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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

LATEST SIMBL NEWS
SIMBL OFF-SEASON SIM SCHEDULE:
EXPORTS DUE 7 PM EDT DAILY 4 PM EDT WEEKENDS
MONDAY OCTOBER 16, 2017:  ARBITRATION SIM-ARBITRATIONS ANNOUNCED & FREE AGENTS ANNOUNCED TO 11/21/2040
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2017: 2041 FREE AGENCY SIM 1 TO 12/16/2040
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2017: 2041 FREE AGENCY SIM 2 TO 12/31/2040
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19, 2017: 2041 FREE AGENCY SIM 3 TO 1/16/2041
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20, 2017: 2041 FREE AGENCY SIM 4 TO 1/31/2041
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21, 2017: 2041 FREE AGENCY SIM 5 TO 2/23/2041
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2017: 2041 SPRING TRAINING SIM 1 TO 3/17/2041
MONDAY OCTOBER 23, 2017: 2041 SPRING TRAINING SIM 2 TO 3/31/2041
TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2017: PRE-SEASON SIM TO 4/3/2041 TO SET FINAL ROSTERS/LINEUPS/ROTATIONS  
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017: 2040 OPENING DAY SIM TO 4/10/2041 & 2041 SIMBL DRAFT START
AVAILABLE 2041 SIMBL FREE AGENTS
2041 SUPPLEMENTAL FREE AGENTS:
None This Off-Season
2041 SIMBL TYPE A FREE AGENTS (FORMER TEAM):
RF Jeremy Roper (Whitby)
Signed With Cleveland 4 Years $88,000,000
CL Bill Wischmeyer (Boston)
Signed With Chicago 3 Years $15,000,000
C Robert Sladky (Las Vegas)
Signed With Las Vegas 3 Years $54,000,000
CF Akiro Hikaru (Asheville)
Signed With Whitby 2 Years $17,500,000
3B Kenko Yamada (Toronto)
Signed With Boston 2 Years $37,300,000
SP Mark Curtis (Asheville)
SP Jonathan Weaver (Bristol)
SP Jimmy Dietz (Knoxville)
SP Brock Vinci (Las Vegas)
SP Kazuki Choo (New York)
SP Michael Martin (San Diego)
SP Kerry Hannah (Rochester)
SP George Beckett (Sacramento)
SP Michael Mayhugh (Texas)
CL Felix Urbina (Bend)
CL Yok-sing Sutherland (Chicago)
C Matt Douglass (Chicago)
1B Juan Santos (Asheville)
1B Cody Taylor (Cleveland)
CF Josh Robertson (Dallas)
CF Tony Harmon (Norfolk)
RF Michael Werner (Knoxville)
DH Bobby Papesh (Oregon)
2041 SIMBL TYPE B FREE AGENTS (FORMER TEAM):
3B Manny Rios (Asheville)
Signed With Chicago 3 Years $30,000,000
3B Kendry Barbee (Seattle)
Signed With Cleveland 2 Years $25,000,000
CF T.J. Rose (Cleveland)
Signed With Hollywood 3 Years $57,000,000
SP Timothy Williams (Hollywood)
SP Alonso Ramos (Seattle)
C Jeff Carlson (Hawaii)
C Jorge Batista (Hollywood)
3B Jimmy Gilronan (Norfolk)
LF Manny Foster (Cleveland)
CF Gregory Joyner (Bristol)
CF Angelo Lorezno (Hawaii)
RF Justin Sandy (Calgary)
DH Carl Chaulk (Las Vegas)
DH Brady Underwood (Norfolk)

SIMBL HISTORIC MOMENTS 2018-CURRENT

Official Birth Of The SIMBL: 9/2/2006
SIMBL Inaugural Draft: 9/17/2006-10/17/2006
2005 SIMBL Season: 10/18/2006-12/27/2006
2006 SIMBL Season: 1/22/2007- 4/4/2007
Website Crash: 4/15/2007-4/22/2007
2007 SIMBL Season: 5/5/2007-7/16/2007
2008 SIMBL Season: 8/6/2007-10/17/2007
2009 SIMBL Season: 10/31/2007-1/19/2008
2010 SIMBL Season: 2/2/2008-4/20/2008
2011 SIMBL Season: 5/2/2008-7/10/2008
2012 SIMBL Season: 7/21/2008-9/29/2008
2013 SIMBL Season: 10/13/2008-12/27/2008
2014 SIMBL Season: 1/10/2009-3/28/2009
2015 SIMBL Season: 4/11/2009-7/11/2009
OOTP 6.5 To OOTP 10 Conversion 8/1/2009-9/1/2009
2016 SIMBL Season: 9/2/2009-12/18/2009
2017 SIMBL Season: 12/28/2009-3/5/2010
2018 SIMBL Season: 3/22/2010-5/29/2010
OOTP 10 To OOTP 11 Conversion
SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft: 6/25/2010-7/15/2010
2019 SIMBL Season: 7/26/2010-10/10/2010
2020 SIMBL Season: 11/3/2010-1/11/2011
2021 SIMBL Season: 2/2/2011-4/22/2011
SIMBL Commish Accident & Recovery 4/23/2011-5/5/2012
2022 SIMBL Season:  5/6/2012-7/16/2012
2023 SIMBL Season: 8/4/2012-10/5/2012
OOTP 11 To 13 Conversion 10/5/2012-11/24-2012
2024 SIMBL Season: 11/29/2012-2/11/2013
2025 SIMBL Season: 2/25/2013-5/2/2013
2026 SIMBL Season: 5/17/2013-7/24/2013
2027 SIMBL Season: 8/10/2013-10/17/2013
2028 SIMBL Season: 10/31/2013-1/4/2014
2029 SIMBL Season: 1/18/2014-3/26/2014
2030 SIMBL Season: 4/9/2014-6/15/2014
OOTP 13 To 15 Conversion 6/22/2014-6/27/2014
2031 SIMBL Season: 7/5/2014-9/8/2014
2032 SIMBL Season: 9/24/2014-12/14/2014
2033 SIMBL Season: 1/9/2015-3/17/2015
2034 SIMBL Season: 4/10/2015-Current
SIMBL HISTORIC MOMENTS 2018-CURRENT
SIMBL HISTORIC MOMENTS 2012-2017
SIMBL HISTORIC MOMENTS 2009-2011
SIMBL HISTORIC MOMENTS 2005-2008

Key moments in SIMBL history are listed below:

SEPTEMBER 20, 2033

CALGARY'S MCALISTER BECOMES FIRST SLUGGER IN LEAGUE HISTORY WITH 600 CAREER HOME RUNS

Calgary long-time stalwart Colt McAlister (above) points to the heavens as he approaches home plate after slugging his 600th career home run in 2033 SIM 25.  The four-time MVP is the current SIMBL all-time home runs king and has enjoyed fourteen 30+ home run seasons, seven 40+ home run seasons and one 50+ home run season in his illustrious 15-season SIMBL career.  The 39 year-old was the #1 overall pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and has spent his entire 15-season career in a Clippers uniform.  McAlister is tied with pitchers six-tme Hurler Of The Year Alan Alexander Anderson and five-time Hurler Of The Year Richard Dicks Jr. for a SIMBL-record 12 All-Star Game appearances as well.

Calgary's 5-4 victory over New York was highlighted by Colt McAlister's 600th career home run. His teammates congratulated him at home plate after he circled the bases.

"I didn't see all of them out there," McAlister said with a chuckle, "until I rounded third base." He added sheepishly: "It was only a home run. It's not like I won us a World Series!"

In 2 at-bats the Clippers first baseman collected 1 hit in his historic game, scored 2 runs, and had 1 run batted in.

McAlister has hit for a .285 career average and totaled 2435 hits, 600 home runs and 1761 RBIs.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2033

PINEAPPLES' MARCUM BECOMES 7TH SLUGGER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO SLUG 50 HOME RUNS IN A SEASON

Hawaii slugger Roger Marcum (above) makes SIMBL history in 2033 SIM 22 by joining only six other players in the SIMBL's 29-season history.  The 27 year-old Pineapples first baseman posted the 11th 50 home run season in league and has now posted three consecutive seasons of 44+ blasts and four straight seasons of 30+ home runs.

Hawaii's Roger Marcum made SIMBL history in 2033 SIM 22 by becoming only the 7th player in league history to post a 50 home run season.  It's only the 11th 50 home run season in the SIMBL's 29 seasons of history.

The 27 year-old Pineapples first baseman was a second round pick of the team in the 2027 SIMBL Draft.  In his fifth SIMBL season and third full-time, he has ascended as one of the most dangerous sluggers in the SIMBL.  Marcum has had seasons of 33, 44, 45 and now 50 in the past four seasons.

With 26 games to go in the 2033 regular season, Marcum has an outside chance to challenge SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles' long-standing single-season record of 69 home runs set back in the 2008 season. Ryles had a SIMBL-record five 50 home run seasons en route to winning a SIMBL-record 8 MVP awards.

SIMBL 50+ HOME RUNS SEASONS:

69 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2008
62 Tony Aguilar Dallas 2024
61 Julian Winfield Tampa Bay 2032
61 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2011
57 Carlos Molina Calgary 2024
55 Colt McAlister Calgary 2031
54 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2009
52 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2014
51 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2010
50 Roger Marcum Hawaii 2033 *
50 R.J. Poole Chicago 2017

AUGUST 20, 2033

LAS VEGAS' 'TRIPLE A' BECOMES THIRD PITCHER IN SIMBL HISTORY WITH 250 CAREER WINS

Six-Time SL Hurler Of The Year Climbs To Third Place On All-Time Wins Lists

Las Vegas ace Alan Alexander Anderson (above center) reflects in the dugout during his 250th career SIMBL win in 2033 SIM 20.  The six-time SL Hurler Of The Year became only the third pitcher in SIMBL history to achieve 250 career wins.  The 33 year-old was the #15 overall pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by Las Vegas GM Carl Hannah and has played his entire 14-season career with the Hustlers leading them to the 2031 SIMBL championship and six postseason appearances.  "Triple A" is a twelve-time All-Star which is a new SIMBL record now shared with current and fellow future SIMBL Hall Of Famers Sacramento's Richard Dicks Jr. and Calgary's Colt McAlister.  Anderson is 85 strikeouts shy of joining SIMBL Hall Of Famers Bobby Grimes and James Sousa and becoming only the third pitcher is league history with 3000 career strikeouts easily making "AAA" one of the most dominant pitchers in SIMBL history.

His goal at twenty was to win twenty games one year, pitch until he was thirty, win the league pennant and to make some money. Well, Alan Alexander Anderson did something even better -- the 33-year-old Las Vegas Hustlers star has now won 250 games in his career. That put him in a very select group of pitchers.

He joined that exclusive club today at The Wolves Den by whipping the Seattle Seawolves 6-4, holding them to 3 hits in 8.1 innings while chalking up 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.

In the postgame interview, the modest Anderson said, "It's special to win 250 games. You don't do it by yourself. You do it with good stuff and a good bullpen. You are only as good as the guys behind you. Years from now I might look back on it and give myself a little pat on the back."

In his career-to-date, the 33-year-old Anderson has fashioned a 250-101 mark, 2.58 ERA and thrown 3223.2 innings. Opposing clubs are batting .210 lifetime against him and he has logged 2915 total strikeouts.

SIMBL Career 150+ Wins Leaders
As Of The 8/22/2033 League Date
*- Indicates Active Player
1. 313 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2007-2018, 2021-2022
2. 265 Richard Dicks Jr. Texas/Cleveland/Deer Lake/San Diego/Sacramento 2019-2033 *
3. 250 Alan Alexander Anderson Las Vegas 2020-2033 *
4. 241 Oki Okada Bristol/Chicago/Hollywood/Asheville 2019-2032
5. 234 James Sousa Los Angeles/Lowell 2005-2018
6. 219 Michael Gambino Oregon/Las Vegas/Knoxville/Deer Lake 2019-2033 *
7. 217 Vinny Corleone Knoxville/Calgary/Asheville/Deer Lake/Boston/Whitby 2019-2032
8. 200 Bobby Bruno Manhattan Beach-Hollywood/Whitby/Las Vegas 2019-2030
9. 198 Felix Murff San Diego 2005-2018
10. 197 Pedro Ramirez Oregon/Birmingham/Chicago 2007-2018
10. 197 Anthony Puffer Las Vegas/Boston/Cleveland 2011-2018, 2023-2027    

195 Glenn Murphy Cleveland/Deer Lake/Sacramento/Whitby 2014-2018, 2023-2030
191 Marcus Dinges Brooklyn-Birmingham-Moscow-Mexico City/Oregon/New Orleans 2006-2018
184 Brian Woods Whitby/Westbury/Oregon/Bristol/Boston 2020-2033 *
176 Ross Brooks Asheville/Dallas/Westbury/Deer Lake/Hollywood 2019-2033 *
181 Trevor Brooks Colchester-Boston/Whitby/Asheville/Seattle/Hawaii 2019-2033 *
181 Richard Dicks Sr. Marin-Sacramento/Las Vegas 2005-2018
179 Brody McIllmoyle Asheville/Cleveland/Deer Lake 2020-2033 *
178 Antonio Soto Whitby/Asheville/New York 2020-2033 *
177 Dennis Hunt Texas 2005-2018
175 Craig Byrd Calgary/Chicago/Tampa Bay 2019-2028
167 Shane Hollingsworth Bend 2019-2033 *
167 Robert Carson Texas 2007-2018
167 John McCasland Cleveland-New York 2005-2018
165 Justin Montgomery Rochester 2019-2029
161 Bill Hightower Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford 2006-2018
160 Alberto Tovar San Diego/Rochester 2019-2026
159 Rick Varney Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford/Toronto 2005-2018
158 Miles Farrelly Chicago/Toronto 2005-2015
157 Alex Lynch Augusta/Cleveland/Las Vegas/Hawaii/San Diego/New York 2019-2033 *
155 Gustave Sequin Hollywood/Dallas/Boston/Sacramento 2022-2033 *
155 Country Joe Thomas Texas/Knoxville/San Diego/Boston 2019-2033 *
155 Ryan Thomas Astoria/Whitby/Westbury 2019-2032
154 Nelson Hawke Augusta/Knoxville/Tampa Bay/Whitby/Sacramento 2019-2032
153 Raynald Charron Texas/Dallas 2020-2033 *
151 Dave Jackson Hollywood 2019-2030
151 D'Monte Lewis Astoria/Boston/Knoxville/Tampa Bay/Oregon 2019-2031
AUGUST 1, 2033

CANNONS' MATTHEW BROWN IS NEW SIMBL CAREER HITS KING

Westbury's Matthew Brown (above) laces his 2558th career hit in 2033 SIM 18 to pass Lucas Espitia and become the new SIMBL career hits king.  Brown, in his 15th SIMBL season, took one more season than the SIMBL Hall Of Famer Espitia who achieved his record in the 14-season SIMBL First File Era from 2005 to 2018.

In a chase that has taken 15 years and a record that has stood for another 15 seasons, Westbury's Matthew Brown broke SIMBL Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia's career record of 2557 in 2033 SIM 18 and is now the new SIMBL all-time hits king.

It's the latest in a series of long-time SIMBL career records being broken or being chased as the SIMBL New File Era is in its 15th season, 2019-2033, passing the SIMBL First File Era's 14 seasons of history from 2005-2018.  The SIMBL is in its 29th season of play and recognizes both eras combined for career records in the SIMBL record books.

Brown was a hot-hitting ready-to-play and fully developed 19 year-old passed up 143 times before Calgary selected him with their pick in the sixth round in the live eight round part of 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft.  Brown hit .334 and stole 100 bases in only 132 games and won the SIMBL batting title in his first season becoming the youngest player at age 19 to win a SIMBL batting title in the first 2019 season of the SIMBL New File Era.

Brown quickly developed into the most dangerous lead-off hitter of his era and became known as "The Catalyst" leading an explosive Clippers offense that featured him, and fellow future SIMBL Hall Of Famers Colt McAlister and Carlos Molina in the top of the lineup for nine seasons together before Molina left after the 2027 season via free agency.  Brown was a part of two championship teams in his 13-season Calgary tenure.

Brown remained atop of the Clippers lineup for 13 seasons before Calgary shockingly voided his team option year before the 2032 season in what was called strictly a financial move which caused public bad blood between the brash Brown and the team he played for 13 seasons.  Brown eventually signed a 4-year $64,000,000 deal with the Cannons whom he hit .316 with 11 HR and a career-high 97 RBI last season in leading the Cannons to the top scoring offense in the SIMBL last year.

Brown carries an impressive career .289 batting average with 276 home runs and 1110 RBI.  He has long-been the all-time SIMBL career stolen bases king also shattering Espitia's previous swipes record of 833 back on April 21 of the 2027 SIMBL season.  Brown currently has 1333 career stolen bases amazingly some 500 over the second-place Espitia's as the most prolific base threat in SIMBL history.

Brown has posted four .300+ seasons, five .290+ seasons and eleven .280+ seasons in a remarkably steady career.  He posted the single-season record of 144 stolen bases in 2023.  He has posted a SIMBL-record six seasons of 100+ stolen bases, nine seasons of 90+, and ten seasons of 85+ and eleven seasons of 70+ stolen bases.

Not only was the 33 year-old known for his speed on the base paths but also in the outfielder where he has won six SIMBL Gold Gloves.  Brown is also a nine-time All-Star and has won nine Player Of The Week awards in his illustrious career.

Only 20 players have posted 2000 career hits thus far in SIMBL history.  Oregon's Ty Brown is next on the list approaching currently 22 hits away from joining exclusive company in SIMBL history.  Hollywood's Zachery Dye is the current player closest to Brown's new record currently 58 hits behind the new SIMBL hits king.

SIMBL CAREER HITS LEADERS & 2000 HIT CLUB
AS OF THE 8/8 /2033 LEAGUE DATE:
*-Indicates Active Player
1. 2566 Matthew Brown Calgary/Westbury 2019-2033 *
2. 2557 Lucas Espitia San Diego/New Orleans 2005-2018  
3. 2545 Manny Martinez Los Angeles 2005-2018  
4. 2508 Zachery Dye New York/Hawaii/Hollywood 2019-2033 *
5. 2466 Miguel Espinoza Tacoma-Cleveland 2019-2033 *
6. 2401 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2033 *
7. 2391 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii/Las Vegas 2019-2033 *
8. 2373 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas/Boston 2019-2033 *
9. 2319 Robert Campbell Bristol/Calgary/San Diego 2005-2018  
10. 2306 Jaime Gonzalez Texas/Manhattan Beach-Dalton 2005-2018  

2302 Julian Winfield Rochester/LV/San Diego/Tampa Bay 2019-2033 *
2282 Michael Caldwell Boston/Bend/Bristol 2019-2033 *
2213 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018  
2204 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell2006-2018  
2191 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
2145 Michael Lonewolf Tacoma-Cleveland/Calgary/Toronto 2020-2033 *
2124 Eugene Pelzer Bend/Marin/Chicago 2005-2018
2100 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2067 Toby Gibson Sacramento/Whitby/San Diego/Deer Lake 2019-2033 *
2059 Albert Price Pocatallo/Calgary 2005-2018
1978 Ty Brown Oregon 2020-2033 *
JULY 23, 2033

STARS' DYE BECOMES FOURTH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY WITH 2500 CAREER HITS

Cannons' Brown Eight Hits Away From Becoming New SIMBL All-Time Hits King

Hollywood's Zachery Dye (above) becomes only the fourth player in the SIMBL's 29-season history to achieve 2500 career hits.  The 38 year-old was the #11 overall pick of the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by New York GM Chris Gattuso.  "Zee" played nine seasons with the Enforcers before signing with Hollywood during the 2028 off-season.  Dye played two and a half seasons with the Stars before being shipped off to division rival Hawaii during the 2029 season.  Dye re-signed with Hollywood during 2030 free agency and remains with the team today.  Posting consistent not flashy numbers during his 15-season SIMBL career, Dye is a seven-time All-Star posting a .279 career average with 330 home runs and 1320 RBI.  Dye is currently ranked second in career hits and fifth in career RBI in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current).

Zachery Dye reached the 2500-hit milestone this afternoon at Great American Ballpark. The 38-year-old Stars designated hitter went 1-for-3 in a losing effort in the Hollywood 9-4 defeat at the hands of the San Diego Warewolves.

Looking at his all-time stats, Dye has a lifetime .279 average with 2500 hits, 419 doubles, 60 triples, 330 home runs and 1319 RBIs. To date he has scored 1390 runs, walked 869 times and stolen 400 bases.

SIMBL CAREER HITS LEADERS & 2000 HIT CLUB
AS OF THE 7/25/2033 LEAGUE DATE:
*-Indicates Active Player
1. 2557 Lucas Espitia San Diego/New Orleans 2005-2018  
2. 2545 Manny Martinez Los Angeles 2005-2018  
3. 2550 Matthew Brown Calgary/Westbury 2019-2033 *
4. 2501 Zachery Dye New York/Hawaii/Hollywood 2019-2033 *
5. 2446 Miguel Espinoza Tacoma-Cleveland 2019-2033 *
6. 2395 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2033 *
7. 2381 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii/Las Vegas 2019-2033 *
8. 2362 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas/Boston 2019-2033 *
9. 2319 Robert Campbell Bristol/Calgary/San Diego 2005-2018  
10. 2306 Jaime Gonzalez Texas/Manhattan Beach-Dalton 2005-2018  

2290 Julian Winfield Rochester/Las Vegas/San Diego/Tampa Bay 2019-2033 *
2279 Michael Caldwell Boston/Bend/Bristol 2019-2033 *
2213 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018  
2204 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell2006-2018  
2191 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
2125 Michael Lonewolf Tacoma-Cleveland/Calgary/Toronto 2020-2033 *
2124 Eugene Pelzer Bend/Marin/Chicago 2005-2018
2100 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2067 Toby Gibson Sacramento/Whitby/San Diego/Deer Lake 2019-2033 *
2059 Albert Price Pocatallo/Calgary 2005-2018
JULY 4, 2033

SEATTLE'S DEMARCO MOVES AHEAD OF JENKINS AS NEW SIMBL CAREER SAVES KING

Seattle's Willie Roger DeMarco (above) long has cemented himself as one of the best relievers in the history of the SIMBL.  DeMarco's ten All-Star Game nods are the second-most by any player in league history.  The 33 year-old still has plenty of time to accomplish more as the two-time Fireman Of The Year recently passed Barrett Jenkins as the new SIMBL career saves leader.

Seattle's flame-throwing left-handed Willie Roger DeMarco ascended recently to become the SIMBL's all-time saves king.

The 33 year-old forged ahead of Rochester's veteran Barrett Jenkins' mark of 514 career SIMBL saves.  The 41 year-old 8/8/8-rated Jenkins is in the twilight of eight-time All-Star career and has been relegated to the main setup role in the Roosters bullpen with the emergence of former 2027 first round draft pick Otto Orf who quickly claimed the Rochester closer role shortly after being drafted and has manned the role superbly with 183 career saves at 26 years-old.  Jenkins signed with the Roosters two seasons ago and hasn't served in the closer role for the past two seasons after winning four Fireman Of The Year Awards as one of the best closers in SIMBL history.

DeMarco is a ten-time All-Star which is a record for any reliever in SIMBL history and the second-most of any player in league history and is equal in the argument for best closer in league history.  DeMarco was named All-Star in his first nine seasons.  He was drafted in the fourth round, 95th overall, in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by the San Diego Warewolves whom he helped lead to three SIMBL championships before exiting and signing a five-year $75,000,000 deal with the Seawolves prior to the 2030 season.

DeMarco has posted a SIMBL record eleven 30+ save seasons, six 40+ save seasons and is one of only eight closers in 29 seasons to post a 50-save season.  DeMarco is a two-time Fireman Of The Year Award winner and the only pitcher to win the award in both the UL and SL.

To date, DeMarco and Jenkins are the only two pitchers in SIMBL history to achieve 500 career saves and only seven closers have achieved 400 career saves in their SIMBL careers.

SIMBL CAREER SAVES LEADERS AS OF 7/4/2033:
*- Indicates Active Player
1. 519 Willie Roger DeMarco San Diego/Seattle 2019-2033 *
2. 514 Barrett Jenkins Calgary/Asheville/Bristol/Rochester 2019-2033 *
3. 461 Andrew Stephens Oregon/Dallas 2019-2030
4. 441 Dez Jordan Asheville 2019-2033 *
5. 437 Cedric Issacson Las Vegas/San Diego 2021-2033 *
6. 429 Bill Hyer San Diego/Lowell 2008-2018
7. 426 Frank Emery Asheville-Las Vegas 2005-2018
8. 383 Brian Studdard Bristol/Calgary/Las Vegas/New Orleans 2005-2018
9. 370 Kerry Powell Boston-Montreal-Westbury/Hawaii 2019-2033 *
10. 358 John Campbell Calgary/San Diego/Carolina 2007-2018

350 Matthew Chow Boston 2005-2017
323 Juan Carlos Bermudez Boston 2024-2033 *
323 Steven Pfleuger Sunnyvale/Deer Lake/Cleveland/Tampa Bay/Whitby 2021-2033 *
309 Dontrelle Jackson Texas/Seattle/Hawaii 2019-2032
304 Juan Rivera Sunnyale/Dallas 2019-2027
300 Andrew Steele New York/Las Vegas 2019-2027
298 John Coburn Deer Lake/Calgary 2024-2033 *
297 Trent Murphy Knoxville/Texas/Asheville 2019-2033 *
288 John Raynor Sacramento/Hollywood 2024-2033 *
278 Jeffrey Dempsey Tacoma-Asheville 2011-2018
268 William Randazzo Chicago 2011-2018
265 Chris Ross Knoxville 2022-2033 *
JUNE 6, 2033

OWLS' FLYNN BECOMES FIRST PITCHER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO HURL THREE NO-HITTERS

Bristol teammates take off from the dugout after Owls ace Sammy Flynn made SIMBL history by becoming the first pitcher in league history to throw three no-hitters in a career.  Marcus Dinges (2006, 2008), SIMBL Hall Of Famers Craig Byrd (2019, 2025) and Justin Montgomery (2020, 2023), Donovan Perry (2023, 2024) and J.J. Drew (2030, 2031) previously were the only other pitchers to throw two no-hitters.

Multiple SIMBL Career No-Hitters:

Sammy Flynn Bristol 2028, 2029, 2033
J.J. Drew Whitby 2030, 2031
Marcus Dinges Brooklyn 2006, 2008
Donovan Perry Knoxville 2023, 2024
Justin Montgomery Rochester 2020, 2023
Craig Byrd Calgary/Chicago 2019, 2025

It was a terrific day for Sammy Flynn of the Bristol Owls at Great American Ballpark. He stood out with a fantastic 3-0 no-hitter against the San Diego Warewolves.

"I knew I had a No-No going in about the sixth inning, when I noticed no one was talking to me anymore," he said, referring to the time honored superstition of teammates avoiding the pitcher so they won't jinx the no-hitter. "Don't let people fool you. Everybody on the field and in the ballpark knows what's happening. They just pretend they don't."

For the game Flynn totaled 1 walk and 6 strikeouts in a very strong outing.

The Bristol pitching coach marveled at his performance, "His mechanics were perfect and I don't think he threw one bad pitch in the whole game. He was that good."

In 13 starts this season Flynn has compiled a 7-4 record and a 2.44 ERA.

MAY 15, 2033

CANNONS' BROWN BECOMES THIRD PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY WITH 2500 HITS, CLOSING IN ON ALL-TIME HIT KING

Westbury's Matthew Brown (above) makes SIMBL history in 2033 SIM 6 by becoming only the third player in league history to achieve 2500 career hits.  The 33 year-old is now 57 hits away from tying SIMBL Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia's SIMBL career record of 2557 career hits achieved in the SIMBL New File Era from 2005-2017.  Brown is an eight-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove recipient and played with Calgary from 2019-2030 after being the Clippers' sixth round draft pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft.  In a surprising and unexpected economic move Calgary GM Christian DeMarco didn't pick up the option for Brown for the 2031 season leaving both sides polarized.  The SIMBL's all-time stolen base king and future Hall Of Famer then signed a 4-year $64,000,000 deal with Westbury GM Bill Atteberry and led the Cannons last season in posting one of the best team batting averages in SIMBL history.  Brown was the youngest player to win a SIMBL batting title and has won two UL batting titles and has posted nine 180+ hit seasons in his 15-season SIMBL career and helped lead the Clippers to three SIMBL CS appearances and two SIMBL championships.

"It would have been a lot nicer if my 2500th hit had won the game," said Matthew Brown after the Westbury Cannons had been tripped up by the Cleveland Brownies, 3-1, spoiling his big day. The Cannons right fielder gained access to the exclusive 2500-hit club by going 3-for-4 in the game played at Canford Park.

"The standing ovation by the fans is not something I will ever forget," Brown said to the press after the game. "I think even the Brownies fans were cheering me."

To date Brown has a .290 career batting average and has totaled 267 home runs.

SIMBL CAREER HITS LEADERS & 2000 HIT CLUB
AS OF THE 5/16/2033 LEAGUE DATE:
*-Indicates Active Player
1. 2557 Lucas Espitia San Diego/New Orleans 2005-2018  
2. 2545 Manny Martinez Los Angeles 2005-2018  
3. 2500 Matthew Brown Calgary/Westbury 2019-2033 *
4. 2443 Zachery Dye New York/Hawaii/Hollywood 2019-2033 *
5. 2439 Miguel Espinoza Tacoma-Cleveland 2019-2033 *
6. 2337 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2033 *
7. 2332 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii/Las Vegas 2019-2033 *
8. 2319 Robert Campbell Bristol/Calgary/San Diego 2005-2018  
9. 2306 Jaime Gonzalez Texas/Manhattan Beach-Dalton 2005-2018  
10. 2298 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas/Boston 2019-2033 *

2232 Michael Caldwell Boston/Bend/Bristol 2019-2033 *
2216 Julian Winfield Rochester/Las Vegas/San Diego/Tampa Bay 2019-2033 *
2213 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018  
2204 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell2006-2018  
2191 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
2124 Eugene Pelzer Bend/Chicago 2005-2018
2100 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2061 Michael Lonewolf Tacoma-Cleveland/Calgary/Toronto 2020-2033 *
2059 Albert Price 2005-2018
2029 Toby Gibson Sacramento/Whitby/San Diego/Deer Lake 2019-2033 *
APRIL 24, 2033

HITMEN'S KRAMER BECOMES NINTH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO HIT 400 CAREER HOMERS; HUSTLERS' CHAULK JOINS 300 HOME RUN CLUB

Chicago slugger Matt Kramer (above) rounds the bases after making SIMBL history in 2033 SIM 3 by becoming only the 9th player in league history to hit 400 career home runs.  The 34 year-old was a former 11th round pick of the Hitmen in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and played his first 5.5 seasons with Chicago before being dealt to Bristol in the big Oki Okada trade in 2026.  The three-time All-Star starred for the Owls for another 8.5 seasons before rejoining the Hitmen during last off-season's free agency.

A big sigh of relief erupted from Matt Kramer after he hit his 400th career homer. The Chicago left fielder said, "I'm glad it's over...now I can go back to just playing baseball."

It was quite a day for Kramer. He got his name in the league record books with 1 hit, 2 RBI, scored 2 runs and his team, the Chicago Hitmen beat the Rochester Roosters 8-5.

Kramer knew it when he hit it. He raised his hands in the air, then ran the bases like a high school player, clapping and grinning.

He told reporters in the postgame interview, "I was acting goofy running the bases... but it was my 400th home run."

"It was great," his manager said. "He stood there and watched it...we all did. You just felt it was coming...you just had a sense he would hit it soon. He has been having a lot of good at-bats. It was great to get it out of the way."

Over his career Kramer has batted .248 and collected 1709 hits, 400 home runs and 1151 RBIs.

CURRENT SIMBL 400 CAREER HOME RUN CLUB
AS OF THE 4/25/2033 LEAGUE DATE:
*-Indicates Active Player
1. 564 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2033 *
2. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
3. 550 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas/Boston 2019-2033 *
4. 531 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii/Las Vegas 2019-2033 *
5. 432 Troy Baca Las Vegas/New York/Deer Lake/Bend/Knoxville 2011-2018, 2024-2033 *
6. 424 Julian Winfield Rochester/San Diego/Las Vegas/Tampa Bay 2020-2033 *
7. 415 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville/Hollywood/Boston 2019-2033 *
8. 404 Ty Brown Oregon 2020-2033 *
9. 400 Matt Kramer Chicago/Bristol 2019-2033 *
APRIL 23, 2033

Long-time Las Vegas staple Carl Chaulk (above right) is congratulated at home plate after becoming the latest player to join the SIMBL career 300 home run club in 2033 SIM 3.  The 31 year-old was the former #3 overall pick in the 2020 SIMBL Draft.  He joined the SIMBL in 2023 winning the SL Rookie Of The Year Award and has manned third base for the Hustlers ever since.  The four-time All-Star becomes only the 30th player in the SIMBL's 29-season history to achieve the 300 home run plateau.  Chaulk is off to perhaps the finest start of his 12-season career hitting .345 with 5 HR and 15 RBI with a 1.023 OPS in his first 19 games of the 2033 SIMBL season.

Las Vegas's outstanding third baseman Carl Chaulk joined the 300 home run club today at Cobb Field with a booming blast in the Hustlers win over the Silverbacks. They topped Tampa Bay 5-2.

On his milestone day Chaulk had 1 hit in 3 at-bats with 1 run batted in and 2 runs scored.

