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2063 HFTC Champs - St. Louis Cardinals
GM
Jeff Ellis
 
Record
114 - 48
Divisional Series
3 - 2 vs. Atlanta
Championship Series
4 - 1 vs. Washington
World Series
4 - 2 vs. Seattle
 
2052 GMs of the Year
Tim
119 - 43115 - 47


Untitled Document Hit For The Cycle Baseball League

Standings

Standings - 10/28/2063
American League National League
EastCentralWest EastCentralWest

96-66  0.0

94-68  0.0

97-65  0.0
 
108-54  0.0

114-48  0.0

102-60  0.0

85-77  11.0

85-77  9.0

91-71  6.0
 
102-60  6.0

86-76  28.0

87-75  15.0

81-81  15.0

81-81  13.0

87-75  10.0
 
75-87  33.0

80-82  34.0

80-82  22.0

76-86  20.0

78-84  16.0

87-75  10.0
 
66-96  42.0

79-83  35.0

73-89  29.0

75-87  21.0

59-103  35.0

86-76  11.0
 
48-114  60.0

79-83  35.0

43-119  59.0
 
57-105  37.0
   
55-107  59.0
 

Rumor Mill

Rumors

Nationals expressed interest in acquiring 2B Juan Ramirez from Cardinals.
Cardinals expressed interest in acquiring P James Tedesco from Red Sox.
Phillies expressed interest in acquiring P Dennis Gallegos from Blue Jays.
Blue Jays expressed interest in acquiring C Bill Brown from Giants.
Blue Jays offered a minor deal to the Braves.
Angels expressed interest in acquiring P Dennis Gallegos from Blue Jays.
Rockies expressed interest in acquiring P Steve Bard from Blue Jays.
Rockies expressed interest in acquiring P Thomas Fears from Gold Sox.

Deals

Tigers trade P Charles Langenfeld (A), C Armand Escudero to Phillies for C Andrew Cheney.
Tigers trade LF James Antoine (AAA), CF Mark Byrum (A), 2065 Tigers Round 3 draft pick to Astros for 3B Roger Plascencia, 2065 Astros Round 3 draft pick.
Brewers trade P Ryan Sandlin, P Chieko Tokimune, 2066 Brewers Round 1 draft pick, 2066 Brewers Round 2 draft pick, 2065 Brewers Round 3 draft pick, 2065 Brewers Round 2 draft pick to Phillies for P Steven Martinez, P John Edmond, $6,000,000.
Indians trade 1B Justin Nader, P James Osteen to Tigers for SS James Lindholm (A), P Robert Guzzi (AAA), 2066 Tigers Round 3 draft pick, 2065 Tigers Round 3 draft pick, 2066 Tigers Round 1 draft pick.
Phillies trade P James Perillo to Rockies for 2066 Rockies Round 1 draft pick.
Gold Sox trade 2065 Gold Sox Round 3 draft pick to Cardinals for RF Anthony Tedder (AAA).
Cardinals trade SS Wilson Velez, $3,000,000 to Blue Jays for RF John Martinez, C Jesus Quintana.
Cardinals trade 1B Eric Chilson (AAA) to Mariners for RF Kenneth Mccallum.
Indians trade P Kanko Tatsui, P James Koger (AAA), 3B Douglas Lizarraga (A), 2065 Blue Jays Round 1 draft pick to Yankees for 1B Justin Nader.
Dodgers trade $4,500,000 to Nationals for 2063 Tigers Round 3 draft pick.
Blue Jays trade P Steven Burns, 2064 Blue Jays Round 1 draft pick, 2065 Blue Jays Round 1 draft pick to Indians for RF Ronnie Reynolds, SS Julian Grey, C Steven Penson.
Yankees trade 2063 Angels Round 3 draft pick to Cardinals for 2064 Mariners Round 2 draft pick.
Phillies trade CF Kimitarou Kaoru (AAA), P Thomas Gwynn, 2064 Red Sox Round 1 draft pick, 2063 Phillies Round 3 draft pick to Yankees for P John Edmond.
Dodgers trade P William Harris to Rangers for 3B Juan Rix (A), 2065 Yankees Round 3 draft pick.
Diamondbacks rejected a minor deal from the Rangers.
Nationals trade SS Robert Briese to Diamondbacks for 2065 Diamondbacks Round 3 draft pick.
Phillies trade P Lloyd Lyke (A), 2063 Mets Round 2 draft pick, 2065 Cardinals Round 3 draft pick to Angels for P Walter Dempsey.
Phillies trade 1B Leo Ramirez (AAA), P Ed Youngman (AA), 2063 Reds Round 2 draft pick, $3,000,000 to Cardinals for SS Alex Williams, CF Victor Lopez, 2065 Cardinals Round 3 draft pick, 2063 Mets Round 2 draft pick.
Cardinals trade $14,000,000 to Rangers for 2063 Yankees Round 2 draft pick, 2063 Rangers Round 3 draft pick.
Dodgers trade CF Jermaine Barnes to Diamondbacks for 2065 Diamondbacks Round 2 draft pick, 2063 Diamondbacks Round 3 draft pick.
Yankees trade P Martin Alvarez (AA), LF Jude Adan (AAA), P Juan Cordoba (AA) to Nationals for C Donald Coulombe (A), P Ernesto Contreras (A).
Rockies trade 2065 Rockies Round 3 draft pick to Cardinals for 3B Mike Winegar.

