Round 3 S49


Dale Mitchell Featured Card baseball's greatest player playoff

In a relatively modern season, Dale Mitchell leads the charge against a slate of Hall-of-Famers and someday Hall-of-Famers. George Brett, Chipper Jones, and Andre Dawson are already in and Steve Garvey, George Foster, Al Oliver, and Curt Flood probably will be. In any event, the top 4 finishers move on to Round 5.

Dale-Mitchell-card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dale Mitchell
Full Name: Loren Dale Mitchell
Nicknames: None

George Brett Baseball's Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: George Brett
Full Name: George Howard Brett
Nicknames: Mullet

Chipper-Jones-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Chipper Jones
Full Name: Larry Wayne Jones
Nicknames: Battle Ax, “Chipper” comes from being a “chip off the old block” to his father
Twitter: @RealCJ10

Steve-Garvey-Card baseball's greatest player playoff

Played as: Steve Garvey
Full Name: Steven Patrick Garvey
Nicknames: Mr. Clean
Twitter: @SteveGarvey6

George-Foster-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: George Foster
Full Name: George Arthur Foster
Nicknames: Yahtzee, The Destroyer (his ebony bat was “The Black Death”)

Al-Oliver-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Al Oliver
Full Name: Albert Oliver
Nicknames: Scoop
Twitter: @Alscoop16

Curt-Flood-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Curt Flood
Full Name: Curtis Charles Flood
Nicknames: Rembrandt

Andre-Dawson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Andre Dawson
Full Name: Andre Nolan Dawson
Nicknames: The Hawk, Awesome Dawson

The Results

Chipper Jones was in last place at the end of April and then went on an 84-45 run – a .651 clip – that got him the top slot. Oliver and Brett tied for second and George Foster hung on for fourth place. Dawson, Garvey, Mitchell, and Flood came close but will have to try their luck in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Mitchell led all teams in hitting by a comfortable margin, 28 points above the league average, and Mitchell8 took the batting title with .330.
  • Garvey3 poked 51 doubles.
  • Cleanup hitter, Curt Flood99 went 5-for-5 with a triple, homer, and 8 RBIs, leading to a 12-6 victory over Chipper Jones.
  • No-Hitters
    7/27 Ted Lyons of the Al Oliver team no-hit Andre DawsonALO vs. AND

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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