It's an Honor Just to Be Here by AllenJ

Champion(s):

BoyerA
The adverb always follows the verb.


Runner(s)-Up:

randalleng


Quiz Description

Alright, now that we've seen some mighty fine baseball players who managed just one HOF vote, here are some guys who might arguably be better. I mean, we can argue it if you want. But they still ended up with as many HOF votes as I got. That doesn't mean I'm not jealous.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 17 46 14 25 52 33 28 25 33 46 46 36
1 BoyerA 365 98 15
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2 randalleng 362 95 15
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3 QuintongJ 353 93 15
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4 SteveWilliams 346 90 15
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5 ChrisRosenberg 324 87 15
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6 BurgerM 319 85 15
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7 SochackiA 313 82 15
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8 FrumkinJ 312 79 15
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9 twarner50 304 77 15
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10 GoodmanDL 302 74 15
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11 OppenheimS 296 70 15
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11 Consigliari 296 70 15
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13 CarterBurke 293 66 15
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14 WeikleB 292 63 15
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15 DBrick 290 59 15
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15 GrahamJ 290 59 00
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17 MilesTeg 283 55 15
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18 FrankJ 280 52 15
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19 chc 277 50 00
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20 HulkaE 275 45 15
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20 HightB 275 45 15
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22 StaleyO 273 41 15
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23 OlewnickB 266 39 15
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24 SchwartzD 254 36 15
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25 Matto 252 33 15
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26 KelsoT 242 31 15
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27 FarleyS 218 28 15
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28 Okrent 206 25 15
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29 WendellA 200 22 15
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30 RosenbergR 192 20 00
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31 GoldsteinB 174 17 15
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32 JonesRW 171 14 15
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33 usuiw 159 12 00
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34 Falkor23 146 9 00
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35 PolinskyL 138 6 15
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36 JordanT 93 4 15
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37 WatsonG 80 1 00
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Questions:

In 1986, not only did he break up two ninth inning no-hitter bids, but this Angels first baseman became the first rookie to be voted in to the All-Star game. But sorry folks, he got no HOF votes, moose out front shoulda told ya.

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Wally JOYNER

He saved 326 games with 10 different teams, but in some places he's best known for losing his balance during a photo session at the 1996 All Star Game. He fell and broke Cal Ripken's nose, but spoiler alert, Cal healed quickly and played more than 400 more consecutive games afterwards. (Note: this pitcher never went by the name Fausto Carmona.)

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Roberto HERNANDEZ

Like Willie Randolph, this first baseman and hitting coach earned 6 World Series rings with the Yankees between 1977 and 2000. It was his1976 walk-off homer against the Royals that made Major League Baseball change the rule to allow the umpire to award any base a runner or the batter cannot reach due to fans rushing the field.

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Chris CHAMBLISS

An outfielder and first baseman, he won an amateur raquetball championship at the age of 18. Although he put time in with the Orioles, Royals, and a few other teams, he won World Series rings in 1997 and 2003 on his way to earning the nickname Mr. Marlin.

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Jeff CONINE

He didn't get elected to the HOF, falling just 312 votes short of the 312 necessary on the 1982 ballot, but he's in Cooperstown just the same - he served up Henry Aaron's 715th homer.

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Al DOWNING

The first American Leaguer to be hit by a pitch twice in the same inning, he was also the first American Leaguer to achieve both a 20 HR, 50 SB season and a 50 HR, 20 SB season.

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Brady ANDERSON

In 1980, he won 25 games and the Cy Young Award. In 1981, he suffered from tendinitis and retired after a 4-7 season. He played for and has broadcasted games for both the Cubs and White Sox.

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Steve STONE

The Dodgers traded him (and others) to the Orioles for Frank Robinson (and others), and the Orioles included him in a 10-player trade with the Yankees (that also included Ken Holtzman, Rick Dempsey, and Scott McGregor). However, this pitcher may best be remembered for the trade that sent him to Detroit and brought a young John Smoltz to Atlanta.

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Doyle ALEXANDER

This first baseman is a member of the Brewers Walk of Fame and in 2007 became the first African-American manager of the Astros.

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Cecil COOPER

One of 4 players with 200+ homers to get zero votes on the 2015 ballot, this 6'8" slugger with a cereal-related nickname is today the executive director of the MLB Players Association (the first former player to hold the position).

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Tony CLARK

"Don't expect me to curl up and hide from people because I gave up a home run in the World Series. Life's a bitch. I could be digging ditches. I'm not."

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Mitch WILLIAMS

Before he reached the major leagues with the Cardinals in 1992, this outfielder played defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons for three seasons, leading the team in tackles (and named a Pro Bowl alternate) in 1991.

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Brian JORDAN