WELCOME TO MAIL 3

 

Mail 3 is a 20 team APBA baseball league with members located throughout North America, The league has had three different incarnations and is now over 50 years old. Teams play a 160-game schedule using the APBA basic game with advanced rule modifications. There are four divisions with five teams in each one. The top two teams in each division make the playoffs and there are three rounds to determine the World Champion. Each spring, typically the first weekend after the start of the MLB season, the league conducts its annual reverse order free agent draft. Rosters are set at thirty players during the regular season. In the off-season teams may trade both players and draft picks. On this site, you can find the current league rules on the left. In addition, you will find Mail 3's all-time records, essays, current rosters, stats and trades from the current and past seasons.

 

 

2021 Rosters    2021 Trades

 

NEW SEASON OPENS AS ROCKS SEE TOUGH ROAD TO A THREE-PEAT     

 

EAGLE ROCK WINS 2ND STRAIGHT TITLE AFTER TIGHT BATTLE WITH RIVER CITY IN SIX GAME WORLD SERIES FOLLOWING 

STUNNING SEASON SETTING THE PACE FROM START TO FINISH

 

 

 

 

 

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“Mad Max” Scherzer won 20 games in the regular season and had a terrific post-season and won two World Series games. You want to understand the man, just look at the focus and commitment in his face in this photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCKS WIN TIGHT SERIES AS POWER HITTERS DELIVER

 

Game 1:  Eight of the homers were launched in this game, but the Rocks had more men on base for their dingers and never trailed after the fifth inning in a game that didn't "feel" as close as it was.  Chapman and Story had two homers each, and “Mad Max” Scherzer got the win. 

 

River City    001 000 202 - 5-6-0       LP: Hernandez HR: Chapman (2), Semien, Kipnis

Eagle Rock  000 030 31x - 7-12-0     WP: Scherzer SV: Doolittle

     HR: Story (2), Martinez, Chirinos

 

Game 2:  What an absolute classic!   The Saturns smashed an amazing TEN extra-base hits in the game, but the Rocks kept bouncing back!

 

1.  In the 1st, Story hit his third consecutive homer to give Eagle Rock a 1-0 lead.

2.  In the 2nd, Smith drove in two with a double to put River City ahead 2-1.

3.  After two Aguilar homers increased the lead to 5-1, the Rocks got within one  on Puig's 3-run homer in the 5th.

4.  Then in the 6th Bauer was blindsided by the following hitless rally:  14, 42, 14, 42, sacrifice fly to give the Rocks a 6-5 lead.

5.  Back came the Saturns on a clutch two-out triple by Dickerson to go ahead 7-6.

6.  In the bottom of the 9th, with River City leading 9-7, Perez retired Rock season MVP  Gennett with Story on second,

         representing the tying run, to close out this exciting game. 

 

River City         021 110 220 - 9-11-0    WP:  Hader  SV: Perez  HR: Aguilar (2), Barnhart

Eagle Rock       100 032 010 - 7-8-1     LP:  Doolittle  HR: Puig, Story, Gennett

 

Then the series moved to River City for games 3-5

 

Game 3:  Happ BXZ vs Morton BX

                                                  

Saturns take a 2-0 lead in the 1st as Smith singles moves to second & Aguilar bloops in  a 2 out single then Chapman doubles in Aguilar. In the 2nd Story walks goes to third on Gennett's single and scores on a sac fly by Martinez. Story homers in the 4th to tie the  game. After the first Happ throws 6 hitless innings. Saturns decide to leave Morton in to start the 8th and the Rocks go to Belt to hit for Happ, Belt walks, Puig flies out. Nimmo doubles Belt to 3rd. Turner’s sac fly gives the Rocks the lead and then Story singles in Nimmo. Green comes in and Smith singles and 2 outs later Aguilar doubles him in. Green is able to retire Chapman to

 end the inning. The other Chapman fans the side in the 9th so it up to Bleier to save it and Dickerson singles but Semien grounds into  a double play and Barnhart taps out to Stennett to end it. 

 

Rocks     010 100 020   4  6  2   WP: Happ SV:  Bleier   HR:  Story

Saturns  200  00 010 -- 3 6 0   LP:  Morton          

 

Game 4:  Scherzer AKZ vs Fiers BZ

 

Rocks go up 2-0 when Turner homers after Nimmo is hit by Fiers and make 3-0 in the 6th on Puig’s based loaded sac fly. Fiers

hit Scherzer to load the bases. Saturns get one back when Smith doubles, steals third and scores when Chirinos drops Story’s throw, a DP  then ends the inning. Martinez leads off the 8th with a solo homer for a 4-1 lead. Scherzer bounds out to finish the game but is greeted with a Dickerson single then, the only Saturn hitting, Aguilar homers.  Scherzer would not come out so he

fans Cain, gets Chapman to  pop up and then fans Semien for the complete game win. 

 

Rocks     002 001 010 -- 4 9 1   WP Scherzer        HR:  Turner

Saturns 200 000 010 -- 3 6 0   LP Fiers    HR:  Aguilar, Martinez

 

Game 5: Hendricks BZ vs Bauer AXY

 

The Saturns need Bauer to extend their season, and the Rocks start with a one out Nimmo double and a Turner single in the 1st. Smith walks, Kipnis singles they move up on Dickerson’s ground out and Aguilar’s sac fly ties the game. Chirinos homers in the 2nd but the Saturns load them up on singles by Chapman, Semien, & Swihart after Bauer fans Smith singles in 2. Bauer settles down and will give up no more hits the rest of the game even though he walks 5 & hits one. The Saturns though keep on scoring in the 3rd Chapman doubles, Semien singles him in and Swihart doubles in Semien to make 5-2.  In the 5th Cain walks Chapman doubles him in and Swihart singles in Chapman to up it to 7-2. Kipnis doubles in 2 more in the 8th to complete the scoring. 

 

Rocks      1 1 0  000 000  2  4  0  LP: Hendricks HR: Chiniros

Saturns   122  020  02x   9  11 0  WP: Bauer

 

Game 6:

With the Rocks leading the Saturns 3-2 in games, River City travelled down the state to play contest #6 of the Mail3 World Series in Eagle Rock. The wind was once again blowing out in Eagle Rock, but this time only the home team was able to take full advantage of the  opportunity:

 

Inning 1:  Puig and Story homered for a 2-0 Rock lead.

Inning 2:  Chapman homered, but Davis matched him, making the score 3-1.

Innings 4 and 5:  Then the roof fell in for the Saturns, as Martinez and Gennett both homered, with Gennett's having Turner on

   base.   This gave Eagle Rock a 6-1 lead in runs and an astonishing 5-1 lead in homers.

Inning 9:  With the Rocks now up by 7-1, closer Bleier came in and immediately gave up a triple to Smith.  Smith eventually

   scored, but Bleier otherwise settled down and retired the side to win the game and the series.

 

River City     010 000 001 -- 2-5-0   LP:  Morton HR:  Chapman             

Eagle Rock   210 120 01x -- 7-9-0    WP:  Happ   HR:  Puig, Story, Gennett, Martinez, Davis

 

It's hard to pick an MVP, because Scherzer and Happ won two games each and Story hit four homers, so let's call it a three-way tie like the Dodgers did back in 1981.

 

Mark and his River City Saturns had a terrific season.   They won a very tough divisional race and defeated two rugged opponents to get this far.  And then in the six games of the World Series, the Saturns actually outscored the Rocks 36 to 31!   That's ight!   Had the runs been distributed differently, the Saturns would have won!