Round 3 S09

Eddie Collins

Philadelphia A’s and Chicago Whitesox great, Eddie Collins faces off against two other Hall-of-Famers and “should be” Kenny Lofton in Third Round action. Kirby Puckett and Ron Santo test their HOF credentials versus old-timer Bill Everitt and the more modern J.D. Martinez, Willie Davis, and Ellis Burks. 1 through 4 get a pass into Round 5.

Eddie Collins-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Eddie Collins
Full Name: Edward Trowbridge Collins
Nicknames: Cocky

Kenny-Lofton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Kenny Lofton
Full Name: Kenneth Lofton
Nicknames: K-Lo

Bill-Everitt-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bill Everitt
Full Name: William Lee Everitt
Nicknames: Wild Bill

JD-Martinez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: J.D. Martinez
Full Name: Julio Daniel Martinez
Nicknames: Flaco

Kirby-Puckett-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Kirby Puckett
Full Name: Kirby Puckett
Nicknames: Puck

Willie-Davis-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Willie Davis
Full Name: William Henry Davis
Nicknames: 3-Dog, Comet

Ellis-Burks-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ellis Burks
Full Name: Ellis Rena Burks
Nicknames: None

Ron-Santo-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Ron Santo
Full Name: Ronald Edward Santo
Nicknames: Pizza, Pizza Belly

The Results

Eddie Collins10648.688*WON*
Kirby Puckett8569.55221.0
Kenny Lofton8371.53923.0
Ron Santo7777.50029.0
Bill Everitt7678.49430.0
J.D. Martinez6787.43539.0
Ellis Burks6292.40344.0
Willie Davis6094.39034.0

Eddie Collins was the class of the league, having a winning record against all other teams and playing above .600 every month. Kirby Puckett, Kenny Lofton, and Ron Santo all made it through and Bill Everitt just missed, dropping his last five games to finish a game below .500. He will join Martinez, Burks, and Davis in the Round 4, second chance.

Season Highlights

  • There were 8 Collins’ on the top 10 batting average list with Collins7’s lusty .350 leading. He also knocked in 104 RBI.
  • Martinez0 and Santo3 tied for the lead with 28 HRs.
  • Lofton6 had 19 triples.
  • Everitt3 finished the season on a 26 game hitting streak.
  • No-Hitters
    None. There was 1 one-hitter.

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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