Stick to Baseball? by BruceM

Champion(s):

SochackiA


Runner(s)-Up:

KearnsT


Quiz Description

Questions about people tied to both baseball and the (socio)political world.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 22 66 56 22 19 64 37 56 56 37 40 82
1 SochackiA 436 98 15
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2 KearnsT 415 96 15
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3 ChrisRosenberg 398 93 15
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4 hoyalawya76 355 90 15
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5 jnowell 350 88 15
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6 EverettJ 347 85 15
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7 GoodmanDL 338 82 15
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8 WhichThat 313 80 15
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9 KPope 309 77 15
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10 ztucker 308 75 15
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11 bev48 305 72 15
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12 apeekrtr 304 69 15
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13 helitzur 298 67 15
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14 HightB 294 64 15
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15 MatherV 288 61 00
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16 CoenM 284 59 15
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17 MartaMJackson 275 56 15
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18 Commodore 264 52 15
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18 LeungT 264 52 15
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20 Matto 261 47 15
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20 randalleng 261 47 15
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22 GrahamJ 259 43 15
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23 MatthewsP 246 39 00
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23 rwv37 246 39 15
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25 EwingM 242 35 15
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26 Nicole 224 30 00
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26 DreierR 224 30 00
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26 BoyerA 224 30 15
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29 AmmermanA 193 23 15
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29 ClouseBrian 193 23 15
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31 JordanT 186 19 15
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32 PipkeR 174 17 15
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33 Longford 160 14 15
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34 TimL 126 11 00
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35 JonesRW 86 9 00
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36 SlumdogSquarepants 71 6 15
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37 TheLuggage 52 3 00
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38 DouglasLovesVixey 0 1 00
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Questions:

"Well, I signed off on that wonderful transaction, [BLANK] for Harold Baines …"

That was George W. Bush, claiming in 2000 that the biggest mistake he had made as an adult involved what outfielder?

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Sammy Sosa

In September 2016, Jonah Keri live-tweeted an MLB Network broadcast of what 1994 movie? Among Keri's dozens of observations:

"Randy Johnson in his prime vs. 5-foot-3 Timothy Busfield with the season on the line seems like a totally fair matchup."

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Little Big League

What George Will book about "The Craft of Baseball" focuses on Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken, Orel Hershiser, and Tony LaRussa?

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Men At Work

Which National League infielder of the 1970s and '80s holds the NL record for consecutive games played? Nicknamed "Senator" (and also "Mr. Clean"), he was thought to have a future in Republican politics, until the public disclosure of a series of extramarital affairs and illegitimate children.

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Steve Garvey

Which former Kentucky senator is the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame ever to appear in the annual Congressional Baseball Game?

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Jim Bunning

Two answers required.

"The fact is, I've always been a Yankees fan."

"I am a Cubs fan. But I needed an American League team because when you're from Chicago, you cannot root for both the Cubs and the Sox. I mean, there's a dividing line that you can't cross there. So as a young girl, I became very interested and enamored of the Yankees."

In a June 1999 Today Show interview, which politician said that to which future evening news anchor?

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Hillary Clinton; Katie Couric

"Can [redacted] prove that the $75m he embezzled from RI *didn't* go to fund ISIS training camps?"

Which former ESPN personality is the target of that Asher Langton tweet? The ensuing exchange ended with Langton rhetorically asking: "So I shouldn't just take the state's allegations as proof?"

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Curt Schilling

Two answers required.

"Socialism failing to work, as it always does, this time in [BLANK]. You talk about giving everybody something free and all of a sudden, there’s no food to eat. And who do you think is the richest person in [the aforementioned country]? The daughter of [BLANK]. Hello! Anyway, 0-and-2"

Name both the country and the political figure redacted from that summer 2016 Vin Scully aside.

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Venezuela; Hugo Chavez

What pitcher gave us each of these tweets?

(from a week ago) This new future in Atlanta is something I'm excited to be a part of. And yes, I'm as excited to see Acuna play as you are.

(from September) I apologize if this is too inside baseball but cork, yarn and some rubber.

(from 2016) On one hand you had the Nazis who were violent & on the other the allied soldiers were very violent. So it's a draw. Many sides you see.

(from 2012) WELL IF BEING DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL ISNT THE BEST TIME TO ASK ABOUT A THREESOME THEN IM FRESH OUT OF IDEAS

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Brandon McCarthy

The player from the previous question recently joined the podcast of Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur, where that trio held a draft of the singers from which iconic music video?

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We Are the World

What Louisiana Republican was shot at a July 2017 practice session for the Congressional baseball team? In 2014 he had succeeded Kevin McCarthy as House Majority Whip.

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Steve Scalise

What is recently hired Phillies' manager Gabe Kapler referring to in this quote from his health blog?

"[BLANK] is the world’s greatest lubricant. I can’t help where your mind goes with this. Once the ball leaves the bat, I can’t steer it."

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coconut oil