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2008 Newark Bears

2008 > Class Independent > 2008 Atlantic League (Freedom)
Overall: 72-68
Scored 843 runs, Allowed 814 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-68

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Wayne Krenchicki
Represented: Newark, NJ
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 2007 / 2009

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Cory Aldridge* 29 62 266 230 43 84 17 4 7 54 0 0 33 49 .365 .440 .565 1.005 130 3 0 0 3 1
2 Brian Burgamy# 27 30 134 102 25 27 6 0 3 14 5 1 27 22 .265 .420 .412 .832 42 3 1 3 1 0
3 Ramon Castro 28 117 542 480 102 169 30 0 23 84 9 0 42 86 .352 .417 .558 .975 268 10 15 0 5 2
4 Raul Gonzalez 34 59 244 227 33 71 15 0 8 35 4 0 12 33 .313 .350 .485 .834 110 15 2 1 2 0
5 Vic Gutierrez 30 65 254 239 41 72 11 1 0 22 5 1 12 26 .301 .333 .356 .689 85 0 0 2 1 0
6 Gerard Haran 22 41 151 133 15 37 9 0 4 25 0 0 13 36 .278 .344 .436 .780 58 3 2 0 3 0
7 Jose Herrera* 35 119 520 478 80 158 26 7 16 93 4 0 30 50 .331 .367 .515 .881 246 19 2 2 8 3
8 Bobby Hill# 30 100 461 362 78 86 22 1 3 35 2 1 80 63 .238 .386 .329 .715 119 7 9 8 2 0
9 Mike Just 24 102 378 340 71 94 15 0 2 20 21 4 32 27 .276 .347 .338 .686 115 9 5 1 0 0
10 Scott Knazek 23 69 249 219 27 48 9 2 1 23 0 0 21 58 .219 .297 .292 .589 64 6 4 3 2 0
11 Val Majewski* 27 50 206 182 38 67 13 1 8 47 0 0 21 22 .368 .437 .582 1.019 106 4 2 0 1 0
12 Ruben Mateo 30 50 219 198 35 59 14 0 16 44 2 0 14 45 .298 .352 .611 .963 121 5 4 0 3 0
13 Manny Mejia 29 108 435 384 51 99 23 1 17 70 0 0 42 100 .258 .333 .456 .789 175 19 4 0 5 1 Stats for 2 teams
14 Ramon Nivar 28 55 206 196 37 64 17 2 4 24 19 3 7 13 .327 .353 .495 .848 97 5 1 2 0 0
15 Willis Otanez 35 48 211 192 32 64 14 0 8 29 0 0 17 32 .333 .393 .531 .925 102 7 2 0 0 0
16 John Pachot 33 70 274 259 23 67 10 2 8 42 1 0 6 18 .259 .274 .405 .679 105 7 1 4 4 0
17 Keith Reed 29 132 577 533 90 157 36 3 26 93 13 7 29 100 .295 .338 .520 .858 277 10 8 3 4 1
18 Randall Simon* 33 100 399 380 45 122 21 1 11 62 0 0 14 27 .321 .346 .468 .814 178 21 2 0 3 5
19 Tim Sweeney 27 37 111 99 11 27 3 0 0 12 0 2 8 17 .273 .345 .303 .648 30 3 3 1 0 0
19 Players 29.6 140 5531 4967 843 1504 295 24 157 783 85 19 427 757 .303 .363 .467 .830 2318 142 65 30 42 13
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Cory Aldridge 29 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 1.500 4.5 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
2 Edwin Almonte 31 5 3 .625 4.96 42 0 17 0 0 4 61.2 62 39 34 6 23 1 55 2 0 3 271 1.378 9.0 0.9 3.4 8.0 2.39
3 Shaun Babula* 31 1 3 .250 8.04 22 0 5 0 0 1 31.1 55 29 28 6 11 1 21 2 0 0 152 2.106 15.8 1.7 3.2 6.0 1.91
4 Benito Baez* 31 7 5 .583 4.51 20 20 0 2 1 0 127.2 146 71 64 22 32 0 93 6 0 2 558 1.394 10.3 1.6 2.3 6.6 2.91
