Hall-of-Famer Ed Delahanty is joined by fellow HOF-er Ryne Sandberg and oughta be Cooperstown member Tony Oliva in Third Round action. They will compete against pioneer slugger Charley Jones, 1920s star Larry Gardner, on-base specialist Eddie Yost, and speedsters Carl Crawford and Omar Moreno.
Played as: Ed Delahanty
Full Name: Edward James Delahanty
Nicknames: Big Ed, Del, The Only Del, Human Grasshopper
Played as: Tony Oliva
Full Name: Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique
Nicknames: Tony-O, Mr. America
Played as: Charley Jones
Full Name: Charles Wesley Jones Born: Benjamin Wesley Rippay
Nicknames: Baby, The Knight of the Limitless Linen
Played as: Ryne Sandberg
Full Name: Ryne Dee Sandberg
Nicknames: Ryno, Kid Natural, Gabby
Played as: Larry Gardner
Full Name: William Lawrence Gardner
Played as: Carl Crawford
Full Name: Carl Demonte Crawford
Nicknames: The Perfect Storm
Played as: Eddie Yost
Full Name: Edward Frederick Yost
Nicknames: The Walking Man
“The Only Del” proved his 98 first round victories were no fluke, totting up an impressive 109 this season, leading in batting average, doubles, and stolen bases. Oliva, Jones, and Sandberg round out the top four finishers and qualify for automatic seeding in Round 5. The others will get a second chance in Round 4.
- Tony Oliva9 took the batting title with a .322 average and the home run crown with 27. He finished third in RBIs with 94, Delahanty6 knocking in 102.
- Delahanty8 slammed 52 doubles. Crawford7 added 17 triples.
- Eddie Yost lived up to his name, taking the top nine slots in the walks leader list.
- Larry Gardner shutout Eddie Yost 15-0.
5/ 4 Pedro Martinez of the Omar Moreno team no-hit Tony Oliva on 102 pitches, striking out 8. The only baserunner was via a hit batter in the 3rd inning.
7/ 1 Pedro Martinez4 of Eddie Yost shutdown Charley Jones