Category: Misty Mountain

Misty Mountain Inks Star LF to $44,000,000 Deal

Tuesday, February 19th, 2041
Rasman Elong stepped before the podium this afternoon with Misty Mountain officials flanking him on both sides as he doffed the Hops cap and announced he’d reached an agreement to play in Misty Mountain for 2 years.

The deal, an estimated $44,000,000 in total, is widely seen as a positive move for an organization and an upgrade.

His lifetime stats show Elong has batted .281 and collected 1449 hits, 164 home runs and 655 RBIs.

Hops Announce Deal for Veteran C

Thursday, December 20th, 2040
A wave of jubilation swept over Misty Mountain today as fans and team officials celebrated the signing of Shaumli Gandillas.

Despite the fact that the Misty Mountain Hops will have to pay out $37,800,000 over 2 years, he will certainly draw fans to the park. Let’s just hope they don’t crank up ticket prices!

Lifetime Gandillas is batting .303 with 157 doubles, 6 triples, 114 home runs and 550 RBIs in 1201 games.

Hops, Veteran Foriand Agree to Terms

Wednesday, November 28th, 2040
Hops fans were divided today as Misty Mountain confirmed that the front office has signed Issth Foriand to a 3-year extension at a rate of $19,333,333 per year.

While many were enthusiastically behind the signing, others worried about Foriand’s age.

Foriand is hitting .311 lifetime with 2027 hits, 394 doubles, 24 triples, 321 home runs and 1149 RBIs to date. He has scored 1080 runs and stolen 15 bases.

Misty Mountain Devastated by Playoff Elimination

Saturday, September 29th, 2040
The Misty Mountain Hops players and coaches held a closed-door meeting today after the club was eliminated from postseason contention.

“We just wanted to talk about the season and where we are right now and how we get to our ultimate goal,” said a dejected Zoello Rödinger. “We don’t want to have this feeling next season.”

Before this season, the Hops last missed the playoffs in 2038. In the 37 years they have been a Tolkien Baseball franchise, they have missed the playoffs 19 times. In the last 10 years, they have missed the playoffs 5 times. Misty Mountain has won the Return of the King Series 2 times in their history.

2000 Hits for Foriand

Tuesday, September 4th, 2040
Issth Foriand was bubbling over with joy, celebrating his 2000th hit in the Misty Mountain 8-1 victory over the Stars at Gap of Rohan Park at Caradhras.

“I learned what hard work, focus, dedication, and opportunity can do. This is how it pays off.”

The 35-year-old first baseman achieved that milestone with 2 hits in 3 at-bats to join the exclusive 2000-hit club.

His manager said, “Issth plays the same every day and every inning — with all his heart. That’s why he’s such a special player.”

His career stats show that Foriand has batted .311 and connected for 315 home runs.

*Gomdrol Raps 300th Roundtripper

Tuesday, September 4th, 2040
A big sigh of relief erupted from Tarechorion *Gomdrol after he hit his 300th career homer. The Misty Mountain third baseman said, “I’m glad it’s over…now I can go back to just playing baseball.”

It was quite a day for *Gomdrol. He got his name in the league record books with 2 hits, 2 runs batted in, scored 2 runs and his team, the Misty Mountain Hops beat the Grey Havens Stars 8-1.

*Gomdrol knew it when he hit it. He raised his hands in the air, then ran the bases like a high school player, clapping and grinning.

He told reporters in the postgame interview, “I was acting goofy running the bases… but it was my 300th home run.”

“It was great,” his manager said. “He stood there and watched it…we all did. You just felt it was coming…you just had a sense he would hit it soon. He has been having a lot of good at-bats. It was great to get it out of the way.”

During his 1527-game career *Gomdrol has batted .306 and collected 1659 hits, 300 home runs and 891 RBIs.

Misty Mountain Trades Bridger for Ravenhill’s Rödinger

Monday, July 30th, 2040
You can’t always get what you want, but sometimes you find a deal anyway. The Baseball News Network is reporting that Misty Mountain and Ravenhill have made a swap with 28-year-old LF Polly Bridger being shipped to the Darkwings and in return the Hops would get 27-year-old RHP Zoello Rödinger.

Misty Mountain general manager Hobbit RJW said the two sides were close to a blockbuster trade before agreeing upon a smaller scale transaction.

“This is just a bit of housekeeping compared to what we wanted to do,” he said. “I won’t name names, but the potential deal we were close to making would have certainly grabbed some headlines.”

A source inside the Misty Mountain organization said the two sides might not be done dealing, and another transaction could be in the works.

In the current season, Bridger has put up a .289 batting average with 41 hits, 8 home runs, 20 RBI and scored 22 runs.

On the year Rödinger has worked 152 innings with 128 strikeouts en route to a 11-5 record and 3.26 ERA.

Trample Sends Dol Guldur Bats to Deep Freeze

Wednesday, July 4th, 2040
Misty Mountain Hops pitcher Tanta Trample did her job to perfection today, blanking the Dol Guldur Dragons at Dol Guldur Stadium. She only gave up 1 hit while striking out 9 in the 4-0 shutout.

“All I did was not allow any runs,” she joked after the game. “I mean, technically, that’s what they pay me to do, right?”

Trample has fashioned a 8-4 mark for the season, 4.35 ERA and thrown 99.1 innings in 14 starts. Opposing clubs are batting .216 against her.

MC’s Star Player Named

Monday, June 4th, 2040
Vabis Githrarith did nothing to hurt his value as an upcoming free agent last week, making contact with the ball at every opportunity and reeling in the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

The left fielder hit .462 for the Hops, recording 12 hits in 26 at-bats, 3 home runs, 6 RBIs and 9 runs scored.

In 50 games this season Githrarith is batting .230 with 42 hits and 7 home runs. He has scored 25 runs and driven in 20.

Misty Mountain Wins Lottery for RP Nosehammer

Misty Mountain Wins Lottery for RP Nosehammer
Tuesday, March 20th, 2040
The Misty Mountain Hops have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of reliever Hidush Nosehammer to a 2-year, $30,600,000 contract.

Both Nosehammer and the Hops are said to be very pleased to come to this agreement.

Nosehammer has logged a 31-22 record in his career, appearing in 392 games with 290 strikeouts and 92 walks in 418.1 innings. He has been credited with 57 saves and has a 2.47 ERA.