Sunday, October 28, 2012
Often considered the benchmark for elite hitters and a certain nomination for the Hall of Fame, 3000 hits seems to be one of the more elusive marks here in FizWorld. Here is a quick look at the top hit makers in our world. This exclusive group has one startling trend at the top...3422 (active) 3363 3159 3123 3015 Oh So Close 2939 Just to highlight how good these hitters are in comparison to the rest of the league, the next closest group are all around the 2500 hit mark and most of them are now retired! These players deserve some serious Hall of Fame consideration.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A little late getting this out so as we head into Spring Training for season 24 let's take a moment to look back at the top performers of season 23.
Manager of the Year
The second season for this award brings recognition to a different pair of owners for their accomplishments during the season. GrandWiz and the Rochester Red Wings won honors in the NL while thebug715 and the Trenton Politicians earned the AL award. Congratulations to both owners for outstanding seasons
Kennie Walter rode a 59 HR/163 RBI season to winning the award in the AL while Felipe Sanchez used power and a .345 average to lead the NL vote getters. Could Sanchez have been the reason for the Red wIngs turn around in season 23?
Norberto Ortiz earned his third CY award and first in 8 seasons while dominating in the NL. Meanwhile, over in the AL Vance Randall was also picking up his third CY and second consecutive award in an effort to establish himself as one of the dominant pitchers in FizWorld history.
Two closers looking to become the go to man out of the pen for years to come both won their second straight Fireman Awards with Jay Saturria winning again in the AL and Harry Sardinha in the NL
Rookie of the Year
In the American League Manuel Rodriguez showed that it doesn't take a bat to make a star as this young relief pitcher managed 10 wins and 6 saves in a set up role for the WS runners up from Pittsburgh. Over in the NL a speedy CF named Claude Quantrill set a new single season SB record en route to becoming the top freshman in that league
Congratulations to all of Season 23's award winners!