Dunlap Figueroa is a player in the Shadows for the Tokyo Lift, and has been with the team since the Season 23, Day 117. Figueroa has played for the Hades Tigers, Chicago Firefighters, Core Mechanics, Miami Dale, Hellmouth Sunbeams, Houston Spies, Kansas City Breath Mints, and Rising Stars.
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Despite a rating at the time, Figueroa has historically proven to be a strong performer, having the best ERA and WHIP of any pitcher in the league during Season 3. Figueroa's Season 4 performance was not so overpowering, posting at 10th in the league with an ERA of 3.00 and the 4th most strikeouts. Over 20 seasons of pitching, Figueroa has rarely dropped from the all-time leaderboards in proportional metrics such as Strikeout-to-Walk ratio, Walk Percentage, and Walks per nine innings.
Figueroa was the first pitcher in ILB history to reach 100 recorded regular season wins, completing this milestone on Season 8, Day 98, and subsequently the first pitcher to reach 100 recorded regular season quality starts on Season 9, Day 75. They repeated this feat at the milestone of 300, reaching 300 wins and quality starts in back to back games, Season 20, Days 89 and 92. In Season 16, Figueroa became the first pitcher to record 3,000 regular season strikeouts. In Season 19, Figueroa built on this accomplishment, reaching 4,000 regular season strikeouts ahead of any other player, though second only to Sexton Wheerer in innings pitched with 3,802.
In Season 12, Figueroa achieved a career-best ERA (2.17), WHIP (0.661), and Strikeouts per 9 (11.9) across 25 games, as well as pitching an Immaculate Inning to defeat the Mexico City Wild Wings in game 3 of round 1 of the Internet Series. They subsequently Evolved to Base 1 as a result of the Tigers' third championship victory.
On Season 14, Day 79, Figueroa was exchanged to the Chicago Firefighters due to Feedback. Figueroa was replaced by NaN, but continued to pitch the remainder of game 79 for both teams simultaneously. In their five games as a Firefighter, Figueroa posted two shutouts. During the Season 14 elections, Figueroa was swapped back to the Tigers for Gabriel Griffith via the Firefighters' exchange Will. Figueroa was also affected by the Tigers' Non-Dominant Arms blessing, although their pitching rating remained .
In the Wild Card round of Season 16, Figueroa was attacked by Consumers for a second time, further reducing their pitching to , and their other ratings to the minimum protected by their Evolution. Although Figueroa matched the Chicago Firefighters' pitcher Lou Roseheart for a further five innings after the attack, the Firefighters eventually took the game in the bottom of the 11th inning.
During the Season 16 elections, Figueroa's pitching increased 2.4 -> 4.0 as a result of the Tigers' Transfuse will. Figueroa's baserunning was simultaneously outfused, causing a shift in the underlying stats but no reduction in the star total, due once again to Figueroa's evolution.
On Season 18, Day 29, against the Breckenridge Jazz Hands, Figueroa utilized a Double Strike from their Fire blood to strike out three batters in 8 pitches, accomplishing a highly unusual Immaculate Inning, a feat which they duplicated in several future games.
On Season 23 Day 43, Figueroa stole The Fifth Base from Chorby Short at the Sixth Circle Stadium via the Ratified Tunnels. On Day 45, Figueroa then began super roaming. Figueroa moved to the Core Mechanics, Miami Dale, Hellmouth Sunbeams, Houston Spies, and Kansas City Breath Mints before returning to the Core Mechanics, where on Day 91 they retreated to the Shadows in exchange for Zoey Kirchner at the Core Pillar Center via the Ratified Fax Machine. Figueroa continued to super roam on Day 99, moving to the Canada Moist Talkers, Kansas City Breath Mints, and Tokyo Lift.
During the ILB Semi-Centennial, Figueroa played for the Rising Stars. While with the team, Trader New Megan Ito stole Figueroa's The Fifth Base. Figueroa then returned to the Tokyo Lift as a player in the Shadows.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Figueroa is a trained classical theatre actrex, constantly changes outfits between innings, and traditionally breaks out into hours-long soliloquies that can last the duration of a game. Ne will also frequently give an aside to the audience after each strikeout e throws. Much of Figueroa's work has been transcribed and collected by fans.
Jay is genderfluid and comfortable with any pronouns.
Ons is widely feared for throwing a wide variety of junk pitches, including some that ve invented and has no name for, as well as basically having no fastball.
Ze is frequently seen to manifest multiple additional faces and arms. It is unclear as to whether ve natively possesses these body parts or is acting with such skill that en is able to project multiple theatrical performances simultaneously. When reached for comment on this phenomena, kai launched into a three hour soliloquy which lasted until py was called up to the pitcher's mound.
