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Thursday Trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I know you folks have been waiting for this, so here goes. Same rules, yada yada yada.

    1. The Aarons have the most combined home runs of any two brothers in major-league history, and the DiMaggios have the most of any three-brother combination. Who ranks second in the three-brother category?
    ANSWER: The Boyers. Ken had 282, Clete 162 and Cloyd, a pitcher who spent four years in the bigs, had 0. Total of 444.

    2. Only three players from Virginia colleges were NFL first-round draft choices in the decade of the 1970s. They are ...
    ANSWER: Walker Gillette (Richmond), San Diego, 1970; Barty Smith (Richmond), Green Bay, 1974; Tom Glassic (Virginia), New York Jets, 1976.

    3. What player struck out the most times in a single World Series?
    ANSWER: Willie Wilson of the Kansas City Royals fanned 12 times in the 1980 WS, including the final out.

    4. Who has the highest all-time winning percentage of pitchers who spent their entire career in the National League? (MLB records require at least 100 wins, I believe.)
    ANSWER: Roy Oswalt; 129-64, .668.

    5. Who holds the Mid-American Conference record for career tackles?
    ANSWER: John Offerdahl it is, 694 career tackles, then a great career with the Dolphins.

    MUSICAL BONUS: Who were the first two British bands to have the first three singles they ever released hit No. 1 on the UK charts?

    ANSWER: Gerry and the Pacemakers ("How Do You Do", "I LIke It,", "You'll Never Walk Alone") and Frankie Goes to Hollywood ("Relax," "Two Tribes," and "The Power of Love").
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    3) Willie Wilson

    Remember it well.
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    1. Alou brothers? I'm rushing this guess because buckweaver will soon be here and hit this one out of the park.
  4. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Willie Wilson is correct; 12 times in the 1980 WS, including the final out, I believe.

    The Alous are incorrect.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    4. I'll guess Christy Mathewson.
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    And you'd be wrong. This is an excellent question, and it's not some obscure player from the 1920s or so.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Jeez, if it's NOT Mathewson, hard to believe it's someone with
    a significant number of career NL decisions . . .
  8. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    #4, Warren Spahn? or maybe Sandy K?
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Mathewson: .665
    Koufax: .655
    Spahn: .597

    This guy is better.
  10. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Roy Oswalt?
  11. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Roy it is; 129-64, .668.

    Don Gullett's WP is higher (.686) but he spent two very good years (18-6) with the Yankees.
  12. Is the three brothers the Drews? I can't imagine that's right, but I damn sure know it ain't the Molinas!
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