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Postby spurgistan on Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:42 pm

Ultimate Frisbee (kidding) more baseball?

But yeah, Hack Wilson, one of the greatest hitters history seems to gloss over. Easily had one of the greatest offensive seasons ever in 1930, hitting over .300 with 56 homers and 191 RBI. Couldn't beat his alcoholism, who knows what he would have done if not for the drink.

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Once, his manager, Joe McCarthy, in an attempt to warn Wilson about the hazard of excessive drinking, dropped a worm in a bottle of whiskey Wilson was drinking out of, killing the worm in the process. He then asked Wilson, "Now what does that prove, Lewis?" Wilson thought about it for a while and replied, "It proves that if you drink whiskey, you won't get worms!"
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Postby Curmudgeonx on Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:08 pm

Baseball it is:

What team holds the National League record for most wins in a season?

or if you prefer:

What is the world record for the longest outdoor ultimate frisbee throw? Answer in metric.
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Postby Nephilim on Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:14 pm

chicago cubs (ironically) hold the mark for NL wins, not sure how many, 119?

don't know the fris question!
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Postby Curmudgeonx on Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:13 pm

Cubs is correct, and the ultimate frisbee answer is 250 meters.

Your turn Neph
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Postby FiveThreeEight on Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:31 am

Nephilim wrote:chicago cubs (ironically) hold the mark for NL wins, not sure how many, 119?

don't know the fris question!


Not 119, but 116, a mark they share with the 2001 Seattle Mariners.
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Postby Nephilim on Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:05 am

ok then, i'm tired and can't be fussed to find a good question:

what's the record for most runs in a season by a team? NL or AL will get you a prize
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Postby Nephilim on Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:53 pm

we need some new blood in this thread
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Postby FiveThreeEight on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:00 pm

Nephilim wrote:we need some new blood in this thread


You can say that again.
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Postby spurgistan on Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:37 am

I think the team is the 2007 Boston Red Sox. As far as runs go... 1312. That number could hardly be more random.

In a side note, I'm going to miss this thread.
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Postby FiveThreeEight on Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:09 am

Should we just let it die while it still has some dignity? I mean, we can't carry this out too long. It's been a good thread.
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Postby Cheesemore on Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:55 pm

yea, it was a good run, 270+ pages, well it was fun, I don't think I'll be back on this thread
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Postby Nephilim on Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:15 pm

whoa whoa, why all this talk of abandoning it? jokes, i hope?

we just need a few more folks popping in here....spurgy, are you leaving the site or something?

i'm gonna give the answer cause i don't have great web access rite now and don't want to hold up the game....open question after this, keep it going!

NL and ML record: Boston 1894(not sure of their name then, Red Stockings, Red Caps, Beaneaters......they're now the Atlanta Braves)

AL: damn Yankees, 1931
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Postby Nephilim on Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:40 am

alrite then, RIP sports trivia thread, you will be missed
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Postby Incandenza on Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:02 am

I feel like I should mutter something in latin.

Thanks to everyone that kept this thread highly interesting. Hopefully in the future we can resurrect it.
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Postby Gold Knight on Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:21 pm

Sorry for not contributing in a while here guys, work and school made it almost impossible to take turns everyday, much less check the forums.

Give me a holler when we get this thing up and running again, ill do my best to be more active.
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Re: A more democratic sports trivia thread [rules page one]

Postby V.I. on Fri May 30, 2008 3:10 pm

Q: Name (and team name) of major league pitcher who threw a no-hitter while tripping face on LSD.
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Re: A more democratic sports trivia thread [rules page one]

Postby spurgistan on Fri May 30, 2008 6:01 pm

Had to look it up (actually had the wrong team) but the guy had a pretty interesting career. Let's see if this thread starts back up.
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Postby Sentinel XIV on Sat May 31, 2008 3:58 am

You know, I started a new one that has been infused with new blood. Check it out.
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Re: A more democratic sports trivia thread [rules page one]

Postby spurgistan on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:34 am

[blows dust off thread]

In his career, how many home runs did Frank "Home Run" Baker (the alltime leader before that Ruth fella) hit?
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Postby nietzsche on Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:00 am

spurgistan wrote:[blows dust off thread]

In his career, how many home runs did Frank "Home Run" Baker (the alltime leader before that Ruth fella) hit?



14?
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Postby jrh_cardinal on Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:03 am

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Postby sensfan on Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:10 am

coltons right but spurgistan isn't answering.
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