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15 hours ago, darkpiranha said:

There had better be some Cubs management heads hitting the chopping block.  

 

Probably. Callisto has won five straight division titles and only have one Galactic championship to show for it. It feels like the Braves' reign in the NL East through most of the 90's.

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2538 Preseason

 

Hall of Fame

 

RHP Ron King

 

Ron King, born in Kennedy, Luna, was one of the greatest right-handed closer of all time. He got elected into the Hall of Fame on his first year on the ballot with 73.3% of the vote. 

 

He finished with 324 career saves, good for 8th of all time. He also had a career ERA of 2.49 He had an 11-year career, all with the Titan Scorpions. 

 

He posted seven straight seasons of 31+ saves. During his final season, he had a career-high 40 saves. He has a career WAR of 18.8, which was good for an average of 1.7 WAR per season. 

 

His consistency helped him to a Pitcher of the Year award in 2527, and won Reliever of the Year five times, and was an All-Solar nine times. 

 

He retired at the ripe age of 32 after suffering a career-ending injury with at torn UCL in his right elbow. 

 

The Scorpions retired his jersey number 3 in 2533. It was the first retired number in team history. 

 

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HOF Classes

2538 – CL Ron King (Titan)

2537 – 3B Jacob Havens (Venus R), RHP Mario Reynoso (Venus R), 3B Motofumi Kimura (Jupiter)

2536 – CL Tyler Davis (Venus R)

2535 – CL Ryan DeMaggio (Ceres)

2534 – SS Jon Marquez (Jupiter)

2533 – 2B Mike Lazcano (Jupiter)

2532 – 2B Ryan Peterson (Mercury), LF Ryan Cox (Mendez)

2531 – CL Tony Hansen (Kennedy), CL Keith Quigley (Mendez)

2530 – 2B Adam Morgenstern (Ceres), 2B Ian Martin (Luna)

2529 – 3B Peter Dierauer (Mars)

2528 – 3B Rob Beckman (Venus S.), RF Bubba Forrest (Mars), 2B Kyle Recupero (Mars), SP Steve Shook (Luna)

2527 – CL Joe Tieszen (Jupiter), 1B Bret Hopson (Mars)

2526 – no players inducted

2525 – 1B Skip Flanagan (Earth), C Matt Bradbury (Venus S.)

2524 – RF Josh Macura (Luna), CL Alex Pier (Mercury)

2523 – LF Jim Jackson (Luna)

2522 – RF Miguel Medrano (Mars)

2521 – no players inducted

2520 – SS Zack Dobson (Earth)

2519 – C Dylan Nulph (Mars), SP Dylan Heuer (Earth)

2518 – CF Luke Tasler (Earth)

2517 – RF Xie-li Shui (Mercury), CL Jerrod Pickens (Mercury), 3B Jonny Furman (Earth)

 

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2538 Season

 

Divisional Quick Recaps

 

AL Enterprise Division: 

  • The Mercury Mets and the Mars Warriors switched places this year, with the Mets taking the divisional title while the Warriors take second place. 
  • The Venus Sparrows was second in the Astro League with 116 stolen bases. 
  • The Earth Astronauts will miss the postseason for the first time since 2535. 
  • The Luna Apollos seemed to have lost their 2535 mojo (when they were in the Galatic Series) as they finished last in the division for the 4th time in 5 years. 

AL Endeavour Division: 

  • For the first time since 2531 (eight years), a team that is not the Callisto Cubs has won the division, and that is the Ceres Belters. 
  • The Ursula Majors were just one game away from winning the division title, but had a hot streak at end of the season to sneak into the playoffs. 
  • The Cubs had an opportunity to be a Wild Card team, but couldn’t match the Majors. 
  • The Io Vulcans and the Jupiter Kings round out the cellar of the division. 

