Welcome to the Season 17 of the USMLB.

Friday, January 9, 2009

World Series Recap

What a great series between the American League Champions the Atlanta Brave Vawts and the National League Champions and defending World Series Champions the Monterrey Stars. The series once again went to 7 games, fourth straight time the World Series as gone to seven games and the fourth straight time the National League as been able to pull off the victory.

World Series MVP:

There where some good choices for MVP but with Ramirez hitting that big three run home to put the nail in the coffin put him over the edge. Ramirez went 12-28 (.429 average), 2 runs, 5 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 homerun, walked 2 times and only struck out twice. He only left 6 men on base the whole series.

Other MVP Candidates:
Mike Bonds
(.393, 2, 8, 5R)

Carmine Taft
(2-0, .69ERA, 13IP, 13SO)


The Stars hit .291 average (71-244), scored 29 runs, 12 doubles, 7 triples, 8 homeruns, 15 walks and struck out 37 times. On-Base percentage was .337 and slugging percentage was .496.

The Pitching staff was great having a 2.51 earned run average (17 earned runs), 1 save, 54 hits allowed, 7 homeruns allowed, walked 21 people and struck out 41 batters. The team also had a WHIP of 1.23.

Biggest Disappointments:
Clem Barkley
Barkley went 4-28 (.143 average), 3 runs, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and leaving 14 men on base. Also Barkley had 1 error with a .172 on-base percentage and .143 slugging percentage.

Gil Henson
Henson went 0-2, had a 4.50 earned run average (6 earned runs), pitched 12 innings, gave up 12 hits, 6 walks and struck out 4. Henson also gave up 1 homerun and had a WHIP of 1.50.

The Brave Vawts hit .232 (54-233), scored 20 runs, had 12 doubles, 2 triples, 7 homeruns, 21 walks and struck out 21 times. On-base percentage was .298 while there slugging percentage was .391.

The pitching staff pitched well for most of the games having a 3.79 earned run average (27 earned runs), 1 save, 71 hits allowed, 8 homeruns allowed, walked 15 batters and struck out 37 batters. The team also had a WHIP of 1.34.

Biggest Disappointments:
Cookie Pena
Pena went 2-23 (.087 average), 1 run, 6 walks, 2 strikeouts and leaving 8 men on base. Pena also had a on-base percentage of .276 and a slugging percentage of .087 also allowe 2 passed balls during the series.

Larry Rath
Rath went 0-2, 5.14 earned run average (8 earned runs), pitched 14 innings, gave up 20 hits, walked 4 batters while striking out 9. Also have up 3 homeruns and had a WHIP of 1.71.