History of the League: Part 2 – 2009

Sometimes its fun to go back into the history books to check out the past scores and records after such a long time in the league, and sometimes its, well, not as fun. 2009 was not as fun of a sophomore season for the defending champ Mashers, but did crown a new champ in the Scarlet Knights (Now Springfield Isotopes).

Mikey T
Pictured: Your 2009 Champion

2009 Also introduce our first expansion franchise in league history: Zee Captain. Now, I have no worldy idea who this joker was, but MANNNNNNN did he love his Washington Nationals. Also, I heard that he was Lenny’s friend or something, so that’s how it went. Our new friend Zee Captain came through with some of the more … interesting trades you could think of in his quest to acquire every National player of relevance he could think of. A special shoutout  goes to Mr. Greg Heroy and his Youth Movement (previously named Rebuilding Stage) for basically being the most Bipolar team in our leagues history, going worst to tied for first in 1 season.

While there were some interesting trades happening in the offseason before this season started which can’t be verified (due to lack of record keeping at the time), 2009 brought forward the next step of the trading era. Remember how R-Mac has every ace you could think of? Well, the first (and strongest) of the stable was acquired in 2009 by the name of Clayton something Kershaw. How about this: Eventual champ Mikey T dealt eventual MVP Dustin Pedroia to the Mashers for a couple of closers, which would probably go down as on of the weirder trades in this league’s history. I mean, it worked out for him decently well, as Brian Wilson (acquired in said trade) posted incredibly good numbers after the trade. This included saving 3 in the championship week to beat the Jonny Bevs (what?).

The playoffs that year did not yield any real discernible favorite like 2008, but it did provide some really interesting semi-final results that I didn’t notice until now. Defending champion Lobman and The Mashers limped into the playoffs as the #6 seed, yet took down strong #3 seed in the WVU Bombers to get into the Semi’s against the Knights (bye). The other mild surprise was Jonny Bev’s “Numba 2 Pick” upsetting Pete Mitch (RIP), which set up a battle with the upstart Youth Movement. Both semi-final match-ups ended up incredibly close 6-5-3 battles, and produced a very unsavory Scarlet Knights vs Numba 2 Pick Championship Game. Ugh.

The Championship Game was not close again for the 2nd straight year, as the Knights just crushed Bev like every math test he ever took, which gave Mikey T his first (only) Backyard League Championship.

REGULAR SEASON FINAL STANDINGS

2009
AMERICAN NATIONAL
TEAM W L T PCT GB TEAM W L T PCT GB
Scarlet Knights 15 7 0 0.682 Youth Movement 16 6 0 0.727
WVU Bombers 14 8 0 0.636 1 Numba 2 Pick 12 10 0 0.545 4
Somerville Sluggers 13 9 0 0.591 2 River City Mashers 11 11 0 0.5 5
Toms River Takeover 9 13 0 0.409 6 Whitestone Bulldogs 6 16 0 0.273 10
Orlando Stunnaz 9 13 0 0.409 6 Zee Captain 5 17 0 0.227 11

PLAYOFF BRACKET

#1 Youth Movement
*BYE*
#5 Numba 2 Pick 7-5-2 #5 Numba 2 Pick 6-5-3
#4 Somerville Sluggers 5-7-2 #1 Youth Movement 5-6-3
#5 Numba 2 Pick 3-10-1
#6 River City Mashers 7-6-1 #6 River City Mashers 5-6-3 #2 Scarlet Knights 10-3-1
#3 WVU Bombers 6-7-1 #2 Scarlet Knights 6-5-3
#2 Scarlet Knights
*BYE*

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME RESULT:

TEAM BATTERS PITCHERS TOTAL
NAME R 2B 3B HR RBI SB OBP K QS CG W SV HD ERA SCORE
#5 Numba 2 Pick (12-10) 47 15 0 13 48 3 0.3927 66 6 0 8 3 2 4.24 3-10-1
#2 Scarlet Knights (15-7) 49 14 2 13 52 5 0.3299 78 7 1 5 8 4 3.842 10-3-1

Coming Soon: Season #3 (2010)

History of the League: Part 2 – 2009

The Records.

