Sunday, December 25, 2011

December 19-25, 2011 Major leaguers for the Yankees and Red Sox

This week’s trivia is the repeat of a quiz given yesterday by reader Reverend Gerry Beirne at a SABR regional meeting in New England last month.  We thank him for his willingness to share it.  As a Christmas gift, we will share with you in advance his theme:  "Men who played for both the Red Sox and the Yankees."  With that head-start, you’ll likely not need many  hints.  If you do, check Twitter.

Q.         No Yankee has ever had a higher single season batting average than this former Boston stalwart.
Twint:    He holds a number of other records for both teams.
A.         Babe Ruth (.393 in 1923 [Ironically, Ruth lost the batting title by 10 points that year, to the Tigers’ Harry Heilman.])
First Correct Respondent - Alan Work, White Plains, NY

Q.         Like Tiger Woods, his mother is from Thailand, so why are these two men not called Thai-American?
Twint:    This year he passed Lou Gehrig in career hits.
A.         Johnny Damon (Career hits)
FCR -    Jay Berman, Manhattan Beach, CA

Q.         In 1986, these two teams swapped a black right-handed designated hitter for a black left-handed designated hitter.  Name the players.
Twint:    One had been an MVP and the other ended and as a .293 career batter.
A.         Don Baylor and Mike Easler
FCR -    David Krassin, New York

Q.         One of very few pitchers to win twenty games [in a season] for three different teams, he called Bill Carrigan "the best manager I ever played for."
Twint:    He is more famous for an on-field accident.
A.         Carl Mays (Pete Alexander, Gaylord Perry & Roger Clemens also won 20 for 3)
FCR -    Alain Usereau, Montreal, QC

Q.         One of our former regional speakers, this zany left-handed pitcher wrote A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cooperstown.
Twint:    The Dodgers recruited him when he was fifteen years old, believing he was eighteen.
A.         Mickey McDermott (Funny Thing)
FCR -    Henry Hascup, Lodi, NJ

Q.         Other major leaguers have been born on Christmas Day, perhaps even in a taxicab on the way to the hospital. But this Hall of Famer is the only one traded for Eric Plunk - twice.
Twint:    His career stolen bases are more than the entire Red Sox franchise total - in history!
A.         Rickey Henderson (Further research reveals that his stolen base total merely [sic] surpassed the Red Sox total during his time in the majors before joining the Sox.)
FCR -    Frank DiPrima, Morristown, NJ

Q.         The 1967 "Impossible Dream" pennant would not have happened without this catcher who hit .147 for them that year.
Twint:    He was the first black man to play for the Yankees.
A.         Elston Howard (Howard broke up future teammate Billy Rohr’s no-hit bid with a single in the bottom of the ninth in the first week of the season as the Sawks beat the Yankees on 14‑Apr.  Also, his block of Ken Berry at home plate on Jose Tartabull's throw completed a game-ending double play at Comiskey Park on 27-Aug.)
FCR -    Bill Carle, Lee's Summit, MO

Q.         The Yanks acquired this scrappy third baseman from the Angels in a trade for Bill Castro, well after his days of Fenway adventure.
Twint:    He won the International League Manager of the Year Award in 1991, guiding the Pawtucket Red Sox.
A.         Butch Hobson
FCR -    Arieh Siegal, Austin, TX

Q.         With Boston, he twice lost 20 games (and hit five home runs); with New York he four times won 20 games (and belted 31 round trippers).
Twint:    Several people have been waiting for this answer all week.
A.         Red Ruffing
FCR -    Bill Carle, Lee's Summit, MO

Q.         The brother of a major league infielder, this switch-hitting left-handed pitcher went 62-38 in five Boston campaigns after being 15-15 in his sole season in Gotham.
Twint:    A former saloon owner and a superstitious player, he wouldn't shave on days he pitched.
A.         Jesse Tannehill (Brother Lee)
FCR -    Henry Hascup, Lodi, NJ

Q.         Hard core fans will remember with mixed emotion the Bay State born hurler whose ninth inning wild pitch gave Boston the 1904 pennant, even though he had won more games that season than any other pitcher in modern history.
Twint:    His family name was pronounced the same as if you’d asked a Wisconsin hippie what he wanted on his hamburger.
A.         Jack Chesbro (“Cheese, Bro!”)
FCR -    Arieh Siegal, Austin, TX

