Shaughnessy playoff


Shaugh·​nes·​sy playoff
: a playoff among the top four teams of a league (as in minor league baseball and ice hockey) in which team one usually plays team three, team two plays team four, and the two winners play each other

Word History


after Francis J. Shaughnessy,, born 1883 American baseball official

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“Shaughnessy playoff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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