In a relatively modern season, Dale Mitchell leads the charge against a slate of Hall-of-Famers and someday Hall-of-Famers. George Brett, Chipper Jones, and Andre Dawson are already in and Steve Garvey, George Foster, Al Oliver, and Curt Flood probably will be. In any event, the top 4 finishers move on to Round 5.
Played as: Dale Mitchell
Full Name: Loren Dale Mitchell
Played as: George Brett
Full Name: George Howard Brett
Played as: George Foster
Full Name: George Arthur Foster
Nicknames: Yahtzee, The Destroyer (his ebony bat was “The Black Death”)
Played as: Curt Flood
Full Name: Curtis Charles Flood
Played as: Andre Dawson
Full Name: Andre Nolan Dawson
Nicknames: The Hawk, Awesome Dawson
Chipper Jones was in last place at the end of April and then went on an 84-45 run – a .651 clip – that got him the top slot. Oliver and Brett tied for second and George Foster hung on for fourth place. Dawson, Garvey, Mitchell, and Flood came close but will have to try their luck in Round 4.
- Mitchell led all teams in hitting by a comfortable margin, 28 points above the league average, and Mitchell8 took the batting title with .330.
- Garvey3 poked 51 doubles.
- Cleanup hitter, Curt Flood99 went 5-for-5 with a triple, homer, and 8 RBIs, leading to a 12-6 victory over Chipper Jones.
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