Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 22-28, 2012 Hall of Fame teammates of Dave Parker

Q.         Who led the majors in stolen bases in his 20th big league season?
Hint:     He played for five more years in the majors.
Hint:     He had two full minor league seasons after that.
Hint:     He’d still play today if anyone would sign him.
Twint:    Despite his insistence, he IS the greatest of all time.
A.         Rickey Henderson (20th yr. 1998; 1,406 SB, which is 468 ahead of Lou Brock.  Worded another way, if you added Ichiro’s SB total to Brock’s, you STILL wouldn’t have as many as Rickey had by himself.  Indeed the greatest.)
FCR -    Elijah Kaplan, Teaneck, NJ

Q.         Who owns the American League’s longest hitting streak since World War II?
Hint:     He was drafted as a pitcher out of high school by the Cardinals, but chose to become a Golden Gopher instead.
Twint:    He became the sixth member of the exclusive 3,000-hit, 500-stolen base club.
A.         Paul Molitor (39 consec G in 1987; University of Minnesota; 3,319 H + 504 SB, joining Honus Wagner 3,420/723, Eddie Collins 3,315/744, Lou Brock 3,023/938, Ty Cobb 4,189/897 & Rickey Henderson 3,055/1,406)
FCR -    Jesse-Douglas Mathewson, Memphis, TN

Q.         Who was the last out in Nolan Ryan’s last no-hitter? (…assuming the 7th was his last)
Hint:     Ironically, this player’s first major league hit was off Nolan Ryan.
Hint:     It came in his first at-bat in the majors.
Twint:    He has the most Gold Gloves and the second most Silver Slugger Awards at his position.
A.         Roberto Alomar (01-May-1991; 1st H 22-Apr-1988; 10 GG, 4 SS, behind Ryne Sandberg’s 7)
FCR -    Ron Kaufman, Thornhill, ON

Q.         Which player belted a record seven doubles in All-Star game competition?
Hint:     He is the only member of the 3,000-hit club to collect 1,000 hits in each league.
Twint:    He was the first outfielder to win multiple Gold Glove Awards in each league.
A.         Dave Winfield (H: 1,976 AL, 1,134 NL; 2 NL GG, 5 AL GG)
FCR -    Peter Cottrell, Gaithersburg, MD

Q.         Who surrendered Dave Winfield’s 3,000th hit?
Hint:     He also surrendered two of the most famous ninth-inning home runs of his generation.
Twint:    Among American League Cy Young Award winners in the past thirty years, only Pedro Martinez had a lower ERA.
A.         Dennis Eckersley (Winfield’s 3,000th: 16-Sep-1993; HR to Kirk Gibson in G 1 1988 WS, HR to Roberto Alomar 9th inning, G 4 1992 ALCS; 1.91 ERA in 1992, Martinez 1.74 in 2000)
FCR -    David Ramsden, Barcelona, Spain

Q.         What shortstop regularly said that his goal was winning a Gold Glove Award in the Nationals League while Ozzie Smith was still playing?
Hint:     He finally won three Gold Glove Awards, all during Smith’s final years in the majors.
Hint:     He hit his first career grand slam just after The Naked Cowboy streaked across Cinergy Field.
Twint:    In addition to nine Silver Slugger Awards, he won the NL MVP five years after his team won the World Series
A.         Barry Larkin (GGs 1994-96; GS 20-Apr-2001; SS 1988-92, 94-95, 98-99, MVP 1995)
FCR -    David Krassin, New York

Q.         Who was the first player to collect four hits in a World Series game twice in the same series?
Hint:     A teammate that same year bested him by setting a World Series record with five hits in a game.
Twint:    His brother had the shortest career in major league history.  Seriously.  The shortest.
A.         Robin Yount (4 H in 1982 WS in G 1 &5; Paul Molitor 5 H in G 1; Brother Larry came into a game 15-Sep-1971.  Since he was announced as a relief pitcher for the Astros in the 9th inning, he officially entered the game, but did not throw a major league pitch because he hurt his arm warning up. He was never recalled to the majors after that so he is listed with one game played but no batters faced.)
FCR -    Stephen Klatsky, Washington, DC

