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savafan
04-14-2006, 05:35 PM
I thought this might be kind of fun.

http://touchingallthebases.blogspot.com/2006/04/that-70s-show_14.html

Ain't no time to write tonight. Too busy plotting how to take Sox tormentors Ted (Sandy Koufax) Lilly and Frank (George Brett) Catalanotto hostage until, oh, October. While I try to accomplish my mission on behalf of The Nation - yeah, better put Reed Johnson on the list, too - here's a silly, simple little quiz to keep you pencil-necks occupied: Try and identify as many of the following players from their late '70s MLB mugshots as possible. Some should be obvious - if you don't recognize young RemDawg (RemPup?), you've obviously stumbled onto the wrong site - while others are even more obscure than the current Kansas City Royals. I've offered a clue beneath each photo; later today I'll add a link to each player's baseball-reference.com page as a way of ID'ing them. Have at it, and I should be back with a real post - you know, with words and sentences and maybe even an actual freakin' point - late tonight/early Saturday.

Okay, here goes . . .

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/R330Th430.jpg
First-ballot TATB Hall of Famer still hold Sox' single-season record for homers by a third baseman; real first name is Clell, middle name Lavern.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/R330Th344.jpg
. . . his middle name, however, is seven letters, begins with F.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/6dd8ccba.jpg
Decent hitter in his day who is actually more gifted at helping others succeed at the plate.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/R330Th444.jpg
What he might have said in the summer of '78: "You think I can play? Man, you ought to see my oldest son. He's 14 and he's going to be a great one. All the talent in the world. Kinda has a big head, though."

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/R330Th495.jpg
At 5-foot-3-inches, he even had to call Freddie Patek "Big Guy."

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/8f24ea0c.jpg
Sure, you know who this is. But did you know he was an Oriole for a season?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/6b79d66e.jpg
Says he still hears from Sox fans grateful to him for beating Catfish Hunter and the Yankees on the final day of the '78 regular season, thus forcing the 1-game playoff.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/R330Th420.jpg
Pedro should have finished him off while he had the chance.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/05628486.jpg
"Dude, where's my mustache? No, seriously, where's my mustache, dude? C'MON, IT WAS JUST ON MY FACE A MINUTE AGO!"

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/07ffbb97.jpg
He's TATB's pet cause, a .311 career hitter and a gem of a guy who, sadly, is remembered as little more than a tragic footnote to baseball history.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/063e6cdb.jpg
I went sky divin'/I went Rocky Mountain climbin' . . .

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/1a55a91d.jpg
You might not recognize him without his finger in his nostril, but do you think he even admits anymore that he managed the horrendous '77 Mets?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/6590bf97.jpg
Strangely, there is no mention of his miserably failed attempt at a home perm on his Hall of Fame plaque.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/3dcae072.jpg
Claims he pitched a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD. Looking at this picture, I tend to believe him.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/47716ebb.jpg
"And you want fries with that?"

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/18d27a5b.jpg
As far as I know, he's the only player in big league history whose first and last names are comprised of the words for four body parts.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/38359b9d.jpg
The original Boomer, he ate himself out of baseball . . . but he might still be in better shape than the current Boomer.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/e6b20355.jpg
If he didn't have the coolest name in the big leagues in the '70s . . .

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/1cc99da5.jpg
. . . then it was definitely this guy . . .

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/8c3dcc07.jpg
. . . though come to think of it, his name is pretty damn unforgettable too.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/40995370.jpg
Nicknamed "Cool Breeze," his release by the Expos prompted Bill Lee to break into the general manager's office and protest in some bizarre way, eventually costing him his big-league career as well.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/more%20pics%201/bf07b66e.jpg
You know, I bet that's the same blank look he gets on his face when Orsillo tries to be funny.

Chip R
04-14-2006, 05:48 PM
Butch Hobson
Bucky Dent
Not sure
Bobby Bonds
Not sure
Reggie Jackson
Wayne Garland
Don Zimmer
Dennis Eckersley
Lyman Bostock
Tug McGraw
Joe Torre
Mike Schmidt
Dock Ellis
Oscar Gamble
Not sure
George Scott
not sure
Sixto Lezcano
Lou Brock
Not sure
Jerry Remy

Red Leader
04-14-2006, 05:59 PM
Butch Hobson
Bucky Dent
Not sure
Bobby Bonds
Not sure
Reggie Jackson
Wayne Garland
Don Zimmer
Dennis Eckersley
Lyman Bostock
Tug McGraw
Joe Torre
Mike Schmidt
Dock Ellis
Oscar Gamble
Not sure
George Scott
not sure
Sixto Lezcano
Lou Brock
Not sure
Jerry Remy

Oscar Gamble? :dunno: Try, Ozzie Smith.
Tony Armas is after him.

And I think that's Ken Landreaux, not Sixto Lezcano.

Big Klu
04-15-2006, 01:52 AM
1. Butch Hobson
2. Bucky Dent
3. Ron Jackson
4. Bobby Bonds
5. ?
6. Reggie Jackson
7. ?
8. Don Zimmer
9. Dennis Eckersley
10. Lymon Bostock
11. Tug McGraw
12. Joe Torre
13. Mike Schmidt
14. Dock Ellis
15. Ozzie Smith
16. Tony Armas
17. George Scott
18. Bombo Rivera
19. Sixto Lezcano
20. Bake McBride
21. Rodney Scott
22. Jerry Remy

Johnny Footstool
04-15-2006, 03:08 AM
As far as I know, he's the only player in big league history whose first and last names are comprised of the words for four body parts.

Wrong. There are two players with that distinction.

Big Klu
04-15-2006, 03:43 AM
Wrong. There are two players with that distinction.

The other is Tony Armas, Jr. (Which might be five body parts, depending on how you count! :D)

Moonlite Graham
04-15-2006, 10:17 AM
I think I can fill in the White Sox player that seems to be a mystery.

How bout Harry Chappas (sp?)

As far as the Indians guy, Im going with Wayne Garland also, Big Klu seems to have the rest of them correct.

RANDY IN INDY
04-15-2006, 11:42 AM
Harry Chappas is correct. Looks like the only one missing is Rick Waits.