2003 – Crackheads


Sean Chard spent most of the 2002 season defending deals he made with friend and 2002 Shooter Cup Champion Chris Lowery, he finished the year in a disappointing ninth place. Chard had something to prove in 2003 and was determined to show the rest of the owners that the words “Farm team” would never be associated with the Crackhead franchise again.

It did not take long for the rest of the league to believe. Backed by a superb draft, fantastic pickups and timely trades the Crackheads emerged at the top of the league in mid-June and never looked back. A key pick-up for the Crackheads was catcher Javy Lopez who went on to hit 43 HR with 109 RBI. Brett Boone and Mike Mussina were named team MVP and CY Young award winners respectively.

Finishing in second place were the Durham Dickdogs and the Frankford Fury again finished in third spot. Neither team was a threat down the stretch as the Crackheads finished the season with a 14 point lead and a then league record 97.5 Roto points.