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  • Pilot Trivia

    Who was the only Pilots' player to actually go on to become a ML pilot?

  • #2
    I'll take a wild guess and say Gerry McNertney

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    • #3
      Future mgr ?

      Gotta go with Chisox's choice of McNertney..as skipper...

      Sure wasn't a club full of future skippers...couple of coaches..at the
      the best..a team full of misfits...starting with Bouton, Oyler,
      and Gary 'ding dong' Bell..A team that was hampered by a bad
      choice for ownership..i.e. no money, a cut throat GM (Milkes)
      a skipper (schlutz) who was better being a 3rd base coach,
      and a truly terrible stadium..SICKS..which was just as horrible
      as a former AAA park..a one year experiment for MLB , in the
      great northwest..Seattle, of course, deserved better...and did
      with the birth of the Mariners in 1977

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      • #4
        Sweet Lou?

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        • #5
          ...or Mike Ferrarro.

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          • #6
            I think you've got it Ken

            Originally posted by Ken Hastings
            ...or Mike Ferrarro.
            Mike Ferraro managed the Cleveland Indians in 1983 and Kansas City Royals in 1986, after playing in only 5 games for the Seattle Pilots.

            Lou Pinella was drafted by Seattle (from Cleveland) in October 1968 but traded to the Kansas City Royals on April 1, 1969.
            Last edited by Aa3rt; 07-15-2005, 12:59 PM.
            "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

            "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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            • #7
              Sorry, I guess that I forgot to ever come back and update this. Aart, nailed it on the head. Ferraro was the only Pilots' player who has thus far gone on to become a Major League manager.

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              • #8
                trivia

                Who was the player to appear in both inaugural games for both the Pilots and then some years later with the Mariners ? :radio

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                • #9
                  Are we talking about Diego Segui here?

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                  • #10
                    Pilot-Mariner

                    I agree. I think he even started their first game.



                    Originally posted by Mr. Met
                    Are we talking about Diego Segui here?

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                    • #11
                      Here's an interesting trivia question which may or may not be easy: What former Pilots pitcher went to Mexico after his mlb career ended and pitched up until he was 54 (this despite having a heart attack at the age of 46) in the Mexican Leagues?

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                      • #12
                        Well, it may not be "easy" for others, but you are asking about one of my all time favorites, George Brunet.

                        Brunet also pitched one season (1970) for the Senators, going 8-6 with a 4.42 ERA.

                        I know he died at any early age-I remember watching a Charles Kurault (SP?) "On The Road" segment on CBS News. At an age when most baseball players had either retired or were in the coaching end of the business, Brunet was still pitching in the Mexican League, riding the buses between cities and studying to be a doctor. I've always wondered if he attained that goal before his death.

                        BTW-I believe he holds the all-time minor league strikeout record with over 3,000!

                        George Brunet's career record, courtesy Baseball-Almanac:

                        http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play...hp?p=brunege01
                        Last edited by Aa3rt; 05-16-2006, 11:57 AM.
                        "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

                        "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

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                        • #13
                          George Brunet

                          You beat me to it Aa3rt. Brunet had a solid career while playing for mostly second division teams. Going 8-6 with the 1970 Nats was pretty good even though his E.R.A. was high for that era. Good question!

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                          • #14
                            At www.hardballtimes.com there is a hilarious piece on George Brunet called: "The THT Interview with George Brunet's Left Arm." Really informative and clever mock interview with the pitching arm of the man who never wore undershorts. You don't have to just be a George Brunet fan to enjoy this article.

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                            • #15
                              Brunet

                              That made me laugh! I forgot about that and I just finished reading "Ball Four Plus Ball Five"...again. That IS my favorite baseball book. I enjoyed the interview Goose!




                              Originally posted by Goosenoggle Slipgear
                              At www.hardballtimes.com there is a hilarious piece on George Brunet called: "The THT Interview with George Brunet's Left Arm." Really informative and clever mock interview with the pitching arm of the man who never wore undershorts. You don't have to just be a George Brunet fan to enjoy this article.

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