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Name the only Major Leaguer to hit a home run as a position player, pitcher, pinch-hitter and designated hitter...

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Here's an off the wall question. Do you prefer b-ball cards that show live action shots or poses. For some reason I like the poses. Seems more traditional or something. Maybe not, I don't know.

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Originally posted by Five0pd310

Here's an off the wall question. Do you prefer b-ball cards that show live action shots or poses. For some reason I like the poses. Seems more traditional or something. Maybe not, I don't know.

I was thinking about this the other day! :)

 

I prefer poses...like the ones prevalent on 1970s Baseball Cards. Batters with the extended bat, pitchers either in the "hand-in-glove-over-the head" wind-up pose or the follow-through pose.

 

I absolutely despise Cards with the player's head only!

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24-hour rule is in effect for shoelessjoelives

 

 

Prior to Kieschnick, who was MLB's last "two-way" player???

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I think I remember seeing Billy Ripken "error" card where he's posing with a bat. On the bat there was a vulgarity written on it. Am I remembering this right or is it just a rumor and I only remember hearing it?

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Never mind, I just looked it up and found it. I thought I had seen it before. It's true. 1989 Fleer. The card I have it is scribbled out with black marker. I read on this site I'm at that they used several different methods to block it out.

 

I would post the original card, but I would get banned. LOL.

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I know there have been a few players who have been position players one year, then pitched in the next, and visa versa. To the best of my kowledge though, the last to do them both at the same time was Babe Ruth.

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Originally posted by Five0pd310

To the best of my knowledge though, the last to do them both at the same time was Babe Ruth.

Nope! :D

 

Back to the "____ face" Billy Ripken card...I think there are three variations of the card: "whiteout", "blackout" & the regular card. The "whiteout" version is the scarcest of the three! :ermm:

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I understand that there were two different versions of the blackout version. One scribbled out with black and one was a black block covering the area.

 

And you're right. I remember hearing that about the Billy Ripken "whiteout" card being the rarist.

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ANSWER:

 

Before Brooks Kieschnick, MLB's last "two-way" player was Willie Smith, who played from 1963-1971 with the Tigers, Angels, Indians, Cubs & Reds.

 

Smith ended his career with 339 games as an outfielder, one as a first baseman & appeared in 29 games as a pitcher.

 

Smith's lifetime pitching stats:

2-4 record, 3.10 ERA, 39 K, 24 BB in 61 innings & two saves.

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Originally posted by cheaptrick77

24-hour rule is in effect for shoelessjoelives

 

 

Prior to Kieschnick, who was MLB's last "two-way" player???

 

 

O.K., the 24-hour rule has ended and my answer is

ole Willie Smith......wdkt !!

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Name the last MLB pitcher to steal at least five bases in one season ...........
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William H Taft threw out the first pitch, April 14, 1910 to none other than one of the Greatest pitchers of all time..............Walter Johnson.

 

 

What Ranger pitcher was once pulled out of a game in the fifth inning, with no hits and 10 stikeouts? And Why?

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Originally posted by mellon

What Ranger pitcher was once pulled out of a game in the fifth inning, with no hits and 10 stikeouts? And Why?

I remember this game !!!

 

Bobby Witt

Rangers @ Brewers

April 17, 1986

 

Despite not allowing a hit, Witt threw four wild pitches, walked eight batters and allowed two runs to score.

 

 

 

Name the only MLB pitcher who, in a 3-year span, followed a 20-win season with two consecutive 20-loss seasons ..........

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Originally posted by shoelessjoelives

Wilbur Wood from 1973 to 1975 lost 20 in 1973 and won 20 in '74 following up in '75 with a 16-20 mark.............

'you didn't read the question, Joe !!! :whome:

 

Name the only MLB pitcher who, in a 3-year span, followed a 20-win season with two consecutive 20-loss seasons
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Satchel Paige would fly to games in a single engine plane during the '40's ..........

 

What UCLA athlete was the first to win letters in 4 sports....of the four, track, basketball, baseball and football......he liked baseball the least ?

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Originally posted by shoelessjoelives

Satchel Paige would fly to games in a single engine plane during the '40's

That I did not know !! :shocked:

Originally posted by mellon

Who was the first rookie pitcher to win an all star game?

Spec Shea, New York Yankees -- 1947 Mid-Summer Classic

 

 

Name the two MLB pitchers who have each hit 2 career home runs in World Series competition ...

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Originally posted by mellon

Who is the first and only World Series participant to be ejected twice in World Series competition?

Bobby Cox:

 

1992 World Series Game 3 (9th inning)

1996 World Series Game 6 (5th inning)

 

both instances for arguing balls and strikes

 

 

Name the last player to be ejected from a World Series game for "bench jockeying" ..........

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