Oakland A's Catchers by BruceM

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
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Quiz Description

Each answer is, as you might imagine, an Oakland A's catcher (present or past).

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1 ChernicoffS 385 95 15
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1 WhichThat 385 95 15
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3 JeziorskiM 380 87 15
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4 KearnsT 375 82 15
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5 SteveWilliams 330 77 00
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6 Ryno23 315 72 15
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7 MBlumenfeld 310 67 00
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8 Sean 300 60 15
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8 jsparkyp 300 60 00
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10 BoyerA 275 52 00
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11 twarner50 245 45 00
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11 ztucker 245 45 15
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13 Matto 225 37 15
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14 GoodmanDL 220 32 00
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15 SlumdogSquarepants 210 27 00
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17 GrahamJ 190 17 15
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20 DouglasLovesVixey 0 2 00
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Questions:

As a rookie in September 2017, this biracial Alabama native became the first MLB player to kneel during the stadium playing of the Star Spangled Banner.

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Bruce Maxwell

This 2015-2016 all-star was claimed off of waivers by Milwaukee in June 2017. As an Athletic he hit 49 home runs across 4 1/2 seasons. Fans chanted "I believe in" this lefty batter, in a derivation of the U.S. Men's National Team soccer fans' chant.

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Stephen Vogt

This 2014 all-star allowed six stolen bases after replacing an injured Geovany Soto in the 2014 American League wild card game. The A's traded him to San Diego for Jesse Hahn that December. Tampa Bay released him in June 2017 once Wilson Ramos was healthy.

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Derek Norris

This Hawaii native was also a 2014 all-star, for the Minnesota Twins, though he had caught for Oakland from 2008 to 2012. Baseball Prospectus claims that his below-average pitch framing cost the 2016 Twins 7 runs. In 2017 this backup to Tyler Flowers managed 19 home runs in just 309 plate appearances as an Atlanta Brave.

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Kurt Suzuki

This former Pittsburgh Pirate was an all-star in three of his first five seasons. His keen batting eye helped him slash .306/.387/.418 in nine seasons in the black and gold. In the green and gold, however, he slashed .271/.337/.321 with just three home runs in 1,614 plate appearances from 2005 to 2007.

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Jason Kendall

This Venezuelan was the main catcher of the Moneyball era before moving on to San Diego, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Colorado, and the Dodgers. With the bases loaded and two out in the 12th inning, his walkoff bunt won Game 1 of the 2003 American League Division Series.

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Ramon Hernandez

This Stanford alumnus slashed .231/.296/.341 as a rookie in 1998. He would later play for the Royals, Tigers, and Phillies, but more importantly he managed the 2017 Houston Astros to 101 regular season wins.

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A.J. Hinch

This three-time all-star caught for the A's from 1986 to 1996 before finishing his playing career with Minnesota, where he has been a bench coach since 2013.

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Terry Steinbach

This Cleveland draftee played for the A's from 1988 to 1990. Thanks to Len Barker (1981) and Dennis Martinez (1991) he the only catcher in major league history to catch two perfect games.

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Ron Hassey

This New York Yankee draftee spent 14 seasons in the majors (1978-1991) including seven with the A's. He got to Oakland in the deal that sent Dave Righetti to the Yankees, and later traded for Joaquin Andujar. After five seasons in Detroit, he finished his career with the 1991 Atlanta Braves but did not appear in any playoff games.

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Mike Heath

This winner of the 1972 World Series MVP slashed .241/.388/.429 (yes, you read that right) across his 15-year career. He drew 100 or more walks in six different seasons, and hit at least 15 home runs eight years in a row.

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Gene Tenace

This first-round pick (Cleveland, 1965) was an all-star in each of his first two full seasons, though many believe that his collision with Pete Rose at the end of the 1970 all-star game gave him lingering injuries that ultimately cut short his career. He did win two rings in Oakland, playing with the A's from 1973 to 1975, and has been in the Oakland TV broadcast booth since 1986.

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Ray Fosse