1. ## The \$64,000 Question

the old game show had a grandmother win 32,000 on baseball and quit

what were the questions?

1. \$64
2. \$128
3. \$256
4. \$512
5. \$1,000
6. \$2,000
7. \$4,000
8. \$8,000
9. \$16,000
10. \$32,000

2. What is the keystone base?

What is meant when a player is on deck?

What is meant by a duster?

What is meant by a Texas LEaguer?

The record for batting safely--successive times at bat--stands at 12. Two men hold that record: Walt Dropo, who hit 12 successive times at bat for Detroit in 1952, and one other man. Who is that other man?

Name a pitcher who pitched for Detroit and a pitcher who pitched for Cincinnati, both having two no-hitters to their credit.

Names of the two batters who are in second place for most homers in a season and the number of homers each hit.

The St. Louis Cardinals have won the National League pennant at least nine times. Give the exact dates of the last four times the Cardinals won the pennant.

Name the five men struck out in succession by Carl Hubbell in the 1934 all-star game.

Besides Ty Cobb who else had 3,000 hits?

3. Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
What is the keystone base?

What is meant when a player is on deck?

What is meant by a duster?

What is meant by a Texas LEaguer?

The record for batting safely--successive times at bat--stands at 12. Two men hold that record: Walt Dropo, who hit 12 successive times at bat for Detroit in 1952, and one other man. Who is that other man?

Name a pitcher who pitched for Detroit and a pitcher who pitched for Cincinnati, both having two no-hitters to their credit.

Names of the two batters who are in second place for most homers in a season and the number of homers each hit.

The St. Louis Cardinals have won the National League pennant at least nine times. Give the exact dates of the last four times the Cardinals won the pennant.

Name the five men struck out in succession by Carl Hubbell in the 1934 all-star game.

Besides Ty Cobb who else had 3,000 hits?

4. my grandmother.

5. what year were the questions asked?

6. Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
my grandmother.
Did your grandmother give you any of the prize money?

7. Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
What is the keystone base?

What is meant when a player is on deck?

What is meant by a duster?

What is meant by a Texas LEaguer?

The record for batting safely--successive times at bat--stands at 12. Two men hold that record: Walt Dropo, who hit 12 successive times at bat for Detroit in 1952, and one other man. Who is that other man?

Name a pitcher who pitched for Detroit and a pitcher who pitched for Cincinnati, both having two no-hitters to their credit.

Names of the two batters who are in second place for most homers in a season and the number of homers each hit.

The St. Louis Cardinals have won the National League pennant at least nine times. Give the exact dates of the last four times the Cardinals won the pennant.

Name the five men struck out in succession by Carl Hubbell in the 1934 all-star game.

Besides Ty Cobb who else had 3,000 hits?
Damn, I would of been wrong on the first question. For some reason I thought third was the keystone base....

8. Originally Posted by KevinWI
Damn, I would of been wrong on the first question. For some reason I thought third was the keystone base....
DUDE!
(and how in the crap did she get question #8, WAY harder than #9? I'd like to hear the answer for #8)

9. The gameshows were rigged.

10. Originally Posted by RuthMayBond
DUDE!
(and how in the crap did she get question #8, WAY harder than #9? I'd like to hear the answer for #8)
Actually if she was a Cardinal fan it might not have been that difficult. Based on the questions, her appearance must have taken place between 1952 and 1960. Remembering something that happened 10 to 15 years earlier may not be as hard as you think (1942, 1943, 1944, and 1946). Yes, I had to look them up.

Being a fellow Indian fan it's easy for use to remember the last 4 Tribe pennants. 1997, 1995, 1954, and 1948.

11. Originally Posted by Utter Chaos
Actually if she was a Cardinal fan it might not have been that difficult. Based on the questions, her appearance must have taken place between 1952 and 1960. Remembering something that happened 10 to 15 years earlier may not be as hard as you think (1942, 1943, 1944, and 1946).
No, it said EXACT DATES.
Not even the same thing

12. They wanted the years.

13. Originally Posted by RuthMayBond
No, it said EXACT DATES.
Not even the same thing
OK, I guess that would be a "little" more difficult.

14. She was a Dodgers fan from Georgia and she went on the show in the summer of 1955 at the time of the show she was a housekeeper on Long Island.

15. Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
She was a Dodgers fan from Georgia and she went on the show in the summer of 1955 at the time of the show she was a housekeeper on Long Island.
That would have screwed me up for question #6

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I watched the show where Myrt Power went for the \$32,000 question up at the Paley Center for Media in New York a couple of years ago, and I was surprised at how (relatively) easy the question was. I was stunned, however, when emcee Hal March said to her- and I'm not quite sure if this is exactly how he said it- if she had studied the reference material during the week. Whichever way he said it- and I wished I had written it down- I was stunned.

She was only on the show to answer one question- I believe once you reached the \$8,000 level they only asked you one question per week.

Oddly enough, the next person who was on after her chose baseball as his category, too- I think he made it up to \$2,000 before the show went off for the night. Wonder how he did? (lol)

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Me again. There was one or two other things I remember from that broadcast, and one of them was that she said she went to a luncheon in New York City and got to meet Mrs. Babe Ruth, Mrs. Lou Gehrig and Mrs. John McGraw. I think she had also gone to a game at Ebbets Field to watch the Dodgers play the Redlegs.

18. I don't understand question 7- the single season record in the 50's was 60 by Ruth. Second place was 59 by Ruth. Third place was 58 by Foxx and Greenberg. Did the question screw up? Or did you write it wrong and meant third place?

19. Originally Posted by Buzzaldrin
I don't understand question 7- the single season record in the 50's was 60 by Ruth. Second place was 59 by Ruth. Third place was 58 by Foxx and Greenberg. Did the question screw up? Or did you write it wrong and meant third place?
If you rephrase it slightly to something like "which 2 players behind Ruth have hit the most home runs in a season" it makes more sense. But yes i agree, the way it was worded in the OP the answer (at the time) should have been "Ruth (59), then Foxx/Greenberg (58)".

20. to be fair

Ubi jumped very quickly on this and kind of spoiled it for many of us
if he knew or got all the answers he should have let some others have some fun

and he used condensed versions of all the questions

\$4,000 - Babe Ruth leads all other batters in home runs hit during a season. His major league record is 60 homers in 1927. Two other major leaguers are tied for second place (other than Ruth), having hit the same number of homers each, though in two different years. Now - for \$4,000 - I want three things, the names of the two players, and the number of homers each hit.

21. Except Ubi didn't give any of the answers. I simply supplied the questions. Were we supposed to spend the next 12 months guessing at what they might have asked her?

22. Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
Except Ubi didn't give any of the answers. I simply supplied the questions. Were we supposed to spend the next 12 months guessing at what they might have asked her?

23. Originally Posted by Ubiquitous
Except Ubi didn't give any of the answers. I simply supplied the questions. Were we supposed to spend the next 12 months guessing at what they might have asked her?
Was your grandmother really the contestant?

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