Pastime Baseball Tournaments


  • (in a sport or game) A series of contests between a number of competitors, who compete for an overall prize
  • (tournament) a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
  • A tournament is a competition involving a relatively large number of competitors, all participating in a sport or game.
  • (in the Middle Ages) A sporting event in which two knights (or two groups of knights) jousted on horseback with blunted weapons, each trying to knock the other off, the winner receiving a prize
  • (tournament) a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize


  • Baseball was the first-ever baseball computer game, and was created on a PDP-10 mainframe computer at Pomona College in 1971 by student Don Daglow. The game (actually spelled BASBAL due to the 6-character file name length restrictions) continued to be enhanced periodically through 1976.
  • a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; “he played baseball in high school”; “there was a baseball game on every empty lot”; “there was a desire for National League ball in the area”; “play ball!”
  • A ball game played between two teams of nine on a field with a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases. It is played chiefly in the US, Canada, Latin America, and East Asia
  • The hard ball used in this game
  • a ball used in playing baseball


  • An activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby
  • Pastime is the eighteenth Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he attempts to find a man’s missing mother.
  • a diversion that occupies one’s time and thoughts (usually pleasantly); “sailing is her favorite pastime”; “his main pastime is gambling”; “he counts reading among his interests”; “they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits”
  • A hobby is an activity or interest that is undertaken for pleasure or relaxation, typically done during one’s leisure time.

pastime baseball tournaments

pastime baseball tournaments – Pastime (Spenser)

Pastime (Spenser)
Pastime (Spenser)
The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, Pastime is Robert B. Parker’s electrifying masterpeice of crime fiction–a startling game of memory, desire, and danger that forces Spenser to face his own past. Ten years ago, he saved a teenage boy from a father’s rage. Now, on the brink of manhood, the boy seeks answers to his mother’s sudden disapearance. Spenser is the only man he can turn to.
This time, it’s more than a routine search for a missing person–Spenser must search his own soul…

The American Pastime?

The American Pastime?
The Ottawa Under-16 baseball team huddle up before the championship game under the Canadian flag.

In the Under-16 championship game of the CNY Thunder Classic baseball tournament, the team from Ottawa, Canada, took it to their American opponents and won with great pitching and very aggressive base running. Later, a team from Toronto won the Under-18 championship. Got me to thinking if baseball really is the American Pastime it used to be.

Baseball: America's Pastime

Baseball: America's Pastime
Basically, a you-got-it-no-you-got-it situation. You can see the result.

pastime baseball tournaments

In 1957, baseball is at its peak as America’s national pastime. For aging minor leaguer Roy Dean Bream (William Russ – American History X, Disorganized Crime), whose dreams of pitching in the Majors died long ago, the love of the game is all that keeps him showing up game after game, season after season. But when the team signs on rookie Tyrone Debray (Glenn Plummer – Strange Days, Up Close And Personal), a 17-year-old black youth from the wrong side of town, Bream sees someone with the potential to achieve what he never could! As an unlikely friendship develops across the boundaries of race and age, these two ballplayers will inspire each other to become more than they ever thought they could be! Also starring Deirdre O’Connell (Dragonfly, Hearts In Atlantis), Pastime is a heartwarming crowd-pleaser you’re sure to enjoy!
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You don’t have to be a baseball lover to appreciate this funny, touching story of minor-league ball and major-league dreams. Pastime is the most realistic depiction of the nonglamour side of sports as played by the people who seem to love it the most. William Russ stars as an aging pitcher, now in his 40s, who only got to pitch once in the majors. Still hanging on in the minors in the late 1950s, he can’t believe his career could be over. Ridiculed for his enthusiasm by his much-younger teammates, he befriends the team’s outcast, a young black pitcher (Glenn Plummer) with a cannon for an arm, and imparts what wisdom he has to offer. A movie that will make you ask: Why isn’t Russ a star? –Marshall Fine


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