The M&M Boys are together again as Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris join a diverse slate of competitors including old-timers Hardy Richardson, Zack Wheat, and Riggs Stephenson and modern stars Reggie Sanders and Paul Konerko, and back-from-the-minors Eddie Joost.
Played as: Mickey Mantle
Full Name: Mickey Charles Mantle
Nicknames: The Mick, The Commerce Comet, Muscles
Played as: Hardy Richardson
Full Name: Abram Harding Richardson
Nicknames: Old True Blue
Played as: Zack Wheat
Full Name: Zachariah Davis Wheat
Played as: Riggs Stephenson
Full Name: Jackson Riggs Stephenson
Nicknames: Old Hoss, Warhorse
Played as: Roger Maris
Full Name: Roger Eugene Maris (Born: Roger Eugene Maras)
Nicknames: (Along with Mickey Mantle) The M&M Boys, The Home Run Twins
Played as: Reggie Sanders
Full Name: Reginald Laverne Sanders
Played as: Paul Konerko
Full Name: Paul Henry Konerko
Nicknames: Paulie, Captain, King
Played as: Eddie Joost
Full Name: Edwin David Joost
Mickey Mantle was clearly in control and Zack Wheat acquitted himself well-enough for a 2nd place finish as Reggie Sanders, Roger Maris, Riggs Stephenson, and Eddie Joost battled until the final series for the remaining automatic advance slots. In the end, Sanders finished 3rd and Maris and Stephenson tied for fourth. Joost, Konerko, and Richardson head to Round 4.
- Zack Wheat8 led all hitters with a .333 batting average, gathering 212 hits. Mantle99 led the other Triple Crown categories with 37 homers and 121 RBIs.
- Eddie Joost and Mickey Mantle8 had 3-HR games.
5/ 2 Pedro Martinez pitching for Eddie Joost vs. Roger Maris
8/13 Cy Young6 of the Roger Maris team vs. Eddie Joost