Stonebrook Baseball League

Cash walks off Swingers as winners

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Norm Cash hit two homers in Game Seven of the 2023 World Series.
It was a wild SBL season, and it ended with a wild seven-game series that saw the Swingers come back from a 3-1 hole to win Game Seven thanks to two late homeruns. Salvador Perez's bomb in the 8th tied the game, and Norm Cash led off the 10th with a solo shot, sending the Swingers home with their 5th SBL title, passing the Gaggle for the most since 2008.

Congrats to Josh, as well as Ben who's Slugs had another great run and almost took the title. It was a year of much parity, and I look forward to what 2024 will bring!

A Season of Thrills, Spills, and Unforgettable Moments

2023 Playoff Seeds:
#1 Gaggle (72 wins)
#2 Swingers (70 wins, 9-8 over Slugs)
#3 Hammers (East champs by one game)
#4 Slugs (70 wins)
#5 Mutiny (69 wins)
#6 Irish (68 wins)

First Round
Irish @ Hammers
Mutiny @ Slugs

As the dust settles on the Stonebrook Baseball League's regular season, fans and players alike can look back on a campaign that was nothing short of extraordinary. With all six playoff teams within just four games of each other, the competition was fierce and the drama was high.

The West Division: A Tale of Two Titans
In the West, the Bellevue Banana Slugs and the Las Vegas Swingers finished neck-and-neck, both boasting a 70-60 record. However, the Swingers clinched the division title with a 9-8 record against the Banana Slugs. The Swingers' offense, led by a run differential of +27, was a key factor in their success. Meanwhile, the Banana Slugs were no slouches either, with a +59 run differential, indicating that their pitching and defense were top-notch.

The Central Division: The Glen Gaggle Soars
The Central Division saw The Glen Gaggle finish at the top with a 72-58 record. Their +53 run differential and recent form of 6-4 in the last 10 games show that they are a force to be reckoned with. Lake Michigan Mutiny followed closely, just three games behind, making them a team to watch in the playoffs.

The East Division: Western Springs Hammers Nail It
In the East, the Western Springs Hammers took the division with a 69-61 record. Despite losing two of their last games, they managed to stay ahead of the County Cork Fighting Irish by just one game. The Fighting Irish, however, are on a two-game winning streak and have won 7 of their last 10, making them a dark horse in the upcoming playoffs.

Final Thoughts
As we gear up for the playoffs, one thing is clear: in a league where the competition is this fierce, anything can happen. So grab your popcorn, folks, because the Stonebrook Baseball League playoffs are going to be a rollercoaster ride you won't want to miss!

ChatGPT Welcomes you to SBL 2023

I turned to ChatGPT to write an intro for the new season. Here's what it had to say:

Welcome to the 38th year of the SBL, the premier baseball simulation league! With a new season comes new opportunities, as teams will battle it out to claim the championship title. Last year's champions, the Mutiny, will aim to defend their title against fierce competition, including the Fighting Irish who they defeated in the series. As the new season approaches, owners are eagerly preparing their rosters by signing their keepers to contracts before the end of March, 2023. Excitingly, the San Juan Squids hold the coveted #1 pick, adding even more intrigue to this highly anticipated season. Get ready for a thrilling ride as the SBL gears up for another exciting year of simulated baseball action!

Owners, get players signed by March 31!

2022 World Series

The #3 seeded Ridgebacks will take on the top-seeded Mutiny in the 2022 World Series starting Sunday night. The upstart Ridgebacks will try to win after just a few years in the league, while the Mutiny are looking to break a decade-long title drought.

Congrats to this year's award winners. Mark McGwire of the Cows takes home his second career MVP. Bob Gibson of the Offenders wins his third career Cy Young. Mike Trout of the Slugs, shockingly, is an SBL rookie and wins ROY.

Round 2
The Ridgebacks and Gaggle had a great series, while the Irish busted out of their slump. We move to round 2 where the Bombers attempt to stay hot and the Mutiny attempt to avoid a second straight upset in the semi-finals. Good luck to those remaining! Games will start Sunday.

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