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  • 1. SABR 39 Team Trivia Semifinal and Final Rounds
    August 1, 2009
    © 2009 T. Scott Brandon and Horsehide Trivia
    All photos © their respective owners
  • 2. Categories
    Photo Identification
    Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Statistical Combinations
    Postseason
    Potpourri
  • 3. SemiFinal Round Questions
  • 4. Photo Identification
  • 5. Photo Identification One-Point Question
    Who is this player?
    Ted Williams
  • 6. Photo Identification Two-Point Question
    Who is this player?
    Jimmie Foxx
  • 7. Photo Identification Three-Point Question
    During which season did the White Sox wear these uniforms?
    1976 (Ralph Garr and coach Minnie Minoso modeling)
  • 8. Photo Identification Four-Point Question
    Who is this Clown Prince and former Indians coach?
    Max Patkin
    (1946-49 Indians coach)
  • 9. Photo Identification Five-Point Question
    What was the last Major League team this pitcher played for?
    Dan Quisenberry ended his Major League career with the 1990 San Francisco Giants
  • 10. Photo Identification Six-Point Question
    Who is this Hall of Famer?
    Pete Hill inducted 2006
  • 11. Photo Identification Seven-Point Question
    Name the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) team this All-Star MVP played for.
    1995 and 1998 Chiba Lotte Marines
    (Julio Franco, 1990 All-Star Game MVP)
  • 12. Photo Identification Eight-Point Question
    Who is the umpire, handing the ball to Roberto Clemente?
    Doug Harvey (after Clemente’s 3,000th hit on September 30, 1972)
  • 13. Photo Identification Nine-Point Question
    Which of these 1928 Braves retired with more career hits?
    Rogers Hornsby (Hornsby [R] retired with 2,930 hits, while George Sisler [L] retired with 2,812)
  • 14. Photo Identification Ten-Point Question
    Which former Oriole is this player’s brother?
    Eddie Murray
    (older brother of Rich Murray, shown with the 1980 Cardinales de Lara)
  • 15. Photo Identification
    Eleven-Point Question
    Suitcase
    (Harry Simpson picked up his nickname from the Toonerville Trolley character Suitcase Simpson; his neighbors in Dalton, GA called him Goody)
    What is this player’s nickname?
  • 16. Photo Identification Twelve-Point Question
    Which park did this stadium replace?
    American League Park
    in Washington, DC
    (Griffith Stadium debuted at the start of the 1911 season)
  • 17. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
  • 18. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    One-Point Question
    Who broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played record?
    Cal Ripken Jr.
    (played his 2,131stconsecutive game Sep 6, 1995)
  • 19. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Two-Point Question
    Name two of the four players to win an AL MVP Award while playing for the Orioles.
    Brooks Robinson (1964)
    Frank Robinson (1966)
    Boog Powell
    (1970)
    Cal Ripken Jr.
    (1983 & 1991)
  • 20. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Three-Point Question
    Which former Senators outfielder made his final Major League appearance, as a White Sox pinch-hitter, on Oct 5, 1980?
    Minnie Minoso
    (played for 1963 Senators (II); pinch-hit for Chet Lemon, grounding out to third)
  • 21. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Four-Point Question
    Which two Knights were Baysox (two points for each correct response)?
    Eugene KingsaleandSidney Ponson
    (knighted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, along with Calvin Maduro, after the 2003 season)
  • 22. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Five-Point Question
    Who earned the first regular-season win for the Washington Nationals?
    Joey Eischen
    (April 6, 2005)
  • 23. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Six-Point Question
    Which Orioles catcher appeared as himself in the movies Dave and Bob Roberts?
    Jeff Tackett
    (playing the catcher who caught a ceremonial first pitch in both movies)
  • 24. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Seven-Point Question
    Name the seven Hall of Famers who have managed a Major League team based in Washington D.C. (one point for each correct response).
    Joe Cronin (1933-34 Senators)
    Clark Griffith (1912-20 Senators)
    Bucky Harris (1924-28, 35-42 Senators)
    Walter Johnson (1929-32 Senators)
    Jim O’Rourke (1893 Senators)
    Frank Robinson (2005-06 Nationals)
    Ted Williams (1969-71 Senators)
  • 25. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Eight-Point Question
    Who is this Newport News, VA native?
    John Montague
    (In the 4th inning on April 6, 1977, Montague became the first relief pitcher used by the Mariners in a regular-season game)
  • 26. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Nine-Point Question
    Name the three Blue Jays picked off first base by Baltimore’s Tippy Martinez in the 10th inning on August 24, 1983 (three points for each correct response).
