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Old 05-12-2019, 10:24 AM   #99
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Another back-n-forth season came to an end in Waffletown with a bitter finish as the team slipped from the second wild card position in the final week of the season and failed to make the post season. The Syrups ended the year with a record of 84-78, good enough for third place in the NC Central division. With just over 3000 points in the war chest, management has no immediate plans to bring aboard any new talent for the near future, so the current squad will remain intact for next year.

final notes for the 2025 season:

team records:

-the offense had a pretty solid season, despite their uninspired ending. They set team batting records for average (.288), runs scored (800), hits (1658) and on base percentage (.348)

-on the pitching side, the team appears to have had an equally solid season (which makes one wonder why they didn't do better in the standings, though one glaring stat stands out over all the rest as why the team didn't challenge for the division title: they were 14-29 in one-run games). Team pitching records set in ERA (3.88), lows in runs allowed (675), earned runs (625), and home runs allowed (109); and tied the team record for most complete games (15).

individual performances:

-Stan Spence had his best year yet with Waffletown. He set a team scoring streak record of 9 games; and also had personal bests in runs scored (90), hits (167), home runs (19), rbis (84); and outfield assists (14).

-Sliding Billy Hamilton and Cecil Travis made a nice one-two punch at the top of the lineup, batting .305 and .316 respectively; and provided the base runners for the rest of the squad to drive in.

-Lefty O'Doul took advantage of those men on base to the tune of 110 RBIs (career high), to go with his 23 home runs.

-Claude Passeau was the most consistent of the starting staff, finishing with a 17-9 record and a team low 3.30 ERA.

-while Mort Cooper's record leaves a bit to be desired (12-14), he continues to be the hard-luck member of the starting staff, with 10 of his losses coming from games where the team lost by 1 run, or failed to score at all.

-Joe McGinnity rattled off a save streak of 25 games during the season to tie the team record (set by Hugh Casey in 2022).
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