Q.         "Frank" had a dismal pitching career with both teams, once giving up thirteen      runs in one inning to the Indians.
Hint:     He is beloved in his home town for his record as a minor league manager there.
Twint:    In the Senior Circuit, he later on won two batting titles (with .398 and .368).
A.         Frank “Lefty” O’Doul (who was of French, not Irish, ancestry; “Indian Massacre” 07‑Jul‑1923; Won 4 PCL titles with the San Francisco Seals 1943-46)
FCR -    Bill Deane, Cooperstown, NY

Q.         He was born in Philadelphia and died in Buffalo.  He never played even a single inning of major league ball, yet no one would deny him his spot in Cooperstown.
Twint:    As a manager in the bigs, he won eight pennants and six World Series.
A.         Joe McCarthy (WS victories:  1932, 36-69, 41, 43 all w/NYA, additional pennants 1929 w/CHC and 1942 w/NYA)
FCR -    John Shiffert, Morrow, GA

Q.         This Boston-born second baseman on the 2004 team, led the league in strike outs, ten times more than his home runs that season.  Name him.
Twint:    He was the first player in National League history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in the same inning.
A.         Mark Bellhorn (1994 K:  177, HR:  17; Switch-hit HRs:  4th inning 29-Aug-2002)
FCR -    Andy Bradley, Washington, DC

Q.         Name the only Red Sox player to win an MVP, lead the league in RBIs, stolen bases and GDIPs.
Hint:     He wore #4.
Twint:    He was grounded by planes.
A.         Jackie Jensen (1958 AL MVP 122 RBI, 1954 22 SB, GIDP 1954, 56, 57; A paralyzing fear of flying had him opt for early retirement as the majors became bi-coastal.)
FCR -    Paul Hirsch, Danville, CA

Q.         He recently turned 71 and some think his stats are Hall of Fame worthy.  (They are certainly comparable to those of some inductees.)
Hint:     He once threw 163 pitches in a World Series game.
Twint:    He began his wind-up almost facing back to second base.
A.         Luis Tiant (b. 23-Nov-1940; WS G 4 15-Oct-1975)
FCR -    Jim McCoy, Melrose, MA

Q.         His .363 batting average led his league by over thirty points.
Twint:    His teammates finished 2nd and 3rd in that same batting race.
A.         John Olerud (1993 AL; Paul Molitor .331, Roberto Alomar .326)
FCR -    Andy Bradley, Washington, DC

Q.         He is one of only two players whose 3000th hit was a homer.
Hint:     He was the first to do so.
Twint:    He famously rode a police horse while celebrating a World Series clinching victory.
A.         Wade Boggs (118th and final career home run came on 07-Aug-1999; WS ride 26‑Oct‑1996)
FCR -    Bill Carle, Lee's Summit, MO

Q.         He no-hit the White Sox and in another game, struck out 17 Senators for the Bosox.
Hint:     He has twice addressed the SABR chapter where this quiz originated.
Twint:    In his major league debut, Billy Martin stole home on him.
A.         Bill Monbouquette (No-hitter 01-Aug-1962; 17K G 12-May-1961; Debut 18-Jul-1958)
FCR -    Al Blumkin, Brooklyn

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Q.         Lou Gehrig broke his record for consecutive games played.
Twint:    He won four World Series championships.
A.         Everett Scott (1,307 G; WS 1915, 16, 18, 23)
FCR -    Kevin LaRose, Federal Way, WA

Q.         Both the Yankees and the Red Sox currently have five minor league franchises, name as many as you can (Gulf League and Dominican Leagues do not count).
Twint:    C’mon!  You know it or you don’t.
A.  -      YANKEES                                     RED SOX
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees    Pawtucket
Trenton Thunder                           Portland Sea Dogs
Tampa Yankees                            Salem Red Sox
Charlesto(w)n River Dogs             Greenville Drive
Staten Island Yankees                  Lowell Spinners
FCR -    Tim Hagerty, Portland, OR

WEEKLY THEME – Selected notable major leaguers who played or managed for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (or their franchise predecessors) as presented to the geographically appropriate, but often loyalty-split Start-Lajoie chapter of SABR last month.

Yankees         Red Sox
Baylor                1983-85           1986-87
Bellhorn              2005                2004-05
Boggs                1993-97           1982-92
Chesbro             1903-09           1909
Damon               2006-09           2002-05
Easler                1986-87           1984-85
Henderson          1985-89           2002
Hobson              1975-80           1982
Howard              1955-67           1967-68
Jensen               1950-52           1954-59, 61
McCarthy            1931-46           1948-50
McDermott         1948-53           1956
Monbouquette    1968                1958-65
O’Doul               1919-20, 22      1923
Olerud                2004                2005
Ruffing               1924-30           1930-46
Ruth                   1914-19           1920-34
Scott                  1922-25           1914-21
Tannehill             1903                1904-08
Tiant                   1971-78           1979-80

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Father Reverend Gerry Beirne, Narragansett, RI (Not really, but he did pen the entire quiz!  We thank him for permission to use it here.)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 12-18, 2011 Managers with 400 wins over .500

Q.         Who was the first player to go five-for-five in his major league debut?
Hint:     He twice hit for the cycle.  (Not that day.  That would be a record.)
Hint:     He was on four pennant winners but only played in the two World Series.
Hint:     An outfielder, he once recorded four assists in a game and on another occasion made ten putouts in a single game.
Twint:    He was scouted by his local newspaper circulation editor.  That man later became a Hall of Fame manager.
A.         Fred Clarke (5/5 30-Jun-1894; 4 A/G in 1910, 10 PO/G in 1911; Ed Barrow at the Des Moines Register)
First Correct Respondent – Henry Hascup, Lodi, NJ

Q.         What batter trails only Ted Williams and Babe Ruth in career on-base percentage?
Hint:     He began his career playing shortstop but moved over to play mostly third base.
Hint:     He scored 140 runs in a season three times.
Twint:    Tony LaRussa would have passed him in 2012.
A.         John McGraw (.466 OBP; Williams:  .482, Ruth:  .474; Career managerial wins 2,763 to LaRussa’s 2,728)
FCR -    Frank DiPeima, Morristown, NJ

Q.         Who hit the last bounce home run in major league history?
Hint:     He held for 42 years and 13 days, the big league record for games played at catcher.
Twint:    He was replaced by Ernie Lombardi in Lombardi’s debut.
A.         Al Lopez (BHR 12-Sep-1930 off Ray Kolp over Bob Meusel’s head and into the bleachers at Ebbets Field; Passed Gabby Hartnett’s, 1,792 G caught on 03-Sep-1945, passed by Bob Boone on 16-Sep-1987 w/ Boone’s 1,919th.  Record is now held by Ivan Rodriguez at 2,427 and counting; Lombardi debut15-Apr-1931)
FCR -    Dick Adams, Ellicott City, MD

Q.         Who played third base for the Yankees in Mickey Mantle’s last game?
Hint:     That season he hit a home run against the Cy Young Award winner as well as an inside-the-park job against the American League’s WHIP leader.
Twint:    He was the first manager to guide the Blue Jays for as many as 500 games.
A.         Bobby Cox (Mantle’s finale 28-Sep-1968; HR against Denny McClain on 02-Jun, IPHR against Dave McNally on 05-Aug; 355-329 in 648 games managing Toronto 1982-85)
FCR -    Peter Mitchell, Mission Viejo, CA

Q.         Who was the only baseball player in the inaugural induction class for the University of Miami Hall of Fame?
Hint:     He taught high school industrial arts and phys-ed in the off season.
Hint:     He only faced a total of three pitches at the major league level—all strikes.
Hint:     If possible, his fielding was even worse:  He had two chances in the field and made an error on half of them.
Twint:    His playing career ended when he injured his shoulder in a fight with Sal Yvars in a 1946 minor league game.
A.         Walter Alston (Didn’t not me to be more elusive than appropriate for a Thursday, but the question should have read “Miami University”; Sole MLB game 27-Sep-1936)
FCR -    Eddie Deezen, Hollywood, CA

Q.         Whose plebian behavior on the field belied his patrician nickname?
Hint:     It’s not true that he wrote a book on classical art.
Twint:    He can tell you the difference between Horatio and Polonius.
Twint:    He popularized a now common baseball sartorial affectation.
A.         Earl Weaver (“The Earl of Baltimore”; Book he did write:  Weaver on Strategy; Hamlet reference; He turned his cap backwards in order to argue with umpires with, um… enhanced propinquity.)
FCR -    Randall Chandler, Germantown, TN

Q.         Who was the first native of New Hampshire to be inducted to the baseball Hall of Fame?
Hint:     He left a secure factory job in Waltham to play ball.
Hint:     He died in Denver and is buried in Wyoming.
Twint:    He led teams to championships in Oshkosh and Omaha.
A.         Frank Selee (b. 26-Oct-1859 in Amherst, NH,, HOF 1999; d. 05-Jul-1909 in Denver, CO, buried in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, MA)
FCR -    Frank DiPrima, Morristown, NJ