 

CL Sputnik Division:

  • The Kennedy Rockets have launched, and there’s no coming back, as they won games at a blistering pace for a 116-win season. 
  • The Pamoja Guardians had a tremendous season, finishing with 90 wins and clinched their second straight postseason appearance. 
  • Despite strong pitching, the offense couldn’t help the Mendez Islanders. 
  • The Valles Marineris Canyons and Venus Reign finished at the bottom of the table. 

 

CL Soyuz Division: 

  • Just like last season, the Europa Mastodons and the Titan Scorpions finished 1-2 in the division.
  • The Ganymede Giants rebounded from a 54-win season with 77 wins to take third place. 
  • The expansion teams, Neptune Mariners and Pluto Hounds, continue their struggles. 

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Awards

 

Astro League

Most Valuable Player RF Dan Marier, Ursula

Pitcher of the Year SP Chris Frost, Mercury 

Rookie of the Year RF Tim Huber, Ceres

Reliever of the Year CL Edgar Su, Venus S.

 

Cosmo League

Most Valuable Player RF Jack Dill, Titan

Pitcher of the Year SP Israel Johnson, Europa

Rookie of the Year 1B Ryan Peters, Pamoja

Reliever of the Year CL Bill Ostrowski, Kennedy

 

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2538 Postseason

 

League Divisional Series

  • The Ursula Majors took the Mercury Mets all the way to Game 5, where Majors 2B Jessie Eggebrecht hit a go-homer in the top of the 11th inning to clinch the series for an upset over the no. 1 team.
  • The Ceres Belters outplayed the Mars Warriors and swept them in three games. 
  • In a hotly contested series, the Pamoja Guardians came out on top to upset the powerhouse Kennedy Rockets in Game 5. 
  • The Titan Scorpions took care of their divisional rival by sweeping the Europa Mastodons in three games behind MVP Jack Dill’s four homers. 

League Championship Series

  • ALCS – Building off two consecutive extra-innings walk-off wins in the first two games, the Ceres Belters picked apart the Ursula Majors, four games to one, to advance to the Galactic Series. 
  • CLCS – In a dramatic Game 5, the Pamoja Guardians defeated the Titan Scorpions and clinched their first-ever berth in the Galactic Series thanks to a walk-off home run from catcher Izzy Reiger in the bottom of the 11th inning.

Galactic Series

 

Game 1: The Pamoja Guardians started the Galactic Series in style today, downing the visiting Ceres Belters at The Tree Field in the Pamoja Jungle by a score of 5-3 to stake an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Guardians shortstop Israel Ochoa was named player of the game after he slugged 2 home runs.

 

Game 2: Ceres right fielder Jeremy Massey produced all the offense the Belters would need today in the club's 9-3 win over the Pamoja Guardians. Massey went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and a walk, while scoring 3 runs and driving in 5 and was named player of the game, while Ceres moved into a tie in the Galactic Series. The Belters and Guardians are now even at 1-1 in the best-of-7 series.

 

Game 3: Martin Walker pitched well, but the Ceres Belters lost anyway, falling 5-4 in extra innings to the Pamoja Guardians at Asteroid Arena. With the win, Pamoja took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 Galactic Series. Walker was named player of the game after giving the Belters 8.2 innings and allowing 1 earned run. Guardians rightfielder Oscar Heidtke's hit in the top of the tenth was a game-changer. With two out, he blasted a curveball from Cory Clausen for a solo home run. It put Pamoja in front, 5-4.

Game 4: Riding the 2-hit performance of designated hitter Ryan Peters, the Pamoja Guardians got a road win against the Ceres Belters, 6-4, in Game 4 of the Galactic Series today. Peters went 2-3 with a home run and a walk, while scoring 2 times for the Guardians, who now lead the best-of-7 series, 3 games to 1.

 

Game 5: It was all about winning for the Pamoja Guardians -- and win they did.

 

The Guardians also have a knack for winning games in the extra innings, as Game 5 went 14 innings. In the top of the 14th, Guardians rightfielder Oscar Heidtke hit a two-run double to give Pamoja the lead. 

