Round Two S24


1896 Brooklyn Bridegrooms

Good mix of old-timers and 70s stars. Top seed Mike Griffin and stars of yesteryear Jack Tobin and Red Murray face off against Buddy Bell, Rafael Palmeiro, Julio Cruz, Dave Kingman, and Frank White. Top 4 and anyone over .500 advance to Round Three.

The Hitters

Mike-Griffin-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Mike Griffin
Round One S37
73-81

Buddy-Bell-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Buddy Bell
Round One S40
71-83

Rafael-Palmeiro-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Rafael Palmeiro
Round One S29
69-85

Jack-Tobin-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Jack Tobin
Round One S66
67-87

Red-Murray-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Red Murray
Round One S08
65-89

Julio-Cruz-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Julio Cruz
Round One S44
62-92

Dave-Kingman-card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Dave Kingman
Round One S11
58-96

Frank-White-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Frank White
Round One S25
48-106

The Results

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Rafael Palmeiro9658.623*WON*
Mike Griffin8767.5659.0
Dave Kingman8767.5659.0
Red Murray8767.5659.0
Jack Tobin7678.49420.0
Buddy Bell6886.44228.0
Julio Cruz5896.37738.0
Frank White5797.37039.0

Rafael Palmeiro started off strong and cruised to a first place finish. Meanwhile, Mike Griffin, Dave Kingman, and Red Murray finished in a three-way tie for second. Failing to qualify are Jack Tobin, Buddy Bell, Julio Cruz, and Frank White.

Season Highlights

  • Dave Kingman’s exceptional 316 HRs were enough to offset his .192 batting average.
  • In a rather explosive display of power, Rafael Palmeiro led all individuals with an impressive 44 home runs and three different Kingmans had 40 or more.
  • Pete Alexander6 had a league-leading 10 shutouts.
  • The Frank White team had 21 hits in a 10-5 victory over Jack Tobin.
  • In a 12-inning game vs Buddy Bell, Dave Kingman7 and Dave Kingman5 each had 5 strikeouts in 5 at-bats.
  • Dave Kingman7 had a 3-homer game vs. Jack Tobin.
  • No Hitters
    4/24 Bob Gibson of Buddy Bell vs. Frank White in 9 innings
    PERFECT GAME
    5/10 Randy Johnson1 of Dave Kingman vs. Buddy Bell in 9 innings
    5/13 Pete Alexander1 of Dave Kingman vs. Frank White in 9 innings
    PERFECT GAME
    7/ 4 Pete Alexander3 of JAT vs. JUC in 10 innings (10 inning game) 

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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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