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doublem23
04-10-2008, 09:50 AM
Kind of bored at work this morning... Rules are simple, like the WSI Trivia Thread in the PL, except strictly baseball-related questions.

Anyways, here's the lead-off:

Assuming Craig Biggio and Barry Bonds' careers have ended (they're still listed as active, but neither are playing right now), who is the active career hits leader?

PennStater98r
04-10-2008, 10:02 AM
Omar Vizquel?

doublem23
04-10-2008, 10:05 AM
Omar Vizquel?

Yes.

PennStater98r
04-10-2008, 10:09 AM
Name the only two 300 game win pitchers to never appear in a World Series as a player.

sox1970
04-10-2008, 10:13 AM
Phil Niekro and Gaylord Perry

PennStater98r
04-10-2008, 10:13 AM
Yes

wilburaga
04-11-2008, 10:41 AM
It's been 24 hours, so I figured I'd commandeer this thread. Apologies to anyone offended.

Joaquin Benoit has the longest one of these in major league history. What is it, and how long was it?

Careful, people, this is a baseball question.

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VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 11:12 AM
It's been 24 hours, so I figured I'd commandeer this thread. Apologies to anyone offended.

Joaquin Benoit has the longest one of these in major league history. What is it, and how long was it?

Careful, people, this is a baseball question.

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Benoit recorded the longest save in MLB history when he came into a game at the top of the 3rd inning.

RTI_SoxFan
04-11-2008, 11:20 AM
Isn't baseball trivia a bit pointless on an internet discussion board. Obviously, we all have a computer so we can just look up the answers on google or something.

RTI_SoxFan
04-11-2008, 11:21 AM
Benoit recorded the longest save in MLB history when he came into a game at the top of the 3rd inning.

How is that a save then? The starting pitcher has to go at least 5 innings for the win and therefore does not qualify. Benoit would, as a result, earn the W.

Perhaps the rules have changed?

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 11:29 AM
How is that a save then? The starting pitcher has to go at least 5 innings for the win and therefore does not qualify. Benoit would, as a result, earn the W.

Perhaps the rules have changed?

Well here's the box score from the game:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL200209030.shtml

However, it seems that Aaron Myette had started the game, faced one batter and left the game. Todd Van Poppel then pitched two innings for the win and Benoit came in and got a 7 inning save.

wilburaga
04-11-2008, 11:31 AM
How is that a save then? The starting pitcher has to go at least 5 innings for the win and therefore does not qualify. Benoit would, as a result, earn the W.

Perhaps the rules have changed?

Benoit relieved a reliever. The starter (Aaron Myette, I believe) was ejected in the first. Todd Van Poppel relieved and pitched through the second. Benoit came in in the third and recorded a seven inning save. Van Poppel got the win.

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wilburaga
04-11-2008, 12:25 PM
Another interesting aspect of that game is that Benoit and company had a no-hitter going into the ninth but Jerry Hairston Jr. broke it up with a leadoff triple. Jerry's father also broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, but his work was more dramatic. In 1983, playing for the White Sox, Jerry Sr. lined a two out pinch hit single to center, ending Milt Wilcox's quest for a perfect game.

In any case, Veeck is up.

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VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 02:27 PM
When Bobby Thompson hit "The Shot Heard 'Round The World" against Ralph Branca in 1951. Who was on deck for the Giants?

Fenway
04-11-2008, 02:54 PM
When Bobby Thompson hit "The Shot Heard 'Round The World" against Ralph Branca in 1951. Who was on deck for the Giants?

Funny thing was they almost walked Thompson to pitch to Willie Mays

http://members.socket.net/~wkkdl/star_turtles_files/image020.jpg

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 02:57 PM
You got it Fenway. Your turn to ask a question.

Fenway
04-11-2008, 03:01 PM
On July 17, 1990 at Fenway Park, the Minnesota Twins became the ONLY team ever to do this in a game. ( and they still lost )

sox1970
04-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Brunansky triple plays.

sox1970
04-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Who was the first player to hit two homers in the first inning of a game?

Hint: 1985

Fenway
04-11-2008, 03:13 PM
Brunansky triple plays.

5-4-3 I remember saying out loud has that ever happened before? Turns out it never had. Twins still lost 1-0

Lefty34
04-11-2008, 03:22 PM
Von Hayes? I might be wrong on this

sox1970
04-11-2008, 03:24 PM
Von Hayes? I might be wrong on this

Correct.

Lefty34
04-11-2008, 03:26 PM
I think I got that right, and even if I didn't I'm going to ask a question anyways :D:.

What was the date of the first game played in the new Comiskey Park, and what was the outcome of the game?

