Round 4 S23

Darryl Strawberry Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Deacon White and Jimmy Collins are a couple of old-time Hall-of-Famers trying to stay alive in this elimination season. They face a diverse slate of hitters in Danny Murphy, Darryl Strawberry, Johnny Pesky, Willie McGee, Dave Concepcion, and Rajai Davis. Only a top 4 finish guarantees a slot in Round 5.

Deacon White
Round One S51
Round Two
Round 3 S54
W – L
Deacon-White-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Danny Murphy
Round One S70
Round Two
Round 3 S08
W – L
Danny-Murphy-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Darryl Strawberry
Round One S63
Round Two
Round 3 S51
W – L
Darryl-Strawberry-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Johnny Pesky
Round One S08
Round Two
Round 3 S32
W – L
Johnny-Pesky-Card baseball's greatest player playoff
Willie McGee
Round One S64
Round Two S12
Round 3 S25
W – L
Willie-McGee-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Dave Concepcion
Round One S53
Round Two S18
Round 3 S33
W – L
Dave-Concepcion-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Jimmy Collins
Round One S66
Round Two
Round 3 S50
W – L
Jimmy-Collins-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Rajai Davis
Round One S03
Round Two S12
Round 3 S28
W – L
Rajai-Davis-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

The Results

Despite finishing last in team average, Darryl Strawberry cruised to a first-place finish on the strength of his home run domination. Deacon White, Johnny Pesky, and Danny Murphy all managed 80 or more wins on the season to make up the top four finishers. Hall-of-Famer Jimmy Collins and The Big Red Machine’s Dave Concepcion as well as Willie McGee and Rajai Davis are eliminated from the tournament.

Season Highlights

  • Deacon White6 led all hitters with a .335 average. Whites and Peskys were the only hitters to manage .300 or better on the season.
  • White3 had an even 200 hits.
  • Strawberry4 led the league with 39 home runs.
  • Rajai Davis90 had a 23-game hitting streak and 4 other batters managed streaks of at least 20 games.
  • No-Hitters
    None. There were 3 one-hitters.

    HOWEVER: There was one game of particular note. Allie Reynolds1, pitching for Darryl Strawberry, tossed 9 innings of no-hit ball against the Dave Concepcion team. Unfortunately for him, Larry French2 only allowed 3, struck out 15, and carried a shutout through 11 innings. DaveyC was victorious in the bottom of the 11th, 1-0.

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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