Category: Hall of Fame

*Hubbard Joins HOF Legends

Saturday, June 29th, 2041
One of the best players ever, catcher Elle-Rhonda *Hubbard, has received the ultimate honor for a baseball player — being inducted into the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony, which was held today, included tributes from her former teammates. One of them recognized her unparalleled work ethic, another her “naturally pure” swing, and yet another, her love for the game.

*Hubbard received numerous awards during her playing days, but she said nothing can compare to being enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

In a career spanning 2488 games, *Hubbard batted .289 with 2657 hits, 618 home runs, 1693 RBIs and 1885 runs scored.

She retired in 2040. She was elected to the Hall on her 1st try, with 90.9% of the vote.

Norman *Xanatos Enters Hall Of Fame

Saturday, June 29th, 2041
Norman *Xanatos, the great catcher and consummate professional, was inducted into the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame today.

At the induction ceremony, he grew misty-eyed as he recalled the highlights of his playing career: his first base hit, his first home run and — humorously — the first time he was thrown out at home plate.

*Xanatos says he blew through his third base coach’s stop sign. As he returned to the dugout, his manager simply glared at him.

“His eyes just burned a hole right through me,” *Xanatos chuckled. “If looks could kill, I wouldn’t be here today.”

More often than not, *Xanatos pleased his managers and coaches during a superb career.

His all-time numbers show *Xanatos compiled a .321 batting average and collected 2678 hits, 514 home runs and 1389 RBIs. In all, he played in 2228 games. *Xanatos retired from baseball in 2040.

*Ninwocket Honored by First Ballot Selection to SGCBL Hall of Fame

Saturday, June 29th, 2041
Snibb *Ninwocket has just become immortal — the star pitcher has just been selected to the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame.

What a fabulous career he has had. *Ninwocket’s career record shows a 239-145 won-lost mark and an ERA of 2.75. In 519 game appearances he fanned 4205 batters in 3419 innings and held opposing hitters to a .222 average.

His name will now added to the list of legends this weekend at the induction ceremonies at the Hall of Fame. *Ninwocket was 40 when he retired from baseball.

One of his former manager commented on what it was like to hit against the new Hall of Famer. “When you think it’s a ball, it’s a strike. When you swing at what you think is a strike, it’s in the dirt. He was a remarkable pitcher.

*Ninwocket was well-known for winning ballgames and for pitching inside. “Show me a guy who can’t pitch inside and I’ll show you a loser.” Writers once asked him on Mother’s Day if he would brush back his mother. He curtly replied, “Only if she was diggin’ in.”

Hall of Fame Voting Results

Saturday, June 29th, 2041
The ballots are counted and the results are in. This year we will witness three players added to the Hall of Fame. Snibb *Ninwocket, Norman *Xanatos, and Elle-Rhonda *Hubbard received the ultimate honor this year in being voted as the newest members of the Hall of Fame.

The full voting results are included here. Players require 75% of ballots cast to be elected to the Hall, may stay on the ballot for up to 20 years if they receive at least 5% of the votes. Players must be retired before they are eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame.

