Biblicals




1998 Biblicals
Pitchers
Adam Cain Daniel Ezekiel Issac Joshua Noah
Peter Samuel Sarah
Infielders/Outfielders
Abel Abraham Balaam David Esther Eve Goliath
Haman Job Joseph Judas Mary Miriam Moses
Manager Coaches G.M. Owner Park
O'Hair Baker Bojaxhiu Sunday Day McPherson The Altardome
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The Cosmic BIBLICALS represent characters from the Bible. Despite the fact that the team was dead last in the cosmic Underleague, with the worst won-loss record of any CBA team (64-98, .395) very few changes have been made to the players on the team. There are three rookies: Issac, Balaam and Miriam. The major changes have occured in the management of the team. Owner Aimee Semple McPherson has replaced the entire coaching and management staff. Controversial atheist Madlyn Murray O'Hair is the new field manager. Evangelists Father Divine and Billy Sunday (himself a former reality baseball player) and humanitarian Mother Theresa are the new coaches. The general manager is Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic worker movement.

Will it take more than these management changes to take this very spiritual team to a new level of performance?





Abel

Secondbase



And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. [Genesis IV:1]





Abraham

Centerfield



Terah begat Abraham, Nahor and Haran; and Haran begat Lot. And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees...And Terah took Abraham, his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son and Sarah his daughter-in-law, his son Abraham's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan. [Genesis XI:27-31]





Adam

Pitcher



And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and every other creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image. [Genesis I:26]





Balaam

Shortstop

Rookie


And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. He sent messengers unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me: Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people...And God came unto Balaam. [Numbers XXII:2-9]





Cain

Pitcher



And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? [Genesis IV: 8-9]





Daniel

Pitcher



In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it...And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of the eunuchs that he should bring certain of the children of Israel to the palace...Now among these were of the children of Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishrael, and Azariah: Unto who the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name Belteshazzar. [Daniel I:2-7]





David

Catcher



Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. [1 Samuel XVI: 12-13]





Esther

Leftfield



Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite; Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, who Nebuchhadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away. And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; who Mordechai, when he father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter. [Esther II: 5-7]





Eve

Firstbase



And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and they were not ashamed. [Genesis II: 22-25]





Ezekiel

Pitcher



The word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was there upon him. [Ezekiel I:3]





Goliath

Outfield



And thee went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Garth, whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had a helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron. [1 Samuel XVII:4-8]





Haman

Outfield



After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him. And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. [Esther III:1-2





Issac

Pitcher


Rookie


And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, who Sarah bare to him, Issac. And Abraham circumcised his own son Issac, being eight days old as God had commanded him. And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Issac was born unto him. [Genesis XXI:1-5]





Job

Thirdbase



There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. [Job I:1-4]





Joseph

Infield



And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pry you, this dream which I have dreamed: For behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf. And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams and for his words. [Genesis XXXVII: 5-8]





Joshua

Pitcher



And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him; And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. And thou shalt put some of thine honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. [Numbers XXVII:18-22]





Judas

Infield



Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus whose surname was Thaddeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot who also betrayed him. [Matthew X: 3-4]





Mary

Infield



And in the sixth month the Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. [Luke I: 26-29]





Miriam

Rightfield


Rookie


And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them:
Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
[Exodus XV: 20-21]





Moses

Outfield



And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this child away and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it. And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called him Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water. [Exodus II: 9-10]





Noah

Pitcher



And Lamech , son of Methuselah, lived a hundred eighty and two years and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord had cursed. [Genesis V: 28-29]





Peter

Pitcher



Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up; and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God. [Acts III: 6-10]





Samuel

Pitcher



Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord. [1 Samuel I: 20]





Sarah

Pitcher



Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. [Genesis XVIII:12-15]





Madalyn Murray O'Hair

born 1919

Manager



Atheist born into a wealthy churchgoing family. During the 1950s she worked as a lawyer and social worker. Became, in her own words, "the most hated woman in America" when she sued the Baltimore school board to eliminate praying in public schools (1960).





George Baker

1880?-1965

Coach



Also known as "Father Divine" he founded the Peace Mission Movement (1919), a non-sectarian, interracial group that set up missions around the country. The movement reached its peak in the 1930s and 1940s and was primarily centered in Harlem, New York and Philadelphia.





Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

1910-1997

Coach



Also known as Mother Theresa. She was a Roman Catholic nun who worked with the impoverished and needy. She was born to Albanian parents in Skopje. In 1928 she joined the Sisters of Loretto, an Irish order located in India and too her vows as a nun. In 1950 after years of teaching upper-class Indian girls at a convent school in Calcutta, she founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity which was dedicated to serving the poor. In 1979 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.





William Ashley Sunday

1863-1935

Coach



After a career in Major League Baseball (1883-1890) Billy Sunday became an evangelist and led religious revivals around the country. In 1903 he was ordained a Presbyterian minister and his popularity, fame and fortune rose dramatically. He helped lead the campaign for the prohibition of alcohol.





Dorothy Day

1897-1980

General Manager



She co-founded the Catholic Worker monthly newspaper in 1933 which advocated the establishment of "hospitality" houses in cities to help victims of the Depression. The Catholic Worker movement spread across the country with the circulation of the newspaper reaching 150,000 in the late 1930s. Combined with her religious views were radical social ideas that included the support of conscientious objectors during World War II, opposition to nuclear arms. Day also opposed the United States' involvement in Vietnam.




Aimee Semple McPherson

1890-1944

Team Owner



American evangelist who founded the Four-Square Gospel movement (1918) which used a theatrical approach to worship. In 1926 "Sister Aimee" disappeared for five weeks and upon her return she claimed she had been kidnapped. Her movement attracted thousands of people eventually amassing a fortune that included a radio station and some 400 branch churches. She was later indicted on fraud charges but the charges were dropped for lack of evidence. She died from an overdose of sleeping pills in 1944.

















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Biblicals- 1998 Official Team Roster
URL: http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/98bibr.html
Published: February 21, 1998
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