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Riverdogs Cruise to World Series Title


The Jackson Riverdogs swept the Minnesota North Stars to claim the Season 8 World Series Championship. This is the first title for the Riverdogs, who lost in the opening round of the playoffs each of the last two seasons.

The Riverdogs were led in the postseason by young slugger Darren Owens who hit .500 with 13 homeruns and 26 runs batted in in only 48 at-bats. Owens, who spent the early part of the season at AA, pounded 51 bombs in the regular season after being called up.

From the hill, the 'Dogs were led by rotation anchors Jesus Guerrero and Bryant Stocker, who combined to go 5-0 and allow only 8 earned runs in 43 innings.

Furthermore, the River pups playoff roster hosted something like only 6 guys over the age of 30, as well as a meager payroll of 46M, one of the lowest in the league. Add it all up and you get not only a WS trophy, but a franchise that looks like a dynasty in the making.

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