Tongue-in-cheek he told the press, "Don't tell me when I get close to the next milestone. Just tell me after I reach it. It will be easier to hit that way."

Chaulk has played in 1607 games with a .246 career batting average and 1512 hits. He also has scored 890 runs and driven in 983 runs with 300 home runs.

APRIL 13, 2033

CALGARY'S MCALISTER CLUBS CAREER HOME RUN #562, IS NEW SIMBL ALL-TIME HOME RUN KING

Calgary teammates take to the field to chase their captain Colt McAlister (above center) after McAlister hit his 562nd SIMBL home run to take over from SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles as the new SIMBL career home run king.  The former 8-time SL MVP Ryles led the SIMBL in all-time home runs since his retirement after the 2017 season and was a record many SIMBL followers once thought would never be broken.

Calgary's long-time staple Colt McAlister made SIMBL history in 2033 SIM 2 in breaking one of the records that most SIMBL followers thought would never be broken.

The 38 year-old four-time UL MVP cracked his 562nd career home run and passed SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles' mark of 561 that has stood since the former 8-time SL MVP retired after the 2017 season.

Ryles put up his record in only 13 seasons while McAlister has begun his 15th SIMBL season.  Both players have played their entire careers with the same team thus far and both were former #1 overall picks of the SIMBL only two inaugural drafts, Ryles in the 2005 First File Inaugural Draft and McAlister in the restart 2019 New File Era Inaugural Draft.

SIMBL ALL-TIME CAREER HOME RUN LEADERS
AS OF THE 4/18/2033 LEAGUE DATE:
SIMBL First File Era 2005-2018
SIMBL New File Era 2019-Current
*- Indicates Current Player

563 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2033 *
561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
550 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2033 *
531 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii/Las Vegas 2019-2033 *
432 Troy Baca Las Vegas/New York/Deer Lake/Bend/Knoxville 2011-2018, 2024-2033 *
423 Julian Winfield Rochester/San Diego/Las Vegas/Tampa Bay 2020-2033 *
415 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville/Hollywood/Boston 2019-2033 *
403 Ty Brown Oregon 2020-2033 *
398 Matt Kramer Chicago/Bristol 2019-2033 *
378 Leonard Williamson Colchester-Boston/Astoria-Seattle 2020-2033 *
366 Toby Gibson Sacramento/Whitby/San Diego/Deer Lake 2019-2033 *
364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham/Ruston/Dalton-Manhattan Beach/Lowell 2005-2018
361 Eddie Bryant Colchester-Boston/Cleveland 2019-2030
357 Peyton Michaels Toronto 2019-2033 *
348 Paul Rose Sacramento/Sunnyvale/Dallas/Oregon 2019-2031
345 Peter Turner Chicago 2022-2033 *
345 Marc Carter Boston-Montreal/Hollywood/Las Vegas/Texas 2019-2030
336 Michael Lonewolf Tacoma-Cleveland/Calgary/Toronto 2020-2033 *
331 Joe Buchanan Rochester/San Diego/Boston/Texas 2022-2033 *
324 Chance Bailey Dallas/Sunnyvale/Augusta-Charlotte-Tampa Bay/Knoxville/Las Vegas 2019-2030
322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola-Kitchener 2005-2014
321 Zachery Dye New York/Hollywood/Hawaii 2019-2033 *
320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin/Toronto 2005-2015
320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
311 Logan Raynes Sacramento/Deer Lake 2022-2033 *
310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
299 Carl Chaulk Las Vegas 2022-2033 *
299 Kory Stone San Diego/Las Vegas/Rochester/Boston/Hollywood 2019-2030
299 Emil Villarreal Toronto/Oregon/Boston/Bristol/Chicago 2005-2017
296 James Randell Brooklyn-Mexico City-Birmingham 2005-2018
294 Adam Wells Calgary 2005-2018
290 Marlon Evans Bend/Seattle 2019-2030
285 Joshua Bradford Augusta-Charlotte/Rochester/Las Vegas/Hollywood/San Diego/Asheville 2019-2033 *
281 Willie Sullivan Pocatello/Calgary/New York 2005-2015
OCTOBER 30, 2032

CLIPPERS SHUT DOWN PINEAPPLES OFFENSE, WIN 2032 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Hawaii Held To 12 Runs In Five Games As Calgary Wins Fourth SIMBL Title In Franchise History; Clippers SP Jason Chapman Dominates In Two Wins

Calgary Clippers teammates storm the field at E Komo Field in Honolulu after winning Game Five and clinching the 2032 SIMBL championship.  The Clippers won their fourth league title and first since 2025 by surprisingly holding the potent Hawaii offense to two runs in three of the games and 12 runs total in five games.  Clippers SP Jason Chapman was masterful in two games earning two wins by going 17 innings allowing only 3 runs on 12 hits while striking out 19.

Calgary's Jason Chapman (above) smells blood pitching in the 9th inning of Game Five of the 2032 SIMBL CS against Hawaii.  The 30 year-old former 2022 third round draft pick was dominating in his two SIMBL CS starts going 17 innings allowing 12 hits and three runs while striking out 19. Chapman tied a SIMBL CS record with a 13-strikeout game in Game One.  Chapman was masterful in the Clippers run to the 2032 SIMBL title by going 3-0 with a 2.40 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in his six postseason starts.

2032 SIMBL CS:
CALGARY 4 HAWAII 1
2032 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Calgary 3 Hawaii 1
Game Two: Calgary 7 Hawaii 2
Game Three: Hawaii 3 Calgary 2 (10th Inning Walk-Off Error)
Game Four: Calgary 7 Hawaii 4
Game Five: Calgary 6 Hawaii 2

In a championship series which featured two of the top scoring offenses in the SIMBL and two very evenly-matched teams pitching wins this year.

The Calgary Clippers of GM Christian DeMarco kept up their stellar pitching from the series first three games and showed that it wasn't a fluke in shutting down the big bats of Hawaii GM Troy Vogel's Pineapples winning the 2032 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship in five games.  An attempt to run a live SIM with managerial decisions was deferred by Troy as we try to do at title time traditionally and the final SIM was simply auto run as usual.

The Clippers win their fourth SIMBL championship in the charter franchise's 28-season history improving their still dreadful postseason success to 4 championships in 23 postseason apperances.  It's the first Calgary championship in seven seasons and joins their other rings in 2018, 2023 and 2025. Calgary is now 4-3 in SIMBL CS trips.

Calgary held the potent Hawaii offense to two runs or less in three of the five games and to 12 total in the five game series.

It's the second loss in the past three seasons in the SIMBL CS for Troy and his Pineapples club after winning the 2028 SIMBL championship.

Congratulations to all on another successful, fun and competitive SIMBL season, our 28th together.  Our 29th season is now forthcoming.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2032

SAN DIEGO SIMBL LEGEND RICHARD DICKS JR. BECOMES SECOND PITCHER IN SIMBL HISTORY WITH 250 CAREER WINS

San Diego left-hander Richard Dicks Jr. (above) became only the second pitcher with 250 SIMBL career wins in 2032 SIM 23.  The 36 year-old will join his father Richard Dicks Sr. in the SIMBL Hall Of Fame at the end of his career being one of the most dominant pitchers in SIMBL history.  Dicks Jr. was the #7 overall selection by Texas GM Pat Flanagan in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft. He spent his first 6.5 seasons with the Roadrunners before being dealt to Cleveland GM Jonathan Fitzgerald's Brownies during the 2025 season whom he led to the SIMBL championship in 2027.  After 3.5 seasons with Cleveland, 'Little Dicks' was traded to GM Chip Orton's Deer Lake Direwolves and spent three seasons there before being traded again to San Diego GM Don Krause's Warewolves during the 2031 seasons.  Dicks Jr. earlier this season made history by making his SIMBL-record 11th All-Star Game and has won four Hurler Of The Year Awards in 2025, 2026 and 2027 with Cleveland and in 2029 with Deer Lake.  Dicks Jr.'s four HOTY awards are the third-most in a career next to Bobby Grimes' eight and current Las Vegas ace Alan Alexander Anderson's six best pitcher awards. Dicks Jr. (250) and Dicks Sr. (181) have combined for 431 career SIMBL wins.

It was a special day at E Komo Mai Field for San Diego's Richard Dicks, Jr.. The Warewolves ace logged his 250th career win against the Pineapples. In the 5-1 decision Dicks, Jr. tossed 8.1 innings, surrendered 10 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.

"I'm real fortunate that I had the opportunity to play with such good players during my career," said Dicks, Jr.. "I just couldn't have drawn it up any better. I'm glad I did it in this uniform, too. San Diego is a great organization to play for."

During his career Dicks, Jr. has registered a 250-138 record with a 2.79 ERA.

SIMBL Career 150+ Wins Leaders
As Of The 9/13/2032 League Date
*- Indicates Active Player
313 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2007-2018, 2021-2022
250 Richard Dicks Jr. Texas/Cleveland/Deer Lake/San Diego 2019-2032 *
239 Oki Okada Bristol/Chicago/Hollywood/Asheville 2019-2032 *
237 Alan Alexander Anderson Las Vegas 2020-2032 *
234 James Sousa Los Angeles/Lowell 2005-2018
216 Vinny Corleone Knoxville/Calgary/Asheville/Deer Lake/Boston/Whitby 2019-2032 *
210 Michael Gambino Oregon/Las Vegas/Knoxville 2019-2032 *
200 Bobby Bruno Manhattan Beach-Hollywood/Whitby/Las Vegas 2019-2030
198 Felix Murff San Diego 2005-2018
197 Pedro Ramirez Oregon/Birmingham/Chicago 2007-2018
197 Anthony Puffer Las Vegas/Boston/Cleveland 2011-2018, 2023-2027    
195 Glenn Murphy Cleveland/Deer Lake/Sacramento/Whitby 2014-2018, 2023-2030
191 Marcus Dinges Brooklyn-Birmingham-Moscow-Mexico City/Oregon/New Orleans 2006-2018
181 Trevor Brooks Colchester-Boston/Whitby/Asheville/Seattle/Hawaii 2019-2032 *
181 Richard Dicks Sr. Marin-Sacramento/Las Vegas 2005-2018
177 Dennis Hunt Texas 2005-2018
176 Ross Brooks Asheville/Dallas/Westbury/Deer Lake/Hollywood 2019-2032 *
175 Craig Byrd Calgary/Chicago/Tampa Bay 2019-2028  
173 Brian Woods Whitby/Westbury/Oregon/Bristol/Boston 2020-2032 *
170 Antonio Soto Whitby/Asheville 2020-2032 *
167 Robert Carson Texas 2007-2018
167 John McCasland Cleveland-New York 2005-2018
165 Justin Montgomery Rochester 2019-2029
163 Brody McIllmoyle Asheville/Cleveland/Deer Lake 2020-2032 *
161 Bill Hightower Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford 2006-2018
160 Alberto Tovar San Diego/Rochester 2019-2026
159 Rick Varney Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford/Toronto 2005-2018
158 Shane Hollingsworth Bend 2019-2032 *
158 Miles Farrelly Chicago/Toronto 2005-2015
155 Ryan Thomas Astoria/Whitby/Westbury 2019-2032 *
154 Country Joe Thomas Texas/Knoxville/San Diego/Boston 2019-2032 *
154 Alex Lynch Augusta/Cleveland/Las Vegas/Hawaii/San Diego/New York 2019-2032 *
154 Nelson Hawke Augusta/Knoxville/Tampa Bay/Whitby/Sacramento 2019-2032 *
151 Gustave Sequin Hollywood/Dallas/Boston/Sacramento 2022-2032 *
151 Dave Jackson Hollywood 2019-2030
151 D'Monte Lewis Astoria/Boston/Knoxville/Tampa Bay/Oregon 2019-2031
JUNE 26, 2032

SAN DIEGO PHENOM KELLY HOSKINSON THROWS SEVENTH PERFECT GAME IN SIMBL HISTORY


San Diego teammates storm the field after starting pitcher Kelly Hoskinson finished the seventh perfect game in the SIMBL's 28 seasons of play in 2032 SIM 12.  The highly-touted Hoskinson was the #2 overall pick of the 2027 SIMBL Draft and made SIMBL history in only his 22nd SIMBL start. The 23 year-old currently-rated 8/9/7 is well-groomed and only in his first full season in the SIMBL as looks to be one of the league's top aces for years to come. Hoskinson's gem was the first of the 2032 season and the first since 9/11/2031 when Toronto's Daniel Young no-hit Calgary in a season which seen three no-nos last year.

Some say that perfection is only an illusion that can never be turned into reality. Today, Kelly Hoskinson showed the world that perfection can be attained, if only for a brief time. Hoskinson entered baseball history today by throwing a perfect game against the Chicago Hitmen. The final score was 2-0.

A total of 10 batters struck out against Hoskinson, who showed great control as he walked none. There were no baserunners in the game. No errors, either. Every batter he faced was retired.

"I'm still having a hard time accepting that this really happened," Hoskinson told reporters after the game. "The standing ovation and the curtain calls were more than I ever expected to receive playing ball. I want to thank the fans, my family, and most of all my teammates for helping me experience this. I would like to thank the Chicago Hitmen, too. They helped me out a lot today by swinging when they shouldn't have."

In season stats Hoskinson shows a 8-4 record in 15 games, 110 innings, 91 strikeouts and a 2.62 ERA.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2032

TAMPA'S WINFIELD BECOMES SIXTH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO SLUG 50 HOMERS IN A SEASON

Tampa Bay's Julian Winfield (above) blasts his 50th home run of the 2032 season in 2032 SIM 22 becoming only the sixth player in the SIMBL's 28-season history to post a 50-home run season.  Winfield has 50 home runs with 26 games to play and posts the 9th 50-home run season in league history.  Winfield's play has him as a leading candidate for this season's SL MVP.  The 34 year-old six-time All-Star won previous MVP awards for the 2022 and 2030 seasons. 

Tampa Bay's Julian Winfield continues his late-career surge by becoming only the sixth player in the SIMBL's 28 seasons to post a 50 home run season and only the 9th 50 home run season in league history. Winfield, the 2020 SL Rookie Of The Year, was the #13 overall pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by Rochester GM Jamey Carter.  He spent his first 4.5 seasons with the Roosters winning the 2021 SL MVP Award at the age of 22 years old.  He then was traded to San Diego and helped the Warewolves win their most recent of a SIMBL-record ten championships in 2024 before being traded to back to Rochester from 2026-2029 then traded again from Rochester to Las Vegas GM Carl Hannah's Hustlers during the 2029 season. Winfield signed a 7-year $147,000,000 deal with GM Tim Melican's Silverbacks during 2030 free agency and has led Tampa Bay to three consecutive SL Central titles and three straight SLCS appearances winning his second SL MVP award for the 2030 season.  SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles had a SIMBL-record five 50+ home run seasons in his illustrious SIMBL career and his single-season record of 69, which has stood for 24 seasons, appears safe for another year.

SIMBL 50 HOME RUN SEASONS:

69 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2008
62 Tony Aguilar Dallas 2024
57 Carlos Molina Calgary 2024
61 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2011
55 Colt McAlister Calgary 2031
54 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2009
52 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2014
51 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2010
50 Julian Winfield Tampa Bay 2032 *
50 R.J. Poole Chicago 2017

OCTOBER 30, 2031

LAS VEGAS SWEEPS WAY TO 2031 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

In One Of The Most Dominating Team Pitching Performances In SIMBL CS History, Hustlers Hold Texans To Nine Runs In Four Games, Two Runs In Final Three Games

Sin City is alive and well and unleashing the fireworks over the city after their beloved Hustlers stunned Dallas with a four-game sweep winning the franchise their third title and first SIMBL championship in 16 seasons.

13-year veteran and future SIMBL Hall Of Fame slugger Carlos Molina (above center) is in the center of the celebration in the Las Vegas locker room after the Hustlers clinched the 2031 SIMBL championship with an unexpected four-game sweep against Dallas.  The key off-season additions by GM Carl Hannah of the still-producing long-toothed veterans like Molina and SP Michael Gambino may have put the Hustlers over the top and helped them in a huge way to their first team title in 16 seasons.

2031 SIMBL CS:
LAS VEGAS 4 DALLAS 0

2031 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Las Vegas 8 Dallas 7
Game Two: Las Vegas 5 Dallas 1
Game Three: Las Vegas 2 Dallas 0
Game Four: Las Vegas 14 Dallas 1

Las Vegas smashes Dallas on the road in Game Four 14-1 for the first sweep in the SIMBL CS in five seasons (Cleveland over Sacramento 2026) and only the fourth sweep in SIMBL CS history (San Diego over Oregon 2016 and Oregon over Calgary 2011).  Las Vegas held Dallas to nine runs in four games and two runs in the final three games. The Hustlers become the seventh wildcard team in 27 seasons to win it all.   The Las Vegas pitching performance was one of the most dominating in SIMBL CS history.

Congratulations to Hustlers GM Carl Hannah on his first well-earned and well-deserved SIMBL championship that he has waited patiently for since joining the league for the 2016 season.  It's the third SIMBL title in the franchise's history joining their 2013 and 2015 titles.  Since their last 2015 championship, Hannah has led them to the postseason six times with only an appearance in the 2023 SIMBL CS where they lost an eleventh-inning Game Seven heartbreaker.  Now that run of patience and hard-luck has finally ended.

Congratulations to Dallas Texans GM Robert Don on his second-place showing.  His scrappy teams always are tough and his wildcard team again made it to the SIMBL CS for the fourth time in the past eleven seasons and made the postseason for the 9th time in the past 11 seasons winning the wildcard eight of those seasons and making it to the SIMBL CS their four times as a wildcard frustratingly losing each time.

The 2031 SIMBL GM Awards polls will close and the winners will be announced followed by the 2031 SIMBL postseason MVPs announced and the 2032 SIMBL Draft order formally announced and finally the 2032 SIMBL off-season SIM schedule officially announced.

Congratulations to every SIMBL GM on another fun and competitive season as we head towards Season 28.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2031

CALGARY SLUGGER MCALISTER BECOMES FIFTH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO HAVE 50 HOME RUN SEASON

Calgary veteran slugger Colt McAlister (above) connects on his 50th home run of the 2031 season becoming only the fifth player to achieve the feat and posting only the ninth such season in the SIMBL's 27 season-history.  At 37 years-old, the 13-year veteran becomes the oldest player to bash 50 in a season as well.

Calgary's Colt McAlister connected on his 50th home run in 2031 SIM 24 joining the exclusive 50 Home Run In A Season Club.  The 37 year-old Clippers veteran becomes the oldest player in SIMBL history to achieve the feat and becomes only the fifth player in the SIMBL's 27 seasons of history to accomplish it.  There have been only nine 50+ home run seasons in league history and five have been done by SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.  Dallas' Tony Aguilar with Ryles have produced the only 60+ home runs seasons in league history.  McAlister's 50 are the first in seven seasons when Aguilar (62) and current Las Vegas Hustler Carlos Molina (57) both hit 50 during the 2024 season.

69 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2008
62 Tony Aguilar Dallas 2024
57 Carlos Molina Calgary 2024
61 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2011
54 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2009
52 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2014
51 Colt McAlister Calgary 2031 *
51 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2010
50 R.J. Poole Chicago 2017

SEPTEMBER 16, 2031

SIMBL SLUGGER LEGEND LAS VEGAS' MOLINA BECOMES FOURTH PLAYER IN LEAGUE HISTORY TO BLAST 500 CAREER HOMERS

SIMBL history is made in 2031 SIM 24 as Las Vegas slugger Carlos Molina (above) watches the 500th home run of his career leave the yard.  The 39 year-old becomes only the fourth player in the SIMBL's 27-season history to achieve the feat joining SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles (561), Dallas' Tony Aguilar (508), and Calgary's Colt McAlister (506) in the exclusive club.  Molina was a third round pick by Calgary in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and teamed with McAlister batting behind him in the Clippers lineup for nine seasons for one of the most productive duos in SIMBL history.  The nine-time All-Star then left in 2028 off-season free agency and signed with Hawaii where he played for three seasons helping the Pineapples win the 2030 SIMBL championship and the third title in Molina's career.  'The Mexican Mamba' signed last off-season with the Las Vegas Hustlers and has had the 11th 30 HR/100 RBI season of his 13-season career currently hitting .281 with 34 HR and 106 RBI for the SL wildcard-leading Hustlers.

Las Vegas's 8-5 victory over Deer Lake was highlighted by Carlos Molina's 500th career home run. His teammates congratulated him at home plate after he circled the bases.

"I didn't see all of them out there," Molina said with a chuckle, "until I rounded third base." He added sheepishly: "It was only a home run. It's not like I won us a World Series!"

In 4 at-bats the Hustlers designated hitter collected 3 hits in his historic game, scored 2 runs, and had 5 runs batted in.

Molina is hitting the ball at a .282 clip over his career. In 1954 games he has delivered 2136 hits, 500 home runs with 1472 RBIs and scored 1268 times.

SIMBL ALL-TIME CAREER HOME RUN LEADERS
AS OF THE 9/22/2031 LEAGUE DATE:
SIMBL First File Era 2005-2018
SIMBL New File Era 2019-Current
*- Indicates Active Player
1. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2. 508 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2031 *
3. 506 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2031 *
4. 502 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii/Las Vegas 2019-2031 *
5. 432 Troy Baca Las Vegas/New York/Deer Lake/Bend/Knoxville 2011-2018, 2024-2031 *
6. 401 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville/Hollywood 2019-2031 *
7. 371 Matt Kramer Chicago/Bristol 2019-2031 *
8. 364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
9. 361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham/Ruston/Dalton-Manhattan Beach/Lowell 2005-2018
9. 361 Eddie Bryant Colchester-Boston/Cleveland 2019-2030
10. 359 Ty Brown Oregon 2020-2031 *
AUGUST 31, 2031

KNOXVILLE'S TAKETO BECOMES SIXTH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO SMASH 400 CAREER HOMERS

Knoxville's Hall Of Fame-bound catcher Taki Taketo (above left) watches his 400th career SIMBL home run leave the yard in 2031 SIM 21 and into the SIMBL record books.  The 37 year-old former #2 overall pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft joins SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles, Tony Aguilar, Colt McAlister, Carlos Molina and Troy Baca as the only players in the SIMBL's 27 seasons of player to achieve 400 career blasts.  Taketo's career production has firmly established himself as the top catcher in SIMBL history and perhaps the top Asian player in SIMBL history as well.

400 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It's a number that very few players reach. Today Taki Taketo became a member of that exclusive club. He belted it at Jack Daniels Field against the Lumberkings. But sometimes milestone homers don't win the game. The powerful Hollywood catcher got all the headlines, but Knoxville came away with the victory. They beat the Stars 6-5.

During the postgame interview he told the press, "It's a big relief to get it over. I tried not to think about it, but it's kind of hard when you have a huge sign on the scoreboard staring at you every time you step up to the plate. The home run was nice, but I would have preferred to win the game."

His batting totals for the game showed 2 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 home run and 2 RBI.

The hardworking and dedicated Taketo also said, "I'll celebrate a little with my family tonight but not too much. This is not the last home run I will hit. I think I have a lot baseball left in me and have other goals. I'll get back to work tomorrow."

Over his 1833-game career Taketo has compiled a .274 batting average and collected 1791 hits, 400 home runs and 1216 RBIs.

AUGUST 29, 2031

BRISTOL'S SIMBL ALL-TIME SAVES LEADER 'BLADE' JENKINS EARNS 500TH CAREER SAVE

Bristol's Barrett "The Blade" Jenkins (above left) is congratulated by his Owl teammates after making SIMBL history by becoming the first player to save 500 games in a SIMBL career.  The 39 year-old has had eight 40+ save seasons and twelve seasons of his thirteen SIMBL seasons he has saved 37 or more games.  He is a four-time UL Fireman Of The Year winning the award in 2020, 2022 and 2023 with Calgary and 2028 with Bristol.  The SIMBL Hall Of Fame-bound closer was a fifth round pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and starred for six seasons for the Clippers before leaving in free agency spending two seasons with Asheville and has spent the past five seasons with Bristol.  Jenkins is a seven-time All-Star and posts a sizzling 1.85 career ERA and 0.95 WHIP which are the best by far in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current).  Jenkins has appeared in 805 games and has an amazing 1057 strikeouts in 883.2 career innings with a SIMBL all-time record 91.1% career save rate.

Once again Barrett Jenkins has saved the day for the Bristol Owls. The bullpen ace came in and closed out another victory, beating the Bend Bandits 4-1 and reaching a career milestone. This was save number 500 for the talented 39-year-old reliever. To claim his historic achievement, Jenkins finished off the Bandits, allowing no runs and no hits in 1 innings.

Jenkins has made 801 relief appearances and has 500 lifetime saves.

AUGUST 24, 2031

CALGARY'S MCALISTER JOINS RYLES, AGUILAR IN EXCLUSIVE 500 CAREER HOME RUN CLUB

37 Year-Old 13-Year Veteran Gunning For Third MVP Of Hall Of Fame-Bound Career

Calgary's Colt McAlister (above) connects on his 500th career SIMBL home run in 2031 SIM 20.  McAlister joins only two other players, Dallas' five-time UL MVP Tony Aguilar who belted his 500th two SIMs earlier, and SIMBL Hall Of Famer and all-time home king Daryl Ryles.  The 37 year-old McAlister has rebounded from the two worst seasons of his career to having a MVP-caliber season.  The former #1 overall choice of the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft has won two UL MVPs in 2023 and 2027 and has led the Calgary to two championships and has the red-hot Clippers on a 12-game winning streak and is looking for a third title in the twilight of his SIMBL Hall Of Fame-bound career.

Calgary's outstanding first baseman Colt McAlister joined the 500 home run club today at Victors Field with a booming blast in the Clippers win over the Hitmen. They topped Chicago 12-2.

On his milestone day McAlister had 2 hits in 3 at-bats with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored.

Tongue-in-cheek he told the press, "Don't tell me when I get close to the next milestone. Just tell me after I reach it. It will be easier to hit that way."

McAlister has a career .286 average with 2097 hits, 397 doubles, 25 triples, 501 home runs, 1499 RBIs, and 1378 runs scored to date.

SIMBL ALL-TIME CAREER HOME RUN LEADERS
AS OF THE 8/25/2031 LEAGUE DATE:
SIMBL First File Era 2005-2018
SIMBL New File Era 2019-Current
*- Indicates Current Player
1. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2. 502 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2031 *
3. 501 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2031 *
4. 494 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii/Las Vegas 2019-2031 *
5. 432 Troy Baca Las Vegas/New York/Deer Lake/Bend/Knoxville 2011-2018, 2024-2031 *
6. 399 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville/Hollywood 2019-2031 *
7. 364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
7. 364 Matt Kramer Chicago/Bristol 2019-2031 *
8. 361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham/Ruston/Dalton-Manhattan Beach/Lowell 2005-2018
8. 361 Eddie Bryant Colchester-Boston/Cleveland 2019-2030
9. 359 Ty Brown Oregon 2020-2031 *
10. 355 Toby Gibson Sacramento/Whitby 2019-2031 *
11. 346 Paul Rose Sacramento/Sunnyvale/Dallas/Oregon 2019-2031 *
11. 346 Julian Winfield Rochester/San Diego/Las Vegas/Tampa Bay 2020-2031 *
12. 345 Peyton Michaels Toronto 2019-2031 *
12. 345 Marc Carter Boston-Montreal/Hollywood/Las Vegas/Texas 2019-2030
13. 342 Leonard Williamson Colchester-Boston/Astoria-Seattle 2020-2031 *
14. 324 Chance Bailey Dallas/Sunnyvale/Augusta-Charlotte-Tampa Bay/Knoxville/Las Vegas 2019-2030
15. 322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola-Kitchener 2005-2014
16. 320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin/Toronto 2005-2015
16. 320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
17. 319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
18. 312 Peter Turner Chicago 2022-2031 *
19. 310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
20. 301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
21. 299 Kory Stone San Diego/Las Vegas/Rochester/Boston/Hollywood 2019-2030
21. 299 Emil Villarreal Toronto/Oregon/Boston/Bristol/Chicago 2005-2017
22. 296 James Randell Brooklyn-Mexico City-Birmingham 2005-2018
23. 294 Adam Wells Calgary 2005-2018
24. 293 Michael Lonewolf Tacoma-Cleveland/Calgary/Toronto 2020-2031 *
25. 291 Zachery Dye New York/Hollywood/Hawaii 2019-2031 *
26. 290 Marlon Evans Bend/Seattle 2019-2030
27. 287 Joe Buchanan Rochester/San Diego/Boston 2022-2031*
28. 281 Willie Sullivan Pocatello/Calgary/New York 2005-2015
29. 278 Grady McPherson Asheville/Whitby/Texas 2019-2030
30. 277 Cesar Delgado Chicago/Astoria/Oregon/Cleveland/Las Vegas/Bristol 2019-2027
AUGUST 10, 2031

DALLAS' AGUILAR BECOMES SECOND PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY WITH 500 CAREER HOME RUNS

Dallas' five-time UL MVP Tony Aguilar (above) connects and becomes only the second player in SIMBL history to achieve 500 SIMBL career home runs in 2031 SIM 18.  Aguilar had a two home-run day on August 10, 2031 hitting #500 off of Oregon's Ray Mullins in the 7th inning of a 11-6 loss to the Pioneers.  An inning later, 'Troop' hit #501 off of Mullins.  Aguilar joins eight-time SL MVP and SIMBL Hall Of Famer in the 500 Home Run Club.  Ryles' 561 career home runs lead all-time.  Calgary's Colt McAlister (494) and Las Vegas' Carlos Molina (490) stand in line next to make SIMBL history.  Back on July 21, 2028, Aguilar also became the second player in SIMBL history to hit 400 career home runs.

Oregon defeated Dallas today 11-6 and took some of the joy out of Tony Aguilar's 500th career home run.

"I just wanted to get a good swing on the ball all day," Aguilar said. "And I did."

Despite the loss, it was a good game for the 35-year-old Texans left fielder. He had 2 hits, scored 2 runs and had 4 RBI.

The Pioneers manager said, "You could see he was aggressive up there. The worst thing we did was throw him a strike. It probably would have been better if threw the ball outside of the strike zone every time he came to the plate because he seemed like he was in a hurry to get it over with."

Aguilar has chalked up a career batting average of .285 with 2056 hits, 501 homers and 1414 RBIs.

OCTOBER 30, 2030

BATTALION DENY PINEAPPLES REPEAT, WIN 2030 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Whitby Gets Clutch Veteran Pitching In Holding The Big Hawaii Bats To Two Or Less Runs In Three Battalion WIns In The Series; First SIMBL Title In Whitby Franchise History

Whitby teammates celebrate with the SIMBL Coveted Cup after upsetting the defending SIMBL champion Hawaii Pineapples and winning the 2030 SIMBL championship in six games.  It's the first SIMBL title for the franchise and first for long-time team and SIMBL GM John Callahan.

Whitby's reigning UL Hurler Of The Year Warren Lane (above) celebrates with two bottles of the bubbly (one for each of his 2030 SIMBL CS wins) the 2030 SIMBL championship on the road to a sparse crowd left in Hawaii's E Komo Mai Field.  The 31 year-old Lane signed a 7-year $121,500,000 deal with the Battalion as a Supplemental Free agent during the 2028 off-season.  Lane was magical in the Battalion's run to this season's SIMBL ring by going 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in his five postseason starts.  Lane allowed only nine runs in his five 2030 postseason starts and won Game One and Game Five in the series.

2030 SIMBL CS:
WHITBY 4 HAWAII 2
2030 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Whitby 6 Hawaii 0
Game Two: Whitby 8 Hawaii 5
Game Three: Hawaii 4 Whitby 2 (10 Innings)
Game Four: Hawaii 5 Whitby 2
Game Five: Whitby 6 Hawaii 2
Game Six: Whitby 8 Hawaii 1

Another season is in the books and congratulations to Whitby GM John Callahan whose Battalion defeated the defending SIMBL champion Hawaii Pineapples of GM Troy Vogel in six games to win the 2030 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series and are the 2030 SIMBL champions.

Whitby surprisingly took the first two games of the series on the road to go up 2-0 but Hawaii came back to tie the series at 2-2.  The Battalion then used clutch pitching performances by reigning UL Hurler Of The Year Warren Lane in Game Five and 40 year-old veteran and former three-time Hurler Of The Year Vinny Corleone in Game Six to pull of the upset and clinch the title on the road in front of Hawaii's faithful home crowd. 

The streak continues as no team has successfully defended their SIMBL championship in 23 seasons since the 2007 San Diego Warewolves who won a three-peat from 2005 to 2007.

The 2030 SIMBL postseason MVPs will be announced shortly.  The 2031 off-season finances have been revealed ingame as done annually the day after the end of the SIMBL CS.  The 2030 SIMBL GM Awards ballots are still needed from several SIMBL GMs and are due Tuesday June 17, 2014.

The SIMBL will convert to OOTP 15 once the January 1, 2031 date comes in the off-season.  The upcoming 2031 off-season SIM schedule will also be announced league-wide shortly.  The official 2031 SIMBL Draft order will also be announced as well leading up to arbitrations and the official declaration date of free agents and the start of free agency.

Congratulations to John and to all SIMBL GMs on yet another successful, fun and competitive 26th season of play.

