Category: Moria

Cotton Wins SC Honor

Monday, May 30th, 2039
Daisy Cotton more than did her part for the Moria Miners over the last seven days and earned Shire Conference Player of the Week honors in the process.

The club’s left fielder logged an impressive .364 average, drove in 6 runs, hit 3 home runs and scored 4 times.

This season Cotton is hitting at a .333 pace with 9 home runs, 37 RBIs and has scored 27 times.

Rockcrusher Selected SC Player of the Week

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
Gleran Rockcrusher has been in a real groove lately. The 27-year-old Moria Miners center fielder nabbed Shire Conference Player of the Week honors today after beating up on opposing pitchers all last week.

Rockcrusher’s hot streak featured 10 hits in 26 at-bats, 5 home runs, 13 RBIs, 7 runs scored and a .385 average.

In 2039 Rockcrusher has hit at a .259 clip with 45 hits, 10 home runs, 31 RBIs and has scored 28 times.

Miners Starter Wins SC Pitching Award

Sunday, May 1st, 2039
Galugol Eliolas took home the Shire Conference Pitcher of the Month honors in April. After all these years playing ball, the 35-year-old veteran still enjoys the game as though he’d just broken camp for the first time a month ago. He’s a bit older now with a few more aches and pains, but the old man has reason to celebrate, having gone 5-0 for Moria last month and claiming the Pitcher of the Month award.

He tacked up a 2.96 ERA in his 6 starts, tossing 45.2 innings and striking out 42.

Veteran Eliolas, Moria Complete Deal

Thursday, January 13th, 2039
Moria has come to an agreement with hard working starting pitcher Galugol Eliolas which will keep the 35-year-old in town for 3 years and pay out $57,800,000.

Moria fans, although somewhat skeptical of his age, figure to be pleased when they see Eliolas at the park early every day for practice.

So far in his career Eliolas has 234 wins and 105 losses and a 2.89 ERA.

Veteran RF Brockhouse Settles on Miners

Wednesday, January 12th, 2039
Carly Brockhouse stepped before the podium this afternoon with Moria officials flanking him on both sides as he doffed the Miners cap and announced he’d reached an agreement to play in Moria for 3 years.

The deal, an estimated $27,800,000 in total, is widely seen as a positive move for an organization and an upgrade.

Brockhouse boasts a career batting average of .263 with 1619 hits, 253 homers and 934 RBIs.

Moria Wins Lottery for CL Chiselmasher

Tuesday, December 28th, 2038
The Miners today announced that they have come to terms with Voilin Chiselmasher, a 30-year-old closer they’ve been scouting for a while.

Chiselmasher will earn $3,520,000 a year over 2 years and is expected to play a key role with the club.

Chiselmasher has 122 saves over his career with a 20-20 record and a 3.02 ERA.

Week’s Best Player Honored by SC

Monday, August 9th, 2038
Gleran Rockcrusher of the Moria Miners put the wraps on a fantastic week of play by being named the Shire Conference Player of the Week.

The hot-hitting center fielder was a bonafide batting machine as he racked up 12 hits in 23 at-bats, 3 home runs, .522 BA, 7 RBIs, 6 runs, 1 walk and a .542 OBP.

Rockcrusher is hitting .272 so far this season with 59 RBIs and 61 runs scored. He has 115 hits including 21 home runs, 26 walks and .319 OBP.

Miners-Munchkins Deal: the One-Eyed for Oathrender

Wednesday, July 7th, 2038
Moria and Land of Oz made a trade today. In this move, the Miners shipped 26-year-old 2B Vrunak the One-Eyed and 19-year-old minor league CF Smumdush Moonpoker to the Munchkins for 37-year-old RF Nunus Oathrender. The Moria GM told reporters, “I think this trade is beneficial to everyone involved, including the players.”

This year the One-Eyed is batting .308 with 72 hits, 3 home runs, 21 RBIs, 19 walks, .361 OBP and has scored 28 runs.

During his career Oathrender has hit .280 with 853 hits, 104 home runs, 408 RBIs and scored 417 runs.

Royals-Miners Swap: Cleavergobber for Brockhouse

Monday, July 5th, 2038
Both sides appear content with the trade finalized today that will send 30-year-old minor league LHP Erurbag Cleavergobber and 20-year-old minor league RHP Chan-koo Zorola to the Moria Miners, while the Rivendell Royals will receive 35-year-old RF Carly Brockhouse.

“This is a move that filled a few gaps in our roster,” said Lord Elladan, Royals general manager.

For his part, the Miners GM said the trade was made “in the best interest of our organization’s future.” BNN analysts reported that on paper the trade seemed to be a plus for both ball clubs. The players involved are expected to join their new teams for the next scheduled game.

This year Cleavergobber has collected 1 save in 15 relief appearances. He has also compiled a 0-4 won-lost mark with a 7.53 ERA and fanned 13 batters in 14.1 innings. Opponents are hitting him at a .281 clip in 2038.

This year Brockhouse has hit at a .219 clip with 30 RBIs, 12 home runs and 31 runs scored.

Moss Joins HOF Immortals

Wednesday, June 30th, 2038
The newest member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame looked impressive standing in front of the assembled crowd. The bronze plaque shined in the bright sun, gleaming from the fresh polish. “Man, that guy is handsome!” Porto Moss commented. “I never realized that I looked so good!”

One of the most colorful characters in league history, Moss was also one of the league’s most dominant starting pitchers. Racking up a career record of 200-144, he was a pitcher that no manager ever worried about while he was on the mound. Off the field, however…

“We always had to be careful in the locker room,” one of his former managers remembered with a laugh. “If you weren’t paying attention, you would fall victim to one of his infamous pranks. There was never a dull moment when this guy was around.”

“I always felt that if I could bring the guys together by making them laugh, then I was doing my job on the days I wasn’t pitching,” Moss explained. “We play a kids’ game after all, so why shouldn’t we have some fun? In fact, it was probably the key to my success. I just hope the other statues in the Hall are prepared; I’m sure this guy will keep them on their toes.”

He retired at the age of 37. In his outstanding career Moss appeared in 537 games, pitched 3156.1 innings, fanned 4167 batters, walked 987 and compiled a 3.58 ERA.