TRIVIA 2019

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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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight months ago) link

The non-qualifier was Napoli in 2011.

clemenza, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 12:28 (eight 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (six months 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 (five months 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 (five months ago) link

that can't be correct...

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

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

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

...twice! 1991 & 1992.

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

two weeks pass...

only got 28/48 here (missed some very obvious contemporary mgrs)

https://www.sporcle.com/games/minnmich/played-and-managed-in-a-world-series?t=baseball

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:38 (four months ago) link

ALDS was the first time this season that Arron Boone used the same lineup for more than two consecutive games.

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 21:07 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Willie Mays hit the most career homers in extra innings, with 20.

Jack Clark is second, with 18.

Hope you're having a good day. https://t.co/r9Sop7VVCe

— Grant Brisbee (@GrantBrisbee) December 13, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 13 December 2019 20:19 (two months ago) link

very nice. btw, i forgot to provide the answer to my 'who are the 4 cardinals who were catchers who are in the hall of fame?' trick question from the other trivia thread

the answers are:

ted simmons
roger bresnahan
joe torre
branch rickey

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Friday, 13 December 2019 20:24 (two months ago) link

https://www.sporcle.com/games/gbrisbee/baseball-spoonerisms

i got four, probably should have gotten a fifth, might have taken a week and not gotten any others

mookieproof, Friday, 13 December 2019 21:31 (two months ago) link

That was idiotic, but Chatt Mapman made me laugh.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 15 December 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

somehow puzzled out six before giving up with 3:30 left on the clock.

was disappointed that Schurt Killing didn't make it, but I also have no idea how'd you'd write a clue for that one

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Thursday, 19 December 2019 01:46 (two months ago) link


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