Tag: Toronto Nomads

Ravens Sweep Away Nomads

(GAME DATE – Oct. 3, 2019) — The Minneapolis Ravens have drawn first blood in the Elimination Round of the 2019 Bull League playoffs, eliminating the 4th seeded Toronto Nomads in a 3-game sweep, and outscoring the wild card entrants 13-4.

The 100-win Ravens, who were the winningest team in the league’s first full-length 162 game season, saw stellar performances on the mound from 4-time Sandy Koufax Award winner Ricky RodriguezPete Sharpe, and Aaron Miller, all of whom turned in 7-inning appearances and allowing 2 runs or less.

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Nomads Make 1st Playoffs in 9 seasons; To Face Ravens

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The Toronto Nomads will make their first playoff appearance since the 2010 season, and only their 4th since the modern Bull League era began in 1995, after a photo finish to the 2019 season, an 88-74 record placing them 2nd in the LL East.

The Nomads tied the Ohio Oxen, but end up in the 2nd wild card due to their lower run differential of +5, compared to the Oxen’s +8, and will therefore face first overall seed, the Minneapolis Ravens, who took the LL West pennant with a 100-62 record.

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Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”

Long-time Nomads Hitting Coach Rumored to be on Chopping Block

(GAME DATE AUG. 29, 2019) — Corey Normore, the long running hitting coach for the Toronto Nomads, is said to be facing unemployment after the 2019 season, despite the team producing one of its best seasons in years.

Normore, who started with the AAA-level Brampton Longhorns in 2010, is in his fourth season with the Nomads as hitting coach. The team has seen steady hitting improvement since 2016 when he was promoted out of the minor league system.

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Terrazas, Tessier Inducted into Hall

(Game date: Jan. 16, 2019) — Two Bull League legends have been overwhelmingly voted in to the Bull League’s venerable Hall of Fame on their first time appearing on the ballot, it was announced today.

Eric Tessier is the second catcher inducted into the Hall of Fame, and holds multiple batting records among Bull League catchers

Eric Tessier, a long-time catcher for the Toronto Ducks, who later played brief stints for Montreal, Calgary and Seattle, the current single-season runs and WAR record-holder among all catchers, and who is 4th on the all-time home runs leaderboard for catchers, was inducted with 99.7% of the votes. 

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