 

Pamoja defeated the Ceres Belters by a score of 6-4 at Asteroid Arena to take the series 4-1.

 

"We did the little things right and we did the big things right," said shortstop Israel Ochoa, who was named series MVP. He had four homers in the series. "Now we're the league champions."

 

"Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you make your own luck," said Pamoja manager Steve Gilfeather. "We got lucky a few times, but mostly we did the right things by being prepared for each game and playing the game the way it's meant to be played."

 

Game-by-Game Results

G1 – Guardians 5, Belters 3

G2 – Belters 9, Guardians 3

G3 – Guardians 5, Belters 4

G4 – Guardians 6, Belters 4

G5 – Guardians 6, Belters 4

 

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Past Galactic Series

2538 – Pamoja over Ceres, 4-1

2537 – Kennedy over Mercury, 4-3

2536 – Europa over Venus S., 4-3

2535 – Kennedy over Luna, 4-3

2534 – Venus S. over Valles Marineris, 4-1

2533 – Earth over Valles Mariners, 4-1

2532 – Callisto over Valles Marineris, 4-0

2531 – Earth over Venus R., 4-3

2530 – Canyons over Earth, 4-3

2529 – Venus S. over Venus R., 4-2

2528 – Earth over Venus R., 4-2

2527 – Luna over Ganymede, 4-3

2526 – Earth over Mendez, 4-1

2525 – Earth over Kennedy, 4-2

2524 – Venus S. over Venus R., 4-2

2523 – Earth over Venus R., 4-2

2522 – Venus R. over Venus S., 4-2

2521 – Venus R. over Ceres, 4-3

2520 – Ganymede over Mercury, 4-3

2519 – Earth over Jupiter, 4-2

2518 – Mercury over Venus R., 4-1

2517 – Jupiter over Venus S., 4-3

2516 – Mars over Mendez, 4-2

2515 – Ceres over Jupiter, 4-3

2514 – Luna over Mendez, 4-3

2513 – Mercury over Mendez, 4-3

2512 – Mendez over Luna, 4-1

2511 – Ceres over Luna, 4-3

2510 – Luna over Earth, 4-3

2509 – Luna over Mars, 4-1

2508 – Mars over Luna, 4-2

2507 – Luna over Mars, 4-3

2506 – Mars over Earth, 4-2

2505 – Mars over Earth, 4-1

2504 – Mars over Mercury, 4-1

2503 – Earth over Mercury, 4-1

2502 – Earth over Mercury, 4-0

2501 – Earth over Mercury, 4-2

2500 – Earth over Mercury, 4-2

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Well then, didn't expect Pamoja of all teams to get the Series win

But go Majors! Probably my favorite team in the league so far!

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Looks like the move to Pamoja has paid off. As the Emperors, they couldn't win much.... as the Guardians, they have back-to-back playoff trips and now, a Galactic Series title.

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18 hours ago, Darknes said:

Well then, didn't expect Pamoja of all teams to get the Series win

But go Majors! Probably my favorite team in the league so far!

 

18 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

Looks like the move to Pamoja has paid off. As the Emperors, they couldn't win much.... as the Guardians, they have back-to-back playoff trips and now, a Galactic Series title.

 

Yeah, the move has benefited the PUA/Pamoja team in ways they'd never realize. They moved at the right time. I'm excited for the Guardians! They're one of my favorite teams to follow now. Too bad about the people of PUA. I can guarantee you that Earth will be getting a new team, or three(!?) sometimes in the future.  

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What's the playoff record of teams that have won triple-digit games in a season?  At least recently, it looks like teams that have gone for the record have run out of gas in the playoffs.  #sad

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2539 Season
 
Divisional Quick Recaps

 

AL Enterprise Division:

  • The Mercury Mets stayed at the top of the league once again with 94 wins.
  • The Venus Sparrows improved by 13 wins to claim 2nd place in the division.
  • The Luna Apollos climbed out of the cellar from last season to claim the 2nd wild card slot.
  • The Mars Warriors finished with 84 wins once again, but somehow finished in fourth place with some hard luck.
  • The Earth Astronauts continued their struggles, but improved by nine wins from last season. 

