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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2021, 01:11:04 PM »

Robb, 1939 Philadelphia teams? They lost 203 games between them.

Very close. but not quite the worst.  The worst was 97 wins and 208 losses.  What 2 teams what year?
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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2021, 02:02:28 PM »

One more, much easier:

What do Ted Williams, Mickey Vernon and Early Wynn have in common?

All were 4 decade MLB - 30's thru 60's

Correct.

Interestingly, I got this question from reading about Elmer Valo. Valo always claimed he played in one game for the A's at the end of the 1939 season. He said he wasn't included in the box score by the official scorer because he wasn't under contract to the As at that time. If so, he'd have joined the other three 4 decade players.
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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2021, 02:11:59 PM »

Robb, 1939 Philadelphia teams? They lost 203 games between them.

Very close. but not quite the worst.  The worst was 97 wins and 208 losses.  What 2 teams what year?
I'll never get this one. My deduction about Philly was it's hard for me to envision two NY, Chi, StL, or Boston teams both being THAT bad in the same year. That left me with Philly. Oh, well. I think I'm out on this one.
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2021, 02:16:21 PM »

Additional question:
Which NL team (in which year) had 4 regular outfielders who ALL hit over .400 ?  (Different team from the 5 year above .300 average and 900+ Runs Scored team)
20th Century?   

No! ( but not all that far away)  So you are on the right track.

Robb, I know NOTHING about what came prior to the 20th Century, and precious little about anything before 1920 (other than from Ken Burns). So, with your clue, I looked this up. Still not sure I have the right answer but ... do you want me to hold off, or answer with what I got?
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« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2021, 06:08:34 PM »

Robb, 1939 Philadelphia teams? They lost 203 games between them.

Very close. but not quite the worst.  The worst was 97 wins and 208 losses.  What 2 teams what year?
I'll never get this one. My deduction about Philly was it's hard for me to envision two NY, Chi, StL, or Boston teams both being THAT bad in the same year. That left me with Philly. Oh, well. I think I'm out on this one.

You were correct that it WAS The Phillies and A's.  But it wasn't 1939.  But it WAS most of those same players.  It was The 1942 season. 

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« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2021, 06:10:38 PM »

Additional question:
Which NL team (in which year) had 4 regular outfielders who ALL hit over .400 ?  (Different team from the 5 year above .300 average and 900+ Runs Scored team)
20th Century?   

No! ( but not all that far away)  So you are on the right track.

Robb, I know NOTHING about what came prior to the 20th Century, and precious little about anything before 1920 (other than from Ken Burns). So, with your clue, I looked this up. Still not sure I have the right answer but ... do you want me to hold off, or answer with what I got?
Yes, go ahead and post your answer.  I don't think anyone else will answer that question.
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« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2021, 06:20:37 PM »

The team that batted with a team average BA over .300 for 5 years in a row while scoring over 900 runs in each of those 5 actually scoring over 1000 runs in 4 of those 5 was The 1894-1898 Baltimore Orioles (arguably the best hitting team in Baseball history).  But they weren't the team with the ALL .400 hitting outfield.
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« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2021, 06:24:36 PM »

Additional question:
Which NL team (in which year) had 4 regular outfielders who ALL hit over .400 ?  (Different team from the 5 year above .300 average and 900+ Runs Scored team)
20th Century?   

No! ( but not all that far away)  So you are on the right track.
Here goes nothing -- 1887 St Louis Browns??

Robb, I know NOTHING about what came prior to the 20th Century, and precious little about anything before 1920 (other than from Ken Burns). So, with your clue, I looked this up. Still not sure I have the right answer but ... do you want me to hold off, or answer with what I got?
Yes, go ahead and post your answer.  I don't think anyone else will answer that question.
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« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2021, 06:26:39 PM »

Additional question:
Which NL team (in which year) had 4 regular outfielders who ALL hit over .400 ?  (Different team from the 5 year above .300 average and 900+ Runs Scored team)
20th Century?   

No! ( but not all that far away)  So you are on the right track.
Here goes nothing -- 1887 St Louis Browns??

Robb, I know NOTHING about what came prior to the 20th Century, and precious little about anything before 1920 (other than from Ken Burns). So, with your clue, I looked this up. Still not sure I have the right answer but ... do you want me to hold off, or answer with what I got?
Yes, go ahead and post your answer.  I don't think anyone else will answer that question.

