Round 3 S13

Sam Crawford Featured

All-time triple leader, Sam Crawford will be competing with fellow Hall-of-Famers Elmer Flick, Edgar Martinez, and Monte Irvin as well as modern star Bobby Abreu and 1920s and 30s stars Ed Konetchy, Joe Vosmik, and Freddy Leach. Hitters must finish in the top 4 in order to automatically qualify for Round 5.

Sam-Crawford-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Sam Crawford
Full Name: Samuel Earl Crawford
Nicknames: Wahoo Sam

Elmer-Flick-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Elmer Flick
Full Name: Elmer Harrison Flick
Nicknames: Elmer Flick, the Demon of the Stick

Bobby-Abreu-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bobby Abreu
Full Name: Bob Kelly Abreu
Nicknames: El Come Dulce (The Candy Eater), La Leche
Twitter: @BobKellyAbreu

Ed-Konetchy-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Ed Konetchy
Full Name:  Edward Joseph Konetchy
Nicknames: Big Ed, The Candy Kid, The LaCrosse Lulu, The Big Bohemian, Edward the Mighty

Edgar-Martinez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Edgar Martinez
Full Name: Edgar Martinez
Nicknames: Gar, Papi, El Papa
Twitter: @11EdgarMartinez

Joe-Vosmik-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Joe Vosmik
Full Name: Joseph Franklin Vosmik
Nicknames: None

Monte-Irvin-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Monte Irvin
Full Name: Monford Merrill Irvin
Nicknames: Mr. Murder
While still in high school and college, Irvin played in the Negro Leagues as Jimmy Nelson to protect his amateur status

Freddy-Leach-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Freddy Leach
Full Name: Frederick Leach
Nicknames: None

The Results

Elmer Flick10351.669*WON*
Bobby Abreu8668.55817.0
Sam Crawford8668.55817.0
Monte Irvin7975.51324.0
Edgar Martinez7579.45528.0
Ed Konetchy7282.46831.0
Freddy Leach5896.37745.0
Joe Vosmik5797.37046.0

Elmer Flick ran away with this one, including going 20-2 vs. cellar-dwelling Joe Vosmik. Sam Crawford went on a 7-3 tear to finish the season in a tie with Bobby Abreu. Monte Irvin also qualified, finishing 4th… what could have been… he spent the first half of his career in the Negro Leagues and those statistics are not included for this tournament. We will see the others in Round 4 as they try to move on.

Season Highlights

  • Crawford8 was the only hitter over .300 with an average of .304. He also had a 20-game hit streak.

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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