Round 4 S05


Hugh Duffy-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

An interesting mix of eras battle for survival with Hall-of-Famer Hugh Duffy as the top seed. Fellow HOF-er (as the Babe Ruth-era manager) Miller Huggins joins the fight against Carl Crawford, Thurman Munson, Danny Tartabull, Tommy Harper, Mark Teixeira, and Brady Anderson. Facing elimination, only a top 4 finish guarantees a slot in Round 5.

Hugh Duffy
Round One S38
Round Two
Round 3 S16
W – L
93-61
BYE
73-81
Hugh-Duffy-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Miller Huggins
Round One S07
Round Two
Round 3 S29
W – L
85-69
BYE
70-84
Miller-Huggins-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Carl Crawford
Round One S06
Round Two S27
Round 3 S41
W – L
73-81
88-66
72-82
Carl-Crawford-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Thurman Munson
Round One S72
Round Two
Round 3 S46
W – L
81-73
BYE
62-92
Thurman-Munson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Danny Tartabull
Round One S21
Round Two
Round 3 S38
W – L
77-77
BYE
63-91
Danny-Tartabull-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Tommy Harper
Round One S30
Round Two S26
Round 3 S56
W – L
67-87
84-70
68-86
Tommy-Harper-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Mark Teixeira
Round One S16
Round Two S28
Round 3 S38
W – L
69-85
81-73
64-90
Mark Teixeira Baseball's Greatest Player Playoff
Brady Anderson
Round One S17
Round Two S01
Round 3 S19
W – L
64-90
77-77
65-89
Brady-Anderson-Greatest Player Playoff card

The Results

Hugh Duffy really showed up in this all-important elimination round, joining the century club with 102 wins. He easily outdistanced the others, with Carl Crawford 21 games behind in second place. Mark Teixeira was the top home run producer and third-place finisher and Danny Tartabull passed Miller Huggins in the final week to take fourth. For Huggins, Munson, Harper, and Anderson, this is where the journey ends.

Season Highlights

  • Despite not qualifying, Miller Huggins8 totally surpassed his teammates’ .272 average by stroking the ball at a .331 clip to take the batting crown. He also led the league in stolen bases with 73.
  • Brady Anderson had 21 triples and Crawford7 had 20 of his own.
  • Teixeira99 led the league with 34 HRs.
  • The George Meakims for Crawford and Anderson each appeared in 62 games.
  • No-Hitters
    7/ 5 Hamels6 of THM vs. DAT in 9 innings 
    Cole Hamels6 thrilled the fans at the ballpark as he crafted a no-hit masterpiece against Danny Tartabull, striking out 20.  The Thurman Munson team won by a final score of 5 to 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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