2010 LONG BEACH BLACK SOX HOME PAGE: Sox News

SOX FINAL
FINAL SOX PHOTO
Sunday, December 12
SOX 7 YEAR STINT COMES TO END TAKING 2ND PLACE IN BREEDER/RUPP FUNDRAISER
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HITTING STAR CORY AVERY

 Randy Clay takes final Sox AB

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The Long Beach Black Sox ended their 7 year stint as one of the most successful teams in California winning 32 tournaments. They played their last game on a cold Saturday night at El Dorado Park losing to Gerald Pyle and J&B 9-5. Corey Avery got the save and also was 2-3 with a long 3 run home run and a RBI single in the win. Pyle went 4 innings for the win for J&B. Randy Clay suffered the loss for Long Beach. Martin Borgen hit a 2 run home run for Long Beach to highlight their scoring. Doug Shaw was 2-3 with a run and he also reached on an error.

  Martin Borgen hits 2 run HR

  Purple spiral Animation

 Dan Fleming goes 2-5 for the weekend

The Sox will now take at least a year off as Fred Hanker takes a break from running the team. The website will continue to be updated with player news and updates. Thanks to all the players who came out this weekend and shared some vivid memories of years past it was a blast.

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 Hanker and Rupp 1 last time!!

TOURNEY PHOTOS                     Photographer Animation     

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 Sox Greats!!!

 

TOURNEY SLIDE SHOW     Camera man Animation

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 Doug Shaw goes 2-3

 



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PYLE BEATS SOX FOR LAST TIME

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CECILLO SMALLING AND 12 SCORELESS
Sunday, December 12
CECILLO SMALLING THROWS 2ND CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT ALLOWING 5 HITS IN 3-0 WIN

  12 CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT INNINGS

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Cecillo Smalling was at it again throwing another gem vaulting The Sox to the championship game in a 5 hit 3-0 shutout win. Smalling has now thrown 12 scoreless innings in a row in that span allowing only 5 hits. He pitched out of several jams. In the 3rd, 4th and 6th innings The Black Curtain got the leadoff hitters on but they were all stranded. The Sox turned 3 double plays to help his cause 2 started by 3rd baseman Chris Paiva.

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The Sox scratched across 3 runs in the 4th when Andy Martinez singled as did Jason Obregon. Fred Hanker then hit a hot smash to shortstop that was booted to score a run. Another run scored on a Chris Minogue fielders choice. Matt Shaw singled in the 3rd run. Andy Martinez was 1-3 with a run. Jason Obregon was also 1-3 with a run. Matt Shaw was 1-3 with a RBI. The Sox advance to the championship game versus J&B.

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Yellow stars 2 Animation  Cecillo Smalling  CG  Win  0 Runs 12 Consecutive Scoreless IP

Yellow stars 2 Animation   Jason Obregon  1-3  Run    Yellow stars 2 Animation   Matt Shaw 1-3 RBI

Yellow stars 2 Animation    Andy Martinez  1-3  Run

 



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ANDY MARTINEZ SCORES HUGE RUN

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CHRIS MINOGUE GOES 2-3 WITH RBI
Sunday, December 12
CURTAINS DRAWN ON SOX IN 7TH INNING AS THEY LOOSE 4-3

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 Larry Watts goes 1-2 with run

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The Black Sox held a 3-1 lead going into the 7th inning but allowed 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to fall 4-3 to The Black Curtain. Randy Clay suffered the loss for Long Beach. The Sox went ahead 1-0 in the 1st when Jason Obregon singled and stole second. Chris Mingogue singled him in. The Black Curtain tied the score in the bottom of the inning. The game reamined 1-1 into the top of the 6th when with 2 outs Ken Shaw singled as did Larry Watts. Fred Hanker pinch hitting for Chris Martinez singled to score Shaw and Andy Martinez had a bunt single scoring Watts making the score 3-1. The Black Curtain had 4 consecutive hits to win the game 4-3.

 Hanker pinch hit puts Sox ahead

 Flags Animation

Chris Minogue was 2-3 with a RBI. Fred Hanker was 1-1 with a 2 out pinch hit to put Long Beach ahead. Jason Obregon was 1-3 with a run. Andy Martinez was 1-3 with a RBI. Ken Shaw and Larry Watts each had a hit and run scored.

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Electricity Animation  Chris Minogue  2-3  RBI        Electricity Animation  Fred Hanker 1-1 RBI 

Electricity Animation  Jason Obregon  1-3 RBI SB    Electricity Animation  Andy Martinez  1-3 RBI

Electricity Animation  Ken Shaw  1-2 Run                   Electricity Animation  Larry Watts  1-2  Run



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CECILLO SMAALING WAS PERFECT
Sunday, December 12
CECILLO SMALLING THROWS ONLY PERFECT GAME IN SOX HISTORY IN 8-0 WIN
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JASON OBREGON GOES 2-2

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Sox Perfect Game Battery Cecillo Smalling and Larry Watts

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The Sox began their final tournament a fund raising exhibition in style Saturday morning as they beat The Panteras 8-0. Cecillo Smalling threw the only perfect game in Sox hisory in the process. Dave Hanker made an acrobatic play at 1st base to save the perfect game and record the final out in the 8-0 win. Smalling had 1 strikeout and relied on great defensive plays by shortstop Andy Martinez and left fielder Jason Obregon. Third baseman Chris Paiva also made a few nice plays as did Chris Martinez. Smalling was presented with the final out ball and the entire team signed it.

