Round 3 S20


Tommy Henrich Featured

Tommy Henrich is our top seed on the strength of his 103 Round 1 S63 victories. He faces Hall-of-Famers Hank Aaron, Hughie Jennings, and Eddie Murray as well as fellow Yankee Paul O’Neill. He also will have to get past Johnny Frederick and invitees Luke Easter and Manny Mota. Only a top 4 finish guarantees a slot in Round 5.

Tommy-Henrich-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Tommy Henrich
Full Name: Thomas David Henrich
Nicknames: The Clutch, Old Reliable

Hank-Aaron-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Hank Aaron
Full Name: Henry Louis Aaron
Nicknames: Hammer, Hammerin’ Hank, Bad Henry

Hughie-Jennings-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Hughie Jennings
Full Name: Hugh Ambrose Jennings
Nicknames: Ee-Yah

Paul-ONeill-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Paul O’Neill
Full Name: Paul Andrew O’Neill
Nicknames: The Warrior
Twitter: @PaulONeillYES

Luke-Easter-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Luke Easter
Full Name: Luscious Luke Easter
Nicknames: None

Manny-Mota-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Manny Mota
Full Name: Manuel Rafael Mota
Nicknames: Geronimo

Johnny-Frederick-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Johnny Frederick
Full Name: John Henry Frederick
Nicknames: None

Eddie-Murray-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Eddie Murray
Full Name: Eddie Clarence Murray
Nicknames: Steady Eddie

The Results

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Hank Aaron9658.623*WON*
Tommy Henrich8767.5659.0
Johnny Frederick8173.52615.0
Eddie Murray7381.47423.0
Manny Mota7381.47423.0
Paul O’Neill7381.47423.0
Luke Easter7282.46824.0
Hughie Jennings6193.39635.0

What a barn-burner! Hank Aaron surged to first out of the number two seed and we nearly had a 4-way tie for 4th place as Luke Easter lost on the final day of the season. As it was, Eddie Murray, Manny Mota, and Paul O’Neill finished in a dead heat thanks to O’Neill’s last game victory and Mota’s sweep of Murray in the final series. Easter and Jennings head to Round 4 as the others all move on to Round 5.

Season Highlights

  • Hank Aaron7 was the only batter over .300 with .326 on the season.
  • Easter5 led in home runs with 39.
  • Johnny Frederick4 had a 22-game hitting streak.
  • Easter7 had a 3-HR game.
  • No-Hitters
    5/10 Pedro Martinez5 of the Manny Mota team tossed a no-no vs. Hughie Jennings. He walked one and one Jennings batter took first on a dropped third strike.

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 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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