 
AL Endeavour Division:

  • The Callisto Cubs returned to prosperity with 91 wins to reclaim the Endeavour division.
  • The Ceres Belters, who won last year’s division, rolled in with just 83 wins.
  • The Ursula Majors finished third with a .500 record.
  • The Jupiter Kings and the Io Vulcans hovered in the lower 70’s wins once again.

 
CL Sputnik Division:

  • The defending SLB Champions Pamoja Guardians maintained their supremacy with a first-place finish.
  • The Venus Reign jumped out of last place from last season to second place. 
  • The Valles Marineris Canyons took third place and the 2nd Wild Card slot.
  • The Kennedy Rockets came crashing back to Luna with just 80 wins after their 116-win season in ’38.
  • The Mendez Islanders finished in the basement of the division.

 
CL Soyuz Division:

  • In their first winning season in franchise history, the Pluto Hounds took the division title with 94 wins.
  • The Titan Scorpions, who had 95 wins last season, dropped to .500 record.
  • The Europa Mastodons cooled off with a third place finish.
  • The Ganymede Giants continued to be average team in the league.
  • The Neptune Mariners finished with league-worst record with just 54 wins

 

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2539 Postseason

 

League Divisional Series

  • The Luna Apollos pulled off an upset with a 3-1 series win over the no. 1 seeded Mercury Mets.
  • The Venus Sparrows cruised through the favored Callisto Cubs with a 3-game sweep.
  • In their first postseason appearance, the Pluto Hounds knocked out the experienced Valles Marineris Canyons with a 3-1 series win.
  • The Venus Reign reclaimed the division supremacy by sweeping rivals Pamoja Guardians in 3 games.

 
League Championship Series

  • ALCS – In an AL Enterprise Division showdown, the Luna Apollos was just too much for the Venus Sparrows to handle, as the Men on the Moon won the series in five games.
  • CLCS – In a nail-biting, back-and-forth series that went all the way to Game 7, the Venus Reign were able to squeak out a series win to advance to the Galactic Series.

Galactic Series

  • Game 1: Reign starter Dimitrije Djokovic tossed a complete-game shutout and allowed just four hits to lead the Reign to a 3-0 victory in Game 1.
  • Game 2: The Luna Apollos responded with an 11-inning thriller, taking Game 2 by the score of 3-2 at Sky Stadium in the Sky Cities of Venus.
  • Game 3: Moving to the Lunardome, the Reign picked up a road win with a 6-3 behind Jason Palsgrove’s two-run homer.
  • Game 4: Carrying the momentum from a road win, the Reign outslugged the Apollos for a 9-3 win to give them a 3-1 series lead.
  • Game 5: In a must-win situation at home, the Apollos narrowed the series deficit to 3-2 with an incredible, dramatic walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning for an 8-7 win.
  • Game 6: Returning to the Sky Stadium, the Apollos evened the series at 3-3 to force a Game 7.
  • Game 7: The Reign started out fast by scoring three runs in the first three innings, but the Apollos answered with a comeback victory, wining the game 5-3 to clinch their sixth Galactic Series title in franchise history and first one since 2527.

Game-by-Game Results
G1 – Reign 3, Apollos 0
G2 – Apollos 3, Reign 2
G3 – Reign 6, Apollos 3
G4 – Reign 9, Apollos 3
G5 – Apollos 8, Reign 7
G6 – Apollos 4, Reign 2
G7 – Apollos 5, Reign 3

 

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It's back! Great to see you again, and what a series! Congrats to Luna for their win, and I'm hoping we'll see one of my teams make it next year (Mendez and Ursula).

