August 8, 2017
Good evening,

Congratulations to Jeff Bagwell on his induction to the Hall of Fame.  Thank you to all who pointed out that it was not Jeff Blackwell. Congratulations to the new Football HOFers; even  Jerry Jones. I want to thank Kevin and John from the Cincinnati area for stopping in today.  It was great to talk to you.

Jay Cutler is back in football!  You never know.  Does anyone watch NFL pre-season games? How much are tickets for a pre-season game?  When I was a kid, it cost $2 for a Packer exhibition game. 

Is there any interest in the community for an electronic APBA directory?  Please let us know at

FYI, we are shipping both 2016 Pro Football sets.  We received the smaller set this morning. 
Here is a link to the corrected 2016 NFL Depth Chart. 

The corrections are: (i) Jeremy Ross, Arizona add TC and OC and (ii) Brad Nortman, Jacksonville OA was changed to PA.

 Two weeks ago, we installed a new shipping system.  We are working out the kinks and bugs.  The system will make APBA more efficient.  The system automatically generates an electronic shipping acknowledgement with tracking information the day the shipment leaves APBA.  APBA now has access to postage pricing programs that larger companies have.  This will reduce the cost of shipping.
Change in the Yahoo store include changing the software option to Media mail and parcel post option  to parcel select ground.  This was done to match the shipping options in the store to the shipping method on the mailing label and APBA invoice.  For west coast customers, we will continue to shop for the best (most reliable) and cheapest rates.  In many cases, this is UPS.

If you missed last week's newsletter, William Sagle and his 2014 Baltimore Orioles won the inaugural Lancaster World Series Tournament held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Next up is the Chicagoland  and Robert Henry Tournamentswhich was scheduled for this past Saturday August 5th.  We should have results to share hopefully next week.
Can these tournament directors please send a report to Randy?  Thank you .
The APBA Regional Tournament schedule through March 2018 is as follows:
Saturday September 16, 2017 - 3rd Toledo Glass City APBA Baseball Tournament, Toledo, Ohio.  Contact Ron Emch at 
Saturday October 7, 2017 - APBA Wisconsin Baseball Tournament, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.  Contact Kurt Bergland at or call Kurt at 262-955-9135.  Theme is the 1960's.
Saturday October 7, 2017 - The Twin Cities APBA Baseball Tournament, Maple Grove, Minnesota.  Contact Jim Fraasch at
Saturday October 14, 2017 - The Capital of the Confederacy Tournament, Richmond, Virginia.  Contact Jim Saska at or call 804-629-5307 (NEW CONTACT INFORMATION).
Saturday October 28, 2017 (DATE CORRECTION)- RollAPBAlooza Baseball Tournament, Davenport, Florida.  Contact Tony Stevens at or call 352-600-0974 (date change and new contact information).
Saturday and Sunday January 27-28, 2018 - APBA Master Game Baseball Tournament,  Fairlawn Heights, Ohio a superb of Akron, Ohio.  Contact Bill Lilley at or call 330-801-3613.
Saturday March 3, 2018 - The 4th Annual Greater Michigan APBA Baseball Tournament (GMABT) will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018.  Contact Rich Zawadzki at
If your tournament is not mentioned above and you are planning a Regional APBA Tournament please forward me your tournament and contact information at and I will be sure to promote your event in APBA's company electronic newsletter.  Remember all APBA game tournaments are welcome.  Have a great week everyone.
League Openings - A face-to-face Master Game league in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area is advertising for new managers in a well-established league.  The 12-team league, playing a 99-game season mostly on "League Nights" in one of the manager's homes, has been in existence since the early 1970s and has included notable managers, such as Thatcher Longstreth and David Eisenhower.  Most of the managers live along the "Main Line", though one commutes from Reading and another lives in southern New Jersey.  In addition to the 12 active teams, there are 2 inactive teams that are available to new managers.  It is a keeper league, using the new card sets.  Draft occurs in late January (probably later next year), and the season begins shortly thereafter, winding up in October with playoffs and "World Series".  If interested, please contact Dusty Welsh at
League Opening in TABL - The APBA Baseball League  (TABL) is looking for a new member!   Currently in our 50th season, we are seeking an APBA player  (Master Game or computer player)  to take over  an established team,  current playoff contenders who look to be just as strong next season.  TABL has 20 teams, continuous ownership, 42-man rosters, and realistic usage limits.  84-game regular season schedule, eight-team playoff structure.   The regular season starts in April,  the playoffs start in October.   TABL first played games in 1969 - we were inventors of the TABL Superchart, the Unusual Play Card, and the Error Distribution Card, facsimiles of which are currently in widespread use.  At least two of our original members are now in the APBA Hall of Fame.  Interested?   For more info, contact  Alan Speidel  at my email address:
League Opening in TALL - The APBA Lifers League (TALL) has an opening in their 24 team league.  TALL has been in existence since 2001, and is in its 17th season.  A player keeper league using the current APBA disk with no salary.   We just completed two thirds of 162 games in the season.  The open team is the North American Sabres who is fighting for one of the Division playoff spots.   Contact the TALL Commish sterog'at'comcast'dot'net  if you are interested .  TALL constitution and career leaders in TALL are at our web site: 
Looking for a League - To all MAINE-iacs: Looking to form or play in an existing league. I desire cards & dice face-to-face play. Winter league to pass the time with some baseball.  Contact Dr. Bill in Dresden, Maine 04342 or e-mail
Looking for a League - Timothy Zack (Yes the brother of APBA HOFer Ed Zack) is retired and looking to participate in a F-T-F League in Western New York.  You can contact Tim at or call him at 716-472-9781.
Looking for a League - Mark Dergarabedian looking to find a face to face league to play in; master baseball, master football or master golf.  Mark lives in Sammamish, Washington; a suburb of Seattle.  Mark would even would form a league if there is enough interest.  Mark can be contacted at or at 425-891-3354.
I hope this column is bringing many APBA players together be it in tournaments or league play.  Please let me know if you make a connection so I can remove your advertisement from the League Information section of the newsletter. Everyone have a great week.


If you have ever thought about attending a convention, add it to your bucket list.  The 2018 Convention will begin Thursday morning June 21st at 10:00 AM.  Hope to see you all there.

You can now reserve your hotel room for next year's convention.  I strongly recommend reserving your room as soon as possible.  The hotel hosts several travel baseball and softball teams this same weekend.  This year we used our entire allocation of rooms plus some.  The sooner you reserve your room, the sooner we can get add additional rooms to the APBA block. 

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