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1 hour ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

most wins in 2000's - Johan Santana ?

Already answered:  Andy Pettitte

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I'll offer up a hint for # 8.  He accomplished this feat with the Cubs.  

 

8 ) In 1980, this NL hitter recorded 578 at-bats but only struck out 18 times.  Who was he?

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5 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Nope, sorry!

Guess for the 3rd 3 decade all-star....either Hank Greenberg or Lou Boudreux..

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4 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

I'll offer up a hint for # 8.  He accomplished this feat with the Cubs.  

 

8 ) In 1980, this NL hitter recorded 578 at-bats but only struck out 18 times.  Who was he?

Buckner

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2 minutes ago, section314 said:

Guess for the 3rd 3 decade all-star....either Hank Greenberg or Lou Boudreux..

Afraid not! 

 

Hints:

The final player was on 3 different teams and reached All-Star teams with all 3.  His career spanned from 1936-1953. 

In 1947, he became the only player in MLB history (and remains so) to hit 50+ HR AND strike out fewer than 50 times in a season.

 

10) Only three players were named All-Stars in the 1930s, 1940s AND 1950s.  Name them.    Answers:  Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, and ????

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4 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Correct!

Finally! The hint did it. People don't realize how good a ballplayer he was. They remember him for one play.

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1 minute ago, section314 said:

Finally! The hint did it. People don't realize how good a ballplayer he was. They remember him for one play.

Very much so.  He wasn't far off from entering HOF discussion.  

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2 minutes ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

Cheater - steroids ; he should be disqualified

Fine then the answer would be Randy Johnson.  lol.

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47 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Afraid not! 

 

Hints:

The final player was on 3 different teams and reached All-Star teams with all 3.  His career spanned from 1936-1953. 

In 1947, he became the only player in MLB history (and remains so) to hit 50+ HR AND strike out fewer than 50 times in a season.

 

10) Only three players were named All-Stars in the 1930s, 1940s AND 1950s.  Name them.    Answers:  Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, and ????

Don't know why I'm drawing a blank. It's not Roy Hobbs, is it?😎

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Here are 3 All Star Game trivia questions to work on while we try to get that last 3 decade all star.

1) In the 1967 game,  which NL player hit the game winning HR in the top of the 15th inning in Anaheim to give them the win?  What NL pitcher was credited with the save?

2) The 1970 game in Cincy will always be remembered for the Pete Rose, Ray Fosse collision at home plate. What NL player singled to center to score Rose with the winning run?

3) The 1971 game in Detroit was the Reggie off the light tower game. That 2 run shot made the score 3-2 NL in the bottom of the 3rd. What AL player hit another 2 run shot in that inning to put the AL up 4-3? Who was the pitcher that gave up both long balls?

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1 hour ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Afraid not! 

 

Hints:

The final player was on 3 different teams and reached All-Star teams with all 3.  His career spanned from 1936-1953. 

In 1947, he became the only player in MLB history (and remains so) to hit 50+ HR AND strike out fewer than 50 times in a season.

 

10) Only three players were named All-Stars in the 1930s, 1940s AND 1950s.  Name them.    Answers:  Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, and ????

The hint did it.  Gotta be Johnny Mize - one of the most overlooked players of that era.

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2 minutes ago, Lith said:

The hint did it.  Gotta be Johnny Mize - one of the most overlooked players of that era.

I was thinking of him, but hesitated because of the strikeouts. I'll bet you are right.

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3 hours ago, Lith said:

The hint did it.  Gotta be Johnny Mize - one of the most overlooked players of that era.

 

3 hours ago, section314 said:

I was thinking of him, but hesitated because of the strikeouts. I'll bet you are right.

 

Mize is correct!  Well done everybody!

I have another batch of questions ready to go, but I'll wait a bit to post them so others have a chance.  

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The results:

1) Babe Ruth was the first player to have consecutive 40 HR seasons, and did it three times in the 1920s (including 7 straight from 1926-32).  Who was the second different hitter to accompish the feat?

2) Three different times in MLB history (1956, 1967, 1977), the Rookie of the Year winners in both leagues ended up in the Hall of Fame.  Name those three duos.  

3) This pitcher held the World Series record for consecutive scoreless innings from 1918 until 1961.   

4) Prior to 1995 (Barry Larkin), the National League hadn't had a SS win MVP since 1962.  Who was it?

5) Who hit the most career HR all-time against the Mets, with 60?

