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12/13/2013 1:43 PM
OK I'm working from home right now, and I have a fun trivia book. Probably most of these are too hard without looking them up. I'll try to find some that people would actually know:
12/13/2013 1:45 PM
Reggie Jackson is remembered for hitting 3 HR's in a World Series game.

Which Pirates slugger hit 3 home runs in Game 2 of the 1971 NLCS?

A. Willia Stargell
B. Al Oliver
C. Bob Robertson
D. Roberto Clemente

12/13/2013 1:51 PM
Maybe that one's too obscure, I'll ask another as well. PS the book was published in 2007.

Who has the most career HR by a switch hitter in NL history?

12/13/2013 1:59 PM
Posted by mfahie on 12/13/2013 1:45:00 PM (view original):
Reggie Jackson is remembered for hitting 3 HR's in a World Series game.

Which Pirates slugger hit 3 home runs in Game 2 of the 1971 NLCS?

A. Willia Stargell
B. Al Oliver
C. Bob Robertson
D. Roberto Clemente

Bob Robertson.

I was in sixth grade.  Our teacher, Sister Mary Catherine, was originally from Pittsburgh and a big Pirates fan.  We watched the game in school on a B&W TV she brought into the classroom that day.
12/13/2013 2:01 PM
There ya go! I picked the right question then!
PS I got it wrong when I guessed.

12/13/2013 2:03 PM
Yeah, it was a trick question.  Nobody would pick Robertson over the other 3 if they didn't know.

No idea on NL career homers.
12/13/2013 2:09 PM
Think Bob Robertson missed a bunt sign one of them????
12/13/2013 2:09 PM
FWIW, I got that one right. A lucky guess, of course, but one that makes sense.
12/13/2013 2:19 PM
Well, since you said your book was from 2007, I'd say Reggie Smith(although I'm not sure he was NL-only) from LA/STL but I think he spent time on Boston.   Otherwise, it has to be Chipper.   Chili Davis would be a guess but he played with the Angels too. 
12/13/2013 2:21 PM
If it's someone pre-70s, I have no idea. 
12/13/2013 2:22 PM
Chipper is correct, even in 2007.

With a career fielding percentage of .9958, who is the all-time leader among AL first basemen? (hint it's not some obscure fielding-only guy)

12/13/2013 2:25 PM
John Olerud
12/13/2013 2:25 PM
No kidding?   If you take Chipper's pre-2007 total it's still more than Smith?    Smith must have spent more time in the AL than I thought.

1B has to be Mattingly or Hernandez.   Two best fielding 1B I've seen.
12/13/2013 2:27 PM
Ha.  Smith spent 8 seasons in Boston and 9 in the NL. 
12/13/2013 2:27 PM
Yea, Smith played 8 years in Boston it appears.  It's funny, when I hear his name I think Dodgers.
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