Round 4 S13


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The Hitters

Barry Larkin is our only Hall-of-Famer this season with Harry Stovey as the top seed. Fred Lynn, Sam Wise, Socks Seybold, Michael Bourn, Paul Konerko, and Pat Burrell make up the rest of this eclectic field. Facing elimination, only the top 4 are guaranteed a position in Round 5.

Harry Stovey
Round One S26
Round Two
Round 3 S29
W – L
91-63
BYE
68-86
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Fred Lynn
Round One S50
Round Two
Round 3 S32
W – L
78-76
BYE
75-79
Fred-Lynn-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Barry Larkin
Round One S57
Round Two
Round 3 S05
W – L
83-71
BYE
64-90
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Sam Wise
Round One S16
Round Two
Round 3 S27
W – L
74-80
73-81
68-86
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Socks Seybold
Round One S61
Round Two
Round 3 S35
W – L
78-76
BYE
61-93
Socks-Seybold-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Michael Bourn
Round One S51
Round Two
Round 3 S39
W – L
81-73
BYE
52-102
Michael-Bourn-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Paul Konerko
Round One S68
Round Two S23
Round 3 S15
W – L
71-83
79-75
62-92
Paul-Konerko-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Pat Burrell
Round One S02
Round Two S27
Round 3 S55
W – L
58-96
77-77
67-87
Pat-Burrell-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

Playing .500 ball for the first two months of the season, Harry Stovey turned on the afterburners and claimed the top slot. Also qualifying are Fred Lynn, Socks Seybold, and Sam Wise. Barry Larkin and Paul Konerko had a chance to tie for fourth but dropped their last two contests so we bid farewell to another Hall-of-Famer, plus Michael Bourn and Pat Burrell.

Season Highlights

  • Giving proof to the anemic offense of the season, Bourn3 led all hitters with a .289 batting average.
  • Lynn3 claimed the HR crown with 31.
  • Lynn3 also claimed all the offense in an 8-3 victory over Michael Bourn. He led off the game with a home run, added another solo shot in the 3rd, and followed that up with a pair of 3-run taters for 8 RBIs on the afternoon.
  • No-Hitters
    None. There were 4 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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