Ryan Carterthe Initials Game


The Initials Game. Home Games Players Records & Stats. 9/4/2018 Former Minnesota Wild player. Follow him on Twitter: @RyanCarter22. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune). A game program with an insert honoring the late coach Jim Stringer lay in the Powell press box on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, before the Panthers' homecoming game.

Fans here at Sportsman's

are glued to their seats

as the Cardinals and Dodgers

are even at two apiece.

Sal Maglietakes the sign

from Campanella. He winds up.

Here's the pitch! Whammo!

Musial's bat cracks off

at his fist

as he sizzles

one to Gil Hodges,

Musial is two for two!

Does anyone want a slightly used bat?

I... I was promised.

Promised? By who?

By Eddie Stanky.

Stanky's gone.

Mr. Tanner,

I've been working

on this shot for years.

You'll get other shots,

but this is the Majors,

and we need to bring in

somebody who's...

Who's what?

Not Mexican?

Look here,

when Stankyfound you

you were a batboy

in San Antonio.

Hornsby hired you.

I didn't.

It's my team now, and

you'll do what you're told.

That's all, we're done.

I didn't get it.

Where you going?

Monterrey, Mexico.


That's where

my folks are from.

You don't know

anyone there.

Yeah, well I thought

I knew people here.


By the end

of the shift,

I want all

of this removed.

Hey you!

Boss needs

this slag cleared.

Sounds good. Why

don't you get it done?

Why don't you go

back to America?

I hear he can't.

Maybe he killed somebody.

You think you're better

than us, Mr. Baseball Man?

Look where it got you.

You'll never know what

it is to have anything

'cause you'll never

have anything to lose.


A few months ago,

his oldest boy was playing

at the Church of the Dead.

All of our boys did,

but his slipped and fell.

Our Father who

art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be

done, on Earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily

bread and forgive our trespasses

as we forgivethose who

trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Today, we command the spirit

of PedroMacias into Your hands.

In the name of the Father,

and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Pedro was a good boy,

a very good boy.

By the end

of the shift.

You want someone? Take me.

These children

have nothing.

How can I give them hope?

Thank you.

And that's two outs!

Brooklyn Dodger fans are on their

feet for the rookie, Sandy Koufax.

The poor lanky kid who rose from the

streets of Brooklyn to the Major Leagues.

Koufax, studies the sign...

He winds up.

And here's the pitch.

Strike three! He's done it!

Koufax has just pitched

his first shutout,

allowing Cincinnati

only two hits!

What a performance, this kid has

champion written all over him!

Koufax studies the sign.


Mario! It's a Holy Day,

not a time for games.

If God didn't want us to play games,

he wouldn't have made them so

much fun! Right?

Will you shut him up?

I'm trying to sleep!

He has to practice

for choir.

Choir? You're turning

him into a woman.

You shut him up,

or I'll do it myself.

Why did you stop?

It's all right, Mama.

I'm finished.

Your Father's

not an evil man.

He just... can't

feel anymore.

Is he ever gonna get better?

I don't know.

Father Esteban says

anything's possible

with the help of God.

Ha! You're out!

I tipped it!

Boys. It's time.


Did so tip it.


Hodges steps up to the plate...

Do you think we have a chance?

Two outs, down by

three in the bottom of the 9th!

Enrique, I meant

this season.

You know the beautiful

thing aboutopening day

is today, every team

is in first place.

Yankees got lucky

last year.

Lucky? You call Don

Larson's perfect game, lucky?

What's a perfect game?

No runs, no hits, no walks.

No one

gets to first.


To me, baseball

is always perfect.

I imagine when you look

out from home plate,

the field

Game Abbreviations

This is a list of game abbreviations. For other terms and abbreviations see also:

  • Common Tags - Definitions of commonly used tags.
  • BGG Glossary - Board Gamer's Glossary
    • BG Abbreviations - List of board game acronyms.
    • BG Publisher Abbreviations - List of board game publisher acronyms.
  • RPG Glossary - Role-Play Gamer's Glossary
  • VGG Glossary - Video Gamer's Glossary
    • VG Abbreviations - List of video game acronyms.

Note: WBC is an acronym for World Boardgaming Championships


18xx - Any railway game based on the 1829/1830: Railways & Robber Barons game system, usually with 18xx in the name, such as 1829, 1830, 1835, 1870, 1856, 18EU and 18Scan. For more information see 18xx series

776 - 1776 (at WBC)

812 - War of 1812 (at WBC)

8XX - 1830: Railways & Robber Barons (at WBC)

3DoG - The Three Days of Gettysburg

A&A - Axis & Allies and related games/expansions/editions.

