Untitled DocumentHit For The Cycle Baseball League
Standings - 9/1/2064
Indians expressed interest in acquiring P James Tedesco from Red Sox. Indians expressed interest in acquiring P Crispin Almeida from Brewers. Rangers offered a minor deal to the Cubs. Rangers offered a minor deal to the Astros.
Thursday 9/1/2064: Pitcher of the Month award winners announced
Augusto Casto couldn't have pitched much better than he did in August, and the American League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. His record of 5-0 in 6 was among the leagues best this month. In 39.1 innings of work he allowed just 24 hits while striking out 32, compiling an ERA of just 1.14. Augusto has a record of 13-2 this season, with an ERA of 3.34. In 175.1 Innings he was able to strike out 168 batters. Winner of this months National League Pitcher of the Month award is St. Louis' Miguel Vivar. He had an ERA of just 0.19 in 47.2 innings of work in which he struck out 36 hitters. His record in August is 6-0. Miguel also fired a shutout. His ERA of 1.91 helped him to a 17-7 record this year. He struck out 174 and walked 78 in 225.2 innings. Miguel has pitched 3 shutouts and 5 complete games. He's 1st in the National League in ERA and 1st in wins!
Thursday 9/1/2064: San Diego's Reilley named Batter of the Month
The American League's best player of the month was Chicago (A)'s Murray Estelle, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. Murray was on fire, hitting .389 with 9 homeruns and 27 RBI. Estelle has walked 56 times this year and posts a .386 OBP. While batting .316, 156 for 493, he has driven in 133 runs. He's 1st in the American League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns! The Batter of the Month award in the National League goes to San Diego's Randy Reilley this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 115 at bats he hit .365 with 9 HR and 25 RBI. This year Reilley drove in 69 and scored 86 runs while batting .338 with 17 homeruns.
Wednesday 8/31/2064: Miguel Vivar dominates Kansas City, gives up just one hit
KANSAS CITY - St. Louis' right-hander Miguel Vivar is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Kansas City on just one hit. It's his 3rd shutout this season, and the 44th time he has done it in his career. 'I felt early that I was on top of my game. Fortunately I was able to keep that feeling the entire game.' Vivar (17-7) struck out 3 and issued 3 BB, throwing 59 of 104 pitches for strikes. St. Louis' first baseman Jason Roberson got 3 hits in 4 AB, hitting a homerun, with 4 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Vivar. The final score of the game was 7-0.
Monday 8/29/2064: San Francisco's Hugley wins Player of the Week award
Devon Clemons from Baltimore wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. Clemons helped his team with an average of .571 and 5 RBI in 28 at bats. His season features a batting average of .295 (146 hits in 495 AB), 22 doubles, 4 triples and 13 taters. Clemons collected 61 RBI and 75 runs as well. San Francisco's centerfielder Eric Hugley had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. He had an on base percentage of .583 and hit .583, while driving in 9 runs.
Wednesday 8/24/2064: Eric Hugley stars with cycle against San Diego
SAN DIEGO - Eric Hugley led San Francisco to a 9-4 win over San Diego by squeezing five hits out of his bat. That's not the best part, though. He hit for the cycle as well! In the 2nd inning he unloaded a two-run homerun off Paul Westervelt. His 2nd hit, off Paul Westervelt in the 4th inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in left field. A pitch from Paul Westervelt in the 5th inning left his bat for a double. A single in the 7th off William Bradway accounted for his 4th hit. A RBI triple off Stanley Wiles in the 9th inning, accounted for his 5th hit. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Eric scored 5 runs, and he collected 4 RBI as well! He is hitting .291 this season, with 22 HR and 84 RBI. 304 players in league history have so far hit for the cycle, including Eric. Felix Viveiros was the last player to hit for the cycle, doing it 7/7/2064.
