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2029 Champion

Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

2029 Awards

Aragorn MVP
Shire: B. *Trollbasher (MI)
Mordor: T. *Samarkand (DM)

Gandalf Pitcher Award
Shire: L. Legura (MI)
Mordor: E. Whistler (MM)

Sam Gamgee Batter Award
Shire: B. *Trollbasher (MI)
Mordor: H. Rockdelver (DG)

Gwaihir Reliever Award
Shire: K. the Irritable (LT)
Mordor: P. Pieweto (ISE)

Frodo Rookie Award
Shire: T. Armorbender (OF)
Mordor: I. Foriand (MM)

2028 Champion

Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

2027 Champion

Moria
Moria Miners

2026 Champion

Ravenhill
Ravenhill Darkwings

2025 Champion

Minas Morgul
Minas Morgul Slayers

2024 Champion

Bucklebury
Bucklebury Fairies

2023 Champion

Bucklebury
Bucklebury Fairies

2022 Champion

Misty Mountain
Misty Mountain Hops

2021 Champion

Isengard
Isengard Raiders

2020 Champion

Mirkwood
Mirkwood Marauders

2019 Champion

Old Forest
Old Forest Merry Fellows

2018 Champion

Isengard Raiders
Isengard Raiders

2017 Champion

Bywater Bounders
Bywater Bounders

2016 Champion

Old Forest Merry Fellows
Old Forest Merry Fellows

2015 Champion

Bree Cheese
Bree Cheese

2014 Champion

Dunharrow Devils
Dunharrow Devils

2013 Champion

Misty Mountain Hops
Misty Mountain Hops

2012 Champion

Dagorlad Disaster
Dagorlad Disaster

2011 Champion

Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2010 Champion

Minas Morgul Slayers
Minas Morgul Slayers

2009 Champion

Old Forest Merry Fellows
Old Forest Merry Fellows

2008 Champion

2008 Numenor Kings
Numenor Kings

2007 Champion

2007 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2006 Champion

2006 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2005 Champion

2005 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2004 Champion

2004 Numenor Kings
Numenor Kings

2003 Champion

2003 Wilderland Wargs
Wilderland Wargs



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(September 29, 2014) Posted: 8:45 PM EDT.

Cotton Gets Injury Report

Wednesday, March 20th, 2030
The medical report is in: the injury that has kept Minas Tirith first baseman Todo Cotton out of action since 03/17/2030 will sideline him for another 6 months. The 33-year-old Cotton, who has a concussion, said he heals quickly. "I'll be back soon," he said, "and I'll pick up where I left off. "

Ironshaker Set to Miss 4-5 Months

Wednesday, March 20th, 2030
The injury that has kept Gorauden Ironshaker out of action since 03/17/2030 will keep him out a while longer. Dunharrow Devils officials made the announcement this afternoon. They said that Ironshaker is expected to miss at least 4-5 months with a torn labrum.

(September 27, 2014) Posted: 9:50 PM EDT.

2030 Predictions

It's time once again for everyone's favorite pastime: pointing and laughing at the Commish's predictions for the upcoming season!

We're taking yet another swipe at reading the chicken bones at the bottom of yesterday's stew and mixing them with a couple of dice rolls and the rantings and ravings of the old woman in the alley to give you the finest in prognosticating that money can buy. Enough chit chat! On to the predicting!

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Hobbit RJW to Fill GM Role for Hops

Monday, March 18th, 2030
The Misty Mountain Hops have reached an agreement with Hobbit RJW to be their new General Manager.

The Hops will hold a press conference at one o'clock to address the signing.

(September 22, 2014) Posted: 8:17 PM EDT.

Update: Wolfgobber Out 3 Months

Wednesday, March 6th, 2030
Wart Wolfgobber could soon be placed on the disabled list. The Old Forest right fielder told reporters that he expects to be "out of commission" for 3 months because of a bruised kneecap. He hasn't played since 03/02/2030 and, he said, he's "itchin' to get back out there."

(September 19, 2014) Posted: 4:23 PM EDT.

Welcome Mister Frodo to Bree


It's time, here in the great city of Bree, for a new baseball season; and, this season, we introduce a new manager of the Bree Cheese. Mister Frodo, as he wishes to be called, comes to Bree from a long line of managerial positions, and a solid background as a baseball player. Your ever-faithful sports reporter for the Bree Bugle, Hub Chubb, asked Mister Frodo to share some first impressions of the Cheese, including its opening Spring Training week, which he watched from the dugout letting his coaches, as he told me, make the on-field decisions for this first set of practice games.

