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2012-04-03 09:55:10 PM
44. What's the appeal of baseball?
 
2012-04-03 10:03:15 PM
6/43. Ugh
 
2012-04-03 10:03:20 PM
Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.
 
2012-04-03 10:18:43 PM

foo monkey: 44. What's the appeal of baseball?


45 - What's the appeal of going into a thread about something you don't like and being a douche?
 
2012-04-03 10:30:43 PM
The best one:

43. Said, "It beats rooming with Joe Page."

Ha!
 
2012-04-03 10:33:32 PM
I thought Mark Grace had the most doubles in the 90s, not the most hits period.
 
2012-04-03 10:42:20 PM

neuroflare: I thought Mark Grace had the most doubles in the 90s, not the most hits period.


I guessed Biggio on that one.
 
2012-04-03 10:47:50 PM
Seeing that it was George Will, I expected something a lot more poetic, but just as silly.
 
2012-04-03 10:52:10 PM
18. Or 17, since I only got one name for two questions with two names.

I also got Musial, Lajoie, Helton, Ryan, and Torre. Not necessarily for the right questions, though.
 
2012-04-03 11:07:57 PM

jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.


Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."
 
2012-04-03 11:08:43 PM
44: How has Peter Angelos not been stabbed to death and left dangling from the Constellation?
 
2012-04-03 11:13:55 PM
10 1/2. Got Justin Verlander but not Don Newcombe, although I probably knew that one at some point.

A few guesses went the wrong way -- I was pretty sure 21 was either Jim Kaat or Tommy John, and I guessed John. And 31 had to be either Mickey Lolich or Denny McLain, and I went with McLain and his 31 regular-season wins. Pretty proud of myself for getting Jesse Orosco right.
 
mjg
2012-04-03 11:15:01 PM
Hm, NYPost.

Let's take a crack at this W/O RTFA.

1. Yankees
2. Yankees
3. Yankees
4. Mets
5. Mets
6 ....40. Yankees
41. Mets
42. Dodgers (NY)
43. Yankees
 
2012-04-03 11:24:23 PM

mjg: Hm, NYPost.

Let's take a crack at this W/O RTFA.

1. Yankees
2. Yankees
3. Yankees
4. Mets
5. Mets
6 ....40. Yankees
41. Mets
42. Dodgers (NY)
43. Yankees


41/43.

The Dodgers were from Brooklyn, not New York; and #28 was the New York Baseball Giants.
 
2012-04-03 11:57:31 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.

Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."


I know those, wish I could find more teasers like that

/fun
 
2012-04-04 12:01:25 AM

kilgorn: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.

Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."

I know those, wish I could find more teasers like that

/fun


if you're not familiar with sporcle.com, you might try that
 
2012-04-04 12:19:27 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.

Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."


Exactly...ground rules at each stadium even.

So let's see...

1.Hit
2. Walk
3. Hit by pitch
4. Catcher drops third strike and you beat his throw to first
5. Fielder's choice

And I know there's a sixth one, but without Googling I can't remember it at the moment.
 
2012-04-04 12:24:32 AM
0/43 could not be prouder.
 
2012-04-04 12:26:00 AM

jaylectricity: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.

Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."

Exactly...ground rules at each stadium even.

So let's see...

1.Hit
2. Walk
3. Hit by pitch
4. Catcher drops third strike and you beat his throw to first
5. Fielder's choice

And I know there's a sixth one, but without Googling I can't remember it at the moment.


Reach on an error.
Catcher's interference.
 
2012-04-04 12:44:49 AM
1-43. who gives a #$@#%
 
2012-04-04 12:49:50 AM
44. Scored more runs than plate appearances.(min 100 games)
 
2012-04-04 12:56:58 AM

Dafatone: jaylectricity: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.

Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."

Exactly...ground rules at each stadium even.

So let's see...

1.Hit
2. Walk
3. Hit by pitch
4. Catcher drops third strike and you beat his throw to first
5. Fielder's choice

And I know there's a sixth one, but without Googling I can't remember it at the moment.

Reach on an error.
Catcher's interference.


I'm embarrassed I didn't remember Catcher's interference.
 
2012-04-04 01:02:41 AM

Firststepsadoozie: 44. Scored more runs than plate appearances.(min 100 games)


Herb Washington.

