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Thursday Trivia

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    We're back, after a short break, with a mixture of teassers from sports, history, and the world of entertainment. You all know the rules. Play or don't.

    1. Who is the only major-league player to strike out 100 times in a season where he hit no home runs?
    ANSWER: Manny Lee, 1991 Toronto Blue Jays, 107 ks

    2. Who is/was Martha Canary?
    ANSWER: Calamity Jane is correct.

    3. What major-league player with at least 2,000 career at-bats has the lowest career batting average in the live ball era?
    ANSWER: Noted Yankee killer Jerry Kindal, .2134

    4. Who is the most recent graduate of a current MAAC school to play on teams that won back-to-back NBA championships?
    ANSWER: Mike Smrek of Canisius, on the 1987-88 Laker champs.

    5. According to Billboard.com, what was the top-selling album of 1965, the first full year of the British Invasion?
    ANSWER: Mary Poppins is right.

    MUSICAL BONUS: The Los Lobos song, "One Time, One Night" was prominently used, but is not on the official soundtrack, of what controversial 1988 movie?
    ANSWER: "Colors"
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    (2) AKA Calamity Jane, for you Deadwood fans.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I refuse to answer (5) on the grounds that the answer is simply too damn depressing for words.
  4. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    3. Ozzie Smith
  5. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I thinking Ray Oyler for No. 3
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Calamity Jane is correct. I knew the answer but that show made it a much easier question.
    Incidentally, Jack McCall, the guy who shot Wild Bill, was the first person ever legally hanged in present-day South Dakota.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    BONUS: "The Accused?"
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Ray Oyler had only 1265 at-bats.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Bonus: Based only on the phrase, "controversial 1988 movie," -- Last Temptation of Christ?
  10. Bullrog

    Bullrog Member

    3. Pat Burrell

    MUSICAL BONUS: The Pope Must Die(t)
  11. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Hell, I'll say it.

    5. Marry Poppins Soundtrack.

    Depressing? Yes.
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Updated with correct answers. Peolpe must be busy today, fewer responses than usual.
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