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Thursday Trivia

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    We haven't done this for a while and need a break from BCS-football chaos.

    1. Who is the only player to break par all four rounds at the U.S. Open without winning?
    ANSWER: Yes, Curtis Strange.

    2. Who were the first two major-league baseball players to hit homers in their teens, 20s, 30s and 40s?
    ANSWER: Ty Cobb is one. Rusty Staub is the other.

    3. HOF pitcher Don Sutton lost one game as a high school pitcher. Who was the winning pitcher in that game (you've heard of him).
    ANSWER: Ken Stabler it is.

    4. What common thread links Willie Stargell and Jody Gerut?

    5. Of the original 16 major-league franchises, which was the last to lose 100 games in a single season?
    ANSWER: The New York/San Francisco Giants.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    2. One I'm pretty sure is Ty Cobb. Is the other Mel Ott?

    3. Ken Stabler, I think
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    You get 1.5 points.
  4. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    4. They both have played baseball.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    2. Rusty Staub

    5. I'll go with the Pirates. They had a good run until the late 1940s.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I think I remember hearing Sutton tell the Stabler story on the radio once, but I knew they were from the same area and about the same age. Stabler was a helluva pitcher. Went 10-0 one year at Alabama. Was drafted three times, by the Yankees, Mets and Astros (Astros in the 2nd round).
  7. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I figured Junior for one of the guys in question 2.

    As for No. 5 I'm pretty sure the Tigers of 2003 fit that category, although it wouldn't shock me if the Pirates or Orioles lost 100 since then. I do know that the Royals and Nats have lost 100 since then, but they both came in in 1969 and aren't part of the original 16.
  8. melock

    melock Well-Known Member

    4. Both hit for cycles?
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I think the question means which one took the most years to lose 100, not which one did it most recently, though I could be wrong ...
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    That makes sense in that it makes the question much tougher.
  11. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Rusty Staub is correct.

    Just to clarity on No. 5, it's which of the original 16 franchises went the longest before its first 100-loss season. We do not have a correct answer.
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