Round Two S21

Andre Thornton Swing

Hero of my youth, Andre Thornton owns the top seed facing a panoply of stars including Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Redus, Juan Samuel, Eddie Joost, Buddy Myer, Gary Gaetti, and Hall-of-Famer Bill Mazeroski. Only the top 4, plus anyone with at least a .500 record, will advance.

The Hitters

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Andre Thornton
Round One S72

Giancarlo-Stanton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Giancarlo Stanton
Round One S31

Gary-Redus-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Gary Redus
Round One S04

Juan-Gonzalez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Juan Samuel
Round One S01

Eddie-Joost-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Eddie Joost
Round One S51

Buddy-Myer-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Buddy Myer
Round One S48

Gary-Gaetti-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Gary Gaetti
Round One S10

Bill-Mazeroski-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Bill Mazeroski
Round One S14

The Results

Giancarlo Stanton10846.701*WON*
Gary Redus8668.55822.0
Buddy Myer8371.53925.0
Eddie Joost7579.48733.0
Juan Samuel7480.48134.0
Bill Mazeroski6787.43541.0
Andre Thornton6589.42243.0
Gary Gaetti5896.37750.0

Giancarlo Stanton dominated in the season, joining the 100 Win Club in and finishing 22 games ahead of second-place Gary Redus. Buddy Myer and Eddie Joost will also be moving on to Round Three. Sadly, we bid farewell to Andre “Thunder” Thornton, Hall-of-Famer Bill Mazeroski, Juan Samuel, and Gary Gaetti.

While averages were not high (there’s an understatement), Stanton totaled 309 HRs!

Season Highlights

  • Juan Samuel2 had 19 triples on the year. The team had 100 more.
  • Surprise! Walter Johnson2 of the Buddy Myer team led the league with 312 strikeouts. Walter Johnson1 pitching for Mazeroski had 309.
  • On August 1, Juan Samuel defeated Buddy Myer 2-1 in 17 innings. This was hardly noteworthy due to the game between Bill Mazeroski and Eddie Joost. Knotted at 1 after 9 innings, each team scored runs in the 20th, 23rd, and 28th innings before Maz won it with a 2-run blast in the 29th inning. The teams combined for 199 at-bats and 37 hits.
  • Giancarlo Stanton3 had two 3-homer games, as did another Stanton, two different Andre Thorntons, and Juan Samuel3.
  • Andre Dawson8 had a 3-homer game.
  • Garret Anderson4 had a 7-RBI game.
  • No No-hitters but…
    6/26 Walter Johnson2 of Buddy Myer vs. threw 11 perfect innings (16 inning game) against Gary Gaetti before giving away to Satchel Paige2 in relief. Lee Smith2 lost it in the 16th.

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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