Tuesday 8/23/2064: William Brown pitches his 1st shutout of the season
ATLANTA - Atlanta's right-hander William Brown is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking New York (N) on just 2 hits. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 3rd time he has done it in his career. Brown (7-4) struck out 6 and issued 1 BB, throwing 56 of 91 pitches for strikes. 'Well, the ball went where I wanted it. I was able to hit the corners with all of my pitches.' Timothy Bobb provided Atlanta with the offense Brown needed as he finished 1 for 3, hitting a homerun, and driving in 2 runs. Atlanta improved its record to 68-58, scoring 5 runs on 8 hits.
Monday 8/22/2064: Kansas City's Micheals wins Player of the Week award
Patrick Micheals from Kansas City wins his 8th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the American League. He had an on base percentage of .559 and hit .500, while driving in 7 runs. Cincinnati's centerfielder David Sheeley had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the National League Player of the Week. In 20 at bats he hit .600 with 2 HR and 10 RBI. David is hitting .299 this year, with 120 hits in 401 at bats. He has driven in 81 runs, slugging .618.
Monday 8/15/2064: Texas' Cuadrado wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Texas' Salvador Cuadrado, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. In 26 at bats he hit .423 with 6 HR and 12 RBI. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Los Angeles' Karl Lapinski this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .625 and hit .455, while driving in 10 runs. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 9 games.
Saturday 8/13/2064: Alex Williams slams 3 HR
SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Williams powered Philadelphia to a 15-10 win over San Francisco. He did it in style by homering three times. His 1st blast, a solo homerun off Roger Stoll in the 1st inning, landed an estimated 399 feet from home plate. His 2nd shot, a two-run homerun off Anselmo Santiago in the 3rd inning, cleared the fence in left field. In the 9th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Roberto Morel. Overall he got 6 hits in 6 AB, with FIVE runs scored and driving in 4 runs. Bill Hutt was the last player to hit 3 homeruns in a game, doing it 6/28/2064.
Tuesday 8/9/2064: Max Alvarez punishes Houston with five hits
PORTLAND - Max Alvarez hits 'em where they ain't. Houston certainly agrees as Portland's rightfielder unloaded five hits, adding to his reputation of being one of the best pure hitters in the game. In the 1st inning he unloaded a two-run homerun off Lucio Barrenechea. A pitch from Lucio Barrenechea in the 3rd inning left his bat for a solo homerun, landing 384 feet from home plate in right field. He collected singles in the 5th , in the 8th Max did drive in 3 while scoring 4 runs on his own. He now has a total of 114 hits this season, accounting for a .266 batting average. Portland scored 10 runs on 14 hits.
Monday 8/8/2064: Eisenman and Hamilton win Player of the Week award
Erik Eisenman wins his 6th Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. Eisenman helped his team with an average of .480 and 10 RBI in 25 at bats. The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Pittsburgh's Kenneth Hamilton this time, as the third baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Kenneth pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .611 with 2 HR and 6 RBI while slugging 1.111.
Monday 8/1/2064: Berwick (Bal) and Vazquez (LA) win P.O.W. award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Baltimore's Roy Berwick this time, as the second baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 28 at bats he hit .500 with 3 HR and 6 RBI. It's the 6th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Los Angeles' leftfielder Jesus Vazquez. He hit .481 with 8 RBI and slugged .889 in 27 at bats. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 7 game hitting streak right now. This year Vazquez drove in 82 and scored 78 runs while batting .339 with 20 longballs.
Monday 8/1/2064: St. Louis' Ramirez named Pitcher of the Month
The best month of July in the American League certainly had Detroit's right-hander George Guerrero, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. He went 5-0 in July and finished the month with an ERA of 0.84. He struck out 33 in 42.2 innings. George pitched a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.72 helped him to a 11-2 record this year. He struck out 113 and walked 26 in 155.2 innings. He has one complete game and one shutout. Winner of this months National League Pitcher of the Month award is St. Louis' Julian Ramirez. He went 4-1 in July and finished the month with an ERA of 1.45. He struck out 27 in 43.1 innings. Opposing players hit .228 against Julian this season. While posting an ERA of 3.37 he went 5-10 in 21 starts, fanning 80 and walking 44 hitters.
