View Full Version : Let's play sports trivia again

04-12-2002, 10:14 PM
Question #1, for 10 points
Name the two Major League Baseball players from or born in Bonham Texas?

Question #2, for 10 points
What year were walks counted as hits in MLB?

Question #3, for 10 points
What major league baseball hall of famer was from Winters Texas?

Question #4, for 10 points
Name the only second baseman in MLB history to win multiple Triple Crowns?

04-13-2002, 03:41 PM
#2 1887

#4 Rogers Hornsby

Dunno the other two. *shrugs*

04-13-2002, 05:24 PM
arctic..impressive so far...kinda amazing that no one else has chimed in.. it isn't that difficult, is it?

04-13-2002, 06:51 PM
arctic..the Winters Texas question is rather easy

04-13-2002, 07:59 PM
I am not going to take the time to research this- i am only taking a guess. I will say the Hall of Famer born in Winters, Texas is Nolen Ryan?
I do know it was somewhere in Texas?

04-13-2002, 08:12 PM
umm..no, it's not nolan ryan

04-13-2002, 08:39 PM
#1 Joe Morgan and Danny Darwin

#3 Rogers Hornsby again... And I'm guessing that second #2 is #3 i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

04-13-2002, 08:41 PM
good job arctic..you when whatever you'd like to have... if i don't have it or can't help you out with it..too bad.. if i don't want you to have it..too bad

but good job

04-13-2002, 09:00 PM
Question #5, who is the last Braves player to hit 4 homeruns in one game?

04-13-2002, 09:22 PM
wild guess...


04-13-2002, 09:22 PM

04-13-2002, 09:31 PM
well, i figured if you asked a braves question...

The Crippler
04-13-2002, 11:40 PM
Bob Horner

Pissed me off that he did and murphy did not...

04-13-2002, 11:53 PM
Ok, as long as we are talking sports trivia, what does everyone think the most difficult season, streak, and career records to be broken are.

My thoughs:

Season: RBI. 190
Streak: Hershiser consecutive innings without a run
Career: Cy Young 511 Wins, but that is too easy so lets go with second hardest in that catagory.
Unless the game changes Rickey Henderson's career stole bases should be pretty safe. I am sure their are others that is just off the top of my head.

04-14-2002, 12:01 PM
I agree with Bob Horner.

04-15-2002, 02:49 PM
it is bob horner

and i believe the 511 wins is by far the most out there stat... i don't think there's a remote chance that that record will be broken.. with the other records, at least there's a chance

04-15-2002, 05:02 PM
511 easily. Too hard in today's game. Pitching on 5 days rest... mathematically only lets you win (in top form) around 25 games for a year. And can anyone do that for 20 years?

Not hardly. The 511 games won is very similar to the John Stockton assist total.

Also the 56 game hitting streak. Some have been close but with specialized relievers nowadays, it is just too hard.

04-15-2002, 05:19 PM
I think that 511 might be the most difficult record to beat in all of sports. Though 100 in a game is pretty unlikely.

04-15-2002, 05:43 PM
i see 100 in a game as more likely than 511...
for one reason..it's only one game.

there's no way that anyone will get remotely close to 511

look how dominant maddux has been over his career..he will top out with a little over 300..maybe towards 350.

04-15-2002, 06:11 PM
question #6, Who's the last player to lead the league with the lowest ERA yet have a winning percentage below 40%?

04-15-2002, 08:06 PM
I think it was Nolan Ryan. I believe one year in the 80s he was like 8-15 with an ERA in the low 2's

04-15-2002, 08:22 PM
that one didn't take long..good job grbh

04-15-2002, 08:40 PM
OK, here is another one. Since the World Series began, there have been two seasons in which it was not played. What are they?

04-15-2002, 08:43 PM

04-15-2002, 08:51 PM
Yep, who was the only player to hit 50 home runs in a season during the 70s, and 80s.

04-15-2002, 09:00 PM
george foster hit 52 in 1977..but i don't think anyone ever reached 50 in the 80's

04-15-2002, 09:01 PM
the guy was a monster

04-15-2002, 09:05 PM
Ok here is one of my favorite baseball trivia questions of all time. Since the MVP award has been handed out there have been 10 back to back winners. I will give you one because by winning he made this question a little less interesting. Frank Thomas.

Of the remaining 9, there is one for every position in the field. I have counted the outfield as just 1 position with 3 players.
Who are they?

C: ?
1b: ?
2nd: ?
SS: ?
3rd: ?
Of: ?
Of: ?
Of: ?
P: ?

Some are pretty obvious, some not so obvious, let's hear your guesses. By the way, no cheating and running to your Ken James baseball almanac.

04-15-2002, 09:06 PM
in 1987, what player had:
37 homeruns
50 steals
in spite of missing 33 games due to injury
(only played 129)

the guy almost definitely would have been the first 40-40 man.. and would have had a shot at being a 50-50 guy

04-15-2002, 09:06 PM
Correct, and yea nobody did in the 80s, Fielder hit 50, but it think that was 90, or 91. I think the high for the 80s was 44 by Tony Armas.

04-15-2002, 09:10 PM
Thinking, OK I know Jack Clark put up a big year around then, but he couldn't have stolen the bases.

