Round 3 S60

Bill-Lange-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Half the combatants are from the 19th century this season: Bill Lange, George Gore, Kip Selbach, and Paul Radford. They match up against the Pirates’ Bob Elliott and the very modern Jose Reyes, Amos Otis, and Robinson Cano. It takes a top 4 finish or better than .500 record to guarantee a spot in Round 5.

Bill-Lange-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Bill Lange
Full Name: William Alexander Lange
Nicknames: Little Eva

George-Gore-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: George Gore
Full Name: George F. Gore
Nicknames: Piano Legs

Jose-Reyes-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Jose Reyes
Full Name: Jose Bernabe Reyes
Nicknames: La Melaza
Twitter: @lamelaza_7

Amos-Otis-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Amos Otis
Full Name: Amos Joseph Otis
Nicknames: A. O., Famous Amos

Kip-Selbach-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Kip Selbach
Full Name: Albert Karl Selbach
Nicknames: Baron Selbach, The German Ambassador

Bob-Elliott-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Bob Elliott
Full Name: Robert Irving Elliott
Nicknames: Mr. Team

Robinson-Cano-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Played as: Robinson Cano
Full Name: Robinson Jose Cano
Nicknames: Robbie, Don’t You Know, Nolo
Twitter: @RobinsonCano

Paul-Radford-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Played as: Paul Radford
Full Name: Paul Revere Radford
Nicknames: None

The Results

The largely unknown Bill Lange played consistently to hang on to first place in a very closely contended season as the top 5 teams were within 6 games of each other and all over a .500 record, qualifying for Round 5. Despite leading all teams in batting average and carrying a positive run differential, Robinson Cano finished sixth. He will have to wait until the completion of the round to find his fate. Selbach and Radford already have their tickets to Round 4.

Season Highlights

  • Cano99 took the batting title with a .304 average. He was the only individual batter over .300.
  • No-Hitters
    4/25 Bucky Walters7 of Robinson Cano shut down Amos Otis
    7/20 Cy Young1 of the Bill Lange team vs. Paul Radford

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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