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 Jim Phelps - Seattle Pilots 

You have to characterize the Seattle Pilots management team as 'slow learners'. It took them 18 seasons to win a Division title and 25 years to secure their first World Series Championship. The Pilots are managed by Jim Phelps, a cautious trader and hopelessly optimistic drafter. Jim began his Strat-O career in the spring of 1969, the year his beloved team (the real, but short-lived, Seattle Pilots) joined the American League.  
Member Since: 1984    (34 years)
Age: 61
Residence: Chelan, WA
Occupation: Sr. Project Manager for Concur Technologies Corp (and SAP Company).. I implement web-based corporate expense management software.
Family Info: I have 2 kids
Favorite Teams: 1969 Seattle Pilots, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, University of Virginia basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite Players: All time: Mickey Mantle; present day - Grady Sizemore; Joe Harris (Cleveland basketball)
Hobbies: Golf, Gardening, Strat
Strat Background: Began playing Strat in 1969 with the 1968 Expansion set. Played in a couple of PBM leagues in the early 70's. Didn't pick it back up again until '85 when I joined G.U.S.S.O.M.O.


 

Mike Lefkow - Concord Grape 

 

THE ANATOMY OF A MIKE LEFKOW
(CONCORD GRAPE)
PRE-SEASON G.U.S.S.O.M.O.  DRAFT

 
 
The 2019 season will be my 38th in GUSSOMO.. The league is fun and it's hard to believe the years have passed so quickly. Think I've been to the World Series four times, with victories over two defunct teams -- North Bay and Mexicali -- and losses to Georgia and Albany. ... I'm a Giants fan in baseball. My other favorite teams are the Seahawks and Washington Huskies, as I'm a Seattle native. ... I retired in February, having spent most of my career in sports journalism. Started out covering high schools, then moved onto the colleges (mostly Stanford), then baseball, which I covered on a daily basis for 15 years split almost equally between the Giants and A's. After that I became an editor for the Bay Area News Group (Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News). ... I've played Strato since college, but did not join a league until I had been out of school for about six years, when I hooked up with GUSSOMO.

 

 

Member Since: 1980    (39 years)
Age: 66

Residence:

Lathrop, CA

Marital Status:

Children:

Occupation:

Not

2 dog, 1 cat

Retired, though I do freelance work for my old publication

Favorite Teams: S.F. Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Univ. of Washington Huskies (I'm a Seattle native), San Jose State Spartans and San Jose Sharks.
Favorite Players: Willie Mays, Kenny Stabler, Elgin Baylor
Hobbies: Strat, Music
Strat Background: Started playing in College.  Joined GUSSOMO in 1981.  Have won two (2) Championships -- against Bradd Stine and Jim Criscione -- neither in the League any longer.  Lost World Series to Georgia and Albany.  Also play in one other Strato League.  I'm in two Baseball Fantasy Leagues and one Football Fantasy League.. .

 

 

 Jeff Fleischman - Piney Creek Palookas 

Previously... We were the San Jose Gringos, San Jose Sultans, San Jose Replacements, Aurora Borealis and the Mile High Maggots.

 

 

Member Since: 1971  (49 years)
   
Residence: Centennial, CO

Family:

  

 

Married for 23 years to Robyn... who "let's me" play Strat-O-Matic
We have an 22 year old daughter, Sydney who graduated from Smokey Hill High School in Aurora, CO.  She is completing her of College in May 2019... where in the World has all the time gone??... lives off Campus and is finishing her Undergraduate studies at CSU (Colorado State University) in Fort Collins, CO majoring in Theatre Arts Performance and Business.  She recently performed as the "lead" part in the Spring Musical - Little Shop of Horrors (and had the lead part in many other productions).  She also works part-time during her breaks from School at Godiva Chocolate, is a Classroom Teaching Assistant and in the Kappa Delta Fraternity and also works at a local Theatre repertory in Fort Collins, CO.  Her new job is as a Counselor for KDIA at Colorado State University Center for the Arts. I also have two Sons (Joel - 38 years old), works and lives in Portland, Oregon and Richard (34 years old).  Richard, works as a Senior IT Project Manager for PayPal Corporate, married Emily over Labor Day weekend - September 2018. They live in San Jose, CA.