2030 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

WHITBY 6 HAWAII 0
Whitby Leads Series 1-0
WP: Warren Lane (3-0 1.87 ERA) LP: Ricardo Camacho (2-1 2.48 ERA)
HR: Whitby: Toby Gibson 2 (2) Leo Kelley (1)
Player Of The Game: Warren Lane SP Whitby
9.0 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

WHITBY 8 HAWAII 5
Whitby Leads Series 2-0
WP: Vinny Corleone (2-0 4.29 ERA) LP: Gustavo Estrada (2-1 5.27 ERA) SV: Luis Castro (5)
HR: Hawaii: Carlos Molina (2) Whitby: Leo Kelley (2)
Player Of The Game: Scott Porter 2B Whitby
4 for 5 2 R 2 2B BB 3 RBI SB

2030 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

HAWAII 4 WHITBY 2 (10 INNINGS)
Whitby Leads Series 2-1
WP: Todd Newell (1-0 4.50 ERA (BS)) LP: Luis Castro (1-1 2.45 ERA)
HR: Hawaii: Robert Stuart (4)
Player Of The Game: Keith Patterson SP Whitby
8.0 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 3 BB 7 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

HAWAII 5 WHITBY 2 (CARLOS MOLINA TWO-RUN SINGLE IN TOP OF 8TH INNING BREAKS 2-2 TIE)
Series Tied 2-2
WP: Ricardo Camacho (3-1 2.43 ERA) LP: Nelson Hawke (1-2 3.80 ERA) SV: Todd Newell (4)
HR: Hawaii: Gran Moulder (3)
Player Of The Game: Ricardo Camacho SP Hawaii
8.0 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 3 BB 3 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

WHITBY 6 HAWAII 2
Whitby Leads Series 3-2
WP: Warren Lane (4-0 1.96 ERA) LP: Fernando Martinez (2-2 3.57 ERA) SV: Marvin Cameron (1)
HR: Whitby: Lawrence Moore (4) Hawaii: Gran Moulder (4)
Player Of The Game: Warren Lane SP Whitby
7.2 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 7 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

WHITBY 8 HAWAII 1
Whitby Wins Series 4-2
WP: Vinny Corleone (3-0 3.38 ERA) LP: Gustavo Estrada (2-2 5.40 ERA)  
HR: Whitby: Scott Porter (2) Leo Kelley (3) Hawaii: Gran Moulder (5)
Player Of The Game: Scott Porter 2B Whitby
3 for 6 1 R 3-Run HR 3 RBI

JULY 6, 2030

WHITBY'S CORLEONE BECOMES FIFTH PITCHER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO GET TO 200 WINS

The widely-known usually somber Vinny Corleone (above) seems thrilled to attend his 200th win celebration press conference.  Whitby's 40 year-old three-time Hurler Of The Year and nine-time All-Star cements himself as one of the best aces in SIMBL history by becoming only the fifth pitcher in SIMBL history and the third in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current) to win 200+ games in a SIMBL career.

Battalion ace Vinny Corleone reeled in his 200th career victory by beating the Cleveland Brownies 3-2 at Dawg Pound Park. In his historic win, he notched 5 strikeouts in 8.1 innings, yielded 2 runs and 6 hits, while surrendering no walks.

"I tried to focus on each batter," said Corleone after the game, "but as the game goes by, I couldn't help but think about the possibility. 200 is a big number. It's a pretty exclusive club and I'm honored to be a member."

Corleone has compiled a lifetime ERA of 2.72 with 200 career victories and 92 defeats. He has 2121 career strikeouts in 2597.1 innings and has held opponents to a .225 batting average.

SIMBL Career Wins Leaders As Of The 7/8/2030 League Date 150+ Wins 
*- Indicates Active Player

313 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2007-2018, 2021-2022  
234 James Sousa Los Angeles/Lowell 2005-2018
212 Richard Dicks Jr. Texas/Cleveland/Deer Lake 2019-2030 *
205 Oki Okada Bristol/Chicago/Hollywood 2019-2030 *
200 Vinny Corleone Knoxville/Calgary/Asheville/Deer Lake/Boston/Whitby 2019-2030 *
198 Felix Murff San Diego 2005-2018 
197 Pedro Ramirez Oregon/Birmingham/Chicago 2007-2018 
197 Anthony Puffer Las Vegas/Boston/Cleveland 2011-2018, 2023-2027    
195 Glenn Murphy Cleveland/Deer Lake/Sacramento/Whitby 2014-2018, 2023-2030 *
192 Alan Alexander Anderson Las Vegas 2020-2030 *
191 Marcus Dinges Brooklyn-Birmingham-Moscow-Mexico City/Oregon/New Orleans 2006-2018 
188 Bobby Bruno Manhattan Beach-Hollywood/Whitby/Las Vegas 2019-2030 *
183 Michael Gambino Oregon/Knoxville 2019-2030 *
181 Richard Dicks Marin-Sacramento/Las Vegas 2005-2018
177 Dennis Hunt Texas 2005-2018 
175 Craig Byrd Calgary/Chicago/Tampa Bay 2019-2028    
167 Robert Carson Texas 2007-2018 
167 John McCasland Cleveland-New York 2005-2018 
165 Justin Montgomery Rochester 2019-2029
164 Trevor Brooks Colchester-Boston/Whitby/Asheville/Seattle/Hawaii 2019-2030 *
161 Bill Hightower Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford 2006-2018
160 Alberto Tovar San Diego/Rochester 2019-2026 
159 Rick Varney Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford/Toronto 2005-2018 
158 Miles Farrelly Chicago/Toronto 2005-2015
151 Dave Jackson Hollywood 2019-2030 *
JUNE 23, 2030

OWLS' MONTERO HOLDS RUSH HITLESS FOR 2030'S SIMBL FOURTH NO-HITTER

Bristol's Durante Montero (above) throws the last pitch of his no-hitter in 2030 SIM 12.  Montero hurled the 2030 season's fourth no-no against Toronto.  The 29 year-old left-handed Colombian entered the SIMBL as a Supplemental Free Agent during the 2028 off-season signing a six-year $58,800,000 deal with the Owls.  'D-Mon' has gone 40-26 with a 3.02 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in his two and a half seasons earning All-Star honors in his first two seasons as well.

The Bristol Owls and their fans had a lot to celebrate today as 29-year-old hurler Durante Montero no-hit the Toronto Rush 4-0 at The Park At Chippens Hill.

"He mixed his pitches well, hit his spots...and got some help from above," said his pitching coach. "Durante really took it to another level today."

On his record-setting day Montero had 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.

His manager added, "I don't remember a better pitched game. And how about our defense, too. We played some good 'D' today."

This season Montero has a 8-6 record with a 2.79 ERA in 17 starts.

JUNE 16, 2030

HUSTLERS' ACE 'TRIPLE A' OFF TO HISTORIC START IN 2030

The Best Has Seemingly Yet To Come As Four-Time Hurler Of The Year Ties For Best Start By A Starting Pitcher In SiMBL History

Las Vegas ace Alan Alexander Anderson (above) looks to avenge last season's close vote which prevented him from winning his fifth consecutive SL Hurler Of The Year Award by tying getting off to the best start by any starting pitcher in the SIMBL's 26-season history.

Las Vegas ace Alan Alexander Anderson has made a lot of SIMBL history on his own during his illustrious 11-season SIMBL career and is adding feathers to his certain future SIMBL Hall Of Fame cap.

Having won four consecutive SL Hurler Of The Year Awards from 2025-2028, Anderson was narrowly beat out in votes of his fifth consecutive HOTY award last season by Deer Lake's Richard Dicks Jr. who was traded into the SL after winning three consecutive UL HOTY awards from 2025-2027 with Cleveland.  Last season's award tied Dicks Jr. with Anderson for the second-most HOTY awards in the SIMBL's 26-season history next to SIMBL Hall Of Famer Bobby Grimes' astounding eight awards for being his league's best pitcher.

It looks like "AAA" is only getting better now as he hit his 30th birthday.

"Triple A" is tied for the best start by a pitcher in SIMBL history starting the 2030 season.

Anderson picked up two more wins during 2030 SIM 11 to improve his record to 14-0 in his first 16 starts with a blistering 1.04 ERA and an even more unfathomable 0.63 WHIP. 

Anderson has tied former Oregon starting pitcher Pedro Moreno's 12-0 and 14-0 starts during the 2012 season.  Former Oregon ace Angel Rodriguez started the 2014 season at 18-1 and former Dalton Dawgs Supplemental Free Agent signee Vernon Powell started 19-3 the same season.  Rodriguez's promising career was ended by the dreaded CEI (career-ending injury) on July 21, 2014 after going 28-4 with a 2.05 ERA the previous season.  The 28 wins were the most in SIMBL history at the time and stand third next to SIMBL Hall Of Famers Alberto Tovar's 33 wins in 2021 and Bobby Grimes' 29 wins in 2013.  Rodriguez's 32 quality starts that season stand second still in SIMBL history.

Rodriquez goes down in SIMBL history for having the third-most wins in a season when he went 28-4 with a majestic 2.05 ERA in 2013.  The 32 year-old 7/8/10-rated right-hander finished with a stellar 78-33 career record with a 3.04 ERA in a career cut too short.

Former Brooklyn phenom Marcus Dinges, one of three pitchers to have thrown two no-hitters in their careers in SIMBL history, started off 11-0 with a 1.19 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 13 quality starts in his first 15 starts at the All-Star Break of the 2009 SIMBL season.

JUNE 12, 2030

ROOSTERS' GONZALEZ THROWS LEAGUE'S THIRD NO-HITTER OF 2030 SEASON VS. PINEAPPLES

Rochester veteran journeyman Santiago Gonzalez (above) smells blood in the ninth inning going after the third no-hitter of the early 2030 SIMBL season in 2030 SIM 11.  Gonzalez held the potent defending SIMBL champion Hawaii Pineapples' lineup hitless.  The 33 year-old sports a 68-58 career record with a 3.93 career record and spent his first five seasons with San Diego then three seasons with the team he held hitless before signing with the Roosters in 2030 free agency.

No hitters are rare. But the fans at Mel Blanc Memorial Stadium received a special gift as Santiago Gonzales of the Roosters tossed a no-hitter against the Hawaii Pineapples. He was masterful as he struck out 3 and walked 3 in a 8-0 Rochester victory. In all Gonzales faced only 30 batters. Gonzales did not appear to have his best stuff in the early innings, but soon got into a groove and made quick work of the Pineapples. He was helped by several defensive gems along the way.

The Hawaii manager said to the press after the no-hitter, "We had our chances in the first few innings, when he was hittable, but he shut us down totally in the last 4-5 innings."

"I had late movement that seemed to cause them a lot of trouble, especially from the fifth inning on," Gonzales said to reporters.

This year Gonzales has recorded a 5-6 mark. In 14 starts he has fanned 53 batters in 93 innings with a 3.58 ERA.

JUNE 3, 2030

STARS' VETERAN DYE BECOMES THIRD PLAYER IN SIMBL NEW FILE ERA, 13TH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY WITH 2000 CAREER HITS

Hollywood's Zachery Dye (above left) connects on his 2000th career SIMBL hit in 2030 SIM 10.  The 35 year-old becomes the third player in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current) and only the 13th player in SIMBL history to reach the milestone.  Dye was the 11th overall player picked in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by New York and starred for 9 seasons with the Enforcers helping lead them to their 2027 SIMBL championship.  Dye spent two seasons with Hollywood in 2028 and 2029 before being traded to Hawaii where he won his second SIMBL championship last season hitting .288 with 32 HR and 100 RBI.  Dye has had 8 20+ HR seasons, seven 90+ RBI seasons in his 12-season SIMBL career.  The five-time SIMBL All-Star returned to Hollywood in 2030 off-season free agency and is off to a .292 average with 10 HR and 43 RBI in his first 64 games this season. 

Zachery Dye reached the 2000-hit milestone this afternoon at Hollywood Bowl. The 35-year-old Stars designated hitter went 2-for-4 in a losing effort in the Hollywood 10-3 defeat at the hands of the New York Enforcers.

During his career Dye has hit .283 with 2000 hits, 255 home runs, 1035 RBIs and scored 1108 runs.

SIMBL CAREER HITS LEADERS AS OF THE 6/10/2030 LEAGUE DATE:
*-Indicates Active Player

2557 Lucas Espitia 2005-2018  
2545 Manny Martinez 2005-2018  
2319 Robert Campbell 2005-2018  
2306 Jaime Gonzalez 2005-2018  
2213 Richard Cummings 2006-2018  
2204 Osvaldo Quijada 2006-2018  
2191 Taitarou Haranobu 2005-2017
2149 Miguel Espinoza 2019-2030 *
2124 Eugene Pelzer 2005-2018 
2100 Daryl Ryles 2005-2017
2073 Matthew Brown 2019-2030 *
2059 Albert Price 2005-2018
2002 Zachery Dye 2019-2030 *

MAY 27, 2030

PINEAPPLES' HIGHLY-TOUTED ROOKIE CAMACHO HURLS NO-HITTER VS. 'WOLVES

Former #4 Overall Pick Of 2026 SIMBL Draft No-Hits Division Rival San Diego In His 15th Career SIMBL Start

Hawaii's Ricardo Camacho (above) has spent most of the past four seasons on top of the SIMBL's top prospect listings.  The 23 year-old was the former #4 overall pick in the 2026 SIMBL Draft by the Pineapples and threw the second no-hitter of the 2030 SIMBL season in 2030 SIM 9 in his 15th overall start in the league.  The 7/7/7-rated on 9/7/9 potential right-hander is off to a 4-5 start with a 2.79 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in his first 12 starts this season for the defending SIMBL champions.

There was magic on the mound today at Great American Ballpark as Ricardo Camacho of the Hawaii Pineapples no-hit the San Diego Warewolves 8-0. He held them spellbound and hitless in a masterful display of pitching.

After the game he said, "It was like I was in a dream. The ball just went right where I wanted it to."

In his mound masterpiece Camacho rang up 6 strikeouts and issued 4 walks.

Season-to-date Camacho has rung up 4 wins and 5 losses in 11 appearances. He has an ERA of 2.84 and has fanned 54 batters in 82.1 innings.

APRIL 30, 2030

STARS' VETERAN OKADA BECOMES ONLY 4TH PITCHER IN SIMBL HISTORY WITH 200 CAREER WINS

Former #3 Overall Pick Of The 2019 New File Era Inaugural Draft Shows His Worth By Joining Bobby Grimes, James Sousa & Richard DIcks Jr. As Only Pitchers In League History To Win 200 Games

SIMBL veteran ace Oki Okada (above) became only the fourth pitcher in league history to reach the 200-win plateau in 2030 SIM 5.  The former #3 overall pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by Bristol has starred for the Owls, Chicago and signed with Hollywood last off-season.  Okada cements himself in SIMBL history as the most dominant Asian pitcher in the league's 26 seasons of history and joins SIMBL Hall Of Famers Bobby Grimes (313) and James Sousa (234) and current New File Era ace Richard Dicks Jr. (208) in rare company as the only pitchers to win 200 games in their SIMBL careers.

His goal at twenty was to win twenty games one year, pitch until he was thirty, win the league pennant and to make some money. Well, Oki Okada did something even better -- the 35-year-old Hollywood Stars star has now won 200 games in his career. That put him in a very select group of pitchers.

He joined that exclusive club today at Hollywood Bowl by whipping the Las Vegas Hustlers 2-1, holding them to 3 hits in 9 innings while chalking up 8 strikeouts and 2 walks.

In the postgame interview, the modest Okada said, "It's special to win 200 games. You don't do it by yourself. You do it with good stuff and a good bullpen. You are only as good as the guys behind you. Years from now I might look back on it and give myself a little pat on the back."

His lifetime totals give Okada 200 victories and 118 defeats with a 3.01 ERA.

SIMBL Career Wins Leaders As Of The 5/6/2030 League Date 150+ Wins  
*- Indicates Active Player
313 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2007-2018, 2021-2022   
234 James Sousa Los Angeles/Lowell 2005-2018
208 Richard Dicks Jr. Texas/Cleveland/Deer Lake 2019-2030 *
201 Oki Okada Bristol/Chicago/Hollywood 2019-2030 *
198 Felix Murff San Diego 2005-2018  
197 Pedro Ramirez Oregon/Birmingham/Chicago 2007-2018  
197 Anthony Puffer Las Vegas/Boston/Cleveland 2011-2018, 2023-2027     
195 Glenn Murphy Cleveland/Deer Lake/Sacramento/Whitby 2014-2018, 2023-2030 *
195 Vinny Corleone Knoxville/Calgary/Asheville/Deer Lake/Boston/Whitby 2019-2030 *
191 Marcus Dinges Brooklyn-Birmingham-Moscow-Mexico City/Oregon/New Orleans 2006-2018  
184 Bobby Bruno Manhattan Beach-Hollywood/Whitby/Las Vegas 2019-2030 *
181 Richard Dicks Marin-Sacramento/Las Vegas 2005-2018
180 Alan Alexander Anderson Las Vegas 2020-2030 *
179 Michael Gambino Oregon/Knoxville 2019-2030 *
177 Dennis Hunt Texas 2005-2018  
175 Craig Byrd Calgary/Chicago/Tampa Bay 2019-2028     
167 Robert Carson Texas 2007-2018  
167 John McCasland Cleveland-New York 2005-2018  
165 Justin Montgomery Rochester 2019-2029
161 Bill Hightower Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford 2006-2018
160 Trevor Brooks Colchester-Boston/Whitby/Asheville/Seattle/Hawaii 2019-2030 *
160 Alberto Tovar San Diego/Rochester 2019-2026  
159 Rick Varney Atlantic City-Newark-Hartford/Toronto 2005-2018  
158 Miles Farrelly Chicago/Toronto 2005-2015
APRIL 10, 2030

OWLS' JENKINS IS NEW SIMBL ALL-TIME SAVE KING

Bristol teammates rush the field to congratulate veteran closer Barrett "The Blade" Jenkins (above left) after Jenkins made SIMBL history by passing SIMBL Hall Of Famer Bill Hyer with his 430 career SIMBL save making him the league's new career saves leader.

Bristol closer Barrett Jenkins became the SIMBL's all-time career leader in saves recently.

The former fifth round pick of the Calgary Clippers in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft recently passed SIMBL Hall Of Famer Bill Hyer with his 430th career SIMBL saves in his 12th season on April 10, 2030.  Jenkins spent his first six seasons with Calgary winning three UL Fireman Of The Awards during the 2020, 2022 and 2023 seasons.  He then was signed by Asheville and played for the Smokies during the 2025 and 2026 seasons.  "The Blade" has closed for the Owls since the 2027 season and won his SIMBL record-tying fourth Fireman Of The Year award in 2028, which ties him with Hyer for the most awards won by a closer in league history.

Jenkins became only the third closer with 400 career saves last season and since has been joined by current Dallas closer and longtime Oregon closer Andrew Stephens who is now tied for second all-time with Hyer at 429.  The 37 year-old Jenkins has posted ten seasons of 30+ saves and eight seasons of 40+.

Former Dallas closer Juan Rivera holds the SIMBL single-season record of 59 saves in one season in 2022.  Only five other closers have posted 50 save seasons in the leagues 26 seasons of history: Dallas' Juan Rivera (59 in 2022), Chicago's William Randazzo (53 in 2018), San Diego's Bill Hyer (53 in 2014), Whitby's Keith Patterson (51 in 2025), San Diego's Willie Roger DeMarco (50 in 2021), Portland's Richard Lynch (50 in 2009 and the first to do so) and Las Vegas' Cedric Issacson (50 in 2023).

Three of the top five SIMBL's all-time career saves leaders (Barrett Jenkins, Andrew Stephens and Willie Roger DeMarco) are now representative of the SIMBL New File Era as the new file is strong into its 12th season and is gaining on the SIMBL First File Era's (2005-2018) 14 seasons of history and statistics.

SIMBL CAREER SAVES LEADERS AS OF 5/13/2030:
*- Indicates Active Player
435 Barrett Jenkins Calgary/Asheville/Bristol 2019-2030 *
429 Andrew Stephens Oregon/Dallas 2019-2030 *
429 Bill Hyer San Diego/Lowell 2008-2018
426 Frank Emery Asheville-Las Vegas 2005-2018
386 Willie Roger DeMarco San Diego/Seattle 2019-2030 *
383 Brian Studdard Bristol/Calgary/Las Vegas/New Orleans 2005-2018
358 John Campbell Calgary/San Diego/Carolina 2007-2018
350 Matthew Chow Boston 2005-2017
325 Kerry Powell Boston-Montreal-Westbury 2019-2030 *
324 Dez Jordan Asheville 2019-2030 *
305 Dontrelle Jackson Texas/Seattle/Hawaii 2019-2030 *
304 Cedric Issacson Las Vegas 2021-2030 *
304 Juan Rivera Sunnyale-Dallas 2019-2027
300 Andrew Steele New York/Las Vegas 2019-2027
295 Trent Murphy Knoxville/Texas 2019-2030 *
278 Jeffrey Dempsey Tacoma-Asheville 2011-2018
268 William Randazzo Chicago 2011-2018
APRIL 7, 2030

BATTALION'S DREW THROWS THIRD-EARLIEST NO-HITTER IN SIMBL HISTORY


Whitby teammates douse starting pitcher J.J. Drew (above center) after the Battalion's former 2023 first round draft pick (#14 overall) hurled the third-earliest no-hitter in SIMBL history in 2030 SIM 1 on April 7, 2030.  Only former Carolina pitcher Christopher Haviland (4/5/2015) and SIMBL Hall Of Famer Pedro Ramirez and Cedric Monasterio (4/6/2010) have thrown earlier no-no's in the SIMBL's 26 seasons of history.  New York's Samuel Landry threw a no-hit gem last season on April 11, 2029.

The crowd sensed something special today at Barracks Field. They seemed to get a little louder with passing of each out and each inning. It was obvious on the scoreboard that the pitcher had a no-hitter.

"It was like the playoffs or the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series," J.J. Drew told the press after the game."

It ended up a very special day for Drew of the Whitby Battalion -- he held the Seattle Seawolves hitless and beat them 10-0, totaling 11 strikeouts with 4 walks and faced only 31 batters.

"Today was my day and I got lucky. I've had a couple of other shots that I've lost in the seventh inning and today I got through that and made it."

Lucky? Maybe so. But it usually takes more than luck to hold a team hitless.

OCTOBER 30, 2029

HAWAII WINS 2029 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN A CLASSIC FULL SEVEN-GAME SERIES AGAINST OREGON

Pioneers Let A 3-2 Series Lead Slip Away As Pineapples Finally Win First SIMBL Title In Franchise History After Three Previous Trips To SIMBL CS


Both Oregon GM Tim Imasa and Hawaii GM Troy Vogel rolled the dice by starting their #1 starting pitchers on 81% rest for the deciding Game Seven of the 2029 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship.  The Pioneers threw youngster ace Francisco "El Fuego" Martinez while the Pineapples threw 35 year-old veteran Trevor Brooks (above) who was acquired in the off-season in a trade with Seattle.  After going 7-17 with a 5.36 ERA last season for the Seawolves, Brooks put together an 18-8 3.81 ERA season this season and was superb in 7.2 innings throwing scoreless ball allowing only 4 hits in the championship-deciding Game Seven of the 2029 SIMBL CS.

Oregon's upcoming SIMBL superstar Bobby Papesh (left) is comforted by shortstop Jason Hamilton (right) after the Pioneers let a 3-2 series lead leave their hands and lost Games Six and Seven on the road in the 2029 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series.  Oregon will be the team to beat again in the Union League next season featuring an impressive several young core, which includes Papesh and Hamilton, that GM Tim Imasa will build off of.  The Pioneers advanced to their first SIMBL CS since the 2020 season and the third in the charter franchise's 25-season history.

Hawaii's Deryk Ryles (above) smells victory rounding the bases after smashing a home run in 2029 SIMBL CS Game Seven.  The former #1 overall pick of the 2025 SIMBL Draft is a SL MVP candidate for this season and continued his onslaught in the Pineapples' run to their first SIMBL title hitting 7 home runs and driving in 17 runs while batting .276 in 21 postseason games.

2029 SIMBL CS:
HAWAII 4 OREGON 3

2029 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Hawaii 4 Oregon 3
Game Two: Hawaii 7 Oregon 4 (10 Innings)
Game Three: Oregon 4 Hawaii 2
Game Four: Oregon 4 Hawaii 3
Game Five: Oregon 6 Hawaii 3
Game Six: Hawaii 6 Oregon 2
Game Seven: Hawaii 6 Oregon 0

Down to two games to one to the SL champion Hawaii Pineapples of GM Troy Vogel the UL champion Oregon Pioneers of GM Tim Imasa bounced back to go up three games to two and were one win away from the second SIMBL championship in franchise history and their first since the 2011 season.  After winning three straight games and going on the road against a 108-win team of assembled high-priced star veterans proved formidable and the Pioneers lost Games Six and Seven in Honolulu and the Hawaii Pineapples are the 2029 SIMBL champions.  Hawaii wins the first SIMBL title in franchise history after making it to the SIMBL CS in 2009, 2012 and 2016 led by SIMBL charter GM and franchise founder David Bliley but lost to their nemesis the San Diego Warewolves each time which featured epic and classic duels between SIMBL Hall Of Fame pitchers and the two top winning pitchers in SIMBL history in San Diego's Bobby Grimes and Los Angeles' James Sousa.

The two league champions GMs decided to roll the dice and go with their #1 aces of their staff for Game Seven though both Oregon's Francisco Martinez and Hawaii's Trevor Brooks were declared rested but at only 81%.  The chance paid off for Hawaii as the left-handed veteran Brooks threw 7.2 innings allowing only 4 hits, no runs, no walks while striking out seven. The 27 year-old Martinez, the former #4 overall pick in the 2024 SIMBL Draft, pitched well but was eventually banged up by Hawaii's top-rated offense getting home runs from sluggers Deryk Ryles, Carlos Molina and Gran Moulder, each who had over 35 homers each this season in a powerhouse Pineapples offense which set a SIMBL team single-season record of 244 home runs and produced one of the top team run totals in the SIMBL's 25 seasons of history with 889 and also had another historic mark of hitting a whopping .273 as a team, the highest in the 11-season old SIMBL New File Era.

Hawaii's march to the 2029 ring included grueling comeback seven-game series wins against GM Andy Hutchinson's Knoxville Lumberkings in the SLDS and also against GM Tim Melican's Tampa Bay Silverbacks in the SLCS.  The Pineapples join history as one of the very few teams to go the full seven games each series, 21 in all, en route to earning their SIMBL championship.

Not to be overshadowed by their powerhouse offense, Hawaii's rotation of Trevor Brooks (3-2 2.82), Fernando Martinez (3-2 4.57 ERA), Carlos Serrano (1-1 2.38 ERA) did their part as well as SL Fireman Of The Year favorite Todd Newell who came off the disabled list and went 2-0 with two huge comeback wins in Games One and Two of the SIMBL CS and with 3 important saves while not allowing a run in 4.1 innings pitched in five important games.

Propelling the Pineapples to their first title throughout the postseason were SL MVP candidate and former #1 pick of the 2025 SIMBL Draft Deryk Ryles (.276 AVG 7 HR 17 RBI), veteran stars Zachery Dye (.303 AVG 3 HR 13 RBI), Carlos Molina (.263 AVG 5 HR 14 RBI), Kendrick Templeton (.309 AVG 6 HR 13 RBI), Gran Moulder (.301 AVG 5 HR 16 RBI) and a surprising postseason output by Robert Stuart (.339 AVG 3 HR 10 RBI).

SEPTEMBER 18, 2029

CLIPPERS' BROWN BECOMES SECOND PLAYER IN SIMBL NEW FILE ERA, 11TH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO AMASS 2000 CAREER HITS

Calgary stalwart right fielder Matthew Brown (above) connects on his 2000th career SIMBL hit in 2029 SIM 25 and joins only Cleveland's Miguel Espinoza as the only current SIMBL New File Eras thus far to accomplish the feat.  Dallas' Tony Aguilar (1826) and Calgary's Colt McAlister (1824) stand far next in line to accomplish the career feat.  Brown, who in his first season at age 19 won the SIMBL batting title with a .334 batting average, was a seventh round find for GM Christian DeMarco in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and has panned out well.  The 29 year-old Brown has spent his entire 11-season career with the Clippers and is the SIMBL's all-time stolen base leader with 1093 career swipes and is an eight-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner and has been a part of two championship teams in Calgary in 2023 and 2025 and has been one of the league's most consistent hitters with a .291 career batting average.

With one swing of the bat, Matthew Brown put his name in the league record books yesterday at Victors Field. It was his 2000th career hit, putting him in a select group of players.

In spite of Matthew Brown's achievement, his Calgary Clippers went down to defeat to the Cleveland Brownies, 4-2.

On his milestone day, the 29-year-old right fielder registered 2 hits in 3 at-bats.

As far as career numbers Brown has compiled a .291 batting average and collected 2001 hits, 217 home runs and 837 RBIs.

SIMBL CAREER HITS LEADERS 2000+ HITS AS OF THE 9/24/2029 LEAGUE DATE:
* Indicates Active Player
2557 Lucas Espitia San Diego/New Orleans 2005-2018
2545 Manny Martinez Los Angeles 2005-2018
2319 Robert Campbell Bristol/San Diego/Hartford/Calgary/New York 2005-2018
2306 Jaime Gonzalez Tacoma-Carolina/Manhattan Beach-Dalton/Texas 2005-2018
2213 Richard Cummings Oregon 2005-2018
2204 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
2191 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2018
2124 Eugene Pelzer Pocatello/Chicago/Marin-Sacramento/Bend 2005-2018
2100 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2069 Miguel Espinoza Tacoma-Cleveland 2019-2029 *
2029 Albert Price Pocatello/Calgary/New Orleans 2005-2018
2005 Matthew Brown Calgary 2019-2029 *
SEPTEMBER 17, 2029

TEXANS' SLUGGING SECOND BASEMAN ROSE BECOMES 23RD PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO CLUB 300 CAREER HOME RUNS

Dallas' Paul Rose heads home towards congratulations from Texans teammates after becoming only the 23rd player in SIMBL history to hit 300 home runs in a career.  The five-time All-SIMBL choice and seven-time All-Star made his mark in 2029 SIM 25 and joins the ranks of the top slugging second baseman of all-time in the league's 25-season history.

Bend defeated Dallas today 4-1 and took some of the joy out of Paul Rose's 300th career home run.

"I just wanted to get a good swing on the ball all day," Rose said. "And I did."

Despite the loss, it was a good game for the 34-year-old Texans second baseman. He had 3 hits, scored 1 run and had 1 RBI.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2029

DEER LAKE'S DICKS JR. BECOMES THIRD PITCHER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO WIN 200 GAMES

Three-Time Hurler Of The Year Joins SIMBL Hall Of Famers Bobby Grimes & James Sousa In Exclusive Club

Deer Lake's Richard Dicks Jr. (above right) celebrates after becoming only the 3rd pitcher in the SIMBL's 25-season history to win 200 games during 2029 SIM 23.  Dicks Jr. joins SIMBL Hall Of Famers Bobby Grimes (313) and James Sousa (234) in the exclusive club.  Dicks father, Richard Dicks, was a SIMBL First File Era star was also recently elected to the SIMBL Hall Of Fame.  Chicago's Oki Okada (196) and Whitby's Glenn Murphy (193) stand next in line to achieve the milestone.

It was a great day for Richard Dicks, Jr. today at Winterfell Park -- he picked up victory number 200 to join the great pitchers of the past in the exclusive 200 Club. The Deer Lake ace stopped the Rochester Roosters 5-1, yielding 3 hits and recording 9 strikeouts and 3 walks in his milestone game.

"200 wins puts you in some pretty good company," Dicks, Jr. told reporters. "I'm honored to be there."

In his career Dicks, Jr. has notched 200 wins and 115 losses and compiled a 2.79 ERA.

AUGUST 23, 2029

SEAWOLVES' WILLIAMSON BECOMES 22ND PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO HIT 300 CAREER HOME RUNS

Seattle's Leonard Williamson (left) is congratulated by teammates after swatting his 300th career home run in 2029 SIM 21.  The 31 year-old joins SIMBL history as the 22nd player in league history to achieve the plateau.  The one-time All-SIMBL Team, two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove also is in rare company in SIMBL history as he has achieved three 30 HR/30 SB seasons in his ten-year career.  Hollywood's Kory Stone (296) and Dallas' Paul Rose (295) stand next in line to become only the 23rd player to join the exclusive club.

Seattle Seawolves slugging left fielder Leonard Williamson swatted his way to the 300 home run mark today as the Seawolves fell to the Texas 5-4.

For his part, Williamson chipped in 1 run batted in, scored 1 run and collected 1 hit in 3 at-bats, but it was not enough to turn the tide.

"It was a special day for Leonard," the team publicist said afterward, "He was disappointed at the result, but everyone was all smiles as he crossed home plate. We're proud of him."

Williamson's career batting average is .246. In 1451 games, he has gotten 1353 hits, 300 home runs, 898 RBIs and scored 832 runs.

