North Carolina Action Baseball League (NCABL)

Updated 07/12/18


NCABL Encyclopedia 1967-1991

Career Leaders, Records, Misc. 1967 - 1991  


1994 DRAFT - Cathedral City selects Alex Rodriguez first overall!

 


1993 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League
 

MVP - Frank Thomas, Windy City

 

MVP - Barry Bonds, Minneapolis

 

 Cy Young - Greg Maddux, Windy City

 

Cy Young - Alex Fernandez, Canton

 

Rookie of the Year - Mike Piazza, Wichita

 

Rookie of the Year - Pedro Astacio, Minneapolis


WORLD SERIES 1993: Fred McGriff drives in 7 as Mechanicsburg overtakes Ohio, 4 games to 1.

See the entire playoff results here. See the boxscores here.


1993 DRAFT - Chipper Jones taken 1st overall by Florida!

Manny Ramirez to Cathedral City is the 2nd pick; foundations for future set!


1992 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League
 

MVP - Frank Thomas, Windy City

 

MVP - Roberto Alomar, Canton

 

 Cy Young - Tom Glavine, Windy City

 

Cy Young - Tom Candiotti, Berwyn

 

Rookie of the Year - Moises Alou, Piedmont

 

Rookie of the Year - Reggie Sanders, Berwyn


WORLD SERIES 1992: Steve Finley hit .393 with 10 runs scored to lead Canton to a 4 games to 2 win over Midwest.

See the entire playoff results here. See the boxscores here.


1991 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League
 

MVP - Cal Ripken, Mechanicsburg

 

MVP - Kirby Puckett, Fargo

 

Cy Young - Greg Maddux, Windy City

 

Cy Young - Tom Candiotti, Berwyn

Cy Young - Jimmy Key, South Shore

 

Rookie of the Year - Jeff Bagwell, Wichita

 

Rookie of the Year - Juan Gonzalez, Nebraska


WORLD SERIES 1991: Kevin Mitchell hits four home runs to lead Mechanicsburg over South Shore 4 games to 2.

See the entire playoff results here. See the boxscores here.


1990 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League
 

MVP - Ryne Sandberg, Chicago

 

MVP - Barry Bonds, Rural Hall

 

Cy Young - Ed Whitson, Chicago

 

Cy Young - Dave Stewart, Ohio

 

Rookie of the Year - Sandy Alomar, Midwest

 

Rookie of the Year - Hal Morris, New England


WORLD SERIES 1990: WOLVES HOWL, DEFEAT CARDINALS IN FIVE GAMES!

New England earns their first title by defeating Chicago 4-1. See the entire playoff results here. See the boxscores here.


1989 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League
 

MVP - Lonnie Smith, Mechanicsburg

 

MVP - Don Mattingly, Chesapeake Bay

 

Cy Young - Nolan Ryan, Jersey

 

Cy Young - Tom Candiotti, Berwyn

 

Rookie of the Year - John Smoltz, Piedmont

 

Rookie of the Year - Randy Milligan, South Shore


WORLD SERIES: McGRIFF DRIVES HOME WINNING RUNS IN FINAL TWO GAMES AS MECHANICSBURG TOPS OHIO 4 GAMES TO 1.

Mechanicsburg earns their first title since 1974 by upending Ohio 4-1. See the entire playoff results here. See the boxscores here.


ALL STAR GAME - NL POUNDS OUT 16 HITS, WINS 8-1

Report: National League pounds out 16 hits, wins 8-1

Boxscore: ASG1989.txt


1989 DRAFT 

Midwest, Mechanicsburg, Hopewell, and South Shore hold the top four picks. View the draft order here.


1988 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Kevin McReynolds, Chicago

MVP - Kirby Puckett, Rural Hall

Cy Young - David Cone, Hopewell

Cy Young - Jeff M. Robinson, Rural Hall

Rookie of the Year - Chris Sabo, Jersey

Rookie of the Year - Mark Grace, Berwyn


CANSECO BELTS 5 HR BUT DUTCHMEN WIN THREE CLOSE GAMES TO TAKE 1988 TITLE!

