Famous Baseball "Plays" by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

FryedBetaKappa
Don't read this.


Quiz Description

Inspired in part by the needless controversy over a fine LL 1DS of just about the same name, here are some questions about famous baseball plays!

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 34 26 81 14 06 89 26 34 32 10 26 57
1 KelsoT 431 99 15
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2 FryedBetaKappa 340 97 15
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3 WinchellV 337 95 15
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4 Bix32 311 93 15
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5 randalleng 307 91 15
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6 MatherV 305 89 15
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7 KreitzerJ 300 87 15
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8 KPope 287 85 15
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9 Nuklhd 284 83 15
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10 RichmondJ 278 81 15
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11 CoenM 274 78 00
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11 MorganI 274 78 15
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13 AdelmanM 271 75 15
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14 chc 270 73 00
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15 RautY 266 71 15
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16 Longford 260 68 15
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16 RebstockR 260 68 00
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18 cruzich 257 65 15
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19 ztucker 246 63 15
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20 ElendilPickle 241 61 15
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21 DubnerJ 239 58 15
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21 Matto 239 58 00
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23 JonesRW 231 55 00
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24 KearnsT 227 53 15
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25 kanyewesteros 226 50 15
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25 BradburnA 226 50 00
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25 EVDebs 226 50 15
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28 HomerS 223 46 00
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29 akambour 222 44 15
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30 ntndeacon 218 42 00
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31 HallR 216 40 15
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32 VenguswamyK 207 38 15
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33 ChrisRosenberg 203 36 00
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34 petkunm 202 34 15
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35 LeungT 200 32 00
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36 GrahamJ 195 29 15
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36 Crow-T-Robot 195 29 15
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38 GoodmanDL 194 26 00
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39 MBlumenfeld 193 24 00
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40 NathanL 188 22 15
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41 Nicole 183 20 15
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42 McClintockJ 181 18 15
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43 Vintsanity 180 16 00
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44 RebstockJ 177 14 00
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45 BruceM 169 12 00
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46 DFisher 166 10 15
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47 AdamKing 155 8 15
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48 MatchenD 146 6 15
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49 KitchenB 136 4 15
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50 MatthewsP 0 1 00
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Questions:

The 2003 Tony Award for Best Play went to WHAT DRAMA by Richard Greenberg, whose title puns on its major plot point (a professional baseball player revealing his homosexuality) by quoting the first three words of a well-known 1908 refrain?

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TAKE ME OUT

The hapless title character of a 1967 musical predictably strikes out during the baseball number "T-E-A-M." Said musical is based on WHAT SYNDICATED PROPERTY (whose title does not include this main character's name)?

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PEANUTS

The 1984 baseball-themed revue Diamonds featured a song with lyrics by the great Howard Ashman, in which a seemingly proper young lady reveals herself to be a profane, trash-talking ball fan despite being a graduate, as the title relates, of WHAT PUBLIC UNIVERSITY on Manhattan's Upper East Side?

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HUNTER COLLEGE

Two answers required. In keeping with its "inside baseball" references to Jewish American culture, the musical Falsettos includes a scene at a little league game where a stepfather's shouts of encouragement invoke WHICH TWO JEWISH HALL OF FAMERS, one a legendary pitcher and the other a superstar slugger?

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SANDY KOUFAX and HANK GREENBERG

Former Negro League player turned trash collector Troy Maxson is the protagonist of WHAT PULITZER WINNING DRAMA? Even if you don't know this one, you should still swing for it.

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FENCES

In The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, a play by Rebecca Gilman, a woman finds her way around restrictive health insurance policies by faking a mental illness in which she believes herself to be WHAT NEW YORK BASEBALL PLAYER, himself not renowned for being a particularly stable fellow? (edited at 10:21 am, August 24, 2017 (CDT))

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DARRYL STRAWBERRY

A regional musical called Johnny Baseball, conceived by its creators as a comic tragedy after witnessing the actions of Aaron Boone, would be reconceived with a more uplifting ending just a year later. WHAT TEAM's history and fanbase are the focus of this musical?

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BOSTON RED SOX

Two answers required. A 1989 review by Frank Rich of the New York Times drew comparisons between a new play's title character, once acquitted of a scandalous baseball sin, and an ongoing inquiry into another player. The contemporary player had coincidentally broken the older player's all-time hits record (but would be less successful in the investigation). WHO WERE THESE TWO BASEBALL PLAYERS?

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TY COBB and PETE ROSE

A Father attending a baseball match is alarmed as his son, a Little Boy, embraces the lower-class, immigrant-heavy atmosphere in "What a Game," a number from WHAT MUSICAL based on an E. L. Doctorow novel set at the start of the 20th century?

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RAGTIME

The name of WHAT BASEBALL PLAYER has been redacted from this script of a children's musical? (Click for the pic!) The scene depicted takes place in September 1972, some three months before a devastating earthquake in Nicaragua.

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ROBERTO CLEMENTE

WHAT MAIN CHARACTER (first name only needed) never utters a word, even to convey a distinct lack of joy, in William Schuman's 1953 opera based on a work by Ernest Thayer?

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CASEY

Two answers required. Perhaps the most recognizable baseball play to hit Broadway, the original production of Damn Yankees marked the first collaboration of WHAT PERFORMER AND WHAT CHOREOGRAPHER, whose future work together would include Sweet Charity, Chicago, and a rocky marriage?

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GWEN VERDON and BOB FOSSE