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The 2022 Benchwarmer Bash

Benchwarmer Baseball holds a final playoff tournament each fall, taking all the league champions and - for now - some wildcard teams and crowning a single champ for all of Benchwarmer Baseball.

 

The format - as BWB continues to grow - will be in flux from season to season.  Eventually, leagues will be part of "associations" and "federations" and there will be champs at each level that advance to the final bash.

 

In 2009 we made the move to Federations, and in 2019, we moved to an Association level.  Currently, there are 8 complete Federations in BWB - each Federation contains 4 Associations, and each Association has 2 leagues.  Beginning in 2020, BWB expanded into additional Federations.  Until those fill up, leagues may be placed randomly in the Bash amid other groupings.  The league champion teams will make the Association round along with wild cards to fill out a field of 4 teams.  Selection of wild cards will be based on the Power Index compared within that Association.

 

The existence and number of wild cards will continue to fluctuate annually as the number of leagues change.

 

Until the Koufax Federation gets enough teams to fill out the bracket for Association/Federation play in the Benchwarmer Bash, those leagues will be placed randomly in other Federations/Associations. That placement will be at random and will change each year.

For the purposes of the 2022 Benchwarmer Bash, these leagues will be put into other associations:

  • Great Lakes League - Johnny Bench Federation, Ernie Banks Association
  • Game Night League - Lou Gehrig Federation, Bob Gibson Association
  • Big Red Machine League - Jimmie Foxx Federation, Rollie Fingers Association
  • British Invasion League - Hank Aaron Federation, Luis Aparicio Association

 

4 Association champs move on within each Federation.  Then, each Federation crowns a champ from those 4 teams...then the 8 remaining Federation champions will play in a final bracket - seeded by Power Index (ranked over all BWB).

 

Confused?  You'll see how it plays out.

 

PRIZE - The winner of the Benchwarmer Bash will earn two free seasons for their winning team, in addition to the free season they may have won if they were a league champion.  The Bash runner up will earn one free season.

 

Last year's Bash

Benchwarmer Bash - Quarterfinals 2022 Benchwarmer Bash Bracket
Semifinals: Jump to Games

Dawns, K Street (94-56) vs. Valley Forge, Big Red Machine (100-50) 


Dawns Early Light vs. Valley Forge Continentals
Valley Forge wins series 4-1

Kingston, That's the Fact Jack (99-51)  vs. Atlanta, Golden Throat (93-57) 


Kingston Don Dadda vs. Atlanta (Golden Throat) Gangsters
Kingston wins series 4-3

Benchwarmer Bash Finals Jump to Games

Kingston, That's the Fact Jack (99-51)  vs. Valley Forge, Big Red Machine (100-50)
Kingston Don Dadda vs. Valley Forge Continentals
Kingston wins series 4-1

2022 Benchwarmer Bash Champion

Kingston Don Dadda (That's the Fact Jack) - Ricardo Alexander

2022 Federation Champions

  • Hank Aaron Federation: Infinite Zeroes (A League About Nothing) - David Henning
  • Johnny Bench Federation: Atlanta Golfers (Great Lakes) - Ricardo Alexander
  • Ty Cobb Federation: Chicago Prophets (North Siders) - Rick Furtak
  • Joe DiMaggio Federation: Atlanta Kool Runnings (Federal) - Ricardo Alexander
  • Dennis Eckersley Federation: Atlanta Gangsters (Golden Throat) - Ricardo Alexander
  • Jimmie Foxx Federation: Valley Forge Continentals (Big Red Machine) - Robert Elias
  • Lou Gehrig Federation: Dawns Early Light (K Street) - Ken Stevenson
  • Rogers Hornsby Federation: Kingston Don Dadda (That's the Fact Jack) - Ricardo Alexander

