Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week of November 17-23, 2014 World Series Home Runs off Whitey Ford

Q.         Who was the only player to win Rookie of the Year with a New York Giant and a New York Yankee finishing 2nd and 3rd in the same voting respectively?
Hint:     He was later traded to the New York Giants, but chose to retire rather than accept that indignity.
Twint:    He once “called out” the Yankees for not racially integrating sooner.
A.         JACKIE ROBINSON (1947 ROY vote, only one award for the majors; NYG Larry Jansen 2nd, NYY Spec Shea 3rd; charged the NYY organization, but not the players, with racism on NBC)
FCR -    Doug Greenwald, San Francisco, CA
Incorrect answers: 

Q.         What former Compton High School quarterback holds the National League record for career World Series home runs?
Hint:     He holds the record for most homers against any single pitcher.
Hint:     Two of those homers were the last two hit in Ebbetts Field.
Twint:    His first two career homers came in the first game of a doubleheader, the first of which was hit inside-the-park.
A.         DUKE SNIDER (19 HR off Robin Roberts; 22-Sep-1957 he had two 2-R homers; 1st inning IPHR and 7th inning 2-R shot both off Curt Simmons 2-May-1948(1))
FCR -    Doug Greenwald, San Francisco, CA
Incorrect answers:  Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, Roy Campanella

Q.         Who won the first Gold Glove given to a first baseman?
Hint:     Along with Willie Mays and Roy McMillan, he took the honor the first three years it was awarded.
Hint:     Dal Maxville broke his infamous record of futility by going 0-22 in the 1968 World Series.
Twint:    Unlike Maxville, he did manage to get an RBI on a line drive off the man who finished 2nd in the AL MVP voting that year.
A.         GIL HODGES (1957-9 GG Awards; Hodges went 0-21 in the 1952 WS; Allie Reynolds won game 7, the same game Hodges got his RBI, and finished second to Bobby Shantz for the AL MVP)
FCR -    Roy Glasser, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Incorrect answers:  Ted Kluszewski, Vic Power

Q.         Whose near-fatal kidney ailment led to a 42-year broadcasting career after nine years as a productive player in the majors?
Hint:     He won his state’s prep Player of the Year honors in football and basketball, the first player to receive both awards in different sports in the same year.
Hint:     His home run in the ninth inning of a World Series seventh game was too little too late.
Twint:    His high school teammate was Dick Musial, Stan’s son.
A.         MIKE SHANNON (Played 1962-1970 for STL, Has been in the broadcast booth for them since 1972; Attended Christian Brothers College HS in Clayton, MO, a suburb of St. Louis; WS HR off Mickey Lolich [WS MVP] 10-Oct-1968)
FCR -    Mike McCroskey, Sugar Land, TX
Incorrect answers:  Jerry Coleman, Pee Wee Reese, Tony Kubek, Ron Santo, Ralph Kiner, Bill Skowron, Joe Garagiola, Bob Feller, Rex Barney, Jim Gilliam, Ken Harrelson

Q.         Who holds the Dodger franchise record for most triples in a season by a catcher?
Hint:     Four times he hit at least seven three-baggers in a season—the only catcher to do it more than once wearing a Dodger uniform.
Hint:     His first career home run was the only walk-off home run he would hit in his fourteen-year stay in the majors.
Twint:    He wrote an autobiography about great days and “Other Days with Others”.
A.         JOHN ROSEBORO (Nine 3B 1958, 7 each ’59, ’62-3; HR 19-July-1957 against the Cubs driving in Hodges and Cimoli, Roseboro’s 12th G, but only his 1st @ C [Incidentally, it was Gil Hodges Night.; From Glory Days with the Dodgers and Other Days with Others, referring to his encounter with Juan Marichal who infamously retaliated against a Roseboro “brush-back throw-back” by hitting Roseboro on the head with his bat.)
FCR -    Mel Williams, Middlebury, IN
Incorrect answers:  Steve Yeager, Mike Piazza, Mickey Owen, Paul Lo Duca, Duke Ferrell, Bruce Edwards, Tommy Corcoran, Mike Scioscia