Hopewell wins second NCABL World Series as they triumph over Rural Hall 4 games to 3. See the boxscores here.


1988 PLAYOFFS

Seeds for the 1988 Playoffs: NL - Wyandotte, Chicago, Wichtia, Hopewell; AL - Rural Hall, Canton, Florida, New England.


ALL STAR GAME - DAWSON CAPS NL COMEBACK, NL WINS 9-8

The National League stormed back from an 8-4 deficit by scoring three in the 8th and two in the 9th on Andre Dawson's game-winning 2-run single for a dramatic 9-8 win in the 1988 All Star Game. View the boxscore here.


1988 DRAFT 

Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Roberto Alomar, and Craig Biggio are the top four picks in a very top-heavy 1988 draft. View results here.


1987 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Tony Gwynn, Wyandotte

MVP - Wade Boggs, South Shore Navigators

Cy Young - Teddy Higuera, Wichita

Cy Young - Jimmy Key, South Shore

Rookie of the Year - Kevin Seitzer, Fernley

Rookie of the Year - Mark McGwire, Berwyn


RETRIEVERS DOG OPPONENTS, EMERGE AS 1987 CHAMPS!

Chesapeake Bay wins the franchise's first World Series as the defeat Wichita 4 games to 1. See the boxscores here.


1987 PLAYOFFS

Seeds for the 1987 Playoffs: NL - Catskill, Louisville, Wyandotte, Wichita; AL - New England, Chesapeake Bay, Flatbush, Ohio.


ALL STAR GAME - WILL CLARK'S BLAST CARRIES AL, 5-2

Will Clark gave the home fans a thrill when he blasted a 3-run HR in the 3rd inning to lead the American League to a 5-2 win over the National League. View the boxscore here.


1987 DRAFT 

The draft is complete with Hopewell selecting Tom Glavine and Ken Caminiti 1st and 3rd. Edgar Martinez was the 2nd pick, going to Florida. View results here.


1986 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Jim Rice, Wyandotte

MVP - Jorge Bell, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

Cy Young - Fernando Valenzuela, Mechanicsburg

Cy Young - Floyd Youmans, Canton

Rookie of the Year - Ruben Sierra, Louisville

Rookie of the Year - Wally Joyner, Hopewell


CAMELS TAKE SERIES

Wyandotte has completed their domination of the 1986 season with a 4 games to 1 win over Rural Hall. See the boxscores here.


1986 PLAYOFFS

Seeds for the 1986 Playoffs: NL - Wyandotte, Ohio, Mechanicsburg, South Shore; AL - Rural Hall, Berwyn, Canton, New England.


ALL STAR GAME - SCHMIDT'S REVENGE GIVES AL 3-2 WIN IN 11

Traded from the NL to the AL, Mike Schmidt wanted to show his former league mates the error of their ways. After stranding eight runners on base, he finally got revenge with a game-winning home run in the 11th to give the American League a 3-2 win. View the boxscore here.


1986 DRAFT 

The draft is complete with polar opposites Barry Bonds and Greg Maddux going 1-2. View results here.


1985 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Wade Boggs, South Shore

MVP - Don Mattingly, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

Cy Young - Dwight Gooden, Louisville

Cy Young - John Tudor, Wichita Storm

Rookie of the Year - Vince Coleman, Jersey

Rookie of the Year - Ted Higuera, Wichita Storm


1985 WORLD CHAMPION WICHITA STORM

Led by Series MVP John Tudor, the Storm brought home the franchise's first NCABL Championship by defeatin Mechanicsburg 4 games to 2. See the World Series Boxes here.


1985 PLAYOFFS

Seeds for the 1985 Playoffs: NL - Mechanicsburg, South Shore, Midwest, Louisville; AL - Wichita, New England, Piedmont, Catskill. See the playoff bracket here.


NL Thumps AL 11-1

Thirteen hits, four home runs give National League Lopsided win. View the boxscore here.


1985 DRAFT 

The draft is complete. View results here.