Trade Bait

The Astros might want to trade MR George Rash.

Who's Hot

 Nelson Abella
151-384 0.393 AVG
128 RBI 90 R 28 HR
 16 PoGs
 Rico Barrot
130-329 0.395 AVG
68 RBI 56 R 11 HR
 5 PoGs
 Jason Roberson
109-341 0.320 AVG
82 RBI 80 R 23 HR
 7 PoGs
 Robt Ogan
125-325 0.385 AVG
55 RBI 69 R 16 HR
 7 PoGs
 Juan Ramirez
114-346 0.329 AVG
73 RBI 83 R 11 HR
 5 PoGs
 Timothy Bobb
95-308 0.308 AVG
65 RBI 78 R 25 HR
 7 PoGs
 Gary Swanson
141-363 0.388 AVG
54 RBI 70 R 7 HR
 12 PoGs
 Orlando Villalon
101-310 0.326 AVG
86 RBI 70 R 25 HR
 6 PoGs
 Michael Vail
118-357 0.331 AVG
60 RBI 59 R 15 HR
 6 PoGs
 Tyrell Allen
101-313 0.323 AVG
45 RBI 81 R 15 HR
 1 PoGs
 Oscar Leyva
108-324 0.333 AVG
72 RBI 66 R 13 HR
 3 PoGs
 Adam Hallmark
119-336 0.354 AVG
74 RBI 59 R 11 HR
 5 PoGs

Who's Not

 Marion Merida
2-23 0.087 AVG
0 RBI 1 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Bill Charlie
4-22 0.182 AVG
2 RBI 2 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Ronald Vaughn
6-47 0.128 AVG
3 RBI 3 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 David Romero
7-43 0.163 AVG
1 RBI 3 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Lucio Sancristobal
4-22 0.182 AVG
2 RBI 1 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Kory Brown
7-47 0.149 AVG
0 RBI 3 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Sebas Sanchez
7-41 0.171 AVG
2 RBI 2 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Victor Pasillas
4-24 0.167 AVG
1 RBI 5 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Jason Sikora
8-39 0.205 AVG
7 RBI 6 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Andrew Walker
6-20 0.300 AVG
1 RBI 4 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs
 Joseph Williams
8-51 0.157 AVG
5 RBI 4 R 2 HR
 0 PoGs
 Chase Garner
11-57 0.193 AVG
7 RBI 4 R 0 HR
 0 PoGs


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Recent HFTC News
 
Friday 10/28/2063: Vivar and Solano receive Cy Young Award
Awards may not be the most important thing for Miguel Vivar, but Kansas City's right-hander smiled as he was named the American League Cy Young Award winner. This season Vivar compiled an ERA of 2.61, going 24-6 in 38 starts. He fanned 219 while giving up 214 hits in 286.1 innings. He has 5 complete games and 5 shutouts. He's 1st in the American League in ERA and 1st in wins! Vivar wins the award for the 4th time in his 9-year career. Atlanta's right-hander Joey Solano was untouchable all year long. His work paid off today as the National League named him the Cy Young Award winner! His ERA of 2.58 helped him to a 18-6 record this year. He struck out 149 and walked 27 in 223.1 innings. Joey has pitched 2 shutouts and 3 complete games. He's 3rd in the National League in ERA and 5th in wins!

