Category: Numenor

$4,000,000 Lands C Hardbottle for Kings

Saturday, April 4th, 2037
Kings officials hailed the signing of Carl Hardbottle as “an integral piece to our championship puzzle,” though fans were somewhat more reserved about the signing.

Hardbottle will pocket $4,000,000 over 2 years.

Hardbottle has a lifetime .237 average with 828 hits, 114 doubles, 12 triples, 110 home runs and 464 RBIs to date.

Anviltooth Selected MC Player of the Week

Monday, August 11th, 2036
27-year-old Midash Anviltooth sent shock waves through Tolkien Baseball last week with an eye-popping performance that brought him the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

A newcomer to the league, Anviltooth made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .522 average, 12 hits in 23 at-bats, 3 home runs and 9 runs batted in.

Where the Numenor Kings first baseman goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Anviltooth certainly made his mark last week.

A look at his season totals shows Anviltooth with 15 home runs, .275 BA, .314 OBP, 48 RBIs and 61 runs scored.

Kings Lose Gorimli for Season

Saturday, August 2nd, 2036
The Numenor Kings were dealt a blow today when closer Kinar Gorimli left the game with an undisclosed injury. The team has now revealed that Gorimli has suffered a torn flexor tendon in his elbow and will most likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury.

So far this year, Gorimli has chalked up 18 saves. In 43 relief appearances, he has 37 strikeouts in 48.2 innings with a 3.70 ERA. His season won-lost mark is 4-2.

Kings Mathematically Out of Playoffs

Sunday, September 2nd, 2035
Not even a late-season surge can save the Numenor Kings playoff hopes this season. The team was mathematically eliminated from postseason contention today.

The Kings have missed the playoffs 24 times in their 32 years as a Tolkien Baseball franchise. This playoff miss is the club’s 5th in a row, with their last postseason appearance coming in 2030. In the last 10 seasons, the Kings have missed the playoffs 9 times. Numenor last won the Return of the King Series in 2008.

Week’s Premier Performer Honored by MC

Monday, August 20th, 2035
It was a fantastic week for Numenor right fielder Rasin Denildriel and it was capped off today with the announcement that he was named the winner of the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

Last week Denildriel hammered the ball at a torrid .478 pace, going 11-for-23 with 4 home runs, 10 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

In 109 games this season Denildriel is batting .336 with 51 hits and 10 home runs. He has scored 23 runs and driven in 27.