Baseball Mystery Theme by BruceM

Champion(s):

RauscherM


Runner(s)-Up:

Ruwisc
I probably got lucky. (AKA NahlikZ)


Quiz Description

Full Results:

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Money Value (% Incorrect): 42 71 20 39 30 65 65 65 59 68 55 36
1 RauscherM 501 98 15
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2 Ruwisc 485 95 15
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3 AnthonyBianca 476 91 15
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4 KearnsT 472 88 15
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5 GoodmanDL 462 85 00
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6 SteveWilliams 432 82 15
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7 BoyerA 418 79 15
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8 Longford 402 75 15
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9 casketromance 395 72 15
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10 reallydumb4real 365 69 15
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11 Matto 350 66 15
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12 KPope 345 62 15
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13 PipkeR 335 59 00
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14 MitchellWA 311 56 15
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15 GarciaD 307 53 15
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16 BrochinS 303 50 00
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17 LasiterK 274 46 00
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18 HKV 231 43 00
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19 randalleng 192 40 15
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20 quarterrican 188 35 15
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20 jnowell 188 35 15
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22 SokolM 181 30 00
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23 Nicole 170 27 15
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24 HightB 128 24 00
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25 McClintockJ 101 20 15
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26 JonesRW 50 17 00
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27 Nicholas 35 14 00
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28 McClellanS 0 6 00
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28 DouglasLovesVixey 0 6 00
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28 AdamKing 0 6 00
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28 DFisher 0 6 00
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Questions:

In June 2007, who became the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the Major Leagues? In 2011 this Red Sock finished second to Justin Verlander in American League MVP balloting. In December 2013 he signed with the Yankees.

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Jacoby Ellsbury

Which shortstop hit as many home runs in the 2008 ALCS (one) as he had in 494 regular-season plate appearances? He somehow went deep 14 times in 2009, the year was one of five Tampa Bay Rays to make the all-star team.

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Jason Bartlett

Which shortstop had 2,455 career hits in a 17-year career (2000-2016) spent mostly with the Phillies? This Alameda, California, native won four Gold Gloves and an MVP award.

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Jimmy Rollins

Which shortstop turned 30 in August 2018, during his tenth season with the Texas Rangers and eighth season of trolling Adrian Beltre?

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Elvis Andrus

What infielder had been teammates with the gentlemen from the previous question until being traded straight-up for Prince Fielder? He is playing in the 2018 World Series, having been dealt to Boston in July.

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Ian Kinsler

What outfielder split his U.S. major league career between the Cubs, Mets, and Giants (where he once body-slammed a Dodger fan who had run onto the field)? Ken Rosenthal reported in 2017 that in San Francisco, this Puerto Rican had "created an odd sort of unity because most of the players disliked him."

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Ángel Pagán

Either of two answers is acceptable. One inspired a hashtag about things he did, including (according to a 2013 tweet by teammate Matt Carpenter) that he "Doubles up with me when there is 2 open seats on the bus." The other has been nicknamed The Federalist. Name either of these former teammates, whose spent 2018 in Detroit and KC/Arizona, respectively.

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Pete Kozma; Jon Jay

"White Shark" is the nickname of which outfielder, whose seventh-inning diving catch protected Matt Cain's July 2012 perfect game? He returned to San Francisco in 2018 after one year in Arizona; he has four seasons with 140 or more games played but none with more than five home runs. (Career slash line .255/.338/.348.)

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Gregor Blanco

Which outfielder rejoined his former team in January 2018, seven years after being part of a trade for Zack Greinke? He slashed .308/.395/.417 in the regular season, yet drove in just 38 runs (scoring 90).

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Lorenzo Cain

Who hit 38 home runs in the 2018 regular season (tied for sixth with Nolan Arenado and Giancarlo Stanton), plus two more in four playoff games? Despite those long balls, this 24-year-old infielder played 153 games in the leadoff spot and tied for the major league lead with 129 runs scored.

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Francisco Lindor

Which outfielder was the 10th overall pick of the 2005 draft, just ahead of future all-stars Andrew McCutchen and Jay Bruce? He went to the Marlins in the Miguel Cabrera trade, and later went from San Diego to Atlanta in the Craig Kimbrel deal. One of the Astros' 2017 deadline acquisitions, he's played for four teams in the past two years.

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Cameron Maybin

Two answers required. Please name both the outfielder who had 10.9 Wins Above Replacement in 2018 (barely below the 20 best seasons ever) and the corporate sponsor* that designated him as a "Hero" because of an unrelated subsequent achievement.

The players from questions 1, 2, 6, and 9-11 got a similar "Hero" honor. Given quirks of promotional timing, the players from 3-5, 7 (same play), and 8 got no such publicity for the analogous thing.

*- I'd also accept the exact six-word name of the promotional campaign but I've chosen NOT to accept the name of the parent company. (God, Karen...)

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Mookie Betts; Taco Bell (Steal a Base, Steal a Taco)