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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-14-2012

New York Tribune, February 14, 1912:

True to his promise, Charles Victory Faust…appeared bright and early yesterday at the Waldorf-Astoria to offer his services to the highest bidder among the National League owners. For some reason or other, the aforesaid owners did not fall all over one another in an effort to sign Charlie, and…the demon jinx drifted down to a room where sundry liquids are dispensed to compose his thoughts and plan his next move. Before he could realize what was going on, an auction was in progress.

“Representatives” of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Seattle, San Francisco, and many other clubs were introduced to Charlie, and the price for his services was run up to $21,000. Fifty cents, according to [Christy Mathewson], was required to be deposited as an evidence of good faith.
...

Among the bidders and interested spectators were Iron Man McGinnity, Rube Marquard, Cy Seymour, Roger Bresnahan, McGraw and numerous scribes and “fans”.
...

When the price had been forced up to $21,000, McGraw stepped in and asked Charlie, for old friendship’s sake, to let him make the last bid.

I always sort of thought of the Victory Faust saga as a goofy sideshow in baseball history, but the more I read about it, the more it feels like a depressing story about people screwing with a guy with obvious mental illness.

But I guess that’s easy to say in retrospect and from the perspective of the 21st century.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 14, 2012 at 06:39 AM | 116 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 14, 2012 at 06:47 AM (#4060414)
Also 100 years ago, the San Francisco Call with a fun anecdote about Dan Brouthers:
The pitcher of the opposing team threw four balls to Brouthers. One of them he could have batted, the other three, never; but he was called out just the same. Dan took one look at the umpire.

"There are two ways that I should treat you. One is to pick you up and jam you through a crack over there in the fence, and the other is take off my shoe and spank you before this large and important gathering as I would a kid who had been stealing apples."

"Why didn't you hit the ball?" said the umpire feebly.

"Hit it!" roared Brouthers: "what do you thing I am playing with, a saw log?"
   2. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 14, 2012 at 06:53 AM (#4060415)
Birthday Team isn't all that great, but at least the broadcasts will be good:

C: Earl Smith
1B: Candy LaChance
2B: Move Up Joe Gerhardt
3B: Larry Milbourne
SS: Arthur Irwin
LF: Len Gabrielson
CF: Lou Sylvester
RF: Augie Bergamo

SP: Pretzels Getzien
SP: Red Barrett
SP: Dave Dravecky
SP: Oscar Judd
SP: Jaime Cocanower
RP: Takashi Saito
RP: Damaso Marte

Honorary Manager (actually born May 13): Bobby Valentine
Broadcasters: Mel Allen and Dave Sims
Other Fun Names: Callix Crabbe, Harry Eells

The team would probably be much better if you moved Irwin to third, LaChance to short, and played Tim Jordan at first base. I didn't do that because it would have required moving players from positions at which they played 900+ games to positions at which they played less than 50 games.
   3. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 14, 2012 at 08:19 AM (#4060426)
I forgot one.

Director of Scouting: ChadBradfordWannabe
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 14, 2012 at 09:24 AM (#4060439)
"Hit it!" roared Brouthers: "what do you thing I am playing with, a saw log?"

Hey Brouthers, is that a saw log or are you just happy to see me?
   5. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: February 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM (#4060453)
Up at THT, a historical piece notes that today is 5,000 days since a bizarre ending to an Angels-Rockies game. The game featured multiple veterans playing out of position at slots they would never play before or since. That'll happen when you run out of catchers before you run out of game.
   6. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 14, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4060461)
Neifi Perez SS-C
Neifichiro!
   7. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: February 14, 2012 at 10:14 AM (#4060465)
Neifi Perez SS-C

Neifichiro!

Yeah, and check out what happened on the last play of the game w/ Neifi behind the plate.

