2010 Season

For this season three teams left (Monroe Mudcats – played just one year in the league, North Street Knights – played two seasons and Mississippi Mudbugs – two stints in the league for 11 total years and one Championship) and three teams joined the league (Salem Sidewinders returned after being out of the league for two years, South Hill Aardvarks and Minnesota Heroes). This season was the year of the favorite: lead by the Dodgeville Tornadoes, (who set a regular season win record with 106).

In the All-Star Series the National League again dominated the American league 6-1 games, for the second year in a row. Nap Lajoie from the Pullman Air Bombers (.467, 14 hits, 12 RBI, 4 Runs and 2 HR’s) was the series MVP.

Dodgeville easily won their division along with other division winners – South Sound Sluggers, Maple Valley Buckeyes and American Fork Eagles. Each of the division winners out-lasted the four wild card teams in the division series (Salem Sidewinders, Pullman Air Bombers, Fern Hill Grizzlies and the SLC Angels – SLC became the worst team to make the playoffs with a 70-92 record). In the LCS, the two higher seeded teams – Dodgeville and South Sound moved on to the LFBL Championship. It was Dodgeville’s 4th and South Sound’s 6th appearance in the LFBL Championship series. In a tight, back and forth series that went 7 games, Dodgeville came out on top to win their 1st LFBL Championship. South Sound suffered their 4th Championship series, game 7 loss. Rod Carew (.333 10-30, 4 Runs, 4 RBI and game 6 and 7 GW RBIs) was named the series MVP. Dodgeville ended with the most total wins in a season and playoffs combined – 118 wins.
 

Award

Player

Team
Manager

Notes

 

AL Cy Young

Maddux, Greg

Dodgeville Tornadoes

D. Thompson

18-5, 2.63, 11 CG, 4 SHO

 
AL MV Relief Pitcher

Wilhelm, Hoyt

Dodgeville Tornadoes

D. Thompson

27 saves, 3.72 (4-6)

 

AL MVP

Williams, Ted

Salem Sidewinders

B. Stutz

.344, 147 runs, 138 RBI, 209 hits, 152 BB .673 SPC

 

AL MVP Runner-up

Mantle, Mickey

Dodgeville Tornadoes

D. Thompson

.300, 128 runs, 136 RBI, 122 BB

 

NL Cy Young

Martinez, Pedro

South Sound Sluggers

A. Thompson

18-6, 2.89, 9 CG, 5 SHO, 200 k’s

 

NL MV Relief Pitcher

Riveria, Mariano

South Hill Aardvarks

R. Kroman

35 saves, 2.36 (5-4)

 

NL MVP

Ruth, Babe

Fern Hill Grizzlies

C. Quigley

.353, 65 HR, 124 runs, 129 RBI, .894 SPC

 

NL MVP Runner-up

Cobb, Ty

Maple Valley Buckeyes

M. Bowcut

.369, 110 runs, 75 RBI, 66 SB

Dodgeville Tornadoes (Championship team Line-up)

Ca – Bill Dickey, Thurman Munson

1b – Johnny Mize

2b – Rod Carew

3b – Mike Schmidt

SS – Ozzie Smith, Alan Trammell

LF – Zach Wheat, Orlando Cepeda

CF – Mickey Mantle

RF – Sam Crawford

DH – Frank Howard

Starting Pitchers:

Greg Maddux

Ed Walsh

Lefty Gomez

Hal Newhouser

Relievers:

Dan Quisenberry

Mike Jackson

Hoyt Wilhelm

John Hiller

Steve Kline