1887 St. Louis Browns   Huh
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« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2021, 08:16:46 PM »

Re: 1894-98 Orioles: "Hit 'em where they ain't"?
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« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2021, 01:44:24 AM »

Re: 1894-98 Orioles: "Hit 'em where they ain't"?
Yep!  They had a whole lineup full of .350+ hitters, Wee Williie Keeler, John McGraw, Hughie Jennings, Big Dan Brouthers, Steve Brodie, Joe Kelley, and Wilbert Robinson, and Heinie Reitz - In 1894, they batted .343 as a team! Only 2 regulars hit under .350, 5 had more than 100 RBI, and the other 3 had 92+   They scored 1171 runs, and allowed only a little over 800.  They hit 150 triples!  They also had the best fielding average in The League.  The were a terror on the field.  A bunch of Ty Cobbs - who would stomp their cleats into their opponents feet, through their shoes while they were running the bases.  That's why john McGraw kept getting suspended.  Baseball was almost as tough as Rugby and American Football at that time.
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« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2021, 01:51:00 AM »

Additional question:
Which NL team (in which year) had 4 regular outfielders who ALL hit over .400 ?  (Different team from the 5 year above .300 average and 900+ Runs Scored team)
20th Century?  

No! ( but not all that far away)  So you are on the right track.


Robb, I know NOTHING about what came prior to the 20th Century, and precious little about anything before 1920 (other than from Ken Burns). So, with your clue, I looked this up. Still not sure I have the right answer but ... do you want me to hold off, or answer with what I got?
Yes, go ahead and post your answer.  I don't think anyone else will answer that question.
Here goes nothing -- 1887 St Louis Browns??[/b]

No, The Browns were an American Association team.  I said it was an NL team.  It was the 1894 Philadelphia Phillies.  They had Big Sam Thompson, who hit .404, Big Ed Delahanty, who hit an even .400, Sliding Billy Hamilton (the great base stealer- 7 years leading the league, 6 of them over 90) hit .399(dipped under.400 last game), and Tuck Turner .416

I would have loved to watch the 1894 season.  The entire NL, including pitchers, batted .309 on average. 7 players hit over .390.  5 teams scored over 1000 runs, 3 scored over 1100.  3 whole teams averaged over .330!
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« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2021, 01:05:07 PM »

I hate to think of what ERA's looked like in those days  against the likes of the Baltimore Orioles. It's been a long time since I 'studied' 19th century baseball (at one time I actually read quite a bit about it). But readily coming to mind are hurlers like Jack Chesbro - technically just after the turn of the century, who would win as many as 40 games in a season starting - and completing - every 3rd game. Cy Young too, both late 19th/early 20th century. Of course the run production pursuant to gaudy batting averages was tempered quite a bit compared to the "modern era" of say 1920 and up, by the paucity of HRs and prevalence of singles, and yes, doubles and triples.   
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« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2021, 06:09:02 PM »

All part Mexican-guess-cant think of anything else.
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« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2021, 06:29:27 PM »

All part Mexican-guess-cant think of anything else.

Was this comment intended for another thread???  It dosn't seem to bear ANY relationship to ANY post on this thread!   Shocked
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« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2021, 02:10:40 AM »

I hate to think of what ERA's looked like in those days  against the likes of the Baltimore Orioles. It's been a long time since I 'studied' 19th century baseball (at one time I actually read quite a bit about it). But readily coming to mind are hurlers like Jack Chesbro - technically just after the turn of the century, who would win as many as 40 games in a season starting - and completing - every 3rd game. Cy Young too, both late 19th/early 20th century. Of course the run production pursuant to gaudy batting averages was tempered quite a bit compared to the "modern era" of say 1920 and up, by the paucity of HRs and prevalence of singles, and yes, doubles and triples.   

In 1894, The NL teams AVERAGED a lusty (for hitters) 5.32 Earned Runs per game.  And that sort of understated the carnage, as there were a LOT more errors and worse fielding (with those tiny gloves/mitts) back in those old days.  And yet, there WERE some no-hitters, and a fair amount of strikeouts back then, too.  But, almost twice as many walks as strikeouts.  But walks only counted as hits in the single year of 1887.
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« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2021, 02:21:15 AM »

Name the different NL/AL cities that had "streetcar World Series"  (e.g.  both NL and AL teams in that city won their respective pennants in that same year, and there was a World Series played matching them that year), and name the year that those events occurred.
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« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2021, 04:26:13 PM »

Name the different NL/AL cities that had "streetcar World Series"  (e.g.  both NL and AL teams in that city won their respective pennants in that same year, and there was a World Series played matching them that year), and name the year that those events occurred.

