Tommy Henrich is our top seed on the strength of his 103 Round 1 S63 victories. He faces Hall-of-Famers Hank Aaron, Hughie Jennings, and Eddie Murray as well as fellow Yankee Paul O’Neill. He also will have to get past Johnny Frederick and invitees Luke Easter and Manny Mota. Only a top 4 finish guarantees a slot in Round 5.
Played as: Tommy Henrich
Full Name: Thomas David Henrich
Nicknames: The Clutch, Old Reliable
Played as: Hank Aaron
Full Name: Henry Louis Aaron
Nicknames: Hammer, Hammerin’ Hank, Bad Henry
Played as: Hughie Jennings
Full Name: Hugh Ambrose Jennings
Played as: Paul O’Neill
Full Name: Paul Andrew O’Neill
Nicknames: The Warrior
Played as: Luke Easter
Full Name: Luscious Luke Easter
Played as: Manny Mota
Full Name: Manuel Rafael Mota
Played as: Johnny Frederick
Full Name: John Henry Frederick
Played as: Eddie Murray
Full Name: Eddie Clarence Murray
Nicknames: Steady Eddie
What a barn-burner! Hank Aaron surged to first out of the number two seed and we nearly had a 4-way tie for 4th place as Luke Easter lost on the final day of the season. As it was, Eddie Murray, Manny Mota, and Paul O’Neill finished in a dead heat thanks to O’Neill’s last game victory and Mota’s sweep of Murray in the final series. Easter and Jennings head to Round 4 as the others all move on to Round 5.
- Hank Aaron7 was the only batter over .300 with .326 on the season.
- Easter5 led in home runs with 39.
- Johnny Frederick4 had a 22-game hitting streak.
- Easter7 had a 3-HR game.
5/10 Pedro Martinez5 of the Manny Mota team tossed a no-no vs. Hughie Jennings. He walked one and one Jennings batter took first on a dropped third strike.