Round 4 S24

Sammy Sosa Featured-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Hitters

Sammy Sosa takes the top seed in what is sure to be a challenging race. J.D. Martinez, Mookie Wilson, Richie Sexson, and Ruben Sierra represent the modern era with Bob Nieman, Jack Doyle, and Eddie Stanky representing the stars of days gone by. The top 4 finishers advance to Round 5.

Sammy Sosa
Round One S29
Round Two S05
Round 3 S16
W – L
Sammy-Sosa-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
J.D. Martinez
Round One S74
Round Two
Round 3 S09
W – L
JD-Martinez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Mookie Wilson
Round One S65
Round Two
Round 3 S52
W – L
Mookie-Wilson-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Bob Nieman
Round One S75
Round Two
Round 3 S36
W – L
Bob-Nieman-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Jack Doyle
Round One S15
Round Two S28
Round 3 S18
W – L
Jack-Doyle-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Richie Sexson
Round One S52
Round Two S25
Round 3 S34
W – L
Richie-Sexon-Card Baseball's Greatest Player Playoff
Ruben Sierra
Round One S25
Round Two S07
Round 3 S06
W – L
Ruben-Sierra-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff
Eddie Stanky
Round One S65
Round Two S28
Round 3 S57
W – L
Eddie-Stanky-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

The Results

Sammy Sosa finished strong as J.D. Martinez faded in the final week of the season, giving Sosa a first-place finish. The competition was tight with a total of six teams finishing with .500 or better records. Doyle, Sexson, Wilson, and Sierra will all make their way into Round 5. It is worth noting that Reuben Sierra was eliminated in Round 2 but received a reprieve in order to make a complete season of eight. Bob Nieman and Eddie Stanky are outta here.

Season Highlights

  • Sammy Sosa99 took the Triple Crown, batting .303 with 52 home runs and 111 RBI. He also led in runs scored with 93.
  • Sosa4, Sosa99, Sexson, and Wilson8 all had 3-HR games during the season.
  • No-Hitters
    7/ 9 Allie Reynolds3 of the Jack Doyle team blanked Richie Sexon, 4-0.

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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