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Monthly Archive: September 2009

Thursday

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September 2009

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Pitching Trivia

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Got a few questions for you to work on today all stats dealing exclusively with the first decade of the new millennium (2000-2009) 1. Name the 9 pitchers with at least 200 saves 2. Name the 12 pitchers with at least 130 wins 3. Name the 9 pitchers with at least 100 losses Have fun with this one. Remember to let me know which question your guesses are for when you comment. I’ll keep it up to date on the answers throughout the day. Saves 1. Mariano Rivera – 395 2. Trevor Hoffman – 361 3. Jason Isringhausen – 284 […]

Wednesday

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September 2009

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Ask and you shall receive

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There was a request for a collection of links to all the books reviewed on the site by Cubbiedude. I went ahead and post a section in the right sidebar called CubbieDude’s Bookshelf in which I linked to all the wonderful posts he’s written. I think I’ve gotten them all, but I may have missed some. Feel free to let me know if you find anything and I’ll be sure to update the list. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday

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September 2009

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Banks to Sandberg to Grace

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The complete title is “Banks To Sandberg To Grace – Love and Frustration with the Chicago Cubs”, Compiled by Carrie Muskat, Foreword by Bob Verdi. It was published in 2001 (the year I retired). The front cover features a beautiful photograph of the Wrigley Field outfield wall with thick, plush midsummer ivy, and the bleachers and the center field scoreboard, taken from the right field warning track (at the 368 foot marker). The back cover has a paragraph from Hank Sauer talking about the fans at Wrigley Field. He thinks very highly of them, and apparently the feeling is mutual. […]

Tuesday

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September 2009

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A Look Back at My Predictions

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I thought I’d have some fun and take a look back at the fool I made of myself (as usual) by predicting the order of finish for the MLB season. AL East 1. New York 2. Tampa Bay 3. Boston 4. Toronto 5. Baltimore NL East 1. Atlanta 2. New York 3. Philadelphia 4. Florida 5. Washington AL Central 1. Detroit 2. Cleveland 3. Minnesota 4. Kansas City 5. Chicago NL Central 1. Chicago 2. St. Louis 3. Milwaukee 4. Cincinnati 5. Houston 6. Pittsburgh AL West 1. Los Angeles 2. Oakland 3. Texas 4. Seattle NL West 1. Arizona […]

Tuesday

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September 2009

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Baseball America Trivia: 30 Homer Teammates

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Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder are on a pace to become the first pair of Brewers teammates in history to hit at least 30 home runs apiece in three straight seasons. Can you name the two other sets of active playes who have had three consecutive 30-homer seasons as teammates. Mouse over for hints Hint # 1: Neither pair is still playing together Hint # 2: Each pair contains a common player Answer is in the comment section, so if you don’t want to know, don’t go there.