The greatest leadoff man in history, Rickey Henderson and fellow Hall-of-Famer KiKi Cuyler battle against strong competition in third round action. They see how they match up against speedster Clyde Milan, sluggers Paul Goldschmidt, Brian Giles, Lee May, and Vic Wertz and Detroit’s own, Lou Whitaker. It will take a top 4 finish to guarantee a slot in Round 5.
Played as: Rickey Henderson
Full Name: Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson
Nicknames: Man of Steal, Style Dog, Christmas, The Old Master
Played as: Clyde Milan
Full Name: Jesse Clyde Milan
Nicknames: Deerfoot, Zeb
Played as: Paul Goldschmidt
Full Name: Paul Edward Goldschmidt
Nicknames: Goldy, America’s First Baseman, The Big Fundy
Played as: Brian Giles
Full Name: Brian Stephen Giles
Played as: Kiki Cuyler
Full Name: Hazen Shirley Cuyler
Nicknames: (Kiki rhymes with “eye-eye”), Cuy
Played as: Vic Wertz
Full Name: Victor Woodrow Wertz
Played as: Lou Whitaker
Full Name: Louis Rodman Whitaker
Nicknames: Sweet Lou
Played as: Lee May
Full Name: Lee Andrew May
Nicknames: The Big Bopper
In a surprise result, fifth seeded Kiki Cuyler found his way to first place in a rather depressed offensive environment. Rickey Henderson followed up his 104 first round victories with a disappointing 72 wins and a fifth place finish despite stealing nearly 1000 bases as a team. Brian Giles, Paul Goldschmidt, and Clyde Milan join Cuyler in Round 5 while the others join Henderson in the Round 4 second chance.
- Brian Giles3 led all batters with a .296 average.
- Lee May3 was the only hitter to top 30 home runs with 32.
- Rickey Henderson snagged the top nine spots in stolen bases with six Hendersons topping 100 SBs on the season. Henderson8 led with 135.
- Paul Goldschmidt had a 15-0 shutout win vs Henderson.
None; 5 one-hitters.