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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It’s that time again. Time for everyone’s favorite….TRIVIA!!! We’ll reveal the answer tomorrow unless someone guesses it before then.
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 # 2
– All three happened in this decade In Bruges download
As always, highlight clue 2 and 3 if you need them. Hopefully this one stumps ya.
Clue # 1 – This man’s career was fleeting; he won the AL Rookie of the Year award in 1980, and just 70 games later, played over a two year span, he was through.
Clue # 2 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 movie download – He was widely known for his many wild antics, such as opening beer bottles with his eye sockets.
As always, highlight the 2nd and 3rd clues to reveal them. Thanks go out to Sherm for this one.
Clue # 1 – only player to hit a grand slam on opening day…twice
Clue # 2
– was involved in the trade that sent Ozzie Smith to the Cards
Clue # 3
Enemy Mine film – has the best name in baseball history
Since yesterday’s question was too easy, now I bring a little tougher heat for ya. As always, highlight clue # 2 and 3 to reveal them. I think we’ll make this a lunchtime staple from here on out, but since we sucked yesterday and I hate this team, you get to eat this up for breakfast instead. Feel free to send me your own trivia questions and I’ll be sure to use them. Here’s hoping the trivia questions are not the most fun topic we have discussions about all year.
Clue # 1
– This left-handed power hitter, a member of the 500-home run club, was once involved in a brawl at third base, his position, with Frank Robinson. Robinson had complained that the man in question applied a tag on him with too much force. The third-sacker hauled off and slugged Robinson, then asked, “How about that tag?”
Clue # 2 – A teammate of Hank Aaron’s for many years, he later managed Aaron.
Clue # 3 – This Hall of Famer has the initials “E.M.”
I got this book in the mail at the beginning of the season and hadn’t had a chance to play with it. From time to time, we’ll play a quick round of “Name that Ballplayer“. I’ll give you three clues. The first clue will be visible, with the 2nd and 3rd clues being ones you need to mouse highlight over to reveal. If you are able to get the correct player on the first clue, give yourself 3pts. If you’re able to get it on the second clue, 2 points. Third clue, 1 point. The first few times we play, we’ll go real simple. The key is to not cheat and look up the answer. Really, what fun is that anyway? Post how many points you got in the comment section. We’ll start off with a nice fat pitch for you to knock out of the park. Trust me, though. They won’t stay this easy. I’d also like to know if you think this is something you would enjoy seeing more of.
Clue # 1 – This Hall of Fame flamethrower of a pitcher was traded along with three other players from the Mets to the Angels in December of 1971, when he was just 24 years old, for Jim Fergosi (who would wind up with a .265 lifetime batting average) in one of the most lopsided trades ever engineered.
Clue # 2 (Highlight to reveal) – The first player to earn $1 million in a season, he packed fans into ballparks across the nation with his 100+ mph fastball; fans knew that the possibilities of a no-hitter occuring and/or a strikeout record tumbling were palpable every time he took the hill.
Clue # 3 (Highlight to reveal) – This ageless wonder broke Sandy Kofax’s single-season record when he wiffed 383 batters in 1973, one of the 11 times he led the league in K’s. In fact, he was still fanning 200 to 300 hitters when he was as old as 44.