Category: Carrock

SC’s Best Player Named

Monday, April 14th, 2042
Veteran Carly Brockhouse had a great week at the plate for the Bears to capture the majority of votes for Player of the Week in the Shire Conference.

The 38-year-old Carrock right fielder built a .435 average on the strength of 10 hits in 23 at-bats, 3 home runs and 8 RBIs.

Land of Oz Munchkins Ship Ringsmith to Carrock

Thursday, April 3rd, 2042
The Baseball News Network is reporting that the Munchkins and Bears have consummated a trade. Carrock will receive 34-year-old RHP Hosur Ringsmith in a swap for 36-year-old RF Tom Bird, 20-year-old minor league RHP Kim Matsumura and $9,130,000 in cash. A league analyst called the trade a “fairly even transaction.”

Carrock will retain a portion of Bird’s remaining contract.

His career stats show that Ringsmith has racked up 46 victories and 43 defeats and has recorded an ERA of 3.94.

Isengard Raiders Ship Pennypacker to Carrock

Monday, March 31st, 2042
It has been in the rumor mill for several weeks, but today team officials for Isengard and Carrock confirmed an agreement. The Raiders dealt 29-year-old CF Kate Pennypacker and 18-year-old minor league RHP Miranda Mosseater to the Bears for 24-year-old 3B Snuzburz Starslobberer, 23-year-old minor league RHP Aerilaya Brilhirion and 22-year-old minor league RHP Taddese Eadon.

Pennypacker is hitting .235 lifetime with 137 hits, 30 doubles, 7 triples, 9 home runs and 51 RBIs to date. She has scored 70 runs, walked 34 times and has a .278 OBP.

*UrukBane and Ettincrawler to Divorce

Thursday, February 13th, 2042
Carrock Bears’ starting pitcher Eormenred *UrukBane has filed for divorce from wife Gracie Ettincrawler-*UrukBane. The couple drew media attention during their courtship and captured headlines with their extravagant wedding. However, the two stars apparently had difficulty maintaining a successful relationship in the public spotlight. “I don’t think Eormenred ever really got used to having that much attention on his personal life,” said Manager Longo Banks. “It’s unfortunate that it didn’t work out for them. Hopefully, Eormenred can move on from this and channel his energy into the game. Either way, we’ll be there to support him.”

Grey Havens Stars Ship Roman to Carrock

Monday, February 10th, 2042
It likely won’t turn either team into an instant contender or provide a huge franchise shakeup, but the Grey Havens Stars and Carrock Bears finalized a trade today. Grey Havens will send 23-year-old 2B Jaimie Roman to the Bears, while the Stars will receive 24-year-old LHP Born Mosseater.

“We think this is a deal that will help out both teams and we’re glad to get it done,” Stars general manager Lord Panda said.

The trade is expected to be officially completed later today with the players joining their new ballclubs by the end of the day.

During his career Roman has compiled a .292 batting average and collected 126 hits, 7 home runs and 32 RBIs.

For his career Mosseater has picked up 1 win and 1 loss with 1 save, a 2.52 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 50 innings.

Veteran Brockhouse Agrees to 3-Year Deal

Sunday, January 12th, 2042
Carrock Bears fans welcomed Carly Brockhouse into the fold, as the veteran announced he’d reached an agreement with Carrock brass.

Some were critical of the move, insisting that you shouldn’t invest $35,300,000 in a 38-year-old man, no matter how good he might be on the field. The team believes he will deepen their roster and ultimately win a championship.

In his career Brockhouse has played in 2105 games with a .260 batting average. Among his 2010 hits are 436 doubles, 77 triples, and 330 home runs. He also has scored 1129 runs, walked 949 times, has 184 stolen bases and driven in 1130 runs.

$9,600,000 Lands SP Eowàthien for Bears

Saturday, January 11th, 2042
33-year-old starting pitcher Ulor Eowàthien has inked a deal with Carrock. Many baseball people question whether he is really worth $9,600,000 over 4 years.

However, the team thinks that Eowàthien will be a solid contributor this season.

During his career Eowàthien has 63 wins and 96 losses and a 4.33 ERA.

SC Announces Gandalf Pitcher Award

Sunday, November 24th, 2041
The Shire Conference announced today that Eormenred *UrukBane has been chosen the Gandalf Pitcher Award winner for 2041. The Carrock starter had everything working for him this past season as he soared to a 16-6 record.

In his exceptional season *UrukBane chalked up a 2.17 ERA in 203.1 innings with 246 strikeouts and 48 walks. Enemy teams hit .203 against him in his 30 starts.

Yoriyoshi Mathon of the Erebor Eagles finished second in voting, while Hozpog Knifecrawler of the Bucklebury Fairies finished third.

No Late-Season Magic Coming: Carrock Out of Playoffs

Monday, September 30th, 2041
The hopes of lifting a championship trophy in Carrock this year have now vanished. The Carrock Bears have been eliminated from postseason contention.

“I’m not happy but I’m trying to come to terms with it,” starting pitcher Eormenred *UrukBane said.

This is the club’s 3rd playoff miss in a row. They last appeared in the postseason in 2038. In the last 10 seasons, the Bears have missed the playoffs 7 times. In total, the Bears have missed the playoffs 35 times in their 38-year history.

Toemasher Rips HR Number 300

Wednesday, August 21st, 2041
300 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It’s a number that very few players reach. Today Sirbag Toemasher became a member of that exclusive club. He belted it at Old League Park against the Wyrms. But sometimes milestone homers don’t win the game. The powerful Carrock first baseman got all the headlines, but Minas Ithil came away with the victory. They beat the Bears 9-3.

During the postgame interview he told the press, “It’s a big relief to get it over. I tried not to think about it, but it’s kind of hard when you have a huge sign on the scoreboard staring at you every time you step up to the plate. The home run was nice, but I would have preferred to win the game.”

His batting totals for the game showed 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 home run and 2 runs batted in.

The hardworking and dedicated Toemasher also said, “I’ll celebrate a little with my family tonight but not too much. This is not the last home run I will hit. I think I have a lot of baseball left in me and have other goals. I’ll get back to work tomorrow.”

His all-time numbers show Toemasher is carrying a .281 career batting average with 300 home runs and 905 RBIs.