Trivia answers 7/11-17/2005
Last week's answers:
Who won the first Rookie of the Year Award?
Following his retirement he authored the book "Baseball Has Done It"
about integration and race relations within the sport.
Jackie Robinson (1947 Rookie of the Year)
Which manager was called "The Peerless Leader"?
As a young catcher his teammates called him "Husk".
What pitcher beat Walter Johnson 1-0 to notch his final career win and
only career shutout?
Ty Cobb called him "the nearest thing to a perfect ballplayer."
George Sisler (who beat Johnson & the Senators on 9/17/1916)
hich player, when asked to change his last name to placate Boston's
Puritan backers, responded, "I would rather die than give up my father's
name. A million dollars would not tempt me."?
His obituary read, in part, "Words of great length and thunderous sound
simply flowed out of his mouth."
"Orator" Jim O'Rourke
Who was the first player to hit more than 50 home runs during a U.S.
He was the first player to wear sliding pads
He changed his name from "Stowe" so his mother would not see his name in
box scores in a day when being a ballplayer was considered unsavory.
Harry Stovey (hit 51 home runs during Benjamin Harrison's presidency)
With which sports writer was Connie Mack conversing when Mack devised an
assumed name for youngster Eddie Collins in an attempt to protect
Collins' amateur status?
He invented double-knobbed bats to make it easier to choke up.
He published the Boston Referee, a newspaper dedicated to baseball &
Which naturally bald player was upset when he found out that his team's
picture would be taken without hats?
He set the AL record when he left 11 men on base in one game.
He set a World Series record with seven hits in two consecutive games.
One More Hint:
He held the record for most errors in a World Series by a second baseman
until Davey Lopes broke it in 1981.
He was one of only three players to hit a home run for the 1908 White
Players who won a league stolen base title while playing more games at
first base than at any other position:
1874 NA Jim O'Rourke (all games)
1875 NA Tim Murnane
1886 AA Harry Stovey
1901 AL Frank Isbell
1903 NL Frank Chance
1906 NL Frank Chance (all games)
1918 AL George Sisler
1921 AL George Sisler (all games)
1922 AL George Sisler (all games)
1927 AL George Sisler (all games)
1947 NL Jackie Robinson (all games)
N.B. Chance's only other position in 1903 was catcher.