The Milwaukee Eagles, all time Wins leader in the GLBL, have won the 2016 Championship in a closely fought series with the Hamilton Mounties. Game 7 Box Score:
Henri Francois was the Series MVP as his 1.26 ERA in handcuffing Mountie bats in most situations. As a matter of fact July 23, 2016, is the date that he last took an L in a game he pitched notching 9 Wins in a row.
Congrats to Mike T. for his championship season. Also, to Alex W., who got about as close as you can get to winning it all.
The GLBL welcomes Robert L. to the league. He takes over the Caribou as they enter their 3rd season.
Henri Francois, born in Montague, Prince Edward Island, is perhaps one of the more dominating pitchers in what has been dubbed ‘a pitchers league’. Below are the CAREER categories that Henri leads the GLBL:
Winning Percentage: 80%
Walks/Hits IP: 0.83
Opponents B.Avg: .194
Opponents OBP: .226
Opponents OPS: .501
Wins Above Replacement: 8.8
If you are wondering which direction he is heading (up or down) consider that in the last 38 IP he’s yielded one run, a solo homer to CHI’s Brett Garrett.
Uniquely linked. Inseparable. Timeless.
Spring Training….about to launch. Can the Caribou defend? Will the Eagles take the next step? The Waveriders have signed a lot of free agents. Will it be enough? The Maples appear to be the most improved team…by a long shot. Who is flying under the radar? Lots of candidates to be sure.
in the tied catcher’s mitt
Poet Cor Van den Heuvel born 1931
The twelve GLBL franchises now enter their first off season. Time to prepare for 2016 which means decision time for extensions, free agent shopping, budgets, the rookie draft, IAFA’s, as well as many other issues.
Trevino: 21 HR’s Hunt: 77 RBI’s Moreau: 16-4
Lawrence: 26 HR’s Parmentier: 330 BA Cardny: 2:16 ERA
The Canadian Thunder Bay Caribou led by Dan Courcelles will take on the Chicago Architects in the first ever meeting between the two leagues. Al Borie is the GM for Chicago.
Owen Sound (3-3) is on a 3 game skid but don’t blame that on 26 year old Dave Corbin from Los Angeles, CA. He went 4 for 7 in the 14 inning heartbreak loss to Windsor when the Vigilantes staged an uprising in the bottom half of the inning scoring 3 runs to steal it 11-10. Corbin has gotten a hit in every game with multi-hits in all but the opener. His gaudy numbers:
.481/.500/.556 The GLBL will be following Corbin’s streak as heads to Kingston for a 3 game set.