name 3 players in the 1916 Robins (Dodgers)-Red Sox World Series

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I tried and only got 2/3.

Wilbert "Uncle Robbie" Robinson, the Brooklyn manager, does not count.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 October 2018 08:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Stengel?

timellison, Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Harry Hooper. And the Red Sox had a left-handed pitcher, big guy--can't remember his name.

clemenza, Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Saw someone mention Zack Wheat

timellison, Monday, 22 October 2018 02:27 (one month ago) Permalink

I looked - at least one other Hall of Famer. I'd forgotten he'd played for Brooklyn later in his career.

timellison, Monday, 22 October 2018 02:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Ruth, Wheat, Lasorda

Van Horn Street, Monday, 22 October 2018 02:46 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

I got Ruth and Wheat, but thought that was part of Tris Speaker's Boston period. It was not.

I knew Stengel played (later) for the Giants in the WS, forgot about Brooklyn (I shouldn't have, as Robinson was a mentor of his).

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 October 2018 03:33 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah ruth was the only one I guessed

k3vin k., Monday, 22 October 2018 03:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I also guessed Ruth and Speaker, I thought they were the two gimmes, turned out I was only half right.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 22 October 2018 04:41 (one month ago) Permalink

There are lots of famous names on those teams though, in my peak trivia years I probably would have remembered a few more.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 22 October 2018 04:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah--when I scan the rosters, there are probably 15 names I'm familiar with, including Carl Mays of Ray Chapman fame.

clemenza, Monday, 22 October 2018 11:36 (one month ago) Permalink

(By way of comparison, nobody likes Craig Kimbrel because he's got a pretentious delivery.)

clemenza, Monday, 22 October 2018 11:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Rube Marquard's HOF case is a little puzzling in retrospect.

Jake Daubert was a star 1b for Brooklyn. Mays was breaking out to become one of the best pitchers in the game for a few years.

Wheezer Dell is new to me; I wonder if he was a "lunger."

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 October 2018 11:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I expected to see a piece like this. The Boston games were played at Braves Field (because of its larger capacity).

https://www.mlb.com/news/fun-facts-red-sox-dodgers-1916-world-series/c-299432728

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 October 2018 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Bill James pointed out that Marquard's selection came after the publication of The Glory of Their Times. Marquard is the first piece in that book and a very memorable one.

timellison, Monday, 22 October 2018 23:03 (one month ago) Permalink

It's a good thing the Braves left Boston. Can you imagine Massholes being protective of the cultural appropriation and go on about their fabulous 'wig wam'?

Van Horn Street, Monday, 22 October 2018 23:51 (one month ago) Permalink

sure, i bet i used to know that about Marquard

a Boston-Milwaukee WS wd've been a "had the sense to let the Braves leave" faceoff

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 October 2018 01:04 (one month ago) Permalink


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