"Well, I’ll tell you, Mr. Chubb, I like what I'm seeing with this team. Our owner, May Hill, has what I must call reasonable expectations . . . though, of course, I hope and intend to exceed those expectations. And I must say I don’t feel constrained in what I'll be able to do to build this franchise into a winner again. Bree has a long and proud history; I knew that coming in, of course. So, we're not going to take off in some untoward direction, though we will have to use what resources Ms. Hill makes available to us to improve in some areas . . . and to continue building a strong minor league system, as my esteemed predecessor Sgt. Grump so ably did.

As I was saying, Ms. Hill knows the value of a silver penny; but she also knows that it takes a willingness to invest in talent so that it might develop, and to attract talent to one's team. Ms. Hill showed this willingness and understanding as we made our first sizable investment in the rookie outfielder, Tweety Bird. Don't let the name fool you: this boy is going to be something in this league. The first seven games were enough to show me that our investment in him will reap huge dividends in the future. Hitting at a .391 clip, he is, with a couple of homers—not too shabby, I'd say. He’s young, of course, and he'll have his up's and down's.

Which brings me to another of our pre-season moves: bringing in this aptly named "Fuzzy" Knucklebreaker, a catcher with a terrific hitting approach, solid defense; we think he's going to be a great find. But, again, the kid is 23 . . . so, we'll give him time. We have several very able backstops he can learn from.

We're blessed with a good, solid, pitching staff—though, I have to say that the loss of Sabino Fadrielinde for three months stung a little. We have the arms in the pen to take up the slack, and a good starting rotation. We may not have the aces some other clubs have—though I believe this young fellow Fistslammer will be one, if he isn't already. Which of course is why we invested a fair number of those silver pennies to keep him here for four more years.

But all of our starters will keep us in games. And we'll learn from game to game. That's my charge: to make sure everyone on the team is working on his or her game, working to improve. And I’ll tell you, I've spent some time in the clubhouse—I don't see a long face or a bad attitude anywhere I look. You make a visit to that clubhouse next chance you get, Mr. Chubb, and you'll see what I mean.We're going to give this city a good and growing baseball team.

As you know, Hub, we'll get together again just before the season begins. So, collect your questions and observations, and we'll talk again. Meanwhile, citizens of Bree, come on out and support your team!"

(September 15, 2014) Posted: 7:41 PM EDT.

SGCBL News: Spring Training Begins

Monday, February 25th, 2030
Grass and chalk. Leather and pine tar. These are the scents of baseball. Fans are flocking to training camps across Tolkien Baseball where spring training is just getting under way. Many tough decisions rest before team coaches and scouts. Is it time to take a chance on the raw youngster? Does that veteran have one more productive season left? The choices made in the coming weeks could determine the outcome of the season ahead.

(August 18, 2014) Posted: 6:37 PM EDT.

Star MR Stonesoup Settles on Dagorlad

Saturday, February 9th, 2030
Dagorlad officials were grinning from ear to ear as they introduced their latest blockbuster signing to the media earlier today.

Teun Stonesoup, one of the game's marquee talents, opted for the Disaster after receiving a 3-year, $37,200,000 offer.

Up to now in his career Stonesoup has compiled a 18-29 mark in 242 games with 456 strikeouts and 335 walks in 400.2 innings. He has been credited with 11 saves and has a 5.71 ERA.

It's Official: CL Bricebolb Signs with Stars

Wednesday, February 6th, 2030
Feedback was positive in Grey Havens today as the club announced an agreement with closer Wulferth Bricebolb, one of the league's marquee players.

In his career Bricebolb has 104 saves with a 18-20 record and a 3.67 ERA.

Veteran Thunderarrow Agrees to 1-Year Deal

Wednesday, January 30th, 2030
Dead Marshes fans were pleased with the signing of Moisil Thunderarrow today. The 36-year-old inked a 1-year, $1,400,000 deal with the Uruk-hai.

Though his numbers don't jump out at you, Thunderarrow does fill a void for Dead Marshes, according to several respected analysts.

Thunderarrow has 1 save in his career with a 88-111 record and a 5.01 ERA.

Commissioner Rasreth We are in the 2030 season--our 28th year!

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"Beings will come Frodo. They'll come to Middle Earth for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your road not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as hobbits, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only 2 gold pieces per person. They'll pass over the gold without even thinking about it: for it is gold they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. Beings will come Frodo. The one constant through all the years, Frodo, has been baseball. Middle Earth has rolled by like an army of Mumakil. It has been erased like a slate, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Frodo. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... beings will come Frodo. Beings will most definitely come." - Torrenz Mantalker, Gladden Field of Dreams