Q.         Alfonso Soriano was the second player to hit his 200th career home run at RFK Stadium.  Who was the first?
Hint:     He was also the first player to hit ten home runs in a span of 20 at-bats.
Hint:     Only he, Frank Robinson, Dick Allen and Mark McGwire won a Rookie of the Year Award in one league and a home run title in the other.
Twint:    He was the only player to win a home run title for that franchise in that city.
A.         FRANK HOWARD (200th FR 14-Apr-1968, Soriano’s 200th 13-Aug-2006; HR run 12‑15‑May‑1968 [That certainly was not the WEEK of the Pitcher!]; HRs Title 1968, 70)
FCR -    Dean Kloner, New York, NY
Incorrect answers:  Vlad Guerrero, Carlos Delgado, Dick Allen, Jason Bay, Carlos Beltran, Miguel Cabrera

Q.         Who had a higher batting average than any other qualifying catcher in the “Year of the Pitcher”?
Hint:     …or any other player on his team?
Hint:     He once came to bat in a major league regular-season game when his brother was the home-plate umpire.
Twint:    He figures in a famous Danny Kaye song.
Twint:    He was in the first trade between the Giants and Dodgers since they moved west.
A.         TOM HALLER(.285 in 1968; Brother Bill Haller umped in the majors 1961, 63-82, worked the game on 14-Jul-1972; Kaye’s “The Dodger Song” describing a fictionalized Giants/Dodgers game; Traded with Francis Kacheta from SFG to LAD for Ron Hunt & Nate Oliver on 13-Feb-1968.  It was the first trade between those two teams since they moved from New York)
FCR -    Kevin Warren, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Incorrect answers:  Dick Dietz, Bill Kunkel, Bill Haller

Q.         Who became a deputy sheriff in Berks County, Pennsylvania after retiring from baseball?
Hint:     He took his only major league team to court because of how they released him.
Hint:     He won a substantial settlement, but eliminated his chances of working in baseball.
Hint:     Though he would become a major league All-Star in the outfield, his minor league manager tried to convert him into a pitcher.
Hint:     Accuracy was a problem and he was too good a hitter not to have in the lineup on a daily basis.
Twint:    He won a National League batting title, hitting 33 points higher than his teammate who  won the MVP.
A.         CARL FURILLO (Sued the Dodgers in 1960; Minor league mgr. Fresco Thompson, AS in 1952, 53; Hit 345 in 1953, MVP teammate Roy Campanella hit .312)
FCR -    Bob Kimball, Sutton, MA
Incorrect answers:  Curt Flood, Rocky Colavito, Dick Allen, Buck Weaver

WEEKLY THEME – Guys with a World Series home run off Hall of Famer and holder of numerous World Series records:  WHITEY FORD

Year           Batter            Date           Gm     Inning
1955          Furillo         28-Sep-1955      1      2nd
                 Snider         28-Sep-1955      1      3rd
1956          Robinson     03-Oct-1956      1      1st
                 Snider          03-Oct-1956      1      3rd
1962          Haller           08-Oct-1962      4      2nd
1963          Roseboro     02-Oct-1963      1      2nd
                 Howard        06-Oct-1963      4      5th
1964          Shannon      07-Oct-1964      1      6th

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Steve Schwartz, Chico, CA

Incorrect theme guesses:

Tuesday   -  "The Boys of Summer"
               -  Dodger Heroes

Wed.       -  Players on the last BROOKLYN Dodger team (1956) to have the number 4 as part of their uniform number.
               -  Players that played for all the Dodger pennant winners from 1947 to 1956
               -  Players in more than one World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers
               -  Dodger players on the field when Bobby Thomson hit “The Shot Heard Round the World”?
               -  Members of the 55 Dodgers WS Team
               -  Men who played with the Brooklyn Dodgers during all four of their 1950s World Series
               -  Dodgers staring line up in the 1952 World Series
               -  Ebbets Field all-time hits leaders (>1500)?
               -  Home run in game 7 of WS being on losing team

Saturday  -  Two-sport college athletes

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 10-16, 2014 Pitchers who lead the league with 20+ wins but didn't throw a shutout all year


