Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Season 29 Wrap-Up

After only four seasons at the helm of a franchise that had been long stuck in mediocrity, thedream42 took the San Diego Magic to the second World Series in franchise history, this time defeating the upstart San Jose Chinchillas in five games.

Few would have predicted the number five seeded Magic to meet the number four seeded Chinchillas in the World Series. Although the Chinchillas (79-83) came in as the higher seed, they came into the playoffs with a losing record in the regular season. The Magic (104-58) grabbed a Wild Card slot despite having the second best regular season record in the competitive NL. Nonetheless, the Chinchillas got hot just in time, first sweeping the number 5 seeded Ottawa Dragons, before shocking the 120-win Trenton Troubadours in 4 games and the 109-win Santa Fe Tigers in the ALCS. The Magic were really only pushed once during their playoff run. They took out the New York Skyscrapers in four games before needing all five games of the NLCS to defeat the top-seeded Fresno Mendozas and then defeating the Cincinnati Redlegs in six games to claim the NL pennant.

The Magic started the World Series with a Game 1 win after scoring the game winning runs on the top of the ninth inning. After dropping Game 2 in the late innings to the Chinchillas, the Magic ran the tables to claim their first Gehrig World Series title. In the end, the Chinchillas were done in by late inning scoring by the Magic. Indeed, three of the four Magic wins came off San Diego scoring the winning runs in the seventh inning or later.

Congratulations to thedream42 on the World Series championship and a great franchise turnaround!


This is thedream42 first World Series championship in Gehrig and second overall in Hardball Dynasty.

This marks the first time the World Series went to the NL since season 23.

The AL now leads the NL nineteen World Series titles to ten.

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
Season 27. Santa Fe Tigers (kevinbigham) - AL
Season 28. Ottawa Dragons (selvendar) - AL
Season 29. San Diego Magic (thedream42) - NL

AL - 19 World Series
NL- 10 World Series

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