Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 25-31, 2011 Top Ten Career Inside-The-Park Home Run Totals

Q.         Who retired with major league career records for games played, at bats, runs, hits, total bases, and batting average?
Hint:     That last one is still his and is likely to be his for some time to come.
SABR Hint:       He was the highest-paid player during his career but became a millionaire from his investments.
Twint:    He was peachy.
A.         Ty Cobb (G 3,035, AB 11,434, R 2,246, H 4,189, TB 5,854, AVG .366; Coca-Cola was the investment that paid the biggest dividends early for him; “Georgia Peach” was his nickname.)
First Correct Respondent - David Krassin, New York

Q.         Who is the career leader in outfield assists?
Hint:     He twice had 35 in a season.
SABR Hint:       He got a World Series championship as a player/manager after winning two as a player.
Twint:    His career record of 792 career doubles seems safe.
A.         Tris Speaker (A 449; 35 A in 1909 & 1912; WS 1920, 1912, 1915)
FCR -    Charlie Brown, Washington, DC

Q.         Who was the first native of Pennsylvania in the Hall of Fame?
Hint:     He had, according to Lee Sinins' Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia, the greatest single offensive National League season in the 20th century.
SABR Hint:       Jack Dunn, the same Jack Dunn who signed Babe Ruth to his first professional contract, gave up his first homer in the majors.
Twint:    His ERA of 0.00 is the lowest of any player in the Hall of Fame.
A.         Honus Wagner (HOF 1936; 1908 season; Dunn HR 27-Aug-1997 [N.B.  It cleared the fence.])
FCR -    Dave Williams, Glastonbury, CT

Q.         Who is the only player/manager to win the National League Most Valuable Player award?
Hint:     The last major league uniform he wore was that of an expansion team.
SABR Hint:       His career major league average was over 100 points higher than he hit in 857 at-bats in the minors.
Twint:    Born in Winters, he hated winters.
A.         Rogers Hornsby (NL MVP 1925; Coach NY Mets 1962; b. Winters, TX)
FCR -    Kenny Fink, Ocala, FL

Q.         Who was the first native of Brooklyn to make the Hall of Fame?
Hint:     His actual size is disputed by researchers.
SABR Hint:       His record of 206 singles in a season stood for over 100 years.
Twint:    Apparently the opposing defenses often positioned themselves poorly against him.
A.         Willie Keeler (HOF 1939; listed variously at 5'4" to 5'7"; 206 singles in 1898 broken by Ichiro Suzuki in 2004)
FCR -    Al Hurley, Columbia, MD

Q.         Who was the first native of West Virginia elected to the Hall of Fame?
Hint:     He played for ten seasons in the minors after a sixteen-season career in the majors.
SABR Hint:       He was once on a St. Louis Cardinals team that featured four additional Hall of Famers, but finished in fifth place.
Twint:    He was once ejected from both ends of a double header.
Twint:    He was so disliked by a major league team he coached for that the players did not vote him a World Series share.  The team's Hall of Fame manager then made it up out of his own pocket.
A.         Jesse Burkett (Minors; 1900 St. Louis Cardinals had John McGraw, Cy Young, Bobby Wallace and Wilbert Robinson; Ejections 1897; Coach 1921 NY Giants managed by John McGraw)
FCR -    Michael Miller, Dublin, OH

Q.         Who was hailed as the "Japanese Nolan Ryan"?
Hint:     He was sold to the Padres by his Japanese team, but stated he’d only play for the Yankees.
Hint:     In the history of Nippon Professional Baseball, he had thrown the fastest pitch ever in a game until his record was eclipsed in 2005.
Hint:     …registering 158 on the radar gun.
SABR Hint:       He played for the Tigers after his major league career.
Twint:    He won two World Series rings, but he never played in either Series.
Twint:    His father’s given name was Ichiro.
A.         Hideiki Irabu (Chiba Lotte Marines; KPH, not MPH; Hansin Tigers; Marc Kroon was the speedier pitcher, WS 1998, 99)
FCR -    Prisco Panza, Milford, CT