6) Only 2 hitters have recorded 12,000+ at-bats AND a .300+ career batting average.  Name them.  

7) What pitcher had the most wins in the 2000s?

8 ) In 1980, this NL hitter recorded 578 at-bats but only struck out 18 times.  Who was he?

9) Who is the only hitter in MLB history to record 2,000+ RBI's AND collect 500+ RBIs in each league?

10) Only three players were named All-Stars in the 1930s, 1940s AND 1950s.  Name them.  

 

*** Answers ***

1) Answered correctly by @section314Chuck Klein

2) Answered correctly by @The Crimson KingLuis Aparicio/Frank Robinson; Rod Carew/Tom Seaver; Eddie Murray/Andre Dawson

3) Answered correctly by @LithBabe Ruth

4) Answered correctly by @LithMaury Wills

5) Answered correctly by @The Crimson KingWillie Stargell

6) Answered correctly by @The Crimson KingPete Rose & Hank Aaron

7) Answered correctly by @LithAndy Pettitte

8 ) Answered correctly by @section314:  Bill Buckner

9) Answered correctly by @Lith:  Albert Pujols

10) Answered correctly by @section314, @The Crimson King and @Lith Joe DiMaggio, Bob Feller, Johnny Mize

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5 hours ago, section314 said:

Here are 3 All Star Game trivia questions to work on while we try to get that last 3 decade all star.

1) In the 1967 game,  which NL player hit the game winning HR in the top of the 15th inning in Anaheim to give them the win?  What NL pitcher was credited with the save?

2) The 1970 game in Cincy will always be remembered for the Pete Rose, Ray Fosse collision at home plate. What NL player singled to center to score Rose with the winning run?

3) The 1971 game in Detroit was the Reggie off the light tower game. That 2 run shot made the score 3-2 NL in the bottom of the 3rd. What AL player hit another 2 run shot in that inning to put the AL up 4-3? Who was the pitcher that gave up both long balls?

1) In the 1967 game,  which NL player hit the game winning HR in the top of the 15th inning in Anaheim to give them the win?  What NL pitcher was credited with the save?

Tony Perez hormered off Catfish Hunter

Save was by some rookie named Tom Seaver. Came in the bottom if the 15th,  Got Conigliaro and Freehan put sandwiched around a walk (forgot who) the struck out Ken Berry (the outfielder with h ChiSox, not the guy who played Cpt. Parmetter). He did evenr bette rteh next year when he K'd 5 in two innings including Mickey Mantle (!)
 

 

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9 hours ago, The Crimson King said:

1) In the 1967 game,  which NL player hit the game winning HR in the top of the 15th inning in Anaheim to give them the win?  What NL pitcher was credited with the save?

Tony Perez hormered off Catfish Hunter

Save was by some rookie named Tom Seaver. Came in the bottom if the 15th,  Got Conigliaro and Freehan put sandwiched around a walk (forgot who) the struck out Ken Berry (the outfielder with h ChiSox, not the guy who played Cpt. Parmetter). He did evenr bette rteh next year when he K'd 5 in two innings including Mickey Mantle (!)
 

 

Bingo😀Good job

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16 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

 

 

Mize is correct!  Well done everybody!

I have another batch of questions ready to go, but I'll wait a bit to post them so others have a chance.  

keep going these are great questions !

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so while we are waiting on JF80, a quick quiz on grand slams, mostly Mets related:

1. Only two Mets pitchers have ever hit a grand slam. One in the Polo Grounds (hint: he was from Cherryfield, ME) and one at Shea off a former and future Met. Who were the two and bonus points for who the former/future Met who gave up the one at Shea

2. Until 1992, only two National Leaguers hit a grand slam in the World Series. Both were future Mets. Name both.

3. Only one pitcher has ever hit two grand slams in a game (not a Met of course)  

4. Our own Mr. Seaver gave up a grand slam to a pitcher. Who was he?

5. Other than the grand slam in question #1, there was only one more pitcher's grand slam at Shea, delivered by Roy Lee Jackson. Who hit it?  

