No-Doubt, All-Time-Great Honus Wagner is the only Hall-of-Famer in this season but he will not have a walk in the park. Expect many triples from old-timers Roy Thomas, Mike Mitchell, and Harry Davis and more than a few home runs from the likes of Bill Nicholson, Carlos Gonzalez, and Jose Canseco. Mike Hargrove rounds out the roster to see if OBP is enough to get through to Round 5.
Played as: Honus Wagner
Full Name: John Peter Wagner (birth name Johannes)
Nicknames: The Flying Dutchman, Hans, Dutch
Played as: Roy Thomas
Full Name: Roy Allen Thomas
Played as: Mike Mitchell
Full Name: Michael Francis Mitchell
Played as: Bill Nicholson
Full Name: William Beck Nicholson
Nicknames: Swish, Big Bill, Nick
Played as: Carlos Gonzalez
Full Name: Carlos Eduardo Gonzalez
Nicknames: Cargo, Little Pony
Played as: Mike Hargrove
Full Name: Dudley Michael Hargrove
Nicknames: The Human Rain Delay
Played as: Harry Davis
Full Name: Harry H. Davis (no middle name; he added the H. to distinguish himself from other Harry Davis’s)
Played as: Jose Canseco
Full Name: Jose Canseco (Birth Name: José Canseco Capas, Jr.)
Nicknames: The Natural, Parkway Joe, The Chemist
Honus Wagner had a 5-game lead by the end of April and never looked back, totally dominating the competition. But with 10 games to go, places two through seven were still in play, with a titanic battle for the final qualifying spot raging between Gonzalez, Canseco, Mitchell, and Hargrove. Gonzalez went on an 8-2 tear to bring fourth place home. He joins Wagner, Nicholson, and Thomas in Round 5.
- Honus Wagner set the pace for individual hitters with a .318 average.
- Canseco8 led with 37 home runs on the season.
- Trevor Hoffman3 pitched in 63 games for the Honus Wagner team, saving 49.
4/29 Pedro Martinez4 of the Jose Canseco team vs. Bill Nicholson
5/28 Cy Young7 of Roy Thomas vs. Jose Canseco
8/ 7 Pedro Martinez7 of Roy Thomas tossed a no-no vs. Honus Wagner. The only baserunner, when he allowed a walk in the 5th, was erased in an inning-ending double play, so he faced the minimum.