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Soflasnapper
04-01-2011, 01:09 PM
From George Will's WaPost column:

Step up to the plate for a baseball quiz
By George F. Will, Wednesday, March 30, 8:11 PM

A wit once said, “Finish last in your league and they call you Idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you Doctor.” Pass this baseball quiz and they will call you Doctor of Baseball. (You can check your answers by clicking the link at the end.)

(1) Which two players hold the record for the most seasons (23) played for the same team?

(2) Who hit 48 home runs beginning June 1, but only 51 in the season?

(3) Which two managers had six 100-win seasons?

(4) Who played the most regular-season games without ever playing a postseason game?

(5) Who has the best winning percentage among 300-win pitchers?

(6) Who had a 79-15 record over three years?

(7) Who was the player — and in what year — who led his league in home runs and RBIs, started every game of the World Series, and never crossed the Mississippi?

(8) Since Tris Speaker did it in 1912, who is the only player with 50 doubles and 50 stolen bases in a season?

(9) Which 10 Hall of Famers never played in the minor leagues?

(10) Who is the only catcher to lead a league in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage in the same season?

(11) When the strike stopped the 1994 season on Aug. 11, what team had the best record? And what was Tony Gwynn’s batting average?

(12) In 1955, the year they won their only championship in Brooklyn, what was the Dodgers’ average regular-season attendance?

(13) What two players share the record for most hits in a month?

(14) From 2000 through 2009, Roy Halladay pitched the most shutouts, 14. Who led the 1970s with 44?

(15) What pitcher won World Series games in three decades?

(16) Who won a batting title during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s?

(17) Who was the youngest pitcher to win a Cy Young award?

(18) What two-time MVP and Hall of Famer won league fielding titles as a shortstop and center fielder?

(19) Since 1900, what two pitchers won at least 20 games in 13 seasons?

(20) Who is the only pitcher to have 20-win seasons with both the Yankees and the Mets?

(21) Who is the only pitcher to have 2,000 strikeouts with two different teams?

(22) Who had at least 200 hits and 100 walks in four consecutive seasons?

(23) Whom did the Reds intentionally walk five times in a 1990 game?

(24) Who is the only pitcher to twice pitch a complete game in a World Series seventh game?

(25) Who twice got 10 or more hits in a World Series, with different teams?

(26) What Hall of Famer got his 3,000th hit off a Hall of Famer?

(27) The Yankees’ Bobby Richardson set a World Series record with 12 RBIs in the 1960 World Series. How many RBIs did he have during the regular season?

(28) What player, whose number 44 is retired by two teams, hit 44 home runs in four different seasons?

(29) What six pitchers had 3,000 strikeouts before (or without ever) allowing 1,000 walks?

(30) What team has won its last nine World Series games?

(31) Why was Roger Maris never intentionally walked in 1961 en route to 61 home runs?



Click here for the answers (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/answers-to-george-wills-baseball-quiz/2011/03/30/AFEgXu4B_story.html)

I have some guesses, but no real baseball knowledge, so I'll not embarrass myself, except to say on 31) I think Maris was followed in the lineup by Mickey Mantle, so...

eg8r
04-01-2011, 08:47 PM
I failed. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif

sack316
04-01-2011, 09:29 PM
Wow, some very specific questions on there! For example, if anyone actually knows the Dodgers average attendance from 1955 off the top of their head something is wrong!

I'm with Ed, failed miserably on this one. Think I had 9 right, and 1 or 2 partial answers correct.

Sack

wolfdancer
04-01-2011, 11:06 PM
Sack, I once knew the answer to at least half of those questions, but the brain can only hold so much arcane knowledge....and then it's..... GIGO
I did enjoy reading the questions ....brought me back to when I was really into MLB...and knew the starting lineups of most of the teams.....(there was only 16 then)

Stretch
04-02-2011, 01:46 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Sack, I once knew the answer to at least half of those questions, but the brain can only hold so much arcane knowledge....and then it's..... GIGO
I did enjoy reading the questions ....brought me back to when I was really into MLB...and knew the starting lineups of most of the teams.....(there was only 16 then) </div></div>


Wolf, I'm at capacity too. In order to learn something new, i've got to forget something. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif St.

