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Trivia time, baseball

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    OK, I'm not exactly 100 percent sure on this, but I think so with a very high degree of probility:

    Heading into today's games (Monday), which active player has the highest career batting average in major-league baseball, for players with at least 150 career plate appearances?

    I'll be otherwise occupied for several hours but will be back on to check out the answers at about 2 p.m. EDT.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I would guess someone like Nomar or Ichiro, but making it only 150 PAs tells me it's some lucky stiff who has barely played.

    Here's one: which current closer recorded his first save earliest in his career AND leads all current closers in complete games.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Tom Gordon. First save in 1988. Not sure how many complete games, but I know he made 203 career starts.

    Edit: I looked it up. He has 18 career complete games.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I think this is what you are looking for

  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You win!
  6. Wow... you know how to use the search function on www.baseball-reference.com... I'm impressed.
  7. MilanWall

    MilanWall Member

    Todd Helton </wild guess>
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I don't know if there is sarcasm in that or not... but it did take about seven attempts to get what I thought was the correct answer.
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Cool. PM me and I'll tell you where to send the cash and fabulous prizes.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    What player am I thinking of now?
  11. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    From the best sources I could find, it is Todd Helton, at .334.

    Who leads the American League?

    O course, the spirit of any competition is not to use Google research sources and go with what you alread know.
  12. blue = sarcasm font
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