Kenny Rogers by BruceM

Champion(s):

GoldsteinB
This is my motto


Runner(s)-Up:

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Quiz Description

Odd numbered questions are about the singer-actor-bearded guy; even numbered questions are about the pitcher.

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Questions:

What psychedelic song by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition hit #5 on the Billboard chart in 1968, thirty years before it was part of The Big Lebowski?

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Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

For which major league team did Kenny Rogers throw a perfect game on July 28th, 1994? This team led its division at the end of the strike-shortened season, despite being ten games under 500.

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Texas Rangers

What song topped Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 1981? A former member of the New Christy Minstrels (NOT Kenny Rogers) sang this song, whose protagonist has Harlowe gold hair and hands that are never cold.

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Bette Davis Eyes

Who hit two home runs to support Kenny Rogers in the game mentioned in question 2? He had missed half of the previous season because of Tommy John surgery, and finished his career with (among other stats) an ERA of 27.00.

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Jose Canseco

What duet was performed by Kenny Rogers with the singer of the song from question 3, and includes the line "just when you think you've really changed him, he'll leave you again?" According to Wikipedia, it was also recorded in Spanish as "No Te Enamores De Un Loco".

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Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer

Which catcher homered against Kenny Rogers in the 1995 All-Star game? 1995 was this man's third full season, and the third of his six consecutive all-star appearances.

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Mike Piazza

Which country singer provides the most interesting reason why Kenny Rogers has a Kevin Bacon number of 2, by making her film debut with Bacon in Tremors and co-starring with Rogers in "The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw"?

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Reba McEntire

What name is shared by a now-defunct Rob Iracane weblog, and the particular way that the 1999 National League Championship Series ended (with Kenny Rogers on the mound)?

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Walkoff Walk

Which city is name-checked in the Kenny Rogers song "Lucille"? The title character takes off her wedding ring while at a bar in this city, across from the depot.

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Toledo

What 24-year-old lefty started games 1 and 4 of the 2003 American League Division Series for the Minnesota Twins? Kenny Rogers spent (only) that year in Minnesota, as part of the same rotation as Brad Radke, Kyle Lohse, and this phenom who cracked the rotation for good in July.

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Johan Santana

Who frequently performed a song (written by Randy Sparks of the New Christy Minstrels) about how Saturday night in the city from question 9 is like being nowhere at all? That song was on the live album "An Evening With" this man, as were "Annie's Song" and "Grandma's Feather Bed." Meanwhile, both Kenny Rogers and this frequent Muppet Show guest star have albums named "Back Home Again."

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John Denver

Name ANY TWO of the four St. Louis Cardinals pitchers who were credited wins in the 2006 World Series. You may remember Kenny Rogers throwing eight shutout innings to win game 2 of that series for Detroit, after taking the mound with a suspicious brown substance on his hand.

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Anthony Reyes, Chris Carpenter, Adam Wainwright, Jeff Weaver