The Seattle Pilots by BurgerM

Champion(s):

KaufmanK

GrecoD


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Quiz Description

Answer these questions about MLB's few one-season wonders, the Seattle Pilots.

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1 KaufmanK 437 97 15
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1 GrecoD 437 97 15
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3 BoyerA 372 93 15
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4 HulkaE 354 90 15
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7 PolinskyL 313 81 15
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8 BarkerC 307 79 15
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9 WeikleB 302 75 15
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9 GoodmanDL 302 75 15
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11 JeziorskiM 296 70 15
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12 WatsonG 295 68 15
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13 brianghoward 288 65 15
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20 MorrisB 259 45 15
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Questions:

This man's first person account of his time with the Pilots was recounted in the book Ball Four.

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Jim Bouton

The Pilots played their home games at this stadium, whose ground on which now stands a Home Depot.

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Sick's Stadium

This man was indirectly involved in the creation of the Pilots, by bullying the MLB into adding a franchise to Kansas City, the league needed a 12th team. At the time, he was a U.S. Senator from Missouri in 1969 and in 1960 was in consideration for the Kennedy ticket.

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Stuart Symington

Part of the Pilots starting rotation, he went on to becoming one of the premier relievers of the 1970s, logging an unheard of 208 innings in relief for the Dodgers in 1975 on his way to becoming the first reliever to win a Cy Young.

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Mike Marshall

According to a passage in Ball Four, shortstop Ray Oyler would entertain his teammates by doing imitations of what Disney character achieving sexual climax.

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Donald Duck

This one-time Red and later Red Sox multi-position player stole 73 bases for the Pilots, which at the time was the 8th most in American League history for a season and the most since 1915.

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Tommy Harper

This man, with the nickname "The Barber", served as their pitching coach.

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Sal Maglie

With a nickname of Chicken, this career utility infielder was the last Pilot to play in the majors, finishing his career with Oakland in 1982. His only fame came in 1976 when he hit 5-15 filling in for an injured Bucky Dent in the ALCS for the Yankees.

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Fred Stanley

They shared a AAA affiliate with fellow expansion team Montreal. The franchise was located in this Canadian city and was much easier for a call-up to Seattle than a call up to Montreal. After three moves this team is now in Albuquerque.

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Vancouver (Mounties)

The team started spring training in 1970 without knowing whether they were going to continue to play in Seattle or play in Milwaukee. To be prepared for either eventuality, the team's equipment truck waited in this Utah college town for instructions on which city to head for.

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Provo

The first ever amateur draft pick by the Pilots, he made it to the majors with the Brewers in 1973, and patrolled center field for Harvey's Wallbangers in 1982. He later joined the Mariners and belted 32 homers in 1985 to go along with his awesome .215 average.

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Gorman Thomas

Drafted 9th by the Pilots in 1969 as a catcher, he moved to second base in the minors. His playing career was distinguished by being the only position player to play in over 1,000 games and hit exactly one homer, doing so for the Indians in 1977. Today he is a broadcaster for the Giants.

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Duane Kuiper