5 Jeffrey Blitstein 32 2 1 .667 6.35 6 5 1 1 0 0 34.0 50 27 24 10 12 1 24 0 0 2 159 1.824 13.2 2.6 3.2 6.4 2.00
6 Mike Bumstead 30 14 9 .609 5.37 29 29 0 2 0 0 177.2 203 120 106 26 70 2 143 7 0 7 803 1.537 10.3 1.3 3.5 7.2 2.04
7 Brian Burgamy 27 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 2.000 0.0 0.0 18.0 0.0 0.00
8 Jon Connolly* 24 3 6 .333 4.80 18 16 2 0 0 0 86.1 103 51 46 11 34 0 61 4 0 3 386 1.587 10.7 1.1 3.5 6.4 1.79 Stats for 2 teams
9 Will Cunnane 34 2 0 1.000 5.82 7 4 0 0 0 0 21.2 31 16 14 1 9 0 16 1 0 0 106 1.846 12.9 0.4 3.7 6.6 1.78
10 Josh Fields 28 0 1 .000 6.23 3 0 1 0 0 0 4.1 3 3 3 1 6 0 3 0 0 0 20 2.077 6.2 2.1 12.5 6.2 0.50
11 Jose Garcia 27 10 4 .714 5.07 23 22 0 2 0 0 142.0 159 91 80 24 67 1 93 14 0 3 647 1.592 10.1 1.5 4.2 5.9 1.39
12 Roberto Giron 32 2 3 .400 5.49 13 5 6 0 0 1 41.0 44 27 25 5 9 0 38 2 0 1 176 1.293 9.7 1.1 2.0 8.3 4.22
13 Frank Gracesqui* 28 0 4 .000 14.09 4 4 0 0 0 0 15.1 25 24 24 4 10 0 15 1 0 1 81 2.283 14.7 2.3 5.9 8.8 1.50
14 Steven Kent* 29 4 6 .400 6.35 43 7 17 0 0 5 78.0 91 64 55 11 51 4 54 1 2 8 372 1.821 10.5 1.3 5.9 6.2 1.06 Stats for 3 teams
15 Al Levine 40 0 0 1.59 11 0 9 0 0 9 11.1 7 2 2 1 5 0 4 0 0 0 46 1.059 5.6 0.8 4.0 3.2 0.80
16 Carlos Mirabal 35 3 2 .600 7.31 14 7 2 0 0 0 48.0 64 39 39 8 24 1 22 2 0 0 223 1.833 12.0 1.5 4.5 4.1 0.92
17 Ramon Nivar 28 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 6 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
18 Dave Pellegrine 22 0 2 .000 10.50 9 3 5 0 0 0 18.0 25 28 21 3 21 0 9 3 0 0 101 2.556 12.5 1.5 10.5 4.5 0.43
19 Matt Petrusek 25 0 0 0.00 4 0 2 0 0 1 6.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 21 0.500 1.5 0.0 3.0 12.0 4.00
20 Keith Reed 29 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.000 0.0 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.00
21 Frankie Rodriguez 35 2 1 .667 7.79 9 3 2 0 0 0 17.1 19 15 15 1 9 1 9 3 0 0 81 1.615 9.9 0.5 4.7 4.7 1.00
22 Rich Scalamandre 27 2 1 .667 11.23 27 1 10 0 0 0 33.2 49 42 42 10 20 3 23 1 0 2 169 2.050 13.1 2.7 5.3 6.1 1.15
23 Andy Shibilo 31 2 4 .333 3.38 25 0 21 0 0 7 32.0 27 17 12 2 24 4 28 1 0 10 147 1.594 7.6 0.6 6.8 7.9 1.17
24 Matt Smith* 31 0 1 .000 9.60 4 2 0 0 0 0 15.0 20 16 16 3 15 0 9 0 0 0 79 2.333 12.0 1.8 9.0 5.4 0.60
25 Pat Stanley 25 10 8 .556 4.90 25 23 0 2 1 0 139.2 127 82 76 21 86 1 151 7 0 11 617 1.525 8.2 1.4 5.5 9.7 1.76
26 Matt Sweeney 25 4 6 .400 5.90 27 16 5 0 0 0 111.1 137 73 73 16 50 1 72 5 0 3 508 1.680 11.1 1.3 4.0 5.8 1.44 Stats for 2 teams
27 Tim Sweeney 27 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 1.000 0.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
28 J.J. Trujillo 32 2 6 .250 4.01 40 0 17 0 0 8 51.2 57 26 23 5 29 1 43 0 0 1 235 1.665 9.9 0.9 5.1 7.5 1.48
