Round Two S31


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Former-Pirate Gus Suhr takes the top seed position for this season, going head-to-head against some rigorous competition in the form of speedsters Ron LeFlore, Luis Polonia, and Dave Collins, plus sluggers Joe Adcock and Troy Glaus. And let’s not forget “The Walking Man,” Eddie Yost, and one of the greatest shortstops of the 19th century, Jack Glasscock. Top 4 automatically advance to Round Three.

The Hitters

Gus-Suhr-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Gus Suhr
Round One S06
73-81

Ron-LeFlore-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Ron LeFlore
Round One S31
71-83

Eddie-Yost-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Eddie Yost
Round One 11
69-85

Luis-Polonia-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Luis Polonia
Round One S07
67-87

Dave-Collins-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Dave Collins
Round One S41
64-90

Joe-Adcock-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Joe Adcock
Round One S62
61-93

Jack-Glasscock-Card Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff

Jack Glasscock
Round One S64
57-97

Troy-Glaus Baseballs Greatest Player Playoff Card

Troy Glaus
Round One S19
45-109

The Results

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Joe Adcock8866.571*WON*
Gus Suhr8470.5454.0
Eddie Yost8074.5198.0
Troy Glaus7579.48713.0
Dave Collins7579.48713.0
Luis Polonia7480.48114.0
Ron LeFlore7381.47415.0
Jack Glasscock6787.43546.0

Joe Adcock combined a better than the league batting average with a league-leading 229 home runs to take first place (a 22-8 record in June didn’t hurt, either). Gus Suhr managed second ahead of Eddie Yost while Troy Glaus and Dave Collins tied for fourth. They all advance to Round Three as we say goodbye to Luis Polonia, Ron Leflore, and Jack Glasscock.

Season Highlights

  • Eddie Yost9 had 99 walks on the season.
  • Joe Adcock7 led the league with 30 homers.
  • Gus Suhr99 had a 20-game hitting streak.
  • No-Hitters
    8/ 6 Walter Johnson7 of Troy Glaus vs. Gus Suhr in 9 innings.
    8/25 Bob Gibson5 of Luis Polonia vs. Eddie Yost in 9 innings.

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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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