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 Fleming 1-2 with 2 Runs

The Sox also provided plenty of help with the bats. In the 1st with 1 out Dan Fleming walked and Jason Obregon singled him to 3rd. Chris Minogue had a RBI groundout and The Sox led 1-0. In the 3rd The Sox posted 7 to put the game away. With 1 out Andy Martinez singled and went to 3rd on a Dan Fleming single. Jason Obregon doubled in Martinez and Fleming. Chris Minogue singled in Obregon and Matt Shaw singled in Minogue. Chris Paiva and Doug Shaw followed with RBI singles. In the inning Long Beach collected 6 consecutive hits and 7 runs. The final would be 8-0. Jason Obregon was 2-2 with 2 RBI and a run. Dan Fleming was 1-2 with 2 runs scored.

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  A thank you to all teams from The Blackburn Family

 

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Asteroid spins Animation  Cecillo Smalling   Win     Perfect Game  Spinining smiley Animation

Asteroid spins Animation  Jason Obregon  2-2  2 RBI  Run

Asteroid spins Animation  Dan Fleming  1-2  2 Runs

                             Opening Ceremony Ron Rupp 1st Pitch

 



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CECILLO ALL SMILES AFTER PEREFECTO

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2004 LONG BEACH BLACK SOX
Friday, December 10
SOX PREPARE FOR FINAL TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND IN LONG BEACH
KENNY HARLEY SPRINTING TO 3RD
WILL THE JET LAND IN LONG BEACH SATURDAY???

  Sox slugger Dave Hanker expected to play!!!

The Long Beach Black Sox prepare for their final tournament as they play in a charity event at El Dorado Park in Long Beach this Saturday December 11th. The tournament details are listed below as Sox players old and new are expected to attend. Come out and root on Long Beach for one last time. Sox Hall of Famer Dan Fleming is expected to attend. Also expected are 1st team shortstop Andy Martinez making his 1st appearance in 3 years. Sox great Jason Obregon is also expected to attend as well as his brother Chris Martinez 1st team all time 2nd baseman.

2010 Breeder/Rupp Charity Event Roster     Programmer 2 Animation

Fred Hanker     Dave Hanker    Dan Fleming   Ken Harley   Jason Obregon

Chris Paiva     Andy Martinez   Chris Martinez  Chris Minogue  Ken Shaw

Doug Shaw     Matt Shaw    Larry Watts Jr.   Randy Clay   Todd Budke

Jack Budke    

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  Is "The Jet" landing in Long Beach Saturday??

2011 Maccabi USA Invitational – “BreederRupp” at Long Beach CA – Dec 11

      

Here is the schedule for the “BreederRupp” Tournament at El Dorado Park in Long Beach, CA.

Pools:

Group Rupp:

Team 1 Long Beach
Team 2 Panteras
Team 3 Black Curtain

Group Breeder:

Team 4 J&B
Team 5 Liberty
Team 6 Maccabi USA


  Andy Martinez expected to attend!!

Schedule of Games

Game 1 – 8:30 AM Round Robin – Round 1 – J&B vs. Liberty
Game 2 – 8:30 AM Round Robin – Round 1 – Long Beach vs. Panteras

Game 3 – 10:30 AM Round Robin – Round 2 – J&B vs. Maccabi
Game 4 – 10:30 AM Round Robin – Round 2 – Long Beach vs. Black Curtain
Game 5 – 12:30 PM Round Robin – Round 3 – Liberty vs. Maccabi
Game 6 – 12:30 PM Round Robin – Round 3 – Panteras vs. Black Curtain
Game 7 – 2:30 PM Playoffs – Round 1 – Group A 2nd Vs Group B 3rd
Game 8 – 2:30 PM Playoffs – Round 1 – Group A 3rd VS Group B 2nd
Game 9 – 4:30 PM Playoffs – Round 2 – Winner of Game 7 Vs Group A 1st
Game 10 4:30 PM Playoffs – Round 2 – Winner of Game 8 Vs Group B 1st
Game 11 6:30 PM Championship – Winner of Game 9 Vs Winner of Game 10

 2 Sox legends "The Budke's expected to attend.

2nd Annual Maccabi Invitational on December 11th at El Dorado in Long Beach. We have renamed the event “the BreederRupp” to honor our injured teammates, Dave Blackburn and Ronnie Rupp.

The event will serve as a fund raiser for the Charlotte Blackburn fund in memory of Dave’s Mom. We are inviting all Maccabi USA players to come, past and present, plus as many of Dave and Ronnie’s teammates over the years.

   Chris Martinez will be there!!!

