Carlton Ernest "Pudge" Fisk (born December 26, 1947) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with both the Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980) and Chicago White Sox (1981-1993). Known by the nickname "Pudge" due to his 6'2", 220 lb frame, he was the first player to be unanimously voted American League Rookie of the Year (1972). He is best known for "waving fair" his game-winning home run in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, one of the greatest moments in World Series history. At the time of his retirement in 1993 he held the records for most home runs all-time by a catcher with 351 (since passed by Mike Piazza). A testament to his durability behind the plate, Fisk held the record for most games played at the position of catcher (2,226) until June 17, 2009 when he was surpassed by "Pudge" Iván Rodríguez. Fisk still holds the American League record for most years served behind the plate (24). Fisk was voted to the All-Star team 11 times and won 3 Silver Slugger Awards which is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position. Fisk was known as a fierce competitor, a superb handler of pitchers and a natural on-field leader. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Season 16 Win Shares

American League

MVP: Carter Fassero. His continued stellar play at 2B propels him to another Win Shares MVP with a total of 26.6 WS. Alex Snopek finished 6th with 23.9 behind Neifi Almonte, Neifi Franco, Stu LaRocca, and Christian Martin.

Cy Young: Felipe Medrano. Kansas City is more of a hitter's park than Seattle which catapulted Medrano to 20.2 WS. Bartolo Seanez finished 4th with 19.5 behind Angel Rosado and Paul Kojima.

Rookie of the Year: Dario Lo.

Gold Gloves: Paul Lush (C), Neifi Almonte (1B), Carter Fassero (2B), Terry York (3B), Alfonso Nunez (SS), Stu LaRocca (LF), Vasco Guerrero (CF), and Alex Snopek (RF).

Silver Sluggers: Andrew Thome (C), Neifi Almonte (1B), Carter Fassero (2B), Neifi Franco (3B), Lawrence Lobstein (SS), Christian Martin (LF), Alan Ramirez (CF), Alex Snopek (RF), and George Wakeland (DH).

National League

MVP: Jerrod Ogea. Ogea was dominant with 31.8 WS. Phil Graves, Geraldo Cabrera, Eswalin Belliard, and Michael Kojima round out the top 5.

Cy Young: Stephen Harrison. Karl Gordon was awesome out of the bullpen (good for 12th in WS), but this system places more emphasis on IP. Carlos Espinosa, J.P. Rowand, Enrique Cortes, and Louie Maranon all followed Harrison in the top 5.

Rookie of the Year: Alex Sinclair.

Gold Gloves: David Butler (C), Livan Ortiz (1B), Geraldo Cabrera (2B), Denny Wagner (3B), Delino Veras (SS), Marvin O'Leary (LF), Tim Reese (CF), and John Martin (RF).

Silver Sluggers: Malachi Mitchell (C), Sting Thornton (1B), Geraldo Cabrera (2B), Junior Witt (3B), Jesus Serra (SS), Phil Graves (LF), Benito Cruz (CF), Jerrod Ogea (RF), and Louie Maranon (P).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Managers of the Year!

Please congratulate our first Managers of the Year!
AL - Raidersfan - Houston Home Wreckers 106-56

NL - Rbennett99 - Charleston Low Country Ambush 96-66

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Power Rankings, 7-14-10

110 games down, 52 more to go.

1. Salem Fresh 73-37 -- Can anyone stop Salem from making it back to the World Series? This blogger doesn't think so. Jerome Stern appears to be a shoe in for the NL Cy Young award. Phil Graves is showing why he is worth every bit of that 20 Mil salary, having 44 home runs and 101 RBI's already.
Batting #3, Pitching #7, Fielding #23

2. Houston Home Wreckers 68-42 -- Houston is benefiting from great all around play. The pressure is on though because Jackson is nipping at their heels in the AL South. Mario Kydd continues to be the star talent here with a .310 avg in just over 400 at bats.
Batting #8, Pitching #6, Fielding #8

3. Cleveland grievous angels 66-44 -- The biggest suprise in the rankings this time around, Cleveland climbs all the way from 9th to 3rd. Pitching has drastically improved from the 22nd rank to #9. The call up of rookie SP Jesus Martin has put a charge in Cleveland's pitching staff. He is 8-2 with a 3.08 Era in his first 14 ML starts.
Batting #2, Pitching #9, Fielding #4

