Jan 13 2050: Last of the Three Musketeers Retires - by GullyFoyle on April 17th, 2021
OF Fast Eddie Williams today announced he was joining 2B Christian Casanova, and SS Leonard Cahill in retiring. Simultaneously, the Hawks announced he was joining his fellow Musketeers in the Hall of Fame.
The three players who were drafted within a season of each other were mainstays on the Hawks team that reached the Legends League.
Williams, 2035 ROTY, 7x allstar, 3x all league, and a 3x golden glove, retires as the Hawks leader in games played (2233), hits (2279), dbls (650), triples (122), and runs (1145).
In addition his 0.280 batting average is good for 8th overall amongst Hawks hitters, and he has the 10th best slugging percentage at 0.454
He will be missed.
Jan 15 2048: Supernova finally dims. - by GullyFoyle on November 15th, 2020
Long time Hawks second baseman, Christian Casanova, known as "Supernova" retired after 15 mostly successful seasons. The 2029 6th round pick holds numerous Hawks records and can now boast the largest plaque in the Hawks Hall of Fame. Among his diverse records are total games played, total hits, total home runs, total stolen bases, and total double plays; showing his versatility. The best at whatever he did for the Hawks, he retires as the greatest player the Hawks have ever had.
Oct 08 2047: Injury replacement throws no hitter. - by GullyFoyle on November 5th, 2020
With Bert McGowan's elbow still stiff, Estaban Rosa was called up for the 7th October home game with the Colorado Springs Buzzards, and proceeded to stake his claim for a permanent starting job with the possibly the best pitching performance in Dayton history.
Rosa, 31, and in his 11th season, gave up no hits, and only one walk (in the 7th) in claiming the 4-0 victory. This was the 5th complete game of his career, and he also became only the 14th Dayton pitcher to record more than one career shutout.
The left hander has now made a case to remain as one of Dayton's starters as they continue their fight with the Novi Doubledays for the ii.2 Western Conference title.
Jul 26 2044: Supernova explodes Hawks hitting record - by GullyFoyle on February 29th, 2020
A sunny summer day in Minnesota saw what everyone has been expecting for some time when Christian Casanova (Supernova to his adoring fans) broke the Hawks career hitting record by getting his 1846th hit. He added two more later in the 6-5 win.
This won't be his last record, he's close to numerous others, but for the 2029 6th round draft pick from Trujillo Alto, in Puerto Rico, its a very significant one, as the previous holder Louis Conte, made it to the club's Hall of Fame.
Apr 07 2042: Esteban Rosa pitches no hitter - by GullyFoyle on August 30th, 2019
When Esteban Rosa was chosen in the 7th round of the 2032 draft it was with little fanfare. When he struggled through the Hawks' minors no one was sure if he would ever pitch in the major leagues.
His improvements upon being called up to AAA have continued since, though there was a blip last season as he struggled in his first season in division 2, but no one was expecting him to make Hawks history as he did last night.
Not only did he pitch the Hawks first shutout since 2038, but he pitched the first no hitter in Hawks history, walking three and striking out five.
Rosa, who has yet to appear in an all star game, was applauded off the field by members of both playing staffs, and received generous applause from the Burlington fans, as well as some loud acclaim from the few very excited Hawks fans who had made the trip to Iowa.