Lou Gehrig is the top seed as five Hall-of-Famers – Minnie Minoso should be number six – go head-to-head. Joe Cronin, Barry Larkin, Reggie Jackson, and back-from-the-minors Charlie Gehringer take on Henry Larkin and Giancarlo Stanton. Only the top 4 automatically advance to Round 5.
Played as: Lou Gehrig
Full Name: Henry Louis Gehrig
The Iron Horse
Laruppin’ Lou, Columbia Lou
The Crown Prince
The Hard Number
The Iron Man
Played as: Minnie Minoso
Saturnino Orestes Armas Minoso
Cuban Comet, Mr. White Sox
Played as: Joe Cronin
Joseph Edward Cronin
Played as: Barry Larkin
Barry Louis Larkin
Played as: Henry Larkin
Henry E. Larkin
Played as: Reggie Jackson
Reginald Martinez Jackson
Mr. October, The Straw That Stirs the Drink
Played as: Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton
Bigfoot, Mikey, Mike, Cruz, Parmagiancarlo
Played as: Charlie Gehringer
Charles Leonard Gehringer
The Mechanical Man
It’s really no surprise that the top seeds continue to dominate and Lou Gehrig failed to disappoint, ringing up 111 wins and cracking a league-leading 442 home runs. Minnie Minoso, Giancarlo Stanton, and Reggie Jackson rounded out the top 4 and qualified for Round 5. Hall-of-Famers Charlie Gehringer, Joe Cronin, and Barry Larkin, along with Henry Larkin, will have to try their luck in Round 4.
- Lou Gehrig also led all teams in batting average with .298 and Gehrig8 topped the individual batters with a .333 average. His 202 hits also led the league.
- Gehrig3 led in runs scored with 135 and two other Gehrigs also topped 130. In all, eight Gehrigs passed the century mark.
- Four Gehrigs had 50+ HRs with Gehrig6 in the lead with 56.
- Gehrig99 had 140 RBIs.
- Gehrig8 also had a 34-game hitting streak.
- Three different Gerhigs, Stanton8, and Minoso8 had a 3-HR games.
- Gehrig6 and Gehrig5 had a 7 RBI-games.
- Pedro Martinez6 of the Minnie Minoso team had 18 Ks vs. Giancarlo Stanton in 10 1/3 innings.
None. There were 4 one-hitters.