Category: Minas Morgul

League Suspends Ringworker and Fadrielindë for Brawl

Tuesday, September 9th, 2036
It was quite a row yesterday at Sylvan Cove. The Slayers Tognar Ringworker and the Raiders Sabino Fadrielindë backed up their angry words with a few shoves and a few swings. Then both dugouts raced onto the field and got involved in the fracas. When it was over, only Ringworker and Fadrielindë were ejected.

As expected they were informed by the league office that they would each have to serve 9-game suspensions for their inappropriate actions.

Ringworker is swinging at a .233 pace on the year with 21 home runs, 67 RBIs and 62 runs scored. He has played in 136 games.

Running the numbers on Fadrielindë for the year, he has made 76 relief appearances, recorded no saves and compiled a 4-4 won-lost mark with a 3.19 ERA. In pitching 62 innings, he has totaled 73 strikeouts and 31 walks.

Year Ends for Lilith *Blackbark in Minas Morgul

Friday, July 25th, 2036
The news is bad in Minas Morgul. The Slayers have lost the services of second baseman Lilith *Blackbark for the rest of the season due to a torn meniscus. *Blackbark was injured in a recent game with the Dol Guldur Dragons while running the bases and is expected to miss 4 months.

So far this season, *Blackbark has recorded a .297 batting average with 43 hits, no home runs, 14 RBIs, 15 runs scored and a .411 OBP.

Ringworker Reaches 2000 Milestone

Wednesday, July 9th, 2036
By going 1-for-4 in the Minas Morgul 2-1 win over Weathertop, Tognar Ringworker reached the 2000-hit mark. The Amon Sul Stadium fans, friend and foe, burst into applause and Ringworker’s teammates hugged and congratulated him on his achievement.

“The guys began the countdown weeks ago,” said the newest member of the 2000 Club. “I don’t know who was more excited — them or me.”

Career-to-date Ringworker has rung up a .266 average, played in 2186 games and collected 406 doubles, 22 triples and 357 home runs.

Slayers Fire Pitching Coach

Thursday, June 26th, 2036
On Wednesday, the Minas Morgul Slayers made a move to try and satisfy increasingly irate calls by fans and the media for the team to do something about its flagging fortunes. Management fired pitching coach, Kulir Tunnelbeater, and replaced him with Berliac Headstrong.

Tunnelbeater, 41, was new to the team this year, and with the sub-par record of the Slayers at 30-40, it was felt that a change needed to happen sooner rather than later. A minor league reliever for Rivendell and Dead Marshes between 2017 and 2019, this was Tunnelbeater’s first coaching job.

53-year old Berliac Headstrong has 21 years of experiece, albeit with poor results. He likes to work with power pitchers. He last coached at the high school and college level between 2025 and 2030, last working for the Lond Daer College Matadors.

Slayers Come up Short of Playoffs

Tuesday, September 25th, 2035
The Minas Morgul Slayers organization won’t be ending this season in celebration. The team was officially eliminated from playoff contention today.

Before this season, the Slayers last missed the playoffs in 2029. In the 32 years they have been a Tolkien Baseball franchise, they have missed the playoffs 12 times. In the last 10 years, they have missed the playoffs 0 times. Minas Morgul last won the Return of the King Series in 2025.