No Joy in Mudville by Gypsy

Champion(s):

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Runner(s)-Up:

casketromance


Quiz Description

The Mighty Casey struck out. Here are some questions about strikeouts.

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Questions:

Striking out four times in one game is referred to a golden sombrero. Striking out five times in one game is a platinum sombrero. Name one of two players who have whiffed for a platinum sombrero more than twice. One began and ended his career with the Texas Rangers and also played for both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs. The other one began and ended his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and also played for the San Diego Padres.

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Sammy Sosa and Ray Lankford

The term for striking out six times in one game is eponymous with this first baseman and designated hitter, who was a first round draft pick for the Boston Red Sox in 1982. He played for the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers before becoming a sports analysis for Boston Red Sox post-game shows on the New England Sports Network.

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Sam Horn

Name one of the two players who have had four strikeouts, and two homeruns, one a walk-off, in one game. One has played for the Tampa Bay Rays since his MLB debut on April 12, 2008 and the other has played for seven teams since his MLB debut on August 6, 2007 for the Boston Red Sox. Actually, he's played for teams in every division except the NL West, and he was a 2014 All-Star.

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Evan Longoria and Brandon Moss

Which 14-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion Hall of Famer had 23 four-strikeout games during his 21 seasons?

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Reggie Jackson

Which six-time All Star and two-time World Series champion Cuban-American outfielder and designated hitter had 15 four-strikeout games before retiring with the Chicago White Sox on October 6, 2001?

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Jose Canseco

Which five-time All-Star first basemen struck out six times in one game during his career that spanned 6 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, earning a lifetime batting average of .298, before he became the manager of the Houston Astros?

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Cecil Cooper

Which two-time World Series champion and Hall of Famer holds the record for the lowest strikeout rate in major league history, with an average of only once every 63 at-bats? He also holds the record for most consecutive games without a strikeout, at 115. This shortstop and third baseman played for the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees. We're going way back on this one, but this guy deserves it. According to his obituary, which was published in 1990, he played his entire MLB career with only one bat, Black Betty, which he seasoned with chewing tobacco.

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Joe Sewell

Which pitcher, as a Washington Senator, struck out 21 Baltimore Orioles in 16 innings on September 12, 1962? He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Washington Senators during his 8-year MLB career.

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Tom Cheney

Four MLB pitchers have struck out at least 18 batters in a single major league game more than once. Name the only one of them to do it in two games his team lost.

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Randy Johnson

What pitcher, in a 19-strikeout game, struck out the last 10 batters of the game to set a record? This pitcher completed his geology major at USC by analyzing the soil composition in each National League infield.

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Tom Seaver

What pitcher, when he retired with 2,855 strikeouts, was second only to Walter Johnson on the lifetime list? In the book "Ball Four," Ted Williams is quoted as deriding his "little shit slider."

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Jim Bunning

Who broke his streak of 129 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout when he struck out against Francisco Liriano of the Toronto Blue Jays on April 19, 2017? This man piloted a jet from Tampa to Miami for his 2017 All-Star Game experience. He has also reportedly bowled two perfect 300 games and can solve a Rubik's Cube in two minutes.

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Mookie Betts