Additional info:

Tournament will use 1:45 time limit with a 5-inning minimum and a California Tie Breaker system.

There will be Fiji Water for all the teams and Fernie Jr. is likely going to run a snack bar. If the park doesn’t allow the snack bar, I will alert all the teams beforehand.

Also, a lot of players are asking about donations for Breeder / Ronnie. We will be selling commemorative t-shirts, have a few ways to donate on site and anyone can go to www.maccabiusa.com
at anytime.

All proceeds raised by this event will be going to the Charlotte Blackburn Fund in memory of Dave’s mother, Charlotte, who passed a few weeks back. The fund will help get a Maccabi athlete who needs financial assistance to the Maccabi games in Israel in 2013. Ronnie insisted this be the case for this years event.

 



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DAN FLEMING EXPECTED TO ATTEND

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JACK BUDKE VOTED BEST MANAGER PROSPECT
Monday, November 29
FRED HANKER ANNOUNCES HIS BEST OF LIST
DAN FLEMING RUNNING STRONG
DAN FLEMING VOTED BEST BASERUNNER

Bored man Animation   Fred Hanker toils over 7 years of players Man at desk Animation

In creating a list like this I had to do a lot of research and rely on my memory to put together the most accurate list I could. The list extends from the actual beginning of The Sox late 2003 to the current Sox team in 2010.

      

     BEST OF LIST Photographer head Animation

  • Best Player Set 5 forward Animation Todd Budke 
  • Best Pitcher Set 5 forward Animation Ron Rupp
  • Best Baserunner Set 5 forward Animation  Dan Fleming
  • Best Defensive Infielder Set 5 forward Animation  Chris Martinez
  • Best Defensive Outfielder  Set 5 forward Animation  John Otte
  • Best Bunter  Set 5 forward Animation  Andy Martinez
  • Best Power Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation  Todd Budke
  • Best OF arm  Set 5 forward Animation  Josh Percell
  • Best INF arm  Set 5 forward Animation   Chuck Chaple
  • Best Team   Set 5 forward Animation  2009   60-19 record
  • Most Successful Place to Play  Set 5 forward Animation  Beaumont 18-2 (5) Wins
  • Best Slap Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation  John Medina
  • Fastest Player Set 5 forward Animation  Emir Saafir
  • Best Manager Prospect  Set 5 forward Animation  Jack Budke
  • Best Contact Hitter   Set 5 forward Animation  Todd Budke
  • Best Brother Combination  Set 5 forward Animation  Chris and Tim Hunt
  • Best Double Play Combination  Set 5 forward Animation  Andy and Chris Martinez
  • Best Old Pitcher Set 5 forward Animation  Chuck Vranich
  • Most Versitle Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Ken Shaw
  • Best Switch Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation  Dan Fleming
  • Best Manager Set 5 forward Animation  Lee Phillips
  • Best Dressed   Set 5 forward Animation  Dale Lopes
  • Best Uniform  Set 5 forward Animation  1983 Navy Blue
  • Best Hustle  Set 5 forward Animation  John Otte
  • Best Player Under 20  Set 5 forward Animation  Angel Martinez
  • Best Player Over 50  Set 5 forward Animation  Doug Shaw
  • Best Female Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Brittany Adler
  • My Favorite Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Ron Rupp
  • Funniest Player  Set 5 forward Animation   Dave Blackburn 
  • Best Leader   Set 5 forward Animation  Dave Demaio
  • Best Left Hand Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation  Todd Budke
  • Best Right Hand Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation Chris Minogue
  • Tallest Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Victor Hallman  6'5
  • Strongest Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Tim Hunt
  • Most Reliable Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Randy Clay
  • Best Clutch Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation  Chris Minogue
  • Best Pitcher Turned Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation  Ron Rupp
  • Best Hitter Turned Pitcher  Set 5 forward Animation  Todd Budke
  • Best Teammate  Set 5 forward Animation  Kasey Shaw
  • Best Rent a Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Paul Rosebush
  • Best Cousin Combination  Set 5 forward Animation  Matt and Kasey Shaw
  • Best Father/Son Combo  Set 5 forward Animation Damo and Benny Guerrero
  • Best Hat  Set 5 forward Animation  Black LB Hat
  • Best Double Play Turner  Set 5 forward Animation  Chris Martinez
  • Best Defensive 1B  Set 5 forward Animation  David Bell
  • Best Defensive 2B  Set 5 forward Animation  Chris Martinez
  • Best Defensive SS  Set 5 forward Animation  Andy Martinez
  • Best Defensive 3B  Set 5 forward Animation  Chris Paiva
  • Best Defensive LF  Set 5 forward Animation  Joe Janicke
  • Best Defensive  CF  Set 5 forward Animation  John Otte / Tim Hunt
  • Best Defensive RF  Set 5 forward Animation   Matt Shaw
  • Best Defensive Catcher  Set 5 forward Animation  Dale Lopes
  • Best Defensive Pitcher  Set 5 forward Animation  Ron Rupp
  • Best Actor  Set 5 forward Animation  Dale Lopes
  • Most Calm Under Pressure  Set 5 forward Animation  Dave Hanker
  • Most Coachable  Set 5 forward Animation  Kasey Shaw
  • Best Base Stealer  Set 5 forward Animation  Dan Fleming
  • Best Leadoff Hitter  Set 5 forward Animation  Jason Obregon
  • Best All Time All Around Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Ron Rupp
  • Best Athlete  Set 5 forward Animation   Tim Hunt
  • Best 2 Sport Athlete  Set 5 forward Animation  Dale "Radio" Schlegel
  • Best Softball Mind  Set 5 forward Animation  Chuck Vranich
  • Smartest Player  Set 5 forward Animation   Dale Lopes
  • Most Helpful  Set 5 forward Animation  Randy Clay
  • Player Who Could Be a Coach  Set 5 forward Animation   Todd Budke
  • Oldest Player  Set 5 forward Animation Fred Hanker SR  (70)
  • Youngest Player  Set 5 forward Animation  Nathan Hanker (15)
  • Best Body Set 5 forward AnimationDave Hanker
  • Most Vocal  Set 5 forward Animation  Brett Semans
  • Least Vocal  Set 5 forward Animation  Angel and Chris Martinez
  • Player Most Wanting to DH  Set 5 forward Animation  Todd Budke
  • Player Most Willing to Give Up At Bats  Set 5 forward Animation  Ken Shaw
  • Player Most Likely to Be at Field 1st    Set 5 forward Animation Randy Clay
  • Player Most Liked by Teammates  Set 5 forward Animation  Kasey Shaw
  • Player Most Likely to Play Hurt  Set 5 forward Animation  Matt Shaw/Ron Rupp
  • Player Most Likely to Call a Team Meeting  Set 5 forward Animation Dale Lopes
  • Player Who Best Represents Fastpitch  Set 5 forward Animation Jim Flanagan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



