Round 4 S12


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The Hitters

Travis Jackson is in the Hall of Fame and top seed Keith Hernandez is not (for now). They face elimination and tough competition from Mickey Vernon, Christian Yelich, Kent Hrbek, Eric Young, Ellis Burks, and Jose Cardenal. Only a top-four finish allows them to advance.

Keith Hernandez
Round One S47
Round Two
Round 3 S21
W – L
86-68
BYE
73-81
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Mickey Vernon
Round One S32
Round Two
Round 3 S55
W – L
80-74
BYE
74-80
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Christian Yelich
Round One S73
Round Two
Round 3 S03
W – L
80-74
BYE
67-87
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Kent Hrbek
Round One S67
Round Two
Round 3 S18
W – L
79-75
BYE
63-91
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Eric Young
Round One S25
Round Two
Round 3 S29
W – L
74-80
BYE
65-89
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Ellis Burks
Round One S58
Round Two
Round 3 S09
W – L
71-83
BYE
62-92
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Jose Cardenal
Round One S61
Round Two S16
Round 3 S01
W – L
72-82
78-76
62-92
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Travis Jackson
Round One S67
Round Two S32
Round 3 S57
W – L
57-97
79-75
68-86
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The Results

In a surprising turn of events, Jose Cardenal finished the season on a 9-1 tear to grab the pennant as Yelich, Hrbek, and Hernandez faded down the stretch. Sadly, we bid adieu to Ellis Burks, Travis Jackson, Mickey Vernon, and Eric Young.

Season Highlights

  • While Christian Yelich led in team batting, Hrbek3 paced the individual hitters with a .308 average. He also led the league in homers with 26.
  • Travis Jackson9 had a 28-game hitting streak.
  • George Meakim got into 65 games for Yelich. Sparky Lyle3 got into 63 for Jose Cardenal and saved 32 of them.
  • Christian Yelich2 and Jose Cardenal4 had 3-HR games.

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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