Category: Dol Guldur

It’s Official: RF Bird Signs with Dragons

Monday, March 12th, 2040
Despite his solid numbers, some fans questioned the value of the Tom Bird signing even as Dol Guldur officials paraded him before the media this afternoon.

Bird will surely bring a lot to the club, but he comes at a price of $19,800,000 over 2 years.

In his career Bird has played in 1437 games, totaling 1590 hits, 298 doubles, 51 triples and 282 homers. He has hit .280 with 922 RBIs and scored 819 times.

Best MC Reliever Named

Sunday, November 20th, 2039
The Dol Guldur Dragons will no doubt have to pony up some big cash if they want to keep star reliever Hidush Nosehammer.

That’s because the 29-year-old today was named the Mordor Conference Gwaihir Reliever Award winner for 2039.

As it stands now, he’s heading for free agency unless his team can put forward an extension offer. As of yet, there’s been no word about an impending deal.

Nosehammer captured the award with a 1.13 ERA this season over 80 innings of work. He made 71 relief appearances and had 32 saves, 70 strikeouts, 8 walks and a record of 6 and 5. Opposing hitters managed only a .224 against him.

Bogak Cavernshaker of the Misty Mountain Hops finished second in voting, while Francesco McKilligin of the Dol Guldur Dragons finished third.

*Xanatos Wallops #500

Tuesday, September 20th, 2039
Back-back-back-gone! Norman *Xanatos hit his 500th home run tonight against the Minas Morgul Slayers.

*Xanatos, of the Dol Guldur Dragons, smiled as he rounded all the bases and got mobbed by his teammates at home plate.

The game did stop momentarily as the Dragons celebrated this accomplishment.

“I was swinging for the fences and the pitch looked like a giant grape fruit,” *Xanatos said. “This is another check off my bucket list. I’ll now be setting my sights the next milestone.”

The Dragons catcher went 1 for 4 with 1 home run and 1 run batted in as the Dol Guldur Dragons won 5-2 over the Minas Morgul Slayers.

*Xanatos has compiled a career batting average of .325 with 2546 hits, 500 homers and 1343 RBIs.

*Xanatos Reaches 2500 Milestone

Monday, July 18th, 2039
Norman *Xanatos reached the 2500-hit milestone this afternoon at Dol Guldur Stadium. The 35-year-old Dragons catcher went 1-for-4 in a losing effort in the Dol Guldur 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Carrock Bears.

Looking at his career stats, *Xanatos is batting .326 and has totaled 495 home runs.

MC Star of the Week Chosen

Monday, July 4th, 2039
His critics are starting to suggest that Dol Guldur’s Norman *Xanatos doesn’t have much left, but the 35-year-old *Xanatos prefers not to think that way. He cooked up a remarkable week in the last seven days, topping it off with the Player of the Week Award in the Mordor Conference.

The veteran catcher for the Dragons rolled to a .480 average (12-for-25) with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs.

This season *Xanatos is batting .294 with 80 hits, 13 home runs, 37 RBIs, 16 walks, .336 OBP and has scored 23 runs. He has played in 73 games.

Elvarara Mordor Conference’s Hottest Hitter

Monday, June 6th, 2039
Elegrina Elvarara showed her stuff this past week as the veteran rode a hot streak all the way to Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The 36-year-old Dragons right fielder compiled a .474 average (9-for-19), 3 home runs and 4 RBIs.

A look at her current stats shows Elvarara with a .290 average, 9 home runs, 19 RBIs and 21 runs scored. She has played in 53 games.

Veteran Elvarara Hits Three Dingers

Sunday, June 5th, 2039
Fans are still buzzing after Dol Guldur whipped the Lake Town Archers by the score of 8-6 today at Lake Town Park.

Elegrina Elvarara smashed three home runs in the contest, a feat that would be a career highlight for most players and few fans ever see. In a tremendous performance, the right fielder bashed out 4 hits in 4 at-bats, had 3 RBIs and scored 3 times.

At the postgame press conference, Elvarara said it was an “unbelievable” feeling to hit three home runs in a game.

“Getting one homer is special, and two is great,” Elvarara said. “Three is just… wow.”

Elegrina Elvarara hit a solo-shot off Paul the Gru in the 1st, hit a solo-shot off Paul the Gru in the 4th, walked in the 6th, hit a solo-shot off Paul the Gru in the 8th, singled in the 9th and walked in the 11th.

This season Elvarara is hitting .290 with 56 hits, 9 home runs, 19 RBIs, scored 21 runs and played in 53 games.

Dragons Contreras August’s #1 Pitcher

Wednesday, September 1st, 2038
Veteran Hashi Contreras put together quite a successful stretch in August for the Dol Guldur Dragons, earning himself the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award.

Contreras racked up a 6-0 record in 6 starts, posting a 2.03 ERA over 44.1 innings and striking out 22.

Contreras has made 13 starts this season, posting 7 wins and 3 losses. Opposing clubs are batting .220 against him and he has 46 strikeouts in 80.1 innings with a 2.24 ERA.

MC Premier Player Picked

Monday, July 5th, 2038
A battle-tested Norman *Xanatos declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 34-year-old Dol Guldur catcher collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .640 average, 16 hits in 25 at-bats, 3 home runs, 5 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

Currently *Xanatos is hitting .381 and has collected 11 home runs, 32 RBIs and scored 38 times, while playing in 68 games.

Joe Graves to Miss 4-5 Months

Sunday, June 13th, 2038
A blow for Joe Graves today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 4-5 months with shoulder inflammation. Graves suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Dol Guldur Dragons are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Graves’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

For this year Graves has chalked up 4 wins and 2 losses in 9 starts with 41 strikeouts in 59.2 innings and a 4.07 ERA.