Sunday, February 1, 2015

Season 34 Wrap-Up

After another amazing regular season by the Santa Fe Tigers (122-40), it sure looked like the Tigers were poised for their fifth title in a row. And things looked good for the Tigers until they ran into the San Diego Magic (111-51), who took down the Tigers for their second title over the last six seasons.

The Magic rolled into the World Series, their third over the last six seasons, as the National League top seed. After sweeping the fourth-seeded Burlington Tree Huggers (84-78) in the NLDS they easily dispatched the sixth-seeded Florida Spring Breakers (98-64) in five games in the NLCS.

Despite having won a franchise-best 122 games during the regular season, the Tigers struggled mightily in the playoffs. The fifth-seeded Atlanta Swabbies (94-68) took the Tigers to the maximum five games in the ALDS, with the deciding Game 5 coming down to a game-winning base hit by Kenshin Suzuki in the bottom half of the tenth inning. The Tigers were then able to easily defeat the second seeded Scranton Buccos (93-69) in five games in the ALCS to claim their fifth straight AL pennant and their seventh AL crown over the last eleven seasons.

In the World Series, the Magic got off to a fast start, winning Game 1 with a masterful 4-hit effort by Billy Torres, followed by a dramatic Game 2 win thanks to a 3-run home run in the top half of the ninth inning by Calvin Daley, and a 10-3 Game 3 shellacking where Daley again contributed big by driving in four runs. The Tigers pushed back , winning Games 4 and 5 and getting off to a 4-0 lead in Game 6 before it all came crashing down in the top half of the 8th inning. The Magic tied the game with a 4-runing 8th inning and then finished off the Tigers with a dramatic 3-run home run by Marc Bennett in the top half of the 11th inning. With that San Diego clinched their second World Series title in Gehrig.

Congratulations to the San Diego Magic and thedream42 on a great Championship run.


Santa Fe and San Diego have won the last six World Series titles.

San Diego has a 2-1 record in the World Series.

The Magic have now 7 consecutive 100+ win seasons.

Santa Fe have a 6-1 record in the World Series

Santa Fe has now had 12 consecutive 100+ win seasons, dating back to season 23, and has won 6 titles during this time span. 

This is thedream42's third World Series championship in Hardball Dynasty, and second 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
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
Season 30. Santa Fe Tigers (kevinbigham) - AL
Season 31. Santa Fe Tigers (kevinbigham) - AL
Season 32. Santa Fe Tigers (kevinbigham) - AL
Season 33. Santa Fe Tigers (kevinbigham) - AL
Season 34. San Diego Magic (thedream42) - NL


AL - 23 World Series
NL- 11 World Series