Round One S09


Eddie Collins swing

More Round One action as top seed Eddie Collins competes with fellow Hall-of-Famer Tony Perez, Joe Carter, Brian Downing, Otis Nixon, Zeke Bonura, and Tony Womack for the chance to advance. A great match-up between old and modern, and power and speed.

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Eddie Collins, arguably the best Second Baseman of all-time
PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Eddie Collins11143.721*WON*
Otis Nixon8965.57822.0
Brian Downing7678.49435.0
Buck Herzog7678.49435.0
Zeke Bonura7579.48736.0
Tony Womack6985.44842.0
Tony Perez6490.41647.0
Joe Carter5698.36455.0
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Speedster Otis Nixon had 620 career stolen bases

Eddie Collins ran away with this one and we had a delightful, surprise performance from Otis Nixon for a second-place finish who quite literally ran his way to second place. Nixon’s 1,000 hits were in line with the rest of the league, but his nearly 1,000 stolen bases made a big difference in win total. Collins batted .272, nearly 100 points higher than Carter and Downing. In fact, the rest of the league batted a meager .196.

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A catcher who wore glasses… I had to be a fan!

The top Collins batted .285 and one Nixon had 134 SBs. There was only one no-no, again by Cy Young.

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Once fought Ty Cobb in a hotel room

Collins and Nixon are joined by Brian Downing and Buck Herzog in Round 3. The others get a second chance in Round 2.

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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