Round 3 S42


Paul Molitor Featured-Card-plus-Twitter

Paul Molitor and Pie Traynor represent Cooperstown and will have to contend with slugger Tony Conigliaro, old-timers Ginger Beaumont, Oyster Burns, and Fielder Jones plus long-time Tiger shortstop Alan Trammell and Buster Posey.

Paul-Molitor-Card Baseball's greatest player playoff

Played as: Paul Molitor
Full Name: Paul Leo Molitor
Nicknames: Molly, The Ignitor

Pie-Traynor-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Pie Traynor
Full Name: Harold Joseph Traynor
Nicknames: Was nicknamed “Pie Face” as a child and it stuck!

Tony-Conigliaro-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Tony Conigliaro
Full Name: Anthony Richard Conigliaro
Nicknames: Tony C, Conig

Ginger-Beaumont-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ginger Beaumont
Full Name: Clarence Howeth Beaumont
Nicknames: Clarry, Beau (Ginger came from his red hair)

Oyster-Burns-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Oyster Burns
Full Name: Thomas P. Burns
Nicknames: Oyster came either because he liked eating them or because he sold them in the off-season

Alan-Trammell-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Alan Trammell
Full Name: Alan Stuart Trammell
Nicknames: Tram

Fielder-Jones-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Fielder Jones
Full Name:  Fielder Allison Jones
Nicknames: Player-Manager of the 1906 Chicago Whitesox, aka “The Hitless Wonders”

Buster-Posey-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Buster Posey
Full Name: Gerald Dempsey Posey
Nicknames: “Buster” was his father’s childhood nickname
Twitter: @BusterPosey

The Results

In a closely contested season that saw the top five teams within six games of each other, Oyster Burns found himself in the top slot thanks primarily to a strong April performance. Buster Posey and Tony C benefitted from their power to finish above .500 in the company of Pie Traynor and Paul Molitor to qualify for automatic seeding in Round 5. Beaumont, Trammell, and Jones get a second chance in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Oyster Burns4 took the batting title with a solid .332 average, 69 points above his team average.
  • Molitor3 had a 20-game hitting streak.
  • No-Hitters
    None but there were 5 one-hitters.

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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