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The Chronology of the Cosmic Baseball Association is maintained by the Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance (COBRA). Updates to the Chronology are made periodically.

"...Ballplayers, lit from inside, scampered about the basepaths, as the kid put enough english on the balls with his hips and elbows. A painted pitcher, in eternal windup, kicked high, while below, a painted batter in a half-crouch moved motionlessly toward the plate. Two girls in the upper corners, legs apart and skirts hiked up their thighs, cheered the runners on with silent wide-open mouths. The kid was really racking them up: seven free games showing already. Lights flashed, runners ran. Eight. Nine. "The Great American Game" it said across the top, between the gleaming girls. Well, it was. American baseball, by luck, trial and error, and since the famous playing rules council of 1889 had struck on an almost perfect balance between offense and defense, and it was that balance, that and the accountability-- the beauty of the records system which found a place to keep forever and each least action-- that had led Henry to baseball as his final great project."

--from Robert Coover's The Universal Baseball Association- J. Henry Waugh, Proprietor (reprinted from CBA Executive Bulletin No. 10, 1 January 1982)


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1981
Oct 9
1981
The Cosmic Baseball Association is is created in Lost Angeles, California by a group of writers and artists. The collective shares a passion for the game of the quadrature. But the founders of the CBA also share a collective dismay at the condition of Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States. Swamped by greed and guile the players and owners of MLB were engulfed in a labor dispute that stopped the playing of major league baseball games. The members of the CBA in an idealistic fit of creation began simulating a more perfect cosmos.
Oct 13
1981
CBA's first cosmic baseball team, the Paradise Pisces are created.


First cosmic baseball game is simulated between the Paradise Pisces and the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies win the game, 4-0.

Nov 11
1981
The members of the CBA elect Rose Stein (Florida) to be the first Chairwoman of the Board of Directors. The board consists of five additional members: Robert Barry (New York), Ron Brunke (California), Frank Jazzo (California), Jim Jerue (California) and Lewis Schaffer (New York). The Board is responsible for broad policy and moral direction.
Nov 15
1981
The Board of Directors appoints Paul Arthur (California) as CBA's first Commissioner. CBA's commissioner is responsible for the overall management of the baseball operations of the Association.
Dec 31
1981
Three new cosmic teams are created: Bhutan Vanguards, Alphatown Ionians, Delta Dragons. While the Paradise Pisces team members do not fall into any specific category these three teams draw their players from the fields of Painting (Vanguards), Philosophy (Ionians) and Music (Dragons).
1982
May 6
1982
The Washington Presidents are created. The team roster consists of Presidents of the United States.
Jun 1
1982
CBA moves its headquarters and operations from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.
Jun 28
1982
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Washington, D.C..
Jul 1
1982
Jack MacKay (California) is appointed President of the CBA Sharp League which consists of the first four original cosmic teams (Pisces, Vanguards, Ionians and Dragons).

The Flat League is created. The Flat League will serve as a training ground for cosmic players that will migrate to the Sharp League teams. The Washington Presidents are assigned to the Flat League.

July 15
1982
The Vestal Virgins, representing interesting women are created and assigned to CBA's Flat League.
Sep 15
1982
Dolores Jocque (Michigan) is appointed President of the CBA Flat League
Oct 6
1982
The Eden Bohemians, representing novelists and playwrights are created and assigned to the CBA Flat League.
Oct 9
1982
CBA's 1st Anniversary. There are 18 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association on this date.

Members of the CBA Board of Directors: Rose Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Robert Barry (New York); Ron Brunke (California); Frank Jazzo (New York); Jim Jerue (Illinois) and Lewis Schaffer (New York);

Oct 16
1982
Season 1981/82 ends.
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Frank Frohb (Pisces), .319
  • Most Homeruns- Dan Dexter (Pisces), 43
  • Most Runs Batted In- Dan Dexter (Pisces), 129
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Randy Colfax (Pisces), 3.06
  • Most Wins- Walt Whitman (Pisces), 20
  • Most Strikeouts- Walt Whitman (Pisces), 203
1981/82 Most Cosmic Player: Frank Frohb (Pisces)
Oct 24
1982
Teams in the Flat League are organized into the Oriental and Occidental Wings
Dec 1
1982
The first issue of CBA's periodic journal, Diamond Light, is published. This issue contains an article on baseball books with the words "left-handed" or "southpaw" in their titles, an essay on the efficacy of the Designated Hitter Rule and poetry by Piet Cross.
1983
Feb 27
1983
The Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance (COBRA) is created. COBRA is the research and analysis wing of the CBA and as such it is charged with compiling historical data regarding baseball and cosmic baseball.
Mar 18
1983
The Dharma Beats are created. The Beats represent various personalities related to the Beat Generation
Mar 28
1983
Cosmic Universal Series I: Paradise Pisces defeat Delta Dragons (5-4 games). The Cosmic Universal Series is similar in nature to Major League Baseball's World Sereis.It is a best-of-nine-games series played between the two teams with the overall best records in a season.
Mar 29
1983
CBA moves to the Cosmic Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Apr 15
1983
Cosmic Season 1983 begins.

There are 11 cosmic teams. Dolores Jocque (Michigan) resigns as President of the CBA Flat League

May 26
1983
Psychedelphia Woodstockings and Telecity Superbas created. The Woodsox represent personalities from the decade of the 1960s and the Superbas are made up of television celebrities.
Jun 28
1983
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Boston. The board approves a plan to increase the number of directors to eight.
Jul 19
1983
Diamond Light No.2 is published. Articles, essays and poetry from CBA members flesh out the second issue of CBA's periodic journal.
Jul 20
1983
Noah Lampert (Maryland) is elected to serve on CBA's Board of Directors.
Jul 25
1983
Jarrett Arthur, Elizabeth Hess, and Donna Nussinow are elected to serve on CBA's Board of Directors.
Aug 18
1983
Piet Cross (Maryland) is appointed Executive Director of the Cosmic Baseball Association.
Aug 20
1983
Harvey Nosowitz (Illinois) is appointed President of the CBA Flat League
Aug 21
1983
The Cosmic Baseball Library, with an extensive collection of baseball books, magazines and newspapers opens in Silver Spring, Maryland
Aug 31
1983
The Wonderland Warriors, representing military personnel are created
Sep 1
1983
The Cosmic Baseball Lucre League created. Originally intended as a revenue-producing fantasy league the Lucre League died a quick death without ever generating one red cent.
Oct 9
1983
CBA's 2nd Anniversary. On this date there are 22 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1983 Board of Directors: Rose Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jarrett Arthur (California); Robert Barry (New York); Elizabeth Hess (Washington, D.C.); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Donna Nussinow (Maryland); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Andrew Zinebrenner (Maryland)

Members of the CBA ratify the CBA Constitution.

