The 1998 regular cosmic season ended on September 24, 1998. Post Season play included the Subleague Series which began October 1 and the Cosmic Universal Series which started October 8.






Newshole Muckrakers vs. Telecity Superbas



5-game series between the best of the Underleague and the best of Middleleague




Newshole Muckrakers vs. Paradise Pisces



7-game series between the winner of the Subleague Series and the Overleague pennant winner.


Season 1998 Main Plate

1998 Final Team Standings






Newshole Muckrakers vs Telecity Superbas


Best of 5 games series between the Underleague champion Muckrakers and the Middleleague champion Superbas.


MUCKRAKERS Win Series, 3-2 Games.

Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5
Composites Statistics







Game 1.
October 1.
MUCKRAKERS-3 @ Superbas-0
Muckrakers Lead Series 1-0.



Scoring Summary: 1st Inning- Reporter Seymour Hersh and television news anchorman Walter Cronkite slap singles through the infield; Historian William Shirer bangs a 2-RBI stand-up double into right field. Muckrakers lead 2-0. 3rd Inning- Publisher Thomas Nast and Hersh hit long singles and Cronkite hits a 1-RBI single into leftfield. Muckrakers lead 3-0.

Winning Pitcher: Christine Amanpour (9 innings pitched, 5 hits, no runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Tea Leoni (9 IP, 10 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Christine Amanpour






Game 2.
October 2.
MUCKRAKERS-5 @ Superbas-4
Muckrakers Lead Series 2-0.



Scoring Summary: 5th Inning (Muckrakers)- Historian William Shirer and newspaper reporter Carl Bernstein hit singles; Humorist Art Buchwald hits a 1-RBI single scoring Shirer. 5th Inning (Superbas)- A lead off walk to television comedian Rob Schneider, a sacrifice by comedian Jerry Seinfeld leads to a 1-RBI single by television comedienne Lucille Ball scoring Schneider. Score is tied at 1-1. 7th Inning (Muckrakers)- Single by Shirer, sacrifice bunt by publisher Ida Bell Wells and a 1-RBI single by Bernstein scores Shirer. Muckrakers lead 2-1. 7th Inning (Superbas)- Singles by television dad Danny Thomas and Schneider set up 3-Run Homerun by Ball. Superbas lead 4-2. 9th Inning (Muckrakers)- Five singles, one each by publisher Thomas Nast, Hersh, and journalist Bob Woodward (1 RBI), Wells (1 RBI) and Buchwald (1 RBI) lead to 3 runs. Muckrakers win 5-4.

Winning Pitcher: Art Buchwald (9 innings pitched, 7 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Jerry Seinfeld (9 IP, 12 hits, 5 runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Art Buchwald






Game 3.
October 3.
SUPERBAS-7 @ Muckrakers-5
Muckrakers Lead Series 2-1.



Scoring Summary: 1st Inning (Muckrakers)- A leadoff walk to war reporter Ernie Pyle, an error by television dad Ozzie Nelson puts publisher Thomas Nast on base. A single by reporter Seymour Hersh loads the bases for television news anchorman Walter Cronkite who hits a 2-RBI single scoring Pyle and Nast. Historian William Shirer gets a base on balls and publisher Ida Bell Wells hits a 2-RBI double scoring Hersh and Cronkite. Muckrakers lead 4-0. 2nd Inning (Superbas)- Television dad Carl Betz leads off with a single; Television dad Ozzie Nelson atones for his error with a single and comedian Rob Schneider gets 2-RBIs with his deep single into rightfield scoring Betz and Nelson. Muckrakers lead 4-2. 5th Inning (Superbas)- A single by Schneider, a single by comedian Milton Berle and an RBI single by comedienne Lucille Ball scores Schneider. Another single by Betz scores Berle and Ball. Superbas lead 5-4. 5th Inning (Muckrakers)- Walk to Nast, a single by Hersh, a walk to Cronkite and a walk to Shirer pushes Nast across the plate. Score is tied at 5-5. 6th Inning (Superbas)- A single by Nelson is followed by a single by television dad Danny Thomas which is followed by an RBI single by Schneider scoring Nelson followed by a fourth consecutive single hit by Berle which scores Thomas. Superbas win 7-5.

Winning Pitcher: Milton Berle (9 innings pitched, 6 hits, 5 runs, 6 walks and 6 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Barbara Walters (9 IP, 12 hits, 7 runs, 2 walks, 7 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Rob Schneider






Game 4.
October 4.
SUPERBAS-9 @ Muckrakers-7
Series Tied 2-2.



