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Obscure sports trivia

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

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. warm there.
  2. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Harold Baines replacing Rickey Henderson?
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Baines is right. He left Chicago and was replaced as DH by Frank Thomas.
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I have a guess, but I looked at a list of HOFers, so I won't say i
    Didn't Thomas start as a 1b? They played together then?
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The website I saw listed Baines as the DH in 89 and Thomas the DH in 90 - but Baseball reference has Baines being "replaced" by Dan Pasqua, so I bow to BR and withdraw the question. I know there is an apples to apples answer to this though.
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Columbus Clipper phenom Dan Pasqua? I had high hopes for him as a teenage Yankee fan.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Joe Torre (HOF 2004) replaced Orlando Cepeda (1999 HOF) as the first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals for the 1969 season.
  8. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Lee Smith for Bruce Sutter is an almost.
  9. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    May also be the only person to play in an mlb all-star game where he was a game-time selection.
  10. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    What’s the story with that one?
  11. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Damaso Garcia, Jays’ second basemen, was selected for the 1984 team and brought Griffin as his guest. Alan Trammell got injured warming up, and since Griffin was already there, the manager substituted him into the lineup.
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  12. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    I’ve lived in the Toronto area all my life and had never heard that story. Cool.
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