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2540 Season
 
Divisional Quick Recaps

 

AL Enterprise Division:

  • The Mercury Mets won their 3rd straight divisional title and 4th in five years.
  • The Mars Warriors, making their 3rd postseason appearance in four seasons, followed the Mets into second place.
  • The Luna Apollos missed the postseason by just two games.
  • After an 89-win season, the Venus Sparrows returned to mediocrity with just 70 wins.
  • The Earth Astronauts finished with one of their worst records in franchise history with 65 wins and will miss the postseason for the 3rd straight year.

 AL Endeavour Division:

  • The Ursula Majors won their first divisional title in franchise history with 90 wins.
  • The Ceres Belters picked their way to a second place finish and a Wild Card slot.
  • The Jupiter Kings and Io Vulcans improved slightly with 77 and 76 wins respectively.
  • The Callisto Cubs plummeted all the way to the cellar with 72 wins.

 CL Sputnik Division:

  • The Mendez Islanders leapfrogged everybody from last place to the best record in the league with 98 wins.
  • The Venus Reign followed the Islanders with 94 wins, good for 2nd best record in the Cosmo League.
  • The Pamoja Guardians dropped to third place but still finished above .500
  • The Kennedy Rockets continue to decline as they picked up just 76 wins.
  • The Valles Marineris, who was a Wild Card team last year, finished in the basement.

 CL Soyuz Division:

  • After four straight years of second-place finishes, the Titan Scorpions finally broke through and claimed the Soyuz Division title.
  • The Pluto Hounds rode the success of their ’39 season to an 87-win season and another postseason berth.
  • The Neptune Mariners improved by 19 wins on their way to third place.
  • The Jupiter moons of Europa and Ganymede filled out the rest of the division at the bottom.

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2540 Postseason
 
League Divisional Series
"Quarterfinals"

 

  • The Mercury Mets overcame their ’39 postseason struggles by defeating the Ceres Belters in four games to advance to the ALCS.
  • The Mars Warriors capitalized on the Ursula Majors’ young players by dropping them in four games.
  • The 98-win Mendez Islanders team sailed to a 3-1 series defeat over the Pluto Hounds.
  • The series came down to a decisive Game 5, where the Venus Reign came out on top with a road win to advance to the CLCS.

League Championship Series
"Semi-Finals"

 

  • ALCS – In another AL Enterprise Division series, the no. 1 seed Mercury Mets took care of their rivals, the Mars Warriors, in a series that went all the way to Game 7.
  • CLCS – The Mendez Islanders stayed on cruise control as they rolled through the Venus Reign, sweeping them in four games to advance to the Galactic Series.

Galactic Series

 

  • Game 1: A road win lifted the Mercury Mets to a 1-0 lead by shutting out the Mendez Islanders.
  • Game 2: The Islanders walloped the Mets with a 7-2 victory, behind Andy Tyler’s three-run homer.
  • Game 3: On the planet closest to the sun, the Mets utilized their home-field advantage out burning up the Islanders’ pitching staff with a 12-4 win. 
  • Game 4: The Mets got on the cusp of a Galactic Series by winning an extra-innings affair with a walk-off double in the 12th inning to give them a 3-1 series lead.
  • Game 5: In the series’ second straight extra-innings affair, the Islanders snuck past the Mets with a go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning to win the game 3-2 and also to make the series 3-2.
  • Game 6: Returning to Isla Mendez in the Lagrange Islands between Earth and the Moon, the Islanders forced a Game 7 with a 7-5 victory over the Mets.
  • Game 7: With all of the momentum from tying the series at 3-3 after being down 3-1, the Islanders coasted to an easy 5-2 win at home to clinch their second Galactic Series title in franchise history.

