September 25, 2010
Game 1 - Flemington Neshanock 15 - Gothams 12
Game 4 - Gothams 13 - Flemington Neshanock 11
Gotham Base Ball Club of New York vs Flemington Neshanock
September 25, 2010
Old Stone House Brooklyn, New York
The Gotham Base Ball Club of New York met our most hated rivals the Flemington Neshanock under an annoyingly hot sun in late September to play two 1864 matches in the wilds of Brooklyn, New York.
The Gotham BBC started as the defense and allowed 2 aces. In the bottom of the first frame, well struck balls by Collector, a 3 base hit, Wickets, and Flytrap scored 3 aces for the Gotham BBC. In the bottom of the 2nd frame the Gotham BBC team suffered its first injury when Captain Weed twisted his ankle sliding into 2nd base. In the bottom of the 2nd frame Wickets demonstrated his remarkable ability to manufacture aces. Bugs hit a 1 base hit and stole 2nd base. Wickets hit a 1 base hit and Bugs went to 3rd base. Wickets eventually stole 2nd base. He then proceeded to steal 3rd base. Bugs, realizing Wickets was coming towards him, alertly ran for home and scored. Of course we blamed Bugs for not trying to steal home, duh!
In the top of the 3rd frame, Stacks attempted to reenact his September 12th play at 3rd base by catching a screaming line drive for the first hand. Unfortunately for him and the team he decided to let it hit him in the chin instead. That Neshanock and 1 other eventually made their way around the bases. Collector, as per usual, played some nifty left field, making two one handed hands and kept the Neshanock from scoring more aces. In the bottom of the 3rd frame, Flytrap pulled into 3rd base and pulled his hamstring, our 2nd injury of the day. He did eventually make it around home on Stacks 1 base hit. The majority of Gotham BBC opinion is Stacks is a bit slow. Stacks not knowing this was conventional wisdom decided to steal 2nd base. Dutch accepted this "wisdom" swung at his first pitch hitting into a foul ball and leaving Stacks at 2nd base . Needless to say Stacks was forced out at 1st base.
In the top of the 4th frame, Stacks dislocated his pinky and for the rest of both games on played a fairly poor 3rd base. For the rest of the game the Gotham BBC played relatively poor defense allowing the Neshanock to score 11 aces. Eventually, the Gotham BBC scored 6 aces in the 8th and 9th frame but was not sufficient enough to overcome the deficit. The final tally was Gotham BBC 12 Flemington Neshanock 12.
Collector, lf 3-5, 1-2b, 1-3b, 3-sb, 2-o, 3-a
Wickets, ss 4-4, 1-bb, 1-2b, 4-sb, 2-o, 3-a
Weed, c 2-4, 1-bb, 2-o, 1-a
Monk, p/cf 1-5, 5-o
Flytrap, cf/p 2-4, 2-2b, 1-sb, 2-o, 1-a
Stacks, 3b 1-5, 5-o
Dutch, 2b 2-6, 3-sb, 4-o, 1-a
Bugs, 1b 1-2, 3-bb, 4-2b, 1-o, 1-a
Hanky, rf 1-5, 1-2b, 1-sb, 4-o, 1-a
Players of the game
Most injured: Stacks
Best manufacturer of aces: Wickets
After a 4 hour siesta or at least seemed like it, we began our 2nd match of the day. The match was a fairly quick affair with the Gotham BBC playing solid defense and offense. With the Gotham BBC leading the Neshanock going into the 9th frame 13-6, Flytrap decides to leave! [Serves him right for abanding us to go see the Red Sox win]. His replacement was uber muffin, Light bulb, who swung a bat for the first time in his life. He did make contact but was thrown out by the might defense of Brooklyn. Unfortunately for the Gotham BBC, in the Neshanock half of the frame the Neshanock realized our Light bulb was in cf and hit their balls there. They scored 5 aces to make the score an uncomfortable 13-11. A nifty hand at 3rd base ended the game and the Gotham BBC won. The finally tally was Gotham BBC 13 Flemington Neshanock 11.
Collector, lf 4-5, 5-sb, 2-o, 2-a
Wickets, ss 3-4, 1-bb, 4-sb, 2-o, 3-a
Weed, c 1-5, 1-sb, 3-o, 2-a
Monk, p 3-5, 1-sb, 3-o, 1-a
Flytrap, cf 1-4, 1-sb, 3-o, 1-a
Light bulb, cf 0-1, 1-o
Bugs, 1b 1-5, 1-sb, 4-o
Stacks, 3b 2-5, 1-sb, 4-o, 1-a
Dutch, 2b 2-5, 3-o, 1-a
Hanky, rf 3-4, 1-bb, 1-sb, 2-o, 2-a
Players of the game
Uber rookie: Light bulb
Birthday boy of the Day: Hanky