1984 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Dwight Evans, Ohio

MVP - Eddie Murray, Catskill

Cy Young - Jerry Koosman, Wyandotte

Cy Young - Rick Rhoden, Berwyn

Rookie of the Year - Dwight Gooden, Louisville

Rookie of the Year - Alvin Davis, Piedmont


1984 CHAMPS

Midwest defeats Canton to win the 1984 NCABL Championship! See the playoff bracket here.


ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS

Newsletters from the 1971, 1972, and 1973 seasons are now online. Read about the NCABL when Aaron, Stargell, Lolich, and Wood dominated!


AUGUST HEAT BRINGS DOG DAYS

Midwest runs away, Catskill and Chesapeake Bay battle. Mechanicsburg, Flatbush try to hold off Ohio, New England, and others.


AL WINS AGAIN, TOPS NL 4-1 IN ALL STAR GAME

Gary Carter homers, Tim Raines gets two hits, and the American League wins again, 4-1. View the boxscore and scoresheet here.


1984 DRAFT 

View the draft progress here.


1983 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Cal Ripken, Mechanicsburg

MVP - Cecil Cooper, Flatbush

Cy Young - Ron Guidry, Midwest

Cy Young - Craig McMurtry, Piedmont

Rookie of the Year - Matt Young, Louisville

Rookie of the Year - Craig McMurtry, Piedmont


BARONS RULE THE NCABL!

After years and years of trying, the Berwyn Barons and Ray Landis have finally reached the pinnacle of success, the NCABL Championship! Their climb to the top went through Wichita (4 games to 1), Flatbush (4 to 1), and in the World Series, Mechanicsburg (4 to 1). Congrats, Ray!


LOTTERY RESULTS

The lottery fell in the favor of South Shore, who owned Fernley's 1st round pick. The Navigators will get the 1st selection in the 1984 draft that features among others, Roger Clemens!


SEASON WINDS DOWN

Midwest, South Shore, Louisville battle for final NL Wildcard. Hopewell, New England, Flatbush fight for AL East title; Wichita joins them in hunt for two wild card berths.


AL BLANKS NL, WINS ALL STAR GAME 3-0

Craig McMurtry and Lee Tunnell combine for 5 scoreless innings as AL pitchers dominate. View the boxscore and scoresheet here.


1983 DRAFT 

Another year has come and gone, and the 1983 draft has begun. Fernley's selection of Orel Hershiser stats things off, with Canton selecting Daryl Strawberry 2nd, and Florida naming Joe Carter 3rd. View the draft progress here.


1982 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Bill Buckner, Ohio

MVP - Robin Yount, Flatbush

Cy Young - Joe Niekro, Ohio

Cy Young - Ferguson Jenkins, Catskill

Rookie of the Year - Cal Ripken, Mechanicsburg

Rookie of the Year - Dave Dravecky, Catskill


BUCKEYES CHAMPS

Bob Van Valkenburg's Ohio Buckeyes are the 1982 NCABL World Series Champions with their 4 games to 1 win over New England. Playoff results can be viewed here.


SEASON WINDS DOWN

Midwest, South Shore, Louisville battle for final NL Wildcard. Hopewell, New England, Flatbush fight for AL East title; Wichita joins them in hunt for two wild card berths.


YOUNT, MURRAY HR SINK NL, GIVE AL 6-2 WIN

Robin Yount's solo HR and Eddie Murray's 3-run blast key a 5-run 4th to lead the American League to a 6-2 win in the 1982 Mid-summer classic. View the boxscore and scoresheet here.


DRAFT COMPLETE

South Shore opens the 1982 draft by selecting third baseman Wade boggs. Julio Franco, Tony Gwynn, and Frank Viola followed. View the draft grid here.


1981 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Bobby Grich, Satellite Beach

MVP - Andre Dawson, Catskill

Cy Young - Dan Petry, Midwest

Cy Young - Steve Carlton, Hopewell

Rookie of the Year - Chris Welsh, Fernley

Rookie of the Year - Fernando Valenzuela, Wichita


DUTCHMEN PREVAIL AS HOPEWELL WINS FIRST TITLE

John Alexander's Hopewell Dutchmen have won their first league title, besting the National League's Ohio Buckeyes 4 games to 2 in the 1981 World Series!


