The recent SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) convention had a trivia contest among its members, and the New York Times had an article about it. As you know, I am all about baseball and trivia (and baseball trivia, of course).
I took the test, and I will be curious about my score when the test answers are revealed at the New York Times on Monday. Here is the complete list of twelve questions, and some of them are doozies. You can also leave your guesses here. I will have a follow-up post on it on Monday as well with the answers.
1. Who are the three members of the 500 home-run club who also pitched in the Major Leagues?
2. Who is the player with the most career hits who never managed in the Major Leagues? Who is the pitcher with the most career victories who never managed in the majors?
3. Who is the only player to get at least 250 hits for the American League’s Milwaukee Brewers and the National League’s Milwaukee Brewers?
4. Who are the three men who defeated the Yankees in a postseason series as both a player and a manager?
5. Rickey Henderson, the new Hall of Famer, made postseason appearances with which five teams?
6. Name the five Hall of Fame pitchers whose Major League careers began after the advent of the Cy Young Award in 1956 but never received the post-season honor.
7. Which three Major League pitchers later served in the United States Congress?
8. Which four players won a batting title in a season in which they played for more than one team?
9. Which player hit a home run in all three games of the 1969 N.L.C.S., the only Championship Series games in which he played?
10. Who took the cut-off throw from Willie Mays after “The Catch” in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series?
11. Name the last team to win Game 7 of the World Series on the road.
12. Which three future Hall of Famers finished within seven-ten-thousandths (.0007) of each other atop the 1931 National League batting leaders?
Of course you can Google some of the answers, but that wouldn't be fun, would it?