Q.         Who owns the most career victories for any pitcher not born in the United States?
Hint:     He was the first post-expansion pitcher to surrender two inside-the-park home runs in one game.
Hint:     Both were by the same batter.
Twint:    There might have been better curveballs thrown, but his is legendary.
A.         Bert Blyleven (287 W; IPHRs to Dick Allen 31-Jul-1972;
FCR -    David Krassin, New York

Q.         Who was the last player to hit all of his team's home runs in a World Series for the winning side?
Hint:     The only players with more games played for his franchise are two Hall of Famers.
Twint:    He had some pop.
A.         Willie Stargell (3 HR 1979 WS; Clemente & Wagner, each w/2,433 G to Stargell’s 2,360; Nickname “Pops”)
FCR -    Madison McEntire, Bryant, AR

Q.         Which manager stuck out the most times as a player?
Hint:     He came within one home run for setting the career record for Latino players.
Hint:     He ended his career tied as the leader.
Hint:     His son became a popular baseball color man on ESPN.
Twint:    He collected six runs batted in, accounting for all of his team's run as they won both ends of a double header on his 30th birthday.
A.         Tony Perez (1,867 K, 12th all-time; 379th HR on 04-Oct-1986 tied him w/Orlando Cepeda.  Record currently held by Alex Rodriguez @ 647 or Sammy Sosa @ 609, whichever one you feel is more Latino; Son Eduardo Perez; 14-May-1972 G 1 & G 2)
FCR -    Rick Fink, Edison, NJ

Q.         Who was the first pitcher to represent four different teams in All-Star Game competition?
Hint:     He has seen his ornithological appellation relegated to sobriquet status.
Twint:    He earned his 308th career save by completing Nolan Ryan's 308th career victory.
A.         Rich Gossage (AS for 1975-76 White Sox, 1977 Pirates, 1978, 80, 81 & 82 Yankees, 1984-85 Padres; “Goose”; S #308 23-Jul-1991; 124 W)
FCR -    David Krassin, New York

WEEKLY THEME – Hall of Fame teammates of Dave Parker

Player             w/Parker on the
Alomar            1991 Blue Jays
Blyleven          1978, 79, 80 Pirates
Eckersley        1988, 89 Athletics
Gossage         1977 Pirates
Henderson       1989 A’s
Larkin              1984, 85, 86, 87 Reds
Molitor            1990 Brewers
Perez              1984, 85, 86 Reds
Stargell           1973-82 Pirates
Winfield           1991 Angels
Yount              1990 Brewers

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – No one

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 15-21, 2012 Players with 3 HR in a game where their teams only scored 3 runs

Q.         Whose 160 home runs were the most in the history of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium?
Hint:     He received the most MVP votes in the 1980s, measured by voting points.
Hint:     In fact, he received more such votes than anyone who never won the award.
Twint:    He’s in the club of 500 home runs and 3,000 hints.  There are only four members.
A.         Eddie Murray (1,088 MVP voting points 1980-85, including 1st–place votes in 1983 & 84; 500 HR/3,000H Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Rafael Palmeiro)
FCR -    Abbey Garber, Dallas, TX

Q.         Who was the first National League player to win an MVP award after his 35th birthday?
Hint:     He hit at least thirty home runs six times, yet failed to total 300 for his career.
Twint:    He hit the first home run at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Twint:    He hit 13 home runs against the Pirates in 1954.
A.         Hank Sauer (Coliseum HR 18-Apr-1958)
FCR -    Fred Brillhart, Mechanicsburg, PA

Q.         Who was the first player to collect 300 career home runs for the Orioles?
Hint:     Until Jason Giambi “broke” it, he held the record for the fewest triples by any player with a 2,000-game career.
Hint:     He won the MVP award the year after finishing 2nd in the voting.
Twint:    His brother played in the Orioles minor league organization.
Twint:    His step-brother played in the majors for six seasons.
Twint:    His brother played with him in the Little League World Series.
A.         Boog Powell (300th HR 13-Sep-1974 off future teammate Dick Bosman; 11 3b in 2,042 G, Giambi has 9 in 2,613 G; MVP 1970; Brother Charles Powell; Step-brother Carl Taylor)
FCR -    Bill Kreifeldt, Midvale, UT (and Sun City, AZ)