That's actually a pretty cool story, for people who don't know. Here's a random article I found:

http://batterchatter-mike.blogspot.com/2010/11/recalling-designated-r u nner.html
 
2012-04-04 01:04:05 AM

DeWayne Mann: http://batterchatter-mike.blogspot.com/2010/11/recalling-designated-r u nner.html


Wow, I really screwed up the HTML or something. It should be obvious what the URL is, but for those of you who like to click on stuff:

http://batterchatter-mike.blogspot.com/2010/11/recalling-designated- ru nner.html
 
2012-04-04 01:09:41 AM
The one I know goes

Name 5 way a player can reach first without hitting the ball?
 
2012-04-04 01:09:45 AM
Actually, not to spam the thread, but I decided to check for any other possible answers. There are NINE players with more runs than PAs, though 7 are pitchers. The other, and this may shock you, played for the Athletics in the 60s/70s.

Complete list
 
2012-04-04 01:16:50 AM

kilgorn: The one I know goes

Name 5 way a player can reach first without hitting the ball?


Sounds right.
 
2012-04-04 01:21:52 AM

jaylectricity: kilgorn: The one I know goes

Name 5 way a player can reach first without hitting the ball?

Sounds right.


1.Walk
2.Hit by pitch
3.Catcher misses 3rd strike..

the last two are the fun ones...
 
2012-04-04 01:42:20 AM

jaylectricity: Dafatone: jaylectricity: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.

Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."

Exactly...ground rules at each stadium even.

So let's see...

1.Hit
2. Walk
3. Hit by pitch
4. Catcher drops third strike and you beat his throw to first
5. Fielder's choice

And I know there's a sixth one, but without Googling I can't remember it at the moment.

Reach on an error.
Catcher's interference.

I'm embarrassed I didn't remember Catcher's interference.


Dropped third strike is *Technically* either E-1 (Wild Pitch) or E-2 (passed ball)

Now: The most consecutive pitches a single pitcher can throw to the same batter, assuming no foul balls, is Eleven. Explain how this is possible.
 
2012-04-04 01:46:59 AM
Gets him 3-2, say runner get caught stealing, end of inning, 3-2 starting off the next inning plus the deciding pitch?

/love these
//i posted one still open
 
2012-04-04 01:48:03 AM

TheZorker: jaylectricity: Dafatone: jaylectricity: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jaylectricity: Those aren't brain-teasers. It's trivia. As in trivial things nobody cares about anymore.

Indeed. I was expecting something like "name all the ways a runner can reach first base."

Exactly...ground rules at each stadium even.

So let's see...

1.Hit
2. Walk
3. Hit by pitch
4. Catcher drops third strike and you beat his throw to first
5. Fielder's choice

And I know there's a sixth one, but without Googling I can't remember it at the moment.

Reach on an error.
Catcher's interference.

I'm embarrassed I didn't remember Catcher's interference.

Dropped third strike is *Technically* either E-1 (Wild Pitch) or E-2 (passed ball)

Now: The most consecutive pitches a single pitcher can throw to the same batter, assuming no foul balls, is Eleven. Explain how this is possible.


The logical most pitches would be six (five for a full count then one more), so eleven had me thinking that there'd be two full counts. Which means...

Count goes to full. There are two out and a man on, who gets picked off (or caught stealing), for the third out. Batter leads off the next inning, full count, then an eleventh pitch. Good one.
 
2012-04-04 01:49:05 AM

kilgorn: jaylectricity: kilgorn: The one I know goes

Name 5 way a player can reach first without hitting the ball?

Sounds right.

1.Walk
2.Hit by pitch
3.Catcher misses 3rd strike..

the last two are the fun ones...


Catcher's interference and....

ah! Pinch runner.
 
2012-04-04 01:49:51 AM
I got a lot of the right answers. Some of them were even for the right questions.

I have to dispute Lajoie over Hornsby - not that I grew up seeing him listed at .422, but that "since 1901" doesn't include 1901.
 
2012-04-04 01:52:14 AM
Kilgorn

Hmm.

1) Walk
2) Hit By Pitch
3) Catcher's Interference
4) Dropped Third Strike

5) Being inserted as a Pitch Runner
 
2012-04-04 01:52:29 AM

Dafatone: kilgorn: jaylectricity: kilgorn: The one I know goes

Name 5 way a player can reach first without hitting the ball?

Sounds right.

1.Walk
2.Hit by pitch
3.Catcher misses 3rd strike..

the last two are the fun ones...

Catcher's interference and....

ah! Pinch runner.


Pinch runner is always the last one answered, except one time I was at a party
and ask some drunk girls, one said, "can't they run for each other?.....thud

Correct.....if you have more....please share
 
2012-04-04 01:55:57 AM
It's not a (strict) baseball question, but it's my favorite Sports Bar Trivia question.

