Monday, December 5, 2011

Season 22: Wrap-up

If you were a fan of the Fresno Mendozas for the past five seasons, you had to imagine this day would come sooner or later. After four trips to the World Series that fell just short, the Mendozas claimed their first World Series championship by beating the two-time defending champions Charlotte Driskills in five games.

Indeed, there could not have been a better way for the Mendozas to claim their first title. The Driskills were coming off the best regular season to date in Gehrig, having amassed 119 wins. The Driskills were also gunning for their third-straight title after having defeated the Mendozas the past two seasons. It just wasn't to be for the Driskills.

After splitting the first two games of the Series, in which the winning team shut-out the opposition, the Mendozas, lead by World Series MVP Emilio Alberro (9 RBI on 8 of 16 ABs), took off scoring 22 runs in the last three games of the series.


The Mendozas reached the World Series after being pushed to five games by the Burlington Tree Huggers in the NLDS, and then seven games by the St. Louis Jalowitzians.

This was the fifth World Series trip in a row for the Mendozas, and third for the Driskills.

For cwiddoes this marks his first Gehrig World Series title and first title in Hardball Dynasty.

The Mendozas also broke a streak of six World Series titles going to the AL.

This is the first title for the NL West, leaving the AL West as the only division without a World Series win.

Congratulations to cwiddoes and the Mendozas management on another 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
Season 20. Charlotte Driskills (infamy) - AL
Season 21. Charlotte Driskills (infamy) - AL
Season 22. Fresno Mendozas (cwiddoes) - NL

AL - 14 World Series
NL- 8 World Series

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