Q.         Who is the only left-handed hitting pitcher to win a Cy Young Award for the Kansas City Royals?
Hint:     It was his second stint with them.
Hint:     He had just won a World Series ring the year before, but with a different team.
Twint:    He was mistaken for Jewish when he pitched in New York.
A.         DAVID CONE (CYA 1994; KCR 1986, 93, 94; WS champ with TOR in 1993)
FCR -    Kevin Epstein, San Antonio, TX
Incorrect answers:  Bret Saberhagen, Danny Jackson, Paul Splittorff, Mark Davis

Q.         What former Houston Astro is the major league record holder for postseason pitching victories?
Hint:     He also has pitched the most career innings in the postseason.
Twint:    He surrendered Alex Rodriguez’ 150th career home run.
A.         ANDY PETTITTE (19 W; 276.2 IP; A-Rod HR 07-Apr-2000)
FCR -    Richard Tharp, Gaithersburg, MD
Incorrect answers:  Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, Mike Scott, Nolan Ryan

Q.         What hurler has been paid an average of $1,459,969 for each pitching victory since 2009?
Hint:     He became the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history when he signed the contract that began that year.
Hint:     His tremendous year as a rookie didn’t result in a Rookie of the Year Award because of the outstanding play of someone who had transferred from another league.
Twint:    He was recruited by UCLA to play football for them.
A.         CC SABATHIA ($132,857,142 / 91 W; 2001 ROY Ichiro Suzuki)
FCR -    Andrew Distler, New York, NY
Incorrect answers:  Barry Zito [$2,416,667], John Lackey $[1,408,667], Cliff Lee [$1,455,224], Johan Santana [$3,672,182], Clayton Kershaw [$256,387], Justin Verlander [$786,557], Roy Halladay [$1,250,000], Tim Lincecum [$1,061,184]

Q.         Who is the only Dominican-born Cy Young Award winner to suit up for both the Mets and the Yankees during his career?
Hint:     His best years, however, were not played in New York.
Twint:    He has been granted free agency six times since 2003.
A.         BARTOLO COLON (CYA 2005, NYY 2011, NYM 2014)
FCR -    Michael Caragliano, Flushing, NY
Incorrect answers:  Pedro Martinez, Orlando Hernandez, Luis Tiant

Q.         What pitcher set the record for strikeouts in a game by a rookie when he struck out eighteen Cubs?
Hint:     He’s one of the few pitchers to surrender five home runs in a single game.
Twint:    He was the last 20th century pitcher to win twenty plus games in a season for the Tigers.
Twint:    He famously, publicly dealt with his diabetes as a major leaguer.
A.         BILL GULLICKSON (18 K:  10-Sep-1980; 5 HR 25-Jun-1987; 20-9 in 1991)
FCR -    Dave Mason, Ottawa, ON
Incorrect answers:  Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, Dwight Gooden

Q.         Whose 319 strikeouts are the most in a season by any right-handed pitcher not in the Hall of Fame?
Hint:     A future teammate of his hit his first major league home run off him, a mammoth 446-foot shot.
Twint:    Conspicuously cruor-blemished hosiery.
A.         CURT SCHILLING (319 K in 1997 for PHI; HR by Erubiel Durazo 07-Aug-1999; Bloody red sock in the 2004 ALCS 19-Oct-2004)
FCR -    Tucker Warner, Spottsylvania, VA
Incorrect answers:  J.R. Richard, Rube Waddell, Fergie Jenkins, Mike Scott, Don Drysdale, Sam McDowell

Q.         What All-Star was the most frequent incorrect answer to Tuesday’s question this week?
Hint:     He was the A's player representative during their Moneyball season.
Hint:     The day of one of the meetings was when he was scheduled to start, so he nominated and sent a fellow rotation member in his place.
Twint:    His father composed for Duke Ellington and conducted the London Symphony Orchestra.
A.         BARRY ZITO (2002-03 Oakland A’s; Sent Mark Mulder in his place)
FCR -    David Krassin, New York, NY
Incorrect answers:  Tim Hudson

