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Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:48 PM
i'll start out,...with a baseball question, just for DJ

who's the only second baseman in baseball history to win multiple triple crowns?
this one is pretty easy, because their's only one guy that it could possibly be

djb
07-13-2001, 02:49 PM
In one ear, out the other.

I know virtually nothing about baseball i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:53 PM
do you know what the triple crown is?

LonestarROB
07-13-2001, 02:54 PM
Do you know what a Triple is? i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

djb
07-13-2001, 02:55 PM
Rob you're pushing it! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

I think one of you mentioned the Triple Crown in the other thread. Something about number of homeruns, rbi's, and batting ave right?

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:56 PM
haha..that's a good one...
well, back to the original question though..

who's the only second baseman in baseball history to win multiple triple crowns?

this one is pretty easy, because their's only one guy that it could possibly be

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:58 PM
leading the league in rbi's, home run's and average

djb
07-13-2001, 03:00 PM
Mark McGwire?

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 03:04 PM
haha, NO

djb
07-13-2001, 03:05 PM
Aww damn. How about Babe Ruth? i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 03:07 PM
umm..no, we're looking for a second baseban...
looking from home plate, he stands to the right of second base, but not as far to the right as the first baseman

djb
07-13-2001, 03:09 PM
Ok honestly, first baseman, second baseman..that really doesn't mean anything to me! The only baseball I watch is the occasional ESPN highlight reel. That and sometimes my gf makes me watch Yankees games.

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 03:10 PM
damn, i really didn't know that someone could be so literate in one sport and equally as illiterate in another...
i know some people might know one sport really well..and not know as much about the others, but this is the most extreme case i've seen in the history of ever

djb
07-13-2001, 03:11 PM
lol i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 03:14 PM
i guess it's easy for me..i played baseball, football and basketball competitively all by the age of 7, and played tennis competitively by 12... so, i guess i've grown up in a more sports oriented environment..considering my dad coached baseball for about 20 years

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 03:18 PM
who's the only second baseman in baseball history to win multiple triple crowns?

had to get back to the question part of this thread

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 03:37 PM
another trivia question:

what hall of fame pitcher pitched in his last game the summer of his 59th birthday?

TheKid
07-13-2001, 04:16 PM
Murph was the second baseman Ryan Sandberg?

Was the pitcher Don Sutton?

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 04:25 PM
no, and no

even though don sutton looked that old, he wasn't near that age

sandberg was a good hitting second baseman, but he was nothing compared to the second baseman that accomplished the triple crown twice

i'll give everyone a hint....
the second baseman has a very peculiar first name

djb
07-13-2001, 04:32 PM
Cal Ripken?

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 04:44 PM
um..this guy's stats make ripken look like a little leaguer...besides, ripken has played third and short his whole career.

TheKid
07-13-2001, 04:45 PM
Is the pitcher Phil Niekro..

I'm stumped on the second baseman, and it's going to piss me off when you say it too.

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 04:52 PM
nope, not phil or joe niekro

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 04:54 PM
actually, for a hardcore baseball fan, both questions are pretty easy...
but you'll have to think a little differently to figure out the pitcher.... he's one of the most storied players in baseball history.

the second baseman, well, he's most definitely the greatest hitting second baseman of all time

Flying Tiger
07-14-2001, 12:33 AM
Rogers Hornsby

Flying Tiger
07-14-2001, 12:50 AM
dj...you're killin' me, Smalls.

MFFL
07-14-2001, 08:17 AM
dj - try this one.

One of the most difficult feats in baseball is for a hitter to hit for the cycle. What is the cylce?

Who are the only players to hit for the cycle in Ranger history?

Murphy3
07-14-2001, 09:49 AM
good job flying tiger
rogers hornsby, i actually was actually pretty good friends with rogers hornsby IV...
that's gotta be amazing to be related to someone that great.

without a doubt the best second baseman in the history of ever.

Murphy3
07-14-2001, 09:50 AM
has their been more than one mffl?
the only guy i can think of is o.mcdowell

anyways, the answer to my other question is Satchel Paige.
what hall of fame pitcher pitched in his last game the summer of his 59th birthday?

MFFL
07-14-2001, 10:50 AM
The other player was a Washington Senator

Murphy3
07-14-2001, 10:52 AM
Then it wouldn't necessarily be in texas rangers' history..technically
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it would be in the history of the franchise though

djb
07-14-2001, 11:59 AM
Oh man now you guys are just being mean.

MFFL
07-14-2001, 06:45 PM
murph - I said Ranger history not "Texas" Ranger history. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Jim King hit for the cycle on 5/26/1964.

MFFL
07-14-2001, 07:12 PM
dj - have you figured out what hitting for the cycle is?

djb
07-14-2001, 07:57 PM
No I haven't. I don't think that's something I'd be able to guess correctly either.

Flying Tiger
07-14-2001, 08:28 PM
Man dj...I'm severly dissapointed.

