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    6 months of heartbreak Bob Borkowski's Avatar
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    I like trivia

    I've done this before and you guys came up with the answer in dazzling fashion. Wanna try again?

    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.
    Last edited by Bob Borkowski; 06-03-2006 at 07:21 PM.

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    Re: I like trivia

    Let me be the first to say that I haven't the slightest idea. Does D. Jackson refer to Danny Jackson?

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

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    Re: I like trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    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???

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    Re: I like trivia

    Sorry, youse guys. Way too early for additional info.:

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    Re: I like trivia

    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"
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

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    Re: I like trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    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.

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    Re: I like trivia

    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.

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    Re: I like trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44
    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.

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    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

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    Re: I like trivia

    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.

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    Re: I like trivia

    OK, I've just added 2 more clues that might help to pin this down.

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    Re: I like trivia

    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
    Last edited by edabbs44; 06-03-2006 at 02:19 PM.

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    Re: I like trivia

    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.)
    Last edited by Big Klu; 06-03-2006 at 02:33 PM. Reason: edabbs44 beat me to it.
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    Re: I like trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44
    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.

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    Re: I like trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu
    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.


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