4. Kansas City Storm 67-43 -- KC Pitching has hit a bit of a slump lately, with only Ace Brad Chouinard holding up the staff. He is 14-6 with a 3.33 Era. The bats continue to keep the team rolling, led by the power trio of Sting Dunham, Kevin Nakajima, and Juan James.
Batting #4, Pitching #16, Fielding #2

5. Montreal Expos 63-47 -- The 1st ranked batting team in the majors comes in at #5. Antonio Chen is still the man with a .312 avg, and Rip Kapler has been a pleasant suprise for the Expos with a .359 avg in 421 at bats.
Batting #1, Pitching #13, Fielding #22

6. Jackson Five 65-45 -- Jackson is also benefiting from great play in all categories. Nate Singleton is leading the offense with 23 homers and 74 rbi's. The starting pitchers are slumping right now, but solid bullpen pitching is making up for it.
Batting #6, Pitching #8, Fielding #6

7. Florida Boiler Bangers 66-44 -- Florida is riding the hot bat of Rookie slugger Eswalin Belliard. He has a stellar .326 avg with 31 home runs and 83 rbi's, making him a solid option for the NL rookie of the year. The Pitching staff has made some headway since the last rankings but still has a ways to go.
Batting #10, Pitching #15, Fielding #13

8. Seattle Dead Rockstars 63-47 -- Seattle makes it back into the top 10 this week at #8. Seattle GM rtconnelly has really been feeling the pressure from the top brass as Las Vegas is a little to close for comfort. On the field, 2nd year center fielder Alan Ramirez is having a remarkable season. He has a .313 avg, 38 homers and 101 rbi's, he has also swiped 22 bags. The starting pitching staff is pretty solid right now, being led by Stan Newfield and Julio Ordonez, each with 12 wins. It would appear that rtconnelly's job as GM is safe, for now that is.
Batting #22, Pitching #3, Fielding #11

9. Milwaukee Suds Utd 62-48 -- All you can say for Milwaukee is, the pitching is hot and the Batting is very very not. The starting staff has 4 out of 5 pitchers under a 3 era. The bullpen is absolutly lights out led by Bosco Sweeney and his stellar 1.78 era in 81 innings of SUA work. The Bats are gonna have to heat up for the Suds if they wanna get back to a World Series.
Batting #32, Pitching #1, Fielding #3

10. Texas Tycoons 61-49 -- George Stanley and Steve White continue to impress the Texas fans with thier bats. Stanley has 35 homers and 86 rbi's, while White has 32 homers with 81 rbi's. The starting pitching staff sustained a pretty heavy blow, losing ace pitcher Rico Ordaz to the 15 day DL. As soon as he returns, Texas should be able to look to erasing Florida's 5 game division lead.
Batting #9, Pitching #10, Fielding #21

Just outside the top

11. Buffalo Wings 62-48
12. Chicago Ugly Sox 61-49
13. Atlanta Chopahawkers 58-52
14. Las Vegas Hangovers 59-51
15. Charleston Low Country Ambush 58-52

Monday, June 28, 2010

Power Rankings, 6-28

The rankings for this week as of the PM1 Cycle, 6-28

1. Houston Home Wreckers 43-24 - Houston takes the top spot this week, up from number 5 last week. Houston has made vast improvements in their pitching ranking, going from 11 to 4. They have won 8 of their last 10.
-Batting #10, Pitching #4, Fielding #11
-Last 10 games: 8-2

2. Salem Fresh 40-27 - Salem is on a bit of a slump right now having lost 6 of their last 10 games. I don't believe they'll be down for long though. Jerome Stern continues to dominate on the mound for the Fresh.
-Batting #6, Pitching #12, Fielding #24
-Last 10 games: 8-2

3. Montreal Expos 42-25 - The Expos retain their number 3 ranking. As always, Antonio Chen continues to keep this team up in the rankings. The fielding rankings have made a decent improvement over the last week.
-Batting #1, Pitching #15, Fielding #19
-Last 10 games: 8-2

4. Texas Tycoons 41-25 - Texas slips two spots this week mainly due to problems in the field. Their fielding ranking tanked from 11 to 22.
-Batting #5, Pitching #5, Fielding #22
-Last 10 games: 6-4

5. Kansas City Storm 40-26 - KC drops down 1 to the 5 spot this week. Team batting average has improved quite a bit over the week but the team era has slacked a bit.
-Batting #3, Pitching #11, Fielding #2
-Last 10 games: 5-5