I really get a kick out of Larry Walker's movements on the day.
   8. Guapo Posted: February 14, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4060529)
Last year's starting DHs, ranked by WAR:

1. Boston: David Ortiz (3.8)
2. Detroit: Victor Martinez (2.9)
3. Tampa Bay: Johnny Damon (2.8) [Manny Ramirez- (-0.3)]
4. Kansas City: Billy Butler (2.4) [Kila Ka’aihue (-0.1)]
4. Texas: Michael Young (2.4)

6. Cleveland: Travis Hafner (1.4)
7. LA Angels: Bobby Abreu (1.3)
8. Toronto: Edwin Encarnacion (1.0)
9. Minnesota: Jim Thome (0.9) [Jason Kubel- (1.3)]
10. Baltimore: Vladimir Guererro (0.1)
10. Seattle: Jack Cust (0.1)

12. Oakland: Hideki Matsui (0.0)
13. NY Yankees: Jorge Posada (-1.1)
14. White Sox: Adam Dunn (-2.7)
   9. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM (#4060593)
Today's Trivia: Notable Notes about Hall of Famers. Please phrase your answer in the form of a split infinitive:


1 - Played for 3 different franchises in the same city in a 3 year span.

2 - Gave up Hank Aaron's first AL home run

3 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first NL home run.

4 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first Yankee home run

5 - Last manager of the KC A's

6 - Hit first pinch hit HR in World Series history.

7 - First man to pitch for both leagues in the ASG.

8 - First player to hit 2 HR in an ASG.

9 - First man to throw a pitch on artificial turf.

10 - First winning pitcher on artificial turf

11 - These two HOF pitchers faced each other in both their respective final games

12 - Last 2 players to out homer another team, both did it in the same season.

13 - Struck out 4 times in one ASG

14 - Only 2 player-managers in an ASG

15 - First ASG RBI

16 - Youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter

17 - Switch hitter, his first left handed home of his career was a walk off in an LCS

18 - First man to hit 60 home runs in a season in professional baseball

19 - Only 2 players to lead the league in HR and SB in the same season

20 - Only 2 pitchers to win consecutive ASGs

21 - Most World Series games without a home run

22 - Only pitcher to give up a HR to Ruth in 1927 and a hit to DiMaggio during his streak.

23 - Played CF during Bob Feller's no hitter of the Yankees in 1946

24 - This players ejection allowed that player to make his only MLB game appearance

25 - 8 players have won batting titles with averages lower than their career marks. All are HOFers. Name them
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM (#4060599)
5 - who is Luke Appling?

9 - who is Robin Roberts?

13 - who is Reggie Jackson?

16 - who is Bob Feller?

23 - who is Earl Averill

25 - who are Yaz, Cobb, Gwynn, Wagner, Speaker, Ted Williams, DiMaggio, and Anson.
   11. JJ1986 Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4060602)
10 - Who is Robin Roberts?
   12. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM (#4060604)
Appling, Roberts, Cobb, and Gwynn are correct

edit: Roberts is correct for #9 but not #10
   13. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM (#4060605)


6 --who is Yogi

   14. SoSH U at work Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM (#4060613)
2. Who is Palmer
7. Who is Bunning
8. Who is Ted Williams
9. Who is Don Drysdale
10. Who is Koufax
16. Who is Feller
17. Who is Ozzie Smith
25. Who are Gwynn, Cobb, Hornsby, Boggs.
   15. Guapo Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM (#4060614)
17- Ozzie Smith is the player to clutchly hit the HR referenced in the question.
   16. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM (#4060615)
17-- who is "Go Crazy folks!! Go Crazy!!"
   17. SoSH U at work Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:36 PM (#4060624)
23. Who is Joe McCarthy?
24. Who is Joe Dimaggio?
   18. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM (#4060626)
6 --who is Yogi

Correct

2. Who is Palmer
7. Who is Bunning
8. Who is Ted Williams
9. Who is Don Drysdale
10. Who is Koufax
16. Who is Feller
17. Who is Ozzie Smith
25. Who are Gwynn, Cobb, Hornsby, Boggs.


Bunning, and Smith are correct, as are the previously answered Gwynn and Cobb
   19. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4060628)
23. Who is Joe McCarthy?
24. Who is Joe Dimaggio?


23- no
24 - correct,but only because I phrased the question poorly. Who played CF for the Indians.

edit: I think you reversed the numbers, unless you thought Joe McCarthy was playing CF in 1946
   20. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM (#4060639)
Updated answers and a corrected question:

1 - Played for 3 different franchises in the same city in a 3 year span.

2 - Gave up Hank Aaron's first AL home run

3 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first NL home run.