As with many Tigers, Figueroa considered Moody Cookbook to be something of a father figure. After Cookbook's incineration on Season 7, Day 32, ve pitched the following game in the series and tore through the Canada Moist Talkers' lineup at a rapid pace in a bid to end the game as quickly as possible. Ze dedicated zes 13 strikeouts in the game to Cookbook's memory. During Season 8, Figueroa unveiled another tribute in the form of an inner-forearm tattoo comprised of the fragments of a recipe found on a surviving page of Cookbook.
Figueroa has also taken to occasionally wearing or keeping sunglasses around faen neck in similar style to those of Mclaughlin Scorpler, a fashion choice ki has referred to as rhir teammate "broadening vir horizons."
In the wake of the Feedback trade of Paula Turnip to the Seattle Garages, Figueroa stepped into the vacated role of Players Union representative. Given zher support of art-as-protest and noted history of pitching on aer pace rather than the Umpires', fey has proven to be a natural fit.
Select collections of Figueroa's poetry are sold in the Hades Gift Shop, the proceeds of which are donated to charity.
Reflecting upon the game in which le was sent to the Firefighters, Figueroa spoke thus:
"Twas a twofold pull. The feedback, yes, but something else. Louder. Softer.
"It said... this was out of anyone's control. To take solace in whatever was left of this game, whatever time was left, to be a Tiger.
"That a home would be waiting on the far side."
Upon seir Feedback swap to the Chicago Firefighters, Figueroa struggled to acclimatise to the very different atmosphere and separation from xer teammates of 14 seasons. However, Isaac Johnson and Goobie Ballson, having played alongside Figueroa on Club de Calf, took zis under their collective wing. Johnson in particular warmed up to Figueroa faster than most, thanks to their similarly aligned views on unions and mutual aid. (Declan Suzanne, another de Calf member, supposedly greeted Figueroa with "Oh hey it's that Shakespleare lizard" and then returned to playing video games.)
With the support of ber new teammates, Figueroa tried to make the best of the situation and shortly thereafter started studying and training to help with firefighting responsibilities. Come the end of the season, though, Hades contacted Mx. Chicago in an effort to make a deal to bring Figueroa back to the Tigers. When Mx. Chicago demurred, explaining that it was dependent on the will of the fans, Hades suggested that Figueroa take the stage for a performance, the better to convey haer desire to return.
Conflicted between newfound urges to protect others alongside mer new team and homesickness for the old, Figueroa did indeed host a show, an "inscrutable" and "frankly baffling" rendition of "Cell Block Tango" relating to sher Feedback and how much xet missed the Tigers, but also how much zyd had learned as a Firefighter. Nevertheless, this apparently worked, as Figueroa was subsequently returned to the Tigers via Wills.
Even so, Figueroa was changed for cer experience, hym fellow Tigers reporting a little less tendency to showboat, a little more responsibility, and a good deal more enthusiasm for improv. During the S14 siesta, Figueroa completed certification as a firefighter, as well as bringing Paula Mason back to Chicago for a surprise reunion visit - the pair are said to have bonded due to their shared experiences across the teams. Dunlap now acts as a reserve Firefighter, more frequently on call during siesta, extending the same unity and protection ne feels as a fireproof Tiger to those in need of help and rescue. Ter fellow Firefighters speak highly of xts efforts and have expressed appreciation for the usefulness of glowing Tiger stripes in smoke-filled areas.
Whenever pitching in Tiger/Firefighter games, Figueroa now wears a firefighter jacket over their Tigers jersey, a specially-commissioned article in Tiger colours, presented to co by the Firefighters after id passed certification.
Figueroa is alleged to have some manner of relationship with the New York Millennials' Schneider Bendie. When approached for comment, Figueroa replied "Yes, a hostile one." Nevertheless, there have been numerous reports of Figueroa and Bendie engaging in semi-flirtatious banter between games, and Figueroa writing romantically longing poetry that could be construed to apply to nir so-called rival. Some fans have taken Figueroa approaching Bendie after the Tigers' victory in the Season 4 Internet Series, and the pair's subsequent departure together, as a sign of "Dundie Confirmed!", while others contend that the two of them had taken it outside in order to throw down.
Figueroa is the owner of the artwork Mills Apartment Piece, Season 6 Siesta, Framed, acquired during the Ooze Incident resulting from the Ooze blessing obtained by the Millennials in the Season 6 elections. In evading the ooze, Figueroa lodged thimself in the ceiling of the Mills' apartment, preventing zuf from being oozed but also becoming stuck there. Building residents later reported "an explosion, then what sounded like a dinosaur screeching." It is unclear why Figueroa was in the Mills' apartment in the first place, but this has done nothing to quell the rumours of an inter-team romance.
Mini-Blaseballer by @HetreaSky
Dunlap after being feedbacked to the Firefighters, art by @tigrishades
Dunlap, centre stage. By Barse.
- Season 3 Stats Leaders (via blaseball-reference.com)
- Dunlap Figueroa Stats (via blaseball-reference.com)
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