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Guthrie of Cookies & Cream Voted to All-EWL Team for 2016

7 Sep


Just minutes after accepting the Pitch King Award as the EWL’s best pitcher in 2016, Guthrie was named to the All-Wiffle team for the second time in his career.

Guthrie set career highs in nearly every offensive category and was a dominant force at the plate leading off for Cookies & Cream in 2016. Known for his timely playoff hitting in past seasons, Guthrie added a power bat to his tool belt in 2016, finishing in the top five in home runs and slugging percentage. He also was among the league leaders in runs, batting average, total bases, and game-winning RBIs, in addition to his stellar year on the mound.

Guthrie was selected for the All-EWL team as a member of the Caucasians in 2011, and joined Blose and Joey as one of three Cookies & Cream players to be named to the All-Wiffle squad in 2016.

Tim of the Ham Slams Named to All-Wiffle Team for 2016

5 Sep


Tim, who hit more combined doubles and triples in a single season than any other player in EWL history (36), was named to the All-EWL team for the first time in his career. After being named the EWL Rookie of the Year in 2015, Tim continued to develop his wiffle game in 2016, becoming one of the most consistent hitters in the league. He hit for .574 and was always a threat to reach at least second base when he put the ball in play.

Tim finished in the top five of hits, batting average, slugging percentage, and total bases, and he led the league in both doubles and triples. Tim’s ability to extend hits into extra-base hits was made apparent by finishing among the leaders in slugging percentage despite hitting only seven home runs on the season.

Tim was unable to attend the Wiffle Banquet, and Dan, his teammate on the Ham Slams, accepted the award on his behalf. He is only the second player in the history of the Ham Slams to be named to the All-Wiffle Team, joining Steve, who was All-EWL in 2014.

Joey of Cookies & Cream Named to All-EWL Team for Fourth Time in Career

5 Sep


After a bounce back season, Joey was voted to the All-Wiffle Team for the fourth time in his career and first time since 2013. Joey was an All-EWL player in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and returns in 2016 after putting up strong power numbers as the third hitter in the Cookies & Cream lineup and turning in the best pitching year of his career.

Joey finished in the top five in doubles, home runs, RBI, and game-winning RBI as well as wins and WHIP on the mound. With Guthrie and Blose hitting in front of him, Joey had plenty of opportunities to drive in runs, and finished second in the league in RBIs, only six behind Bob and Tom, who led the league. He had his best season in the field as well, solidifying the Cookies & Cream outfield and racking up putouts from the pitcher’s mound.

Nate, the 2016 Wiffleosity winner, presented Joey with his All-EWL plaque.

Tom and Bob of Questionable Outfit Named to All-EWL Team

5 Sep


For the fourth consecutive year, Bob of Questionable Outfit was voted on to the All-Wiffle team, and his teammate, Tom, was voted for the second time in his career and first time since 2013. The most consistently dominant player in the league, Bob continued to put up staggering numbers on offense as the leadoff hitter for Questionable Outfit. Tom, the number two hitter for Questionable, racked up RBIs driving in Bob and hit .619 on the season with over forty extra-base hits. With these two players at the top of the lineup, Questionable Outfit led the league in scoring and clinched the regular season pennant.

Tom, who couldn’t be in attendance for the Wiffle Banquet, finished in the top five of runs, hits, batting average, slugging percentage, singles, doubles, home runs, RBI, and total bases. He was second in many categories, and despite hitting the fewest home runs of his career, he was constantly on base, creating opportunities for his teammates to produce runs.

Bob, the three-time defending Wiffler of the Year, accepted Tom’s All-EWL honor on his behalf. Bob continued to cement his legacy as one of the best wifflers of all time, leading the league in runs, hits, batting average, slugging percentage, home runs, RBI, total bases, and game-winning RBI. He set career highs in batting average, runs scored, doubles, triples, game-winning RBI, and putouts.

Questionable Outfit has now had at least two players named to the All-EWL team in all four years of existence in the EWL.

Blose Named to All-EWL for Fifth Time

4 Sep


After another stellar campaign as one of the league’s most feared hitters and most reliable fielders, Blose, of Cookies & Cream, made the All-Wiffle team for the fifth time in his career. Blose continued to be a powerhouse in the #2 slot of the Cookies & Cream lineup, hitting for average while also possessing one of the most lethal power bats in the league.

Blose finished in the top five of nearly every offensive category including runs, hits, batting average, slugging percentage, triples, home runs, total bases, and game-winning RBI. He also finished among the league leaders in putouts on defense. Blose hit for the second highest average of his career, .589, and hit over .500 for the fourth consecutive season.

Blose has now made the All-EWL team in all five of his full EWL seasons, and was the Wiffler of the Year in 2011.

