Friday, June 25, 2010

Rodak Remembers: Baseball Quiz #9

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Heavy hitters all...
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...these four studs all played the same position. Name the position and the men.

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10 comments:

SINVILLE said...

Bottom left is Spock. They all have looked a little like old movie stars.

Rodak said...

Hm. I see the resemblance. Which stars do the rest of them suggest to you?

Graham Womack said...

Your posting pictures of old first basemen. Two of them I know for sure: Gil Hodges and Orlando Cepeda. One I'm pretty sure on: Joe Adcock of the Braves. Not sure: Gus Zernial?

Rodak said...

Three outta four ain't half bad! Zernial is a good guess (although I'm not sure that he played first most of the time; I think of him as an outfielder), but not correct. Clue: the fourth man routinely cut away the sleeves of his uni, ostensibly to accommodate his massive biceps.

SINVILLE said...

#9 right a young John Wayne
#6 right a young Gary Cooper
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2661259264/nm0000011
#1 Montgomery Clift
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2174720000/nm0001050

Some of them look like character actors and I can't name them.
I nearly forgot Larry, Curly and Moe :-)

Rodak said...

Yes. Amazing. You have a good eye! Herb Score, played by Monty Clift! Imagine that.

SINVILLE said...

I thought you would make fun of me, but I did notice from the beginning. It was an interesting time for hollywood when the studio system 'created' the star, controlled the media and nurtured talent. Media now creates the star, no talent required and they are left to crash and burn. I am sure baseball stars have a different life too with the difference primarily reflected in salaries and bonuses. Not to mention the pressure of performance through steroids.

Rodak said...

It seems to me that when it's "sink or swim" the survivors will be more talented than casting couch blondes (of all sexes), given roles for their favors to directors and producers.

Graham Womack said...

Man, if I had checked this section sooner, I'd have gotten the hint about Kluszewski, a great slugger who seems somewhat forgotten today.

Rodak said...

Kluszewski, a great slugger who seems somewhat forgotten today.

Yes, which is exactly why I'm bothering to do this.