Oct 16
1983
Cosmic Season 1983 ends. The Eden Bohemians have the best won-loss record: 88-74
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- George Sterling (Bohemians), .387
  • Most Homeruns- Ernie Gehr (Beasts), Ludwig van Beethoven (Dragons), Jacob Arcadelt (Dragons), Hunster S. Thompson (Woodsox), all with 15
  • Most Runs Baated In- Ernie Gehr (Beasts), 71
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Richard Alpert aka Baba Ram Dass (Woodsox), 1.47
  • Most Wins- Anton Dvorak (Dragons), Jimi Hendrix (Dragons), both with 17
  • Most Strikeouts- Erté (Vanguards), 199
1983 Most Cosmic Player: George Sterling (Bohemians)
Nov 24
1983
Cosmic Universal Series II: Eden Bohemians defeat Alphatown Ionians (4-2 games)
Nov 30
1983
The following six teams are created and assigned to CBA's Flat League: Heartland Capitalists, New Kingdom Metaphors, Nude Island Erotics, Nirvanaville Yogis, Pianoburg Pianists, Symboltown Meteors. The Capitalists are created with individuals from the business world. The Metaphors are fairy-tale characters. The Erotics are derived from individuals who achieved some acclaim in the world of romance and lust. The Yogis are religious persons. The Pianists consisted of classical and modern piano players. The Meteors are derived from various cultural mythologies.
1984
Jan 20
1984
Chris Colby replaces Mark Twain as the field manager for the Paradise Pisces.
Feb 8
1984
Cosmic Umpiring Bureau is created. Mark Twain's fictional hero, Huckleberry Finn, is named Umpire-in-Chief.
Feb 10
1984
Harvey Nosowitz (Illinois) is appointed President of the Sharp League

Pamela Butler (New York) is appointed President of the Flat League

Jack MacKay (Florida) is appointed Deputy Commissioner of the CBA

Mar 15
1984
Cosmic Season 1984 begins.

There are 17 cosmic teams this season.

May 27
1984
CBA's Board of Directors votes to cancel the Cosmic All Star Game because cosmic players object to the method of All Star team selection. The criteria is based on member ballots which do not necessarily equate to cosmic baseball skills. Instead of a talent showcase the All-Star game is, the Board of Directos agrees with the cosmic players, nothing more than a popularity contest.
Jun 28
1984
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Palm Beach. Alison Podel (Connecticut) is elected to the Board.
July 20
1984
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Lucille Ball (Superbas)
Aug 31
1984
Paul Arthur (New York) retires as CBA's first Commissioner.
Oct 9
1984
CBA's 3rd Anniversary. On this date there are 32 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1984 Board of Directors: Rose Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jarrett Arthur (California); Robert Barry (New York); Elizabeth Hess (Washington, D.C.); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Donna Nussinow (Maryland); Alison Podel (Connecticut); Lewis Schaffer (New York)

Oct 15
1984
Cosmic Season 1984 ends. The Heartland Capitalists (95-67) compile the best record.
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Danny Ganoung (Woodsox), .324
  • Most Homeruns- Lee Iacocca (Capitalists) and Don Juan (Erotics), 16
  • Most Runs Batted In- Lee Iacocca (Capitalists), 75
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Anaxagoras (Ionians), 1.74
  • Most Wins- Sam Simms (Pisces), 24
  • Most Strikeouts- Chester Arthur (Presidents), 268
1984 Most Cosmic Player: Danny Ganoung (Woodsox)
  • 1984 Cosmic Batting Award: Danny Ganoung (Woodsox)
  • 1984 Cosmic Pitching Award: Anaxagoras (Ionians)
Oct 20
1984
CBA announces the creation of the Cosmic Hall-of-Recognition. The Hall-of-Recognition is equivalent to organized baseball's Hall-of-Fame. A committee of CBA members and COBRA scholars is formed by the Commissioner to select the initial Hall inductees.
Oct 31
1984
CBA announces the enshrinement of the following individuals in the Hall-of-Recognition: Frank Frohb (Cosmic Player), Walt Whitman (Poet), Tom Seaver (Living Major League Baseball Player), Phil Douglas (Deceased Major League Baseball Player), Piet Cross (CBA Staff Member), Paul Arthur (CBA Member), James Cagney (Honorary).
Nov 22
1984
Cosmic Universal Series III: Heartland Capitalists defeat Bhutan Vanguards (4-2 games)
Nov 30
1984
CBA's Board of Directors appoints Jim Jerue (Illinois) as the second Commissioner of the Cosmic Baseball Association.
Dec 1
1984
CBA Association Award to Paul Arthur (New York, NY). The Association Award honors that individual who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has contributed selflessly and consistently to the goals and ideals of the Cosmic Baseball Association.
Dec 2
1984
CBA Most Valuable Cosmic Player Award is given to Carl Tausig (Pianoburg Pianists)

CBA Rookie of the Season (1984) Award is given to Danny Ganoung (Psychedelphia Woodsox)

Dec 15
1984
Park City Postmasters are created (CBA Flat League). This cosmic team is drawn from Postmasters General of the United States.
1985
Mar 15
1985
Cosmic Season 1985 begins

There are 16 cosmic teams this season.

Mar 18
1985
The Visionville Beasts are created (Yang Wing, Oriental Division, Flat League). The Beasts represent filmmakers associated with the New American Cinema movement.
Apr 19
1985
Rose Stein, Chairwoman of the CBA Board of Directors passes away in Florida. She was CBA's first Chairwoman of the Board and is credited with advancing the development of the CBA through her intense enthusiasm for cosmic baseball.
Apr 20
1985
Donna Nussinow (Maryland) elected Chairwoman of the Board
Jun 28
1985
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Los Angeles.
Elka Stein (Florida) elected to the Board of Directors.
Jul 20
1985
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick-Claude Debussy (Dragons)
Oct 9
1985
CBA's 4th Anniversary. On this date there are 42 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1985 Board of Directors: Donna Nussinow (Maryland), Chairwoman; Jarrett Arthur (California); Robert Barry (New York); Elizabeth Hess (Washington, D.C.); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Alison Podel (Connecticut); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Elka Stein (Florida)