CHUCK VRANICH AFTER DOUBLING
CHUCK VRANICH BEST OLD PLAYER

HANKER FAMILY
THE HANKER CLAN
Saturday, November 27
SOX HISTORY FILLED WITH ODDITIES AND FAMILY AFFAIRS

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The Long Beach Black Sox in their 7 year illustrious career have been a true family affair. The Sox have always prided themselves on being a family and the stats prove it. Fred Hanker compiled a list of all the family related Sox players and posted it.

SOX FAMILY AFFAIR      

v    The Sox have had 9 father-son combinations

v    The Sox have had 5 cousin combinations

v    The Sox have had 6 brother combinations

v    The Sox have had 3 groups of 3 or more family members at 1 time 

FATHER/SON COMBINATIONS   

Ø     Fred Hanker Sr and Jr

Ø     Dave Hanker Sr and Jr

Ø     Damo and Benny Guerrero

Ø     Todd and Jack Budke

Ø     Dave and Nathan Hanker

Ø     Doug and Matt Shaw

Ø     Ken and Kasey Shaw

Ø     Doug and Jeremy Rooney

Ø     Jim Buentello Sr and Jr   

BROTHER COMBINATIONS     

*    Tim and Chris Hunt

*    Andy, Chris and Angel Martinez

*    Ken and Doug Shaw

*    Ken and Derek Harley

*    Dale and Dan Plesetz

*    Fred Sr and Dave Hanker Sr

 COUSIN COMBINATIONS      

§        Dave and Fred Hanker

§        Matt and Kasey Shaw

§        Bob Cole and Dave Hess

§        Nathan Hanker and Dale Schlegel

§        Victor Hallman and Nathan Casillas 

 

FAMILY GROUP AT ONE TIME    SHAWS

ü     5 Hankers ( Fred Sr, Fred Jr, Dave Sr, Dave Jr, Nathan)

ü     4 Shaws  ( Ken, Doug, Matt, Kasey)

ü     3 Martinez’s  ( Chris, Angel, Andy)  

 



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FRED HANKER HOLDS 11 SOX CAREER RECORDS
Thursday, November 25
SOX ANNOUNCE CAREER HITTING AND PITCHING RECORDS
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SOX LEGEND JASON OBREGON

Man with trophy Animation          Trophy Animation    SOX ALL TIME CAREER RECORDS

  Randy Clay holder of 9 career records

Sox manager Fred Hanker today released the Long Beach Black Sox career hitting and pitching leaders in 16 different categories. Fred Hanker holds 11 career hitting records and is in the top 5 in 5 others. Todd Budke leads 3 hitting categories and is in the top 5 in 6 others. Chris Minogue is in the top 5 in 12 of the 16 categories.

Randy Clay leads the pitching as he holds 9 career pitching records and is in the top 5 of 3 others. Ron Rupp holds 1 career record and is 2nd or 3rd in 13 others. Chuck Vranich is in the top 5 in 10 different pitching categories. Todd Budke already established as one of the greatest Sox hitters ever also is in the top 5 in 13 pitching categories.

