Oct 26 2057: Wolf Tanner gets long overdue Hall-of-Fame nod - by El jefe on December 20th, 2022
Wolf Tanner cemented his legacy as the greatest waiver wire pickup in Cubs history today, as he was inducted into the Hall-of-Fame along with fellow IF stalwart Abelardo Bustos. Tanner put together arguably the greatest offensive season in Cubs history in 2047, posting 37 HRs, 137 RBIs, 41 2Bs, 16 3Bs, 48 SBs, and a .953 OPS, which was part of an incredible 6-season stretch that saw Tanner post three 30-30 seasons.
The Gold Glove SS also won 3 League Championships, received 2 All-Conference nods, and 2 additional All-Star selections during his career. He ranks in the top 10 of almost every offensive category and holds the record for most Game MVPs with 107.
Oct 26 2057: Bustos joins Urbana Hall of Fame - by El jefe on December 20th, 2022
Abelardo Bustos announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2057 regular season, ending a 13+ year career that saw the OF/3B/DH amass 1943 hits, 993 runs, 452 doubles, 206 HRs, 967 RBIs, an .807 OPS and a .303 avg with RISP....numbers that placed Bustos in the Top 5 or 10 of multiple offensive categories.
Bustos's accolades also include the 2054 III.2 MVP at the ripe age of 33, 3 League Championships, 5 All-League selections, and 8 All-Star selections across five league levels.
Upon his retirement, Bustos was immediately inducted into the Urbana Hall-of-Fame. Congratulations to Bustos on his career achievements and thank you for your contributions to the Urbana organization http://brokenbat.org/player/225253
Apr 25 2057: Cubs historic season propels promotion to Legends - by El jefe on November 2nd, 2022
Arguably the best season in the history of the franchise culminated in a nail-biting finish that saw the Cubs win 36 of its last 50 and outscore Orlando 33-14 in the final series to squeak by Waterloo on a RD tiebreaker for the II.1 East Division title. The historic run resulted in Urbana's first promotion to Legends, much to the pride of team owner El Jefe (who patiently oversaw a ground-up rebuild) and the long-suffering Urbana fan base. Team MVP "JC Smooth" Juan Carlos Santiago put up a .956 OPS to go along with career highs in HR/SB/doubles, an all-league nod and only 5 errors at second base. Not to be one-upped, Chad Butler and his .854 OPS also received an all-league nod and recorded career highs in the same categories, "El Sicario" Lorenzo Ochoa hit 30-homers for the 3rd straight season to lead the league, Bernie Rains regained some of his old form to lead II.1 with 17 wins, and young stud Jeronimo Peralta led in strikeouts and shutouts.
Oct 30 2055: Cubs roar into LL2 with III.2 championship sweep - by El jefe on July 19th, 2022
Cy Young in-waiting Jerónimo Peralta threw a 6-hit shutout in Game 4 to complete the sweep of the favored Arcadia Cavaliers and usher the Cubs into II.1 on the right foot. Abelardo Bustos followed up his 2054 League MVP with a League Championship MVP, hitting .357 with a .996 OPS and two multi-hit games. The League Championship series win is the third in as many tries for manager Frank "The Tank" Edwards.
Oct 22 2054: Urbana legend Sandoval goes into HOF in special ceremony - by El jefe on May 2nd, 2022
The story of Federico Sandoval's career begins with a fresh-faced 16 year-old taken with the first ever draft pick by Team Owner El Jefe in 2032 and ends with 6 Urbana all-time team records (wins, quality starts, IP, strikeouts, CG, and MVPs) and 4 appearances on Broken Bat's all-time pitching records (wins, quality starts, IP and MVPs). In between is a career full of individual and team accolades, and a team leader who elevated the Urbana rotation for 18 years and led the team's promotion up to LL3.
Sandoval made his full-time Urbana debut in 2036 at the ripe age of 20 and struggled out-of-the-gate. However, he became a front-of-the-rotation starter by the next season and led Urbana to its first League Championship in 34 seasons and first promotion in 17 seasons. It was at this time he started a run of 11 of 13 seasons with at least 15 wins, and 12 of 13 seasons with at least 15 quality starts. During that run, Sandoval rolled off 8 all-star appearances, 3 Cy Young awards, 4 all-conference selections, 2 gold gloves, 4 League Championships, and 6 promotions.
His final career totals of 338 quality starts, 244 wins, 3921 innings, and 152 game mvp’s rank 5th, 19th, 7th, and 7th respectively, all-time in Broken Bat history and represent the superstar stopper that he was throughout his career. In honor of his Hall-of-Fame career, Urbana held a special ceremony to raise Sandoval’s #19 into the outfield and unveiled his #19 jersey in the Valley of Legends rotunda. With Sandoval on-hand and tears in his eyes, team owner El Jefe also announced Urbana Park would be renamed “Sandoval Field at Urbana Park” in honor of the legend.