Murphy3
07-15-2001, 09:24 AM
having a single, double, triple, and a home run in the same game

and yes, you said rangers' history...they were the senators before they were the rangers....so mcdowell is the only "ranger"
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LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 11:02 AM
Ok dj, you can get this one.

What's the difference between a Perfect Game and a No Hitter?

MFFL
07-15-2001, 12:50 PM
And can you give up any runs and still have a perfect game or a no hitter?

djb
07-15-2001, 02:54 PM
Ok you guys aren't getting it..I know JACK..SQUAT about baseball! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif <insert Chris Farley immitation>

Anyway, I'll take a guess though. A no-hitter is just like it sounds I think. No batter gets a hit off the pitcher. A perfect game is when the pitcher shuts out the opposing team. If I'm wrong, BITE ME! i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:00 PM
Good try. Your right about a no hitter. A Perfect game is when NOBODY reaches base, whether it be by a walk, hit batter or what ever.

It's cool with me if you don't know nothing about baseball. It's not much fun following anymore anyways. You made this board and it's ten times more intertainingand interesting then any baseball game is or could ever be. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

djb
07-15-2001, 03:01 PM
How can a person with a walk NOT reach a base?

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:04 PM
I think you read my post too fast. To pitch a perfect game, the pitcher CAN NOT, walk a batter, hit a batter, or give up a hit to a batter. Understand now?

djb
07-15-2001, 03:06 PM
Almost..one more question. What if the batter hits the ball, but it's caught and he's called out?

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:08 PM
Uh well, he's out i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif . Perfect game and no hitter still intact.

djb
07-15-2001, 03:10 PM
Ok now I get it.

djb
07-15-2001, 03:11 PM
So if a pitcher were to get a no-hitter, but not a perfect game, than does that mean he gives up some walks or something?

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:13 PM
All be darn, your catching on. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

djb
07-15-2001, 03:14 PM
Is there any other way for a batter to get on base during a no-hitter?

MFFL
07-15-2001, 03:16 PM
So if a pitcher were to get a no-hitter, but not a perfect game, than does that mean he gives up some walks or something?

Yes. And those walks (or a hit batter, or passed balls) can score runs and the no hitter can remain intact. As long as the pitcher does not allow a HIT, he has a no-hitter.

You can have a no-hitter and still have a loss.

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:17 PM
Hit batter(batter getting hit be the pitchers pitch). By an Error, and a batter also has the oppertunity to reach base on a dropped 3rd strike.

djb
07-15-2001, 03:17 PM
Ok I know what a walk is. I assume a hit batter is just what is sounds like. But what's a passed ball?

djb
07-15-2001, 03:19 PM
Ugh also what's an error.

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:20 PM
Pass Ball is when the catcher can't handle the pitch from the pitcher and the ball gets pass the catcher.

djb
07-15-2001, 03:22 PM
Is that an automatic walk or something?

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:22 PM
An Error is basically when a fielder has the oppertunity to make a play for the ball(after it's hit) and has time to get the out, but fails to do so.

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:30 PM
"Is that an automatic walk or something? "

No. If the batter swings(and it's strike 3 on the batter), the batter is allowed to run to first base. If the catcher retreives the ball quick enough, he can throw to the first basemen and get the batter out. The pitcher is rewarded with a strikeout no matter what the case.

If there's a player on base when a passball/wild pitch happens, the base runner can advance as far as he thinks he can make it(usually just 1 base).

Other wise the pass ball or wild pitch is just a ball(if the player doesn't swing at it) and play continues.

djb
07-15-2001, 03:35 PM
So the pass ball has to happen on the 3rd strike? i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif Also, once the ball gets passed the catcher, the batter can run towards first base but he could still get out right? Meaning, he doesn't automatically get on first base.

LonestarROB
07-15-2001, 03:39 PM
"So the pass ball has to happen on the 3rd strike?"

No, it can happen at any time. Only on a 3rd strike is the batter allowed to run to first base though.

"Also, once the ball gets passed the catcher, the batter can run towards first base but he could still get out right? Meaning, he doesn't automatically get on first base."

Yes

MFFL
07-15-2001, 05:56 PM
The really cool thing about a passed ball on the third strike is that it still counts as a strikeout (but not an out). So a pitcher can get more than 3 strikeouts in an inning. Charlie Hough almost got 4 in an All-Star game.

That was the funniest scene. Hough got to pitch an inning and the catcher had never caught a knuckleballer before. The catcher must have let 5 or 6 balls past him. Hough had 3 strikeouts and 2 strikes on the last batter of the inning but the guy flied out.

Flying Tiger
07-15-2001, 07:18 PM
<< The really cool thing about a passed ball on the third strike is that it still counts as a strikeout (but not an out). So a pitcher can get more than 3 strikeouts in an inning. Charlie Hough almost got 4 in an All-Star game. >>


Hence the reason that my trivia question if possible.