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)

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Minas Ithil
Minas Ithil Wyrms

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Moria Miners

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Ravenhill Darkwings

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Minas Morgul Slayers

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Bucklebury Fairies

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Bucklebury Fairies

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Misty Mountain
Misty Mountain Hops

2021 Champion

Isengard Raiders

2020 Champion

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

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2006 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

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2005 Mirkwood Marauders
Mirkwood Marauders

2004 Champion

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Numenor Kings

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Wilderland Wargs

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(July 25, 2014) Posted: 3:23 PM EDT.

Dagorlad, Dyson Trade Made

Thursday, November 29th, 2029
You can't always get what you want, but sometimes you find a deal anyway. The Baseball News Network is reporting that Dagorlad and Dyson have made a swap with 28-year-old starting pitcher Gollomer Giantmasher being shipped to the Spheres and in return the Disaster would get 19-year-old minor league center fielder Shavia Casablanca and 21-year-old minor league shortstop Brian Amendola.

The Dyson general manager said the two sides were close to a blockbuster trade before agreeing upon a smaller scale transaction. "This is just a bit of housekeeping compared to what we wanted to do," he said. "I won't name names, but the potential deal we were close to making would have certainly grabbed some headlines." A source inside the Dagorlad organization said the two sides might not be done dealing, and another transaction could be in the works.

In his career Giantmasher has amassed 17 wins and 14 losses with an ERA of 4.68 and 212 strikeouts.

the Sneaky and Dogwood Swapped

Wednesday, November 28th, 2029
Fans in Rivendell woke up this morning to learn that their team had traded 26-year-old reliever Sruukor the Sneaky to the Gallifrey Time Lords. In return, the Royals will receive 22-year-old minor league left fielder Marroc Dogwood.

the Sneaky's career stats shape up like this: In 63.1 innings he has struck out 63, walked 68 and saved 2 games while compiling a 4-1 record and a 6.11 ERA.

Report: Terms on Table in Weathertop-CL Bricebolb Talks

Wednesday, November 28th, 2029
Fans reacted jubilantly as rumors of a possible deal between the Witch Kings and Wulferth Bricebolb spread like wildfire, causing each camp to issue a statement denying the existence of talks.

Still, BNN's sources tell us that a deal is in the pipeline and could involve $5,360,000 to bring the All Star-caliber player to town.

Are Archers Ready for Big Free Agent Splash?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2029
Rumors of a deal to bring superstar shortstop Rowan Sandyman to Lake Town rocked Tolkien Baseball today as representatives for both sides were spotted at an exclusive country club. Sandyman flatly denied the rumors even though something was clearly afoot.

Insiders allege that Sandyman is poised to net $9,800,000 per year over the next 6 years.

SGCBL News: Free Agents File

Wednesday, November 28th, 2029
Free agency is upon us.

Teams, players and pundits who follow Tolkien Baseball will be thrust headlong into a whirlpool of intrigue and uncertainty. The free agent signing period will continue throughout the offseason as some clubs will go a long way toward sealing up a championship -- or a spot in the cellar.

The magic, the unpredictability of hot stove baseball, is fascinating to the fan; particularly the fan whose team comes out on top!

This year's list of free agents is highlighted by these players:

1. Glomli of Erebor, 39 year-old left fielder
2. Mark Sheppard, 34 year-old center fielder
3. Lor Sandslinger, 29 year-old left fielder
4. Diazava Elölindë, 29 year-old center fielder
5. Bafur Rocktearer, 30 year-old second baseman
6. Irene Ploughman, 34 year-old left fielder
7. Karan Trollmaster, 27 year-old catcher
8. Floria Gilmathien, 32 year-old first baseman
9. Borelas Belorfir, 32 year-old center fielder
10. Gamlin Turtlehero, 32 year-old catcher

(July 21, 2014) Posted: 6:24 PM EDT.

Done Deal: Hardbottle for Goodwyn

Friday, November 23rd, 2029
The Dagorlad Disaster have released a statement confirming the trade of 26-year-old minor league catcher Marcho Hardbottle to the Star Fleet Academy Cadets for 21-year-old minor league shortstop Irvin Goodwyn. The deal was finalized today.

(July 17, 2014) Posted: 7:16 PM EDT.

Dead Marshes Outfielder Wins Aragorn MVP

Friday, November 16th, 2029
There were a lot of firsts this year for the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai, but one of the proudest accomplishments had to be that of Thraryn *Samarkand. *Samarkand, 25, not only hit .364 to lead all SGCBL batters and won his 2nd Legolas Fielder award in CF and his 2nd straight Shadowfax Stolen Base award, but he became the first Aragorn MVP winner for Dead Marshes in franchise history.

Finishing 2nd in the voting was the MC Sam Gamgee Batter winner, Hisin Rockdelver of Dol Guldur, who batted .303 with 40 HR and 124 RBI. Gleonyc Kendrick (17-7, 1.93 ERA) of the Ravenhill Darkwings was third.

*Trollbasher Wins Shire MVP

Friday, November 16th, 2029
Earlier, Brutus *Trollbasher won his third consecutive Sam Gamgee Batter Award, and today he was rewarded with his third straight Aragorn MVP. *Trollbasher was the easy choice in the Shire Conference after leading the Minas Ithil Wyrms to their second SGCBL title. He hit .360 with 37 HR and 102 RBI, but on top of that the fleet footed catcher threw in 34 stolen bases.

Coming in second to *Trollbasher was Old Forest's Elle-Rhonda *Hubbard who batted .302 for the Merry Fellows with 39 HR and 121 RBI. *Trollbasher's teammate, Levi Legura (20-2, 2.27 ERA) who won this year's Gandalf Pitcher Award, was third in the voting.

Pieweto Signs for 2 years

Friday, November 16th, 2029
Happy times in Isengard as the Raiders and star closer Proddo Pieweto put the finishing touches on a $23,500,000 contract extension that will keep the 36-year-old in town 2 years longer.

The signing is great news for Isengard because players of this caliber are hard to come by.

In his career Pieweto has converted 200 saves with a 28-28 mark and a 3.00 ERA.

Misty Mountain's Whistler Takes Best Pitcher Prize

Monday, November 12th, 2029
The Gandalf Pitcher Award for 2029 has been presented and the Mordor Conference winner is Ediberto Whistler of Misty Mountain.

"It's always nice to receive an award like this," said Whistler. "I just hope I can improve on my performance next year and be in the running again," the Hops star told reporters.

Whistler excelled with an impressive 22-5 record in 36 starts. In 259.1 innings he yielded 210 hits and 60 walks, while striking out 253 and compiling a fine 2.78 ERA.

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