Round 4 S03

Roberto Clemente-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Roberto Clemente is the lone Hall-of-Famer this season, although a case can be made for Gene Tenace, as these eight face the very real threat of elimination. Hardy Richardson, Mike Hargrove, George Hendrick, Mo Vaughn, Mickey Tettleton, and Bob Bescher see how they match up.

Roberto Clemente
Round One S61
Round Two
Round 3 S51
W – L
Roberto-Clemente-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Hardy Richardson
Round One S37
Round Two
Round 3 S15
W – L
Hardy-Richardson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Gene Tenace
Round One S01
Round Two
Round 3 S10
W – L
Gene-Tenace-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Mike Hargrove
Round One S15
Round Two
Round 3 S26
W – L
Mike-Hargrove-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
George Hendrick
Round One S73
Round Two
Round 3 S27
W – L
George-Hendrick-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Mo Vaughn
Round One S02
Round Two
Round 3 S07
W – L
Mo-Vaughn-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Mickey Tettleton
Round One S25
Round Two S32
Round 3 S46
W – L
Mickey-Tettleton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Bob Bescher
Round One S19
Round Two S19
Round 3 S14
W – L
Bob-Bescher Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

The Results

Tettleton and Hargrove fought for fourth place until the very end of the season and ended in a tie, so they both advance. Roberto Clemente led in batting and held off a late charge by Hardy Richardson to take the pennant. Gene Tenace led all teams in home runs and took third. We say goodbye to Vaughn, Hendrick, and Bescher.

Season Highlights

  • Clemente5 led all batters with a .325 batting average. Clemente8 hit .319 and stroked 202 hits.
  • Clemente9 had 22 triples.
  • George Hendrick took the home run crown with 32.
  • Hardy Richardson9 had a 22-game hitting streak.
  • Mo Vaughn3 had a 3-HR game.
  • Roberto Clemente had an 8-RBI game.
  • Satchel Paige7 had control problems, walking 16 Tenaces in 7 1/3 innings during an 18-5 loss.
  • Cole Hamels5 struck out 17 Tenaces.

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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