 
Friday 10/28/2063: Villalon (NYY) and Abella (StL) win Most Valuable Player Award
New York (A)'s shortstop Orlando Villalon had a fabulous season, no doubt about it. The American League shared this opinion and names the 30 year old the Most Valuable Player Award winner! His season features a batting average of .311 (182 hits in 585 AB), 32 doubles, 6 triples and 53 bombs. Villalon collected 166 RBI and 127 runs as well. He's 1st in the American League in RBIs and 1st in homeruns! St. Louis' third baseman Nelson Abella will never forget this day as well. A great season convinced the voters that he is the worthy National League Most Valuable Player Award winner. Abella has walked 46 times this year and posts a .424 OBP. While batting .380, 241 for 635, he has driven in 193 runs. He's 3rd in the National League in batting, 5th in homeruns and 1st in RBI!

 
Friday 10/28/2063: Colorado's Muņoz earns Rookie of the Year Award
The American League Rookie of the Year Award winner was announced today, with Colorado's designated hitter Tony Muņoz earning the trophy for putting up the best numbers among rookies in his league. This year Muņoz drove in 87 and scored 95 runs while batting .345 with 10 homeruns. He's 6th in the American League in batting! Sanford Glaspie will never forget his first full season. The National League was convinced that San Francisco's pitcher, 28 years old, should be the Rookie of the Year Award winner of 2063. Opposing players hit .262 against Sanford this season. While posting an ERA of 3.16 he went 19-9 in 35 starts, fanning 166 and walking 27 hitters. He has 3 complete games and one shutout. He's 10th in the National League in ERA and 4th in wins!

 
Thursday 10/20/2063: Erik Eisenman punishes St. Louis with five hits
SEATTLE - Erik Eisenman hits 'em where they ain't. St. Louis certainly agrees as Seattle's third baseman unloaded five hits, adding to his reputation of being one of the best pure hitters in the game. A RBI triple off Julian Ramirez in the 1st inning, accounted for his 1st hit. His 2nd hit, a two-run homerun off Julian Ramirez in the 3rd inning, landed an estimated 451 feet from home plate. He had singles in the 4th inning , in the 6th inning and in the 8th inning . Erik scored 2 runs, and he collected 3 RBI as well!

 
Tuesday 10/18/2063: David Jefcoat (StL) will miss 5 weeks
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis is without its right-hander David Jefcoat for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Alfred Stenger in a game against Washington. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Jefcoat was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Strained Back Muscle. This season Jefcoat compiled an ERA of 2.31, going 5-6 in 0 starts. He fanned 98 while giving up 55 hits in 85.2 innings.

 
Saturday 10/8/2063: Juan Ramirez stars with cycle against Atlanta
ATLANTA - St. Louis' second baseman Juan Ramirez once again displayed his tremendous ability to make contact with that little white ball. He tore up Atlanta's pitching staff with a 4 hit performance on Saturday. His 1st hit, a two-run homerun off William Brown in the 3rd inning, cleared the fence in right-center. Number 2 in the 5th inning accounted for a double. A triple off Edwin Cammarata in the 7th inning, accounted for his 3rd hit. A single in the 9th off Jason Boer accounted for his 4th hit. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Juan scored 2 runs, and he collected 2 RBI as well! 300 players in league history have so far hit for the cycle, including Juan. Carol Longshore was the last player to hit for the cycle, doing it 9/3/2063.

 
Monday 10/3/2063: Crase (TOR) and Tookes (ChC) win P.O.W. award
The Player of the Week award in the American League goes to Toronto's Chet Crase this time, as the third baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .520 with 10 RBI and slugged .880 in 25 at bats. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 10 game hitting streak right now. It's the 1st time that the National League Player of the Week award goes to Chicago (N)'s second baseman David Tookes. David pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .607 with 3 HR and 7 RBI while slugging 1.000. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 8 game hitting streak right now. Tookes has hit for a .316 average this season. He has 49 extra base hits along with 291 total bases, resulting in a .467 slugging percentage.

 
Sunday 10/2/2063: Charles Marra pitches his 1st shutout of the season
HOUSTON - Houston's right-hander Charles Marra is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Cincinnati on just one hit. It's his 1st shutout this season, and the 2nd time he has done it in his career. Marra (11-9) fanned 7 and walked 2, throwing 96 pitches. 'They took some ugly cuts at my breaking stuff, so I kept throwing it. Fortunately they were not able to adjust in time.' Jordan Burley helped Marra at the plate, he finished 4 for 5, stroking a double, scoring twice and driving in 3 runs. The final score of the game was 9-0.