Occupation:


Favorite Teams:
Sales and Operations Manager

Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies (leaning towards Purple), Denver Broncos (even though they have been terrible the past couple of years... Thanks, John Elway), the Colorado Avalanche (San Jose Sharks... boo!) and Temple Universtiy Football and Basketball.
Favorite Players: Old - Sandy Koufax, Wes Parker, Steve Garvey, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Happy Harriston.  Current - yeah, I like Trevor Story, Nolan Arenado and a number of other Rockies.  Also like Archie Grahm, Billy Chapel, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and Chico Escuela who has bean berry, berry good to me!
 
Hobbies: Strat, Sports Officiating (Baseball Umpire and Basketball Referee) Youth, High School and College level.
Strat Background: Started playing in 1969 or 1970 (seems so long ago, I can't remember!). Organized G.U.S.S.O.M.O. in March of 1971  Was in the Core 4 Retro League (1960 season) and made it to the Playoffs. Also played the 1961 season, but decided not to continue as a Manager.  I'm still looking for a solid Retro League to join.

 

 

 Larry D. Steinberg - Chicago Mob 

Manager Fred Turtle -- I took over the managerial duties in 2002.  A North American Red Eared Slider, I was adopted by the kindly Steinberg family 18 years ago after a series of bad experiences in several foster homes.  I'm basically a rescue turtle.  Because of that my birth records are not available, although my age is estimated to be in the mid 20's.  I love baseball of course, mealworms, grasshoppers the occasional fish and my sun lamp.  Other interests are television, reading nature journals, digging in gravel and swimming.  

I have a more aggressive managerial style than the previous manager.  I expect my players to give 100% all the time or it's aquarium cleaning duties.  I welcome the challenge of managing and expect to be in the post season every year.  2014 was exciting but also disappointing.  The team worked hard to get into the world series but ran into an unexpected buzz saw in Busters' A.J. Griffin.  Earning manager of the year was nice, thank you.  And now, on to the GM.

GM Larry Steinberg -- Member since 1971  (45 years)

Birth Date 12/28/1953.  You can do the math    
                                                                           Shhhhh...

Residence:  Algonquin, Illinois, about 45 miles NW of downtown Chicago.

Occupation:  Medical Laboratoy Technologist, specializing in Immunohematology (Blood Bank).  Have worked at Swedish Covenant Hospital since 1989.  Birth place of Harrison Ford (Are you reading, Jason??)

Favorite Teams:  Favorite Teams:  Basically a Chicago fan.  White Sox are #1 with me. And Baseball.  I follow the Bulls, Black Hawks and Bears when they are doing well but generally am not as big a fan of the sport as Baseball.  I'll watch MLB post season, not so much the other sports.  Not a Cubs fan but was OK with them doing well in 2015 and will hope for the same in the future, but come Cub/Sox series, I'll root for the Sox every time.  No exception.

Favorite Players:  Can't say I have a favorite at this point in my life.  Can say the last one was Frank Thomas.  My favorite player as a child and first becoming baseball aware was Willie Mays.  I loved the way he crushed the Cubs every time the Giants came to town.  My favorite player of all time is Walter Payton

Hobbies:  Sad to say Strat is the only real hobby I have.  Used to do lot's of other stuff.  Have been going to a lot of concerts of late in many genre's.  Just saw Carl Palmer of ELP for the 4th time.  Have seen Greg Lake solo, sadly gone.   (Also just saw Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, with Martin Short.  Next up, Elton John on 2/15/19. )Only 2 TV shows I watch regularly.  Walking Dead (believe it or not), Dr. Who (Unbelievably creative and challenging  but I'm not too keen with the writing with the latest Doctor so far) and Top Gear (Now off the air due to their star going off on a staffer last year.  May return on Netflix or some other on line entity).

