Want to write your own baseball history or play without any preconceived notions about the players and teams? Then look no further than the Payoff Pitch Baseball fictional season set. Whether you want to draft and create your own teams or take the suggested pre-built teams, this set has everything you need to be immersed in an alternate baseball universe.
The player cards in this set have a small number under the player’s name. This number can be easily ignored if you want to draft your own teams or can be used to group the players into the sixteen pre-defined teams that play in the fictional Continental Association. Learn more below.
The inaugural Continental Association Baseball (CAB) season was an exciting and successful one. In the Eastern Division, four teams; Buffalo, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Newark; battled all summer for the top spot. Charlotte (88-74) faded a little leaving the other three teams in the hunt in the last week of the season. Buffalo suffered a huge blow when they lost their all star second baseman, Morton Boyd (.299, 23 HR, 23 SB), at the start of September. Without him the team ended the season with a record of 92-70 which would have been good enough for first place in the Western Division, but left them a game short behind both Newark and Indianapolis with each of those teams finishing tied with identical 93-69 records. Indianapolis won the tie-breaker game to claim first place and a trip to the CAB Championship Series.
Over in the Western Division Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Vancouver fought for the division crown. It would come down to the final week in the West as well with Vancouver (91-71) edging Las Vegas (90-72) by a game and San Antonio (89-73) by two games to win the Western Division and advance to face Indianapolis.
The CAB Championship Series will feature CAB’s most potent offense in Indianapolis (four players with over 100 runs scored and seven players with 10 or more homeruns) against one of CAB’s best pitching staffs in Vancouver (the top four starting pitchers combined to win 67 games with a 3.12 ERA). The CAB Championship Series has yet to be played. Are you ready to play out the series and crown the first CAB Champion?