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Topic Title: Baseball trivia
Topic Summary: No fair googling
Created On: 06/19/2022 04:51 PM
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 06/19/2022 04:51 PM
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garcia

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Went to the Orioles/Rays game yesterday. What a game - 70 deg, sunny and a back and forth game with two tight plays at the plate (one by each team, both scored) with the Rays runner trying to stretch a double on the throw home only to be thrown out at third (an exceptional bang-bang play), several hits that would have been HRs last year, many, many drives to the gap, a back handed stab by the O's shortstop on a line drive over his head and many other exciting plays. The Rays won with a bases load sac fly in the 9th. Now to the title -

Before the game, I had the pleasure of meeting Doug, the Trivia Man outside Camden Yard. It cost me ("all I ask is a blessing" which come to find out, meant $20) for the following -

1. Name 8 ways you can get on first (I got 7, but I still think my answer of "by playing 1B" should have counted)? and
2) Who was Rookie of the Year, MVP and (fill in the blank award) all in the same year?

No fair googling. Answers to come
 06/23/2022 12:50 PM
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Pagerow

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I'm not very knowledgeable in baseball, but I'll give it a try...

1. Hit
2. walk
3. hit by pitch
4. error
5. third strike, catcher drops ball
6. interference?
7. ?
8. ?

I'll guess Ichiro Suzuki; golden glove?
 06/23/2022 01:02 PM
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Central Floridave

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1) Base hit
2) Walk
3) Hit by pitch
4) Balk
5) Pinch runner ???
 06/23/2022 01:04 PM
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Central Floridave

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6) buy her dinner...
 06/23/2022 03:27 PM
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RiddleMe

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1. Single
2. Walk
3. Hit by pitch
4. Pinch Runner
5. Pass ball / wild pitch on a third strike
6. Error
7. Intentional Walk
8. Runner thrown out at another base
 06/24/2022 11:15 AM
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Central Floridave

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2 & 7 is the same thing.

 06/24/2022 11:27 AM
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garcia

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Correct answers -
1) hit
2) error
3) fielder's choice
4) catcher interference
5) dropped 3rd strike (including passed ball; wild pitch would not be a strike so no go)
6) walk (intentional or not)
7) hit by pitch
8) pinch runner (this is the one I missed; I tried "play 1st base, but no go)

Special props to Dave for coming up with the 9th correct answer ("buy her dinner")

Incorrect answers -
1) A balk advances runners, but doesn't allow the batter to go to first


Vida Blue was the answer that Doug the Trivia Man had, but, I just looked it up and he was wrong. Blue was the MVP and Cy Young winner but not the Rookie of the Year (Chris Chambliss was). Ichiro Suzuki won the Rookie of the Year and MVP, but not a third one. Nobody has every won MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year. I can't wait to run into Doug again! I was fooled!! Sorry for misleading you.
 06/30/2022 10:09 AM
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worksuxgetsponsered

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Originally posted by: Central Floridave

1) Base hit

2) Walk

3) Hit by pitch

4) Balk

5) Pinch runner ???



6. Steal first (dropped 3rd strike)
7.?

Albert Pujols/ golden glove is my guess.

edit: catcher interference....how did I miss that? I played catcher for many years....duh!
I have a Vida Blue card. It's not even one of my more valuable cards.

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Edited: 06/30/2022 at 10:12 AM by worksuxgetsponsered
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