Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rodak Remembers: Baseball Quiz #4

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[Here you go, Womack] This Hall of Famer has the distinction of being the first player whose baseball card I owned to die (so far as I was aware, anyway.) Sadly, he was only age 48. Amazingly enough, the cause of death was not cancer of the jaw.




In addition to being a pretty good hitter, this dude saved a whole lotta runs for our previous quiz subject with his glove. Who is he?

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9 comments:

Graham Womack said...

Nellie Fox, who always makes me think of Jimmie Foxx for some odd reason.

Rodak said...

Must be because "Nellie" and "Jimmie" both end in "--ie."

Tomorrow morning will see a new challenge. I'll take care to avoid the ChiSox for the next one, though.

Graham Womack said...

Double dare you to make it a player who was popular between 1989 and 1994 (my peak years of watching the game)

Rodak said...

The point of the quiz is to post items from the picture collection that I put together in MY peak years of watching the game. Also to awaken memories of great players whose names are being lost in the mists of time. In order to do a quiz in the years you request, I'd just have to go online and find them. The ones I'm using are in my possession, as physical objects.
Please, indulge my need to continue with the project with which I've tasked myself.

Mad said...

By the way, good to see some other handles on here besides mine. I told you that people were reading your stuff!

That said, how about posting some really hard baseball trivia stuff, say pre-WWI? (lol)

Rodak said...

I'm afraid that I wasn't clipping pix prior to the Great War. I'm fresh out of Cap Anson portraits. I will be posting some pre-WWII stuff, tho'.

SINVILLE said...

Reading, playing and losing every time. I remember the Nellie fox name but discounted him. I must have thought the birth date was wrong. Does this mean I am batting 1000? :-)

Rodak said...

Maybe you'll have better luck with the one I'll be putting up in a few minutes.

Graham Womack said...

Right on, I'm leery of pilfering pictures from online myself, and the ones you're posting are nice.

Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying these.