On The Beat

Vol.XXIII. No. 1 Circulation Many! October 20, 2010


Back-to-Back Mercy Rules Carry The Beat to its First City Championship
Player Cards
Photo Album
San Francisco Ballparks
News Archive
Sports Links
Best Seat in the House
Field Conditions
Park & Rec Hotline

SF Weather Forecast

Yes boys, we finally did it!!!

In the Spring of 2010, the Beat made it to the City Championship game for only the second time in 24 years but were soon overmatched. By the 7th inning, the boys in gray were looking at a 9-run deficit vs. three outs. But as the story has been for much of this year, the team refused to give up. They fought and clawed their way back into the game only to go home the bridesmaid again as the tying run was gunned down at the plate to end the game.

That game was a wake up call to this team. It showed resiliency and determination and also forged the personality of this team as one that does not give up, even under the most daunting conditions, and to which two outs in an inning are meaningless. And somehow, this team knew that we would be back in the summer, and we knew the third time would be the charm.

The Beat had two bad games in the summer that left the team with a loss and a tie, but otherwise, the Beat was a steam train winning the other six games by a combined total of 95-21; that's an average of almost 16 runs per game while allowing only 3.5!


Following a first round playoff bye, the Beat took on More Cowbell, the C-2 champs and again showed a flair for the dramatic winning 18-14 but scoring 17 of those runs with 2 outs. That win vaulted the team to the City League Final-Four tourney to be played at Moscone Park on October 20th; 10/20/10, a day that will live in the minds of Beat players and proud alumni for the rest of our lives.

After the tough loss in the Spring final, the guys were hungry. We took a quick round of BP before the game and could tell the ball was flying out of the park so we knew we were in for a high scoring game; especially after seeing Olympic Club crush the ball last week in a 25-13 trouncing of the Onsters.

With manager Pete Wenner out of the country, Denny "OB" O'Brien played the role of bench coach and honorary manager exchanging lineup cards while interim manager Brett Goldstein led the huddle before the game.
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The 2010 'C' League Champion Beat

2007 Summer Wild Card Wrap-up!
2005 Summer Division Winners Wrap-up!
Beat Old Timers' Game!
On June 26, 2004 members of the Beat nation from all over Northern America gathered in SF for the greatest event in Beat history. See photos including the classic Beat Old Timers team photo, vintage Beat Old Timers player cards, and comments on the event from Beat vets. 

BEAT 4-PEAT!!!! (Spring 2004) The Beat wins its 4th consecutive division title in 19-8 rout of last spring's city champs, S.F. Ballers; Loses finale with Ronin 14-12.
BEAT 3-PEAT!!! (Summer 2003) The Beat won its 3rd consecutive division title with a decisive 19-9 victory over 2nd place Other Guys.
The Beat Sets More Team Records in 2003 Spring 2003 wrap up.
Going to the Dance! The Beat's big victory in the spring '03 semis.
Spring 2003 Division Champs!
Summer 2002 Division Champs!
PERFECTION!  Summer 2002 season wrap up

Summer 2001 Division Champs!

Ever seen standings like this before?
In the summer of '02, the Beat won their division by the largest margin mathematically possible in a 5-team division and 8-game season:

Summer 2002 Standings
Team W L PCT Pts GB
The BEAT 8 0 1.000 16
Loose Cannons 3 5 .375 6 5
Nine Inch Snails 3 5 .375 6 5
Rhinos 3 5 .375 6 5
The Other Guys 3 5 .375 6 5

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