Phillies Appreciation Society became original Rotisserie League
(NY Daily News): "It has been almost 29 years since the phenomenon now known as fantasy baseball first came into being on E. 52nd St. at a restaurant called
There, a group of New Yorkers calling themselves the "Phillies Appreciation Society" conceived a game that has spawned an entire industry.
At the end of the inaugural season, participants in
- the original Rotisserie League gathered
- Someone apparently thought it was appropriate to pour a bottle of Yogi Berra's favorite ballpark beverage over the heads of those who shrewdly selected a make-believe team composed of the real-life major leaguers with the best collective season.
Then again, someone apparently thought it was appropriate to select make-believe baseball teams....
- ...the original Rotisserie League draft...took place on
- April 13, 1980, at the palatial apartment of legendary book editor Cork Smith near Park Ave. and 93rd St....