Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 19-25 Players with 2,000 hits and at least one pitching victory

Q.         Who was in second place on the all-time career home run list during the Kennedy administration?
Hint:     He was the first player to be voted league MVP in consecutive years.
Hint      He surpassed 100 RBI for thirteen consecutive seasons, averaging 134 during that span.
Hint:     He was on the World-Series-winning team in the first two years of that streak.
Twint:    His dimples are as prominent as his muscles.
A.         Jimmie Foxx (534 HR behind Ruth’s 714; MVP 1932-33; WS 1929-30; Dimples)
FCR -    Abbey Garber, Dallas, TX
Incorrect answers:  Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Ernie Banks, Hank Greenberg, Roger Maris, Babe Ruth, Frank Howard, Willie Mays, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Mel Ott, Lou Gehrig

Q.         Who is the only St. Louis Browns player to win the MVP award?
Hint:     He is the last player to hit for the cycle in the same season he hit over .400.
Hint:     He missed an entire season because a sinus infection that affected his eyesight.
Twint:    He had two sons who played in the majors.
A.         George Sisler (MVP 1922; Missed the 1923 season; .407 in 1920, cycle 08-Aug-1920; Sons Dick and Dave)
FCR -    Eric Johnston, Ellicott City, MD
Incorrect answers:  Dick Sisler, Tris Speaker, Roy Sievers, Jim Bottomley, Stan Musial, Rogers Hornsby, Harry Heilman, Dizzy Dean, Joe Medwick, Ken Williams, Bob Dillinger

Q.         Who used Bob Feller's bat to steady himself?
Hint:     Legend says he used to broadcast that he was throwing a curve because he would stick out his tongue.
Twint:    He is listed at 6'2" and 215#.
A.         Babe Ruth (Bat/cane [Eddie Robinson claims that the bat was his, not Feller’s.]; Ht/wt)
FCR -    Jerry Miller, Thousand Oaks, CA
Incorrect answers:  Herb Score, Bob Lemon, Satchel Paige, Cy Young, Bill Veeck, Early Wynn, Herb Score, Allie Reynolds

Q.         Whose inside-the-park, walk-off home run was the first home run in the history of the Giants’ franchise?
Hint:     He was the first pitcher with twenty victories in a season for the Providence Grays.
Twint:    He was Amos Rusie's attorney in Rusie's suit against Andrew Freedman in 1896.
A.         Monte Ward (HR 02-May-1883 off Jim Whitney of the Beaneaters 1st for the NY Gothams; 22-13 for PRO in 1878; Freedman, Giants owner at the time.)
FCR -    Mike McCroskey, Sugar Land, TX
Incorrect answers:  Angel Pagan, Rube Foster, Pud Galvin, Juan Marichal, Christy Mathewson

Q.         Who was the first player to compile a thirty game hitting streak for the AL Senators?
Hint:     He had the most at-bats in the majors during the decade of 1921-30.
Twint:    He was given the name we know him by, when team owner Clark Griffith could not remember the player's name.
Twint:    He is the only major league ever born in Morocco.
A.         Sam Rice (H streak [31] from 23-Aug-1924 to 24-Sep-1924; 6,184 H 1920-29; Given name: Edgar Charles Rice; B. 20-Feb-1890 in Morocco, IN)
FCR -    Jim Casey, Savannah, GA
Incorrect answers:  Roy Sievers, Goose Goslin, Joe Judge, Nap Lajoie, Joe Cronin, Heinie Manush, Eddie Brinkman, Mickey Vernon, Roger Peckinpaugh, Clyde Milan

Q.         Who became an umpire in 1915, but returned to playing by the end of the season?
Hint:     He hurled three shutouts pitching for the Cleveland Spiders.
Hint:     He still holds the worst career managerial winning percentage among managers with at least 200 MLB games managed.
Twint:    He was the first American League shortstop inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A.         Bobby Wallace (ShOs 1895-96; %: .287 [62-154]; HOF 1953)
FCR -    Fred Worth, Arkadelphia, AR
Incorrect answers:  Cy Young, George Davis, Hank O'Day, Smokey Joe Wood

