Round Two S20


Luis Castillo swing

Luis Castillo earned the top seed in Season 20 against Hall-of-Famers Roy Campanella and Joe Torre, plus stiff competition from Edwin Encarnacion, Michael Young, Tony Taylor, John Olerud, and Lance Parrish. The top 4 finishers or anyone with a .500 or better record get to continue on to Round Three.

The Hitters

Luis-Castillo-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Luis Castillo
Round One S68
74-80

Roy-Campanella-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Roy Campanella
Round One S55
72-82

Edwin-Encarnacion-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Edwin Encarnacion
Round One S40
70-84

Michael-Young-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Michael Young
Round One S44
67-87

Tony-Taylor-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Tony Taylor
Round One S44
65-89

Joe-Torre-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Joe Torre
Round One S46
62-92

John-Olerud-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

John Olerud
Round One S04
58-96

Lance-Parrish-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Lance Parrish
Round One S12
51-103

The Results

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Roy Campanella10252.662*WON*
Joe Torre9262.59710.0
Edwin Encarnacion8074.51922.0
John Olerud7282.46830.0
Michael Young7183.46131.0
Lance Parrish6886.44234.0
Luis Castillo6688.42936.0
Tony Taylor6589.42237.0

Roy Campanella showed he belonged and joined the 100 Win Club in Season 20. His first-place finish left him 10 games ahead of second-place Joe Torre and 22 ahead of Edwin Encarnacion. Despite only winning 72 games, John Olerud finished 4th to claim a berth in Round Three. Michael Young, Lance Parrish, Luis Castillo, and Tony Taylor are out.

Season Highlights

  • Joe Torre led all teams with a .261 batting average while the league hit a combined .228. Lance Parrish brought up the caboose with .183.
  • Roy Campanella clouted 223 home runs and four other teams had 169 or better.
  • Joe Torre6 won the Triple Crown, smashing 33 homers, driving in 74, and batting .284.
  • Surprise! Walter Johnson6 won the Pitching Triple Crown for the Roy Campanella team! He went 26-9 with 296 Ks and a 1.81 ERA. He threw in a league-leading 9 shutouts for good measure.
  • Luis Castillo led all teams with 524 stolen bases.
  • Lance Parrish shutout Michael Young 14-0 and Joe Torre had 20 hits in a 12-0 victory over Luis Castillo.
  • Andre Dawson8 had a 3-homer game.
  • Garret Anderson4 had a 7-RBI game.
  • Perfect Game!
    4/10 W Johnson4 of Lance Parrish vs. Edwin Encarnacion.

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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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