Game-by-Game Results
G1 – Mets 6, Islanders 0
G2 – Islanders 7, Mets 2
G3 – Mets 12, Islanders 4
G4 – Mets 4, Islanders 3
G5 – Islanders 3, Mets 2
G6 – Islanders 7, Mets 5
G7 – Islanders 5, Mets 2

 

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3 hours ago, RoughRiders99 said:

2540 Postseason
 
League Divisional Series
"Quarterfinals"

 

  • The Mercury Mets overcame their ’39 postseason struggles by defeating the Ceres Belters in four games to advance to the ALCS.
  • The Mars Warriors capitalized on the Ursula Majors’ young players by dropping them in four games.
  • The 98-win Mendez Islanders team sailed to a 3-1 series defeat over the Pluto Hounds.
  • The series came down to a decisive Game 5, where the Venus Reign came out on top with a road win to advance to the CLCS.

League Championship Series
"Semi-Finals"

 

  • ALCS – In another AL Enterprise Division series, the no. 1 seed Mercury Mets took care of their rivals, the Mars Warriors, in a series that went all the way to Game 7.
  • CLCS – The Mendez Islanders stayed on cruise control as they rolled through the Venus Reign, sweeping them in four games to advance to the Galactic Series.

Galactic Series

 

  • Game 1: A road win lifted the Mercury Mets to a 1-0 lead by shutting out the Mendez Islanders.
  • Game 2: The Islanders walloped the Mets with a 7-2 victory, behind Andy Tyler’s three-run homer.
  • Game 3: On the planet closest to the sun, the Mets utilized their home-field advantage out burning up the Islanders’ pitching staff with a 12-4 win. 
  • Game 4: The Mets got on the cusp of a Galactic Series by winning an extra-innings affair with a walk-off double in the 12th inning to give them a 3-1 series lead.
  • Game 5: In the series’ second straight extra-innings affair, the Islanders snuck past the Mets with a go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning to win the game 3-2 and also to make the series 3-2.
  • Game 6: Returning to Isla Mendez in the Lagrange Islands between Earth and the Moon, the Islanders forced a Game 7 with a 7-5 victory over the Mets.
  • Game 7: With all of the momentum from tying the series at 3-3 after being down 3-1, the Islanders coasted to an easy 5-2 win at home to clinch their second Galactic Series title in franchise history.

Game-by-Game Results
G1 – Mets 6, Islanders 0
G2 – Islanders 7, Mets 2
G3 – Mets 12, Islanders 4
G4 – Mets 4, Islanders 3
G5 – Islanders 3, Mets 2
G6 – Islanders 7, Mets 5
G7 – Islanders 5, Mets 2

 

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This league will literally be the only time ever recorded that a team with a logo even remotely similar to the Miami Marlins will win anything.

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Haha yes! Right after I complain about my teams not doing anything, both make the playoffs! Congrats to Mendez and I hope to see them back!

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1 hour ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

Haha yes! Right after I complain about my teams not doing anything, both make the playoffs! Congrats to Mendez and I hope to see them back!

"Some of us don't eat Pork, some of us don't eat Beef, but we all like Chicken" - Homer Simpson, same episode.

 

Also, if the IRL MLB moved a team to the Carolinas (even South Carolina or Raleigh), would you dump the O's?

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22 hours ago, TargetToad said:

"Some of us don't eat Pork, some of us don't eat Beef, but we all like Chicken" - Homer Simpson, same episode.

 

Also, if the IRL MLB moved a team to the Carolinas (even South Carolina or Raleigh), would you dump the O's?

Probably not, I have a deep-seated hatred for Raleigh (stupid state government) and have an even deeper hatred for South Carolina (stupid inferior Carolina), so it would have to be Charlotte (which makes the most sense, to be honest).

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2541 Season
 
Divisional Quick Recaps


AL Enterprise Division:

  • The Mercury Mets and the Mars Warriors both ended in a first-place tie for the division. In a Game 163 to determine the division winner, the Mets defeated the Warriors, 4-3, with a go-ahead grand slam from Ryan Exum in the seventh inning.
  • It is the Mets’ 4th straight division title and 5th in six years.
  • The Luna Apollos and the Venus Sparrows (along with the Callisto Cubs from the Endeavour Division) all finished in a 3-way tie at 79-83 for the 2nd wild card spot.
  • Due to tiebreaking rules, the Sparrows were the odd team out, resulting in a Game 163 for the Apollos and the Cubs to determine the 2nd Wild Card slot.
  • The Apollos defeated the Cubs, 2-1, behind Mike King’s seven scoreless innings.
  • The Sparrows ended up in 4th place.
  • The Earth Astronauts improved their wins total, but still finished in last place by just one game.