    Barry Bonnell, Dave Collins, and Willie Upshaw
  • 27. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Ten-Point Question
    Of which Welch native did Sparky Anderson claim, "Problem with [him] getting on base is that it takes 3 doubles to score him."?
    John Wockenfuss
    (Wockenfuss scored 32.3% of the times he reached base)
  • 28. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Eleven-Point Question
    Which Hall of Famer backed up Tom P. Daly (shown) at catcher for the 1889 Washington Nationals?
    Connie Mack
    (Daly caught 57 games, Mack 45)
  • 29. Baseball in the Bob Davids Chapter
    Twelve-Point Question
    Who was the first player from the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League to play in the Major Leagues?
    Joe M. Smith
    (played for the CRSCBL Rockville Express in 2005 and made his Major League debut for the Mets on April 1, 2007)
  • 30. Statistical Combinations
  • 31. Statistical Combinations
    One-Point Question
    Name the three categories a pitcher must lead to win the Triple Crown.
    ERA
    Wins
    Strikeouts
  • 32. Statistical Combinations
    Two-Point Question
    Who is the only player to win a stolen base title in both Major Leagues (AL and NL)?
    Ron LeFlore
    (1978 AL, 1980 NL)
  • 33. Statistical Combinations
    Three-Point Question
    Name one of the two players who have hit 50 home runs in one season, then less than 20 home runs in the next.
    Hack Wilson or Brady Anderson
    (Wilson hit 56 HR in 1930, then 13 HR in 1931; Anderson hit 50 HR in 1996, then 18 HR in 1997)
  • 34. Statistical Combinations
    Four-Point Question
    Name the four members of the 40-40 club (one point for each correct response).
    Barry Bonds
    (42 HR 40 SB in 1996)
    Jose Canseco
    (42 HR 40 SB in 1988)
    Alex Rodriguez
    (42 HR 46 SB in 1998)
    Alfonso Soriano
    (46 HR 41 SB in 2006)
  • 35. Statistical Combinations
    Five-Point Question
    Among the players who reached base 5,000 or more times (counting hits, walks, and hit-by-pitch), who had the fewest career hits?
    Barry Bonds
    (5,599 times on base, only 2,935 hits [N.B. Babe Ruth had fewer hits than Bonds, and would have qualified had he reached base two more times, retiring with 4,998 H+BB+HBP])
  • 36. Statistical Combinations
    Six-Point Question
    Which Orioles slugger was the first position player to strike out six times in one game, afterward lending his name to any similar performance?
    Sam Horn
    (teammate Mike Flanagan dubbed the performance “a Horn,” which came to symbolize any 6K performance)
  • 37. Statistical Combinations
    Seven-Point Question
    What statistical shortcoming is shared by only these two members of the 500 home run club?
    The only members of the club with fewer than 1,500 RBI
    (Mark McGwire 1,414 RBI, Eddie Mathews 1,453 RBI)
  • 38. Statistical Combinations
    Eight-Point Question
    Which four players have won the Triple Crown during a season in which their team played in the World Series (one point for each player and year)?
    Ty Cobb (1909 Tigers)Mickey Mantle (1956 Yankees)Frank Robinson (1966 Orioles)Carl Yastrzemski (1967 Red Sox)
  • 39. Statistical Combinations
    Nine-Point Question
    In the history of the Major Leagues, which former Nationals catcher has the most career hits without ever hitting a triple?
    Johnny Estrada
    (576 career hits, none of them triples)
  • 40. Statistical Combinations
    Ten-Point Question
    Name one of the two AL players who have collected 200 hits during a season in which they were traded mid-year (five points for each correct response).
    Moose Solters or
    Randy Velarde
    (Solters in 1935 for the Red Sox/Browns, Velarde in 1999 for the Angels/A’s [N.B. Willie McGee had 199 H in 1990 for the A's/Cardinals])
  • 41. Statistical Combinations
    Eleven-Point Question
    Name one of the three players who each collected less than 90 hits during a season in which they played 150 or more games.
    DalMaxvill
    (80 H in 152 G for 1970 Cardinals)
    Ed Brinkman
    (82 H in 154 G for 1965 Senators)
    Tommy McCraw
    (89 H in 151 G for 1966 White Sox)
  • 42. Statistical Combinations
    Twelve-Point Question
    Name the four players who have led the league in batting AVG while playing for more than one team during the year they won the title (three points for each correct response).