SIMBL CAREER HOME RUNS AS OF 8/27/2029
*- Indicates Active Player

561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
437 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii 2019-2029 *
431 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2029 *
422 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2029 *
409 Troy Baca Las Vegas/New York/Deer Lake 2011-2018 2024-2029 *
371 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville 2019-2029 *
364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
361 Glenn Knapp Marin-Sacramento/Birmingham/Dalton-Manhattan Beach/Ruston/Lowell 2005-2018
358 Eddie Bryant Colchester-Boston/Cleveland 2019-2029 *
324 Chance Bailey Dallas/Sunnyvale/Augusta-Charlotte-Tampa Bay/Knoxville/Las Vegas 2019-2029 *
322 Marc Carter Boston-Montreal/Hollywood/Las Vegas/Texas 2019-2029 *
322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola-Kitchener/Toronto 2005-2014
320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin-Sacramento/Toronto 2005-2015
320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Lowell/Los Angeles 2006-2018
319 Ty Brown Oregon 2020-2029 *
319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
318 Matt Kramer Chicago/Bristol 2019-2029 *
315 Toby Gibson Sacramento/Whitby 2019-2029 *
310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
305 Peyton Michaels Toronto 2019-2029 *
301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
301 Leonard Williamson Colchester-Boston/Astoria-Seattle 2020-2029 *
299 Emil Villarreal Toronto/Oregon/Boston/Bristol/Chicago 2005-2017
296 Kory Stone San Diego/Las Vegas/Rochester/Boston/Hollywood 2019-2029 *
296 James Randell Brooklyn-Moscow-Birmingham-Mexico City 2005-2018
295 Paul Rose Sacramento/Sunnyvale/Dallas 2019-2029 *
294 Adam Wells Calgary 2005-2018
AUGUST 14, 2029

DEER LAKE VETERAN BACA MAKES SIMBL HISTORY, BECOMES FIFTH PLAYER WITH 400 CAREER BLASTS

Deer Lake veteran third baseman Troy Baca (above) acknowledges the crowd after becoming only the fifth player in league history to hit 400 home runs in his career in 2029 SIM 15.  Baca starred in the SIMBL First File Era from 2011-2018 and then came back as a returning free agent in 2024 to the SIMBL New File Era and has proved himself to be one of the most consistent production players in SIMBL history.

Deer Lake third baseman Troy Baca made SIMBL history in 2029 SIM 16 by becoming only the fifth player in the league's 25-season history to hit 400 career home runs.

Baca was a first round draft pick by the former Asheville Smokies I (now Las Vegas Hustlers) going #7 overall in the 2010 SIMBL Draft.  He developed quickly and became a young star in the SIMBL First File Era where he played from 2011 to the end of the First File Era in 2018 hitting 234 home runs.

Baca re-entered the SIMBL New File Era in 2024 after signing a four-year contract with New York and helped lead the Enforcers to their 2027 SIMBL championship.  The 38 year-old eight-time All-Star played four seasons with the Enforcers before signing with the Direwolves before the 2028 season.  In addition to his 234 First File Era dingers from 2011-2018, Baca has hit 167 from 2024 through this season.

Baca (401) has been one of the most consistent producers in SIMBL history and joins SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles (561) and current SIMBL New File Era stars Hawaii's Carlos Molina (432), Dallas' Tony Aguilar (429), Calgary's Colt McAlister (418) in the historic club.

JULY 16, 2029
SIMBL CAREER HITS LEADERS

CLEVELAND'S ESPINOZA BECOMES FIRST PLAYER IN SIMBL NEW FILE ERA WITH 2000 CAREER HITS

Long-Time Brownies Center-Fielder On Pace To Become SIMBL All-Time Hit King Before Career Is Over

Cleveland's hitting machine Miguel Espinoza (above) makes SIMBL history by becoming the first player in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current) to achieve 2000 career hits and joins only 10 others in SIMBL history to achieve the feat.  The seven-time SIMBL All-Star has played his entire career with the Brownies and has had three 200-hit seasons and seven 180+ hit seasons in his 11-year career.  The 32 year-old's .310 career batting average is one of the best in SIMBL history and he is on pace to shatter SIMBL Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia's career record of 2557 hits accomplished in his 14 seasons in the SIMBL First File Era.

Cleveland's Miguel Espinoza collected his 2000th career base hit, but Dallas collected the win. The Texans ruined his special day by knocking off the Brownies 3-2. The 32-year-old center fielder reached the milestone by going 1-for-4 in the game.

Espinoza is hitting .310 lifetime with 2000 hits, 315 doubles, 60 triples, 100 home runs and 617 RBIs to date. He has scored 989 runs and stolen 617 bases.

JULY 16, 2029

RUSH'S MICHAELS BECOMES 21ST PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO HIT 300 CAREER HOME RUNS

Toronto's long-time second baseman Peyton Michaels (above) watches his 300th career SIMBL home run leave the park in 2029 SIM 16.  The 37 year-old four-time All-Star was drafted with the 9th pick in the third round of the 2029 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by Rush GM Eric Savard and has played his entire 11-season career with Toronto.  Michaels becomes the 21st player in SIMBL history to hit 300 career home runs and the 11th in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current).  Seattle's Leonard Williamson (297), Dallas' Paul Rose (294) and Hollywood's Kory Stone (292) are creeping up to the milestone next.

Swinging his way into the record books, Peyton Michaels reached the 300 homer mark today at Canford Park against the Westbury Cannons. He went 1-5 with 3 RBI and 1 run on the day, although Toronto would go down to defeat 7-6.

"It was a distraction," Michaels said of his 300th home run, "I'm happy it's over. I just wish I'd been able to make a difference in the outcome today."

Michaels is batting .252 with 1519 career base hits, including 286 doubles, 13 triples and 300 home runs with 992 RBIs and 785 runs scored. He has played in 1592 games, stolen 22 bases and compiled a .332 OBP.

JUNE 30, 2029

DALLAS' STEPHENS BECOMES ONLY FOURTH CLOSER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO AMASS 400 CAREER SAVES

Dallas closer Andrew Stephens (above) picks up his 400th career save in 2029 SIM 13.  The 37 year-old seven-time All-Star joins SIMBL Hall Of Famer Bill Hyer (429), Belle River-Asheville-Las Vegas' Frank Emery (426) and current Bristol closer Barrett Jenkins (407) as the only players to achieve 400 career saves. Only eight other players have appeared in more SIMBL All-Star Games in the league's 25-season history.  In the same SIM, Asheville's two-time SL Fireman Of The Year Dez Jordan became the 13th closer in league history, and eighth in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current), to reach 300 career saves as well and the youngest in SIMBL history to reach the plateau.

The Dallas Texans really celebrated their 10-6 victory over the Bristol Owls at The Park At Chippens Hill. Not only did the Texans win the game, but reliever Andrew Stephens recorded his 400th-career save. The bullpen ace stopped Bristol on no runs and no hits in his 0.2 innings of work to seal the triumph.

"It's a pretty good milestone - It doesn't happen very often," Stephens said. "I was out there when my teammates needed me 400 times and I'm real proud of that."

Lifetime Stephens has a 43-46 won-lost record and a 2.02 ERA with 400 saves.

JUNE 9, 2029

OREGON'S BROWN SLAMS 300TH CAREER HOME RUN

Long-Time Pioneers Slugger Becomes 20th Player In SIMBL History To Join Exclusive Club

Long-time Oregon rightfielder Ty Brown (above) watches his 300th career SIMBL home run leave the yard in 2029 SIM 10 against Knoxville.  The two-time All-SIMBL team choice and four-time All-Star has spent his entire 11-season career with the Pioneers and becomes the 10th player in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current) to blast 300 career home runs.  Toronto's Peyton Michaels and Seattle's Leonard Williamson stand next in line with 294 and 290 career taters respectively.  Deer Lake's Troy Baca is six home runs away from becoming only the fifth player in the SIMBL's 25-season history to reach 400 career homers.

Swinging his way into the record books, Ty Brown reached the 300 homer mark today at Jack Daniels Field against the Knoxville Lumberkings. He went 2-3 with 4 runs batted in and 1 run on the day, although Oregon would go down to defeat 7-4.

"It was a distraction," Brown said of his 300th home run, "I'm happy it's over. I just wish I'd been able to make a difference in the outcome today."

Brown has hit for a .283 career average and totaled 1486 hits, 300 home runs and 891 RBIs.

JUNE 1, 2029

OWLS' BARRETT JENKINS JOINS SIMBL HISTORY BECOMING THIRD PLAYER TO SAVE 400 GAMES

Bristol's Barrett Jenkins (above) made SIMBL history in 2029 SIM 9 by becoming only the third pitcher in the league's 25-season history to save 400 games.  "The Blade" joins the SIMBL First File Era's recently-elected SIMBL Hall Of Famer Bill Hyer and Frank Emery in the 400 career saves club.  Jenkins was a fifth round pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by Calgary where he starred for six seasons before signing with Asheville for two seasons and has spent the past three seasons with Bristol.  The 36 year-old six-time All-Star joins Hyer as the only players ever to win four Fireman Of The Year Awards having done so in 2020, 2022, 2023 and last season 2028 and is a four-time All-SIMBL selection.

Success in close games is what separates good teams from great teams. A great bullpen specialist is a big part of that success. Today, Barrett "The Blade" Jenkins of Bristol solidified his position as one of the great relievers in the game by recording the 400th save of his career against the New York Enforcers. Jenkins reached the milestone in the Owls 2-0 win at The Park At Chippens Hill. The 36-year-old hurler worked 1 innings and gave up no runs and no hits in his historic save.

During his career Jenkins has converted 400 saves with a 1.45 ERA. In 635 games, he has a 54-29 won-lost mark with 878 strikeouts in 709.1 innings.

MAY 4, 2029

OWLS' 'SAMMY THE BULL' HURLS THE SIMBL'S THIRD NO-HITTER IN FIRST MONTH OF 2029 SEASON

Bristol's Sammy "The Bull" Flynn pumps his fist during his no-hitter against Texas in 2029 SIM 5.  The #5 overall pick by the Owls in the 2022 SIMBL Draft is in his fourth full season in the SIMBL.  The 24 year-old former 2026 UL Rookie Of The Year is off to a spectacular start this season having gone 5-0 with a 2.47 ERA and blistering 0.84 WHIP in his first seven starts.  It was the SIMBL's third no-hitter in the first month of the 2029 season and the second consecutive SIM in which a no-no was thrown.  Flynn was one walk from throwing the SIMBL's first perfect game since Texas' Kevin Stewart's gem on July 18, 2024.

Sammy Flynn of the Owls was standing behind the mound when the scoreboard caught his eye, confirming what he already knew... he was one out from a no-hitter. He froze... for a couple of seconds he didn't move.

"This hitter is the last one," Flynn told himself. Then he collected himself and finished one of his greatest performances ever.

The Bristol hurler no-hit the Texas Roadrunners 4-0 at Lone Star Ballpark, finishing with 1 walks and 8 strikeouts, facing only 27 batters.

Flynn admitted to the press, "I knew from the fifth inning on it was a no-hitter, but really didn't worry about it until the last out. I just wanted to win the game until then... then I wanted the no-hitter, too."

Up to now Flynn has compiled an ERA of 2.47 with a 5-0 mark over 7 starts. He has 40 strikeouts in 51 innings and has held opponents to a .191 batting average.

APRIL 25, 2029

REVOLUTION'S WHITAKER HURLS 2029'S SECOND NO-HITTER VS. DIREWOLVES IN SECOND CAREER SIMBL START

Boston's Ryan Whitaker is hoisted in the air by catcher Eddie Bryant after Whitaker threw a no-hitter against division rival Deer Lake in 2029 SIM 4.  The 25 year-old threw the 2029 season's second no-hitter.  Whitaker was a fourth round draft pick of GM Dennis Walters in the 2022 SIMBL Draft and 113th overall and has emerged from a 6/4/5 prospect to a 10/5/6-rated starting SIMBL pitcher who is currently the #49 overall prospect in the SIMBL.  Whitaker hurled his no-no in only his second career start and second career SIMBL game.

In a dominant outing, Ryan Whitaker of Boston totally silenced the bats of the Deer Lake Direwolves. In the 2-0 victory he faced only 30 batters, surrendered no hits, had 11 strikeouts and 5 walks.

"I'll be very honest with you," his manager said. "I didn't know the situation was what it was until the seventh inning. I happened to look up there to see how many hits we had. Then I happened to notice that they didn't have any hits."

Commenting on his defeat, the losing manager told reporters in the clubhouse how he saw the game, "Well, it was pretty simple today, the Revolution had all the hits and all the runs. And Whitaker pitched a heck of a ballgame.

APRIL 11, 2029

CLEVELAND'S LANDRY HURLS NO-HITTER VS. NEW YORK

Cleveland's Samuel Landry (above) embraces first baseman Adrian Byrant after throwing the first no-hitter of the 2029 SIMBL season and the first in the league since Toronto's Michael Kraus' gem on July 20, 2028.  Acquired last season in a trade with Deer Lake that landed the Direwolves All-Star closer Steven Pfleuger and pitching in obscurity on a staff that featured two of the SIMBL's top-rated aces in Richard Dicks Jr. and Tim Jones, Landry hurls the first no-hitter in franchise history and the 22nd in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current).

The Cleveland Brownies relied on no-hit stuff from Samuel Landry to defeat the New York Enforcers 11-0 at Dawg Pound Park.

"It's quite a thrill," a candid Landry told the media afterward, "This is a top-notch league. A no-hitter against any team in the league is something special. I can't believe I did it."

To get his name logged in the UL records, he stopped New York cold, with no hits, surrendering 7 walks and fanning 9 batters, facing only 32 batters.

Landry said in a postgame interview, "Games like this are something special. They don't come around very often, if ever. I knew from the fifth inning that I had a no-hitter working. I just tried to get it out of my mind, but you just can't. They have too many scoreboards in the park. They are everywhere you look."

In a jovial mood, his manager kiddingly told the reporters, "He definitely made it easy for me today. I didn't have any great decisions to make like I usually have to do. Didn't even have to come up with a pinch hitter. I love it when my pitchers pitch a no-hitter."

APRIL 10, 2029

CLIPPERS' MCALISTER BECOMES ONLY FOURTH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO BLAST 400 CAREER HOMERS

Calgary slugger Colt McAlister (above right) watches SIMBL history as he becomes only the fourth player in the season's 25-season history to smash 400 career home runs joining SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles and SIMBL New File Era stars Dallas' Tony Aguilar and Hawaii's Carlos Molina in the exclusive club. McAlister joins the SIMBL First File Era's Eddie Meas and Glenn Knapp as the only players in SIMBL history with 300 home runs, 1000 RBI, 1000 walks and 1000 runs scored in their SIMBL careers.  Knoxville's Taki Taketo is 69 runs away from joining the trio.  Deer Lake veteran Troy Baca, who has starred in both file eras, stands next to become only the fifth player in SIMBL history to hit 400 home runs in their career sitting at 383 while Oregon's Ty Brown sits at 286 to become the 19th player in league history to achieve 300 career blasts.

"I wasn't trying to hit a homer. I just wanted to make contact."

That's what Colt McAlister told reporters after he made baseball history today at Canford Park. The prolific slugger belted home run #400 in the Calgary Clippers 9-5 victory over the Westbury Cannons.

The standout first baseman collected 2 hits in 5 at-bats with 4 runs batted in and 2 runs scored.

"I guess this puts me in baseball's elite," said McAlister. "I don't feel any different. I probably should, but I don't. Still, it is a nice achievement. I did get a little excited, didn't I?"

McAlister has hit for a .290 career average and totaled 1714 hits, 401 home runs and 1242 RBIs.

SIMBL ALL-TIME CAREER HOME RUN LEADERS
AS OF THE 4/16/2029 LEAGUE DATE:

SIMBL First File Era 2005-2018
SIMBL New File Era 2019-Current
*- Indicates Current Player

1. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2. 417 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2029 *
3. 410 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii 2019-2029 *
4. 403 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2029 *
5. 383 Troy Baca Las Vegas/New York/Deer Lake 2011-2018, 2024-2029 *
6. 364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
7. 361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham/Ruston/Dalton-Manhattan Beach/Lowell 2005-2018
8. 355 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville 2019-2029 *
9. 344 Eddie Bryant Colchester-Boston/Cleveland 2019-2029 *
10. 322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola-Kitchener 2005-2014
11. 320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin/Toronto 2005-2015
11. 320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
12. 319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
13. 310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
14. 307 Chance Bailey Dallas/Sunnyvale/Augusta-Charlotte-Tampa Bay/Knoxville/Las Vegas 2019-2029 *
15. 306 Marc Carter Boston-Montreal/Hollywood/Las Vegas/Texas 2019-2029 *
16. 301 Toby Gibson Sacramento/Whitby 2019-2029 *
16. 301 Matt Kramer Chicago/Bristol 2019-2029 *
16. 301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
17. 299 Emil Villarreal Toronto/Oregon/Boston/Bristol/Chicago 2005-2017
18. 296 James Randell Brooklyn-Mexico City-Birmingham 2005-2018
19. 294 Adam Wells Calgary 2005-2018
20. 286 Ty Brown Oregon 2020-2029 *
21. 281 Willie Sullivan Pocatello/Calgary/New York 2005-2015
21. 281 Paul Rose Sacramento/Sunnyvale/Dallas 2019-2029 *
21. 284 Peyton Michaels Toronto 2019-2029 *
22. 281 Leonard Williamson Colchester-Boston/Astoria-Seattle 2020-2029 *
23. 277 Cesar Delgado Chicago/Astoria/Oregon/Cleveland/Las Vegas/Bristol 2019-2027
24. 269 Marlon Evans Bend/Seattle 2019-2029 *
25. 267 Mario Montalbano Oregon/San Diego 2019-2027
OCTOBER 28, 2028

ASHEVILLE WINS GAMES 6 & 7 ON THE ROAD TO STUN NEW YORK AND WIN 2028 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

In A Classic Thrilling Series That Will Go Down As One Of The Best In SIMBL History, Smokies Earn First SIMBL Title

Asheville teammates celebrate with the bubbly after coming back from a 3-2 series deficit and winning Games 6 & 7 on the road in continued thrilling fashion to finally earn the Smokies their first SIMBL championship and to deny New York's attempt at being the first team in 20 seasons to repeat as SIMBL kings.  The series featured four two-run contests and two one-run games in what is already being regarded as one of the best, if not the very best, SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series in the league's 24-postseason history.

2028 SIMBL CS:
ASHEVILLE 4 NEW YORK 3
2028 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Asheville 2 New York 0
Game Two: New York 3 Asheville 1 (Adam Wilson Walk-Off Home Run)
Game Three: New York 2 Asheville 0
Game Four: Asheville 7 New York 3
Game Five: New York 1 Asheville 0
Game Six: Asheville 6 New York 4
Game Seven: Asheville 3 New York 2

In one of the greatest SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series in the SIMBL's 24-postseason existence, the Asheville Smokies, down three games to two and one game from elimination on the road for the last two games, won the last two games in New York to stun GM Chris Gattuso's Enforcers to deny New York of being the first team in 20 seasons to repeat as SIMBL champions and finally gave GM Pete McGowan's Smokies their first SIMBL championship.

The Smokies become only the 6th wildcard to win a SIMBL championship and the second straight with New York's wildcard title last season.  11 wildcards have advanced to the SIMBL CS in the league's 24-season history.

The series featured two one-run and four two-run contests and a lone four-run outcome in Game Four in Asheville.

This series will long be remembered and featured in an upcoming series on the very best classic all-time postseason series in league history.

Congratulations to Pete on his first SIMBL championship since entering the league on real-life date December 31, 2009 during the 2017 SIMBL season.  It's the first SIMBL title in franchise history after they lost to Calgary in six games in the 2025 SIMBL CS.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2028

HAWAII'S MOLINA BECOMES THIRD PLAYER IN LEAGUE HISTORY TO BLAST 400 HOMERS

Las Vegas' Carter, Whitby's Gibson & Bristol's Kramer Stand Next To Join 300 Home Run Club

Hawaii's Carlos Molina (above) connects on his 400th SIMBL career home run in 2028 SIM 22.  Molina joins Dallas' Tony Aguilar and SIMBL Hall Of Famer and SIMBL career home run king Daryl Ryles as the only players in the league's 25-seson history to achieve the feat.  Las Vegas' Marc Carter (297), Whitby's Toby Gibson (295) and Bristol's Matt Kramer (295) look to join only 13 other players to join the 300 Home Run Club while Oregon's Ty Brown sits at 281.

Carlos Molina hit a historic home run today -- career blast number 400. "I am happy to be in such elite company. It has been quite a ride so far," Molina said after the game.

The Pineapples right fielder went 3 for 4 with 1 home run and 2 runs batted in as the Hawaii Pineapples won 4-3 over the Sacramento Giants.

Lifetime Molina has compiled a .284 batting average and collected 1651 hits, 400 home runs and 1176 RBIs.

JUNE 28, 2028

OWLS' FLYNN HURLS 2028'S FIRST NO-HITTER VS. ROADRUNNERS

Bristol's Young Ace Throws First SIMBL No-Hitter In Over Two Seasons


Bristol's 23 year-old Sammy 'The Bull' Flynn (above) celebrates with the press long after the fans left the Owls' Park At Chippens Hill after he threw the 2028 SIMBL season's first no-hitter in 2028 SIM 13.  The former #5 overall pick in the 2022 SIMBL Draft is emerging as one of the league's top shutdown aces in his third season.  The 2026 UL Rookie Of The Year is currently off to an 11-4 start with a 2.40 ERA this season and bidding for his first career SIMBL All-Star Game appearance.  Flynn's gem was the 18th no-hitter in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-Current) and was the first since Deer Lake's Andy Ross' no-no on June 2, 2026.

The Bristol Owls and their fans had a lot to celebrate today as 23-year-old hurler Sammy Flynn no-hit the Texas Roadrunners 5-0 at The Park At Chippens Hill.

"He mixed his pitches well, hit his spots...and got some help from above," said his pitching coach. "Sammy really took it to another level today."

On his record-setting day Flynn had 11 strikeouts and 2 walks.

His manager added, "I don't remember a better pitched game. And how about our defense, too. We played some good 'D' today."

To date this season, Flynn has a record of 11 wins and 4 losses and a 2.40 ERA. He has appeared in 18 games and struck out 108 in 127.1 innings.

JUNE 12, 2028

KNOXVILLE SLUGGER BAILEY BECOMES 15TH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO HIT 300 CAREER HOME RUNS


Knoxville veteran slugger Chance Bailey's teammates react as he rounds the bases after making SIMBL history in becoming only one of 15 players in the league's long history to achieve 300 career home runs in 2028 SIM 11.  Bailey was the #12 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by Dallas Texans GM Robert Don and won the UL MVP the next season in 2020 while hitting .317 with 44 HR and 134 RBI.  He was shockingly traded the next season to the former Sunnyvale Trailer Park Boys and later in 2021 was again shipped to the former Augusta Spartans-Charlotte Landsharks (current Tampa Bay Sliverbacks) before finally ending up in Knoxville in another trade in 2026.  The 37 year-old is a four-time All-SIMBL selection from 2019-2022 and a seven-time SIMBL All-Star.  He has also won one Gold Glove, 10 Player Of The Week Awards and three Player Of The Month Awards in his Hall Of Fame-caliber career.

300 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It's a number that very few players reach. Today Chance Bailey became a member of that exclusive club. He belted it at Great American Ballpark against the Warewolves. But sometimes milestone homers don't win the game. The powerful Knoxville third baseman got all the headlines, but San Diego came away with the victory. They beat the Lumberkings 8-3.

During the postgame interview he told the press, "It's a big relief to get it over. I tried not to think about it, but it's kind of hard when you have a huge sign on the scoreboard staring at you every time you step up to the plate. The home run was nice, but I would have preferred to win the game."

His batting totals for the game showed 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 home run and 1 run batted in.

The hardworking and dedicated Bailey also said, "I'll celebrate a little with my family tonight but not too much. This is not the last home run I will hit. I think I have a lot baseball left in me and have other goals. I'll get back to work tomorrow."

In 1407 games Bailey has a career .276 batting average and a .322 on-base percentage. He has hit 300 home runs with 865 RBIs and 725 runs scored.

Bailey joins SIMBL New File Era stars Dallas' Tony Aguilar, Calgary's Carlos Molina, Calgary's Colt McAlister, Knoxville's Taki Taketo and Cleveland's Eddie Byrant to achieve the feat in the SIMBL New File Era which began with the 2019 SIMBL season and the former 2019 UL MVP becomes only the 15th player in league history achieve the feat.

Las Vegas slugger Marc Carter stands next in line to join the club with 286 current career dingers while Bristol slugger Matt Kramer and Whitby slugger Toby Gibson stand 17 dingers away from the exclusive club tied with 283 career blasts.

Dallas' Tony Aguilar has leaped up to second all-time in SIMBL history with 396 career home runs and is four away from joining SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles as the only two players in the league's 24-season history to amass 400 round-trippers in a SIMBL career.

SIMBL 300 CAREER HOME RUNS CLUB:
*-Indicates Active SIMBL New File Era Player
1. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2. 396 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2028 *
3. 380 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2029 *
4. 378 Carlos Molina Calgary/Hawaii 2019-2028 *
5. 364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
6. 361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham/Ruston/Dalton-Manhattan Beach/Lowell 2005-2018
7. 341 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville 2019-2028 *
8. 331 Eddie Bryant Colchester-Boston/Cleveland 2019-2028 *
9. 322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola-Kitchener 2005-2014
10. 320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin/Toronto 2005-2015
10. 320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
11. 319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
12. 310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
13. 301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
14. 300 Chance Bailey Dallas/Sunnyvale/Augusta/Charlotte-Tampa Bay/Knoxville 2019-2028 *
APRIL 18, 2028

TEXANS' AGUILAR BACK WITH A VENGEANCE, OFF TO BEST OFFENSIVE START IN SIMBL HISTORY

Four-Time UL MVP Has 16 Home Runs & 37 RBI In His First 19 Games Of 2028 SIMBL Season


Coming off an injury-plagued season last year which limited him to only 111 games, Dallas' four-time UL MVP Tony Aguilar (above) is back with a vengeance to start the 2028 SIMBL season.  'Troop' has hit 16 home runs and driven in 37 runs in his first 19 games this season and is off to the best offensive start in the SIMBL's 24-season history.  Aguilar also made history in 2028 SIM 3 by becoming the first player in league history to have consecutive 3 home run games when he did so on April 17 and April 18, 2028.

Dallas' Tony Aguilar is undisputedly the best player in the SIMBL when healthy as his four UL MVP Awards in the past seven seasons prove.

Aguilar, on his way to the SIMBL Hall Of Fame on his first ballot at age 32, is avenging an injury-plagued 2027 season which stopped some exclusive streaks and cost him his fifth UL Slugger Of The Year MVP Award on which he was on pace for.

Aguilar missed 51 games last season with two four-week stints on the disabled list though he still ended up hitting .298 with 37 home runs, 88 RBI and 35 stolen bases.  It ended Aguilar's historic and unprecedented streak of six straight 40 HR/40 SB seasons though GM Robert Don's Texans still ended up winning their second consecutive UL Central divisional title with 'Troop' on the shelf for the longest times in his illustrious career.

This season Aguilar is back for vengeance and is off to the best offensive power start in SIMBL history.  On April 17 and April 18 he became the first player in the SIMBL's 24-season history to have back-to-back three home run games and has convincingly won the past two SIMBL UL Player Of The Week Awards.

Through his first 19 games this season Aguilar has an unfathomable 16 home runs with 37 RBI while hitting .416 with a 1.104 slugging percentage and 1.598 OPS.  He is on an unthinkable pace for 136 home runs and 315 RBI in what is the best start in SIMBL history.

Aguilar leads all SIMBL New File Era players in career home runs and is only 13 blasts away from becoming only the second player in SIMBL history, joining SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles, with 400 career homers.  Aguilar is second on the all-time career home run list next to Ryles' 561.  He also stands second on the SIMBL New File Era career RBI list and third on the SIMBL New File Era career stolen base list as well.

OCTOBER 30, 2027

ENFORCERS TAKE 2027 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN SIX GAMES OVER HITMEN

New York Wins Tight Title Series In Which Three Games Were One-Run & Two Others Were Two-Run Outcomes

New York teammates mob the field after the last out of their Game Six-clinching of the 2027 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship on the road in Chicago.  The Enforcers became only the fifth wildcard in SIMBL history to win a SIMBL title.  New York won the first SIMBL championship in the franchise's 23-season SIMBL history and also the first for longtime GM Chris Gattuso who took over before the 2010 SIMBL season.  The series was among the tightest in SIMBL CS history as three games were one-run affairs while two others where two-run games.

Enforcers emerging SIMBL superstar Kody Ware (above right) circles the bases after his third home run of the SIMBL CS helped clinch the series in Game Six with a 9-7 win on the road in Chicago over the SL Champion Hitmen.  Ware, a former second round draft pick in the 2023 SIMBL Draft, broke out this season by hitting .293 with 35 HR and 109 RBI and helped lead a potent New York offense to the 2027 SIMBL Championship.  Ware was named the 2027 SIMBL CS MVP by hitting .261 with 3 HR and 5 RBI and a blistering 1.109 OPS.

2027 SIMBL CS:
NEW YORK 4 CHICAGO 2
2027 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: New York 9 Chicago 3
Game Two: New York 2 Chicago 0
Game Three: Chicago 6 New York 5
Game Four: Chicago 3 New York 2
Game Five: New York 4 Chicago 3
Game Six: New York 9 Chicago 7

In a hard-fought 2027 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series between two longtime SIMBL GMs making their first trips to the SIMBL CS, the New York Enforcers of GM Chris Gattuso defeat the Chicago Hitmen of GM John Bowden in six games in the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series and are 2027 SIMBL Champions.

Gattuso entered the SIMBL over four years ago on real-life date February 9, 2008 and has manned the Enforcers since the beginning of the 2010 SIMBL season.  It's his first SIMBL title and also the first in franchise history.  Congratulations to Chicago GM John Bowden on another fine season.  The Hitmen have made it to the SIMBL CS twice now and have fallen both times, to Bristol in seven games in 2017 which is considered one of the best title series in league history, and now this season in six games to surging New York.

New York becomes only the fifth wildcard in the SIMBL's 23-season history to win a SIMBL title.  All wins were on the road by the winning team in the series.  Three of the six games were one-game games while two others were two-run affairs in a very tight and hard-fought series that featured elite pitching and timely offense.

New York 24 year-old emerging ace Casey Barker, the former #11 overall pick in the 2024 SIMBL Draft, turned in one of the most outstanding performances in SIMBL postseason history by going 4-0 with a blistering 1.70 ERA in his five playoff starts.

Enforcers 26 year-old leftfielder Kody Ware, who hit .293 with 35 HR and 109 RBI this past season, was red-hot during the postseason and helped guide New York offensively in their formidable offense and was named the 2027 SIMBL CS MVP.  Ware hit .261 with six clutch hits, scored five runs with 3 game-changing home runs, 5 RBI and a scorching 1.109 OPS in the six games.

The 2027 SIMBL LDS and LCS MVPs will be announced shortly in a separate announcement.

The 2027 SIMBL off-season SIM schedule will be announced shortly as the league prepares for upcoming contract extensions, arbitrations, free agency, the 2028 SIMBL Draft and its 24th season of play and history.

Congratulations to all SIMBL GMs on yet another fun, exciting, competitive and successful season whether any and all teams were winning or losing.

AUGUST 9, 2027

AGUILAR, MCALISTER, MOLINA MOVE UP SIMBL RECORD BOOKS


Dallas slugger Tony Aguilar (above) connects on his 364th career SIMBL home run in 2027 SIM 19 to tie him for second-place on the SIMBL all-time career list with former SIMBL First File Era star Luis Franco.  The four-time UL MVP's next homer will place him alone in second-place chasing SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles' SIMBL record of 561 career dingers.

Three current prominent SIMBL sluggers have recently moved themselves up the league history lists.

Dallas' reigning UL MVP and four-time UL MVP Tony Aguilar blasted his 364th career home run in 2027 SIM 19 to tie former Toronto and Brooklyn shortstop Luis Franco for second-place on the all-time SIMBL career home run list.  Aguilar will move into second place by himself with his next tater.  He currently is 197 home runs away from SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles' SIMBL record of 561 career round trippers, a feat he could likely break in the future being only 31 years-old.

Calgary's Colt McAlister recently joined an exclusive club in SIMBL history to achieve 300 home runs, 1000 RBI, 1000 runs scored and 1000 walks. 

McAlister, in his ninth SIMBL season, joins former SIMBL First File Era stars Daryl Ryles, Glenn Knapp and Eddie Meas as the only players in league history to achieve the feat.

Aguilar, McAlister, and Calgary's Carlos Molina joined Daryl Ryles (561), Luis Franco (364) and Glenn Knapp (361) as the only players in the league's 23-season history to hit 350 career homers.  McAlister and Molina, teammates for the past nine seasons hitting #3 and #4 for the Clippers, currently sit fourth and fifth on the SIMBL career home run list and are the SIMBL's most dominant duo teammates in league history in terms of home runs, RBI and power production but the end of an era is coming.  Molina is likely to be playing his last season in a Calgary uniform and will be a highly-sought after free agent at the end of this season with Clips GM Christian DeMarco likely to let his star slugger go rather than pay him another high-end contract for the financially rebuilding franchise.

Aguilar, McAlister and Molina join only 12 other players to achieve 1000 career RBI while Knoxville's Taki Taketo (937), Cleveland's Eddie Bryant (915) and Whitby's Toby Gibson (911) closing in on joining the rare club.

JULY 26, 2027

SMOKIES WIN 17TH IN A ROW; TWO WINS AWAY FROM TYING SIMBL RECORD


Veteran and solid first baseman Bill Langley (above), a key free agent pickup by Smokies GM Pete McGowan in the 2025 off-season, circles the bases after hitting a home run in a 15-3 rout over Tampa Bay in Asheville's 17th straight win in 2027 SIM 16.  The 33 year-old Langley is currently hitting .288 with 11 HR and 33 RBI this season.