SOX CAREER RECORDSSOX CAREER RECORDS   Small arrows Animation   CLICK HERE TO VIEW DOCUMENT

 Ron Rupp Sox record holder

SOX CAREER RECORDSSOX CAREER RECORDS   Small arrows Animation   CLICK HERE TO VIEW DOCUMENT

  The great Martinez brothers



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SOX FINAL TEAM PHOTO
Thursday, November 25
SOX ANNOUNCE CAREER HITTING AND PITCHING STATS

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DALE LOPES INDOORS Sox legend Dale Lopes 

Sox manager Fred Hanker has been busy and today he announced the career hitting and pitching stats for the Long Beach Black Sox. There have been a total of 119 players who played for The Black Sox in their illustrious history. Fred Hanker and Chris Minogue are at the top of the list for most of the hitting categories. Ron Rupp, Randy Clay and Chuck Vranich dominate most of the pitching categories. Every Sox player who played at least one game and pitched at least one game is included in the list. The Sox have compiled a career record of 254 wins and 138 loses. This includes 32 tournament wins and a career winning percentage of .647.

  Chris and Tim Hunt top Sox hitters

The Sox were most successful in Beaumont where they finished with a 12-2 record including 5 tourney wins in a row and a 20-0 record from 2005 thru 2009. Their most successful season was 2009 where they finished 60-19 with a .759 winning percentage. Their most successful season in the SCIFL was 2007 when they finished 31-7 and won the league and in 2009 when they finished 41-11 to win the league again.

SOX CAREER HITTING STATSSOX CAREER HITTING STATS     Red back Animation    CLICK HERE     Bat is swang Animation

SOX CAREER PITCHING STATSSOX CAREER PITCHING STATS  Red back Animation   CLICK HERE        Batter throws Animation  

 

WHITTIER NARROWS SHIRT One of 32 Sox tourney wins 2006 Whittier Narrows


 

  



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2009 CHAMPS BEAUMONT

ANDY MARTINEZ READY FOR ANYTHING
1ST TEAM ALL TIME SHORTSTOP ANDY MARTINEZ
Wednesday, November 24
FRED HANKER ANNOUNCES HIS CHOICES FOR THE ALL TIME SOX TEAMS

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  Randy Clay 1st team pitcher

Sox manager Fred Hanker today announced his choices for The Long Beach Black Sox All Time Teams. Hanker chose 4 teams spanning from the Sox beginning in 2003-2004 to the present Sox team. The restrictions were that position players had to appear in a minimum of 10 games and pitchers 5 games. Several players appear twice on the list including Ron Rupp voted 1st team pitcher and 1st team first baseman. Rupp holds the distinction of being the only Sox player appearing on the 1st team at 2 different positions. Todd Budke voted 1st team 3rd baseman and 2nd team pitcher, Damo Guerrero voted 1st team DH and 4th team pitcher, Dave Hanker voted 4th team utility and 4th team DR. Dale Lopes and Fred Hanker appear twice as players and managers. For a Word copy of the team click on the link below. 

 Dave Demaio 1st team OF  1st place Animation

 SOX ALL TIME TEAMSSOX ALL TIME TEAMS                 Weight lifter Animation    3D lifter Animation

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  Ron Rupp 1st Team 1B  1st place Animation

 SOX ALL TIME TOURNAMENT TEAM  

Minimum 10 games played or 5 games pitched 

         1st Team                2nd Team             3rd Team             4th Team

  • 1B   Ron Rupp                        Chris Hunt                           Doug Shaw                       Dave Bell
  • 2B   Chris Martinez              Chuck Chaple                     John Medina                    Jim Buentello          
  • SS   Andy Martinez                Gino Saracho                     Anthony Rocha                Andy Miramontes
  • 3B   Todd Budke                     Chris Paiva                        Angel Martinez                Larry Silfen                                      
  • OF  Chris Minogue                Matt Shaw                           Joe Janecki                      Dan Plesetz     
  • OF  John Otte                          Tim Hunt                             Bob Cole                          Andy De La Rosa
  • OF  Dave Demaio                     John Ashpaugh                  Eli Salazar                       Kasey Shaw  
  • C    Fred Hanker                      Brett Semans                     Marcel Bernal                Carlos Romero           
  • DH  Damo Guerrero                Benny Guerrero                Ken Harley                      Cesar Rodriguez
  • UT  Dale Lopes                          Dan Fleming                       Ken Shaw                        Dave Hanker
  • UT  Jason Obregon                  Jeremy Rooney                   Martin Borgen               Larry Watts                
  • DR  Emir Saffir                         Nate Hanker                       Derrick Harley              Dave Hanker
  • P     Randy Clay                         Dave Blackburn                  Sean Barker                  Damo Guerrero  
  • P     Ron Rupp                             Todd Budke                         Jim Flanagan                 Doug Rooney
  • P    Chuck Vranich                   Ryan Webb                          Matt Barnes                   Gerald Pyle
  • Manager  Fred Hanker             Lee Phillips                        Dale Lopes                      Jack Budke  

                Chris Martinez 1st team 2B       1st place Animation   

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



CHRIS MINOGUE GOIING UP THE MIDDLE
CHRIS MINOGUE 1ST TEAM OF

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HANKER AND CLAY SOX RECORD HOLDERS
Tuesday, November 23
SOX ANNOUNCE UPDATED HITTING AND PITCHING SINGLE SEASON RECORDS
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HANKER HOLDS 11 SINGLE SEASON RECORDS

 

 Band Animation   Live band celebrates new Sox records!!