AL Endeavour Division:

  • Picking apart a weak division, the Ceres Belters cruised to a 96-win season, 17 games ahead of the Callisto Cubs.
  • The Callisto Cubs lost in Game 163 for the 2nd Wild Card slot, and finished in second place.
  • The Ursula Majors sank to 76 wins from their 90-win season last year.
  • The Jupiter Kings are in a major slump, recording their 11th straight losing season.
  • The Io Vulcans have yet to find their footing in the SLB, as they picked up their 7th losing season in eight seasons.

CL Sputnik Division:

  • Continuing their strong run, the Mendez Islanders were the class of the SLB with 102 wins.
  • The Pamoja Guardians put up a respectable 89-win season for a wild card berth.
  • The Valles Marineris Canyons kept things close on the Guardians, but missed the postseason by two games.
  • The Kennedy Rockets is well past their contention period, finishing in fourth place.
  • The Venus Reign got plagued by injuries and dropped to last place.

CL Soyuz Division:

  • Hungry after their second place finish last year, the Pluto Hounds responded with a first-place finish for the 2nd time in three years.
  • The young Neptune Mariners clinched their first postseason berth with their first-ever winning season.
  • The Titan Scorpions finished third in the division.
  • Once again, the Jupiter moons of Europa and Ganymede rounded out the rest of the division.

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2541 Postseason
 
League Divisional Series
Quarterfinals

  • Losing Game 163 to Mercury didn’t faze Mars, as the Warriors spearheaded their way through the Mets in four games.
  • In a true see-saw affair, the Ceres Belters won every other game to advance to the ALDS over the Luna Apollos in five games.
  • In an all-aquatic match-up, the Mendez Islanders sank the Neptune Mariners in four games.
  • The Pluto Hounds skittered past the Pamoja Guardians in five games to clinch a berth in the CLCS. 

League Championship Series
Semi-Finals 

  • ALCS – The Ceres Belters picked apart the Mars Warriors in five games.
  • CLCS – Was Game 5 the greatest of all time? 18-inning game. The Mendez Islanders and the Pluto Hounds traded solo homers in 12th and 13th inning until Pluto walked it off with solo homer from Nobuhisa Shimokawa in 18th inning to clinch a Galactic Series berth. 

Galactic Series

 

  • Game 1 – In a wild start, the Ceres Belters and Pluto Hounds played 11 innings to settle Game 1, with the Belters taking it 2-1.
  • Game 2 – The Hounds walked it off with an RBI single from Willie Fernandez in the ninth inning to win it, 2-1.
  • Game 3 – Moving the series to the asteroid planet of Ceres, the Hounds sniffed their way to a 6-3 win to take the series lead.
  • Game 4 – The Belters are now in the doghouse, as the Hounds outslugged them, 12-1, to extend the series lead to 3-1. Willie Fernandez had two homers and five RBIs.
  • Game 5 – Desperate times, desperate measures. The Belters forced the series back to Pluto with a walk-off homer from Ricky Westermeyer in the 12th inning.
  • Game 6 – It worked out pretty well for the Hounds, as they got to clinch their first ever Galactic Series title in front of home fans by shutting out the Belters, 1-0. Bobby Watson, who was named series MVP, held the Belters scoreless for seven innings in Game 6. He also tossed a complete game in Game 2.
     

Game-by-Game Results
G1 – Belters 2, Hounds 1
G2 – Hounds 2, Belters 1
G3 – Hounds 6, Belters 3
G4 – Hounds 12, Belters 1
G5 – Belters 3, Hounds 2
G6 – Hounds 1, Belters 0
 

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