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More hits since '10 i mean

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 03:29 (seven months ago) link

You're probably right--that would explain a lot. Surely Trout has more hits than Tulowitzki this decade...

clemenza, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 04:29 (seven months ago) link

That quiz is from 2013, the date is sort of hidden near the bottom of the page.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:58 (seven months ago) link

decade HR leaders: Nelson Cruz and Stanton

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:22 (seven months ago) link

Also from Saturday...

Bob Gibson's WS record was 7-2. What two pitchers (both starters) defeated him?

What team has defeated the Yankees all 3 times they met in a postseason series?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:17 (seven months ago) link

Lolich was one of them, game 7 in '68. The other must have been early in the '64 Series, so I'll say Ford.

clemenza, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:45 (seven months ago) link

yes, and close but no cigar

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:47 (seven months ago) link

Are the Yankees' daddies the Angels?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:04 (seven months ago) link

no

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:06 (seven months ago) link

Angels lost the 2009 ALCS to NYY

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:08 (seven months ago) link

tigers

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:20 (seven months ago) link

yes; my incorrect guess was Cleveland

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:25 (seven months ago) link

Since clem's guess for the Bob Gibson question was wrong, I figured it had to be Bouton, since I knew he won two games in that series. But that's also wrong! So I cracked and looked it up. Great question.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:35 (seven months ago) link

I looked it up too--wish it'd been Bouton, but timely.

clemenza, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:09 (seven months ago) link

icymi, Mel Stottlemyre

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 15:44 (seven months ago) link

https://www.sporcle.com/games/jfrank9/baseball-on-final-jeopardy

probably easy for most of you but every baseball-related final jeopardy question in one sporcle quiz

na (NA), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 20:46 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I just made this one up now, based on a list of decade-leaders in innings pitched that someone just tweeted. Starting with Pud Galvin, leader for the 1880s, every one of them is either in the HOF or guaranteed to be headed there. Except one--in your adult lifetime.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:46 (six months ago) link

wild guess here: Livan?

omar little, Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:49 (six months ago) link

that seems like a very good guess. otherwise . . . david wells?

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:03 (six months ago) link

who was the guy with the goatee who played up until a few years ago and wasn't great but ate a lot of innings? that guy?

lol yes please tell me who "the baseball player with the goatee" was

i'll try to remember

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:27 (six months ago) link

the shin goatee, not the stone cold stache-goat combo. kinda reddish

(my other guess was bartolo, but if you say he's not HOF i'll fight ya)

is jamie moyer hof-bound?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:28 (six months ago) link

hahahahahaha i was thinking of aaron harang that's definitely wrong, nvm

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:32 (six months ago) link

i was gonna guess you were thinking of jeff suppan or jason marquis

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:38 (six months ago) link

Mark Buerhle? Don't think he missed any starts from '01 to '09 and he always seemed like one of those dudes who went 6 or 7 every time

frogbs, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:38 (six months ago) link

so we're not trying to name all of them, right? Did Nolan Ryan lead the '70s and '80s?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:42 (six months ago) link

buerhle's a good guess too but . . . he's not gonna make the hall, but he has a better case than many who have, and it seems like clemenza is looking for someone more outlandish

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:46 (six months ago) link

well my first guess was Bronson Arroyo, but now that I looked it up he wasn't a full-time ML starter until '04

frogbs, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:48 (six months ago) link

Very nice--Livan.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:40 (six months ago) link

Here's the tweet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Most Innings Pitched by Decades. <a href="https://t.co/4ocILGerca";>pic.twitter.com/4ocILGerca</a></p>— Paul Moehringer (@PMoehringer) <a href="

Most Innings Pitched by Decades. pic.twitter.com/4ocILGerca

— Paul Moehringer (@PMoehringer) February 21, 2019

;>February 21, 2019</a></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"; charset="utf-8"></script>

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:51 (six months ago) link

Actually a little surprised Bobby Matthews isn't in the Hall, based on old-school metrics: won 297 games, sub-3:00 ERA. Does pretty well in WAR, too: 62.4, a couple of seasons over 10.0. Of course, who knows what the hell they were playing back then.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:55 (six months ago) link

It was a different game in the deadball era, but Roberts averaging 301 IP a year in the '50s is hilarious.

The low total in the '40s is cuz all (?) the best pitchers were gone 3-4 seasons.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:56 (six months ago) link

buehrle was at 2061 (but 2220 for '01 to '10)

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:57 (six months ago) link

Allowing for a few blips, and the arbitrariness of the calendar, from Galvin to Verlander is a steep slope. I'm guessing 1,700-1,800 IP for the 2020s?

