Category: Grey Havens

Stars Come up Short of Playoffs

Friday, September 27th, 2041
There will be no playoffs for the Grey Havens Stars this year. The Stars have succumbed to mathematics, simply running out of games to get themselves into contention.

The Stars have missed the playoffs 26 times in their 38 years as a Tolkien Baseball franchise. This playoff miss is the club’s 3rd in a row, with their last postseason appearance coming in 2037. In the last 10 seasons, the Stars have missed the playoffs 8 times.

Misty Mountain Stops Nailslobberer’s Hit Streak

Monday, August 26th, 2041
After 24 games, Grey Havens left fielder Fridak Nailslobberer saw his hitting streak end when he went hitless in 2 at-bats. However, the Stars still managed to take the win, topping the Misty Mountain Hops 9-4 at Grey Havens Field.

“It was a good run,” Nailslobberer said after the game. “It was bound to end at some point. I’m just glad we won the day it ended.”

This season Nailslobberer has banged out 141 hits in 436 at-bats for a .323 average with 14 home runs. He is getting on base at a .356 pace and his totals also include 58 RBIs and 47 runs scored.

MC Player of the Week Chosen

Monday, July 29th, 2041
Grey Havens Stars center fielder Sasil Belol rose above the controversy surrounding his soon-to-expire contract, thriving under pressure last week and copping the Player of the Week award in the Mordor Conference.

Belol put up a .500 batting average (10-for-20) with 3 home runs, 5 RBIs and scored 6 times.

So far this year Belol is batting .218 with 17 home runs, 37 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

Veteran Elvarara Agrees to 1-Year Deal

Monday, March 4th, 2041
The Grey Havens Stars presented a battle-hardened Elegrina Elvarara to the local press corps today as their latest signing. The 38-year-old right fielder sealed a 1-year deal worth $3,640,000 mere hours before the formal introduction.

Lifetime Elvarara has hit .273 with 1554 hits, 183 home runs, 707 RBIs and scored 771 runs.

Knotwise of Grey Havens Player of the Week

Monday, July 2nd, 2040
Irene Knotwise of the Grey Havens Stars had an outstanding week and today was voted the Player of the Week by the Mordor Conference.

For the week the 27-year-old third baseman batted .417 (10-for-24) with 1 home run and 10 RBIs.

This season in 80 games Knotwise is batting .344 with 10 home runs, 51 RBIs and has scored 47 times.

Grey Havens Trades the Slob for Mos Eisley’s Nailslobberer

Tuesday, March 27th, 2040
Everybody is overjoyed with a trade consummated today by the Grey Havens Stars and the Mos Eisley Wookies. In the deal Grey Havens got 35-year-old LF Fridak Nailslobberer from Mos Eisley and dealt 30-year-old 2B Kimria the Slob and 23-year-old minor league RHP Hyrneck Bologni to the Wookies. The general managers that made the swap are happy and the players are happy, too. One of the GMs commented, “This was a good swap for all concerned.”

Lifetime the Slob is hitting .221 with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 18 home runs, 49 RBIs and 63 runs scored. He has appeared in 212 games to date and delivered 118 hits.

$10,600,000 Lands RF Elong for Stars

Sunday, March 4th, 2040
Despite his solid numbers, some fans questioned the value of the Rasman Elong signing even as Grey Havens officials paraded him before the media this afternoon.

Elong will surely bring a lot to the club, but he comes at a price of $10,600,000 over 1 year.

Looking at his career stats, Elong is batting .282 and has totaled 151 home runs.

Pennypacker Nabs MC #1 Pitcher Award

Monday, August 1st, 2039
Veteran Estella Pennypacker put together quite a successful stretch in July for the Grey Havens Stars, earning herself the Mordor Conference Pitcher of the Month award.

Pennypacker racked up a 5-1 record in 6 starts, posting a 2.49 ERA over 47 innings and striking out 46.

Checking out her stats for the year, Pennypacker has racked up 12 wins and 9 losses in 22 starts, 3.20 ERA and struck out 154 batters in 163.1 innings.

Season-Ending Injury for Olo Proudfoot

Saturday, July 23rd, 2039
When Grey Havens starting pitcher Olo Proudfoot was taken out of the game, the crowd at the Stars-Eagles game went silent as they could tell that it was a serious injury. That was confirmed today by doctors when they revealed that Proudfoot had sustained a torn rotator cuff and will be out for about 14 months.

So far this season Proudfoot has a 4-2 record, 8 starts, 54.1 innings, 46 strikeouts and a 1.66 ERA.

It’s a No-No for Pennypacker

Wednesday, July 20th, 2039
There was magic on the mound today at Elrod Stadium at Finrod Field as Grey Havens Stars starter Estella Pennypacker no-hit the Minas Tirith Titans.

Pennypacker held Minas Tirith hitters spellbound and helpless in a masterful display of pitching, leading the Stars to a 3-0 win.

“It was like I was in a dream,” Pennypacker said afterward. “The ball just went right where I wanted it to.”

In her mound masterpiece, Pennypacker rang up 11 strikeouts and issued no walks.

Pennypacker has gone 11-8 this season with an ERA of 3.03 and 142 strikeouts in 148.1 innings pitched. Other clubs are hitting .231 against her.