Hall of Famers John McGraw, Hugh Duffy, and Bobby Doerr will be challenged by a few guys who may be joining them in Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Beltran, and Sammy Sosa. They will also have to contend with
Tip O’Neill and Stuffy McInnis. As you may have heard, the top four finishers automatically advance to Round 5.
Played as: John McGraw
Full Name: John Joseph McGraw
Nicknames: Mugsy, Little Napoleon
Played as: Hugh Duffy
Full Name: Hugh Duffy
Nicknames: Sir Hugh, Duffmeier
Played as: Miguel Cabrera
Full Name: Jose Miguel Cabrera
Played as: Tip O’Neill
Full Name: James Edward O’Neill
Nicknames: The Woodstock Wonder, Canada’s Babe Ruth
Played as: Carlos Beltran
Full Name: Carlos Ivan Beltran
Nicknames: Ivan, The New Mr. October, Mr. October, Jr., Señor Octubre, The Real Mr. October
Played as: Sammy Sosa
Full Name: Samuel Peralta Sosa
Nicknames: Slammin’ Sammy or Say it Ain’t Sosa, Corky
Played as: Stuffy McInnis
Full Name: John Phalen McInnis
Played as: Bobby Doerr
Full Name: Robert Pershing Doerr
John McGraw proved his 104 wins in Round 1 (competing with Babe Ruth!) was no fluke, outlasting Miguel Cabrera who came in second by a single game. The fight for the last two qualifying slots was fierce but back from the second chance Round 2, Bobby Doerr won his last 10 in a row, including the final series against Sammy Sosa, to tie with Tip O’Neill for 3rd. Sosa just missed a .500 record and an automatic trip to Round 5. He will join Duffy, Beltran, and McInnis in Round 4.
- Despite McGraw finishing 3rd among teams behind Cabrera and O’Neill, McGraw5 led all individual batters by 35 points with a .340 batting average.
- McInnis3 led with 210 hits on the season and had a 21-game hitting streak.
- Sosa3 and Sosa4 tied with 37 home runs.
- Sosa99, Cabrera99, and Beltran7 had 3-HR games.
- McGraw7 garnered 124 walks.
No no-hitters and no one-hitters.