Category: Dead Marshes

It’s Official: RP Even Signs with Uruk-hai

Thursday, January 13th, 2039
Talk of a deal between Dead Marshes and Aldo Even came together today as the two sides inked a deal worth $20,100,000 over 3 years.

Even is highly regarded around Tolkien Baseball for his talents and is expected to add that extra spark to the Uruk-hai roster.

In his career Even has put up a 2.72 ERA and fanned 318 hitters in 344.2 innings. His career record stands at 24-15 with 41 saves.

$9,200,000 Lands 1B Shewmaker for Uruk-hai

Tuesday, December 28th, 2038
The Dead Marshes front office announced the signing of Rinak Shewmaker today as the team’s new first baseman. The 34-year-old came to terms with the Uruk-hai and will be hauling in $4,600,000 a year over 2 years.

In 833 career games Shewmaker is hitting at a .247 pace with 699 hits with 87 doubles, 6 triples and 194 homers while scoring 406 runs and racking up 492 RBIs. He logged 386 walks and owns a .343 on-base percentage.

*Samarkand Collects Hit Number 2000

Friday, August 20th, 2038
Thraryn *Samarkand’s bat made good contact with the ball as he has many times in his career, but this time it added his name to an elite list of players with 2000 hits.

“This is a tremendous honor. You grow up dreaming of becoming a Tolkien Baseball player, but never did I ever think I would get to this point,” an emotional *Samarkand said after the game.

The Dead Marshes center fielder went to the plate 4 times and racked up 1 hit to gain the honor. But the Uruk-hai couldn’t pull off a win — they fell to the Misty Mountain Hops, 10-5.

“It certainly would have been nice to have won, but tomorrow is another day. I’m going to enjoy this moment with my friends and family,” *Samarkand said.

*Samarkand is hitting .357 during his 1499-game career. He has 2000 hits, 98 doubles, 13 triples, 268 home runs, 866 RBIs, 350 stolen bases and 1066 runs scored.

Bad News For Headmasher and Dead Marshes

Tuesday, August 17th, 2038
First Farag Headmasher got hurt and suffered a strained achilles tendon. Now he is going to miss even more games. Treatment was going well until yesterday when the Uruk-hai right fielder overextended himself in a workout and suffered a setback. The Dead Marshes medical staff have now revised his recovery time to at least 4 days.

For the season Headmasher has produced 136 hits in 441 at-bats for a .308 average with 24 home runs and gotten on base at a .352 clip.

Lake Town, Dead Marshes Agree to Swap

Monday, July 19th, 2038
The Lake Town Archers have finalized a deal that will send 27-year-old 3B Jonah Thrithraldor to Dead Marshes for 30-year-old LHP Kurt the Devastator and 21-year-old minor league RHP Womiq Lopper. Minor details still need to be worked out before the trade becomes official, but the players involved are expected to be with their new clubs soon.

This year Thrithraldor has collected a .311 batting average to date with 100 hits in 322 at-bats, 20 RBIs, 4 home runs and scored 28 times. He has played in 90 games.

For the year the Devastator has earned 19 saves, made 37 relief appearances, fanned 36 hitters in 39.2 innings and posted an ERA of 1.59 and a 4-1 record.

Dead Marshes, Ravenhill Deal Made

Tuesday, July 6th, 2038
A trade was announced today at a press conference in Dead Marshes. Not satisfied with their current roster, the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai general manager shook things up by acquiring 19-year-old minor league CF Thurgug Hammermaker from the Ravenhill Darkwings for 25-year-old RHP Zoello Rödinger.

“We’re a better team now,” Uruk-hai general manager Maughash Heartwalker said. “We’ve added several pieces to the puzzle.”

This season Rödinger has gone 3-9 with an ERA of 4.78, posting 87 strikeouts in 131.2 innings.

Thraryn *Samarkand Will Miss 4-5 Months

Monday, March 1st, 2038
When Thraryn *Samarkand was hurt against the Dagorlad Disaster, the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 33-year-old center fielder suffered a torn back muscle running the bases in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that *Samarkand would miss 4-5 months of the season.

Dead Marshes’s Hornblower MC Star of the Week

Monday, September 14th, 2037
Once you hit 35, it’s hard to say how much time you’ve got left in baseball. Dudo Hornblower has been fortunate as his numbers for the past week bear out. The 36-year-old left fielder, a favorite in the Dead Marshes Uruk-hai clubhouse, hit .583 last week as he put up Player of the Week numbers.

Hornblower also put together 14 hits in 24 at-bats, 2 home runs and 5 RBIs for the week.

This year Hornblower is hitting .275 with 9 home runs.

Ysabrylla Gandilhir Hurt, Out of Action

Sunday, September 13th, 2037
Disappointing news today for Dead Marshes Uruk-hai fans. Ysabrylla Gandilhir was hurt throwing a pitch in their game against the Minas Morgul Slayers and has a herniated disc. Team trainers were hesitant to predict a date for return, but said it was likely the injury will keep the reliever out at least 3 weeks.

Over the season, Gandilhir has made 51 relief appearances with 6 saves. She has K’d 70 batters in 62.1 innings, yielded 15 walks and has a 1.88 ERA. Gandilhir’s record this year is 4-2.

Season Possibly Over for Thraryn *Samarkand

Friday, August 28th, 2037
Doctors in Dead Marshes said Thraryn *Samarkand might not play anymore this year. The Uruk-hai right fielder suffered a concussion during a game against the Isengard Raiders and will be out for at least 3 months. Club officials told BNN they do not expect him to return to the team this season.

This season *Samarkand is batting .367 with 162 hits and 19 home runs. He has scored 70 times and has 55 RBI.