Past BW Bash Champions

  • 2022: Kingston (That's the Fact Jack) Ricardo Alexander
  • 2021: Kingston (Marxball) Ricardo Alexander
  • 2020: Stargell's Spectacular (Steel City) Jason Kiernan
  • 2019: The (Beer) owned then by Jesse Roche
  • 2018: Fiorello's (Marxball) Jason Kiernan
  • 2017: The (Beer) owned then by Jesse Roche
  • 2016: Crumpton (now Rich, Moneyball) owned then by Jesse Roche
  • 2015: Towanda (Commissioners) Jay Snyder
  • 2014: Crestone (Moneyball) owned then by Kevin Connors
  • 2013: Backwoods (now Clearwater, Phightin' Phils) owned then by Kevin Connors
  • 2012: Crumpton (now Different, Winners Circle) owned then by Jesse Roche
  • 2011: Crumpton (now Atlanta, Murderers' Row) owned then by Jesse Roche
  • 2010: Save the Dome (now Fantasy, Experts) owned then by Jacob Vass
  • 2009: Aksarben (K Street) Don Kruse
  • 2008: Trinidad (Longball) Leif Jonson
  • 2007: Gashouse (Reality Bites) Rob Behymer
  • 2006: NJ (now Cleveland, Shadowball) owned then by Tom Twomey
  • 2005: Carlisle (now Stu Sutcliffe, Beatleball) owned then by Mark Groninger
  • 2004: Gorilla (now Abbey Road, Beatleball) owned then by David Regan/Dana Moreau

2022 Entrants:

Hank Aaron Federation

Grover Alexander Association

  • Hall of Fame: Vice City (5)
  • A League About Nothing: Jerry's (4)
  • Wild Card: NYC2ATL, A League About Nothing (1)
  • Wild Card: Infinite, A League About Nothing (2)

  • Association Champ: Infinite Zeroes (A League About Nothing) - David Henning

Cap Anson Association

  • Shadowball: Tombstone (1)
  • Wes Anderson: Twee (2)
  • Wild Card: Atlanta, Wes Anderson (3)
  • Wild Card: Surfin USA, Wes Anderson (4)

  • Association Champ: Atlanta Red Eagles (Wes Anderson) - Ricardo Alexander

Luis Aparicio Association

  • Bronx Bombers: Standing Stone (3)
  • Fenway Fenatics: Skeleton (7)
  • British Invasion: Kingston (5)
  • Wild Card: Maris, Bronx Bombers (1)

  • Association Champ: Kingston British Yardies (British Invasion) - Ricardo Alexander

Richie Ashburn Association

  • American Association: Area 51 (3)
  • Anchorman: House (7)
  • Wild Card: Throwback, American Association (1)
  • Wild Card: Cleveland, American Association (2)

  • Association Champ: Area 51 (American Association) - Jerry King

Aaron Federation Results

Association Results

Johnny Bench Federation

Ernie Banks Association

  • Chevy Chase: Rummerfield (1)
  • Perfect World: Suffolk (7)
  • Great Lakes: Atlanta (3)
  • Wild Card: Lampoon's, Chevy Chase (2)

  • Association Champ: Atlanta Golfers (Great Lakes) - Ricardo Alexander

Yogi Berra Association

  • Beer: Maiden's (6)
  • Winners Circle: NYC2ATL (8)
  • Wild Card: Surly, Beer (1)
  • Wild Card: Meshoppen, Winners Circle (2)

  • Association Champ: NYC2ATL Taxi Drivers (Winners Circle) - Ricardo Alexander

George Brett Association

  • Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde (5)
  • Silver Screen: Rick's Cafe (2)
  • Wild Card: Court, Silver Screen (1)
  • Wild Card: The Lamb Seems Right Out Of Place, Broadway (3)

  • Association Champ: The Lamb Seems Right Out Of Place Under Manmade Neon Lights (Broadway) - John Hula

Lou Brock Association

  • White Elephant: NYC2ATL (1)
  • Steel City: Monongahela (5)
  • Wild Card: Who's on First?, White Elephant (2)
  • Wild Card: Atlanta, Steel City (3)

  • Association Champ: NYC2ATL White Eagles (White Elephant) - Ricardo Alexander

Bench Federation Results
Association Results

Ty Cobb Federation

Roberto Clemente Association

  • Beatleball: She's the Fire (3)
  • Firemen: Flagstaff (12)
  • Wild Card: Volkswagon, Beatleball (1)
  • Wild Card: Mammoth, Firemen (2)

  • Association Champ: She's the Fire and the Fallout (Beatleball) - Sherman Wan

Eddie Collins Association

  • Reality Bites: Sea Isle City (2)
  • The Kings of Queens: Astoria (1)
  • Wild Card: Kansas, Kings of Queens (3)
  • Wild Card: Doc and Straw and, Kings of Queens (4)

