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Thursday Trivia XIII

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Play or don't. Google discouraged. Midling quality of questions today, I'm feeling very medoicre. Baseball-oriented today instead of the usual mix. Even Pittsburgh Pirates-oriented, for some strange reason.

    1. What specific thing ties former major-league baseball players John Stephenson, Harvy Kuenn, Rico Petrocelli and Rich Reese together? (Other than they're all retired.)

    2. Who was the final opponent of the Wichita State football team?
    ANSWER: ASU is correct, the Shockers lost 52-6 at Tempe on Nov. 15, 1986.

    3. The winning pitcher in game 7 of the 1960 World Series was ...
    ANSWER: Harvey Haddix is correct, in relief of Bob Friend.

    4. Who pitched the most recent 9-inning, complete-game no-hitter in Pirates' history?
    ANSWER: John Candelaria, vs. the Dodgers on 8/9/76.

    5. Who is the last player to leave the Pirates with a career .300 average?
    ANSWER: Jason Kendall, .306 from 1996-2004.

    BONUS (not sports-related): Who are Mike Smith, Denis Payton, Lenny Davidson and Rick Huxley?
    ANSWER: Yes, they're the other members of the Dave Clark 5, one of my favorite all-time English Invasion groups, and a very underrated one at that.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    1. Lost no-hitters (just because the name Harvey Kuenn - what else could he be famous for?)
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Harvey Kuenn wasn't a pitcher.

    Is No. 4 John Candelaria?
  4. The bonus answer is The Dave Clark Five minus Dave Clark.
  5. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    You really are a bastard, FB. Got me by a few seconds.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Jim Bibby retired 27 in a row after allowing the first batter to reach base. Does that count?

    Retire as a Pirate and not go to another team? Would that be Roberto? Al Oliver did not retire a Pirate.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'm just Glad All Over you got that one.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The answer to No. 1 is that none of them have ever been in my kitchen.
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I think it was Candelaria. The team had one in 1997, but that went into extra innings and it was a combined effort by Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Question 5, he did not necessarily retire, but had a career average of over .300 when he left the Pirates' organization.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    ...and a third pitcher I think, but that is a question for another Thursday.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Al Oliver
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