    Nap Lajoie(1902 Athletics / Bronchos)
    Dale Alexander(1932 Tigers / Red Sox)
    Harry Walker(1947 Cardinals / Phillies)
    Willie McGee (1990 Cardinals / A's)
  • 43. Final Round
    Questions
  • 44. Photo Identification
  • 45. Photo Identification One-Point Question
    Who is this manager?
    Earl Weaver
  • 46. Photo Identification Two-Point Question
    Sidd Finch(from George Plimpton’s April 1, 1985 Sports Illustrated article The Curious Case of Sidd Finch)
    Who is this fictional Mets pitcher?
  • 47. Photo Identification Three-Point Question
    Where did this pitcher play college ball?
    Tom Seaver pitched at University of Southern California (USC)
  • 48. Photo Identification Four-Point Question
    Which team did this Hall of Famer manage?
    1916-18 Cincinnati Reds
    (Christy Mathewson guided the Reds to a 164-176 record)
  • 49. Photo Identification Five-Point Question
    Brooks Robinson
    (Ron Swoboda made this diving catch in the 1969 World Series, Game 4, 9th inning)
    Who hit this ball?
  • 50. Photo Identification Six-Point Question
    Who was drafted ahead of this “Hot Dog” in the June 1966 Amateur Draft?
    Steve Chilcott
    (selected by the Mets over Reggie Jackson with the #1 overall pick, Chilcott never made it to the Major Leagues)
  • 51. Photo Identification Seven-Point Question
    Name the only right-handed pitcher to appear in more career games than this Hall of Famer.
    Dennis Eckersley (1,071 career games, 1 more than Hoyt Wilhelm)
  • 52. Photo Identification Eight-Point Question
    Who is this pre-Major Leagues pitching star?
    Jim Creighton (1860 Brooklyn Excelsiors)
  • 53. Photo Identification Nine-Point Question
    What pitch is Greg Maddux throwing?
    Change-up (circle change)
  • 54. Photo Identification Ten-Point Question
    Which of these 1928 Athletics also played for the 1921 Baltimore Orioles?
    Max Bishop (shown with Al Simmons [C] and Tris Speaker [R])
  • 55. Photo Identification
    Eleven-Point Question
    What Major League job (team and position) does this former Rookie of the Year currently hold?
    Washington Nationals Third Base Coach
    (Pat Listach won the 1992 AL Rookie of the Year Award for the Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 56. Photo Identification Twelve-Point Question
    What connection do these two men have with Major League Baseball?
    Attorneys for accused Black Sox players (Thomas Nash [L] for Buck Weaver, Swede Risberg, and Happy Felsch / Bennedict Short [R] for Joe Jackson, Eddie Cicotte, and Lefty Williams )
  • 57. Postseason
  • 58. PostseasonOne-Point Question
    Name one of the four players who have appeared in 100 or more postseason games.
    Derek Jeter (123)Bernie Williams (121)David Justice (112)Manny Ramirez (103)
  • 59. PostseasonTwo-Point Question
    Which player kept the ball used to make the last out of the 2004 World Series, touching off an ownership battle with his team?
    Doug Mientkiewicz
    (the parties reached an agreement in April 2006, and the ball was sent to the Hall of Fame)
  • 60. PostseasonThree-Point Question
    Who saved him?
    J.T. Snow
    (Pulled batboy Darren Baker out of harm’s way after scoring in 2002 World Series, Game 5, 7th inning)
  • 61. PostseasonFour-Point Question
    Which Braves player hit a home run in every game of the 1969 NLCS?
    Hank Aaron
    (HR in Games 1-3, incidentally, the only LCS games Aaron would ever play)
  • 62. PostseasonFive-Point Question
    Which former Athletic scored the game-tying run ahead of Kirk Gibson on Gibson’s pinch-hit home run off of Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series?
    Mike Davis
  • 63. PostseasonSix-Point Question
    Who took the cut-off throw from Willie Mays after Mays made The Catch in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series?
    Davey Williams
  • 64. PostseasonSeven-Point Question
    What was the last team to win Game 7 of the World Series on the road?
    1979 Pittsburgh Pirates
    (won Game 7 at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium Oct 17, 1979)
  • 65. PostseasonEight-Point Question
    Name the four players who have won a postseason MVP Award while playing for the losing team (two points for each correct response).
    Bobby Richardson (1960 WS)Fred Lynn (1982 ALCS)Mike Scott (1986 NLCS)Jeffrey Leonard
    (1987 NLCS)
  • 66. PostseasonNine-Point Question
    Name the three men who have both pitched in the World Series and led a team to the World Series as a manager (three points for each correct response).
