Round 3 S38


Ryan Braun Featured Card

Mostly modern players represented in this season, with Ryan Braun as the top seed. He’ll face Hall-of-Famers Roger Connor and Larry Walker as well as Bob Johnson, Danny Tartabull, Vada Pinson, Mark Teixeira, and Adrian Beltre. The tale will be told after 154 games: Only the Top 4 are guaranteed slots in Round 5.

Ryan-Braun-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ryan Braun
Full Name: Ryan Joseph Braun
Nicknames: Hebrew Hammer, Ocho, Bug Eyes, Brauny

Roger-Connor-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Roger Connor
Full Name: Roger Connor
Nicknames: Dear Old Roger

Bob-Johnson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bob Johnson
Full Name: Robert Lee Johnson
Nicknames: Indian Bob, Cherokee

Larry-Walker-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Larry Walker
Full Name: Larry Kenneth Robert Walker
Nicknames: Booger, The Canadian Clubber
Twitter: @Cdnmooselips33

Danny-Tartabull-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Danny Tartabull
Full Name: Danilo (Mora) Tartabull
Nicknames: Bull, Re

Vada-Pinson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Vada Pinson
Full Name: Vada Edward Pinson
Nicknames: None

Mark Teixeira Baseball's Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Mark Teixeira
Full Name: Mark Charles Teixeira
Nicknames: Tex
Twitter: @teixeiramark25

Adrian-Beltre-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Adrian Beltre
Full Name: Adrian Beltre
Nicknames: El Koja, Kojack

The Results

One of our closest seasons yet with only 10 games separating first-place Larry Walker from fifth-place Vada Pinson. Walker won it on the final day of the season with a 6-3 victory over Mark Teixeira. Braun, Johnson, and Conner join Walker and Pinson in Round 5.

Season Highlights

  • Larry Walker led all teams in hitting with Walker7 winning the batting title with a .305 average.
  • Johnson3 took the HR crown with 37 homers.
  • Braun5 had a 22-game hitting streak.
  • Ted Lyons3, pitching for Larry Walker, had an impressive 28-9 record.
  • Roger Conner shutout Adrian Beltre 15-0.
  • Braun6, Teixeira5, Braun3 each had 3-HR games.
  • No-Hitters
    4/10 Bucky Walters5 of the Roger Conner team tossed a Perfect Game vs. Ryan Braun in his first start of the season and then pitched another no-hitter in May vs. Mark Teixeira.
    5/30 Walters5 of ROG vs. MAT 

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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