1936 & 1937 - NYG vs. NYY
1941 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1947 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1951 - NYY vs. NYG
1952/53/55/56 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1989 - Oak vs. SF
2000 - NYY vs. NY Mets
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« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2021, 05:01:27 PM »

Name the different NL/AL cities that had "streetcar World Series"  (e.g.  both NL and AL teams in that city won their respective pennants in that same year, and there was a World Series played matching them that year), and name the year that those events occurred.

1936 & 1937 - NYG vs. NYY
1941 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1947 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1951 - NYY vs. NYG
1952/53/55/56 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1989 - Oak vs. SF
2000 - NYY vs. NY Mets

Not bad.  I didn't know about 1989 & 2000.  What about 1903-1930??  Weren't there any?  I can remember at least 3, if not 4 from that period, plus one in the 1940s you've omitted.  Plus an added question, - in which 2 2 year periods did Philadelphia and Boston miss a street/car series by  only one year?  How close was the closest that the 2 Chicago teams came?
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« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2021, 06:31:59 PM »

Name the different NL/AL cities that had "streetcar World Series"  (e.g.  both NL and AL teams in that city won their respective pennants in that same year, and there was a World Series played matching them that year), and name the year that those events occurred.

1936 & 1937 - NYG vs. NYY
1941 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1947 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1951 - NYY vs. NYG
1952/53/55/56 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1989 - Oak vs. SF
2000 - NYY vs. NY Mets

Not bad.  I didn't know about 1989 & 2000.  What about 1903-1930??  Weren't there any?  I can remember at least 3, if not 4 from that period, plus one in the 1940s you've omitted.  Plus an added question, - in which 2 2 year periods did Philadelphia and Boston miss a street/car series by  only one year?  How close was the closest that the 2 Chicago teams came?

I'm sure there were Subway Series prior to 1936. I tried to answer without looking it up. Yanks and Giants both had great teams in the 1920s. I just don't know the years and if they played. I suspect there are more, going back to the '00's.

You said I missed one from the '40s. I racked my brain and remembered the WWII years and the Brown and Cards. I just don't remember what year. I'll guess 1943? That might be the only one where they didn't even have to change parks? At least in the post 1940 years. Pete Gray played in that Series is all I recall about it.

Can't answer the Philly/Boston near misses. For Chicago, I'm thinking in the Black Sox year (1919), that was around the time the Cubs were also good. So, maybe 1918 or 1920?






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« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2021, 11:37:24 PM »

Still--no answer--who  forgot to cover 1st  in Buc big 8th inning in 1960 7th game?
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« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2021, 08:12:00 AM »

Still--no answer--who  forgot to cover 1st  in Buc big 8th inning in 1960 7th game?
Bobby Shantz is my best guess. If not, Ralph Terry?
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« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2021, 02:34:04 PM »

Name the different NL/AL cities that had "streetcar World Series"  (e.g.  both NL and AL teams in that city won their respective pennants in that same year, and there was a World Series played matching them that year), and name the year that those events occurred.

1936 & 1937 - NYG vs. NYY
1941 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1947 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1951 - NYY vs. NYG
1952/53/55/56 - NYY vs. Brooklyn
1989 - Oak vs. SF
2000 - NYY vs. NY Mets

Not bad.  I didn't know about 1989 & 2000.  What about 1903-1930??  Weren't there any?  I can remember at least 3, if not 4 from that period, plus one in the 1940s you've omitted.  Plus an added question, - in which 2 2 year periods did Philadelphia and Boston miss a street/car series by  only one year?  How close was the closest that the 2 Chicago teams came?

I'm sure there were Subway Series prior to 1936. I tried to answer without looking it up. Yanks and Giants both had great teams in the 1920s. I just don't know the years and if they played. I suspect there are more, going back to the '00's.

You said I missed one from the '40s. I racked my brain and remembered the WWII years and the Brown and Cards. I just don't remember what year. I'll guess 1943? That might be the only one where they didn't even have to change parks? At least in the post 1940 years. Pete Gray played in that Series is all I recall about it.