ABN - Air Baron (at WBC)

ACQ - Acquire (at WBC)

ACS - Atlantic Storm (at WBC)

ACV - Advanced Civilization (at WBC)

ADV - Adel Verpflichtet (Hoity Toity) (at WBC)

AFK - Afrika Korps (at WBC)

AGoT - A Game of Thrones

ALH - Alhambra (at WBC)

AMR - Amun-Re (at WBC)

ANZ - Anzio (at WBC)

AOA - Ace of Aces (at WBC)

AoM - Age of Mythology

AoN - Age of Napoleon

AOR - Age of Renaissance (at WBC)

AoS - Age of Steam

ASK - Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1 (at WBC)

ASL - Advanced Squad Leader

ATK - Attika (at WBC)

ATS - Attack Sub (at WBC)

AUC - Auction (High-Bid) (at WBC)

AVL - A Victory Lost


B17 - B-17: Queen of the Skies (at WBC)

B2B- World War II: Barbarossa to Berlin

B81 - Battle of the Bulge (at WBC)

BAHOTH - Betrayal at House on the Hill

BAT - Battle Line (at WBC)

BBS - Brawling Battleships (at WBC)

BCY - Battle Cry (at WBC)

BGotW - Arkham Horror: The Black Goat of the Woods Expansion (2007)

BGP - Battlegroup (at WBC)

BiTE - Blocks in the East (at WBC)

BiTW - Blocks in the West (at WBC)

BiA - Blocks in Afrika (at WBC)

BitP - Blocks in the Pacific (at WBC)

BKN - Breakout: Normandy (at WBC)

BRI - Britannia (at WBC)

BSG - Battlestar Galactica

BWD - Bitter Woods (at WBC)

C&C - Caesar & Cleopatra, Also used as an overall abbreviation for Richard Borg's Commands & Colors Series: Battle Cry, Memoir '44, and BattleLore.

C&C:A - Commands & Colors: Ancients

C&K - The Cities & Knights of Catan - an expansion for The Settlers of Catan.

CAR - Carcassonne (at WBC)

Carc - Carcassonne

CC or CC:E - Combat Commander: Europe

CCA - Commands & Colors: Ancients (at WBC)

CE - Cosmic Encounter

CFC - Clash for a Continent: Battles of the American Revolution and French & Indian War (at WBC)

Civ - Civilization

CKL - Crokinole (at WBC)

CMS - Circus Maximus (at WBC)

CNS - Can't Stop (at WBC)

CotDP - Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh Expansion (2006)

CotE - Conquest of the Empire (1984) and Conquest of the Empire (2005)

CSA - Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (at WBC)

CYL - Caylus (at WBC)


DBA - De Bellis Antiquitatis

DBM - De Bellis Multitudinis

DIF - Down in Flames (Rise of the Luftwaffe) (at WBC)

DIM - Die Macher (at WBC)

DIP - Diplomacy (at WBC)

DUN - Dune (at WBC)

E&T - Tigris & Euphrates - originally published as Euphrat und Tigris

EE - Europe Engulfed

EF - EastFront

EIS - Enemy in Sight (at WBC)

ELC - Elk Fest (at WBC)

ELG - El Grande (at WBC)

EOS - Empire of the Sun (at WBC)

EPB - Empire Builder (at WBC)


FBS - Football Strategy (at WBC)

FDE - Formula Dé (at WBC)

FI5 - Facts in Five (at WBC)

FIS - Fire in the Sky: The Great Pacific War 1941-1945 (at WBC)

FMR - Formula Motor Racing (at WBC)

FRADRA??? - Francis Drake

FSE - Fortress Europa (at WBC)

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FTP - For the People

GBACW - Any of the Great Battles of the American Civil War game series.

GBG - Gettysburg (at WBC)

GBoH - Any of the Great Battles of History games or modules.

GCA - Great Campaigns of the American Civil War, a series of games including Here Come the Rebels (at WBC)

GFL ??? - Ground Floor

GOA - Goa (at WBC)

GRD - Greed (at WBC)

GSR - Gangsters (at WBC)

GXY - Galaxy: The Dark Ages (at WBC)


H&G - Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers

HAC - Hacienda (at WBC)

HIS - Here I Stand (at WBC)

HOS - Hammer of the Scots (at WBC)

HotS - Hammer of the Scots

HotW - History of the World

HRC - Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage (at WBC)

HSI - Die Siedler von Catan: Historische Szenarien

HSII - Die Siedler von Catan: Historische Szenarien II

HWD - History of the World (at WBC)

ITYOTD - In the Year of the Dragon

IVH - Ivanhoe (at WBC)



KGM - Kingmaker (at WBC)

KiY - Arkham Horror: The King in Yellow Expansion (2008)

KRM - Kremlin (at WBC)

KuK - Web of Power originally published as Kardinal und König


L14 - Louis XIV (at WBC)

LIB - Liberty: The American Revolution 1775-83 (at WBC)

LID - Liar's Dice (at WBC)

LnL - Lock 'n Load: Forgotten Heroes – Vietnam and associated expansions

LotR - Lord of the Rings - although the term can be applied to any and all Lord of the Rings games

LotR:C - Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation and Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation

