Mystery Baseball Theme by KearnsT

Champion(s):

JeziorskiM
I was told we didn't have to prepare anything.

hoyalawya76


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

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3 twarner50 442 90 15
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4 WhichThat 412 87 15
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10 SochackiA 375 64 15
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Questions:

This left-hander mustered only 10 wins for Toronto in 2017, 10 fewer than his career high in 2016. 2017 was more in line with expectations, since he had never won more than 12 games in a season before his 2016 run, which earned him only a 6th place finish in the AL Cy Young vote.

Name this starting pitcher whose career high before 2016 was 12 wins for the 2009 Philadelphia Phillies.

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J.A. Happ

This pitcher's penchant for close shaves in the form of chin music earned him the nickname "the Barber". The departure of the Dodgers and Giants to California made him the only pitcher in history who pitched for all three original New York franchises.

Name this right-hander who helped the GIants defeat the Indians in the 1954 World Series before joining Cleveland the next season.

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Sal Maglie

In his first full season in major league baseball, this right hander hurled 43 games and 14 starts for the Red Sox. However, if you know him, it's almost surely for allowing Roger Maris's record-breaking 61st home run.

Name this pitcher who also pitched for the Cardinals and Mets between 1960 and 1966.

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Tracy Stallard

Despite playing at small college Mt. Vernon Nazarene College, this right-hander found himself the first pick of the 1983 MLB entry draft. He didn't sign with the Twins, however, and would be drafted the Yankees the next year, then shuttled to the A's as a result of free agent compensation (not for his table manners). The A's then traded him for Rick Honeycutt and would regret it the next year, as he defeated them in Game 4 of the 1988 World Series.

Name this right-hander whose who would later start on opening day for the Dodgers, Royals, and Angels.

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Tim Belcher

Likely concerned about his ability to extract a long-term deal after the 2016 season, this pitcher opted to accept a qualifying offer from his current club, where he would start on opening day for the second consecutive year -- the first pitcher for this club to do so since Roy Halladay. By the end of the year, he would find himself traded back to the AL East, where he notched a 6.97 ERA for the Orioles.

Name this right-hander.

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Jeremy Hellickson

This two-time all-star led the NL in ERA in 2010 and was on pace to do the same in 2011 before he was shelved by a shoulder injury. Having already experienced a career interruption with Tommy John surgery, he recovered to become the first ever starter for the newly-christened Miami Marlins, but would be dumped to the Blue Jays after the club disappointed, alongside high-priced veterans Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes. After an ugly season in Toronto, injuries have knocked him out of baseball again.

Name this alliterative right-hander, who attempted comebacks with the San Diego Padres but never appeared in the majors, instead undergoing his second and third Tommy John surgeries.

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Josh Johnson

In 2001, he slugged 7 home runs in only 79 at bats. This was probably of little solace, considering that his pitching numbers fell from a 22 win season in 1999 and World Series run in 2000 to notching an ERA of 5.75 in the only two years of his 8-year contract he would play with the Rockies. Though he would be solid for the Braves later, he never received another Cy Young vote after his free agent signing in Colorado.

Name this left-hander, who would return to Atlanta after missing both the 2006 and 2007 seasons with injury.

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Mike Hampton

Before Corey Kluber became the poster child for Mickey Callaway's pitcher whispering, the best example might have been this 2013 Indian who performed better with the Tribe than he had the previous year with the Sugar Land Skeeters (5.34 ERA). While he has never become the ace that he was expected to, he surely has been more valuable than Victor Zambrano, for whom the Mets traded him in 2004.

Name this left-handed starter, who most recently appeared with the 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers

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Scott Kazmir

His career ERA of 1.82 is the lowest of all pitchers in Major League history and the lowest WHIP among all pitchers with 10 or more seasons pitched.

Name this Hall of Famer and right-handed starting pitcher, who ranks 3rd among all White Sox pitchers in career wins (195).

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Ed Walsh

This right-hander held the record for having played for the most major league franchises in history, before being supplanted by Octavio Dotel. He stretched his career over 4 decades, starting in the 1970s with the Oakland A's and ending his career as a reliever for the Arizona Diamondbacks. His only all-star game was in 1991 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Name this right-handed pitcher who led the AL in losses with the Seattle Mariners in 1986.

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Mike Morgan

The first starting pitcher in Florida Marlins history was this man, who was 45 when he took the mound for his Marlins debut. His first full season as a starting pitcher occurred at the age of 34 for the Texas Rangers, for whom he would provide 133 wins over his next 9 seasons as a starter.

Name this right-handed knuckleballer.

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Charlie Hough

To acquire him, the Royals made a then-criticized trade of top prospect Wil Myers. In return, he would lead the AL in games started in two straight seasons for the Royals, though he faltered in the 2014 World Series, losing two games to the Giants.

Name this right-hander, currently of the Chicago White Sox, who notched the only win for the American League team in the 2008 World Series.

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James Shields

This alliterative Venezuelan proved a capable, if average, starting pitcher for the early Blue Jays, hurling more than 200 innings in each season from 1982 and 1984 and making 151 starts for them from 1980-1985.

Despite a 51-58 record for some poor Blue Jays clubs and a career ERA+ of 103, he would never appear in the majors again after the 1985 season.

Name this pitcher who the Blue Jays traded to the Braves in 1987 with Damaso Garcia for Craig McMurtry.

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Luis Leal

Though he would win 138 games from 2000-2010, he made his only All-Star roster during his one year stint with the Yankees in 2004. Following the All-Star Game, he notched an ERA of 6.92 and fared even worse in the fateful 2004 ALCS, "earning" a 1-0 record with a 9.95 ERA and sealing the Yankees' fate by giving up a grand slam to the first batter he faced in relief of Kevin Brown.

Name this pitcher who fared better with the Montreal Expos from 1998-2003 and placed 4th in NL Cy Young voting with the Braves in 2009.

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Javier Vazquez

This right-handed pitcher would make more than 500 appearances in both the American League and National League from 1995-2015 and ranks tenth in pitching appearances all-time. In that time, he notched more than 10 saves for the Twins, Cubs, Astros, Mets and Rockies.

Name this longtime reliever who also remains the only player in baseball history with his first name.

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LaTroy Hawkins

Beyond being major league pitchers, what game-specific distinction is shared by all the above players, as well as Andrew Lorraine and Blake Beavan, among others?

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Losing pitchers in perfect games