Can't answer the Philly/Boston near misses. For Chicago, I'm thinking in the Black Sox year (1919), that was around the time the Cubs were also good. So, maybe 1918 or 1920?
You are correct with The Cards' and Browns' series during the mid 1940s.  It was 1944.  Pete Gray played only in 1945.  So, he never played in a World Series.  The 1920s Streetcar Series were 1921, 1922, and 1923.  !906 had The Cubs and White Sox.


No guesses on Philadelphia and Boston missing by one year each?   The Braves won in 1914 but faced The A's.  Red Sox won in 1915, but they faced The Phillies.  The A's won in 1914, but faced  The Braves.  The Phillies missed by won year, winning 1915.

As far as I remember, there were no Horsecar World Championship series between the NL and Major League American Association, between 1882 and 1891, between 2 teams in the same city, because   the strongest teams Boston and Chicago in NL, and St. Louis in The AA, were in cities which had either no team, or just an ephemeral, one or two-year weak experimental team in the other league.
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« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2021, 01:40:41 PM »

Name the 4 Dodgers who had 30  HRs, & 3 Braves who had 40  in same yr.
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« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2021, 02:09:45 PM »

Name the 4 Dodgers who had 30  HRs, & 3 Braves who had 40  in same yr.
Doc, So ... was my Shantz or Terry guess to your question above correct?
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« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2021, 08:41:01 PM »

Name the 4 Dodgers who had 30  HRs, & 3 Braves who had 40  in same yr.
Four Dodgers hit 30 or more HRs, and that same year, THREE Braves hit 40 or more?Huh  IF that ever happened, it was after I was following baseball.  There was no year that The Boston or Milwaukee Braves had three 40+ HR hitters.  And The Brooklyn Dodgers never had 4 30+ HR hitters in the same season, and neither did The L.A. Dodgers between 1958 and 1966.

It must have happened during the Steroids epidemic era -IF it ever did.
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« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2021, 01:09:18 PM »

Name the 4 Dodgers who had 30  HRs, & 3 Braves who had 40  in same yr.
Four Dodgers hit 30 or more HRs, and that same year, THREE Braves hit 40 or more?Huh  IF that ever happened, it was after I was following baseball.  There was no year that The Boston or Milwaukee Braves had three 40+ HR hitters.  And The Brooklyn Dodgers never had 4 30+ HR hitters in the same season, and neither did The L.A. Dodgers between 1958 and 1966.

It must have happened during the Steroids epidemic era -IF it ever did.

Garvey, Cey, Dusty Baker and Reggie Smith -- some time in the mid 70s I think. I don't recall a Braves team with three 40 HR hitters in that time frame. Could it have been earlier/later than mid-70s?
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« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2021, 06:08:51 PM »

Name the 4 Dodgers who had 30  HRs, & 3 Braves who had 40  in same yr.
Four Dodgers hit 30 or more HRs, and that same year, THREE Braves hit 40 or more?Huh  IF that ever happened, it was after I was following baseball.  There was no year that The Boston or Milwaukee Braves had three 40+ HR hitters.  And The Brooklyn Dodgers never had 4 30+ HR hitters in the same season, and neither did The L.A. Dodgers between 1958 and 1966.

It must have happened during the Steroids epidemic era -IF it ever did.

Garvey, Cey, Dusty Baker and Reggie Smith -- some time in the mid 70s I think. I don't recall a Braves team with three 40 HR hitters in that time frame. Could it have been earlier/later than mid-70s?

I never even knew that Dusty Baker and Reggie Smith played for The Dodgers.   I never knew that Steve Garvey and Ron Cey hit over 30 home runs with The Dodgers. 
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« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2021, 10:12:40 PM »

Joe-it was Jim Coates-

Baker hit number 30 in last game, last AB.  Was Smith, Garvey,Cey & Baker.

The 3 Braves with 40 HRs  were Davey Johnson, Aaron &  Darrell Evans. If memory serves. Now I'lll  look  u-to be sure.
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« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2021, 10:21:34 PM »

Braves did it in 73. Dodgers in 77.  Only other team to have 3 40 HR guys was Rockies twice.[I dont count that] No roids & ball not juiced in 70s.. Not sure if any other team  matched the Dodgers  feat.
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