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All-Time Records

Runs: 70 R Mac (Week 16, 2009)
Doubles: 31 Lobman (17, ’12)
Triples: 7 Lobman (5, ’11), Brian (5, ’13), Sean/Odom (19, ’13), Greg (15, ’14)
Home Runs: 26 Lobman (18, ’15)
RBI’s: 81 R Mac (16, ’09)*
Stolen Bases: 20 Mitch (4, ’09)
OBP: .456 Lenny (6, ’11)

Strikeouts: 110 Ryan (10, ’14)
Quality Starts: 12 Lobman (2, ’16)
Complete Games: 4 Ryan (8, ’08), Lenny (11, ’11) Lobman (19, ’10)****
Wins: 11 MikeyT (13, ’11)
Saves: 11 MikeyT (14, ’09), Rojo (1, ’10)*** , Cliff (9, 15)*
Holds: 8 Greg (14, ’11, 18, ’15)
ERA: 1.29 Odom/Sean (20, ’11)

*Cliff had an illegal roster for one day in Week 9

*2nd most is 70 RBIs
***Rojo had 11 Saves on an 8 day week. No pitchers played Day 1.
****Includes 1 5IP Rain-Out CG

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2015 Record Book

Runs: 64 Lobman (16)
Doubles: 26 Lobman (19)
Triples: 6 Greg (14), Brian (22)
Home Runs: 26 Lobman (18) *ALL-TIME RECORD*
RBI’s: 68 Lobman (18)
Stolen Bases: 18 Odom (10)
OBP: .404 Cliff (20)

Strikeouts: 109 Lobman (23)
Quality Starts: 11 Rojo (13)
Complete Games: 2 Connor (8), Brian (11, 13, 16, 20), Rojo (17, 18), Cliff (18), Ryan (21)
Wins: 9 MikeyT (5), Cliff (18)
Saves: 11 Cliff (9)*
Holds: 8 Greg (18) TIES ALL-TIME RECORD
ERA: 1.45 Ryan (3)

2014 Season

Runs: 56 Toms River 3Peat OffendaZ (Week 9)
Doubles: 30 Whitesville McGibblets (8)
Triples: 7 Angle in the Troutfield (15)
Home Runs: 21 Toms River 3Peat OffendaZ (9)
RBI’s: 61 River City Cuban Missiles (4)
Stolen Bases: 16 Whitesville McGibblets (13,22)
OBP: .412 Angels in the Troutfield (5)

Strikeouts: 110 Pine Lake Swingmen (10) *ALL TIME*
Quality Starts: 11 Toms River 3peat OffendaZ (4, 19), River City Cuban Missiles (17)
Complete Games: 3 Whitesville McGibblets (20)
Wins: 9 Angels in the Troutfield (4), OffendaZ (7), Stunnaz (7)
Saves: 9 Toms River 3peat OffendaZ (4)
Holds: 7 WVU Bombers (19)
ERA: 1.33 Whitesville McGibblets (20)

2013 Records

Runs: 61 TR Trains (9)
Doubles: 28 Barnegat Banana Slugs (12)
Triples: 7 Barnegat Banana Slugs (5), TR Trains (19)*Tied All-Time Record
Home Runs: 19 Pine Lake Mambas (3)
RBI’s: 67 Barnegat Banana Slugs (7)
Stolen Bases: 13 Barnegat Banana Slugs (4, 10)
OBP: .417 Youth Movement (5)

Strikeouts: 103 River City Mashers* All-time Record
Quality Starts: 11 Barnegat Banana Slugs
Complete Games: 2 Knights, Youth Movement (2), TR Trains(8), WVU Bombers (11, 15), Mambas (14)
Wins: 9 Scarlet Knights (9), Barnegat Banana Slugs (12), TR Trains (19)
Saves: 10 Pine Lake Black Mambas (10), WVU Bombers (15), TR Trains (19, 20)
Holds: 6 TR Trains(10)
ERA: 1.78 Whitestone Bulldogs (16 – 14 Starts), 1.77 Youth Movement (20 – 9 Starts)

2012 Records

Runs: 67 WVU Bombers (7), WFC (12)
Doubles: 31 River City Mashers (17) *All-Time Record
Triples: 5 TR Takeover (2), Sluggers (4), Stunnaz (13)
Home Runs: 20 Orlando Stunnaz (9)
RBI’s: 70 WVU Bombers (7)
Stolen Bases: 15 WFC (21)
OBP: .418 WVU Bombers (7)

Strikeouts: 99 River City Mashers (10) *All-time Record
Quality Starts: 10 WVU Bombers (2)^ , Stunnaz (3), Sluggers (4, 10), Mashers (4, 11, 15), Movement (10)^ , Bulldogs (16)
Complete Games: 3 T’s Knights (11)
Wins: 10 Orlando Stunnaz (9)
Saves: 10 T’s Knights (15)
Holds: 4 WFC (4), WVU Bombers (5), Bulldogs (7, 16), Movement (9), Sluggers (11, 19, 20, 21), Knights (15), Bulldogs (21)
ERA: 1.66 WVU Bombers (18)