4 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first Yankee home run

5 - Last manager of the KC A's - Appling

6 - Hit first pinch hit HR in World Series history. - Berra

7 - First man to pitch for both leagues in the ASG. - Bunning

8 - First player to hit 2 HR in an ASG.

9 - First man to throw a pitch on artificial turf. - Roberts

10 - First winning pitcher on artificial turf

11 - These two HOF pitchers faced each other in both their respective final games

12 - Last 2 players to out homer another team, both did it in the same season.

13 - Struck out 4 times in one ASG

14 - Only 2 player-managers in an ASG

15 - First ASG RBI

16 - Youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter

17 - Switch hitter, his first left handed home of his career was a walk off in an LCS - Smith

18 - First man to hit 60 home runs in a season in professional baseball

19 - Only 2 players to lead the league in HR and SB in the same season

20 - Only 2 pitchers to win consecutive ASGs

21 - Most World Series games without a home run

22 - Only pitcher to give up a HR to Ruth in 1927 and a hit to DiMaggio during his streak.

23 - Played CF for the Indians during Bob Feller's no hitter of the Yankees in 1946

24 - This players ejection allowed that player to make his only MLB game appearance

25 - 8 players have won batting titles with averages lower than their career marks. All are HOFers. Name them - Cobb, Gwynn, ?,?,?,?,?,?
   21. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4060640)
19--who is one of them is Ty Cobb
   22. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4060645)
19--who is the other one is Chuck Klein
   23. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM (#4060651)
21--who is the Fordham Flash
   24. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM (#4060659)
Posts 21-23 are all correct
   25. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4060665)
1--I don't think this is who you're going after, but Waite Hoyt technically fits that definition. He was with the Yankees in 1930 and with both the Dodgers and Giants in 1932 (but he was with the Tigers and the A's in between)
   26. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:01 PM (#4060671)
1--I don't think this is who you're going after, but Waite Hoyt technically fits that definition. He was with the Yankees in 1930 and with both the Dodgers and Giants in 1932 (but he was with the Tigers and the A's in between)


Ah, good catch, but no. this guy played for team A in year 1, team B in year 2, and team C in year 3.
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:04 PM (#4060674)
1 - Burleigh Grimes

2 - Bert Blyleven

3 - Dizzy Dean

10 - Sandy Koufax

21- A-FRAUD!
   28. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4060678)
24--Johnny Mize, Walt Alston
   29. JJ1986 Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:08 PM (#4060682)
White Sox sign Kosuke Fukudome.
   30. SoSH U at work Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4060688)
10. Bunning

21. Rizzuto

   31. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:13 PM (#4060693)
1 - Burleigh Grimes

2 - Bert Blyleven

3 - Dizzy Dean

10 - Sandy Koufax

21- A-FRAUD!


no to all

24--Johnny Mize, Walt Alston



Correct on both

10. Bunning

21. Rizzuto


no and no.



   32. SoSH U at work Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4060694)
edit: I think you reversed the numbers, unless you thought Joe McCarthy was playing CF in 1946


No, I thought the "that" in Question 24 referred to the player who played centerfield in Question 23. And that a Hall of Famer made his only appearance in a big league game due to an ejection of another Hall of Famer. Since I didn't recall who was managing Cleveland in 1946, McCarthy seemed like the most logical answer (based on the thought that most Hall of Famers have more than one career appearance).

   33. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:15 PM (#4060697)
White Sox sign Kosuke Fukudome.


Eliminates him from my All-Unsigned Team

C Ivan Rodriguez
1B Derrek Lee
2B Aaron Miles
3B Miguel Tejada
SS Edgar Renteria
LF Raul Ibanez
CF Johnny Damon (I know, he doesn't play here anymore, but there is no one left)
RF JD Drew
DH Manny Ramirez

Bench: C Jason Varitek, IF Felipe Lopez, OF Magglio Ordonez, DH Vlad Guerrero, DH Hideki Matsui

SP Roy Oswalt
SP Javier Vazquez
SP Chris Young
SP Tim Wakefield
SP Ross Ohlendorf

RP David Aardsma
RP Mike Wuertz
RP Danys Baez
RP Sergio Mitre
RP Arthur Rhodes
RP Mike Gonzalez
RP Jason Isringhausen

DL - Rich Harden
   34. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:16 PM (#4060698)
Updated answers and a corrected question:

1 - Played for 3 different franchises in the same city in a 3 year span.

