Sports moments with a common theme by BruceM

Champion(s):

AnthonyBianca
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

Full Results:

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1 AnthonyBianca 435 96 15
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2 GoodmanDL 333 90 15
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3 ztucker 298 83 15
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4 KPope 255 70 15
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4 BoyerA 255 70 15
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4 Matto 255 70 15
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7 casketromance 247 56 00
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8 KlionskyG 230 50 15
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9 ecpekkle 227 43 00
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10 GarciaD 221 36 15
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11 randalleng 199 30 00
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12 SokolM 192 23 15
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13 HortonR 171 16 00
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14 EggCzar 120 10 00
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15 DouglasLovesVixey 0 3 00
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Questions:

1994-04-04: "And there's a drive! Way back! Oh my goodness, [BLANK], can you believe it?"

In the fifth inning of the Cubs' Opening Day game, what journeyman outfielder hit his third home run of the game? He would go on to play in Japan and a few years later would tie Sadaharu Oh's single-season home run record.

Click to Reveal Answer
Tuffy Rhodes

...and what New York Mets pitcher allowed all three of the aforementioned home runs? As of April 1994 he was in his 11th year as a Met yet still only 29.

Click to Reveal Answer
Dwight Gooden

First and last name required.

2001-10-13: "That is fair, down the right field line. [BLANK] on his way to third, and they're gonna wave him around! The throw misses the cutoff man. Shovel to the plate, out at the plate! Derek Jeter with one of the most unbelievable plays you will ever see by a shortstop!"

In Game 3 of the American League Division Series, on Terrence Long's double, who was thrown out at home plate after inexplicably failing ot slide? Oakland's starting DH that game, he had 388 fewer career home runs than his older brother, who played first base for the A's.

Click to Reveal Answer
Jeremy Giambi

First and last name required.

2003-10-14: "It'll get in the air, down the left field line, [BLANK]... reaching... into the stands and couldn't get it -- and he's livid with a fan!"

The Cubs blew a 3-0 lead by allowing eight runs in the 8th inning of NLCS Game 6. It had still been 3-0 when what left fielder was thwarted on that play?

We want that player -- whose dad played for 17 years and managed for 14 more. Leave the poor fan alone.

Click to Reveal Answer
Moises Alou

2004-05-18: "Swing and a miss and [BLANK], at 40 years young, has thrown a perfect game!"

What southpaw achieved perfection in Atlanta that May evening?

Click to Reveal Answer
Randy Johnson

2004-10-18: "[BLANK] waits... in the air! We go to St. Louis with Houston in front 3 games to 2."

What infielder, a five-time All Star, ended Game 5 of the NLCS with a walkoff home run? Before he got to Houston he often batted behind Barry Bonds in San Francisco.

(It's not David Ortiz. Wrong league.)

Click to Reveal Answer
Jeff Kent

2004-10-20: "[BLANK] hit 42 home runs during the regular season... and we are going to Game 7!"

What outfielder answered the aforementioned walkoff with his own Game 6 game-ender? This four-time All Star, and eight-time Gold Glove winner, had previously been an Angel.

(Still not David Ortiz. National League.)

Click to Reveal Answer
Jim Edmonds

2006-10-14: "[BLANK] 0-for-2 in his career against Huston Street. In the air left field! The Tigers march to the World Series!"

What Venezuelan outfielder completed an ALCS series sweep in walkoff fashion?

Click to Reveal Answer
Magglio Ordóñez

2007-09-01: "It'll be Jason Gingell, out of the hold of Mesko. Good snap. Good hold. And the kick is blocked! [BLANK] has stunned the college football world, one of the greatest upsets in sports history!"

Playing at Michigan, what school -- then the defending Football Championship Series champion -- won the first college football game broadcast on the Big Ten Network?

Click to Reveal Answer
Appalachian State

2013-01-13: "[BLANK] has eclipsed 200 yards passing and it's Snelling who finds the end zone!"

In the 2012 NFC Divisional playoff round, what quarterback threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns, the third of which gave the home team a 20-point lead late in the third quarter? His team would subsequently blow that lead and fall behind with under a minute left, but this QB led a last-second drive for the winning field goal.

Click to Reveal Answer
Matt Ryan

2018-10-28: "We'll have to find out today for Rodgers. [BLANK] decides to bring it out -- and the ball is loose! Rams say they have the ball as [BLANK] spits it up. And it's LA football!"

What kick returner made the poor decision that deprived the Green Bay Packers of a comeback opportunity? A few days later this former Stanford standout was traded to Baltimore for a seventh-round pick.

Click to Reveal Answer
Ty Montgomery

Two answers required. Recommended answer format: 'John Smith, X-Y' (with two numbers).

2020-08-19: "As there's a drive into deep left field by [BLANK], it will be a home run, and so that'll make it a [BLANK] ballgame. I don't know if I'm gonna be putting on this headset again."

In the second game of a double-header at Kansas City, who led off the fifth inning with that memorably-timed longball and what was the score once he circled the bases?

Like Jesse Winker (yet unlike Joey Votto) this former Tiger represented Cincinnati at the 2021 All Star Game. In the game at hand, the Reds would later tack on another run but we are not asking for the final score. Nor do we want the broadcaster (all quotes in this quiz are from the same person), who as of August 2021 has not in fact put on that headset again. Just the hitter and the score at the time.

Click to Reveal Answer
Nick Castellanos, 4-0