Bronx Bombers 1955 Playoff Preview

The Bronx Bombers entered the month of September with a firm hold on the 3rd playoff spot in the Canis League. However, a very inconsistent month shrunk the Bombers lead and eventually caused them to fall into 4th place with four games to go. With four straight on the road, and Ottawa playing their best ball of the season, Bombers faithful thought they were done. “We were buried, but I don’t think any guy in this room thought we were done. These men are a group of brothers, and they just have that never quit attitude” GM Brett Williams stated. And quit they did not. The Bombers preceded to win all four of their road games, while getting a tremendous amount of help from the Charlotte Snappers who took two of three from Ottawa. There was such little room for error, that some within the Bombers organization started looking towards next year. However, a miracle occurred and the Bronx secured their 6th straight playoff appearance. The strenuous stretch drive was just the start of things. They now face a must win Wild Card Brawl against the second place Philadelphia Athletics. Philadelphia has announced Orlando Mendez as their starter, while the Bronx will counter them with ace Lefty Fernando Majana. “You gotta put your best guy on the mound and Majana has been our best, and one of the leagues best for the last number of years. We have complete faith in him” Williams said. The Bronx will trot out the following lineup behind Majana:

1) Felix Fernandez 2B- .341/.405/.809

2) Solly Hemus 3B- .285/.393/.800

3) Ted Kluszewski 1B- .373/.466/1.087

4) Steve Davis RF- .306/.397/.928

5) Travis Brandon LF- .324/.401/.915

6) Dave Petersen C- .293/.324/.746

7) Juan Villa SS- .306/.393/.803

8) Noburo Yoshida CF- .276/.375/.773

The Bombers have been in this exact same situation time and time again. “The men know what this is all about, they know the pressures of a one game winner take all, its just time for them to go out and execute” Williams stated. The Bombers organization and their fans deserve to finally taste post season glory. From game 7 Canis League Championship heartbreaks, to losing in the PUB classic a year ago, this team has had its fair sure of close but no cigar situations. It’s about damn time that everyone gets to light the cigar and take a few victorious puffs. The road will not be easy, but it is a road that shall be conquered. Go and get em men!

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