The Brooklyn Cyclones have continued their unfortunate "often a bridesmaid" tradition, losing this year's championship series two games to none to the Auburn Doubledays (named for Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general controversially credited with having invented the game of baseball).
In their maiden year, 2001, the Cyclones advanced to the New York-Penn League championship series against the Williamsport Crosscutters, and won the opening game on September 9. The second game was scheduled for September 11, but the events of that day led the League to cancel the remainder of the series and declare the Cyclones and Crosscutters co-champs. Since then, the Cyclones have won division championships in 2003, 2004 and 2007, but have never won a league title. In this respect, they seem to be replicating the history of the last professional baseball team to play in Brooklyn, the Dodgers. So, we can all say "Wait 'til next year!" and get ready for when we can party like it's 1955.