Oct 15
1985
Cosmic Season 1985 ends. The Alphatown Ionians (98-64) compile the best overall record.
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Frank Frohb (Pisces), .368
  • Most Homeruns- E.G. Marshall (Superbas), 21
  • Most Runs Batted In- Ken Babbs (Pisces), 74
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Anaxagoras (Ionians), 1.53
  • Most Wins- Anaxagoras (Ionians), 24
  • Most Strikeouts- Anaxagoras (Ionians), 268
1985 Most Cosmic Player: Anaxagoras (Ionians)
Oct 23
1985
The cosmic teams are restructured into the Overleague and the Underleague. The Overleague includes five teams. The number of teams permitted in the Underleague is unrestricted. Underleague teams who show proficiency can be advanced to the Overleague. Likewise, poor performance by an Overleague team can result in demotion to the Underleague.
Oct 31
1985
Hall-of-Recognition inductees: Henry Shrapnel, Henri Murger, Eddie Murray, Bill Lee, Hollis Frampton
Nov 21
1985
Cosmic Universal Series IV: Alphatown Ionians defeat Nude Island Erotics (4-1 games)
Nov 30
1985
The First Annual CBA Book Awards are announced.

Winner of the Best Baseball Exploitation Book- Inside Pitch: Roger Craig's 1984 Tiger Journal by Roger Craig with Vern Plagenhoef. 1985.

Winner of the Best Baseball Biography- The Truth Hurts by Jimmy Piersall with Dick Whittingham. 1985.

Winner of the Best Baseball Reference Book- 1985 Elias Baseball Analyst by Siwoff, Hirdt & Hirdt. 1985.

Winner of the Best Baseball Team Magazine- Yankee Magazine (New York Yankees). 1985 issues.

Winner of the Special Mention Award- Box Score: A Baseball Story by Andrew Zinebrenner. 1985.

Dec 5
1985
The Board of Directors appoints Andrew Lampert as CBA's Executive Director.
1986
Feb 11
1986
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Tess Rose Lampert is elected to the Board of Directors.
Mar 15
1986
Season 1986 begins

There are 16 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1986
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.
Jul 20
1986
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Marc Chagall (Vanguards)
Oct 9
1986
CBA's 5th Anniversary On this date there are 36 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1986 Board of Directors: Donna Nussinow (Maryland), Chairwoman; Jarrett Arthur (California); Robert Barry (New York); Elizabeth Hess (Washington, D.C.); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Lampert (Maryland); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Elka Stein (Florida).

Oct 19
1986
Underleague Season 1986 ends. The Telecity Superbas (89-73) compile the best record in the Underleague
Cosmic Team Records

Nov 9
1986
Overleague Season 1986 ends. The Vestal Virgins (105-57) compile the best overall record in cosmic baseball.
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Frank Frohb (Pisces), .357
  • Most Homeruns- Iannis Kenakis (Dragons), 48
  • Most Runs Batted In- Ken Jacobs (Beasts), 122
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Grover Cleveland (Presidents), 2.15
  • Most Wins- Sam Simms (Pisces), 28
  • Most Strikeouts- Sam Simms (Pisces), 238
1986 Most Cosmic Player: Sam Simms (Pisces)
Nov 27
1986
Cosmic Universal Series V: Vestal Virgins defeat Telecity Superbas (4-0 games)
Nov 28
1986
2nd Annual CBA Book Awards are announced.

Winner of the Best Baseball Poem- Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer. 1888.

Winner of the Best Baseball Fiction- Alibi Ike by Ring Lardner. 1915.

Winner of the Best Baseball Essay- Qabilistic Sex*Magick for Shortstops and Second Basemen by Rob Brezany. 1976.

Winner of the Special Mention Award- A Pastoral Dialogue on the Game of the Quadrature by Robert Kelly. 1976.

1987
Feb 11
1987
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Rifle, Colorado
Tammy Sheapp (Maryland) is elected to the Board of Directors
Mar 15
1987
Season 1987 begins

There are 19 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1987
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Amherst, Massachusetts
Neal Grover (Washington, D.C.) and Andrew Zinebrenner (Massachusetts) are elected to the Board of Directors.
Jul 20
1987
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Thomas Pynchon (Beats)
Sep 5
1987
Khe Sanh Commanders created
Oct 9
1987
CBA's 6th Anniversary. On this date there are 52 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1987 Board of Directors: Donna Nussinow, Chairwoman; Neal Grover (Washington, D.C.); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Tammy Sheapp (Maryland); Elka Stein (Florida); Andrew Zinebrenner (Massachusetts)

Oct 15
1987
Season 1987 ends. Best Record: Wonderland Warriors (102-60).
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- William Bligh (Warriors), .403
  • Most Homeruns- Michel Foucault (Erotics), 47
  • Most Runs Batted In- Larry Jordan (Beasts), 125
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Calandrino (Erotics), 2.30
  • Most Wins- Gil Gilmore (Pisces), 22
  • Most Strikeouts- Gil Gilmore (Pisces), 206
1987 Most Cosmic Player: Richard Singlaub (Warriors)
Nov 26
1987
Cosmic Universal Series VI: Wonderland Warriors defeat Nirvanaville Yogis (4-2 games)
Nov 30
1987
CBA Book Awards announced

Winner of the Best Book by a Cosmic Baseball Pitcher- Little Birds by Anais Nin (Pisces)

Winner of the Best Book by a Cosmic Baseball Coach- Desolate Angels by David McNally (Beats)

Winner of the Best Book by a Cosmic Baseball Infielder- Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt (Virgins)

Winner of the Best Book by a Cosmic Baseball Outfielder- U.S. Army Special Warfare by Alfred Paddock (Warriors)

Winner of the Special Mention Award- BASIC for Baseball Buffs by Bob Spear

1988
Feb 11
1988
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mar 15
1988
Season 1988 Begins

There are 18 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1988
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Donna Nussinow resigns as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
Elka Stein (Florida) elected Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
John Irby (Virginia) and Amy S. Lampert (New York) elected to Board of Directors.

