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Team: Urbana Cubs [ID #527] Bookmark Urbana Cubs

Location: Urbana, IL (Central)

League: III.2 - East

Owner: El jefe send message
          [since April 21st 2017 | last seen June 28th 2022]

Manager: Frank Edwards

Ballpark: Sandoval Field at Urbana Park

Rank: #43 - Rating: 183.42

Fan Mood: 107.13

Prestige: 24

Color: Red & Blue

Team Notes:

• Jun 20 2055: Andrew McCallum was signed as a free agent.
• Jun 20 2055: Kazuo Fujii was released.
• Mar 06 2055: Kazuo Fujii was claimed off of waivers.
• Feb 19 2055: Juan Manuel Mercado was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 22 2055: Jose Velázquez was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 13 2055: Frank Hayes was released.
• Jan 13 2055: Raúl Avila was claimed off of waivers.
• Jan 13 2055: Alonzo Suarez was selected to the national team of Colombia.
• Jan 13 2055: Lenny Markham was released.
• Jan 13 2055: Alfonso Estalella was released.


League Record:

Wins: 59     Losses: 46     Pct: .562     Last10: 6-4     Streak: L2

Ave: 5.3 - 4.8     RS: 559     RA: 502     DIFF: +57         Power Index: 106.2

Cup:

Group 51 [0 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

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.


May 14 2053: Sandoval dominates for 240th career win - by El jefe on January 3rd, 2022

The greatest player in Urbana Cubs history kept adding to his legacy yesterday as Federico Sandoval silenced Sago over 7 2/3 shutout innings (http://brokenbat.org/game/4346499) for his 240th career win; vaulting him into the Top 25 in All-Time Broken Bat Wins (http://brokenbat.org/player/154506/L).

Breaking in with the big league club on a full-time basis in 2036 at the tender age of 20, Sandoval struggled his rookie year but then proceed to win at least 15 games in 11 of the next 13 seasons and acquired a suite of other accolades - 3-time Cy Young, 8-time All Star, 4-time All Conference, 4-time League Champion. The fire he showed on the mound made him a huge fan favorite, and drove him to also jump into Top 5 in All-Time Broken Bat Quality Starts with 335.

Barring a promotion to LL2, this is probably Sandoval's farewell season and the rotational stalwart seemed to be aware of it in the post-game celebration as champagne mixed with tears streamed down his face as hugs were exchanged with teammates. Former long-time teammates Wolf Tanner, Rowlf Corona, "Broadway" Dave Floyd, Luis Cortez, Jeremy Snow, and Braylon Cox were also on hand to celebrate.




Mar 25 2052: 2052 brings questions and hope - by El jefe on October 5th, 2021

Urbana clung to life in III.2 for a second straight season, albeit in a slightly more consistent fashion than in 2050. Whereas the Cubs drastically tailed off after the midway point in 2050, Urbana hung around the .500 mark for most of 2051. Once again, the end of season slide that has become "the norm" for this club, reared its ugly head and almost resulted in the Cubs dropping into relegation after being in 2nd place most of the season.

All-Conference RF Abelardo Bustos refused to let that happen though, and with the help of strong pitching led by a career year from Emilio Aragon, the Cubs staved off late season charges from Germantown and Weymouth. The Cubs are still relatively young with a lot of new names looking to make their mark, so while a lot of question marks remain, the faithful fans hope that 2052 will be a step in the right direction.



Mar 02 2051: Wolf Tanner fulfills destiny against Moo Cows - by El jefe on July 10th, 2021

Checking off another box in his HOF bucket list, Wolf Tanner fulfilled his career long wish of playing against the Moo Cows...albeit in Spring Training. Drafted in the 5th round of the 2038 draft by the Moo Cows, Tanner was picked up by Urbana that same season on waivers and started his career long quest to elevate Urbana to the same league level at the prestigious Moo Cows.

While fates did not align in the relegation lottery this past season, they did for Spring Training. Tanner flew out to center in his lone AB and made 4 nice plays in the field before being lifted in the 5th.

Ms Cow was complimentary of Frank "The Tank" Edwards for playing Tanner in a meaningless game. Murmurs of tampering were also heard as Ms Cow made several references to grazing the fields of the Cowabungalow if Tanner wants to wrap up his career there. The Moo Cows dugout exchanged questioning glances.....


Mar 30 2050: "Rowlf" Corona inducted into Hall of Fame - by El jefe on May 5th, 2021

Rodolfo "Rowlf" Corona was inducted into the Urbana Hall of Fame today after 15 big league seasons mostly spent at 2B and SS. A staple in the community and at the top of Urbana’s lineup given his penchant for working counts and getting on base, Corona is a 4-time All-Star, 3-time All-Conference player, and 2-time League Champion. He is first all-time in hits (2,315), doubles (467), runs (1,086), walks (1,007), double-plays turned (794), at-bats (8,059), and games played (2,003), 4th in career average (.287), 3rd in average with RISP (.306), and top-10 in RBI's (788).

Congratulations to Rowlf Corona on his career achievements and thank you for your contributions to the Urbana organization

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