Round 3 S41


Ed-Delahanty-Featured-Card

Hall-of-Famer Ed Delahanty is joined by fellow HOF-er Ryne Sandberg and oughta be Cooperstown member Tony Oliva in Third Round action. They will compete against pioneer slugger Charley Jones, 1920s star Larry Gardner, on-base specialist Eddie Yost, and speedsters Carl Crawford and Omar Moreno.

Ed-Delahanty-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ed Delahanty
Full Name: Edward James Delahanty
Nicknames: Big Ed, Del, The Only Del, Human Grasshopper

Tony-Oliva-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Tony Oliva
Full Name: Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique
Nicknames: Tony-O, Mr. America

Charley-Jones-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Charley Jones
Full Name: Charles Wesley Jones Born: Benjamin Wesley Rippay
Nicknames: Baby, The Knight of the Limitless Linen

Ryne-Sandberg-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ryne Sandberg
Full Name: Ryne Dee Sandberg
Nicknames: Ryno, Kid Natural, Gabby

Larry-Gardner-Card2 Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Larry Gardner
Full Name: William Lawrence Gardner
Nicknames: None

Carl-Crawford-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Carl Crawford
Full Name: Carl Demonte Crawford
Nicknames: The Perfect Storm

Eddie-Yost-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Eddie Yost
Full Name:  Edward Frederick Yost
Nicknames: The Walking Man

Omar-Moreno-Greatest Player Playoff card

Played as: Omar Moreno
Full Name: Omar Renan Moreno
Nicknames: Antelope, The Out Maker
Twitter: @OmarMoreno79

The Results

“The Only Del” proved his 98 first round victories were no fluke, totting up an impressive 109 this season, leading in batting average, doubles, and stolen bases. Oliva, Jones, and Sandberg round out the top four finishers and qualify for automatic seeding in Round 5. The others will get a second chance in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Tony Oliva9 took the batting title with a .322 average and the home run crown with 27. He finished third in RBIs with 94, Delahanty6 knocking in 102.
  • Delahanty8 slammed 52 doubles. Crawford7 added 17 triples.
  • Eddie Yost lived up to his name, taking the top nine slots in the walks leader list.
  • Larry Gardner shutout Eddie Yost 15-0.
  • No-Hitters
    5/ 4 Pedro Martinez of the Omar Moreno team no-hit Tony Oliva on 102 pitches, striking out 8. The only baserunner was via a hit batter in the 3rd inning.
    7/ 1 Pedro Martinez4 of Eddie Yost shutdown Charley Jones

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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