Q.         Who was offered a scholarship to Niagara University to play baseball in spite of never attending high school?
Hint:     He was portrayed by Hugh Sanders in the movie The Winning Team.
Twint:    He was the first manager to win a pennant in both the National League and the American League.
A.         Joe McCarthy (Sanders, The Winning Team; Pennants w/1929 Cubs and 1932 Yankees)
FCR -    Wayne McCombs, Claremore, OK

WEEKLY THEME – Managers with 400 wins over .500

Manager         Wins          Losses      Diff.
Alston          2,040       1,613      427      Bio
Clarke          1,602       1,181       421      Bio
Cox              2,504       2,001       503
Lopez           1,410       1,004       406      Bio
McCarthy      2,125       1,333       792      Bio
McGraw        2,763       1,948       815      Bio
Selee           1,284         862       422
Weaver         1,480       1,060       420

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 5-11, 2011 Hall of Fame Teammates of Hall of Fame Announcer Bob Uecker

Q.         Who is the only non-Dodger pitcher to win a Cy Young Award and National League Most Valuable Player Award in the same year?
Hint:     He was the first major league pitcher to strike out more than 200 batters in each of nine seasons.
Twint:    He was the first player to hit a home run in the World Series in two separate years after not having hit one during each of regular season.
A.         Bob Gibson (CYA MVP 1968 playing for the Cardinals; 200 K 1962-66, 68-70, 72; WS HRs 12-Oct-1967, 06-Oct-1968)
First Correct Respondent - Gene Rudzinski, Buffalo, NY

Q.         What pitcher wrought the most victories in the 1950s?
Hint:     He once had a season record of 23-7.
Hint:     … for a 6th place team….
Hint:     … at age 42!
Hint:     Only three of those wins were against the Mets.
Twint:    It was merely a tie for his best season ever.
Twint:    In 2011, Clayton Kershaw won the award named for him.
A.         Warren Spahn (202 W 1950-59; 23-7 in 1963 for the Milwaukee Braves; 23-7 also in 1953; Warren Spahn Award given to the best left-handed pitcher of the year)
FCR -    Alan Work, White Plains, NY

Q.         Who was the first Atlanta Braves pitcher to throw a no-hitter?
Hint:     His jersey was retired three years before he played his last game for the team.
Hint:     He was the last-active player from the Milwaukee Braves.
Hint:     With his 300th win, he broke Satchel Paige’s record for oldest pitcher to throw a shutout.
Twint:    He was the last player born in the 1930s to appear in a Major League game.
A.         Phil Niekro (no-hitter 05-Aug-1973; jersey retired by Braves in 1984, rejoined team in 1987 for one game; geriatric SHO 06-Oct-1985)
FCR -    Brian Wood, Pacific Grove, CA

Q.         What pitcher holds the record for most career balks?
Hint:     He was the last National League pitcher to toss 300 innings in a season.
Hint:     During one memorable season, he accounted for 46% of his team’s wins.
Twint:    Among left-handed pitchers, he is second in career wins and strikeouts.
A.         Steve Carlton (90 career balks; 304 IP in 1980; 1972, 27 W)
FCR -    Chuck Durante, Dover, DE

Q.         After Monte Ward did it in 1880, who was the next National League pitcher to throw a perfect game?
Hint:     At the time of his retirement, he was second on the career strikeouts list (he is now 17th).
Twint:    He is the only Hall of Fame player to be elected to the U.S. Congress.
A.         Jim Bunning (perfect game 21-Jun-1964; US Representative 1987-99, US Senator 1999-2010)
FCR -    Tom Kennedy, Houston

Q.         Who is the only player to hit his 500th home run in an Astros uniform?
Hint:     Ty Cobb said of him, “I’ve only known four perfect swings in my time.  This lad has one of them.”
Hint:     He is the only Hall of Famer from Santa Barbara County (CA).
Hint:     The baseball field behind Santa Barbara High School bears his name.
Hint:     He was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1976, alongside Vince Lombardi.
Twint:    He played in both the majors and minors in two different cities.
A.         Eddie Mathews (500th HR 14-Jul-1967; played for the 1950-51 Atlanta Crackers [1966 Braves] and 1951 Milwaukee Brewers [1953-65 Braves])
FCR -    Bob Dorrill, Kingwood, TX

