Round 4 S10

Gary-Matthews-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Mike Mitchell only played 8 big league seasons but still managed over 100 triples. We’ll see how he does in this do-or-die elimination round against Hall-of-Famer Carlton Fisk, Ed Konetchy, Jimmy Williams, Gary Matthews, Matt Williams, Joe Adcock, and Torii Hunter.

Mike Mitchell
Round One S60
Round Two
Round 3 S26
W – L
Mike-Mitchell-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Ed Konetchy
Round One S13
Round Two
Round 3 S13
W – L
Ed-Konetchy-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card
Jimmy Williams
Round One S45
Round Two
Round 3 S46
W – L
Jimmy-Williams-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Gary Matthews
Round One S31
Round Two
Round 3 S01
W – L
Gary-Matthews-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Carlton Fisk
Round One S52
Round Two S01
Round 3 S06
W – L
Carlton-Fisk-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Matt Williams
Round One S39
Round Two S10
Round 3 S24
W – L
Matt-Williams-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Joe Adcock
Round One S62
Round Two S31
Round 3 S36
W – L
Joe-Adcock-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Torii Hunter
Round One S26
Round Two S10
Round 3 S59
W – L
Torii-Hunter-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

Joe Adcock started off strong and held off the relentless Gary Matthews to claim the pennant. Ed Konetchy and Mike Mitchell also qualified for Round 5. This is where the journey ends for Jimmy and Matt Williams and Torii Hunter. Carlton Fisk’s hopes remain barely alive due to his positive run differential.

Season Highlights

  • Adcock4 led all batters with a .315 average and just missed the home run crown with 30. Adcock7 led with 31.
  • Adcock4 also had a 25-game hitting streak.
  • Dizzy Dean5 pitched in 69 games for Matt Williams.
  • Matt Williams7, Carlton Fisk7, and Joe Adcock6 all had 3-HR games.
  • No-Hitters
    5/29 Cole Hamels1 of EDK vs. MWI in 9 innings 

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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