Old-Timer Handsome Joe Kelley and fellow Hall-of-Famer Johnny Evers match their speed against the power of HOF-ers Johnny Mize and Joe Gordon. Also in the mix are real gamers Danny Murphy, Ken Singleton, Al Rosen, and Chili Davis. You have to finish in the top 4 to guarantee a berth in Round 5.
Played as: Joe Kelley
Full Name: Joseph James Kelley
Kingpin of the Orioles
Handsome Joe Kelley
Played as: Johnny Mize
Full Name: John Robert Mize
The Big Cat, Big Jawn
Played as: Joe Gordon
Full Name: Joseph Lowell Gordon
Played as: Danny Murphy
Full Name: Daniel Francis Murphy
Played as: Ken Singleton
Full Name: Kenneth Wayne Singleton
Played as: Al Rosen
Full Name: Albert Leonard Rosen
Flip, The Hebrew Hammer
Played as: Johnny Evers
Full Name: John Joseph Evers
Played as: Chili Davis
Full Name: Charles Theodore Davis
Johnny Mize “played even with the contenders and beat the brains out of the bums” to cruise to a first-place finish. Joes Kelley and Gordon hung on to tie for second while my personal favorite, Ken Singleton used a balanced attack to qualify in fourth place. Finishers five through eight will try their luck in Round 4 in an attempt to continue in the tournament.
- Mize3 contended for the Triple Crown, leading with 90 RBI and finishing 2nd in average with .303 and HRs with 41.
- Mize8 led the league with 44 HRs.
- Singleton5 had 10 HBPs.
- Evers5 hit safely in 20 straight games.
- Al Rosen shutout Johnny Evers 20-0 on August 13th.
- In a wild and wooly affair, Rosen pounded out 18 hits including 4 home runs in a 12-11 loss to Joe Kelley, who managed 20.
- Mize, Singleton99, and Mize6 each had a 3-HR game.
- Rosen2 had an 8 RBI game.
None, but Pedro Martinez2 pitched 11 innings of no-hit ball and was not involved in the decision. There were 3 one-hitters.