Tag: Danny Sanchez

Zaphod Goes to Norfolk in Swap

The Norfolk Sharks and Louisville Sluggers have agreed to a trade that will see SS Zack Zaphod go to the Sharks, and LHP Ryan Hightower join Louisville.

The Sluggers are picking up a young back-of-the-rotation starter in the deal, a 24-year-old with a solid rookie season under his belt already, and the promise of more down the road. Continue reading “Zaphod Goes to Norfolk in Swap”

Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High

The Norfolk Sharks budget for 2018 is at $120 million, putting themselves not only their fellow 2012 expansion teams, but four other Bull League teams: Detroit, Denver, Kingston and Toronto.

Though the budget was cut by $2 million from last year, it marks the first time that four older teams had their budgets outmatched by an expansion team. Previously, only small-market Detroit (which relocated from small-market Chicoutimi) had a budget smaller than Norfolk’s. Continue reading “Expansion Norfolk’s Budget Flies High”

2017 Player Awards Announced

The 2017 Player Awards have been announced, and while were some surprises, there were also a few awards that had been virtually locked since August. Continue reading “2017 Player Awards Announced”

Hit Streaks End for The Rajah and Golden Boy Sanchez

Two long-running hit streaks came to an end without much fanfare this week. Danny “Golden Boy” Sanchez, of the Norfolk Sharks, saw his hit streak end at 21 games on Independence Day, after he failed to get a hit in a 7-4 win over the Nevada Speeders. Calgary Inferno’s Danny “The Rajah” Huertero closed off his streak at 24 games tonight after failing to hit safely against Norfolk in a 3-1 win to open a series.

Sanchez’s hitting streak ended after 21 games, setting a new personal record for the Mexican shortstop

For Sanchez, the 21 games edged his previous record of a 20 game streak set while he was a Montreal Metro, back in 2010. Continue reading “Hit Streaks End for The Rajah and Golden Boy Sanchez”

Huertero, Sanchez Extend Streaks to 20 Games

Two well-known Danny’s, ‘The Rajah’ and ‘Golden Boy’, have extended their hitting streaks to 20 or more games and are still going strong.

The American Eagle League hitters have been decimating opposing pitchers all month, with Calgary’s right-fielder, Danny ‘The Rajah’ Huertero, hitting up a storm since June 10, when he went 2-for-5 with a home run against Nevada. A total of 21 games later, he’s hit safely in each game and averaged .365 in that period, with 31 hits, eight for extra bases, along with 12 runs and 14 RBIs. Continue reading “Huertero, Sanchez Extend Streaks to 20 Games”