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    Feast or Famine: Hits, Doubles, Triples, Homers

    In Feast or Famine, you are required to submit to a sole response containing a batch of players who fit the given criteria. If you are 100% correct, I will tell you. If even one answer is incorrect, I will simply tell you so. I won't tell you which one(s) is incorrect, but merely tell you how many are incorrect. For example, if the category was "Players with Over 700 Career Home Runs," a poster would submit a sole post with the names Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, and Hank Aaron (order doesn't matter). If the poster submitted an answer with the names Bonds, Sosa, and Maris, I would reply that the submission is incorrect because two answers are incorrect. Again, I am not mentioning which are/aren't correct.

    For this quiz, I ask that you submit the ten players who at one point led their league in hits, doubles, triples, and home runs.
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    Oh wow this gets tough. I will do some strategic guessing. I read this as they did not have to do this in the same season.

    Ty Cobb
    Sam Crawford
    Tris Speaker
    Lou Gehrig
    Rey Ordonez
    Derek Jeter
    Rickey Henderson
    Ozzie Smith
    Ruben Tejada
    Roberto Clemente

    please say 4.

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    Hornsby
    Dimaggio
    Cobb
    Gehrig
    Medwick
    Klein
    Jim Rice
    Al Simmons
    Ryne Sandberg
    Cy Seymour
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    Tip O'Neill (Led the AA in just about everything all in one season, 1887, that is if the AA counts...)
    Ty Cobb
    Honus Wagner
    Rogers Hornsby
    Lou Gehrig
    Willie Mays
    Henry Aaron
    Jim Rice
    Carl Yastrzemski
    Stan Musial (Don't think he ever led in HR though, but would have in 1948 if a game wasn't rained out!)
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "There's no question in my mind that the best club I ever played with was the happily efficient Cardinal team of 1931." Frankie Frisch

    "I've seen a lot of great ballclubs in my day, but for pitching, hitting, spirit, and all-around balance, I would back my 1931 Cardinal team against any of them." Gabby Street

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVNICK View Post
    Oh wow this gets tough. I will do some strategic guessing. I read this as they did not have to do this in the same season.

    Ty Cobb
    Sam Crawford
    Tris Speaker
    Lou Gehrig
    Rey Ordonez
    Derek Jeter
    Rickey Henderson
    Ozzie Smith
    Ruben Tejada
    Roberto Clemente

    please say 4.
    Eight of these are incorrect.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Hornsby
    Dimaggio
    Cobb
    Gehrig
    Medwick
    Klein
    Jim Rice
    Al Simmons
    Ryne Sandberg
    Cy Seymour
    Six of these are incorrect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    Tip O'Neill (Led the AA in just about everything all in one season, 1887, that is if the AA counts...)
    Ty Cobb
    Honus Wagner
    Rogers Hornsby
    Lou Gehrig
    Willie Mays
    Henry Aaron
    Jim Rice
    Carl Yastrzemski
    Stan Musial (Don't think he ever led in HR though, but would have in 1948 if a game wasn't rained out!)
    Six of these are incorrect
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    At first I thought you said I had 6 correct. Nope. I'll try some more guys like O'Neill, who I will assume qualifies for this:

    Tip O'Neill
    Ty Cobb
    Lou Gehrig
    Dan Brouthers
    Cap Anson
    Roger Connor
    Honus Wagner
    Rogers Hornsby
    Joe Jackson
    Sam Crawford
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "There's no question in my mind that the best club I ever played with was the happily efficient Cardinal team of 1931." Frankie Frisch

    "I've seen a lot of great ballclubs in my day, but for pitching, hitting, spirit, and all-around balance, I would back my 1931 Cardinal team against any of them." Gabby Street

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    At first I thought you said I had 6 correct. Nope. I'll try some more guys like O'Neill, who I will assume qualifies for this:

