The season in European Baseball is over. It is time to look back. We will start our annual review series with the Italian Baseball League.
2010 Record: 30-12
2010 Ranking: 1st in Italian Baseball League after regular season. Cariparma Parma won the national championship for the first time since 1997 thanks to a 2-1 victory in game seven of the best-of-seven Italian Baseball Series against UGF Fortitudo Bologna.
Runs Scored: 252 (1st)
Runs Allowed: 143 (2nd)
Best Batter: Orlando Munoz. He batted .339 (2nd in IBL, OBP .453/SLG .459) with eleven extra base hits, 24 runs scored and 27 RBI in 35 games (31 starts) this season.
Best OPS: Orlando Munoz .912
Most Home Runs: Juan Camilo 3
Most RBI: Juan Camilo 34 (2nd in IBL)
Most Runs Scored: Marco Yepez, Stefano De Simoni 37 (led IBL)
Most Stolen Bases: Juan Camilo 13 (3rd in IBL)
Best Pitcher: Marco Grifantini. The reliever had a 5-0 record with four saves and an ERA of 1.85 in 15 appearances (three starts). He struck out 46 batters in 48 2/3 innings, walking 25.
Best ERA Starter: Gustavo Martinez 2.66
Best ERA Reliever: Marco Grifantini 1.85
Most Strikeouts: Mihai Burlea 66
Most Walks: Mihai Burlea 71
Most Innings Pitched: Roberto Corradini 88.2
Photo: © Ferrini/FIBS