To give you an idea, here are the questions and answers from a week in 2010:
Q. Which Oriole is widely considered the best fielding third baseman ever?
Hint: He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove awards.
Twint: Really? You needed to check this?
A. Brooks Robinson (GGs 1960-75)
Q. Who was the last player-manager to win a World Series for the Tigers?
Hint: Bump Hadley threw the pitch that ended his playing career.
Hint: Hall of Fame umpire Billy Evans called him “…a shortstop with shin-guards and a chest protector.”
Twint: Others called him “Black Mike”.
A. Mickey Cochrane (WS 1935; Hadley pitch 25-May-1937)
Q. Who was the first player to hit 200 home runs for two different teams?
Hint: It was not done again until Mark McGwire did it for the A’s and Cardinals.
Hint: He was the first player to hit a home run in each of the first two games of a World Series.
Twint: He is the only player to win multiple MVP awards for the A's.
A. Jimmie Foxx (302 HR for the A’s, 222 HR for the Red Sox. Rafael Palmeiro, Ken Griffey, Jr & Manny Ramirez have since accomplished the feat; WS HRs 1929; MVPs 1932-33)
Q. Who is the only National League player to win a league Most Valuable Player award for a team that finished in last place?
Hint: He had 18 sacrifice flies in one season for the Expos. No other Expo ever had more than 12.
Hint: He won six consecutive Gold Glove awards.
Twint: He prefers not to be called “Hawk”.
A. Andre Dawson (MVP 1987 for the Cubs; SF 1983; GGs 1980-1985)
Q. Who hit more doubles in a season than any other National Leaguer?
Hint: His parents were born in Hungary.
Twint: He is the last National League player to win a Triple Crown.
A. Joe Medwick (64 2b 1936; TC 1937)
Q. What MLB All-Star set a national high school record with four kickoff returns for touchdowns in a game?
Hint: He played with four teams during a 12-year career, appearing in seven World Series winning three World Championships with two different teams.
Twint: He is one of only two players with consecutive MVPs who are eligible for, but not elected to the Hall of Fame.
A. Roger Maris (MVPs 1960-61 [Dale Murphy 1982-83])
Q. Who was the last player to collect 200 hits in a season without hitting a home run?
Hint: He moved from shortstop to third base to make room for an All-Star teammate.
Twint: He is a Pole and has a pole.
A. Johnny Pesky (207 H in 1947; AS Vern Stephens; of Polish descent, Pesky Pole at Fenway)
Q. Who began his career in the majors as the 4th youngest player that season and ended it 23 years later as the oldest?
Hint: His tag at second sealed his first team’s first World Series championship.
Twint: He is not really two people, but his play and his first name might make you think so.
A. Rogers Hornsby (19 in 1915, 41 in 1937; tagged out Babe Ruth attempting steal to end the 1926 WS giving the Cardinals their first of 10)
Q. What former Gael became the producer of Major League films?
Hint: Over a 12-year period, he skyrocketed from 0.8% of the Hall of Fame vote all the way to 1.1%.
Twint: He once hit over .360 to win the American League batting title.
A. Lew Fonseca (1948 he received 1 vote of 121 possible, in 1960 he received 3 of 269 possible votes; .369 in 1929)
WEEKLY THEME – Select players whose uniform numbers matched their position on the field, as traditionally scored.
Pitcher = 1 Fonseca 1933 White Sox
Catcher = 2 Cochrane 1931-33 A’s
First Base = 3 Foxx 1931-34 A’s, 1936-42 Red Sox
Second Base = 4 Hornsby 1933 Cardinals, 1936-37 Browns
Third Base = 5 Robinson 1958-77 Orioles
Shortstop = 6 Pesky 1942-52 Red Sox
Left Field = 7 Medwick 1933-40 Cardinals, 1940, 43 Dodgers
Center Field = 8 Dawson 1987-92 Cubs, 1995-96 Marlins
Right Field = 9 Maris 1960-66 Yankees, 1967-68 Cardinals
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