Monday, December 4, 2017

SEC - Semifinals Match Up #1

"El Tiante" scores record 6 votes!

Our field of four is set! We kick December off with a truly heavyweight bout. Both of these cards have used their oddball charm to win over voters time and again. Both are great men who excelled at putting smiles on faces.

1962 Auravision Records Ernie Banks
1987 Conlon World Wide Sports Series 2 #9 Al Schacht

Ernie Banks
Bracket Round: defeated Tim Wallach (4-1)
Sweet 16 Round: defeated Ozzie Guillen (3-0)
Quarterfinals: defeated "Cool Papa" Bell (5-1)
Recommended Reading: "Mr. Cub"

Al Schacht
Bracket Round: defeated William O'Leary (1-1 Tie Breaker)
Sweet 16 Round: defeated the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox (3-1)
Quarterfinals: defeated Gil McDougald (4-2)
Recommended Reading: "G I Had Fun"

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  1. Al Schacht gets my vote. I will also check my local library to see if they have "G I Had Fun".

  2. I vote for Banks, but am going to hunt for Schacht's book.

  3. This one's a toughie. On the one hand it's Mr. Cub on the other its Al "I know where the bodies are buried eyes" Schacht.

    OK Schacht.

  4. Man that's tough. I'm going to go with Banks just because it was issued during his career.