In a rarity, we have a non-Hall of Famer as our top seed! Lefty O’Doul and his lifetime .349 average go up against HOF-ers Frankie Frisch, Al Kaline, and Earl Averill as well as the underappreciated Gene Tenace, John Kruk, Rusty Greer, and not-quite-HOF-er Andruw Jones. Top 4 automatically qualify for Round 5.
Played as: Lefty O’Doul
Full Name: Francis Joseph O’Doul
Nicknames: The Man in the Green Suit
Played as: Frankie Frisch
Full Name: Frank Francis Frisch
Nicknames: The Fordham Flash, The Old Flash
Played as: Al Kaline
Full Name: Albert William Kaline
Nicknames: Mr. Tiger
Played as: Gene Tenace
Full Name: Fury Gene Tenace
Played as: John Kruk
Full Name: John Martin Kruk
Nicknames: Krukkie, The Krukker, Jake
Played as: Earl Averill
Full Name: Howard Earl Averill
Nicknames: The Earl of Snohomish, Rock
Played as: Rusty Greer
Full Name: Thurman Clyde Greer III
Nicknames: The Red Baron
Played as: Andruw Jones
Full Name: Andruw Rudolf Jones
Nicknames: The Curaçao Kid
Lefty O’Doul won 8 of his last 10 and while it was enough to catch Al Kaline for a second place tie, it wasn’t enough to catch Earl Averill who finished first. They move on to Round 5 along with Frankie Frisch in fourth place and fifth-place John Kruk, who managed a .500 record. Tenace, Greer, and Jones try their luck in Round 4 for a second chance.
- Averill99 led the league with a .323 batting average.
- Averill7 led the league with 40 HRs.
- Averill3 managed a 21 game hitting streak.
- Averill’s Cole Hamel went 13-2 in relief.
- Andruw Jones99 had a 3 HR game.
The Cy Young pitching for Andruw Jones tossed a no-hitter. Earlier in the month, he also gave up 17 hits in 8.1 innings.