Sunday, September 13, 2015

September 7-13, 2015 Players on the Oakland A's team for their 5 consecutive Division Championships 1971-75

Q.         Which Hall of Famer is the only non-pitcher to win the World Series MVP twice?
Hint:     In every season of his 21-year major league career that he played a full schedule, he struck out 100 times.
Hint:     He is the last Baltimore Oriole to lead the American League in slugging percentage.
Twint:    He received exactly one (1) first-place vote to prevent Robin Yount from being a unanimous choice as the 1982 AL MVP.
-  WS MVP’s 1973, ‘77
100+ K’s 1967-97, minus only 1967, 81 & 87
-  1976 SLG .502
FCR -    Mike Massaroli, Staten Island, NY
Incorrect answers:  Brooks Robinson, Cal Ripken, Boog Powell, Eddie Murray

Q.         Which Hall of Famer posted the lowest ERA in his Cy Young award-winning season?
Hint:     He led his Upland, California American Legion team to the 1964 U.S. national title.
Hint:     He once pitched the last 22% of a no-hitter.  67% of that was strikeouts.  Still no save.
Twint:    Answering a player salary question, A’s owner Charlie Finley said, "(X) not only got a substantial increase in salary, but his 1973 contract also includes a year's supply of the very best mustache wax available."
-  No-hitter:  28-Sep-1975, pitched the 8th & 9th following teammates Vida Blue (5 IP, Win), Glenn Abbott (1 IP) and Paul Lindblad (1 IP)
FCR -    Judah Kaplan, Teaneck, NJ
Incorrect answers:  Dennis Eckersley, Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, Jim Palmer, Orel Hershiser, Tom Seaver, Rich Gossage, Dean Chance, Wilbur Wood

Q.         What Cardinal had a 1.35 ERA in two World Series starts one fall but lost out to his batterymate Darrell Porter for series MVP honors?
Hint:     He was double-unique until Luis debuted in 1995.
Hint:     Most people agree he was truly unique.
Hint:     He comes from the world’s most prolific city for producing major leaguers.
Hint:     The year he led National League pitchers in victories, he was named Comeback Player of the Year.
Hint:     He started and finished his major league career with the Astros.
Twint:    He was ejected from a World Series game by the umpire, who, in that same Series, made one of the worst umpiring calls ever.
Twint:    The most famous quote that is widely attributed to him is, “There is one word in America that says it all, and that word is, 'You never know. '”
1982 WS
-  20 W in 1984
-  Ejected from G 7 1985
FCR -    Timothy Kearns, Washington, DC
Incorrect answers:  Rick Reuschel

Q.         Who is the only catcher to lead the American League and the National League in bases-on-balls?
Hint:     He was tied with Babe Ruth for most bases-on-balls received in a single World Series until they both gave way to Barry Bonds’s 13 in 2002.
Twint:    He was the first bench coach in the history of the Toronto Blue Jays.
A.         GENE TENACE
-  Led AL in BB in 1974 w/110 for OAK; Led NL in 1977 w/125 for the SDP
-  Ruth had 11 BB’s in the 1926 WS, Tenace had 11 BB’s in the 1973 WS
-  Bench coach for mgr. Cito Gaston of TOR 1992-95
FCR -    Wayne Patterson, Washington, DC
Incorrect answers:  Bob Boone, Darrell Porter, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Simmons, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza,

Q.         Which 20th-century player had the fewest hits in the year he led the league in that offensive category (full seasons only)?
Hint:     As a 47-year-old, he collected seventeen stolen bases in the 1989-90 Senior Professional Baseball League season.
Hint:     He is the first player who later became an All-Star who homered twice in his debut game in the majors.
Twint:    Before Greg Harris did it in 1995, he had been the last one to pitch with each hand in a professional game
Twint:    He was not afraid of the products of the Acme company.
-  177 H in 1968
-  Debut 23-Jul-1964
-  Nickname “Roadrunner”
FCR -    Mike McCroskey, Sugarland, TX
Incorrect answers:  Carl Yastrzemski, Charlie Hollacher, Al Oliver, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, Bob Nieman

