Round 3 S53


Fred Clarke-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Hall-of-Famer Fred Clarke has the number one seed in what should be a tough campaign. Fellow HOF-ers Enos Slaughter, Freddie Lindstrom, and Ernie Banks are joined by some All-Star sluggers in Dolph Camilli, Graig Nettles, Albert Belle, and Dave Kingman. There should be more than a few home runs hit.

Fred-Clarke-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Fred Clarke
Full Name: Fred Clifford Clarke
Nicknames: Cap

Enos-Slaughter-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Enos Slaughter
Full Name: Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nicknames: Country

Freddie-Lindstrom-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Freddie Lindstrom
Full Name: Frederick Charles Lindstrom
Nicknames: Lindy
Twitter: @JPBeastMode

Dolph-Camilli-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dolph Camilli
Full Name: Adolph Louis Camilli
Nicknames: Big Dolph, Methuselah

Graig-Nettles-card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Graig Nettles
Full Name: Graig Nettles
Nicknames: Puff

Ernie-Banks-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Ernie Banks
Full Name: Ernest Banks
Nicknames: Mr. Cub, Mr. Sunshine

Albert-Belle-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Albert Belle
Full Name: Albert Jojuan Belle
Nicknames: Joey, Mr. Freeze, Snapper

Dave-Kingman-card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Dave Kingman
Full Name: David Arthur Kingman
Nicknames: Kong, Sky King, King Kong

The Results

Dolph Camilli led all teams in home runs and took first place by a comfortable 10-game margin. Slaughter, Clarke, and Banks round out the top 4 with Albert Belle also qualifying for Round 5 due to his .500 record. Lindstrom, Kingman, and Nettles will try their luck in Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Fred Clarke led all teams in hitting and Clarke5 took the batting title with a .304 average.
  • Two Kingmans tied for the league lead with 35 HRs.
  • In a September game, Ernie Banks defeated Dave Kingman, 5-3 in 24 innings. Each team benefited from 10 walks, Banks striking out 17 times and Kingman 28. Kingman8 struck out 7 times. Total pitch count for the game was 755! Allie Reynolds4 took the loss despite pitching 10 innings of relief.
  • 2 went 28-5 for the Charlie Keller team and notched 320.1 innings.
  • Dolph Camilli4 and Dolph Camilli6 had 3-Home Run games.
  • No-Hitters
    6/ 7 Pedro Martinez1 of Dave Kingman vs. Albert Belle
    6/ 8 Cy Young2 of Dolph Camilli vs. Graig Nettles
    6/30 Pedro Martinez4 of Ernie Banks had a 3-0 Perfect Game against Albert Belle

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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