May 04 2039: Camarillo Pitches No-Hitter - by xLee227 on January 18th, 2019
25-year-old pitcher Felipe Camarillo pitched a no-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Yonkers Aces in the Cup. This is the first no-hitter for the Tigers since Kendrick Brewer's no-hitter on July 20, 2023. A giant 6'7" lefty from California, Camarillo has shown impressive development since being acquired last season and has pitched well in both starting and relief roles - his 2.67 ERA is currently tenth in League III.4.
The Tigers are locked in a ferocious battle at the top of the standings with a 16-9 record just a game ahead of Rock Hill and Atlantic City for first place. Veteran starter Derrick McKinney, 34, has starred with a 6-0 record and 2.97 ERA in a league-high 57 innings pitched.
Mar 25 2039: Lira and Pineda Inducted Into Hall of Fame - by xLee227 on January 8th, 2019
Ahead of the season opener against Richmond, the Tigers inducted Alfredo Lira and Leonardo Pineda into the team's Hall of Fame.
Lira was drafted by the team in 2019 and made his major league debut in 2024. He was a mainstay in Minneapolis' rotation starting in 2026, when he won the Rookie Pitcher of the Year Award. The native of León, Mexico would go on to spend the next 11 seasons with the Tigers and regularly pitched upwards of 250 innings each season. His herculean efforts were integral in Minneapolis' ascension from Division 6 when he made his debut to Legends just ten seasons later. Lira won a Cy Young Award in 2032 and five All-Star honours. Lira holds a number of career franchise records with 2597 innings pitched, 158 wins, 43 complete games, 12 shutouts, 235 quality starts, and 85 Game MVPs. Lira retired in 2037.
Pineda was drafted in 2018 and made his major league debut in 2026. He earned his first of 7 All-Star honours just a year later in 2027 and was the driving force behind the Tigers' offence. A native of Las Matas de Farfán in the Dominican Republic, Pineda won a league MVP in 2029 and his terrific batting ability was instrumental in the team's ascension to Legends. During his career, he amassed 1643 hits (3rd), 921 runs (2nd), 198 home runs (4th), 417 stolen bases (4th), 958 RBIs (2nd), 481 doubles (1st), and 84 Game MVPs (1st). He spent his entire career in Minneapolis and retired in 2036.
Feb 19 2039: Tigers Part Ways with Arocha - by xLee227 on December 27th, 2018
Veteran second baseman Tomás Arocha, 35, parted ways with the team after a 12-year career in Minneapolis. Arocha made his major league debut in 2026 as a 22-year-old in League Level IV, playing an integral role in the team's ascension to Legends by 2034.
Now solidified in a utility infielder role, the Bayamón, Puerto Rico native contributed both on the field and off the field with exceptional leadership and professional mentality. In the words of manager Rueben Sanchez, Arocha "trained right, prepared right, and played right each and every day...a phenomenal mentor on a series of extremely young teams." This was most patent last season, when the veteran was often the only position player over 30 on the entire roster.
Arocha finishes his career in Minneapolis with 1,200 games, 1,040 hits, and exactly 500 runs.
Jan 15 2039: 2038 Season Review – Close but Not Enough - by xLee227 on December 22nd, 2018
The Tigers finished in second place with an 83-77 record in their first season in League III.4. Although the pennant race was close until the final trip through the division, the team was ultimately unable to catch Allen in the standings.
Offensively, the Tigers continue to rely on speed, opportune hitting, and superior plate discipline to score runs. Minneapolis finished not only first in both stolen bases (128) and walks (568), but also last in home runs (136). Shortstop Jimmy Behrens earned All-League and All-Star honours after posting a .274/.322/.483 line along with 22 home runs and 99 RBI’s, both career and team highs. He also had 32 stolen bases, second on the team behind the league-leading 59 stolen bases by 24-year-old outfielder Jerry Jackson. In addition, players including Denny Welch, outfielder Josh Butler, and second baseman Arnold Humphrey formed a solid core of players who will be expected to propel the team forward offensively in future seasons.
The starting pitching in Minneapolis was led by a collective group consisting of a pair of 33-year-olds, Derrick McKinney and Dion Carroll, as well as second-year player Charley Gillespie. The 26-year-old was drafted in the first round back in 2030 and had a solid season with a 3.25 ERA in 193 innings. Other pitchers such as Marcus Shaw, Jonathan Condon, and Timmy O’Toole jumped between the rotation and the relief corps, providing the versatility which was crucial to the team’s success on the mound last season. Closer Roger Tremblay was named to the All-Star game for the second time in his career and finished the year with 42 saves in a bounce-back year after two seasons where he struggled.
The team also excelled on defense, finishing with the highest fielding percentage (.987) and fewest errors (78). Manager Rueben Sanchez won his 1000th career game at the end of the season, and is not only the longest-tenured, but also the winningest manager in team history.
Mar 20 2038: 2038 Season Preview - by xLee227 on October 21st, 2018
Heading into their first season in League III.4 after three underwhelming years in League II.2, not much has changed on the roster and GM Gabriel Álvarez will be counting on improvement from within.
In the off-season, the team bid farewell to reliever James Rueter and first baseman Jackson Guest, who spent 7 and 8 years with the Tigers organization respectively. The only additions were to the minor league system, highlighted by first round pick Christian Tanner. An outfielder drafted out of Lancaster High School in New York, Tanner "has game-changing contact and power, combined with excellent range and speed" according to Director of Amateur Scouting Hassan Siddiqui.