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Obscure sports trivia

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

  1. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    That is why I was thinking him. I remembered some controversy about how many seasons he had, but couldn’t recall the details.
  2. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I did not cheat. I thought it was Dizzy Dean, checked his Baseball Reference page and found I was right. Sort of marginal qualifications as a pitcher, career shortened because of injury, but I guess the HOF also considered his broadcasting career and general impact on the game, which in the 1930s was monumental.

    It's stunning how many relief appearances quality starters made in those days.
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  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yep, that’s who it is.

    He had, like, three great years another two pretty good ones, a good half-year with the Cubs, and that was it.
  4. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Dizzy Dean is to the Baseball Hall as Joe Namath is to the Football Hall.
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I went to Cornell more than 15 years after he left and people said that even by the standards of football players who were shoehorned into the Hotel school, he was remarkably stupid.
  6. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman. Who was the second?
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

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  8. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Mike Garrett
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  9. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

  10. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Who is the only pitcher to lead both the NL and AL in shutouts in the same season?
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Randy Johnson?
  12. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

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