Strat Backround:  Saw an add for Strat-O-Matic in a 1967 X-Men comic book.  I disobeyed my mother and sent away for it anyway.  Odd that it was an X-Men comic that I had, because I was exclusively a DC comics reader (Superman, Batman, etc.).  Fate.  Introduced it to my neighborhood friends and we wasted many hours playing.  Joined GUSSOMO in 1971, left in 1977 and rejoined in 1980.  I play baseball exclusively.  Dabbled with the other games but gave up on football in the late 70's.  Besides this league, I'm in the Charles O. Finley league, owning the Red Sox and after losing in the world series twice, my 1982 team finally won it all in 2014.  Won it all again with the 1988 Red Sox in 2018.  Also a recent member of Clay Grant's MATSA league with the Fox Valley Zephyrs.  Was going to call the team the Terrapins but Fred would have none of it.  I have been invited to other leagues but 3 is pushing it for me.  Can't see how so many guys are in so many leagues and still have a life.  OK, I did join a 4th league last year, CCBA and made it to their World Series with a 90 win team beating a 112 win team and a 106 win team, only to lose in 5 to another 106 win team. 

Other:  Married to Elaine Cheney 10/23/83 (again, you can do the math).  Two boys.  Evan you know, and Sam (many of you know).  Fairly active in our synagogue.  Recently retired from the board of directors as treasurer for 4 years.  Have learned how to read Torah and do so 2 or 3 times a year.  Currently have cats as well as Fred Turtle.  Politically a lefty, to the point of being obnoxious about it at one point but toned it down (no more letters to the editor).  I bite my tongue now but living in tea party land makes it tough.  That's it for now.  Submitted 12/3/2015.  12/3/2018.  (Wow, three years to the day!)

Donald Trump.   Seriously?????  What a raging rectum!!

 

           

     

             FRED TURTLE AND SOME MOB "HARDWARE"

 


              THE REAL "BOSS" BEHIND THE CHICAGO MOB!






        

 Kevin Martin - Richmond Banshees 

Been playing Strat for more the 30 years and enjoy its release from the pressures of the real world.  Currently, I participate in three baseball leagues.  If you could get inside my head, one would realize while sitting in workplace meetings, or discussion with my wife, I often am really thinking that Vladimire Guerrero (insert anyone from any of my three leagues) batted .297 last year and has enough at bats to get me through the season.  The mind never really wonders far from Strat, but somehow I disguise my veiled interest enough to get through life.  I've been married since 1997 with three wonderful kids that fill my non-Strat life with much angst and joy.  I am happiest at the beach, either playing with my children, or talking Strat (technology is great).

 

Member Since: 1990    (28 years)
Age: 45
Residence: Chester, VA (suburb of Richmond)
Occupation: Human Resources and Safety Manager, UPS Ffright
Favorite Teams: Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech, Atlanta Braves and Dallas Cowboys
Favorite Players: Ricky Henderson, Dale murphy; current player Jason Heyward
Hobbies: Watching my kids play sports (Adam plays baseball, soccer, basketball), Strat.

 

 

 


     

 

 Bob Galvin- Northwest Ohio Franconians 

   
Member Since: 1974 - 1994, 2016    (23 years)
Age:  
Residence: Maumee, Ohio
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 John Polumbo - Mississippi Big Orange 

After rescuing a miserable franchise from Ephrata in 1995, we endured years of losing to build a winner. Big Orange managed by John Polumbo, born to be in GUSSOMO. Learned from one of the league's top dogs. Made first playoff appearance in 7th year of existence. 7 Trips to the postseason since. Runner-Up in 2011.  
Member Since: Joined Gussomo in 1995 (23 years) as league's 1st "2nd generation" manager.
Age: 39
Residence: Murfreesboro, TN
Occupation: Morning Executive Producer for WKRNTV, Nashville's ABC Affiliate
Favorite Teams: Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Syracuse Orange, Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions, Nashville Predators, Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Belmont University Bruins, Burnley FC (for Soccer Fans). 
Favorite Players: John Elway, Jim Thome, Bobby Higginson
Hobbies: Running, Strat, Travel, Scouting (Cub/Boy), Anything with the KIds!
Strat Background: Learned at a young age.  First 2nd generation GUSSOMO manager.  2 WS Appearances, still looking for that first title.  
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): Beating some of my dad's "Super teams" with some really bad ones in the early years.   
 

