Round Two S29

bing miller swing

As the top seed, Bing Miller will have to get by Hall-of-Famers Billy Herman, John (Monte) Ward, and Red Schoendienst. There will also be competition from Wally Pipp, George Burns, Larry Bowa, and Bill Buckner. Top four finishers and/or a .500 or better winning percentage is needed to advance to Round Three.

The Hitters

Bing-Miller-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Bing Miller
Round One S57

Wally-Pipp-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Wally Pipp
Round One S20

Billy-Herman-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Billy Herman
Round One S28

George-j-Burns Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

George Burns
Round One S74

John-Ward-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

John Ward
Round One S65

Larry-Bowa-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Larry Bowa
Round One S02

Bill-Buckner-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Bill Buckner
Round One S73

Red-Schoendienst-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Red Schoendienst
Round One S49

The Results

George Burns8767.565*TIED*
Bing Miller8767.565*TIED*
Wally Pipp8569.5522.0
Bill Buckner7876.5069.0
Billy Herman7876.5069.0
Larry Bowa7282.46815.0
Red Schoendienst6688.42921.0
Monte Ward6391.40924.0

In first place at the end of August, Wally Pipp fell apart and ended up third, two games back, while George Burns and Bing Miller ended in a tie for first. Bill Buckner and Billy Herman also qualified for Round Three, finishing in a tie for fourth place. Larry Bowa, Red Schoendienst, and John “Monte” Ward have reached the end of the line.

Season Highlights

  • No-Hitter
    8/31 Bob Gibson7 of Wally Pipp vs. Monte Ward in 9 innings 
  • **6/17 Pete Alexander5 of Monte Ward vs. Bill Buckner tossed 11 perfect innings before giving way to Lee Smith5 in relief. After three more innings, Lefty Grove5 came in and eventually gave up an RBI single in the 19th inning for the loss.

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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