6. Buffalo Wings 42-24 - Buffalo moves all the way from the 10 spot to number 6 this week. They are on a hot streak, winning 8 out of the last 10 games.
-Batting #4, Pitching #14, Fielding #4
-Last 10 games: 8-2

7. Jackson Five 42-25 - Jackson improves from number 9, up to 7 this week. Batting average and pitching rankings are up into the top 10 while the fielding drops from 1 to 3.
-Batting #8, Pitching #9, Fielding #3
-Last 10 games: 8-2

8. Milwaukee Suds Utd 40-26 - Down 1 spot from last week, the Suds continue to lead the league in Pitching while being dead last in the batting department. Fielding has been a slight problem lately, dropping from number 4 to 8.
-Batting #32, Pitching #1, Fielding #8
-Last 10 games: 5-5

9. Cleveland grievous angels 37-30 - Cleveland busts into the top 10 this week at number 9. Strong rankings in batting and fielding have them on an up swing in a very tough division. If the pitching staff can manage an improvement in the near future, look out for Cleveland to move up fast.
-Batting #2, Pitching #22, Fielding #1
-Last 10 games: 8-2

10. Florida Boiler Bangers 38-28 - The number 6 from last week is down to 10 this week. Fielding improved, but everything else took a hit. They are making a comeback though having won 7 of the last 10.
-Batting #12, Pitching #20, Fielding #15
-Last 10: 7-3

Moving out from last week: Seattle Dead Rockstars #8 on 6-21 rankings.

Just outside of top 10:
11.Las Vegas Hangovers 37-29

12.Seattle Dead Rockstars 36-30

13.Pawtucket Patriots 36-31

14.Atlanta Chopahawkers 36-31

15.Mexico City Border Crossers 36-31

Monday, June 21, 2010

Power Rankings, 6-21

I've decided to put out a top 10 power rankings updated every Monday. I probably won't get this detailed about the teams every week, just depends on my schedule.

Here are the power rankings at the 47 game mark.

1. Salem Fresh 30-17 -- Salem is once again the team to beat this season. Juan Merced is absolutly killing opposing pitching with a .356 avg, 16 homers and 51 RBI's so far. Also, Jerome Stern is showing some serious Cy Young potential with a 7-1 record and a 1.77 ERA. Salem's bullpen is led by LRA Richard Koch who has a 1-0 record and a 0.93 ERA.
Pitching #5, Batting #4, Fielding #26

2. Texas Tycoons 29-19 -- The two big sluggers George Stanley and Steve White have carried Texas to number 2 in the rankings. Stanley has a .288 avg, with 20 homers and 42 RBI's. White sports a .352 avg, with 19 homers and 46 RBI's. On the mound Rico Ordaz is leading the Texas staff with a 5-0 record and a 2.60 ERA.
Pitching #8, Batting #3, Fielding #11

3. Montreal Expos 29-19 -- The bats are hot in Montreal with 4 players over a .300 avg. They are led as always by the great Antonio Chen with a .333 avg, 11 homers and 28 RBI's. #5 pitcher Sandy Schneider is leading the Pitching staff so far with a 6-2 record and a 3.27 ERA.
Pitching #16, Batting #1, Fielding #24

4. Kansas City Storm 29-19 -- Donne Stewart and Sting Dunham lead the number 6 offense in the league in KC. Stewart has a .340 avg, 5 homers, and 31 RBI's. Dunham has a .296 avg, 13 homers and 52 RBI's. The starting pitching staff is performing very well, led by Ace Brad Chouinard and veteran Tony Moya. The bullpen is also strong, led by Setup man Ted Ellis and Closer Gregg Rhodes who has 10 saves and a 1.86 ERA.
Pitching #9, Batting #6, Fielding #2

5. Houston Home Wreckers 29-19 -- This offense is led by Houston hero Mario Kydd and the young sensational slugger Christian Martin. Kydd has a .335 avg, 11 homers and 36 RBI's. Martin has a .277 avg, 16 homers and 37 RBI's. The Pitching staff has very good ERA's all around. They are led by Ace starter Juan Suarez who is 5-4 with a 3.48ERA. In the bullpen, Hulk Bass leads the way at 1-0 with a 2.76 ERA. Closer Stubby Sowders is also having a terrific season thus far with 8 saves and a 2.53 ERA.
Pitching #11, Batting #11, Fielding #13

