1938-1996

Pitcher


Omar Bradley

United States Army General

1893-1981

Secondbase

Lanning Rating : 46/100


William Calley

United States Army Lieutenant

*

Pitcher


Richard Camp

United States Marine Captain

*

Centerfield


Karl von Clausewitz

Prussian General

1780-1831

Pitcher

Lanning Rating : 21/100


George Custer

United States Army Colonel

1839-1876

Pitcher


Cyrus the Great

Persian king

circa 550 B.C.

Coach

Lanning Rating : 10/100


Moshe Dayan

Israeli General

1915-1981

Infield

Lanning Rating : 69/100


David Farragut

United States Admiral

1801-1870

Coach

Lanning Rating : 87/100


Vo Nguyen Giap

Vietnamese General

b. 1912

Leftfield

Lanning Rating : 40/100


Che Guevara

Latin American Revolutionary

1928-1967

Pitcher


David Hackworth

United States Army Colonel

*

Outfield


Genghis Khan

Mongol King

1167-1227

Rightfield

Lanning Rating : 4/100


Ivan Konev

Soviet Marshal

1897-1973

Outfield

Lanning Rating : 54/100


William Kreutzer

United States Army Sergeant

b. 1969

Pitcher


Michael Lanning

United States Army Lt. Colonel

*

Coach


Robert E. Lee

(American) Confederate General

1807-1870

Pitcher

Lanning Rating : 60/100


Lin Pao

Chinese Marshal

1907-1971

Pitcher

Lanning Rating : 76/100


David Lownds

United States Marine Colonel

*

Catcher


Douglas MacArthur

United States Army General

1880-1964

Infield

Lanning Rating : 20/100


George C. Marshall

United States Army General

1880-1959

Shortstop

Lanning Rating : 16/100


Jose de San Martin

South American Revolutionary

1778-1850

Pitcher

Lanning Rating : 52/100


Chester Nimitz

United States Admiral

1885-1966

Firstbase

Lanning Rating : 61/100


George C. Patton

United States Army General

1885-1945

Outfield

Lanning Rating : 95/100


Norman Schwarzkopf

United States Army General

b. 1934

Field Manager

Lanning Rating : 49/100


Winfield Scott

United States Army General

1786-1866

Thirdbase

Lanning Rating : 32/100


Sun Tzu

Chinese Writer

circa 350 B.C.

Pitcher

Lanning Rating : 23/100


James B. Wilkinson

United States Marine Lt. Colonel

*

Outfield


Isoroku Yamamoto

Japanese Admiral

1884-1943

Catcher/Infield

Lanning Rating: 77/100


Memorial Stadium

Home Park

Seating Capacity: 44,000





Wonderland Warriors- 1997 Official Team Roster
URL http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/97wwr.html
Published: January 15, 1997
Modified: December 4, 1999
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