The Asheville Smokies of GM Pete McGowan are two wins from tying SIMBL history as they have won 17 games in a row through 2027 SIM 16 opening up a seven-game lead over the division rival Knoxville Lumberkings of GM Andy Hutchinson in the tough SL Central.

The 17 straight wins tie the 2024 Las Vegas Hustlers of GM Carl Hannah for the second-most in the SIMBL's 23 seasons of history.

The Smokies attempt to tie the SIMBL-record of 19 straight set by the 2014 San Diego Warewolves who are considered one of the very best teams in SIMBL history.

To tie or set a new record will be very tough as the Smokies face their division rivals the Lumberkings and the Hustlers in the next 2027 SIM 17.

Their division sported three 90 win-teams last season, one of the few times in SIMBL history a division has produced such a feat.  The hard-luck Hustlers have won 90 or more games the past two seasons yet have failed to make the SIMBL postseason both seasons.

The Smokies' streak ended on July 26, 2027 with a 12-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

SIMBL CONSECUTIVE TEAM WIN RECORDS:

19 SAN DIEGO 2014
17 ASHEVILLE 2027
17 LAS VEGAS 2024
16 SAN DIEGO 2021
15 CLEVELAND 2026
14 CALGARY 2021
13 CALGARY 2014
13 CHICAGO 2012
13 CHICAGO 2012
13 DALTON 2015
12 JACKSONVILLE 2012
12 BOSTON 2011
12 SAN DIEGO 2010
12 BEND 2008
12 BEND 2016

JULY 2, 2027

KNOXVILLE VETERAN LEN 'THE LION' DAVIS HURLS FIRST NO-HITTER OF 2027 SIMBL SEASON

Asheville's 34 year-old veteran SP Len Davis celebrates with the first no-hitter of the 2027 SIMBL season.  Davis threw the 19th no-hitter in the SIMBL New File Era history against Deer Lake.

Len "The Lion" Davis relied on excellent pitch selection and pinpoint control to hold Deer Lake hitless in his 8-0 win.

"I stayed ahead of batters," he said after the game, "and was able to get a lot of quick outs. My defense deserves a lot of credit too. They had to be on their toes and they saved me several times."

The 33-year-old starter rung up 2 strikeouts and 1 walk in whipping the Direwolves.

"When a guy is throwing strikes the way he was and is locating well, it is going to be a long day for any club," the Deer Lake skipper said.

Thus far this season Davis has posted a 5-6 record, started 16 games, struck out 75 batters in 111 innings and compiled a 3.32 ERA.

MAY 4, 2027

KNOXVILLE SLUGGER TAKETO LATEST TO JOIN SIMBL 300 CAREER HOME RUN CLUB

Knoxville backstop Taki Taketo (above) connects on his historic 300th career SIMBL home run in 2027 SIM 5.  Taketo, the former #2 overall selection in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft by San Diego, ironically belted his historic dinger against the former club which drafted him and that he starred for four and a half seasons helping lead them to two SIMBL Championships before being traded to Rochester during the 2023 season.  Taketo became only the 14th player in SIMBL history to achieve 300 career home runs and is the fifth player in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current) to do so.  Taketo is the reigning SL Slugger Of The Year and has won the award three times: for the 2019, 2022 and 2026 seasons.

Knoxville's slugging catcher and three-time SL MVP Taki Taketo became the 14th player in SIMBL history and the fifth in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-current) to achieve 300 or more home runs in his career.  Ironically, the slugger joined the elite club against the former team who drafted him #2 overall back in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft, the San Diego Warewolves, a team in which he starred for four and half seasons and helped lead to two SIMBL championships before he was traded to Rochester during the 2023 season and then to Knoxville during the 2024 campaign.

300 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It's a number that very few players reach. Today Taketo became a member of that exclusive club. He belted it at Great American Ballpark against the Warewolves. But sometimes milestone homers don't win the game. The powerful Lumberkings catcher got all the headlines, but San Diego came away with the victory. They beat the Lumberkings 7-5.

During the postgame interview he told the press, "It's a big relief to get it over. I tried not to think about it, but it's kind of hard when you have a huge sign on the scoreboard staring at you every time you step up to the plate. The home run was nice, but I would have preferred to win the game."

His batting totals for the game showed 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 2 home runs and 4 RBI.

The hardworking and dedicated Taketo also said, "I'll celebrate a little with my family tonight but not too much. This is not the last home run I will hit. I think I have a lot baseball left in me and have other goals. I'll get back to work tomorrow."

In his career Taketo is hitting .284 with 1219 hits, 301 home runs, 796 runs scored and 882 RBIs.

Taketo joins SIMBL New File Era stars Dallas' Tony Aguilar, Calgary's Carlos Molina, Calgary's Colt McAlister and Cleveland's Eddie Byrant to achieve the feat in the SIMBL New File Era which began with the 2019 SIMBL season.

Knoxville teammate Chance Bailey stands next in line to join the club with 279 current career dingers while Bristol slugger Cesar Delgado sits at 256.

SIMBL 300 CAREER HOME RUNS CLUB:
*-Indicates Active SIMBL New File Era Player

1. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2. 364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
3. 361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham/Ruston/Dalton-Manhattan Beach/Lowell 2005-2018
4. 348 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2027 *
5. 335 Carlos Molina Calgary 2019-2027 *
6. 326 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-2027 *
7. 322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola-Kitchener 2005-2014
8. 320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin/Toronto 2005-2015
8. 320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
9. 319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
10. 315 Eddie Bryant Colchester-Boston/Cleveland 2019-2027 *
11. 310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
12. 303 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville 2019-2027 *
13. 301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
APRIL 21, 2027

CLIPS' SPEEDSTER BROWN SETS NEW SIMBL CAREER SWIPES RECORD


Calgary's Matthew Brown (above right) looks on as he steals his 834th career stolen base in breaking SIMBL Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia's career stolen bases record in 2027 SIM 3.  The 27 year-old Clippers outfielder has been an offensive and defensive force and one of the league's biggest catalysts since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft as a ready-to-play 8/6/5-rated 19 year-old sleeper pick.

Calgary's Matthew Brown entered the SIMBL at the tender age of 19 in 2019 running.

Brown has been running ever since and has set the new SIMBL career stolen bases record in his ninth year in the league.

Brown was the Clippers' sixth round draft choice by GM Christian DeMarco in the live eight-round part of the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft. 

Bypassed 143 times as a talented 19 year-old 8/6/5-rated top-speed rated rightfielder with outstanding defensive prowess, the Clippers passed over much-needed pitching at that point in the draft to nab Brown and Brown vowed to make those who passed him over for six rounds pay.

Brown hit .334 with 23 HR 78 RBI and 100 stolen bases in only 132 games in his first season due to injuries and became the youngest player in SIMBL history to make an All-SIMBL Team in 2019 and has been a force and factor in the Clippers' outfielder and leadoff position in their lineup for the past nine seasons.

Brown broke SIMBL Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia's career stolen base record of 833 in a 6-5 loss to division rival Dallas on April 21, 2027 in Calgary's home Victors Field and acknowledged the crowd in a short ceremony acknowledging the feat.

Brown has sported a SIMBL-record five seasons of 100 or more stolen bases and has led the UL and SIMBL in stolen bases in seven of his eight full seasons.  He is a one-time All-SIMBL Team selection, five-time All-Star and five-time Richard P. DeMarco Gold Glove Defense Award winner at the tender age of 27 years-old and has helped lead the Clippers to two SIMBL championships and was named the ULCS MVP in the Clippers' run to the 2023 and 2025 SIMBL titles.

Asheville's Omar Romero stands second in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-Current) with 577 career thefts and currently stands fourth on the all-time list.

Here are the current top twenty SIMBL career stolen bases leaders as of the 4/26/2027 league date.  13 of the top 20 career stolen base leaders in league history are now from the current SIMBL New File Era as the SIMBL record books are continually being rewritten as the SIMBL New File Era is currently in its ninth season compared to the 14-season SIMBL First File Era of 2005-2018.

SIMBL CAREER STOLEN BASES LEADERS AS OF THE 4/26/2027 LEAGUE DATE:
*-Indicates Current SIMBL New File Era Player

1. 840 Matthew Brown Calgary 2019-2027 *
2. 833 Lucas Espitia San Diego/New Orleans 2005-2018
3. 595 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
4. 577 Omar Romero Asheville 2019-2027 *
5. 532 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-2027 *
6. 519 Miguel Espinoza Tacoma-Cleveland 2019-2027 *
7. 434 James Jenning Boston 2005-2014
8. 423 Michael Caldwell Boston/Bend 2019-2027 *
9. 414 Sean Turner Boston-Montreal-Westbury 2019-2027 *
10. 409 Dean Aldridge Bristol 2019-2026 *
11. 402 Lance Stanley III Dallas 2019-2027 *
12. 389 Bernardo Martinez Calgary/Westbury 2019-2027 *
13. 377 Jeremy Bevil Bristol 2008-2018
14. 366 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2015
15. 362 Kent Harvey San Diego 2019-2027 *
16. 344 Bill Bonar Oregon 2011-2018
17. 340 Grady McPherson Asheville 2019-2027 *
18. 340 Mark Haney Hartford/Dallas 2019-2026 *
19. 332 Israel Moton San Diego 2012-2018
19. 328 Derek Dixon Tacoma-Cleveland/Las Vegas 2019-2027 *
20. 327 Adrian Espinoza Pensacola-Kitchener 2005-2011
OCTOBER 30, 2026

CLEVELAND SWEEPS TO 2026 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Brownies Slugger Bryant Wins Series With Dramatic Walk-Off Three-Run Blast In Bottom Of Ninth Of Game Four

Cleveland slugger Eddie Bryant (above) starts rounding the bases after hitting a dramatic ten-pitch three-run walk-off home run in Game Four of the 2026 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to win the Brownies the 2026 SIMBL championship.  Cleveland entered the bottom of the ninth inning down 4-2 before rallying off of Giants All-Star closer John Raynor to complete a shocking four-game sweep of the SL Champions.

Cleveland teammates storm the field after teammate Eddie Bryant connected on a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game Four to give the Brownies a four-game sweep of Sacramento earning them their first SIMBL Championship in franchise history.

2026 SIMBL CS:
CLEVELAND 4 SACRAMENTO 0

The Cleveland Brownies of GM Jonathan Fitzgerald kept alive their amazing run through the 2026 SIMBL postseason in dramatic fashion and are 2026 SIMBL Champions.

The Brownies swept the SL Champion Sacramento Giants of GM Jason Gregory in four games to claim the first SIMBL title in franchise history.

And it wasn't without dramatics.

Just as the Giants were looking like they woke up and were getting back into the series drama struck in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Four at Cleveland's sold-out Dawg Pound Park.

The Giants veteran ace Glenn Murphy, one of the best pitchers in both the SIMBL First File Era and the SIMBL New File Era and the current highest-paid player in the SIMBL at over $32,000,000 a season, was masterful in holding the potent Cleveland offense in check in front of their home crowd.

Murphy went 8.0 brilliant innings allowing only three hits, two earned runs walking one and striking out seven.  Murphy held a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth before giving way to Giants All-Star closer John Raynor after throwing 120 pitches in which 80 were strikes.

Raynor entered the game needing three outs to trim the Giants series deficit to three games to one. Cleveland had other plans in front of their electrifying sold-out home crowd of 44,623.

Second baseman Cal Roberts, another one of Fitzgerald's pickups this season in a trade with Las Vegas, singled off Raynor to open the inning. Centerfielder Miguel Espinoza, the current SIMBL New File Era career hits leader, then promptly singled off of Raynor moving Roberts to second.

First baseman Dawson James then struck out setting up the walk-off dramatics.

Former 2020 SL MVP Eddie Bryant, fourth all-time in the SIMBL New File Era with 312 home runs and one of only 13 players in SIMBL history to achieve 300 career home runs, then gave an at-bat to remember in SIMBL postseason history.

Facing a 2-2 count with the winning run to the 2026 SIMBL Championship on second base, Bryant then fouled off four consecutive pitches by Raynor before connecting on a ten-pitch at bat for a 377-foot walk-off series-winning blast over the left field fence putting the Cleveland crowd in a frenzy as his teammates rushed the field.

It was the first walk-off home run to win a SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series since San Diego Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia did it in Game Six of the 2014 SIMBL CS against Calgary.  It was also the first walk-off win to win a SIMBL CS since Calgary shortstop Joaquin Pena singled in the winning run in the eleventh inning of Game Seven of the 2023 SIMBL CS against Las Vegas.

Not to be outdone by Murphy's masterful performance, 2023 SL Hurler Of The Year and another one of the best pitchers in SIMBL history, Cleveland's Anthony Puffer, was tough going 9.0 innings allowing four runs on ten hits with one walk and three strikeouts to earn the series-winning win.

Cleveland joins the 2011 Oregon Pioneers and the 2016 San Diego Warewolves as the only teams to sweep in the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship's previous 23 series.

Congratulations to Jonathan for his first SIMBL championship and to Jason for a great run and to all SIMBL GMs on yet another fun, exciting and successful 22nd SIMBL season.

The 2026 SIMBL postseason MVPs will be announced shortly.  Then the 2026 SIMBL GM Awards winners will be formally announced by the SIMBL League Office as voting has concluded.

The 2027 SIMBL off-season SIM schedule will also be announced shortly as the league heads into its 23rd season of history.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2026
15+ STRIKEOUT GAMES IN SIMBL HISTORY

KNOXVILLE'S O'NEAL TIES SIMBL RECORD WITH 17 K'S IN GAME

Knoxville Duo Of O'Neal & Williams Become First Pitchers In Over Four Seasons To Have 15 K Games


Knoxville's rising superstar Sean O'Neal (above right) tied a SIMBL record in 2026 SIM 22 by striking out 17 batters in a win against Tampa Bay.  O'Neal followed his teammate Timothy Williams who two days earlier became the first pitcher since the 2022 SIMBL season to have a 15+ strikeout game.  O'Neal ties former Pensacola-Kitchener ace Thomas Leverette's record of 17 sit-downs in a game last done way back on April 6, 2007 during the then-infant SIMBL's third season of play.  Both big games helped the Lumberkings of GM Andy Hutchinson creep into first-place with 26 games to play in the very tough SL Central just one SIM after the rampaging Asheville Smokies of GM Pete McGowan won ten straight games and held a firm grip on the lead.

After not having a pitcher strikeout 15 or more batters in a SIMBL game in over four seasons, two pitchers made history by achieving the feat in 2026 SIM 22.  Both pitchers were Knoxville Lumberkings and both opponents were unfortunately the Tampa Bay Silverbacks as well.

Knoxville's Timothy Williams, once one of the top pitching prospects in the SIMBL and on his way to filling out, became the first pitcher to sit down 15 batters in a game since former Calgary pitcher Vinny Corleone did it last on May 10 during the 2022 season.

Two days later, Knoxville's converted reliever to starter Sean O'Neal, currently the #6 ranked pitcher in the SIMBL, upped the ante and tied a SIMBL record by striking out 17 batters in a game against Tampa Bay.

Former Pensacola-Kitchener flamethrower Thomas Leverette holds the SIMBL record by striking out 17 batters in a game doing it twice and holds the league record of having seven 15+ K games.  "The Deacon" retired as the SIMBL's all-time strikeout leader in a short career from 2005-2013 starring for the former Pensacola Red Sox-Kitchener Rangers (now Dallas Texans) franchise.  He currently is 11th all-time in SIMBL history with 2187 career strikeouts and one of only 14 pitchers to have 2000 or more career strikeouts in their SIMBL careers.  Leverette also had seven straight 200+ K seasons and is one of only a handful of pitchers to ever strikeout 300 in a season when he sat down 312 in 2008. 

The SIMBL single-season record is 344 set by current Whitby veteran Deangelo Ceja when he did so back in the 2013 season.  Future SIMBL Hall Of Famer James Sousa, who starred in his prime for the former Los Angeles Meat Puppets (now Hawaii Pineapples), holds the SIMBL record with 3334 career strikeouts.

Asheville's Vinny Corleone, Chicago's Craig Byrd (twice) and now Knoxville's Timothy Williams and his teammate Sean O'Neal are the only pitchers in the seven-season-old SIMBL New File Era to thus far achieve the feat.

AUGUST 22, 2026

CALGARY'S MCALISTER BECOMES 14TH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO HIT 300 CAREER DINGERS

Calgary veteran slugger Colt McAlister (above) watches his 300th career home run leave the park in 2026 SIM 20.  McAlister became only the 14th player in SIMBL history to hit 300 career dingers.  The former #1 overall pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft joins his teammate Carlos Molina, Cleveland's Eddie Bryant, Dallas' Tony Aguilar and New York's Troy Baca as the first five players in the SIMBL New File Era to join the 300 career home run club.  McAlister is also currently the SIMBL New File Era career RBI leader with 960 and is the only player in the SIMBL New File Era to have eight consecutive 100+ RBI seasons and eight consecutive 30+ HR 100+ RBI seasons as well.

Clippers first baseman Colt McAlister reached a career milestone yesterday, blasting home run number 300.

He took the achievement in stride. "It's always good to get another home run and even better to get another win," McAlister told reporters in the postgame interview.

He went 3-5 during the Calgary 9-1 triumph over the Deer Lake Direwolves and scored 2 runs with 4 runs batted in.

McAlister is hitting .297 during his 1235-game career. He has 1348 hits, 251 doubles, 11 triples, 300 home runs, 960 RBIs, 9 stolen bases and 906 runs scored.

Only 14 players have amassed 300 home runs in their SIMBL careers.  Dallas' Tony Aguilar, Calgary's Carlos Molina, New York's Troy Baca, Cleveland's Eddie Bryant and now Calgary's Colt McAlister are the first five players in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-Current) to join the club earlier this season. Knoxville's Taki Taketo (284) and Knoxville's Chance Bailey (267) are next in line to join the exclusive sluggers club.

JULY 22, 2026

BROWNIES' SLUGGER BRYANT BECOMES 13TH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO BLAST 300 CAREER HOME RUNS

Cleveland Backstop Joins Tony Aguilar & Carlos Molina In SIMBL New File Era To Achieve Exclusive Club

Former Boston and current Cleveland catcher Eddie Byrant (above right) rounds the bases on his 300th career SIMBL home run in 2026 SIM 16.  Bryant became only the 13th player to join the 300 career home run club joining the SIMBL New File Era's Tony Aguilar and Carlos Molina who both achieved the feat earlier this season.  Bryant was a third round pick in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Draft by the former Colchester Choppers (now Boston Revolution) and spent the first 6.5 seasons of his career with Colchester-Boston before being traded during the 2024 season to Cleveland.  He won the 2019 SL Slugger Of The Year Award with 43 HR and 136 RBI while hitting .250.  He is a a one-time All-SIMBL and three-time All-Star and currently stands fourth on the SIMBL New File Era career RBI list as well and has has had four 40+ HR seasons in his eight season SIMBL career.

Whitby defeated Cleveland today 6-3 and took some of the joy out of Eddie Bryant's 300th career home run.

"I just wanted to get a good swing on the ball all day," Bryant said. "And I did."

Despite the loss, it was a good game for the 33-year-old Brownies catcher. He had 1 hit, scored 1 run and had 1 RBI.

The Battalion manager said, "You could see he was aggressive up there. The worst thing we did was throw him a strike. It probably would have been better if threw the ball outside of the strike zone every time he came to the plate because he seemed like he was in a hurry to get it over with."

For his career Bryant has hit at a .246 clip. Among his lifetime numbers are 933 hits, 150 doubles, 13 triples, 300 home runs and 833 RBIs.

Only 13 players have amassed 300 home runs in their SIMBL careers.  Dallas' Tony Aguilar, Calgary's Carlos Molina and now Cleveland's Eddie Bryant are the first three players in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-Current) to join the club earlier this season.  Calgary's Colt McAlister (292) and Knoxville's Taki Taketo (280) are next in line to join the exclusive sluggers club.

Here are the current SIMBL career home run leaders as of the 7/27/2026 league date:

1. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2. 364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
3. 361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham-Mexico City/Ruston/Dalton/Lowell/Manhattan Beach 2005-2018
4. 322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola/Kitchener 2005-2014
5. 321 Troy Baca Las Vegas 2011-2018, New York 2024-Current *
6. 320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
6. 320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin 2005-2015
7. 319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
8. 316 Tony Aguilar Hartford/Dallas 2019-Current *
9. 310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
10. 308 Carlos Molina Calgary 2019-Current *
11. 301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
12. 300 Eddie Byrant Boston/Cleveland 2019-Current *

13. 299 Emil Villarreal Toronto/Oregon/Boston/Bristol/Chicago 2005-2017
14. 296 James Randell Brooklyn-Birmingham-Mexico City 2005-2018
15. 294 Adam Wells Calgary 2005-2018
16. 292 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-Current *
17. 284 Ray Barrot Las Vegas/Calgary 2011-2018
18. 281 Willie Sullivan Pocatello/Calgary/New York 2005-2015
19. 280 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville 2019-Current *
20. 264 Chance Bailey Dallas/Sunnyvale/Augusta/Charlotte-Tampa Bay/Knoxville 2019-Current *
JUNE 19, 2026

CLIPPERS' SLUGGER MOLINA BECOMES 12TH PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO CLUB 300 HOMERS

Cleveland's Bryant, Calgary's McAlister & Knoxville's Taketo Next In Line To Achieve Rare SIMBL Career Feat

Longtime veteran Calgary slugger Carlos Molina (above) breaks out of the longest home run slump of his career and watches his 300th career SIMBL home run leave the field in 2026 SIM 11.  Molina becomes only the 12th player in SIMBL history to achieve the feat.

Calgary's outstanding right fielder Carlos Molina joined the 300 home run club today at Victors Field with a booming blast in the Clippers win over the Seawolves. They topped Seattle 5-1.

On his milestone day Molina had 1 hit in 4 at-bats with 2 RBI and 1 run scored.

Tongue-in-cheek he told the press, "Don't tell me when I get close to the next milestone. Just tell me after I reach it. It will be easier to hit that way."

During his career Molina has hit for a .287 average and totaled 1253 hits, 300 home runs and 904 RBIs.

Molina became only the 12th player to amass 300 home runs in their SIMBL careers.  Cleveland catcher Eddie Bryant sits next to join the club with 296 career home runs.  Molina's teammate Colt McAlister has 285 career blasts while Knoxville's Taki Taketo sits with 271 as both players can join the lists later this season.  Dallas slugger Tony Aguilar became the 11th player in league history earlier this season to achieve 300 home runs.

Here is the current SIMBL career home run leaders as of the 6/22/2026 league date:

1. 561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017
2. 364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015
3. 361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Birmingham-Mexico City/Ruston/Dalton/Lowell/Manhattan Beach 2005-2018
4. 322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola/Kitchener 2005-2014
5. 320 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles/Lowell 2006-2018
6. 320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin 2005-2015
7. 319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago 2005-2014
8. 318 Troy Baca Las Vegas 2011-2018, New York 2022-Current *
9. 310 Richard Cummings Oregon 2006-2018
10. 307 Tony Aguilar Dallas 2019-Current *
11. 301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017
12. 301 Carlos Molina Calgary 2019-Current *

13. 299 Emil Villarreal Toronto/Oregon/Boston/Bristol/Chicago 2005-2017
14. 296 Eddie Bryant Boston/Cleveland 2019-Current *
15. 296 James Randell Brooklyn-Birmingham-Mexico City 2005-2018
16. 294 Adam Wells Calgary 2005-2018
17. 285 Colt McAlister Calgary 2019-Current *
18. 284 Ray Barrot Las Vegas/Calgary 2011-2018
19. 281 Willie Sullivan Pocatello/Calgary/New York 2005-2015
20. 271 Taki Taketo San Diego/Rochester/Knoxville 2019-Current *
JUNE 2, 2026

D-WOLVES' ROSS HURLS NO-NO VS. DIVISION RIVAL BOSTON

Deer Lake's Andy Ross was masterful in 2026 SIM 9 throwing the 2026 SIMBL season's second no-hitter against division rival Boston.  The 25 year-old struck out 11 and walked three in hurling the SIMBL New File Era's 17th no-no and the 41st in SIMBL history.

Andy Ross made quick work of Boston at Battlefield Park earlier today. The 25-year-old hurler tossed a no-hitter for the Deer Lake Direwolves in defeating the Revolution 4-0.

"I really didn't have my best stuff today," he admitted after the game, "there's a lot of luck involved in throwing a no-hitter. Some days it's better to be lucky than good."

In a superlative outing he registered 11 strikeouts and 3 walks.

Luck or not, Ross will go down in history and will get his name written down in the league record book.

This year Ross has a 6-5 record and a 2.08 ERA.

MAY 29, 2026

DALLAS' AGUILAR JOINS EXCLUSIVE SIMBL 300 HOME RUN CLUB

Dallas slugger Tony Aguilar (above) connects on his 300th SIMBL career home run in 2026 SIM 8 to become the first player in the SIMBL New File Era to achieve the feat and only the 11th player in the SIMBL's 22-season history to join the club.

Dallas star slugger Tony Aguilar became just the 11th player in the SIMBL's 22-season history to achieve 300 home runs by blasting #300 against Toronto in 2026 SIM 8.

Aguilar trailed fellow divisional rival and slugger Carlos Molina by three home runs going into the SIM to become the eleventh player to join the record books.  Molina, mired in a recent slump, still sits at 299 to become the 12th player in league history to achieve the rare 300 SIMBL taters.  Cleveland catcher Eddie Bryant sits next at 289 while Molina's longtime teammate Colt McAlister sits with 279 as both are expected to join the exclusive club later this season.

A big sigh of relief erupted from Tony Aguilar after he hit his 300th career homer. The Dallas left fielder said, "I'm glad it's over...now I can go back to just playing baseball."

It was quite a day for Aguilar. He got his name in the league record books with 2 hits, 2 RBI, scored 1 run and his team, the Dallas Texans beat the Toronto Rush 3-2.

Aguilar knew it when he hit it. He raised his hands in the air, then ran the bases like a high school player, clapping and grinning.

He told reporters in the postgame interview, "I was acting goofy running the bases... but it was my 300th home run."

"It was great," his manager said. "He stood there and watched it...we all did. You just felt it was coming...you just had a sense he would hit it soon. He has been having a lot of good at-bats. It was great to get it out of the way."

During his career Aguilar has notched 1278 hits and a .284 average with 300 home runs and 894 RBIs.

MAY 17, 2026

PINEAPPLES' ROMANO HURLS NO-HITTER AGAINST SMOKIES

Hawaii southpaw Julian Romano (above) throws the last out of his no-hitter against Asheville in 2026 SIM 6.  The 27 year-old lefty shut down the defending SL Champion Smokies on two walks and seven strikeouts only facing 29 batters in the SIMBL's first no-no of the 2026 season and the first in over a year since San Diego's Vicente Lopez's gem on May 3, 2025.

The crowd sensed something special today at E Komo Mai Field. They seemed to get a little louder with passing of each out and each inning. It was obvious on the scoreboard that the pitcher had a no-hitter.

"It was like the playoffs or the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series," Julian Romano told the press after the game."

It ended up a very special day for Romano of the Hawaii Pineapples -- he held the Asheville Smokies hitless and beat them 3-0, totaling 7 strikeouts with 2 walks and faced only 29 batters.

"Today was my day and I got lucky. I've had a couple of other shots that I've lost in the seventh inning and today I got through that and made it."

Lucky? Maybe so. But it usually takes more than luck to hold a team hitless.

Romano has started 7 times this year, pitched 48.1 innings, fanned 33 batters and walked 16. His current record is 2 wins and 2 losses with a 3.54 ERA.

APRIL 14, 2026

ASHEVILLE CLOSER JENKINS JOINS EXCLUSIVE SIMBL 300 CAREER SAVE CLUB

Former Three-Time Fireman Of The Year Becomes Only Sixth Closer In SIMBL History To Achieve Feat


When it comes down to shutdown closers in the SIMBL the excellence bar is set with Asheville's Barrett Jenkins (above). 'The Blade' became the sixth closer in SIMBL history to amass 300 saves in 2026 SIM 2.  At 33 years-old and showing no signs of slowing down, the SIMBL New File Era's saves, ERA and WHIP career leader rolls forward on pace to break former Asheville-Las Vegas fireman Frank Emery's all-time SIMBL record of 429 saves set in the SIMBL First File Era.

"I tried to approach this game like it was just another day, but when I walked out there on the mound, it was different." It certainly was different. The Asheville star reliever Barrett Jenkins was about to try for his milestone 300-th career save and put his name in the record book. "I'm supposed to have ice water in my veins, but not today. It felt like my first day on the mound in my rookie season." But as he has endless times before, Jenkins rose to the occasion and disposed of the Hawaii Pineapples and saved the Smokies 4-2 victory for his historic 300-th save, allowing no runs and no hits in 1 innings of work.

Since he came into the league, Jenkins has 300 saves with a 41-21 record and a 1.37 ERA.

Jenkins was drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and spent his first six seasons with the Calgary Clippers where he won the 2020, 2022 and 2023 UL Fireman Of The Year Awards.  The 33 year-old veteran is a four-time All-Star.

Jenkins became the sixth pitcher in the SIMBL's 22-season history to amass 300+ saves and currently sits sixth on the SIMBL career saves list:

429 Bill Hyer San Diego 2008-2018
426 Frank Emery Asheville-Las Vegas 2005-2018
383 Brian Studdard Bristol/Calgary/Las Vegas/New Orleans 2005-2018
358 John Campbell Calgary/San Diego/Carolina 2007-2018
350 Mathew Chow Boston 2005-2017
300 Barrett Jenkins Calgary/Asheville 2019-2026
OCTOBER 18, 2025

CLIPPERS BEST SMOKIES FOR SECOND SIMBL TITLE IN PAST THREE SEASONS

Is This Perennial UL Powerhouse's Last Hurrah Due To SIMBL's New Financial Crunches? Calgary's Veteran Slugger Molina Awakes After Previous Postseason Slumber & Named SIMBL CS MVP

The Calgary Clippers celebrate with the SIMBL Coveted Cup on their Victors Field home field after defeated the upstart Asheville Smokies in six games for the 2025 SIMBL Championship.  The veteran Clippers won their second SIMBL title in the past three seasons and third in franchise history but now face losing 3/5, including star ace and three-time Hurler Of The Year Vinny Corleone, of their stellar starting rotation to the big bucks of SIMBL free agency this upcoming off-season.

2025 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Asheville 5 Calgary 3
Game Two: Calgary 3 Asheville 1
Game Three: Calgary 3 Asheville 2
Game Four: Asheville 6 Calgary 3
Game Five: Calgary 10 Asheville 5
Game Six: Calgary 5 Asheville 4

With Asheville Smokies GM Pete McGowan, Calgary Clippers GM Christian DeMarco and Dallas Texans GM Robert Don on the telephone in the traditional SIMBL CS three-way phone call live SIM with ingame managerial decisions being made, the 2025 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series was run and in a great series Calgary defeated Asheville four games to two to claim the 2025 SIMBL title.

Five of the six games were decided by three runs or less, four were decided by two runs or less and two games were decided by a run in a very competitive out-for-out series that put both Christian and Pete against each other in live game strategies.

Calgary wins their third SIMBL title in franchise history in six attempts.  It's the Clippers' second championship in the past three seasons and third title in the past eight seasons.  It also may be the perennial UL contender's last serious run for dominance as they are set to let go of 3/5 of their solid starting pitching rotation to free agency next off-season including SIMBL legend Vinny Corleone and All-Stars Odon Quinto and Colby Campbell, all whom are demanding big contract extensions and may have played their last games in a Clippers uniform.

Asheville on the other hand is a SIMBL team on the rise and made it to six very tough games against a veteran Calgary squad in their first winning season since 2018.  12/24 teams played .500 or better ball this past season indicating an inevitable and impending change in the balance of power in the league to come. Combined with the financial hard decisions and rules that apply to all clubs, including the top and bottom ones, the SIMBL has never been more competitive with an open field to claim the reigns to a championship.

"Feels good to have these guys probably be going out on top," said Clippers captain Colt McAlister. "We all seem to know what is happening around this league in terms of finances."

Clippers GM Christian DeMarco refused to answer questions about the pitching trio's probable departure this off-season and the victor's locker room was strenuous to say the least for a championship celebration.  "Let's just let the boys enjoy this for awhile as they've truly earned it.  We'll make the decisions for this team's future when we have to.  Let's give credit to Pete and his Smokies team for a great series.  They're a certainly a team now to watch out for and have proved themselves without question," DeMarco said before quickly disappearing into the clubhouse celebration without future comment.

Corleone, long known to want to go back to play for his native Knoxville Lumberkings, the team that drafted him #10 overall in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and long known disgruntled in the northern confines of Calgary, Alberta, Quinto and Campbell were instructed not to talk about their upcoming free agency plans by Clippers management in a move questioned and disapproved by the SIMBL press.

Calgary slugger Carlos Molina was named the 2025 SIMBL CS MVP.  "The Mexican Mamba" finally heated up after hitting .160 in the Clippers' ULDS and ULCS series wins.  Molina went 10 for 23 hitting .435 with one double, two triples, one home run and 6 RBI.  He walked twice, stole two bases and had an OPS of 1.393 in six games.  He also was named Player Of The Game in Games Four and Six.

Congratulations to Christian and Pete for a great series and to all SIMBL GMs for another great, fun and competitive SIMBL season.  The file has been advanced to the day after the last game of the SIMBL CS and the off-season SIM schedule will be announced shortly.