6. Florida Boiler Bangers 28-19 -- Florida is led by the sensational rookie Eswalin Belliard. At just 22 years old he has a .349 avg, 12 homers, and 36 RBI's. The starting pitching staff is struggling this season with an average ERA near 5. That is ok though because the bullpen is picking them up with an average ERA under 4.
Pitching #17, Batting #8, Fielding #23

7. Milwaukee Suds Utd 27-20 -- Milwaukee is and interesting story, being ranked dead last in Batting but they are #1 in the pitching category and #4 in fielding. The Pitching staff is amazing, every starter is under 3 on ERA. Number 4 man Aurelio Barrios has the lowest ERA so far at a 2.05. In the Bullpen, SUA man Jim Cust has a 3-0 record with a 1.40 ERA and Closer Brad Newman has 8 saves with a 1.59 ERA.
Pitching #1, Batting #32, Fielding #4

8. Seattle Dead Rockstars 27-20 -- No sophmore slump for Alan Ramirez, the 22 year old has a .318 avg, 21 homers and 49 RBI's. Carter Fassero is also off to a terrific start with a .271 avg, 12 homers and 46 RBI's. On the mound number 5 man Julio Ordonez is going crazy with a 7-0 record and a 1.89 ERA. The veteran starter Stan Newfield also continues to pitch well at 36 years old, he is 4-1 with a 2.28 ERA.
Pitching #2, Batting #10, Fielding #12

9. Jackson Five 27-20 -- Stu LaRocca is swinging the lumber well this season with a
.312 avg, with 11 homers and 34 RBI's. Alex Yoshi is also producing good numbers, he has a .271 avg, with 10 homers and 37 RBI's. On the mound, the starters are struggling, so its all about the bullpen. Jackson has 5 relievers under a 3.4 ERA, they are led by LRA Gregory Granger, he is 4-0 with a 1.41 ERA thus far. The pitching staff is also helped greatly by Jackson's number 1 ranked Fielding unit.
Pitching #12, Batting #15, Fielding #1

10. Buffalo Wings 27-20 -- The Buffalo offense revolves around the monsterous bat of Jerrod Ogea. He has a .382 avg with 17 homers and 52 RBI's. Denny Singleton leads the starting staff with a 7-2 record and a 2.74 ERA. In the bullpen, Bryan Harris is the man with a 4-1 record and a 3.19 ERA.
Pitching #18, Batting #5, Fielding #6

Just outside of the Top 10
11. Washington D.C. Do nothing Senators 27-21

12. Las Vegas Hangovers 26-22

13. Atlanta Chopahawkers 25-22

14. Pawtucket Patriots 24-23

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Trade News

The Trading block is on fire this offseason as everyone seems to be getting in on the action. Lets take a look at some of the more notable trades completed thus far.

->The Buffalo Wings send Ismael Fernandez and Tom Watson to the San Diego Smoke in exchange for Phil Kelly , Merv Everett , Hersh Hunter and 3 million in cash to cover some salary.

Phil Kelly along with recently promoted SP Denny Singleton gives the Buffalo Wings two ace style SP's at the top of the rotation. Plus Buffalo gets a proven shut em down closer in Merv Everett. These additions make Buffalo's pitching staff much more respectable and should serve to get the Wings into the thick of the division race in the NL North.
Buffalo also recieved Hersh Hunter, who is a good all around corner outfielder with a decent bat. Overall I give Buffalo an A+ on this trade.

San Diego gains two SP prospects in Fernandez and Watson. They also manage to clear almost 18 million in payroll, thus paving the way for a rebuilding project for manager reefer 124. As far as grades go, I give San Diego a B on this one. The Pitchers are middle to bottom of the rotation types, but the salary room gained brings the grade into the B range.

->The Washington D.C. Do nothing Senators trade Irv Kohlmeier and Gerald Zheng to the Portland Polecats in exchange for Vitas MacFarlane and Clarence Jennings.

For Washington, McFarlane is a decent defensive minded Center Fielder with very little Batting skill, definitly a bottom of the lineup type. Clarence Jennings is an interesting pickup, he has the ratings that would make him the staff Ace on a lot of clubs. However, his stats have suffered over the years from pitching on mediocre ball teams. He has a good chance of revitalizing his career with Washington. I give Washington a solid B+ on this trade.

Portland gains a decent bat in the outfield with the youngster Irv Kohlmeier. A downside for Kohlmeier is his expensive 6.5 mil arb salary which will likely increase next season when he goes shopping for a long term deal. They also get Gerald Zheng, a low control/vR long relief prospect. With his vR rating that low, i see him as a LRB/mopup guy at the ML level. Portland gets a C in this trade.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Season 15 New Owners

Welcome to all new owners.

