Apr 07 2042: Esteban Rosa pitches no hitter - by GullyFoyle on August 30th, 2019
When Esteban Rosa was chosen in the 7th round of the 2032 draft it was with little fanfare. When he struggled through the Hawks' minors no one was sure if he would ever pitch in the major leagues.
His improvements upon being called up to AAA have continued since, though there was a blip last season as he struggled in his first season in division 2, but no one was expecting him to make Hawks history as he did last night.
Not only did he pitch the Hawks first shutout since 2038, but he pitched the first no hitter in Hawks history, walking three and striking out five.
Rosa, who has yet to appear in an all star game, was applauded off the field by members of both playing staffs, and received generous applause from the Burlington fans, as well as some loud acclaim from the few very excited Hawks fans who had made the trip to Iowa.
Apr 18 2039: Visit of Atlantic City - by GullyFoyle on January 14th, 2019
Dayton Hawks management, following liaison with Dayton PD have laid on extra security for the upcoming visit of Atlantic City Boardwalkers and their "colorful" owner, the well known purveyor of adult entertainment Milo Metalbat.
Dayton Head of Security, Ivan Drago, said, "While its true there are no buffaloes in Dayton for him to headbutt, Metalbat's behavior is well known, and we're taking no chances."
Some have said the entire situation is simply a fit of pique after Hawks GM Gully Foyle was not offered a free massage when visiting Atlantic City but that is so far simply a rumor.
Nov 04 2038: Hawks Dominate Gold Glove awards - by GullyFoyle on December 21st, 2018
The Hawks belief that their fielding is the best in the league has been backed up by the decision of the voters today to award four Hawks with Gold Gloves.
As expected second baseman Christian Casanova and short stop Leonard "The Cat" Cahill were among the winners and they were joined by outfielders Clay Saunders, a waiver pickup in 2037 and Carter Jung, the Hawks' second round pick in the 2031 draft.
All-league honors went to first baseman Terry Gorman and our third award winning outfielder "Fast" Eddie Williams. Williams also finished fourth in the MVP voting.
Nov 04 2035: Fast Eddie wins Hawks' second ROTY award in a row. - by GullyFoyle on May 4th, 2018
Following Christian Casanova's success in 2034, Fast Eddie Williams was named 2035 Rookie of the Year. Williams was the only Hawks player to play in all 160 games. Among his highlights were 39 steals, and a decent batting average of 0.266.
No announcement came about likely cuts from the team, but it is almost certain there will be some as the Hawks would enter next season with a major league roster with an average age of almost 29 if no changes were made.
Jan 15 2033: Leonardo Gamez retires. Three others waived. - by GullyFoyle on July 22nd, 2017
At the age of 36 Leonardo Gamez, Dayton Hawks starting pitcher for 11 seasons, has retired following a meeting with new Hawks manager Ismael Uribe. Gamez, who won 46 games during the Hawks miracle three promotions in a row had a 6-9 record last season, with a 4.500 ERA, the worst of his career. However Leonardo will be remembered as one of the best pitchers ever to play for Dayton, and was immediately inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
Also waived following Uribe's appointment were starting pitcher Zach Price, 10-8 last season, 95-70 for his career, relief pitcher Joo Won Nam, and catcher Art Allen.
Uribe also hinted that further cuts may come, and though he didn't say where they may be, most observers point to the Hawks outfield as being the most likely place to see players leave.