Scoring Summary 1st Inning (Superbas)- Television comedienne Lucille Ball and latenight television host Jay Leno are walked. Television dad Carl Betz hits an RBI double scoring Ball. Actress Christina Applegate walks to load the bases. Television dad Danny Thomas hits a 2-run single scoring Leno and Betz. Superbas lead 3-0. 4th Inning (Muckrakers)- Reporter Peter Arnett draws a walk, White House news service reporter Helen Thomas doubles and reporter Bob Woodward hits a 2-RBI single scoring Arnett and H.Thomas. Superbas lead 3-2. 6th Inning (Muckrakers)- Woodward hits a solo homerun. Game is tied 3-3. 7th Inning (Muckrakers)- Reporter Seymour Hersh and H.Thomas draw walks and Woodward hits an RBI single scoring Hersh. Muckrakers lead 4-3. 8th Inning (Superbas)- Applegate singles, Television dad Ozzie Nelson doubles, Danny Thomas hits a 2 RBI double scoring Applegate and Nelson. Television lawyer Raymond Burr, the pitcher, hits an RBI single scoring D.Thomas and latenight television host David Letterman hits an RBI single scoring Burr. Superbas lead 7-4. 8th Inning (Muckrakers)- Photojournalist Charles Porter walks, journlaist Walter Lippmann singles, reporter Mark Bowden hits an RBI single scoring Porter. Hersh hits an RBI single scoring Lippmann. Arnett hits an RBI single scoring Bowden. Game is tied 7-7. 9th Inning (Superbas)- Applegate and D.Thomas each hit solo homeruns. Superbas win 9-7.

Winning Pitcher: Raymond Burr (9 innings pitched, 13 hits, 7 runs, 10 walks and 4 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Walter Lippmann (9 IP, 12 hits, 9 runs, 5 walks, 10 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Christina Applegate






Game 5.
October 5.
Superbas-2 @ MUCKRAKERS-5
Muckrakers Win Series, 3-2 games



Scoring Summary: 2nd Inning (Muckrakers)- Television reporter Peter Arnett singles to left field. Newspaper journalist Bob Woodward singles to centerfield. Author Upton Sinclair hits an RBI single to rightfield scoring Arnett. Muckrakers lead 1-0. 3rd Inning (Superbas)- Television dad Ozzie Nelson gets to firstbase safely due to a throwing error by Muckraker photojournalist and thirdbaseman Porter. Reiner doubles and McMahon hits a 2-RBI single to deep centerfield scoring Nelson and Reiner. Superbas lead 2-1. 4th Inning (Muckrakers)- H.Thomas and Sinclair hit singles. Porter, avenging his error, hits an RBI single driving home H.Thomas. Game is tied 2-2. 6th Inning (Muckrakers)- H.Thomas walks. Woodward hits a 2-run homerun. Muckrakers lead 4-2. 8th Inning (Muckrakers)- Hersh and H.Thomas hit singles to left centerfield. Woodward hits an RBI single to rightfield scoring Hersh. Muckrakers win game 5-2. Muckrakers win Subleague Series 3-2 games.

Winning Pitcher: Dan Rather (9 innings pitched, 7 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Shari Lewis (8 IP, 10 hits, 5 runs, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Robert Woodward





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Composite Pitching Statistics






Series Most Cosmic Player- Robert Woodward





Newshole Muckrakers vs Paradise Pisces


Best of 7 games series between the Subleague Series champion and the Overleague champion Pisces.


PISCES Win Series, 4-0 Games
Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4
Composite Statistics







Game 1.
October 8.
Muckrakers-0 @ PISCES-3
Pisces Lead Series 1-0.



Scoring Summary: 1st Inning (Pisces)- Israeli soldier/statesman Moshe Dayan leads off with a walk. Rocket scientist Robert Goddard hits a 2-run home run. Pisces lead 2-0. 4th Inning (Pisces)- Actress Frances Farmer gets to first on journalist Carl Bernstein's throwing error. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven draws a walk. Writer and brassiere inventor Caresse Crosby singles home Farmer. Pisces Win 3-0.

Winning Pitcher: Timothy Leary (9 innings pitched, 6 hits, 0 runs, 4 walks and 4 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Christine Amanpour (8 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Timothy Leary







Game 2. October 9.
Muckrakers-2 @ PISCES-5
Pisces Lead Series 2-0.