 

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             Clay and Rupp each hold 5 single season pitching records

Sox manager Fred Hanker today released the updated Sox single season pitching and hitting records. In 2010 Ryan Webb added his name to the list as he set 2 new records. His K/BB ratio of 8.6 to 1 and his 11.60 K's per game both were new records. Sox ace Ron Rupp and Randy Clay hold 5 single season pitching records each. Rupp's most impressive records are his 22 wins in 2009 and his 1.46 ERA in 2007.  Randy Clay has held all 5 of his records since 2004. Clay's most impressive records being 203 innings and 40 games pitched in 2004. Chuck Vranich holds 4 records including an impressive 28 complete games.

                       

Ryan Webb sets 2 records in 2010                 Chuck Vranich holds 3 records

 

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Fred Hanker the manager and founder of The Sox holds 11 Sox single season records. Six of his records have stood since 2004 including games (70), at bats (196), runs (67), hits (90), home runs (12) and total bases (167). Todd Budke holds 2 single season records both set in 2009 when he had 30 walks and a .587 on base % breaking both records held previously by Fred Hanker. Andy Martinez with 65 singles and Dan Fleming with 12 stolen bases hold the other 2 records. Todd Budke also set the single season record for hits by a pitcher with 57 in 2009 breaking the previous record held by Ron Rupp.

                   Todd Budke holds 3 Sox single season records



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RON RUPP GOES 15-6 WITH 2.92 ERA
Tuesday, November 23
SOX ANNOUNCE 2010 FINAL PITCHING STATS
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SEAN BARKER GOES 3-1 WITH 2.60 ERA

Sox manager Fred Hanker today announced the final 2010 Long Beach Black Sox pitching stats. Ron Rupp once again led the Sox in most pitching categories. Rupp finished 15 - 6 with a 2.92 ERA. He also posted a team leading 122 strikeouts. Newcomer Ryan Webb was outstanding in his limited work with Long Beach setting a single season record. Webb set a single season record in K/7 with a 11.60 mark. Randy Clay regained his form of past and had a solid season going 6-2 with a 3.95 ERA including 8 innings in the A/B ASA Nationals allowing only 1 run posting a 0.82 ERA.

Sean Barker also posted fine numbers in his Sox season. He finished 3-1 with a 2.60 ERA. Barker also hit .350 for Long Beach. The Black Sox pitching was excellent all season and kept Long Beach very competitive in 2010. Soon to be released will be the Sox career pitching stats, the Sox single season pitching records and the Sox career records along with other odd and ends pitching items.

 

Baseball woman Animation  2010 SOX PITCHING STATS  Right 5 Animation     Right 5 Animation Right 5 Animation       download

                 Click on the little white box next to arrows to access the Stats

                           Randy Clay finishes 6-2 with a 3.95 ERA

 

RWEBB  Ryan Webb finished 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA and set a Sox single season record with 11.60 strikeouts per 7 innings.

 


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FRED HANKER LEADS THE SOX IN HITTING
Monday, November 22
SOX ANNOUNCE 2010 FINAL HITTING STATS

               Chris Minogue had another stellar season with the bat

I have decided to not have The Long Beach Black Sox next year. I have run this team for 6 years and I need a much deserved break. I will be playing with other teams in 2011. Thanks to all our fans for your support. I will continue to maintain the site and make posts so stay tuned. I may at some point next year reunite the team. Thanks for all your kind words.

Sox manager Fred Hanker announced the final 2010 hitting stats for The Long Beach Black Sox. Fred Hanker led the team hitting .478 with 8 HR and 39 RBI. He also posted 18 doubles and a .568 on base percentage and a .893 slugging percentage. Chris Minogue hit .430 with 25 RBI. Gino Saracho in the leadoff spot hit .367 with 29 runs scored. New comer Martin Borgen hit a solid .320 for the Sox. Ken and Doug Shaw both hit over .300 with Ken outhitting his older brother .314 to .303. Matt Shaw fought threw an injury plagued 2010 and hit .320 with 22 runs. Hanker announced earlier in the month that 2010 would be the final season for The Long Beach Black Sox for at least a year. Keep your eye on the website as the pitching stats will be posted tomorrow. Sox all time teams, career stats, and single season and career records will soon follow.

