Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

Tuesday Trivia: Hardluck SP?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

It’s a lazy Tuesday today so let’s throw out a little trivia. As always, post your guesses in the comment section.

Q. Since 1960, there have been five players who have thrown at least 200 innings, struck out at least 200 batters and have failed to win more than 10 games. Name them.

Hint # 1 – One player is on the list for list year unless he can grab another win.

Hint # 2 – One player did it three separate times.

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Tuesday Trivia – Old Man Shutouts

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

It’s been a long time since we busted out the trivia, so we’re a little overdue. For those unfamiliar with how this works, all guesses should be put in the comment section. Please refrain from using google searches. I’ll update correct answers as I get a chance throughout the day.

Q: Since 1960, five players age 35 or older have pitched a shutout for the Cubs. Please name all five. (Note: One player did it three times, two players did it twice, and two did it just once.)

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Who Am I?

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I once had a season in the 90′s that saw me get 500+ plate appearances and strike out more than twice the amount of times that I had a hit. I am the only player do ever do that.

Feel free to ask YES / NO questions

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Trivia Time: See Ball…Hit HR

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Q: Since 1900, seven players have had a season in which at least 35% of their hits have resulted in home runs. Can you name them?

Note: One player did it four times.

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Friday Fun: Wicked Stuff and Great Control

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Here’s a little trivia question for you on this fun Friday as we wait for the Lizzie awards to come out. Here’s hoping you won an award this week.

Q: Since 1990, five pitchers have amassed a season that included at least 250 K’s and no more than 50 BB’s. It’s the combination of great stuff and pinpoint control. Can you name them?

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Who Am I? – Vol. 2

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

We played this the other day and it worked great. Just in case you missed it, here was the last game in which the answer was Adam Greenberg.

Here are the rules:

  1. Only yes / no questions are allowed.
  2. You are allowed as many questions as you would like, but only one guess per reader unless we open it up for a second
  3. Leave your question (one question per comment) in the comments section and it will be answered as soon as I see it.
  4. If I answer your question, you can’t ask another until someone else has asked one.
  5. All players may or may not have Cub ties.
  6. When making you official guess, please use the following phrase “Are You _______?”

No prize today, just bragging rights. Game on!!!

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Who Am I? – Guess to win a prize

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

I decided to modify the Who Am I game a little and turn it into a more interactive, 20 questionsesque type game. Here are the rules:

  1. Only yes / no questions are allowed.
  2. You are allowed as many questions as you would like, but only one guess per reader unless we open it up for a second
  3. All players may or may not have Cub ties.
  4. Leave your question (one question per comment) in the comments section and it will be answered as soon as I see it.
  5. When making a guess, please use the following phrase “Are You _______?”

Today, because we’re in the Christmas spirit still, we’ll play for a prize. The winner of this first edition of the game will have their choice of one of the following prizes:

Because we’re playing for a prize, this one won’t be easy.

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Who Am I?

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

This seemed to be fun the other day, so let’s keep it going with round two. This one is not necessarily Cub focused.

Clue # 1 – I am the only player to ever hit for the cycle within the first 15 games of my career. (I did it in game # 14 against the Brewers)

Clue # 2 – In 1981, I finished 9th in the AL Rookie of the year balloting

Clue # 3 – I was a career AL player

Clue # 4 – I finished my career with 130 HR

Clue # 5 – I am the father of a current MLB player, who has also hit for the cycle

Clue # 6 – I was a two time all-star

Clue # 7 – I am currently the hitting instructor for the Charlotte Knights of the International League

Who am I?

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Who Am I?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Gonna start something that I think might be fun. As always, highlight with the mouse over each clue to see it revealed. Post what hint you got the answer on in the comment section.

Hint # 1 – I ended my career in a Cubs uniform

Hint # 2 – I am a former 1st round pick from the 1974 draft.

Hint # 3 – I am a multiple time silver slugger award winner

Hint # 4 - I once finished 4th in AL MVP voting

Hint # 5 – I led the AL in triples on five different occasions

Hint # 6 – I won the 1982 AL batting title

Hint # 7 - I spent the majority of my career as a CF

Hint # 8 – I am in the 2000 hit club, but didn’t even reach the 50 HR plateau.

Who Am I?

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