|The trivia squad|
Last night I went to play some trivia in Denver. Our team name was "Baseball Games, Trains & No Automobiles" and we were a foursome composed of myself and three other fantastic friends: Lane, Mariel, and Will. It was a heated back and forth contest for all 8 rounds. We finished in 3rd with 72 points, 3 behind the 1st place team. It was a blast and I thought I'd throw some baseball trivia onto the blog today:
How many times has Halley's Comet passed the Earth since the Cubs last won a World Series?
What 2B/SS combo has turned more double plays than any other?
What player was forced to abruptly end his baseball days with a career average of .356?
What pitcher had the most wins in the 1980's?
How many times did Joe DiMaggio strike out during his 56 game hitting streak?
When asked what his secret to winning was, Casey Stengel replied, "I never play a game without my man." To whom was Stengel referring?
Name 5 Bill Veeck stunts.
Name three teams that have installed solar panels somewhere in their home ballpark.
Who was the last switch-hitting MVP in the American League?
What did Jeffrey Leonard do to infuriate Cardinal pitchers in the 1987 NLCS?
Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Jack Morris (162 wins)
DiMaggio struck out 5 times
Brought Eddie Gaedel to the plate (he was a midget), put the White Sox in short pants, grandstand managers day (the fans decided when the team stole, bunted, pulled pitchers, etc.), disco-demolition night, made Harry Caray sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", and the first exploding scoreboard just to name a few
Arizona, Boston, and Colorado come to mind. The new look Miami Marlins will have a state of the art "green" stadium as well.
The AL MVP in 1971 was a pitcher, Vida Blue.
After hitting a home run he rounded the bases with "one flap down."