  • Association Champ: Doc and Straw and Mookie!!! (The Kings of Queens) - Jason Kiernan

Steve Carlton Association

  • North Siders: Chicago (6)
  • South Siders: South Pole (1)
  • Wild Card: Wimpy's, South Siders (2)
  • Wild Card: Wrigleyville, North Siders (3)

  • Association Champ: Chicago Prophets (North Siders) - Rick Furtak

Roy Campanella Association

  • B Movie Actor: Lord Boulder's (2)
  • Whiff: Big Train Rides (5)
  • Wild Card: The Usual, Whiff (1)
  • Wild Card: Don't Let, B Movie Actor (3)

  • Association Champ: Lord Boulder's Dixie Cups (B Movie Actor) - John Stroba

Cobb Federation Results

Association Results

Joe DiMaggio Federation

Bill Dickey Association

  • Four Star: NYC2ATL (2)
  • Redbirds: Get a BRAIN! (1)
  • Wild Card: Mt. Eaton, Four Star (3)
  • Wild Card: Bloomingdale, Redbirds (4)

  • Association Champ: Mt. Eaton Hilltoppers (Four Star) - Dave Matter

Dizzy Dean Association

  • Three of a Kind: Equilateral (2)
  • Royal Flush: Speed Wins and (3)
  • Wild Card: Havana, Three of a Kind (1)
  • Wild Card: Wyalusing, Three of a Kind (4)

  • Association Champ: Speed Wins and Homers do too!!! (Royal Flush) - Jason Kiernan

Don Drysdale Association

  • Tobacco Road: Jordan's (5)
  • Federal: Atlanta (2)
  • Wild Card: Kingston, Tobacco Road (1)
  • Wild Card: Wrigley, Federal (3)

  • Association Champ: Atlanta Kool Runnings (Federal) - Ricardo Alexander

Ed Delahanty Association

  • Motor City: Maplewood (10)
  • Marxball: Kingston (8)
  • Wild Card: Fiorello's, Marxball (1)
  • Wild Card: Bee Em, Motor City (2)

  • Association Champ: Kingston Baseball Club (Marxball) - Ricardo Alexander

DiMaggio Federation Results

Association Results

Dennis Eckersley Federation

Johnny Evers Association

  • Longball: Nokomis (4)
  • Blame Canada: Elsinore (3)
  • Wild Card: Camptown, Blame Canada (1)
  • Wild Card: Banff, Blame Canada (2)

  • Association Champ: Nokomis Hyperloop (Longball) - Sherman Wan

Darrell Evans Association

  • Golden Throat: Atlanta (1)
  • Experts: Fantasy (8)
  • Wild Card: Azilum, Golden Throat (2)
  • Wild Card: Stateroom, Experts (3)

  • Association Champ: Atlanta Gangsters (Golden Throat) - Ricardo Alexander

Buck Ewing Association

  • Scooby Doo: North DeLisle (4)
  • Birdland: Palmer, McNally, Cuellar, Dobson (8)
  • Wild Card: J-Town, Birdland (1)
  • Wild Card: NYC2ATL, Birdland (2)

  • Association Champ: North DeLisle Rangers (Scooby Doo) - Sherman Wan

Dwight Evans Association

  • Born to Run: Runnin' Redbirds (4)
  • Moneyball: Atlanta (2)
  • Wild Card: Escape from New Jersey, Born to Run (1)
  • Wild Card: Random, Moneyball (3)

  • Association Champ: Escape from New Jersey (Born to Run) - John Hula

Eckersley Federation Results

Association Results

Jimmie Foxx Federation

Bob Feller Association

  • Triple Crown: Garreg Mach (3)
  • Cleveland Rocks: Feller's (2)
  • Wild Card: North Coast, Cleveland Rocks (1)
  • Wild Card: Underwater, Triple Crown (4)

  • Association Champ: Feller's Fireballers (Cleveland Rocks) - Jason Kiernan

Whitey Ford Association

  • Deuces Wild: South Florida (9)
  • Murderers' Row: Atlanta (1)
  • Wild Card: Ruth and Gehrig, Murderer's Row (2)
  • Wild Card: Chicago, Murderers' Row (3)