Considering the 4 major sports: NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL; there are 4 (I think. It might be 5 again) PAIRS of sports team that have the *exact* same nickname.

Par is Two. How many can you name?

Also, can you fill this list, from the Covers of TIME magazine?

1) A Male Athlete:
2) A Female Athlete:
3) A Sports Team (There are two, I'll take either):
4) An Animal known for Sports Prowess:
 
2012-04-04 02:09:41 AM

TheZorker: It's not a (strict) baseball question, but it's my favorite Sports Bar Trivia question.

Considering the 4 major sports: NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL; there are 4 (I think. It might be 5 again) PAIRS of sports team that have the *exact* same nickname.

Par is Two. How many can you name?

Also, can you fill this list, from the Covers of TIME magazine?

1) A Male Athlete:
2) A Female Athlete:
3) A Sports Team (There are two, I'll take either):
4) An Animal known for Sports Prowess:


Giants....
Rangers



1.Mark Spitz
2. Olga Korbit sp?
3. NY Yankees
4. Wolverine

this should show you I'm guessing
 
2012-04-04 02:13:55 AM
Hint for the first:

Giants (NY Football, SF Baseball), Rangers (Texas Baseball, NY Hockey)

There is: A Football/Baseball pair; a Basketball/Hockey pair, and a Baseball/Hockey pair still missing.

Answer for the second:

1) Muhammed Ali
2) Marylou Retton (sp, proably)
3) The "Miracle on Ice" 1980 Olympic Hockey Team OR the US Women's World Cup champion team
4) Secretariat
 
2012-04-04 02:14:25 AM
Rangers, THAT was the one I forgot.

Also, Cardinals, Panthers, and (as of 2011) Jets.

Oilers was another answer before the football team moved to Tennessee.
 
2012-04-04 02:14:55 AM
Wow. That should be Football/Hockey pair, not Baseball/Hockey
 
2012-04-04 02:16:32 AM
Damnit. There's a Jets Hockey team again? All right, we're back to 6.

There's still one more, a Basketball/Hockey combination.
 
2012-04-04 02:16:49 AM

kilgorn: TheZorker: It's not a (strict) baseball question, but it's my favorite Sports Bar Trivia question.

Considering the 4 major sports: NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL; there are 4 (I think. It might be 5 again) PAIRS of sports team that have the *exact* same nickname.

Par is Two. How many can you name?

Also, can you fill this list, from the Covers of TIME magazine?

1) A Male Athlete:
2) A Female Athlete:
3) A Sports Team (There are two, I'll take either):
4) An Animal known for Sports Prowess:

Giants....
Rangers



1.Mark Spitz
2. Olga Korbit sp?
3. NY Yankees
4. Wolverine

this should show you I'm guessing


Kings... Jets... uh, someone?
 
2012-04-04 02:16:52 AM
Lions

had typed Secretariat....
 
2012-04-04 02:22:08 AM
1) New York Giants, San Francisco Giants
2) St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals
(These are par. People should get these)

3) New York Jets, Winnapeg Jets
4) Sacramento Kings, LA Kings
5) Carolina Panthers, Florida Panthers
6) New York Rangers, Texas Rangers

The Oilers *used* to be one, yes.

Someone else's turn now
 
2012-04-04 02:22:35 AM
Also, there used to be a New York Giants and a St. Louis Cardinals team in both the NFL and Major League Baseball simultaneously for each city/nickname combination, before the baseball Giants moved to San Francisco and the football cardinals moved to Arizona.
 
2012-04-04 02:34:56 AM
I only got 2
 
2012-04-04 03:38:24 AM

RaptorLC: Also, there used to be a New York Giants and a St. Louis Cardinals team in both the NFL and Major League Baseball simultaneously for each city/nickname combination, before the baseball Giants moved to San Francisco and the football cardinals moved to Arizona.


And for a time the Colorado Rockies were an NHL team before they were an MLB team.
 
2012-04-04 03:42:11 AM
Who had the most RBI's in a season where they hit zero home runs?
 
2012-04-04 04:44:19 AM

King Something: The Dodgers were from Brooklyn, not New York


Brooklyn, Idaho, amirite? There were not in any way from NY.
 
2012-04-04 07:13:21 AM
It's stuff like this that drove me away from baseball as a fan. It is hard to find even a casual fan in baseball anymore...everyone is concerned about stats, stats, stats, and if you can't name the leadoff hitter for the Orioles in 1971, you "aren't a TRUE fan."

/football is getting almost as bad now
 
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