Q.         Who was the first member of the Oakland A’s to win a Gold Glove?
Hint:     He hit the first home run in the Kingdome.
Hint:     He became a real estate agent in Baker City, OR after retiring from baseball.
Hint:     It’s ironic that he ended up in real estate because the area where he was born was the hardest hit area of the Great Recession.
Twint:    He led the American League in hits in in 1972 and in doubles in 1974.
A.         JOE RUDI
-  GG’s 1974, 75, 76
-  Kingdome HR 06-Apr-1977 off Diego Segui
-  Born in Modesto, CA
-  181 H in 1972; 39 2b in 1974
FCR -    Frank Workman, Lake Forest Park, WA
Incorrect answers:  Bill North, Dick Green, Carney Lansford, Sal Bando, Rick Monday

Q.         After Brooks Robinson, who was the next third baseman to amass 200 career home runs?
Hint:     No American Leaguer has ever led the league in doubles in a full season with fewer than he did.
Hint:     His brother homered in the championship game of the college World Series.
Hint:     His son was an eight-year college head baseball coach of a D-1 university in North Carolina.
Twint:    When he finally agreed to grow a moustache to comply with his team owner’s wishes, it only took him a couple of hours.
A.         SAL BANDO
-  242 career HR’s; Hit his 200th off Dyar Miller 07-Jun-1977; Brooks Robinson’s 200th
-  Hit 32 2b in 1973, as did Pedro Garcia
-  Brother Chris
-  Son Sal, Jr., coached at High Point University
FCR -    Bill Deane, Cooperstown, NY
Incorrect answers:  Evan Longoria, George Brett, Graig Nettles, Bill Melton, Brian Roberts, Jim Fregosi

Q.         Who is the only MVP of a minor league from a franchise representing the city of York?
Hint:     He was called “The Little Roberto Clemente” and in fact played in three games with Clemente.
Hint:     He played with Jeter in six games.
Hint:     His brother and cousin made it to the majors, but they never played in a game with him in “the show”.
Hint:     His nickname was “adorable”.
Twint:    His contribution was a major factor in bringing a World Series championship to California franchise on which Sandy Koufax did not play.
Twint:    He was arrested 20 years after his playing days for dealing controlled substances.
-  1969 MVP for the York Pirates of the Eastern League
-  Brother of Pepe Mangual and cousin of Coco Laboy.
-  Nickname “Cuqui” translates to “cute” or “adorable”
-  He hit the game-winning pinch-single in the 9th inning of Game 4 of the 1972 World Series.
-  Arrested in 1997 for dealing cocaine and heroin; conviction not found
FCR -    Paul Goodson, Cheyenne, WY
Incorrect answers:  Danny Tartabull, Gene Clines

WEEKLY THEME – Players on the Oakland A's teams for their five straight Division Championship seasons:  1971-75

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Judah Kaplan, Teaneck, NJ

Incorrect theme guesses:

Monday   -  Players or HOFers who have had their numbers retired by 2 teams
               -  Players or HOFers who went to college on non-baseball scholarships

Tuesday   -  Hall of Famers whose uniform number is retired by two teams
               -  Oakland A's WS MVPs

Wed        -  World Series MVPs who started their MLB career with Oakland
               -  Athletics World Series MVPs

Thursday -  Members of 1974 champion Oakland A's who received MVP votes in 1975
               -  Guys who started on all 3 A's championship teams of that era

Friday      -  Athletics associated with the 1975 All-Star team
               -  Starting lineup for the first Oakland A's World Series game

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1 comment:

  1. I went to this place in first time with my husband on Tuesday night after work. The inside of LA event venues was quit big and had enough seats to sit and nice bar area. We had a few things, along with drinks and it was all good!