Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 3-9, 2013 Hall of Famers who attended high school in the East Bay

Q.         Pops
A.         Willie Stargell
FCR -    Rick Zucker, St. Louis, MO

Q.         Eck
A.         Dennis Eckersley
FCR -    John Van Cleve, New York, NY

Q.         Hoop
A.         Harry Hooper
FCR -    Dave Raglin, McLean, VA

Q.         Bear
Twint:    He is credited with quintupling the salaries of major league umpires.
Twint:    When he attended law school at Villanova, he helped defray his expenses by coaching the freshman football team.
Twint:    He overplayed his hand when major league baseball accepted his mass resignation offer.
Twint:    He was the Executive Director of the National Association of Basketball Referees (NABR).
Twint:    He left NABR to head the Major League Umpires Association in 1978.
FCR -    David Krassin, New York, NY

Q.         Man of steal
A.         Rickey Henderson
FCR -    Alan Work, White Plains, NY

Q.         Chick
A.         Chick Hafey
FCR -    Frank Workman, Lake Forest Park, WA

Q.         Goofy
A.         Lefty Gomez
FCR -    Michael Frank, New York, NY

Q.         Little Joe
A.         Joe Morgan
FCR -    John Burbridge, Elon, NC

Q.         Bocci
A.         Ernie Lombardi
FCR -    Blake Sherry, Dublin, OH

Q.         Pencils
A.         Frank Robinson
FCR -    Mark DeLodovico, Rockville, MD

WEEKLY THEME – Hall of Famers who attended high school in the East Bay.

Eckersley     Washington Union HS     Fremont
Gomez         Richmond HS                 Richmond
Hafey           Berkeley HS                   Berkeley
Henderson    Technical HS                  Oakland
Hooper         St. Mary’s HS                 Moraga
Lombardi      McClymonds HS             Oakland
Morgan        Castlemont HS               Oakland
Robinson     McClymonds HS             Oakland
Stargell        Encinal HS                     Alameda

Randy Johnson will no doubt be eligible join this list in 2015.  He attended Livermore HS.

First Correct Respondent to Identify ThemeJoe Merrill, Brunswick, ME (after the Hooper Q.)

Horsehide Trivia blog has the questions and answers from this week as well as from previous weeks:

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