RECORDS FALL, DAWSON, CARLTON HAVING RECORD-SETTING SEASONS

Catskill's Andre Dawson and Hopewell's Steve Carlton are shattering some of the NCABL's most honored records. Dawson has surpassed Frank Howard's 1968 record of 57 HR and is threatening Bobby Bonds' 1977 mark of 160 RBI. With 20 games to go, Dawson has cranked 63 HR and 153 RBI. Steve Carlton has tied the NCABL mark of 12 shutouts set by Mike Cuellar in 1971 and Randy Jones in 1976. Included is three no-hitters, one a perfect game. Carlton's ERA is 1.07, which would break Bob Gibson's 1968 mark of 1.22. Carlton is expected to make 5 or 6 more starts in his team's final 25 games.


CARLTON, DAWSON STAR AS AL BLANKS NL, 3-0

Steve Carlton fired 3 innings of shutout ball and Andre Dawson cranked a 2-run HR in front of his hometown fans to give the AL a 3-0 victory in the 1981 All Star Game. View the boxscore and scoresheet here.


NCABL'S 15TH YEAR WELL UNDERWAY

Steve Carlton has thrown the NCABL's second perfect game as he blanked Catskill 2-0 on May 27 of the NCABL calandar.


NCABL ADOPTS NEW GAME

After 14 years of play using APBA's DOS and BBW products, the NCABL is changing game formats with a move to the Action! PC Baseball Game by Dave Koch Sports.


SOUTH SHORE REIGNS AGAIN

The South Shore Navigators have successfully defended their crown with a 4 games to 3 decision over the Hopewell Dutchmen. They join the 1971-1972 Ridgewood Redlegs and the 1973-1974 Mechanicsburg Flash as the league's only back-to-back champs. The World Series marks the first time the two expansion teams battled for the title, with John Alexander's Hopewell team joining the NCABL in 1970, and Tom Meade's Navigators joining in 1972. To see a list of all former World Series champs, click here.


NL TRIUMPHS IN ALL STAR GAME

Lead by Reggie Jackson's 2 hits, Mike Schmidt's 2-run double, and Dwayne Murphy's game-icing pinch-hit, 2-run home run, the National League improved their All Star game record to 8-5 with a 6-1 win over the American League. View the boxscore here.

View the starting lineups here: National League and American League.


NEARING THE ALL STAR BREAK

National League - South Shore finally took a tumble, dropping 3 of 5 to Flatbush, but they still hold the NCABL's best mark at 60-21 (.741), 13 games up on Midwest. Ohio's lead in the East has grown to 8 games as the Buckeyes are 9-1 over their last 10 games. Midwest and Jersey hold the wild card spots, but Satellite Beach is just 3 games behind the Generals.

American League - Hopewell and Winchester hold leads of 7 and 5 games, with Berwyn and Silver Creek holding the wild cards. Flatbush has climbed to .500, and is 1 1/2 behind the Pioneers. Brooklyn Center is a 1/2 game under .500, 2 out of the wild card, and Piedmont is a game under, 2 1/2 out.

Keith Hernandez is hitting .396 to lead the NL. AL leader Paul Molitor is hitting .386. Reggie Jackson continues to be a force, leading the NL in HR and RBI with 31 and 87 respectively. Dale Murphy (23) and Gorman Thomas (70) are the AL leaders. Omar Moreno has 10 triples 1/2 way through the season, with Jack Clark (?) and John Castino with 9. Steve Carlton is 17-5 at the break, and on pace to set a new mark for wins. Don Sutton, Bob Welch, Mike Norris, and Scott McGregor each have 12 wins. Don Sutton's ERA is 0.91, which makes you wonder how he lost 2 games. He has 7 shutouts, which is amazing for this era. Carlton leads the AL at 1.71.


