Category: Minas Ithil

Minas Ithil Fired up over Signing of LF Bats

Minas Ithil Fired up over Signing of LF Bats
Friday, February 28th, 2042
The Wyrms and Justin Bats appeared before the Minas Ithil media today as the two sides emerged from marathon contract talks.

Bats, a left fielder, is poised to make $53,400,000 over 3 years.

In his 2306-game career Bats has tagged 2225 hits with 470 doubles, 45 triples and 362 home runs. His lifetime batting average is .267 with 1229 RBIs and 1345 runs scored.

$11,700,000 Lands SP the Odiferous for Wyrms

Sunday, February 2nd, 2042
The Minas Ithil Wyrms have called a press conference later today to announce the signing of starting pitcher Higak the Odiferous to a 1-year, $11,700,000 contract.

Both the Odiferous and the Wyrms are said to be very pleased to come to this agreement.

To date in his career the Odiferous is 47-44 with an ERA of 3.83 and 542 strikeouts.

Minas Ithil Wyrms Reliever Fell Through Barn Roof – Out 8 Weeks

Tuesday, January 28th, 2042
Days before he departed for camp, reliever Valin Earthhead crashed through the roof of a barn at his home in Erebor, Dwarven Lands, breaking a rib and sustaining three non-displaced fractures in his vertebrae. The Minas Ithil Wyrms 29-year-old right-=hander, is slated to miss close to eight weeks. He entered camp hoping to compete for a spot in a revamped Minas Ithil Wyrms’ bullpen, but the injury stands as a significant setback.

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.