Round Two S07

Tommy-Leach-swing Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Dead-ball era star Tommy Leach is the top seed in this “Do Or Die” second round season. Also attempting to qualify are the much more modern Ruben Sierra, Lou Whitaker, Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice, Bill Madlock, Magglio Ordonez, Bill Russell, and Bert Campaneris.

The Hitters

Tommy-Leach-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Tommy Leach
Round One S30

Ruben-Sierra-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Ruben Sierra
Round One S25

Lou-Whitaker-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Lou Whitaker
Round One S05

Jim-Rice-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Jim Rice
Round One S33

Bill-Madlock-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Bill Madlock
Round One S13

Magglio-Ordonez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Magglio Ordonez
Round One S24

Bill-Russell-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Bill Russell
Round One S47

Bert-Campaneris-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Bert Campaneris
Round One S61

The Results

Jim Rice9064.584*TIED*
Magglio Ordonez9064.584*TIED*
Lou Whitaker8371.5397.0
Bill Madlock7876.50612.0
Ruben Sierra7678.49414.0
Tommy Leach7579.48715.0
Bert Campaneris6886.44222.0
Bill Russell5698.36434.0

Jim Rice and Magglio Ordonez each won their last two games to finish in a dead heat for first place while Ruben Sierra lost his last two to Rice to just miss qualifying for Round Three. He’ll have to hope for a place filling out an eight-team season in the next round. We bid farewell to Tommy Leach, Bert Campaneris, and Bill Russell.

Season Highlights

  • Magglio Ordonez led all teams with a .253 batting average while the league hit a combined .226.
  • The Lou Whitaker team had 20 hits in a 12-0 drubbing of Bill Russell.
  • In an 18-inning game, Reuben Sierra99 had 3 home runs in 9 at-bats.
  • Walter Johnson, pitching for Bill Madlock, no-hit Bill Russell.
  • Randy Johnson5 of the Magglio Ordonez team threw 10.1 perfect innings with 12 Ks against Reuben Sierra but Sierra won the game in the 16th inning.

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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