Expanded League Record Book: Doubles

In our newest post on the Valley League record book from 1994 to 2019, we have doubles…

1Jimmy YezzoWinchester201221
2Addison BowmanStaunton200019
Jeff Van HoutenHarrisonburg200319
Matt HollandFront Royal201019
Brad ZebedisStrasburg201119
Michael WielanskyCharlottesville201719
7Wes TimmonsWinchester200118
James RocheFront Royal201018
Andrew EysterNew Market201818
10John GraggWinchester200117
Jamie McOwenLuray200617
Steve SabinsWinchester201017
Hunter NewmanFront Royal201417
Gunnar McNeillStaunton201417
Thatcher ColemanNew Market201517
16Mark RaynorNew Market199416
Scott LoubierNew Market199416
Daniel MurphyLuray200516
Jared SimonFront Royal200916
AJ WirnsbergerLuray200916
Carter PharisStrasburg201616
Andrew CzechStaunton201916

Notes

  • Winchester, Front Royal, and New Market have four entries; Staunton and Luray have three; Strasburg has two, and Harrisonburg and Charlottesville have one each. Purcellville, Woodstock, Waynesboro, and Covington are shut out at the moment.
  • Two players went on to play in the major leagues- Raynor and Murphy. Twelve more played in the minor leagues, while eight did not (with the understanding that Eyster and Czech still have the opportunity).
  • Seven players were MVP (Van Houten, Zebedis, Wielansky, Timmons, Eyster, McNeill, and Murphy).
  • Addison Bowman appears on a list for the first time- Bowman went to Turner Ashby (Bridgewater, Va) and Virginia Tech.
  • John Gragg and Scott Loubier each played in the minor leagues, but as pitchers.

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Yezzo

3 comments

  1. Yet another fascinting deep-dive report. Thanks, John. I well remember the friendly competition between Yezzo and Joseph Odom, teammates on the 2012 Winchester Royals. Yezzo went 1-for-2 in a 7-4 win over Strasburg, on July 18th. Odom hit 2 homers (both on first-pitch at-bats) to reach 14 dingers on the season, eclipsing Yezzo’s 13 at the time. The Royals improved to 27-12, leaving 3 more games to play, and Yezzo took the home run crown with 16. As you have written, it was the year of the juiced ball in the VBL.

  2. Correction to my 12:35pm comment – the 2012 VBL regular season featured 45 games, not the 42 of recent years. So, Yezzo had 6 games remaining to reach 16 homers for the North Division champion Winchester Royals.

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