29 Cory Willey* 27 7 2 .778 2.96 64 0 15 0 0 1 76.0 77 31 25 7 29 2 71 3 0 3 329 1.395 9.1 0.8 3.4 8.4 2.45
29 Players 29.2 72 68 .514 5.45 140 140 131 9 5 37 1218.2 1389 814 738 184 565 22 961 59 0 49 5542 1.603 10.3 1.4 4.2 7.1 1.70
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Manny Mejia 68 378 27 6 0 .985 5.96 8 41 16 28% Stats for 2 teams
Scott Knazek 65 427 44 7 4 .985 7.25 7 45 19 30%
John Pachot 63 430 41 3 3 .994 7.48 8 31 12 28%
Gerard Haran 4 13 1 0 0 1.000 3.50 0 1 0 0%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Randall Simon 80 645 57 7 70 .990 8.78
Val Majewski 24 175 11 5 20 .974 7.75
Tim Sweeney 17 106 5 2 12 .982 6.53
Willis Otanez 12 75 4 1 13 .988 6.58
Gerard Haran 11 89 5 2 9 .979 8.55
Manny Mejia 10 80 5 5 5 .944 8.50 Stats for 2 teams
John Pachot 5 25 4 1 3 .967 5.80
Ramon Castro 2 3 1 0 1 1.000 2.00
Vic Gutierrez 2 7 3 0 2 1.000 5.00
Scott Knazek 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Hill 85 167 190 5 56 .986 4.20
Vic Gutierrez 31 53 80 1 24 .993 4.29
Mike Just 21 24 38 0 11 1.000 2.95
Brian Burgamy 7 12 19 0 4 1.000 4.43
Ramon Nivar 7 14 17 0 4 1.000 4.43
Tim Sweeney 1 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Just 73 50 130 8 6 .957 2.47
Willis Otanez 37 20 70 5 4 .947 2.43
Brian Burgamy 13 7 12 3 1 .864 1.46
Vic Gutierrez 13 7 24 3 4 .912 2.38
Tim Sweeney 12 7 22 6 2 .829 2.42
Ramon Nivar 6 5 8 1 0 .929 2.17

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ramon Castro 111 155 318 17 76 .965 4.26
Vic Gutierrez 19 23 47 6 13 .921 3.68
Bobby Hill 16 22 33 1 10 .982 3.44
Mike Just 2 2 1 0 1 1.000 1.50

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cory Aldridge 51 0.00
Ruben Mateo 33 0.00
Ramon Nivar 27 0.00
Raul Gonzalez 23 0.00
Val Majewski 8 0.00
Brian Burgamy 6 0.00
Ramon Castro 4 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Keith Reed 117 0.00
Ramon Nivar 12 0.00
Raul Gonzalez 8 0.00
Brian Burgamy 4 0.00
Val Majewski 4 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jose Herrera 102 0.00
Val Majewski 19 0.00
Raul Gonzalez 16 0.00
Brian Burgamy 5 0.00
Ramon Nivar 3 0.00
Ramon Castro 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Keith Reed 117 308 7 4 1 .987 2.69
Jose Herrera 102 181 13 4 3 .980 1.90
Cory Aldridge 51 66 3 0 1 1.000 1.35
Raul Gonzalez 47 90 2 1 0 .989 1.96
Ramon Nivar 41 73 4 1 0 .987 1.88
Ruben Mateo 33 55 4 2 1 .967 1.79
Val Majewski 28 40 1 0 0 1.000 1.46
Brian Burgamy 14 25 2 0 0 1.000 1.93
Ramon Castro 5 7 1 1 0 .889 1.60

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cory Willey 64 0 11 2 2 .846 0.17
Steven Kent 43 1 7 1 0 .889 0.19 Stats for 3 teams
Edwin Almonte 42 5 10 1 0 .938 0.36
J.J. Trujillo 40 4 6 1 0 .909 0.25
Mike Bumstead 29 16 23 6 1 .867 1.34
Rich Scalamandre 27 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.26
