Category: Numenor

Week’s #1 Player: Numenor’s Longbeard

Monday, April 11th, 2039
At the age of 28, Genus Longbeard might have some potential he hasn’t realized yet — if his success at the plate last week is any indication. The Numenor third baseman put up some exceptional numbers the past seven days with a .480 batting average. For his efforts Longbeard collected the Mordor Conference Player of the Week Award.

He racked up 12 hits in 25 at-bats, 3 home runs and 10 RBIs last week in 7 games.

Season Over for Wogdish the Tearer in Numenor

Wednesday, April 6th, 2039
A blow for Wogdish the Tearer today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 10-11 months with a broken bone in the elbow. the Tearer suffered the injury running the bases. Although officials from the Numenor Kings are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about the Tearer’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

Kings Buried – Out of Playoffs

Tuesday, August 31st, 2038
The Numenor Kings will soon be packing their bags and heading home for the year. The 2038 season won’t involve a playoff run for the club, as Numenor was mathematically eliminated from playoff contention today.

This is the club’s 8th playoff miss in a row. They last appeared in the postseason in 2030. In the last 10 seasons, the Kings have missed the playoffs 9 times. In total, the Kings have missed the playoffs 27 times in their 35-year history. Numenor last won the Return of the King Series in 2008.

MC Trophy Goes to Anviltooth of Numenor

Monday, August 9th, 2038
It was a fantastic week for Numenor first baseman Midash Anviltooth 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 Anviltooth hammered the ball at a torrid .407 pace, going 11-for-27 with 2 home runs, 6 RBIs and 7 runs scored.

Looking at his present stats, Anviltooth has compiled a .257 batting average in 111 games with a .276 on-base percentage, while hitting 13 home runs and driving in 51 runs.

Kings Mathematically Out of Playoffs

Sunday, September 6th, 2037
Not even the most diehard Numenor Kings fan thought the team had much chance at the playoffs this year. But now even the faintest hopes have been put to rest, as the Kings were mathematically eliminated from the postseason hunt today.

Numenor last appeared in the postseason in 2030. This is their 7th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 26 times in their 34-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Kings have missed the playoffs 9 times. Numenor has won the Return of the King Series 2 times in their history.

Oathkiller Collects Player of the Week Award

Monday, June 15th, 2037
Today the Mordor Conference announced its Player of the Week Award winner — Numenor Kings second baseman Volin Oathkiller, who batted .458 (11-for-24) with 2 home runs, 6 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

So far this year in 62 games Oathkiller is hitting .273 with 3 home runs, 19 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

Oathkiller Big Deal in Numenor: Hits for Cycle

Thursday, June 11th, 2037
Volin Oathkiller roughed up Bucklebury Fairies pitching in a big way at Capital One Stadium today, leading the Numenor to a 8-3 win.

With his parents and family watching from the stands, the 27-year-old second baseman put on a magnificent show, hitting for the cycle — collecting a single, double, triple and home run in the same game.

“It was a good day for that to happen,” a beaming Oathkiller said after the game. “I really got some good looks and delivered. Sometimes you’re just on.”

He finished his historic day with 4 hits in 5 at-bats, 4 runs batted in and 2 runs scored.

Volin Oathkiller grounded out in the 1st, hit a two-run double in the 2nd, singled in the 4th, tripled in the 6th and hit a two-run home run off Anilkumar Fassbinder in the 8th.

Batting .270 to date, Oathkiller has 3 home runs and 19 RBIs.

$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.