Round 3 S29


Sam Thompson Featured

Lots of old-timers in today’s season led by Hall-of-Famers Sam Thompson, Miller Huggins, and fellow OTs Harry Stovey and George Wood. Also in the mix is modern HOFer Tony Gwynn, Eric Young Sr., Roy Sievers, and the severely underrated Reggie Smith. Top 4 move on to Round 5.


Sam-Thompson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Sam Thompson
Full Name: Samuel Luther Thompson
Nicknames: Big Sam

Harry-Stovey-Card-1 Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Harry Stovey
Full Name: Harry Duffield Stovey
Nicknames: Gentleman Harry

Miller-Huggins-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Miller Huggins
Full Name: Miller James Huggins
Nicknames: Hug, Mighty Mite, Rabbit, Little Everywhere, Flea

Tony-Gwynn-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Tony Gwynn
Full Name: Anthony Keith Gwynn
Nicknames: Mr. Padre, Captain Video, (Along with Tony Fernandez, Gary Sheffield, and Fred McGriff) The Four Tops

Reggie-Smith-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Reggie Smith
Full Name: Carl Reginald Smith
Nicknames: The Other Reggie

Eric-Young-Sr-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Eric Young Sr.
Full Name: Eric Orlando Young
Nicknames: E.Y.

George-Wood-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: George Wood
Full Name: George Albert Wood
Nicknames: Dandy

Roy-Sievers-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Roy Sievers
Full Name: Roy Edward Sievers
Nicknames: Squirrel

The Results

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Reggie Smith10648.688*WON*
Sam Thompson9064.58416.0
Tony Gwynn8173.52625.0
Roy Sievers7777.50029.0
Miller Huggins7084.45536.0
Harry Stovey6886.44238.0
Eric Young Sr.6589.42241.0
George Wood5995.38347.0

It was no great surprise that Tony Gwynn set the pace in batting average but Reggie Smith flexed his muscles and joined the select group of hitters to achieve a 100+ win season. He hit well and enjoyed above average pitching results. It will be interesting to see if he can repeat his performance in Round 5. Also qualifying were top seed Sam Thompson and Roy Sievers. The others get a seccond chance in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Tony Gwynn8 led all individual hitters with a .318 average and also had 15 triples and a spectacular 32-game hitting streak.
  • Reggie Smith0 won the other two legs of the Triple Crown, tallying 33 HRs and 99 RBIs.
  • Trevor Hoffman4 made 61 apperances for the Reggie Smith team, saving an impressive 53 games.
  • Miller Huggins defeated George Wood 4-3 in 23 innings.
  • No-Hitters
    4/28 Pedro Martinez5 of the Roy Sievers team tossed a no-no against Miller Huggins in which he showed uncharacteristic wildness, walking 8.

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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