This is a great slate of competitors; I’ll hate to see who doesn’t make the cut. Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente, Mickey Cochrane, Jim Bottomley, and Gary Carter are just the tip of the iceberg: We’ll also see Prince Fielder, Darryl Strawberry, Brett Butler, and Rusty Staub. A top 4 finish guarantees a slot in Round 5.
Played as: Roberto Clemente
Full Name: Roberto Clemente
Nicknames: Arriba, The Great One, Bobby, Sweetness
Played as: Mickey Cochrane (in the minors as Frank King)
Full Name: Gordon Stanley Cochrane
Nicknames: Black Mike, Kid (Mickey came from the derogatory “Mick,” which is funny because he was Scottish!)
Played as: Jim Bottomley
Full Name: James Leroy Bottomley
Nicknames: Sunny Jim
Played as: Darryl Strawberry
Full Name: Darryl Eugene Strawberry
Nicknames: Straw, The Straw Man, Pulled Muscle Face
Played as: Brett Butler
Full Name: Brett Morgan Butler
Played as: Rusty Staub
Full Name: Daniel Joseph Staub
Nicknames: Le Grand Orange (“Rusty” was bestowed by a nurse at his birth due to his red hair)
Played as: Gary Carter
Full Name: Gary Edmund Carter
Nicknames: Kid, Camera Carter, Lights
Prince Fielder took two of three from Mickey Cochrane in the final series of the season to claim the pennant. Staub and Butler grabbed the final two slots, while Jim Bottomly holds on to a slim chance based on his positive run differential. Clemente, Strawberry, and Carter head to the round 4 elimination round.
- Roberto Clemente led all teams in hitting taking 8 of the top 10 slots on the leader board. Clemente3 and Clemente5 tied for the batting title with .298.
- Darryl Strawberry9 led with 34 HRs.
- Brett Butler had 9 players with 50+ stolen bases and Butler3 led everyone with 72 SBs and added 20 triples to boot.
- Clemente3 had a 23-game hitting streak. Clemente9 had a 20-game streak of his own.
- Cy Young2 went 28-5 for the Charlie Keller team and notched 320.1 innings.
- Trevor Hoffman5 got into 63 games for Fielder, saving 50. Cole Hamels6 appeared in 61 games for Clemente.
- Gary Carter defeated Mickey Cochrane 4-2 in a 24-inning marathon that saw Trevor Hoffman throw 119 pitches over the last 7 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win.
- Prince Fielder went 6-for-7 (5 singles and a double) in a 14-inning game.
- Jim Bottomly and Staub9 had 3-Home Run games.
5/22 Pedro Martinez7 of Rusty Staub vs. Gary Carter.