2 - Gave up Hank Aaron's first AL home run

3 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first NL home run.

4 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first Yankee home run

5 - Last manager of the KC A's - Appling

6 - Hit first pinch hit HR in World Series history. - Berra

7 - First man to pitch for both leagues in the ASG. - Bunning

8 - First player to hit 2 HR in an ASG.

9 - First man to throw a pitch on artificial turf. - Roberts

10 - First winning pitcher on artificial turf

11 - These two HOF pitchers faced each other in both their respective final games

12 - Last 2 players to out homer another team, both did it in the same season.

13 - Struck out 4 times in one ASG

14 - Only 2 player-managers in an ASG

15 - First ASG RBI

16 - Youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter

17 - Switch hitter, his first left handed home of his career was a walk off in an LCS - Smith

18 - First man to hit 60 home runs in a season in professional baseball

19 - Only 2 players to lead the league in HR and SB in the same season - Cobb and Klein

20 - Only 2 pitchers to win consecutive ASGs

21 - Most World Series games without a home run - Frisch

22 - Only pitcher to give up a HR to Ruth in 1927 and a hit to DiMaggio during his streak.

23 - Played CF for the Indians during Bob Feller's no hitter of the Yankees in 1946

24 - This players ejection allowed that player to make his only MLB game appearance - Mize and Alston

25 - 8 players have won batting titles with averages lower than their career marks. All are HOFers. Name them - Cobb, Gwynn, ?,?,?,?,?,?
   35. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4060704)
25--Teddy Ballgame did it twice
   36. SoSH U at work Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:21 PM (#4060706)
25. Carew

   37. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:23 PM (#4060711)
Carew and Williams are correct. 4 more to go in #25, as there are 8 different players, not merely 8 player seasons.
   38. Jim Wisinski Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:24 PM (#4060713)
The Rays have reportedly come to terms with Joe Maddon on a three year extension, announcement is tomorrow.
   39. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:32 PM (#4060718)
As far as I can tell, only #15 is correct.
   40. Mike Emeigh Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4060729)
#10 is Don Sutton.

#14 is Joe Cronin and Bill Terry (1934). It could have happened in 1935 - Mickey Cochrane and Frankie Frisch were both eligible but neither played.

#20 is Don Drysdale and Bruce Sutter.

-- MWE

EDIT: And I think #8 is Arky Vaughan.

   41. esseff Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4060733)
I'm guessing Lajoie and Elmer Flick to possibly be answers to 25.

In addition, I'm expecting extra credit for being the only one to phrase my guess as stipulated.
   42. Mike Emeigh Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4060735)
And I think #23 is Bob Lemon.

-- MWE
   43. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4060738)
one of the answers to #14 is Lou Boudreau
   44. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:48 PM (#4060747)
22--Lefty Grove
   45. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4060755)
#10 is Don Sutton.

#14 is Joe Cronin and Bill Terry (1934). It could have happened in 1935 - Mickey Cochrane and Frankie Frisch were both eligible but neither played.

#20 is Don Drysdale and Bruce Sutter.

-- MWE

EDIT: And I think #8 is Arky Vaughan.


All correct

I'm guessing Lajoie and Elmer Flick to possibly be answers to 25.


Flick is correct, Lajoie not so much


And I think #23 is Bob Lemon.



Correct


22--Lefty Grove


Correct


   46. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4060756)
11--Matty and Three-finger Brown
   47. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4060758)
1 - Played for 3 different franchises in the same city in a 3 year span.

2 - Gave up Hank Aaron's first AL home run

3 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first NL home run.

4 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first Yankee home run

5 - Last manager of the KC A's - Appling

6 - Hit first pinch hit HR in World Series history. - Berra

7 - First man to pitch for both leagues in the ASG. - Bunning

8 - First player to hit 2 HR in an ASG. - Vaughan

9 - First man to throw a pitch on artificial turf. - Roberts

10 - First winning pitcher on artificial turf - Sutton

11 - These two HOF pitchers faced each other in both their respective final games - Mathewson and Brown

12 - Last 2 players to out homer another team, both did it in the same season.

