Round 3 S02

Ty Cobb Slide

Number one seed, not just in this season, but in the playoff as well, All-time batting champ Ty Cobb faces fellow Hall-of-Famers Goose Goslin and Robin Yount, plus old-timers Fred Carroll, Jake Daubert, Chick Stahl, and Darby O’Brien, and four-time batting champ Bill Madlock. The top four finishers will automatically advance to Round 5.

Ty-Cobb-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Ty Cobb
Full Name: Tyrus Raymond Cobb
The Georgia Peach

Goose-Goslin-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Goose Goslin
Full Name:
Leon Allen Goslin

Fred-Carroll-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Fred Carroll
Full Name:
Frederick Herbert Carroll

Robin-Yount-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Robin Yount
Full Name:
Robin R. Yount
The Kid

Jake-Daubert-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Jake Daubert
Full Name:
Jacob Ellsworth Daubert

Chick-Stahl-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Chick Stahl
Full Name:
Charles Sylvester Stahl

Darby-OBrien-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Darby O’Brien
Full Name:
William Darby O’Brien
None (Maybe Bad Bill)

Bill-Madlock-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bill Madlock
Full Name:
Bill Madlock
Mad Dog

The Results

Ty Cobb11440.740*WON*
Goose Goslin10549.6829.0
Chick Stahl7183.46143.0
Fred Carroll7183.46143.0
Jake Daubert6985.44845.0
Darby O’Brien6589.42249.0
Bill Madlock6490.41650.0
Robin Yount5797.37057.0

Ty Cobb showed why he is the number one seed in the entire Greatest Player Playoff, following up his 122 Round One victories with an additional 114 here in Round 3. Second place Goose Goslin showed he needs to be taken seriously as well, notching 105 wins of his own. Also qualifying for Round 5 is Chick Stahl and Fred Carroll, tied for third with 71 victories each. The others are destined for a second chance in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Ty Cobb8 led all individual batters with a .351 average. In fact, all nine regulars batted .300 or better as the team hit at a .323 clip.
  • Five Cobbs topped 100 runs scored with Cobb2 leading with 112.
  • Ty Cobb9 led the league with 207 hits.
  • Goose Goslin99 topped the league with 36 home runs.
  • Ty Cobb5 led with 117 RBIs.
  • All Cobb regulars swiped over 100 bases with Cobb4 the king at 141. The team as a whole amassed a whopping 1130!
  • Ty Cobb5 had a 28-game hitting streak.
  • The Ty Cobb team rapped out a combined 24 hits in defeating Goose Goslin 22-7. Chick Stahl also had a 22 hit game.
  • Bill Madlock2 had a 3-homer game vs. Ty Cobb. He also had a 7-RBI game vs. Goose Goslin.
  • Ty Cobb had a 6-SB game vs. Jake Daubert.
  • No-Hitters
    5/ 7 Bucky Walters1 of Chick Stahl vs. Robin Yount in 9 innings.

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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