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#1 DJ MC

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:37 PM

This is inspired by Seth's question in the Dodgers thread, but we really do need a good baseball trivia thread.

 

I'll start with two, both in a similar vein.

 

1. There is only one expansion franchise (so, post-1961) that has won more games than they have lost. Who are they?

 

2. Which original NL and original AL franchises have the worst overall franchise records?


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:41 PM

2 has to be the Phillies.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:21 PM

Ill guess 1 is the Diamondbacks. Decent amount of postseason appearances there.

Ill say for 2 the Phillies in the NL, Senators in the AL. A team so good they got moved...twice.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:37 PM

2 has to be the Phillies.

 

 

Ill guess 1 is the Diamondbacks. Decent amount of postseason appearances there.

Ill say for 2 the Phillies in the NL, Senators in the AL. A team so good they got moved...twice.

 

Phillies are right for #2. Diamondbacks and Senators (now Twins) are not.

 

D-backs are right behind the leader on the expansion list, though.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:43 PM

Rockies for 1, Indians for 2.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:27 PM

Angels for 1, orioles for 2. Browns were terrible for a long time

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

Angels for 1, orioles for 2. Browns were terrible for a long time

 

Yup.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:16 PM

Angels for 1, orioles for 2. Browns were terrible for a long time

 
Yup.


I didnt count the Orioles and the St.Louis Browns together as one franchise. Seperate records and all. Like Ravens/Browns. But ok.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

Ill guess 1 is the Diamondbacks. Decent amount of postseason appearances there.

Ill say for 2 the Phillies in the NL, Senators in the AL. A team so good they got moved...twice.

You realize that the two Senators teams were different franchises? If they were listing the Orioles all-time records instead of the since 1954 like MASN likes to do players like George Sisler, Eddie Gaedel, and Pete Gray count. Yes, I realize just about everyone ignores it in Baltimore.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:40 PM

You realize that the two Senators teams were different franchises? If they were listing the Orioles all-time records instead of the since 1954 like MASN likes to do players like George Sisler, Eddie Gaedel, and Pete Gray count. Yes, I realize just about everyone ignores it in Baltimore.


I did know that about thr Senators. Never thought the Os and Browns were grouped together. I guess like you said whenever you hear so and so is the franchise leader in stat x, its always an Oriole.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

I did know that about thr Senators. Never thought the Os and Browns were grouped together. I guess like you said whenever you hear so and so is the franchise leader in stat x, its always an Oriole.

I mean the O's might consider them separate but if you go to Baseball Reference and look at franchise leaders you'll see them as the same franchise. The Ravens/Browns are kept separate by legal action.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 06:49 PM

Here's one. Which batter is the active leader in AB/K ratio at 10.15? Hes tied for 646th, two spots ahead of Lou Gehrig.

Hint: Hes played for four teams in nine seasons, and three of them are from West divisions.

Hint: Not a power hitter by any means. Just 50 career HRs.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:08 PM

I mean the O's might consider them separate but if you go to Baseball Reference and look at franchise leaders you'll see them as the same franchise. The Ravens/Browns are kept separate by legal action.

 

Right. As an example, the Orioles (in Baltimore) leader in career batting average is only tied for seventh on the all-time franchise list.

 

Also, who is that player, and who is the overall franchise leader?


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:09 PM

Here's one. Which batter is the active leader in AB/K ratio at 10.15? Hes tied for 646th, two spots ahead of Lou Gehrig.

Hint: Hes played for four teams in nine seasons, and three of them are from West divisions.

Hint: Not a power hitter by any means. Just 50 career HRs.

 

Chone Figgins?


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

 
Right. As an example, the Orioles (in Baltimore) leader in career batting average is only tied for seventh on the all-time franchise list.
 
Also, who is that player, and who is the overall franchise leader?



Overall is probably Sisler. Cal has the most hits but mayben it doesnt mean his average was the best. Could be Frank since his career was shorter here amd played in his prime here. Ill say Frank Robinson.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

 
Chone Figgins?



No, but your on the right track.

Another hint: the team that wasnt in the west that he played for was the Royals.

Until this year, it was Jeff Keppinger , but he hasnt played in 2014.
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:22 PM

Overall is probably Sisler. Cal has the most hits but mayben it doesnt mean his average was the best. Could be Frank since his career was shorter here amd played in his prime here. Ill say Frank Robinson.

 

Double no :)


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

No, but your on the right track.

Another hint: the team that wasnt in the west that he played for was the Royals.

Until this year, it was Jeff Keppinger , but he hasnt played in 2014.

 

Alberto Callespo?


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:23 PM

No, but your on the right track.


Another hint: the team that wasnt in the west that he played for was the Royals.


Until this year, it was Jeff Keppinger , but he hasnt played in 2014.

 
Alberto Callespo?


Bingo!
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 07:26 PM

Overall is probably Sisler. Cal has the most hits but mayben it doesnt mean his average was the best. Could be Frank since his career was shorter here amd played in his prime here. Ill say Frank Robinson.


Double no :)


Just looked it up. Never heard of that guy. Sisler was 2nd. I was on the right track with the short career in Baltimore part.
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