Round 4 S11


Edgar Martinez-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Hall of Famers abound in this elimination round. Charlie Gehringer, Edgar Martinez, Joe Sewell, and Ozzie Smith represent Cooperstown with Josh Hamilton, Carlos Beltran, Spud Davis, and Travis Hafner making up the balance of the Round 4 hopefuls. Only the top four finishers are guaranteed a place in Round 5.

Charlie Gehringer
Round One S28
Round Two S32
Round 3 S05
W – L
66-88
106-49
72-82
Charlie-Gehringer-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Edgar Martinez
Rouns One S47
Round Two
Round 3 S13
W – L
79-75
BYE
75-79
Edgar-Martinez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Josh Hamilton
Round One S38
Round Two
Round 3 S43
W – L
77-77
BYE
70-84
Josh-Hamilton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Carlos Beltran
Round One S59
Round Two
Round 3 S16
W – L
79-75
BYE
63-91
Carlos-Beltran-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Joe Sewell
Round One S25
Round Two
Round 3 S28
W – L
74-80
BYE
65-89
Joe-Sewell-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Spud Davis
Round One S69
Round Two
Round 3 S03
W – L
76-78
BYE
57-97
Spud-Davis-card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Ozzie Smith
Round One S39
Round Two S03
Round 3 S39
W – L
60-94
77-77
75-79
Ozzie-Smith-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Travis Hafner
Round One S66
Round Two S16
Round 3 S30
W – L
63-91
83-71
59-95
Travis-Hafner-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

Edgar Martinez had his best season yet, easily winning the pennant. He qualifies to move ahead in the tournament along with Charlie Geringer, Josh Hamilton, and Joe Sewell, whose last game victory sewed up sole ownership of fourth place. Had he lost, we would have had a three-way tie. Alas, we must bid farewell to Travis Hafner, Spud Davis, Ozzie Smith, and Carlos Beltran.

Season Highlights

  • Martinez led in team batting with Martinez3 at the head with a .329 average on the strength of 205 hits.
  • Martinez3 also tied with Gehringer7 for the league lead in doubles. They tallied 40 each.
  • Martinez3 was also just 2 off the pace in home runs with 30. Josh Hamilton3 slugged 32.
  • Spud Davis3 had a 27-game hitting streak.
  • Hamilton3, Hafner2, Hafner6, and Martinez99 had 3-HR games. Hamilton3 missed hitting for the cycle because he didn’t get a double; just 3 taters, a triple, and a single with 8 RBI from the leadoff position in the lineup.
  • Hafner3 had a 9-RBI game from the leadoff slot.
  • No-Hitters
    6/25 Cole Hamels1 of CHG vs. OZS in 9 innings 
    This was a 19-0 drubbing by Gehringer over Ozzie Smith.

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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