Jul 20 15
1988
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Pick- Henry Abyngdon (Dragons)
Oct 9
1988
CBA's 7th Anniversary. On this date there are 57 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1988 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; John Irby (Virginia); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Tammy Sheapp (Maryland); Andrew Zinebrenner (Massachusetts)

Oct 15
1988
Season 1988 ends. Best Record: Vestal Virgins (88-74)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Danny Thomas (Superbas), .343
  • Most Homeruns- Adolfas Mekas (Beasts), 37
  • Most Runs Batted In- Larry Jordan (Beasts), 125
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Ignaz Friedman (Pianists), 2.26
  • Most Wins- Grover Cleveland (Presidents), Joseph P. Kennedy (Capitalists), Odoacer (Warriors) all with 20
  • Most Strikeouts- Tarpeia (Virgins), 240
1988 Most Cosmic Player: Adolfas Mekas (Beasts)
Nov 24
1988
Cosmic Universal Series: Pianoburg Pianists defeat Vestal Virgins (4-3 games)
1989
Feb 11
1989
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Jim Jerue (Illinois) retires as Commissioner of the CBA
Mar 12
1989
CBA's Board of Directors appoints Andrew Zinebrenner (Massachusetts) third Commissioner of the CBA
Mar 15
1989
Season 1989 Begins

There are 18 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1989
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Jim Jerue (Illinois) and Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.) are elected to the Board of Directors
Jul 20
1989
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Pick- Jules Ferry (Woodsox)
Oct 9
1989
CBA's 8th Anniversary. On this date there are 89 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1989 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jim Jerue (Illinois); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Tammy Sheapp (Maryland).

Oct 15
1989
Season 1989 ends. Best Record: Wonderland Warriors (91-71)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Louis Armstrong (Dragons), .351
  • Most Homeruns- Jack Smith (Beasts), 43
  • Most Runs Batted In- Jack Smith (Beasts), 132
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Georges Bataille (Erotics), 2.81
  • Most Wins- R. J. Fluor (Capitalists), Hollis Frampton (Beasts) and Joseph P. Kennedy (Capitalists) each had 20 wins.
  • Most Strikeouts- Tarpeia (Virgins), 217
1989 Most Cosmic Player: Hollis Frampton (Beasts)
Nov 30
1989
Cosmic Universal Series VIII: Wonderland Warriors defeat Visionville Beasts (4-2 games)
1990
Jan 20
1990
Tropicland Hurricanes created
Feb 11
1990
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.
Mar 15
1990
Season 1990 Begins

There are 19 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1990
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Portland, Maine
Jul 20
1990
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Don van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart (Dragons)
Oct 9
1990
CBA's 9th Anniversary. On this date there are 78 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1990 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jim Jerue (Illinois); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Tammy Sheapp (Maryland);

Oct 15
1990
Season 1990 ends. Best Record: Tropicland Hurricanes (103-59)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Florence Blacnfield (Virgins), .494
  • Most Homeruns- Alice Walker (Bohemians), 52
  • Most Runs Batted In- Alice Walker (Bohemians), 143
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Solon (Woodsox), 2.62
  • Most Wins- Hurricane Hazel (Hurricanes), 22
  • Most Strikeouts- Hurricane Hazel (Hurricanes), 269
1990 Most Cosmic Player: Hurricane Hazel (Hurricanes)
Nov 29
1990
Cosmic Universal Series IX: Alphatown Ionians defeat Tropicland Hurricanes (4-1 games)
1991
Feb 11
1991
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Madrd, Spain
Mar 15
1991
Season 1991 Begins

There are 19 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1991
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland
Karen Tuveson (Maryland) is elected to the Board of Directors
Jul 20
1991
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Jane Austen (Virgins)
Oct 9
1991
CBA's 10th Anniversary On this date there are 69 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1991 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jim Jerue (Illinois); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York); Karen Tuveson (Maryland);

Oct 15
1991
Season 1991 ends. Best Record: Visionville Beasts (103-59)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- U.S. Grant (Presidents), .342
  • Most Homeruns- Hurricane Alma (Hurricanes), 55
  • Most Runs Batted In- Hurricane alma (Hurricanes), 139
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Clara Hale (Virgins), 1.62
  • Most Wins- Barontus (Meteors), 20
  • Most Strikeouts- Ted Bundy (Woodsox), 162
1991 Most Cosmic Player: Simone de Beauvoir (Bohemians)
Nov 24
1991
Cosmic Universal Series X: Alphatown Ionians beat Visionville Beasts (4-3 games)
1992
Feb 11
1992
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Dublin, Ireland
Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.) is elected to the Board of Directors
Mar 15
1992
Season 1992 Begins

There are 20 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1992
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Groton, Massachusetts
Piet Cross (Maryland) is elected to the Board of Directors
Jul 20
1992
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Neil Young (Dragons)
Aug 11
1992
Barsoomtown Explorers created
Oct 9
1992
CBA's 11th Anniversary. On this date there are 71 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1992 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Piet Cross (Maryland); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York).

Oct 15
1992
Season 1992 ends. Best Record: Nirvanaville Yogis (100-62)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Warren Harding (Presidents), .497
  • Most Homeruns- Mars 1962A (Explorers), 47
  • Most Runs Batted In- Mars 1962A (Explorers), 128
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Dasa Ratha (Yogis), 1.98
  • Most Wins- Hieronymous Bosch (Vanguards), 23
  • Most Strikeouts- Arthur Foote (Dragons), 166
1992 Most Cosmic Player: Dasa Ratha (Yogis)
Nov 26
1992
Cosmic Universal Series XI: Bhutan Vanguards beat Nirvanaville Yogis (4-3 games)
1993
Feb 11
1993
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The Board of Directors votes to increase the members of the Board by one, for a total of nine Board members.
Darrina Damico (Ohio) is elected to the Board of Directors

Mar 15
1993
Season 1993 Begins

There are 20 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1993
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Athens, Greece.
Jul 20
1993
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Vincent Van Gogh (Vanguards)
Oct 9
1993
CBA's 12th Anniversary. On this date there are 41 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1993 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Piet Cross (Maryland); Darrina Damico (Ohio); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York).

Oct 15
1993
Season 1993 ends. Best Record: Tropicland Hurricanes (115-47)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Gerald Ford (Presidents), .353
  • Most Homeruns- Ken Jacobs (Beasts), 55
  • Most Runs Batted In- George Boole (Ionians), 149
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Milton Berle (Superbas), 2.28
  • Most Wins- Hurricanes Esther and Helene (Hurricanes) each with 21
  • Most Strikeouts- Hurricane Connie (Hurricanes), 261
1993 Most Cosmic Player: Charles Dickens (Bohemians)
Nov 25
1993
Cosmic Universal Series XII: Alphatown Ionians beat Tropicland Hurricanes (4-2 games)
1994
Feb 11
1994
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Rome, Italy

Piet Cross resigns from Board of Directors to become Director of the Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance (COBRA).

Karen Corcoran (Virginia) is elected to the Board of Directors.

Mar 15
1994
Season 1994 Begins

There are 18 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1994
Board of Directors Summer Meeting on Fire Island, New York

The Board approves a plan to develop an internet presence via the emerging World Wide Web.