Q.         Which player's 6th career leadoff home run was also the home run that placed him in the 300/300 club?
Hint:     Only he and Willie Mays won Gold Glove Awards for their play in center field after the age of 35.
Twint:    He is an alumnus of the same school as are Dave Stieb and Duane Kuiper.
A.         Steve Finley (300th HR 14-Jun-2006, 300th SB 02-May-2004; b. 1965, GG 2000; Southern Illinois University)
FCR -    Paul Sekula, Arlington, VA

IN MEMORIAM (Not conneted with the week’s theme)
Q.         Who will forever be “The Walking Man”?
Hint:     Billy Beane would have loved this guy.
Hint:     At the time of his retirement, he was fourth on the all-time walk list behind only Babe Ruth, Williams and Mel Ott.
Hint:     He currently ranks eleventh, but had far fewer plate appearances than anyone in the top ten.
Hint:     His 838 consecutive games played streak came to an end when he came down with tonsillitis.
Hint:     He had at least one home run in fourteen consecutive seasons.
Hint:     He had more at-bats for the Washington Senators in the 1950s than any other player.
Twint:    His managerial career lasted exactly one game.
Twint:    It was a 9-3 loss to the White Sox.
Twint:    He was also a coach in the majors for 21 years, including for the Miracle Mets in 1969.
A.         Eddie Yost (1,614 career BB; 9,175 PA; HR streak 1948-61; G streak ended 11‑May‑1955; Mgr. of Senators 22-May-1963)
FCR -    Bob Elliott, Mississauga, ON

Q.         Who was the Mets right fielder in their inaugural major league game?
Hint:     He had double-digit triples in his first two seasons in the majors, including leading the league in his second year, but never had more than seven in any of the remaining 13 years of his career.
Twint:    He was the second major league player to have a son and grandson play in the majors.
A.         Gus Bell (Mets’ 1st G 11-Apr-1962; Grandsons David and Mike)
FCR -    Kevin Johnson, Broken Arrow, OK

Q.         Which current Jewish major leaguer began his professional career playing for Brooklyn?
Hint:     His dad pitched in the majors for eleven years, but never for Brooklyn.
Twint:    He shares an Alma Mater with All-Star Paul Konerko.
A.         Ike Davis (2008 Brooklyn Cyclones; Father Ron Davis; also Konerko attended Chapparal High School in Scottsdale.)
FCR -    David Krassin, New York

Q.         What Texas Rangers manager owns the highest winning percentage in franchise history?
Hint:     He succeeded a Hall of Famer manager to accomplish it.
Twint:    In the Air Force during World War II, he managed a baseball team whose members included Howie Pollett and Hall of Famer Enos Slaughter.
A.         Del Wilber (As mgr 1-0 07-Sep-1973, succeeded Whitey Herzog) N.B. This week’s theme was brought to our attention by (new, enthusiastic) reader Del Wilber, who just happens to be the namesake son of Saturday’s answer.
FCR -    Bob Wilber, Spokane, WA (his son and Del’s brother, and, BTW, not the only correct respondent),

Q.         What catcher with sixteen years in the majors, won league championships in four of the nine full seasons he managed in the minors, but never got the chance to manage in the Bigs?
Hint:     He was an All-Star the year before he joined the Pirates and the year after he left them, both times with the Cubs.
Hint:     He didn’t get into the game either year.
Twint:    He was a coach with the Minnesota Twins in their first year of existence.
Twint:    He’s the last person to qualify for this week’s theme.
A.         Clyde McCullough (Managerial career; AS 1948, 52; 1961 Twins)
FCR -    Randall Chandler, Germantown, TN

WEEKLY THEME –  Players with 3 home runs in a game where their teams only scored 3 runs

Bell                21-Jul-1955             Bio
Davis             28-Jul-2012             Bio
Finley            28-Apr-2004            Bio
Murray           14-Sep-1980            Bio
Powell           27-Jun-1964            Bio
Sauer             11-Jun-1952            Bio
Wilber            27-Aug-1951, G 2    SABR Bio

Those are the only eight times it has happened since 1918, probably ever.

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

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 8-14, 2012 Pitchers who have surrendered 2 HRs in a game to Ichiro Suzuki.