SP Snibb *Ninwocket 99.7 (1st year) Inducted HOF
C Norman *Xanatos 96.1 (1st year) Inducted HOF
C Elle-Rhonda *Hubbard 90.9 (1st year) Inducted HOF
RF Hahai Brainthrottler 69.4 (5th year)
SP Levi Legurà 68.3 (1st year)
CL Gollaiborn Fionduil 55.1 (11th year)
SP Nesil Orebearer 44.2 (6th year)
SP Gleonyc Kendrick 33.2 (5th year)
C Tognar Ringworker 31.9 (2nd year)
CL Rowan Hill 28.8 (3rd year)
SP Ediberto Whistler 24.9 (1st year)
CL Signar Gorimli 24.4 (2nd year)
SP Aruden Fistslammer 19.0 (1st year)
C Imcir Imcirion 17.1 (11th year)
2B Tanta Chubb 15.8 (11th year)
SP Vrsorbag the Wretched 14.3 (5th year)
CL Elanor Muddyfoot 12.5 (6th year)
2B Frillf Elvora 12.2 (7th year)
3B Hisin Rockdelver 11.4 (4th year)
CL Isengrim Sandyman 10.6 (7th year)
CL Prorbag Brainthrottler 9.4 (3rd year)
LF Erurbag Starslobberer 8.6 (1st year)
C Farag Humancrawler 8.3 (1st year)
C Karan Trollmaster 8.3 (1st year)
SS Nusin Ditchdigger 8.3 (1st year)
C Meli Eläril 8.3 (10th year)
LF Wart Wolfgobber 8.1 (5th year)
1B Gredoc Foemasher 7.5 (3rd year)
SP Rundin Bloodytooth 7.0 (11th year)
CL Nolak Fingertorturer 5.7 (1st year)
SS Ufrat Moonkiller 5.7 (2nd year)
C Foundling *Goodbody 5.5 (6th year)
SS Rowan Sandyman 5.5 (2nd year)
C Camelia Ploughman 4.9 (1st year) Dropped
2B Hildibrand Dap 4.4 (1st year) Dropped
RP Pimja the Pitiful 3.4 (1st year) Dropped
SP Ricky *Vaughn 2.3 (1st year) Dropped
CL Celain Gadrienduil 1.6 (1st year) Dropped
CF Chukky Kendrick 1.6 (6th year) Dropped
C Foinus Armormaster 1.0 (2nd year) Dropped
SP Cele the Evil Jr. 0.8 (1st year) Dropped
C James Miller 0.5 (2nd year) Dropped
SP Charlie Seaward 0.5 (1st year) Dropped
SP Voili Orebreaker 0.3 (1st year) Dropped
SP Ragn Gaun 0.3 (1st year) Dropped
RP Phailla Sil-Gal 0.0 (1st year) Dropped

Celorfilad Honored by First Ballot Selection to SGCBL Hall of Fame

Friday, June 29th, 2040
What does it take to make the baseball Hall of Fame?

Well, whatever it is, Noisur Celorfilad has it. He was inducted into the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame today.

Retiring at age 35, Celorfilad had one of the most illustrious careers ever with a 186-65 won-loss mark and a 2.57 ERA. He racked up 323 mound appearances and struck out 2404 in 2285.2 innings.

Asked by reporters to describe what it takes to become a Hall of Famer, he replied, “I guess it all started at my high school graduation. The speaker said to be successful in life, you needed to find ‘something you love.’ I am here today because I found something I love. Baseball has been my life. It has never been a job. I have been able to have fun playing a game and making a wonderful life for myself and my family. I am a kid that never really had to grow up. Just go to the ballpark each day and throw strikes. That’s it.”

Noisur Celorfilad closed by saying, “God gave me the talent and blessed me with great coaches, managers, and teammates, who helped me develop it.”

Hall of Fame Voting Results

Friday, June 29th, 2040
The ballots are counted and the results are in. One player was enshrined this year: Noisur Celorfilad will now see his plaque mounted beside the other greats from the game.

The full voting results are included here. Players require 75% of ballots cast to be elected to the Hall, may stay on the ballot for up to 20 years if they receive at least 5% of the votes. Players must be retired before they are eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame.

