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HWL Hot Stove Tracker, Free Agency & Injury List

Manager's Spotlight
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Greg Sowards

Hurricane Locomotives

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Joshua Smith

Charleston Yellow Sox


Jeremy Ray

Poca Great Aunt Pearls


Paul Hesson

Huntington Aces

Announcements & Transactions

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10.18.22: League announces official return after months of speculation via podcast

10.18.22: Josh Smith named manager and SP for Charleston Yellow Sox franchise

10.18.22: Greg Sowards named manager and SP for Hurricane Locomotives 

10.18.22: Kevin Chattin named manager and SP of Milton Mudcats 

10.18.22: Jeremy Ray named Manger and SP for Poca Great Aunt Pearls

12.01.22: HWL Front Office announces contraction of Kevin Chattin's Milton Mudcats

12.26.22: Charleston Yellow Sox announce acquisition of Anthony Stidham (RP) 

12.27.22: Paul Hesson named manager of fourth HWL franchise (team name TBA)

12.28.22: Hurricane Locomotives sign Kevin Chattin (SP)

12.29.22: Poca Great Aunt Pearls sign free agent Brian Ball (OF)

01.02.23: Charleston Yellow Sox sign Rick Patterson (OF)

01.03.23: Hurricane Locomotives sign Mikie Saxton (OF / SP)

01.04.23: Poca Great Aunt Pearls sign Wyatt Zuspan (SP)

01.06.23: Charleston Yellow Sox sign Steven Adkins (SP)

01.09.23: Poca Great Aunt Pearls sign Andrew Westcott (OF / RP)
01.12.23: Hurricane Locomotives sign
Mike "Big Mike" McCoy (OF / RP)
01.15.23: Paul Hesson has announced his team's (name TBA) first signing -
Ethan Cantrell

01.16.23: Hesson announces team (name TBA) also signed Hunter Smith

01.30.23: Paul Hesson announces the fourth team name as the Huntington Aces

02.01.23: Hurricane Locomotives sign Brice Clark (SP)

02.02.23: Huntington Aces acquire Jacob Dunkle (OF)

03.02.23: Charleston Yellow Sox sign free agent Patrick Rayl (OF / RP)

03.17.23: Hurricane Locomotives announce Mike McCoy injured (unclear for how long)

03.25.23: Hurricane Locomotives release Mikie Saxton from his contract

04.01.23: Hurricane Locomotives sign Julie Smith Meadows (OF)

04.01.23: Hurricane Locomotives sign free agent Jerald Shook (OF / RP)

04.07.23: Poca Great Aunt Pearls sign Scotty Westcott (OF / RP)

06.10.23: Charleston Yellow Sox sign free agent Noah Patterson (OF)

06.14.23: Chas. Yellow Sox announce R. Patterson injured (broken ankle), return date unk.

06.16.23: Poca Great Aunt Pearls sign Cade Thomas (OF / SP)

06.17.23: Charleston Yellow Sox sign free agent Draeden Black (OF)

06.17.23: Charleston Yellow Sox trade Draeden Black (OF) to Hurricane Locomotives

06.17.23: Poca Great Aunt Pearls sign Lonnie Hayes (OF) off the waiver wire

07.08.23: Huntington Aces sign Colton Bryant (OF) and Heath Bryant (OF)

07.09.23: Charleston Yellow Sox release Patrick Rayl from the roster.

Yellow = Injury Update

Green = Player Acquisition

Red = Player Released/Traded

Historic Hot Stove Headlines

01.14.15 - Chicken and Wiffles announce that they have acquired free agent Jacob Fischer as the team's starting pitcher.


01.13.15 - Team BagTag announce the acquisition of free agent Steven Adkins as a starting pitcher.


01.12.15 - Team BagTag announce that Brandon Woolum, Zach Blatt, and Brian Ball are the current members of their roster.


01.11.15 - James Clagg maintains that he will be playing for Wifflin' Dixie.


01.09.15 - Paul Hesson announces on HWL Podcast that he has left Chicken and Wiffles officially to start his own franchise.


01.01.15 - Patrick Rayl announces the consolidation of Wee Willy Wiffle and Sit On My Base. The roster so far is Kevin Chattin, Andrew Westcott, Jacob Dunkle, Jeremy Ray, & Nick Kappra.



06.10.14 - Kyle Kelley joins the Honey Badgers


06.06.14 - Josh Berletich and Arielle Hord released from Honey Badgers roster.


05.20.14 - Jacob Fischer officially joins the Honey Badgers.


05.06.14 - Sit On My Base sign Jacob Westcott to the team.