Q.         What Hall of Famer leads all first basemen in putouts and total chances?
Hint:     Only Eddie Murray played more games at first.
Hint:     He never played on a pennant winner, and only one team he played for finished as high as second place.
SABR Hint:       He was the umpire in the first Federal League game in Kansas City.
Twint:    His umpiring career lasted exactly one game.
A.         Jake Beckley (1b putouts; G @ 1b; 2nd place team: the 1893 Pirates; Ump on 16-Apr-1914 )
FCR -    Tim Phares, Laurel, MD

Q.         Who was the president of the Baseball Players’ Fraternity which sued for improved playing conditions?
Hint:     Even though he trails him by a lot, he trails only Eddie Collins in career sacrifice hits.
Hint:     Gil Hodges broke his record for games at first base by a Dodger.
SABR Hint:       The new, livelier ball didn’t mean the same results for everyone.  This guy’s career season for triples and home runs came two years into the live ball era.
Twint:    He played his final game against his doctor’s advice and died less than a week later.
A.         Jake Daubert (“Union” rep in 1913; 1,026 G @ 1b; Sac Hits; 3b/HR 1922; d. 09-Oct-1924)
FCR -    Kenny Fink, Ocala

Q.         Which 20th century home run leader led the league with the fewest homers?
Hint:     He had the first modern World Series base hit and run scored.
Hint:     He was driven in on that run by Honus Wagner.
SABR Hint:       He was the oldest player interviewed for “The Glory of their Times”.
Twint:    He roomed with Dummy Hoy on the road.
A.         Tommy Leach (6 HR in 1902; WS 01-Oct-1903; 86 at the time of the interview; TGOTT)
FCR -    Bill Garrod, Edgewood, WA

WEEKLY THEME – Top ten career inside-the-park home run totals.  Thanks go to David Vincent for this data.

Beckley   39      Bio
Burkett     55      Bio
Cobb       47      Bio
Daubert   30      Bio
Hornsby   32
Keeler      30      Bio
Leach      48      Bio
Roush      31      Bio
Speaker   38      Bio
Wagner    47      Bio

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – No one

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 18-24 Sluggers who were standout pitchers in college

Q.         What Gopher was drafted by MLB, the NBA and the ABA?
Hint:     His birth wasn’t necessarily the shot heard round the world, but it was the same day.
SABR Hint:       He trails only Tony Gwynn in career Total Bases for the Padres even though he only played eight of his 22 major league seasons there.
Twint:    He had the winning hit in the 1992 World Series.
A.         Dave Winfield (University of Minnesota Gophers, The Padres drafted him with the 4th overall pick in the MLB draft, the others were the Minnesota Vikings (NFL), the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and the Utah Stars (ABA); 24-Oct-1992)
First Correct Respondent - David Krassin, New York

Q.         Who owns the highest [single season] American League batting average since its first season?
Hint:     Ichiro brought his name to the forefront recently.
SABR Hint:       He hit eighteen triples for three consecutive seasons.
Twint:    It was his American League record of consecutive games with a hit that Joe DiMaggio broke in 1941.
A.         George Sisler (.420 in 1922; Ichiro Suzuki broke his record for hits in a season of 257 in 1920.  Ichiro had 262 in 2004; 41 straight games—1922)
FCR -    Rod Nelson, Detroit

Q.         Who hit a home run once every 10.61 at bats, the lowest at-bats-per-home-run ratio in baseball history?
Hint:     Babe Ruth is second at second at 11.80.
SABR Hint:       He still holds the major league record for home runs by a rookie.
Twint:    He was a special kind of brother.
A.         Mark McGwire (49 HR in 1987; He was, with Jose Canseco, a Bash Brother.)
FCR -    David Krassin, New York

Q.         Who was the first American League player to collect eight runs-batted-in during a single game in the 1980s?
Hint:     He was also the last National League player to collect eight runs-batted-in during a single game in the 1970s.
SABR Hint:       His .204 batting average was the lowest ever by a league home run champion.
Twint:    In his second ever game in the majors, he pinch-hit for a Hall of Famer and hit a double and a grand slam.
Twint:    In his first ever game in the majors, he pinch-ran for the same Hall of Famer.
A.         Dave Kingman (8 RBI 16-Apr-1984; 8 RBI 14-May-1978; 37 HR in 1982; 31-Jul-1971, Willie McCovey; 30-Jul-1971)
FCR -    John Rickert, Terre Haute

