Hall-of-Famer Home Run Baker and fellow HOF-ers Frank Thomas and Cap Anson are the marquee players in this season. They are joined by sluggers Hal Trosky, Jermaine Dye, and Torii Hunter plus Jimmy Sheckard and Garry Templeton. Only a top 4 finish guarantees a spot in Round 5.
Played as: Home Run Baker
Full Name: John Franklin Baker
Played as: Hal Trosky Sr
Full Name: Harold Arthur Trosky Born: Harold Arthur Trojovsky
Played as: Jimmy Sheckard
Full Name: Samuel James Tilden Sheckard
Played as: Cap Anson
Full Name: Adrian Constantine Anson
Nicknames: Pop, The Marshalltown Infant, Baby, The Grand Old Man of Baseball, Hoss, Old Man, Uncle, Unk
Played as: Garry Templeton
Full Name: Garry Lewis Templeton
Nicknames: Jumpsteady, Mr. Do-It-All
In a surprising turn of events (at least, it was surprising to me), Hal Trosky used prodigious power to join the century club and easily claim first place. Old-timers Cap Anson and Home Run Baker and The Big Hurt, Frank Thomas claimed the other Round 5 slots. The others try their luck in Round 4.
- Home Run Baker led all teams in hitting and Baker also took the batting title with a .309 average.
- Hal Trosky3 led with 42 HRs.
- All 9 Sheckard regulars had 40+ stolen bases and Sheckard99 led everyone with 61 SBs.
- Frank Thomas9 had a 24-game hitting streak.
- Jermaine Dye7 had a 3-Home Run game.
None. There were 4 one-hitters, all tossed by a Pedro Martinez.