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  • mikeymussina35
    started a topic Yankee Trivia

    Yankee Trivia

    Can you name the Yankees scout that signed two future stars from Oklahoma, Mickey Mantle and Bobby Murcer??


  • Bigrcube
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    Originally posted by Utter Chaos View Post
    To qualify for the ERA title you have to average 1 inning per game for the season. Since the Yankees played 107 games in 1981 Righetti would have been 1 2/3 innings short.

    If you go to the 1981 page on baseball-reference you'll see that Sammy Stewert led the league with a 2.32 ERA.
    Well, there are conflicting lists there.

    You are right that they list Sammy Stewart as # 1, but only on the
    1981 American League Expanded Leaderboards, that I got to via looking at
    the player's stats at the bottom for leaders.

    BUT.....on the Leaders list you get to from the main page and then click on
    pitching stats under ERA "year-by-year", they list Rags in the AL with 2.05.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/le..._leagues.shtml

    Sorry, I stand.....er, ah........sit, corrected.....

    Like Jack Bauer on 24 would say....."Bad Intel"

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  • Utter Chaos
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    Originally posted by Bigrcube View Post
    Well, on the: http://www.baseball-reference.com/le..._leagues.shtml
    Baseball Reference website for yearly league leaders, it lists Dave Righetti as
    the AL leader for 1981. Nolan Ryan in the NL.

    And since Rags was a starting pitcher and it was the shortened strike season,
    did he NOT win the ERA title? What other Yankee could it possibly be?
    Unless you are referring to one of the relievers, like the closer, Goose Gossage?
    How many innings are required to qualify?
    To qualify for the ERA title you have to average 1 inning per game for the season. Since the Yankees played 107 games in 1981 Righetti would have been 1 2/3 innings short.

    If you go to the 1981 page on baseball-reference you'll see that Sammy Stewert led the league with a 2.32 ERA.

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  • Bigrcube
    replied
    Originally posted by Edgartohof View Post
    Dave Rhigetti

    2.05 ERA in 105 (& 1/3) IP
    Originally Posted by mikeymussina35
    :::: Which Yankee fell 1 2/3 innings short of qualifying for the 1981 AL ERA title?
    Well, on the: http://www.baseball-reference.com/le..._leagues.shtml
    Baseball Reference website for yearly league leaders, it lists Dave Righetti as
    the AL leader for 1981. Nolan Ryan in the NL.

    And since Rags was a starting pitcher and it was the shortened strike season,
    did he NOT win the ERA title? What other Yankee could it possibly be?
    Unless you are referring to one of the relievers, like the closer, Goose Gossage?
    How many innings are required to qualify?

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  • mikeymussina35
    replied
    Which respected Yankee veteran claimed Dave Winfield misquoted him following the controversy over Winfield's 1988 autobiography?
    Last edited by mikeymussina35; 04-05-2007, 12:23 PM.

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  • RuthMayBond
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    Ding ding ding! Bigrcube has the answer!

    Plus, RMB didn't capitalize, and the player's name was not "We should be ettin thse up, not just getting them in the nick of time."

    And, actually, I'm an Orioles and Red Sox fan. Just came across this question on Etten's BR page when looking for a player I remember named Nick. Did you know that Etten is also the only player with the first name Nick to be an All-Star? Though Markakis will hopefully become the second.
    I don't suppose you've ever heard of a "play on words"?

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  • Erik Bedard
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    Ding ding ding! Bigrcube has the answer!

    Plus, RMB didn't capitalize, and the player's name was not "We should be ettin thse up, not just getting them in the nick of time."

    And, actually, I'm an Orioles and Red Sox fan. Just came across this question on Etten's BR page when looking for a player I remember named Nick. Did you know that Etten is also the only player with the first name Nick to be an All-Star? Though Markakis will hopefully become the second.

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  • Bigrcube
    replied
    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    You spelled something wrong.
    RMB's post in 114: We should be ettin these up, not just getting them in the nick of time.

    Answer is Nick Etten, 1944 with 22 HRs.

    Pick.....pick.....pick.....over what.....one little "i" instead of an "e" ???!!!!

    And what team do you root for and/or follow?! That may expalin things, ay?!

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  • Old Sweater
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    Originally posted by woodworthjohn View Post
    I can't remember that far back that good,the best I remember was it Randy Velarde and Pete Filson.

    Filson? I wish I had your memory.

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  • Edgartohof
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    Originally posted by mikeymussina35 View Post
    :::: Which Yankee fell 1 2/3 innings short of qualifying for the 1981 AL ERA title?
    Dave Rhigetti

    2.05 ERA in 105 (& 1/3) IP

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  • Erik Bedard
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    Nope. His best finish was fourth.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    Nobody's answered this one yet.

    And I'd appreciate it if the name-calling stopped.
    The last 1B to lead the AL in homeruns: I think it was Don Mattingly.

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  • mikeymussina35
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    Originally posted by woodworthjohn View Post
    I can't remember that far back that good,the best I remember was it Randy Velarde and Pete Filson.
    Yeahh You got it Heres another!!!

    :::: Which Yankee fell 1 2/3 innings short of qualifying for the 1981 AL ERA title?

    I need some

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  • mikeymussina35
    replied
    Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
    You, as usual
    HaHaHaHaHa But we all now it is you!!!!!!!!!

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  • woodworthjohn
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    Originally posted by mikeymussina35 View Post
    What long time Yankees infielder was acquired from the White Sox in 1987 along with which other player?

    I can't remember that far back that good,the best I remember was it Randy Velarde and Pete Filson.

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