Spring Brain Training

Discussion in 'Sports' started by moreluck, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    1. Which player got more than 500 hits with four different teams?

    2. What hall of Famer hit into four triple plays in his career?

    3. Which two players won the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards simultaneously?

    4. Who won the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards same season?

    answers below...........

    1. Rusty Staub
    2. Brooks Robinson
    3, Fred Lynn
    4. Fernando Valenzuela
  2. longlunchguy

    longlunchguy Runnin on Empty

    Very impressive, moreluck! I got Lynn and Staub but missed the other 2. Only member of the hall to NOT wait the 5 yrs after retirement? Answer below

    Roberto Clemente
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    5. Who is the only player to be a Rookie of the Year, MVP and Triple Crown Winner?

    6. Who won MVP awards in both leagues?

    7. Who is the only pitcher to win consecutive MVP awards?

    8. Who has the highest career batting average among Nt'l League lefthanders?

    9. What player had the name of his home town on the back of his uniform?

    10. To what was Cesar Geronimo referring when he said he was just "in the right place at the right time."?


    5. Frank Robinson
    6. Frank Robinson
    7. Tiger Hal Newhouser 1944-45
    8. Lefty O'doul .349
    9. Bill Voiselle from Ninety Six, S.C.
    10. He was Bob Gibson's and Nolan Ryan's 3,000th strikeout victim.
  4. 24in11togo

    24in11togo New Member

    For each position there have been players winning MVP two years in a row. 1st base has 2 and there were 4 outfielders.

    Answers below:

    C- Berra
    1st- Jimmy Fox & Frank Thomas
    2nd- Morgan
    SS- Banks
    3rd- Schmidt
    Outfield- Murphy, Bonds, Marris, Mantle
    P- Hal Newhowser
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Got any questions for players in this century?
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I have a total of 50 questions that I'll be posting 5 at a time. I have to type them and with numbness in my fingertips, I'm slow, but I'll get to them all.:happy-very:
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    That's better than my problem ... numbness in the brain.
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    11. Who led the NL in home runs the most consecutive years?

    12. In 1953, the St. Louis Browns' Bobo Holloman threw a no-hitter in his first major league start. What was his career won-loss record?

    13. Shoeless Joe Jackson was one of eight White Sox players banned from baseball for intentionally losing thw 1919 World Series. What did he bat in the eight games?

    14. What event in the life of what player provoked Oscar Levant to say It proves that no man can be a success at two national pastimes?

    15. What rookie was on deck when the New York Giants' Bobby Thompson hit the home run that defeated the Dodgers in the 1951 playoff?


    11. Ralph Kiner, seven times, 1946-52
    12. 3 wins, 7 losses
    13. .375
    14. Joe Dimaggio's divorce
    15. Willie Mays
  9. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    Aha! More your Newsweek came in the mail yesterday. Gotta love George Will the ultimate baseball fan. I will be reading mine on my lawn chair outside of my truck on this beautiful Northern California spring day at lunch:happy-very:
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member


    You're right !! As soon as I saw that back page with 50 questions I immediately thought of a baseball quiz for Browncafe. I know nothing about baseball and when I watched a time or two, Jimmy Pearsall was playing .:happy-very:
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    16. Off which hall of Fame pitcher did Willie Mays get his first hit - a home run?

    17. Which two hall of Famers pitched all 16 innings against each other in a 1963 game that another hall of Famer won with a home run?

    18. What was baseball.s most musical name until Placido Polanco came along?

    19. What pitcher faced both Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle?

    20. Only once did someone pinch-hit for Ted Williams. And only once did someone pinch-hit for Carl Yastrzemski. Who was the pinch hitter both times?


    16. Warren Spahn
    17. Spahn and Juan Marichal; Mays homered
    18. Van Lingle Mungo
    19. Al Benton (with the 1934 Philadelphia Athletics and 1952 Red Sox)
    20. Carroll Hardy
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    21. What hitter averaged better than .400 over five seasons?

    22. What did the 1966 Yankees do that no Yankee team had done since 1912?

    23. Which two hall of Famers stole second, third and home in the same inning - four times?

    24. Who did what in the 1920 World Series that has never been done in a Series before or since?

    25. What center fielder played so shallow that six times he made unassisted double plays, catching flies and crossing second base before the runners could get back?

    answers below...........

    21. Rogers Hornsby, 1921-25
    22. Finished last
    23. Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner
    24. Indian second baseman Bill Wambsganss turned an unassisted triple play
    25.Tris Speaker
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    26. Who is the only player since 1900 to get seven hits in a nine-inning game?

    27. Who got nine hits in an 18-inning game?

    28. What hall of Famer with a .306 career average went 0-for-10 in a 24-inning game?

    29. What pitcher hit two grand slams in one game?

    30. What player hit two grand slams in one inning?

    answers below.........

    26. Pirate, Rennie Stennett in 1975
    27. Indian Johnny Burnett in 1932
    28. Tiger George Kell who died last week
    29. Brave, Tony Cloninger in 1966
    30. Cardinal Fernando Tatis in 1999
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    31. What hall of Fame pitcher did not record a victory until he was 29?

    32. Who was the last player to win a batting title without hitting a home run?

    33. Who holds the record for most hits, triples, runs and RBI before age 20?

    34. What team lost a World Series in which it hit a record .338?

    35. What team won a World Series while its pitching staff recorded a horrendous 7.11 ERA?

    answers below..............

    31. Hoyt Wilhelm
    32.Rod Carew in 1972
    33. Cub Phil Cavarretta
    34. the 1960 Yankees
    35. the 1960 Pirates
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    36. Who led his league in ERA a record nine times?

    37. Who won batting and home-run titles in the same season three times?

    38. How many 200-hit seasons did Ted Williams have?

    39. Who made the last out of a World Series attempting to steal second?

    40. Who hit a triple but was called out for missing both first and second?

    answers below........

    36.Lefty Grove
    37. Ted Williams
    38. None
    39. Babe Ruth in '26
    40. Marv Throneberry of the '62 Mets
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    41. Who was the youngest manager of a pennant winner?

    42. Who allowed 9 walks while pitching a complete game shutout?

    43. Who is in both the NFL and baseball hall of fame?

    44. Before the Indians' Cliff Lee won last year's Cy Young Award,only one Cy Young winner and one MVP had three-letter surnames. Who were they?

    45. Who struck out only 114 times in a 14 year career?

    answers below..............

    41. Bucky Harris of the 1924 Senators
    42. Cardinal and future congressman "Vinegar Bend" Mizell in 1958.
    43. Umpire Cal Hubbard
    44. Pirate Vern Law in 1960 and White Sox Nellie Fox in 1959.
    45. Joe Sewell
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    46. Who is the only player since Ruth to lead the majors in RBI for three consecutive years?

    47. Who batted .360 over an 8 year span without winning a batting title?

    48. What pitcher won 363 games and got 363 hits?

    49. Who got 1,815 hits at home and 1,815 on the road?

    50. How did a team hit into a triple play without any fielder touching the ball?

    answers below.....................

    46. Cecil Fielder 1990-92
    47. Ty Cobb
    48. Warren Spahn
    49. Stan Musial
    50. With rinners on first & second, the batter hit a pop-up and was out under the infield fly rule. One runned passed the other and was out. The falling pop-up hit the other runner, and he was out.