Adams: Brick leads Brooklyn by eleven games.
Signorino: Philadelphia leads Maui by five games
Wild Card: Maui leads Appalachain by four games.
Awards & Accomplishments:
Philadelphia 1B Maunel Hidalgo named Player of the Week (8/19, 4th career award, 2nd award this season)
Seattle backstop Steve Jones named Player of the Week (8/26, 4th career award, 2nd award this season)
Seattle LF George Hendricks named Batter of the Month (2nd career award)
Houston's Russ Singleton named Pitcher of the Month.
Highland LF Flint Francis named Rookie of the Month
Antelope Valley RF Pedro Mendoza, strained hamstring, done for the season.
Maui C Aaron Hampton, sprained elbow, 3-4 weeks
Antelope Valley SP Jim Walton, ruptured finger tendon, his season is over.
Atlanta C Lawrence Richardson, strained hamstring, out for the year.
Mepkin Abbey 3B Butch Patton, torn UCL, will miss seven months.
Houston SS Joe Carter, herniated disc, out for the year.
Brooklyn SP Fernando Mendoza, sprained ankle, season's finishd.
Batting Line of the Sim:
Philadelphia's Tony Cannon went 4-6 with 3 runs scored, a homer and 7 RBI vs. Highland (8/29)
Pitching Line of the Sim:
Maui's Luis Salazar pitched a one run, five hit complete game with 13K vs Brick 8/25
Last Week's Trivia Question:
First, it's well known that Babe Ruth wore the major league uniforms of the Red Sox, Yankees and Braves. However, he also wore one other team's major league uniform. Which team was it? (Bonus points if you can tell me what uniform number he wore on that uniform.)
Second, speaking of the Red Sox,explain this picture (and no, Photoshop is not the answer): [picture of Rollie Fingers in a Red Sox uniform.
Fred correctly answered that Babe Ruth coached for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1938. No one got the bonus question, however, as to his uniform number. It was not 3 -- it was 35.
Fred also correctly pointed out that Rollie Fingers was never, officially, a member of the Boston Red Sox. As free agency was first coming into effect, Oakland owner Charlie Finley decided to sell off his upcoming free agents, including Fingers. However, commissioner Bowie Kuhn decided to void the sales in the best interests of baseball.
This Week's Trivia Question:
Which Hall of Fame pitcher did not win his first major league game until nearly five years after his major league debut?
Just to be clear, we're talking about people elected as pitchers, so please don't give any of the following as answers:
- Buck Ewing, C (debut 1880, first pitching win 1889)
- Jimmie Foxx, 1B (1925/1945)
- King Kelly, C (1878/1887)
It's September. That's roster expansion season. :)
Next sim: Next Wednesday night.