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 (eight months ago) link

Stengel?

timellison, Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:10 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

Saw someone mention Zack Wheat

timellison, Monday, 22 October 2018 02:27 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

Ruth, Wheat, Lasorda

Van Horn Street, Monday, 22 October 2018 02:46 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

yeah ruth was the only one I guessed

k3vin k., Monday, 22 October 2018 03:54 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

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

clemenza, Monday, 22 October 2018 11:37 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link


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