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DirtyMikeSeaver
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#21 Posted on 28.12.05 1607.22
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Who's the only person to have their number retired by the Toronto Blue Jays?
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#22 Posted on 28.12.05 1748.49
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    Originally posted by cfgb
    My favorite: Four men have hit 61 or more home runs in a season. One pitcher has struck out all four. Name that pitcher.

    I had to think LONG and hard about that one ... However, there's only one pitcher that comes to mind as having been around that long....


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    Nolan Ryan


    That's just wild...

    (edited by cfgb on 27.12.05 2312)

    (edited by cfgb on 27.12.05 2314)


Especially considering he and Maris were only in the league together for one season and faced each other in only two games.

    Originally posted by DirtyMikeSeaver
    Who's the only person to have their number retired by the Toronto Blue Jays?


Unless it's some announcer or non-player, I'd say it would have to be

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Dave Stieb


Here's one of the top of my head: Who replaced Lou Gehrig at first base for the Yankees?
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#23 Posted on 28.12.05 1859.46
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
      Originally posted by DirtyMikeSeaver
      Who's the only person to have their number retired by the Toronto Blue Jays?


    Unless it's some announcer or non-player, I'd say it would have to be

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    Dave Stieb


    Here's one of the top of my head: Who replaced Lou Gehrig at first base for the Yankees?


Yours

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Wally Pipp


Oops, that's who Gehrig replaced! Gehrig, oh, that was a guy withh a similar name to his main rival on the team.

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Babe Dahlgren


Toronto - I was thinking

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Joe Carter





(edited by AWArulz on 28.12.05 2011)
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#24 Posted on 28.12.05 1910.22
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Father-Son - most HR


Les Bonds.

    Originally posted by AWArulz
    Brothers - Most wins


Les Perrys.


    Who's the only person to have their number retired by the Toronto Blue Jays?


Here's a hint: if you replaced the words "Toronto Blue Jays" with the words "Seattle Mariners", the answer would be the same.

Also, Wally Pipp was replaced BY Lou Gehrig, not the other way around.

EDIT: A-HA! This one has been bugging me...

    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    My favorite - What do the following players have in common:

    Henry Aaron
    Babe Ruth
    Willie Mays
    Ron Santo
    Dwight Gooden
    Darryl Strawberry
    Don Kessinger


They all started their careers and ended their careers in the same city but on different teams. (Aaron - Milwaukee Braves/Brewers, for example) Right?

Oh, and this...

    Originally posted by drjayphd
    The only one coming to mind was one I thought up for a less-fanatical crowd: This pair of teammates shared nothing, besides a team, name, and position. (Hopefully there's only one answer.)


...has got to be Ken Griffey (Sr. and Jr.), I'd think.

(edited by JayJayDean on 28.12.05 1722)
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#25 Posted on 28.12.05 1921.13
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean

      Originally posted by AWArulz
      Brothers - Most wins


    Les Perrys.



Nope.

Give ya a hint. Gaylord was a junker. So you were right there. Both of These brothers were junkers. Beat the Perrys by about 10-15 wins.

(edited by AWArulz on 28.12.05 2022)
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#26 Posted on 28.12.05 2036.23
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by JayJayDean

        Originally posted by AWArulz
        Brothers - Most wins


      Les Perrys.



    Nope.

    Give ya a hint. Gaylord was a junker. So you were right there. Both of These brothers were junkers. Beat the Perrys by about 10-15 wins.

    (edited by AWArulz on 28.12.05 2022)


Oh, I guess that would be the Niekros then.

That Toronto question was dumb. Trick questions are supposed to be misleading, but that's a bit much. *Grumble, grumble*

Here's another to go with my earlier one: Who replaced Cal Ripken? Not when he moved from Shortstop to 3B but when he finally sat out a gmae in '98.



    ...has got to be Ken Griffey (Sr. and Jr.), I'd think.


Could be, but Jr. is a CFer while Sr. was a RFer. When he was on the M's with his son, Sr. played LF. Maybe I'm reading too much into this, since they're both Ken Griffeys who played OF for the early '90s Mariners.

(edited by BigSteve on 28.12.05 2150)
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#27 Posted on 28.12.05 2051.48
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I think drjayphd's question is to name two players who had the same name, played on the same team, and played the same position, but were unrelated.

If so, the answer is


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Bobby Jones and Bobby Jones, who were both pitchers who played for the Mets in 2000.

But I cheated.
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#28 Posted on 28.12.05 2101.28
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Or!

Bob Miller and Bob Miller from the 1962 Mets. Both pitchers.

(edited by Eddie Famous on 28.12.05 1901)
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#29 Posted on 28.12.05 2201.55
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    I think drjayphd's question is to name two players who had the same name, played on the same team, and played the same position, but were unrelated.