LST - Lost Cities (at WBC)

M44 - Memoir '44

MECCG - Middle-Earth

MED - Medici (at WBC)

MFD - Manifest Destiny (at WBC)

MGM - Monty's Gamble: Market Garden (at WBC)

MMS - March Madness (at WBC)

MOA - Mystery of the Abbey (at WBC)

MOV - Merchant of Venus (at WBC)

MOW - Man O' War

MRA - Monsters Ravage America (at WBC)

MtG - Magic: The Gathering


NAP - Napoleon: The Waterloo Campaign, 1815 (at WBC)

NVW - Naval War (at WBC)

NW2 - The Napoleonic Wars (at WBC)

NW5 - The Napoleonic Wars (at WBC)

OLM - Oltre Mare (at WBC)


PDT - Paydirt (at WBC)

PG - Power Grid

PGD - Power Grid (at WBC)

PGF - Pro Golf (at WBC)

PGG - Panzergruppe Guderian (at WBC)

PoF - The Princes of Florence

POF - The Princes of Florence (at WBC)

PoG - Paths of Glory

POG - Paths of Glory (at WBC)

PR - Puerto Rico

PRC - Pirate's Cove (at WBC)

PRO - Puerto Rico (at WBC)

PRS - Princess Ryan's Star Marines (at WBC)

PZB - PanzerBlitz (at WBC)

QGB - Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit (at WBC)


RA! - Ra (at WBC)

RB - Russia Besieged

RBN - Rail Baron (at WBC)

RBS - Russia Besieged (at WBC)

RE - Reef Encounter

RftG - Race for the Galaxy

RitD - Rommel in the Desert

ROR - The Republic of Rome (at WBC)

RotH - Return of the Heroes

RRT - Railways of the World

RRY - Robo Rally (at WBC)

RSK - Risk (at WBC)

RT - Railways of the World

RYT - Royal Turf or Winner's Circle (at WBC)

S&T - Strategy & Tactics wargaming magazine

SAR - Saratoga (at WBC)

SCC - Stock Car Championship Racing Card Game (at WBC)

SCT - Speed Circuit (at WBC)

SET - Catan (at WBC)

SF - Catan: Seafarers

SFR - Santa Fe Rails (at WBC)

SGP - Saint Petersburg (at WBC)

SJN - San Juan (at WBC)

SLS - Slapshot (at WBC)

SOA - Storm over Arnhem

SoC - Catan

SoC - Shadows over Camelot - more correctly SOC

SOC - Shadows over Camelot

SoE - Struggle of Empires

SOR - Sword of Rome (at WBC)

SoS - Streets of Stalingrad

SQL - Squad Leader (at WBC)

SSB - Sports Illustrated Baseball (at WBC)

STS - StreetSoccer (at WBC)

SUC - Successors (at WBC)

SW - Small World


T&E - Tigris & Euphrates

T&T - Thurn and Taxis

T2R - Ticket to Ride

T2R:E - Ticket to Ride: Europe

TAM - TransAmerica (at WBC)

THH - The Haunting House (at WBC)

TI3 - Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)

TIM - Tigers in the Mist (at WBC)

TJM - Taj Mahal (at WBC)

TKL - Tikal (at WBC)

TOC - Triumph of Chaos (at WBC)

ToG - Genoa

TRC - The Russian Campaign or Russian Campaign II or The Russian Campaign (fourth edition)

TT2 - Titan (at WBC)

TTA - Titan:the Arena or Colossal Arena (at WBC)

TtD - Through the Desert

TTN - Titan (at WBC)

TtR - Ticket to Ride

TTR - Ticket to Ride

TtR:E - Ticket to Ride: Europe

TuT - Thurn and Taxis (German title: Thurn und Taxis)

TWS - Twilight Struggle (at WBC)

TYX - Tyranno Ex (at WBC)

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UNP - Union Pacific (at WBC)

UP - Union Pacific

UPF - Up Front (at WBC)


VIP - Victory in the Pacific (at WBC)

VMBB - Von Manstein's Backhand Blow

VNC - Vinci (at WBC)

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W&W - Wits & Wagers (at WBC)


WAS - War at Sea (second edition) (at WBC)

WBC - WBC is an acronym for World Boardgaming Championships

WAT - Waterloo (at WBC)

WAW - A World at War (at WBC)

WLL - Wellington (at WBC)

WNW - Wilderness War (at WBC)

WOP - Web of Power (at WBC)

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WOR - War of the Ring (first edition) (at WBC)

WotR - War of the Ring (first edition)

WoW - Wings of War and associated expansions and extensions

WoW - World of Warcraft: The Boardgame

WoW:TBG - World of Warcraft: The Boardgame

WPS - Win, Place & Show (at WBC)

WRS - Wrasslin' (at WBC)

WSM - Wooden Ships & Iron Men (at WBC)

WTP - We the People (at WBC)

WW - Werewolf

WWM - War Without Mercy