Q.         Who was the first person to manage teams from each league in the All-Star game?
Hint:     He was the only manager to guide both major league teams in the San Francisco Bay area, winning pennants with each and a World Series with the A’s.
Hint:     He was the only player besides Jackie Robinson to win the Rookie of the Year Award when it was not league-specific, but represented all of major league baseball.
Hint:     He was the anchor of New York Giants during their championship year of 1954, playing in every game and leading the league in at-bats.
Hint:     He was the lead-off batter and later scored in the inning where Bobby Thomson famously went deep.
Hint:     He starred in three sports in college, most noticeably as a running back on the Tigers’ football team.
Twint:    He never caught a pass from Y.A. Tittle.
Twint:    As a middle infielder, he was not a great home run hitter, with 126 over his fourteen-year career.
Twint:    He did, however, manage to hit home runs off Hall of Famers Robin Roberts, Warren Spahn, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax.
FCR -    Harvey Judkowitz, Miami, FL
Incorrect answers:  Dick Williams, Monte Irvin, Sparky Anderson

Q.         Who holds the modern era record for retiring the most consecutive batters faced in his major league debut?
Hint:     He was originally drafted out of high school in the 43rd round by the Cardinals.
Hint:     He chose instead to attend college, later becoming the University of Missouri’s first ever first-round pick.
Twint:    Although very intelligent and only once-in-a-while angry, he’s neither “Smart” nor “Mad”.
A.         MAX SCHERZER (13 BF 29-Apr-2008 v HOU; 2003 drafted by STL; 2006 by ARZ, out of Mizzou’; Neither Mad Max nor Maxwell Smart)
FCR -    Steven Coleman, Belleville, IL
Incorrect answers:  Pete Reichert, Rick Henninger, Mike Boddicker

Q.         Which pitcher holds the Florida Marlins franchise record for the most strikeouts in the postseason?
Hint:     In his first two postseason years, not only did he get rings, he won an NLCS MVP and a World Series MVP.
Hint:     He was awarded Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News and USA Today.
Twint:    He was the only Manatee ever to achieve even one of these awards.
A.         JOSH BECKETT (47 Ks, Livan Hernandez 2nd with 26; 2003 WS MVP/2007 ALCS MVP; Minor League POY 2001 BA, TSN and USA)
FCR -    Mark DeLodovico, Rockville, MD
Incorrect answers:  Kevin Brown, Livan Hernandez, Orlando Hernandez, A.J. Burnett, Dontrelle Willis, Alex Fernandez, Brad Penny

Q.         What former Blue Devil was the most recent San Francisco Giants pitcher to win as many as 24 games in a season?
Hint:     His total would have topped the majors were it not for a certain knuckleballer.
Hint:     His performance earned him Cy Young Award and MVP consideration, but he won neither and was out of baseball two years later.
Twint:    His downslide into a swimming pool coincided with his career downslide.
A.         RON BRYANT (24W 1973, Davis Senior High School Blue Devils; Wilbur Wood also 24W 1973-74;  A gash while taking a slide into a pool led to his poor post 1973 league leading season)
FCR -    Richard Tharp, Gaithersburg, MD
Incorrect answers:  Billy Swift, Jack Sanford

Q.         What pitcher surrendered the first All-Star game home run hit by a National Leaguer?
Hint:     He was nicknamed after America’s first administrator of the draft lottery.
Hint:     He was stationed in Siberia twice during World War I.
Twint:    He was the last Washington Senators pitcher to lead the league in wins for consecutive years.
FCR -    John Michael Pierobon, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Incorrect answers:  Grover Cleveland Alexander, Bill Hallahan, Lefty Gomez, Urban Shocker

Q.         Who was the first African American to play a professional game in the Boston Red Sox organization?
Hint:     Given the racially charged atmosphere of the team, it should be no surprise that he batted .400 and was named “Camp Rookie of the Year” during spring training of the year and made it to the Bigs, but not until the end of July that year.
Hint:     Not that they couldn’t have used him—they were in last place.
Hint:     With him on the team, they managed to climb to third by the end of the season.
Hint:     In his last year in the majors, he would hit a home run that made him the last pitcher to get homers in both leagues prior to CC Sabathia’ s accomplishment in 2008.
Twint:    He is the all-time career batting leader for home runs hit by pitchers in the post-expansion era.
A.         EARL WILSON (Signed and played in the minors in 1953, Elijah “Pumpsie” Green wasn’t signed until 1956*; SABR BIO indicates that GM Manager Bucky Harris might have brought Wilson up, but owner Tom Yawkey, not exactly a model of liberalism, was convinced by Pinky Higgins to keep Wilson in the minors; his 1 HR with the Padres.)
            *Walt Cherniak of Dayton, Maryland, first among equals, pointed out to us that Wilson was preceded by several years under the Red Sox aegis by Piper Davis who signed with them in 1950.  Wilson, however, aligns correctly with all the remaining hints.
FCR -    Steve Basford, Dublin, OH
Incorrect answers:  Pumpsie Green, Reggie Smith, Willie Tasby, Piper Davis

