FINAL 2009 BASEBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS 
     
                                     
PREDICTED PLACE   Tie    
WINS -  11 0 5 9 4 1 0 0 Tie Breaker FINAL FINAL
% PL PREDICTOR NYY StL LAA Phil LAD Col Bost Min Breaker Miss SCORE PLACE
   
72.73 9 Carman, Brett 3 2 1 4 7 6 5 8 39 20 162 9 Carman, Brett
54.55 7 Hamilton, Gerry 1 2 4 3 7 5 6 8 48 11 179 7 Hamilton, Gerry
9.09 2 Hammerstrom, Dick 1 7 6 3 2 5 4 8 42 17 189 2 Hammerstrom, Dick
0 1 Koller, Bob 1 6 3 4 2 7 5 8 37 22 193 1 Koller, Bob
63.64 8 Manzey, Al 3 4 2 6 1 7 5 8 66 -7 162 8 Manzey, Al
81.82 10 Stern, Ty 3 4 2 6 1 7 5 8 24 35 162 10 Stern, Ty
27.27 4 Slagle, Jim "Ohio" 1 7 5 4 2 6 3 8 49 10 184 4 Slagle, Jim "Ohio"
36.36 5 Slagle, Nelson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 41 18 182 5 Slagle, Nelson
100 12 Thomas, Bob 3 6 2 7 1 4 5 8 42 17 156 12 Thomas, Bob
18.18 3 Morris, Lorna 1 7 3 5 2 6 4 8 35 24 185 3 Morris, Lorna
45.45 6 Morris, Pat 1 2 3 4 5 8 7 6 45 14 180 6 Morris, Pat
90.91 11 Morris, Warren 3 2 1 4 7 8 6 5 56 3 160 11 Morris, Warren
600      Total Runs in World Series 59
     
TOTAL 22 51 35 54 42 75 62 91    
AVG PLACING 1.83 4.25 2.92 4.50 3.50 6.25 5.17 7.58      
   
CONCENSUS: 1 1 2 5 3 7 6 8  
   
RESULTS: - 1ST ROUND: Dodgers over St Louis 3-0, Angels over Boston 3-0, Yankees over Minnesota 3-0.
Phillies over Rockies 3-1.  2nd Round:  Phillies over Dodgers 3-1 NYY over Angels 3-2
World Series Scores.  NY wins series 4-2 with scores of: 1-6, 3-1, 8-5, 7-4, 6-8, and 7-3 = 59 total runs
 
USE OF SPREADSHEET - Input the wins on line 6 and the total scores will show in column M
Scoring calculations are at bottom of spreadsheet.
BOB KOLLER WINS 2009 BASEBALL PREDICTION CONTEST
     Bob Koller defeated Dick Hammerstrom to win the 2009 Baseball Playoff Prediction contest. Dick
and Gerry Hamilton had the best World Series prediction of NYY 1st and Philly 3rd.  Four predictors
have NYY 1st and Phil 4th.  Seven picked the Yankees o win the Wold Series.  The highest Philly 
was picked was 3rd by Dick and Gerry.  Warren Morris and Al Manzey were closest on the tiebreaker 
of total runs in the World Series with 3 & 7 run misses.
     Bob is the 6th different winner in the last 6 years.  This is Bob's 1st win in the Baseball, Football or 
Basketball playoff predictions although he has won the Big Ten tournament Predictions three times.
BOB KOLLER LEADS LORNA MORRIS BY 2 POINTS AFTER 1ST ROUND
    Bob Koller leads Baseball Playoff predictions after the first round but no one has top 4 teams correct.
The top 7 pedictors all have the Dodgers 1st or 2nd.  Seven of 12 predictors picked Yankees to win 
World Series, 3 picked the Dodgers and 2 picked the Angels.  Last 3 predictors had Dodgers 7th.
GERRY HAMILTON WINS 2008 BASEBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS
        Gerry Hamilton bested runner up Jim Henning by 14 points to win the 30th annual 2008 Baseball Playoff Predictions.
The 14 point margin was the second largest.  Jim 'Ohio' Slagle beat Judy Nash by 20 points in 1997.  This was the
first time Gerry has won this contest but he has been 2nd six times, the most of any predictor.  This was the first time  
Jim Henning has finished in the top 2.
      The Phillies were a consensus 4th pick by us 12 predictors.  Gerry Hamilton and Nelson Slagle were the only
predictors to predict them as high as 2nd…Brett Carman was best in the tie breaker as he predicted 40 runs to be
scored in the World Series - 39 were scored.  Jim Henning finished 2nd despite being one of two predictors to 
score 0 points on his #1 team (Cubs).
      JERRY SLAGLE WINS BASEBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTION TITLE FOR 2007
     Jerry Slagle won the 2007 Baseball Playoff prediction with a score of 170 to 166 for runner-
up Gerry Hamilton.  This was the first time Jerry has won the crown in the 29 year history of the   
contest.  Jerry was 2nd in 1991 and 2001.  Blake Vasquez was closest on the tie breaker.
Only Jerry, Jerry Davis and Phil Hensley picked the Red Sox to win the Series.  Boston
was ranked 4th and Colorado 7th by us predictors.  
                            BRETT CARMAN WINS 2006 BASEBALL PLAYOFF CHAMPION ON TIE BREAKER
  The tie breaker was the total runs scored in the World Series (32).  Both Brett and Randy scored 138 
points.  Third was Phil Hensley at 132 points.  Brett picked the World Series Champs Cardinals 2nd.  The
next highest pick was 4th by Randy, Bob Thomas and Andrew Hazelwood.
    DICK HAMMESTROM BEATS JIM SLAGLE BY 5 POINTS TO WIN THE 2005 BASEBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTS
      Dick Hammerstrom won the 2005 Baseball Playoff Predicts.  He has now won this contest for the 2nd time
in 3 years.  Dick also won football playoffs/bowl game predicts 2 years ago.  Dick and Jim Slagle were the only
predictors to pick the White Sox to win it all.  John Baker had Chicago 2nd and Phil Hensley had them 3rd.
All other predictors picked Chicago 4th or higher.  The four having Chicago highest finished in 4 of the top 5 spots.
     Bob Thomas had the lowest tie breaker prediction of 41 total runs in the World Series and missed the final
total of 34 by 7.  
                DICK HAMMERSTROM WINS 2003 BASEBALL PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS
Dick Hammerstrom won the 2003 baseball playoff predictions by 19 points over runner-up
Gerry Hamilton.  Rounding out the top five were: 3- Brett Carman, 4- Nelson Slagle and 5-
Andrew Coates.  This was Dick's first baseball win in 13 tries and his first holiday/playoff
baseball, basketball and football predictions in 41 tries.  However, he has finished
2nd six times in those 41 tries including 3 straight in baseball starting in 1992.  The 19 point
winning margin was only the 2nd time in the 25 year history of the contest that someone