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2) Are you going to write the Linares Strat card?
5. Only one has a shutout in a DS, a CS, and a WS. Who is it?
#2 is Three-Finger Brown, who did it in 1906, 1907, and 1908, by scores of 1-0, 2-0, and 3-0 respectively.
Whitey Ford (1960), Bill Dinneen (1903), and Lew Burdette (1957) are answers to #3.
4. Only three had shutouts in the ALCS---all for the same team. Which team, and who are the three pitchers?
6. Three had an 8-year gap between postseason shutouts. Who are they?
For this one, it occurred in three separate ALCS so it's a team that's been to the postseason as least three times since 1969. I'll also say that all three ALCS were in the 20th century.
Hunter, Blue, Stewart?
No, but they were (more or less) contemporaries...
Palmer, Cuellar, McNally?
Did Schilling have shutouts in '93 and '01?
Before Baseball Rubbing Mud, baseballs were rubbed in a mixture of water and infield dirt, but this method usually discolored the ball's leather surface.Other alternatives at the time were tobacco juice, shoe polish, and dirt from under stadium bleachers. They were able to successfully take off the sheenfrom baseballs, but at the same time, they also damaged and scratched a ball's leather. While Lena Blackburne was a third-base coach for the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team, an umpire complained to him about the method used at the time, prompting Blackburne to set out in search of better mud to use to rub against baseballs in 1938. Later that decade, Blackburne discovered the rubbing mud's location (said to be 'near' Palmyra, New Jersey) and founded the company that he used to sell it. According to the company, the entire American League used the mud soon after its discovery, and by the 1950s, it was in use by every major league team, along with some minor league and college teams.
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