Q.         Who tweets about his charitable activities from @JLester31?
Hint:     He was diagnosed with Lymphoma late in the 2007 season.
Twint:    He received the “Heroes Among Us” award from the Celtics in 2008.
A.         Jon Lester
FCR -    Ron Kaufman, Thornhill, ON

Q.         Which young Texan hurler was the second overall pick in the 1999 draft and was named 2001 Minor League Player of the Year by both Baseball America and USA Today?
Hint:     He was included in a mega-deal salary dump in 2012’s biggest deal after the trade deadline.
Twint:    He won the ALCS MVP four years after he won the World Series MVP as a National Leaguer.
A.         Josh Beckett (traded w/Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford & Nick Punto [combined $260M salary]; 2007 ALCS MVP, 2003 WS MVP)
FCR -    Jeff Korell, Van Nuys, CA

Q.         Who decided to remove the two periods in his nickname soon after being traded to Milwaukee?
Hint:     Since 2005 he has donated $100 for each batter he strikes out (over $150,000 total) to Barry Zito’s “Strikeouts for Troops”.
Hint:     He won a Cy Young Award three years before his first twenty-win season.
Twint:    Three of his children have the same alliterative initials as their father.
A.         CC Sabathia (Traded to Milwaukee from Cleveland 07-Jul-2008 with Michael Brantley for Rob Bryson (minors), Zach Jackson and Matt LaPortaStrikeouts for Troops; CYA 2007, 21-7 in 2010; children Carsten Charles III, Carter Charles & Cyia Cathleen [along with daughter Jaden Arie])
FCR -    Bill Carle, Lee’s Summit, MO

Q.         What pitcher was lifted with two out in the 7th inning in the first game after the 1994-95 players strike, even though he had not yet give up a hit?
Hint:     His manager’s reasoning was that he did not want his star pitcher to throw too many pitches.
Hint:     The strategy must have worked since that was the only season in his sixteen-year career when he was an All-Star.
Twint:    He was traded straight-up for former MVP Mo Vaughn.
A.         Kevin Appier (6.2 no-hit IP on 26-Apr-1995; traded from the Mets to the Angels for Vaughn 27-Dec-2001)
FCR -    Bill Carle, Lee’s Summit, MO

Q.         Who was the first pitcher in modern National League history to give up ten hits in under six innings pitched without allowing a run?
Hint:     He did it in 2011.
Hint:     He was the 30th pitcher in Major League history to reach 2,500 career strikeouts.
Hint:     He retired after the 2011 season to spend more time with his family.
Twint:    He is a well-known collector of Puerto Rican art.
A.         Javier Vazquez (10 H, 0 R/ER in 5.1 IP on 21-Jun-2011; 2,500th K )
FCR -    John Null, Sugarland, TX

Q.         Who was chosen immediately before fellow Mt. St. Joseph High School alum Mark Teixiera in the 2001 draft?
Hint:     After pitching in parts of four seasons in the majors, his 2008 win total was more than double his previous career total.
Twint:    He led the American League in batters hit by pitch in 2012.
A.         Gavin Floyd (#4 pick in the 2001 draft; 17 W in 2008, 8 career wins entering the season; 14 HBP in 2012)
FCR -    Andy Bradley, Washington, DC

Q.         Who was the only American League pitcher to face 1,000 batters in 2002?
Hint:     He also led the league’s pitchers in hits, bases on balls, earned runs and losses, results which call into question why he was allowed to face so many batters.
Hint:     The Braves signed him to a $750,000 contract in 2007.
Hint:     He would have earned an additional $350,000 if he spent even a single day on the active roster, but he spent the entire year on the Disabled List, missing out on the bonus.
Twint:    He became an insurance salesman after retiring from baseball.
A.         Tanyon Sturtze (1,008 BFP, 271 H, 89 BB, 129 ER & 18 L in 2002)
FCR -    Arieh Siegal, Austin, TX

WEEKLY THEME – Pitchers who have surrendered two home runs in a game to the redoubtable and lissome Ichiro Suzuki.

