Cleveland's Ivie Gets 2500th Hit
Saturday, April 12th, 1986: By going 2-for-4 in the Cleveland 6-1 win over Detroit, C/3B Mike Ivie reached the 2500-hit mark. The Cleveland Stadium fans, friend and foe, burst into applause and Ivie's teammates hugged and congratulated him on his achievement.
"The guys began the countdown weeks ago," said the newest member of the 2500 Club. "I don't know who was more excited -- them or me."
Ivie's career batting average stands at .279, and he has 259 home runs.
Ochiai Crushes 3 Homers Against Spring Valley
Thursday, April 17th, 1986: What did 1B Hiromitsu Ochiai eat for breakfast prior to his game against Spring Valley? Whatever it was, it provided some surprising power as the Cuthbert first baseman smacked three balls up and out of the park at River Kings Ballpark. His power surge sparked the River Kings to a 13-2 victory over the Riverhawks.
He told BNN reporters, "When they throw it in your wheelhouse, you got a shot at a homer. I got three shots today and nailed them all."
On his 3-homer day he went 4 for 5, scored 3 times, drove in 9 and put his name in the league record book.
H. Ochiai hit an RBI single in the 1st, grounded out in the 3rd, hit a solo-shot off J. Unknown in the 6th, hit a three-run home run off J. Unknown in the 7th and hit a GRAND SLAM off J. Unknown in the 8th.
Currently Ochiai is batting .390 with 6 home runs and 22 RBIs.
Johnson Sticks it to SL1 Pitchers
Monday, May 12th, 1986: Over the past week, DH Randy S Johnson has feasted on Sub League 1 pitching. Today the Vernon Silver designated hitter gobbled up the league's latest Player of the Week Award.
Johnson swung the bat with purpose all week as he collected a .609 average, 14 hits in 23 at-bats, 3 home runs, 10 RBIs and 7 runs scored.
Johnson on the season is batting .444 with 4 home runs. His totals include 12 RBIs and 8 runs scored. He has played in 9 games.
Week's Premier Player: Cuthbert's Maldonado
Monday, May 12th, 1986: The Sub League 1 announced today that LF Candy Maldonado of the Cuthbert River Kings earned Player of the Week honors for his performance over the past seven days.
Maldonado hit .478 with 2 home runs, 8 RBIs and 7 runs scored.
This season Maldonado has delivered 43 hits in 144 at-bats for a .299 average with 11 home runs. He is getting on base at a .354 clip and his totals also include 36 RBIs and 29 runs scored. This year Maldonado has played in 36 games.
Denny Spins Shutout Against Hollywood
Monday, May 12th, 1986: SP John Denny held the Hitmen to 5 harmless hits as the Cuthbert River Kings whitewashed Hollywood by the score of 7-0. Denny had 1 walk and 3 strikeouts in the win.
Hoshino Fashions Shutout Against Surf Dogs
Monday, May 26th, 1986: Cuthbert hurler SP Nobuyuki Hoshino was at his best as he whitewashed the Locust Grove Surf Dogs 5-0 today.
"He just kept the ball down, did a good job, made his pitches," said the Locust Grove manager. "We didn't do a good job making adjustments, so we helped him out a little bit."
Hoshino fired a 3-hitter and totaled 8 strikeouts and 3 walks in the shutout performance.
For the year Hoshino has compiled a 6-4 record with a 2.12 ERA.
Ivie on Fire, 5-5 Against Texas
Saturday, May 31st, 1986: It was a good day all around. Cleveland whipped Texas 6-5 and C/3B Mike Ivie displayed a hot bat, enjoying an outstanding 5-hit day at Cleveland Stadium.
"Some days, lady luck is on your side," he modestly told BNN reporters after the game. His manager told the beat writers otherwise, "His hitting wasn't luck today. It's his solid approach to hitting. Mike is focused, patient and he hits to all fields. The more solid at-bats you put together, the more success you're going to have."
The 33-year-old catcher for the Indians collected 5 hits in 5 at-bats to get his name in the record book.
M. Ivie doubled in the 2nd, doubled in the 3rd, singled in the 5th, singled in the 7th and hit an RBI single in the 8th.
In his stats this season, Ivie has posted a batting average of .394 with 37 hits in 94 at-bats, 3 home runs and 15 RBIs. He has also scored 21 runs, walked 11 times and compiled a .449 OBP.
Best Starter Chosen by Sub League 1
Sunday, June 1st, 1986: SP John Denny's been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 6-0 in May, the 33-year-old Cuthbert hurler has been named Sub League 1 Pitcher of the Month.
He fanned 32 in 50 innings, logged an ERA of 2.52 and allowed opponents to hit .239 against him.
This season Denny has 6 wins and no losses and a 2.52 ERA.
Nyman Grabs SL1 Best Batter Award for May
Sunday, June 1st, 1986: 1B Chris Nyman of the River Kings hit .305 in May with 9 home runs, 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored to capture a majority of votes for the Sub League 1 Batter of the Month trophy.
The 30-year-old is in the last year of his contract and will undoubtedly use these numbers to try and bring in a huge pay raise.
Nyman is hitting .305 so far this season with 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored. He has 29 hits including 9 home runs, 20 walks and .424 OBP.
Jersey City's Kirby Gets SL2 Player of the Week
Monday, June 9th, 1986: Jersey City fans had a lot to cheer about this week as RF Wayne Kirby brought home the Sub League 2 Player of the Week trophy.
During his week-long batting binge he reeled off a .625 batting average, 10 hits and 1 home run. Kirby also racked up 4 RBIs and scored 2 runs.
This year Kirby is hitting .293, produced 25 RBIs and 6 home runs, scored 35 times and gotten on base at a .375 rate.
Rose on Fire: 5-5 for Santa Monica
Monday, June 9th, 1986: What a day for 2B Bobby Rose of the Santa Monica Piers! A 5-hit hitting spree! That doesn't happen every day! He ripped Jersey City pitching apart at Jersey City Grounds and sparked the Piers to a 11-4 victory. He wrote his name in the record books, finishing his special day 5 for 5.
"I'm usually a first ball hitter," Rose told BNN reporters in the postgame press conference. "I think pitchers think batters are going to let the first one go by. I never do. I've always found that it's better to pull the trigger early in the count. Pitchers get real nasty when they get ahead of you, so I try to avoid that."
B. Rose singled in the 1st, hit an RBI single in the 2nd, hit a two-run single in the 3rd, hit a two-run home run off J. Unknown in the 5th, singled in the 7th and walked in the 9th.
This year Rose is hitting at a .293 pace with 7 home runs and 29 RBIs. He has played in 61 games and scored 37 times.
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Kirby 5-6 Against Thunder
Wednesday, June 11th, 1986: Jersey City RF Wayne Kirby wielded a big stick today against the Thunder and his club walked off the field winners by the score of 16-1. Kirby helped tame Stockton with 5 hits in 6 at-bats.
W. Kirby singled in the 1st, singled in the 3rd, singled in the 4th, singled in the 6th, singled in the 8th and struck out in the 9th.
Kirby on the season is batting .303 with 6 home runs. His totals include 25 RBIs and 38 runs scored. He has played in 63 games.
Indians-Rangers Trade Announced
Monday, June 16th, 1986: Everybody is overjoyed with a trade consummated today by the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers. In the deal Cleveland got 20-year-old minor league C John Orton and 20-year-old minor league SS Bill Spiers from Texas and dealt nothing to the Rangers. The general managers that made the swap are happy and the players are happy, too. One of the GMs commented, "This was a good swap for all concerned."