Blose, Morrison, Joey, and Vassallo Named to 2012 All-EWL Team

4 Aug
2012 All-EWL Team Anthony Morrison, Joey Troupe, Kory Blose, and Adam Vassallo

2012 All-EWL Team Anthony Morrison, Joey Troupe, Kory Blose, and Adam Vassallo

Three Fish Sticks and a Caucasian have been voted to the 2012 All-EWL Team, which recognizes the four players who receive the most votes for Wiffler of the Year. Three players, Morrison, Joey and Blose, return from last year as repeat members of the All-EWL Team. Vassallo has been named for the first time, replacing Guthrie on the squad.

Morrison, left-fielder and leadoff hitter for the Caucasians, was voted to the team after dominating the EWL throughout the 2012 season. Morrison finished in the top 5 in 11 statistical categories; all of them except triples. His raw power at the plate was unmatched, but he was much more than a power hitter. Morrison hit for average, legged ground balls into hits, and was one of the smartest base runners in the league. He was named a Field Master as one of the best defensive players, and is generally regarded as one of the most well-rounded players in the league.

Joey, who pitches and plays both center and right field for the Fish Sticks, returns to the All-EWL Team after a consistent 2012 season. There may never have been a point when he was the most feared player in the league, but he never slumped, consistently reached base, and drove in buckets of runs for the Sticks. His statistics improved across the board from 2011, and he finished in the top 5 of 10 statistical categories. He led the league in triples and game-winning RBI, and finished in the top 3 of batting average, runs, hits, singles, doubles, RBI, and total bases. He had a down year on the mound, but was solid in the field. He had the fewest home runs of an All-EWL Team member, but he hit the only grand-slam in 2012 (one of two in league history), his 49 RBI were second only to Morrison’s 51, and he drove in a run in 17 of the Fish Stick’s 20 games.

Blose, 2011 Wiffler of the Year, repeats as an All-EWL Team member after another great season for the Fish Sticks. After destroying opposing pitchers during the 2011 regular season and the Fish Sticks 2011 postseason championship run, Blose picked up where he left off in 2012. He wasn’t quite the same unstoppable force that he was in 2011, but pitcher’s didn’t look forward to facing him in 2012. As much as any other hitter, Blose was a threat to go deep at any point in the game; especially in the clutch. He reached base safely in all 20 games of the 2012 season, and had multiple hits in 18 of the 20 games, an incredible feat. His 26 doubles shattered the existing single season record of 10. He was on pace to have a historically great season before slowing down during the stretch run, when he had only 1 RBI and 0 HR during the final 4 games after hitting 20 homers in his first 15 games. He was named a Field Master for the second consecutive year and became a legitimate pitcher after only pitching in relief in 2011. He finished in the top 5 in 9 major offensive categories, had the second most wins with 4, had a perfect W-L record on the mound at 4-0, and had the league’s only converted save.

Vassallo, who has already been named the EWL’s Most Improved Player and a Field Master, is the only new member of the All-EWL Team in 2012. He went from a slightly above average player in 2011 to an elite run-producing power house in 2012. He was the most reliable player for the Fish Sticks in 2012, coming through at some point every game at the plate and in the field. He hit safely in all 20 games, including a 9-hit game against Downtown Bobby Brown where he set the single-game record with a whopping 26 total bases (4 homers, 2 triples, 1 double and 2 singles). Maybe even more impressive than his hit streak, he scored a run in 19 of the 20 games and drove in a run in 17 of 20. At the half-way point in the season, he was in the top 2 of most major offensive categories. He slowed a bit down the stretch, but was one of the most dangerous hitters in the league. He finished in the top 5 of 8 statistical categories.

The only other player to receive a substantial vote count was Brad of Downtown Bobby Brown. Brad had an amazing season defensively and produced big power numbers at the plate.

2011 EWL Season-Ending Awards Presented

6 Aug

The winners of the EWL season-ending awards were presented plaques during the first round playoffs. The awards were voted on by all EWL players who played at least 60% of the league games and the commissioner, and were presented by the commissioner in front of the league. The winners are pictured below.

Ron, manager of 4 out of 5 Dentists, is presented the 2011 EWL Manager of the Year Award

Luke, of Pumice on Slow!, shows off his 2011 EWL Field Master Award as one of the four best defensive players in the league

Morrison, of the Caucasian Vaginas, displays his 2011 EWL Field Master Award and his 2011 All-EWL Team Award

Guthrie, of the Caucasian Vaginas, holds his 2011 All-EWL Team Award and his 2011 Pitch King Award, awarded to the best pitcher during the 2011 EWL season

Blose, of the Fish Sticks, dressed appropriately, shows off his 2011 All-EWL Team Award and his 2011 EWL Wiffler of the Year Award, presented to the most valuable player

The 2011 All-EWL Team; Blose and Joey of the Fish Sticks, and Guthrie and Morrison of the Caucasian Vaginas

(Not pictured: Vassallo, of the Fish Sticks, was a winner of the 2011 EWL Field Master Award, but was not photographed with his plaque)