PDA

View Full Version : Help with Baseball Trivia Question


MarySwiss
08-15-2007, 05:51 PM
Okay, so this guy I work with tells me there's a ballplayer who has played with all of the following teams:

Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
Cleveland Indians
Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
Texas Rangers

Note that the Indians are on there twice. When I asked him about it, he said the guy played for them twice, which should help. Also, since there's no D'Backs, Rockies, Mariners, Padres, etc. , I'm thinking this guy must've played some time ago. (Of course, there's no Tigers, Cards, or Red Sox either.) This is the order he put the teams in, but I don't know if that means anything.

Anybody??? Don't let me down, gang. He's a Yankee fan, and I've been bragging all over the place about the knowledgeable baseball fans at WSI.

voodoochile
08-15-2007, 05:53 PM
Kenny Lofton?

Edit: Looks like that works...

Edit 2: and you can tell him that Lofton actually played for the toons 3 times because he is back with them now...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?playerId=2631

TommyJohn
08-15-2007, 06:02 PM
Okay, so this guy I work with tells me there's a ballplayer who has played with all of the following teams:

Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
Cleveland Indians
Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants
Texas Rangers

Note that the Indians are on there twice. When I asked him about it, he said the guy played for them twice, which should help. Also, since there's no D'Backs, Rockies, Mariners, Padres, etc. , I'm thinking this guy must've played some time ago. (Of course, there's no Tigers, Cards, or Red Sox either.) This is the order he put the teams in, but I don't know if that means anything.

Anybody??? Don't let me down, gang. He's a Yankee fan, and I've been bragging all over the place about the knowledgeable baseball fans at WSI.

If I am not mistaken, he is speaking of Kenny Lofton.


EDIT: Voodoo beat me to it.

MarySwiss
08-15-2007, 06:04 PM
Kenny Lofton?

Edit: Looks like that works...

Edit 2: and you can tell him that Lofton actually played for the toons 3 times because he is back with them now...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?playerId=2631

If I am not mistaken, he is speaking of Kenny Lofton.


EDIT: Voodoo beat me to it.


WOW! Of course! I plugged in the Alomars, but I never thought of Lofton. Thanks; you guys are amazing!

tick53
08-15-2007, 06:49 PM
I thought maybe Darrin Jackson.

soltrain21
08-15-2007, 06:55 PM
Kenny Lofton played for the Astros?

MarySwiss
08-15-2007, 07:06 PM
I thought maybe Darrin Jackson.

Kenny Lofton played for the Astros?

Googled each.

Yup, apparently Lofton broke in with the 'Stros. And DJ played for the Pads, which rules him out.

Looks like we have a winnah! :D:

Brian26
08-15-2007, 07:08 PM
Kenny Lofton played for the Astros?

That's the team he came up with.

pierzynski07
08-15-2007, 07:34 PM
As baseball's best known active journeyman, plus the fact that his baseball equipment was going to a new team every day in a shipping company's commercial, you'd think he's be the first name that came up.

MarySwiss
08-15-2007, 07:56 PM
As baseball's best known active journeyman, plus the fact that his baseball equipment was going to a new team every day in a shipping company's commercial, you'd think he's be the first name that came up.

Yep, you would. But for some reason, it didn't.

Once again, thanks to all my Sox fan pals, who came through. Here's the text of the e-mail I sent to the guy who posed the question:

"Well, that took all of ten minutes after I posted it to the WSI site.

Kenny Lofton.

BTW, he's back with the Toons, so he's actually played for them three times.

Did I tell you White Sox fans are among the most knowledgeable sports fans? Not to be confused with Cubs fans, who mostly exist to drink, hit on each other, and throw back home run balls!"

Woo-HOO!

seventyseven
08-16-2007, 09:22 AM
no offense, but this was a pretty easy trivia question.

MarySwiss
08-16-2007, 01:51 PM
no offense, but this was a pretty easy trivia question.

Seems to me I already acknowledged that. One post above yours. :?:

eastchicagosoxfan
08-16-2007, 08:03 PM
Quick trivia:
Who are the only two athletes to play in an NCAA Final Four, and a World Series? What do they have in common?

michned
08-17-2007, 01:05 AM
Quick trivia:
Who are the only two athletes to play in an NCAA Final Four, and a World Series? What do they have in common?

This one's talked about every so often down here. Kenny Lofton (1988 Arizona Final Four team) and Tim Stoddard (NC State, not sure of the year). They are both from East Chicago.

Zisk77
08-17-2007, 10:20 AM
Kenny Lofton was traded at the beginning of the season from the stros to the tribe for Taubansee a catcher. I remember someone in my fantasy league drafted Lofton and was pissed with the trade as it was a national league only league:tongue:

Brian26
08-19-2007, 08:35 AM
no offense, but this was a pretty easy trivia question.

Yeah, I thought it was pretty easy too.

Here's a fun piece of trivia:

Who is the only guy (before 1994) to play in all four of the MLB divisions in the same season?

(He played in the AL East, AL West, NL East and NL West all in the same season....happened before the 6-division format change in '94).

TommyJohn
08-19-2007, 09:28 AM
Yeah, I thought it was pretty easy too.

Here's a fun piece of trivia:

Who is the only guy (before 1994) to play in all four of the MLB divisions in the same season?