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 download Small arrows Animation  2010 LONG BEACH BLACK SOX FINAL HITTING STATS

    CLICK ON THE WHITE BOX ABOVE TO ACCESS THE STATS

       Martin Borgen hit .320 in his 1st season with Long Beach

Editor’s note: FROM JIM FLANAGAN    Judge stands Animation 

A well deserved break for Fred. He’s been the driving force for the team — and for much of fastpitch in So Cal for the past six years, both on the field and behind the scenes, somehow finding a way to manage and run the team, and yet still focus and be among the top hitters in So Cal, seemingly every single weekend. The list of players wearing the Black Sox uniform for those six year is long and distinguished. Thanks Fred to giving so many players a place to play, and learn the game — both young players and old. Like the Pittsburgh Pirates of old, it was always fun to see which uniform the team would don on a given day (just how many different version were there?) The Black Sox blended friendship and talent, with more tournament victories than one can count, a testament to Fred’s leadership. Fred’s website, his facebook page and the hundreds of photos and stories posted kept us up on fastpitch in So Cal. We’ll miss seeing the Sox in 2011 Fred, but it is a well deserved break indeed.

                   Gino Saracho hit .367 in his 1st season with The Sox



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SOX FINISH 2ND IN SALEM
Monday, August 2
SOX FINISH 2ND IN B NATIONALS AS THEY FALL 7-0 TO UTAH
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HANKERS HITS .437 TO LEAD SOX

The Long Beach Black Sox playing in their 7th game fell to Utah 7-0 in the B finals. Ron Rupp suffered the loss for Long Beach. The Sox only managed 3 singles from Fred Hanker, Doug Shaw and Martin Borgen. Long Beach gets their highest finish in a national tournament in the teams history. Sox manager Fred Hanker had this to say. "I am very proud of the way the guys played against higher level competition." I would like to give special thanks to our pick up players, Dave Carillo, Joe Janicke, Andy Miramontes and Larry Silfen for their effort and class on and off the field.

SOX HIGHLIGHTS

* Randy Clay had a 0.84 ERA in 9 innings of work

* Fred Hanker hit .437 with a HR  4 RBI and 5 Runs and 4 Walks

* Doug Shaw hit .294 with 4 RBI

* Ryan Webb was 2-1 with a 4.20 ERA

* Martin Borgen hit .300

* David Carillo scored 6 Runs

* Ron Rupp hit .333

* Joe Janicke had a HR and 2 RBI and 4 Runs scored

Tourney Stats

http://www.eteamz.com/longbeachblacksox/stats/index.cfm?season=633623&cat=1068545&stat=1&sport=6&game=0



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SHAWS CELEBRATE

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DOUG DRIVES IN WINNING RUN
Monday, August 2
RYAN WEBB PITCHES AND DOUG SHAW HITS LONG BEACH INTO B FINALS IN 4-3 WIN
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RYAN WEBB BEATS BUILDERS AGAIN

Ryan Webb pitched his 2nd great game in a row against The Cal Builders in a thrilling 4-3 win. Webb got ex Sox Dave Demaio to fly out with the winning run on base to seal the victory. Webb allowed 3 runs in the win striking out 7. In the 1st Long Beach jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Dave Carillo was hit by a pitch. Matt Shaw than walked as did Joe Janicke. Doug Shaw than delivered a RBI single and the other run scored on an error. The Builders countered with 2 runs in their half of the inning. In the 3rd inning Joe Janicke tripled and scored on an Ron Rupp single making the score 3-2 Sox. In the 5th Matt Shaw singled and Fred Hanker and Joe Janicke walked loading the bases.  Doug Shaw delivered another RBI single making the score 4-2 Long Beach. The Builders added a run in the 5th. They had the tying run on 3rd and the winning run on 2nd with 2 outs when Webb retired Demaio. Matt Shaw was 2-3 with a run scored. Joe Janicke was 1-2 with a triple and run scored. Dave Carillo was 0-3 with a run scored. Fred Hanker was 0-2 with 2 walks and a run scored. Ron Rupp was 1-3 with a RBI. Doug Shaw was 2-3 with 2 RBI including the game winning RBI.

SOX STARS

* Ryan Webb   CG  Win  7 K's

* Doug Shaw  2-3  2 RBI

* Dave Carillo  0-3  Run

* Fred Hanker 0-2  2 BB's Run

* Joe Janicke  1-2 3B  2 BB's  Run

* Matt Shaw  2-3  Run



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CARILLO GETS 1ST SOX CAREER HIT
Saturday, July 31
SOX FALL 9-3 TO INDIANA IN ASA A NATIONALS IN SALEM

The Long Beach Black Sox couldnt overcome a 4 run 1st and 5 run 2nd inning and fell to Indiana 9-3. Ron Rupp suffered the loss. Randy Clay pitched brilliant in relief going 5 2/3 innings allowing no runs and only 4 hits against a very good hitting A team. The Sox did counter with a run in the 1st on David Carillo's first Sox career at bat as he doubled and scored on a throwing error. In the 4th Joe Janicke singled and Doug Shaw reached on an error. Martin Borgen drove in a run on a groundout and the other run scored on a throwing error. The final was 9-3. Kasey Shaw in relief of Matt Shaw was 2-2.