LWW
04-02-2011, 03:23 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">(1) Which two players hold the record for the most seasons (23) played for the same team? <span style="color: #3333FF">Yaz and Brooks Robinson</span>

(2) Who hit 48 home runs beginning June 1, but only 51 in the season? <span style="color: #3333FF">Ralph Kiner </span>

(3) Which two managers had six 100-win seasons? <span style="color: #3333FF">McCarthy and Cox </span>

(4) Who played the most regular-season games without ever playing a postseason game? <span style="color: #3333FF">Ernie "Mr Cub" Banks </span>

(5) Who has the best winning percentage among 300-win pitchers? <span style="color: #3333FF">Lefty Grove </span>

(6) Who had a 79-15 record over three years? <span style="color: #3333FF">Joe Wood</span>

(7) Who was the player — and in what year — who led his league in home runs and RBIs, started every game of the World Series, and never crossed the Mississippi? <span style="color: #3333FF">It had to be 1954, Mantle? </span>

(8) Since Tris Speaker did it in 1912, who is the only player with 50 doubles and 50 stolen bases in a season? <span style="color: #3333FF">Killer B Biggio </span>

(9) Which 10 Hall of Famers never played in the minor leagues? <span style="color: #3333FF">Koufax, Kaline, Winfield, Feller, Ott, Catfish Hunter, and 4 players to be named later. </span>

(10) Who is the only catcher to lead a league in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage in the same season? <span style="color: #3333FF">Well played Mauer. </span>

(11) When the strike stopped the 1994 season on Aug. 11, what team had the best record? And what was Tony Gwynn’s batting average? <span style="color: #3333FF">.394 ... and the strike robbed fans of possibly the best overall season ever. </span>

(12) In 1955, the year they won their only championship in Brooklyn, what was the Dodgers’ average regular-season attendance? <span style="color: #3333FF">Low, under 1M for the entire season. </span>

(13) What two players share the record for most hits in a month? <span style="color: #3333FF">Tyrus Raymond Cobb and Ichiro Suzuki. </span>

(14) From 2000 through 2009, Roy Halladay pitched the most shutouts, 14. Who led the 1970s with 44? <span style="color: #3333FF">Bob Gibson </span>

(15) What pitcher won World Series games in three decades? <span style="color: #3333FF">Jim Palmer </span>

(16) Who won a batting title during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s? <span style="color: #3333FF">George Brett </span>

(17) Who was the youngest pitcher to win a Cy Young award? <span style="color: #3333FF">Doc Gooden </span>

(18) What two-time MVP and Hall of Famer won league fielding titles as a shortstop and center fielder? <span style="color: #3333FF">Mickey Stanley? </span>

(19) Since 1900, what two pitchers won at least 20 games in 13 seasons? <span style="color: #3333FF">Matthewson and Spahn </span>

(20) Who is the only pitcher to have 20-win seasons with both the Yankees and the Mets? <span style="color: #3333FF">David Conehead </span>

(21) Who is the only pitcher to have 2,000 strikeouts with two different teams? <span style="color: #3333FF">Randy Johnson </span>

(22) Who had at least 200 hits and 100 walks in four consecutive seasons? <span style="color: #3333FF">Peter Edward Rose </span>

(23) Whom did the Reds intentionally walk five times in a 1990 game? <span style="color: #3333FF">Andre Dawson </span>

(24) Who is the only pitcher to twice pitch a complete game in a World Series seventh game? <span style="color: #3333FF">Bob Gibson </span>

(25) Who twice got 10 or more hits in a World Series, with different teams? <span style="color: #3333FF">Rickey Henderson </span>

(26) What Hall of Famer got his 3,000th hit off a Hall of Famer? <span style="color: #3333FF">Clemente </span>

(27) The Yankees’ Bobby Richardson set a World Series record with 12 RBIs in the 1960 World Series. How many RBIs did he have during the regular season? <span style="color: #3333FF">293,718,645 </span>

(28) What player, whose number 44 is retired by two teams, hit 44 home runs in four different seasons? <span style="color: #3333FF">Hammerin Henry Aaron </span>

(29) What six pitchers had 3,000 strikeouts before (or without ever) allowing 1,000 walks? <span style="color: #3333FF">Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddox, Roger Clemens, Walter Johnson and 2 other guys. </span>

(30) What team has won its last nine World Series games? <span style="color: #3333FF">The Cincinnapolis Redlegs who won game 7 in 1975, 4 straight in 1976, and 4 straight in 1990. </span>

(31) Why was Roger Maris never intentionally walked in 1961 en route to 61 home runs? <span style="color: #3333FF">Mickey Charles Mantle </span></div></div>

Somebody please grade my score?

Soflasnapper
04-04-2011, 09:05 PM
I know that 27 is wrong.

-1 then. LOL.

Also your answers of 'some other guys' probably do not count as correct, even though they are totally true.

Soflasnapper
04-04-2011, 09:10 PM
Talking about sick sports knowledge (oh, were we?)--

I watched some amazing sports quiz show, and people had to state their area of specialty knowledge.

One guy said the Pittsburgh Steelers, and got this question:

In the 1988 season, name all the Steelers with rushing yards AND THEIR RUSHING TOTALS. It was about 8 players, and he got all their names AND rushing totals correct.

Another guy said he knew a lot about Penn State football. His question was: Coach Paterno had many great victories in his career. None were more iconic than his 50th, 100th, and 150th win. Who was the opponent, and what were the scores?

Oddly, in that case, two of them were the same opponent and same score!

People know astounding things when they specialize.

LWW
04-05-2011, 03:47 AM
According to the MLB record book, who holds the record for holding the most records?