Rockford Rhinos






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Team: Rockford Rhinos [ID #328] Bookmark Rockford Rhinos

Location: Rockford, IL (Central)

League: V.9 - West

Owner: jezzat send message
          [since January 27th 2019 | last seen May 25th 2024]

Manager: Todd Stewart

Ballpark: Rockford Park

Rank: #114 - Rating: 141.81

Fan Mood: 121.02

Prestige: 39

Color: Black & Yellow

Team Notes:

• Mar 12 2064: Dennis Murphy was signed as a free agent.
• Mar 12 2064: Ante Bašić was signed as a free agent.
• Mar 12 2064: Clay Stoltzfus was signed as a free agent.
• Jan 13 2064: Bret Severson was hired as the new coach.
• Jan 13 2064: Coach Cary Muller was let go.
• Jan 13 2064: Pablo Reyes was released.
• Jan 13 2064: Lorenzo Cortes was released.
• Jan 13 2064: Cary Muller was hired as the new coach.
• Jan 13 2064: Todd Stewart was hired as the new manager.
• Jan 13 2064: Herb Corrigan was fired as manager.


League Record:

Wins: 61     Losses: 49     Pct: .555     Last10: 7-3     Streak: W5

Ave: 5.7 - 4.9     RS: 631     RA: 541     DIFF: +90         Power Index: 104.7

Cup:

Group 126 [2 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Jun 20 2060: Getoffa that bike! - by jezzat on July 6th, 2023

20th June 2060 was a gloriously hot summer's day in Rockford and a history-making day for "Getoffa" Mike Cloud who became the first Rhino to hit for the cycle since Pablo Reyes back in 2055. Unlike Reyes' efforts which were in vain in a 6-4 defeat, Getoffa steered Rockford to a 7-5 win in the final game of the series against Brooklyn.

Leading off the Rhinos' innings in the bottom of the 1st, Cloud got off to the best possible start, smashing a 364 feet homer over the right field wall. Having struck out in the 2nd, Cloud managed a double in the 4th and a triple in the 6th, notching up an RBI on each occasion.

Having left the easiest bit to last, Cloud completed his cycle by bunting a single to 3rd in the 8th.

In accordance with tradition, the Rockford Bicycle Company will present Cloud with a bike of his own choice before the next home game with Frederick.


Aug 02 2058: 2000 losses for Fernandez - by jezzat on February 13th, 2023

Manager Rodolfo Fernandez recently registered his 2000th loss as a major league manager in the 6-4 home defeat to Brockton. 69 year old Fernandez first managed the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2031 and also had spells at the Houston Armadillos, Woodbury Wolves, Oceanview Woods Grizzlies, Saratoga Highlanders, Fishers Rebels, Anderson Dogs and College Park Giants, before joining the Rhinos in 2047.

When asked about his achievement, Fernandez (who to be fair to him also has 2222 wins) said "you've got to be trusted by a lot of teams over a long period of time to rack up 2000 losses. Here's to the next 2000!"

With time catching up with him, that may be a bit of hyperbole on Fernandez' part (or possibly a sign of the onset of dementia) but it certainly seems there's life in the old Rhino yet.


Sep 24 2055: Reyes hits for the cycle - by jezzat on July 11th, 2022

In Game 1 of the recent series at Colorado Springs, catcher Pablo Reyes become the first Rhino to hit the cycle since Dick Estes back in 2046. Admittedly, he was helped by having 9 at-bats in a game which the Rhinos eventually lost 5-4 after 18 innings.

Reyes got off to a flying start in his quest for this odd feat by getting the most difficult bits out of the way first, hitting a triple in the 2nd and a home run in the 4th.

The Renton native added a double in the 6th but then had a long wait for the elusive single, striking out in the 8th and 10th, failing again in the 12th and 14th before finally completing his quest in the top of the 17th. There was still left in this seemingly never-ending game for him to strike out again in the 18th before the home side clinched victory.

Sadly for Reyes the home run was the only RBI his efforts mustered which no doubt contributed to the Rhinos's loss. Asked how he felt after the game, Reyes' reply was short and too the point - "Knackered".


Oct 02 2052: No hitter for Rosado - by jezzat on November 24th, 2021

In game 2 of the recent series at Carson, Luis "The Boss" Rosado threw the first no hitter in recent Rhinos' history and was just 1 walk and 1 error away from a perfect game. Asked how he was feeling after the game, Luis replied "very happy".


Jul 07 2050: Landmarks for Ohgi - by jezzat on May 31st, 2021

Veteran 1B Richard Ohgi has notched up a number of landmarks in recent games. The 34 year old native of Franklin, New Jersey was the Rhinos' 2nd round draft pick back in 2034 and made his major league debut in 2039. Now he's reached the marks of 1500 hits (the 12th player in franchise history to do so), 1000 runs (only the 4th player to do so) and 300 Home Runs (just the 3rd player to do so).

When asked for a comment on his achievements Ohgi said "you know I don't actually exist don't you? This is just a computer game. Stop treating me like a real person".