Scoring Summary
: 3rd Inning (Muckrakers)- Journalist and starting pitcher Bill Moyers leads of with a single. Journalist Mark Bowden draws a walk. Newscaster Peter Arnett singles in Moyers. Muckrakers lead 1-0. 4th Inning (Pisces)- Religious and political leader Louis Farrakhan hits a leadoff single. Writer Caresse Crosby reaches firstbase on reporter Bob Woodward's throwing error. Artist Andy Warhol knocks in Farrakhan with a single to leftfield. Score is tied 1-1. 5th Inning (Pisces)- Poet Lynn Behrendt hits a bloop single to center. Actress Frances Farmer hits a bloop single to left. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven draws a walk to load the bases. Farrakhan hits a 2-RBI sinlge to score Behrendt and Farmer. Pop artist Warhol hits a 1-RBI single driving home Beethoven. Pisces lead 4-1. 6th Inning (Muckrakers)- White House reporter Helen Thomas hits a 2-out, solo home run. Pisces lead 4-2. 8th Inning (Pisces)- Farmer hits a ground rule double. Beethoven walks. Farrakhan hits an RBI single scoring Farmer. Pisces win 5-2.

Winning Pitcher: Anna Marie Kersade (9 innings pitched, 7 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Bill Moyers (8 IP, 14 hits, 5 runs, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Lewis Farrakhan






Game 3. October 10.
PISCES-5 @ Muckrakers-2
Pisces Lead Series 3-0.


Scoring Summary
: 2nd Inning (Pisces)-Writer Virginia Woolf draws a leadoff walk. Writer Alphonse de Sade singles and Kennedy-family victim Mary-Jo Kopechne gets to first on throwing error by journalist Carl Bernstein. Bases are loaded for Composer Ludwig van Beethoven who gets an RBI single driving in Woolf. Pitcher and college student Chelsea Clinton draws a walk forcing home de Sade. Pisces lead 2-0. 3rd Inning (Pisces)- Filmmaker Hollis Frampton, poet Allen Ginsberg and writer Woolf hit three consecutive doubles. Pisces lead 4-0. 5th Inning (Pisces)- Frampton hits a leadoff single. Woolf and de Sade draw walks. Kopechne hits a fielder's choice ground ball scoring Frampton. Pisces lead 5-0. 6th Inning (Muckrakers)- War reporter Ernie Pyle reaches firstbase on actress Frances Farmer's throwing error. Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh hits a single. News anchorman Walter Cronkite hits a fielder's choice ground ball for an RBI as Pyle scores. Pisces lead 5-1. 8th Inning (Muckrakers)- Journalist David Halberstam gets a leadoff single. Pyle hits a double off the rightfield fence. Publisher Thomas Nast hits an RBI sacrifice fly to leftfield scoring Halberstam. Pisces win 5-2.

Winning Pitcher: Chelsea Clinton (9 innings pitched, 6 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: David Halberstam (9 IP, 7 hits, 5 runs, 9 walks, 7 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Hollis Frampton






Game 4. October 11.
PISCES-8 @ Muckrakers-2
Pisces Win Series 4-0 games..


Scoring Summary
: 4th Inning (Pisces)- Poet Lynn Behrendt hits a leadoff single. Actress Frances Farmer hits a single. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven draws a walk and the bases are loaded. Minister Louis Farrakhan walks forcing in Behrendt and the bases are still loaded. Artist Andy Warhol hits a 2-run double into the corner of rightfield scoring Farmer and Beethoven. Pisces lead 3-0. 5th Inning (Muckrakers)- Journalists Mark Bowden and Seymour Hersh hit consecutive singles. Television reporter Peter Arnett hits a sacrifice fly scoring Bowden. Pisces lead 3-1. 6th Inning (Pisces)- Farrakhan draws a leadoff walk. Writer Caresse Crosby hits a single and Farrakhan scores on a Christina Rossetti sacrifice hit. Pisces lead 4-1. 8th Inning (Pisces)- Beethoven draws a leadoff walk. Farrakhan hits a single. Crosby hits a single which scores Beethoven. Warhol hits a single which scores Farrakhan. Israeli soldier Moshe Dayan hits a single scoring Crosby. Behrendt hits a single scoring Warhol. Pisces lead 8-1. 9th Inning (Muckrakers)- Newspaper reporter Bob Woodward hits a leadoff single. Author Upton Sinclair hits a single. Photojournalist Charles Porter hits a double scoring Woodward. Pisces Win Game 8-2. Pisces Win Series 4-0 games.

Winning Pitcher: Christina Rossetti (9 innings pitched, 10 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts).
Losing Pitcher: Barbara Walters (9 IP, 12 hits, 8 runs, 7 walks, 3 strikeouts).

Most Cosmic Player: Christina Rossetti





Link to Cosmic Universal Series History Plate




Composite Batting Statistics






Composite Pitching Statistics






Series Most Cosmic Player- Louis Farrakhan





Link to Cosmic Universal Series History Plate





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Published: October 11, 1998
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