  • Association Champ: Atlanta Bronx Bombers (Murderers' Row) - Ricardo Alexander

Frankie Frisch Association

  • ThirtyThirtySomething:  Gant's Galloping (4)
  • Phightin' Phils: NYC2ATL (1)
  • Wild Card: Steak Sandwich, Phightin' Phils (2)
  • Wild Card: The Thunder, ThirtyThirtySomething (3)

  • Association Champ: Gant's Galloping Ghosts (ThirtyThirtySomething) - Jason Kiernan

Rollie Fingers Association

  • Will Ferrell: Kingston (6)
  • Five Boroughs: Staten Island (7)
  • Big Red Machine: Atlanta (3)
  • Wild Card: Valley Forge, Big Red Machine (1)

  • Association Champ: Valley Forge Continentals (Big Red Machine) - Robert Elias

Foxx Federation Results

Association Results

Lou Gehrig Federation

Josh Gibson Association

  • K Street: Dawns (1)
  • Home of the Brave: I've Seen Your Face Before (2)
  • Wild Card: Altoona, K Street (3)
  • Wild Card: Middle School, Home of the Brave (4)

  • Association Champ: Dawns Early Light (K Street) - Ken Stevenson

Lefty Grove Association

  • Commissioners: Kenesaw (5)
  • They Might Be Giants: NYC2ATL (6)
  • Wild Card: Herrickville, They Might Be Giants (1)
  • Wild Card: McCovey Cove, They Might Be Giants (2)

  • Association Champ: NYC2ATL (They Might Be Giants) - Ricardo Alexander

Bob Gibson Association

  • Minnie & Paul: Minoso & (5)
  • Grand Slam: Grannies Salami (2)
  • Game Night: Atlanta (1)
  • Wild Card: Moons, Grand Slam (3)

  • Association Champ: Minoso & Waner (Minnie & Paul) - Jason Kiernan

Hank Greenberg Association

  • Geek Pride: Ai. Phi. Oh. (3)
  • Grunge: Seattle (2)
  • Wild Card: Boba Chette, Geek Pride (1)
  • Wild Card: Sun, Grunge (4)

  • Association Champ: Boba Chette and the Darksabers (Geek Pride) - Sherman Wan

Gehrig Federation Results

Association Results

Rogers Hornsby Federation

Carl Hubbell Association

  • Blue and Gray: Lexington (4)
  • Bleed Dodger Blue: Wisconsin (1)
  • Wild Card: Bradford, Blue and Gray (2)
  • Wild Card: Scully's, Bleed Dodger Blue (3)

  • Association Champ: Wisconsin Dawgs (Bleed Dodger Blue) - Greg Flees

Rickey Henderson Association

  • Batman: Biff, Bam, KKrunk (1)
  • Superman: Hollywood (8)
  • Wild Card: Metropolis, Superman (2)
  • Wild Card: Fusilli, Superman (3)

  • Association Champ: Metropolis Ites (Superman) - Jason Kiernan

Harry Heilmann Association

  • Pacific Northwest: Snoqualmie (3)
  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Veeckville (2)
  • Wild Card: Larry, Pedro, Kenny Hill, Gone But Not Forgotten (1)
  • Wild Card: Walla Walla, Pacific Northwest (4)

  • Association Champ: Snoqualmie Owls (Pacific Northwest) - Sherman Wan

Catfish Hunter Association

  • That's the Fact Jack: Proton (7)
  • Original Six: Lamoureux (2)
  • Wild Card: Kingston, That's the Fact Jack (1)
  • Wild Card: Super Mario All Stars, Original Six (3)

  • Association Champ: Kingston Don Dadda (That's the Fact Jack) - Ricardo Alexander

Hornsby Federation Results

Association Results

Number in parentheses represents Association Power Index ranking that is used for seeding

Wild Card spots in italics are tentative depending on the results of league championship series.

