Sunday, June 24, 2012
June 18-24, 2012 All-Star lefties who have pitched for the Rangers and Phillies
Q. Who is the best starter in the majors without a victory this season?
Hint: He was good enough last year to finish 3rd in the Cy Young Award voting.
Twint: He won a Cy Young Award in the other league, but that seems so long ago.
A. Cliff Lee (0-3 as of Monday; CYA 2008)
FCR - Michael Berry, Culver City, CA
Q. Who is the oldest major leaguer to get a run-batted-in?
Hint: He’s also the oldest to get two such.
Twint: He’s playing in the Orioles’ minor league system right now and doing OK.
A. Jamie Moyer (RBIs 16-May-2012; 1-1 w/1.50 ERA)
FCR - J.R. Richardson, Clarksville, MD
Q. Whose intro music was from the three-chord recording hit of the group The Troggs?
Hint: It was not at his request.
Hint: A single pitch led to his trade for Jeff Juden and Doug Jones.
Hint: He is currently a charismatic studio analyst for the MLB Network.
Twint: He and the city of Philadelphia have kissed and made up (mostly).
FCR - Bob Newton, Bethesda, MD
Q. Who was the first relief pitcher to win the American League Cy Young Award?
Hint: He authored a very successful non-fiction book about a championship season.
Hint: He has kept his facial hair style long after it passed from favor in professional baseball.
Twint: He is the manager of the Patriots.
FCR - Arieh Siegal, Austin
Q. Once the Fall Classic was underway, who was guaranteed a World Series championship ring in 2011, no matter which team prevailed?
Hint: He was once ejected from a game for arguing after he was asked to remove his earring.
Hint: His 20-year career in the majors might have been 21 had he not missed a full season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Twint: It might also have only lasted 12 seasons without the surgery.
A. Arthur Rhodes (Played for both the Cards and Rangers in 2011; Earring ejection 25‑Aug‑2001; Missed 2007 recovering from surgery)
FCR - Kevin Johnson, Broken Arrow, OK
Q. Who was the first pitcher to appear in all seven games of a World Series?
Hint: As a batter, he collected exactly one hit for five consecutive seasons.
Twint: He is the author of the famous quote, "There isn't enough mustard in the world to cover that hotdog!"
FCR - Bill Carle, Lee’s Summit, MO
Q. Whose team won the World Series despite his ERA in that Series of 40.50?
Hint: The next season, he became the first 20th century player to collect a hit in the World Series after having no hits during that regular season.
Twint: He was the last of the 1963 Colt 45’s to pitch in the majors.
FCR - Randall Chandler, Germantown, TN
WEEKLY THEME – All-Star lefties who have pitched for the Rangers and Phillies
Pitcher Rangers Phillies
Lyle 1979-80 1980-82
Williams 1986-88 1991-93
First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Arieh Siegal, Austin (after the Williams question)
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