Q.         What Hall of Famer ate pork chops three times a day?
Hint:     The first professional team he played on won the World Series.
Twint:    At the time of his retirement, he was the last-active Major Leaguer to have appeared in the Negro Leagues.
Twint:    More than a few retired players still take credit for developing his batting stance.
A.         Hank Aaron (Indianapolis Clowns team owner Sid Pollock with the dietary claim; played for Indianapolis Clowns, last game 03-Oct-1977 [3 days after Minnie Minoso’s 1976 PH appearance], later surpassed by Minoso’s 1980 PH appearances; Aaron batted cross-handed when he came to the pros.)
FCR -    John Wanamaker, Binghamton, NY

Q.         Who, matching the theme of this week, led his league in batting with a .361 average in 1961?
Hint:     His record for leadoff home runs in the National League was broken by Bobby Bonds.
Hint:     He went one-for-ten in the Pan Am games, playing for the U.S.
Twint:    He passed Mickey Mantle to set a new career strikeout record.
Twint:    He hit .189 in his first collegiate season—.500 in his second.
A.         Lou Brock (Played for St. Cloud Rox in 1961 in the Northern League; Bonds broke it with his 22nd on 20-Jun-1973; 1959 Pan Am Games; Played for Southern University)
FCR -    Rick Zucker, Chesterfield, MO

WEEKLY THEME – Hall of Fame Teammates of Hall of Fame announcer Bob Uecker

Aaron      1962, 63, 67 Braves       Bio
Brock      1964, 65 Cardinals
Bunning   1967 Phillies
Carlton     1965 Cardinals
Gibson    1964, 65 Cardinals
Mathews  1962, 63 Braves            Bio
Niekro      1967 Braves
Spahn      1962, 63 Braves            Bio

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Henry Hascup, Lodi, NJ

Sunday, December 4, 2011

November 28 through December 4, 2011 Major leaguers who played in the World Series and managed a World Series team but never won either way.

[This week’s theme, questions and hints are from Gregg Gaylord of Chicago.]

Q.         Who was the starting shortstop for the American League in the first All-Star game?
Hint:     He batted .300 or higher and had 100 or more RBI eight times.
Twint:    He was inducted in the Hall of Fame with Hank Greenberg.
A.         Joe Cronin (1933 ASG; BA 1930-33, 37-39, 41; RBI 1930-34; 37, 39, 40; HOF 1956)
First Correct Respondent – Walt Cherniak, Woodbine, MD

Q.         Who called the pitches as Carl Hubbell consecutively struck out five future Hall of Famers in the 1934 All Star game?
Hint:     He wasn’t “roamin”, (… or Roman, or even crepuscular for that matter) but he did hit a famous walk off home run as dusk set in.
Twint:    He was the catcher when Babe Ruth “called his shot”.
Twint:    He and Nap Lajoie were born in the same small town.
A.         Gabby Hartnett (1934 ASG; Called shot G 3 top of the 5th in the 1932 WS; Woonsocket, Rhode Island)
FCR -    Frank DiPrima, Morristown, NJ

Q.         Who played more years in the majors than any other former Badger?
Hint:     A former league batting champion, he was once traded for a league home run champion.
Hint:     He married a former Miss Wisconsin.
Twint:    He had the honor of being the final out twice in Sandy Koufax no-hitters.
Twint:    In high school, he once drop-kicked a 52-yard field goal.
A.         Harvey Kuenn (15 yrs. In MLB University of Wisconsin; Koufax NH 11-May-1963 and 09-Sep-1965; Colavito for Kuenn 17‑Apr‑1960; All-American Badger 1951, Dixie Sarchet, Miss WI/USA pageant 1954; October 1948 football Lutheran High)
FCR -    Gary Sarnoff, Arlington, VA

Q.         Whose uniform number was the first ever retired by the Cincinnati Reds?
Hint:     A seat at Fenway is painted red because of a pitch he threw to Ted Williams.
Hint:     That same year he gave up 32 home runs to lead the American League.
Twint:    A Cancer Center in Seattle is named in his honor.
Twint:    Mickey Mantle was the first player to with the award named for him.
A.         Fred Hutchinson (Reds Retired #1, 1965 N.B.  Williard Hershberger's number was retired by the Reds in 1940, but then it was reactivated in 1942.; 09-Jun-1946 Williams hit the longest home run ever hit into the Fenway bleachers; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; The Hutch Award)
FCR -    John Rickert, Terre Haute

