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Pensacola Raging Cats - 2050 World Series Champion


The Pensacola Raging Cats beat the Wallace Ballers 4 games to 1 to win the 2050 World Series.
The Raging Cats took game 1, 6-3 on a complete game win by Hideo Nomo. Brett Butler and Albert Pujols opened the game for the Ballers with back to back homers. The Cats scored single runs in 4 of the first 5 innings, to hold a 4-2 lead. John Jaso put the game out of reach with a 2 run home run in the 8th.
The Ballers tied the series at 1-1 with a 5-4 game 2 victory. The Ballers jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the game. Butler opened the game for the ballers with a solo shot, and widened the lead in the 3rd when Butler hit his 2nd home run of the game and Larry Walker followed with another 2 run shot. The Raging Cats fought back behind Joe Crede’s 3 run homer in the 5th inning, but fell short as the series moved to Pensacola.
Game 3 was an offensive thriller. The Raging Cats jumped out to an 8-2 lead, on Home Runs by Skip Schumaker, Dick Allen, and a bases clearing double by Schumaker in the 5th—Schumaker finished the game with 5 RBIs. The Ballers fought back with Home Runs by Rick Wilkins and Joe Morgan in the 7th, tying the game in the 8th on Albert Belle’s 2 run shot. Series MVP Johnny Grubb put the Raging Cats back on top with the game winning Home Run in the bottom of the 8th. The Cats took the victory 10-9, and the series lead 2 games to 1. Grubb finished the series batting .435 with a 1.826 OPS hitting 3 doubles and 4 home runs and 9 RBIs.
Curt Schilling took the mound in game 4 and held the Ballers to 1 run putting the Raging Cats in control of the Series 3 games to 1. The Ballers scored their only run taking an early lead in the 1st inning on an RBI single by Allen. The Cats took the lead for good in the 3rd inning when Grubb hit a 3 run Home Run, and a 6-1 victory.
The Ballers would not go down easily in game 5. Chris Carpenter held the Raging Cats to 1 run through 7 innings, holding a 2-1 lead behind a 4th inning 2 run homer by Walker. Nomo pitched another great game for the Cats, going 9 innings, striking out 13. The Cats tied the game in the 8th on back to back home runs by Grubb and Shawn Green. In the 10th, Grubb hit his 2nd home run of the game, giving the Cats the Championship with a 5-3 victory.
Joe Morgan led the Ballers on offense hitting .429 with a 1.381 OPS, with 3 doubles and 1 Home Run.

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WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

G. Sheffield, Mustangs .5333 HR9 RBI
J. Kruk, Bolts .4674 HR8 RBI
G. Norton, Stars .4384 HR7 RBI
S. Green, Raging Cats .3332 HR7 RBI
C. Yelich, Drifters .3333 HR5 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

K. Gibson, Red Wings 1 for 17 (.059)
T. Hafner, Bisons 1 for 17 (.059)
B. Harper, Dodgers 2 for 17 (.118)
R. Theriot, Bisons 3 for 18 (.167)
D. Newhan, Skeeters 1 for 15 (.067)

Leaders: HR

B. Spiers, Bisons 15
B. Bonds, Tropics 14
K. Caminiti, Vikings 13
J. Dye, Claws 12
A. Diaz, Raging Cats 12

Leaders: SO

R. Johnson, OUTLAWS 59
P. Martinez, Green Sox 59
M. Scherzer, Green Sox 59
C. Kluber, Mustangs 58
C. Buchholz, Vikings 56