Q.         Who was the first player to collect 2,000 hits in a ten-year span?
Hint:     His ability to bunt-foul potential third strikes prompted the rule change to call a bunted third strike a strikeout.
Twint:    He was the first native of West Virginia to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A.         Jesse Burkett (2,058 H 1892-1901; B. 04-Dec-1868 Wheeling, WV [Had only been a state for 5 years when he was born.] HOF 1946)
FCR -    Dave Serota, Kalamazoo, MI
Incorrect answers:  Willie Keeler, Dickie Pierce, Ty Cobb, Cap Anson, Willie Keeler, Joe Sewell, King Kelly, John McGraw, Ross Barnes, Eddie Collins, Rogers Hornsby, Ichiro Suzuki, Pete Rose, Nap Lajoie, Billy Hamilton

Q.         Which outfielder was accused of leading a revolt against Cap Anson in the late 1890s?
Hint:     He has more lifetime major league runs scored than any other eligible player not in the Hall of Fame (excepting players on the ballot this year).
Hint:     He hit for the cycle twice, once in a game where he was pitching.
Twint:    He received the first known intentional bases-on-balls.
A.         Jimmy Ryan (1,643 R; Cycles in 1888 and 1891; Walked by Jouett Meekin in 1896)
FCR -    Andrew Distler, New York, NY
Incorrect answers:  George Van Haltren, Mike Tiernan, Hoss Radbourne, Ed Delahanty, John McGraw, Tom Brown

Q.         What Orioles manager once led the National League with 21 triples in a year?
Hint:     As did Frank Robinson, Rickey Henderson, Vada Pinson and Curt Flood, he was born in the Central Time Zone, but grew up in Oakland, California.
Hint:     According to Bill James, he had the majors' best outfield throwing arm for an entire decade.
Twint:    His major league debut was as a pitcher.  He issued sixteen bases-on-balls, probably a record.
Twint:    Twelve times in his career he hit over .300 yet never received a single MVP vote.
A.         George Van Haltren (254 OF Assists 1890-99; B. 30-Mar-1866 St. Louis, MO; Debut 27-Jun-1887; Career ended in 1903, 8 years before MVP awards were instituted.)
FCR -    Ken Auerbach, Bronxville, NY
Incorrect answers:  John McGraw, Hank Bauer, Wilbert Robinson, Ned Hanlon, Bobby Wallace, Willie Keeler, Paul Blair, Hugh Duffy, Lee Mazzilli, Johnny Oates

Q.         Who was the second player, Honus Wagner being the first, to steal home twice in a single game?
Hint:     In his only year in the Federal League he led his third-place team in hits, doubles, triples, home runs and runs batted in.
Hint:     Hall of Fame first baseman Frank Chance predicted that one day this guy would be the “greatest first baseman in the business”.
Twint:    John McGraw agreed, once declaring that he “…was worth the entire [St. Louis] team."
A.         Ed Konetchy (182 3B; 30-Sep-1907 steals; Led the 1915 Pittsburgh Rebels w/181 H, 31 2b, 18 3b, 93 RBI and 10 HR; SABR BIO quotes)
FCR -    Andrew Milner, Bryn Mawr, PA
Incorrect answers:  Hal Chase, George Sisler, Joe Tinker, Sam Crawford, Benny Kauff

WEEKLY THEME – Players with 2,000 hits and one pitching win (or more).

