Category: Moria

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.

Gladrierà Honored by First Ballot Selection to SGCBL Hall of Fame

Wednesday, June 30th, 2038
A huge crowd watched Nose Gladrierà become the newest member of the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame today.

“I’m a big believer in whatever you want, if you want something out of this game, you’ve got to put the work in it. You’ve got to work hard,” said the outstanding first baseman, whose new plaque described him as “an artisan with a bat whose daily pursuit of excellence produced a .301 lifetime batting average, 2782 hits and 487 home runs.”

After the induction ceremony Gladrier√† was asked what was the most thrilling moment in his career. He responded quickly, “No doubt about it, your first hit in the big leagues. That’s tops. It means you’re on your way. When you get the first hit, then you can get the rest.”

SC Honors Moria Center Fielder

Monday, June 28th, 2038
The Player of the Week has been chosen by the Shire Conference. The award went to Gleran Rockcrusher, center fielder of the Moria Miners.

In a sensational hitting performance, he wrecked league pitchers with a .429 average to win the honor. Rockcrusher went 9-for-21 for the week, totaled 2 home runs and 4 RBIs and scored 3 times.

For the year Rockcrusher has hit .270 with 12 home runs, 38 RBIs and scored 41 runs.

*the Runner Punishes SC Pitchers This Week

Monday, May 24th, 2038
Veteran Farmak *the Runner had a great week at the plate for the Miners to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Shire Conference.

The 34-year-old Moria catcher built a .619 average on the strength of 13 hits in 21 at-bats, 3 home runs and 9 RBIs.

This season in 37 games *the Runner is batting .279 with 10 home runs, 22 RBIs and has scored 27 times.

the Slobberer Hurls No-Hitter

Saturday, May 22nd, 2038
Moria Miners starter Halir the Slobberer was unhittable today at Khazad-dum Stadium.

the Slobberer beat the Minas Ithil Wyrms 9-0, breezing through the Wyrms lineup en route to a no-hitter.

“I thought Halir started off a little slow and was struggling with his command at first,” Miners manager Florar Arwima said later. “He lucked his way through the early innings, and they helped him out by not being patient. Eventually, it all came together for him, and from there on the Wyrms never had a chance. He dominated them.”

the Slobberer struck out 4 batters and issued 5 walks in the performance.

His record this season is 3-4 in 9 starts and the Slobberer has a 3.88 ERA.

Brandybuck Selected SC Player of the Week

Monday, May 10th, 2038
At the age of 30, Erin Brandybuck might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Moria first baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .464 batting average. For his efforts Brandybuck collected the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 13 hits in 28 at-bats, 4 home runs and 11 RBIs last week in 7 games.

Thus far this season Brandybuck is hitting .250 with 5 home runs, 18 RBIs and 13 runs scored. He has 30 hits in 120 at-bats and has played in 33 games.

It’s Official: CL Gnomebasher Signs with Miners

Tuesday, December 29th, 2037
Word of a huge deal between Huugdish Gnomebasher and Moria broke on BNN only minutes before it was officially announced.

The closer will join the Miners for an estimated $6,600,000 per year over 2 years. Gnomebasher has shown he is capable of putting together big money campaigns, which is exactly what Miners ownership was looking for.

So far in his career Gnomebasher has nailed down 234 saves and held opposing hitters to a .188 batting average with 569 strikeouts and 218 walks in 456.2 innings. In 420 games he has a 36-24 record and a 2.27 ERA.