 
Saturday 10/1/2063: Miguel Vivar turns in great performance against Chicago (A)
KANSAS CITY - Kansas City's right-hander Miguel Vivar is a great pitcher. And he once again showed his stuff, blanking Chicago (A) on just 2 hits. It's his 5th shutout this season, and the 41st time he has done it in his career. The bid for a no-hitter was broken up when Abel Otto doubled with no outs in the 8th inning. 'Today I just felt fine. I had a good feeling while warming up.' Vivar (24-6) struck out 5 and walked none, throwing 62 of 102 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Kansas City was shortstop Kenneth Naron, he got 4 hits in 5 AB, homering once, scoring 2 runs with 3 RBI. The final score of the game was 9-0.

 
Saturday 10/1/2063: Washington's Billy named Pitcher of the Month
Winner of this months American League Pitcher of the Month award is New York (A)'s Jose Arias. He went 4-1 in September and finished the month with an ERA of 1.25. He struck out 26 in 43.1 innings. Jose pitched THREE complete game shutouts! This season Arias compiled an ERA of 3.22, going 15-7 in 25 starts. He fanned 134 while giving up 191 hits in 198.2 innings. He has 10 complete games and 3 shutouts. Washington's Harvey Billy had a terrific September, and it earned him the National League Pitcher of the month award. His record of 4-2 in 6 was among the leagues best this month. In 37.2 innings of work he allowed just 24 hits while striking out 41, compiling an ERA of just 1.19. This season Billy compiled an ERA of 2.38, going 16-7 in 33 starts. He fanned 190 while giving up 125 hits in 189.1 innings.

 
Saturday 10/1/2063: Batter of the Month award winners announced
The American League Batter of the Month award goes to Orlando Villalon, New York (A)'s starting shortstop. Orlando went 35 for 100 (.350), while hitting 11 HR and collecting 37 RBI. Orlando is hitting .307 this year, with 177 hits in 576 at bats. He has driven in 163 runs, slugging .656. He's 1st in the American League in RBIs and 1st in homeruns! The National League Batter of the Month award goes to Tyrell Allen, Los Angeles' starting third baseman. Tyrell went 40 for 104 (.385), while hitting 9 HR and collecting 26 RBI. Allen has hit for a .330 average this season. He has 85 extra base hits along with 339 total bases, resulting in a .583 slugging percentage.

 
Friday 9/30/2063: Eduardo Dominguez uncorks six hits against Arizona
ARIZONA - 'You know, in batting practice I didn't really feel that comfortable about my stroke today, but baseball is more than hitting. Then, when you're not trying to force a hit, you slug them in droves,' says Eduardo Dominguez after his 6 hit game, which Philadelphia won 6-4 against Arizona. His 1st hit, off Julio Tijerina in the 3rd inning, was a solo homerun and cleared the fence in left field. He collected singles in the 4th (two RBIs) , in the 6th inning , in the 8th , in the 10th and in the 13th . Eduardo did drive in 3 while scoring 2 runs on his own. He's having a very good season so far, batting .344.

 
Wednesday 9/28/2063: Nelson Abella ropes 2000th career hit
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis' third baseman Nelson Abella was in good mood after the game against Cincinnati, and he had every reason as he made some history while collecting his 2000th career hit. With two outs in the 5th inning, Nelson drilled a single, causing a standing ovation from the crowd. Along with his 2000 hits, Nelson collected 434 homeruns and 1463 RBI in 10 seasons. 'I'm out of words. I'll probably realize it tomorrow, but for now I'm done.'

 
Wednesday 9/28/2063: New York (N)'s John Paisley laces five hits
NEW YORK (N) - John Paisley is among the best pure hitters in the game, but his 5 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself. His 1st hit, a solo homerun off Gary Mora in the 2nd inning, cleared the fence in right-center. Hit number 4 followed in the 7th inning, a RBI triple. It tied the ballgame at 3. He had singles in the 3rd inning , in the 5th inning and in the 9th inning (one RBI). John did drive in 3 while scoring one run on his own. His 5 hit performance increases his batting average to .258. New York (N) improved its record to 48-112, scoring 4 runs on 12 hits.

