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Obscure sports trivia

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

  1. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Actually, let's change that second question to this:

    Three players other than Ralph Kiner have led the National League in homers three consecutive seasons (since 1900). All three played for the same team. Name the team and the players.
  2. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Gonna guess the Phillies: Cravath, Klein and Schmidt
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  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    That's correct. Gavvy Cravath did it twice, in 1913-14-15 and 1917-18-19. Chuck Klein led the NL in 1931-32-33 and Mike Schmidt did it in 1974-75-76.

    Add in Kiner's seven consecutive NL HR titles and only players from Pennsylvania teams have led the NL three or more years in a row.
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  4. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Orr, Coffey, Karlsson, and....maybe Brent Burns?

    EDIT: just checked, it’s not Burns. I’ll go with Denis Potvin.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
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  5. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Got them.
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  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Just heard this on ESPN game, so don't answer if you heard it too.

    Who has the most MLB home runs without a walk-off?
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    OK, since no one even tried with this one...

    Other than Kiner (7) and Ruth (6 and 4 -- the only player to have two separate streaks of three of more home run titles), two players have led their league in home runs four years in a row since 1900, and both played in Philadelphia -- for the Athletics.

    Harry Davis led the American League in homers in 1904-05-06-07, and Home Run Baker did it in 1911-12-13-14.

    Three other players led the AL in home runs three years in a row -- Harmon Killebrew (1962-62-64), Ken Griffey Jr. (1997-98-99) and Alex Rodriguez (2001-02-03).

    So six of the nine players who had led their league three years or more in a row have played for Pennsylvania teams.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I heard that too. That's a lot of homers without a walkoff.
  9. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I’ll bite and try Dave Kingman
  10. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I asked Tommy Lasorda his opinion of your answer and he said bleeping Kingman had 8 bleeping walk off home runs out of 442.
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  11. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    I was standing right next to Paul Olden when he asked the question that Lasorda answered.
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  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I'll guess Al Kaline.
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