Applewood Crossing Athletics






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Location: Applewood Crossing, IA (Midwest)

League: V.8 - West

Owner: crackit send message
          [since May 15th 2013 | last seen November 27th 2020]

Manager: D.J. Hartman

Ballpark: The Spirit of America Stadium

Rank: #155 - Rating: 136.47

Fan Mood: 116.72

Prestige: 33

Color: Green Pinstripes

Team Notes:

• Mar 12 2048: Stevie White was claimed off of waivers.
• Mar 07 2048: Jose Meza was signed as a free agent.
• Mar 07 2048: Emilio Ramirez was signed as a free agent.
• Mar 07 2048: Savvas Giannopoulos was released.
• Mar 07 2048: Marcin Kwiatkowski was released.
• Mar 06 2048: Eddie Cosby was released.
• Mar 06 2048: Joel Parry was released.
• Mar 06 2048: Russ Egan was released.
• Jan 15 2048: Vicente Hurtado was selected to the national team of Venezuela.
• Jan 15 2048: Marcin Kwiatkowski was selected to the national team of Poland.


League Record:

Wins: 0 Losses: 0 Pct: .000 Last10: 0-0 Streak: -

Ave: 0.0 - 0.0 RS: 0 RA: 0 DIFF: 0

Cup:

Group 20 [0 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

Nov 04 2045: Another great haul of awards after promotion season - by crackit on June 12th, 2020

Applewood Crossing batters dominated MVP voting as Russ Egan pipped Clint Johnson to the prestigious award whilst Alejandro Polanco won the gong for best rookie picher.

Egan (DH), Johnson (3B) plus Hengki Gunardi (2B), Eddie Cosby (SS), Alfonzo Palacios (RF) and Alonzo Estrada (Closer) made the All League team.

There were also gold gloves for Cosby, Palacios and Pablo Rincón (1B).

It is also worth mentioning Luis Calderon, who was recognised for his 15-9 pitching record and Chet Harlow who was selected for the All-Star team and the mid-season break.


Oct 15 2043: 1,000 wins approach for manager D.J. "Ray" Hartman - by crackit on January 4th, 2020

With the latest win of Deadwood Ambulators manager D.J. "Ray" Hartman moved within one game of win 1,000 and two games of win 1,000 with the Athletics. With two wins he will also clinch his third promotion which will match the four relegations during this period.

Whilst there have more downs than ups, there have been some of the club best season records starting with 2031 (his first year in the role) then 2038, 2039 and now 2043.

Update: D.J. Hartman reaches 1,001 wins with a 10-2 and 10-3 victory over Huntingdon Park Wolves (1,000 of these were with Applewood Crossing).


Nov 04 2042: Clint Johnson sweeps four league awards despite relegation season - by crackit on October 25th, 2019

Clint Johnson and Russ Egan came first and second in the League MVP polls despite the As being relegated. They both made the All League team.
Johnson further won his third gold glove at 3B and did Armando Benitez won his first at 1B.


Jan 15 2028: Adams goes and Jones in but questions raised about As ambition - by crackit on July 1st, 2016

Julius Adams was fired as manager after one year in post and overseeing the continued decline of the Athletics. The club had a 63-97 record with a -185 run differential and a first round exit from the cup in 2027.

Adams as a young manager was touted as a forward looking appointment, so the question arises how 50 year old Sam Jones meets up to this aim with an even worse win percentage with a 6-14 record with the Juneau Pirates.

The club say they were impressed by his approach to coaching the first team squad and are looking to him to reorganise the team as a number of long serving stalwarts with Legends League experience start to move on. Jim Kane and Angelo Cardenas have already left; Jeff Rhodes and Josh Harris are expected to follow in a season or two.

This is the generation that established themselves in the side after it was relegated to Div II and have been there as the fall continued. Jones's job now is to rebuild a team on a slim budget but there is an expectation that in a year's time Jones will be gone the same way as Adams.

This season the club has to reignite hope amongst its fans that it can move amongst Legends again.


Jan 15 2028: The Spirit of America comes to Applewood Crossing - by crackit on June 30th, 2016

Applewood Crossing Athletics Baseball Club is proud to announce its first stadium naming deal with Laird & Company distillers of applejack since 1780. Laird was America's first commercial distillery with License #1.

Given no actual money has changed hands the ballpark has been renamed the "Spirit of America" stadium in deference to our sponsors and as a small homage to the Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati.

Of the deal Applewood A's commercial manager sayeth "our cup runneth over!" Rumours of a move to Scobeyville, NJ home of Laird & Company have been firmly denied by the club.