Round 4 S02


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The Hitters

Facing elimination, Dale Mitchell has the top seed against Frank “Wildfire” Schulte, Tom Daly, slugger Ryan Howard, Hall-of-Famer Robin Yount, Joe Kuhel, Tommy Leach, and Bill Madlock. Top 4 guarantees a slot in Round 5, bottom four risks a bus ticket home.

Dale Mitchell
Round One S50
Round Two
Round 3 S49
W – L
97-57
BYE
72-82
Dale-Mitchell-card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Frank Schulte
Round One S39
Round Two
Round 3 S11
W – L
79-85
BYE
76-88
Frank-Schulte-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Tom Daly
Round One S04
Round Two
Round 3 S04
W – L
79-85
BYE
70-94
Tom-Daly-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Ryan Howard
Round One S21
Round Two S30
Round 3 S44
W – L
73-81
99-55
56-98
Ryan-Howard-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Robin Yount
Round One S53
Round Two
Round 3 S02
W – L
83-71
BYE
57-97
Robin-Yount-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Joe Kuhel
Round One S03
Round Two
Round 3 S07
W – L
71-83
BYE
64-90
Joe-Kuhel-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Tommy Leach
Round One S30
Round Two S07
Round 3 S24
W – L
75-79
75-79
64-90
Tommy-Leach-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Bill Madlock
Round One S13
Round Two S07
Round 3 S02
W – L
66-88
78-76
64-90
Bill-Madlock-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

Ryan Howard used his superior firepower to outpace Bill Madlock for the pennant, Robin Yount finishing a distant third. Tom Daly parlayed a strong finish with a final game loss by Joe Kuhel to tie him for fourth place. Despite leading all teams in batting average and having a positive run differential, Dale Mitchell came up short, finishing seventh and failing to make the cut. We say goodbye to him, Schulte, and Tommy Leach.

Season Highlights

  • Dale Mitchell8 led all hitters with an impressive .344 average. Eleven batters topped .300.
  • Mitchell3 rapped out 227 hits and had a 23-game hitting streak. Mitchell9 ended the season on a 22-game tear.
  • Ryan Howard7 smacked 42 homers and totaled 99 RBI, leading the league in both departments.
  • Dizzy Dean3 got into 67 games for Joe Kuhel.
  • Dale Mitchell and Bill Madlock had two exciting games: In one, Madlock 12 runs on 20 hits to Mitchell’s 11 runs on 21 hits and in the other Madlock came out on top 12-10 with each team knocking 20 hits.
  • Robin Yount had a 3-HR game with 6 RBIs. Joe Kuhel90 had an 8-RBI game.

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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