Baseball by BittenbenderS

Champion(s):

GrecoD


Runner(s)-Up:

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Quiz Description

A dozen questions about the national pastime.

Full Results:

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Money Value (% Incorrect): 89 71 49 78 82 60 86 86 30 63 45 49
1 GrecoD 516 98 00
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2 WellsW 494 94 15
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3 WeikleB 419 90 00
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4 GoodmanDL 378 87 00
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5 BoyerA 375 83 00
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6 GrahamJ 354 79 15
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7 MorrisB 341 75 00
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8 PeskinK 337 72 00
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9 ChrisRosenberg 308 68 00
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10 HightB 303 64 00
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11 WoodJ 300 61 00
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12 SpoeriJ 295 57 00
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13 BurgerM 274 53 00
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14 randalleng 262 50 00
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15 DBrick 206 46 00
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16 Vicun-YAH 184 42 00
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17 Matto 179 38 15
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18 SchroederS 165 35 00
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19 MattK 146 31 00
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20 MatthewsP 124 25 00
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20 thorsleyd 124 25 00
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22 ConnorA 90 20 00
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23 PolinskyL 45 16 00
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24 FryedBetaKappa 0 7 00
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24 JordanG 0 7 00
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24 MoyseyC 0 7 00
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24 ChenLL 0 7 00
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Questions:

In 2006, six pitchers tied for the National League lead with 16 victories. One of those hurlers was John Smoltz. Name any TWO of the remaining five.

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Aaron Harang, Derek Lowe, Brad Penny, Brandon Webb, Carlos Zambrano

Primarily a catcher, this player was a part of 4 World Series winning teams in his 15-year career and went "Whammy!" 201 times. Name him.

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Gene Tenace

In 1916, this player -- who would later become famous for another reason -- became the first New York Yankee to lead the American League in home runs. Name him

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Wally Pipp

While he made his MLB debut in a year in which his team won the World Series, this second baseman (pictured) never played in a Fall Classic himself. Who is he?

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Bobby Grich

This third baseman holds the distinction of being the only player to hit at least one home run in a World Series for three different teams. Name him.

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Matt Williams

Since 1995, four shortstops have won their league's Most Valuable Player award. Name any three.

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Barry Larkin, Miguel Tejada, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmy Rollins

From 1980 to 1991, Rickey Henderson led the American League in stolen bases every year except for one. Who led the league in steals the year Henderson didn't?

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Harold Reynolds

While Willie McGee is best known as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, he played most of his minor league ball in the Yankees' organization. Name the pitcher, whose final major league appearance came three weeks before the swap, the Yankees acquired in a straight-up deal for the two-time NL batting champ.

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Bob Sykes

He batted .500 in the 1954 World Series, but he was robbed of a ninth (and potentially series changing) hit by Willie Mays late in Game 1. Who was this Cleveland right fielder, also referenced in the movie "City Slickers"?

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Vic Wertz

This player, who played all 15 seasons with the same team, was the first designated hitter to hit a home run in a regular season game. Who is this three-time AL batting champ?

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Tony Oliva

Who is the only pitcher enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame to never start a game?

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Bruce Sutter

The last game this man, later honored with the establishment of a college baseball award in his name, would manage was an All-Star Game. Less than a year later, he would die from a brain tumor. Who is he?

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Dick Howser