Category: Erebor

Combs Removed; Fired by Erebor Eagles

Monday, November 12th, 2040
Reports surfaced earlier today that Erebor Eagles manager Wallace Combs might not hold on to his job much longer. A few hours later, the team confirmed those rumors and announced that Combs had been dismissed.

“We’re not totally shocked,” one player said. “You could feel the tension every day at the ballpark. We all knew something had to give, and now it has.”

Team officials said a list of candidates has been prepared and the process of finding a new manager would begin soon. They declined to discuss potential candidates.

Eagles Out of Time, Out of Playoffs

Monday, September 10th, 2040
Any faint hope of playoff contention the Erebor Eagles might have had is now a thing of the past — the Eagles was mathematically eliminated from postseason consideration today.

This is the club’s 4th playoff miss in a row. They last appeared in the postseason in 2036. In the last 10 seasons, the Eagles have missed the playoffs 8 times. In total, the Eagles have missed the playoffs 30 times in their 37-year history.

Erebor’s Banks Gets SC Player of the Week

Monday, August 6th, 2040
This past week the best batter in the Shire Conference was Bingo Banks, who banged his way to the Player of the Week Trophy.

During the week the Erebor right fielder compiled a .409 batting average (9-for-22) with 3 home runs, 4 RBI and scored 5 runs.

In this current campaign Banks is hitting at a .293 clip with 10 home runs and 43 RBIs.

Legera Razor-Sharp, Shuts Out Bucklebury

Tuesday, June 19th, 2040
Goose eggs were the order of the day for the Bucklebury Fairies as starter Aruma Legera shut out the Bucklebury Fairies 3-0 at The Fairie Dome. The Erebor pitcher struck out 6 and walked 4 while allowing 1 hit.

“Legera was good but he wasn’t flawless,” Bucklebury manager Mogan Orebinder said later. “We had a few opportunities to make something happen and we didn’t do it. Not to take anything away from Erebor, but this is on us.”

This year in 15 starts, Legera has recorded 7 wins and absorbed 7 losses. He has pitched 102.2 innings, allowed 86 hits, struck out 86 and has a 3.68 ERA.

the Vague Tags Number 300

Saturday, May 5th, 2040
He has done it!

Baztrak the Vague has reached the 300 home run mark. He did it today, but the Erebor Eagles still dropped the game to the Bucklebury Fairies by the score of 9-5.

“Number 300 was hard to come by. I think the pressure was getting to me a little bit. I got a call a few days ago from a couple of guys that have been through this and they just said, ‘Keep going, have some fun. Just be you.’ I think that helped me a little bit, having those guys make a call to me and try to settle some of the nerves down.”

On his historic day the Vague was 1-for-4 with 2 runs batted in and 1 run scored.

Lifetime the Vague is hitting .266 and has totaled 300 home runs.

Veteran the Vague Signs 1-Year Deal

Saturday, April 7th, 2040
Baztrak the Vague took the Eagles up on their lucrative $25,200,000 deal today, ending speculation on which baseball metropolis he would call home next year.

But the signing came at too high a price, say longtime fans who think the club is too focused on players whose prime years have passed them by.

Earathien Agrees to 1-Year, $1,640,000 Deal

Tuesday, February 28th, 2040
Eagles officials hailed the signing of Donethirion Earathien as “an integral piece to our championship puzzle,” though fans were somewhat more reserved about the signing.

Earathien will pocket $1,640,000 over 1 year.

The 34-year-old Earathien has 621 appearances so far in his career and has thrown 658.2 innings with 677 strikeouts and 295 saves. His won-lost record is 59-37 and his ERA stands at 2.69.

Jamor Dominates in 7-5 Win over Mordor Conference All-Stars

Tuesday, July 12th, 2039
All-Star Erebor Eagles’ left fielder Goigan Jamor had a night to remember.

Not only did he take the field with the game’s best players, he was also a huge factor in the 7-5 Shire Conference victory over the Mordor Conference All-Stars.

“We had a meeting before the game, and I was struck by the talent in the room. Old stars, young stars, it’s a game I’ll never forget,” Jamor said after the game. “I talked to a few of my old friends from Minas Tirith, Human Lands before the game, and they told me to go out and win the game for them. I’m sure they’ll enjoy seeing the trophy back home,” he added.

Jamor has played in 1103 games and posted a lifetime .309 average. He has 1272 hits, 216 doubles, 15 triples and 170 homers. In addition he has driven in 631 runs and scored 689 times.

Shire Conference Announces Best Starter

Wednesday, June 1st, 2039
An outstanding 5-1 record in May earned Aruma Legera the Pitcher of the Month Award in the Shire Conference. When his name was penciled in to start on the Erebor lineup card, it meant trouble for opposing teams.

In 47.2 innings of work, Legera limited opposing batters to 32 base hits and a .184 batting average. He notched 42 strikeouts, issued 8 walks and had a 1.13 ERA.

To date this season Legera is 6-5 with 11 starts and an ERA of 2.08 with 70 strikeouts in 82.1 innings.

Star of the Week Named in SC

Monday, April 11th, 2039
All week long Fastolph Baggins was the toughest out in the Shire Conference and that is the prime reason he was voted the Player of the Week.

The Erebor right fielder rapped out 15 hits in 24 at-bats for a .625 batting average, drove in 10 runs and scored 10 times.