SP Noisur Celorfilad 94.5 (1st year) Inducted HOF
RF Hahai Brainthrottler 74.2 (4th year)
SP Nesil Orebearer 65.8 (5th year)
CL Gollaiborn Fionduil 65.8 (10th year)
CL Rowan Hill 56.6 (2nd year)
C Tognar Ringworker 46.5 (1st year)
SP Gleonyc Kendrick 43.7 (4th year)
CL Signar Gorimli 41.2 (1st year)
2B Tanta Chubb 31.4 (10th year)
3B Hisin Rockdelver 25.5 (3rd year)
CL Isengrim Sandyman 23.7 (6th year)
CL Elanor Muddyfoot 22.5 (5th year)
SS Rowan Sandyman 19.1 (1st year)
CL Prorbag Brainthrottler 15.7 (2nd year)
1B Gredoc Foemasher 14.8 (2nd year)
SS Ufrat Moonkiller 14.5 (1st year)
C Foundling *Goodbody 13.8 (5th year)
2B Frillf Elvora 12.9 (6th year)
C Imcir Imcirion 12.0 (10th year)
SP Vrsorbag the Wretched 11.1 (4th year)
LF Wart Wolfgobber 10.2 (4th year)
C Meli Eläril 9.2 (9th year)
SP Rundin Bloodytooth 8.6 (10th year)
CF Chukky Kendrick 7.1 (5th year)
C James Miller 6.2 (1st year)
C Foinus Armormaster 5.5 (1st year)
SP Gundabald Headstrong 4.0 (1st year) Dropped
SP Smilman Boroden 4.0 (1st year) Dropped
LF Gignar Demoneater 3.7 (3rd year) Dropped
LF Wayne Hawks 3.1 (1st year) Dropped
SP Ferdibrand Bridger 3.1 (1st year) Dropped
LF Dudo Hornblower 2.5 (1st year) Dropped
RP Samwise Underhill 2.2 (2nd year) Dropped
2B Pugnash Humanslurper 1.5 (1st year) Dropped
CL Wulferth Bricebolb 1.2 (1st year) Dropped
SP Benji Stron 0.0 (1st year) Dropped
SP Arwuwyn Lomebrildur 0.0 (1st year) Dropped

Graves Honored by First Ballot Selection to SGCBL Hall of Fame

Thursday, June 30th, 2039
The Baseball Writers Association has put the crowning touch on Joe Graves’s outstanding baseball career. They put the great mound superstar in the Tolkien Baseball Hall of Fame today.

He modestly gave credit to “better than average pitching skills and lots of three-run homers” for making it possible for him to move up into the legendary class of baseball players — but the sportswriters, his teammates and peers knew differently.

In reality Graves was a craftsman, an artist. He was a perfectionist. He painted a ballgame stroke by stroke and when he got through pitching a game, it was a masterpiece.

By the time he retired at age 38, Graves fashioned an impressive record of 195-83, had an ERA of 2.84, struck out 2112 batters and held opposing teams to a .236 batting average. Graves made 355 mound appearances and worked 2548.1 innings in his career.

Hall of Fame Voting Results

Thursday, June 30th, 2039
The ballots are counted and the results are in. One player was enshrined this year: Joe Graves will now see his plaque mounted beside the other greats from the game.

The full voting results are included here. Players require 75% of ballots cast to be elected to the Hall, may stay on the ballot for up to 20 years if they receive at least 5% of the votes. Players must be retired before they are eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame.

