2000 Season

The league continued with 12 teams in a head-to-head in a 144-game schedule for the 8th year of the LFBL. One team left and one team was added: The Kitsap County K-Dets called it quits after just one season and Mark Jarva with his Wisconsin Blizzard joined the league. The four divisions were divided geographically and named by area instead of by color.. All worked out in the end as the best teams all made the playoffs! Chuck Klein (Sacramento), Jeff Bagwell (Missouri) and Wade Boggs (Fern Hill) shared All-Star game MVP honors as the Pacific/West division All-Stars clobbered the Mountain/Eastern Division All-Stars 13-5. Division winners were: Sacramento (Pacific), Harbor Park (Western), Loafer Mt. (Mountain) and Dodgeville (Eastern). They were joined by Wild card teams: Wisconsin, Fern Hill, West Coast and Missouri. In the playoffs only one wild Card team made it out of the quarter finals: Wisconsin and they made it all they way to the championship after defeating the team with the best regular season record in the semi-finals – Dodgeville. Sacramento dropped Loafer Mt. in the other Semi-finals to set up the championship which the Sacramento Scooby Doos won 4-2. Sacramento became the first team to make it to the championship for a third time and equaled Loafer Mt. by winning for a second time. Sacramento and Missouri have both made it to the playoffs in 6 of 8 years, only to be bettered by Loafer Mt. who has made it 7 of 8 with 6 Division titles. Wisconsin became the third team to make it to the championship in their first playoff appearance and 2nd team to do so in their first season in the league. Regular season awards went to: MVP – Chuck Klein (Sacramento), Cy Young – Bill Foster (Dodgeville), and Most Valuable Relief Pitcher – Dennis Eckersley (Harbor Park).