We are underway with our review series of the European Baseball season 2010. We already looked at the Italian Baseball League and the Dutch Hoofdklasse. Now at the plate: the German Baseball-Bundesliga.
2010 Record: 17-11
2010 Ranking: 3rd place in southern division of Baseball-Bundesliga after regular season. After two consecutive years in the German finals, the Mannheim Tornados had to settle for an early exit in 2010. The Paderborn Untouchables erased a 0-2 deficit in the quarterfinals and eliminated the Tornados.
Runs Scored: 214 (3rd)
Runs Allowed: 168 (3rd)
Best Batter: Dennis Kelly. The 26-year-old Texan did the same thing in Mannheim, which he already did in Sweden and France: he crushed European pitching. The shortstop batted .425 (OBP .521/SLG .708) with six homeruns, 39 runs scored and 26 RBI. Afterwards he was named best batter in the southern division.
Best OPS: Dennis Kelly 1.229 (led league)
Most Home Runs: Marvin Appiah 7 (led league)
Most RBI: Sascha Lutz 35 (led league)
Most Runs Scored: Dennis Kelly 39 (tied for league lead)
Most Stolen Bases: Dennis Kelly 19 (led league)
Best Pitcher: Rene Franke. The German left-hander had an 8-1 record with an ERA of 3.71 in 13 starts for Mannheim this year. He struck out 72 batters in 106 2/3 innings, while walking 53.
Best ERA Starter: Rene Franke 3.71
Best ERA Reliever: Craig Pycock 1.20
Most Strikeouts: Rene Franke 72
Most Walks: Cory Stevens 64
Most Innings Pitched: Rene Franke 106.2 (led league)
Neuenburg Atomics (South)
Cologne Cardinals (North)
Pulheim Gophers (North)
Dohren Wild Farmers (North)
Gauting Indians (South)
Mainz Athletics (South)
Dortmund Wanderers (North)
Saarlouis Hornets (South)
HSV Stealers (North)
Bonn Capitals (North)
Haar Disciples (South)