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Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

2030 Awards

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

Gandalf Pitcher Award
Shire: N. Celorfilad (MI)
Mordor: B. Moss (DM)

Sam Gamgee Batter Award
Shire: B. *Trollbasher (MI)
Mordor: T. *Gomdrol (MM)

Gwaihir Reliever Award
Shire: J. Tinovorsh (RIV)
Mordor: M. Ta'Quan (WT)

Frodo Rookie Award
Shire: D. *Silverwolf (LT)
Mordor: F. *Baggins (RAV)

2029 Champion

Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

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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(April 23, 2015) Posted: 9:17 PM EDT.

Player of the Week: Livertrembler of the Disaster

Monday, April 14th, 2031
Veteran Muugak Livertrembler had a great week at the plate for the Disaster to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Mordor Conference.

The 34-year-old Dagorlad second baseman built a .429 average on the strength of 9 hits in 21 at-bats, 3 home runs and 5 RBIs.

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Simpson Pounds SC Pitchers This Week

Monday, April 14th, 2031
Hunrik Simpson did nothing to hurt his value as an upcoming free agent last week, making contact with the ball at every opportunity and reeling in the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

The second baseman hit .476 for the Bears, recording 10 hits in 21 at-bats, 1 home run, 6 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

Link to this story | more from Carrock, more from League News

Big Swap Announced in SGCBL

Monday, April 7th, 2031
After hours of negotiating and even a few ultimatums, the Fairies and Cadets finally worked out a deal involving several high-profile players. The Cadets will receive 36-year-old 2B Carl Sandburg, 27-year-old RHP Yondeg Glitterkiller and $68,000,000 in cash in exchange for 25-year-old RHP Huugdish Gnomebasher and 21-year-old minor league RHP Luumsh Gaulf. Trade rumors had been swirling around these players for some time, but the move still raised eyebrows in both markets and around the league.

Sandburg is hitting at a .271 rate over his 763-game career. Lifetime he has 125 doubles, 22 triples and 116 home runs with 432 RBIs and 422 runs scored.

Fairie Great Scarlett *III to Retire

BUCKLEBURY - Earlier this year, we saw the retirement of one of the great hitters of the league--Mablung *Véneanár, the 8-time All-Star, 2-time Sam Gamgee Batter and twice MVP from Mirkwood. Well, tonight, we witness the final bow of another one of the greatest players in league history--Scarlett *III.

Scarlett 'Mawaan' *III was named MVP six times over her career, winning the Sam Gamgee five times and taking home three Legolas Fielder awards at catcher. The 11-time All-Star holds several league records and is in the top 10 in numerous categories, including:

Season Batting Average - 4th (.3956, 2021), 5th (.3859, 2020), 9th (.3795, 2018)
Career Batting Average - 2nd (.351)
Season On-Base Percentage - 2nd (.5268, 2023), 7th (.5007, 2021), 9th (.4911, 2020), 10th (.4910, 2024)
Career On-Base Percentage - 2nd (.4569)
Season Slugging Percentage - 2nd (.6974, 2023), 3rd (.6958, 2020)
Career Slugging Percentage - 1st (.601)
Season Runs Scored - 1st (181, 2023), 7th (146, 2021)
Career Runs Scored - 10th (1554)
Season Hits - 5th (233, 2018)
Career HR - 9th (503)
Season Walks - 2nd (191, 2023)

Scarlett, who will turn 36 this July, gave the season a shot, hoping for one last trip around the league to soak in the adoration of fans. However, after her first three games, she made the tough choice to give it up. "I just couldn't perform even up to replacement level," she said. "And the last thing I want to do is stand around taking bows while not contributing. I couldn't do that to my teammates or the great Bucklebury fans."

(April 20, 2015) Posted: 8:39 PM EDT.

Red-Hot Rampage Reaps MC Reward

Monday, April 7th, 2031
22-year-old Forerunner *Baggins sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought him the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

A newcomer to the league, *Baggins made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .409 average, 9 hits in 22 at-bats, 3 home runs and 6 RBI.

Where the Ravenhill Darkwings first baseman goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but *Baggins certainly made his mark last week.

SC's #1 Player, Ploughman of Old Forest

Monday, April 7th, 2031
Camelia Ploughman has been in a real groove lately. The 26-year-old Old Forest Merry Fellows catcher nabbed Shire Conference Player of the Week honors today after beating up on opposing pitchers all last week.

Ploughman's hot streak featured 11 hits in 23 at-bats, 4 home runs, 9 RBIs, 6 runs scored and a .478 average.

Bad News for Slayers, Hill Injured

Friday, April 4th, 2031
It was announced today in Minas Morgul that Slayers pitcher Rowan Hill will be on the mend for 5-6 months because of shoulder inflammation he sustained in a recent game against the Dagorlad Disaster. Hill was injured throwing a pitch.

Miners Elváril Down with Injury

Friday, April 4th, 2031
The Moria Miners were dealt a severe blow when Arwuma Elváril was hurt throwing a pitch recently in a game against the Bywater Bounders. After the game, the team trainer reported Elváril might have to spend a lengthy time on the disabled list. Today doctors confirmed it, ruling the 34-year-old reliever out for the rest of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. They indicated it would take Elváril at least 15 months to heal.

Mirkwood Catcher Out

Thursday, April 3rd, 2031
Mirkwood learned today that they will be without catcher DeForest *Hamrh for 5 weeks. *Hamrh was injured running the bases and sustained a sprained ankle. He was hurt in the game against the Bywater Bounders.

*Ninwocket on Fire, Strikes out 15 Stars

Tuesday, April 1st, 2031
Snibb *Ninwocket of the Dagorlad Disaster struck out an amazing 15 batters today at Dagorlad Memorial Stadium and whipped the Grey Havens Stars 6-2. *Ninwocket allowed 4 hits and gave up 2 walks in a sensational mound performance. "I really felt like I had complete command of all my pitches during the game," said a smiling *Ninwocket when asked about his stellar outing. "These types of games don't happen all the time, so I'm going to savor this one for a while."

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