Damn Yankees by BruceM

Champion(s):

RautY
The machines are winning


Runner(s)-Up:

helitzur


Quiz Description

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1 RautY 410 98 00
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3 randalleng 359 91 00
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4 GoodmanDL 358 88 15
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5 KearnsT 356 85 15
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6 jnowell 343 82 00
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7 BringMoreLegos 335 79 00
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8 GarciaD 322 75 15
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9 hoyalawya76 304 72 15
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10 BarthR 298 69 15
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11 BoyerA 296 64 15
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11 KPope 296 64 15
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13 Longford 294 59 00
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15 mellyjo 273 53 00
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24 SeigelK 193 22 00
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Questions:

Two answers required. The 2017 New York Yankees lost the American League Championship Series in seven games. Houston used exactly two pitchers in Game 7; those pitchers had started Game 3 and Game 4 of the series. Name both of those pitchers.

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Charlie Morton; Lance McCullers (Jr.)

What lyricist worked with Richard Adler on the music and lyrics of the 1955 musical Damn Yankees? A few months after the musical opened, he died of lung issues at age 29.

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Jerry Ross (or Jerold Rosenberg)

Which member of The Amboy Dukes joined with Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, and drummer Michael Cartellone to form the early 1990s supergroup Damn Yankees?

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Ted Nugent

Which Seattle Mariner won Game 5 of the 1995 American League Division Series with a two-run double in the bottom of the 11th inning, ending the Yankees' first playoff run since 1981? This designated hitter spent his entire 18-year career with the Mariners.

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Edgar Martinez

First name is sufficient. What homewrecker (previously the ugliest woman in Providence, Rhode Island, before her own Faustian bargain) tries and fails to tempt Joe Boyd in Damn Yankees? Gwen Verdon originated the role, and her name is in the name of the song "Whatever [BLANK] Wants."

(As best your smith can tell, this character has no specified last name.)

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Lola

Two answers required. Shaw and Blades (from question 3) would go on to tour as Shaw-Blades. Earlier, their respective bands had hits with (among other songs) "Blue Collar Man" and "Sister Christian." Name both of those bands.

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Styx; Night Ranger

What shortstop hit the game-tying double in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, two batters before Luis Gonzalez's walkoff hit? By championship probability added, that equalizer was the second-biggest play in baseball history. (Rajai Davis's 2016 Game 7 home run is now third; we'll get to the first in a bit.)

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Tony Womack

Adler and the lyricist from question 2 worked on not only Damn Yankees but also which play about labor issues at the Sleep-Tite factory?

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The Pajama Game

What one word completes this lyric from a Damn Yankees hit that reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100?

Can you take me high enough
to fly me over yesterday?
Can you take me high enough?
It's never over and yesterday's just a [BLANK]

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memory

Two answers required. Through 2016, two of the four biggest plays in baseball history (by championship probability added) both occurred in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. Name both the backup catcher whose three-run homer in the eighth inning took Pittsburgh from 30% to 93% (biggest play ever!), and the second baseman whose walkoff homer an inning later was technically a lower WPA (37%) but far better remembered.

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Hal Smith; Bill Mazeroski

What one word completes this lyric from a Damn Yankees musical number?

ROCKY: A great slugger we haven't got.
SMOKEY: A great pitcher we haven't got.
VERNON: A great ball club we haven't got.
ROCKY, SMOKEY, and VERNON: What've we got?
ALL: We've got [BLANK].

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heart

Which Red Sox pitcher was involved in a controversial play in Game 6 of the 2003 ALCS when Alex Rodriguez slapped the ball out of his glove and was called out for interference? (By the way, for some reason Tim McCarver kept misnaming him "Brandon" during that series.)

Covering the Bases was this guitarist's 2005 debut album, and the day of his September 2017 retirement ceremony he treated Reds fans to a 40-minute postgame set of Pearl Jam covers.

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Bronson Arroyo