Tag: Tak-keung Yang

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Yang Reaches 300 Mark

April 5, 2024

It was a historic day for Nevada’s fine third baseman Tak-keung Yang. He slammed home run #300 in the Speeders 14-10 loss to the Miami Storm at SpeederDome.

He told reporters after the game that he was disappointed in losing the game. “It’s great to get that many homers, but I don’t play for homers — I play to win. That’s the name of the game.”

In his milestone-making game Yang went 2 for 3, hitting home run #301 later that game, and scored 3 runs and collected 4 RBI. That home run put him in a select group of ballplayers.

Yang is batting .291 lifetime with 888 hits, 132 doubles, 9 triples, 301 home runs, 756 RBIs to date. He has also scored 682 runs. He is only the 9th player in the Bull League to reach the 300 HR’s milestone.

 

Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021

(GAME DATE — April 26, 2021) — The preseason predictions were out in time for Opening Day, and so far, just after 3 weeks of play, the predictions are shaping up accurately for the high-flying defensing champion Chicago Pit Bulls.

Chicago won the Bull Cup as a 2nd wild card entry in the 2020 postseason, finishing 85-77 (.525) in their LL West division, before taking down Boston and Toronto on their way to the finals, where they took Nevada to game 6 and won the series 4-2. Continue reading “Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021”

Rambo Confirmed as MVP, ROTY; 2020 Awards Announced

(GAME DATE – Nov 10, 2020) — In the least surprising news in Bull League history, hotshot rookie sensation John Rambo was announced as the winner of the LL Carl Simms MVP Award and Rookie of the Year Award winner for the 2020 baseball season.

It was nearly a sweep for 1st place votes in both awards, with Chicago’s Rambo earning 7 or 8 first place votes cast, for a total of 36 points for the MVP nod. The outfielder, who was 2 home runs away from the Bull League’s first batting Triple Crown, more than doubled the points collected by teammate Jon Guillot, who garnered 15 points for second place. Continue reading “Rambo Confirmed as MVP, ROTY; 2020 Awards Announced”

Rambo a Lock for MVP, Rookie Nods, Rest of Awards Wide Open

(GAME DATE — Oct. 27, 2020) — The indomitable Chicago rookie sensation John Rambo is a virtual guarantee to take home the Lake League’s Carl Simms MVP Award and the Rookie of the Year Awards for the 2020 season, along with the Gold Crown for the RF position.

This has been nearly certain since the all-star break, when the 23-year-old drafted last year out of Arizona State was among LL HR leaders by then, and hit a 2-run shot in his only all-star game at bat. But the rest of the player awards are less certain, and early returns on voting have shown few locks as solid as Rambo. Continue reading “Rambo a Lock for MVP, Rookie Nods, Rest of Awards Wide Open”

Tak-keung Yang Winner in Metropolitan League

(GAME DATE — Oct. 1, 2020) — The Metropolitan League has made it official — Tak-keung Yang is the winner of the Batter of the Month trophy.

In September, the Arizona first baseman starred with a .356 batting average, 8 home runs and 22 RBIs. Yang also had 22 walks, posted a .478 on-base percentage and scored 26 times. Continue reading “Tak-keung Yang Winner in Metropolitan League”

Early Look at MVP, Sandy Koufax and Other Awards Candidates

(GAME DATE — May 27, 2020) — As we move towards a third of the way through the 2020 season, we begin to see an early picture forming of who the top players in the LL and ML are, and we can offer predictions about who may be holding that hardware at the end of the year.

Injuries have already taken some pieces off of the chess board, meaning a four-peat for Admirals ace Jose Soto as ML Sandy Koufax Award winner is unlikely, and Montreal’s Jose Ramirez will not likely accumulate the numbers required for a Carl Simms MVP Award this year. Continue reading “Early Look at MVP, Sandy Koufax and Other Awards Candidates”