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 03:38 PM
I think I got that right, and even if I didn't I'm going to ask a question anyways :D:.

What was the date of the first game played in the new Comiskey Park, and what was the outcome of the game?

This is all off the top of my head. April 18, 1991 I believe it was a 16-0 beating we received at the hands of the Tigers. I remember that Black Jack started the game and Cecil Fielder hit the first HR at the park.

Lefty34
04-11-2008, 03:40 PM
This is all off the top of my head. April 18, 1991 I believe it was a 16-0 beating we received at the hands of the Tigers. I remember that Black Jack started the game and Cecil Fielder hit the first HR at the park.

You are CORRECT SIRRR!!!

*loud obnoxious sounds and lights* "And welcome to WSI the internet baseball trivia show that takes place right here on my laptop!"

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 03:46 PM
I remember that home opener like it was yesterday. The game was on WGN and I was in 8th grade. I couldn't wait to get home so I could catch the rest of the game. I saw the score and I thought my eyes were deceiving me. :scratch:

OK, here's the next one.

In 1991 Wilson Alvarez pitched a no hitter for our Sox against the Baltimore Orioles the next no hitter for the Sox wouldn't come until 2007 when Mark Buehrle no hit the Texas Rangers. What player was in the starting lineup for both those games?

sox1970
04-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Sosa played for the Sox in 91; Rangers in 07.

Who was the final out for both games?

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 03:54 PM
in 1991 Wilson Alvarez K'd Randy Milligan

in 2007 Mark Buehrle got Gerald Laird to hit a grounder to 3rd.

Who was the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the White Sox?

KenBerryGrab
04-11-2008, 03:56 PM
Who was the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the White Sox?

Saberhagen, for the Royals in '91.

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 04:05 PM
Saberhagen, for the Royals in '91.

Very good, for extra points do you remember who made the last out?

KenBerryGrab
04-11-2008, 04:10 PM
Very good, for extra points do you remember who made the last out?

Um, no. Sorry.

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 04:17 PM
Um, no. Sorry.

Some guy named Frank Thomas.

OK, since we are on no-hitters. What four MLB teams have never had their pitcher throw a no-hitter?

gogosox16
04-11-2008, 04:22 PM
Some guy named Frank Thomas.

OK, since we are on no-hitters. What four MLB teams have never had their pitcher throw a no-hitter?
guessing, San Diego, Tampa Bay, San Fransico, and New York Mets?

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 05:08 PM
guessing, San Diego, Tampa Bay, San Fransico, and New York Mets?

Very close! You got three out of four right. Anyone else care to take a guess?

WhiteSox5187
04-11-2008, 06:33 PM
Very close! You got three out of four right. Anyone else care to take a guess?
If we are counting the Nationals as a "new" team, I'd say San Diego, Tampa, the Nats and the Mets.

BeeBeeRichard
04-11-2008, 06:43 PM
Very close! You got three out of four right. Anyone else care to take a guess?

Easy, the Rockies not the Giants.


Only team to start and end the same game with the exact same team batting average?

VeeckAsInWreck
04-11-2008, 07:06 PM
Easy, the Rockies not the Giants.


You got it right, it was the Rockies. I was not counting the Nats as a new team.

Only team to start and end the same game with the exact same team batting average?As far as your question I'm going to guess that the team to start a game and end a game with the same batting average has to be the 1940 White Sox who were no-hit by Bob Feller on opening day?

Am I right?

Fenway
05-01-2008, 10:57 AM
Roy Halladay just lost his third complete game in a row.

Who was the last pitcher to do this? It happened in 1999

doublem23
05-01-2008, 11:02 AM
Considering who asked... I'm guessing Pedro.

Fenway
05-01-2008, 11:09 AM
Considering who asked... I'm guessing Pedro.

That would be incorrect

Bucky F. Dent
05-01-2008, 04:24 PM
Roy Halladay just lost his third complete game in a row.

Who was the last pitcher to do this? It happened in 1999


Greg Maddux.

Fenway
05-01-2008, 04:29 PM
Greg Maddux.

nope

jcw218
05-01-2008, 06:53 PM
Roger Clemens?

Huisj
05-01-2008, 08:21 PM
Randy Johnson

EMachine10
05-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Tom Glavine?

sox1970
05-01-2008, 08:58 PM
McDowell

Fenway
05-02-2008, 11:31 AM
Randy Johnson

We have a winner :D:

VeeckAsInWreck
05-07-2008, 08:37 PM
Only team to start and end the same game with the exact same team batting average?

Hey BeeBee

I guessed the 1940 White Sox who were no-hit by Bob Feller on Opening Day. Was this correct? :scratch: