Round 4 S01


Rickey Henderson Featured

The Hitters

Round 4 kicks off with the first of 28 seasons. Half of these participants could be out of the tournament by the time the round ends. #10 seed for the whole tournament and top seed here, Rickey Henderson finds himself facing elimination. He is joined by fellow Hall-of-Famer Luis Aparicio and Bernie Williams, Matty Alou, Luis Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Chili Davis, and on-base specialist Eddie Joost. A top 4 finish or a .500 record is the only guarantee to remain in the tournament and move on to Round 5.

Rickey Henderson
Round One S10
Round Two
Round 3 S22
W – L
102-52
– BYE –
72-82
Rickey-Henderson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Bernie Williams
Round One S55
Round Two
Round 3 S54
W – L
84-70
– BYE –
72-82
Bernie-Williams-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Matty Alou
Round One S05
Round Two
Round 3 S04
W – L
87-67
– BYE –
62-91
Matty-Alou-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Luis Gonzalez
Round One S63
Round Two S05
Round 3 S21
W – L
70-84
92-62
66-88
Luis-Gonzalez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Nelson Cruz
Round One S75
Round Two S11
Round 3 S47
W – L
68-86
94-60
63-91
Nelson-Cruz-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Chili Davis
Round One S27
Round Two S12
Round 3 S08
W – L
65-81
90-64
65-89
Chili-Davis-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Eddie Joost
Round One S51
Round Two S21
Round 3 S15
W – L
65-81
75-79
74-80
Eddie-Joost-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Luis Aparicio
Round One S62
Round Two
Round 3 S48
W – L
72-81
– BYE –
52-81
Luis-Aparicio-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

Rickey Henderson redeemed himself, taking the pennant on the strength of his stolen bases. He is joined by Chili Davis, Bernie Williams, and Luis Gonzalez in moving on to Round 5. Despite leading all teams in hitting, we bid a fond farewell to Matty Alou. He, Eddie Joost, Nelson Cruz, and Luis Aparicio have been eliminated.

Season Highlights

  • Matty Alou had the top 6 places in individual batting average with Alou2 leading everyone with .329. He also stroke 201 hits on the season.
  • Nelson Cruz0 led everyone with 30 HRs.
  • Unsurprisingly, Rickey Henderson dominated in the stolen base department. Six different Hendersons surpassed 100 steals with Henderson3 swiping a league-leading 131.
  • Nelson Cruz had a 20-game hitting streak.
  • Meakim5 and Dean4 each pitched in 63 games.
  • Davis7 and Cruz6 each had 3-HR games.
  • In one game, Eric Davis shutout Chone Figgins 15-0.

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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