Jul 20
1994
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- David Lynch (Erotics)
Oct 9
1994
CBA's 13th Anniversary. On this date there are 37 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1994 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Karen Corcoran (Virginia); Darrina Damico (Ohio); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York).

Oct 12
1994
CBA publishes its first plates (web pages) on the World Wide Web
Oct 15
1994
Season 1994 ends. Best Record: Heartland Capitalists (109-53)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- William Fargo (Capitalists), .387
  • Most Homeruns- Ken Jacobs (Beasts), 49
  • Most Runs Batted In- Belva Lockwood (Virgins), 137
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Maria Yudina (Pianists), 2.23
  • Most Wins- John Paul Getty (Capitalists), 20
  • Most Strikeouts- Andrew Carnegie (Capitalists), 315
1994 Most Cosmic Player: Andrew Carnegie (Capitalists)
Nov 24
1994
Cosmic Universal Series XIII: Alphatown Ionians defeat Heartland Capitalists (4-3 games)
1995
Feb 11
1995
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Tokyo, Japan
Mar 15
1995
Season 1995 Begins

There are 18 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1995
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Jul 5
1995
CBA publishes the first cosmic team roster on the World Wide Web (1995 Paradise Pisces)
Jul 20
1995
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Bertrand Russell (Ionians)
Sep 21
1995
Season 1995 ends. Best Record: Park City Postmasters (89-73)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Sergei Prokofieff (Pianists), .364
  • Most Homeruns- Sergei Prokofieff (Pianists), 52
  • Most Runs Batted In-Sergei Prokofieff (Pianists), 151
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Havelock Ellis (Erotics), 2.54
  • Most Wins- Sigmund Freud (Pisces), 20
  • Most Strikeouts- Timothy Leary (Pisces), 169
1995 Most Cosmic Player: Sergei Prokofieff

Note: Prokofieff is the first "Triple Crown" winner in CBA's history.

Oct 7
1995
Simpson City Arbuckles created. This team represents personalities involved in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
Oct 9
1995
CBA's 14th Anniversary. On this date there are 69 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association.

1995 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Karen Corcoran (Virginia); Darrina Damico (Ohio); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York).

Nov 30
1995
Cosmic Universal Series XIV: Paradise Pisces defeat Park City Postmasters (4-2 games)
1996
Jan 26
1996
Pranktown Busriders created. The Busriders consist of individuals associated with the Merry Pranksters guerilla troop of the 1960s.
Feb 11
1996
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Beijing, People's Republic of China

The Board of Directors authorizes the Yahoo! internet index to create a category for the Cosmic Baseball Association at www.yahoo.com

The Board authorizes a "Membership Referendum" to determine whether or not CBA should continue using the Designated Hitter in cosmic games.

Feb 22
1996
Paintland Vermeers created. The Vermeer players are selected paintings by the great manipulator of light, Jan Vermeer.
Mar 4
1996
Bolex Poetics created. The cosmic players represent films from the New American Cinema movement
Mar 15
1996
Season 1996 Begins

There are 18 cosmic teams this season.

May 1
1996
Designated Hitter Membership Referendum begins.
Jun 28
1996
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Pocono, Pennsylvania
Jul 20
1996
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Elise Cowen (Beats)
Aug 11
1996
Diamond Light Volume 15 is published. This issue contains "A Dialogue on the Game of the Quadrature" by the poet Robert Kelly
Sep 21
1996
Season 1996 ends. Best Record: Washington Presidents (93-69)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Sitting Bull (Pisces), .298
  • Most Homeruns- Ken Jacobs (Beasts), 55
  • Most Runs Batted In- Carolyn Adams (Busriders), 134
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Raymond Burr (Superbas), 2.70
  • Most Wins- Raymond Burr (Superbas), 19
  • Most Strikeouts- Hollis Frampton (Beasts), 156
1996 Most Cosmic Player: Carolyn Adams aka Mountain Girl (Busriders)
Sep 22
1996
The Designated hitter Membership Referendum ends.
Oct 3
1996
Underleague Championship Series: Busriders beat Songbirds (3-0)
Oct 9
1996
CBA's 15th Anniversary. On this date there are 697 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association

1996 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Karen Corcoran (Virginia); Darrina Damico (Ohio); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (New York); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Rittornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York).

Oct 15
1996
Bigtopia Barnumstormers are created. The B'Stormers consist of circus side-show acts, some made popular by P.T. Barnum.
Nov 28
1996
Cosmic Universal Series XV: Busriders defeat Presidents (4-3 games).
1997
Jan 5
1997
Martian Kinotypes are created. The Kinotype cosmic players are movies that have the word "Mars" in their titles.
Feb 11
1997
Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam

The Board of Directors officially ends the use of the Designated Hitter in cosmic baseball games.

Feb 23
1997
Riderland Tarotians are created. AThe cosmic players are cards from the Tarot deck.
Mar 5
1997
Franklinton Zappas are created. The Zappas are derived from the first thirty albums released by musician Frank Zappa.
Mar 15
1997
Season 1997 begins.

There are 24 cosmic teams this season.

May 26
1997
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Baseball Club is created. Team members are related to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Jun 28
1997
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jim Havard (Maryland) and David Slacter (Maryland) are elected to the Board of Directors.

Jul 11
1997
Plumbago Graphites are created. A team built around graphic designers.
Jul 20
1997
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Issac (Biblicals)
Oct 9
1997
CBA's 16th Anniversary. On this date there are 1100 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association

1997 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jim Havard (Maryland); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Ritornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter ( (Maryland)).

Oct 13
1997
Armageddonia Anarchists are created. The team represents political activists.
Oct 15
1997
Season 1997 ends. Best Record: Pranktown Busriders (87-75)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Jan Kerouac (Beats), .305
  • Most Homeruns- Al Hinckle (Beats), 49
  • Most Runs Batted In- Jan Kerouac (Beats), 112
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Ezekiel (Biblicals), 2.44
  • Most Wins- Hector Berlioz (Songbirds), Johnny Carson (Superbas), Fillmore East (Zappas) and Denise Kaufmann (Busriders) all had 17 wins this season.
  • Most Strikeouts- Myra Breckinridge (Fictionals), 164
1997 Most Cosmic Player: Jan Kerouac (Beats)
Nov 27
1997
Cosmic Universal Series XVI: Busriders defeat the Beats (4-3 games)
1998
Jan 2
1998
Amy Lampert (Massachusetts) named President of the Cosmic Overleague; Lewis Schaffer (New York) named President of the Cosmic Middleleague; Audrey Weiss (Washington, D.C.) named president of the Cosmic Underleague. Lynn Behrendt (New York) named Senior Website Editor
Feb 11
1998
Board of Directors meeting in Mobile, Alabama.

