Round 4 S21


Roberto-Alomar Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Roberto Alomar is our only Hall-of-Famer in this season, taking on a mostly modern slate of hitters. Old-timer Ed McKean is the only representative of the 19th-century and Juan Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki, and Jay Buhner represent the most modern era. Graig Nettles, Bill Buckner, and invitee Curt Flood round out the participants in this “do or die” season.

Roberto Alomar
Round One S15
Round Two
Round 3 S33
W – L
85-69
BYE
72-82
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Ed McKean
Round One S23
Round Two
Round 3 S40
W – L
77-77
BYE
74-80
Ed-McKean-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Juan Gonzalez
Round One S71
Round Two
Round 3 S19
W – L
79-75
BYE
67-87
Juan-Gonzalez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Troy Tulowitzki
Round One S68
Round Two
Round 3 S07
W – L
83-71
BYE
58-96
Troy-Tulowitzki-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Graig Nettles
Round One S69
Round Two
Round 3 S53
W – L
77-77
BYE
60-94
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Curt Flood
Round One S75
Round Two S13
Round 3 S49
W – L
68-86
78-76
70-84
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Jay Buhner
Round One S41
Round Two S15
Round 3 S61
W – L
72-82
76-78
62-92
Jay-Buhner-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Bill Buckner
Round One S73
Round Two S29
Round 3 S56
W – L
57-97
78-76
60-94
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The Results

Jay Buhner swept the final 3-game set from Graig Nettles to finish in a dead heat for first. In a tight race, Tulowitzki finished third, just two games back and Alomar fourth only three back. Curt Flood finished fifth, only six games behind the front-runners but with a .506 winning percentage, so he will join those advancing to Round 5. Ed McKean, Juan Gonzalez, and Billy Buck failed to qualify.

Season Highlights

  • Robbie Alomar9 was the only batter over .300 with a .309 batting average.
  • Juan Gonzalez led all individual hitters with 34 home runs.
  • Dizzy Dean4 pitched in 63 games.
  • The Troy Tulowitzki team rapped out 27 hits in a 17-3 victory over Bill Buckner.
  • Tulowitzki2 went 6 for 6 in that game.
  • No-Hitters
    None. Only 1 one-hitter by Allie Reynolds of the Buckner team vs. Tulowitzki.

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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