Player               Hits      Wins
Burkett            2,850         3
Foxx               2,646         1
Konetchy        2,150         1
Rice                2,987         1
Ruth               2,873       94
Ryan               2,502         6
Sisler              2,812         5
Van Haltren     2,532       40
Wallace           2,309       24
Ward              2,104     164

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – No one

Incorrect theme guesses:

               -  Hall of Famers that played for Cornelius McGillicuddy at one time
               -  HOFers who started their careers at other positions than they were primarily known for

               -  HOFers that ended their careers with the Boston Braves
               -  HOFers with ties to Branch Rickey

               -  Hall of Famers with four-letter last names
               -  Hall of Fame, started with no number, then took #3
               -  Former pitchers that won batting titles
               -  Hall of fame hitters who also had at least one game as a starting pitcher

Sunday    -  HOF'ers that played in Cleveland but were not inducted as Nap's, Spiders, etc...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

May 12-18, 2014 Walk-off home runs that completed a cycle

Q.         Who is the only player to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average in the American League?
Hint:     He was the first player to hit for the cycle in SkyDome (now Rogers Centre)?
Hint:     His brother preceded him to the majors.
Twint:    He has the most career hits of any third baseman in major league history.
Twint:    He was a high school teammate of All-Star Scott McGregor.
A.         George Brett (3,154 H, 317 HR, .305 BA, all for KCR; Cycle 25-Jul-1990; Brother Ken Brett; 3,154 H; W/McGregor at El Segundo High in California)
FCR -    Walt Cherniak, Dayton, MD
Incorrect answers:  Derek Jeter, Roberto Alomar, Dave Winfield, Eddie Murray, Robin Yount, Carlos Delgado, Paul Molitor, Cal Ripken, Joe Carter, Kirby Puckett, Moises Alou

Reader Mark DeLodovico from Rockville, MD, sent in the following item: 
"There was a story on MLB network last week that suggested that Greg Maddux first came up with the idea of talking into their gloves when the catcher came out to the mound.  This was after Wil Clark hit a grand slam off him in the 89 playoffs.  He thought Clark read his lips when Girardi went out to talk to him.
This predates the information Horsehide Trivia had on Darren Daulton.  Thank you for that alert find.

Q.         What seven-time All-Star third baseman was signed as a pitcher by the Cardinals?
Hint:     He garnered five Gold Gloves for his play at third.
Hint:     He was only the 3rd third baseman to hit thirty home runs in a season.
Hint:     His brother preceded him to the majors.
Twint:    His father, his son, his nephew and six (6!) brothers played professional baseball, he and two brothers reaching the majors.
Twint:    For four consecutive seasons, he had the exact same home run total.
A.         Ken Boyer (Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent 1949; Brother Cloyd Boyer debuted in 1949, Ken in ’55; 24 HR 1961-64)
FCR -    Bob Kimball, Washington, DC
Incorrect answers:  Scott Rolen, Clete Boyer, Lindy McDaniel, Ted Simmons, Joe Torre

Q.         Who is the only player to homer on the very first pitch of the season?
Hint:     After nineteen years, eight Gold Glove Awards, two Silver Sluggers, three All-Star appearances and four team MVPs with one team, he disappointed many by finishing his career elsewhere.
Hint:     He hit more home runs than any other American Leaguer 1981-90.
Twint:    At his last stop in the minors, he was the league’s MVP.
A.         Dwight Evans  
FCR -    Doug Greenwald, San Francisco, CA
Incorrect answers:  Eddie Murray, Paul Molitor, Wade Boggs, Gary Gaetti, Ken Griffey, Jr., Dave Winfield, Robin Yount, Dale Murphy, Jim Thome, Harmon Killebrew

Q.         Who managed to complete his fourth consecutive 20/20 season in 2013 in spite of playing only nineteen games with 41 plate appearances after the All-Star break?
Hint:     Stevedores lade him into the hold.
Hint:     He stalwartly disaffirms sporting eponymous dungarees.
Twint:    He is one of the six different players in his franchise’s short 22-year history to win a National League batting title.
A.         Carlos Gonzalez (Nickname "Cargo"; Cargo pants:   He claims never to have worn them in a mock interview with Ryan Spilborghs; Colorado Rockies batting titles:
1993  .370   Andres Galarraga
1998  .363   Larry Walker
1999  .379          "
2001  .350           "
2000  .372   Todd Helton
2007  .336   Matt Holliday
2010  .336   Cargo
2013  .331   Michael Cuddyer)
FCR -    Eric Stone, Los Gatos, CA
Incorrect answers:  Carlos Lee, Nelson Cruz, Ryan Braun, Alfonzo Soriano, Curtis Granderson

