Round 4 S26


The Hitters

We are treated to a true mix of players for this elimination round, covering a broad swath of baseball history. Top seed Herman Long hails from the 19th century with Nomar Garciaparra, Troy Glaus, and Juan Pierre playing into the 21st. Also in the mix are Hall-of-Famer Luke Appling, Eddie Yost, Buddy Myer, and Garry Templeton. The top four continue in the tournament.

Herman Long
Round One S64
Round Two S26
Round 3 S40
W – L
73-81
93-61
75-79
Juan Pierre
Round One S10
Round Two
Round 3 S43
W – L
84-70
BYE
66-88
Luke Appling
Round One S72
Round Two S12
Round 3 S26
W – L
75-79
70-84
84-70
Nomar Garciaparra
Round One S48
Round Two S2
Round 3 S7
W – L
76-78
78-76
71-83
Eddie Yost
Round One S11
Round Two S31
Round 3 S41
W – L
69-85
80-74
71-83
Buddy Myer
Round One S48
Round Two S21
Round 3 S33
W – L
62-92
83-71
70-84
Garry Templeton
Round One S56
Round Two S30
Round 3 S59
W – L
67-87
83-71
59-95
Troy Glaus
Round One S19
Round Two S31
Round 3 S61
W – L
45-109
75-79
62-92

The Results

Top seed, Herman Long, won his last 4 games to get to .500 and qualify to move on. He is joined by Garciapara, Appling, and Juan Pierre as they accede to round 5.

Season Highlights

  • A very depressed offensive performance for the league as a whole, with Luke Appling5 leading all hitters with a .328 average and Troy Glaus8 topping the league with 29 home runs
  • Eddie Yost3 had 100 walks on the season
  • Juan Pierre8 led with 108 stolen bases, with 101 for Pierre3; in fact, the Pierres took the top nine slots on the leader board
  • Glaus8, Garciaparra7, and Glaus6 had 3 homer games
  • In one game, Dizzy Dean3 was touched for 16 hits and 12 runs by Troy Glaus
  • No-Hitters
    6/12 Cole Hamels3 of Herman Long vs. Juan Pierre in 9 innings
    6/13 Allie Reynolds of Garry Templeton vs. Troy Glaus 

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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