OCTOBER 12, 2025

SACRAMENTO'S BREWER BECOMES FIRST PITCHER TO HURL POSTSEASON NO-HITTER

Sacramento's Scott Brewer (left) embraces his backstop Joe Gibbs after Brewer threw the first no-hitter in SIMBL postseason history against the Rochester Roosters in Game Five of the 2025 SLDS.  Brewer's heroics helped the Giants to a three games to two series lead.


Scott Brewer relied on excellent pitch selection and pinpoint control to hold Rochester hitless in his 3-0 win.

"I stayed ahead of batters," he said after the game, "and was able to get a lot of quick outs. My defense deserves a lot of credit too. They had to be on their toes and they saved me several times."

The 31-year-old starter rung up 4 strikeouts and 4 walks in whipping the Roosters.

"When a guy is throwing strikes the way he was and is locating well, it is going to be a long day for any club," the Rochester skipper said.

So far this year Brewer has compiled a 14-13 record with a 3.90 ERA.

APRIL 28, 2025 & MAY 3, 2025

CHICAGO'S BYRD & SAN DIEGO'S LOPEZ HURL NO-HITTERS IN 2025 SIM 4

First Time In SIMBL History That Two No-No's Thrown In Same SIM

Chicago's Craig Byrd waves to the crowd after becoming the fourth pitcher in SIMBL history to hurl two no-hitters in his career.  The Hitmen's southpaw fired the first no-hitter in SIMBL New File Era history six seasons ago on June 1, 2019.  Chicago's big 2025 off-season free agent signing joins Rochester's Justin Montgomery, Knoxville's Donovan Perry and the SIMBL First File Era's Marcus Dinges as the only pitchers to hurl multiple no-hitters in their SIMBL careers.

MONDAY APRIL 28, 2025

Is it better to be good -- or lucky? After his 1-0 no-hitter over the Rochester Roosters he responded, "I don't know," said Chicago's Craig Byrd with a grin. "To do what I did, I guess it takes both."

On his historic day at Mel Blanc Memorial Stadium Byrd made good pitches the entire game, fanned 4 and had 4 walks. When the Roosters hit the ball hard, they hit it right at someone for an out.

But that's how you get a no-hitter -- a lot of skill mixed with a little luck.

This season-to-date Byrd has 3 wins and 1 loss and a 2.11 ERA.

San Diego's Vincente Lopez  celebrates with catcher Ray Smith after Lopez held Tampa Bay hitless in 2025 SIM 4.  Lopez joined Chicago's Craig Byrd in throwing no-hitters in the same SIMBL SIM for the first time in league history.  Lopez's gem is another in an outbreak of no-nos in recent seasons in the SIMBL as his was the ninth in the league in the past three seasons.

SATURDAY MAY 3, 2025

In a dominant outing, Vicente Lopez of San Diego totally silenced the bats of the Tampa Bay Silverbacks. In the 5-0 victory he faced only 28 batters, surrendered no hits, had 12 strikeouts and 1 walk.

"I'll be very honest with you," his manager said. "I didn't know the situation was what it was until the seventh inning. I happened to look up there to see how many hits we had. Then I happened to notice that they didn't have any hits."

Commenting on his defeat, the losing manager told reporters in the clubhouse how he saw the game, "Well, it was pretty simple today, the Warewolves had all the hits and all the runs. And Lopez pitched a heck of a ballgame."

In 6 starts this season, Lopez has recorded 2 wins and absorbed 2 losses. He has pitched 39.1 innings, allowed 32 hits, struck out 34 and has a 4.35 ERA.

APRIL 13, 2025

ENFORCERS' BRADLEY SETS NEW SIMBL HITTING STREAK RECORD; AT 34 GAMES & COUNTING

New York First Baseman Makes History Continuing Amazing Hitting Streak From Last Season In The SIMBL's 2025 Opening Day SIM


New York's Artie Bradley (above) set a new SIMBL record by hitting in his 34th consecutive game going back to last season in the Opening Day SIM of 2025.  The Enforcers' first baseman broke the nine season-old record held by Duane Fuller who hit in 32 straight games back in the 2015 SIMBL season.  Bradley's 216 hits last season were the third-most in a season in SIMBL history.

New York first baseman Artie Bradley has extended his hitting streak to 34 straight games with a 3-for-4 day. However, Dallas got a 10-8 victory over the Enforcers at Big Apple Stadium.

Artie Bradley doubled in the 1st, singled in the 3rd, flied out in the 6th, singled in the 8th and walked in the 8th.

This season Bradley is batting .360 with 2 RBIs, 4 runs scored and 2 home runs.

LONGEST HITTING STREAKS IN SIMBL HISTORY:

34 Artie Bradley New York 2024
32 Duane Fuller Portland 2015
30 Israel Moton San Diego 2013
27 Scott Carter Sunnyvale 2019
27 James Mahaffey Portland 2008
26 Vaughn Perry Dallas 2023
26 Rob Reed Deer Lake 2023
26 Marvin Delvecchio Newark 2010
25 Christopher Pearson SNY '19
25 Chet Williams Knoxville 2024
25 R.J. Poole Chicago 2014
24 Joe Hayes Knoxville 2024
24 Zachery Dye New York 2023
24 Matthew Boggs Manhattan Beach 2020
24 Gregory Sheppard Colchester 2019
24 Glenn Carrozza Jacksonville 2012
24 Bill Coldiron Bend 2008
24 Jose Tavarez Asheville 2008

OCTOBER 5, 2024

SAN DIEGO WINS 10TH SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

'Big Three' Of Winfield, Mack & Montalbano Lead 'Wolves Past Texans In Six Games For 2024 SIMBL Title

2024 SIMBL CS MVP DeShaun Mack celebrates with San Diego fans after leading the Warewolves to the 2024 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship over Dallas in six games.  Mack was a terror in the wildcard postseason run of the 'Wolves hitting .366 with 10 HR and 23 RBI.

Another one of San Diego GM Kevin Norris' key acquisitions this past season,RF  Francisco Ruil, celebrates hitting a three-run blast to put away Game Six of the 2024 SIMBL CS and give the Warewolves their tenth SIMBL championship in the SIMBL's twenty seasons of play.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2024

SLUGGERS DALLAS' AGUILAR & CALGARY'S MOLINA MAKE SIMBL HISTORY WITH 50TH HOME RUNS

Texans' Two-Time UL MVP Becomes First Player In SIMBL History To Achieve A 50 HR/50 SB Season

Dallas Texans two-time UL MVP Tony Aguilar (above) continues his illustrious SIMBL career and march through the SIMBL record books.  'Troop' became the first player in SIMBL history to achieve a 50 HR/50 SB single season.  The Texans' superstar also achieved his unprecedented fourth consecutive 40 HR/40 SB season, a feat only three other players in SIMBL history have achieved.  Aguilar also joins Calgary's SIMBL New File Era's Carlos Molina and SIMBL First File Era's San Diego's Daryl Ryles and Chicago's R.J. Poole as the only players in SIMBL history to blast 50 home runs in a season.

Division rivals but fellow sluggers Dallas' Tony Aguilar and Calgary's Carlos Molina made SIMBL history becoming only the third and fourth players respectively to hit 50 home runs in a SIMBL season.

Aguilar stands at 51 while Molina has 50 with 19 games to play this season.  Both join former San Diego third baseman and SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles and former Chicago Hitmen slugger R.J. Poole as the only players in SIMBL history to achieve the feat.  Ryles accomplished the plateau a staggering five times in his illustrious career while Poole clobbered 50 back in the 2017 season.  Aguilar and Molina become the first players in the SIMBL New File Era (2019-Current) to top the 50 HR mark.

Charlotte's Chance Bailey in 2019 and Boston's Eddie Bryant in 2020 both fell short and came one blast away from 50 home runs.

Aguilar now makes his case for future SIMBL Hall Of Fame induction by making history as the first player in the SIMBL's twenty seasons of play to achieve a 50 HR/50 SB season.

Aguilar has also achieved a 40 HR/40 SB season for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season.

Rochester's Joe Buchanan joined the exclusive 40 HR/40 SB in a season club this season as only the third player in league history to have such a season.  Buchanan joins Aguilar and SIMBL First File Era stars Pablo Figueroa (2015) and Eddie Meas (2005) as the only four players to achieve the feat.

50 HR/50 SB CLUB:

Tony Aguilar Dallas 2024

40 HR/40 SB CLUB:

Joe Buchanan Rochester 2024
Tony Aguilar Dallas 2024
Tony Aguilar Dallas 2023
Tony Aguilar Dallas 2022
Tony Aguilar Dallas 2021
Pablo Figueroa San Diego 2015
Eddie Meas Jacksonville 2005

AUGUST 29, 2024

CALGARY'S QUINTO THROWS SIMBL'S FOURTH NO-HITTER OF 2024 SEASON


Calgary's Odon Quinto is mobbed after throwing the fourth no-hitter of the 2024 SIMBL season against division rival Texas in 2024 SIM 22.

Calgary is abuzz in the wake of a masterful no-hitter by Odon Quinto against the Texas Roadrunners. In a dominating 2-0 performance at Victors Field, the 33-year-old hurler had 6 strikeouts and 1 walk. Not one batter managed a hit.

The Texas manager said after the game, "You could tell early on it was going to be a long day for us. He made us look real bad. He was that good. And still going strong at the end of the game."

"Yeah, this was a special day for me," said Quinto. "I had my good stuff and good movement... good location, too. Even when I was off and made a mistake, I got away with it today."

Quinto has gone 8-8 this season with an ERA of 3.81 and 92 strikeouts in 151.1 innings pitched. Other clubs are hitting .232 against him.

AUGUST 26, 2024
SIMBL ALL-TIME CONSECUTIVE WINNING & LOSING STREAK RECORDS

RED-HOT HUSTLERS WIN STREAK ENDS AT 17 STRAIGHT GAMES


The return of previously injured All-Star SS Victor Cruz (above left clinching Las Vegas' 17th win a row in 2024 SIM 21) has ignited the Hustlers through the second-longest consecutive game winning streak in SIMBL history.  The defending SL champions, who lost in extra-innings in Game Seven of the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series last season to Calgary, look to break the 2014 San Diego Warewolves' ten season-old record of 19 straight wins.  Las Vegas is currently the top seed in the SL and will be looking for GM Carl Hannah's first SIMBL ring this season, the third in franchise history and their first since the 2015 SIMBL season.

The red-hot Las Vegas Hustlers of GM Carl Hannah have won an astounding 17 games in a row through 2024 SIM 21 and stand only three more straight wins away from setting a new SIMBL record.

The defending SL champions will attempt to tie and then break the SIMBL record for consecutive wins in a row set by the 2014 San Diego Warewolves who won 19 games in a row.

The Hustlers' 17-game winning streak is currently the second-longest in the SIMBL's twenty seasons of history.

SIMBL WIN STREAK RECORDS:

19 SAN DIEGO 2014
17 LAS VEGAS 2024
16 SAN DIEGO 2021
14 CALGARY 2021
13 CALGARY 2014
13 CHICAGO 2012
13 CHICAGO 2012
13 DALTON 2015
12 JACKSONVILLE 2012
12 BOSTON 2011
12 SAN DIEGO 2010
12 BEND 2008
12 BEND 2016

JULY 18, 2024

PERFECT! TEXAS' STEWART HURLS FIFTH PERFECT GAME IN SIMBL HISTORY

Roadrunners Youngster Throws Gem Against Division Rival Rush

Texas Roadrunners teammates drench Kevin Stewart (above) after he threw the fifth perfect game in the SIMBL's twenty season history against the Toronto Rush in 2024 SIM 16.  Stewart's masterpiece is the first in the SIMBL since Hollywood's Bobby Bruno threw a gem on July 30, 2022 and is the second in the six-season old SIMBL New File Era.


One of the rarest feats in baseball occurred in the SIM Baseball League today. A perfect game!

At Lone Star Ballpark Kevin Stewart of the Texas Roadrunners faced 27 batters and retired every one of them in order in his 3-0 victory. There were no runs, no hits, no errors, no walks and no one got on base as he struck out 6 bewildered Toronto Rush in a remarkable pitching performance.

"This was one of those games where a good athlete was on top of his game," said his manager afterward. "He had a tremendous rhythm out there. His focus, his concentration, his stuff, everything was as good as it could possibly be."

Stewart took all the accolades and attention in stride. "A game like this was pretty special. It doesn't come along very often. But winning the game is the main thing."

Late in the game, Stewart sat by himself at one end of the dugout, staring at the ground with his eyes half-closed. No one would come near him, afraid of jinxing him. It is baseball superstition that no one in the dugout mentions a no-hitter -- much less a perfect game -- until it is completed.

When it was over, Stewart simply pumped his fist, but his teammates were more excited. This was an historic game for all of them. They mobbed him and the fans gave him a standing ovation for his great game.

Stewart has made 19 starts so far this year and put up a 6-9 won-lost record with a 4.12 ERA. In 126.2 innings he has allowed 122 hits, walked 44 and struck out 92.

APRIL 23, 2024

HE DOES IT AGAIN: KNOXVILLE'S PERRY HURLS HIS SECOND NO-HITTER IN PAST TWO SEASONS

Veteran Lumberkings Hurler Becomes First Pitcher In SIMBL History To Throw No-Nos In Consecutive Seasons


Veteran Knoxville SP Donovan Perry (left) celebrates throwing his second no-hitter in the past two seasons.  Perry, 36, joined SIMBL First File Era's Marcus Dinges and current Rochester ace Justin Montgomery to become only the third pitcher in SIMBL history to throw more than one career no-hitter.  Perry also makes history as the only pitcher in the SIMBL's twenty-season history to throw no-nos in back-to-back seasons.  Perry is also the oldest pitcher in SIMBL history to hurl a no-hit game.

The Knoxville Lumberkings were only hoping for a solid outing from Donovan Perry, instead the 36-year-old pitcher tossed a no-hitter against the Charlotte Landsharks. Using a brilliant mix of off-speed pitches and fastballs, Perry kept the Charlotte hitters off balance all game long in the 6-0 victory at Jack Daniels Field. The Knoxville hurler fanned 7 and walked 5 in his record-making performance.

"I felt pretty good throughout the game," he said after his spectacular outing for the Lumberkings. "As I was going into the ninth inning, I was not nervous. I knew I had a chance to do something special."

That something special got his name in the league record books.

This year Perry has a 2-2 record with a 3.15 ERA in 5 starts.

OCTOBER 30, 2023

CALGARY WINS 2023 SIMBL TITLE WITH DRAMATIC GAME SEVEN EXTRA INNING WALK-OFF VICTORY

Heartbroken Las Vegas Comes Back From 5-1 Deficit In 2023 SIMBL CS Game Seven Only To Let Title Slip Away

Calgary Clippers players hoist up the 2023 SIMBL Coveted Cup after winning a dramatic Game Seven in the bottom of the tenth inning against Las Vegas to give the Clippers only the second championship in five SIMBL CS appearances and in 16 overall trips to the postseason in the SIMBL's 19 seasons of play.

2023 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Calgary 8 Las Vegas 7 (12 Innings)
Game Two: Las Vegas 7 Calgary 3
Game Three: Las Vegas 8 Calgary 2
Game Four: Calgary 6 Las Vegas 5
Game Five: Calgary 8 Las Vegas 1
Game Six: Las Vegas 10 Calgary 6
Game Seven: Calgary 6 Las Vegas 5 (10 Innings)

The UL and SL top seeds proved in the 2023 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series why they were just that as the title series went an entire seven games and into extra-innings in Game Seven to provide a 2023 SIMBL Champion.  This year's series is the first to be won with a walk-off Game Seven win since Bristol defeated Chicago in the same fashion in the 2017 SIMBL CS.

The series could signify the future of the SIMBL title contenders as it put a veteran star-powered Calgary team up against a young up and coming Las Vegas squad as both solid squads could be possibly contending against each other for seasons to come.

The Calgary Clippers of GM Christian DeMarco end an infamous 1 for 15 postseason record of postseason futility by winning the second SIMBL championship in the team's 19-season history and the first since the 2018 season.

Las Vegas GM Carl Hannah's Hustlers came up just short as they held a two games to one series lead and came back from 4-0 and 5-1 deficits in Game Seven to force extra-innings before a walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th inning by the Clippers in Calgary's Victors Field ended their first chance at a SIMBL title since their 2013 and 2015 championship seasons.

Calgary won a twelve-inning Game One walk-off and then watched Las Vegas win the next two games to go up 2-1 in the series.  The Clippers won Games Four and Five to go up three games to two on the Hustlers before the Hustlers pounded Calgary in Game Six on the road to force the deciding Game Seven.

Las Vegas and Calgary aces Alan Alexander Anderson and Robert Swift battled it out throughout seven innings in Game Seven as the Clippers went up 4-0 and 5-1 on the Hustlers.  The two-time defending SL Central Champions battled back to tie the game 5-5 on a two-run blast from Kory Stone off of the past two season's UL Middle Reliever Of The Year Bob Detty.

The scored remained 5-5 as Las Vegas left a man on base in the top of the ninth inning and Calgary stranded two runners in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings.

The Hustlers got 2B Cal Roberts aboard in the top of the 10th on a rare walk by reigning UL Fireman Of The Year Barrett Jenkins but the Clippers closer got out of it by getting SL Rookie Of The Year Carl Chaulk to ground into a double play and struck out Bartolo Chira to end the top of the tenth.

With the sellout home crowd at Victors Field jamming, SL Fireman Of The Year candidate Cedric Isaacson, who became the sixth closer in SIMBL history to achieve a 50-save season this season, entered the game and quickly struck out the first two batters in the bottom of the tenth before veteran Calgary 3B Steve Waddell singled.  On a 0-1 pitch Clippers long-time shortstop Joaquin Pena became a hero to a generation of Calgary fans as he singled in speedy pinch-runner Paul Lewis who had stolen second base the pitch before to give the hard-luck Clippers only their second SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship in the franchise's 19-season history.

Congratulations to Calgary GM Christian DeMarco and Las Vegas GM Carl Hannah on a great series and congratulations to all SIMBL GMs on another great season of play.

The SIMBL LCS and SIMBL CS MVPs announcements are forthcoming.

The SIMBL's 20th Anniversary is coming up next with the off-season and league file transfer information from OOTP 11 to OOTP 13 forthcoming on the January 1, 2024 league date.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2023

CLIPPERS' SPEEDSTER BROWN SETS NEW SIMBL SINGLE-SEASON SWIPES RECORD


Calgary speed king Matthew Brown (above right) slides into second base against New York in 2023 SIM 24 to set the new SIMBL single-season stolen base record.  Brown, the SIMBL New File Era career leader with 518 current swipes, breaks San Diego's Kent Harvey's 2021 record of 126 stolen bases in a season and is on pace to break SIMBL Hall Of Famer Luis Espitia's career record of 833 stolen bases from 2005-2018 in the SIMBL First File Era.

Calgary lead-off man Matthew Brown has set a new SIMBL single-season record for stolen bases with his 127th swipe of the season against New York on September 13, 2023.

The 23 year-old three-time All-Star stole his record-breaking base in an 8-5 win over the Enforcers in which he stole two bases in the game.

Brown was a seventh-round draft pick of the Clippers in the 2019 SIMBL Inaugural Draft with 10/10/10 speed and base stealing attributes and led the SIMBL with a .334 batting average in his rookie season at age 19 that season.  He was named to the All-SIMBL Team in 2019 and has also won two Gold Gloves in 2020 and 2022 in his young career.

Brown broke San Diego center fielder Kent Harvey's previous record of 126 swipes set in the 2021 SIMBL season.  Brown currently sits with 133 stolen bases with 13 games to go in the 2023 SIMBL season.

Brown has topped the 100 stolen base mark in three of his first five seasons with stealing 95 and 85 the other two.  Harvey and SIMBL First File base thief Barry Grady of Bristol are the only other two players in SIMBL history to achieve multiple 100 stolen base seasons.  SIMBL First File era speedsters Jan Springer of Texas and Theodore Robertson of Toronto join Brown, Harvey and Brady as the only players in league history to steal 100 bases in a season.

Brown leads the SIMBL New File Era with 518 career swipes.  SIMBL Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia holds the all-time league record with 833 career stolen bases.

AUGUST 6, 2023

ROCHESTER'S MONTGOMERY HURLS SECOND NO-HITTER OF CAREER

Roosters Ace Becomes Second Player In SIMBL History To Throw Two No-Nos


Rochester ace Justin Montgomery celebrates the second no-hitter of his five-season SIMBL New File Era career.  Currently ranked as the SIMBL's #10 rated starting pitcher, joins former SIMBL First File Era pitcher Marcus Dinges as the only pitchers in SIMBL history to throw two no-nos in their career.  Dinges threw two no-hitters in his first three seasons and by the time he was age 22 in the 2008 SIMBL season for the former Brooklyn Cyclones.

Sunday, August 6th, 2023: Rochester is abuzz in the wake of a masterful no-hitter by Justin Montgomery against the Sacramento Giants. In a dominating 13-0 performance at Hooters Ballpark Of Sacramento, the 31-year-old hurler had 8 strikeouts and 2 walks. Not one batter managed a hit.

The Sacramento manager said after the game, "You could tell early on it was going to be a long day for us. He made us look real bad. He was that good. And still going strong at the end of the game."

"Yeah, this was a special day for me," said Montgomery. "I had my good stuff and good movement... good location, too. Even when I was off and made a mistake, I got away with it today."

This year Montgomery has worked 173.1 innings with 132 strikeouts en route to a 13-7 record and 2.70 ERA.

JULY 30, 2023

PINEAPPLES' 'SNAKE' POLISKIN NO-HITS 'WOLVES IN 11-0 ROUT

Hawaii 24 year-old southpaw Jerry 'Snake' Poliskin (above) smells the blood of a no-hitter in the ninth inning in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2023 SIM 17.  Poliskin hurled the second no-no of the 2023 SIMBL season in a 11-0 rout of division rival San Diego.  The former 16th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 SIMBL Draft is in his third season in the SIMBL and is having a good one: 12-8 with a 3.05 ERA for the Pineapples.

Sunday, July 30th, 2023: The crowd sensed something special today at E Komo Mai Field. They seemed to get a little louder with passing of each out and each inning. It was obvious on the scoreboard that the pitcher had a no-hitter.

"It was like the playoffs or the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series," Jerry Poliskin told the press after the game."

It ended up a very special day for Poliskin of the Hawaii Pineapples -- he held the San Diego Warewolves hitless and beat them 11-0, totaling 5 strikeouts with 3 walks and faced only 29 batters.

"Today was my day and I got lucky. I've had a couple of other shots that I've lost in the seventh inning and today I got through that and made it."

Lucky? Maybe so. But it usually takes more than luck to hold a team hitless.

Currently Poliskin has a 12-8 won-lost record in 23 starts with a 3.05 ERA. He also has 84 strikeouts in 165 innings.

MAY 31, 2023

LUMBERKINGS' VETERAN PERRY HURLS NO-HITTER VS. LANDSHARKS

35 Year-Old Knoxville Hurler Becomes Oldest Pitcher In SIMBL History To Hurl A No-No

Knoxville Lumberkings teammate douse veteran SP Donovan Perry (above center) after he threw the first no-hitter of the SIMBL season in 2023 SIM 9.  Perry was one walk away from a perfect game and faced 28 batters in the 31st no-hitter in SIMBL history and the seventh no-no of the SIMBL New File Era.  At 35 years-old, the ex-San Diego, Astoria and Oregon hurler becomes the oldest pitcher in SIMBL history to throw a no-hit game.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023: In a dominant outing, Donovan Perry of Knoxville totally silenced the bats of the Charlotte Landsharks. In the 2-0 victory he faced only 28 batters, surrendered no hits, had 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.

"I'll be very honest with you," his manager said. "I didn't know the situation was what it was until the seventh inning. I happened to look up there to see how many hits we had. Then I happened to notice that they didn't have any hits."

Commenting on his defeat, the losing manager told reporters in the clubhouse how he saw the game, "Well, it was pretty simple today, the Lumberkings had all the hits and all the runs. And Perry pitched a heck of a ballgame."

This season Perry has gone 5-3 with an ERA of 2.69, posting 37 strikeouts in 77 innings.

JANUARY 1, 2023

SIMBL LEGEND GRIMES HANGS THEM UP, RETIRES FROM SIMBL

SIMBL Not Likely To See A Pitcher As Dominating In League History


Eight-time SL Hurler Of The Year Bobby Grimes (above) has announced his retirement from the SIMBL at age 40.  The longtime San Diego Warewolves southpaw leaves behind a legacy that will be highly unlikely to match as the best pitcher the SIMBL has ever seen dominate.

The Bobby Grimes File:
Seventh-Round Pick In 2005 SIMBL Inaugural Draft
SP San Diego Warewolves 2007-2018, 2021-2022
313-86 2.56 Career ERA 0.96 Career WHIP 3026 Career K
8-Time Hurler Of The Year: 2009, 2011-2015, 2017-2018
11-Time All-SIMBL Team: 2009, 2011-2018, 2021-2022
11-Time All-Star: 2009-2018, 2021
3-Time SIMBL CS MVP: 2009, 2014, 2021
2-Time SLCS MVP: 2018, 2021
1-Time SLDS MVP: 2010

On January 1, 2023 the best pitcher the SIMBL has ever seen formally hung up his cleats for the final time.

40 year-old Bobby Grimes, an eight-time SL Hurler Of The Year, announced his retirement from the SIMBL and won't sign with another team as a current free agent.

Grimes goes out on top and is just two months removed from another voted All-SIMBL Team appearance season and was the 2021 SLCS and 2021 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series MVP last season.

He initially played in the SIMBL for twelve seasons from 2007-2018 concluding with the end of the SIMBL First File Era going 270-72 with a career ERA of 2.45.  He re-entered the SIMBL as the first returning player from the SIMBL First File Era when he successfully petitioned the SIMBL League Office to re-enter the SIMBL as a free agent at-large during the 2021 off-season.  At 38 years-old and after a heavy bidding war by several teams, Grimes eventually re-signed with his former San Diego Warewolves team for who he eventually played his entire SIMBL career with.

Grimes was a seventh-round pick of GM Paul Ware's in the historic 2005 SIMBL Inaugural Draft way back in real-life September, 2006 at the founding of the SIMBL.

Grimes developed quickly in the minors and fulfilled his 8/7/10 ratings and entered the SIMBL for the 2007 season.  He went 20-8 with a 3.16 ERA in earning the 2007 SL Rookie Of The Year Award.  The next season he went 18-12 with a 3.50 ERA, the last season he failed to register 20 wins in the next 11 seasons.  

He won his first of a SIMBL-record eight SL Hurler Of The Year awards the next season in 2009 by going 23-2 with a 2.33 ERA and a record at the time 0.84 WHIP.

Grimes was an All-SIMBL Team selection eleven times (2009, 2011-2018, 2021) a SIMBL record he shares with former teammate and SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles. He was an All-Star ten times (a record shared by former San Diego star and SIMBL Hall Of Famer Daryl Ryles and former Calgary catcher Adam Wells) and he started the All-Star Game a record four times.

Grimes won the the SIMBL CS MVP a record three times in 2009, 2014 and 2021.  He was named SLCS MVP twice in 2018 and 2021.  He was named SLDS MVP in 2010.

Grimes won twenty or more games 12 of his 14 years.  He amazingly never won less than 18 games in his entire SIMBL career.  He won 23 or more games six times, 24 or more games five times and 25 or more games four times.  He won 29 games in 2013 a record that stood for eight seasons until San Diego's Alberto Tovar went 33-3 in 2021.

He went 270-72 with a 2.45 career in his 2007-2018 First File Era career and 43-16 with a 2.67 ERA in his 2021-2022 New File Era return.

This past season, Grimes became the first and only pitcher thus far in the SIMBL's 19-season history to win 300 games.  He finishes his illustrious SIMBL career with a 313-86 record and a career 2.56 ERA with 3026 strikeouts (second to James Sousa's 3334) and a career WHIP of 0.96. His 72 complete games and 35 shutouts are talso the best in SIMBL history.

Grimes finished his last season in the SIMBL with a 18-8 record with a 2.86 ERA and was an All-SIMBL Team selection.  He helped lead the Warewolves to eight of the franchise's nine SIMBL championships during his career.

Grimes is a certain first ballot SIMBL Hall Of Famer when the league votes again in the future and is a pitcher the likes that the SIMBL likely won't see again in league history.

BOBBY GRIMES FIRST FILE ERA CAREER STATISTICS 2007-2018:

2007: 20-8 3.19 ERA
2008: 18-10 3.50 ERA
2009: 23-3 2.33 ERA
2010: 21-9 2.63 ERA
2011: 25-9 2.21 ERA
2012: 24-4 1.92 ERA
2013: 29-4 1.92 ERA
2014: 27-3 1.86 ERA
2015: 20-6 2.22 ERA
2016: 20-8 3.02 ERA
2017: 22-2 2.29 ERA
2018: 21-5 2.64 ERA

BOBBY GRIMES NEW FILE ERA CAREER STATISTICS 2020-2021:

2021: 25-8 2.51 ERA
2022: 18-8 2.86 ERA

TOP SINGLE-SEASON WINS IN SIMBL HISTORY:

33 Alberto Tovar San Diego 2021
29 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2013
28 Angel Rodriquez Oregon 2013
27 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2014
25 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2021

25 Michael Gambino Oregon 2021
25 Bobby Bruno Manhattan Beach 2020
25 Joey Morgan Calgary 2019
25 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2011
25 James Sousa Los Angeles 2010
24 Vinny Corleone Calgary 2021
24 Michael Gambino Oregon 2020
24 Alberto Tovar San Diego 2019
24 Nicholas Lenard Calgary 2014
24 Alberto Nunez San Diego 2014
24 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2012
23 Alberto Tovar San Diego 2022
23 Vinny Corleone Calgary 2020
23 Robert Swift Los Angeles 2020
23 Bruce Tucker San Diego 2018
23 Felix Corchado Oregon 2014
23 James Sousa Los Angeles 2012
23 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2009
23 Michael Arnett New York 2008
23 Felix Murff San Diego 2007

TOP SINGLE-SEASON ERA IN SIMBL HISTORY:

1.78 Vinny Corleone Calgary 2021
1.84 Pedro Ramirez Birmingham 2015
1.86 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2014
1.87 Michael Arnett New York 2008
1.92 Pedro Ramirez Oregon 2014
1.92 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2013
1.92 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2012

1.98 Raul Vargo Carolina 2013
1.99 Richard Dicks Jr. Texas 2021
2.01 Walter Lopez Bend 2008
2.05 Angel Rodriquez Oregon 2013
2.05 Pedro Ramirez Oregon 2013
2.08 Vinny Corleone Calgary 2022
2.12 Alberto Tovar San Diego 2022
2.15 Vinny Corleone Knoxville 2019
2.15 Pedro Ramirez Oregon 2010
2.16 Richard Dicks Marin 2009
2.17 Marcus Dinges Brooklyn 2013
2.18 Vinny Corleone Calgary 2020
2.21 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2011
2.23 Alberto Tovar San Diego 2021
2.24 Oki Okada Bristol 2022
2.24 Bobby Bruno Manhattan Beach 2020
2.24 Anthony Puffer Las Vegas 2013
2.25 Rhett Forrester San Diego 2020
2.26 Anthony Puffer Las Vegas 2014
2.26 Anthony Puffer Las Vegas 2012
2.27 Roger Knapper Calgary 2022
2.27 Stan Pennington Rochester 2020
2.27 Alberto Tovar San Diego 2019
2.29 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2017
2.29 Peter Calvillo New York 2008
2.30 Justin Bushman Tacoma 2013
2.31 Walter Lopez Bend 2009
2.33 James Sousa Los Angeles 2012
2.33 Bobby Grimes San Diego 2009

OCTOBER 31, 2022

HUNTERS DENY TEXANS, WIN SECOND FRANCHISE SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN PAST THREE SEASONS

Hollywood Becomes Third Wildcard Team In SIMBL History To Win SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series

2022 SIMBL CS:
GAME ONE: HOLLYWOOD 7 DALLAS 2
GAME TWO: DALLAS 14 HOLLYWOOD 0
GAME THREE: HOLLYWOOD 7 DALLAS 0
GAME FOUR: DALLAS 10 HOLLYWOOD 7
GAME FIVE: HOLLYWOOD 4 DALLAS 3
GAME SIX: HOLLYWOOD 4 DALLAS 3

Hollywood's Layne Hamilton (right) pours the bubbly on teammate Matthew Boggs (right) after the Bounty Hunters clinched the 2022 SIMBL Championship with a 4-3 win over Dallas in Game Six.  Hamilton, who became the first player in SIMBL CS history to hit 3 HR in a SIMBL CS game, was named the 2022 SIMBL CS MVP while Boggs won the SLCS MVP award earlier in the postseason.


Hollywood's 23 year-old southpaw SP Bartolo Vera (above) bent but didn't break in Game Six of the 2022 SIMBL CS.  Vera went 6.0 IP allowing 8 hits, 3 runs and walked seven batters with no strikeouts before giving way to the Hunters bullpen foursome of Francisco Leon, Domingo Francisco, Carson Hunt and Manny Ortega who shut the Dallas Texans down the rest of the way limiting them to zero runs on one hit.

SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:
2022: HOLLYWOOD 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: Layne Hamilton DH Hollywood
2021: SAN DIEGO 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2020: MANHATTAN BEACH 4 OREGON 3 MVP: Jamal Wilson CF Manhattan Beach
2019: SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2 MVP: Alberto Tovar SP San Diego
2018: CALGARY 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Ray Barrot RF Calgary
2017: BRISTOL 4 CHICAGO 3 MVP: Barry Grady CF Bristol
2016: SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 0 MVP: Larry Galusha 3B San Diego
2015: LAS VEGAS 4 BOSTON 3 MVP: Tony Benitez RF Las Vegas
2014: SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2013: LAS VEGAS 4 TEXAS 1 MVP: Jose Espinosa LF Las Vegas
2012: SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 3 MVP: Felix Murff SP San Diego
2011: OREGON 4 CALGARY 0 MVP: Pedro Moreno SP Oregon
2010: MARIN 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Glenn Knapp 1B Marin
2009: SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 2 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2008: POCATELLO 4 TEXAS 3 MVP: Celso Larios SP Pocatello
2007: SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 2 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
2006: SAN DIEGO 4 PENSACOLA 3 MVP: Hayden Bandy SS San Diego
2005: SAN DIEGO 4 BEND 2 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego

Congratulations to Hollywood GM Rodney Baylor as his Bounty Hunters are the 2022 SIMBL Champions winning the SIMBL Coveted Cup in six games over Dallas GM Robert Don's Texans.

It's the second SIMBL title in the past three seasons for the franchise as they won the 2022 SIMBL Championship as the former Manhattan Beach Seals before relocating to Hollywood after the 2020 season.  The Texans lose their second consecutive SIMBL CS in six games after succumbing to San Diego last season as well.  The SL West division has won all four SIMBL championships since the SIMBL New File Era began with the 2019 SIMBL season.

The Hunters seemed destined for the 2022 SIMBL ring when they came back from two runs down in the bottom of the 9th inning when 1B Mike Butler hit a two-run double off of Dallas closer Juan Rivera for the incredible walk-off win in Game Five leaving Dallas stunned.  It's only the third time in SIMBL history (Marin 2010 and Oregon in 2011) that a wildcard has won the SIMBL title.

SP Bartolo Vera was tough in the clinching Game Six allowing 8 hits and three runs in six innings.  The Bounty Hunters bullpen then used four relievers: former first-round draft picks Domingo Francisco and Francisco Leon, trade acquisition Carson Hunt and closer Manny Ortega, all of whom held the potent Texans lineup to just one hit and zero runs in the final three innings, to preserve the clinching win and 2022 SIMBL Championship.

The Texans offset the 'Hunters' Layne Hamilton's three home runs in Game Four to win 10-7 to tie the series at 2-2.  Hamilton became the first player in SIMBL CS history to club three homers in a game in the past 18 SIMBL title series.

Hamilton, who went 9 for 20 (.450 AVG) with 5 HR and 8 RBI, was named the 2022 SIMBL CS MVP.

Congratulations to all SIMBL GMs on yet another fun, competitive and exciting season after the triumphs and tragedies of the SIMBL in the past year as the league now heads into it's 19th season of play.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2022

DALLAS STARS RIVERA & AGUILAR MAKE SIMBL HISTORY IN TEXANS' BREAKOUT SEASON

'Troop' Becomes First Player In SIMBL History To Have Multiple 40 HR/40 SB Seasons

Dallas closer Juan Rivera (above) slaps his glove after completing his 54th save of the 2022 SIMBL season in 2022 SIM 23 breaking William Randazzo's and Bill Hyer's former SIMBL record of 53 saves in a season.

As the 2022 SIMBL season winds down with only 19 games and 3 SIMs to go, Dallas closer Juan Rivera continues his magical season and made SIMBL history in 2022 SIM 23.

Rivera became the SIMBL single-season leader in saves by breaking former San Diego future SIMBL Hall Of Famer Bill Hyer's (2014) and former Chicago closer William Randazzo's (2018) record of 53 saves in a season.  The 34 year-old two-time SIMBL All-Star broke the record by saving a game against New York on September 9, 2022 and currently stands at 54 saves this season and counting.

Rivera became only the fourth closer in the SIMBL's 18 seasons of play to collect 50 or more saves in a season joining former SIMBL First File Era closers Chicago's William Randazzo and San Diego's Bill Hyer and SIMBL New File Era closer San Diego's Willie Roger DeMarco who also accomplished the feat last season.

Here are the SIMBL current single-season saves leaders:

53 William Randazzo Chicago 2018
53 Bill Hyer San Diego 2014
50 Willie Roger DeMarco 2021
50 Richard Lynch Portland 2009
49 Kerry Powell Boston 2020
48 Earl Long Rochester 2020
48 Brian Studdard Bristol 2014
48 John Campbell Calgary 2013
47 Frank Emery Las Vegas 2016
47 Dominick Sheehan Pensacola 2009
46 Andrew Stephens Oregon 2021
46 Manny Torres Los Angeles 2020
46 Andrew Stephens Oregon 2020
46 Kendall Hayes Bend 2020
46 Darrick Agosto Sacramento 2018
46 Richard Bell Bristol 2017
46 Patrick Lauterbach Pocatello 2014
46 Mathew Chow Boston 2011
46 Tyson Wieland Augusta 2008
45 Barrett Jenkins Calgary 2021
45 Manny Silva Toronto 2021
45 Trent Murphy Knoxville 2020
45 Dontrelle Jackson Texas 2020
45 Michael Harper Dallas 2016
45 Lloyd Warren Oregon 2013
45 Bill Hyer San Diego 2012
45 Brian Studdard Bristol 2012

AGUILAR DOES IT AGAIN: Dallas' reigning UL MVP Tony Aguilar looks like he may again win the award as he has achieved the rare 40 HR/40 SB plateau again already this season.  Aguilar became only the third player in SIMBL history to achieve the club last season and becomes the first player in SIMBL history to achieve the coveted mark of power and speed mulitple seasons now.  Here is the 40 HR/40 SB Club:

Tony Aguilar Dallas 2022
Tony Aguilar Dallas 2021
Pablo Figueroa San Diego 2015
Eddie Meas Jacksonville 2005

JULY 30, 2022
SIMBL HISTORIC MOMENTS
SIMBL NO-HITTERS & PERFECT GAME HISTORY

HOLLYWOOD'S 'BULLDOG' BRUNO HURLS FIRST PERFECT GAME OF SIMBL NEW FILE ERA

Bounty Hunters Ace Throws First Perfect Game In The SIMBL In Over Eight Seasons; Fifth In The SIMBL's 18-Season History

Hollywood Bounty Hunters teammates mob pitcher Bobby Bruno after 'The Bulldog' threw the first perfect game in the SIMBL New File Era against division foe Sacramento.  'The Bearded One' threw the first perfect game in the SIMBL in over eight seasons.  Pocatello's Michael Arnold threw the last perfect game in the SIMBL previously on April 19, 2014.  Bruno's gem was only the fifth perfect game in the SIMBL's 18-season history to date.

Saturday, July 30th, 2022: "I'm still completely stunned," Bobby Bruno told reporters as they sat next to Bruno's locker after today's 3-0 win by Hollywood. "Throwing a perfect game. It just doesn't seem real! I got all 27 outs in a row."

Bruno was an unstoppable force on the hill today as he fanned 6 Sacramento hitters and walked none en route to perfection.

"I had the best control of my life today," Bruno said. "The whole game was effortless." He quipped, "I never knew throwing a perfect game would be so easy."

On his stats sheet for the year Bruno shows a 12-5 record, 23 starts, 163.1 innings, 114 strikeouts and a 2.81 ERA.

JUNE 2, 2022

SAN DIEGO LEGEND GRIMES NOTCHES CAREER WIN 300 VS. HAWAII

San Diego teammates rush the mound to mob longtime Warewolves ace Bobby Grimes after he became the first pitcher in SIMBL history to achieve 300 career wins in 2022 SIM 9.

SIMBL legend Bobby Grimes continued to write his SIMBL Hall Of Fame ballot by becoming the first pitcher in SIMBL history to achieve 300 career wins in 2022 SIM 9.

On June 2, 2022, the 39 year-old Grimes became the 26th pitcher in American professional baseball history to achieve the pinnacle by going 8 innings, allowing 7 hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, walking 1 and striking out 3 in his eighth quality start of the season in a 5-3 win over division rival Hawaii which kept the defending SIMBL champion Warewolves one game ahead of the Pineapples in first place in the suddenly very competitive SL West.

"This is an accomplishment that I couldn't do by myself," said the eight-time SL Hurler Of The Year.  "And it's an accomplishment I couldn't have done without my teammates and the San Diego fans."

Grimes won 270 games from 2006-2018 before retiring with the close of the SIMBL First File Era.  After sitting for two seasons, Grimes filed to re-enter the SIMBL in the 2021 off-season and was heavily pursued by several SIMBL teams before his longtime GM Paul Ware prevailed by bringing Grimes back to San Diego with a winning $22,000,000 a year/3 season bid.

Grimes won 25 games last season in leading the 'Wolves to their 8th SIMBL title with him winning his second SIMBL CS MVP as well.

Grimes has amazingly won 20+ games in 13 of his 14 SIMBL seasons and became the first professional pitcher to hit the coveted 300 win plateau since Randy Johnson did on June 4, 2009.

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

SAN DIEGO WINS NINTH SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

'Wolves Legend Bobby Grimes Superb In Series Clincher


2021 SIMBL CS MVP:
Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2 GS 2-0 2.50 ERA 0.94 WHIP 18.0 IP 14 H 5 R 5 ER 3 BB 6 K

San Diego's impeccable legend and 295-game winner Bobby Grimes (above) smells blood pitching in the top of the 9th inning in Game Six of the 2021 SIMBL CS.  The 38 year-old Grimes, who returned to the SIMBL as a free agent-at-large last offseason after a three-season retirement, added to his legend by throwing a complete-game allowing three runs on eight hits in the clinching Game Six helping the 'Wolves 9th SIMBL Championship in the SIMBL's 17 seasons of play.

Congratulations to San Diego GM Warren Pineau whose 'Wolves won the 2021 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series four games to two over the Cinderella Dallas Texans of GM Robert Don.

San Diego keeps up its SIMBL dynasty winning their second SIMBL title in the first three seasons of the SIMBL New File Era.  The 'Wolves win their unprecedented 9th SIMBL ring in 17 seasons and their 9th in 11 trips to the SIMBL CS.

SIMBL legend Bobby Grimes showed why he will be a first ballot SIMBL Hall Of Famer by going another complete game scattering 8 hits allowing three runs in clinching another SIMBL championship.  Grimes returned to San Diego last offseason in free agency after a three-season retirement and now has been a part of 8 San Diego SIMBL championships.  Grimes was splendid in the 2021 SIMBL postseason going 6-0 with a 3.28 ERA.

San Diego DH Kory Stone's three-run shot off of the Texans impressive Anthony Green in the bottom of the 7th inning turned a 3-2 'Wolves lead into a 6-2 breakout.  After that, the 38 year-old Grimes just smelled blood and it was a good as over as the 295 game-winner went untouched the rest of the way in San Diego's electric Great American Ballpark.


Congratulations to Warren for the title and Robert for a great run and all of the SIMBL's 24 GMs on another exciting and successful season of fun play.  The SIMBL's 18th season is forthcoming.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

SAN DIEGO 7 DALLAS 4
San Diego Leads Series 1-0
W: Alberto Tovar (3-1) L: Tom Clifton (1-1)
HR: Paul Rose Dallas (3) Tony Aguilar Dallas 2 (3) Lance Stanley III (2) Kory Stone San Diego (6) Taki Taketo (6) Frank Hodges San Diego (5) Montelle James San Diego (3)
Player Of The Game: Tony Aguilar LF Dallas
2 for 4 2 R 2 RBI HR

A SIMBL CS record eight home runs did all of the scoring in 2021 SIMBL CS Game One as San Diego ace Alberto Tovar survives four home runs by Dallas.  Texans starter Tom Clifton also gave up four home runs.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:


DALLAS 4 SAN DIEGO 2 10 INNINGS

Series Tied 1-1
W: Juan Rivera (1-1) L: Kelly Wright (0-1)
HR: None
Player Of The Game: Dante Dawson 1B Dallas
4 for 4 1 R 1 BB 1 RBI

Returning from the DL, Dallas' Mark Haney tripled to lead of the top of the 10th inning then UL MVP candidate Tony Aguilar was intentionally walked and then stole second base.  SL Fireman Of The Year candidate Willie Roger DeMarco then entered the game and was greeted by a two-run single by Jim Nolan to put the Texans up 4-2.  Dallas closer Juan Rivera then shut the door in the bottom of the tenth retiring the dangerous San Diego middle of the lineup of Taki Taketo, Frank Hodges and Kory Stone in order to tie the series at one game each.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:


SAN DIEGO 6 DALLAS 2

San Diego Leads Series 2-1
W: Bobby Grimes (5-0) L: Ross Brooks (1-3)
HR: Adrian Bryant San Diego (2) Montelle James San Diego (4) Michael Ellis Dallas (4)
Player Of The Game: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
9.0 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 K

San Diego's 38 year-old eight-time SL Hurler Of The Year Bobby Grimes added to his legend by handcuffing Dallas with a six-hit complete game putting the 'Wolves up 2-1 in the 2021 SIMBL CS. Grimes is 5-0 with a 3.33 ERA this postseason.  San Diego carried a 6-0 lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning in a game that wasn't even in close in Dallas.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

SAN DIEGO 5 DALLAS 3

San Diego Leads Series 3-1
W: Kelly Wright (1-1) L: Rolland Lefebvre (2-2) SV: Willie Roger DeMarco (5)
HR: Kory Stone San Diego (7)
Player Of The Game: Kory Stone DH San Diego
1 for 4 1 R 2 RBI HR

In the top of the 9th inning in of a 3-3 ballgame in Dallas, San Diego 2B Scott Wyatt singled off of Dallas SP Rolland Lefebvre then was replaced by pinch runner Kel Griffin who promptly stole second base.  'Wolves SS Manny Romero then reached base on an error which scored Griffin to give San Diego a 4-3 lead.  

In came Texans stud closer Juan Rivera, who had been having a terrific season and postseason. Rivera allowed a single to the first batter he faced, Adrian Bryant, which scored Romero giving San Diego a 5-3 lead. 'Wolves star closer Willie Roger DeMarco came in to slam the door in the bottom of the 9th for his fifth save of the 2021 postseason and to give the 'Wolves a commanding 3-1 series lead.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

DALLAS 6 SAN DIEGO 0
San Diego Leads Series 3-2
W: Tom Clifton (2-1) L: Rhett Forrester (1-4)
HR: Paul Rose Dallas (4) Lance Stanley III (3)
Player Of The Game: Tom Clifton SP Dallas
7.0 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 4 K

Dallas SP Tom Clifton and MR Michael O'Brien held San Diego's explosive offense to six hits in a shutout win in Dallas.  The Texans Paul Rose homered in the bottom of the 7th inning to break open a 3-0 game and Dallas scored another run to make it 6-0 by the end of the inning.  Rose went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI. The Texans CF Lance Stanley III also blasted a solo home run.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

SAN DIEGO 7 DALLAS 3
San Diego Wins Series 4-2
W: Bobby Grimes (6-0) L: Anthony Green (3-1)
HR: Kory Stone San Diego (8) Kent Harvey San Diego (1)
Player Of The Game: Kory Stone DH San Diego
1 for 2 2 R 3 RBI 2 BB HR

JULY 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO'S NEW SIMBL RECORD LOSING STREAK ENDS AT 16 GAMES

Sunnyvale Ends Losing Streak At 14 Games

Devoted Sacramento Giants fans (above) have suffered recently through a new SIMBL record consecutive game losing streak which ended at 16 games on July 27, 2021 with a 12-2 victory over San Diego in 2021 SIM 17.

The Sacramento Giants of GM Jason Gregory continue their woes in 2021 SIM 17 and made SIMBL history with their 16th consecutive loss.  The Giants 7-5 loss to San Diego on July 27, 2021 broke the Bend Bandits' previous record of 15 straight losses during the 2014 SIMBL season.

"It's good for this thing to be finally over," said a relieved Gregory in the Giants clubhouse with his players after the game.  "While any rebuild is difficult to endure we certainly didn't need something like this to add to the frustration.  We will remain steadfast and patient in our rebuilding process with only a SIMBL Championship for us in the future as the ultimate goal."

The Giants then rebounded the next day with a 12-2 thumping of the 'Wolves to end the dubious streak.

The Sunnyvale Trailer Park Boys of new GM Troy Vogel came close but ended their losing streak at 14 consecutive games with a 6-4 win over the Rochester Roosters on July 26, 2021.  The 14 straight losses now tie for the third-longest losing streak in the SIMBL's seventeen-season history.

APRIL 23, 2021

TACOMA YOUNGSTER GIBSON NO-HITS DIVISION RIVAL OREGON

Rain's 5/8/5-Rated 23 Year-Old Off To 4-0 0.62 ERA Start


Tacoma's 23 year-old SP Brian Gibson's (above) SIMBL ratings may be only an unspectacular 5/8/5 but the Rain righthander has started the 2021 SIMBL season like a legend.  Gibson threw the 29th no-hitter in SIMBL history in 2021 SIM 3 and is off to a blistering 4-0 start with a 0.62 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in his first four starts of the 2021 SIMBL season.

Friday, April 23rd, 2021: No hitters are rare. But the fans at The Rain Gutter received a special gift as Brian Gibson of the Rain tossed a no-hitter against the Oregon Pioneers. He was masterful as he struck out 4 and walked 5 in a 1-0 Tacoma victory. In all Gibson faced only 32 batters. Gibson did not appear to have his best stuff in the early innings, but soon got into a groove and made quick work of the Pioneers. He was helped by several defensive gems along the way.

The Oregon manager said to the press after the no-hitter, "We had our chances in the first few innings, when he was hittable, but he shut us down totally in the last 4-5 innings."

"I had late movement that seemed to cause them a lot of trouble, especially from the fifth inning on," Gibson said to reporters.

NOVEMBER 5, 2020

MANHATTAN BEACH COMES OFF THE ROPES TO DEFEAT OREGON FOR 2020 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Seals Young SP Callaghan Pitches 'Game Of His Life' In Game Seven, Blanks Pioneers On Five-Hit Complete Game Shutout

2020 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Manhattan Beach 6 Oregon 3
Game Two: Manhattan Beach 6 Oregon 3
Game Three: Oregon 4 Manhattan Beach 2
Game Four: Oregon 7 Manhattan Beach 4
Game Five: Oregon 2 Manhattan Beach 1
Game Six: Manhattan Beach 3 Oregon 1
Game Seven: Manhattan Beach 3 Oregon 0
2020 SIMBL CS MVP:
Jamal Wilson
CF Manhattan Beach

.400 BA 6 R 8 RBI .904 OPS

Manhattan Beach closer Donnie Ames (above) has fun spraying down the Seals faithful after he closed the door in Game Seven for his eighth save in eight games, tying a SIMBL postseason record, during the Seals' 2020 championship run.

Manhattan Beach players (from left: Donnie Ames, 2020 SIMBL CS MVP Jamal Wilson, Layne Hamilton and Alberto Alvarez) get doused in a very wet Seals clubhouse celebrating their Game Seven victory over Oregon which gave them the 2020 SIMBL crown.

Manhattan Beach's 25 year-old SP Billy Callaghan (above) was brilliant in Game Seven of the 2020 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series.  The 7/4/5-rated righthander went 9.0 IP allowing five hits and no runs while walking two and sitting down eight.  Callaghan outpitched Oregon's twenty-game winner Carlos Quintana in the finale.

Congratulations go out to the SIMBL's Australian mate, GM Shane Day, and his Manhattan Beach Seals for coming back from a three games to two deficit, winning both Game Six and Game Seven, to win the 2020 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series over Oregon GM Mike Senn's Pioneers.  It was the sixth SIMBL Championship Series in SIMBL history to go the full seven game distance.

It is the first SIMBL championship in franchise history for the Seals, who earlier in their SIMBL existence were the Dalton Dawgs, Columbus Thundercats and Edmonton Crackercats.  The exciting seven-game series completes the second worst-to-SIMBL Champions one-season turnaround in SIMBL history.  The Seals finished 75-87 last season in last place in the SL West.  This season they went 96-66 winning the SL West and putting an end to San Diego's unprecedented 15-season division title streak.  The Seals also defeated the Warewolves in five games in the 2020 SLCS.  The only other team to complete a worst-to-SIMBL Champions transformation in one season was the legendary Cinderella Pocatello Timberjacks in the 2008 season.  The T-Jacks lost 91 games the previous season and came back from a three games to one series deficit against Texas in the 2008 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to win it all in what some SIMBL followers to this day consider the best series in SIMBL postseason history.

The Pioneers fail to win their second SIMBL Championship after sweeping Calgary in 2011 as a wildcard, one of only two wildcard teams to ever win the SIMBL Coveted Cup.

The series saw the Pioneers finally knock around the previously untouchable Seals starting pitchers Bobby Bruno and Dave Jackson in Games Four and Five to come back from a 2-1 series deficit to within one game away from winning it all and held a 3-2 series lead.  Manhattan Beach youngsters Bartolo Vera and Billy Callaghan then limited Oregon to two total runs in the last two games to seal the comeback for the title.  Combined with a hardluck 2-1 Game Five loss, the Seals held the Pioneers to three total runs in the last three games of the series.

The 7/4/5-rated Callaghan pitched the game of his life when called upon to go against Oregon's twenty-game winner Carlos Quintana in Game Seven.  The 25 year-old righthander threw a complete game five-hitter with two walks and eight strikeouts to give the Seals the series which cemented them as a serious future SL and SIMBL contenders.

Bobby Bruno, the Seals favorite to win this season's SL Hurler Of The Year Award, went 4-1 with a 3.75 ERA in five starts in Manhattan Beach's march through the 2020 SL playoffs.  Dave Jackson went 4-1 in five starts with a 3.07 ERA.  Closer Donnie Ames was perfect with 8 saves (tying a SIMBL postseason record) in eight playoff appearances and a 0.00 ERA allowing only three hits in 8.0 innings.  CF Jamal Wilson hit .286 with 8 RBI scoring eleven runs and stealing eleven bases throughout the 2020 postseason.

Manhattan Beach CF Jamal Wilson, who had a terrific 2020 regular season, was named the 2020 SIMBL CS MVP by hitting .400 (12 for 30), scoring six runs, stealing four bases and driving in eight big runs with a .904 OPS in the seven games.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

OWLS' AUSTIN HURLS NO-NO VS. DIVISION RIVAL HARTFORD

Bristol Hurler One Walk Away From Perfect Game In Third No-Hitter Of 2020 SIMBL Season

Bristol pitcher Ashton Austin (above) celebrates the realization of the SIMBL's third no-hitter of the 2020 season.  Austin was one walk from a perfect game against Hartford in 2020 SIM 25.  The 31 year-old left-hander followed a 18-5 2.76 ERA All-Star season in 2019 with a 18-10 3.75 ERA in 2020.

Sunday, September 27th, 2020: It's a rare thing to pitch a no-hitter in baseball. It's done by the great and the not-so-great. There are times when an average pitcher will briefly be glorified by this achievement. It is not an honor reserved totally for the great pitchers. Today at Whalers Coliseum, Ashton Austin of the Owls reveled in the glory of a no-hitter. Today he was the best he could be. He held Hartford hitless and beat them 2-0.

One of the Whalers told reporters after the game, "Everything was working for him. When that happens, everything is going your way. He was in command."

Austin rung up 4 strikeouts, issued 1 walk and faced only 27 hitters in his historic outing.

After the game in the Bristol locker room, he spoke to reporters. "I really got nervous in the last inning. I knew I had a chance at a no-hitter. It was hard to stay calm and concentrate. Thank goodness for my catcher. He told me to just concentrate on hitting his glove. He would do all the thinking."

Austin has a 18-10 season record so far. In 33 starts, he has fanned 116 batters in 221 innings with a 3.75 ERA.

AUGUST 30, 2020

'THE STREAK' ENDS AT 78 GAMES

Sunnyvale's McFadden's Amazing & Historic Consecutive Saves Streak Ended By Manhattan Beach


ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END: Sunnyvale closer Robert McFadden (above) reacts to Manhattan Beach CF Jamal Wilson's game-tying triple on August 30, 2020.  Wilson's RBI triple broke McFadden's historic 78 consecutive saves streak in 2020 SIM 21.  Seals SS Alberto Alvarez then brought in Wilson with a sacrifice fly to also give McFadden the loss for a bittersweet ending to the longest saves streak in the SIMBL's 16-season history. 

Sunnyvale Trailer Park Boys closer Robert McFadden's amazing and historic SIMBL consecutive saves streak ended in 2020 SIM 21 after 78 games.  It was "The Amazing Mick's" first blown save of his SIMBL career dating back some 115 games and 78 save opportunities to the beginning of the SIMBL New File Era.

In one of the most historic streaks in SIMBL history, "Mick" took the loss in a 5-4 loss to Manhattan Beach on August 30, 2020.  McFadden came into the game in the top of the ninth with a 4-3 lead to do what he did so many times in his SIMBL career: save the game for Sunnyvale.

McFadden walked Seals 3B Bob Burgess to start off the ninth.  Speedster Joe Henry was put in to pinch run for Burgess by Manhattan Beach and promptly stole second base.  After getting Mike Butler to strike out looking, Seals CF Jamal Wilson continued his solid season by tripling in Butler blowing the save and tying the game at 4-4.

Seals All-Star SS Alberto Alvarez then drove in Wilson with a sacrIfice fly to put the Seals up 5-4 before McFadden closed the inning by getting the always-dangerous Matthew Boggs to flyout to end the inning.

Manhattan Beach closer Donnie Ames then got out of the bottom of the ninth to earn his 28th save of the season giving McFadden the loss and ending his historic saves streak at 78 consecutive games.

Prior to McFadden's streak, Former Columbus Thundercats two-time UL Fireman Of The Year Aaron Bennett held the SIMBL record of 46 consecutive saves, a mark that McFadden shattered last season.  Former Calgary closer John Campbell came close to setting the record in 2009 but came up two saves short as his streak ended at 43 straight games which remains the third-best saves streak in SIMBL history.

New York All-Star closer Andrew Steele now holds the longest current consecutive save streak at 32 games after 2020 SIM 21.

AUGUST 3, 2020

SUNNYVALE CLOSER MCFADDEN'S HISTORIC SAVES STREAK AT 70 GAMES & COUNTING

'The Streak' Has OOTP Fans Baffled At The Rarity Of One Of The Most Amazing Streaks In SIMBL & OOTP History


Sunnyvale Trailer Park Boys closer Robert McFadden (above) pumps his fist after saving his 70th consecutive SIMBL save in 2020 SIM 17.  McFadden, a 10/7/10-rated righthander selected in the sixth round of the 2019 New File Era Inaugural Draft by GM Tim Melican, has not blown a save in his entire SIMBL career thus far.  The 29 year-old two-time SIMBL All-Star shattered the previous SIMBL consecutive saves record of 46 set by Columbus' two-time UL Fireman Of The Year Aaron Bennett.

By Tim Melican
Sunnyvale Trailer Park Boys GM
SIMBL Contributor

Behind the Sunnyvale Trailer Park closer phenomenon that is Robert McFadden, there is The Streak.

The phenomenon is what happens when the bullpen gate in right field swings open, usually at the start of the ninth inning, and McFadden bursts through, on a dead run toward the mound. Sunnyvale Trailer Park speakers blare Helix's "Rock You",  the strobe lights start flashing around the rim of the ballpark, the words "Rock You'' appear on the giant video board, and the stands erupt.

The Streak is what happens next!  It's almost mystifying.  

McFadden enters the week having converted 70 consecutive save opportunities, a SIMBL record streak that began in April 2019.  He passed the previous mark of 46, set by Columbus Thundercats' Aaron Bennett which ended in 2007.  That's roughly thirteen seasons ago. McFadden has since obliterated the former 2006 and 2007 UL Fireman Of The Year's record.

o·blit·er·ate

tr.v. o·blit·er·at·ed, o·blit·er·at·ing, o·blit·er·ates

1. To do away with completely so as to leave no trace.  See Synonyms at abolish.

2.  It, which is why those "Rock You'' T-shirts, featuring a caricature of his stone cold face, are so popular around town.


Sunnyvale GM Tiim Melican adds:

"I know he's going to do the job. There were a lot of great relief pitchers in the SIMBL before Robert McFadden and none of them came close to what he has done.''

The Streak raises two questions.

The first is whether it can ever be matched.  Trailer Park Boys' GM Tim Melican was quick to dismiss that notion, even if the streak were to end tonight.

"We may never, ever see it again in OOTP and/or the SIMBL,'' Melican said.  "Seventy consecutive saves is something that's going to be tough for anybody to match, and we don't even know how much higher that number is going to go.  I think it will stand for a long, long time.''

The second is where McFadden's run ranks among other famous streaks.

Melican says:

"If you're around it every day, you certainly appreciate it.  But if you're looking at it from afar, maybe you take it for granted a little bit.''

To the paying customers, the chance to stand and scream as McFadden runs across right field at the start of the ninth is an experience to be treasured more than any number in a record book.

"You often see a crowd hanging around to see a guy hit,'' Melican  said.  "But I don't think I have ever seen a crowd hang around to see a relief pitcher.  That, to me, is what makes it so special.''

The SIMBL League Office has posted an official watch of McFadden's historic consecutive saves streak on it's SIMBL Front Page website in the top right hand corner.

JUNE 26, 2020

ROOSTERS YOUNG ACE MONTGOMERY NO-HITS HUSTLERS FOR ROCHESTER'S SECOND NO-NO OF 2020 SEASON


Friday, June 26th, 2020: "Justin Montgomery was just plain nasty on the mound today," according to his batterymate and quite a few of the Las Vegas Hustlers after the Rochester hurler fired a 3-0 no-hitter.

The Hustlers were powerless against him. "It is what we call in baseball 'filthy'... his stuff was just too much for us today," the losing manager told reporters after the game."

In an overpowering performance Montgomery faced 28 batters in all and finish the game with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk.

"After the first couple of innings, I knew I had some good stuff going," Montgomery said. "In the bullpen, it really wasn't that good, to be honest. But when I got out on the mound and flipped the switch, I had some pretty good stuff. I had a good fastball with control and I was able to throw my breaking ball and changeup for strikes."

In pitching stats this season Montgomery has rung up 10 wins and 4 losses in 16 games. He has an ERA of 3.26 and has fanned 94 batters in 124.1 innings.

MAY 26, 2020

ROOSTERS' MORENO HURLS ONLY SECOND SIMBL NO-HITTER IN PAST FIVE SEASONS

Rochester's Nelson Moreno (above) points to the heavens after hurling the SIMBL's first no-hitter in nearly a year and only the second no-no in the past five seasons in shutting down SL East division rival Colchester in 2020 SIM 8.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020: The crowd sensed something special today at Mel Blanc Memorial Stadium. They seemed to get a little louder with passing of each out and each inning. It was obvious on the scoreboard that the pitcher had a no-hitter.

"It was like the playoffs or the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series," Nelson Moreno told the press after the game."

It ended up a very special day for Moreno of the Rochester Roosters -- he held the Colchester Choppers hitless and beat them 6-0, totaling 6 strikeouts with 3 walks and faced only 29 batters.

"Today was my day and I got lucky. I've had a couple of other shots that I've lost in the seventh inning and today I got through that and made it."

Lucky? Maybe so. But it usually takes more than luck to hold a team hitless.

This season to date Moreno has a record of 4 wins and 2 losses with a 3.66 ERA, has appeared in 10 games and struck out 46 in 71.1 innings.

NOVEMBER 19, 2019

WOLVES AVENGE LAST SEASON'S DEFEAT TO 'CLIPS IN SIMBL CS TO WIN EIGHTH SIMBL TITLE

Pitching Prevails As San Diego's Stellar Starting Pitching Holds Calgary's Big Bats In Check In Six Games

2019 SIMBL CS MVP:
Alberto Tovar SP San Diego
2-0 16.3 IP 0.00 ERA 18 K


San Diego veteran SP Rhett Forrester (above) was masterful in the Warewolves' run to their eighth SIMBL title going 5-0 and winning the SIMBL title-clinching Game Six in Calgary over the defending SIMBL champion Clippers.


After being regarded as a major disappointment as an New File Era Inaugural Draft first-round draft pick for Sunnyvale and then traded to Astoria all this past season, 'Wolves 1B Frank 'The Tank' Hodges (above) came alive in the 2019 SIMBL CS swatting two game-changing home runs in Games Five and Six including this one in the series-clinching Game Six 6-3 San Diego win.

Top pitching talent wins over top offensive talent in the SIMBL.  At least this time.

The San Diego Warewolves of GM Paul Ware used the SIMBL's top-ranked starting pitching rotation to hold the league's most potent offense in check defeating GM Christian DeMarco's Calgary Clippers to avenge last season's seven-game loss to them in the 2018 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series and are the 2019 SIMBL Champions.

The 'Wolves defeated the 'Clips for the second time in three SIMBL CS meetings and won their unprecedented eighth SIMBL title in the league's fifteen seasons of play.  It was the 'Wolves tenth SIMBL CS appearance where they are now 8-2.

The Clippers, eleven-time UL Central Champions, finally won their first SIMBL Championship last season after eleven previous postseason trips.  The Clippers are now 1-3 in SIMBL CS appearances in 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2019.  San Diego and Calgary, the league's top two all-time winning franchises after fifteen seasons, have met three times in the SIMBL CS: 2014, 2018 and 2019.  It was the first time in SIMBL history that the same two teams met in consecutive Coveted Cups.

