June-September 2043

June

June 5: Toronto 8, Windsor 1. José Ramírez goes 3-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and a home run. He leads Toronto to an 8-1 victory. Ramírez leads all of baseball with a .332 batting average.

Pedro Morales

June 6: Traverse City 3, Chicago 0. Pedro Morales collects his 2,000th hit on a swinging bunt. In the third inning, he chopped the ball towards the first baseman and beat the pitcher to the bag.

Sam Goerts

June 9: Detroit 1, Toledo 0. Sam Goerts (8-3) throws seven shutout inning. This is the fourth straight start in which he hasn’t allowed a run. It’s been 33 2/3 innings since he last allowed a run—an unearned run—and 46 2/3 innings since he last allowed an earned run.

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May 2043: Races Tighten

The Architects fall back to the pack, following their 22-3 April with a 10-18 May. The order of the American standings does not change this month, but things tighten up considerably. Milwaukee does the most to improve their position, going 16-10 and moving to within two games of the Wild Card. The league awards Batter of the Month to Detroit’s Jon Harrison and Pitcher of the Month to Traverse City’s Scott Banda. Gray Dijkstra repeats as Rookie of the Month.

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April 2043: Chicago Wins First 13

Defending champion Chicago begin the new season with 13 straight wins. Duluth loses 14 straight, Detroit wins 8 straight, and Windsor loses 8 straight. Thunder Bay signs some big names and seizes first place in Canada. Pitching dominates, with league ERAs around 3.00.

Chicago’s Harrison McGill (.333, 6 HR, 14 RBI) and Toronto’s John McIlymoyle (.325, 5 HR, 18 RBI) win Batter of the Month. Chicago closer Emmet Dodman (5-0, 7 SV, 2.75 ERA) and Hamilton’s Ernie Henderson (6-0, 0.54 ERA) win Pitcher of the Month. Henderson begins the season by pitching 32 scoreless innings. Kingston’s Greg Patterson (3-1, 2.59 ERA) and Toledo’s Gray Dijkstra (.240, 1 HR) win Rookie of the Month.

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Chicago Wins Their Eighth

The 2042 season featured a record-tying hit streak, a perfect game, a pitching triple crown, exciting races in both leagues, a tie-breaking game 145, and several tense playoff series. In the end, a familiar name had won the Championship: the Chicago Architects. The Architects made the playoffs for the 20th time in 28 years and won their eighth Championships.

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Fall Season, Maples Prevail

In 2038, the Toronto Maples survived a tough Canadian campaign, upset first-place Owen Sound in the playoffs, and dispatched a Cinderella Toledo team to win their second Championship.

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