SOX STARS

* Randy Clay  5 2/3 IP  4 hits  0 ER

* David Carillo  1- 4   Run   2B   1st Sox career hit and run

* Joe Janicke  1-4  Run

* Doug Shaw 1-4  Run

* Kasey Shaw  2-2



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KEN SHAW GOES 1-2 WITH RBI
Saturday, July 31
SOX FALL TO 0-2 IN 7-3 LOSS TO PORTLAND

The Long Beach Black Sox fell to 0-2 as they loss to Dave Drotzman and The Portland CR Adidas team 7-3. Ryan Webb took the loss as The Sox once again fell behind as 3 runs scored in the 1st inning and 3 more in the 2nd inning. In the Sox 4th Fred Hanker wralked as did Doug Shaw. Martin Borgen singled scoring Hanker. Ken Shaw singled scoring Doug Shaw. In the 7th with the score 7-2 David Carillo doubled and scored on a Larry Silfen single. The final was 7-3. Fred Hanker was 1-2 with a run scored. Dave Carillo was 1-4 with a run scored. Larry Silfen was 1-2 with a RBI. Martin Borgen was 1-3 with a RBI and Ken Shaw was 1-2 with a RBI. 

SOX STARS

* David Carillo  1-4  2B  Run

* Fred Hanker  1-2  Run  BB

* Larry Silfen  1-2  RBI

* Doug Shaw  0-2  BB  Run

* Martin Borgen  1-3  RBI

* Ken Shaw  1-2  RBI 



Saturday, July 31
SOX RALLY FALLS SHORT IN 6-5 LOSS TO MANOR DIRTBAGS
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JOE JANICKE HOMERS IN WIN

Long Beach fell behind 3-0 in the 1st and 6-0 after 3 innings than staged a furious comeback that fell just short in a 6-5 loss. Ron Rupp suffered the loss for Long Beach. With the score 6-0 in the 4th Fred Hanker doubled and Joe Janicke homered to deep left making the score 6-2. In the 6th Fred Hanker singled and Joe Janicke singled. Doug Shaw singled to left scoring Hanker. Larry Silfen had an infield single scoring Janicke. Shaw than scored on a RBI groundout by Larry Watts. In the 7th down by a run Matt Shaw was hit by a pitch and went to 2nd on wild pitch. Fred Hanker grounded out. Joe Janicke was walked intentionally. Doug Shaw than struckout to end the game. Joe Janicke was 2-3 with a HR and 2 runs and 2 RBI. Fred Hanker was 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Doug Shaw was 1-2 with a RBI and a run.

SOX STARS

* Joe Janicke  2-3  HR  2 RBI  2 Runs

* Fred Hanker  3-4  2 Runs

* Doug Shaw  1-2  RBI  Run

 



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FRED HANKER HITS 3 RUN HR
Saturday, July 31
HANKER AND WEBB LEAD SOX TO 1ST WIN IN SALEM 5-2 OVER CAL BUILDERS
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RYAN WEBB THROWS GEM

Ryan Webb threw a complete game victory allowing only 2 runs and 4 hits while striking out 13 as The Long Beach Black Sox won 5-2 over The Cal Builders. The game was scoreless until the 3rd when Dave Carillo singled and Matt Shaw singled with 2 outs. Fred Hanker than launched a 3 run home run to left field making the score 3-0. In the 4th Ron Rupp doubled and Martin Borgen singled him in. The Cal Builders would score 2 to make the score 4-2. In the 5th Dave Carillo singled and Fred Hanker walked as did Joe Janicke. With the bases loaded Doug Shaw drove in a run with a fielders choice making the score 5-2. Fred Hanker was 1-3 with a 3 run home run. Dave Carillo was 3-4 with 2 runs scored. Matt Shaw was 1-4 with a run scored. Ron Rupp was 2-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Martin Borgen was 1-3 with a RBI. The Sox play Utah at 9:00 tomorrow morning.

SOX STARS

* Ryan Webb  CG  Win  4 Hits  13 K's

* Fred Hanker 1-3  HR  3 RBI

* Dave Carillo  3-4  2 Runs

* Martin Borgen  1-3  RBI

* Ron Rupp 2-3  2 Runs



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DAVID CARILLO SCORES SOX 1 RUN
Monday, August 2
SOX FALL TO UTAH 7-1 AS RUPP IS EJECTED FROM GAME

The Long Beach Black Sox fell 7-1 to a very powerful Utah team and Sox starting pitcher Ron Rupp was ejected from the game in a controversial call at home plate. The Black Sox actually jumped out on top 1-0 in the 1st when David Carillo doubled and Fred Hanker singled him in. That would be all the scoring for Long Beach. In the 4th in a close call at the plate Ron Rupp said something to his catcher about the umpiring and was tossed out by home plate umpire Avery Washington. Sox head coach Fred Hanker than also argued for 10 minutes until the game finally resumed. Hanker said after the game, " this guy Washington has a poor attitude for an umpire and is basically unapproachable." "Its a travesty to have this kind of person umpiring in a national tournament." The Sox now face elimination in the semi-final game against The Cal Builders. Fred Hanker was 1-2 with a RBI. David Carillo was 1-3 with a run scored.

SOX STARS

* David Carillo  1-3  2B  Run

* Fred Hanker  1-2  RBI