Appier          17-Jun-2003
Beckett        19-Aug-2012
Floyd           02-Jun-2012
Lester           15-May-2009
Sabathia       30-Jul-2005
Sturtze         13-Jul-2002
Vazquez       21-Aug-2010

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Randall Chandler, Germantown, TN

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 1-7, 2012 Players with an RBI in the 2002 All Star Game (7-7 tie)


Q:         What player holds the career record for both bases on balls and intentional bases on balls?
Hint:     Despite the fact he surpassed 600 career home runs, he only led the league twice in single seasons.
Hint:     He has third best career at-bat-to-home run ratio, behind only those of Mark McGwire and Babe Ruth.
Twint:    He also holds the all-time record for the highest single season slugging percentage.
Twint:    Unlike his home run record, he led the league seven times in slugging percentage.
A.            Barry Bonds (2,558 BB, 688 IBB; Career HR 762, 43 HR in 1993 and 73 in 2001; AB/HR McGwire/Ruth/Bonds: 10.61/11.76/12.92; Slugging % 2001 .8634, led 1990, 92, 93, 2001, 02, 03 & 04)
FCR – Derek Norin, Arlington, VA

Q:         Which player did Tommy Lasorda draft in the 62nd round in 1988, merely as a favor to the player’s father?
Hint:     Despite this, he won Rookie of the Year in 1993.
Hint:     Having hit over .300 ten times in his career, he is arguably the best offensive catcher in baseball history.
Twint:    He and Roger Clemens are not best friends.
Twint:    He coached for Italy in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, the 2009 Baseball World Cup and the 2010 baseball European Championship.
A.            Mike Piazza (Mike Piazza’s father Vince childhood friends with Lasorda, Schwarz, Alan, "Piazza Calls It Quits After 16 Years and 427 Homers". New York Times 21-May-2008; Career highlights and milestones; Beaned by Clemens 08-Jul-2000 and avoided Clemens’ projectile 2000 WSCoaching history)
FCR – Steven Young, Middletown, MD

Q:         Which “clubhouse problem” player was traded to the Dodgers in 2008 after helping Boston win two World Series after their championship drought of 86 years?
Hint:     He was also the 2004 World Series Most Valuable Player.
Hint:     He and David Ortiz were considered one of the most fearsome tandems during the Boston seasons of 2004-2007.
Twint:    In each of his 8 year stints with Boston and Cleveland, and his 3 year career with the Dodgers, he hit over .300.
Twint:    However, in his limited time at Tampa Bay in 2011, he only managed a .059 BA.
A.            Manny Ramirez (.312/.313/.322/.059 Cleveland/Boston/LA/TB   Clubhouse problem, Ortiz battery mate:
FCR – Ron Kaufman, Thornhill,  ON

Q:         After the worst complete season of his career in 2010, which switch-hitter was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for their Championship 2011 season?
Hint:     Selected 16th overall in the 1997 amateur draft by the Astros, he signed for a $1 million bonus.
Hint:     In 2009, he matched teammates Carlos Lee and Alex Rodriguez as the only three players to hit 20 home runs per year from 2000-2009.
Twint:    In 2012 he a poked this jab at Selig: "I feel basically like the commissioner extorted Jim Crane into moving the Astros."
Twint:    He also criticized Selig for moving an Astros vs. Cubs game to Miller Field because of Hurricane Ike, where Carlos Zambrano blanked the Astros with a no hitter.
A.            Lance Berkman (.248 2010 BA HOU/NYY with career avg of .299 prior to this from .  Other hints/twints referenced from
FCR – Peter Cottrell, Gaithersburg, MD

Q:         Who leads active players with a career OBP of .4189?
Hint:     In 2000 he led the majors in batting average (.372), slugging percentage (.698), OPS (1.162), doubles (59) and RBI (147), and the National League in hits (216).
Hint:     That same year, he missed the triple crown finishing 10th in the majors with “only” 42 home runs.
Twint:    In his fourteen complete seasons in the majors, he has only once failed to hit .300.
Twint:    He ended his 2012 season August 6th electing to have season- (and possibly career-) ending hip surgery.
A.            Todd Helton (OBP active leaders; .256 in 2010; Hip surgery)
FCR – David Matchett, Toronto

Q:         In 2002 which player led the majors in plate appearances, at-bats, runs, stolen bases and total bases and hits?
Hint:     Despite 46 home runs in 2006, he had the unusual circumstance of having fewer than 100 RBI due his status as a lead-off hitter.
Hint:     His home run total that year still stands as a franchise record for one season.
Twint:    He is one of only four players to ever hit forty home runs and steal forty bases in a season.
Twint:    He also hit forty doubles that year, creating the first 40‑40‑40 club.
A.         Alfonso Soriano (Turns out he *only* led the NL in steals that year.  46 HR record for Montreal/Washington)
FCR – Judah Kaplan, Teaneck, NJ