Buffalo Bisons - 2049 World Series Champions


The mighty Buffalo Bisons won their second World Championship in 3 seasons, sweeping the Rochester Red Wings.
The Bisons’ pitching was superb. Series MVP Justin Verlander took the mound for game 1 and threw a 3 hit shutout, striking out 11 Red Wing batters. John Jaso got things started on offense with a 2nd inning 2 run Homer. The Bisons added 3 more home runs to take the game 7-0. Verlander finished the series with 18 Innings pitched, 1.00 ERA, .667 WHIP, and 10 K/9
JR Richard took the mound for game 2, and gave up 3 runs on 7 hits. The Bisons once again used the long ball with Home Runs by Bill Spiers, Mark McGwire and Orlando Arcia to take game 2, 9-3.
David Price got the win in game 3, giving up 3 runs on 8 hits. The Red Wings jumped out on top 2-0 as Jim Dwyer led off the 2nd inning with a Home Run. The Bisons tied it up in the 3rd behind a Dave Winfied lead-off Homer, and took the lead for good in the 4th on Spiers’ 2 run shot. Adding 3 more runs in the 7th, the Bisons took a 3-0 series lead with the 7-4 victory.
Justin Verlander brought the championship trophy back to Buffalo getting his second complete game win. Verlander held the Red Wings to 2 runs on 5 hits. The Bisons jumped out on top in the 2nd, with Mark McGwire leading off with his 3rd World Series Home Run. The Bisons added 2 more runs in the 3rd on and RBI single by Ellis Burks and a RBI double by Mike Greenwell. That was more than enough for Verlander.
John Jaso led the Bisons on offense batting .357, scoring 6 runs on 3 doubles and 1 Home Run with a 1.500 OPS. Jim Dwyer led the Red Wings on offense batting .429 with 1 Double, 1 Home Runs, and a 1.429 OPS.

Detroit Stars - 2048 World Series Champion


The Detroit Stars swept the Las Vegas Outlaws behind outstanding pitching to win the 2048 World Series. Each of the Stars starters completely shut down the Outlaws. 36 Innings, 4 complete games, 2 shut outs, 3 Runs allowed, 16 hits allowed. The Stars did not use one player from their bullpen.
In game 1, the Outlaws took the early lead on Mikey Young’s second inning home run. Series MVP Brian Roberts notched the score at 1 on a RBI ground out in the 5th, and put the Stars ahead for good in the 7th with a 3 run Home Run. Tom Seaver got the win with a complete game, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 7. Roberts finished the series batting .385 with a 1.462 OPS, driving in 5 runs on 1 double, 1 triple and 1 Home Run.
In game 2, Madison Bumgarner was in complete control, pitching 9 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits. A 3rd inning Home Run by Bobby Higginson was all the Stars would need taking the win 3-0.
Johan Santana was next on the mound for the Stars and once again the Outlaws could generate no offense. Santana pitched another complete game shutout, allowing only 5 hits, striking out 8. Roberts put the Stars ahead in the 3rd with an RBI triple and the Stars were one game away with the 4-0 victory.
In game 4, the Outlaws were hoping to get some offense going, but Dennis Martinez closed the door again, bringing the World Championship to Detroit. Martinez pitched another complete game, allowing only one run on 4 hits, striking out 6. Tony Solaita, Pudge Rodriguez, and Higginson each hit solo Home Runs for the Stars.
Mikey Young led the offense for the Outlaws, batting .214 with a .714 OPS with 1 Home Run.

Buffalo Bisons - 2047 World Series Champions


The Buffalo Bisons completed their domination of the 2047 season with a World Series championship, 4 games to 1 over the Pensacola Raging Cats.
The Bisons came into the 2047 World Series on fire, having swept both the Battery and Cobras. The Raging Cats needed to stop that locomotive, and gave the ball to Hideo Nomo in game 1. Nomo pitched a 4 hitter, striking out 8 and led the Raging Cats to a 5-4 victory, giving the Bisons their first post season loss. Mitch Meluskey hit a bases clearing 3 run double in the 4th and Jim Dwyer hit a solo Home run in the 8th.
Game 2 was a 10 inning thriller. The Raging Cats took a 4-2 lead into the 6th, and the Bisons fought back with the long ball. Solo home runs by Whit Merrifield in the 6th, Mark McGwire in the 7th, and the game winning shot by series MVP Ryan Howard in the 10th inning gave the Bisons a much needed 5-4 win evening the series at 1 each. Howard finished the series batting .455 with a whopping 1.995 OPS, with 3 doubles, 4 Home Runs and 9 RBI.
The series shifted to Pensacola; the Raging Cats were looking to take advantage of the home field, but the Bisons’ offense turned on the steam, hitting 12 home runs in the next 3 games, and as the song says there was “no way to slow down.”
J.R. Richard took the mound for the Bisons in game 3, and held the Raging Cats to 2 runs, striking out 10, and the Bisons took the victory 8-2 behind home runs by Summers, McGwire and Ramos.
The Bisons offense continued its domination in game 4 with a 7-2 victory. The balls continued to fly out of the park, with solo shots by Merrifield, Spiers, and Howard. Luis Gonzalez capped the victory with a 3 run Homer in the 8th.
The Raging Cats were hoping that Nomo could once again slow down the Bison locomotive, but the Bisons Home Run onslaught continued, early and often. Ryan Howard started it off with a 1st inning Grand Slam; Merrifield, Spiers, Guerrero and Ramos also hit home runs, and the Bisons took home the trophy with a 12-6 victory.
Jim Dwyer led the Raging Cats offense batting .375 with a 1.688 OPS with 2 doubles and 1 HR, with 2 RBI.

