Mostly modern players represented in this season, with Ryan Braun as the top seed. He’ll face Hall-of-Famers Roger Connor and Larry Walker as well as Bob Johnson, Danny Tartabull, Vada Pinson, Mark Teixeira, and Adrian Beltre. The tale will be told after 154 games: Only the Top 4 are guaranteed slots in Round 5.
Played as: Ryan Braun
Full Name: Ryan Joseph Braun
Nicknames: Hebrew Hammer, Ocho, Bug Eyes, Brauny
Played as: Roger Connor
Full Name: Roger Connor
Nicknames: Dear Old Roger
Played as: Bob Johnson
Full Name: Robert Lee Johnson
Nicknames: Indian Bob, Cherokee
Played as: Danny Tartabull
Full Name: Danilo (Mora) Tartabull
Nicknames: Bull, Re
Played as: Vada Pinson
Full Name: Vada Edward Pinson
Played as: Adrian Beltre
Full Name: Adrian Beltre
Nicknames: El Koja, Kojack
One of our closest seasons yet with only 10 games separating first-place Larry Walker from fifth-place Vada Pinson. Walker won it on the final day of the season with a 6-3 victory over Mark Teixeira. Braun, Johnson, and Conner join Walker and Pinson in Round 5.
- Larry Walker led all teams in hitting with Walker7 winning the batting title with a .305 average.
- Johnson3 took the HR crown with 37 homers.
- Braun5 had a 22-game hitting streak.
- Ted Lyons3, pitching for Larry Walker, had an impressive 28-9 record.
- Roger Conner shutout Adrian Beltre 15-0.
- Braun6, Teixeira5, Braun3 each had 3-HR games.
4/10 Bucky Walters5 of the Roger Conner team tossed a Perfect Game vs. Ryan Braun in his first start of the season and then pitched another no-hitter in May vs. Mark Teixeira.
5/30 Walters5 of ROG vs. MAT