Q:         Who has the best fielding percentage for a shortstop in MLB history (with at least 10 years’ experience)?
Hint:     In 2007, passed Ozzie Smith for most career double plays.
Hint:     He won eleven Gold Gloves at shortstops, nine consecutively with the Indians, and three years later two consecutively with the San Francisco Giants.
Hint:     The White Sox allowed him to wear retired #11 with the permission of Luis Aparicio.
Twint:    In 2008, he passed Aparicio in career games at shortstop.
Twint:    In 2009, he also passed Aparicio for most career hits by a player born in Venezuela.
Twint:    Two days ago, he played the final of his 2,968 major league games.
A.            Omar Vizquel (Career Fielding % .9847 24 yrs.  Tulowitzki .9852 with 7 years play Other hints:
FCR – Diane Firstman, Queens, NY

Q:         Who is the only player to hit a Grand Slam this century in the World Series?
Hint:     On April 13, 2009, he and Jermaine Dye hit their 300th homers in the majors, the first teammates to do so in the same game.
Hint:     They managed the feat in back-to-back at-bats.
Twint:    On May 27th, 2012, he became the second player after his former teammate Frank Thomas to have hit 400 homers as a member of the White Sox.
Twint:    In 2004, he won the AL Comeback Player of the Year Award
FCR – Robert Workman, Ashburn, VA

Q:         In his first home run of the 2007 season, which Brewer catcher hit an 11th inning walk off home run?
Hint      Born in LaCrosse, WI, he hit the home run on June 27th, LaCrosse Day at Miller Park.
Hint:     The next day, he tied a franchise record with 7 RBI in one game including a grand slam and a 2 run homer.
Twint:    He was a replacement player during the 1994 MLB strike and was barred from ever joining the player’s union.
Twint:    Also as a consequence, his name does not appear on any of the official merchandise from his 2001 Arizona Diamondback World Series winning team.
A.            Damian Miller (
FCR – Randall Chandler, Germantown, TN

Q:         In 1995 which player finished 2nd in Rookie of the Year voting to Marty Cordova of the Twins?
Hint:     In 2003 he won All-Star Game MVP and won the Home Run Derby, the first to do so since Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1991.
Hint:     He is one of only seven players to have a 30 home run season with more home runs than walks.
Twint:    He established the Angels team record for grand slams with eight.
Twint:    He established the Angels team record for RBIs in a game with ten.
Twint:    He now works for Fox Sports West as an Angels pregaBillme and postgame reporter.
A.            Garret Anderson (2000 35 HR/ 24 BB; 8th GS 21-Aug-2007; 10 RBI, same game;
FCR – Wayne McCombs,, Claremore, OK

Q:         Who replaced Cal Ripken, Jr. after his last season in the majors?
Hint:     In 2001, after a dismal start, the Blue Jays put his name on waivers and were stunned when the Baltimore Orioles claimed him, putting him directly into their line-up.
Hint:     He then went three for four with a home run in his first game with his new team against his former teammates.
Twint:    He is perhaps best remembered for his highly unorthodox open batting stance where he stood at the back of the box almost directly facing the pitcher.
Twint:    In 2004 with the Expos and weakened by mononucleosis, he went into a severe slump that included a record tying major-league record five strike outs in a 9-inning game.
A.            Tony Batista (2001 taken off waivers by the Orioles, and he started at 3rd base 2002 after Ripken retired.  All hints/twints:
FCR – Bill Kreifeldt, Midvale, UT

THEME:  Players with an RBI in the 2002 All Star Game (7-7 tie).

AL –
Ramirez      1 RBI 4th inning 1b off     Odalis Perez
Soriano       1 RBI 5th inning HR off     Eric Gagne
Anderson    1 RBI 7th inning FC off     Mike Remlinger
Batista        1 RBI 7th inning 1b off     Byung-Hyun Kim
Konerko      2 RBI 7th inning 2b off     Byung-Hyun Kim
Vizquel       1 RBI 8th inning 3b off     Robb Nen

NL –
Piazza         1 RBI 2nd inning FC off    Derek Lowe
Helton         1 RBI 3rd inning 1b off     Roy Halladay
Bonds        2 RBI 3rd inning HR off    Roy Halladay
Miller          1 RBI 5th inning 2b off     Mark Buehrle
Berkman     2 RBI 7th inning 1b off     Kazuhiro Sasaki

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

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