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Thursday, July 21st, 2005
9:56 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Thursday
Who was the first player with over 100 home runs to retire with 25+% of his major league hits as homers?









Hint: He once appeared in a movie with Ty Cobb and Joe DiMaggio.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
1:40 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Mid-week Bonus
Who boasted of his slugging, on a Ford Motor Company Broadcast, that "The Cadillacs
are down at the end of the bat."?








Hint: He twice hit four home runs in a World Series.
1:39 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Wednesday
Who is the only man to hit .300 three times after the age of 40?




Hint: He once had an unassisted double play while playing right field.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
11:48 am
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Tuesday
Which player has the most career steals of home?













Hint: He was baseball's first playing millionaire.
11:45 am
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Monday
What slugger holds the record for the most 3-home-run games?




Hint: Successful surgery to correct an upper-leg bone spur saved his career before it his rookie year.
Monday, July 18th, 2005
4:33 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia answers 7/11-17/2005
Last week's answers:


Monday:
Who won the first Rookie of the Year Award?
Hint:
Following his retirement he authored the book "Baseball Has Done It"
about integration and race relations within the sport.

Answer:
Jackie Robinson (1947 Rookie of the Year)


Tuesday:
Which manager was called "The Peerless Leader"?
Hint:
As a young catcher his teammates called him "Husk".

Answer:
Frank Chance


Wednesday:
What pitcher beat Walter Johnson 1-0 to notch his final career win and
only career shutout?
Hint:
Ty Cobb called him "the nearest thing to a perfect ballplayer."

Answer:
George Sisler (who beat Johnson & the Senators on 9/17/1916)


Thursday:
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."?
Hint:
His obituary read, in part, "Words of great length and thunderous sound
simply flowed out of his mouth."

Answer:
"Orator" Jim O'Rourke


Friday:
Who was the first player to hit more than 50 home runs during a U.S.
Presidential administration?
Hint:
He was the first player to wear sliding pads
Another Hint:
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.

Answer:
Harry Stovey (hit 51 home runs during Benjamin Harrison's presidency)


Saturday:
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?
Hint:
He invented double-knobbed bats to make it easier to choke up.
Another Hint:
He published the Boston Referee, a newspaper dedicated to baseball &
polo.

Answer:
Tim Murnane


Sunday:
Which naturally bald player was upset when he found out that his team's
picture would be taken without hats?
Hint:
He set the AL record when he left 11 men on base in one game.
Another Hint:
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.
Last Hint:
He was one of only three players to hit a home run for the 1908 White
Sox.

Answer:
Frank Isbell


Theme:
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.
Sunday, July 17th, 2005
10:30 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Sunday
Today's Question:
Which naturally bald player was upset when he found out that his team's
picture would be taken without hats?


Hint:
He set the AL record when he left 11 men on base in one game.


Another Hint:
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.


Last Hint:
He was one of only three players to hit a home run for the 1908 White
Sox.
10:29 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Saturday
(sorry for the lateness)

Today's Question:
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?


Hint:
He invented double-knobbed bats to make it easier to choke up.



Another Hint:
He published the Boston Referee, a newspaper dedicated to baseball &
polo.
Friday, July 15th, 2005
8:38 am
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Friday
Today's Question:
Who was the first player to hit more than 50 home runs during a U.S.
Presidential administration?



Hint:
He was the first player to wear sliding pads


Another Hint:
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.
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
10:34 am
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Thursday
Today's Question:
Which 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."?


Hint:
His obituary read, in part, "Words of great length and thunderous sound
simply flowed out of his mouth."
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
10:30 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Wednesday
Today's Question:
What pitcher beat Walter Johnson 1-0 to notch his final career win and
only career shutout?


Hint:
Ty Cobb called him "the nearest thing to a perfect ballplayer."
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
10:47 am
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Tuesday
Today's Question:
Which manager was called "The Peerless Leader"?


Hint:
As a young catcher his teammates called him "Husk".
Monday, July 11th, 2005
10:24 am
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Monday
Today's Question:
Who won the first Rookie of the Year Award?


Hint:
Following his retirement he authored the book "Baseball Has Done It"
about integration and race relations within the sport.
10:13 am
[jeniferrobin]
Sunday, July 10th, 2005
1:25 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Theme Team: All-LH 3B Team
These sinister fellows played 3rd at least once in addition to the position Scott has assigned here. He comments, "There's not much strength once you get past the starting lineup, but the starters are formidable."

