superstar baseball

Updated Nov. 16, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending 2016 GM commitment

Bill Beckman, SC

2015 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
2015 Bill Beckman 38

Laurels

Rank  Name               From  Last  Total
  1.  Harry Flawd         PA    15    174
  2.  Rich Moyer          MN    11    174
  3.  Bill Beckman        SC    15    152
  4.  Terry Coleman       CA    15    120
  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.  Winton LeMoine      NV    15     14
 19.  Bill Ashbaugh       NY    15     14
 20.  Henry Richardson IIIVA    00     14
 21.  Jack Beckman        MI    12     12
 22.  Doug Galullo        FL    09     12
 23.  Bob Menzel          VT    08     12
 24.  John Tighe          NJ    05     12
 25.  Ken Richards        SC    04     12
 26.  John Emery          SC    02     12
 27.  Jared Scarborough   IL    01     12
 28.  Johnny Wilson       IL    14      9
 29.  Tim Rogers          SC    12      8
 30.  Francis Beaudet     qc    11      8
 31.  Mike Lam            CA    10      8
 32.  Brian Stone         NY    06      8
 33.  Dave Gantt          SC    05      8
 34.  Greg Berry          VA    05      8
 35.  Greg Schmittgens    KS    04      8
 36.  Bob Jamelli         PA    03      8
 37.  Ralph Gleaton       SC    01      8
 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.  Harold John Vogel   OH    15      2
 50.  Dan Dolan Sr        NJ    04      2
 51.  Joe Haardt          VA    03      2
 52.  Bill Cleary         MD    99      1
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 2

Terry Coleman, CA
2nd

Winton LeMoine, NV
3rd

Bill Ashbaugh, NY
4th

Harry Flawd, PA
5th

John Vogel, OH
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, 2015

Jacob Hebner, CO
2013

Terry Coleman, CA
2014

GM Beckman supervises the Team draft.

Tim Rogers vs Bill Ashbaugh

Indians Win ...

The tournament saw 38 managers select teams and play a total of 90 games enroute to the World Series Final. Once again the playoff teams consisted of the three heat winners and runners-up, plus two wildcards. Because of a tie in the second heat, only one wildcard team was selected. Heat winners were Bill Beckman (95 Indians), Harry Flawd (46 Red Sox), John Vogel (98 Padres) and Bill Ashbaugh (66 Dodgers). The rest of the playoff field included wild card James Terry (98 Yankees), Mike Lam (71 Orioles), Winton Lemoine (01 Diamondbacks), and defending champ Terry Coleman (55 Yankees).

Round 1 of the Playoffs were one game, with Beckman, Lemoine, Ashbaugh, and Coleman advancing to one-game semifinals. In the first semi, the Indians trailed 2-1 entering the 9th inning. With Randy Johnson on the hill, giving up only five hits and striking out 12, the D-backs elected to pinch hit for him to get an insurance run, only to fail to score. The Indians quickly tied the game on a single by Jim Thome, a stolen base, and a double by Tony Pena. The D-backs put two on in the 10th, but could not score. Omar Vizquel walked, stole second and scored on Albert Belle's double for the hard fought victory. The other bracket found Coleman's Yankees whacking the Dodgers 8-3, setting up the 2015 best-of-three World Series.

In Game 1, the Yanks took a 4-0 lead on a solo homer by Hank Bauer, and a 3-run shot by Joe Collins. The Tribe got two back in the 4th on two hits, two walks, and a fielders choice. Cleveland tied it in the 5th when Vizquel singled in Kenny Lofton and Yankee lefthander Tommy Byrnes walked three straight. Lofton's second double then capped the rally by driving in the go ahead run. Indian pitching shut the Yanks down, retiring the last 13 in a row as Cleveland won 5-4.

In Game 2, Oral Hershiser was seeking his fifth win of the week, facing Bob Grim. The Indians started fast with a Lofton leadoff homer and Eddie Murray singling to drive in Belle from second. They added two more runs in the 5th when Lofton singled and stole second. Belle walked, Murray drove in Lofton with a single and Manny Ramirez drove Belle in with another base hit. The lead was short lived however as Collins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame and Hank Bauer followed with a 2-run blast in the 6th to tie the game 4-4. Lofton homered In the top of the 9th to win the Series 5-4. The Cleveland bullpen again blanked the Yanks by retiring 12 of the last 14 batters.

The Yanks were paced by Hank Bauer and Joe Collins with two homers apiece. Mickey Mantle went 0 for 6. Cleveland was led at the plate by Kenny Lofton’s six hits, including two doubles and three homeruns. He scored four times. Eddie Murray was on base six times, with three hits and drove in three..

This was Bill's second SSB Championship.

Bill Ashbaugh, Mike Lam and Jack Beckman relive seasons past of the nation's pastime..

The World Series with the biggest Indian victory since the battle of Little Big Horn.
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