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Bob Borkowski
06-02-2006, 10:59 PM
I've done this before and you guys came up with the answer in dazzling fashion. Wanna try again?:cool:

I have in my hot little hands a copy of a Reds Yearbook from some time in the past. I will give 5 clues (+2) and see if you can figure the year of publication (the year listed on the cover). However, even if you get the year right the answer is 'not correct' unless you give your logic for choosing that answer. OK? Here are the clues:

1. D. Jackson is pictured somewhere in the last 20 pages.

2. In one paragraph, June 25 (of the previous year) is recognized as a date of special importance.

3. A Reds roster is listed and the tallest player is 6' 5" and he is a catcher!

4. There is a nice pic of Teddy Ballgame at the top of one page.

5. Did you know that Snoopy brushed his teeth?

6. An interesting 3-page chart shows Reds lineups year-by-year and position-by-position (including pitchers) from 1890 and onward.

7. Projected 'Special Events' for the year in question included 'Batting Glove Day' and 'Banner Day'.


Good luck and if you need them (and you never do):) more clues will be provided.

macro
06-02-2006, 11:26 PM
Let me be the first to say that I haven't the slightest idea. Does D. Jackson refer to Danny Jackson?

Newman4
06-02-2006, 11:28 PM
Let me be the first to say that I haven't the slightest idea. Does D. Jackson refer to Danny Jackson?

I was thinking Damian Jackson???

Bob Borkowski
06-02-2006, 11:29 PM
Sorry, youse guys. Way too early for additional info.:p:

savafan
06-02-2006, 11:50 PM
1998?

Damian Jackson

Reds won an 11 inning game at Montreal with Kent Mercker making the start and Jeff Shaw getting the save

I can't find anyone who started the season with the Reds taller than 6'4"

Bob Borkowski
06-02-2006, 11:51 PM
1998?

Damian Jackson

Reds won an 11 inning game at Montreal with Kent Mercker making the start and Jeff Shaw getting the save

I can't find anyone who started the season with the Reds taller than 6'4"


Nice try but not correct.

Please try again at no additional charge.

edabbs44
06-03-2006, 12:13 AM
1988.

Danny Jackson
Eric Davis caught a ground ball and forced a guy at 2nd by running there the previous year.
Jack Armstrong was 6'5".
No idea about Williams and Snoopy.

Bob Borkowski
06-03-2006, 12:16 AM
1988.

Danny Jackson
Eric Davis caught a ground ball and forced a guy at 2nd by running there the previous year.
Jack Armstrong was 6'5".
No idea about Williams and Snoopy.

Sorry, not correct.

tripleaaaron
06-03-2006, 04:04 AM
1990?
Danny Jackson
Jack Armstrong 6'5
Bench elected in HOF '89 and teddy williams once signed a pennent to bench in '65 stating to "future hall of famer"
June 25 1989- Cinci Judge temp. blocked a hearing by A Bartlett Giamatti on allegations of Pete Rose gambling on baseball

Bob Borkowski
06-03-2006, 08:53 AM
Sorry, not correct.

I'm starting to think that I have made this one too tough.

Hmmmm, maybe I should add a clue or two.

Bob Borkowski
06-03-2006, 02:26 PM
OK, I've just added 2 more clues that might help to pin this down.:)

edabbs44
06-03-2006, 03:17 PM
1991.
Danny Jackson.
Jack Armstrong is 6'5".
Year before Jack Armstrong won his 10th game on June 25th.
Reds banner day, banners were given to fans for the 1990 championship.
Ted Williams gets ink b/c it is the 50th anniversary since he hit .400

Big Klu
06-03-2006, 03:31 PM
1991

Danny Jackson (probably a picture from the World Series team)

Jack Armstrong: 6'5"

6/25/90: Jack Armstrong wins his 10th game, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 8 innings, as the Reds beat the Giants, 5-2.

50th anniversary of Ted Williams's .400 season.



(Never mind. You beat me to it.)

Bob Borkowski
06-03-2006, 05:14 PM
1991.
Danny Jackson.
Jack Armstrong is 6'5".
Year before Jack Armstrong won his 10th game on June 25th.
Reds banner day, banners were given to fans for the 1990 championship.
Ted Williams gets ink b/c it is the 50th anniversary since he hit .400

Sorry, not correct.

Bob Borkowski
06-03-2006, 05:15 PM
1991

Danny Jackson (probably a picture from the World Series team)

Jack Armstrong: 6'5"

6/25/90: Jack Armstrong wins his 10th game, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 8 innings, as the Reds beat the Giants, 5-2.

50th anniversary of Ted Williams's .400 season.



(Never mind. You beat me to it.)

Nope, sorry, Big Klu, not correct.

ThatsAStrike
06-03-2006, 07:41 PM
1997? D. Jackson is Damian Jackson. That was his first year as a Red.
1997 was the first year the Ted Williams award was given.
6/25/96 was a double-header. Maybe the only one that year?
According to the 1997 roster I found, Pete Schourek is listed as 6'5". However Scott Service is listed as 6'6".