13 - Struck out 4 times in one ASG

14 - Only 2 player-managers in an ASG - Cronin and Terry

15 - First ASG RBI

16 - Youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter

17 - Switch hitter, his first left handed home of his career was a walk off in an LCS - Smith

18 - First man to hit 60 home runs in a season in professional baseball

19 - Only 2 players to lead the league in HR and SB in the same season - Cobb and Klein

20 - Only 2 pitchers to win consecutive ASGs - Drysdale and Sutter

21 - Most World Series games without a home run - Frisch

22 - Only pitcher to give up a HR to Ruth in 1927 and a hit to DiMaggio during his streak. - Grove

23 - Played CF for the Indians during Bob Feller's no hitter of the Yankees in 1946 - Lemon

24 - This players ejection allowed that player to make his only MLB game appearance - Mize and Alston

25 - 8 players have won batting titles with averages lower than their career marks. All are HOFers. Name them - Cobb, Gwynn, Williams, Carew, Flick,?,?,?

edit: # 46 is correct
   48. Mike Emeigh Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:00 PM (#4060759)
#18 is Tony Lazzeri, who hit 60 in the PCL two years before Ruth did it in the majors.

-- MWE
   49. Sweatpants Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4060767)
Are Edd Roush and Zack Wheat answers for #25?
   50. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:11 PM (#4060774)
12 - Last 2 players to out homer another team, both did it in the same season.


Who are Mark McGwire and Andre Dawson?
   51. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:21 PM (#4060788)
A depressing story about people screwing with a guy with an obvious mental illness

"What is 'being a Mets fan', Alex!"

DING DING! "And you have control of the board!"
   52. SOLockwood Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:24 PM (#4060792)
23: Who is Bob Lemon?

Coke to 42
   53. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:25 PM (#4060794)
Lazzeri is correct.

Rousch is correct. Wheat is not.

McGwire and Dawson are wrong. The fewest Hrs hit by a MLB team in 1987 was 94.
   54. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:28 PM (#4060798)
12--Chuck Klein and Babe Ruth
   55. Sweatpants Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:29 PM (#4060799)
Is #12 Johnny Mize and Ralph Kiner?
   56. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4060803)
#2-- Gaylord Perry

#13-- Roberto Clemente

#16-- Amos Rusie

#15 is a pitcher, but I can't remember who.
   57. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4060805)
12--Chuck Klein and Babe Ruth


Ruth and Klein did indeed accomplish the feat in 1929, but they weren't the last ones. Also, 3 other players out-homered another team in 1929.

Mize and Kiner are wrong.
   58. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4060807)
#2-- Gaylord Perry

#13-- Roberto Clemente

#16-- Amos Rusie


All correct
   59. SoSH U at work Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:35 PM (#4060809)
12. Foxx and Greenberg.

   60. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4060813)
12. Foxx and Greenberg.


No, not the last.
   61. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4060822)
1 - Played for 3 different franchises in the same city in a 3 year span.

2 - Gave up Hank Aaron's first AL home run - Perry

3 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first NL home run.

4 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first Yankee home run

5 - Last manager of the KC A's - Appling

6 - Hit first pinch hit HR in World Series history. - Berra

7 - First man to pitch for both leagues in the ASG. - Bunning

8 - First player to hit 2 HR in an ASG. - Vaughan

9 - First man to throw a pitch on artificial turf. - Roberts

10 - First winning pitcher on artificial turf - Sutton

11 - These two HOF pitchers faced each other in both their respective final games - Mathewson and Brown

12 - Last 2 players to out homer another team, both did it in the same season.

13 - Struck out 4 times in one ASG - Clemente

14 - Only 2 player-managers in an ASG - Cronin and Terry

15 - First ASG RBI

16 - Youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter - Rusie

17 - Switch hitter, his first left handed home of his career was a walk off in an LCS - Smith

18 - First man to hit 60 home runs in a season in professional baseball - Lazzeri

19 - Only 2 players to lead the league in HR and SB in the same season - Cobb and Klein

20 - Only 2 pitchers to win consecutive ASGs - Drysdale and Sutter

21 - Most World Series games without a home run - Frisch

22 - Only pitcher to give up a HR to Ruth in 1927 and a hit to DiMaggio during his streak. - Grove

23 - Played CF for the Indians during Bob Feller's no hitter of the Yankees in 1946 - Lemon

24 - This players ejection allowed that player to make his only MLB game appearance - Mize and Alston

25 - 8 players have won batting titles with averages lower than their career marks. All are HOFers. Name them - Cobb, Gwynn, Williams, Carew, Flick, Rousch,?,?
   62. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:46 PM (#4060824)
12. Maris and Mantle?