The Board of Directors reaffirms CBA's policy of excluding banner advertising from CBA web pages.

Feb 17
1998
Bookhouse Classifications are created. Team personnel is derived from the Dewey Decimal library classification system
Mar 2
1998
Jack Kerouac Chronology Plate put online at the CBA's website.
Mar 15
1998
Season 1998 begins.

There are 24 cosmic teams this season.

Jun 28
1998
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Board of Directors authorizes the use of a Link_Exchange banner at the bottom of the Pete Rose Hall of Fame Controversy plate.

Jul 20
1998
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Vanessa Williams (Pisces)
Aug 27
1998
CBA's World Wide Web Home Page is redesigned and uploaded (Version 11).
Sep 10
1998
Littleton Magazines are created. Team consists of little magazines published in the United States.
Sep 23
1998
Season 1998 ends. Best Record: Paradise Pisces (94-68)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Elizabeth Siddall (Pre-Raphaelites), .408
  • Most Homeruns- Ludwig van Beethoven (Pisces), 51
  • Most Runs Batted In- Ludwig van Beethoven (Pisces), 138
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Pete Seeger (Dragons), 1.74
  • Most Wins- Timothy Leary (Pisces), 21
  • Most Strikeouts- Star (Tarotians) and Moung Phosset (B'Stormers), 177
1998 Most Cosmic Player: Elizabeth Siddall (Pre-Raphaelites)
Oct 6
1998
Volume 17 of the Journal of the Cosmic Baseball Association is published online at the CBA website.
Oct 9
1998
CBA's 17th Anniversary. On this date there are 1512 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association

1998 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jim Havard (Maryland); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Ritornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter ( (Maryland)).

Oct 10
1998
Herm Card (New York) is named Senior Baseball Poetry Editor of the Cosmic Baseball Association.
Oct 11
1998
Cosmic Universal Series XVII: Paradise Pisces defeat the Newshole Muckrakers (4-0).
Nov 28
1998
Dharma Roses are created. Team consists of women associated with the Beat Generation movement
Dec 17
1998
Mindland Brains are created. Team consists of mostly neuroscientists involved in the study of the brain.
Dec 19
1998
Sweepland Curves are created. Team consists of mathematical curves.
Dec 20
1998
Numidia Journals are created. Team consists of journalists.
1999
Jan 16
1999
Amanda Rifkin (Washington, D.C.) named the Cosmic Baseball Association's Director of Statistics
Jan 18
1999
Motherland Mothers are created. Team consists of mothers of well-known artists, writers and others.
Feb 11
1999
Board of Directors meeting in Bethesda, Maryland

The Board of Directors approves a provisional Link_Exchange banner for the Casey at the Bat plate.

Mar 7
1999
CBA's World Wide Web Home Page is redesigned and uploaded (Version 12).
Mar 15
1999
Season 1999 begins.

There are 24 cosmic teams this season organized into three leagues (Overleague, Middleleague, Underleague).

June 28
1999
Cosmic Player Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Edie Sedgwick (Vestal Virgins)
Jul 20
1999
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Alderson, West Virginia

Board of Directors does not authorize a Link_Exchange banner for the Allen Ginsberg Memorial Plate. A committee on Website Advertising and Revenue (WAR) is created.

Sep 3
1999
CBA's World Wide Web Home Page is redesigned and uploaded (Version 13).
Sep 23
1999
Season 1999 ends. Best Record: Paradise Pisces (97-65)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Douglas Adams (Giatns), .363
  • Most Homeruns- William Taft (Presidents), 82
  • Most Runs Batted In- James Otis (Journals), 162
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Charlie Mingus (Dragons), 2.59
  • Most Wins- Knuckle Ball (Curves), 19
  • Most Strikeouts- Aurelia Plath (Mothers), 169
1999 Most Cosmic Player: Vanessa Williams (Pisces)
Oct 9
1999
CBA's 18th Anniversary. On this date there are 1999 members of the Cosmic Baseball Association

1999 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Jim Havard (Maryland); Paula Hayden (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Shelly Ritornato (Washington, D.C.); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter ( (Maryland).

Oct 16
1999
Allahville Shabazzers are created. A team of individuals associated with Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam.
Nov 13
1999
Numeral City Numbers are created. A team of arabic numbers.
Nov 18
1999
CBA's World Wide Web Home Page is redesigned and uploaded (Version 14).
Dec 1
1999
Cosmic Universal Series XVIII: Pre-Raphaelite Baseball Club defeats the Paradise Pisces (4-3).
Dec 18
1999
Volume 18 of the Journal of the Cosmic Baseball Association is published online at the CBA website.
Dec 19
1999
Karen Cora Duchamp (Maryland) and Benjamin Stein (Massachusetts) are named to the CBA's Board of Directors.
Dec 20
1999
Frederick "Flash" Black (Maryland) is named Executive Director of the Cosmic Baseball Association.



2000
Jan 24
2000
Speed City Velocitors are created. Team consists of intereting and famous inventions in the field of transportation. This team was created by Angela Gunn.
Jan 26
2000
Winter Rookie Draft
Round One First Draft Pick- Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Pisces, Pitcher)
Feb 11
2000
Board of Directors meeting in Pismo Beach, California

The Board of Directors approves a permanent Link_Exchange banner for the Casey at the Bat plate.

Feb 18
2000
An intrasite search utility is added to the CBA's website allowing visitors to search for specific topics withing the website.
Mar 15
2000
Season 2000 begins.

There are 24 cosmic teams this season organized into three leagues (Overleague, Middleleague, Underleague).

June 28
2000
Cosmic Player Summer Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Daniel Pinkwater (Eden Bohemians, Pitcher)
Jul 20
2000
Board of Directors Summer Meeting in Damariscotta, Maine

Board of Directors approves website sales of Casey at the Bat T-Shirts. Reaffirms policy of optional dues for members.

Sep 22
2000
Regular Season 2000 ends. Best Record: Speed City Velocitors (94-69)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Crazy Horse (Warriors), .373
  • Most Homeruns- Numer 52 (Numeral City Numbers), 61
  • Most Runs Batted In- James Otis (Journals), 162
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Joan Mapplethorpe (Mothers); Marie Mencken (Roses)- 2.90
  • Most Wins- Model T (Velocitors), 18
  • Most Strikeouts- Rene Blondlot (Ionians), 144
2000 Most Cosmic Player: Henrik Ibsen (Pisces)
Oct 9
2000
CBA's 19th Anniversary and Board of Directors Fall Meetings in Groton, Massachusetts.