1b - Dan Brouthers*
2b - George Sisler*
3b - Roger Connor*
SS - George Van Haltren
C - Jack Clements
LF - Jesse Burkett*
CF - Sam Thompson*
RF - Wee Willie Keeler*
DH - DON MATTINGLY
PH - Buck Freeman
PR - Lip Pike

Pitching
LH - Denny Driscoll
LH - Matt Kilroy
LH - Cyclone Miller
LH - Cy Seymour
LH - Cannonball Titcomb
RP - Ed Pinkham
RP - Jimmy Ryan
Mgr - TERRY FRANCONA

*Hall of Fame
ALL CAPS = All-Star
1:23 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Theme Team: All-LH SS Team
As we move around the diamond (left, always to the left), we find Scott Brandon's next unusual squad. All the lefties here played shortstop at least once in a major league game. Scott says, "Almost exclusively a 19th Century group, the LH SS are not as strong as the LH 2B, but they have their share of stars & HOF'ers."

1b - LOU GEHRIG*
2b - Lipman Pike
3b - Hick Carpenter
SS - Mike Donlin
C - Jack Clements
LF - Jesse Burkett*
CF - George Van Haltren
RF - Wee Willie Keeler*
PH - Hal Chase

Pitching
LH - Ed Beatin
LH - Dick Burns
LH - Matt Kilroy
LH - Kid Madden
LH - Bobby Mitchell
RP - John McMullin
RP - Jimmy Ryan
Mgr - Fergy Malone

Honorable Mention
Bob Addy
Phil Baker
Jake Boyd
John Cassidy
Monk Cline
John Corcoran
Lefty Davis
George Decker
Bill Gallagher
Bill Greenwood
Russ Hall
Jimmy Hallinan
Bill Harbidge
Billy Hulen
Spud Johnson
Jack Leary
Jimmy Macullar
Lefty Marr
Bill McClellan
Gene Moriarity
Dave Oldfield
Billy Redmon
John Shoupe
Sy Sutcliffe
Sam Trott
Jake Virtue
Joe Yingling

*Hall of Fame
ALL CAPS = All-Star
1:23 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Sunday
Today's Question:
Which well-known troublemaker was fined $150 by manager Rogers Hornsby
when Hornsby found him knitting in the corner of the smoking car on the
team's train.


Hint:
He vacationed with Bob Feller's family after the 1938 season.
Saturday, July 9th, 2005
12:12 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Saturday
Today's Question:
Which player had the longest active consecutive games played streak
on the day Cal Ripken, Jr. sat out against the Yankees, ending his
record streak?


Hint:
He was Pedro Martinez' first strikeout victim in an All-Star game.
Friday, July 8th, 2005
1:25 pm
[jeniferrobin]
Trivia Friday
Today's Question:
Which military veteran threw out the first pitch at the 1953 All-Star
Game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field?


Hint:
In another game, his 502-foot home run caused fan Joseph A. Boucher to
exclaim, "They said it bounced a dozen rows higher, but after it hit my
head, I was no longer interested."


Another Hint:
After striking out one day he threw his bat, hitting an elderly woman in
the stands who just so happened to be his GM's housekeeper.
11:31 am
[jeniferrobin]
Theme Team: All-LH 2b Team
This team of left-handers played 2nd base at least once in their careers and also played at least once at the position listed. This roster was lovingly assembled by T. Scott Brandon, Layton, UT. He explains, "This team is stacked with Hall of Famers and others who often garner support for induction. It was a shame to bench RBI machine Buck Freeman, but he just couldn't crack this lineup."

1b - Jake Beckley*
2b - Roger Connor*
3b - George Sisler*
SS - Lipman Pike
C - John Cassidy
LF - Jesse Burkett*
CF - Edd Roush*
RF - Wee Willie Keeler*
DH - DON MATTINGLY
PH - Jim Bottomley*

Pitching
LH - SAM McDOWELL
LH - Cy Seymour
LH - Lefty Stewart
LH - Doc White
LH - Patrick Henry "Cozy" Dolan
RP - George Van Haltren
RP - Pep Deininger
RP - Jimmy Ryan
Mgr - Jimmy Macullar
Bookie - Hal Chase
Equipment Supplier - Al Reach

Honorable Mention
Bob Addy
Joe Agler
Jake Boyd
Fred Carl
Hick Carpenter
Monk Cline
GEORGE CROWE
Lefty Davis
George Decker
Jack Dunleavy
Tom Evers
Elmer Foster
Buck Freeman
Bill Greenwood
Jimmy Hallinan
Pat Hannifan
Bill Harbidge
Charlie Hemphill
John Hiland
Dick Hoblitzel
Charlie Householder
Billy Hulen
Phil Knell
Jack Leary
Gonzalo Marquez
Bill McClellan
Kid Mohler
Dan Patterson
John Shoupe
Sy Sutcliffe
Marty Swandell
Cannonball Titcomb
Sam Trott
Jake Virtue
Oscar Walker
Snake Wiltse

*Hall of Fame
ALL CAPS = All-Star
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