Round 4 S08


Rico Carty-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Rico Carty finds himself facing elimination but at least has the enviable spot of “top seed.” He faces Hall-of-Famer Ichiro Suzuki and a bevy of other modern stars in Robinson Cano, Jermaine Dye, Rusty Greer, and Adam Dunn. Also in the mix are Elmer Valo and Carl Reynolds. Top 4 move on, bottom 4 move out.

Rico Carty
Round One S73
Round Two
Round 3 S27
W – L
86-68
BYE
75-79
Rico-Carty-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Ichiro Suzuki
Round One S37
Round Two
Round 3 S52
W – L
89-65
BYE
66-88
Ichiro-Suzuki-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Elmer Valo
Round One S29
Round Two
Round 3 S32
W – L
81-73
BYE
67-87
Elmer-Valo-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Robinson Cano
Round One S12
Round Two S02
Round 3 S60
W – L
66-88
87-67
74-80
Robinson-Cano-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Jermaine Dye
Round One S10
Round Two S13
Round 3 S59
W – L
72-82
86-68
66-88
Jermaine-Dye-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Rusty Greer
Round One S58
Round Two
Round 3 S10
W – L
71-83
BYE
63-91
Rusty-Greer-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Carl Reynolds
Round One S46
Round Two S11
Round 3 S45
W – L
60-94
83-71
70-84
Carl-Reynolds-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Adam Dunn
Round One S63
Round Two S23
Round 3 S52
W – L
58-96
83-71
65-89
Adam-Dunn-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

A strong finish locked up first place for Rico Carty. Reynolds, Suzuki, and Valo also advance. Despite winning his last 7 games, Greer came up 1 win short. He, Cano, and Dye are heading home. Adam Dunn has a sliver of a chance as he had a positive run differential and may get a wild card spot in Round 5.

Season Highlights

  • Suzuki6 led all hitters with a .318 average. He also slashed 22 triples.
  • John Burkett7 led the league in both Wins and Losses, going 18-19 for Rusty Greer.
  • George Meakim6 led in pitching appearances with 63.
  • Carty8, Dunn99, and Reynolds3 all had 3-HR games.
  • Larry French2 managed to surrender 20 hits to Robinson Cano over the course of 8 innings.
  • No-Hitters
    None. 2 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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