Frank Saglimbeni is elected to the Board.

2000 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Karen Cora Duchamp (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Frank Saglimbeni (New York); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter (Maryland); Ben Stein (Massachusetts).

Oct 15
2000
Volume 19 of the Journal of the Cosmic Baseball Association is published online at the CBA website.
Oct 26
2000
New York Times publishes an article by Paul Mirapaul on the Cosmic Baseball Association.
Nov 16
2000
Imperial City Insects are created. This is a team of members from the Insect family of the Animal Kingdom.
Nov 21
2000
The Cosmic Baseball Database of Cosmic Player Career Statistics (CBASE) is published online. This is a searchable database of all cosmic players and their career cosmic playing records.
Nov 26
2000
Cosmic Universal Series XIX: Paradise Pisces defeat the Psychedelphia Woodsox (4-0 games).
Dec 8
2000
New Kino City Framemakers are created. The Framemakers are a team of filmmakers.
Dec 18
2000
Phaetown Cars are created. The Cars are team of American-made automobiles.



2001
Jan 25
2001
The Cosmic Baseball Association's website is saved at the last moment by a lovely benefactor. The CBA's ISP had threatened to "pull the plug" unless an outstanding balance was paid by 6 PM CST. Arrangements with the benefactor were made at 3 PM EST.
Jan 26
2001
Winter Meetings in Groton, Massachusetts.

Board of Directors accepts generosity of anoymmous and lovely benefactor.

Feb 1
2001
Valhalla Minstrels are created. The Minstrels were created by Daniel Okrent, a founder of the Rotisserie Baseball League.
Feb 11
2001
Winter Rookie Draft
Round One First Draft Pick- Eminem (Pitcher. Delta Dragons)
Mar 4
2001
Interactive Cosmic Player Nomination Form is placed online at the Cosmic Baseball Association's website.
Mar 10
2001
Molly Pauker is named Commissioner of the Cosmic Baseball Association.
Mar 15
2001
Season 2001 begins.

There are 24 cosmic teams this season organized into three leagues (Overleague, Middleleague, Underleague).

Apr 1
2001
Cosmic Baseball Association Website Migration Project Begins (migration to www.cosmicbaseball.com on NTT/Verio Unix servers.)
Apr 23
2001
Cosmic Baseball Collectibles E-Store Opens
Jun 1
2001
Scrivener Bartleby named Chief Librarian at the Cosmic Baseball Research Alliance Institute
Jun 28
2001
Summer Meetings in Avignon, France.

Board of Directors ratifies partnership plan with CBC, LLC to sell merchandise at the Cosmic Baseball Association's website.

Board of Directors authorizes change in Membership Plans/Dues

Jul 20
2001
Cosmic Player Summer Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Paul Oakenfold (Delta Dragons, Infield)
Jul 23
2001
Amanda Blue named Manager of Membership Operations.
Jul 26
2001
CBA's website operations at NBCi/Xoom.com end as NBCi discontinues hosting service. Migration to www.cosmicbaseball.com continues.
Sep 23
2001
The Cosmic Baseball Association issues its September 11 Statement which includes plans to delay the completion of the regular cosmic playing season until October 1. The statement also declares that no cosmic baseball games will ever again be played on September 11.
Oct 1
2001
Regular Season 2001 ends. Best Record: Psychedelphia Woodsox (92-70)
Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Frederic Chopin (Pisces), .318
  • Most Homeruns- Henrietta Crosby (Mothers), 65
  • Most Runs Batted In- Sinclair Lewis (Bohemians), 135
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Richard Dixon (Pre-Raphaelites), 2.92
  • Most Wins- Timothy Leary (Woodsox), 20
  • Most Strikeouts- Vladimir Nabokov (Minstrels), 164
2001 Most Cosmic Player: Moshe Dayan
Oct 9
2001
CBA's 20th Anniversary.

2001 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Karen Cora Duchamp (Washington, D.C.); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Frank Saglimbeni (New York); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter (Maryland); Ben Stein (Massachusetts).

Oct 13
2001
Fall Meetings in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Board of Directors accepts resignation of Karen Cora Duchamp.

Oct 18
2001
Psychedelphia Woodsox defeat Phaetown Cars to win the Season 2001 Subleague Series.
Nov 28
2001
Wonderland Warriors defeat the Psychedelphia Woodsox in the 20th Cosmic Universal Series.
Dec 1
2001
CBC E-Store closes and CBA/CBC partnership ended.
Dec 15
2001
Volume 20 of the Journal of the Cosmic Baseball Association is published online at the CBA website.



2002
Jan 2
2002
Chopintown Preluders are created. The Preluders represent piano Preludes composed by Frederic Chopin and will compete in the Cosmic Underleagues.
Jan 26
2002
Winter Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.

Board of Directors approve formulation of a relocation plan to move CBA Headquarters to Washington, D.C.

Feb 4
2002
Merryland Tricksters are created. The Tricksters consist of notorious tricksters, jokers and fools and will compete in the Cosmic Underleagues.
Feb 10
2002
www.clark.net domain is closed by NTT/Verio.
Feb 11
2002
Zel City Rapunzeloids are created. The Rapunzeloids have been generated from the fairy tale Rapunzel and will compete in the Cosmic Underleagues.

Bugsy Siegel is first to be drafted during the Winter Rookie Draft.

Mar 15
2002
Season 2002 begins.

There are 24 cosmic teams this season organized into three leagues (Overleague, Middleleague, Underleague).

Mar 23
2002
CBASE 2002, a statistical compendium of cosmic player records is put online.
Jun 28
2002
Summer Meetings in Shanghai, China.

Board of Directors ratifies relocation plan presented by the Relocation Committee. Plan calls for relocation of CBA Headquarters to Washington, D.C. in early 2003.

Jul 20
2002
Cosmic Player Summer Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Jean-Paul Sartre (Alphatown Ionians, Infield)
Sept 23
2002
Regular Season 2002 ends. Best Record: Chopintown Preluders (111-51, .685)
Final Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Beats), .392
  • Most Homeruns- F.G.W. Hegel (Ionians), 67
  • Most Runs Batted In- Chopin's Prelude in D Minor (Preluders), 186
  • Lowest Earned Run Average- Silvio Gessell (Pisces), 1.73
  • Most Wins- Duke Ellington (Minstrels), 25
  • Most Strikeouts- Duke Ellington (Minstrels), 381
2002 Most Cosmic Player: Duke Ellington (Minstrels)
Oct 9
2002
CBA's 21st Anniversary.