1980 - A THIRD OF THE SEASON IN THE BOOKS

South Shore (33-12) and Hopewell (31-14) are off to blazing starts, with Winchester leading in the AL West, and Jersey, Ohio, and Satellite Beach having a 3-team scramble in the NL East. Paul Molitior (.383) and Jim Rice (.376) are the leading hitters, while a man named Reggie has belted 18 HR and driven in 47 runs to top those categories. Steve Carlton has opened at 10-2, while Don Sutton is a perfect 8-0.


1980 DRAFT 

Fernando Valenzuela becomes the first pick in the 1980 rookie draft. Tony Pena and Harold Baines followed. For a complete draft report, click here.


1979 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Keith Hernandez, South Shore

MVP - Ken Singleton, Berwyn

Cy Young - Mike Flanagan, South Shore

Cy Young - Tommy John, Hopewell

Rookie of the Year - Tim Stoddard, Satellite Beach

Rookie of the Year - Scott Sanderson, Winchester

NAVIGATORS ARE CHAMPS!

Tom Meade's South Shore Navigators have defeated Walt Appleton's Winchester Rifles to become the 1979 NCABL Champions!


1979 ALL STAR STARTERS 

National League

American League

Catcher

Darrell Porter, Florida

Catcher

Ted Simmons, Hopewell

First Base

Keith Hernandez, South Shore

First Base

Eddie Murray, Winchester

Second Base

Bobby Grich, Satellite Beach

Second Base

Paul Molitor, Winchester

Third Base

Mike Schmidt, Midwest

Third Base

Steve Ontiveros, Berwyn

Shortstop

Dave Concepcion, Ohio

Shortstop

Roy Smalley, Wichita

Outfield

Fred Lynn, Florida

Outfield

Ken Singleton, Berwyn

Sixto Lezcano, Wyandotte

Dave Winfield, Hopewell

Jim Rice, South Shore

Gorman Thomas, Hopewell

Pitcher

Mike Flanagan, South Shore

Pitcher

Tommy John, Hopewell


1979 DRAFT 

Silver Creek made NCABL news by trading up to acquire the #1 pick and making outfielder Rickey Henderson their choice to start the 1979 draft. Louisville added another pitcher to their stable with their selection of Dave Stieb at #2. John Tudor and Tim Raines followed. For a complete draft report, click here.


1978 POST-SEASON AWARDS

National League
American League

MVP - Jim Rice, South Shore

MVP - Dave Winfield, Hopewell

Cy Young - Ron Guidry, Midwest

Cy Young - Steve Carlton, Hopewell

Rookie of the Year - Don Robinson, Satellite Beach

Rookie of the Year - Ozzie Smith, Hopewell

WORLD SERIES - OHIO OVER HOPEWELL IN 7 GAMES!

The Ohio Buckeyes made good on their return to the World Series and displayed the dominant pitching that made them the best team in the NL by defeating AL Champions Hopewell, 4 games to 3. Ron Reed entered game 7 with 2 on, none out and retired 3 straight Dutchmen batters to win the finale 2-1. Jon Matlack and Oscar Gamble were named co-MVPs.

Click here for the preview report on the 1978 World Series

Playoff Report


LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS SET

The National League featured two close series while the American League featured a pair of sweeps. In the NL, Ohio upended Midwest 4 games to 2, while Mechanicsburg took a 4-3 battle from Wyandotte. The AL results were Hopewell over Brooklyn Center and New England over Piedmont, both 4-0 sweeps.


1978 POST-SEASON SET

In a wild finish, Midwest and Brooklyn Center have earns wild card bids and will continue on to the 1978 NCABL Post-Season. In the opening round, the NL has Midwest meeting Ohio, while Mechanicsburg meets Wyandotte. The AL pairings are Brooklyn Center vs. Hopewell and New England vs. Piedmont.

In other notes of interest, Jim Rice has won the NL Triple Crown, while Dave Winfield took 2 of the 3 gems in the AL. Among the top pitchers were Ron Guidry and Mike Caldwell in the NL; Steve Carlton and Steve Rogers in the AL.


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