Yankee teammates Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra are the only Hall-of-Famers in this round but they will face stiff competition from the original 30-30 man, Ken Williams, modern stars Ryan Klesko and Carlos Delgado as well as stars of yesteryear, Barney McCosky, Zeke Bonura, and Bob Bescher. Only the top four are guaranteed to advance to Round 5.
Played as: Joe DiMaggio
Full Name: Joseph Paul DiMaggio
Nicknames: Joltin’ Joe, The Yankee Clipper
Played as: Ken Williams
Full Name: Kenneth Roy Williams
Played as: Ryan Klesko
Full Name: Ryan Anthony Klesko
Nicknames: Thumper, Bam-Bam, Rhino
Played as: Yogi Berra
Full Name: Lawrence Peter Berra
Nicknames: The Little Squat Man
Played as: Barney McCosky
Full Name: William Barney McCosky
Played as: Zeke Bonura
Full Name: Henry John Bonura
Nicknames: Zeke is short for Physique! Banana Nose
Played as: Carlos Delgado
Full Name: Carlos Juan Delgado
Played as: Bob Bescher
Full Name: Robert Henry Bescher
Nicknames: The London Flash, The Speeder
Ken Williams’ 95 wins were only good enough for 2nd place as Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio reeled off 114 of his own. Ryan Klesko was the only other to manage a .500 record as Zeke Bonura outlasted Yogi Berra for the coveted 4th spot and an automatic trip to Round 5. The others head for the second chance Round 4.
- While the DiMaggio team led in hitting, Joe DiMaggio also led among individual batters with a .337 average and had a 20-game hitting streak. Only missed it by 37 games!
- DiMaggio3 led in HRs with 48.
- 10 different Bob Beschers made up the top 10 in stolen bases.
- Ken Williams defeated Barney McCosky, 21-3.
- In what must have been a long night for him, Carlos Delgado3 struck out 6 times in 7 at-bats in a 16-inning game.
- On 9 separate occasions, hitters slugged 3 home runs in a game. Ryan Klesko7 did it twice! When Joe DiMaggio7 did it, he also had 9 RBI for the game.
No no-hitters and only 1 one-hitter.