Category: Minas Ithil

Minas Ithil-Land of Oz Trade: Sivakumar for Celiomir

Saturday, July 27th, 2041
Today at a press conference the Minas Ithil Wyrms announced a trade has been completed with the Land of Oz Munchkins. The Wyrms have shipped 26-year-old C Asiloman Sivakumar and 22-year-old minor league SS Throgdush Eyekiller to the Munchkins for 30-year-old 1B Hong-bo Celiomir.

In 47 games this season Sivakumar has batted at a .269 pace with 39 hits and 2 home runs.

Wyrms Show GM Eärámbor the Door

Friday, June 28th, 2041
Tiring of the club’s losing ways, the Minas Ithil Wyrms have dumped general manager Monroe Eärámbor.

The Wyrms have been considered one of the Tolkien Baseball’s biggest disappointments, and ownership apparently felt blame lay with Eärámbor.

“Monroe Eärámbor is a good executive and a good man,” a team spokesman said in a prepared statement. “At this point in time, the Minas Ithil Wyrms have to do what is best for the franchise, and that is to move in a different direction.”

Nightstalker Tosses Shutout

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2041
Sam Nightstalker of the Minas Ithil Wyrms was masterful today, pitching a 1-hit shutout, 6-0, against the Erebor Eagles.

By going the distance, he was at the same time able to give his bullpen a rest, a fact appreciated by Minas Ithil manager Wuunak the Tough.

“It’s nice to have someone who can do that from time to time,” he said. “He had command of every ball and every pitch. Great location, too.”

Nightstalker had 7 strikeouts and 5 walks in the outing.

His record for the year is 2-2 in 5 starts and Nightstalker has a 3.16 ERA.

SC Frodo Rookie Award Given Out

Friday, November 23rd, 2040
Minas Ithil’s right fielder Addick Mezrin is the latest winner of the Shire Conference Frodo Rookie Award.

During his first year in the league, the 24-year-old Mezrin hit .333 with 171 hits, 15 home runs, 80 RBIs and 72 runs scored. He also walked 20 times and put up a .360 on-base percentage.

He received 21 first place votes out of a possible 24. Ornthalas Gamadriel of the Mirkwood Sylvan finished second in voting with 2 first place votes, while Sancho Bracegirdle of the Rivendell Royals finished third.

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.”

SC Presents Player of the Week Trophy

Monday, June 18th, 2040
Speak softly and carry a big stick and you could win the Shire Conference Player of the Week Award just like Bowman Millstone.

He really dazzled on the diamond this week with a .462 average to take home the trophy. The Minas Ithil left fielder went 12-for-26, drove in 12 runs, scored 6 times and hit 4 home runs.

Millstone is currently batting .280 with 14 home runs and 50 RBIs.

$4,520,000 Lands RP Earthmaster for Wyrms

Wednesday, April 11th, 2040
Veteran reliever Bilin Earthmaster put the finishing touches on a deal with the Wyrms today, agreeing to a $4,520,000, 1-year pact.

Fans were generally receptive to the deal.

$5,100,000 Lands 1B Shewmaker for Wyrms

Tuesday, February 28th, 2040
Minas Ithil fans were pleased with the signing of Rinak Shewmaker today. The 35-year-old inked a 1-year, $5,100,000 deal with the Wyrms.

Though his numbers don’t jump out at you, Shewmaker does fill a void for Minas Ithil, according to several respected analysts.

Shewmaker has a career .247 batting average and .341 on-base percentage. He has recorded 802 hits with 104 doubles, 7 triples, 225 homers, 567 RBIs and scored 463 runs since coming into the league.

Playoffs? No Chance for Minas Ithil

Saturday, September 10th, 2039
There would have never been more than a tiny glimmer of hope, but today even that is gone. The Minas Ithil Wyrms have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Minas Ithil last appeared in the postseason in 2035. This is their 4th consecutive year missing the playoffs, and in total they have not advanced past the regular season 25 times in their 36-year history. In the last 10 seasons, the Wyrms have missed the playoffs 2 times. Minas Ithil has won the Return of the King Series 6 times in their history.

Levi Legurà Injured, Out for Year

Monday, May 23rd, 2039
The season is finished for Levi Legurà of the Minas Ithil Wyrms. The club announced today that he will forego the rest of the year because of injury. The Wyrms starting pitcher suffered a damaged elbow ligament while throwing a pitch in a recent game against the Bywater Bounders. Team doctors said it would take at least 14 months to heal.

His record this season is 2-4 in 10 starts and Legurà has a 3.80 ERA.