Wonderland Warriors





Pitchers
Boorda Calley Clausewitz Custer Guevara Houston Kreutzer
Lee Pizarro SunTzu
Infielders/Outfielders
Africanus Bradley Camp Cortes Giap Hackworth Lownds
MacArthur Marshall Napoleon Nassau Patton Wilkinson Yamamoto
Manager Coaches G. M. Owner Home Park
Tamarlane Attila Farragut Shaka Cyrus Ares Memorial Park
Italics indicates Rookie








War is no pastime; it is no mere joy in daring and winning, no place for irresponsible enthusiasts. It is a serious means to a serious end, and all its colorful resemblance to a game of chance, all the vicissitudes of passion, courage, imagination, and enthusiasm it includes are merely its special characteristics. (Karl von Clausewitz, On War).


Team owner Ares (Mars) and fans were disappointed in the Warrior's performance last season. Despite a winning season of 83 wins and 79 losses, many felt the team began to fade and lose its enthusiasm towards the end of the season. So, Confucius went out and hired one of the toughest warriors to ever appear on a battlefield. The ruthless Tamarlane replaces Norman Schwarzkopf as the Warriors field manager. Six new rookies are on the team including 2 new starting pitchers (Houston and Pizarro).

The Wonderland Warriors have played cosmic baseball since 1983. They have a composite won-loss record of 1181-1083. The team has won the Cosmic Universal Series twice (1987, 1989). Rosters for the 1996 Warriors and the 1997 Warriors are available at this site.












Scipio Africanus
236-183 b.c.e
Roman General
Firstbase
Lanning Rank: 34



1998 Cosmic Player Plate













Ares
Greek God of War
Team Owner










Attila the Hun
406-453 a.d.
Leader of the Huns
Coach
Lanning Rank: 15













Mike Boorda
1938-1996
United States Navy Admiral
Pitcher










Omar Bradley
1893-1981
United States Army General
Secondbase
Lanning Rank: 46













William Calley
*
United States Army Lieutenant
Pitcher










R.D. Camp
*
United States Marine Colonel
Centerfield










Karl von Clausewitz
1780-1831
Military Science Theorist
Pitcher
Lanning Rank: 21













Hernando Cortes
1485-1547
Spanish Explorer and Conqueror
Rightfield
Lanning Rank: 9



1998 Cosmic Player Plate












George Custer
1839-1876
United States Army General
Pitcher










Cyrus the Great
c. 580-529 b.c.e
Persian Ruler
General Manager
Lanning Rank: 10













David Farragut
1801-1870
United States Navy Admiral
Coach
Lanning Rank: 87













Vo Nguyen Giap
b. 1912
Vietnamese Army General
Leftfield
Lanning Rank: 40













Che Guevara
1928-1967
South American Guerilla Commander
Pitcher










David Hackworth
*
United States Army Colonel
Outfield










Sam Houston
1793-1863
Texas General
Pitcher
Lanning Rank: 57












William Kreutzer
b. 1969
United States Army Sergeant
Pitcher










Robert E. Lee
1807-1870
Confederate States Army General
Pitcher
Lanning Rank: 60













David Lownds
*
United States Marine Colonel
Catcher










Douglas MacArthur
1880-1964
United States Army General
Infield
Lanning Rank: 20













George C. Marshall
1880-1959
United States Army General
Shortstop
Lanning Rank: 16













Napoleon I
1769-1821
French Emperor
Outfield
Lanning Rank: 2












Maurice of Nassau
1567-1625
Dutch General
Thirdbase
Lanning Rank: 42



1998 Cosmic Player Plate












George C. Patton
1885-1945
United States Army General
Firstbase
Lanning Rank: 95













Francisco Pizarro
1478-1541
Spanish Explorer and Conqueror
Pitcher
Lanning Rank: 7



1998 Cosmic Player Plate












Shaka
c. 1787-1828
Zulu Military Leader
Coach
Lanning Rank: 59



1998 Cosmic Player Plate












SunTzu
circa 350 b.c.e
Chinese War Theorist
Pitcher
Lanning Rank: 23













Tamarlane
1336-1405
Turkic Military Leader
Field Manager
Lanning Rank: 25













James Wilkinson
*
United States Marine Captain
Outfield










Isoroku Yamamoto
1884-1943
Japanese Navy Admiral
Catcher/Infield
Lanning Rank: 77













Memorial Park
Home Park
78,198
Capacity










THE LANNING RATING.

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.


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1998 Wonderland Warriors Roster
URL: 98wwr.html
Published: November 25, 1997
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