Round 3 S18

Ted Williams Featured

Ted Williams and fellow Hall-of-Famer, Bill Dickey, pull up their stirrups to face solid competition from a wide range of hitters. Dick Allen, Hanley Ramirez, Kent Hrbek, and Dale Murphy represent the modern era, while Jack Doyle, and Red Murray represent the old-timers. A top 4 finish guarantees a place in Round 5 of Baseball’s Greatest Player Playoff.

Ted-Williams-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Ted Williams
Full Name: Theodore Samuel Williams
Nicknames: The Kid, Teddy Ballgame, Splendid Splinter, Theodore the Thumper, Thumper

Dick-Allen-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dick Allen
Full Name: Richard Anthony Allen
Nicknames: Richie, Rich, Wampum Walloper, Richie, Crash Helmet, Crash
Twitter: @DickAllen_15

Bill-Dickey-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Bill Dickey
Full Name: William Malcolm Dickey
Nicknames: The Man Nobody Knows

Hanley-Ramirez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Hanley Ramirez
Full Name: Hanley Ramirez
Nicknames: El Nino, Han-Ram, El Trece (The Thirteen)
Twitter: @HanleyRamirez

Kent-Hrbek-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Kent Hrbek
Full Name: Kent Allen Hrbek
Nicknames: Herbie, Tyrannasaurus Rex
Twitter: @Hrbie14

Dale-Murphy-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dale Murphy
Full Name: Dale Bryan Murphy
Nicknames: The Murph, Gentle Giant, John Boy, Lil’ Abner, The All American Boy
Twitter: @DaleMurphy3

Jack-Doyle-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Jack Doyle
Full Name: John Joseph Doyle
Nicknames: Dirty Jack

Red-Murray-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Red Murray
Full Name: John Joseph Murray
Nicknames: None

The Results

Ted Williams11539.747*WON*
Dick Allen9856.63617.0
Bill Dickey7777.50042.0
Hanley Ramirez7381.47442.0
Dale Murphy7084.45545.0
Kent Hrbek6391.40952.0
Red Murray6094.39055.0
Jack Doyle6094.39055.0

Showing that he is a force to be reckoned with, Dick Allen totaled 281 home runs on his way to 98 victories on the season but it wasn’t enough to stop Ted Williams from taking the crown in both of those categories. With those two taking up so many of the available wins, Bill Dickey was the only other team to manage a .500 record. Hanley Ramirez took the final qualifying slot. The others will try their luck in the Round 4 second chance.

Season Highlights

  • Ted Williams9 won the Triple Crown, leading the league in batting average with .336, home runs with 44, and tying with Williams99 with 138 RBIs.
  • Hanley Ramirez3 had a 25-game hitting streak.
  • Williams monopolized the Walk category taking the top nine spots. Williams8 led with 106.
  • The Cy Young pitching for the Williams team totaled 30 wins on the season. His teammate, Pedro Martinez7 managed 26 of his own.
  • Allen99, Williams9, Dickey9, and Williams7 all had 3-HR games. Williams7 also had 8 RBIs in his game.
  • No-Hitters
    None. But there were 4

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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