Friday, November 28, 2008

Where did the time go?

My sincere apologies for this past week's shortage of posts. With getting a dental crown on Tuesday and having relatives in for Thanksgiving, it seemed that time just got away from me. In addition, I am having writer's block so I think that I will settle for a Classic trivia day.

Today's questions are provided by Ruben Sierra on card number 180 in the 1988 Classic set. Please feel free to take a shot at the answers in the comments. Ok, here we go:

1. (T-F) Mike Whitt led the Angels in losses in 1987?
2. What Hall of Famer was referred to as "Big D"?
3. Who holds the M.L. record for most relief losses in a season?
4. Who holds the second longest hitting streak in the A.L.?
5. The Cincinnati Reds are in the N.L.?

Well, looks like number five is a giveaway but a couple of the others might be a little more challenging. Looking forward to seeing everyone's guesses.


Ben said...

I think I got number 4.

George Sisler? 1922 St. Louis Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles). 41 games. Cobb hit in 40 straight for the Tigers in 1911, and Paul Molitor hit in 39 for the then AL Brewers in 1989.

What do I win?

Spiff said...

Ben - I believe you're correct. I'll need to check the card to be sure. Due to lack of participation I am not offering prizes yet. I had hoped that folks would start participating and then I could. Perhaps in the future. Thanks for stopping by though and I hope to hear from you again.

Ben said...

I was joking about a prize =P.

My first thought was Willie Keeler because I knew he played for the original Baltimore Orioles, but they were an American Association and then National League team.

Ben said...

I'll cheat and try to answer the rest of the questios, just for fun :).

1. True. Witt was 16 - 14 in 1987. Don Sutton was next with 11 losses.

2. The only one I can think of is Drysdale. Cheating on the net isn't getting my anywhere with this one.

3. Would it be Gene Garber, 16 losses?

5. This could be a trick questions. The original Reds (1882) played in the American Association. The modern Reds (1890) are of course a National League team.

Spiff said...

Number 5 is The National League. That gives you 100%. Thanks for answering.