Ball Burners

2001 Wrily Cup Champions!!

The Ball Burners were a member of the "original six".  A pool of talent that included furture hall of famers Jeff Paro, Tony Vallone, and the late, great Brian Venn.  This was a murderers row like the sport has never seen, yet they just couldn't put it all together on the same day.  It's thought that the egos in the club house were to much for one room.  This reporter knows differently, it was restlessness that broke the back of the Ball Burners.  Both Jeff and Brian were desperate to get that second title that had illuded them for years.

People forget that the Ball Burners were in the title game 3 out of the first 4 years of the Tournament.  That was a feat no other team has been able to duplicate.  Not being able to cash that second title in was a major sore spot and because of it the Ball Burners eventually went belly up.  With all it's best talent jumping ship for other contenders, in an attempt to get their second titles, the Ball Burners were doomed. 

It has been rumored of late that the team may be on the way back.  But those rumors were not able to be verified.....

2004 Tournament Stats:

Player

AB

Hits

BB

SO

1B

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Venn

33

19

5

3

8

8

1

2

11

.576

Jeff P

35

9

5

6

5

2

1

1

7

.257

2003 Tournament Stats:

Player

AB

Hits

BB

SO

1B

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Venn

38

10

8

12

7

1

2

2

10

.333

Jeff P

39

12

9

12

7

2

1

2

4

.387

Tony

17

4

6

0

2

0

1

1

6

.235

Kate

16

2

3

4

2

0

0

0

1

.154

Robin

11

3

1

3

2

1

0

0

2

.272

2002 Tournament Stats:

Player

AB

Hits

BB

SO

1B

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Jeff P

13

7

1

2

1

2

2

2

4

.539

Karen

22

5

7

3

1

4

0

0

1

.227

Paul

24

8

4

10

6

0

2

0

7

.292

Venn

22

15

5

3

2

3

8

2

19

.682


2001 Tournament Stats: 2001 Wrily Cup Champions

Player

AB

Hits

BB

SO

1B

2B

3B

HR

RBI

AVG.

Karen

27

5

8

7

3

2

0

0

5

.185

Venn

25

14

4

6

10

2

2

0

14

.560

Jeff P

24

8

7

9

6

1

1

0

3

.292

Christina

15

3

4

5

1

2

0

0

3

.200