1992 Convention: The Uncut Video

Our longtime managers are quite familiar with one of the most remarkable moments in I-75 League history, that being the no-hitter that Nolan Ryan pitched for the Tropical Heat against the Ansbach Angels at the 1992 convention — a moment caught on tape and preserved for the ages.

We uploaded that video to YouTube in 2010, tagged it “Strat-O-Matic” among other things, and to date it has amassed more than 3,000 views.

Today we present the uncut, unedited, 24-minute version of the video from that convention, which marked the start of our 13th season. We were blessed to have a full turnout of all nine managers that year.

The video shows, among other things:

* Softball action, and batting practice with a young David Hart. His dad captures a popup of David’s with a nifty behind-the-back catch at the 3-minute mark.

* Off-the-wall predictions from each of our nine managers.

* Early-season Strat action, including that no-hitter tilt between managers Jamie Turner and Steve Hart. (Note that it’s after 1:30 in the morning and Steve Hart is still awake.)

* A Steve Bizek headstand.

* And lots of other condo scenes.

Enjoy.

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3 Responses

  1. I would have had him if the pivot throw was to be made to 1B. I did get a strawberry, though.

  2. That was awesome. Sounds of actual dice rolling and lots of laughter. Bizek styling in the short shorts (hope Steve makes it to Convention 2015 and wears them to a spring game). Great memories. jake

  3. Willie Randolph was a 3e9 back then?
    Who had that takeout play at 2b!? Surprised punches weren’t thrown!
    And why is everybody so dang skinny???

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