Category: Minas Ithil

SC Frodo Rookie Award Given Out

Friday, November 23rd, 2040
Minas Ithil’s right fielder Addick Mezrin is the latest winner of the Shire Conference Frodo Rookie Award.

During his first year in the league, the 24-year-old Mezrin hit .333 with 171 hits, 15 home runs, 80 RBIs and 72 runs scored. He also walked 20 times and put up a .360 on-base percentage.

He received 21 first place votes out of a possible 24. Ornthalas Gamadriel of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished second in voting with 2 first place votes, while Sancho Bracegirdle of the Rivendell Royals finished third.

Celorfilad Honored by First Ballot Selection to SGCBL Hall of Fame

Friday, June 29th, 2040
What does it take to make the baseball Hall of Fame?

Well, whatever it is, Noisur Celorfilad has it. He was inducted into the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame today.

Retiring at age 35, Celorfilad had one of the most illustrious careers ever with a 186-65 won-loss mark and a 2.57 ERA. He racked up 323 mound appearances and struck out 2404 in 2285.2 innings.

Asked by reporters to describe what it takes to become a Hall of Famer, he replied, “I guess it all started at my high school graduation. The speaker said to be successful in life, you needed to find ‘something you love.’ I am here today because I found something I love. Baseball has been my life. It has never been a job. I have been able to have fun playing a game and making a wonderful life for myself and my family. I am a kid that never really had to grow up. Just go to the ballpark each day and throw strikes. That’s it.”

Noisur Celorfilad closed by saying, “God gave me the talent and blessed me with great coaches, managers, and teammates, who helped me develop it.”

SC Presents Player of the Week Trophy

Monday, June 18th, 2040
Speak softly and carry a big stick and you could win the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award just like Bowman Millstone.

He really dazzled on the diamond this week with a .462 average to take home the trophy. The Minas Ithil left fielder went 12-for-26, drove in 12 runs, scored 6 times and hit 4 home runs.

Millstone is currently batting .280 with 14 home runs and 50 RBIs.

$4,520,000 Lands RP Earthmaster for Wyrms

Wednesday, April 11th, 2040
Veteran reliever Bilin Earthmaster put the finishing touches on a deal with the Wyrms today, agreeing to a $4,520,000, 1-year pact.

Fans were generally receptive to the deal.

$5,100,000 Lands 1B Shewmaker for Wyrms

Tuesday, February 28th, 2040
Minas Ithil fans were pleased with the signing of Rinak Shewmaker today. The 35-year-old inked a 1-year, $5,100,000 deal with the Wyrms.

Though his numbers don’t jump out at you, Shewmaker does fill a void for Minas Ithil, according to several respected analysts.

Shewmaker has a career .247 batting average and .341 on-base percentage. He has recorded 802 hits with 104 doubles, 7 triples, 225 homers, 567 RBIs and scored 463 runs since coming into the league.

Playoffs? No Chance for Minas Ithil

Saturday, September 10th, 2039
There would have never been more than a tiny glimmer of hope, but today even that is gone. The Minas Ithil Wyrms have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Minas Ithil last appeared in the postseason in 2035. This is their 4th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 25 times in their 36-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Wyrms have missed the playoffs 2 times. Minas Ithil has won the Return of the King Series 6 times in their history.

Levi Legurà Injured, Out for Year

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
The season is finished for Levi Legurà of the Minas Ithil Wyrms. The club announced today that he will forego the rest of the year because of injury. The Wyrms starting pitcher suffered a damaged elbow ligament while throwing a pitch in a recent game against the Bywater Bounders. Team doctors said it would take at least 14 months to heal.

His record this season is 2-4 in 10 starts and Legurà has a 3.80 ERA.

Minas Ithil’s *Trollbasher Gets 2500th Hit

Monday, April 18th, 2039
Minas Ithil’s Brutus *Trollbasher belted his 2500th hit against Bree today, but the Cheese spoiled the day with a 6-3 victory at Silmarillion Cellular Field. On his milestone day, the 34-year-old catcher went 2 for 2 at the plate for the Wyrms.

*Trollbasher currently has a career .349 batting average with 2500 hits, good for 518 home runs, 1360 RBIs and 1524 runs.

$33,200,000 Lands 3B Anvildelver for Wyrms

Saturday, April 9th, 2039
Rumors of a deal between Fernando Anvildelver and Minas Ithil finally bore fruit today as the two sides faced a packed press corps. Wyrms officials looked very pleased as they outlined the terms of the new deal.

Anvildelver will earn $16,600,000 per year for 2 years. He is expected to be a solid addition to his new club.

Season-Ending Injury for Noisur Celorfilad

Friday, September 24th, 2038
Noisur Celorfilad has to call it a season. The Minas Ithil Wyrms starting pitcher sustained a season-ending injury against the Lake Town Archers and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Celorfilad was injured while throwing a pitch. His doctors diagnosed it as a torn ulnar collateral ligament and stated that he would not be able to play for 12 months.

Celorfilad has started 31 times this year, pitched 178 innings, fanned 185 batters and walked 53. His current record is 11 wins and 9 losses with a 3.13 ERA.