WEEKLY THEME – Pitchers who lead the league in wins, but failed to get even a single shutout (20 W min.)

Pitcher           Year     W        L      ShO
Bryant            1973      24    12       0
Zito                2002      23      5       0

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Dave Washburn, Marietta, GA (after Gullickson Q.)

Incorrect theme guesses:

Monday   -  NYY career wins leaders
               -  Yankees' late 90's dynasty
               -  Left handers who won a World Series with the Yankees

Tuesday   -  Yankees left handed pitchers to win 20 games
               -  Pitchers who have had 20-win seasons with the Yankees
               -  Postseason with 2 teams and WS win with the Yankees
               -  Hurlers traded the year after they won the Cy Young Award
               -  Pitchers who won their 200th game after 2000 who pitched for the Yankees

Wed.       -  Pitchers who the Yankees have signed as free agents
               -  Pitchers who won their 200th game after 2000 who pitched for the Yankees
               -  Cy Young and WS winners who have pitched for both the Mets and the Yankees
               -  Pitchers who won 20 games in a season after leaving the Expos
               -  Pitchers who won 20 games but not a Cy Young

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 3-9, 2014 Teams with 100 victories but no postseason

Q.         What season began the Cubs’ current fruitless run of no World Series championship?
Hint:     It was player/manager Frank Chance’s first full season as skipper where the team didn’t at least go to the World Series.
Hint:     The ERA for the entire pitching staff that year was a microscopic 1.74, second best all-time in modern day play.
Hint:     The record, BTW, was set by them, two years earlier.
Twint:    Only two players on the team hit more than two home runs that year.
A.         1909 CHICAGO CUBS (Last WS championship W:  1908; 1907 ERA 1,73; 4 HR ea:  Frank Schulte, Joe Tinker)
FCR -    Morris Buenemann, Florissant, MO
Incorrect answers:  1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915

Q.         Playing on which team did Maury Wills set the single-season plate appearances record that would stand for over a decade?
Hint:     They also had the first ever Cy Young Award winner from a team in their time zone.
Twint:    Wills also broke Ty Cobb’s single-season, modern era stolen base record that year.
A.         1962 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (759 PA, broken by Pete Rose in 1974; CYA Don Drysdale, Pacific Time Zone; 104 SB to Cobb’s 96 in 1915)
FCR -    Douglas Sher, Charleston, SC
Incorrect answers:  Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos

Q.         No team that Casey Stengel managed, ever won as many games as his 1962 Mets lost.  Which team came closest?
Hint:     A rookie pitcher won twenty games for them to lead the team that year.
Hint:     In his seven additional seasons in the majors, that young pitcher would never again come close to that performance.
Twint:    They were the first Yankee team to have a league MVP without winning the pennant.
A.         1954 NEW YORK YANKEES (1962 NYM lost 120, 1954 NYY won 103; Bob Grim, 20-6; MVP: Yogi Berra)
FCR -    Steve Schwartz, Chico, CA
Incorrect answers:  1952 NYY, 1953 NYY, 1956 NYY, 1858 NYY, 1961 NYY, 1962 NYY

Q.         Which of manager Dusty Baker’s twenty teams won the most games?
Hint:     A home run by Mike Piazza on the final day of the regular season took the wind out of their sails.
Hint:     Two members of that team have become successful major league managers.
Hint:     Another has become one of the most respected pitching coaches.
Twint:    It was the last year before the advent of the Wild Card.
Twint:    It was Baker’s first year as a manager.
A.         1993 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (103 W; Mgrs. Matt Williams, Bud Black;  Pitching coach Dave Righetti; Wild card put in place in 1994, first implemented in 1995)
FCR -    Morris Buenemann, Florissant, MO
Incorrect answers:  1991 SFG, 2001 SFG, 2003 SFG, Frank Robinson, Tony LaRussa

