Blue Jays, Cubs, Mets, and Royals by BruceM

Champion(s):

SochackiA


Runner(s)-Up:

TsujiG

QuintongJ

GrecoD


Quiz Description

This quiz is mostly about baseball people connected to two or more of the teams in this year's League Championship Series.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 06 02 22 55 15 24 39 28 04 10 57 17
1 SochackiA 381 99 15
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2 GrecoD 377 95 15
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2 TsujiG 377 95 15
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2 QuintongJ 377 95 15
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5 Matto 368 91 15
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6 JeziorskiM 361 90 15
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7 SchroederS 357 88 15
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8 FlaxmanR 346 86 15
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9 WellsW 344 84 15
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10 MilesTeg 342 82 15
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11 CastagnaP 338 80 15
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12 HulkaE 337 79 15
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13 OppenheimS 333 77 15
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14 twarner50 326 75 15
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15 gregariouschinchilla 322 73 15
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16 AdelmanM 309 71 15
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17 SussmanM 303 70 15
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18 GrahamJ 302 68 15
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19 GoodmanDL 300 66 15
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20 thorsleyd 294 64 15
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21 AllenJ 278 61 15
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21 Consigliari 278 61 15
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23 BoyerA 274 59 15
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24 JohnstonCJo 271 57 15
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25 randalleng 266 55 15
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26 Moland-KovashS 264 53 00
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27 GoldsteinB 260 51 15
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28 CarterBurke 248 50 15
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29 BoyleJ 246 48 15
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30 Pelc 244 45 15
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30 CamMacInnis 244 45 15
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32 ggreco 238 41 15
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32 helitzur 238 41 15
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34 FultonE 235 39 15
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35 WangS 230 37 15
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36 LothW 225 35 15
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37 HoH 212 32 00
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37 BurgerM 212 32 15
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39 JastrzebskiS 210 30 15
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40 HightB 204 28 15
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41 ChrisRosenberg 199 26 15
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42 WeikleB 188 24 15
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43 JonesRW 186 22 15
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44 Okrent 184 20 15
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45 BeningoS 182 19 15
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46 MoyseyC 176 17 15
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47 OlewnickB 162 15 15
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48 kanyewesteros 154 13 15
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49 John 149 11 15
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50 DBrick 145 10 15
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51 ThompsonA 142 8 15
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52 JordanLRose 138 6 15
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53 chc 104 4 15
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54 AdamK 93 2 00
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55 quarterrican 89 1 15
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Questions:

What first batter in the history of the Kansas City Royals went on to manage the Chicago Cubs from 2007-2010? His first two Cubs teams both won the NL Central but won a combined zero playoff games. He did manage the Cincinnati Reds to a championship in 1990 though.

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Lou Piniella

Which outfielder was traded from the Mets to the Blue Jays in July 1989, three years after hitting the ball that went through Bill Buckner's legs and allowed Ray Knight to score the winning run of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series?

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Mookie Wilson

Which Toronto Blue Jays outfielder of the 1980s signed with the Cubs before the 1990 season, and was traded across town for Sammy Sosa a year later?

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George Bell

Who became the Boston Red Sox "director of pitching analysis and development" in 2015, a few years removed from a five-season career with the Mets and Royals? He was traded to Kansas City for Ambiorix Burgos, and he outpitched Stephen Strasburg in a 1-0 game for Strasburg's first major league loss, but you probably know him best from his interest in advanced metrics. (According to the New York Times, he's the one who introduced Zack Greinke to Fielding Independent Pitching.)

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Brian Bannister

What slugger with 442 career home runs (and 1,816 strikeouts) played for the New York Mets and three other teams in 1977 before joining the 1978 Cubs? His eight RBI in a game at Los Angeles prompted the question that Tommy Lasorda answered with an infamously obscenity-laden rant.

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Dave Kingman

Which current Toronto Blue Jay appeared on five different major league rosters in 2004? Baltimore selected him from Pittsburgh in the Rule 5 draft and Tampa Bay claimed him on waivers before the Royals purchased him. Kansas City then traded him to the Mets for Justin Huber, but before he even played a game for New York the Mets sent him back to Pittsburgh in the Kris Benson deal.

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Jose Bautista

Which current Toronto Blue Jay did the Chicago Cubs draft as a catcher in the first round of the 2007 draft? He has been traded twice, in deals involving Rich Harden and Kendall Graveman among others.

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Josh Donaldson

What pitcher was traded from the Royals to the Mets for a package featuring backup catcher Ed Hearn? After spending 1997-92 with the Mets, he did return to Kansas City (bookended by two stints in Toronto) and won the 1994 AL Cy Young award.

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David Cone

Which current Toronto Blue Jay won the Cy Young with the 2012 Mets? He was a first-round pick by the Texas Rangers in 1996 but the Rangers drastically reduced their signing offer after doctors discovered that he had no UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) in his right elbow joint.

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R.A. Dickey

Which center fielder did the Kansas City Royals trade to Houston in July 2004? He hit eight home runs in the 2004 playoffs as an Astro before signing what was then biggest free agent contract in the history of the New York Mets. He ended Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS by taking a filthy Adam Wainwright curve for a called third strike.

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Carlos Beltran

Who took over center field for Kansas City after the trade mentioned in question 10? This longtime Royal played for the 2012-13 Cubs. Anaheim traded for him in July 2015 but he put up a 326 OPS and lost playing time to David Murphy. He has a career 275/349/412 slash line but just 99 home runs in 5,916 plate appearances.

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David DeJesus

Which 1993 MOVIE stars Thomas Ian Nicholas as the title character, a 12-year-old named Henry Rowengartner, who becomes a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs? (SPOILER ALERT) On the last day of the season, the Cubs face the Mets for the division title. Rowengartner loses his fastball but uses an eephus pitch to strike out trash-talking Mets slugger Alejandro Heddo. We learn at the end of this MOVIE that the Cubs go on to win the World Series.

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Rookie of the Year