Q.         Who is the only player in MLB history to hit 35 doubles in ten consecutive seasons?
Hint:     He is the only player in the majors to have 100-plus extra base hits in consecutive seasons.
SABR Hint:       He is still the career leader of his franchise in almost every offensive category.
Twint:    He opted for baseball when he was injured and Peyton Manning was placed ahead of him on the depth chart.
A.         Todd Helton (35 2b 1998–2007 [Read Fred Worth pointed out that Bobby Abreu also hit 35 doubles each year for a decade.]; 103 EBH 2000, 105 in 01)
FCR -    Steven Young, Middletown, MD

Q.         Who was the last player to lead the league in doubles, batting average, on-base percentage, OPS+ and intentional bases-on-balls the year his team won the World Series?
Hint:     He was Rickey Henderson’s teammate on three different major league teams.
SABR Hint:       He hit for the cycle in both leagues.
Twint:    Both times he hit for the cycle, he hit his only triple of that season.
A.         John Olerud (1993; With Henderson on the Blue Jays 1993, the Mets 1999, Mariners 2000; Cycles 11-Sep-1997, 16-Jun-2001)
FCR -    David Matchett, Toronto

Q.         Who hit the pink bat first home in major league history?
Hint:     He led the National League in outfield assists his first two years in the league.
Hint:     In 1995 he won the Golden Spikes Award, Rotary Smith Award and the College World Series Outstanding Player Award.
SABR Hint:       After Albert Hall in 1987, he was the next Brave to hit foot he cycle.
Twint:    His first post-season home run was inside-the-park.
A.         Mark Kotsay (Cycle 14-Aug-2008; IPHR 04-Oct 2006)
FCR -    Bill Garrod, Edgewood, WA

WEEKLY THEME – Sluggers who were standout pitchers in college.

Helton         University of Tennessee
Kingman     University of Southern California
Kotsay        Cal State Fullerton
McGwire     University of Southern California
Olerud        Washington State University
Sisler          University of Michigan            Bio
Winfield      University of Missesota          Bio

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Dave Williams, Glastonbury, CT (after the Sisler question)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July 11-17, 2011 Questions Missed at SABR 41

Q.            Yogi Berra won ten World Series championships, to lead all players.  Who is the only other player with nine?
A.            Joe DiMaggio (1936-39, 41, 47, 49-51)
First Correct Respondent - Joe Ullian, Santa Barbara

Q.            What catcher leads all active players in career doubles?
A.            Ivan Rodriguez (572—21st all-time)
FCR -      Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY

Q.            What 12-time All-Star infielder and former MVP switched from doing television color commentating for the MLB TV channel to ESPN in February of this year?
A.            Barry Larkin
FCR -      Rod Nelson, Detroit

Q.            Who was the manager of the 1972 Albuquerque Dukes?
A.            Tommy Lasorda
FCR -      Jeff Korell, Van Nuys, CA

Q.            What former Rookie of the Year Award winner was a member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame inaugural class?
A.            Bob Horner (ROY1978, CBHOF 2007)
FCR -      Jim Moyer, Ellicott City, MD

Q.            Which Angel holds the franchise record for the most RBI (10) in a game?
A.            Garret Anderson (21-Aug-2007)
FCR -      Jim Casey, Savannah

Q.            What was the first team to win 100 games and not win its league championship?
A.            1909 Chicago Cubs (104 Wins- Pirates 110)
FCR -      Kenny Fink, Ocala

Q.            What catcher did Dan Gladden bowl over in the 1991 World Series?
A.            Greg Olson
FCR -      Judah Kaplan, Silver Spring, MD

Q.            The Bowie Bears, representing what city, won the first Texas state high school baseball title?
FCR -      Paul Vastola, Fanwood, NJ

Q.            What player holds the record for career double plays by a catcher?
A.            Ray Schalk (226)
FCR -      Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY

Q.            Who were the last two player/managers to face each other in the World Series?
A.            Frankie Frisch & Mickey Cochrane (1934 WS, Tigers and Cardinals)
FCR -      Jimmy Goggin, Williamsburg, VA

Q.            The father of what current diminutive Dodger surrendered Alex Rodriguez’ first major league home run?
A.            Dee Gordon (Tom Gordon, HR 12-Jun-1995)
FCR -      Jimmy Goggin, Williamsburg, VA

Q.            Who was the only league home run champion to wear uniform #1?
A:            Tommy Holmes (1945)
FCR -      Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY

WEEKLY THEME –             Un- or incorrectly-answered questions from the Trivia Contest at the 41st convention of the American Society of Baseball Research, held in Long Beach, California 07- & 09-Jul-2011.

