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Owner/Manager      Kevin Gibson  Fyrewolfg@msn.com

Location:   Towaco, New Jersey, USA

 

From 1997-03-01 to 1997-10-30 Eric Bloss Parma, Ohio, USA
From 1998-01-01 to 2004-07-20 Mike Johnson Mexico, Missouri, USA
From 2004-07-20 to 2011-02-01 Rick Schneider Allentown, PA, USA
From 2011-02-20 to Present Kevin Gibson Towaco, NJ, USA
Name and Location
Year Location
1997-03-01 Hooterville Canonball
1999-03-01 Kansas City A's
2005-03-01 Allentown Senators
2011-2-20 Towaco Wolfpack

 

Kevin Gibson is a retired rural letter carrier for the USPS in Towaco, NJ. He has served as Sr. Asst. State Steward in his union for 10 years and is serving as an Executive Committeeman on the NJ State Board for 6 years. He is a local steward in his office and has managed to juggle wearing all these hats along with raising a family. Anita and Kevin have been married 21 years and have a son in high school named Liam and a daughter in middle school named Dana. Kevin has been playing strat since 1982 first in a dice and card league along with Steve Adler from the N.J. Beatles and is presently in the TSL league based in Northern NJ being one of the leagues founding members.  He is a member of the TSL Rules Committee, Trade Council and serves as the League Transaction Recorder. He has won one championship in the TSL out of two trips to the World Series.
 
Kevin is a Mets fan who started out as a Yankee fan. His favorite player growing up was Mickey Mantle and he still remembers his dad taking him to his first big league game Red Sox vs. Yankees. Dad was a life long Sox fan. Ted Williams was still playing and the field was the greenest and biggest field he had ever seen. Kevin rooted for the Yankees until Mantle retired but he was also following this team in Queens that was losing alot but was also fun to watch. By 1969 the Yankees were no longer his team as the Mets were the best. It should be of some interest to our Canadian brothers in the CBA that Kevin is also a big hockey fan. The NJ Devils have been his team since arriving here from Colorado. He is a member of the SUDS fantasy hockey league where you name your team after your favorite beer. His team the Sam Adams Snipers has won 3 Silver Cups in their ten team league and been to the finals 5 times. Kevin is a long suffering Jets fan as well and is hoping for a Super Bowl appearance sometime in the neart future. Kevin is an avid gamer and reader and loves hiking as well as X-country skiing.

Towaco needed to hit the reset button after losing to Joliet in the 2016 CBA playoffs. The starting staff dropped off precipitously after Syndergaard, Hill and Estrada with Hill having only half a season of starts. James Shield pitched way over his head to keep us in contention for a wild card spot until the final block, but the Wolfpack's prospects for the 2018 season were looking rather bleak with Syndergaard  going down early, Estrada struggling,  Friedrich a bust and Liriano looking finished. There were some bright spots looking ahead.  A decent season for M. Clevinger and  optimism  with R. Lopez's upside but as the season reached July we felt we needed to deal away some of our aging players for picks in order to set us up for a better and brighter 2018 and beyond. We decided to move aging veterans J. Blanton , J. Reyes, M. Prado , and C. Torres as well as a younger P. Alvarez who was strictly a DH and didn't fit into our plans. In return we acquired B. Peacock who can start or relieve and higher picks that we used to draft B. McKay, N. Karns, M. Gonzales, R. Bleier, Y. Escobar and C. Joseph. We also added  pitchers J. Faria, R. Tepera and N. Vincent as well as C. Asuaje-2B in the early rounds of the draft.


 

The 2018 CBA season will see a Towaco starting staff of Cobb, Hill, Peacock, Clevinger, Karns and Estrada while mixing in youngsters Faria, Lopez, and Gonzales. Additionally we'll have a  veteran bullpen of Bleier, Cecil, Tepera, Fields, Baez, and Vincent with Kintzler and Rodney closing. "Thor" will be on the bench this season but Towaco fans are expecting him to rebound in a big way to be our ace in 2019.


 

Paul Goldschmidt-1B leads a talented group of regulars this season such as T. Shaw-3B, C. Seager-SS, C. Yelich-CF, N. Mazara-RF, R. Martin-C , C. Asuaje-2B, C. Gomez-OF and the outstanding surprise breakout player of 2017 Tommy Pham-OF. Towaco plans on shaking things up in Staub this year with a good mix of power and speed and with the aid of a veteran bench that includes L. Duda, Y. Escobar, C. Utley, and R. Rivera along with youngsters T. Hernandez and F. Barreto. This is a team that should contend for a playoff spot if they play to their potential. There are quite a few pitchers that have spots in big league rotations for this MLB season. If things play out the way I hope they will and the young guys start to develop, then there should be quite a lot of competition for starting pitcher jobs next year. If we're in contention come July we may be adding players to get us into the playoffs thru trades. I'm hoping that happens. I've  done my part now it's up to them!


 

Kevin Gibson-Towaco Wolfpack

 

Towaco Team Season Summary

 

RECORD

RUNS

BAT AVG

HOME RUNS

Team

WON

LST

PCT

TEAM

OPP

DIFF

TEAM

OPP

TEAM

OPP

HCR 1997

77

85

.475

653

660

-7

.258

.255

126

154

KAC 1998

54

108

.333

593

874

-281

.240

.274

147

198

KAC 1999

61

101

.377

514

711

-197

.236

.252

87

162

KAC 2000

75

87

.463

766

777

-11

.270

.254

185

163

KAC 2001

88

74

.543

764

690

74

.267

.248

153

192

KAC 2002

79

83

.488

738

734

4

.250

.259

163

181

KAC 2003

88

74

.543

720

666

54

.254

.250

145

142

KAC 2004

87

75

.537

835

763

72

.268

.268

191

181

KAC 2005

76

86

.469

782

778

4

.272

.265

139

182

ANC 2006

67

95

.414

646

790

-144

.253

.270

138

195

ANC 2007

66

96

.407

670

810

-140

.266

.275

102

176

ANC 2008

80

82

.494

725

734

-9

.275

.275

123

170

ANR 2009

79

83

.488

686

760

-74

.258

.260

112

156

ANR 2010

77

85

.475

731

769

-38

.274

.266

113

162

TWR 2011

91

71

.562

745

624

121

.257

.242

146

146

TWR 2012

71

91

.438

582

751

-169

.228

.277

122

136

TWR 2013

89

73

.549

791

650

141

.261

.244

174

181

TWR 2014

103

59

.636

797

589

208

.273

.236

220

161

TWR 2015

92

70

.568

711

600

111

.260

.225

130

160

TWR 2016

102

60

.630

788

563

225

.260

.221

191

162

TWR 2017

81

81

.500

739

759

-20

.243

.246

174

198

                     
As of April 2018                    
K Gibson totals

629

505 .554              

Totals

1683

1719

.494

 





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