Tagged: Trivia

K/BB ratio isn’t all you need in a pitcher

In 2006, Jon Lieber set a dubious record .... highest ERA for an ERA 
title qualifier while posting a K/BB ratio of at least 4:1

Player              **ERA** Year Tm  Lg IP   H   BB  SO HR 
-----------------+----------+----+---+--+-----+--+---+---+---
Jon Lieber            4.93  2006 PHI NL 168   196 24 100 27 
Eric Milton           4.84  2002 MIN AL 171   173 30 121 24 
John Burkett          4.56  1997 TEX AL 189.1 240 30 139 20            
Brad Radke            4.49  2003 MIN AL 212.1 242 28 120 32 
Ed Dugan              4.49  1884 RIC AA 166.1 196 15  60  5          
David Wells           4.45  2005 BOS AL 184   220 21 107 21 
Javier Vazquez        4.42  2005 ARI NL 215.2 223 46 192 35 
David Bush            4.41  2006 MIL NL 210   201 38 166 26 
Jon Lieber            4.33  2004 NYY AL 176.2 216 18 102 20 

Of course, if you give up more than 10 hits (including 1.5 HR)
per 9 innings, your ERA is bound to approach 5.00, no matter HOW good
your control is.



Chicago / NY players trivia answer

The question was :

Many players have suited up for the Yankees and the Mets, and some
others have donned the uniforms of both Chicago teams, but can you name
the 3 players who have played for all four of these teams during their
careers …

Hints:

1) 1 pitcher, 2 non-pitchers

2) 1 played in the 60s, 1 in the 70s and 80s, 1 in the 90s/00s

3) The 90s/00s guy made 1 All-Star team

4) The 60s guy was once traded for Roger Maris, but had no other
noteworthy tidbits

5) The 70s/80s guy was originally signed by the Indians

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Answers:

Lance Johnson (90s/00s)

**** Tidrow (70s/80s)

Charley Smith (60s)

Chicago / NY players

Many players have suited up for the Yankees and the Mets, and some others have donned the uniforms of both Chicago teams, but can you name
the 3 players who have played for all four of these teams during their
careers …

Hints:

1) 1 pitcher, 2 non-pitchers

2) 1 played in the 60s, 1 in the 70s and 80s, 1 in the 90s/00s

3) The 90s/00s guy made 1 All-Star team

4) The 60s guy was once traded for Roger Maris, but had no other
noteworthy tidbits

5) The 70s/80s guy was originally signed by the Indians

Answer tomorrow ….

Trivia of the day

Since 1969, 4 players have managed 15 or more triples 
while getting 20 or fewer doubles.  Carl Crawford did
it just this past season.

Player            Year Tm  Lg  G  2B 3B
+---+---+--+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--
Carl Crawford     2006 TBD AL 151 20 16      
Willie Wilson     1987 KCR AL 146 18 15      
Willie Wilson     1982 KCR AL 136 19 15       
Garry Templeton   1977 STL NL 153 19 18 

Trivia of the day

Most homers in a season while slugging less than .450
(aka the "all or nothing flyball" team)

  Cnt Player            HR Year Age
+----+-----------------+--+----+---+
    1 Dave Kingman      37 1982  33
    2 Dave Kingman      35 1986  37
    3 Lance Parrish     33 1984  28
    4 Gorman Thomas     32 1985  34
    5 Don Baylor        31 1986  37
    6 Leon Wagner       31 1964  30
    7 Dave Kingman      30 1985  36
    8 Ron Cey           30 1977  29
    9 Ken Harrelson     30 1969  27
   10 Rocky Colavito    30 1966  32
   11 Jeff Francoeur    29 2006  22

(included Francoeur since he did it last season)