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Record “W” for Rodriguez

April 13, 2024

Ricky Rodriguez of the Minneapolis Ravens notched another win, this one breaking the all-time record for pitchers. The previous owner of the record was one-time teammate Angelo Rodriguez. The win puts Rodriguez at 151 for his career.

“I’ve been fortunate,” said Rodriguez. “I’ve played on a lot of good teams and with quality teammates. I could never have done it without them.”

Ricky is a four-time Sandy Koufax Award winner, and 11-time all-star, who with this most recent record being set has solidified his assured place in the hallowed Hall of Fame on retirement.

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Dragons Rich Suffers Injury

April 6, 2024

New York starting pitcher Ryan Rich has a sprained ankle, suffered while throwing a pitch. He’s expected to be out for 5-6 weeks. Rich was making his second start of the season, and had already pitched 4.0 innings against the Minneapolis Ravens. He had allowed 4 earned runs and faced 19 batters before doing down to injury. The Dragons eventually hung on to win 11-6.

Acquired in an October, 2023, from the Calgary Inferno, the 23-year-old starter from Bloomington, Ill., was named the #10 prospect in 2022 and struck out 198 in 222 innings last season, while going 15-13.

Will We See These Top Prospects in 2021?

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2021) — Many of the top baseball prospects could still be years away from their first Bull League appearances, but a handful of the best are due for their big league debuts in 2021.

Among them could be championship winning Chicago’s Jeremy Wright, a 24-year-old left-handed pitcher, and 22-year-old Minneapolis shortstop Viriato Quintal. Continue reading “Will We See These Top Prospects in 2021?”

Will We See Lengthy Bull Cup Drought End in 2020?

(GAME DATE — Sept. 19, 2020) — Several probable and confirmed pennant race teams this year have lengthy Bull Cup droughts, or have never won at all, meaning this year could see a record set when it’s all over.

Most prominent are the LL East division title winners, the Boston Brawlers, who have never won a Bull Cup in the 29 years since the trophy has been awarded. They came close just once, in the inaugural year, losing to the ten Chicago Knights in 1991, the first year the cup was contested. Continue reading “Will We See Lengthy Bull Cup Drought End in 2020?”

Spokane North Stars Take Home Heifer Cup

(GAME DATE – Sep. 19, 2020) — The AA-level Heifer League playoffs wrapped up recently, and the Minneapolis Ravens’ farm club, the Spokane North Stars, took home the Heifer Cup in a 3-game sweep of the best-of-five finals against the Madison Cyclones, the Boston Brawler’s affiliate.

Right fielder Takaaki Takahashi put in a huge performance in the finals, hitting .364 with 4 home runs and 6 RBIs against the Cyclones, earning the series MVP nod. Continue reading “Spokane North Stars Take Home Heifer Cup”

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Ravens Clinch 3rd Straight Division Title

(GAME DATE — Sep. 18, 2020) — They still have a way to go to catch the Ohio Oxen in terms of number of LL West titles, but the Minneapolis Ravens have managed to clinch their 3rd consecutive LL West title, and are now vying for the top playoff seed with the Boston Brawlers.

With an offense powered by 40-plus home run hitters Evandro Cerigo (pictured) and Chris Zahn, and Sandy Koufax Award contender Takahide Higuchi starring in their rotation, the Ravens were almost guaranteed a playoff appearance through most of this season, but now it’s official. Continue reading “Ravens Clinch 3rd Straight Division Title”