Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

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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Did You Know? K’s > Hits

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Happy black Friday. Did you know that 2009 saw Alfonso Soriano qualify for the batting title and yet have more strikeouts than he had hits. This was only the 9th time a Cub has achieved this feat since 1900. The interesting this is that all of them occur after 1960 and all but one occur after 1990. Here is the breakdown of this elite club of suck.

Player Year SO H PA R 2B 3B HR RBI BB BA OBP SLG OPS
Alfonso Soriano 2009 118 115 522 64 25 1 20 55 40 .241 .303 .423 .726
Sammy Sosa 2004 133 121 539 69 21 0 35 80 56 .253 .332 .517 .849
Alex Gonzalez 2003 123 122 601 71 37 0 20 59 47 .228 .295 .409 .704
Mark Bellhorn 2002 144 115 529 86 24 4 27 56 76 .258 .374 .512 .886
Alex Gonzalez 2002 136 127 568 58 27 5 18 61 46 .248 .312 .425 .737
Jose Hernandez 1998 140 124 533 76 23 7 23 75 40 .254 .311 .471 .782
Sammy Sosa 1997 174 161 694 90 31 4 36 119 45 .251 .300 .480 .779
Rick Wilkins 1994 86 71 358 44 25 2 7 39 40 .227 .317 .387 .703
Billy Cowan 1964 128 120 520 52 16 4 19 50 18 .241 .268 .404 .673
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Pitching Trivia

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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
4. Billy Wagner – 284
5. Francisco Cordero – 249
6. Joe Nathan – 243
7. Francisco Rodriguez – 241
8. Armando Benitez – 230
9. Troy Percival – 219

Wins

1. Andy Pettitte – 147
2. Randy – Johnson – 143
3. Jamie Moyer – 140
4. Roy Halladay – 137
5. Tim Hudson – 137
6. Roy Oswalt – 137
7. C.C. Sabathia – 135
8. Mark Buehrle – 134
9. Greg Maddux – 134
10. Mike Mussina – 134
11. Barry Zito – 133
12. Derek Lowe – 130

Losses

1. Livan Hernandez – 124
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5. Barry Zito – 105
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8. Greg Maddux – 101
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Baseball America Trivia: 30 Homer Teammates

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

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.

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The Active Hitting Leader Quiz

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Today we look at the career leaders among active players to see who holds the lead for various hitting categories. There are links to the leaders to each question. Make a guess and then take a look at the link to see if you’re right. Be honest, and share your score in the comment section.

1. Hit Leaders – (Answer)

2 Run Scored Leaders – (Answer)

3. RBI Leaders – (Answer)

4. Base on Balls Leaders – (Answer)

5. Strikeout Leaders – (Answer)

6.Stolen Base Leaders – (Answer)

7. Batting Average Leaders – (Answer)

8. On Base % Leaders – (Answer)

9. Grounded Into DP Leaders – (Answer)

10. Homerun Leaders – (Answer)

How did you do? Be honest!!!

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Great Contact Hitters Since 1990

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Ok, my last trivia question lasted all of about an hour. Here’s a tougher one for you.

Q: Since 1990, ten Cubs who qualified for the batting title have had 50 or less strikeouts in a season. Name them.

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Afternoon Cubs Trivia

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Since 2000 (including 2009), the Cubs have seen a player that qualifies for the batting title hit at least .300 on 10 occasions. Can you name the players?

Hint: It’s been done by a total of five players.

Answer will be revealed as they’re guessed in the comment section.

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