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – No one 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 4-10, 2011 Hall of Famers with consecutive games played streaks of 700 games


Q.         Whom did Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick call "Baseball's Perfect Knight"?
Hint:     He is the only player in history with 600 doubles, 100 triples and 400 home runs.
SABR Hint:       He was the first National Leaguer to win three MVP awards.
Twint:    He was the first player to receive 300 Hall of Fame votes.
A.         Stan Musial (725 2b, 177 3b, 475 HR; MVP 1943, 46, 48; 317 HOF votes in 1969)
First Correct Respondent – Gregg Gaylord, Chicago

Q.         Who was the first Cub to win the Rookie of the Year award?
Hint:     He got twice as many votes as Joe Torre.
SABR Hint:       He finished second in the MVP voting twice and both times to the same Hall of Famer.
Twint:    He was the only batter to work to a full count against Sandy Koufax in Koufax's perfect game.
A.         Billy Williams (ROY 1962; MVP votes 1970, 72 Johnny Bench; Koufax game 09-Sep-1965)
FCR -    Jim Casey, Savannah

Q.         Which Hall of Famer replaced Ray Chapman in the Indians' lineup following Chapman’s untimely death in 1920?
Hint:     In his entire fourteen-year career in the majors, only twice did he strike out in a game more than once.
SABR Hint:       One of his brothers played briefly in the majors, but another brother played for twenty years in the bigs, even making an All-Star squad.
SABR Hint:       His cousin of the same last name enjoyed a thirteen-year career with three All-Star appearances.
Twint:    He was Pi Kappa Phi at the University of Alabama while preparing for medical school.
A.         Joe Sewell (debut 10-Sep-1920; 2Ks each by Cy Warmoth in 1923 and Pat Caraway on 26‑May‑1930)
FCR -    Mark Jones, Birmingham

Q.         Who was the only rookie selected to the 1948 National League All-Star team?
Hint:     The Cleveland Indians tried to sign him when he was still in high school.
SABR Hint:       He finished 3rd in the second ever BBWA Rookie of the Year vote.
Twint:    He is the only player in the Hall of Fame who had a twin sister.
A.         Richie Ashburn
FCR -    J.R. Richardson, Clarksville, MD

Q.         Who was the first player to win the MVP and gold Glove awards in the same season?
Hint:     He once hit a bloop double that hit his own glove in shallow centerfield.
SABR Hint:       He had the most at-bats during the decade of 1951-60.
Twint:    He missed gaining Hall of Fame election by a mere 2 votes in 1985.
A.         Nellie Fox (MVP GG 1959; 2b 04-Aug-1950)
FCR -    Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY

Q.         What famously hard-nosed manager once said, “I don’t know anybody who refused the World Series checks I helped them get.”?
Hint:     He managed the Red Sox , A’s and Padres to league championships.
Hint:     Hall of Famer Bill McKechnie is the only other one to manage that feat.
Hint:     He won two World Series championships with the A’s.
Hint:     As a player, he drove in Gil Hodges and Roy Campanella with his first career home run.
SABR Hint:       As a player, he hit as many home runs off Billy Pierce and Whitey Ford as he did off any other pitchers.
SABR Hint:       A year after winning the American League pennant, he stripped Carl Yastrzemski of his captaincy with the Red Sox.
SABR Hint:       He and Lou Piniella are the only managers in history to lead four teams to seasons of 90 or more wins.
Twint:    He went to school in Pasadena, but it wasn’t Cal Tech.
Twint:    He converted Rollie Fingers from a starter to a reliever.
Twint:    Fingers entered the Hall of Fame on the strength of his record as a reliever.
A.         Dick Williams (Pasadena High School)
FCR -    Kenny Fink, Ocala

Q.         Which former shortstop was the only National League first baseman to record 22 putouts in a game?
Hint:     He attended the same high school as did Norah Jones and Edie Brickell.
SABR Hint:       It was also the high school of Negro Leaguer Bill Blair.
Twint:    He was a letterman and standout in football, basketball and track in high school, where he graduated in 1950.
A.         Ernie Banks (22 PO 09-May-1963 w/Dick Ellsworth pitching; Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, TX)
FCR -    J.J. McCoy, Washington, DC

