Category: Awards

Metropolitan League Names Rookie of Month

(GAME DATE — Oct. 1, 2020) — Nate Cavanaugh is still a bit shy, but then, who could blame the newest Metropolitan League Rookie of the Month honoree? He hasn’t been around the league long enough to fully know the ropes yet, despite the fact that he’s putting up veteran-like numbers.

In September the Norfolk hitter tagged opposing pitching for a .311 average with 33 hits, 2 home runs and 17 RBIs. Continue reading “Metropolitan League Names Rookie of Month”

Rambo Makes History, Claims 6th Rookie of the Month

(GAME DATE — Oct. 1, 2020) — John Rambo, the rookie outfielder for the Chicago Pit Bulls, has carved his name in Bull League history with a sixth straight LL Rookie of the Month nod, giving him a clean sweep for all six months of the 2020 season, a league first.

Rambo has lit up baseball since making his debut this season straight out of spring training. He smashed the Bull League records for hits (244) and total bases (447), and came within a pair of home runs from claiming the league’s first ever batting Triple Crown. He led the LL in batting, with a .374 average, led in RBIs with 162, and was tied for second in home runs with 52, behind teammate Mike Strang. Continue reading “Rambo Makes History, Claims 6th Rookie of the Month”

Earl MacPherson photo

Zahn, MacPherson Take Home August Top Batter Awards

(GAME DATE — Sept. 1, 2020) — The ML East’s Norfolk Sharks may be D.O.A. this year, but that hasn’t slowed down veteran Sharks backstop Earl MacPherson from lighting the league on fire through the month of August. “Blur” MacPherson was electric, hitting .407 and knocking in 13 home runs and 29 RBIs, scoring a total of 22 times.

It was a second Batter of the Month nod for the MVP-winning catcher. He last one was in May of 2018, the year he also won his Carl Simms MVP Award and Gold Crown Award for the position. Continue reading “Zahn, MacPherson Take Home August Top Batter Awards”

Boston’s Brisco, St. Pete’s Long Named Top Pitchers for August

(GAME DATE — Sept. 1, 2020) — The LL and ML Pitcher of the Month Awards for August have been announced, and both recipients are first-time winners from playoff contending teams.

Boston Brawlers lefty Lenny Brisco picked up his hardware after the 25-year-old put up an impressive 6-0 record on the month, winning all six starts. He whiffed 41 batters over 44.1 innings, etching out a 2.03 ERA. Continue reading “Boston’s Brisco, St. Pete’s Long Named Top Pitchers for August”

Rambo Named Top Rookie for Record 5th Straight Month

(GAME DATE — Sept. 1, 2020) — Record-setting rookie John “Lonewolf” Rambo, the
hot-hitting slugger for the Chicago Pit Bulls, has set a new bar for consecutive Rookie of the Month Awards, attaining his fifth straight nod for the award for the month of August.

The right-fielder, who is also a contender for the first-ever batting Triple Crown in the Bull League, went yard 9 times with 28 RBIs last month. He already smashed the consecutive ROTM record with his fourth win in a row back in July. Continue reading “Rambo Named Top Rookie for Record 5th Straight Month”

Portrait of Payton Bint

LL Announces Outstanding Batter Award

(GAME DATE — August 1, 2020) — Detroit Motorheads fans may just have witnessed a star player blossoming before their eyes in July. Payton Bint put up a remarkable month at the age of 24 and has been named the Lake League Batter of the Month.

For the month, Bint hit .418 with 11 home runs, 22 RBIs and 28 runs scored. This season Bint is batting .334 with 107 RBIs, 82 runs scored and 40 home runs. Continue reading “LL Announces Outstanding Batter Award”