Q.         What team finished only three games behind the Yankees, yet the only league leader they had in ANY offensive category was in Fewest At-bats per Strikeouts?
Hint:     The four pitchers in their starting rotation averaged nineteen wins apiece.
Hint:     Their staff leader took home the Cy Young Award, the sixth time this franchise had boasted that honor.
Twint:    Their manager and two of their players would end up in the Hall of Fame.
A.         1980 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (Rich Dauer 29.3 AB/K; Pitchers’ Ws:  Stone 25, McGregor 20, Flanagan 16, Palmer16; HOF’ers:  Mgr. Earl Weaver, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer)
FCR -    Charlie Vascellaro, Baltimore, MD
Incorrect answers:  1953 CLE

Q.         What team’s leading hitter had an average that was more than 70 points higher than any he’d had before and any he would have later in his seventeen-year major league career?
Hint:     The highest previous average for a year belonged to Ted Williams.
Hint:     Some credited the diluted talent because of the league that year, but that doesn’t explain why most other players didn’t experience similar performance spikes.
Hint:     Their pitching staff had three in the top six in the league in wins.
Hint:     The team had made two dramatic, historic trades in the prior two years with the team closest to it geographically.
Twint:    No team in the history of their franchise had won more game at that point.
A.         1961 DETROIT TIGERS (Norm Cash .361 [Williams hit .388 in 1958.]; Winning pitchersFrank Lary 23, Jim Bunning 17 & Don Mossi 15; Trade with the Indians. Harvey Kuenn for Rocky Colavito after the 1959 season.  Manager Jimmy Dykes for Joe Gordon during the 1960 season.; 101-61)
FCR -    Andrew Milner, Bryn Mawr, PA
Incorrect answers:  1978 BOS

Q.         What team traded an All-Star catcher, an All-Star shortstop to the Pirates in exchange for shortstop who would make it to the Hall of Fame?
Hint:     Among their eight starting position players were four future Hall of Famers.
Hint:     Three of the remaining four finished in the top ten of MVP voting for that season.
Hint:     The eighth starter would play on four future All-Star teams and receive MVP votes in six of his eighteen major league seasons.
Twint:    Their Hall of Fame manager had managed and played in each of the three previous seasons, but sat himself down this year.
A.         1942 BROOKLYN DODGERS (BRO traded Pete Coscarart (SS) and Babe Phelps (C) to PIT for Arky Vaughan.  BRO HoFers: Billy Herman, Pee Wee Reese, Joe Medwick and Vaughn, Mickey Owen, Pete Reiser & Dolph Camilli received MVP votes that year; 8th player was Dixie Walker; Mgr. Leo Durocher)
FCR -    Richard Tharp, Gaithersburg, MD
Incorrect answers:  1940 BRO, 1928 WSH

Q.         On which team did Baby Doll, Hooks, Pug and Razor all play?
Hint:     Two teammates of theirs would later square off as managers of the 1st and 2nd place teams in one of the American League’s closest races ever.
Hint:     Another teammate would go to eject more players from World Series games than any other umpire.
Twint:    The manager and two outfielders were also Cooperstown-bound.
FCR -    Steve Bonfield, Calgary, AB
Incorrect answers:  1922 SLB, 1927 SLB

WEEKLY THEME – Teams with 100 or more wins in a season and no postseason games played.

Team                              Year     Wins      Winner  Wins
Chicago Cubs                 1909     104        PIT       110
Detroit Tigers                  1915     100        BOS     101
Brooklyn Dodgers          1942     104        STL      106
New York Yankees          1954     103        CLE      111
Detroit Tigers                  1961     101        NYY     109
Los Angeles Dodgers     1962     102        SFN      103
Baltimore Orioles            1980     100        NYA     103
San Francisco Giants      1993     103        ATL      104

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Robert Workman, Ashburn, VA

Incorrect theme guess:  The theme must be years the sum of whose digits is a prime number. 1+9+0+9=19

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