May 14 2046: Sandoval throws 10+ innings to clinch 1st place in Cup Group - by El jefe on July 13th, 2020
3-time Cy Young award winner Federico Sandoval went 10+ innings for the first time in his career, throwing 10 1/3 innings of shutout ball to clinch 1st place in Cup group #36 for Urbana. Sandoval struckout 13 batters in the process.
Urbana fans are hopeful for a run in the Cup as the League season has already proven fruitless
Sep 26 2045: Tanner goes 30-30 - by El jefe on June 1st, 2020
In the midst of his 4th full year in the big leagues, stud SS Jerry "Wolf" Tanner posted the first 30-30 season of his career, and the first for Urbana since Terry Cochran and Ramiro Valera achieved the feat during the juiced-ball era 31 years ago.
With 22 games to go, Tanner has posted 30 home runs to go along with 33 stolen bases. Sporting a gold glove to go along with his offensive presence, Tanner was a huge waiver wire pickup for the Cubs back in the 2038 season after being collateral damage from a crowded Murfreesboro farm system. He earned the fulltime SS job in 2042 and has not looked back since. The Cubs will need him to continue to produce as they are in a dogfight to avoid relegation despite still being in the conversation for a division title.
May 25 2045: When giving up 3 runs and 10 hits over 25 innings isn't good enough - by El jefe on April 29th, 2020
For the third time in 12 starts, 3 time Cy Young winner Federico Sandoval threw a complete game on the losing end of a 1-0 shutout. In those 3 games, Sandoval has thrown 25 innings and given up 3 runs on 10 hits. Pretty ridiculous feat, except considering Urbana has somehow been shutout in 8 of their 40 games (despite a positive run differential until today)
Nov 04 2044: Sandoval takes home 3rd Cy Young award in 5 seasons - by El jefe on March 27th, 2020
Building upon an already impressive career resume, Urbana ace Federico Sandoval won his 3rd Cy Young award in 5 seasons, and first in League Level 4. Sandoval was also awarded with a 4th All-League selection and 5th All-Star appearance.
Sandoval went 21-7 with 8 CG's, 2 SO's, 30 QS, and almost 200 K's as Urbana barely missed a promotion to League Level 3. With four 20-win seasons over a 5-season period, Sandoval has upped his career record to 149-113 at only 28 years old.
Jun 08 2044: Corona records 2000th career hit - by El jefe on February 16th, 2020
4-time all-star and 3-time all conference 2B/SS Rodolfo Corona added another milestone to his career resume with his 2000th hit on Saturday in front of a sellout home crowd of 32,500. Lovingly nicknamed "Rowlf" as he came up through the Urbana system, Corona has been a model of elite consistency since taking the full-time SS job midway through the 2033 season.
An atypical leadoff hitter, Corona's keen eye at the plate and ability to find gaps in the outfield have proven to be priceless for Urbana as it rises through the conference ranks. He brings a vastly different dynamic to the team as there is a noticeable difference in run production and the win-loss record when he bats leadoff vs further down in the order.
A true statesman of the game and representative of the club who will no doubt be immediately inducted into the team hall of fame upon retirement.