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Updated Nov. 12, 2014

2014 WBC Report  

 2015 Status: pending 2015 GM commitment

Terry Coleman, CA

2014 Champion

Event History
1991    Mike Ryan    21
1992    John Brandeberry     9
1993    Mike Ellsworth    16
1994    Randy Cox    16
1996    Jon Diminnie    11
1997    Henry Richardson     8
1998    Harry Flawd III     9
1999    Randy Cox    18
2000    Carl Coscia    20
2001    Mike Hazel    24
2002    Ken Samuel    20
2003    Gordon Elgart    18
2004    Chris Palermo    22
2005    Harry Flawd    19
2006    Mark Giddings    36
2007    Harry Flawd    40
2008     Rich Moyer    42
2009     Rich Moyer    52
2010    Rich Moyer    39
2011    Harry Flawd    39
2012    Bill Beckman    41
2013    Jacob Hebner    35
2014    Terry Coleman    41

 Laurels

Rank  Name               From  Last  Total
  1.  Rich Moyer          MN    11    174
  2.  Harry Flawd         PA    12    170
  3.  Bill Beckman        SC    14    132
  4.  Terry Coleman       CA    14    108
  5.  Chris Palermo       NY    04     47
  6.  Jacob Hebner        CO    13     46
  7.  Mark Giddings       NY    06     40
  8.  Randy Cox           SC    05     28
  9.  Ken Samuel          VA    02     28
 10.  James Terry         NJ    14     27
 11.  John Welage         OH    14     26
 12.  Roderick Lee        CA    13     25
 13.  Devin Flawd         PA    07     22
 14.  Gordon Elgart       CA    03     20
 15.  Mike Hazel          SC    01     20
 16.  Carl Coscia         DC    00     20
 17.  Ilan Woll           CT    06     16
 18.  Henry Richardson IIIVA    00     14
 19.  Jack Beckman        MI    12     12
 20.  Doug Galullo        FL    09     12
 21.  Bob Menzel          VT    08     12
 22.  John Tighe          NJ    05     12
 23.  Ken Richards        SC    04     12
 24.  John Emery          SC    02     12
 25.  Jared Scarborough   IL    01     12
 26.  Johnny Wilson       IL    14      9
 27.  Tim Rogers          SC    12      8
 28.  Francis Beaudet     qc    11      8
 29.  Mike Lam            CA    10      8
 30.  Bill Ashbaugh       NY    09      8
 31.  Brian Stone         NY    06      8
 32.  Dave Gantt          SC    05      8
 33.  Greg Berry          VA    05      8
 34.  Greg Schmittgens    KS    04      8
 35.  Bob Jamelli         PA    03      8
 36.  Ralph Gleaton       SC    01      8
 37.  Winton LeMoine      NV    13      6
 38.  Steve Vance         MI    05      6
 39.  Pete Putnam         PA    04      6
 40.  Michael Destro      NJ    02      6
 41.  Ben Goldstein       SC    99      6
 42.  Joe Gandara         AZ    10      4
 43.  Andy Lewis          DE    08      4
 44.  Erick Young         SC    01      4
 45.  Darren Velez        NY    00      4
 46.  Steve Lollis        VA    14      3
 47.  Lori Wallace        OH    13      3
 48.  John Coussis        IL    07      3
 49.  Dan Dolan Sr        NJ    04      2
 50.  Joe Haardt          VA    03      2
 51.  Bill Cleary         MD    99      1

2014 Laurelists
Repeating Laurelists:

James Terry, NJ
2nd

Bill Beckman, SC
3rd

Johnny Wilson, IL
4th

John Welage, OH
5th

Steve Lollis, VA
6th

Past Winners

Randy Cox, SC
1994, 1999

Jon Diminnie, TN
1996

Harry Flawd ,PA
1998, 2005, 2007, 2011

Carl Coscia, DC
2000

Mike Hazel, SC
2001

Ken Samuel, VA
2002

Gordon Elgart, CA
2003

Chris Palermo, NY
2004

Mark Giddings, NY
2006

Richard Moyer, MN
2008-10

Bill Beckman, SC
2012

Jacob Hebner, CO
2013

Terry Coleman, CA
2014
   

Harry Flawd and Terry Coleman

James Terry and John Butterfield

Diamond Title added to Hoops Resume ...

SuperStar Baseball held its annual draft and 41 players picked a team. Sadly, our defending champion, Jacob Hebner, was AWOL this year, as he joined a larger team and was at basic training. We all wish him well and thank him for his future service and a quick return to our contests.

The format remained the same with three daily heats. The winners of each heat plus their runners-up headed for the playoffs, along with the best two remaining overall records as wild cards. The Heat winners were: Bill Beckman (95 Indians), Roderick Lee (78 Dodgers), and Steve Lollis (81 Yankees). The rest of the playoff field consisted of runners-up: Terry Coleman (53 Yankees), John Welage (76 Reds) and James Terry (62 Yankees). The two Wild Cards were taken by Johnny Wilson (62 Giants), and Jack Beckman (45 Tigers).

In the first round, it was the Beckmans battle with Bill defeating Jack 5-0, Johnny besting Roderick 1-0, James beating Steve 4-2, and Terry demolishing John 11-1. The semifinals followed thereafter with a pair of one-run games. Coleman used a 7th inning Yogi Berra 3-run homer to knock off Bill's #1 seeded Indians 5-4. In the other bracket, in a recreation of the actual World Series, James' '62 Yankees again beat Johnny's '62 Giants 4-3.

The Final best-of-three series thus became an all-Yankees affair with Dimaggio's '53 squad facing Mantle's '62 bombers. The opening game found the '53 Yanks benefiting from the wildness of Jim Bouton ªof Ball Four and wife swapping fame), who walked several while giving up five runs. James' 62 version slugged four solo homers, but lost 5-4.

The second game featured something Fantasy players could only dream about: Whitey Ford pitching for both teams! James led 5-2 in the bottom of the eighth, but a Don Bollewig 3-run homer tied the game and sent it to extra innings. Terry used four pitchers and James five as they battled into the 14th inning, where an RBI single by "Doc" Blanchard won it for the '62 pinstripers.

Fortified by a couple of beverages, the two Yankee skippers set their lineups for the championship game. Fatigue may have led to a scoreless contest going into extra innings. As so often happens in baseball, the most unlikely hero emerged. With two outs in the bottom of the 11th, Billy Martin came to the plate. Coleman knew he had only one roll he could win with. As the dice bounced around the tower, he saw the magic "38" appear, and had the walk-off homerun he needed to win the most competitive World Series in recent years. Of the nine playoff games played, six were decided by a run, and another by just two runs.

Caley Roarke and Bill Beckman
play in Hopewell Stadium.

Bill Beckman and Bryan Collars.
Who has the Greenville Drive?

 GM     Bill Beckman [3rd Year]  NA 
   Tenn2bex@aol.com   NA

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