Majors 2022 Recap
This past season, the Majors won their second championship in a row, for the first time in 74 years. They also saw many players set personal records, while a longstanding Majors record was broken as well.
For the team as a whole this season, the Majors led the Intercounty Baseball League in home runs (73), 1st in strikeouts by pitchers (436), and tied for 1st with the least amount of strikeouts by the offence (325). The Majors’ offence was key to the Majors’ success this year as 8 players on the roster finished the season above the league average at .290 (Mullen, Perrier, Newton, Joseph, Reichstein, Kandel & Brownlee).
As for the individuals, there were several league leaders this season, as Majors fans saw Cleveland Brownlee, who turned 38 this year, have 52 RBIs, only 2 more than teammate Robert Mullen who had 50. Mullen also led the league in batting average at .405. Jose Arias led the league with the lowest ERA in the season at 1.56.
With a balanced offence, the Majors had some players stand out in some interesting categories on the team. Taylor Wright not only led the Majors’ rookies with a .385 average but also led the team as he only struck out only 11.5% of his At Bats. 3 players were in the lineup each and every game this year which does not happen often. Brownlee, Joseph and Mullen played in all 42 regular season games.
Listed below are some Majors players that had either career highs or career highlights.
Cleveland Brownlee: Played in 500th career game, had 600th career hit, had a single season-high 15 home runs this season, and had a single season-high 52 RBIs.
Byron Reichstein: Played in 300th career game, had 1100th career At Bat, hit career 50th home run.
Keith Kandel: Played in 300th career game, had 1200th career At Bat, had 300th hit.
Austin Wilkie: Had career hit number 100.
Chris McQueen: Had career stolen base number 100.
Owen Boon: Had a single season-high 10 wins, pitched in a single season-high 79.1 innings, and joined the top 5 in Majors’ history in total strikeouts in a single season.
Pedro De Los Santos: Had career strikeout number 200, had single season-high 67 strikeouts.
Jose Arias: Set a new Majors single-season strike record with 132.
Owen Boon, Braeden Ferrington & Jose Arias all had their first career At Bats this season.
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