February 2005 Minor League News Update The Long Island Ducks will be starting their fifth season in The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a well attended minor league consisting of eight East Coast teams. Last season, 2004, the Long Island Ducks captured the ALPB Crown, helped by the fact that the team’s leading batters terrorized opponents pitching staffs.
First baseman Doug Jennings .359 BA, with 31 doubles, 17 Hrs and 84 RBIs… outfielder Kimera Bartee .319, 22 DS, 9 Ts, 27 Hrs, 88 RBIs and 30 stolen bases… outfielder Wendell Magee .294, 29 Ds 13 Hrs 86 RBIs… DH Pat Lennon .323, 36 DS, 14 Hrs and 88 RBIs.
The Ducks duo of relievers were a pleasant surprise to owner Frank Boulton. Closer Bill Simas posted a 2-4 record, 1.95 ERA in 44 games with a whooping 17 saves and setup reliever Joe Cotton wove a 5-1 w/l mark with a 1.95 ERA in 40 games, 2 saves. Long Island starter Bill Pulsipher went 9-5, 3.67 ERA in 17 starts… Note all of the above statistics are thru 9/19/04… baseballhistorian.com and the migalareport.com