Q.         What lone player prevented Yastrzemski’s MVP vote from being unanimous?
Hint:     He never won the award, but received votes that year and in each of the following four.
Hint:     His first name translates to "tsar" (царь) in Russian.
Twint:    The value of his one strikeout while pitching is slightly diminished because of who it is he struck out.
Twint:    In five separate games he was the only player on his team to get a hit.
A.         Cesar Tovar (1967 MVP vote; MVP votes 1967-71; Struck out Reggie Jackson, the all-time strikeout leader 22‑Sep‑1968.  It was the 207th K of Jackson’s eventual 2,597. Tovar also did a couple other things in that game; 5 only-hitters:
Date                   Off…                 Of…     Inning
30-Apr-1967        Barry Moore       WSA     t 6th, 2 out
15-May-1969       Dave McNally     BAL      t 9th, 1 out
10-Aug-1969       Mike Cuellar        BAL      t 9th, 0 out
13-Aug-1970       Dick Bosman      WSA     t 1st, 0 out (1st batter, bunt single)
31-May-1975       Catfish Hunter     NYY     b 6th, 2 out
FCR -    Josh, Sullivan, Tomball, TX
Incorrect answers:  Harmon Killebrew, Norm Cash, Zoilo Versalles, Bill Freehan

Q.         What slugger was quarterback of a high school football team that lacked football prowess to such a degree that not only did they not win a game;… not only did they not score a point;… they didn’t get past the 50-yard line until the last half of the season's final game?
Hint:     Although he hit 95 home runs over the previous four seasons, he's now playing for his fourth team since 2012.
Twint:    He admitted to having some concerns about handling the first-base duties, saying, "It's baseball, man.  Everything concerns me.  We’ve got such a great infield.  These guys can put the ball right on the money, so I'm just going to put my glove out there and let them hit it."
FCR -    Sean Tuber, Granada Hills, CA
Incorrect answers:  Mark Reynolds, Jose Bautista, Raul Ibanez, Cody Ross, Drew Stubbs, Kevin Youkilis

Q.         What Hall of Fame starting pitcher was credited with two victories on 09-May-1984?
Hint:     He struck out 200 batters per season for a record nine years in a row.
Twint:    Only he has stuck out ten consecutive batters.
A.         Tom Seaver (Box scores: G begun on 08-May went 17 innings before being suspended and complete the following day.  Then 09-May-1984 win ensued; 200 K yrs:  1968-76; 10 straight Ks 22-Apr-1970, final 10 batters)
FCR -    Dave Wise, Hyde Park, NY
Incorrect answers:  Nolan Ryan, Gaylord Perry, Don Sutton, Roger Clemens, Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, Smokey Joe Williams

This gem was passed along Saturday at the SABR chapter meeting in Philadelphia by SABR member and Horsehide Trivia reader Bob Bogart:
Q.         There are some current, active batters who are first or second on their franchise’s career home run lists.  How many you got?
Hint:     All but one have played for only one team in the majors.
Hint:     They all played Saturday.
Twint:    Two of the teams they play on are from the "original" 16.
Ryan Howard w/318 behind Mike Schmidt w/548

Paul Konerko w/428 behind Frank Thomas /448

3.) Mets
David Wright w/224 behind Darryl Strawberry w/252

4.) Rays
Evan Longoria w/166 behind… Nobody!
FCR -    Timothy Kearns, Washington, DC
Incorrect answers:  Ryan Braun, Giancarlo Stanton, Ryan Zimmerman, Edwin Encarnacion, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Bautista, Derek Jeter

