*Hubbard, Jr. Crowned Best SC Rookie

Sunday, November 24th, 2041
The Shire Conference has presented its Frodo Rookie Award for 2041 and the honor went to Alrond *Hubbard, Jr., the fine Old Forest right fielder.

The 19-year-old Merry Fellows newcomer took the trophy by hitting .395 in 153 games and finished with 248 hits, 46 home runs, 108 RBIs and 145 runs scored.

Rapu Vale of the Bucklebury Fairies finished second in voting, while Hong-bo Celiomir of the Minas Ithil Wyrms finished third.