Round 4 S15

Brian Downing-Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Four Hall-of-Famers, led by Buck Ewing, fight to keep their hopes alive. HOF-ers Yogi Berra, Hughie Jennings, and Ted Simmons face Brian Downing, Paul Hines, Hal Chase, and Freddy Leach in this elimination season. Top 4 continue in the tournament while the others head for home.

Buck Ewing
Round One S69
Round Two
Round 3 S44
W – L
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Yogi Berra
Round One S20
Round Two
Round 3 S14
W – L
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Hughie Jennings
Round One S38
Round Two
Round 3 S20
W – L
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Brian Downing
Round One S09
Round Two
Round 3 S57
W – L
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Paul Hines
Round One S72
Round Two S12
Round 3 S48
W – L
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Hal Chase
Round One S59
Round Two S30
Round 3 S40
W – L
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Ted Simmons
Round One S62
Round Two S11
Round 3 S04
W – L
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Freddy Leach
Round One S71
Round Two S18
Round 3 S13
W – L
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The Results

After uneven performances in the first three rounds, the real Paul Hines showed up, garnering him a second place finish to the great Yogi Berra. Hughie “Ee-Yah” Jennings one on the last day of the season to claim third ahead of Hal Chase who threw his last three games. Simmons and Ewing went into the final series with a chance to qualify but dropped all three games against their opponents. They both have positive run differentials on the season, so there is a sliver of hope for them. Downing and Leach are on the next bus out of town.

Season Highlights

  • Paul Hines2 led all batters with a .324 average.
  • Paul Hines3 slugged 52 doubles.
  • Berra3 took the home run crown with 31 round-trippers.

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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