    If so, the answer is


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    Bobby Jones and Bobby Jones, who were both pitchers who played for the Mets in 2000.

    But I cheated.


Winner. I shoulda specified they were unrelated; I was hoping that the "shared nothing" bit would have covered the fact that only one was a lefty, one was a starter while the other relieved, etc. Didn't know about the Millers either... shows what happens when you don't know your history.
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#30 Posted on 3.1.06 1434.20
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My personal favorite, once asked by a local Bennigan's bartender, "Name the MLB career home-run leaders by letter of the alphabet, using the first letter of the player's last name." Hank Aaron would be the leader for the letter "A".

Hank Aaron 755
Barry Bonds 708
Josť Canseco 462
Andre Dawson 438
Darrell Evans 414
Jimmie Foxx 534
Ken Griffey, Jr. 536
Frank Howard 382
Pete Incaviglia 206
Reggie Jackson 563
Harmon Killebrew 573
Greg Luzinski 307
Willie Mays 660
Graig Nettles 390
Mel Ott 511
Rafael Palmeiro 569
Mark Quinn 45
Babe Ruth 714
Sammy Sosa 588
Frank Thomas 448
Willie Upshaw 123
Greg Vaughn 355
Ted Williams 521
No one with a surname starting with X has played in the Major Leagues.
Carl Yastrzemski 452
Todd Zeile 253
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#31 Posted on 3.1.06 1538.50
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If you want your boy to make the baseball Hall of Fame, what first name has had 100% of its eligible members inducted?

Hint - This will drop to 67% in a few years.

(edited by Sec19Row53 on 3.1.06 1539)
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#32 Posted on 3.1.06 2055.31
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    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    If you want your boy to make the baseball Hall of Fame, what first name has had 100% of its eligible members inducted?

    Hint - This will drop to 67% in a few years.

    (edited by Sec19Row53 on 3.1.06 1539)



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Robin! From Robin Roberts to Robin Yount, it's been a goodie until that fool Robin Ventura came into the league and decided to get his ass kicked by Nolan Ryan right out of the gate, proving he was destined for nothing.
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#33 Posted on 4.1.06 2055.00
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My favorite has always been "who was the first black player to play in the American League." A shame that maybe 1% of the people who recognize Jackie Robinson as the first major leaguer to integrate the league recognize this guy, as it was the same season, and he went through the exact same thing as Robinson, as he was the first black ballplayer to play at half the ballparks in the U.S.
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#34 Posted on 4.1.06 2140.37
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My favorite, simply because I went to high school with his older brother, is what player hit for the cycle with his first 4 hits in the Majors?

In answer to MoeGates' question,

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Larry Doby, the most forgotten pioneer in baseball.


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#35 Posted on 5.1.06 0424.07
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The question about the first black AL player brings this up:

Who was the first black (African-American) to play in the major leagues?

No, it wasn't Jackie Robinson. And it's not a trick question referring to some other definition of "black" or to someone who only played in spring training or something.
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#36 Posted on 5.1.06 1518.27
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My namesake, Moses Fleetwood Walker.

This is kind of debateable, because there weren't great records kept back in the 1870s and 80s, and there wasn't really an entity known as "Major League Baseball" like there is now.

Still, the point is that baseball was never officially segregated, and only became completely white in the 1880s. Before that there was the odd black player here and there.
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#37 Posted on 31.10.08 1844.32
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While I wouldn't call it my favorite baseball trivia question, here's one that I rather enjoy:

Who is the only major league player to collect 500 hits with four different teams?



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Rusty Staub. The four teams: Houston Astros; Montreal Expos; New York Mets; Detroit Tigers.

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#38 Posted on 1.11.08 0318.05
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Which pitcher, in the last 10 years, got a win in a game where he never even threw a pitch?

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#39 Posted on 1.11.08 0608.28
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Here's an easy one:

There's a long history of former boxer and football players in wrestling but what about baseball?

Person 1 This pro basball player was the son of a wrestler
Person 2 This wrestler was the son of a pro baseball player

Extra credit for who knows what Person 2 did when he was mocked for being a wrestler by another athlete, who also had something extra that should have made him twice as good as Mordecai Brown.
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#40 Posted on 1.11.08 0910.55
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Are we allowed to answer these in the forum?

    Originally posted by edoug
    Here's an easy one:

    There's a long history of former boxer and football players in wrestling but what about baseball?

    Person 1 This pro basball player was the son of a wrestler
    Person 2 This wrestler was the son of a pro baseball player

    Extra credit for who knows what Person 2 did when he was mocked for being a wrestler by another athlete, who also had something extra that should have made him twice as good as Mordecai Brown.
I'm stumped on number one, but wouldn't Dale Torborg be the answer to number two? I mean, he's since retired form wrestling.
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