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20 minutes ago, The Crimson King said:

so while we are waiting on JF80, a quick quiz on grand slams, mostly Mets related:

1. Only two Mets pitchers have ever hit a grand slam. One in the Polo Grounds (hint: he was from Cherryfield, ME) and one at Shea off a former and future Met. Who were the two and bonus points for who the former/future Met who gave up the one at Shea

2. Until 1992, only two National Leaguers hit a grand slam in the World Series. Both were future Mets. Name both.

3. Only one pitcher has ever hit two grand slams in a game (not a Met of course)  

4. Our own Mr. Seaver gave up a grand slam to a pitcher. Who was he?

5. Other than the grand slam in question #1, there was only one more pitcher's grand slam at Shea, delivered by Roy Lee Jackson. Who hit it?  

 

2.  Willie Mays and....Duke Snider?

3.  Wes Ferrell?  

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Here's some more to chew on!

 

1) 7 different pitchers collected 100+ wins in the 2010s.  Name them.

2) Who was on deck when Bobby Thomson hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" to win the 1951 pennant for the Giants?

3) It's well known that Babe Ruth hit the first ever All-Star game HR in 1933.  But what National League hitter blasted the 2nd and 3rd HR's in All-Star game history, in back to back years (1933 and '34)?

4) Name the only World Series MVP for a team that LOST the World Series.

5) The 2019 Astros became the 4th team in MLB history to win 3 straight World Series games yet still lose the series.  Can you name the 3 other teams that did it previously?

6) Mike Trout hit the most HR's for 1 team in the 2010s, with 285.  Who was next, with 272?

7) 18 pitchers have now reached the 3,000 strikeout club, with Justin Verlander the latest member.  What Hall of Fame pitcher had the most K's without reaching 3,000?  He finished with 2,855.

8 ) 3 Expos/Nationals have hit 40+ HR's in a season in franchise history. Vlad Guerrero did it twice, and most recently Bryce Harper accomplished the feat in 2015.  But who hit the most HR's in a season in franchise history, with 46?

9) Who is the youngest MVP in MLB history?  He was the only MVP in history who was under the age of 22 when his MVP season began.

10) 7 different pitchers have recorded 325+ strikeouts in a season.  Two of them did it multiple times:  Nolan Ryan (5x) and Randy Johnson (5x).  The other 5 pitchers accomplished the feat once apiece.  One of those was Rube Waddell, who K'd 349 in 1904 with the Philadelphia A's.  Can you name the other 4 pitchers to do it?

 

 

*** ANSWERS BELOW ***

 

1) Answered partially correct by @The Crimson King:  Clayton Kershaw (156), Madison Bumgarner (119), Justin Verlander (115) and Felix Hernandez (111).  3 to go!

2) Answered correctly by @The Crimson KingWillie Mays 

7) Answered correctly by @LithJim Bunning

9) Answered correctly by @The Crimson KingVida Blue

10) Answered correctly by @Lith and @The Crimson KingSandy Koufax (382 - 1965); Bob Feller (348 - 1946); Gerrit Cole (326 - 2019); Sam McDowell (325 - 1965)

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3 hours ago, The Crimson King said:

5. Other than the grand slam in question #1, there was only one more pitcher's grand slam at Shea, delivered by Roy Lee Jackson. Who hit it?  

Not sure of the answer to this one, but there was at least one other pitcher's slam at Shea.  Felix Hernandez hit a slam at Shea in '08 off of Johan Santana.  It was the last game I ever went to at Shea.  

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3 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

10) 7 different pitchers have recorded 325+ strikeouts in a season.  Two of them did it multiple times:  Nolan Ryan (5x) and Randy Johnson (5x).  The other 5 pitchers accomplished the feat once apiece.  One of those was Rube Waddell, who K'd 349 in 1904 with the Philadelphia A's.  Can you name the other 4 pitchers to do it?

Gerrit Cole did it this year.  Koufax had 380+ one year.  Feller probably did it too.  Last guy I am going to guess is Pedro -- although I am probably wrong becuase I am not sure he would have thrown enough innings in a season to get to 325..

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4 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

 

2.  Willie Mays and....Duke Snider?

3.  Wes Ferrell?  

nice tries

In #2, neither were hall of famers and both were infielders

#3 was done in the mid-60's: Hint: Braves 

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1 hour ago, Lith said:

Not sure of the answer to this one, but there was at least one other pitcher's slam at Shea.  Felix Hernandez hit a slam at Shea in '08 off of Johan Santana.  It was the last game I ever went to at Shea.  

OMG

I was thinking CitiField for that one so I get several Duh... points here

The other one was a relief pitcher named Enrique Romo. Only HR he ever hit. Right at the end of the '80 season. 

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