Round 4 S04


Willie-Keeler-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Elimination is on the brain as three “Willies” try to keep their hopes alive. Hall of Famer Wee Willie Keeler, Willie Davis, and Willie Horton square off against HOF-er Pee Wee Reese, 19th-century standout Fred Dunlap, Harvey Hendrick, Mark Grace, and the shady Heinie Zimmerman. Only a top 4 finish guarantees an advance to Round 5.

Willie Keeler
Round One S31
Round Two
Round 3 S24
W – L
92-62
BYE
75-79
Willie-Keeler-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Heinie Zimmerman
Round One S58
Round Two
Round 3 S24
W – L
82-72
BYE
73-81
Heinie-Zimmerman-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Fred Dunlap
Round One S74
Round Two
Round 3 S48
W – L
81-73
BYE
68-86
Fred-Dunlap-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Pee Wee Reese
Round One S18
Round Two
Round 3 S27
W – L
78-76
BYE
65-89
Pee-Wee-Reese-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Harvey Hendrick
Round One S70
Round Two
Round 3 S31
W – L
74-80
BYE
66-88
Harvey-Hendrick-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Willie Davis
Round One S01
Round Two
Round 3 S09
W – L
75-79
BYE
60-94
Willie-Davis-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Mark Grace
Round One S08
Round Two S33
Round 3 S06
W – L
66-88
81-73
67-87
Mark-Grace-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Willie Horton
Round One S11
Round Two S23
Round 3 S17
W – L
65-89
81-73
62-92
Willie-Horton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

Wee Willie Keeler hit enough of them where they weren’t to charge ahead of the faltering Willie Davis to take the pennant. Mark Grace parlayed his .300 team batting average and more than a few doubles to claim third place. Pee Wee Reese and Fred Dunlap each won their final games to stay tied for fourth and claim their spots in Round 5. Zimmerman, Hendrick, and Horton have completed their journey.

Season Highlights

  • The Keeler team averaged .317 with Keeler6 and his lusty .355 batting average leading the league.
  • Keeler8 had 224 hits.
  • Keeler6 also had a 30-game hitting streak, the longest so far in the tournament.
  • George Meakim6 appeared in 68 games for the Willie Horton team. One of those games was a 1-pitch outing where he gave up a 20th inning double before being removed. Keeler defeated Horton 5-3 in the 24th.
  • Mark Grace shutout Keeler, 15-0.
  • Heinie Zimmerman pounded out 26 hits in a 15-2 rout of Pee Wee Reese. Keeler stroked 26 hits of his own, 25 singles and a homer, in a 16-7 drubbing of Harvey Hendrick. The two teams combined for 43 hits.
  • Zimmerman3 had 3 home runs in a 10-inning game.
  • No-Hitters
    None. 4 one-hitters.

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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