I know Dale Murphy could steal a base on you, and did the 30/30 thing a couple times. 50 though is too high for him, and i think his numbers were on the decline by then. Still thinking.

04-15-2002, 09:16 PM
that's a near impossible question
hmm...let me think
yogi berra
mickey mantle
ernie banks
roger maris
dale murphy
mike schmidt
joe morgan..

i can't really think of anyone else right now

04-15-2002, 09:17 PM
actually, 1987 was the murph's best home run year..44 i think

and i think andre dawson hit around 47-49 that year

04-15-2002, 09:29 PM
Huh, I was thinking he was starting to fade by then, obviously a couple years off. Forgot about Dawson, I think he had 49 that year.

Still can't think of the 37/50 guy. A hint might help.

The other two on the MVP list are more difficult. I will give you one because nobody ever gets it. Hal Newhouser. As for the 1st basemen it is tough but possible to get.

Two hints, go way back, and he has 500 homers.

04-15-2002, 09:33 PM
jimmie foxx

04-15-2002, 09:35 PM
Yep, its kind of an interesting question of course Frak Thomas ruined it, but for some time it was 9 players and 9 positions. Nice work with Maris, a lot of people don't get that, Fox is a tough one, and I've never seen anyone get Newhouser. I think you would have to be an absolute baseball guru to know that.

04-15-2002, 09:40 PM
of course, i was thinking of pitchers like walter johnson..maybe bob gibson, dizzy dean.... but, i knew it wasn't either of those guys...
i might have gotten it 10-15 years ago when i was really a trivia nut.. but, you got me on this one..

ever figure my question out?

04-15-2002, 09:49 PM
I am sure I could if I cheated, but instead of looking, how about a hint?

04-15-2002, 09:51 PM
i believe his career ended at the end of last year...as far as i know

yeah..i'm sure i could have come up with newhouser as well..but, it's no fun that way

04-15-2002, 10:00 PM
I got nothing, I guess I will need more help than that.

04-15-2002, 10:06 PM
another hint
george foster
pete rose
ron oester

04-15-2002, 10:08 PM
Damn, I should have gotten that Eric Davis. Talk about a career that started so well and didn't end as planned. That man has one of the quickest swings ever.

04-16-2002, 01:37 AM
sorry, forgot to tell you..you're right

04-16-2002, 03:08 AM
who holds the record for longest complete game victory in world series history?

04-16-2002, 03:11 AM
a player has hit three home runs in the world series three times... name the players

04-16-2002, 12:50 PM
still no answers?

04-16-2002, 05:31 PM
hmm?..nothing yet?

04-19-2002, 06:49 PM
hmm...no one ever got it

04-19-2002, 08:00 PM
easy one murph...Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth (who did it twice).

how did I miss this thread?

04-19-2002, 08:02 PM
you didn't answer the other question though...

who holds the record for longest complete game victory in world series history?

04-19-2002, 08:04 PM
Who is the only person to ever be thrown out of two World Series games?

04-19-2002, 08:05 PM
hmm..i don't know..billy martin?

04-19-2002, 08:06 PM
I would guess Babe Ruth as well...he pitched something like 13-14 inning in a world series game one year. Otherwise, I don't know.

04-19-2002, 08:07 PM
That would have been my guess also, but Martin was only thrown out of one game. More recent....think of your favorite players team.....

04-19-2002, 08:09 PM
good guess..
hmm..think my favorite team?...

possibly john rocker..but i wouldn't think it would be him..

i wouldn't think it would be bobby cox...although the manager is usually a pretty good choice

04-19-2002, 08:11 PM
It was indeed Bobby Cox, who was thrown out of series games in 1992 and 1996.

04-19-2002, 08:17 PM
Yet another baseball trivia question.....

Who are the only two players to ever win a World Series MVP while playing on aLOSING team?

04-19-2002, 08:17 PM
ok..here's a question..i can't be specific at all with who else was involved because it would make the question to easy.

there was a game once where a pitcher pitched to one batter and walked him...well, he got into an argument with the umpire and was thrown out of the game


here's the real kicker..the relief pitcher followed the starting pitcher came in to retire the next 27 hitters in order to complete the no-hitter

who started the game?

04-19-2002, 08:22 PM
was it a regular season game or a series game?

04-19-2002, 08:25 PM
regular season..nothing like this has ever happened or had ever happened.. really kinda freaky...

however, if you kinda think of some of the clues i gave you...well, just what i told you alone gives away a couple things..doesn't really narrow it down much..just kinda narrows out the past 20-30 years..

04-19-2002, 08:27 PM
Mike Scott?

04-19-2002, 08:35 PM
it narrows out the past 20-30 years dock...
you give up?

hell, i don't even remember when this was...what year...i know the player.. but i can't even remember the relief pitchers name....

but, i do know who started the game

04-19-2002, 08:46 PM
I don't have any idea.

Got an answer to mine or give up?

04-19-2002, 08:54 PM
i could look it up..but, i don't want to..go ahead and tell me..

the answer to mine is..
babe ruth

04-19-2002, 08:56 PM
Babe Ruth...should have known...

Bobby Richardson and Luis Tiant each won their respective Most Valuable Player Award while playing on the losing team!