Jan 13 2056: Piglets dominate awards - by Joyd on July 23rd, 2022
While being 76-84 is no drove of swine, it is a far cry better than being 54-106. Our pitching is still a massive work in progress. 2055 MVP Turnbull hit .345, knocked in 103 runs with 15 Homers. His only competition? Fellow Hog Renteria, with 34 votes. 4th? Cantu. So we got 94 of 120 MVP votes. How you like them piggies? April free agent signee Min Kyung Park was ROY hitting .283 with 54 SB in 62 tries, obp of .343. His 2B Defense was severely lacking but with our record he just needed to get in the game. Cantu is learning 3B on the same basis. Turnbull, Renteria, Cantu were all-league. Nieves was an ASG selection. Lest you think all the good news was on the hitting side, Ruben Monroe was 2 votes short of RPOY with 36 saves in 39 tries and a 1.85 ERA. Hernandez was among the league leaders in W, CG, IP. Guevara won the gold glove in CF. Hoping for a great season in 56! Sally forth and Pig!!!
Apr 18 2054: First HOF class enshrined - by Joyd on March 14th, 2022
Longtime OF Stan Ferrari, holder of most of the Hogs batting records, Rafael Davila, our top slugger, and Lawrence Marcum, one of our best pitchers were enshrined today in a ceremony attended by throngs of the Hogs faithful. Ferrari and Davila were both present to take part, but Marcum continues his career with the Waipahu Indians.
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Oct 06 2053: Last of the Red Devils calls it a day - by Joyd on February 10th, 2022
2041 #2 Lawrence Marcum, 4 time all-star, twice All League, 2051 Cy Young winner, has had his 2053 season ruined by an ailing arm. "2-6 6.67 ERA is not what I want to be remembered for" he said. "I thank the fans for always supporting me, even when we've struggled. The Hogs announced HOF ceremonies will be held at the conclusion of the season, Marcum and Davila will be enshrined.
Jan 13 2053: Goodbye Davila - by Joyd on December 4th, 2021
It is with heavy hearts we bid farewell to Rafael Davila. A #3 pick in 2036 by the Somerville Red Devils, he spent 16 years with our franchise. He had an epic stretch from 43-49 with 5 all-star nods, 4 times all league, 2 gold gloves and a representative of the Dominican Republic in the world classic 4 times as well. We look forward to his induction in the team HOF when his career concludes.
Nov 02 2052: Congratulations to Jeffries - by Joyd on December 3rd, 2021
Team stepped back a bit as we struggled with injuries throughout the year. Here's to a better 2053. Manager Frey left to pursue race car driving and so the Cammereri era begins