In Game Four, the Clippers came back in late innings to win 6-5.  Calgary's uber-reliever Bob Detty was phenomenal and took the win to even the series at 2-2.  In Game Five, aces Alberto Tovar of San Diego and Craig Byrd of Calgary battled late until San Diego prevailed in another one-run win 4-3.  Wolves' closer Kelvin Wilson saved his eighth game of the postseason tying a SIMBL playoff record.

In the deciding Game Six, San Diego's Rhett Forrester continued his postseason dominance over Calgary's 25-game winner Joey Morgan, who slipped to 1-4 in the 2019 postseason, to give the 'Wolves a 6-3 win and the 2019 SIMBL Coveted Cup title.  Forrester was 5-0 in the 'Wolves' run to their eighth SIMBL title and first since the 2016 SIMBL season.

San Diego stellar starting pitching held the high-octane Calgary offense to 18 runs in the series' six games.  Three of the six games were one-run games and San Diego held Calgary to three runs or under in their four wins.

JUNE 3, 2019

CLIPS' BYRD THROWS FIRST NO-HITTER OF NEW FILE ERA

Calgary Ace Hurls First SIMBL No-No In Nearly Four Seasons


Calgary Clippers SP Craig Byrd (above) was GM Christian DeMarco's second-round draft pick in the SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft.  The 27 year-old made history in 2019 SIM 9 by throwing the first no-hitter in the New File Era and in hurling the first no-no in the SIMBL in nearly four full seasons in a 1-0 win over Sacramento on June 1, 2019.  Bristol's Manny Guerro was previously the last pitcher to throw a no-hit gem on July 25, 2015.

Monday, June 3rd, 2019: Craig Byrd made quick work of Sacramento at Hooters Ballpark Of Sacramento on June 1, 2019. The 27-year-old hurler tossed a no-hitter for the Calgary Clippers in defeating the Giants 1-0.

"I really didn't have my best stuff today," he admitted after the game, "there's a lot of luck involved in throwing a no-hitter. Some days it's better to lucky than good."

In a superlative outing he registered 2 strikeouts and 1 walk.

Luck or not, Byrd will go down in history and will get his name written down in the league record book.

This season Byrd has a 7-4 record with a 3.79 ERA.

The gem was the first no-hitter thrown in the SIMBL in nearly four seasons.  Before the SIMBL Steroid Era took effect with the conversion to OOTP 10 before the 2016 season, Bristol SP Manny Guerro threw the last no-hitter on July 25, 2015.

APRIL 8, 2019

DALLAS' BAILEY MAKES HISTORY IN OPENING SIM OF NEW FILE ERA

Texans Slugger Sets Record With Three Multiple HR Games & Seven Taters In One Week

Dallas 3B Chance Bailey (above), the Texans' first-round draft pick in the New File Era Inaugural Draft, made SIMBL history in the very first SIM of the 2019 season.  Bailey became the first player to have three multiple home run games in one week and also set a record with seven taters in one week as well.  Bailey hit a blister .478 with 7 HR and 13 RBI in the 2019 Opening SIM.

Dallas third baseman Chance Bailey started off the New File Era off with a bang and made history.

Bailey, the Texans' first-round draft pick in the New File Era Inaugural Draft and 12th selection overall, had a historic week in the 2019 Opening Day SIM.  The 9/8/9/3/4-rated 28 year-old, who had three games with two home runs in a week, accomplishes a feat that has never been done before in the SIMBL's previous fourteen seasons of play.

Date Vs. Result AB R H BI HR BB K SB
04/07/2019 AST Win, 6-3 4 2 2 4 2 0 2 0
04/06/2019 AST Loss, 5-8 5 2 2 4 2 0 2 0
04/05/2019 AST Loss, 2-5 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 0
04/03/2019 HFD Win, 2-1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
04/02/2019 HFD Win, 6-4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0
04/01/2019 HFD Win, 3-2 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 0
NOVEMBER 6, 2018

CLIPPERS END POSTSEASON FUTILITY WITH 2018 SIMBL TITLE

Calgary Ends First File Era With Their First SIMBL Championship In Eleven Postseason Trips; San Diego Denied Eighth SIMBL Title

Calgary Clippers teammates storm the field in a silenced San Diego Great American Ballpark and celebrate their first SIMBL championship in eleven postseason appearances for GM Christian DeMarco.  The Clips went seven tough games in the ULCS with Sacramento and followed that with another tough seven games against San Diego in the 2018 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series.  Calgary's ending of their infamous postseason choke streak concludes the SIMBL's First File Era as the league heads towards a new file and the conversion to OOTP 11 next.

GM Christian DeMarco's Calgary Clippers ended their infamous and dubious distinction of being the SIMBL's choke artists supreme when it comes to the SIMBL postseason.  The Clippers, known as the '1990's Atlanta Braves of SIMBL' for their failure to win a single championship despite ten previous playoff appearances with powerhouse teams, finally ripped the raven off of their necks and won the 2018 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series in grand style by defeating GM Paul Ware's seven-time SIMBL champion San Diego Warewolves in seven games.

The series was another classic SIMBL Coveted Cup going down to the last out in a white-knuckle affair.  As is the custom and tradition in the SIMBL, the series was run with a live SIM over the phone with SIMBL Vice-Commissioner and Ruston GM Jamey Carter handling the honors with DeMarco and Ware on the phone making ingame decisions while managing their teams.

The Clippers, who lost their previous two trips to the SIMBL CS by being swept by Oregon in 2011 and losing in six games to San Diego in 2014, lost the first two games at San Diego.  The ten-time UL Central Champions then won the next three games of the series, including a rare postseason defeat of future SIMBL Hall Of Fame ace Bobby Grimes, to go up 3-2 in the series before the 'Wolves came roaring back with a 13-7 Game Six victory in Calgary to tie the series and force a Game Seven in San Diego.

Game Seven was one for the ages as the Clippers former second-round draft pick RF Delbert Howes homered in the top of the second off of former Ruston first-round draft pick and rookie Ron Webb to give Calgary a 1-0 lead.  An error and a wild pitch by Webb in the top of the third scored the Clippers speedy leadoff man CF Hugo Latta to give Calgary a 2-0 lead. San Diego added a run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Calgary UL MVP candidate Ray Barrot, who continued his dominance in the playoffs by hitting .341 with 7 HR and 22 RBI, then scored catcher Charlie Thompson on a fielders choice in the top of the seventh to put the Clips up 3-1.

Ware, going with his trademark usage of all lefthanded pitchers, then brought in his young closer Evaristo Gonzalez who loaded the bases in the top of the ninth and then walked Howes forcing home 1B Chris Cota to give the Clippers a 4-1 lead in front of 43,409 silenced 'Wolves fans in their Great American Ballpark.

The seven-time SIMBL champs didn't go down easily though.  SS Israel Moton singled off of former first-round draft pick and rookie Jeremiah Flores.  The speedy Moton then stole second base on a weak throw by Calgary catcher Charlie Thompson.  Two-time SL MVP Aaron Rasch then singled in Moton and moved to second on the throw to home plate to make it a 4-2 game with no outs. 

The 10/9/8-rated Flores then got the dangerous Pablo Figueroa, who sizzled during the entire playoffs with a .329 average with 7 HR and 16 RBI, to fly out though allowing Rasch to tag up to third base.  Flores then walked fellow rookie 1B Jose Ibanez to put runners at first and third with one out in a two-run game for all the marbles in the 2018 SIMBL season.

DeMarco then decided that he had enough and brought in another one of his former first-round reliever draft picks, Francis Cox, who had been relegated to a starting pitcher for the postseason after being an All-Star setup man this season.  Cox, who started and won Game Three of the series, then got Greg Lainez to ground into a double-play to end the white-knuckle affair and give DeMarco and his Clippers their first SIMBL championship.

"It finally feels good," an exuberant DeMarco shouted to reporters in the celebrating locker room.  "But, these guys couldn't do anything easy for me.  If I had to wait fourteen seasons and three and a half real-life years to get a SIMBL ring, they were going to make me a nervous wreck until the last out!  Paul's teams are always tough and we really didn't expect to win this series with both of his top two pitchers completely rested and ours not going in to start the series."

Ware conceded after the dramatic series. 

"We really thought we had this series won after the sixth game going back to San Diego.  You have to give Christian and his Clippers credit.  He always has great offensive teams but his bullpen that he built, by the draft and some savvy trades specifically for situations like this, was the difference in Game Seven and throughout the series.  Congratulations to Christian.  It's the Clippers' time," said Ware.

That wraps it up for the SIMBL's first fourteen seasons and the end of the First File Era.  The SIMBL's 15th Anniversary Season will begin with a new file and inaugural draft in an effort to correct the old files' unsuccessful jump from OOTP 6.5 to OOTP 10 in which the league devoted the three previous seasons (2016-2018) to.

The SIMBL League Office stated that an announcement of the schedule of the new file proceedings will be announced shortly and events should be taking shape after a one week grace period to allow the leagues leadership and its GMS to prepare for the new file and draft.

AUGUST 25, 2018

2500!

Fourteen-Year SIMBL Veterans New Orleans' Espitia & Los Angeles' Martinez First To Collect 2500 Career Hits

Los Angeles Meat Puppets' fourteen-year veteran 3B Manny Martinez (above) slices his 2500th career SIMBL hit on August 25, 2018 becoming the second player in SIMBL history to achieve the plateau.  Martinez, who has played his entire career with GM Dave Bliley's team after being drafted by him in the third round of the 2005 SIMBL Inaugural Draft, followed New Orleans' 37 year-old 2B Lucas Espitia who became the first player in SIMBL history to reach the 2500 hit mark a few days earlier.

MAY 16-17, 2018

LAS VEGAS' EMERY & SAN DIEGO'S HYER MAKE HISTORY AS FIRST CLOSERS TO REACH 400 SIMBL CAREER SAVES

Las Vegas closer Frank Emery (left) beat San Diego's Bill Hyer (right) by one day and on May 17, 2018 became the first closer to reach 400 SIMBL career saves.  Hyer joined Emery the next day to become the first closers to reach the plateau and cemented themselves as two of the best firemen in SIMBL history.

Thursday, May 17th, 2018: After the game the Las Vegas Hustlers outstanding reliever Frank Emery celebrated his 400th-career save by reminiscing about his first save. "I remember it clearly. I was a rookie and the last one standing in the bullpen in an extra-inning game. Our staff was worn to a frazzle and was desperate for a pitcher. So they put me in. I faced four batters, rung up the victory and took the first step toward 400 saves."

The 34-year-old Emery got number 400 by preserving the Hustlers 9-5 win over the Lowell Lumberjacks.

Since coming into the league Emery has registered 400 saves. His lifetime ERA is 2.85 with a 74-67 record in 910 appearances. He has rung up 1188 strikeouts in 1059.1 innings.

Friday, May 18th, 2018: Bill Hyer has joined elite company. The San Diego Warewolves reliever earned his 400th save in a 5-2 victory over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at Great American Ballpark. The newest member of the 400 club told reporters after the game, "I get the ball and I try to win the game. When I get a save, my team wins and really that's all that matters. I'm happy to reach the milestone but it's just that. The more important part is that I've helped my club win." While picking up the save, Hyer allowed 1 hit and no runs in 1 innings of work.

Despite the dejection of their team having lost the game, even a number of Iron Pigs fans were seen honoring Hyer as they joined in the standing ovation as he recorded the final out on his historic save. "That was pretty special," he said. "Something I won't soon forget."

Up to now in his career Hyer has compiled a 64-33 mark in 623 games with 734 strikeouts and 133 walks in 637.2 innings. He has been credited with 400 saves and has a 2.17 ERA.

MAY 12, 2018

'PUPPETS' QUIJADA BECOMES YOUNGEST PLAYER IN SIMBL HISTORY TO REACH 300 CAREER HOMERS

Former Long-Time Texas Third Baseman Joins Seven Others In Exclusive 300 Career Home Run Club

Los Angeles 3B Osvaldo "Predator" Quijada (above left) watches his 300th SIMBL career home run blaze through the sky on May 12, 2018.  Quijada, the #2 overall pick in the 2006 SIMBL draft, spent twelve seasons with Texas before signing a $16,000,000 a season/four-year deal this past off-season with division rival Los Angeles.  Quijada, at 32 years-old, became the youngest player in the SIMBL's first fourteen seasons to reach the 300 career home run plateau joining seven other players in the exclusive club.  Earlier this season Quijada became the ninth player in SIMBL history to achieve 2000 SIMBL career hits.

Saturday, May 12th, 2018: Osvaldo Quijada hit a historic home run today -- career blast number 300. "I am happy to be in such elite company. It has been quite a ride so far," Quijada said after the game.

The Meat Puppets third baseman went 4 for 5 with 2 home runs and 3 runs batted in as the Los Angeles Meat Puppets won 10-7 over the Sacramento Giants.

In his career stats Quijada has compiled a .296 batting average and collected 2037 hits, 300 home runs and 1198 RBIs.

SIMBL 300+ CAREER HOME RUN CLUB:

561 Daryl Ryles San Diego 2005-2017  
364 Luis Franco Toronto/Brooklyn 2005-2015  
361 Glenn Knapp Marin/Jacksonville/Ruston/Birmingham/Dalton/Pocatello 2005-2018  
322 Mike Chisholm Pensacola/Kitchener 2005-2014  
320 Maiku Inejiro Oregon/Marin/Kitchener 2005-2015  
319 Eddie Meas Jacksonville/Chicago/Toronto 2005-2014  
301 Taitarou Haranobu Oregon/Toronto/Calgary 2005-2017  
300 Osvaldo Quijada Texas/Los Angeles 2006-2018

APRIL 6, 2018
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HISTORY MADE IN 2018 OPENING SIM: GRIMES & QUIJADA ACCOMPLISH MAJOR MILESTONES

San Diego Legend First To Win 250 Games; Los Angeles New Superstar Becomes Ninth Player In SIMBL History To Achieve 2000 Hits

San Diego seven-time SL Hurler Of The Year Bobby Grimes (above) became the first pitcher in SIMBL history to win 250 games with a two-hit shutout of division rival Oregon on April 6, 2018.  Grimes, 35, is the SIMBL's all-time wins leader with a 250-67 career record with a 2.43 career ERA and is a lock for the SIMBL Hall Of Fame when his career comes to an end.

New Los Angeles Meat Puppet 3B Osvaldo "The Predator" Quijada (above) ,who left Texas this offseason after twelve seasons as a Roadrunner signing a four-year deal worth over $16,000,000 a season with Meat Puppets GM Dave Bliley, became the youngest player in SIMBL history (at 33 years-old) to reach 2000 career hits on April 6, 2018 in 2018 SIM 1.  Osvaldo becomes the ninth player in the SIMBL's fourteen-season history to accomplish the feat.

Friday, April 6th, 2018: What would you do after you had just won your 250th game? Run around Lewis & Clark Field doing cartwheels, jumping for joy and waving to the crowd? Well, maybe you and I would do that, but not Bobby Grimes -- that's not his way.

After he notched number 250, the 35-year-old San Diego hurler spoke to the press like he always has -- in a soft, quiet voice. He wasn't doing any cartwheels or even anything resembling a jump for joy. "Obviously it feels very good," Grimes commented. "To win this many games, you've got to have a lot of help."

Grimes got his milestone victory by beating the Oregon Pioneers 9-0. He held them to 2 hits in 9 innings and rung up 6 strikeouts with no walks.

After sharing his thoughts with the press, he went to the clubhouse. There he was greeted by the guys who had helped him get #250. His teammates showered him with champagne and then gave him a rousing round of applause. That got to him -- for the first time today, Grimes's face broke into a big smile.

Grimes has crafted a 250-67 won-lost record in his career with a 2.43 ERA.

Friday, April 6th, 2018: It was one of Osvaldo Quijada's better days at the ballpark. The Los Angeles Meat Puppets toppled the Texas Roadrunners 11-5 and the third baseman recorded his 2000th career hit.

In his 1787-game career, Quijada has hit at a .296 clip and collected 2000 hits with 340 doubles, 31 triples, 293 homers, and 1172 RBIs.

NOVEMBER 4, 2017
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SIMPLY A CLASSIC!

OWLS & HITMEN GIVE THE SIMBL A COVETED CUP TO REMEMBER

Grady's Single In Bottom Of Tenth In Game Seven Gives Bristol It's First SIMBL Title In Electrifying Fashion

It's bedlam in The Park At Chippen Hills in Bristol as the Owls' Barry Grady is mobbed by his teammates after singling in pinch-runner Jeffrey Huey in the bottom of the tenth inning in Game Seven of the 2017 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to give Bristol a 9-8 win over Chicago.  Facing a 8-5 deficit in the top of the ninth inning, Chicago's $18,000,000 SFA R.J. Poole earned his salary by clobbering a three-run homer to tie the game at 8-8 and sent the game and series into extra-innings before Grady's single gave charter SIMBL GM Greg Checovetes his first SIMBL title after thirteen seasons at the helm in Bristol.

Chicago star slugger R.J. Poole (above) watches his Hitmen tie the game in the top of the ninth inning on his three-run blast in Game Seven of the 2017 SIMBL CS.  Poole's shot tied the game at 8-8 after Chicago was down 8-5 and down to their final three outs and sent the game into extra-innings in one of the best games in SIMBL history that will be remembered for seasons to come.  The former 2014 SFA became the second player in SIMBL history to hit 50 home runs in a season this past season and drove in 169 runs, the third-most in SIMBL history.

2017 SIMBL CS MVP:
Barry Grady Bristol

Saturday, November 4th, 2017: "This is why we play the game," commented Bristol's GM Greg Checovetes after his club captured their first SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series crown by beating the Chicago Hitmen 9-8 in ten innings today at The Park at Chippens Hill to win the 2017 SIMBL CS in seven classic games.

"Baseball don't get any better than this."

In a classic series and Game Seven that will be remembered in the SIMBL for seasons to come, The Owls overcame losing their ace starting pitcher Joey Coulston who had to leave the game in the top of the first inning after suffering a hamstring injury. The Owls overcame a 5-3 deficit to take a 8-5 lead in the bottom of the 6th inning.

In a shot that will be long-remembered in SIMBL circles, the Hitmen's third baseman and former 2014 SFA R.J. Poole clubbed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to tie the game 8-8. The Owls couldn't score after getting the speedy Jeremy Bevil to second base to send the game into extra-innings in Game Seven of the 2017 SIMBL Championship.

Chicago was retired in order by Owls reliever Bobby Barnwell in the top of the 10th.

In the bottom of the inning, the SIMBL's top prospect, catcher Alfonso Olivarria, the second overall pick in last season's 2016 SIMBL Draft, walked. The Owls' speedy Jeffrey Huey was inserted as a pinch-runner and went to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Jose Zeno. 2017 UL MVP candidate Barry Grady, who enjoyed a monster breakout season in the regular season, then singled off in Huey off of one of the best closers in the SIMBL, William Randazzo, to give the Owls the walk-off win and sending Bristol fans in The Park At Chippens Hill into a frenzy.

It is the first SIMBL Championship for Owls GM Greg Checovetes after thirteen seasons at the helm and after going 0 for 5 in five previous ULCS attempts.

The Owls were victorious 4-3 in the series after completing the regular season 104-58 and finishing in first place in the Union League East.

The losing GM Mike Lynch had his say, too, telling reporters, "Despite the loss, this year has been a pretty good story, a doggone good story. I'm proud of my guys. We had great veteran leadership and we had players that never gave up -- no quit in us at all. And it got us here. And I'm proud of that. I think you might see the Hitmen back here soon."

 
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2040 SIMBL GM AWARDS

GMOTY CARTER ORE
UL SOTY VASQUEZ ORE
SL SOTY COOPER TB
UL HOTY CABRERA BEN
SL HOTY LAUX BOS
UL MROTY MARINO BRI
SL MROTY CAMPBELL BOS
UL FOTY CHASE NY
SL FOTY VIRGIL ASH
UL ROTY VASQUEZ ORE
SL ROTY GONZALEZ LV

2040 SIMBL CS:
ASHEVILLE 4 NEW YORK 2

2040 SIMBL LCS:
NEW YORK 4 OREGON 2
ASHEVILLE 4 NORFOLK 3

2040 SIMBL LDS:
OREGON 4 BRISTOL 0
NEW YORK 4 CALGARY 2
ASHEVILLE 4 BOSTON 2
NORFOLK 4 HOLLYWOOD 1

UL EastWLGB
New York9864-
Bristol94684
Whitby90728
Westbury689430
UL CentralWLGB
Calgary8676-
Dallas768610
Toronto738913
Texas6110125
UL WestWLGB
Oregon9963-
Bend837916
Cleveland709229
Seattle689431
SL EastWLGB
Norfolk8874-
Boston87751
Rochester81817
Chicago80828
SL CentralWLGB
Asheville9369-
Tampa Bay85778
Las Vegas837910
Knoxville828011
SL WestWLGB
Hollywood8478-
Hawaii82802
San Diego719113
Sacramento6210022
PlayerTmWAR
A. VasquezORE10.8
P. RiveraASH9.3
D. RylesWBY7.7
J. RoperWBY7.3
H. GordonBOS7.2
PlayerTmAVG
D. StylesHAW.338
A. VasquezORE.334
J. BarkerHWD.322
K. ShimazuORE.317
A. SakataROC.314
PlayerTmH
A. VasquezORE216
M. MacNamaraWBY212
J. BarkerHWD208
K. CooperTB207
K. ShimazuORE201
PlayerTmR
A. VasquezORE142
P. RiveraASH122
K. KatoTOR112
K. CooperTB106
J. BarkerHWD104
PlayerTmBB
D. JonesBRI109
N. YokotaNFK102
N. EricksonSAC102
J. KovachNY101
A. HikaruASH98
PlayerTmOBP
A. VasquezORE.420
D. RylesWBY.403
S. DawsonORE.402
J. EscobarHWD.397
B. MitchellSAC.392
PlayerTmSLG
D. RylesWBY.568
K. CooperTB.564
P. RiveraASH.548
H. HendersonCGY.541
V. StewartNFK.525
PlayerTmOPS
D. RylesWBY.971
K. CooperTB.913
H. HendersonCGY.903
A. VasquezORE.895
B. MitchellSAC.894
PlayerTmD
J. RoperWBY46
M. MacNamaraWBY46
J. EscobarHWD45
A. VasquezORE42
K. CooperTB42
PlayerTmT
P. RiveraASH15
C. LoganCHI12
A. VasquezORE11
J. KovachNY10
J. RoperWBY10
PlayerTmHR
K. CooperTB44
P. RiveraASH43
G. KnightLV40
D. RylesWBY37
J. DiazTB37
PlayerTmRBI
K. CooperTB127
B. PapeshORE122
F. Garraway Jr.TOR118
D. RylesWBY114
J. DiazTB113
PlayerTmSB
K. KatoTOR113
J. BarkerHWD95
A. VasquezORE91
M. PriceSEA75
R. HeltonSEA73
PlayerTmERA
M. KilbaneTEX2.13
M. CabreraBEN2.13
J. WeaverBRI2.57
C. LauxBOS2.72
G. VickersDAL2.81
PlayerTmW
C. RivasWBY20
A. KingHWD19
C. GomezBRI19
R. CamachoNY19
M. KnoxDAL18
PlayerTmWHIP
M. CabreraBEN1.04
C. LauxBOS1.05
W. ThompsonCLE1.06
M. KilbaneTEX1.06
C. GomezBRI1.07
PlayerTmIP
B. VinciLV266.0
M. KilbaneTEX265.7
J. WagnerCHI264.7
R. SummersBRI264.3
M. MartinSD263.7
PlayerTmQS
M. KilbaneTEX28
J. WagnerCHI26
G. BeckettSAC26
M. KnoxDAL25
G. VickersDAL25
PlayerTmCG
M. KilbaneTEX14
J. CastanedaTEX13
M. MartinSD13
M. EvansDAL13
T. WilliamsHWD12
PlayerTmSHO
C. MartinezNY5
M. KilbaneTEX5
L. RomeroTOR4
C. MoralesORE4
J. CastanedaTEX4
PlayerTmK
C. MoralesORE279
R. SummersBRI262
B. VinciLV242
B. LynchSAC235
I. GrayBEN226
PlayerTmHLD
M. CorderoORE20
H. CampbellBOS18
R. KirkCGY18
H. St. GeorgeORE16
C. CampASH16
PlayerTmSV
D. VirgilASH44
D. ChaseNY44
Y. SutherlandCHI42
F. UrbinaBEN41
A. GuzmanTEX38

SIMBL NEW FILE ERA CAREER LEADERS (2019-CURRENT)

SIMBL FIRST FILE ERA CAREER LEADERS (2005-2018)

SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONS

2039: NEW YORK 4 TAMPA 2
GM CHRIS GATTUSO
2038: TORONTO 4 SAN DIEGO 2
GM ERIC SAVARD
2037: TORONTO 4 SAN DIEGO 2
GM ERIC SAVARD
2036: TEXAS 4 CHICAGO 2
GM PAT FLANAGAN
2035: WESTBURY 4 CHICAGO 1
GM BILL ATTEBERRY
2034: DALLAS 4 CHICAGO 0
GM ROBERT DON
2033: S DIEGO 4 CLEVELAND 2
GM DON KRAUSE
2032: CALGARY 4 HAWAII 1
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2031: LAS VEGAS 4 DALLAS 0
GM CARL HANNAH
2030: WHITBY 4 HAWAII 2
GM JOHN CALLAHAN
2029: HAWAII 4 OREGON 3
GM TROY VOGEL
2028: ASHEVILLE 4 NY 3
GM PETE MCGOWAN
2027: NEW YORK 4 CHICAGO 2
GM CHRIS GATTUSO
2026: CLEVELAND 4 SAC 0
GM JONATHAN FITZGERALD
2025: CALGARY 4 ASHEVILLE 2
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2024: SAN DIEGO 4 DALLAS 2
GM KEVIN NORRIS
2023: CALGARY 4 LAS VEGAS 3
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2022: HOLLYWOOD 4 DAL 2
GM RODNEY BAYLOR
2021: SAN DIEGO 4 DALLAS 2
GM WARREN PINEAU
2020: MAN BEACH 4 OREGON 3
GM SHANE DAY
2019: SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2
GM PAUL WARE
2018: CALGARY 4 SAN DIEGO 3
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2017: BRISTOL 4 CHICAGO 3
GM GREG CHECOVETES
2016: SAN DIEGO 4 LA 0
GM PAUL WARE
2015: LAS VEGAS 4 BOSTON 3
GM CHIP ORTON
2014: SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2
GM PAUL WARE
2013: LAS VEGAS 4 TEXAS 1
GM CHIP ORTON
2012: SAN DIEGO 4 LA 3
GM PAUL WARE
2011: OREGON 4 CALGARY 0
GM MIKE SENN
2010: MARIN 4 SAN DIEGO 3
GM TOM HICKMAN
2009: SAN DIEGO 4 LA 2
GM PAUL WARE
2008: POCATELLO 4 TEXAS 3
GM ZACH DEUEL
2007: SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 2
GM PAUL WARE
2006: S. DIEGO 4 PENSACOLA 3
GM PAUL WARE
2005: SAN DIEGO 4 BEND 2
GM PAUL WARE

SIMBL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

UNION LEAGUE

2039: NEW YORK 4 TORONTO 3
GM CHRIS GATTUSO
2038: TORONTO 4 BEND 2
GM ERIC SAVARD
2037: TORONTO 4 WHITBY 1
GM ERIC SAVARD
2036: TEXAS 4 SEATTLE 3
GM PAT FLANAGAN
2035: WESTBURY 4 CLEVE 3
GM BILL ATTEBERRY
2034: DALLAS 4 BRISTOL 1
GM ROBERT DON
2033: CLEVELAND 4 DALLAS 2
GM JONATHAN FITZGERALD
2032: CALGARY 4 WHITBY 3
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2031: DALLAS 4 WHITBY 3
GM ROBERT DON
2030: WHITBY 4 DALLAS 2
GM JOHN CALLAHAN
2029: OREGON 4 CALGARY 1
GM TIM IMASA
2028: NEW YORK 4 BEND 1
GM CHRIS GATTUSO
2027: NEW YORK 4 WHITBY 3
GM CHRIS GATTUSO
2026: CLEVELAND 4 DALLAS 3
GM JONATHAN FITZGERALD
2025: CALGARY 4 CLE 1
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2024: DALLAS 4 CLEVELAND 2
GM ROBERT DON
2023: CALGARY 4 WHITBY 2
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2022: DALLAS 4 CALGARY 3
GM ROBERT DON
2021: DALLAS 4 CALGARY 3
GM ROBERT DON
2020: OREGON 4 CALGARY 3
GM MIKE SENN
2019: CALGARY 4 BRISTOL 3
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2018: CALGARY 4 SAC 3
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2017: BRISTOL 4 BOSTON 2
GM GREG CHECOVETES
2016: LA 4 BRISTOL 1
GM DAVID BLILEY
2015: BOSTON 4 CALGARY 2
GM DAVE BURGESS
2014: CALGARY 4 BRISTOL 3
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2013: TEXAS 4 BRISTOL 0
GM PAT FLANAGAN
2012: LA 4 BRISTOL 2
GM DAVID BLILEY
2011: CALGARY 4 BOSTON 3
GM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2010: MARIN 4 LA 2
GM TOM HICKMAN
2009: LA 4 BRISTOL 1
GM DAVID BLILEY
2008: POCATELLO 4 BROOK 2
GM ZACH DEUEL
2007: AUGUSTA 4 CAROLINA 0
GM STEPH MABIE
2006: PENSACOLA 4 CGY 1
GM MIKE STEWART
2005: BEND 4 MARIN 0
GM TED WILLIAMS

SYNDICATE LEAGUE

2039: TAMPA 4 ROCHESTER 1
GM TIM MELICAN
2038: S. DIEGO 4 ROCHESTER 0
GM PAUL WARE
2037: SAN DIEGO 4 SAC 2
GM PAUL WARE
2036: CHICAGO 4 KNOXVILLE 3
GM JOHN BOWDEN
2035: CHICAGO 4 KNOXVILLE 0
GM JOHN BOWDEN
2034: CHICAGO 4 SAN DIEGO 2
GM JOHN BOWDEN
2033: SAN DIEGO 4 H-WOOD 2
GM DON KRAUSE
2032: HAWAII 4 CHICAGO 2
GM TROY VOGEL
2031: LAS VEGAS 4 TAMPA 2
GM CARL HANNAH
2030: HAWAII 4 TAMPA BAY 3
GM TROY VOGEL
2029: HAWAII 4 TAMPA BAY 3
GM TROY VOGEL
2028: ASHEVILLE 4 SAC 0
GM PETE MCGOWAN
2027: CHICAGO 4 ASHEVILLE 3
GM JOHN BOWDEN
2026: SACRAMENTO 4 ASH 3
GM JASON GREGORY
2025: ASHEVILLE 4 SAC 0
GM PETE MCGOWAN
2024: SAN DIEGO 4 H-WOOD 3
GM KEVIN NORRIS
2023: LAS VEGAS 4 H-WOOD 3
GM CARL HANNAH
2022: H-WOOD 4 BOSTON 2
GM RODNEY BAYLOR
2021: S. DIEGO 4 C-CHESTER 3
GM WARREN PINEAU
2020: MAN BEACH 4 S. DIEGO 1
GM SHANE DAY
2019: SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 1
GM PAUL WARE
2018: SAN DIEGO 4 RUSTON 1
GM PAUL WARE
2017: CHICAGO 4 SAN DIEGO 1
GM MIKE LYNCH
2016: SAN DIEGO 4 L VEGAS 0
GM PAUL WARE
2015: LAS VEGAS 4 BIRM 1
GM CHIP ORTON
2014: SAN DIEGO 4 CHICAGO 1
GM PAUL WARE
2013: LAS VEGAS 4 BROOK 3
GM CHIP ORTON
2012: SAN DIEGO 4 OREGON 3
GM PAUL WARE
2011: OREGON 4 SAN DIEGO 3
GM MIKE SENN
2010: SAN DIEGO 4 OREGON 3
GM PAUL WARE
2009: SAN DIEGO 4 BROOK 2
GM PAUL WARE
2008: TEXAS 4 NEW YORK 3
GM PAT FLANAGAN
2007: SAN DIEGO 4 CLEVE 0
GM PAUL WARE
2006: SAN DIEGO 4 CHICAGO 1
GM PAUL WARE
2005: SAN DIEGO 4 B RIVER 2
GM PAUL WARE

SIMBL LEAGUE DATE:
12/31/2040
37th Season Of Play
File Updated: 10/18/2017
SIMBL Front Page Updated:
10/18/2017

NEXT SIMBL SIM:
Thursday October 19, 2017
2041 Free Agency SIM 3
To 1/16/2041

2039 League Export Rate: 61.3%
2038 League Export Rate: 57.7%
2037 League Export Rate: 55.5%
2036 League Export Rate: 57.7%
2035 League Export Rate: 58.3%
2034 League Export Rate: 71.9%
2033 League Export Rate: 78.2%
2032 League Export Rate: 73.8%
2031 League Export Rate: 83.0%
2030 League Export Rate: 83.8%
2029 League Export Rate: 89.4%
2028 League Export Rate: 84.0%
2027 League Export Rate: 84.9%
2026 League Export Rate: 88.3%
2025 League Export Rate: 88.4%
2024 League Export Rate: 91.9%
2023 League Export Rate: 88.4%

SIMBL LIFELINE

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DEFENDING CHAMPIONS:

NEW YORK 4 TAMPA BAY 2
GM CHRIS GATTUSO

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