Chicago Cubs Allusions by HallR

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

KavP


Quiz Description

This is a quiz of allusions based on the Chicago Cubs.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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1 KelsoT 454 98 15
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2 KavP 445 96 15
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3 SteveWilliams 431 94 15
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4 BarthR 423 92 15
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5 Egantx7 422 90 00
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6 ChernicoffS 413 87 15
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7 SochackiA 346 85 15
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8 BruceM 339 83 00
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9 Okrent 336 81 15
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10 JohnstonCJo 324 78 00
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11 FlaxmanR 320 76 00
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12 TsujiG 305 73 15
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12 FrankJ 305 73 15
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14 WeikleB 297 70 15
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15 GoodmanDL 296 67 00
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16 KreitzerJ 289 65 15
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17 BradburnA 287 62 15
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17 AdelmanM 287 62 00
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19 Consigliari 283 58 00
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20 BoyerA 281 56 00
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21 CarterBurke 274 54 00
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22 MartaMJackson 271 52 15
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23 randalleng 265 50 00
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24 RobinJRichards 264 47 15
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25 twarner50 260 45 00
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26 KaufmanK 243 43 00
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27 StaleyO 223 41 00
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30 PolinskyL 187 34 00
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32 Vintsanity 184 30 00
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33 jp8635 181 27 00
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34 BeningoS 168 25 15
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35 minarik15 164 23 00
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37 SlumdogSquarepants 157 18 00
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40 quarterrican 146 12 00
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42 RuizJ 134 7 00
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43 ConnorA 126 5 00
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44 BartholowJ 73 3 00
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Questions:

The Chicago Cubs play in Wrigley Field, named after chewing gum magnate and Cubs owner William Wrigley, Jr. What island did William Wrigley play an instrumental role in the island's development, starting a development company in 1919?

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Santa Catalina Island

What author of Bush v. Gore (dissenting opinion) was in attendance to witness Babe Ruth's legendary "called shot" home run against the Chicago Cubs during the 1932 World Series?

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John Paul Stevens

What current world leader shares the same surname (though spelled slightly differently) as the giggle inducing name of an infamous 1908 play that allowed the Cubs to eventually surpass the Giants to win the NL pennant and ultimately the World Series?

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Angela Merkel

The 1918 Cubs that won the N.L. pennant had a pitcher who did not pitch in the World Series. Which 19th century Bourbon Democrat was this pitcher named after?

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Grover Cleveland

The Cubs had a first baseman with their team from 1981 to 1988 with the first name "Leon." What 1988 hit movie references this player's nickname in its title?

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Bull Durham

From 1983 to 1987, the Cubs roster had a pitcher whose father had also pitched in the major leagues. What specific species of salmonid shares its two-word name with the nickname/surname combo of this pitcher?

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Rainbow Trout

From 2001 to 2002 the Cubs had a pitcher on their roster who would eventually become a three time All-Star. What Alex Raymond created comic strip character shares the same name as the nickname/surname combo of this pitcher?

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Flash Gordon

What song which had a video directed by Brad Bird which received a 1991 MTV Video Music Awards nomination, has a word in its title that is the same as the surname of an infamous figure in Chicago Cubs history?

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Do the Bartman

The U.S. Supreme Court case of Texas v. Johnson (1989) addressed a particular action taken by people. On April 25, 1976, a father and son attempted to conduct the above-referenced action in the outfield of Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game. What was that action?

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Flag Burning

What disease which results from an impaired metabolism of Vitamin D, phosphorus or calcium shares its name with the surname of the current owners of the Chicago Cubs? (though spelled with one less letter)

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Rickets

Before he was a star with the Chicago Cubs, pitcher Jake Arrieta played Division I college baseball. What specific common named animal under the order anura, with species such as the "Asian...", "Rough..." and "South American...", did Jake Arrieta's alma mater use as its mascot?

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Horned Frog

Current Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is known for his trademark eyeglasses. In 2011, when he was still managing in Tampa Bay, it was reported that Joe Maddon switched to a new brand of eyeglasses. What brand label first coined by its founder in 1967, originally for neckties, is Joe Maddon's model PH2057 eyeglasses?

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Polo