Round Two S08

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Dale Murphy is our top seed this season as he and seven others try to qualify for Round Three of the Playoff. He will face Norm Cash, George H. Burns, Alfonso Soriano, Charlie Hickman, B.J. Surhoff, Walt Wilmot, and Tommy Dowd.

The Hitters

Dale-Murphy-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Dale Murphy
Round One S47

Norm-Cash-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Norm Cash
Round One S31

George-H-Burns-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

George H. Burns
Round One S20

Alfonso-Soriano-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Alfonso Soriano
Round One S03

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Charlie Hickman
Round One S18

B.J.-Surhoff-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

B.J. Surhoff
Round One S48

Walt-Wilmot-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Walt Wilmot
Round One S57

Tommy-Dowd-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Tommy Dowd
Round One S70

The Results

Norm Cash10549.682*WON*
George Burns8866.57117.0
Charlie Hickman8272.53223.0
Dale Murphy8173.52624.0
Walt Wilmot8074.51925.0
Alfonso Soriano6985.44836.0
B.J. Surhoff6589.42240.0
Tommy Dowd46108.29959.0

Detroit Tiger great Norm Cash joined the Century Club, winning 105 games and four others finished above .500 to also qualify for Round Three, which didn’t leave too many wins to go around for Alfonso Soriano, B.J. Suroff, and Tommy Dowd. We bid them a fond farewell.

Season Highlights

  • George Burns led all teams with a .252 batting average while the league hit a combined .226.
  • The Norm Cash team had 220 home runs and Norm Cash6 led all batters with 31.
  • Pete Alexander5 went 30-7 for the Norm Cash team. He and two different Walter Johnsons tossed 10 shutouts each on the season.
  • Dale Murphy99, Norm Cash99, Alfonso Soriano8 , and Norm Cash7 all had 3-homer games. Murphy had 8 RBIs in his game.
  • Pete Alexander4 of the George Burns team tossed a 1-0 perfect game against Walt Wilmot.

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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