Oakland Athletics by BruceM

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Runner(s)-Up:

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Quiz Description

Another baseball team Alpaca quiz. If you do well on this one then maybe your s't does work in the playoffs. HINT: Questions are (very roughly) in chronological order. If your baseball knowledge skews recent, just scroll to the end and work backward.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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1 ChernicoffS 430 98 15
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2 WellsW 414 96 15
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3 BahnamanS 412 93 15
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4 BittenbenderS 391 90 15
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5 BurgerM 384 88 15
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6 SochackiA 358 85 15
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7 CastagnaP 346 82 15
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8 PeskinK 338 80 15
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9 GoodmanDL 329 77 15
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10 SussmanM 328 75 00
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11 GrecoD 321 72 15
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12 ChrisRosenberg 320 69 15
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13 OppenheimS 318 67 15
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14 LangeS17 315 64 00
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15 BoyerA 286 61 15
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16 SheahanJ 283 59 15
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17 GoldsteinB 261 56 00
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18 HoH 254 53 00
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19 JastrzebskiS 252 51 15
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20 HulkaE 247 48 15
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21 HightB 243 46 15
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22 GrahamJ 235 43 15
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23 randalleng 234 40 15
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24 WeikleB 233 38 15
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25 DaviesML 224 35 15
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26 brianghoward 223 32 15
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27 SpoeriJ 222 30 15
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28 MattK 207 27 15
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29 AllenJ 206 25 15
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30 Falkor23 202 22 15
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31 chc 199 18 15
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31 MatthewsP 199 18 15
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33 Adam 183 14 15
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34 DBrick 161 11 15
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35 PolinskyL 152 9 00
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36 BeningoS 141 6 15
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37 ConnorA 135 3 00
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Questions:

The first person to bat for the Oakland Athletics (after their move from Kansas City) was what shortstop, who stole a career-high 62 bases that year and led the American League in steals six times?

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Bert Campaneris

Which broadcaster spent the 1970 season (and only that season) alongside Monte Moore in the A's radio booth? He said of his previous employer: "I thought they were going to give me a gold watch, but instead they gave me a pink slip."

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Harry Caray

Name EITHER the manager who resigned after leading the A's to back-to-back titles in 1972-73, OR the skipper who replaced him for Oakland's third straight title.

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Dick Williams or Alvin Dark

What dubious distinction did Brian Kingman achieve in 1980? Kingman had been the last person to do this until Mike Maroth did it (and went one further) with the 2003 Detroit Tigers.

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lose 20 games

What nickname appeared on a 1988 poster depicting Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire in black suits, black fedoras, and yellow shirts? Not to be outdone, Giants sluggers Will Clark and Kevin Mitchell appeared on posters a year later as the Pacific Sock Exchange.

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The Bash Brothers

Which National League TEAM currently employs as its general manager a man who won two 1989 World Series starts, and had an 8-0 career record against arch-nemesis Roger Clemens?

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Arizona Diamondbacks

Who threw a no-hitter on May 1, 1991, the same day Rickey Henderson got his record-breaking 939th career stolen base? In 1989 Henderson had been on the other end of this man's 5000th career strikeout.

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Nolan Ryan

What city is home to Cashman Field, where the A's played their first few home games of the 1996 season during "renovations" of Oakland Coliseum?

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Las Vegas

FIRST AND LAST NAME REQUIRED: Who was out at home in Game 3 of the 2001 Division Series, after Derek Jeter was in the right place at the right time to make a short relay throw for the ages?

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Jeremy Giambi

Who played Scott Hatteberg in the movie adaptation of Moneyball? (Spoiler alerts: Hatteberg's walk-off home run ends the climactic game of the movie, and this actor moved on to bigger things.)

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Christopher Pratt

What uniform number has been worn by Mark Mulder, Huston Street, and Josh Donaldson in Oakland (Donaldson still wears this number in Toronto)? Aside from uniforms this number is significant to the game mentioned in the previous question.

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20

In TV ads for the 2015 A's (on Comcast Sports Net), which catcher asks to be called Everything Bagel? Injuries limited him to first base and outfield a season ago; in 2015 he was an all-star.

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Stephen Vogt