Q.         Who, as a third base coach, slid into third base as the runner he directed also slid into third?
Hint:     He debuted in the majors at the age of seventeen with the team for whom he was a batboy as a child.
Hint:     He once swapped his managers job with a radio broadcaster.
Hint:     Another time, he stepped down as manager with his team in third place, then watched from the broadcast booth as his team came back to win the pennant.
Twint:    His surname hardly described his personality.  His nickname was considerably more descriptive.
A.         “Jolly” Charlie Grimm (Arthur Daley, in his Sports of the Times column 20-Jun-1956; Batboy and ML debut 1917 Phil A’s; 1960 swap with Lou Boudreau; mid-1938 when Gabby Hartnett took over the third place Cubs)
FCR -    Bill Lewers, McLean, VA

Q:         What shortstop holds the record by participating in nine career triple plays?
Hint:     He also has the record for most put outs in a season by a shortstop with 425.
Hint:     He was named “King of Baseball” at the 1963 Winter Meetings.
Twint:    He was “Mr. Baseball” in his home State of Indiana.
Twint:    He died eating a hot dog while working as a scout in Florida at age 84.
A.         Donie Bush (9 TP tied with 2nd baseman Bid McPhee; 1914, 425 PO, tied with Hughie Jennings 1895; King of Baseball; Mr. Baseball; d. 28-Mar-1972)
FCR -    J. R. Richardson, Clarksville, MD

Q.         What catcher tagged out Lou Gehrig and Dixie Walker at home plate with one swipe of the glove?
Hint:     The only time he was selected for All-Star competition, he rode the bench as a future Hall of Famer caught all nine innings.
Hint:     He was behind the plate for three no-hitters.
Twint:    He once demanded that umpires check Babe Ruth’s bat after Ruth had hit two home runs against Garland Buckeye.
Twint:    His brother is in the Hall of Fame.
A.         Luke Sewell (DP tag 29-Apr-1933; 1937 ASG, Bill Dickey; No-hitters:  Wes Ferrell on 29‑Apr‑1931, Vern Kennedy on 31-Aug-1935, Bill Dietrich on 01-Jun1937; Ruth/Buckeye HR flap 11-Jun-1927; Brother Joe)
FCR -    David Letizia, Washington, DC

Q.         Who made the cover of Sports Illustrated prior to the 1978 season as “This Year’s Phenom”?
Hint:     He did little to thwart the cover jinx.
Hint:     He played for a team that owned a record of 24 wins to one loss in one stretch.
Twint:    Thirty years later, a team that he was managing had an also very impressive fourteen to one run.
Twint     Denied a meal by his manager between games of a doubleheader, he said about his double that hit the top of the wall in the second game “If I’d have had a sandwich, I’d have hit a home run.”
A.         Clint Hurdle (SI cover 20-Mar-1978; 24-1 run 1977 Royals, 31-Aug to 25-Sep [Hurdle only played in 3 of those G]; 14-1 run 2007 Rockies, 16-Sep to 01-Oct; Double-header fast with the 1984 Tidewater Tides, Mgr. Bob Schaefer)
FCR -    David Krassin, New York

Q.         Who replaced Don Zimmer thirteen years after Zimmer replaced him?
Hint:     He and Don Larsen were traded to the Yankees in a thirteen-player deal with the Orioles.
Hint:     He debuted on a team with Satchel Paige the year Satchel led his league in GAMES FINISHED—not complete games, as previously stated.
Twint:    Rogers Hornsby was his first manager.
Twint:    He managed Juan Marichal, Bucky Dent and Fergie Jenkins in the majors.
A.         Derrell Johnson (Mid-1982 he replaced Zimmer as Rangers Mgr. then replaced by him on the 1976 Red Sox; Part of 13 player deal transacted from 17-Nov- and 01-Dec-1954;  Debuted 20-Apr-1952, Paige had 35 GF; Hornsby was Browns manager for the first 51 games of 1952; Juan Marichal, Fergie Jenkins, Bucky Dent)
FCR -    Brian Engelhardt, Reading, PA

WEEKLY THEME – Major leaguers who played in the World Series and managed a World Series team but never won either way.

                     Played on                       Managed
Hurdle            1980 Royals                     2007 Rockies
Kuenn            1962 Giants                      1982 Brewers
Johnson        1961 Reds                       1975 Red Sox
Hutchinson     1940 Tigers                      1961 Reds
Cronin            1933 Senators                  1933 Senators & 1946 Red Sox
Grimm           1929 & 1932 32 Cubs        1932, 35 & 45 Cubs
Sewell            1933 Senators                  1944 Browns
Hartnett          1929, 32, 35 & 38 Cubs     1938 Cubs
Bush              1909 Tigers                      1927 Pirates

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY (after the midweek bonus)