Shaughnessy playoff

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

Definition of Shaughnessy playoff

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of shaughnessy playoff

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

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