In 2018 the Palisades WBL further separated ourselves from the pack by drawing tens of thousands of viewers to our Game of the Week and appearing in a New Yorker Magazine feature article. We also traveled and players who played in Palisades won just about every tournament they entered. We played our 1400th game and Palisades Minor League Wiffle expanded to 10 teams. Jordan Robles, Tyler Wegrzyn, John Istorico, Kyle VonSchleusingen and Vin Lea all threw perfect games. Giants 16-6 win Pennant, Mike Weiner first pick in draft (Pirates).
The Giants became the first team since the 2009/2010 Blue Jays to win back-to-back championships and Tim McElrath joined Pete Montanez and Matt Holbrook as the only players with three Palisades WBL Championships. The Giants got off to a slow start in 2018 but by mid-season they were firing on all cylindars. The Giants finished with an impressive 16-6 record and went undeated in the postseason. click on photo to view team stats
Dan Whitener put together one of the best seasons on the carpet the Palisades has ever seen. Whitener routinely picthed back-to-back games due to his busy schedule and six hour drive to the field. His 0.19 ERA led all pitchers in 2018 and is among the lowest ever recorded for a season. Whitener also struck out an incedible 12.17 batters per five innings. click photo to view player stats
Perhaps the best player in all of Wiffle in 2018 Tyler Wegrzyn dominated every aspect of the game. His .325 average was second only to Rob Piervinanzi, his 38 hits and 10 HRs were second to only Ryan McElrath and his 26 RBI were second only to Kevin Norris. On the Carpet he struck out 135 and finished the season with an 11-3 record and a 1.17 ERA. click photo to view player stats
Conner Young joins a whos who of Wiffle elite by winning the Rookie of the Year. Young led the League in Ks with 170 and was the winning pitcher in 8 of the Brewers 2018 wins. At the plate he batted .250 with 5 HRs and 13 RBI. click photo to view player stats
Rob "Wiffman" Piervinanzi won his fourth straight batting title, a record that will never be broken. click photo to view player stats
The Dragons led Palisades Minor League Wiffle from wire to wire and took down last year's champs (Stugotz) in the Finals. Though Vin Lea was the star of the show the team got major contributions from every roster spot, including an 8th inning walk-off HR from Brandon Shadood in the championship game (from left to right) Mike Bucci, Brandon Shadood, Vin Lea, Nick Lea. click photo to view player stats