Q.         Whose 220 hits in a season are the most by a player who walked 100 times in the 20th century?
Hint:     He stole home for his first career stolen base.
SABR Hint:       His 31 strikeouts with 49 home runs are the fewest strikeouts in a 40 homer season.
Twint:    He made his final All-Star team appearance as an injury replacement for George Case.
A.         Lou Gehrig (220H/101 1930; SB 24-Jun-1925; K/HR 1931; AS 1939)
FCR -    Kenny Fink, Ocala

Q.         Who led the league in sacrifice flies the year his team finished last, 34.5 games out of first place?
Hint:     He led or tied for the lead nine times in his career for games played in a season.
SABR Hint:       He holds the American League record for winning Most Valuable Player Awards the most years apart.
Twint:    He twice won the All-Star game Most Valuable Player Award.
A.         Cal Ripken (10 SF for 1988 Orioles; MVPs 1983, 1991;  AS MVPs 1991, 2001)
FCR -    Jim Casey, Savannah

WEEKLY THEME – Hall of Famers with consecutive games played streaks of 700 games (I guess Lou and Cal had three each!)

Players   Games   From                           Date Ended
Ashburn            730      07-Jun-1950     to     26-Sep-1954
Banks               717      26-Aug-1956    to     22-Jun-1961
Fox        Bio      798      07-Aug-1955    to     03-Sep-1960
Gehrig    Bio    2,130      01-Jun-1925     to     30-Apr-1939
Musial               895      15-Apr-1952     to     22-Aug-1957
Ripken   Bio    2,632      30-May-1982    to     19-Sep-1998
Sewell    Bio    1,103      13-Sep-1922    to     30-Apr-1930
Williams          1,117      22-Sep-1963    to     02-Sep-1970

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Joe Ullian, Santa Barbara (after the Sewell question)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

June 27-July 3, 2011 Boston major leaguers who have tied for an RBI title

Q.         Who has all 10 of the Top Ten on-base-percentage seasons in Boston Red Sox history?
Hint:     Hardly a wonder since he is #1 all-time in the history of baseball.
Hint:     His career lasted 19 seasons and he received MVP votes in 18 of them.
Hint:     The only year he didn’t get a vote, military service limited him to six games.
Hint:     He finished in the Top Five MVP voting nine times.
SABR Hint:       The word “only” is perfectly apt when saying he only won two MVPs.
Twint:    He won the batting Triple Crown twice and wasn’t voted MVP either year.
A.         Ted Williams (Career OBP .482; MVPs 146, ’49; TCs 1942, ’47)
First Correct Respondent - Paul Vastola, Fanwood, NJ

Q.         Whose .440 average for a season has never been topped in the history of major league baseball?
Hint:     He might have had a triple crown that year, but another Hall of Famer beat him by a mere two runs batted in.
SABR Hint:       He coached baseball at Harvard after retirement.
Twint:    He was the original manager of the franchise that became today’s Baltimore Orioles.
A.         Hugh Duffy (1894; 145 to Sam Thompson’s 147; 1901 Milwaukee Brewers)
FCR -    J.R. Richardson, Clarksville, MD

Q.         Who was the last batter to lead his league in triples and home runs in the same season?
Hint:     He won a AAA league Triple Crown only to be beaten by a teammate the following season for the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
SABR Hint:       He is the only player in major league history to record over 200 hits while hitting 39 or more home runs for three consecutive years.
Twint:    He openly admits he is a big fan of the television show “The Young and the Restless”.
Twint:    He was watching the show when he was informed of his election to the Hall of Fame.
A.         Jim Rice (1978 15 3b, 46 HR; 1974 IL TC, 1975 ROY Fred Lynn; 1977-79)
FCR -    Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY

Q.         Who was the first man to score a touchdown in the Rose Bowl and play in a World Series?
Hint:     He was inducted to three major Halls of Fame, although none of them in Cooperstown.
SABR Hint:       He coached at state universities in two different states, each holding the distinction of being the first public university in its state.
Twint:    He ended Mickey Mantle’s string of consecutive American League MVPs when he won the award in 1958.
A.         Jackie Jensen (1949 Rose Bowl, 1950 WS; Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1983, the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984, and the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000; Coached at Cal and Nevada; 1958 MVP)
FCR -    Kenny Fink, Ocala, FL

