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Murphy3
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?

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

#4 Rogers Hornsby

Dunno the other two. *shrugs*

Murphy3
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?

Murphy3
04-13-2002, 06:51 PM
arctic..the Winters Texas question is rather easy

reeds
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?

Murphy3
04-13-2002, 08:12 PM
umm..no, it's not nolan ryan

ArcticBlast
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

Murphy3
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

Murphy3
04-13-2002, 09:00 PM
Question #5, who is the last Braves player to hit 4 homeruns in one game?

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

murph

Murphy3
04-13-2002, 09:22 PM
umm...no

nekked
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...

grbh
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.

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

Murphy3
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

Bayliss
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.

grbh
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.

Murphy3
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.

Murphy3
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%?

grbh
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

Murphy3
04-15-2002, 08:22 PM
that one didn't take long..good job grbh

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?

Murphy3
04-15-2002, 08:43 PM
1904
1994

grbh
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.

Murphy3
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

Murphy3
04-15-2002, 09:01 PM
the guy was a monster

grbh
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.

Murphy3
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

grbh
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.

grbh
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.

Murphy3
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

Murphy3
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

grbh
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.

Murphy3
04-15-2002, 09:33 PM
jimmie foxx

grbh
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.

Murphy3
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?

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

Murphy3
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

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

Murphy3
04-15-2002, 10:06 PM
another hint
george foster
pete rose
ron oester

grbh
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.

Murphy3
04-16-2002, 01:37 AM
sorry, forgot to tell you..you're right

Murphy3
04-16-2002, 03:08 AM
who holds the record for longest complete game victory in world series history?

Murphy3
04-16-2002, 03:11 AM
a player has hit three home runs in the world series three times... name the players

Murphy3
04-16-2002, 12:50 PM
still no answers?

Murphy3
04-16-2002, 05:31 PM
hmm?..nothing yet?

Murphy3
04-19-2002, 06:49 PM
hmm...no one ever got it

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


how did I miss this thread?

Murphy3
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?

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

Murphy3
04-19-2002, 08:05 PM
hmm..i don't know..billy martin?

Drbio
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.

Drbio
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.....

Murphy3
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

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

Drbio
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?

Murphy3
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

AND

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?

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

Murphy3
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..

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

Murphy3
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

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

Got an answer to mine or give up?

Murphy3
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

Drbio
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!