May submits retirement to league office
NEW CARLISLE- Newts leadoff hitter and pitching ace Kevin May has formally submitted his
retirement papers to the league office. The journeyman wiffleball veteran spent six years in the league with three different teams. May began his career in the league's inaugural season as a member of Cornhole, a team of nomads who refused to set up a homefield and opted to play every game on the road. Unsurprisingly, Cornhole folded after one season, and May joined the New Carlisle Newts for the 2008 season, beginning a roller coaster relationship with the franchise he helped create in the early days of the Snow Football League. May left New Carlisle for the first time in 2009, joining forces with Newts' rival Emery's Army. After being denied a division title by the Newts in the Central Division one-game playoff to end the 2009 season, May rejoined New Carlisle for the 2010 season. He appeared in 20 games for the Newts in 2010, hitting a career high 13 home runs that season. After negotiating a long-term extension with the team, including a post-playing career position, May voided his deal and returned to Emery's Army. He served as bench coach and played a vital role in the 2011 NL Division championship run. Following a falling out with EA management, May again returned to New Carlisle for a third, and final, time. This season as the Newts' primary leadoff hitter, he batted .454 with 6 HR and 14 RBI in just 15 games. His last appearance came in the NLDS against the Federalists. "It has been a long, adventurous ride, but it is in my best interests to call it a career," May stated. He expressed his desire to retire with his hometown franchise and also asked for his number to be retired. Newts management has not given any indication regarding the status of the jersey #1 with the franchise. May also alluded to remaining in the league as an executive. However, not with the Newts as previously expected. His intentions are to buy a current team or start up an expansion franchise.