Turkey Mike Donlin has his work cut out for him. How will he contend with the speed of Hall-of-Famers Wee Willie Keeler and Lou Brock? How about the power of Matt Williams and Lance Berkman? Plus there are the old-timers, Heinie Zimmerman, Mike Smith, and Tommy Leach. Only 154 games will tell the tale and only a top-four finish guarantees a trip to Round 5.
Played as: Mike Donlin
Full Name: Michael Joseph Donlin
Nicknames: Turkey Mike
Played as: Willie Keeler
Full Name: William Henry Keeler
Nicknames: Wee Willie, Hit ‘Em Where They Ain’t
Played as: Lou Brock
Full Name: Louis Clark Brock
Nicknames: The Franchise, The Rocket, Base Burglar
Played as: Heinie Zimmerman
Full Name: Henry Zimmerman
Nicknames: The Great Zim
Played as: Mike Smith
Full Name: Elmer Ellsworth Smith
Played as: Tommy Leach
Full Name: Thomas William Leach
Nicknames: Wee Tommy
Played as: Matt Williams
Full Name: Matthew Derrick Williams
Nicknames: Carson Crusher, Matt the Bat, Big Marine
Played as: Lance Berkman
Full Name: William Lance Berkman
Nicknames: Big Puma, Fat Elvis
It was the final day of the season. Mike Donlin had secured first place by a wide margin and Lance Berkman by virtue of his home runs and Lou Brock by his stolen base had locked up second and third. Wee Willie Keeler faced Mike Smith needing a win to tie Smith for fourth place and gain a berth in Round 5. Alas, it was not to be as Smith came out ahead 3-2. Zimmerman, Leach, and Williams head to Round 4 for a last-ditch effort to move ahead in the tournament.
- Mike Donlin7 eclipsed his team average by a long distance, ending the season at .341.
- Matt Williams7 led in home runs with 31.
- Four Brocks topped 100 SBs with Brock3 leading the league with 125.
- Donlin5 had a 22-game hitting streak.
- In one game, Lance Berkman banged out 22 hits, defeating Mike Donlin, 22-3.
- Heinie Zimmerman7 had a 3-HR game.
None. Two one-hitters.