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:11 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

I'm reading Fantasyland, Sam Walker's account of his entry into the Rotisserie world, written in 2007. So I don't know if this is still true (and maybe he's just repeating a commonplace bit of trivia). But: who is the only major-leaguer ever with all five vowels in his first name? Somebody who played into the late '80s.

clemenza, Sunday, 26 May 2019 17:11 (three months ago) link

(Not mentioned on his Wikipedia page, so maybe it's not that well known.)

clemenza, Sunday, 26 May 2019 17:12 (three months ago) link

Wow--another amazing bit of trivia attached to him, which I'll post later.

clemenza, Sunday, 26 May 2019 17:13 (three months ago) link

it is not true. there are three different guys with this same first name (yes i cheated)

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 May 2019 18:54 (three months ago) link

Right--the other two are involved in the other (bizarrely morbid) piece of trivia. So I guess the question is, supply the name or any one of the three players.

clemenza, Sunday, 26 May 2019 19:31 (three months ago) link

This must have been the link you landed on:

http://valueoverreplacementgrit.com/2011/12/10/5-vowel-players-a-historical-look/

Shouldn't they have renamed the site Vowels Over Replacement for that one post?

clemenza, Sunday, 26 May 2019 20:08 (three months ago) link

Six catchers in the modern era (1901-) have posted an OPS over 1.000 for a full season. Name them.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 18:28 (three months ago) link

mauer
piazza
yogi
bench
carter
pudge-rod

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 18:34 (three months ago) link

Piazza (3x) and Mauer correct, not the rest

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:26 (three months ago) link

posey?

brimstead, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:43 (three months ago) link

no

hints: 3 pre-expansion catchers and a more recent ringer

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:45 (three months ago) link

Fisk
Gibson
I feel like we're missing more of the PED/HGH era guys like LoDuca or the Molinas.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:47 (three months ago) link

I peeked and I'd barely heard of that ringer.

The Bite Game with Jim Lamprey (WmC), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:48 (three months ago) link

fwiw willson contreras is at .962 this season and it kinda seems like his WAR should be higher than it is

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:58 (three months ago) link

Pre-expansion--pre-'62 or pre-'69?

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 23:39 (three months ago) link

I'm guessing either Dickey or Cochrane did it at least once in the '30s.

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 23:40 (three months ago) link

Javy Lopez in 2003?

omar little, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:54 (three months ago) link

I remember grabbing him for my fantasy squad in a desperation move early in the season off waivers and he went on to just crush it that season, 43 HR and some ridiculous BA.

omar little, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:55 (three months ago) link

shit I think that may have been in a season just shy of a full season, I feel like he missed the early part of that year?? my second guess based on WMC’s comment is a guy I randomly came across recently when checking out some ‘90s orioles squads — Chris Hoiles.

omar little, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 01:04 (three months ago) link

for those of you playing at home

Dickey
Gabby Hartnett
Campanella
Chris Hoiles

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:51 (three months ago) link

I always use pre-expansion to mean before the first modern one, in the AL in 1961

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 03:52 (three months ago) link

Kind of a pointless distinction anyway in the context of the question--no catcher was logging a 1.000+ OPS between 1961 and 1969.

clemenza, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 11:30 (three months ago) link

(Stumped on the other two; betting that one of them came out of the 1930 season.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 11:31 (three months ago) link

Piazza, Dickey, Hartnett, Campanella, Hoiles. There are technically two others, neither of which I think anyone will get--one guy goes back to the 1900s, the other is recent but only played 61 games at catcher that year (70 PA shy of qualifying for a batting title, so you may not be counting him).

clemenza, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 11:44 (three months ago) link

the six answers above (cribbed from a Posnanski question) are all qualifiers.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 11:49 (three months ago) link

The non-qualifier was Napoli in 2011.

clemenza, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 12:28 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

51 players have homered in their last major-league AB. After the best and most famous player to do this (easy), who were the next two best and most famous?

clemenza, Sunday, 11 August 2019 12:42 (one month ago) link

There's a guy on the list of 51 who, you could argue, was more famous than the two runners-up I had in mind. So stick with best--the other guy definitely wasn't one of the three best.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 August 2019 12:56 (one month ago) link

By overwhelming demand: Albert Belle and Jim Edmonds were the two answers I had in my mind, but I missed Mickey Cochrane. Tony Kubek was the one who might possibly be more famous than Belle or Edmonds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_players_with_a_home_run_in_their_final_major_league_at_bat

clemenza, Monday, 12 August 2019 21:54 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Billy Beane & Barry Bonds share the same middle name: Lamar

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:49 (two days ago) link

Looking at players been on three World Series winners, I don't think it occurred to me until I saw it that John Lackey is the only player to win with three different clubs (Angels, Red Sox & Cubs).

earlnash, Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:27 (yesterday) link

that can't be correct...

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:57 (yesterday) link

ah sorry, your criteria was 3 and only 3 (ie, not >3) world series winners.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:59 (yesterday) link

...but even so... still not correct!

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 23:00 (yesterday) link

5 others (3 if you don't count BRO/LAD):

Dave Stewart (LAD,OAK,TOR)
Lonnie Smith (PHI,STL,KCR)
Bullet Joe Bush (PHA,BOS,NYY)
Clem Labine (BRO,LAD,PIT)*
Roger Craig (BRO,LAD,STL)*

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 23:03 (yesterday) link

Smith played for a 4th team (ATL) in the WS but they lost.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 23:09 (yesterday) link

...twice! 1991 & 1992.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 September 2019 23:10 (yesterday) link


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