Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

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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Trivia Time

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Got my new edition of Baseball America the other day and I thought I’d share the trivia question with you. Please don’t cheat and google search. Just answer it with a guess.

Q: Name the five active players who have hit at least 25 leadoff homeruns.

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

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Tuesday Trivia

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Since I hate the all star break and like taking the time off from thinking about baseball, we get a trivia question today courtesy of Sherm. I’ll give you the answer tomorrow unless someone guesses it. DON’T CHEAT BY USING GOOGLE.

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Tuesday Trivia

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

It’s that time again. Time for everyone’s favorite….TRIVIA!!! We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow unless someone guesses it before then.

Question:

Only three active players have ever had at least 45 HR and 45 doubles in the same year. Name them. (Bonus points if you can name the years)

Hint # 1 The Breed hd Maximum Overdrive hdAll three happened in the NL

Hint # 2

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