AJ's MLB Trivia

AJ_II

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It's a long 162-game season, so to combat boredom, I thought this might be fun to try. I'll throw out a few trivia questions each week, and you guys can do your best to try and answer.


To start off, I'll give out two questions....


1. Who were the oldest and youngest pitchers in the modern era to pitch perfect games? And how old were they?


2. In the last 20 years, this feat has been accomplished five times, as shown below. What is the feat, and who is the player left blank?

  • Dave Stewart - 1989
  • Jack Morris - 1991
  • Curt Schilling - 1993
  • Randy Johnson - 2001
  • ????????? - 2003
 
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Ifandorbut

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Unless I know it off the top of my head I won't be able to answer these type of questions.

I would guess Doc Ellis as the youngest....26....the oldest would be Randy Johnson at 35.

I would guess the second question as the World Series MVP, but for the life of me I cannot remember who won it in 2003...I'll go with Josh Beckett as a stab in the dark.
 
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2. In the last 20 years, this feat has been accomplished five times, as shown below. What is the feat, and who is the player left blank?

  • Dave Stewart - 1989
  • Jack Morris - 1991
  • Curt Schilling - 1993
  • Randy Johnson - 2001
  • ????????? - 2003
Pretty sure its Last LCS and WS MVP - 2003 Josh Beckett
 

goreds2

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OH H.....EYE OH
Who had the most RBI's in the Majors for the decade of the 1980's?

Let's make this fun. Please do not google/research.

He had 996 RBI's.
 

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Ifandorbut got Randy Johnson correct, although he was 40 years old when he threw his perfect game. Still looking for the youngest to ever throw one...

You guys got the missing player right with Josh Beckett, but not the accomplishment. Hint...it has something to do with pitching in the World Series.

Just to repeat the question, filling in the blank with Josh Beckett...

2. In the last 20 years, this feat has been accomplished five times, as shown below. What is the feat, and who is the player left blank?

  • Dave Stewart - 1989
  • Jack Morris - 1991
  • Curt Schilling - 1993
  • Randy Johnson - 2001
  • Josh Beckett - 2003
 

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Ifandorbut got Randy Johnson correct, although he was 40 years old when he threw his perfect game. Still looking for the youngest to ever throw one...

You guys got the missing player right with Josh Beckett, but not the accomplishment. Hint...it has something to do with pitching in the World Series.

Just to repeat the question, filling in the blank with Josh Beckett...

2. In the last 20 years, this feat has been accomplished five times, as shown below. What is the feat, and who is the player left blank?

  • Dave Stewart - 1989
  • Jack Morris - 1991
  • Curt Schilling - 1993
  • Randy Johnson - 2001
  • Josh Beckett - 2003
Shutout in World Series game? I know Curt did it agains the Jays in Game 5 in 1993. Perhaps complete game shutout?

ETA: Beckett also did a complete game shutout in 2003.
 
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Shutout in World Series game? I know Curt did it agains the Jays in Game 5 in 1993. Perhaps complete game shutout?

ETA: Beckett also did a complete game shutout in 2003.
Nicely done. A World Series complete game shutout (CGSO) has been pitched five times since 1989, by the five players listed above. Josh Beckett's for the Florida Marlins in the '03 Series is the most recent.

Still looking for the youngest player to throw a perfect game (in the modern era). Then I'll try and post a new question...
 

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Who had the most RBI's in the Majors for the decade of the 1980's?

Let's make this fun. Please do not google/research.

He had 996 RBI's.
I have two guesses, one from each league.

Dale Murphy in the Nat League and Kirby Puckett in the American League...

I wanted to say Mattingly, but he tailed off late in the 80's I think. I'm sure I'm overlooking someone.
 

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I have two guesses, one from each league.

Dale Murphy in the Nat League and Kirby Puckett in the American League...

I wanted to say Mattingly, but he tailed off late in the 80's I think. I'm sure I'm overlooking someone.
Good guess on Murphy. He was #2 in the Majors for most RBI's in the 1980's.

CLUE: He played mostly in the American League that decade. In 1989 he was in the National League.
 

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Eddie Murray had the most RBI in the '80's

Jim "Catfish" Hunter of the A's threw a perfect game at the age of 22, in 1968.
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How about his one. Who is the only player to finish in the top 10 in walks, home runs, and strikeouts in the last five seasons?
 

Ifandorbut

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Eddie Murray had the most RBI in the '80's



:bigthumbup:

How about his one. Who is the only player to finish in the top 10 in walks, home runs, and strikeouts in the last five seasons?
I know Bonds would lead in home runs and walks, but strikeouts as well? That's a kooky stat, how in the hell is that possible?

I don't even have a guess on that one.
 

AJ_II

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Kenny Rodgers?
Kenny Rogers is correct! You guys are answering them quicker than I can come up with the questions.

So far, everyone is tied at one...

Ifandorbut - 1
IdRatherBeSkiing - 1
Aaron - 1
IronJabroni - 1
Steel Cranium - 1


How about a more difficult question...


Here is the top 5 in career ERA for Mexican-born players (minimum 100 IP)

  • 1. ????????????
  • 2. Cy Acosta (1972-75)
  • 3. Jesse Flores (1942-50)
  • 4. Horacio Pina (1968-78)
  • 5. Yovani Gallardo (2007-09)

The player left blank at number one has a 2.05 career ERA and is a one-time All-Star. Who is he?
 

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Are there many Mexican pitchers? Seems like most come from the islands or a bit further south.

I'll guess Ricardo Rincon, relief pitcher for the Indians, Pirates, A's.