04.23.14 - Patrick Rayl (Wee Willy Wiffle) is out for 2 weeks with a heel injury.


04.15.14 - Ryan Pritt (Breaking Balls) is out day-to-day with an rolled ankle.


04.10.14 - Mike McCoy (Green Bears) is out 5-8 days with an ankle injury.


04.01.14 - Jeremy Litton & Jason Grady sign with Wee Willy Wiffle. Andy Hill & Alex McCoy are released from the Wee Willy Wiffle roster.


03.22.14 - Poker Night announce that they are acquiring Austin Hanna to fill their sixth roster spot.


03.15.14 - Jeremy Litton and league commissioner Josh Smith announce that the Fat Bastards will not participate in the 2014 regular season so that the league may have an even 8 teams. Mike Saxton returns to the Green Bears..


03.15.14 - Alex McCoy signs with Wee Willy Wiffle.


03.02.14 - Maroon Squad fail to register by March 1st leaving one spot open for the 2014 season. The spot is not up for grabs to the first team to register.


02.28.14 - Poker Night officially register their team and add Jason Watson to their roster.


02.13.14 - Scott Hatfield's team, Poker Night (formerly Go Jackie Go), has listed four members on the team thus far: Scott Hatfield, Todd Scott, Adam Rose, & Michael Marcum.


02.12.14 - Greg Sowards releases Mike Saxton and Zach Daniels from their contracts with the Green Bears and have since been picked up by the Fat Bastards.


02.11.14 - Gary Ball is listed as the newest addition to the Team BagTag roster and their roster is now full.


02.07.14 - Pink Penguins will not be returning for the regular season. Trey "Dub" Hathaway has agreed to join a replacement team that is captained by Jeremy Litton known as the Fat Bastards. Thelmer Damron has agreed to be a sub and to "play as much as possible." Also on the team is Michael Sumner and possibly Robert Anastasio.


02.06.14 - Breaking Balls sign their sixth player Matt Gordon, bringing them to a full roster.


02.04.14 - Wiffle Ballers announce their full roster: Stephanie Schritter, Tim Wilson-Byrne, Ronnie Canterbury, Steven Adkins, & Rick Hanshaw. Team BagTag return with original team members except Brian Ball will be definitely playing and they signed Ryan Blatt. Breaking Balls have a five-man roster: Jeff Rider, Rob Steward, Drew McClanahan, Ryan Pritt, & Nicholas Scala. Sit on my Base are a brand new addition to the league and have six players: Kevin Chattin, Andrew Westcott, Brent Patton, Jeremy Ray, Mike Byrd, & Brad Washburn. Honey Badgers sign their fifth player, Zack Reedy.


02.03.14 - Brent Thompson announces that the Holy Balls have disbanded.


02.01.14 - Paul Hesson confirms that he will not longer be creating his own team and sticking with the Honey Badgers. No word yet on Kyle Kelley.


01.31.14 - Scott Hatfield has confirmed that Go Jackie Go will be participating in the 2014 season but with "a new name and attitude!" Members of the team will be present at the Winter Meeting and will have their team name picked before then.


01.30.14 - Team BagTag has announced the acquisition of Ryan Blatt. The team has also announced that Brian Ball will be playing as well.


01.29.14 - Kevin Chattin has contacted the commissioner to announce that he is putting a new team into the league for the 2014 season. Chattin will be at the winter meeting as well. A team name will be announced prior to the meeting.


01.18.14 - The Breaking Balls have announced the acquisition of Drew "Bub" McClanahan for the fifth position on their roster.


01.17.14 - The latest contact with Thelmer Damron has confirmed speculation that the Pink Penguins will return with the same roster for 2014.


01.16.14 - Rumors have surfaced that Paul Hesson and Kyle Kelly (Honey Badgers) intend to create their own franchise. Hesson has confirmed the rumor and claimed to have found a third teammate but still looking for additional players.


01.15.14 - Julie Meadows and Andrew Hankins sign on to play for the Green Bears for the 2014 season. Mike McCoy also rejoins the roster after an attempt to create his own team.


01.14.14 - Daryl Pullin retires from the sport. He was the oldest active player in the league at 63 years old. He plans on catching some games as a spectator or scorekeeper.


01.13.14 - Greg Sowards denounces any rumors that he was entering the free agency. He will remain the team captain of the Green Bears.


01.11.14 - Brent Thompson has said that the Holy Balls are likely to return for the 2014 season but he will not be the team's captain. We are still awaiting further roster announcements.


01.08.14 - Josh Berletich and Arielle Hord announce they are returning for the 2014 season with the Honey Badgers.

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