Shaughnessy playoff

noun
Shaugh·​nes·​sy playoff | \ ˈshȯnəsē-, -si- \

Definition of Shaughnessy 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

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History and Etymology for Shaughnessy playoff

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

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“Shaughnessy playoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shaughnessy%20playoff. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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