Q.         What was the score of the 01-Oct-1961 game when Roger Maris hit his record-breaking 61st home run?
Hint:     Bill Stafford, Hal Reniff and Luis Arroyo pitched for the Yankees that day.
Twint:    It matched the date.
A.         One-zero [At least after he hit it.] (01-Oct-1961)
FCR -    Mark Hayne, Dumfries, VA
Incorrect answers:  5-3

Q.         Who are the only two Kansas City A’s who managed to hit more than thirty home runs in a season?
Hint:     There were never teammates.
Twint:    C if you can figure it out.
A.         Bob Cerv              38 in 1958
            Rocky Colavito     34 in 1964
FCR -    Bill Lewers, McLean, VA
Incorrect answers:  Gus Zernial [who did hit 30 in 1955, but never "more than"], Reggie Jackson, Vic Power, John Mayberry, Amos Otis, Steve Balboni, Jose Tartabull, George Brett, Roger Maris, Jim Gentile, Sal Bando

WEEKLY THEME – Walk-off homers that completed a cycle.  (Thanks to David Vincent for confirming this data.)  Applies only to the weekday questions this week.

Boyer        14-Sep-1961
Brett          28-May-1979
Evans       28-Jun-1984
Tovar        19-Sep-1972

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Dave Washburn, Marietta, GA (After the Evans Q.)

Incorrect theme guesses:

               -  Hall of Famers with All-Star siblings
               -  Yankee killers
               -  Left-handed hitters in the 20-20-20 Club
               -  Famous HR's vs. the Yankees

               -  Third basemen with MLB-playing brothers
                    -   MVP third basemen who have hit for the cycle
               -  Third basemen whose brothers played in the majors
               -  3rd basemen who had relative (brother, father, etc.) precede them in the majors
               -  Brothers - only one of whom is in the HoF.
               -  Brothers to play major league baseball and the younger brother made the hall of fame
               -  3rd basemen who had a brother that played in the Majors
               -  3rd basemen whose last names began with "B"
               -  3rd basemen who played for Missouri teams and had a bro that played in the Bigs
               -  HOF Younger Brothers
               -  Third basemen who had brothers that also played in the major leagues before them

               -  Guys who hit HR's to clinch their team heading to the World Series

               -  Grand slams in the World Series

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 5-11, 2014 Phillies with mullets from the 1993 team

Q.         Who is the only right-handed pitcher since J.R. Richard to strike out 300 batters in each of consecutive seasons?
Hint:     Not only did he not win the Cy Young Award either season.  The second year, he got no votes at all.
Hint      He was part of one of the most famous trades the Astros ever made.
Hint:     He was the 4th-youngest player in the majors as a rookie and 7th oldest by the time he retired.
Twint:    He’s the only native of Alaska to appear in an All-Star game.
Twint:    He’ll be of the Hall of Fame ballot next year for the third time.
A.         Curt Schilling (319 K in 1997, 300 in ’98, Richard 303 in 1978, 12 votes in ’97; 4th in CYA voting in 1997; Traded from BAL to HOU 10-Jan-1991 with Steve Finley & Pete Harnisch for Glenn Davis; ASG appearances 1997, 99, 2002 [starter])
FCR -    Bob Kimball, Washington, DC
Incorrect answers:  Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Mike Scott, Larry Dierker, Dwight Gooden

Q.         Who was traded to the Cubs when a movie was released that gave him a nickname he never really wanted?
Hint:     That movie now frequently appears on lists of favorite sports movies.
Hint:     He’s a California native, but was drafted out of high school in Oregon by the Padres.
Hint:     He and his putative nemesis are long-time bowling aficionados.
Twint:    He is too often called "The Bill Buckner of pitchers".
A.         Mitch Williams ("Major League", nickname "Wild Thing”, with a tie to the hit single by the Troggs from 1966; B. 17-Nov-1964 in Santa Ana, CA, Drafted 3rd pick of the 8th round of the 1982 Amateur Draft; Williams owned a bowling alley and Joe Carter is an accomplished bowler.)
FCR -    Matt Dicker, Chicago, IL
Incorrect answers:  Leon Durham, Dave Kingman, Mark Grace, Rick Sutcliffe