 
Wednesday 9/28/2063: Francis Armstrong blisters three bombs
FLORIDA - Washington beat Florida 13-2, but that was not the real story of the game. Francis Armstrong was, as he went deep three times. His 1st shot, a solo homerun off Jose Fernandez in the 2nd inning, cleared the fence in center field. In the 5th inning he unloaded a two-run homerun off Jose Fernandez. His 3rd blast, a solo homerun off Joe Icenhour in the 6th inning, landed an estimated 447 feet from home plate. Francis finished 3 for 4, scoring three times and driving in 4 runs.

 
Monday 9/26/2063: Player of the Week honors go to Villalon and Armstrong
It's the 2nd time that the American League Player of the Week award goes to New York (A)'s shortstop Orlando Villalon. Orlando went 13 for 32 (.406), while hitting 3 HR and collecting 16 RBI. While compiling an on base percentage of .380, Orlando hit .307 and slugged .652. He has collected 160 runs batted in this year. He's 1st in the American League in RBIs and 1st in homeruns! The Player of the Week award in the National League goes to Washington's Francis Armstrong this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Francis was on fire, hitting .647 with 2 HR and 8 RBI.

 
Thursday 9/22/2063: Andrew Green out for 7 weeks
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles' right-hander Andrew Green suffered a severe injury on Thursday and will be out for at least 7 weeks. In the 1st of the game against Portland he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Torn Bicep Muscle which will require surgery. Opposing players hit .273 against Andrew this season. While posting an ERA of 4.56 he went 14-12 in 36 starts, fanning 179 and walking 45 hitters.

 
Monday 9/19/2063: Los Angeles' Benz wins Player of the Week award
Rodrigo Bauza wins his 1st Player of the Week award. American League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. He hit .538 with 6 RBI and slugged .808 in 26 at bats. Bauza has walked 43 times this year and posts a .378 OBP. While batting .325, 177 for 544, he has driven in 82 runs. Joseph Benz from Los Angeles wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the National League. Joseph went 8 for 19 (.421), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 11 RBI. Joseph managed to drive in at least one run in every game he played this week.

 
Saturday 9/17/2063: Randy Reilley uncorks five hits against Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - 'You know, in batting practice I didn't really feel that comfortable about my stroke today, but baseball is more than hitting. Then, when you're not trying to force a hit, you slug them in droves,' says Randy Reilley after his 5 hit game, which San Diego won 11-10 against Los Angeles. A pitch from David Catalano in the 1st inning left his bat for a solo homerun, landing 443 feet from home plate in left field. In the 7th inning he unloaded a two-run homerun off Kenneth Shorter. He had singles in the 3rd , in the 4th inning (one RBI) and in the 8th inning . Randy did drive in 4 while scoring 4 runs on his own. He is hitting .292 this season, with 14 HR and 58 RBI.

 
Tuesday 9/13/2063: Pedro Morales (Col) will miss 5-6 weeks
COLORADO - When it rains, it pours. Colorado's left-hander Pedro Morales will not pitch for at least 5-6 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Tampa Bay where he left the field in the 5th inning. Strained Back Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a nearby hospital. The message shocked teammates and team officials. His ERA of 4.57 helped him to a 15-10 record this year. He struck out 178 and walked 45 in 199 innings. Pedro has pitched one shutout and 2 complete games.



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     2063 Awards
AL Cy Young
 Miguel Vivar  
 24-6-0 2.61 ERA  
 219 K 68 BB 
 5 CG 5 SHO 17 PoG 
 
NL Cy Young
 Joey Solano  
 18-6-0 2.58 ERA  
 149 K 27 BB 
 3 CG 2 SHO 11 PoG 
 
NL MVP
 Nelson Abella  
 0.380 AVG 1.077 OPS  
 47 2B 41 HR 2 SB 
 46 BB 39 K  
 193 RBI 128 R 26 PoG 
 
AL MVP
 Orlando Villalon  
 0.311 AVG 1.041 OPS  
 32 2B 53 HR 0 SB 
 65 BB 77 K  
 166 RBI 127 R 15 PoG 
 
AL RoY
 Tony Muņoz  
 0.345 AVG 0.845 OPS  
 33 2B 10 HR 1 SB 
 31 BB 65 K  
 87 RBI 95 R 6 PoG 
 
NL RoY
 Sanford Glaspie  
 19-9-0 3.16 ERA  
 166 K 27 BB 
 3 CG 1 SHO 7 PoG 
 




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