Paul Molitor and Pie Traynor represent Cooperstown and will have to contend with slugger Tony Conigliaro, old-timers Ginger Beaumont, Oyster Burns, and Fielder Jones plus long-time Tiger shortstop Alan Trammell and Buster Posey.
Played as: Paul Molitor
Full Name: Paul Leo Molitor
Nicknames: Molly, The Ignitor
Played as: Pie Traynor
Full Name: Harold Joseph Traynor
Nicknames: Was nicknamed “Pie Face” as a child and it stuck!
Played as: Tony Conigliaro
Full Name: Anthony Richard Conigliaro
Nicknames: Tony C, Conig
Played as: Ginger Beaumont
Full Name: Clarence Howeth Beaumont
Nicknames: Clarry, Beau (Ginger came from his red hair)
Played as: Oyster Burns
Full Name: Thomas P. Burns
Nicknames: Oyster came either because he liked eating them or because he sold them in the off-season
Played as: Alan Trammell
Full Name: Alan Stuart Trammell
Played as: Fielder Jones
Full Name: Fielder Allison Jones
Nicknames: Player-Manager of the 1906 Chicago Whitesox, aka “The Hitless Wonders”
Played as: Buster Posey
Full Name: Gerald Dempsey Posey
Nicknames: “Buster” was his father’s childhood nickname
In a closely contested season that saw the top five teams within six games of each other, Oyster Burns found himself in the top slot thanks primarily to a strong April performance. Buster Posey and Tony C benefitted from their power to finish above .500 in the company of Pie Traynor and Paul Molitor to qualify for automatic seeding in Round 5. Beaumont, Trammell, and Jones get a second chance in Round 4.
- Oyster Burns4 took the batting title with a solid .332 average, 69 points above his team average.
- Molitor3 had a 20-game hitting streak.
None but there were 5 one-hitters.