New York Lancers

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Team: New York Lancers [ID #261] Bookmark New York Lancers

Location: New York, NY (Northeast)

League: III.2 - East

Owner: amalric7 send message
          [since January 20th 2016 | last seen August 20th 2018]

Manager: Lloyd Monroe

Ballpark: Lancers Lair

Rank: #46 - Rating: 200.48

Fan Mood: 118.95

Prestige: 20

Color: Navy & Red

Team Notes:

• May 17 2037: Gary Thomson was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2037: Julian Ziegler was selected to the national team of Switzerland.
• Jan 15 2037: Yandi Tan was selected to the national team of Indonesia.
• Jan 15 2037: Carlos Prado was selected to the national team of Costa Rica.
• Jul 21 2036: Nate Hughes was released.
• Jul 02 2036: Nate Hughes was claimed off of waivers.
• Jun 04 2036: Henry McGinnis was released.
• Mar 25 2036: Henry O`Conner was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 22 2036: Hank Reilly was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 15 2036: Dan Fredrick was released.

League Record:

Wins: 18 Losses: 15 Pct: .545 Last10: 4-6 Streak: L1

Ave: 4.8 - 4.0 RS: 160 RA: 131 DIFF: +29


Group 19 [1 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

Oct 20 2035: New York Nosebleeds - by amalric7 on April 30th, 2018

For the first time in franchise history those plucky underdogs from New York will play in LLIII next season. In what owner/GM amalric7 described as variously "a tear in the space-time continuum" and "blind luck", the Lancers got off to a rare fast start and never looked back. The season also included parting ways with veteran manager Leo Zambrano, who was ousted in the traditional fashion - accused of running a backroom gambling ring by his own AAA manager (in this case Lloyd Monroe) and kicked out unceremoniously.

While team doctors sought to quash rumours of altitude sickness being a problem at these giddy heights, journalists wanted to know if the owner/GM believed his team could compete at the next higher level?

"Of course I believe it. If those bums in Missoula and College Station can do it, anyone can!"

Nov 04 2033: Lancers Embrace Inner Mojo and Claim Title! - by amalric7 on October 5th, 2017

For the first time in nineteen seasons the Lancers are League Champions! After losing their four previous playoffs New York prevailed 4-2 over a tough Mesquite team for their title, and the first in three attempts for owner/GM amalric7.

"I'm stoked," said the Scotsman, "Now I'm gonna get loaded, and have a good time."

The Lancers won a game one for the first time but then lost the next two, and at one point went 22 innings without scoring. But they rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth in game four to tie, and scored two more in the tenth to win. But it was game five that really gave them belief: down by two in the ninth once more and down to their last out, they were totally ignited by the Jedi's (Jeffrey Di Carlo) two-run homer which tied the game (the force is strong with that one). Two innings later they piled on six runs to turn it into a rout.

Which all set the stage for game six in New York. The Lancers took a 2-0 lead in the first but once again found themselves down by two entering the bottom of the seventh inning. With two down and the bottom of the order coming up hopes were not high, but...after Vic "Vega" Connelly reached on an error and "Big Bad" Barry singled, rookie catcher "Mojo" Moran stepped up and whacked only his second career homer for a 5-4 lead, which the Lancers dominant bullpen made stand up.

"We're the Kings of New York!" exclaimed manager Leo Zambrano after a hugely successful first full season. "This town has needed a good baseball team for a long time, and I'm mighty glad we built one!"

Mar 10 2032: Lancers lose their Nuts, call in the Doc - by amalric7 on May 17th, 2017

The Lombard Lancers today sacked firebrand manager Ignacio "Nuts" Martinez, after three often tumultuous seasons. "The Igniter" took up the reins on the franchise's one-season move to Broken Arrow (OK), and followed that winning season with a tremendous 103-win, division-clinching effort in garnering promotion to LLIV. However, Martinez's confrontational style failed to win many admirers at the higher level in 2031, and a rebuilding team appeared to lose its way early in a 98-loss season, demoting back down to LLV. "Nuts" apparently left a trail of flaming destruction on exiting Lancers' Lair for the final time, but the team has no plans to pursue damages at this time.

GM amalric7 called a press conference just a few hours later to announce the hiring of "Doc" Ward as the new manager.

"We are delighted to announce Donnie Ward as our new manager. "Doc" has an outstanding track record against all levels of competition, and we believe he has the ability to bring the best out of our young hitters as they climb the ladder of success. We hope Doc is here for many seasons to come. Now, does anyone still smell smoke in here..?"

Jan 15 2031: Third of the Big Four moves on - by amalric7 on February 19th, 2017

A year on from the release of core hitters Al "The Answer" Dorsey (2B) and "Electric" Edgar Fuentes (SS), the Lombard Lancers today announced the release of the third member of the team's "Big Four" hitters. Veteran slugging LF Brian "Babe" Parisi has left the club after ten years, six of which he was a full-time starter. During that time Parisi banged out 163 home runs (tied 6th in team history) and managed 34HR in back-to-back seasons, both of which are tied for second. A four-time All-Star who was also All-League in 2027, Parisi will always be remembered fondly by Lancers for his remarkable 2026 season: a .308 AVG in 597 AB, with 50 doubles, 5 triples, 34 homers, 109 runs scored and a club-record 147 RBI, all with a .979 OPS as Lombard clinched the V7 East division title.

Athough his numbers would never quite reach those heights again Parisi continued to produce in the lineup, and his veteran presence helped to bring on a bunch of young bats this past season. His departure now leaves three-time MVP Rafael Ortiz (3B) as the last of the original Big Four - now the Lancers need to build a new gang around him.

Mar 06 2030: End of an era - by amalric7 on December 12th, 2016

It is with great sadness that the Lombard Lancers today announced the release of long time stud 2B Al "The Answer" Dorsey, who joins recently-released double-play teammate SS "Electric" Edgar Fuentes in either contemplating a new home or hanging up his cleats.

Both players were 3-time All-Stars and Gold Glove winners (Edgar was also All-League in 2028), who were essential members at the heart of the Lancers' lineup. Dorsey is 3rd all-time for the team with 184 HR, just eight off first place, and he and Fuentes combined to hit .290 over 4711 AB in GM amalric7's four seasons at the helm, while providing 197 home runs. They also tallied 361 doubles, 783 R and 813 RBI between them.

GM amalric7 had this to say. "It is impossible to overstate just how much these two gentlemen meant to this organisation. Sadly, time and baseball wait for no man, and we have had to move on. We wish them nothing but the best, and hope that one day soon they will decide to return and serve the ballclub in other capacities."