EDIT: Nope, not even close.
   63. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:48 PM (#4060826)
12. Maris and Mantle?


No. Maris isn't a HOFer...yet
   64. esseff Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:48 PM (#4060829)
No. 12 could be during WWII, when they took the rubber centers out of the baseballs and replaced it with balata balls. But I'm not sure which two players hit homers anyway.
   65. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4060830)
Heh. Failed on two counts. I suck at these games.
   66. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4060831)
12--Greenberg and Williams in 46
   67. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:53 PM (#4060836)
15 - Lefty Gomez
   68. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4060839)
#15 -- I'll guess Lefty Gomez or Carl Hubbell

EDIT: Okay, he gets Gomez, and give me Hubbell.
   69. esseff Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:55 PM (#4060842)
Not a Hall of Famer, but Sal Maglie accomplished No. 1
   70. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:56 PM (#4060846)
Clarification to #12. Last 2 players to out homer a team in their own league. I don't think anyone's given a potentially correct answer so far, as in out homered a team in the other league, but this season in question, the last in which anyone outhomered another team regardless of league, had 5 players accomplish the feat, only 2 of which were in the same league.
   71. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:58 PM (#4060850)
#15 is Gomez.

Not a Hall of Famer, but Sal Maglie accomplished No. 1


Son of a #####. So he did. My bad.
   72. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 02:59 PM (#4060852)
12--Greenberg and Williams in 46


No

edit: To clarify, they both did it, but weren't the last.
   73. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:00 PM (#4060855)
1 - Burleigh Grimes? Roger Connor? trying to think of HoFers who played for lots of teams in New York :p
   74. esseff Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM (#4060862)
edit: To clarify, they both did it, but weren't the last.


There goes the balata ball theory.
   75. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:07 PM (#4060866)
There goes the balata ball theory.


Yeah, but it didn't go far.
   76. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:07 PM (#4060867)
silly me
   77. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:08 PM (#4060869)
1 - Burleigh Grimes? Roger Connor? trying to think of HoFers who played for lots of teams in New York :p


Hint for #1. His three different teams were in three different leagues. It could be NY, but it might not be.
   78. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4060870)
Hint for #1. His three different teams were in three different leagues. It could be NY, but it might not be.

cheater
   79. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4060871)
wait..what? What am I missing here?
this was the first game in the Astrodome


The dome had natural grass it's first year.
   80. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:12 PM (#4060875)
cheater


None of the 3 were minor leagues.
   81. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4060878)
#79--yes I caught myself and edited it to #76
   82. esseff Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4060903)
Arrgh. Just realized the answer to No. 1. I'm an idiot for not thinking of him earlier, because I read a biography of him recently.

   83. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:26 PM (#4060904)
Hint for #1. His three different teams were in three different leagues. It could be NY, but it might not be.

question: Would Martin Dihigo qualify as an answer to this? I think he played for a couple of different clubs within Havana during a 3-year period (though in the same league, I think, so he's probably not who you're looking for).
EDIT: on a cuban baseball kick right now, which is the only reason I suddenly thought of this
DOUBLEEDIT: Charleston might actually qualify under that, too, now that I think of it (though, again, cuban league teams => same league)
   84. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4060905)
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   85. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:37 PM (#4060919)
EDIT: on a cuban baseball kick right now, which is the only reason I suddenly thought of this


Here's one I thought of adding, but figured it would be too obscure. The answer is a HOFer.

First player to hit into an All Cuban triple play. The batter was not Cuban, but all the fielders involved were.
   86. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:42 PM (#4060924)
Arrgh. Just realized the answer to No. 1. I'm an idiot for not thinking of him earlier, because I read a biography of him recently.

Well??!! Out with it, knave!
   87. Proo Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:45 PM (#4060927)
#1 is King Kelly.
   88. esseff Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4060932)
Answer I had for #1 is John Ward, but perhaps the PL Brooklyn team in 1990 and NL Brooklyn team in 1891 are regarded as being the same team.
   89. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4060936)
#3 is Carl Hubbell, opening day, 1935.
   90. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:54 PM (#4060939)
#1 is King Kelly.