 

 

 Will Polumbo - Michigan Marvels 

I joined the League in 1998, in my Junior year of High School, and promptly got fleeced in first trade, dealing away slugger Ray Lankford for Troy Percival.

Since joining the League, I've gone to College (go Blue!), married my wife Adrienne, gone through several jobs - I'm now a Marketing Director at Atlas Copco, and industrial power tool manufacturer - and had two future GUSSOMO managers with my wife.  Max is 9 and Ian is 6.  I've already got both of them playing with the dice and cards.  Ian's favortie team is the 2004 Red Sox.

In GUSSOMO, my team has had four World Series appearances, and we finally broke through and won one in 2010.
dssd

My All-Time Team:

C - Ramon Hernandez
1B - Justin Morneau
2B - Chase Utley
SS - Jimmy Rollins
3B - Aramis Ramirez
LF - Manny Ramirez
CF - Vernon Wells
RF - Shinn-Soo Choo
SP - Bartolo Colon
RP - Jonathan Pabelbon
 

 

Member Since: 1996    (22 years)
Age: 38
Residence: Oxford, Michigan
Occupation: Marketing Director
Favorite Teams: The Detroit Tigers
Favorite Players: Anyone on my Gussomo team
Hobbies: Strat-o-Matic, of course!
Strat Background: I started in Gussomo by running my dad's drafts, then managed Earl Brock's team and Dave Taylor's team for a year during their respective hiatuses before getting my own team when I was 17. The ace of my first pitching staff was Darren Oliver, and my first draft pick was Jaret Wright.

 

 

  J.P. Kaltenbrun - Milwaukee Beers

 

 

Member Since: 2018
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 Jason Kip - Nar Shaddaa Mandalorians

I have been married since 1998 to my wonderful wife Karin with 2 daughters. Amanda and Samantha. Amanda (who is in the US Air Force) just got married two days ago. Maybe I will be a grandfather soon. I have changed the team name a few times. Sticking with mostly a Star Wars them each time. I am a huge Star Wars fan so this lets me combine two things I love in life.

Member Since: 2002 (17 years)
Age 47
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Karin
Children: 2 - Amanda and Samantha
Occupation: Casino Pit Boss
Favorite Teams: Oakland A’s,Denver Broncos,Utah Jazz,Vegas Golden Knights
Favorite Players: Reggie Jackson, Mark McGwire
 
Hobbies: Still playing softball with friends, Strat-O Matic, Xbox
Strat Background: I started playing Strat-O-Matic in 1987 when my best friend Jason Dube (Fenway Faithfull GM) showed me the game. I was instantly hooked. Over the years I have played Strato Football and Basketball but they never really caught my interest. Baseball is where it is at for me. I even took the card game with me while I was in the military to various places around the world.That was from 1992 to 1996. I joined this league in 2002 and it has been awesome since day 1.
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience: Beating Ralph Polumbo for the Championship in my 3rd year in the League.

 


 Dave "Shoe" Shuey - Stanford Robber Barons


"I'm back" 

After starting with G.U.S.S.O.M.O. back in Law School in the early 90's and playing in the League for a decade or so (building a dominant team that won titles), I took a break from G.U.S.S.O.M.O. to start a couple of other leagues with some friends, including Craig Zetterberg, another member of G.U.S.S.O.M.O. 

I have continued to play in several leagues over the years, but last year Craig passed away suddenly and the loss of one of my best friends and SOM fanatic was hard... and I lost a little Mojo.  I got back in touch with Jeff to see if there was an opening to get back into the League and to get my Mojo back. 

My favorite part of SOM is drafting and trading... so if you want to trade... come talk to me!  G.U.S.S.O.M.O. was my first real League although I have played since I was a kid with friends.  My first draft was mocked heavily as I remember drafting closer Darren Holmes RHP Rockies with a first round draft pick and everyone else said, "who?"  I turned it around and when I left I had a very strong team that competed and won titles. 

