1989–90 Australian Baseball League season

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The inaugural Australian Baseball League championship was won by the Waverley Reds coached by Phil Dale who defeated cross-town rivals the Melbourne Monarchs 3-1 in the 4 game championship series.

Match results[edit]

All-Star game[edit]

Teams[edit]

Team 1
Position Name Team
C David Clarkson Waverley Reds
1B Pete Beeler Waverley Reds
2B David Buckthorpe Waverley Reds
3B Jeff Kipila Parramatta Patriots
SS M. Sheldon-Collins Waverley Reds
OF Ron Carothers Waverley Reds
OF Paul Coogan Brisbane Bandits
OF Jason Marks Parramatta Patriots
DH Tony Adamson Perth Heat
SP Phil Dale Waverley Reds
RP Bob Nilsson Gold Coast Clippers
M Phil Dale Waverley Reds
Team 2
Position Name Team
C Randy Knorr Melbourne Monarchs
1B Dave Rusin Perth Heat
2B Andrew Scott Adelaide Giants
3B Craig Kernick Waverley Reds
SS Richard Vagg Melbourne Monarchs
OF Scott Steed Perth Heat
OF Brett Ward Melbourne Monarchs
OF Lionel Harris Parramatta Patriots
DH Brian Murphy Sydney Metros
SP Carl Grovom Waverley Reds
RP Mark Respondek Waverley Reds

Source: [1]

Ladder[edit]

Team Played Wins Loss Win % GB Home
Waverley Reds 40 34 6 .850 17-2
Melbourne Monarchs 40 24 16 .600 10 13-8
Parramatta Patriots 40 22 18 .550 12 11-8
Perth Heat 42 23 19 .548 12 14-7
Adelaide Giants 38 19 19 .500 14 12-9
Gold Coast Clippers 37 16 21 .432 16.5 9-10
Brisbane Bandits 42 18 24 .429 17 11-10
Sydney Metros 39 3 36 .077 30.5 0-18

Source: [2]

Championship series[edit]

Final Series: Game 1: 1st Vs 2nd at Waverley Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Melbourne Monarchs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1 ? ?
Waverley Reds  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3 ? ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Monarchs: ?
Reds: ? [3]

Final Series: Game 2: 1st Vs 2nd at Waverley Park[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Melbourne Monarchs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 4 ? ?
Waverley Reds  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3 ? ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Monarchs: ?
Reds: ? [4]

Final Series: Game 3: 1st Vs 2nd at Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Waverley Reds  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 9 ? ?
Melbourne Monarchs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3 ? ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Reds: ?
Monarchs: ? [5]

Final Series: Game 4: 1st Vs 2nd at Melbourne Ballpark[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Waverley Reds  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3 ? ?
Melbourne Monarchs  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 2 ? ?
WP: ? (1-0)   LP: ? (0-1)   Sv: ?
Home runs:
Reds: ?
Monarchs: ? [6]

Awards[edit]

Award Person Team
Most Valuable Player Phil Dale Waverley Reds
Championship M.V.P. Matthew Sheldon-Collins Waverley Reds
Batting Champion David Clarkson Waverley Reds
Pitcher of the Year Phil Dale Waverley Reds
Rookie of the Year Jason Marks Parramatta Patriots
Manager of the Year Phil Dale Waverley Reds

Source: [7]

Top Stats[edit]

Defensive Stats
Name Wins Losses Saves ERA
Phil Dale 9 2 0 1.44
Carl Grovom 7 0 0 2.73
David Simpson 5 0 0 2.78
Simon Sheldon-Collins 5 2 0 3.17
Mark Respondek 2 0 4 2.27
Joey Viera 3 1 1 0.00
Offensive Stars
Name Avg HR RBI
David Clarkson .444 3 31
Pete Beeler .373 3 26
Ron Carothers .329 6 41
Richard Sisson .328 1 15
Craig Kernick .318 1 20
Matthew Sheldon-Collins .317 4 29
David Buckthorpe .299 5 30

Source: [8]

All-Star Team[edit]

Position Name Team
Catcher David Clarkson Waverley Reds
1st Base Pete Beeler Waverley Reds
2nd Base David Buckthorpe Waverley Reds
3rd Base Jeff Kapila Parramatta Patriots
Short Stop Matthew Sheldon-Collins Waverley Reds
Out Field Ron Carothers Waverley Reds
Out Field Paul Coogan Brisbane Bandits
Out Field Jason Marks Parramatta Patriots
Designated Hitter Tony Adamson Perth Heat
Starting Pitcher Phil Dale Waverley Reds
Relief Pitcher Bob Nilsson Gold Coast Clippers
Manager Phil Dale Waverley Reds

Source: [9]