trivia questions from the New York SABR chapter meeting quiz

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I'll post answers tomorrow, maybe. Looking up answers is not honorable.


1. Who hit the most career homers playing ONLY for one team?

2. Bobby Abreu currently shares a record with 2 other players, which he will own outright if he has a characteristic year in '07. What is it?

3. Of all players at the 4 up-the-middle positions (C-2b-SS-CF), who had the highest single-season on-base pct at .512?

4. What pitcher won the most games in the 1890s?

5. What 19th-century hitter had the highest career on-base + slugging (OPS)?

6. Who was the first Brooklyn Dodger to lead the NL in OBP?

7. What was the last World Series played at one ballpark?

8. Who has the most career hits without playing in a World Series?

9. Who has the most career wins without pitching in a World Series?

10. Who has the most career plate appearances -- over 11,000 -- of ELIGIBLE players NOT in the Hall of Fame? (ie not Stinky Pete)

11. Who won 3 MVPs in a 10-year career?

12. What Negro Leagues HOFer played significant time at all 9 positions?

13. What HOF second baseman played barehanded in the field in the first 14 of his 18 seasons?

14. Who led the NL in OBP first with the Brooklyn Dodgers, then with the NY Giants?

15. Of the 4 superstars on Connie Mack's 1929-31 Philadelphia A's, who's the only one with an A's cap on his HOF plaque?

16. Who got the basehit that scored Enos Slaughter when Johnny Pesky 'held the ball' in the 1946 World Series?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 17:13 (fourteen years ago) link

(I'm doing this from memory)

17. What pitcher led his league in ERA the most times?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 17:29 (fourteen years ago) link

wow the answer to #11 is kinda surprising! (at least to me because i'm dumm)

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 18:19 (fourteen years ago) link

I missed that one but it seemed obv in retrospect.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 18:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Do the Milwaukee Braves and Atlanta Braves count as the same team?

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:00 (fourteen years ago) link

In a rush, but I'll take a few guesses

1. Banks
2. Most consec. seasons with 100+ walks
3. Hornsby? Vaughn? (I'm gonna stray from Cobb)
4. Galvin
5. Delahanty
6. Babe Herman (total guess)
7. 1922 (or 1921, Yanks vs Giants)
11. Campanella
15. Grove (too obvious?)
16. I read Ted Williams' autobiography a million times so I can't believe I forgot this

No Time Before Time (Barry Barry), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:09 (fourteen years ago) link

3. Mickey Mantle (that and maybe the first one is the only one I know.)

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh wait I forgot that Aaron got traded to the Brewers at the end. Ack.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:20 (fourteen years ago) link

wow the answer to #11 is kinda surprising! (at least to me because i'm dumm)

-- Matt Cibula (expresso222...), February 14th, 2007. (Formerly, the Haikunym) (later) (link)

I missed that one but it seemed obv in retrospect.

-- Dr Morbius (wjwe...), February 14th, 2007. (Dr Morbius) (later) (link)

Weird, that's the only one I knew off the top of my head.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Alex, yes and yes, and yes on Mantle!

Barry, good job on Abreu and Campy, otherwise wrong.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:53 (fourteen years ago) link

answer #1 has been in the news this week with crazy quotes

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Really? I haven't been reading the news. I cheated and looked and I have to say I completely forgot that he played his entire career for the same team.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:11 (fourteen years ago) link

I forgot he was ahead of Mantle

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:13 (fourteen years ago) link

#10: Harold Baines?

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:20 (fourteen years ago) link

schmidt

bohren un der club of gear (bohren un der club of gear), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:20 (fourteen years ago) link

(Ah, I just looked it up, and Baines has the second-most. Very interesting.)

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

I got #10 by thinking of a guy with 2800+ hits who wasn't in, and he was the first guy who came to mind.

What database do you use that has PA, john?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:28 (fourteen years ago) link

baseball-reference.com

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:29 (fourteen years ago) link

answer #1 has been in the news this week with crazy quotes

Can I still post here if the only guy I can think of is Mariano Rivera?

Donkey Kong New York (Lee), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:38 (fourteen years ago) link


http://baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=5865

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha good lord what the hell is he talking about it? Greg Luzinski!!?!?

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:56 (fourteen years ago) link

I love love love the idea that Albert Pujols (who may end up being on the top five offensive players who've ever played) is someone who YOU CAN JUST DECIDE TO BE LIKE on a whim. The only thing separating Adam Dunn and Pat Burrell from Pujols is this wee wickle stwikeout problem. If they could just choke up a little with two stwikes then PUJOLS away for both of 'em.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 21:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Considering I read about baseball for hours a day, I find it amazing how incredibly bad I am at baseball trivia.

Michael (Oakland Mike), Thursday, 15 February 2007 08:13 (fourteen years ago) link

one more:

17. What Cy Young winner spent his career pitching only for the 3 (existing) teams named after birds?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 February 2007 14:19 (fourteen years ago) link

btw, the quiz is ny Elliot Hines of SABR.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 February 2007 14:27 (fourteen years ago) link

by

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 February 2007 14:42 (fourteen years ago) link

I want answers (I am still missing 4, 7, 8, 9)!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 February 2007 16:48 (fourteen years ago) link

soon!

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 February 2007 17:04 (fourteen years ago) link

1. Schmidt
2. 100+ walks in consec years
3. Mantle
4. Kid Nichols (I guessed right)
5. Dan Brouthers
6. Casey Stengel
7. Sportsmans Park, St Louis, 1944
8. Carew
9. Phil Niekro
10. Rusty Staub
11. Roy Campanella
12. Martin Dihigo
13. Bid McPhee
14. Eddie Stanky
15. Al Simmons
16. Harry (The Hat) Walker
17. Pat Hentgen

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 February 2007 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Ooh I thought 12 was Frank Grant!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 February 2007 17:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Pat Hentgen lead the league in ERA the most times?

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 February 2007 17:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha and here I thought it was Lefty Grove!

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Thursday, 15 February 2007 17:53 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry, 17 is Grove (with 9, Clemens has 7) and the 2nd "17" is Hentgen :p

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 February 2007 17:56 (fourteen years ago) link

four years pass...

I started watching a DVD of Game 6 a friend sent to me a while back. (If you're my age, Game 6 does not mean 2011 or 1986--it means 1975.) Question I would never have gotten right had someone posed it to me: Who led off for the Red Sox?

clemenza, Sunday, 1 January 2012 19:12 (nine years ago) link

don't know, but I'm your age, and it means 1986 to me.

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 1 January 2012 19:19 (nine years ago) link

You're a Mets fan, so I'd expect that. Don't know where the majority of non-hometown fans our age would come down on that question. (I was rooting against the Red Sox in '75, for them in '86.)

clemenza, Sunday, 1 January 2012 19:31 (nine years ago) link


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