Round 3 S33

Mel Ott Featured

Baseball immortal Mel Ott is our top seed and is joined by fellow Hall-of-Famer Roberto Alomar in Round 3 action. Tough competition can be expected from Rip Radcliff, Stan Hack, Rocky Colavito, Dave Concepcion, Bob Watson, and Buddy Myer. Top 4 finishers get an automatic trip to Round 5.

Mel-Ott-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Mel Ott
Full Name: Melvin Thomas Ott
Nicknames: Master Melvin, The Little Giant

Rip-Radcliff-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Rip Radcliff
Full Name: Raymond Allen Radcliff
Nicknames: The Ripper

Roberto Alomar Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Roberto Alomar
Full Name: Roberto (Velázquez) Alomar
Nicknames: Robbie
Twitter: @Robbiealomar

Stan-Hack-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Stan Hack
Full Name: Stanley Camfield Hack
Nicknames: Smiling Stan

Rocky-Colavito-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Rocky Colavito
Full Name: Rocco Domenico Colavito
Nicknames: The Rock

Dave-Concepcion-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dave Concepcion
Full Name: David Ismael Benitez Concepción
Nicknames: Davy, Elmer, El Rey (The King)
Twitter: @13concepcion

Bob-Watson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bob Watson
Full Name:  Robert Jose Watson
Nicknames: Bull

Buddy-Myer-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Buddy Myer
Full Name: Charles Solomon Myer
Nicknames: None

The Results

Mel Ott10252.662*WON*
Rocky Colavito8371.53919.0
Bob Watson8272.53220.0
Rip Radcliff7579.48727.0
Stan Hack7480.48128.0
Roberto Alomar7282.46830.0
Buddy Myer7084.45532.0
Dave Concepcion5896.37744.0

As might have been expected, Mel Ott led all teams in homers, although he had some competition from Rocky Colavito and Bob Watson, both of whom qualifed in the top 4 slots. Rip Radcliff won his last six, including sweeping the season ending series from Ott to claim fourth place. Hack had a chance to tie but lost in extra innings on the final day of the season. Alomar, Myer, and Concepcion join him in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Stan Hack7 was the only batter to top .300, leading the league with a .302 batting average.
  • The Ott team had 7 batters with 30+ home runs. Ott had a league-leading 44. He also led the league with 111 RBIs.
  • Rip Radcliff8 finished the season working on a 22-game hitting streak.
  • The Ott team out-scored Dave Concepcion, 20-2. Rocky Colavito shutout Rip Radcliff, 18-0.
  • No-Hitters
    4/22 Ted Lyons3 of the Mel Ott team vs. Stan Hack
    7/11 Pedro Martinez5 of Roberto Alomar no-hit Dave Concepcion
    7/29 Ted Lyons4 of the Rip Radcliff team also took out Stan Hack

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

Recent Posts

link to Round 4 S26

Round 4 S26

The Hitters We are treated to a true mix of players for this elimination round, covering a broad swath of baseball history. Top seed Herman Long hails from the 19th century with...