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Eduardo Nunez will go to Boston after this season
The news isn't good for the Minnesota Twins. Eduardo Nunez's real-life AB total for the Boston Red Sox has now passed his AB total with the Twins, so he'll switch teams after the completion of Season 4. Enjoy him while you can, Minnesota.

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Tony Clark has an amazing 44 HRs at the All-Star Break - an AYL record-setting pace.

Big game for Howard lifts Red Sox to victory

Elston Howard drove in 5 runs, carrying Boston to a 8-1 victory over the Brewers. Derek Lowe struckout 10 Milwaukee batters in the contest. | Box

Headley delivers in clutch, Padres win

Chase Headley drove in 4 runs, carrying San Diego to a 7-2 victory over the Giants. Tim Lollar was on fire, allowing just 2 hits over 8 innings for San Diego. | Box

Roenicke in the zone for victorious Orioles

Gary Roenicke's hot bat helped the Orioles to a 8-4 win over the Indians. Roenicke collected 4 hits in the game. | Box

Kearns delivers in clutch, Reds win

Austin Kearns drove in 5 runs, carrying Cincinnati to a 9-3 victory over the Cubs. Paul O'Neill recorded 4 hits. Rich Hill struckout 8 Cincinnati batters in the contest. | Box

Big game for Owen lifts Expos to victory

Spike Owen drove in 4 runs, carrying Montreal to a 5-3 victory over the Pirates. | Box

WHO'S HOT - Last 5 Games

K. Griffey, Reds .4553 HR9 RBI
E. Howard, Red Sox .2503 HR11 RBI
T. Hafner, Indians .4124 HR6 RBI
A. Jones, Braves .2783 HR8 RBI
R. Colavito, Indians .3334 HR6 RBI

WHO'S NOT - Last 5 Games

R. Martin, Dodgers 1 for 21 (.048)
D. Johnson, Reds 3 for 23 (.130)
A. Fox, Expos 0 for 17 (.000)
D. Jeter, Bombers 5 for 24 (.208)
M. Bellhorn, Red Sox 2 for 21 (.095)

Leaders: HR

T. Clark, Tigers 62
T. Hafner, Indians 56
M. Mantle, Bombers 53
C. Fielder, Tigers 51
K. Phelps, Mariners 49

Leaders: SO

J. Vazquez, Expos 276
L. Tiant, Red Sox 263
S. McDowell, Indians 252
R. Johnson, Mariners 226
D. Gooden, Mets 217

Yogi wins 4th All-Star Game in Atlanta for the NL

Yogi Berra's walk-off 3-Run HR wins the AYL All-Star Game in Atlanta for the NL
Atlanta was the scene for a very entertaining 4th annual All-Star game on Monday night. It started off as a pitcher's duel between starters Frank Tanana of the AL and Pascual Perez of the NL as they each faced the minimum three batters in their respective halves of the 1st inning.

In the second inning, AYL HR leader Tony Clark showed the rest of the All-Stars how it's done by mashing Perez's first offering of the inning over the center-field fence. Perez also gave up a single to Jason Giambi later in the inning but escaped without any further damage. In his half of the 2nd, Tanana walked Mickey Mantle but got Daryl Strawberry to ground into a double play. Matt Holliday singled to left but David Justice grounded out to first base to end the inning.

The American League increased their lead in the third as they got to David Cone, who forgot to pack his A-Game, or perhaps left it on the plane. After retiring Toby Harrah on a fly to left, he gave up a triple to Jacoby Ellsbury. Bob Cerv couldn't drive in the run, grounding out to Cone, who held Ellsbury at 3rd before throwing Cerv out at first base. But then the wheels fell off for Cone, as he gave back-to-back-to-back RBI doubles to Alex Rodriguez, Tony Clark, and Reggie Jackson, giving the AL a 4-0 lead before Raul Valdes came on to put out the fire for the NL.

Luis Tiant came on for the AL in the bottom of the 3rd and, apart from a seeing-eye single by Mike Lowell, had little trouble getting out of the inning. Valdes came back out for the NL in the top of the 4th, retiring the AL three-up, three-down including a strikeout of Mike Stanley.

The NL bats came to life in their half of the 4th against Randy Johnson as Lance Berkman led off with a double. Johnson got Mantle to ground out to short, and Strawberry to fly out to shallow left, but then Matt Holiday drove in Berkman with a single to right, and David Justice took Johnson deep over the left-field wall for a 2-run HR, bringing the NL to within a run at 4-3.

