Dead-ball era star Tommy Leach is the top seed in this “Do Or Die” second round season. Also attempting to qualify are the much more modern Ruben Sierra, Lou Whitaker, Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice, Bill Madlock, Magglio Ordonez, Bill Russell, and Bert Campaneris.
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Jim Rice and Magglio Ordonez each won their last two games to finish in a dead heat for first place while Ruben Sierra lost his last two to Rice to just miss qualifying for Round Three. He’ll have to hope for a place filling out an eight-team season in the next round. We bid farewell to Tommy Leach, Bert Campaneris, and Bill Russell.
- Magglio Ordonez led all teams with a .253 batting average while the league hit a combined .226.
- The Lou Whitaker team had 20 hits in a 12-0 drubbing of Bill Russell.
- In an 18-inning game, Reuben Sierra99 had 3 home runs in 9 at-bats.
- Walter Johnson, pitching for Bill Madlock, no-hit Bill Russell.
- Randy Johnson5 of the Magglio Ordonez team threw 10.1 perfect innings with 12 Ks against Reuben Sierra but Sierra won the game in the 16th inning.