Quite a few good ballplayers this season, as obviously nineteenth-century Bill Joyce takes the number one seed. He’ll have to contend with sluggers Mark McGwire, Chuck Klein (HOF), Jack Clark, Derrek Lee, Fred McGriff, and John Olerud, not to mention Hall-of-Famer Jimmy Collins.
Played as: Bill Joyce
Full Name: William Michael Joyce
Nicknames: Scrappy Bill
Played as: Mark McGwire
Full Name: Mark David McGwire
Nicknames: Big Mac, Big Red, Colossus, The Reptile, (with Jose Canseco) The Bash Brothers
Played as: Chuck Klein
Full Name: Charles Herbert Klein
Nicknames: The Hoosier Hammer (er)
Played as: Jack Clark
Full Name: Jack Anthony Clark
Nicknames: Jack the Ripper
Played as: Derrek Lee
Full Name: Derrek Leon Lee
Nicknames: D-Lee, Rodan
Played as: Jimmy Collins
Full Name: James Joseph Collins
Played as: Fred McGriff
Full Name: Frederick Stanley McGriff
Nicknames: The Crime Dog
Played as: John Olerud
Full Name: John Garrett Olerud
Nicknames: Big Rude, Johnny O
It came down to the final day of the season: Mark McGwire defeated Chuck Klein with a 10th inning home run to take the pennant. They will be joined in Round 5 by Bill Joyce and Jack Clark, while McGriff, Lee, Olerud, and Collins try their luck in Round 4.
- Chuck Klein led the teams in batting average by a wide margin and Klein5 took the batting title with .304.
- McGwire99 cranked an impressive 54 HRs and also led the league with 98 RBIs and 100 runs scored.
- Trevor Hoffman1 got into 61 games for Klein, saving 47. Bruton’s Hoffman saved 42 to lead the league.
- McGwire7 and Jack Clark5 had 3-Home Run games.
5/12 Cy Young7 tossed a no-hitter for Mark McGwire against Derrek Lee. The only base runner he allowed was a 6th inning walk.