Sunday, July 21, 2013
July 15-21, 2013 Horsehide Trivia answers from selected weeks in 2008
Q. What links the following players?
Twint: It’s often done in the Winter Olympic Games.
A. Orioles who wore uniform number 8 before 1981 (Figure 8)
Player Year (s)
Pyburn 1955, 56, 57
Stephens 1960, 1961
Throneberry 1961, 62
Etchebarren 1962, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
Skaggs 1977, 78, 79, 80
FCR - Mike Spatz, Ellicott City, MD
Q. What is the common theme among the following players?
Twint: Before, during and after
A. World Series MVP winners in uniform for the 1993 World Series
Podres 1955 WS MVP for Brooklyn Phillies pitching coach
Molitor 1993 WS MVP for Toronto Blue Jays 3b/DH
Morris 1991 WS MVP for Minnesota Blue Jays SP
Schilling 2001 WS MVP for Arizona Phillies SP
Stewart 1989 WS MVP for Oakland Blue Jays SP
Tenace 1972 WS MVP for Oakland Blue Jays Bench coach
Borders 1992 WS MVP for Toronto Blue Jays C
FCR - Mark Hayne, Dumfries, VA
Q. What is the common theme of the following players?
Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown
Twint: Who’s your daddy?
A. Hall of Famers born in Indiana
Brown Nyesville, IN
Carey Terre Haute, IN
Herman New Albany, IN
Klein Indianapolis, IN
Rice Morocco, IN
Roush Oakland City, IN
Rusie Mooresville, IN
Thompson Danville, IN
N.B. Oscar Charleston & Ford Frick were also born in the Hoosier State, but were not able to be included here.
FCR - John Rickert, Terre Haute, IN
Q. What common theme connects the following players?
Twint: It’s now been more than a generation.
A. The batters who were the first to play as DH for each American League team
Andrews White Sox 07‑Apr-1973
Blomberg Yankees 06‑Apr‑1973
O. Brown Brewers 06‑Apr‑1973
G. Brown Tigers 07‑Apr‑1973
Carty Rangers 07‑Apr-1973
Cepeda Red Sox 06‑Apr‑1973
Crowley Orioles 06‑Apr‑1973
Ellis Indians 07‑Apr‑1973
Kirkpatrick Royals 06‑Apr‑1973
McCraw Angels 06‑Apr‑1973
North A’s 06‑Apr‑1973
Oliva Twins 06‑Apr‑1973
FCR - Chuck Durante, Dover, DE
Q. What is common to all those in this list?
Twint: They blossom where planted.
A. Players who were All-Stars for their teams before and after those franchises moved cities
Aaron (MLW 1955-65; ATL 1966-73)
Finigan (PHA 1954; KCA 1955)
Gilliam (BKN 1956; LAD 1959)
Hernandez (MON 2004; WSN 2005)
Hunter (KCA 1966-67; OAK 1970, 72-74)
Killebrew (WSH 1959; MIN 1961, 1963-1971)
Mays (NYG 1954-58; SFG 1959-71)
Pascual (WSH 1959-60; MIN 1961-62, 64)
Spahn (BSN 1947, 49-52; MLW 1953-54, 56-63)
Torre (MLW 1963-65; ATL 1966-67)
FCR - Larry Creeden, Boulder City, NV
Q. What did all these guys do?
Twint: Somebody had to do it.
A. They were the first hits leader for each Major League.
Player Year League Team Hits
McVey 1871 National Association Boston Red Stockings 66
Barnes 1876 National League Chicago White Stockings 138
Carpenter 1882 American Association Cincinnati Red Stockings 120
Dunlap 1884 Union Association St. Louis Maroons 185
Duffy 1890 Players League Chicago Pirates 191
Lajoie 1901 American League Philadelphia Athletics 232
Kauff 1914 Federal League Indianapolis Hoosiers 211
FCR - Bill Deane, Cooperstown, NY
Q. What difficult accomplishment did all these men achieve?
Twint: Positive X X
A. Players who pitched in ten major league seasons without a losing season record
Pitcher Career Years
Chandler 109 - 43 1937-47
Dean 150 - 83 1930, 1932-41, 1947
Foutz 147 - 66 1884-1894
McGinnity 246 - 142 1899-1908
Pettitte 201 - 113 1995-2008
Phillippe 189 - 109 1899-1911
Powell 36 - 23 1995-2005
Ruth 94 - 46 1914-21, 1930, 1933
Shocker 187 - 117 1916-1928
FCR - Joe Ullian, Santa Barbara, CA
Q. What’s so special about this list?
Twint: Why stop now?
A. Pitchers with multiple 20-win seasons, but with fewer than 100 career wins
Altrock (1905-06; 83)
Coveleski (1914-16; 81)
Ferriss (1945-46; 65)
Ford (1910-11 [and 1914 FL]; 99)
Gregg (1911-13; 92)
Owen (1904-06; 82)
Ruth (1916-17; 94)
Hughson (1942, 46; 96)
Williams (1919-20; 82)
FCR - Al Blumkin, Brooklyn, NY
WEEKLY THEME – Horsehide Trivia answers from selected weeks in 2008 (Specifically, the weeks in 2008 where Steve Schwartz of Chico, California was first to guess the theme.)
First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Joe Merrill, Brunswick, ME
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