Friday, March 4, 2011

Season 19 Wrap-up

In a World Series featuring two franchises that not that long ago were more likely to lose 100 games than see playoff success, the Richmond big tunas took home the championship after defeating the Fresno Mendozas in a thrilling seven-game series.

The big tunas took advantage of a six-run fifth-inning, propelled by a Grand Slam by Sammy Mesa, to win Game Seven and claim the first World Series championship in franchise history. The number 2 seed in the AL, the big tunas won all four games at Fresno. Interestingly enough, the big tunas also required all seven games to defeat the Salt Lake Burners in the NLCS.

The win, marks an astounding turnaround by a Richmond franchise that was a perennial 100-game loser in Gehrig. Before bigtuna5 took over the team, the franchise had amassed ten seasons of 100+ losses in only fifteen seasons. Bigtuna5, however, only required four seasons to turn around the franchise and claim his third Hardball Dynasty title.

For the Mendozas, this marked another season of improvement, but also a season that fell short of a title. The Mendozas also made it to the World Series in Season 18, but fell in five games to the eventual winner Atlanta.

This marks the fourth season in a row that the World Series hardware has gone to the AL, who now lead the all time series 12 championships to 7 over the NL.

The only two Divisions that have yet to claim a World Series are the AL and NL West.

Congratulations to bigtuna5 the Swabbies management on a wonderful season.

Season 1. San Juan Clementes (mazz993) - AL

Season 2. Seattle Pilots (threester) - AL

Season 3. Scranton Shrutes (mookie79) - AL

Season 4. Jacksonville betelnut (cpkung) - AL

Season 5. Jacksonville betelnut (cpkung) - AL

Season 6. Wichita Wallabies (jdbkaput) - NL

Season 7. Seattle Pilots (threester) - AL

Season 8. Monterrey Pepper Jacks (tooly_mctool) - NL

Season 9. Ottawa Sundragons (sundragons) - NL

Season 10. San Juan Myrmidons (doontristy) - NL

Season 11.
Monterrey Pepper Jacks (tooly_mctool) - NL

Season 12. San Juan Myrmidons (doontristy) - NL

Season 13. Durham Donkeyfish (armst24) - AL

Season 14. Scranton Schrutes (mookie79) - AL

Season 15. San Juan Myrmidons (doontristy) - NL

Season 16. Durham Donkeyfish (armst24) - AL

Season 17. Rochester North Stars (hypnotoad) - AL

Season 18. Atlanta Swabbies (graybeard) - AL

Season 19. Richmond big tunas (bigtuna5) - AL

AL - 12 World Series
NL- 7 World Series

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