I remember going to the G.U.S.S.O.M.O. Get-Together in the early 90's in Denver before Coors Field was finished and having a rocking time with those in attendance.  I am looking forward to building another Robber Baron Dynasty!

Member Since: 14 years.  Was a long time member back in my early years (1990 thru 2000), then left the league and returned in 2015
Age 52
Residence: Clayton, CA
Marital Status/Spouse Name:

Childern:
Shelly

5 kids (1 adopted from Ukraine, 2 adopted from China)
Occupation: Attorney
Favorite Teams: Oakland A’s, Colorado Rockies
Favorite Players: Troy Tulowitzki
 
Hobbies: SOM, coaching kids sports, reading, archery
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): My friend and I once stayed up all night and we put all teams in hat and just pulled two out and played a game then took two more out and played another game.  Kept scorebook for all of them.  Loved the GUSSOMO get together in Denver back before Coors was built so game at Mile High stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 Lars Nielsen - Greensboro Smoke 
 

I've been playing Strat since 1999 in several Leagues around the Country.  Whether winning a World Series in an All-time League (Federation Baseball) or winning the 2015 Ultimate Baseball League World Series Game 7, I've always found all sorts of joy in Strat.  It probably stemmed from the earliest copy that I had growing up of Championship Baseball, which I played almost daily in Middle School.  I have been Commissioner of a now defunct UBL, and am playing around in two other Strat Leagues.  I've been married since 2008 with my two wonderful girls.  When not talking baseball, I have the honor of teaching at the top College Prep School in Colorado and working with students and athletes in the arena of both History and Theology.

Member Since: 2016 (3 years)
Age 43
Residence: Highlands Ranch, CO (Suburb of Denver)
Marital Status/Spouse Name:

Childern:
 
Occupation: Senior Instructor - Valor Christian High School
Favorite Teams: Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and USA Volleyball
Favorite Players: In Youth, Luis Aparcio, Eric Davis and Rob Dibble.  Currently, any of the athletes I've worked with, Joe Mauer and Charlie Blackmon
 
Hobbies: Culinary Arts, Theological Studies, Coaching Volleball, Enjoying Musical Theater and Opera with the Mrs. 
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s):  

 

 


 Don Sprague - Wrigley Raiders 

 

 

Member Since: 2001 (18 years)
Age: 75
Residence: Geneva, IL
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Married to Leota for 48 years
Children: Two Married - Jason and Jessica and Michael and Laura.  Plus 2 Grand kids
Occupation: Retired
Favorite Teams: Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and at the collegiate level University of Illinois and Football -Notre Dame
 
Favorite Players: Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Ron Santo baseball. Michael Jordon of the Bulls and Gayle Sayers the Kansas Comet.
Hobbies: Golf, Gardening and going to Cub Games!
Strat Background:

Since the game became a game in the 60’s. Played some APBA and BLM

Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): Lots of them and not one specific……just been able to play in a Great League like this has to be one of them!

 

 


 

 

 Andrew Phelps - Washington Senators 

 

 

Member Since: 2010
Age: 36
Residence: Renton, VA
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Janelle
Children: Hunter and Grady
Occupation: Director of Data Analytics
Favorite Teams: Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners
 
Favorite Players: Ken Griffey Jr., Bryce Harper
Hobbies: Stratomatic Baseball
Strat Background: 8 years with GUSSOMO
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s):  

 


 Mike Volberding - Kona Coast Coffee Growers  

 

 

Member Since: Original League Member in 1971 - Rejoined League in 2011
Age: Not Disclosed
Residence: Danville, CA
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Not Disclosed
Children: Not Disclosed
Occupation: Not Disclosed
Favorite Teams: Oakland A’s, SF Giants, Golden State Warriors, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Cubs, Cal Bears, Notre Dame
 
