Sunday, August 2, 2015

July 27-August 2, 2015 Fill in the blank

Q.        Karros, Piazza, Mondesi, Nomo & ___________
Twint:  Worth slightly less that all of The Netherlands
A.         Todd Hollandsworth (5th of 5 LAD consecutive ROY's)
FCR -  Tucker Warner, Spottsylvania, PA
Incorrect answers:  Ron Cey, Frank Howard, Mike Scioscia, Mike Marshall, Eric Gagne, Yasiel Puig

Q.        Jenkins, Walker, Gagne, Morneau & ________
Twint:  Eh?
A.         Joey Votto (Canadian-born winners of major awards [CYA, MVP])
FCR -  Ken Auerbach, Bronxville, NY
Incorrect answers:  Jason Bay, Rob Ducey, Tim Harkness, Gary Gaetti, Matt Stairs, Russell Martin, Ryan Dempster, Joe Mauer

Q.        Columbia Park, Shibe Park, Municipal Stadium & _______________
Twint:  A?
A.         Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Home stadiums of the A’s [multiple names may apply])
FCR -  Joe DeSantis, Pleasant Ridge, MI
Incorrect answers:  Royals Stadium, Kaufman Field, Veterans Stadium, The Metrodome, Griffith Stadium, Baker Bowl, Jacobs Field, Citizens Bank Park, Forbes Field, Connie Mack Stadium, Progressive Field, League Park, Fenway Park, Sportsmans Park, The Coliseum

Q.        Lajoie, Seybold, Ruth & _______________
Twint:  Didn't know Puckett or McHale
A.         Roger Maris (Single-season AL HR record holders [Gary Puckett of Union Gap fame and Kevin McHale of Boston Celtic fame were also natives of Hibbing, MN)
FCR -  Jim Turner, Tallahassee, FL
Incorrect answers:  Hank Aaron, Cap Anson, Lou Gehrig, Old Hoss Radbourne

Q.        Aaron, Alexander, Alomar, Alston & _________________
Twint:  Only one from the South in the Hall
A.         Sparky Anderson (First 5 HOFers alphabetically; only HOFer from South Dakota)
FCR -  Danny Nelson, Chicago, IL
Incorrect answers:  Cap Anson, Brad Ausmus, Luke Appling, Earl Averill, Ruben Amaro, Luis Aparicio, Bob Aspromonte, Joe Adcock, Richie Ashburn

Q.        Cy Young, Bob Feller, Sandy Koufax & ____________
Twint:  Not as old as Cy Young, but nearly
A.         Nolan Ryan (Pitchers with 3 no-hitters)
FCR -  Dan Silverberg, Aventura, FL
Incorrect answers:  Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Steve Carlton, Walter Johnson, Bob Gibson, Clayton Kershaw, Jim Palmer, Jim Maloney

Q.        Combs, Koenig, Gehrig, Ruth, Meusel, Lazzeri, Dugan & ____________
Twint:  Toughest cell-block
A.         Collins (Pat Collins, 8th position player for the 1927 Yankees, at least in G 1 of the WS that year)
FCR -  Ken Bell, Miami, FL
Incorrect answers:  Benny Bengough, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Frankie Crosetti, Johnny Grabowsi, Leo Durocher

Q.        What diminutive hurler still holds the career record for strikeouts for the Chicago White Sox franchise?
Hint:     He is the only pitcher with an ERA under 2.00 in any season of the 1950’s.
Hint:      Only he won The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year award twice in the American League in the 1950's.
Hint:     He had a home record of 13-0 for the Giants the first year they won a pennant on the west coast.
Hint:     His game-six victory in the World Series that year was the last one for that franchise for the next 40 years.
Hint:     He faced Mickey Mantle more than any other pitcher.
Hint:     He surrendered the 50th home run hit in Mantle’s triple-crown season.
Hint:     He beat the St. Louis Browns in the final game before their move to Baltimore.
Twint:  He also tops the White Sox franchise’s list in many modern pitching metrics:  Base-Out Runs Saved, Win Probability Added, Situational Runs Saved and Base-Out Wins Saved.
- 1,796 K’s; 1.97 ERA in 1955 [among qualifiers];
- TSN POY 1956, 57;
- WS G 6 15-Oct-1962 next WS win 19-Oct-2002;
- Mantle had 221 PA against him;
- 50th HR 18-Sep-1956; Browns’ L 27-Sep-1953 [their 100th L of the year;
- Esoteric, auxiliary stats:
FCR -  Frank Workman, Lake Forest Park, WA
Incorrect answers:  Jack Sanford, Stu Miller, Bobby Shantz, Early Wynn

Q.        1903, 1969, 1995 & ___________
Twint:  Let’s play two (seasons)
A.         2012 (Years of MLB postseason innovation)
FCR -  John Michael Pierobon, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Incorrect answers:  2001

Q.        Atlantics, Grays, Grooms, Bridegrooms & ___________
Twint:  Traffic aplenty
A.         Superbas (Original nicknames of the franchise that is today the Los Angeles Dodgers; Robins followed Superbas)
FCR -  Joe Matocha, Meriden, CT
Incorrect answers:  Monarchs, Dodgers, Robins, Trolley Dodgers, Giants

Q:        D.C., Shea, Anaheim & ___________________
Hint:     It’s not there any more
A.         Astrodome (First four expansion teams’ stadiums to host the major league All-Star Game)
FCR -  Andrew Milner, Bryn Mawr, PA
Incorrect answers:  Colt Stadium, Jack Murphy Stadium, Fulton County, Busch Stadium, Riverfront Stadium, Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, Sicks Stadium, Jarry Park, Metropolitan Stadium, Miller Park, Target Field

Q.        Jim, Tom, Joe, Frank & ____________
Twint:  Gravity was so terminal, he didn't make it to the terminal
A.         Ed (Delahanty with his 4 MLB brothers)
FCR -  Kenny Fink, The Villages, FL
Incorrect answers:  Barney, Yaz, Ken, Jeff, Dom

Q.        Morgan, William, Ford & ________
Twint:  Unlikely that the list will be expanded
A.         Warren (National League presidents in the Hall of Fame)
FCR -  Neil Cohen, Brooklyn, NY
Incorrect answers:  Bowie, Bud

Q.        1, 2, 3, ___________, 5
Twint:    Appling, Kiner, Molitor, Cronin
A.         4
FCR -  Mark Blessing, Ft. Wayne, IN

WEEKLY THEME – Fill in the blank

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Jack Sullivan, Louisville, KY

Incorrect theme guesses:

Monday   -  Rookie of Year Winners to be out of baseball within 6 years

Thursday  -  Answers from this year’s SABR convention trivia contest

Questions archived here:  http://horsehidetriviA.

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