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September 22, 2002


Game 1 - Flemington Neshanock 15 - Gothams 5

Game 2 - Gothams 26 - Flemington Neshanock 11 

Gotham split final two of season

Welcome to this seasons final addition of Gotham notes. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon Gotham played their last two games of the season at Crocheron park, splitting a pair with the Flemington Neshanock.

Game 1: 1864-

Not much good to say here. Gotham loses 15-5. We went a combined 8 for 36. 3 of thhose hits coming from new recruit "Digits" (Joel- a forennd of Trolley and Spike). I'll dispense with the crap and give only the highlights: Digits 3 for 4, 1 run, 2 sb; Bones 1for 3, 2 times on base, 1 run, 2 sb; Rugs 1 for 4, 1 run, 2sb. Offensive player of the game- Walker2 for 4 (triple), 2 aces, 2 sb. Defensive player of the game- Rugs playing second base for the first time this season recorded 8 outs without an error!  Nice transition Rugs!

Game two 1873

Finally! After 4 previouus attempts , Gotham bounces back and tops Flemington 26-11. Our biggest run output of the season. A lot good to say - a little bad. fiirst let me apologize publicly to Bean for the undeserved dressing down I gave him. I apologize Bean! Also- Bones left afte theh 3rd inning with what looked like a oretty serious hand injury. No broken bones- but a pretty good cut between to of his fingers. I am relieved to tell you that I spoke to Bones on Sunday evening and the result was 4 stitches between his right pinky and ring finger. They should be ready to come out though by the end of the week. Good as new for Bowling season! Your a trooper Vinnie!

Now to the good: Buster 3 for 5, five times on base (2 bb), 4 aces, 8 sb!; Walker 0 for 4 (but 3 times on base (e,bb, fc) 3 aces, 2sb; Spike 6 for 7, 2 aces, 4sb (by the way it looks like Spike found his wheels late in the season . 8 of his 12 sb came in his last three games); Rube- 2 for 4, 4 times on base (fc, e) 4 aces, 3sb; Rugs 3 for 6 3 aces, 4 sb; Trolley 2 for 4, 4 times on base (bb, 2b e), 3 aces, 5 sb; Offensive player of the game- Booth- 5 for 6, 6 times on base (bb), double, 5 aces, 5 sb- (I Guess it pays to make Drew angry!) While it officially goes on Booth's stats I do have to mention a straight steal of home by Walker. A beautiful move that caught Quickstep napping in the pitchers box. This after the Flemington second baseman beat a pitch home earlier in the game against Booth. Kudos to Walker!

Every Gotham Player scored at least once. We were joined again by George Penesis who played with us earlier in the season when by chance he was walking through the park. We have his info and I believe he will join us next year.

We finished the season with a 6-16-1 record. That's actually commendable for a first year team with minimal to no vintage experience. I'm told the Resolutes went 2-15 in their forst season and Felmington went 1-15 in their first season. We really improved as the season came to a close. Over the last 5 games we scored 92 runs. Our defense shored up nicely and we didn't get as rattled as we did early on.

On a personal note, I'd like to thank you all for your participation in this first year of play. It was a true learning experience for me. From organizing to recruiting to scheduling to replacing absent players to creating working line-ups to learning to (mostly) hold my temper (I'm still learning)... you've all made it extremely easy for me and I can not express my appreciation enough. I have a great group of new friends and deepened some old friendships. Your enthusiasm and support were terrific. I am proud to call mysef a Gotham and I hope you all are as well. I will ocourse be in touch during the off season and as per Rugs's suggestion we'll put together a bowling night and/or some other social functions to keep us all in touch. See you soon,

Your grateful captain,

Drew "Wilkes Booth" Frady



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