You could say the Santa Fe Tigers have finished the turnaround of a moribund franchise with a resounding splash. The Tigers, who at one point amassed six straight seasons with 100+ losses, built what appears to be a dynasty around very good drafting. Despite all the losing early on, general manager kevinbigham stuck to his master plan that culminated with a championship after only eight seasons at the helm.
Lost in the Tigers championship story are an unprecedented seventh straight World Series showing for the Fresno Mendozas. The Mendozas' general manager cwiddoes refuses the claim that he has built a dynasty. However, taking a team to seven straight World Series is no easy feat, and despite having a 2-5 record in the championship series, it is an accomplishment to be celebrated.
The Tigers got to the World Series after an impressive 105-win season that saw them claim the top seed in the AL. They dispatched AL South rivals Charlotte Driskills in three straight while scoring an impressive 36 runs over those three games. The Tigers then clinched the AL pennant by defeating a Fargo Wood Chippers squad that won 102 games in five games, before defeating the Mendozas in six. Even more impressive, the Tigers were able to win high-scoring and low-scoring games just the same.
Congratulations to kevinbigham on his first Gehrig World Series championship!
This was the seventh World Series trip in a row for the Mendozas, and first for both the Tigers and kevinbigham.
This was the first World Series championship for the Santa Fe franchise.
This marked kevinbigham's first championship in Hardball Dynasty.
With the Tigers winning the championship, every franchise in the AL South has at least won one World Series title in Gehrig.
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
Season 23. Fresno Mendozas (cwiddoes) - NL
Season 24. Santa Fe Tigers (kevinbigham) - AL
AL - 15 World Series
NL- 9 World Series