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Props to retirees 2139 edition

Post by tworoosters » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:19 pm

Three Miracles called it quits after the 2139 season, all three had different careers.

Lou Hanford was a AAAA pitcher for 8 years, drafted in the 4th round in 2128 at age 23 after a very good collegiate career Hanford dominated the minors for almost a decade without seeing a glimpse of "The Show" until April 2036 when early season injuries caused Los Angeles to call him up. Hanford was quietly effective in nominal usage, 32 innings pitched in 24 appearances, posting a 3-1 record with 5 saves and earning a World Series ring. Hanford continued to be effective in small doses over the next two years before getting beat up in 2139 and calling it quits. Overall Hanford had three solid seasons and one terrible one, but leaves with a ring, and you can't take that away.

Martin Hart was the 8th overall pick in a weak 2123 draft, one in which only 6 hitters had 3,000 Plate appearances and only 9 pitchers logged 1,000 innings. Hart was 19 on draft day and improved well for 2 seasons before dropping into the 50% range. He was had a cup of coffee in 2127 and an expanded audition the next year before finally sticking in 2129 as the Miracles starting 2B, Hart was given almost 2 years as the everyday 2B but struggled at the plate and in the aftermath of the 2130 season the Miracles acquired Vinnie Grimsley which effectively ended Hart's career as a starter. Hart reinvented himself as a super sub, playing all four IF positions and pinch hitting and was a strong contributor during the Miracles five year playoff run that produced two Championships, Hart retires with over 3,600 plate appearances, a Gold Glove award and a pair of rings.

Mitch Vincent also called it quits after 2139, a year too late. Drafted 9th overall in 2119 at the tender age of 17 Mitch flew through the minors, making his debut at age 21 and assuming a starting role the next year at 22. Vincent originally split his time between middle infield and the outfield , being named an All Star at SS in 2127, before taking over as the regular 3B in 2128 . Vincent went on to make 7 All Star selections at "the hot corner", 4 times a starter, while earning a pair of Gold Gloves. Vincent was solid in 5 post season appearances especially 2136's Championship run. At 35, with 2 years of decline, Vincent had the best season of his career, rate stat wise, but then fell apart in 2138 and was essentially a bench boss in 2139, spending three months in the minors as a playing coach before a final turn with the big club in September.

For his career Vincent is in the top five of a bunch of offensive categories for the Miracles, including 2nd in runs, games, at bats, doubles & triples, 3rd in hits, walks and steals.
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Re: Props to retirees 2139 edition

Post by dirtdevil » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:46 pm

I love these threads. No one adds to the richness of a league quite like Roosters.

Unfortunately, my retirees aren’t quite as decorated. I’d like to immortalize them anyway.

C Cecil Pieretti: The epitome of ‘good in the clubhouse’, Pieretti spent parts of 3 seasons in STL at the nadir of their rebuild. He had 184 of his 675 career at bats with us, setting no records, doing nothing particularly well and being generally unmemorable in every way. He was vaguely well thought of by all, with the writers being particularly complementary at his ability to not let long stretches on inactivity negatively impact his entirely mediocre play. To say he’ll be missed would be untrue, as he made no real impact, but some day he might aspire to be the answer to the kind of obscure trivia question that boring people in bars ask to show off the depths of their BoHo fandom.

1B Masoaki Nagashima: If Pieretti was the reliable old plough horse who hangs around in the barn on the off chance that the better one gets sick, Nagashima was a blazing comet across the rebuilding STL sky. He spent only one season In Laundry, but set career marks in SLG, ISO and OPS, while recording his second best ever mark in AVG. Miffed that he hadn’t been claimed in time to gain the 17 more days of service time required to activate this season’s vesting option on his contract, he promptly retired and went home to Japan.

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Re: Props to retirees 2139 edition

Post by lordlau1 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:32 am

That is awesome!! I need to figure out how to check the career stats. Haven't tried that yet! I have a couple oldies that are golden, I should post for them.

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Re: Props to retirees 2139 edition

Post by dirtdevil » Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:35 pm

Career stats- stats/league leaders. Choose your own team from the ‘all teams’ drop down and ‘all-time’ from the current year drop down

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