The 2021 baseball season of the Abra Cadavers, the official combined team of the Medical Examiners office, the Six Shooters, Century Club, and the Beachcombers is now open! Your goal is to complete all ten types of Plate Appearances (PA)* to become an All-Star.
The team is open to anyone participating in one of the challenges who needs to relax after a rough day in the morgue, shooting gallery, dining room, or beach. All reading previously submitted to any of the 2021 Mystillery challenges counts! Just put on a helmet, grab a bat, step up to the plate, and swing for the fences! This game follows the regular Major League baseball season.
Any reading from Jan 1 2021 to date is eligible!
Scoreboard as of MON SEP 13 2021
sorted by Plate Appearances
Player ** PA Single Double Triple Home
Cycle Foul Bunt Walk Stolen
#9, Tina Hilbert
Utah ( log )
10 #2, Bev "Slugger" Hankins
10 #28, Jjean
10 #15, SueC
10 #18, Traci L.
9 #17, C0NTENTH0MEB0DY
9 #32, Rick Mills
8 #21, Avid Series Reader
7 #22, OutsmartYourShelf
6 #14, Karen
3 Position available.
0 Position available.
Key: Moved up New / updated All Star (game completed)
- Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand and remove your caps for the National Anthem today performed by the U. S. Army Band.
- Get a Single by reading one book. Now how hard is that?
- Get a Double by reading two books by a second author (Different author than the single)
- Get a Triple by reading three books by a third author (Different author than the single or double)
- Get a Home Run by reading four books by a fourth author. (Different author than the single, double, or triple)
- You have hit for the Cycle once you complete a single, double, triple, AND a home run.
- Get a Foul by giving up on a foul one with the dreaded DNF (Did Not Finish)
- Get a Bunt by reading a short story.
- Get a Walk by listening to an audiobook (so you could, theoretically, walk as you read).
- Get a Stolen Base by stealing (reading) a book which has been submitted to any of our previous or current challenges - in any year - by someone else. This is an incentive for you to browse the readings of the other challengers. Browse all the archived and current challenges at The Mystillery or search for specific authors/titles right here:
- Strike Out when a book strikes out of your house (out to the library, loaned out, mailed out, given away, sold, thrown out, audiobook taken outdoors for a walk, book taken elsewhere to read, etc.)
- Submit the Scorecard to record your plate appearance.
- Spring Training is from Jan 1 2021 to March 31 2021. During this period, note your reading so you can count it once the season opens.
- Honor system, no need to document or report titles/authors.
- Any reading starting Jan. 1 2021 counts.
- Any genre may be read, not limited to mysteries.
- Plate Appearances may be completed in any order.
- Baseball season is short! It ends on Sep. 30 2021!
** Jersey number selected by the Mystillery's Random Number Generator.