The AL got one back in the top of the 5th, as Bob Cerv led off with a triple off Whitey Ford. ARod grounded out but Cerv scored on the play to give the AL a 5-3 lead. Catfish Hunter was on his game, getting the NL out quickly in the bottom of the 5th with a 3-up, 3-down inning. Javier Vazquez matched Hunter in the top of the 6th, getting three straight ground-outs to quiet the AL bats.

The NL knotted the game at 5 in the bottom of the 6th as Mickey Mantle went deep off AL reliever Nick Goody, scoring himself and Berkman, who had singled in his at-bat. The game would stay tied at five through the 7th and 8th innings as relievers for both sides didn't let a single batter reach base through those two very quiet frames.

The ninth inning was a different story, as some early fireworks lit up the Atlanta night sky. First it was the AL's turn, as Tino Martinez, now batting 5th as the AL Designated Hitter, sent a towering shot over the wall in center-field to give the AL the lead. Two batters later, Ivan Rodriguez doubled, and then was driven home by a Wayne Tolleson single to right. Ellsbury hit into a double play to end the inning, but the AL could almost taste a series-tying victory heading into the bottom of the 9th with Jack McDowell heading to the mound.

The NL had different plans for McDowell though. Paul O'Neill started the rally with a single just over McDowell's outstretched glove and barely sneaking between Tolleson and Cano over the second base bag. Jerry Mumphrey of the Cardinals, voted onto the NL team by the AYL owners, then drilled a triple into the right field corner that Danny Tartabull had trouble tracking down. With the tying run at 3rd, McDowell managed to get Jose Cruz to ground out to Wade Boggs, who held Mumphrey at third before retiring Cruz on a strong throw across the diamond. The Atlanta fans were booing wildly after the play, as they thought that Cruz had beaten the throw. Video review was not used, but the replay seemed to show that Cruz had in fact beaten the throw by a hair.

It turned out not to have mattered, though. As Yogi says, "it ain't over until it's over". So true. Berra turned that into a self-fulfilling prophecy as he sent McDowell's next pitch over the wall in left-centerfield for a game-winning, 2-run HR that sent the majority of the fans home happy. Yogi took home the MVP award with one swing of the bat. For more info on the game, send questions to your favorite commish (or 2nd favorite, or 5th favorite, or whatever place I happen to be on your list! lol)
The NL now leads the ALL-STAR series 3 games to 1.
Good luck in the 2nd half to all of you!

Season 4 New Player List

Tops on the AYL Rookie Watch List is Gio Urshela who will go to Cleveland for Season 5
Here's the list of real-life Yankees who will be joining new AYL teams next season. Keep an eye on the real-life version to see what other transactions they make over the next few weeks and how it might affect our league. Remember players need at least 1 season of a minimum of 70 ABs or 30 IPs to be eligible for the AYL.

Season 4 Rookies List
3B Gio Urshela - Indians
OF Mike Tauchman - Clippers (not until end of 2019 season - not enough qualifying ABs in other seasons)
OF Tyler Wade - Bombers/Yankees (if he gets enough ABs in 2019 - and not until end of 2019 season)
OF Cameron Maybin - Padres
RP Jake Barrett - Clippers
1B Kendrys Morales - Angels (the rich get richer - but the good news is they'll have to drop someone into FA)

Others who still need more ABs/IPs in 2019 to qualify: Thairo Estrada, Mike Ford, Jonathan Loaisiga, Joe Harvey, Nestor Cortes Jr.

Welcome to the AYL (All Yankees League)

Lance Berkman of the Astros leads the NL squad into the Season 3 All-Star Game
- This is a unique league with some unusual rules, including limited Trades and Free Agency, players must play for franchises they played for in Real Life, a Rule 13 Draft which allows weak teams to steal players from good teams each offseason, and a Lucky Losers Rule for the worst team in each league.
- 28 Teams in the league, including 2 Original Yankee teams called the New York Yankees and the Bronx Bombers. Plus a combination expansion team made up of Arizona, Colorado, Miami, and Tampa Bay players called the Columbus Clippers (named after the Yanks' long-time farm team).
- The Washington Nationals play as the Montreal Expos (Commish is from Canada - Go Figure!!)
- The transactions of the real life MLB New York Yankees are the cornerstone of this league and what makes it unique and fun. Whenever the Yankees make a move in real life, it has a chance to impact teams in our AYL (All Yankees League). Your roster can change significantly based on what the real Yanks do from day to day and season to season.

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