Round Two S30

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Ryan Howard has the top seed for this season and will see what he can do against Bob Fothergill, Hal Chase, Garry Templeton, Lee May, Johnny Moore, Aramis Ramirez, and Hall of Famer Charlie Comiskey. Only the top four finishers are guaranteed to continue on to Round Three.

The Hitters

Ryan-Howard-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Ryan Howard
Round One S21

Bob-Fothergill-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Bob Fothergill
Round One S29

Hal-Chase-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Hal Chase
Round One S59

Garry-Templeton-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Garry Templeton
Round One S56

Lee-May-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Lee May
Round One S50

Johnny-Moore-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Johnny Moore
Round One S02

Aramis-Ramirez-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Aramis Ramirez
Round One S03

Charles-Comiskey-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Charlie Comiskey
Round One S26

The Results

Ryan Howard9955.643*WON*
Lee May9163.5918.0
Garry Templeton8371.53916.0
Hal Chase8173.52618.0
Bob Fothergill7183.46128.0
Johnny Moore7183.46128.0
Aramis Ramirez6787.43532.0
Charlie Comiskey53101.34446.0

Despite hitting below the league average, Ryan Howard parlayed a significant number of walks and prodigious power numbers to notch 99 wins and a first-place finish. Lee May was second in HRs and finished second on the season. Garry Templeton and Hal Chase also qualified for Round Three. Although leading the league in batting average, Bob Fothergill failed to advance, as did Johnny Moore, Aramis Ramirez, and Charlie Comiskey.

Season Highlights

  • Garry Templeton5 had 20 triples on the season.
  • There was plenty of power as Lee May9 led with 40 and nineteen-year career other Mays and Howards had 30 or more.
  • Garry Templeton4 was 20-0 in stolen base attempts.
  • Walter Johnson7 of Ryan Howard had 11 shutouts.
  • Randy Johnson, pitching for Aramis Ramirez had 301 strikeouts.
  • Charles Comiskey defeated Ryan Howard 4-3 in a 27-inning game that featured 45 hits between them. Howard4 struck out 7 times in 10 at-bats.
  • Ryan Howard99 had a 4-home run game.
  • No-Hitter
    4/19 Walter Johnson3 of Garry Templeton vs. Aramis Ramirez in 9 innings.

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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