Charlston Battery - 2046 World Series Champion


Seven Games. Outstanding Pitching. The Charlston Battery won the 2046 World Series 4 games to 3 over the Boston Braves behind the arms of Jake Arietta (2-0, 17 IP, 2.11 ERA, .82 WHIP, 10.06 K/9) and Series MVP Don Sutton (2-0, 18 IP, 1.50 ERA, .62 WHIP, 6.5 K/9).
Down 3 games to 2, The Battery returned home for game 6 and Arietta pitched 8 strong innings, giving up only 1 run on 5 hits, striking out 8, leading the Battery to a 5-1 victory. The Battery scored 4 runs in the 5th behind a 2 run double by Mike Trout,
The Battery put the ball in Sutton’s hands for game 7 and he pitched a 2 hit gem bringing the Championship to Charlston with a 4-1 victory. The Braves only run came in the 1st on a solo Home Run by Andrelton Simmons. Manny Ramirez scored the go ahead run in the 4th inning on a FC grounder by Hanley Ramirez, and that was all Sutton needed.
The Braves had taken a 3-2 series lead behind the spectacular pitching of Jason Schmidt (2-0, 18 IP, 1.00 ERA, .50 WHIP, 12.5 K/9). Schmidt pitched two 4 hitters, in game 1 and again in game 5. Simmons led the Braves offense in game 5, driving in 3 runs on a solo shot in the 1st and a 2 run double in the 5th. Game 4 was an offensive shootout which the Braves took 10-7 evening the series 2-2. John Buck crushed two Home Runs, driving in 5 runs for the Braves.
Hanley Ramirez led the Battery to a 8-3 game 2 victory, driving in 5 runs on 2 Home Runs. Game 3 was a hard fought pitching duel between Sutton and Robbie Ray. The Braves took the early lead 2-0 behind a solo Home Run by Willie McCovey, but Sutton closed the door, and Manny Ramirez hit a 2 run Homer in the 8th to give the Battery the victory 3-2.
Mike Trout led the offense for the Battery finishing with a .300 Avg, .967 OPS, 3 doubles, 1 HR and 4 RBI.

New Orleans Pelicans - 2045 World Series Champions


The first “Streetcar Series” came to New Orleans..... the Zephyrs (Tulane alum from the Parish) faced off against the Pelicans (UNO alum from Bucktown) for bragging rights in the Crescent City. The Pelicans brought their brooms, sweeping the Zephyrs in 4 games, but each game came down to the final inning. The Pelicans starting pitching told the story, holding the Zephyrs bats at bay all series, allowing 6 runs on 11 hits.
Pedro Martinez did all he could to lead the Zephyrs to victory in game 1 striking out 8, but the Pelicans rallied off Goose Gossage in relief; Tony Gwynn hitting the game winning single in the 9th.
The Pelicans used the long ball and the 2 hit pitching of Tim Lincecum to take a 2-0 series lead. The Pelicans jumped ahead 4-0, sparked by a 2 run Home Run by Troy Tulowizky. The Zephyrs came storming back with 3 runs in the 8th inning behind Adam Lind’s 2 run triple, but the Pelicans responded in the bottom of the 8th with solo shots by Albert Belle and Brad Hawpe, to take a 6-4 game 2 victory.
The Zephyrs came home to the Shrine on Airline for game 3, taking an early lead on Cody Bellinger’s 2 out Home Run in the 1st. The Pelicans took the lead in the 3rd on Albert Belle’s 2 run Single. Adam Lind came through again for the Zephyrs with a 2 run Homer in the 6th, but the Pelicans bullpen shut down the Zephyrs to take a 3-0 series lead.
JR Richard pitched brilliantly in game 4 striking out 7 with a 2 hit shutout, and the Pelicans offense scratched out 2 unearned runs in the 5th.
Joe Morgan was the Series MVP, batting .429 with a 1.286 OPS with 4 RBIs. Shane Halter led the Zephyrs’ offense batting .267 with a 1.133 OPS

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