SP Joe Graves 90.8 (1st year) Inducted HOF
RF Hahai Brainthrottler 69.8 (3rd year)
CL Gollaiborn Fionduil 65.8 (9th year)
SP Nesil Orebearer 57.3 (4th year)
CL Rowan Hill 54.6 (1st year)
SP Gleonyc Kendrick 48.1 (3rd year)
2B Tanta Chubb 42.4 (9th year)
CL Elanor Muddyfoot 29.9 (4th year)
3B Hisin Rockdelver 26.1 (2nd year)
CL Isengrim Sandyman 24.2 (5th year)
CL Prorbag Brainthrottler 23.4 (1st year)
C Foundling *Goodbody 15.2 (4th year)
1B Gredoc Foemasher 14.7 (1st year)
LF Wart Wolfgobber 14.1 (3rd year)
LF Isszava Eliondel 13.0 (8th year)
C Meli Eläril 13.0 (8th year)
2B Frillf Elvora 11.4 (5th year)
C Imcir Imcirion 11.4 (9th year)
SP Vrsorbag the Wretched 10.6 (3rd year)
RP Samwise Underhill 8.2 (1st year)
CF Chukky Kendrick 7.3 (4th year)
LF Gignar Demoneater 7.3 (2nd year)
SP Rundin Bloodytooth 5.7 (9th year)
SP Lol Iggette 4.9 (1st year) Dropped
SP Galealbo Elvāwen 4.3 (9th year) Dropped
SP Sikar Daggerdrinker 4.1 (1st year) Dropped
SP Darryl Monkey-shines 3.8 (1st year) Dropped
CF Brandon Burrus 3.5 (2nd year) Dropped
SP Clarence Buckland 3.3 (1st year) Dropped
RP Bowman Moss 3.0 (4th year) Dropped
LF Isumbras Bauwyn 2.4 (2nd year) Dropped
SP Nasil Oresplitter 1.9 (2nd year) Dropped
LF Shaia Celenduil 1.6 (1st year) Dropped
2B Muugak Livertrembler 1.6 (2nd year) Dropped
3B Shima Rasreth 0.8 (1st year) Dropped
SP Rebo Muddyfoot 0.3 (1st year) Dropped
RP Muumsh Handtrembler 0.0 (1st year) Dropped
SP Lol Iggette 4.9 (1st year) Dropped
SP Galealbo Elvāwen 4.3 (9th year) Dropped
SP Sikar Daggerdrinker 4.1 (1st year) Dropped
SP Darryl Monkey-shines 3.8 (1st year) Dropped
CF Brandon Burrus 3.5 (2nd year) Dropped
SP Clarence Buckland 3.3 (1st year) Dropped
RP Bowman Moss 3.0 (4th year) Dropped
LF Isumbras Bauwyn 2.4 (2nd year) Dropped
SP Nasil Oresplitter 1.9 (2nd year) Dropped
LF Shaia Celenduil 1.6 (1st year) Dropped
2B Muugak Livertrembler 1.6 (2nd year) Dropped
3B Shima Rasreth 0.8 (1st year) Dropped
SP Rebo Muddyfoot 0.3 (1st year) Dropped
RP Muumsh Handtrembler 0.0 (1st year) Dropped

Jesse Faroden Inducted into Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, June 30th, 2038
Someone once said, “There’s no crying in baseball.” But the tears were flowing in abundance today at the Hall of Fame induction of baseball great Jesse Faroden. They were tears of joy.

The superstar hurler got quite emotional at times during his speech as he retraced his journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of success in the baseball world.

He told the audience, “The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second greatest feeling is to lose a major league game. For someone who truly loved playing baseball, I couldn’t really lose either way. Just to be on a baseball diamond is a wonderful feeling. Life just doesn’t get any better than that. I will really miss it.”

Baseball newest legend ended his career at age 39 with 219 wins and 150 defeats and compiled a 3.73 ERA. Faroden made 485 appearances and struck out 3620 in 3334.1 innings. Teams hit a composite .231 against him.

Moss Joins HOF Immortals

Wednesday, June 30th, 2038
The newest member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame looked impressive standing in front of the assembled crowd. The bronze plaque shined in the bright sun, gleaming from the fresh polish. “Man, that guy is handsome!” Porto Moss commented. “I never realized that I looked so good!”

One of the most colorful characters in league history, Moss was also one of the league’s most dominant starting pitchers. Racking up a career record of 200-144, he was a pitcher that no manager ever worried about while he was on the mound. Off the field, however…

“We always had to be careful in the locker room,” one of his former managers remembered with a laugh. “If you weren’t paying attention, you would fall victim to one of his infamous pranks. There was never a dull moment when this guy was around.”

“I always felt that if I could bring the guys together by making them laugh, then I was doing my job on the days I wasn’t pitching,” Moss explained. “We play a kids’ game after all, so why shouldn’t we have some fun? In fact, it was probably the key to my success. I just hope the other statues in the Hall are prepared; I’m sure this guy will keep them on their toes.”

He retired at the age of 37. In his outstanding career Moss appeared in 537 games, pitched 3156.1 innings, fanned 4167 batters, walked 987 and compiled a 3.58 ERA.