2011 Records

Runs: 64 WVU Bombers (Week 20)
Doubles: 26 Toms River Takeover (11)
Triples: 7 River City Mashers (5)*All-Time Record
Home Runs: 22 Youth Movement (13)
RBI’s: 64 River City Mashers (10)
Stolen Bases: 16 Whitestone Bulldogs (8)
OBP: .456 Orlando Stunnaz (4)

Strikeouts: 94^ TR Takeover (5)
Quality Starts: 10 River City Mashers (7), Zee Captain (14), Takeover (P1), JVDG (P2)
Complete Games: 4 Orlando Stunnaz (11)*Ties All-Time Record
Wins: 11 T’s Knights (13)*All-time record
Saves: 9 River City Mashers (8, 13), Jets (9), Knights (14)
Holds: 8 Youth Movement (14)*All-Time Record
ERA: 1.29 Odom/Sean (20)*All-Time Record

The Records.

The History of the League – 2008

Lets chronicle the league’s history, starting with 2008:

So, to begin this review, we start at the beginning. Nobody knew exactly how this intense this league was going to get, but the action started fast and furious. The regular season was basically a 3 team race for the top spot, with The Mashers, Knights, and whatever the fuck Figs’ team name was. Well, legend has it that in Match-up 18, a CERTAIN COMMISSIONER used more than the allotted 12 SP in a hotly contested battle between the Knights and the Figs’s’s’s. Its hard to look this up with the little data provided, but I do believe that a win was achieved on that Sunday, which gave the Knights a narrow 7-6-1 victory. This sent the angry little bastard Figs into a tailspin, which basically ended up with him quitting the league. The team was then agreed to by all to just be abandoned and kept with roster in tact (when in the off-season birthed the Zee Captain era).

Figs
Figs, Pictured Above

Well, the league pushed on into the playoffs, with the Mashers (Lobman) and Knights (Tutora) as the overwhelming favorites to meet in the 1st ever Championship Game. However; as we all know, nothing is certain in this crazy league as The Knights were downed handily by the unheralded and underrated Bulldogs (Cliff) 7-4-3. The other Semifinal battle had the Mashers taking down the TR Tar Heels (Rmac) in one of the closer battles in playoff history (7-6-1). An OBP advantage of .3812 to .3810 was the difference in the battle, and sent the Mashers to the title game to host the Bulldogs.

Unfortunately for the Dogs, the Championship Game was a complete walkover, and Lobman was awarded the inaugural Backyard Championship Trophy, 11-2-1.

REGULAR SEASON FINAL STANDINGS

2008
American NATIONAL
Team W L T PCT GB TEAM W L T PCT GB
Scarlet Knights 17 5 0 0.773 River City Mashers 19 3 0 0.864
Toms River Tar Heels 13 9 0 0.591 4 Southside FIGS 14 8 0 0.636 5
WVU Bombers 11 11 0 0.5 6 Whitestone Bulldogs 10 12 0 0.455 9
Somerville Sluggers 9 13 0 0.409 8 THE PIMPS 7 15 0 0.318 12
Orlando Stunnaz 6 16 0 0.273 11 Rebuilding Stage 4 18 0 0.182 15

PLAYOFF BRACKET

QTR FINALS SEMI FINALS CHAMPIONSHIP
#1 River City Mashers BYE
*BYE* #4 Toms River Tar Heels 7-6-1
#1 River City Mashers 6-7-1
#5 WVU Bombers 9-4-1 #6 Whitestone Bulldogs 2-11-1
#4 Toms River Tar Heels 4-9-1 #1 River City Mashers 11-2-1
#6 Whitestone Bulldogs 7-4-3
#6 Whitestone Bulldogs 7-5-2 #2 Scarlet Knights 4-7-3
#3 Southside FIGS 5-7-2
#2 Scarlet Knights BYE
*BYE*  

Championship Game Result:

TEAM BATTERS PITCHERS TOTAL
NAME R 2B 3B HR RBI SB OBP K QS CG W SV HD ERA SCORE
#6 Whitestone Bulldogs (10-12) 50 14 1 16 53 5 0.2982 70 8 0 4 3 1 3.276 2-11-1
#1 River City Mashers (19-3) 54 16 3 18 56 4 0.3493 75 8 1 7 4 3 4.4 11-2-1

Coming Soon, Season #2 (2009)…..

 

The History of the League – 2008