Round 3 S37


Dan-Brouthers-Featured-Card

Hall-of-Famers Dan Brouthers, Tim Raines, and George High Pockets Kelly face some “Hall-of-Pretty-Darn-Good” ballplayers like Ken Boyer, Bobby Bonds, Frank Howard, and David Ortiz (Cooperstown Class of 2022?), and Chone Figgins. I expect lots of power and lots of stolen bases but only the top 4 get a guaranteed slot in Round 5.

Dan-Brouthers-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dan Brouthers
Full Name: Dennis Joseph Brouthers
Nicknames: Big Dan, Alderman

Tim-Raines-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Tim Raines
Full Name: Timothy Raines
Nicknames: Rock
Twitter: @TimRaines30

Ken-Boyer-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ken Boyer
Full Name: Kenton Lloyd Boyer
Nicknames: Cap, Captain, Kenny

Bobby-Bonds-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bobby Bonds
Full Name: Bobby Lee Bonds
Nicknames: None

Frank-Howard-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Frank Howard
Full Name: Frank Oliver Howard
Nicknames: Hondo, The Capital Punisher, The Washington Monument

George-Kelly-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: George High Pockets Kelly
Full Name: George Lange Kelly
Nicknames: High Pockets, Long George

David-Ortiz-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: David Ortiz
Full Name: David Americo Ortiz Arias
Nicknames: Big Papi, Cookie Monster, Big Cat

Chone-Figgins-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Chone Figgins
Full Name: Desmond DeChone Figgins
Nicknames: None

The Results

Power and speed it was! Only Bobby Bonds was able to combine the two in sufficient quantities to nail down first place, outlasting Dan Brouthers. Howard and Boyer took third and fourth places with Tim Raines winning the season finale to make a .500 record. David Ortiz, despite finishing sixth, had a positive run differential and so may get an automatic berth in Round 5. Otherwise, he will join Kelly and Figgins in the Round 4 second chance.

Season Highlights

  • Brouthers4 was the only individual hitter over .300, setting the pace with a .308 average.
  • Ortiz99 led with 35 home runs on the season.
  • There were 5 Tim Raines with over 120 stolen bases. Raines8 led with 134.
  • Two different Bonds had games in which they went 0 for 5 with 5 strikeouts. Ouch.
  • Frank Howard99 had a 3-HR game, all solo shots.
  • Pedro Martinez4 of the Howard team struck out 18 Bobby Bonds’ in 8.1 innings.
  • No-Hitters
    8/15 Pedro Martinez1 of the Chone Figgins team no-hit David Ortiz on 103 pitches, walking one.

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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