Category: Dol Guldur

Bird Joins Kings of Clout with #300

Friday, August 10th, 2040
Dol Guldur right fielder Tom Bird blasted himself into an elite group of baseball players. Today he joined the exclusive 300 home run club in the Dragons 12-4 loss to the Misty Mountain Hops.

“As soon as I hit it, I knew it was gone. I was happy to move on. Now I can go and have some fun. It is a weight lifted off my shoulders,” Bird told the press. He admitted just how much pressure he had been feeling. “Especially every time you’d get out of the hotel, everybody would say, ‘Hey, when are you going to hit it?'”

In his milestone game, Bird went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and 3 runs scored.

Looking at his all-time stats, Bird has a lifetime .282 average with 1708 hits, 314 doubles, 52 triples, 300 home runs and 972 RBIs. To date he has scored 874 runs, walked 343 times and stolen 25 bases.

Dwarfpunisher Named Top MC Hurler

Wednesday, August 1st, 2040
Veteran Ellie Dwarfpunisher put together quite a successful stretch in July for the Dol Guldur Dragons, earning herself the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award.

Dwarfpunisher racked up a 4-2 record in 6 starts, posting a 0.60 ERA over 44.2 innings and striking out 42.

This season Dwarfpunisher has 12 wins and 8 losses and a 1.99 ERA.

Bird Earns April’s Top Batter Prize in MC

Tuesday, May 1st, 2040
Tom Bird battered Mordor Conference pitchers all April and wound up taking home the Batter of the Month Award.

“I’ve been around Tolkien Baseball long enough to know you really have to work hard day in and day out to be able to put up this kind of consistency,” the 34-year-old Bird told reporters. “I put in a lot of work, even on the days I might not take the field, and it’s always nice when everything comes together for me like it did this last month.”

In 26 games, Bird hit .385 with 6 home runs, 22 RBIs and scored 18 runs.

Bird Selected MC Player of the Week

Monday, April 30th, 2040
A battle-tested Tom Bird declared war on opposing pitchers last week, attacking the ball like the well-schooled veteran he is. Today the 34-year-old Dol Guldur right fielder collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He wrapped up the week with a .462 average, 12 hits in 26 at-bats, 2 home runs, 9 RBIs and 4 runs scored.

Looking at his season stats, Bird has compiled a .385 batting average and a .417 on-base percentage, while hitting 6 home runs and driving in 22 runs.

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.