Favorite Players: Ken Griffey Jr., Bryce Harper
Hobbies: Travel, Sports viewing,
Strat Background: Began with the 5-team 1968 season starter set (and that Bob Gibson 1.12 ERA card!). Stopped playing around 1980 until I picked it up again.
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s):  

 


 Jason Dube - Fenway Faithful  

I have a 13 year old Son who is my World. In fact, I took him to the clinching Game # 5 of the 2018 World Series.  Go Sox!  I enjoy playing Golf, even though I can't get into the 70's.  I also am a self taught drummer.  Nothing like coming Home and whaling on the drum kit after a stressful day. I, like Jason Kip, am a HUGE Star Wars fan, but definitely do not compare to his level. 

 

Member Since: 2004
Age: 44
Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Marital Status/Spouse Name:  
Children: 1 Son - Cameron -13 years old
Occupation: Pit Boss at a Las Vegas casino
Favorite Teams: Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and Alabama (Crimson Roll Tide)
 
Favorite Players: Baseball - "Big Papi", Celtics - Larry "Legend" Bird, Patriots - Brady (GOAT), Bruins - all time - Cam Neely, current -Patrice Bergeron
Hobbies: Stratomatic Baseball, Golf, Drums and spending as much time with my Son as possible.
Strat Background: I was introduced to Strat by my Uncle in 1986.  Moved to Vegas and met Jason Kip, who loved the game immediately.  Been in many Leagues with him since. 
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s):  

 


 Ray Ross - Airway Heights Spartans 

 

 

Member Since: 2015
Age: 62
Residence: Milton, WA
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Nadine Ross
Children: n/a
Occupation: Presently - sales at Comcast
Former Chapters of My Life include being a Web Consultant in Spokane, WA for Web.com, Life & Health Insurance Agent, Jr. High School Teacher and Coach
Favorite Teams: Seattle Mariners and the Pittsburgh Pirates as a kid
 
Favorite Players: Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner, Roberto Clemente and Kyle Seager
Hobbies: Working Out and Classic Rock
Strat Background: I currently run a Retro League that has been in existence from the 1961 Season and is currently starting the 2015 Season.  I participate in several Leagues including the MMDA (www.mmdaonline.com), Hardcore (www.hardcoreleague.info), The Natural League, GGSL and a few others.
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): I would say winning several League Championships while netplaying or playing in person.  I also traveled twice to attend the Natural League Draft in Southern California.  My greatest trade was acquiring Ken Griffey, Jr. and Lloyd Moseby for Joe Carter.  Griffey was a non-card pick in this League and this was Griffey's first Major League season.  The other Owner called me (remember those days) and said, "I have to win right now."

 

 


 Chris Beddick - Latrobe Dawgs 

 

 

Member Since: 2017
Age: 45
Residence: Latrobe, PA
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Married
Children: 2 boys, ages 15 and 14
Occupation: Agent for State Farm Insurance
Favorite Teams: Pittsburgh Penuins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State University
 
Favorite Players: Mario Lemieuz, Willie Stargell
Hobbies: Coaching Hockey and Baseball
Strat Background: Have been playing off and on since 1982, when I received Strat Baseball as a present.
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): In 2016, I won my only strat league titles in SPIBL, a 24 team, salary keep league. 

 

 


 Jamie Harner - Grand Rapids Micro-Brewers 

 

 

Member Since: 2010
Age: 36
Residence: Renton, VA
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Janelle
Children: Hunter and Grady
Occupation: Director of Data Analytics
Favorite Teams: Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners
 
Favorite Players: Ken Griffey Jr., Bryce Harper
Hobbies: Stratomatic Baseball
Strat Background: 8 years with GUSSOMO
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s):  

 

 


 Jeff "Batman" Wadkowski - Gotham City Batmen 

 

 

Member Since: 2003
Age: 52
Residence: Dubuque, IA
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Single
Children: I have two childresn (Son and Daughter)
Occupation: CSR Hirschbach Motor Lines
Favorite Teams: Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Lakers and Pittsburgh Penquins
 
Favorite Players: Ryne Sandberg, Jack Lambert, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky
Hobbies: Fantasy Sports, Stratomatic Baseball, Watching Horror Movies
Strat Background: Started playing when I was a kid, then re-introduced in the late 90's.  I have played in several Leagues over the years, but the G.U.S.S.O.M.O. League is my favorite.
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): Playing "Face to Face" in our Yearly Get-Togethers. 

