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  • Who am I? game

    Time for a little game:

    Rules:

    1) I pick an unnamed player and give a small piece of trivia.

    2) You ask a question to which I can give only a yes or no response, and this will help you narrow down the field. If my response could be a little misleading, I'll mark it with an asterisk. For example, if I was asked "Are you a pitcher" and the person was Jose Canseco and threw to a few lifetime batters, I'd say Yes*.

    3) I'm not going to pick or answer weird or completely immaterial things which I might not know, such as "Did this person hit 0.685 as an 11-year old?" or "Was his Confirmation name David"?

    4) One question per person per post.

    5) When you think you know that person, say "Are you XXXX YYYY?" The winner each round is the person who guesses correctly!


    The glorious winners!

    Cy Williams by Tyrus4189Cobb (Voting for Garvey, Tenace, and Herr the first chance I get. )
    Sixto Lezcano by PVNICK
    (1987-1994 both aged 23-30
    Fred McGriff 4709 PA 702 R 262 H 710 RBI 285/389/542 153 OPS+ 36.6 WAR 21.6 WAA
    Mark McGwire 3948 PA 536 R 235 HR 648 RBI 252/365/509 144 OPS+ 28.0 WAR 14.7 WAA
    Who says crime doesn't pay? )
    Ed Kirkpatrick by Tyrus4189 Cobb ("After Jackie Robinson, the most important black [player] in baseball history is Reggie Jackson." — Reggie Jackson)
    Nap Rucker by Ian2813 ("How could you play ball in a cell? Well, we'll bunt a lot." Monkeys photo in jail)
    Ted Kluszewski by Ian2813 (Around here we play Inquisition Ball! We draw walks and we hit for power! Leave your glove at home and don't even think of trying to steal!)
    Melido Perez by Herr28 (Psst. Hey buddy. You wanna buy some slightly used MLB team computer passwords? I got 'em cheap.)
    Monte Irvin by SteveJRogers (EAST SIDE WEST SIDE EVERYBODY'S COMING DOWN TO SEE THE M-E-T-S METS OF NEW YORK TOWN OF NEW YORK TOWN!)
    Garry Templeton by Machinehead 11 ("If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave." - Ralph Kiner)
    Greg Gross by BuzzAldrin ("Joe McCarthy to Charlie Devens during a Yankee rally when everyone was yelling and whooping, but Devens just sat on the bench in quiet dignity, "Whatsa matter with you, Devens? Show a little life! Where the hell do you think you are- in a canoe?")
    Chuck Connors by Herr28 ("If Satch and I were pitching on the same team, we would clinch the pennant by July fourth and go fishing until World Series time." -- Dizzy Dean)
    Cannonball Titcomb by flash143817
    Joe Orsulak by Herr28 ("They say Cub fans are supposed to be behind you, and they're ripping everything we do. I hope we get hotter than * just to stuff those people. If they're the real Chicago Cubs fans, they can kiss my * * right downtown. Those * don't even work. Eighty-five percent of the country is working, and the other fifteen percent is out here. " -- Lee Elia, Cubs manager, 1983
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0CDtEz_Bo PG-13)
    Pete LaCock by Ian2813 (David Freese is the worst thing that ever happened to baseball.)
    Carlos Guillen by Ian2813 (The St. Louis Cardinals: Making baseball not fun since 2006.)
    Marv Owens by Herr 28 ("There will never be another pitcher like Carl Hubbell. He's a right to all the credit he can get. I don't wanna take nothin' away from the ol'-timers, but it gives me a big laugh when their records are talked about in the same breath with his. I'd like to see them fellas work with this here rabbit they call a ball." -- Dizzy Dean)
    Juan Agosto by Ian2813 (The 1985 Kansas City Royals: Undisputed World Champions!)
    General Crowder by Tyrus4189Cobb ("I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher." - Rogers Hornsby)
    Joe DiMaggio by Ian2813 (Winning the pennant doesn't really count when your LCS opponent is the Cubs.)
    Lee Maye by Tyrus4189 (100 little wins and 3 big losses...thanks for nothing, St. Louis!)
    Chico Carrasquel by PVNICK (Is it Toh-lay-dough or Toe-Lee-Doh I never can figure it out. (with picture of Jamie Farr in Mudhens jersey with Toledo7 auto )
    Herbert the Milkman Perry by Tyrus4189Cobb ("Ben Affleck is a better bat-man than you!" - insult directed to Pablo Sandoval. )
    Preston Wilson by Ian2813 (Thank you, 2015 Kansas City Royals, for saving baseball.)
    Oyster Burns by Buzzaldrin ("It was this way, Charlie. I got such a beautiful jump on the pitcher I couldn't resist the temptation to steal." -Lou Novikoff to incredulous manager Charlie Grimm on why he broke for third and slid into it when he had been on second with the bases loaded. )
    Tom Tresh by Tyrus4189Cobb ("I ain't afraid to tell the world that it don't take school stuff to help a fella play ball." - Shoeless Joe Jackson)
    Egyptian Healy by PVNICK (We established 1800s and presumably that he was not an A list pitcher. The bracelets led to the guess. By the way that screen shot of Susanna Hoffs was soooo hot back in the day when MTV played videos. Or at least I and one like mined friend thought so.)
    Rafael Belliard by Ian2813 (Sandberg...Sutcliffe...Sanderson. The glue that wins Cub division titles.)
    Ken Brett by Layson27 ( "I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way." Joe DiMaggio)
    Jim Gentile by Ian2813 (Chicago White Sox all-time 2nd Team: P Ted Lyons C Sherm Lollar 1B Paul Konerko 2B Nellie Fox 3B Willie Kamm SS George Davis LF Joe Jackson CF Fielder Jones RF Harold Baines)