Q.         Who broke Pete Rose's record for most plate appearances in a season?
Hint:     Jimmy Rollins set the new standard when he had 778 in his MVP season.
Hint:     He once stole 105 bases in a single minor league season.
Twint:    He was frequently interviewed with a wad of bubbled gum permeated with chewing tobacco
Twint:    Perhaps it was chewing tobacco that gained structural integrity by being mixed with bubble gum.
A.         Lenny Dykstra (His 773 in 1993 passed Rose's 771 set in 1974; SB for Lynchburg Mets in 1983; Tobacco/gum mélange)
FCR -    Makato Ozawa, Scarsdale, NY
Incorrect answers:  Vince Coleman, Rickey Henderson, Willie Wilson, Juan Samuel, Omar Moreno, Ichiro Suzuki, Dave Cash, Lou Brock, Carlton Fisk

Q.         What catcher was reported to be the first to suggest that pitchers cover their mouths with their gloves during mound discussions?
Hint:     He was the first regular-season DH in the history of his franchise.
Hint:     The year he led the league in runs-batted-in, he won his only Silver Slugger Award.
Twint:    His official site lists a "library".  It has no entries.
A.         Darren Daulton (Mouth-covering suggestion during the 1993 World Series; DH 16‑Jun‑1997; 109 RBI, SS 1992; Daulton Site)
FCR -    David Krassin, New York, NY
Incorrect answers:  Hal McRae, Darrell Porter, Mike Piazza, Joe Girardi, Carlton Fisk, Gene Tenace, Thurman Munson, Javier Lopez

Q.         Who still owns the single-season NCAA home run record?
Hint:     He is also the leader in career home runs in Division I collegiate play.
Hint:     He also still leads in single-season RBI and total bases, career and single-season slugging and a jaw-dropping career slugging percentage of .915.
Hint:     A major league rule named for him states that a franchise cannot trade a drafted player until he has been under contract to them for at least one year.
Twint:    He was drafted but refused to play in the minors so his drafting team traded him.
Twint:    His team thought that was kind of a Cowboy move, so they traded him to TEX the same day they signed him to a contract.
Twint:    The rule that now prevents major league teams from doing that is name in his honor.
A.         Pete Incaviglia (Single-season NCAA records set in 1985 at Oklahoma State:  48 HR, SLG 1.140, 148 RBI, TB 285, Career HR 100; Drafted by MTL in 1985; Incaviglia Rule)
FCR -    J.R. Richardson, Clarksville, MD
Incorrect answers:  Rick Monday, J.D. Drew, Barry Bonds, Bob Horner, Rick Reichart, Reggie Jackson, Mark McGwire, Phil Nevin

Q.         What player retired after hitting a first-inning single in Camden Yards in the middle of his 10th season, knowing he was then eligible for election to the Hall of Fame?
Hint:     In the nearly two decades since that single, he has failed to secure election to the Hall.
Hint:     He received exactly one (1) vote for the Hall.
Twint:    Before he was married, he had a fateful bachelor party.
A.         John Kruk (Last G 30-Jul-1995; 1 HOR vote 2001; Drive home from infamous bachelor party resulted in injury and more for teammates Dykstra & Daulton)
FCR -    Makoto, Ozawa, Scarsdale, NY
Incorrect answers:  Jim Eisenreich, Albert Belle, Rafael Palmeiro, Billy Ripken, Jeff King

