St. Kilda Wins Lottery for RF Thurlow
Monday, August 18th, 1980
The Saints today announced that they have come to terms with Ben Thurlow, a 30-year-old right fielder they've been scouting for a while.
Thurlow will earn $89,000 a year over 4 years and is expected to play a key role with the club.
In a career spanning 747 games, Thurlow has batted .303 with 652 hits, 136 home runs, 374 RBIs, and 330 runs scored.
VBL News: Draft Pool Revealed
Monday, August 11th, 1980
The deadline has passed for players to declare for the first-year player draft. Victorian Baseball League officials have released a list to all teams with players who can be chosen on draft day. Teams now have a chance to scout the draft pool for 150 days before the draft is held.
The Transactions page of the BNN site has been updated to provide everyone a glimpse at the youngsters hoping to become the next baseball legends.
The top players available (in no particular order) seem to be:
1. Ian Stoddart, 18 year-old RHP out of high-school.
2. Marlin Puleston, 18 year-old 2B out of high-school.
3. Matthew Horsfall, 21 year-old CF out of college.
4. Harry Stewart, 21 year-old CF out of college.
5. Mel Tatchell, 23 year-old RHP out of college.
6. Montana Amery, 19 year-old RHP out of high-school.
7. Herbie Chatterton, 21 year-old RHP out of college.
8. John Yeoman, 18 year-old RHP out of high-school.
9. Herb Hudson, 22 year-old RHP out of college.
10. Barrie Craggs, 22 year-old RHP out of college.
You can find the draft pool in the league transactions screen (league menu).
Melbourne Makes Big Splash in Free Agency: Signs RP
Sunday, August 10th, 1980
Fans were ecstatic as the Demons broke word that they had reached an agreement with Yen-nien Shan, the phenomenal young reliever today.
The deal, valued at $267,200 per year, will last 5 years and give the team some extra punch.