Matt Sweeney 27 7 14 1 1 .955 0.78 Stats for 2 teams
Andy Shibilo 25 2 4 1 0 .857 0.24
Pat Stanley 25 11 14 3 0 .893 1.00
Jose Garcia 23 11 17 2 1 .933 1.22
Shaun Babula 22 3 6 0 2 1.000 0.41
Benito Baez 20 9 22 2 3 .939 1.55
Jon Connolly 18 7 11 2 0 .900 1.00 Stats for 2 teams
Carlos Mirabal 14 2 7 0 1 1.000 0.64
Roberto Giron 13 2 6 1 0 .889 0.62
Al Levine 11 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.09
Dave Pellegrine 9 3 1 0 0 1.000 0.44
Frankie Rodriguez 9 2 2 0 1 1.000 0.44
Will Cunnane 7 1 2 0 0 1.000 0.43
Jeffrey Blitstein 6 3 8 1 0 .917 1.83
Frank Gracesqui 4 1 5 1 1 .857 1.50
Matt Petrusek 4 0 0 0 0 0.00
Matt Smith 4 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25
Josh Fields 3 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33
Cory Aldridge 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.00
Brian Burgamy 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ramon Nivar 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Keith Reed 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Tim Sweeney 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Cory Aldridge 29 L R 6' 1.0" 225 Jun 13, 1979 San Angelo, TX, US 2008-04-25 2008-06-29
Edwin Almonte 31 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Dec 17, 1976 Santiago, Santiago, DO 2008-04-27 2008-08-27
Shaun Babula 31 S L 5' 11.0" 183 May 21, 1977 Mount Holly, NJ, US 2008-07-24 2008-09-20
Benito Baez 31 L L 6' 0.0" 160 May 6, 1977 Bonao, Monsenor Nouel, DO 2008-04-26 2008-09-11
Jeffrey Blitstein 32 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Oct 21, 1975 Burbank, CA, US 2008-08-27 2008-09-21
Mike Bumstead 30 R R 6' 4.0" 225 Jul 8, 1977 Loma Linda, CA, US 2008-04-25 2008-09-18
Brian Burgamy 27 S R 5' 10.0" 190 Jun 27, 1981 Lawton, OK, US 2008-04-25 2008-06-04
Ramon Castro 28 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Oct 23, 1979 Valencia, Carabobo, VE 2008-05-10 2008-09-20
Jon Connolly 24 R L 6' 0.0" 205 Aug 24, 1983 Oneonta, NY, US 2008-08-30 2008-09-19
Will Cunnane 34 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Apr 24, 1974 Suffern, NY, US 2008-04-25 2008-08-28
Josh Fields 28 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Jan 20, 1980 Kalispell, MT, US 2008-05-03 2008-05-07
Jose Garcia 27 R R 6' 1.0" 160 Jun 2, 1981 Barcelona, Anzoategui, VE 2008-05-25 2008-09-20
Roberto Giron 32 R R 6' 2.0" 203 Mar 24, 1976 Villa Mella, Santo Domingo, DO 2008-08-03 2008-09-16
Raul Gonzalez 34 R R 5' 8.0" 190 Dec 27, 1973 Santurce, PR 2008-07-18 2008-09-21
Frank Gracesqui 28 S L 6' 5.0" 245 Aug 20, 1979 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 2008-06-19 2008-07-05
Vic Gutierrez 30 R R 5' 9.0" 171 Dec 23, 1977 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 2008-04-25 2008-09-14
