Baseball immortal Mel Ott is our top seed and is joined by fellow Hall-of-Famer Roberto Alomar in Round 3 action. Tough competition can be expected from Rip Radcliff, Stan Hack, Rocky Colavito, Dave Concepcion, Bob Watson, and Buddy Myer. Top 4 finishers get an automatic trip to Round 5.
Played as: Mel Ott
Full Name: Melvin Thomas Ott
Nicknames: Master Melvin, The Little Giant
Played as: Rip Radcliff
Full Name: Raymond Allen Radcliff
Nicknames: The Ripper
Played as: Roberto Alomar
Full Name: Roberto (Velázquez) Alomar
Played as: Stan Hack
Full Name: Stanley Camfield Hack
Nicknames: Smiling Stan
Played as: Rocky Colavito
Full Name: Rocco Domenico Colavito
Nicknames: The Rock
Played as: Dave Concepcion
Full Name: David Ismael Benitez Concepción
Nicknames: Davy, Elmer, El Rey (The King)
Played as: Bob Watson
Full Name: Robert Jose Watson
Played as: Buddy Myer
Full Name: Charles Solomon Myer
As might have been expected, Mel Ott led all teams in homers, although he had some competition from Rocky Colavito and Bob Watson, both of whom qualifed in the top 4 slots. Rip Radcliff won his last six, including sweeping the season ending series from Ott to claim fourth place. Hack had a chance to tie but lost in extra innings on the final day of the season. Alomar, Myer, and Concepcion join him in Round 4.
- Stan Hack7 was the only batter to top .300, leading the league with a .302 batting average.
- The Ott team had 7 batters with 30+ home runs. Ott had a league-leading 44. He also led the league with 111 RBIs.
- Rip Radcliff8 finished the season working on a 22-game hitting streak.
- The Ott team out-scored Dave Concepcion, 20-2. Rocky Colavito shutout Rip Radcliff, 18-0.
4/22 Ted Lyons3 of the Mel Ott team vs. Stan Hack
7/11 Pedro Martinez5 of Roberto Alomar no-hit Dave Concepcion
7/29 Ted Lyons4 of the Rip Radcliff team also took out Stan Hack