Category: Dol Guldur

Mordor Conference’s Best Batter Announced

Monday, April 8th, 2041
Kikak Knifecrawler finds himself in the Mordor Conference spotlight today after his impossible-to-ignore performance last week. He carried the Dol Guldur Dragons on his shoulders, earning Mordor Conference Player of the Week honors.

The 28-year-old hit .480 (12-for-25) with 2 home runs and 7 RBI.

Veteran Ringbender Agrees to 1-Year Deal

Thursday, April 4th, 2041
Dragons officials hailed the signing of Fasur Ringbender as “an integral piece to our championship puzzle,” though fans were somewhat more reserved about the signing.

Ringbender will pocket $1,760,000 over 1 year.

Rasim Whitmore Injured, Out for Year

Monday, March 11th, 2041
Rasim Whitmore will soon find out from his doctors if his season will continue. The first diagnosis was not too positive and indicated the Dol Guldur reliever could miss the remainder of the year. Whitmore was injured while throwing a pitch in the Dragons-Devils clash at Spring Ballpark recently. Doctors said he has a torn rotator cuff and would be out a minimum of 12 months.

Star LF Githrarith Settles on Dol Guldur

Saturday, February 23rd, 2041
The euphoria surrounding a big-name deal can sometimes overshadow the deal itself. Occasionally a team will mortgage its future to make a big splash, though no one in Dol Guldur was worried about that today as the club finalized terms with Vabis Githrarith.

Githrarith will earn $12,700,000 per year over 3 years.

Githrarith has a lifetime .263 average and .375 on-base percentage in his career with 1817 hits, 336 doubles, 30 triples, 362 home runs, 1054 RBIs and 1171 runs scored.

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.