Sunday, May 20, 2012

Deacon's Random Red Sox Trivia

No special theme to this batch of Sox trivia, although question #1 is in honor of Mike Aviles' recent hot streak at the plate.

1. With the exception of Nomar who did this 6 times, who are the only other two Red Sox shortstops since 1950 to score 100 runs or more in a season?

2. Who was the last Red Sox batter to win the team Triple Crown ( leading the Sox in HR, RBI, and BA) twice?

3. Tim Bogar is the third bench coach the Sox have had in the last three seasons.  DeMarlo Hale last year, and from 2004-2010 under Tito was Brad Mills.  Who was Millsie's immediate predecessor?

4. Who was the only Red Sox batter to hit a home run into the right field facade where the retired numbers are displayed?

Since we have made our way to the correct answers on previous trivia posts through our live chats, I realized some of the readers may have seen the post but not the answers.  I will be soon adding the correct answers as a comment to each trivia post, for all to see as they play along.  Good luck on this verion of Deacon's trivia,

15 comments:

  1. 1. John Valentin and Rico Petrocelli
    2. Manny Ramirez
    3. no idea....Wendell Kim
    4. Jose Canseco

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  2. 1. John Valentin, Rick Burelson
    2. Adrian Gonzalez
    3. Gene LaMont
    4. Never been done

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  3. 1. Rooster and Rico
    2. Nomar
    3. Lynn Jones
    4. Maurice Vaughan

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  4. Brandon has one name right, Barry has two, and Jason has one of the right answers but not for the correct question

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  5. 1. John Valentin, Rick Burleson
    2. Mo Vaughn
    3. Tony Cloninger (I know that's not right)
    4. Ted Williams

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  6. 1. Valentin, Rooster
    2. Big Mo
    3. Gene Lamont
    4. Troy O'Leary

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    1. John Valentin is one of the SS to score 100 runs or more. Val scored 108 in 1995. Mo Vaughn is the last player to win the Sox triple crown twice. He did it the strike shortened year of 1994 with a line of 26-82-.310. He repeated the feat in 1996 with 44-143-.326. Barry and Jason both had this correct, as did Brandon initially on Val. Gene Lamont was a bench coach for Jimy Williams, there were two bench coaches between the JImy and Tito administrations. Barry's latest guess for #4 is the closest in a way. The other shortstop is someone you all remember, very involved in Red Sox history.

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    2. You've got my brain twisted, not that that's hard to do. I'm not sure how I had two names right, but here it goes.

      1. John Valentin, Johnny Pesky
      2. Mo Vaughn
      3. I can remember almost the entire coaching staff of the '03 team except the bench coach
      4. Never been done

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  7. Barry you had Valentin and Mo correct before and still. The bench coach in 2003 has managed in the big leagues, two different teams I think, And he was big league catcher for a while, I believe he broke in with the Yankees. And some has done the feat in #4, the person has at least 2 things in common with your previous guess of Ted Williams.

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  8. 1. John Valentin, Joe Cronin
    2. Mo Vaughn
    3. Bob Melvin
    4. Yaz

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  9. Yaz is the only player to hit a home run into the right facade, in 1972 off Dick Tidrow. So at this point we need answers to #3 and the second shortstop to score 100 runs in a season since 1950 (or third counting Nomar)

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    1. The 2003 bench coach has managed the Texas Rangers and the Reds, in 2012 he is the bench coach for the Brewers.

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