(He played in the AL East, AL West, NL East and NL West all in the same season....happened before the 6-division format change in '94).


Dave Kingman, 1977: Mets, Padres, Angels and Yankees

Brian26
08-19-2007, 09:31 AM
Dave Kingman, 1977: Mets, Padres, Angels and Yankees

Very good.

Also, he's a guy that was as well-loved by his teammates as Barry Bonds.

Dan Mega
08-19-2007, 10:42 AM
It would have been easier to say phrase the question as "Who HASN'T this guy played for?"

MarySwiss
08-19-2007, 11:08 AM
:deadhorse:

Okay, pardon me all to hell; I could have probably found the answer myself if I wanted to put in a little time, but I figured it would be easier to just throw it out there for you guys. I kind of thought the Parking Lot was more or less an open forum.

Maybe we need to have some kind of "trivia question" mod who gets to decide which questions should be posted and which are too easy.

Brian26
08-19-2007, 11:29 AM
http://www.mlb.com/images/2003/10/11/X7IPSGuh.jpghttp://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/images/2006/06/18/dt9w7N87.jpghttp://texas.rangers.mlb.com/images/2007/03/17/urRtmOAO.jpg
http://www.jockbio.com/Bios/AJones/AJones_Images/AJones_5.jpghttp://imagesource.allposters.com/images/pic/PHO/821503_b~Kenny-Lofton-2004-Studio-Plus-Photofile-Poster.jpghttp://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/1999/07/06/allstar_voting/t1_lofton_all_01.jpghttp://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/images/2005/04/04/SJ28jM6N.jpghttp://www.astrosdaily.com/cards/1992D_Lofton_Kenny.jpg
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/mlb/photo/photogallery/cin_OD/20.jpghttp://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38341000/jpg/_38341287_kenny300.jpg

Brian26
08-19-2007, 11:31 AM
:lofton
"Don't forget about me."

Brian26
08-19-2007, 06:18 PM
More baseball trivia:

Who is the only player in MLB history to play for two different teams in two different cities on the same day?

This is a classic This Week in Baseball clip/story too.

pierzynski07
08-19-2007, 06:23 PM
I kind of thought the Parking Lot was more or less an open forum.
This is WTS, right?

Brian26
08-19-2007, 06:23 PM
This is WTS, right?

Yes.

pierzynski07
08-19-2007, 06:27 PM
More baseball trivia:

Who is the only player in MLB history to play for two different teams in two different cities on the same day?

This is a classic This Week in Baseball clip/story too.
Don't know the player or teams, but I recall hearing the player got onto a train after the trade, and made it to the other city in time.

Brian26
08-19-2007, 06:28 PM
Don't know the player or teams, but I recall hearing the player got onto a train after the trade, and made it to the other city in time.

I'm pretty sure he had to fly.
Let me revise the question to make sure it's correct. It's actually:Who is the only player in history to play on two different teams in two different cities on the same day AND register at least one hit with each team.

pierzynski07
08-19-2007, 06:32 PM
Then I'm clearly thinking of someone else.

Question, is he the only one to simply "play" in those type of games, or did he accomplish something in both cities?

Brian26
08-19-2007, 06:33 PM
Then I'm clearly thinking of someone else.

Question, is he the only one to simply "play" in those type of games, or did he accomplish something in both cities?

He accomplished something in each city. I just revised the question above.

pierzynski07
08-19-2007, 06:39 PM
Well I couldn't tell ya, but a general search of that question should easily bring up the answer.

MarySwiss
08-19-2007, 06:40 PM
This is WTS, right?

Whoops, thought I posted this in Parking Lot. Shame on me. But your point? If in fact you have one?

Brian26
08-19-2007, 06:40 PM
Well I couldn't tell ya, but a general search of that question should easily bring up the answer.

Yeah, its not terribly hard if you watched This Week in Baseball in the 80s, as they would play the story every year. Sorry about goofing the question up above.

pierzynski07
08-19-2007, 09:33 PM
Whoops, thought I posted this in Parking Lot. Shame on me. But your point? If in fact you have one?
The point is that you said it was in the Parking Lot, when in fact it wasn't, and I wanted to know if you realized that, which you didn't until now.

Moving on.....

Brian26
08-19-2007, 09:36 PM
Hints:

This player played the first game in Chicago and the second game in Philadelphia.

He got a hit off of Fergie Jenkins in the first game and Steve Carlton in the second game.

whitesoxwilkes
08-19-2007, 10:08 PM
Hints:

This player played the first game in Chicago and the second game in Philadelphia.

He got a hit off of Fergie Jenkins in the first game and Steve Carlton in the second game.

Is it Joel Youngblood? I think they lampooned this in a Miller Lite commercial in the mid 1980s.

Brian26
08-21-2007, 11:48 PM
Is it Joel Youngblood? I think they lampooned this in a Miller Lite commercial in the mid 1980s.

Wilkes is correct. It was Joel Youngblood in August of 1982.

soxfanreggie
08-22-2007, 08:23 PM
My dad used to talk to that guy. They had a "Stump the Sports Guy" contest on the local radio station. This was before they could look things up on the Internet and they dind't have enough time to look things up, so he came up with this question. I can't count how many gift certificates and other promo prizes we won through that contest.