Round 3 S03

Joe Jackson swinging

Shoeless Joe Jackson tests his mettle against Hall-of-Famers Arky Vaughan and Joe Morgan in Round 3 action. They will be up against Bobby Veach, Christian Yelich, Spud Davis, Bake McBride, and Charlie Hickman. Top 4 automatically advance to Round 5.

Joe-Jackson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Joe Jackson
Full Name: Joseph Walker Jackson
Shoeless Joe

Arky-Vaughan-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Arky Vaughan
Full Name:
Joseph Floyd Vaughan

Bobby-Veach-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Bobby Veach

Full Name:
Robert Hayes Veach

Joe-Morgan-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Joe Morgan
Full Name:
Joseph Leonard Morgan
Little Joe, The Little General, Turnpike Joe

Christian-Yelich-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Christian Yelich
Full Name:
Christian Stephen Yelich

Spud-Davis-card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Spud Davis
Full Name:
Virgil Lawrence Davis

Bake-McBride-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bake McBride
Full Name:
Arnold Ray McBride
Shake n’ Bake, Callaway Kid

Charlie-Hickman-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Charlie Hickman
Full Name:
Charles Taylor Hickman
Piano Legs, Cheerful Charlie

The Results

Joe Jackson10846.701*WON*
Arky Vaughan9559.61713.0
Joe Morgan8866.57120.0
Bobby Veach7381.47443.0
Christian Yelich6787.43541.0
Charlie Hickman6490.41644.0
Bake McBride6490.41644.0
Spud Davis5797.37051.0

Joe Jackson outhit the league by almost 50 points easily cruised to a first-place finish. Hall-of-Famers Arky Vaughan and Joe Morgan came in second and third with Bobby Veach taking the final automatic slot in Round 5. Yelich, Hickman, McBride and Davis will try their luck in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Jackson’s team batting average of .331 is the best of all teams thus far. Joe Jackson8 led all individual batters with a .361 average and 219 hits. In fact, all nine regulars batted .313 and Yelich1 and Vaughan4 also topped the .300 mark.
  • Joe Jackson9 led the league with 101 RBI.
  • Jackson8 had a 28-game hitting streak.
  • No-Hitters
    4/20 Pedro Martinez5 of Joe Jackon vs. Spud Davis 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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