Bill Meinhardt Wins 1998 Nationals in New Orleans

Bill Meinhardt defeated Kirk Tallant 4 games to 2 in the finals to complete a fantastic showing in the three day Strat-O-Matic baseball competition and claim the $5000 top prize. Meinhardt finished the tournament with a combined record of 39-14 against some of the top Strat players in the country. This was Meinhardt's third world championship to further establish him as the best tournament Strat player in the country.

Prize Money

1st

$5000

Bill Meinhardt

2nd

$1500

Kirk Tallant

3rd

$1000

Sal Caridi

4th

$750

Tim Heilig

5th

$500

Wayne Cannon

6th

$250

Pete Nelson

Quarter-finals

Kirk Tallant defeated Steve Weinstock 3-2

Bill Meinhardt defeated Randy Davidson 3-0

Tim Heilig defeated Mike Meszaros 3-2

Sal Caridi defeated Wayne Cannon 3-2

Semi-finals

Kirk Tallant defeated Sal Caridi 4-3

Bill Meinhardt defeated Tim Heilig 4-1

Finals

Bill Meinhardt defeated Kirk Tallant 4-2

Final Records

Division A

Hank Smith

15-12

Mike Meszaros

18-9

27-12

29-15

Randy Davidson

16-11

23-16

23-19

Keith Johnson

14-13

Bill Jempty

10-17

Mark Giddings

8-19

John Lemek

13-14

Ed Killmer

13-14

Don Leong

15-12

18-17

Mike Nowakowski

16-11

17-18

Division B

Wayne Cannon

18-9

24-14

26-17

Kirk Tallant

15-12

22-17

25-20

29-23

31-27

Eric Wayne

13-14

Steve Helling

13-14

Craig Schneider

16-11

20-18

Pete Nelson

15-12

22-17

Ben Leong

9-18

John Ciabatarri

10-17

John Crawford

13-14

Ed Daley

12-15

Division C

Willy Dominguez

15-12

19-18

Joe Sheehan

12-15

Brian Smith

12-15

Joe Inzinna

10-17

Bill Meinhardt

21-6

28-11

31-11

35-12

39-14

Harry Flawd

16-11

18-19

Sal Caridi

15-12

24-15

27-17

30-21

Bill Halpren

10-17

Kyle Schneider

9-18

Bruce Layton

14-13

Division D

Peter Lewis

7-20

Fred Meier

11-16

Jim Galloway

10-17

Vince Velton

15-12

Dave Graf

15-12

18-21

Tim Heilig

17-10

23-16

26-18

27-22

Bob Schwerin

12-15

Steve Weinstock

19-8

28-11

30-15

Stan Suderman

12-15

Steve Davidson

16-11

22-17