Bob Borkowski
06-03-2006, 08:23 PM
Sorry, not correct.

I have added a tidbit of info in the initial post about the 6' 5" guy...he was a catcher! This should do it for you guys.

Hap
06-03-2006, 11:42 PM
The original clue does not say that D. Jackson plays for The Reds. It does not even say he is a player. He could be a scout or an office worker.

edabbs44
06-04-2006, 12:00 AM
OK...I found a trick clue here.

Bob, I bet the roster having the catcher isn't the one from the year of the yearbook.

edabbs44
06-04-2006, 12:09 AM
1999

Damian Jackson

Catcher is Larry McLean, from an older roster.

60 year anniversary of The Splendid Splinter entering the majors, also the year they honored him at the all star game

June 25, 1998 Sosa hits his 19th HR in June, breaking Rudy York's record for most HRs in a month. He ends up hitting 20 in June.

I give up if this isn't it.

RBA
06-04-2006, 12:16 AM
Is Eddie Taubensee the catcher?

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 12:32 AM
The original clue does not say that D. Jackson plays for The Reds. It does not even say he is a player. He could be a scout or an office worker.


I think Hap is onto something here.;)

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 12:34 AM
OK...I found a trick clue here.

Bob, I bet the roster having the catcher isn't the one from the year of the yearbook.

Actually the roster IS, in fact, the current roster at the time.

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 12:35 AM
1999

Damian Jackson

Catcher is Larry McLean, from an older roster.

60 year anniversary of The Splendid Splinter entering the majors, also the year they honored him at the all star game

June 25, 1998 Sosa hits his 19th HR in June, breaking Rudy York's record for most HRs in a month. He ends up hitting 20 in June.

I give up if this isn't it.

Nope, sorry, not correct.

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 12:36 AM
Is Eddie Taubensee the catcher?

Nope, the catcher is NOT Taubensee.

edabbs44
06-04-2006, 12:40 AM
I saw something saying Larry McLean was the tallest catcher in baseball history at 6'5".

Hap
06-04-2006, 12:48 AM
And the catcher might possibly be someone who was on the 40-man roster, but never played a game for the Reds.

Ted Williams photo was used in automobile (IIRC) ads in some old yearbooks.

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 12:49 AM
I saw something saying Larry McLean was the tallest catcher in baseball history at 6'5".


I just checked the roster again and it definitely does say this particular catcher was 6' 5''.

RBA
06-04-2006, 12:55 AM
June 24, 1970. Last game played at Crosley Field. Is it 1971?

disregard, the clue is June 25. sorry.

Hap
06-04-2006, 01:06 AM
1973

I cannot decipher all the clues, because that particular yearbook is the only one from the 60s and 70s I do not have.

On 6/25/72, the Reds assumed first place after defeating Houston and held first place the remainder of the season.

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 07:29 AM
June 24, 1970. Last game played at Crosley Field. Is it 1971?

disregard, the clue is June 25. sorry.

Sorry, not correct.

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 07:40 AM
1973

I cannot decipher all the clues, because that particular yearbook is the only one from the 60s and 70s I do not have.

On 6/25/72, the Reds assumed first place after defeating Houston and held first place the remainder of the season.


WINNER!

1973 is correct.

Here is a recap of the clues:

1. Deenie Jackson is pictured on page 55. She was on the 'Reds Staff'. :)

2. You are correct about the important date of June 25.

3. The 6' 5" catcher was Bill Plummer.

4. Ted Williams pic was in an ad for Sears. He was Chairman of their Sports Advisory Staff.

5. On page 50 there is an ad for Kenner Toys' 'Snoopy Battery Powered Toothbrush', "top-selling toy in the country".

6. Self-explanatory.

7. Self-explanatory.


Hey, thanks for playing, everyone. :beerme:

edabbs44
06-04-2006, 01:47 PM
Bob, I'm not doubting you but look at this page.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/plummbi01.shtml

Bob Borkowski
06-04-2006, 01:54 PM
Bob, I'm not doubting you but look at this page.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/plummbi01.shtml

Yep, I see what you mean.

I triple-checked his listed height in the yearbook and it FOR SURE says 6' 5"...a typo I guess because when I recall Bill Plummer and picture him at either 6' 1" or 6' 5" the shorter version seems more realistic.:)

Big Klu
06-04-2006, 01:58 PM
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wolfboy
06-04-2006, 03:13 PM
Yep, I see what you mean.

I triple-checked his listed height in the yearbook and it FOR SURE says 6' 5"...a typo I guess because when I recall Bill Plummer and picture him at either 6' 1" or 6' 5" the shorter version seems more realistic.:)

I was pulling out my hair on that clue. I checked each year on baseball-reference.com from 1960 to the present looking for a 6'5 catcher :bang: . The closest I could find was Taubensee listed at 6'4 and Johnny Edwards listed at the same height. Good one BB. You had a lot of us scrambling for the answer. Nicely done Hap. You got a tough one, that's for sure.