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

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 4 Oct. 2022.

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