    Tip O'Neill
    Ty Cobb
    Lou Gehrig
    Dan Brouthers
    Cap Anson
    Roger Connor
    Honus Wagner
    Rogers Hornsby
    Joe Jackson
    Sam Crawford
    Four of these are incorrect.
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Here is a hint: All but one of the players are in the Hall of Fame
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    Tip O'Neill
    Ty Cobb
    Lou Gehrig
    Jimmy Foxx
    Rogers Hornsby
    Chuck Klein
    Joe Medwick
    Ed Delahanty
    Jim Bottomley
    Tommy Holmes

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    Quote Originally Posted by leagueleader View Post
    Tip O'Neill
    Ty Cobb
    Lou Gehrig
    Jimmy Foxx
    Rogers Hornsby
    Chuck Klein
    Joe Medwick
    Ed Delahanty
    Jim Bottomley
    Tommy Holmes
    Three of those names are incorrect
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    I can't believe I forgot Sunny Jim, Big Ed and Medwick.

    Tip O'Neill
    Rogers Hornsby
    Jim Bottomley
    Joe Medwick
    Ty Cobb
    Roger Connor
    Dan Brouthers
    Ed Delahanty
    Lou Gehrig
    Sam Thompson
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "There's no question in my mind that the best club I ever played with was the happily efficient Cardinal team of 1931." Frankie Frisch

    "I've seen a lot of great ballclubs in my day, but for pitching, hitting, spirit, and all-around balance, I would back my 1931 Cardinal team against any of them." Gabby Street

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr28 View Post
    I can't believe I forgot Sunny Jim, Big Ed and Medwick.

    Tip O'Neill
    Rogers Hornsby
    Jim Bottomley
    Joe Medwick
    Ty Cobb
    Roger Connor
    Dan Brouthers
    Ed Delahanty
    Lou Gehrig
    Sam Thompson
    Correct!

    Code:
    Player	Hits	Doubles	Triples	Homers
    Brouthers	’82-’83, ’92	‘86-’88	1883	‘81, ’86
    Bottomley	1925	25, 26	1928	1928
    Cobb	(eight yrs)	08, 11, 17	(4 yrs)	1909
    Connor	1885	1892	82, 86	1890
    Delahanty	1899	(5 yrs) 	1892	93,96
    Gehrig	1931	27-’28	1926	31, 34, 36
    Hornsby	(4 yrs)	(4 yrs)	17, ’21	22, ’25
    Medwick	36-37	36-38	1934	1937
    O’Neill	87-88	1887	1887	1887
    Thompson	’87, ’90, ’93	‘90, ’93	1887	‘89, ’95
    No player has accomplished the feat in any of the years after WWII. Medwick, the last player to achieve the feat, retired in 1948.

    Sam Crawford, Chuck Klein, Honus Wagner, Joe DiMaggio, Tris Speaker, Joe Jackson, and Cy Seymour came extremely close. They each led the league in three of the categories and finished second in another (twice Crawford finished second to Cobb in hits).

    Tommy Holmes, Alex Rodriguez, Willie Mays (perhaps the closest), Hank Aaron, Robin Yount, Jim Rice, and George Brett have all come very close to the feat since WWII. In the modern game, Mike Trout is the most likely candidate.
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    Don't forget Stan Musial in 1948! Don't worry, though, Stan is typically left behind around here for some reason. Anyway, Musial cracked a home run in the early goings of a game in 1948, his finest season, when the contest was rained out and the homer was lost. That year, he finished with 39 home runs, one behind the leaders Ralph Kiner and Johnny Mize tied at 40. Stan missed out not only on being tied for the NL lead in home runs in 1948, but that would have fetched him the Triple Crown as well. Musial led the NL in just about every batting stat in 1948, but that damn cloudburst cost him a spot on this list of 10 players, and a Triple Crown.

    In many interviews over the decades, Stan always brushed off that fact and kept smiling about all the other fun things he got to see and do as a big league ballplayer.
    "It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean

    "There's no question in my mind that the best club I ever played with was the happily efficient Cardinal team of 1931." Frankie Frisch

    "I've seen a lot of great ballclubs in my day, but for pitching, hitting, spirit, and all-around balance, I would back my 1931 Cardinal team against any of them." Gabby Street

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