Round 3 S45

Frank Robinson Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

I am excited to see how this season plays out: it is full of some of my favorite players led by top seed, Frank Robinson. Also included are fellow Hall-of-Famers Tony Lazzeri and Jim Rice, as well as oughta-be-in-Cooperstown, Dave Parker, and a personal favorite, Oscar Gamble. I also expect fireworks from Adrian Gonzalez, Gus Suhr, and Carl Reynolds. Let’s roll!

Frank-Robinson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Frank Robinson
Full Name: Frank Robinson
Nicknames: The Judge, Pencils, Robby

Tony-Lazzeri-Card baseball's greatest player playoff

Played as: Tony Lazzeri
Full Name: Anthony Michael Lazzeri
Nicknames: Poosh ‘Em Up Tony

Dave-Parker-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dave Parker
Full Name:  David Gene Parker
Nicknames: Cobra
Twitter: @DaveParker39fdn

Oscar-Gamble-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Oscar Gamble
Full Name: Oscar Charles Gamble
Nicknames: The Big O, Ratio Man

Adrian-Gonzalez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Adrian Gonzalez
Full Name: Adrián Sabin González
Nicknames: El Titan, Titán, A-Gon, Gonzo
Twitter: @Adrian_ElTitan

Gus-Suhr-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Gus Suhr
Full Name: August Richard Suhr
Nicknames: The Ironman of the National League

Jim-Rice-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Jim Rice
Full Name: James Edward Rice
Nicknames: Jim Ed, The Boston Strongboy

Carl-Reynolds-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Carl Reynolds
Full Name: Carl Nettles Reynolds
Nicknames: None

The Results

Frank Robinson dominated the competition, winning the team triple crown while also leading in doubles and stolen bases. He finished 24 games ahead of second-place Dave Parker. Oscar Gamble and Jim Rice were tied for third, just one game back. They head directly to Round 5 while Tony Lazzeri, who finished sixth, had a positive run differential and has a chance after we get to the end of the round. The others get another chance in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Dave Parker4 took the batting title with a .308 average.
  • Frank Robinson99 had an exceptional season, leading the league with 41 HRs, 36 doubles, 108 runs scored, and finishing 1 RBI behind Robinson7 with 112 RBIs. He also tied for the league lead with 23 stolen bases. Another Robinson went 21-0 in SB attempts.
  • Robinson4 had a 27-game hitting streak.
  • Frank Robinson shut out Dave Parker, 16-0.
  • In his only game played during the season, Tony Lazzeri0 clouted 4 home runs and suffered an HBP, driving in 8 runs. Lazzeri3 and Oscar Gamble each had 3-HR games.
  • 2 went 28-5 for the Charlie Keller team and notched 320.1 innings.
  • No-Hitters
    7/15 Cy Young2 of the Dave Parker team vs. Gus Suhr.

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 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 and if you want to contact him about the tournament, drop him an email at

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