Q.         Who resigned as head coach of Valparaiso High School baseball to take a job in the Phillies farm system?  [Indiana, not Chile]
Hint:     In major league history, only three major league second basemen had career fielding percentages better than his at the time of his retirement.
Hint:     Hearing his name pronounced by the late, great Harry Kalas was one a baseball's great aural pleasures.
Twint:    In the space of one second, he once single-handedly retired Andy Van Slyke, Barry Bonds and Jeff King.
A.         Mickey Morandini (Resignation 2010; Retired in 2000 w/Fielding % .9887 [Scott Fletcher .9898, Ryne Sandberg .9894, Tom Herr .9890]; [Sorry.  Could not find Kalas/Morandini sound clip.]; Triple play 20-Sep-1992, the first one in the NL since 1927)
FCR -    Dean Kloner, New York, NY
Incorrect answers:  Damon Berryhill, Larry Bowa, Ryne Sandberg, Mike Schmidt, Jim Fregosi, Richie Ashburn, Juan Samuel

Q.         What All-Star had his major league career ended by a spider bite?
Hint:     He did play nine more games, but it was over, his condition exacerbated by his diabetes.
Hint:     Teammate Curt Schilling once said this about him: "Intense?  He's pretty intense when he sleeps.  He chews bricks!"
Twint:    In 2004, he joined Hall of Famers Warren Spahn, Ray Dandridge and Jimmy Collins when he was elected to the Greater Buffalo Hall of Fame.
A.         Dave Hollins (AS 1993, Spider bite; GBHOF)
FCR -    Timothy Kearns, Washington, DC
Incorrect answers:  Glenallen Hill, Jim Eisenreich, Danny Jackson, Ron Santo, Larry Bowa

Q.         What veteran hitting coach won minor league MVPs six years apart?
Hint:     In 2008, he joined Dave Hollins in the Greater Buffalo Hall of Fame.
Twint:    During his stint as the Pirates batting coach he helped Juan Batista realize his batting potential.
Twint:    In college, he was wise.
A.         Jeff Manto (Texas League 1988 MVP [AA], International League 1994 MVP [AAA]; GBHOF; Attended Temple University: the Owls)
FCR -    Josh Sullivan, Tomball, TX
Incorrect answers:  Doug Lindsey, Milt Thompson, Greg Gross, Steve Henderson, Charlie Lau, Roger Freed

WEEKLY THEME – The Phillies of 1993 with mullets.

[Click each name to see image.]

First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – Josh Sullivan, Tomball, TX

Incorrect theme guesses:

               -  Pitchers who were WS MVPs
               -  Pitchers with highest strikeout to walk ratio.
               -  Pitchers with highest W-L Pct in the post-season.
               -  Pitchers with most career post-season wins.
               -  Pitchers with most post-season wins in one year.
               -  Pitchers with most post-season wins in one year in the 21st century.
               -  All Stars that were given away in bad trades by the Houston Astros

               -  Pitchers on Phillies World Series teams
               -  Pitchers from the ’93 Phillies
               -  All-Star pitchers who played for both the Phillies and Astros

               -  Philadelphia Phillies All-'90's team
               -  Members of the 93 Phillies who received MVP votes during their careers
               -  93 NL Champs Phillies

               -  Each received Comeback Player of Year at some point
                  Each received individual honors after the ’93 season
               -  Members of the 1993 Phillies who played in the postseason with another team
               -  Might this week's theme be 1993 Phillies who earned more than $1 million in 1993
               -  Each had lowest fielding pct at their positions.
               -  1993 Phillies who made an All-Star team with another teams
                    -   In their Opening Day starting lineup

               -  Members of the 93 Phillies who were All-Stars
               -  Members of the 93 Phillies eligible for HOF induction
               -  The most recent inductees into the Phillies Hall of Fame

               -  Starting lineup of 93 Phils
               -  Members of the 1993 Phillies team that also were on the Phillies All 1990's team
               -  Phillies 1993 NLCS Game One lineup

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