Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dunwoody calls it a career

10-time All-Star starter retires

Former Cy Young Award winner and 10-time All-Star starting pitcher Dave Dunwoody has announced his retirement from The Bigs. Dunwoody spent six and a half seasons with the Salem Sacrifices before being traded to Trenton. Dunwoody helped lead the Sacrifices to victory in the season 1 World Series while also splitting the NL Cy Young Award that season with teammate Dwight Salmon.

Dunwoody ranks second all-time in career wins with 226 and second in career strikeouts with 3106. He and Henriquez are the only two pitchers to ever reach the 3000 strikeout plateau. Dunwoody also holds the single season record of 274 strikeouts, set in season 3. In addition to Salem and Trenton, Dunwoody also played for Atlanta, Los Angeles and Monterrey.

Henriquez becomes first to reach 250 wins

Future HOF'er reaches milestone on Opening Day

The Bigs' all-time leader in wins has extended his career record wins number. Javier Henriquez went 5 innings for career win number 250 in a 8-2 Fargo victory over Vancouver on Openings Day. Henriquez gave up two runs and struck out four in his first outing of the season. 36-years-old now, Henriquez has an outside chance to reach 300 wins by the end of his career but an already low durability rating could cost him the chance as he ages and his ratings begin to decline. The 8-time Cy Young Award winner's career record now stands at 250-99.