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Obscure sports trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    With Steve Bedrosian closing out games for Bruce Ruffin, who seamlessly replaced Steve Carlton in the rotation after Carlton went out on top by leading the Phillies to one more championship.

    Speaking of Bedrosian, the Phillies sure did spawn some random Cy Young Award winners in the 80s, didn't they? With Bedrosian and John Denny? And they also sort of had claims on Willie Hernandez and Mark Davis, who pitched for them at one point before winning it. Hell, they traded Hernandez the year before he won it.
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  2. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    1984: nl mvp (sandberg) and al mvp and cy young (Hernandez). The cubs starting eight had sandberg, dernier, Moreland, Matthews and Larry Bowa. That could have been a damn Phillies championship.

    Eleven of the 40 mlb MVPs and cy young winners of the 1980s were Phillies at some point.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
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  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    To be fair, there was a reason why that Cubs team had so many former Phillies.
    The tragedy of those Phillies was that they didn't hang on to the guys you mentioned who should have kept their NL East dynasty going for another six or seven years. Right when a lot of them were ready to play, in 82-84, they weren't quite ready to cut bait on the older guys that still had a couple of years left in them. They rode the old guys until they dropped, squeezed that one last NL championship out of them, and then petered out for, really, the next 20 years. The 1993 World Series run was awesome, but was also a total fluke.
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  4. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    to move this along, Steve Carlton, Sparky Lyle and Mark Davis. Does not include John Denny, Steve Bedrosian and Willie Hernandez.
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  5. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Wow! I wouldn't have guessed Lyle and Davis in a million years.
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  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Not a question, but all four current major North American sports champions are first time (Nationals, Raptors, Blues) or first in a long time (Chiefs) winners. Wonder when the last time was there was such an array of newbies.
  7. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    This is a good one. Mlb skews it since the majority of its teams had titles before the other major sports even had leagues.

    1980 with the islanders and Phillies comes to mind, but the raiders and the Lakers already had titles.

    1948 also has the Eagles, whoever won the nascent nba and the indians who hadn’t won since 1920.

    1989: flames, pistons, ah crap 49ers and Oakland.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    In 1969, the Jets won their first Super Bowl, the Mets won their first World Series and the Knicks began their march to their first NBA title. The only outlier was Montreal winning the 1969 Stanley Cup.
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    1999: Spurs and Stars won their first titles ever, Rams won their first SB and first title in many years. The outlier that year was of course the Yankees.
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  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Who was the last Jew to win a batting crown?
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Rod Carew?

    He converted
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  12. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Ryan Braun

    EDIT: Nope. I thought he won a batting title, but he didn't.
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