Round 3 S04

tris speaker at the bat

Hall-of-Famer Tris Speaker had the fourth-most victories in Round One, giving him the top seed this season. His competitors are Ben Chapman, Matty Alou, Sal Bando of the Swingin’ A’s, Tom Daly, Bo Jackson, and two Hall-of-Fame catchers who qualified from Round Two, Roy Campanella, Ted Simmons. It takes a top-four finish to automatically advance to Round 5.

Tris-Speaker-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Tris Speaker
Full Name: Tristam Edgar Speaker
The Gray Eagle, Spoke

Ben-Chapman-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ben Chapman (15)
Full Name:
William Benjamin Chapman
The Dixie Flyer, The Alabama Flash

Matty-Alou-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Matty Alou
Full Name:
Mateo Rojas Alou

Sal-Bando-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Sal Bando
Full Name:
Salvatore Leonard Bando
Captain Sal

Tom-Daly-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Tom Daly
Full Name:
Thomas Peter Daly

Bo-Jackson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bo Jackson
Full Name:
Vincent Edward Jackson
Bo Knows

Roy-Campanella-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Roy Campanella
Full Name:
Roy Campanella

Ted-Simmons-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ted Simmons
Full Name:
Ted Lyle Simmons

The Results

Tris Speaker11737.760*WON*
Roy Campanella8272.53235.0
Ben Chapman8074.51937.0
Bo Jackson7282.46845.0
Sal Bando7183.46146.0
Tom Daly7084.45547.0
Ted Simmons6292.40355.0
Matty Alou6292.40355.0

Tris Speaker dominated the season despite having a couple of fellow Hall-of-Famers to contend with. One them, Roy Campanella, came in second and will be joined in Round 5 by Ben Chapman and Bo Jackson. Despite coming in second among teams in batting average, Matty Alou finished in a tie with the other HOF-er, Ted Simmons, for seventh place. They, Bando, and Daly will have to make it through Round 4 to continue on in the tournament.

Season Highlights

  • Tris Speaker led all teams in batting average with .315 with Speaker9 at the top of all individual batters with a .340 average. His 200 hits, however, came in second to Speaker3’s 212.
  • Four Speakers scored 100 or more runs and three of them were among the four Speakers who drove in 100.
  • Bo Jackson2 led the league with 35 home runs.
  • Bo Jackson6 struck out a stunning 232 times.
  • Cy Young7 had a 30-5 record.
  • Sal Bando8 had a 3-HR game against Tris Speaker.
  • Roy Campanella7 had a 6 RBI-game.
  • No-Hitters
    7/25 Ted Lyons1 of Bo Jackon vs. Tom Daly 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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