Round One S05

Honus Wagner with bats

Round One continues with top seed Honus Wagner the favorite against the likes of Matty Alou, Steve Finley, Lance Johnson, Darby O’Brien, Jose Reyes, and Earl Torgeson. Who makes it through? Take a look.

Honus Wagner10153.656*WON*
Matty Alou8767.56514.0
Jose Reyes8371.53918.0
Earl Torgeson7876.50623.0
Darby O’Brien7282.46829.0
Lou Whitaker7084.45531.0
Lance Johnson6787.43534.0
Steve Finley5896.37743.0
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A great fielder, base runner, and hitter: Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner took this one with relative ease: winning records against every other team, over .600 every month, and 14 games ahead of Matty Alou. Wagner hit .255 vs the league’s .219.

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Part of the amazing Alou family

In highlights, one of the Wagners had 51 doubles and one of the Lance Johnsons had 20 triples. There were three no-hitters, one each by Roger Clemens, Cy Young, and Warren Spahn.

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Jose Reyes playing for the Dominican Republic

Wagner and Alou are joined by Jose Reyes and Earl Torgeson in Round 3. The others get a second chance in Round 2.

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The Second Earl of Snohomish

Tim Bruno

Tim has been a baseball fan for most of his life and has played a great deal of baseball and softball over the years. Although his playing days are long behind him, he remembers back when he was an extremely fast catcher with an extremely bad arm. He has been playing Strat-o-Matic baseball since he was 14. Tim is currently living in southwest France and writes A LOT about coffee at He has also written Procaffeination: A Coffee Lover's Dictionary, which will be available soon. You can find out more about Tim's writing at and if you want to contact him about the tournament, drop him an email at

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