You Be the Strat Manager – 1985 NL Cy Young Race

May 14, 1985 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (Tudor) vs. SAN DIEGO PADRES (Hawkins) John Tudor, making his 7th start of the season.  At this point in the real life 1985 season, Tudor’s record was only 1-4, but he’d pitched very well, as his ERA of 2.55 would prove.  He faced a Padres team that was the current NL Pennant holders, having been defeated by the mighty Detroit Tigers in last October’s World Series.  Tudor and the Cardinals face off against Andy Hawkins.  Hawkins, a big right-hander, struggled to an 8-9 record in 1984, but in his first six starts of 1985, the twenty-five year-old … Continue reading

Thursday Morning Click-Thru 12/1/2011

Things I found interesting this week that somehow relate to the stuff we talk about here at * The Cosmic Baseball Association:  I’ve been following it since 2005, and it’s always interesting, entertaining, and thought-provoking.  Where else can you find a team of American Presidents playing against a non-humanoid team of classic motion picture cameras and film products?  Or, abstract numbers vs. Pre-Raphaelites?  I would love to one day interview the mysterious editor about this league and how it is run, but I almost don’t want to ruin the mystery for myself.  I almost prefer the mystery.  What does … Continue reading

The Thursday Morning Click-Thru

It’s Thanksgiving and, if you’re like me, you’re sitting around with family, eating, relaxing, watching tv, maybe browsing the internet on a laptop or tablet.  Here are some links you might like.   This week’s best sporting links, curated by yours truly:   HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to StratFanForum poster Nitrous Oxide who has been tracking every home run hit in his Strat-O-Matic career (which began in 1984).  On Saturday, November 19, 2011, Nitrous rolled his 10,000th home run when Negro Leaguer Bonnie Serrell faced off against Dave Steib. Speaking of Dave Steib, is he one of the top 50 players of all-time who … Continue reading