Category: Mirkwood

Playoff Bound: Mirkwood Secures Wild Card

Sunday, September 18th, 2039
The Mirkwood Sylvan celebrated a postseason berth today, but said the real celebrations are still to come.

“We want to officially win the Shire Conference Elf Division and of course, the Return of the King Series,” said third baseman DeForest *Hamrh.

*Hamrh Hitless, Stopped by Wyrms

Sunday, September 4th, 2039
The streak has been snapped.

DeForest *Hamrh failed to get a hit in today’s game against the Minas Ithil Wyrms, bringing his 24-game hitting spree to an end. The 25-year-old Mirkwood third baseman was 0-for-3, but the Sylvan got the win and defeated the Wyrms 4-2.

“I’m not disappointed at all — I had a great run,” *Hamrh said. “I got to 24 games. I got my name into an elite group with a bunch of good ballplayers. What’s there to complain about?”

This year *Hamrh has hit at a .399 clip with 192 hits, 21 home runs, 71 RBIs and 84 runs scored.

*Hamrh Boosts Hit Streak to 20 Games

Tuesday, August 30th, 2039
DeForest *Hamrh went 1-for-3 in the 4-1 Mirkwood Sylvan victory over the Bucklebury Fairies at Woodland Field today. *Hamrh declined to speak to reporters following the game. He extended his hitting streak to 20 games.
DeForest *Hamrh grounded out in the 1st, grounded out in the 3rd, walked in a run in the 5th and hit an RBI single in the 7th.

Thus far this season *Hamrh has hit .405 with 21 home runs, 69 RBIs and scored 84 times.

Red-Hot Rampage Reaps SC Reward

Monday, August 22nd, 2039
It was some kind of week for Sokollu Oathbane of the Mirkwood Sylvan. First he hits the heck out of the ball, ripping it at a .529 clip and the next thing you know, he is voted the Player of the Week in the Shire Conference. Last week Oathbane went 9-for-17, chalked up 3 home runs and 5 RBIs and scored 3 runs. Not a bad week’s work at all.

This season Oathbane has banged out 27 hits in 72 at-bats for a .375 average with 6 home runs. He is getting on base at a .432 pace and his totals also include 14 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

Mirkwood Inks Star RP to $17,000,000 Deal

Sunday, January 16th, 2039
There was a buzz in the air today as news broke of Mirkwood finalizing a deal with star reliever Galailbo Earbelly.

The deal, worth an estimated $17,000,000 over 8 years, is being hailed by media analysts and could be a popular one with the Mirkwood fans. The consensus is that Earbelly will contribute a lot to the team.

Mirkwood Wins Lottery for RP Tinond

Sunday, January 16th, 2039
Rumors of a deal between Elendil Tinond and Mirkwood finally bore fruit today as the two sides faced a packed press corps. Sylvan officials looked very pleased as they outlined the terms of the new deal.

Tinond will earn $1,600,000 per year for 6 years. He is expected to be a solid addition to his new club.

Over his career Tinond has a 20-13 won-lost record with a 2.64 ERA. In 268 games he has recorded 53 saves, and the 29-year-old has fanned 223 batters in 279.1 innings.

It’s Official: LF Gamamir Signs with Sylvan

Tuesday, December 28th, 2038
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 Mirkwood was worried about that today as the club finalized terms with Yrneha Gamamir.

Gamamir will earn $10,000,000 per year over 8 years.

Veteran Whistler, Mirkwood Complete Deal

Tuesday, December 28th, 2038
Ediberto Whistler might be in the twilight of his career, but he is not going to leave the stage before the final act. Today the 36-year-old scribbled his signature on a $8,375,000-a-year deal with the Sylvan.

Some fans openly questioned the signing, saying they would prefer the club use its resources on younger talent.

Reviewing his career stats, Whistler has worked 2823.2 innings with 2397 strikeouts en route to a 181-123 record. The 36-year-old also has a 3.50 ERA.

SC Pitcher of the Month Goes to Trollgobbler

Friday, October 1st, 2038
Ludrak Trollgobbler was the anchor in the Mirkwood bullpen last month and snatched up the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month honors for September. The 29-year-old is in the prime of his career and pitching like he intends to stay around baseball for quite some time to come.

He threw 19.2 innings over 13 relief appearances and collected a 5-0 record with 24 strikeouts and 5 saves while etching his 0.46 ERA.

For the year Trollgobbler has 38 saves. In 73 relief appearances he has hurled 88.2 innings, fanned 117 and issued 32 walks with a 13-7 record. The Mirkwood reliever has recorded a 2.44 ERA and allowed the opposition to hit .223 when he is on the hill.

Manager Teviel Gets Walking Papers in Mirkwood

Wednesday, July 7th, 2038
It came as no surprise to anyone in the press corps: Ulthor Teviel was fired today as manager of the Mirkwood Sylvan.

His feuds with Sylvan players were one of the worst-kept secrets in baseball.

Even through the closed doors of the manager’s office, reporters often overheard shouting matches between Teviel and players.

Rumors that a recent argument between Teviel and an unnamed pitcher degenerated into fisticuffs could not be substantiated, but there was no denying the acrimonious atmosphere that had developed in the clubhouse.

Team insiders had been saying for weeks that it was only a matter of time before Teviel would be let go.

According to these insiders, the team has a replacement in mind, but will hold off making an official announcement for at least a day.