2022 Benchwarmer Bash Championship

Game Benchwarmer Bash Championship Series - TBD vs. TBD

1

 RHE 
Kingston250

Box

Valley Forge3100
WP - B.Woodruff (1-0) LP - King BP (0-1)
HR: VF: O.Cruz (1)
Valley Forge leads 1-0
 

2

 RHE 
Kingston3110

Box

Valley Forge150
WP - B.Snell (1-0) LP - VF BP (0-1)
HR: King: J.Miranda (1), B.Drury (1), J.Rojas (1)
Series tied 1-1
 

3

 RHE 
Valley Forge180

Box

Kingston380
WP - F.Peralta (1-0) LP - VF BP (0-2)
HR: King: T.O'Neill (1)
Kingston leads 2-1
 

4

Extra InningsRHE 
Valley Forge2130

Box

Kingston3112
WP - T.Skubal (1-0) LP - VF BP (0-3)
HR: VF: A.Pujols (1)
Kingston leads 3-1
 

5

Extra InningsRHE 
Valley Forge273

Box

Kingston361
WP - King BP (1-1) LP - J.Luzardo (0-1)
HR: none
Kingston wins series 4-1
 

6

 

7

 
   

 

2022 Benchwarmer Bash Semifinals

Game Semifinal One Semifinal Two

1

 RHE 
Dawns2100

Box

Valley Forge081
WP - T.McKenzie (1-0) LP - B.Woodruff (0-1)
HR: VF: M.Chapman (1)
Dawns leads 1-0
 
 RHE 
Kingston581

Box

Atlanta (Golden Throat)273
WP - M.Scherzer (1-0) LP - N.Cortes (0-1)
HR: AtGT: A.Garcia (1)
Kingston leads 1-0
 

2

 RHE 
Dawns6140

Box

Valley Forge8100
WP - S.Ohtani (1-0) LP - C.Bassitt (0-1)
HR: Daw: B.Reynolds (1), B.Nimmo (1); VF: J.Ramirez (1), A.Pujols (1)
Series tied 1-1
 
 RHE 
Kingston351

Box

Atlanta (Golden Throat)461
WP - AtGT BP (1-0) LP - B.Snell (0-1)
HR: King: F.Freeman (1), T.O'Neill (1)
Series tied 1-1
 

3

 RHE 
Valley Forge7110

Box

Dawns481
WP - F.Valdez (1-0) LP - Daw BP (0-1)
HR: VF: M.Chapman (2), J.Ramirez 2 (3), K.Marte (1), A.Pujols (2), R.Laureano (1); Daw: M.Olson (1), B.Nimmo (2)
Valley Forge leads 2-1
 
 RHE 
Atlanta (Golden Throat)592

Box

Kingston6113
WP - King BP (1-0) LP - AtGT BP (1-1)
HR: AtGT: J.Soto (1), A.Riley (1); King: F.Freeman (2), K.Marte (1), J.Miranda (1)
Kingston leads 2-1
 

4

 RHE 
Valley Forge7101

Box

Dawns672
WP - G.Kirby (1-0) LP - F.Valdez (0-1)
HR: VF: M.Chapman 2 (4), O.Cruz (1), A.Pujols (3), N.Gordon (1); Daw: Y.Alvarez 3 (3), G.Springer (1)
Valley Forge leads 3-1
 
 RHE 
Atlanta (Golden Throat)7121

Box

Kingston6120
WP - C.Burnes (1-0) LP - B.Falter (0-1)
HR: AtGT: F.Lindor (1), B.Drury 2 (2); King: B.Drury 2 (2)
Series tied 2-2
 

5

Extra InningsRHE 
Valley Forge2111

Box

Dawns180
WP - J.Luzardo (1-0) LP - Daw BP (0-2)
HR: VF: A.Vaughn (1)
Valley Forge wins series 4-1
 
 RHE 
Atlanta (Golden Throat)7140

Box

Kingston2110
WP - J.Luzardo (1-0) LP - J.Musgrove (0-1)
HR: AtGT: N.Arenado (1)
Atlanta (Golden Throat) leads 3-2
 

6

 
 RHE 
Kingston6150

Box

Atlanta (Golden Throat)4123
WP - M.Scherzer (2-0) LP - N.Cortes (0-2)
HR: King: F.Freeman (3); AtGT: F.Lindor (2)
Series tied 3-3
 

7

 
 RHE 
Kingston571

Box

Atlanta (Golden Throat)352
WP - B.Snell (1-1) LP - M.Stroman (0-1)
HR: King: T.O'Neill (2), W.Contreras (1); AtGT: N.Arenado (2), T.Hernandez (1)
Kingston wins series 4-3
 
     

 

 

 

 
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