Q.         Who was the first shortstop in major league history to lead his league in home runs?
Hint:     He was the first New Mexico native to appear in an All-Star game.
SABR Hint:       He had the most at-bats for the Browns in the 1940s.
Twint:    He signed a $175,000 contract to play in the Mexican League, but was brought back by his father and Browns scout Jack Fournier, narrowly escaping a suspension.
A.         Vern Stephens (24 HR in 1945; ASG 1943; 3,231 AB 1941-47)   [N.B.  Reader Mike Clifford noticed that I had inadvertently omitted the words "in the modern era".  With those out, the correct answer, although not satisfying the hints, would be Herman Long of the 1900 Beaneaters.]
FCR -    Jimmy Goggin, Williamsburg, VA

Q.         Who was the last National League player to wear #42?
Hint:     Craig Biggio and John Valentin were his teammates on the Pirates.
SABR Hint:       He holds the team record for the Angels for most strikeouts by a batter in a season.
Twint:    He is the only Red Sox player to hit three home runs in a game in Fenway Park twice.
A.         Mo Vaughn (#42 for NY Mets 2003-03; Seton Hall Pirates; 181 K in 2000; 3HR @ Fenway 24-Sep-1996 & 30-May-1997;
FCR -    Mike Clifford, Feeding Hills, MA

Q.         Whose 326 total bases in his rookie season lead his league?
Hint:     It made him the runaway winner of the Rookie of the Year Award, easily outdistancing a future Hall of Famer.
SABR Hint:       It was the first time a player from his franchise had been so honored.
Twint:    A switch-hitter from the other major league team in town won the Rookie of the Year award that season as well, just—you know—in the other league.
A.         Walt Dropo (TB 1950; ROY Whitey Ford; Sam Jethroe)
FCR -    Peter Hartwell, Gaithersburg, MD

Q.         What colorful player was on the Dark Blues, Reds, White Stockings, Red Caps, and Red Stockings in spite of, for a time, being black balled?
Hint:     His career spanned three major leagues and the presidential administrations of Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur and Grover Cleveland.
SABR Hint:       He held the league’s single-season home run lead for four consecutive seasons.
Twint:    He would have had the first ever Triple Crown, but only finished ninth in batting average that year.
A.         Charley Jones (HR lead w/9 1879-82; Near TC 1879)
FCR -    Joe Ullian, Santa Barbara

Q.         Who was the first player to lead the National League in slugging and OPS in his rookie year?
Hint:     His brother, apparently quite the talker, is in the Hall of Fame.
SABR Hint:       He had a two-year salary dispute with his team, not unusual for his time.
Twint:    His nephew was also a major leaguer.
A.         John O’Rourke (Brother Jim O'Rourke; Nephew Queenie O'Rourke)
FCR -    Joe Ullian, Santa Barbara

Q.         Who coached a major league team from being the Baltimore Orioles to the Hilltoppers to the Yankees?
Hint:     He is credited with throwing out eight would-be base stealers in a game.
Hint:     He played on the winning team in the first modern World Series.
Hint:     He captured two of three legs of the Triple Crown one season, but was not close in batting average, in spite of hitting over .300.
SABR Hint:       Christy Mathewson organized a benefit for him as his health deteriorated.
Twint:    The health of both men was not good.  They both died later that year.
A.         Duke Farrell (11-May-1897; WS 1903; American Association 1891)
FCR -    Dave MacEntee, Beacon, NY

WEEKLY THEME – Boston major leaguers who have tied for an RBI title

 - Charley Jones, Boston Red Caps      62

 - Hugh Duffy, Boston Reds               110
 - Duke Farrell, Boston Reds              110

 - Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox        159
 - Vern Stephens, Boston Red Sox     159

 - Vern Stephens, Boston Red Sox     144     Bio
 - Walt Dropo, Boston Red Sox          144

 - Jackie Jensen, Boston Red Sox      142
 - Ray Boone, [Detroit Tigers]             142     Bio

 - Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox              126     Bio
 - Cecil Cooper, [Milwaukee Brewers]  126     Bio

 - Mo Vaughn, Boston Red Sox          126
 - Albert Belle, [Cleveland Indians]      126

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Joe Ullian, Santa Barbara