    Roger Craig(P 1955-56, 59, 64; M 1989)Fred Hutchinson(P 1940; M 1961)Bob Lemon(P 1948, 54; M 1978, 81)
  • 67. PostseasonTen-Point Question
    Who was the last player to pinch-hit in the World Series for a Hall of Famer (five points each for the player and Hall of Famer he replaced)?
    Jarvis Brown
    for Kirby Puckett in the 1991 World Series, Game 5, 8th inning
    (N.B. Ruben Rivera pinch-ran for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn in the 1998 World Series, Game 3, 8th inning)
  • 68. PostseasonEleven-Point Question
    Who was the first player to play for a World Series champion in both leagues (must have played in each World Series to qualify)?
    Stuffy McInnis(1911 & 13 A’s, 1918 Red Sox AL / 1925 Pirates NL)
  • 69. PostseasonTwelve-Point Question
    Name the four pitchers who each threw a complete-game shutout in the only postseason game in which they appeared (three points for each correct response).
    Earl Whitehill(1933 WS Game 3)Ernie White
    (1942 WS Game 3 [N.B. White also appeared in the 1943 WS as a PR in Game 4])Wally Bunker(1966 WS Game 3)Joe H. Coleman
    (1972 ALCS Game 3)
  • 70. Potpourri
  • 71. PotpourriOne-Point Question
    Who won the first Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Rookie of the Year Award?
    Jackie Robinson
    (1947)
    (N.B. Del Ennis won the first Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award in 1946)
  • 72. PotpourriTwo-Point Question
    Who is the only player to collect 1,000 career hits for the Arizona Diamondbacks?
    Luis Gonzalez
    (1,337 hits)
    (N.B. Steve Finley is second on the list with 847; Chad Tracy is the active leader with 631 hits through July 31)
  • 73. PotpourriThree-Point Question
    What four pitchers have each struck out 4,000 or more batters?
    Nolan Ryan (5,714)Randy Johnson (4,869)Roger Clemens (4,672)
    Steve Carlton (4,136)
  • 74. PotpourriFour-Point Question
    During the season in which he played for teams in all four divisions, on which four teams did Dave Kingman play?
    In 1977 Kingman played for:
    New York Mets (NL East) San Diego Padres (NL West) California Angels (AL West) New York Yankees (AL East)
  • 75. PotpourriFive-Point Question
    Which Tigers star, still wearing his uniform after a double header, drove into the middle of the Detroit riots in 1967, trying to restore the peace?
    Willie Horton
    on July 23, 1967
  • 76. PotpourriSix-Point Question
    Name the two Quebec natives that have pitched against the Montreal Expos (three points for each correct response).
    Claude Raymond or Eric Gagne
    (Raymond was 1-0, Gagne was 1-3, 7 SV vs Montreal)
  • 77. PotpourriSeven-Point Question
    Who hit the ball that led to Merkle’s Boner?
    Al Bridwell(who hit an apparent game-winning single in the bottom of the 9th inning on Sep 23, 1908)
  • 78. PotpourriEight-Point Question
    Since George Steinbrenner purchased the team in 1973, the Yankees have used 15 different managers. 13 of those won 50 or more games for the team. Name the two who did not (four points for each correct response).
    Clyde King (29 wins)Bucky Dent (36 wins)
    (N.B. Dallas Green is next on the list, with 56 wins)
  • 79. PotpourriNine-Point Question
    Which three players finished within seven-ten-thousandths (.0007) of each other at the top of the 1931 NL batting AVG race (three points for each correct response)?
    Chick Hafey (.3489)
    Bill Terry (.3486)
    Jim Bottomley (.3482)
  • 80. PotpourriTen-Point Question
    Name the five men who had 1,000 or more hits as a player/manager during the 20th Century (two points for each correct response).
    Fred Clarke (1,528)Joe Cronin (1,497)
    Tris Speaker (1,420)Lou Boudreau (1,314)Ty Cobb (1,044)
    (Rogers Hornsby is next on the list with 961)
  • 81. PotpourriEleven-Point Question
    Which minor league manager encouraged Nellie Fox to chew on licorice during games, a practice that made Fox sick, so he changed to tobacco?
    Lena Blackburne
    (managed Fox with the 1944-45 Lancaster Red Roses)
  • 82. PotpourriTwelve-Point Question
    Name the six pitchers who threw a 9-inning no-hitter against the Phillies during the 1960s (two points for each correct response).
    Lew Burdette (8/18/1960) Warren Spahn(9/16/1960) Don Nottebart(5/17/1963) Sandy Koufax (6/4/1964) George Culver (7/29/1968) Bill Stoneman(4/17/1969)