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HBWRL SEASON 3 FINAL STANDINGS
AND LEAGUE LEADERS

W L GB PCT. RS RA PYTH
Minneapolis Reps 12 6 -- .667 90 62 12-6
y-James Maids 9 9 3 .500 77 84 8-10
Broome Stickpins 9 9 3 .500 105 90 10-8
Silicon Valley Chips 6 12 6 .333 66 102 5-13


World Series: Reps 4, Maids 0.
y-Awarded 2nd place by tiebreaker: 4-2 vs. Stickpins during season

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Batting


BATTING AVERAGE
1. Richie Allen, Stickpins .533 (HBWRL record)
2. Stan Musial, Stickpins .449
3. Mickey Mantle, Stickpins .436
4. Frank Robinson, Maids .431
5. Honus Wagner, Stickpins .427

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
1. Allen .833 (HBWRL record)
2. F. Robinson .583
3. Musial .577
tie Mantle .577
5. Ted Williams, Reps .575

MVP: Allen
HOMERUNS: Allen, 6
RUNS SCORED: Allen, 19 (HBWRL record)
RBI: Allen, 21 (HBWRL record)
DOUBLES: Allen, 6
STOLEN BASES: Wagner, 5

Pitching


EARNED RUN AVERAGE (ERA), Min. 3 Games Started
1. Ed Reulbach, Reps 2.17
2. Ed Walsh, Reps 2.70
3. Christy Mathewson, Reps 2.79

HITS/INNINGS PITCHED (H/IP), Min. 6 IP
1. Eddie Plank, Reps 0.97
2. Joe McGinnity, Stickpins 1.00
3. Jim Palmer, Chips 1.14
4. Mordecai Brown, Stickpins 1.15
5. Reulbach 1.23

WINS: Brown, 5
SAVES: Palmer, 3
STRIKEOUTS: Carl Hubbell, Maids, 40

TEAM STATISTICS

Batting


BATTING AVERAGE
1. Stickpins .409 (HBWRL record)
2. Reps .351
3. Maids .343
4. Chips .322

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE
1. Stickpins .491 (HBWRL record)
2. Reps .446
3. Maids .421
4. Chips .412

Pitching


EARNED RUN AVERAGE (ERA)
1. Reps 2.76
2. Maids 4.57
3. Stickpins 5.07
4. Chips 5.62

HITS/INNINGS PITCHED (H/IP)
1. Reps 1.34
2. Stickpins 1.44
3. Maids 1.46
4. Chips 1.79

SEASON SUMMARY:
This was an incredible season, in which the fans were robbed of what should have been a memorable World Series. The Reps were clearly the league's best team, but the Season 3 Stickpins were clearly the best offensive team in HBWRL history. The fans were denied the chance to see these two square off in a "Clash of the Titans" type of series because (1) the Stickpins' pitching staff was pathetic, with a team ERA of over 5.00; and (2) the Maids played respectably, especially against the Stickpins. The result was that both teams finished 9-9. While the Pythagorean Theory of Baseball tells us that the Stickpins should have finished 10-8, and the Maids 8-10, baseball is not played on paper (or even in a computer). It is played in ballparks, and in the ballparks, the Maids took 4 of 6 from the Stickpins on the season, giving them the tiebreaker advantage and a berth in the Series. Predictably, the Reps spanked the Maids in four straight. But we will always remember the Season 3 Stickpins, the only team ever to hit over .400; Richie Allen, the only player ever to win the HBWRL triple crown; and the Series That Never Was.