Round 3 S43


Charlie-Keller-Featured-Card

Charlie Keller is ranked number one in this season and tries to repeat his Round One success. There are no Hall-of-Famers but some very solid all-around hitters in Jose Cruz, Juan Pierre, Bill Bruton, and Josh Hamilton plus .311 lifetime Bing Miller and 19th century stolen base specialists, John Anderson and Walt Wilmot. Who moves on and who doesn’t? 154 games will tell the tale.

Charlie-Keller Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Charlie Keller
Full Name: Charles Ernest Keller
Nicknames: King Kong

Jose-Cruz-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Jose Cruz
Full Name: José Cruz Dilan
Nicknames: Cheo

Juan-Pierre-Card Baseball's greatest player playoff

Played as: Juan Pierre
Full Name: Juan D’Vaughn Pierre
Nicknames: JP
Twitter: @JPBeastMode

Bill-Bruton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bill Bruton
Full Name: William Haron Bruton
Nicknames: Bullet Bill, Streak

Josh-Hamilton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Josh Hamilton
Full Name: Joshua Holt Hamilton
Nicknames: The Great Hambino, Hammer, Hambone, The Natural, Big Country

Bing-Miller-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bing Miller
Full Name: Edmund John Miller
Nicknames: “Bing” was a childhood nickname based on a comic strip character

John-Anderson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: John Anderson
Full Name: John Joseph Anderson
Nicknames: Honest John, Long John, Big John, Swedish Apollo

Walt-Wilmot-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Walt Wilmot
Full Name: Walter Robert Wilmot
Nicknames: None

The Results

This sounds vaguely familiar… Charlie Keller proved his 97 first-round victories were no fluke, totting up an impressive 108 this season, dominating the league in team home runs. Cruz, Miller, and Bruton round out the top four finishers and qualify for automatic seeding in Round 5. Despite leading in team stolen bases by a large margin, Juan Pierre just couldn’t put enough into the “W” column. Josh Hamilton had a positive run differential, so he may get into Round 5 as well. We will have to see how things shake out. In any event, he and the others will get a second chance in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Bing Miller9 took the batting title with a .317 average.
  • Charlie Keller4 led with 38 HRs and 99 RBIs.
  • Juan Pierre had 10 players with 50+ stolen bases and Pierre3 led everyone with 112 SBs. Bruton5 was 31-0 in SB attempts.
  • Cy Young2 went 28-5 for the Charlie Keller team and notched 320.1 innings.
  • Trevor Hoffman2 got into 63 games for Keller, saving 41. Bruton’s Hoffman saved 42 to lead the league.
  • Jose Cruz defeated Juan Pierre 3-0 in a 23-inning marathon. That’s a lot of zeros!
  • Charlie Keller4 and John Anderson3 had 3-Home Run games. Anderson3 only had 6 HRs on the season!
  • No-Hitters
    None. There were 2 one-hitters both tossed by a Pedro Martinez.

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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