Round 4 S18


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The Hitters

Hall of Famers Harry Hooper, Alan Trammell, and Gary Carter don’t have a sure-fire ticket to Round 5. Also hoping to grab one of the coveted slots are Alex Rodriguez, Gus Suhr, Darby O’Brien, Joe Vosmik, and Red Murray. 152 games will tell the tale but one thing for certain is: some of these guys are going home.

Harry Hooper
Round One S22
Round Two
Round 3 S34
W – L
85-69
BYE
73-81
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Alex Rodriguez
Round One S12
Round Two
Round 3 S06
W – L
79-75
BYE
72-82
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Gus Suhr
Round One S06
Round Two S31
Round 3 S45
W – L
73-81
84-70
74-80
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Darby O’Brien
Round One S05
Round Two S18
Round 3 S02
W – L
72-82
89-65
65-89
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Alan Trammell
Round One S35
Round Two S28
Round 3 S42
W – L
73-81
80-74
69-85
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Joe Vosmik
Round One S72
Round Two
Round 3 S13
W – L
75-79
BYE
57-97
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Red Murray
Round One S08
Round Two S24
Round 3 S18
W – L
65-89
87-67
60-94
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Gary Carter
Round One S55
Round Two S22
Round 3 S51
W – L
58-96
83-71
59-95
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The Results

In an otherwise low offensive output season, A-Rod stepped it up, having by far his best season win total and taking the pennant by 5 games over Red Murray. Joe Vosmik and Darby O’Brien battled it out for third with Vosmik hanging tough with a season-ending victory. Our 3 Hall-of-Famers did not fare well as we say goodbye to Carter, Hooper, and Trammell as well as Gus Suhr.

Season Highlights

  • Alex Rodriguez and Gary Carter3 tied for the league lead with 36 homers.
  • Red Murray rapped out 25 hits in the destruction of Darby O’Brien, 17-0. They also played a 21-inning game where both teams knocked 22 hits each.
  • Alex Rodriguez99 had a 6 for 6 performance against Gus Suhr. He stroked a base-hit in the 1st inning, ripped a base-knock in the 3rd inning, lifted one out of the park for a two-run home run in the 5th inning, popped a two-run clout over the fence in the 7th inning, tripled in the 9th inning, and lined a single bringing in a run in the 9th inning.

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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