2002 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Abigail Dodato (Maryland); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Frank Saglimbeni (New York); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter (Maryland); Ben Stein (Massachusetts).

Oct 13
2002
Fall Meetings in Pacifica, California.

Board of Directors offers appointment to Abigail Marie Dodato who accepts appointment to the Cosmic Baseball Association's Board of directors.

Oct 5
2002
Chopintown Preluders defeat Pranktown Busriders to win the Season 2002 Subleague Series.
Dec 8
2002
Vestal Virgins defeat the Chopintown Preluders in the 21st Cosmic Universal Series.



2003
Jan 26
2003
Winter Meetings in Rifle, Colorado.

In response to the concerns of the Non-Humanoid Players Association (NHPA), the Board of Directors approves the creation of a Non-Humanioid Commission to study the issues presented by the NHPA.

Feb 6
2003
Journal of the Cosmic Baseball Association, Volume 21 is published online at CBA's website.
Feb 16
2003
Link to Team IndexMembrano Phones are created. The Phones are a non-humanoid team consisting of drum-like instruments. The Phones will compete in the Cosmic Underleague.

Link to Team IndexAmerican Courtiers are created. The Courtiers are a team of American lawyers and judges. The Courtierswill compete in the Cosmic Underleague.
Mar 15
2003
Season 2003 begins.

There are 24 cosmic teams this season organized into three leagues (Overleague, Middleleague, Underleague).

Mar 20
2003
Regular cosmic playing season is suspended due to the beginning of the Second Gulf War
May 2
2003
Regular cosmic playing season resumes.
Jun 28
2003
Spring Meetings in Yazoo City, Mississippi

Board of Directors receives a draft of the Report on Contraction from the Committee to Study Cosmic Team Contraction which outlines several options including a "no contraction" option.

July 20
2003
Cosmic Player Summer Draft
Round One 1st Draft Pick- Robert Burton (Alphatown Ionians, Pitcher)
Aug 19
2003
Summer Meetings in Kents Hill, Maine

Board renews contracts with NTT/Verio for webhosting services and IDSTATS for website statistical data.

Oct 9
2003
CBA's 22nd Anniversary
Fall Meetings in Washington, D.C.

2003 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Abigail Dodato (Maryland); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Frank Saglimbeni (New York); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter (Maryland); Ben Stein (Massachusetts).

Oct 27
2003
Regular Season 2003 ends. Best Record: Washington Presidents (117-45, .722)

Final Cosmic Team Records

  • Highest Batting Average- Friedrich Nietzsche (Ionians), .387
  • Most Homeruns- Duke Devlin (Woodsox), 61
  • Pitcher of the Year- Vladimir Nabokov (Mintrels), 22-16; ERA-2.60
  • 2003 Most Cosmic Player: Gerald Ford (Presidents)
Nov 4
2003
Valhalla Minstrels defeat the Pranktown Busriders to win the Season 2003 Subleague Series
Dec 2
2003
Washington Presidents defeat the Valhalla Minstrels to win the 22nd Cosmic Universal Series



2004
Jan 26
2004
Winter Meetings in Palm Beach, Florida

Board of Directors approves contraction plan.

Feb 11
2004
Winter Rookie Draft
Feb 22
2004
CBA deactivates twelve cosmic teams and re-structures the playing leagues. There are now 12 active cosmic baseball teams. Six play in the Upper League and six play in the Lowerleague.
Mar 1
2004
Link to Team IndexNew Ceutical City Pharmers are created. The Pharmers are a non-humanoid team and will compete in the Lowerleague.
Mar 15
2004
Season 2004 begins. There are 12 teams in two leagues.
Jun 28
2004
Spring Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts

Board of Directors approves plan to increase size of the Board by two members by the end of the 1st quarter of 2005.

Jul 20
2004
Summer Rookie Draft
Round One First Pick: Nikola Tesla (Ionians)
Aug 19
2004
Summer Meetings in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Board of Directors approves extension of the NTT/Verio webhosting contract.

Aug 31
2004
CBA News & Information Plate is redesigned.
Oct 2
2004
The Regular 2004 Cosmic Playing season ends. Best Record: Heartland Capitalists (103-59, .636)
Final Cosmic Team Records

Highest Batting Average: Immanuel Kant (Ionians)- .366
Most Homeruns: Henrietta Crosby (Mothers)- 64
Pitcher of the Year: Rota (Warriors)- 20-6; 2.26 ERA
2004 Most cosmic Player: Rota (Warriors)

Oct 9
2004
CBA's 23rd Anniversary
Fall Meetings in Washington, DC

Board of Directors elects Eileen Stein of Florida as a new Board member

2004 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Abigail Dodato (Maryland); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Frank Saglimbeni (New York); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter (Maryland); Ben Stein (Massachusetts); Eileen Stein (Florida).

Nov 28
2004
Wonderland Warriors defeat the Heartland Capitalists to win the 23rd Cosmic Universal Series.
Dec 1
2004
CBA News & Information Plate is redesigned.
2005
Jan 26
2005
Winter Meetings in Tel Aviv, Israel
Feb 11
2005
Winter Rookie Draft
Mar 15
2005
Season 2005 begins. There are 12 teams in two leagues.
Jun 28
2005
Spring Meetings in Portland, Maine
Jul 20
2005
Summer Rookie Draft
Round One First Pick:
Aug 19
2005
Summer Meetings in Chicago, Illinois

Sep 30
2005
The Regular 2005 Cosmic Playing season ends. Best Record: Delta Dragons (99-63, .611)
Final Cosmic Team Records

Highest Batting Average: Moshe Dayan (Warriors)- .361
Most Homeruns: Henrietta Crosby (Mothers), U.S. Grant (Presients), Thorazine (Pharmers)- 61
Pitcher of the Year: David Kammerer (Beats)- 22-11; 2.99 ERA
2005 Most Cosmic Player: David Kammerer (Beats)

Oct 9
2005
CBA's 24rd Anniversary
Fall Meetings in Washington, DC

2004 Board of Directors: Elka Stein (Florida), Chairwoman; Abigail Dodato (Maryland); Amy S. Lampert (Massachusetts); Noah Lampert (Maryland); Tess Rose Lampert (Maryland); Frank Saglimbeni (New York); Lewis Schaffer (New York); David Slacter (Maryland); Ben Stein (Massachusetts); Eileen Stein (Florida).

Nov 24-30
2005
Delta Dragons defeat the Dharma Beats to win the 24th Cosmic Universal Series.



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URL: http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/cbachron.html
Published: October 9, 1996
Revised & updated: June 10, 2006
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