Sunday, December 23, 2012
December 17-23, 2012 Players with the same names as Supreme Court Chief Justices
Q. Who was the first Orioles pitcher to win 25 games in a season?
Hint: No pitcher had more wins in a season in the 1980s.
Twint: He was a Cubs broadcaster for 20 years.
A. Steve Stone (25-7 in 1980; At the mike for the WGN TV 1983-2000, 03-04)
FCR - Andrew Milner Bryn Mawr PA
Q. Who was the first major league player who had also played in the Little League World Series?
Hint: He got his fourth major league win by inducing Stan Musial to pop out with a pitch he had never thrown before at that level.
Hint: …even though it was his fifth season in the majors.
Twint: He was the next Reds pitcher to earn twenty victories in a season since Ewell Blackwell did it in 1947.
A. Joey Jay (LL in Middletown, CT 1948; 1st W 13-Jun-1958, change-up called by C Del Crandall;
FCR - Larry Creeden, Boulder City, NV
Q. Who is the only reliever in major league history to accumulate 200 innings in relief in a season?
Hint: He made his debut with the Dodgers in the game where Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run.
Twint: He was the first Expo to lead the National League in saves.
FCR - Quentin Wittrock, Minneapolis, MN
Q. Who was the first New York Yankee to hit three triples in a game?
Hint: He led his league in errors at his position several times, but was considered by contemporary observers to have the best glove ever at his position.
Twint: In spite of this high regard, he has as much chance of being elected to the Hall of Fame as does Joe Jackson. Perhaps less.
A. Hal Chase (30-Aug-1906 [They were called the Highlanders in 1906.]; Led in E 1905, 09, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17; He was banned from baseball for chronic bribery.)
FCR - Bob Chan, Oakland, CA
EVE OF DESTRUCTION BONUS
Q. Who holds the record for doubles in a season by a switch-hitter?
Hint: The only time in his entire twelve-year major league career that his team went to the postseason, he was on the DL.
Hint: In college, he went both north and south.
Twint: He was paid $10,000,000 salary in 2012 even though he played only seventeen games.
A. Brian Roberts (56 2b in 2009; 2012 Orioles; Attended the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina)
FCR - Bill Carle, Lee’s Summit, MO
Q. Who was the first player to play twenty seasons in the major leagues, tying Cap Anson for the honor?
Hint: He is still the player with the most career World Series at-bats without striking out.
Twint: He believed the earth was flat and convinced at least one of his teammates of that "fact".
A. Deacon White (1871-1890; 58 AB in 1887 WS, his only postseason year)
FCR - Blake Sherry, Dublin, OH
Q. Who was the only Wyoming native to collect 100 career pitching victories at the time this question was entered into the Horsehide Trivia database?
Hint: He is the only lefty to suffer twenty losses in a season for the Cubs.
Twint: He was the last pitcher to give up a home run at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Twint: He was the first post-WWII Cubs pitcher to earn twenty wins in a season.
A. Dick Ellsworth (b. 22-Mar-1940 in Lusk, WY, Tom Browning, born in Casper since compiled 123 W; 9-20 in 1962, 8-22 in 1966; 22-10 in 1963)
FCR - Fred Worth, Arkadelphia, AR
Q. Who is the director of the Baseball Heritage Museum?
Hint: He is a member of Cleveland Blues Vintage Base Ball Club.
Hint: The year he hit .242 for the Indians, it was twelve points higher than the American League average.
Twint: Although he remained slender throughout his career, he was known as a food connoisseur.
FCR - John Michael Pierobon, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Q. Whose first career hit was a double off Cliff Lee in 2012?
Hint: He will likely not be rooting for Notre Dame on January 6.
Twint: He became the second freshman to lead the University of Alabama baseball team in average.
FCR - Mike McCroskey, Sugar Land, TX
WEEKLY THEME – Players with the same names as Supreme Court Chief Justices
First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Joel Lipman, Wilmington, DE
Horsehide Trivia blog has the questions and answers from this week as well as from previous weeks: http://horsehidetrivia.blogspot.com/
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