Gerard Haran 22 R R 6' 0.0" 210 Sep 28, 1985 Matawan, NJ, US 2008-04-27 2008-07-31
Jose Herrera 35 L L 6' 0.0" 165 Aug 30, 1972 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 2008-05-04 2008-09-21
Bobby Hill 30 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Apr 3, 1978 San Jose, CA, US 2008-04-25 2008-09-21
Mike Just 24 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 30, 1983 Englewood, NJ, US 2008-04-25 2008-09-21
Steven Kent 29 S L 5' 11.0" 170 Oct 3, 1978 Frankfurt, DE 2008-06-19 2008-07-29
Scott Knazek 23 R R 6' 1.0" 215 Nov 4, 1984 New London, CT, US 2008-04-27 2008-09-20
Al Levine 40 L R 6' 3.0" 180 May 22, 1968 Park Ridge, IL, US 2008-04-26 2008-05-28
Val Majewski 27 L L 6' 2.0" 220 Jun 19, 1981 New Brunswick, NJ, US 2008-04-25 2008-06-20
Ruben Mateo 30 R R 6' 0.0" 210 Feb 10, 1978 San Cristobal, San Cristobal, DO 2008-07-19 2008-09-13
Manny Mejia 29 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Nov 5, 1978 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 2008-08-01 2008-09-21
Carlos Mirabal 35 R R 6' 0.0" 169 Apr 24, 1973 2008-06-15 2008-09-21
Ramon Nivar 28 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Feb 22, 1980 San Cristobal, San Cristobal, DO 2008-06-22 2008-09-20
Willis Otanez 35 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Apr 19, 1973 Vega Baja, PR 2008-07-31 2008-09-21
John Pachot 33 R R 6' 2.0" 210 Nov 11, 1974 Ponce, PR 2008-04-25 2008-09-21
Dave Pellegrine 22 L R 6' 4.0" 215 Nov 4, 1985 Boston, MA, US 2008-04-27 2008-06-08
Matt Petrusek 25 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Aug 15, 1982 2008-09-14 2008-09-21
Keith Reed 29 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Oct 8, 1978 Yarmouth Port, MA, US 2008-04-25 2008-09-21
Frankie Rodriguez 35 R R 6' 0.0" 193 Dec 11, 1972 Brooklyn, NY, US 2008-07-24 2008-08-26
Rich Scalamandre 27 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Aug 20, 1980 Brooklyn, NY, US 2008-04-25 2008-07-21
Andy Shibilo 31 R R 6' 7.0" 220 Sep 16, 1976 Massapequa Park, NY, US 2008-07-31 2008-09-20
Randall Simon 33 L L 6' 0.0" 180 May 25, 1975 Willemstad, CW 2008-04-25 2008-09-17
Matt Smith 31 L L 5' 10.0" 160 Dec 1, 1976 Newark, NJ, US 2008-08-14 2008-09-21
Pat Stanley 25 R R 6' 7.0" 200 Jan 4, 1983 Ridgewood, NJ, US 2008-04-25 2008-09-16
Matt Sweeney 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Feb 25, 1983 Trenton, NJ, US 2008-04-27 2008-07-29
Tim Sweeney 27 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Aug 3, 1980 Denville, NJ, US 2008-04-25 2008-09-21
J.J. Trujillo 32 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Oct 9, 1975 Corpus Christi, TX, US 2008-04-26 2008-08-10
Cory Willey 27 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Apr 22, 1981 Cambridge, MD, US 2008-04-26 2008-09-19

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