 

 


 Evan Steinberg - McHenry County Cybermen 

 

 

Member Since: 2008
Age: 27
Residence: Aurora, IL
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Married to Sian (Shawn) for almost 3 years
Children: 2 Cats, 2 Rabbits, 2 Guina Pigs
Occupation: Audio/Video Technician
Favorite Teams: Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks
 
Favorite Players: Mark Buehrle, Frank Thomas, Jose Abreu
Hobbies: Stratomatic Baseball
Strat Background: Watched my Father complain about his bums long enough for me to get my own team of bums!
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): Fact to Face with my Father in 2017.  I brought in John Axford to hold a lead for me and I exuberantly said he doing real well for me.  Then he gives up a HR to the first batter he faces... making me yell... YOU ***** BUM as my Father just laughs at me.

 

 



 

 Ralph Polumbo - Albany Internationals 



Started playing Strat-O-Matic in 1974, joined G.U.S.S.O.M.O. in 1977.  In he early years, wife Alice (dedicated, knowledgeable baseball fan) and I played Old-Timers keeper teams.  Her favorite was the '65 Dodgers with Wes Parker as a favorite (an annual over performer).  My favorite - the '06 Cubs with 3-Finger Brown.  Sons John and Will joined the action around their 8th Birthday.  Now Grandson Ian (6) plays regularly against his Dad - old school with Dice and Charts.

 

 

Member Since: 1977
Age: 67
Residence: Schencetady, NY
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Alice
Children: 2 - John and Will (both G.U.S.S.O.M.O. members
Occupation: retired
Favorite Teams: We've moved quite a bit, so there are many!  In no particular order, we are happy to root for the NY Yankees, NY Mets, Detroit Tigers, Fightn' Phils and the Minnesota Twins.
 
Favorite Players:  
Hobbies: Stratomatic Baseball
Strat Background: see above
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s): Claims to G.U.S.S.O.M.O. fame... (Probably) the record for most team moves and names; 19 World Series appearances and 10 Championships; being named to the G.U.S.S.O.M.O. All-Time Manager list (ahead of Fred Turtle).

 


 Andy Rosenberg - Buster's Battalions 

 

 

Member Since: 2010
Age: 36
Residence: Renton, VA
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Janelle
Children: Hunter and Grady
Occupation: Director of Data Analytics
Favorite Teams: Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners
 
Favorite Players: Ken Griffey Jr., Bryce Harper
Hobbies: Stratomatic Baseball
Strat Background: 8 years with GUSSOMO
Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s):  

 

 


 Robert Morelli - Long Island Hounds  

 

 

Member Since: 2011
Age: 53 in Feb. 2019
Residence: Long Island , NY
Marital Status/Spouse Name: Married with one 16 yr old daughter
Children:  
Occupation: Collections Dept pf PSEG which is the Electric company of Long Island, Coming up on my 31st yr with them.
Favorite Teams: NY Mets, NY Rangers, NY Football Giants, NY Knicks
 
Favorite Players: Pedro Martinez, Kieth Hernandez, Gary Carter, Mike Trout, Davis Wright
Hobbies: Golf, Strat, Watching My Daughter play Fastpitch Softball
Strat Background:

Been playing Strat for about 35 years, Started Playing face to face leagues and gradually moved over to the computer game as Life got busier.  The computer game became easier. My Favorite part of Strat is the Playoffs and The Draft.

I have been in Gussomo since 2011.  My First draft I had the 2nd pick in the Draft and took Mike Stanton who I just recently traded to get AAron Judge.  My 2nd year in the League I also had the 2nd Pick and took Mike Trout and I hope the 2 of them keep my team comprtitive!    

Favorite or Unforgettable Strat Experience(s):