    Eric Davis by Ian2813 (Chicago White Sox all-time 3rd Team: P Eddie Cicotte, C Ray Schalk, 1B Zeke Bonura, 2B Ray Durham, 3B Bill Melton, SS Luis Aparicio, LF Bibb Falk, CF Johnny Mostil, RF Floyd Robinson)
    Adam Wainwright by Cowtipper (I love Barry Bonds. He was a great player and should be in the Hall of Fame. He is an inspiration to young players everywhere.)
    Chris "Spuds Mackenzie" Sabo by machinehead11 ("The Rangers are pretty good." )
    Charlie Neal by machinehead11 ("Adrian Beltre for President!")
    Bones Ely by Buzzaldrin ("If José Altuve can hit .420 on the road he can do it at home. Baseball's next (one day) .400 hitter.")
    Luis Salazar by Ian2813 ("Pete "Pecky" Suder: 13 seasons. 1421 games. Every one in an Athletics uniform. -1.6 WAR.")
    Howard Johnson by SavoyBG (Oscar Gamble, the greatest platoon player of his era! Photo )
    Ron Villone by SavoyBG (Oscar Gamble, the greatest platoon player of his era! )
    Frank Welch by Savoy BG (Country Joe West, the best umpire of his era!!! Photo)
    Dan Plesac by SavoyBG (DEREK JETER, THE MOST OVERRATED PLAYER IN BASEBALL HISTORY! photo)
    Luke Easter by SavoyBG (Let's all salute the 2016 world champion Chicago Cubs!!! Video link)
    Eddie Plank by Ian2813 (Chicago White Sox all-time 4th Team: P Red Faber C Ron Karkovice 1B Earl Sheely 2B Jorge Orta 3B Pete Ward SS Chico Carrasquel LF Tim Raines CF Happy Felsch RF Danny Green)
    Kaiser Wilhelm by sturg1dj (Joe DiMaggio > Cap Anson)
    Scott Radinsky by sturg1dj (Rain Check for future use)
    Sammy Sosa by sturg1dj (Steve Garvey is not a Hall of Famer)
    Stan Bahnsen by Ian2813 ("Let me tell you the story of the 1999 Cubs. On June 9, they were 32-24, leading the Wild Card race, and looked bound for another playoff appearance. Then the White Sox came to Wrigley for the Crosstown Series and swept them. They finished 67-95.")
    Mickey Morandini by Francouerstein ("If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur")
    Steve Stone by DWJ21792 (Back in the early 2000s the Yankees always seemed to be looking for a new ace to their pitching staff. But all Andy Pettitte did was win.)
    Oscar Stanage by Ian2813 (Now that Leury and Melky are no longer sharing the same outfield, White Sox games won't make me think of "Perfect Strangers.")
    Ken Brett by DWJ21792 ("Little boys growing up dream of doing two things-joining the circus and playing Major League Baseball. I got to play for the Yankees and do both"-Graig Nettles)
    Jerry Hairston by DWJ21792 (Billy Martin won division titles with 4 different franchises and has a higher w% than 19 managers that are in the HOF. But he ought to be there simply because he had to put up with the shenanigans of George Steinbrenner and Charlie Finley.)
    Dick Hoblitzel by DWJ217792
    Tomas Perez by DWJ21792 ("The Reggie Bar. The only candy bar that tells you how good it is when you open it up.")
    John Cassidy by Toledo Inquisition (2016 - the year baseball died a lot for me. All I have left is memories and bitterness.)
    Wayne Krenchicki by DWJ21792 ("He can't hit. He can't field. He can't run. All the little SOB can do is win"-Leo Durocher on Eddie Stanky)
    Sibby Sisti by Ian2813 (Red Sox: 2004, White Sox: 2005, Giants: 2010 Cubs: 2016, We're waiting on you, Indians)
    Doug Henry by Ian2813 (I'm getting a 2011 Royals vibe from the White Sox.)
    Dan Schatzeder by Ian2813 (If Derek Jeter can win a Gold Glove, so can Jose Abreu!)
    Slim Harriss by DWJ21792 (First the Cubs,now the Astros. Who's next? The Padres?)
    Sadie McMahon by Ian2813 (Q. Which Hall of Famer outlived all but two of his teammates? A. Bobby Doerr. R.I.P.)
    Don Heffner byDWJ21792 (no signature)
    Ernie Banks by Ian2813 (Sept. 14, 1976, Atlanta. A youngster, in his 2nd MLB game, enters the game in the 8th inning playing catcher. His name? Dale Murphy. He glances down the 3rd base line and sees a young umpire in his first MLB game. That ump's name? Joe West.)
    Alvin Davis byDWJ21792 (Stanton and Judge make the Yankee lineup scary.)
    Sammy Sosa by Ian2813 (It should've been Trammell and Whitaker going in together, not Trammell and Morris. Oh, Tom Kelly...why didn't you send in a reliever to pitch the 10th?)
    Jack Kralick by Francouerstein (Ain’t nothing finer in the land than a drunk obnoxious Georgia fan!)
    Alex Gonzalez by Francouerstein (Ronald Acuna will be better than Bryce Harper. Mark my words.)
    Glass Arm Eddie Brown by DWJ21792 (Ring Hell's Bells in Cooperstown. It'sTrevor Time!)
    Turk Wendell by SteveJRodgers (You know, the law of averages says that anything that can happen can, that what it says. But it also says the last time the Cubs won the National League Pennant, the last VCR was made in Japan!)
    Al Oliver by DWJ21792 (Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world-Babe Ruth)
    Red Kress by DWJ21792 (Baseball is dull only to dull minds-Red Barber)
    Pokey Reese by DWJ21792 (Pete Rose and Joe Jackson belong in the Hall of Fame)
    Johnny Cooney by DWJ21792 (I always wondered how a man who knew he was going to die could say he was the luckiest man on Earth. Now I know how Lou Gehrig felt-Mickey Mantle on Mickey Mantle Day, 1969)
    Brooks Lawrence by DWJ21792 (You may glory in a team triumphant. But you fall in love with a team in defeat-Roger Kahn)
    Dan Schatzeder by PVNICK (I don't know what I <3 more Yoan Moncada's batting approach or Jose Abreu's defense.)
    Ruppert Jones by Chinese Home Run ("Baseball breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart." - A. Bartlett Giamatti)
    Chicken Wolf by DWJ21792 (The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James)


