In dramatic fashion for the second season in a row, the Kansas City Betelnuts (96-66) are the Gehrig World Series champions. In a season where just about everyone expected the top seeds in both leagues (AL - Santa Fe Tigers 113-49 and the NL Fresno Mendozas 114-48) neither team made it even to the League Championship Series. Instead, the number three seeded Betelnuts, managed by cpkung, went 10-2 in the AL side of the playoffs to reach the World Series. The NL representative, the number two seeded St. Louis Jalowitzians (98-64), managed by franco8305, reached their first World Series in franchise history by only dropping one game in their two series on the NL side of the playoffs.
After splitting the first two games of the Series in St. Louis, the Betelnuts took a commanding 3-1 Series lead with back-to-back wins at home. Alas, St. Louis kept fighting and took the Series to a deciding Game 7 at home. In the deciding Game 7, The Jalowitzians went up 4-0 in the bottom of the third inning behind a Fritz Hyzdu Grand Slam. The Betelnuts started chipping away at the Jalowitzians lead in the top of the sixth inning and by the time the top of ninth inning was over the Betelnuts had a 9-6 lead that they would hold on to claim their second championship in a row.
Congratulations to cpkung on his fourth Gehrig World Series championship!
As noted earlier cpkung now has two back-to-back title runs in Gehrig.
This was cpkung's fourth World Series championship in Gehrig and in Hardball Dynasty.
The Kansas City Betelnuts franchise is 4-0 in the World Series.
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
Season 25. Kansas City Betelnuts (cpkung) - AL
Season 26. Kansas City Betelnuts (cpkung) - AL
AL - 17 World Series
NL- 9 World Series