Monday 8/1/2064: Red hot Davis and Bonnett win Batter of the Month award
The Batter of the Month award in the American League goes to New York (A)'s James Davis this time, as the leftfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Davis helped his team with an average of .330 and 28 RBI in 103 at bats. Davis has hit 20 longballs this year while batting .343. He adds 19 doubles, along with 82 runs scored. The Batter of the Month award in the National League goes to Florida's Rodney Bonnett this time, as the third baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 98 at bats he hit .398 with 7 HR and 23 RBI. His season numbers are: .346 AVG, 146 hits, 24 doubles, one triple and 26 taters, along with 99 RBI and 71 runs scored. He's 9th in the National League in batting, 8th in homeruns and 2nd in RBI!
Saturday 7/30/2064: James Davis nabs five hits against Chicago (A)
CHICAGO (A) - New York (A)'s leftfielder James Davis accomplished a difficult feat in a 18-5 win over Chicago (A), drilling five hits to improve his career batting average to .309! Number 1 in the 1st inning, a shot estimated at 421 feet, cleared the wall in left-center. His 2nd hit, a solo homerun off David Diestefano in the 4th inning, cleared the fence in right field. He collected singles in the 6th (two RBIs) , in the 7th inning (one RBI) and in the 8th (one RBI). James did drive in 7 while scoring 5 runs on his own. This season has been a good one for him so far, as he has 128 hits in 373 at bats, resulting in a .343 batting average. New York (A) scored 18 runs on 23 hits.
Monday 7/25/2064: Marguez and Swanson win Player of the Week award
It's the 4th time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to Colorado's second baseman Jose Marguez. Jose pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .536 with 3 HR and 7 RBI while slugging .929. Gary Swanson from Washington wins his 5th Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. He hit .515 with 11 RBI and slugged .848 in 33 at bats. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 8 games.
Sunday 7/24/2064: Rick Foster dominates Los Angeles, throws NO-HITTER
ARIZONA - Rick Foster had some fun again. REAL fun. Los Angeles hitters did not. Arizona's right-hander fired a no-hitter in his 1st shutout of the season. He now has 1 career shutouts in 168 games started. 'I really like to play baseball, and I love the way I was able to play it today. I still cannot believe I did it.' Foster (7-6) struck out 6 and issued 3 BB, throwing 58 of 101 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Arizona was third baseman Rico Barrot, he collected 1 hit in 3 trips to the plate, homering once, scoring two runs and driving in 3 runs. Arizona improved its record to 55-44, scoring 8 runs on 15 hits.
Saturday 7/23/2064: Richard Fouche ropes 500th career homerun
CINCINNATI - Philadelphia's Richard Fouche showed a smile on his face after he belted his 500th career homerun against Cincinnati on Saturday. Perhaps his best year so far was 2058 where he hit .331 with 57 homeruns and 145 RBI. Richard hit 30+ homeruns in a season 10 times, hitting 40 bombs 7 times. 'Baseball is a great game, and adding something to it's history is smething I've always wanted. What a great day!' His historic shot, off Odon Abino in the 8th inning, was a two-run homerun and cleared the fence in left field. It's no secret that he will one day be in the Hall of Fame!
Monday 7/18/2064: Texas' Gomez wins Player of the Week award
The American League's best player of the week was Texas' Lorenzo Gomez, who wins the award for the 10th time in his career. In 17 at bats he hit .471 with 3 HR and 12 RBI. It's the 4th time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to St. Louis' first baseman Jason Roberson. In 18 at bats he hit .556 with 1 HR and 6 RBI. Roberson has hit for a .335 average this season. He has 46 extra base hits along with 202 total bases, resulting in a .633 slugging percentage. He's 7th in the National League in RBIs and 8th in homeruns!
Sunday 7/17/2064: Los Angeles' Enciso severely injured
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles' catcher Bill Enciso will miss about 5 weeks after being knocked unconscious in a collision at home plate, in the 3rd inning of the game between Los Angeles and San Francisco. He was helped off the field after the incident. Enciso will miss at least 5 weeks. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Fractured Ulna. Surgery will be performed next week. Bill is hitting .304 this year, with 101 hits in 332 at bats. He has driven in 66 runs, slugging .485.