Round 3 S05


Gehrig number 4

Lou Gehrig is the top seed as five Hall-of-Famers – Minnie Minoso should be number six – go head-to-head. Joe Cronin, Barry Larkin, Reggie Jackson, and back-from-the-minors Charlie Gehringer take on Henry Larkin and Giancarlo Stanton. Only the top 4 automatically advance to Round 5.

Lou-Gehrig-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Lou Gehrig
Full Name: Henry Louis Gehrig
Nicknames:
The Iron Horse
Biscuit Pants
Buster
Laruppin’ Lou, Columbia Lou
The Crown Prince
The Hard Number
Little Joe
The Iron Man

Minnie-Minoso-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Minnie Minoso
Full Name:
Saturnino Orestes Armas Minoso
Nicknames:
Cuban Comet, Mr. White Sox

Joe-Cronin-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Joe Cronin
Full Name:
Joseph Edward Cronin
Nicknames:
Mr. Clutch

Barry-Larkin-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Barry Larkin
Full Name:
Barry Louis Larkin
Nicknames:
Lark

Henry-Larkin-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Henry Larkin
Full Name:
Henry E. Larkin
Nicknames:
Ted

Reggie-Jackson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Reggie Jackson
Full Name:
Reginald Martinez Jackson
Nicknames:
Mr. October, The Straw That Stirs the Drink

Giancarlo-Stanton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Giancarlo Stanton
Full Name:
Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton
Nicknames:
Bigfoot, Mikey, Mike, Cruz, Parmagiancarlo

Charlie-Gehringer-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Charlie Gehringer
Full Name:
Charles Leonard Gehringer
Nicknames:
The Mechanical Man

The Results

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Lou Gehrig11143.721*WON*
Minnie Minoso8569.55226.0
Giancarlo Stanton7975.51332.0
Reggie Jackson7777.50034.0
Charlie Gehringer7282.46839.0
Joe Cronin6985.44842.0
Barry Larkin6490.41647.0
Henry Larkin5995.38352.0

It’s really no surprise that the top seeds continue to dominate and Lou Gehrig failed to disappoint, ringing up 111 wins and cracking a league-leading 442 home runs. Minnie Minoso, Giancarlo Stanton, and Reggie Jackson rounded out the top 4 and qualified for Round 5. Hall-of-Famers Charlie Gehringer, Joe Cronin, and Barry Larkin, along with Henry Larkin, will have to try their luck in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Lou Gehrig also led all teams in batting average with .298 and Gehrig8 topped the individual batters with a .333 average. His 202 hits also led the league.
  • Gehrig3 led in runs scored with 135 and two other Gehrigs also topped 130. In all, eight Gehrigs passed the century mark.
  • Four Gehrigs had 50+ HRs with Gehrig6 in the lead with 56.
  • Gehrig99 had 140 RBIs.
  • Gehrig8 also had a 34-game hitting streak.
  • Three different Gerhigs, Stanton8, and Minoso8 had a 3-HR games.
  • Gehrig6 and Gehrig5 had a 7 RBI-games.
  • Pedro Martinez6 of the Minnie Minoso team had 18 Ks vs. Giancarlo Stanton in 10 1/3 innings.
  • No-Hitters
    None. There were 4 one-hitters.

tim_1rh4m20m

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 Procaffeination.com. 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 TimothyBruno.com and if you want to contact him about the tournament, drop him an email at Tim@BaseballsGreatestPlayerPlayoff.com

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