    Scorecard:

    Toledo Inquisition stumps the field - 1

    Ian2813 - 20
    DWJ21792 - 16
    Tyrus4189Cobb - 6
    SavoyBG - 5
    Herr28 - 4
    PVNICK - 4
    Buzzaldrin - 3
    Francouerstein - 3
    Machinehead11 -3
    Sturg1dj - 3
    SteveJRodgers - 2
    Chinese Home Run - 1
    Cowtipper - 1
    Flash143817 - 1
    Layson27 - 1


    Okay, this MLBer was 6'2" tall. Guess!
    Last edited by Toledo Inquisition; 11-26-2018, 09:45 AM.
    The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James

    Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

    Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

    Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

  • #2
    Did this player ever play for a World Series champion?
    Baseball Junk Drawer

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
      Did this player ever play for a World Series champion?
      Thanks for playing Ian! (You may recognize the bit. )


      No, he did not.
      The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James

      Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

      Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

      Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

      Comment


      • #4
        Did he begin his career after WWII?
        "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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        • #5
          No, he did not.


          As an incentive, whoever wins this gets to change my signature line for three days. It can be anything you want as long as it is baseball related. You could even say "Sammy Sosa's Number One fan!" (although I hope you guys wouldn't be that cruel)

          If this proves popular, I'll make it a running contest. I've got a great guy for the next round.
          Last edited by Toledo Inquisition; 05-12-2015, 07:18 PM.
          The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James

          Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

          Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

          Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

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          • #6
            Is this player a pitcher?
            Baseball Junk Drawer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
              As an incentive, whoever wins this gets to change my signature line for three days. It can be anything you want as long as it is baseball related. You could even say "Sammy Sosa's Number One fan!" (although I hope you guys wouldn't be that cruel)
              Now I really want to win this!
              Baseball Junk Drawer

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                Is this player a pitcher?
                No, he is not.
                The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James

                Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

                Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

                Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by ian2813 View Post
                  Now I really want to win this!
                  Oh boy! What did I do?
                  The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James

                  Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

                  Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

                  Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Toledo Inquisition View Post
                    Oh boy! What did I do?
                    Nothing, I just have an absurd sense of humor, and the possibilities are endless.
                    Baseball Junk Drawer

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                    • #11
                      All right. Let's ask another one. Did this player play in the 19th century?
                      Baseball Junk Drawer

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                      • #12
                        No, he did not.
                        The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James

                        Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

                        Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

                        Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Is this player in the Hall of Fame?
                          Baseball Junk Drawer

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                          • #14
                            No, he is not.*


                            (* ie - he is not in the main room, but may be mentioned elsewhere, but not what we would consider a HOFer)

                            Done for the day. Good job Ian and Tyrus.
                            The definition of a great player is one who helps his team win a lot of games-Bill James

                            Play the Who am I? game in trivia and you can make this signature line yours for 3 days (baseball signatures only!)

                            Go here for a link to all player links! http://www.baseball-fever.com/forum/...player-threads

                            Go here for all your 1920's/1930's OF info

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                            • #15
                              Is this player famous for some unusual record or feat?
                              Baseball Junk Drawer

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