This Week in Baseball by BruceM

Champion(s):

KelsoT
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Runner(s)-Up:

BurgerM
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Quiz Description

This quiz is about the TV show This Week in Baseball, not baseball of the past seven days.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 20 39 20 27 27 12 85 39 54 99 24 74
1 KelsoT 368 98 15
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2 BurgerM 333 94 15
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3 HightB 303 88 15
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3 WeikleB 303 88 15
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5 ChernicoffS 287 82 15
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6 ChrisRosenberg 284 78 15
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7 BoyerA 280 75 15
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8 SpoeriJ 268 71 15
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9 tdalesan 262 67 15
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10 MatherV 257 63 15
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11 BeningoS 250 59 15
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12 AllenJ 246 55 00
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13 SchroederS 242 51 15
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14 JonesRW 223 48 15
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15 CoenM 222 44 00
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16 WatsonG 215 38 15
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16 BeanA 215 38 15
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18 Okrent 208 32 15
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19 JordanG 195 28 00
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20 randalleng 188 25 15
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21 OlewnickB 180 21 15
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22 GoldsteinB 173 17 15
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23 DBrick 170 13 15
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24 ConnorA 155 9 00
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25 twarner50 151 5 15
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26 econgator 0 1 00
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Questions:

Who was commissioner of Major League Baseball in 1977, the year This Week in Baseball began its life in first-run syndication, hosted by Mel Allen?

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Bowie Kuhn

Which university was Mel Allen's alma mater and the place where his broadcasting career began as a football public address announcer? SEC fans may listen to radio broadcasts of this school's games, featuring Eli Gold and Phil Savage.

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University of Alabama

What unexpected May 1937 event did Mel Allen (still known by his birth name, Melvin Israel) broadcast live after CBS cut away from the Kate Smith show?

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Hindenburg disaster

Which sponsor of New York Yankees radio broadcasts had its name hilariously mispronounced, twice, by Garnett Marks? (Supposedly this is why Marks was fired and replaced by Mel Allen.) Proctor & Gamble created this brand, whose slogans include "99 44/100% Pure."

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Ivory Soap

What signature catchphrase of Mel Allen is also the title of Mel Allen's biography, written by Stephen Borelli? That book is the source of the anecdote in question 4.

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How About That!

Which Cleveland Indians pitcher no-hit the California Angels in front of "a modest crowd" at Municipal Stadium on May 30, 1977 (as featured in the very first episode of This Week In Baseball)? This Hall of Famer moved to the bullpen ten years later, and in 1992 earned both the AL MVP and AL Cy Young awards as a reliever.

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Dennis Eckersley

What narrator of the "TWIB Notes" and "TWIB Ticker" segments took over for Mel Allen upon Allen's 1996 death? This man with a booming voice, crystal clear enunciation, and distinctive Southern accent continued his role for two more seasons alongside a new host.

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Warner Fusselle

Which Hall of Fame shortstop became the new host of This Week In Baseball in 1997?

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Ozzie Smith

For which single-A affiliate of the New York Mets did the man described in question 7 do play-by-play until his 2012 death? This team relocated to the U.S. from St. Catherines, Ontario, in 2000. Its home park is at 1904 Surf Avenue.

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Brooklyn Cyclones

Who hosted This Week In Baseball when it moved over to Fox in 2000? You may also know him from his voice-overs as Disney Channel announcer, or his afternoon show playing new country hits on "The Highway" (SiriusXM channel 56).

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Cam "Buzz" Brainard

Which softball star and 2004 gold medalist joined This Week In Baseball as a co-host, and pitched to major league hitters as part of her namesake challenge? This first women to appear on Pros vs Joes is the wife of journeyman pitcher Casey Daigle.

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Jennie Finch

In which major key did John Scott compose "Gathering Crowds," the ending theme of This Week in Baseball? "Nessun Dorma" and "Zadok the Priest" are both also in this key.

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D Major