|Timeline of Significant Dates in
Weaver League History
15,000,000,000 B.C. - Big Bang occurs,
everything starts here.
5,000 B.C. - Dawn of civilization.
Circa 1839 A.D. - Abner Doubleday
single-handedly invents the great game of baseball (supposively).
Little did he know that over the next 150 years his quaint little
game would slowly evolve into the fantastic spectacle it has become
today, captivating the imagination of the sporting world season
after season... in the WEAVER LEAGUE of course!
August 14, 1930 A.D. - Earl
Weaver is born, the legend begins!
Early 1987 A.D. - Charles
(aka Marty) Polanski buys his copy of Earl Weaver Baseball,
a profound day in the history of what will become the Weaver League!
He creates a league that he runs by himself at his mom's workplace
in San Jose, California. A lightbulb goes off in his head and he
decides to organize a multi-owner league.
Late 1987 A.D. - The first season
of Weaver League baseball begins! The original four owners, Marty
Lockwood, Steve Roehm, and Craig Barnes take two teams each
(one in a DH league, one in a non-DH league) to establish a modest
eight team league. The games are played at Craig's house in beautiful
1987 to 1991 A.D. - The heyday
of the early Weaver League! Rob
Wyatt joins for the league's second season! The venue for the
games changes from Craig's house to Marty's house! The first Weaver
Times is published, five copies are sold (actually they were
free, we just printed them off of Marty's computer and gave a copy
to each of the five owners). Marty upgrades to Earl Weaver Baseball
2.0! In 1990 the league merges with David Henderson's rival league
from across town and the the early Weaver League reaches it's peak,
a 24 team league with 12 owners! Edwin
Mercado joins the league as part of the merger!
1991 to 1996 A.D. - The owners
go off to college and the Weaver League goes on hiatus.
1996 A.D. - After years of dormancy,
Marty reawakens the Weaver League! The internet makes it practical
to run a new version of the Weaver League with owners living anywhere
in the world. Marty buys a copy of Front Page Sports Baseball Pro
96, the initial draft of what will become the modern Weaver League
is conducted that summer, and the league is set to begin once again.
1997 A.D. - The 1997 season of
the Weaver League begins approporiately in the spring! Many of the
teams start off with computer managers, but within a few months
of recruiting every team has a human owner. The Weaver League is
truly international, with teams all over the world, and owners from
cities across the globe! At one point four continents and are represented
by owners in the league!
1998 A.D. - After a decade of service,
Marty steps down as Commissioner of the Weaver League. Jim Lockwood
takes on the operations of the league. The Weaver Times returns,
this time instead of having only a circulation of five it is viewed
by billions of people online! Well, at least it could potentially
be viewed by billions.
1999 A.D. - The Weaver League is
at it's all-time peak! By the end of the year the league will have
begun it's ninth season online and is one of the most successful
league's in the history of sport!
2000 to 3000 A.D. - This thousand
year period is known by all as the Weaver Millennium!