Answer I had for #1 is John Ward, but perhaps the PL Brooklyn team in 1990 and NL Brooklyn team in 1891 are regarded as being the same team.


Ok, looks like I totally screwed the pooch on this one, as the answer I was looking for was Dan Brouthers. Ward and Kelly are also correct. Both Brouthers and Kelly played for tth Boston NL, PL, and AA teams in 1889, 1890, and 1891. Ward for NY NL, Brooklyn PL, and Brooklyn NL in those same 3 years.
   91. esseff Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4060941)
Actually, on a technicality, Ward is not correct. Brooklyn and New York were not the same city until 1898.
   92. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4060944)
Hubbell is correct. Still looking for #4, 12, and the rest of 25.
   93. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:56 PM (#4060948)
Actually, on a technicality, Ward is not correct. Brooklyn and New York were not the same city until 1898.


There ya go! Now if we can somehow disqualify Kelly.

How's this: Played exclusively in one city for 3 consecutive years, but for 3 different franchises? Eliminates Kelly and Maglie, and Ward on the same city technicality.
   94. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4060951)
First player to hit into an All Cuban triple play. The batter was not Cuban, but all the fielders involved were.

Whitey Herzog, if I can remember the answer to this one correctly.
   95. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 04:01 PM (#4060955)
Whitey Herzog, if I can remember the answer to this one correctly.


Wow! Very nice.
   96. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: February 14, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4060957)
1 - Played for 3 different franchises in the same city in a 3 year span. Dan Brouthers, King Kelly, Monte Ward, Sal Maglie, and probably a dozen others

2 - Gave up Hank Aaron's first AL home run - Perry

3 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first NL home run. - Carl Hubbell

4 - Gave up Babe Ruth's first Yankee home run

5 - Last manager of the KC A's - Appling

6 - Hit first pinch hit HR in World Series history. - Berra

7 - First man to pitch for both leagues in the ASG. - Bunning

8 - First player to hit 2 HR in an ASG. - Vaughan

9 - First man to throw a pitch on artificial turf. - Roberts

10 - First winning pitcher on artificial turf - Sutton

11 - These two HOF pitchers faced each other in both their respective final games - Mathewson and Brown

12 - Last 2 players to out homer another team in his own league, both did it in the same season.

13 - Struck out 4 times in one ASG - Clemente

14 - Only 2 player-managers in an ASG - Cronin and Terry

15 - First ASG RBI - Lefty Gomez

16 - Youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter - Rusie

17 - Switch hitter, his first left handed home of his career was a walk off in an LCS - Smith

18 - First man to hit 60 home runs in a season in professional baseball - Lazzeri

19 - Only 2 players to lead the league in HR and SB in the same season - Cobb and Klein

20 - Only 2 pitchers to win consecutive ASGs - Drysdale and Sutter

21 - Most World Series games without a home run - Frisch

22 - Only pitcher to give up a HR to Ruth in 1927 and a hit to DiMaggio during his streak. - Grove

23 - Played CF for the Indians during Bob Feller's no hitter of the Yankees in 1946 - Lemon

24 - This players ejection allowed that player to make his only MLB game appearance - Mize and Alston

25 - 8 players have won batting titles with averages lower than their career marks. All are HOFers. Name them - Cobb, Gwynn, Williams, Carew, Flick, Rousch,?,?
   97. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: February 14, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4060962)
First player to hit into an All Cuban triple play. The batter was not Cuban, but all the fielders involved were.


Whitey Herzog. Pascual-Valdievelso-??? I think were the fielders.

EDIT: Dammit! Coke to Arjun
   98. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: February 14, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4060965)
Just looked it up, Ramos, not Pascual was the pitcher, Valdivielso was right and Julio Becquer was the first baseman on the play.
   99. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: February 14, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4060969)
Heh. Actually, I know it because (for some reason) I was looking up Julio Becquer at some point in the past and stumbled upon this ESPN article-thing and I guess I remember the answer (probably because it seemed like an interesting factoid, maybe). But I couldn't have gotten the other players beyond Becquer.
   100. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 14, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4060983)
I didn't know Ted Danson's character's first name was Julio.
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