-Pengoman Pawtucket Patriots

-Rockybill1 Toledo Top-Hatters

-Timb116 Pittsburgh Parsimonious Paladins

-Bobferg Nashville Nailers

-Steve1967 Portland Polecats

-Reefer124 San Diego Smoke

Season 14 Cy Young's and MVP's

AL Cy Young
Stan Newfield - Jackson Five(moteydm)

Louie Kim - Cleveland Grievous Angels(johndish)

NL Cy Young
Stephen Harrison - Milwaukee Sud Utd(jtbrodzeller)

Michael Kojima - New York Cavaliers(nshah88)

Season 14 World Series

The Salem Fresh (NL) take the Season 14 World Series 4 games to 1 over the Cleveland Grievous Angels (AL).

This was the third World Series title for the Fresh and Owner Misterfresh . They also won the title in seasons 11 and 12.

For the Grievous Angels and Owner Johndish, this was their first appearance in the World Series. Johndish becomes the fourth owner in Fisk history to reach the World Series from the 6th seed.

Congratulations to both owners for having an outstanding season.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Season 14 Hall Of Fame

The votes are in, and first players inducted into the Fisk Hall Of Fame are:

B.J. Kotsay
Kotsay played 12 ML seasons at CF and RF in Fisk with a .306 career batting average. He won 1 MVP award in season 5, and had 6 appearances in the all-star game (seasons 3 thru 8). Kotsay also logged 6 straight seasons of 30 or more Home Runs with 100 or more RBI's.

Brad Womack
Womack played 9 seasons at 1B in Fisk with a .305 career batting average. He won 2 MVP awards in seasons 2 and 3, and had 3 appearances in the all-star game (seasons 1 thru3). Womack turned in 7 straight seasons of 30 or more Home Runs with 100 or more RBI's. In seasons 1 thru 4 he recorded home run totals of 55, 58, 66, and 68.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fisk season 14 updates

-Aceman2124 has relocated the Philidelphia Utleys to Atlanta.
Atlanta Chopahawkers

New Owners

-Kujhawker has returned after a season away from Fisk. He takes over the old Salt Lake City Stocktons franchise, relocating them to Omaha.
Omaha Knights

-Kavancamp has taken the Jacksonville franchise and relocated them to Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Trumps

-Hiker4life has taken the Hartford franchise and relocated them to Montreal.
Montreal Expos

- Jharris643 has taken the Minnesota franchise and relocated them to Syracuse.
Syracuse Orange

-Xicochi has taken the San Diego franchise and relocated them to St. Louis.
St. Louis Barley Hops

-Taco 4209 has taken the Austin franchise and relocated them to Montgomery.
Montgomery Rebels

-Zamiam has taken the Vancouver franchise and relocated them to Arizona.
Arizona Argyle Sox

-Evancavan has taken the Cincinnati franchise and relocated them to Agusta.
Augusta Cancer Quanbumi

Welcome to all the new owners!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Season 13 NL Awards

Cy Young
SP Ajax Baker, 21-4, 2.93era

RF Jerrod Ogea, .383AVG, 29HR, 106RBI

Rookie of the Year
LF Sterling Gaillard, .293AVG, 21HR, 70RBI

Fireman of the Year
Closer Corky Witt, 48saves, 4.92era

Season 13 AL Awards

Cy Young
SP Lariel Martinez, 21-5 2.91era

2B Antonio Chen, .357Avg, 41HR, 132RBI

Rookie of the Year
P Hank Rivers, 2.93era

Fireman of the Year
Closer Stubby Sowders, 41 saves, 2.03era

Season 13 World Series

The Houston Home Wreckers take the Season 13 World Series 4 games to 1 over the Milwaukee Suds Utd.

The Home Wreckers were led by season 13 AL Cy Young winner Lariel Martinez , All Star Closer Stubby Sowders who won the AL fireman of the year award, and All Star 1st Baseman Mario Kydd.

The Suds Utd were led by their All Star pitchers, SP Daryl Salazar and RP Brad Newman, as well as their Gold Glove fielders, SS Osvaldo Saenz, 2nd Baseman Guy Tresh, and 3rd Baseman Delino Veras.

This was the Home Wreckers first World Series title and their second appearance.
For the Suds Utd, this was their first time back to the World Series since winning the title in season 1.
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