Monday, March 7, 2016

February 29-March 6, 2016 Players who had 400 career 0-4 or 0-5 games

Q.        Who has played the most career games for the St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles franchise?
Hint:     They were not all consecutive.
Hint:     He is the only player to have a single-season WAR of 10 or greater for the franchise.
A.         CAL RIPKEN
- 3,001 games played
- "Only" 2,632 were played consecutively
- 10.0 WAR in 1984 and 11.5 in 1991
FCR - Joe Dimino, Purceville, VA
Incorrect responses:  George Sisler, Lou Gehrig, Brooks Robinson

Q.        Before Mike Schmidt in 1977, who was the last third baseman to win back-to-back Gold Glove Awards?
Hint:     He led the league in games played for four consecutive seasons.
Hint:     In the fourth of those he played 163 games and won the league MVP Award.
Hint:     Mickey Mantle was the only other player to receive a first place MVP vote that year.
- GG 1960-75
- led AL in G 1961-64
- 163 G in 1964, AL MVP
- 18 1st place MVP votes, 2 votes for Mantle
FCR - Samuel Olken, Chicago, IL

Q.        Who is the only player to win the Rookie of the Year Award while playing 100 games as DH?
Hint:     He finished second in the MVP voting for two consecutive years.
Hint:     Each time he lost to a shortstop, one of them his teammate.
Hint:     He finished in the top four in MVP voting four more times but never won.
Hint:     He is one of only two AL Rookie of the Year Award winners to hit 500 home runs.
- 111 G @ DH in 1977
- finished 2nd in MVP voting in 1982 behind Robin Yount, 1983 behind Cal Ripken Jr.
- also finished 5th in 1981, 4th in 1984, 5th in 1985 and 5th in 1990
- Mark McGwire the only other AL ROY w- 500 HR
FCR - Alex Remington, Washington, DC
Incorrect responses:  Edgar Martinez, Frank Thomas, Mark McGwire, Joe Charboneau

Q.        Who is the only batter to make 10,000 outs in his career?
Hint:     He led the league in games played at age 41.
Hint:     In one year he was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, Sporting News Man of the Year and World Series MVP.
Hint:     He was the last playing manager in major league history but not the last manager to have been a player/manager.
A.         PETE ROSE
- 10,328 outs
- led NL w- 162 G in 1982
- player/manager 1984-86, retired in 1989; Joe Torre (p/m in 1977) retired in 2010
FCR - Mike Emeigh (via Facebook)
Incorrect responses:  Frank Robinson

Q.        After Tommie Agee (1966 AL, 1970 NL), who was the next outfielder to win a Gold Glove Award in both leagues?
Hint:     He played first base in his rookie year, again five years later and finally 15 years after that, in 1993.
Hint:     He is the only member of the 3,000 hits club who did not collect at least 1,500 hits for one team.
Hint:     In 1992 he became the first player to collect 100 RBI in a season after his 40th birthday.
- 1979-80 NL GG, 1982-85, 87 AL GG
- 1,300 H for NYA, 1,134 for SDN, 263 for CAL, 222 for MIN, 169 for TOR, 22 for CLE
- 108 RBI for 1992 TOR @ age 40
FCR - Mark Mapes, Madison, WI
Incorrect responses:  Rafael Palmeiro

Q.        Who was the only Braves outfielder to win a Gold Glove Award before the team moved to Atlanta?
Hint:     He led the league in doubles, home runs and RBI four times each.
Hint:     He received MVP votes in 19 consecutive seasons.
Hint:     He was removed for a PR in his 3,000th career game.
A.         HANK AARON
- GG 1958-60
- led in 2B 1955-56, 61, 65; HR 1957, 63, 66-67; RBI 1957, 60, 63, 66
- MVP votes every year from 1955-73
- Removed for PR Rowland Office 29-May-1974
FCR - Bill Deane, Cooperstown, NY
Incorrect responses: 

Q.        Who has the most career hits among those who never had 200 in a season?
Hint:     His first job in baseball was as a 7-year-old batboy for the White Eagles.
Hint:     He went on to play for the team as a 14-year-old.
Hint:     He tried out for the Braves as a high schooler, striking out all 9 batters he faced.
Hint:     Cesar Tovar robbed him of unanimity.
- max 191 H in 1962
- batboy for Southampton White Eagles semi-pro team founded by his father
- 19 1st place MVP votes in 1967, Tovar received the 20th vote
FCR - Mark Kanter, Portsmouth, RI
Incorrect responses:  Bert Campaneris

THEME FOR THE WEEK - Players who had 400 career 0-4 or 0-5 games

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme - No one.

Incorrect theme guesses:

Monday           - MVPs who won the home run derby

Tuesday - Orioles who won a Gold Glove Award
All-Star third basemen for the Browns/Orioles franchise
Most career games played only for one team
Orioles third basemen

Wednesday - Orioles in the 3,000 hit club
    Orioles players who won ROY and are in HOF
    Browns/Orioles career WAR leaders
    Orioles who played in 162 games in a season
    Orioles who...
    Baltimore Orioles HOF position players
    Orioles/Browns in the HOF
    Greatest Orioles of all time
    Players with the most games for the Orioles
    Players with the most hits for the Orioles
    Browns/Orioles career leaders in:
    Players who went into the Hall as Browns/Orioles

Thursday -Players with the most seasons of 150+ games played
    Players in the tops 10 for career outs made
    20-year players
    Hall of Famers who...
    Hall of Famers who won a World Series as an Oriole
    Players in the Orioles Hall of Fame

Friday - 250 hits after age 40
    Top 10 career games played leaders
    Players who got their 3,000th hit after age 40

Saturday - Hit into the most double plays
    Players who received multiple MVP votes for more than a decade
    Players who received MVP votes for 10 straight years

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