Round One S06


Tris Speaker swinging

Round One continues, bringing us Tris Speaker as the top seed. He is joined by Carl Crawford, Kiki Cuyler, Andre Dawson, Pat Duncan, Jacoby Ellsbury, Gus Suhr, and Joe Tinker. As always, they will be facing the toughest pitchers in the history of the game.

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Tris Speaker12034.779*WON*
Kiki Cuyler7876.50642.0
Jacoby Ellsbury7876.50642.0
Pat Duncan7678.49444.0
Carl Crawford7381.47447.0
Gus Suhr7381.47447.0
Joe Tinker6094.39060.0
Andre Dawson5896.37762.0
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Tris Speaker was a spectacular hitter

I always knew he was good, and The Gray Eagle did not disappoint: Tris Speaker totaled 120 wins and finished 42 games ahead of second-place Kiki Cuyler and Jacoby Ellsbury, and 62 games ahead of the last place Andre Dawson. Speaker hit .275 as a team vs. Gus Suhr’s .190.

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That’s pronounced “Ki-Ki” not “Kee-Kee”

Not at all surprising to me, as he is the all-time leader in career doubles, the top nine finishers in doubles were Speakers. Additionally, one Speaker led the league with a .305 batting average, contrasted to the league average of .217. Two Warren Spahns and a Tom Seaver had no-hitters.

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Speaker and Cuyler are joined by Jacoby Ellsbury and Pat Duncan in Round 3. The others get a second chance in Round 2.

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Pat Duncan’s career was cut short by the combination of an ankle injury and an idle threat

Timothy 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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