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    Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sport...?event_id=2191

    I'm embarassed to say that I only got 28 out of 50 right.

    However, now that I look at how the major leaguers did on this test, I scored higher than Sean Casey, so I'm okay with that.
    Last edited by savafan; 07-10-2006 at 11:52 PM.
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    39 for me. Not too bad, I guess.

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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    18 for me

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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    Brad Ausmus was the only one that didn't know Nolan Ryan holds the record for most no-hitters, and Ausmus is an astro himself.. shame

    I scored 19 myself

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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    32
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    20
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornon
    Brad Ausmus was the only one that didn't know Nolan Ryan holds the record for most no-hitters, and Ausmus is an astro himself.. shame

    I scored 19 myself
    Yeah, that is pretty bad that Ausmus didn't know that one... Didn't he go to Dartmouth??

    I got a 19 as well. There were so many I feel like I should have known, but didn't.
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    36 here but according to the baseball encyclopedia THe question asking who holds the all-time record in the al for the highest BA is incorrect. They are saying that it was Nap Lajoie with a 426 ave in 1901. the encyclopedia says he hit 422. However Rogers Hornsby hit 424 in in 1924. So maybe I got 37.
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    26. I wonder what the schwaub would get. That guy's amazing.

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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    41/50

    I missed on questions 4, 12, 15, 24, 26, 28, 35, 36, and 40. Still grumpy about a couple of those because I used to know them, but they do say that beer kills brain cells.

    And a 28 on that quiz isn't anything to be ashamed of sava. It's very hard. And I'll wait for woy's perfect score.

    Oh, and if anyone thinks this is an open-book test, you're lame.
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    probably 51

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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    50 questions? I don't have the attention span for this..gimme a 10
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD
    41/50

    I missed on questions 4, 12, 15, 24, 26, 28, 35, 36, and 40. Still grumpy about a couple of those because I used to know them, but they do say that beer kills brain cells.

    And a 28 on that quiz isn't anything to be ashamed of sava. It's very hard. And I'll wait for woy's perfect score.

    Oh, and if anyone thinks this is an open-book test, you're lame.
    Yeah, I was kind of embarrased at my 32, because I know I used to know a few of the answers I missed. Oh well, like you, too many beers and almost 50 years of other things crowding up in my head....
    I was tempted to look a coupke up, but I resisted.
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by vic715
    36 here but according to the baseball encyclopedia THe question asking who holds the all-time record in the al for the highest BA is incorrect. They are saying that it was Nap Lajoie with a 426 ave in 1901. the encyclopedia says he hit 422. However Rogers Hornsby hit 424 in in 1924. So maybe I got 37.

    I picked Hornsby's 424 too.
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    Re: Take the ESPN Baseball Quiz

    Quote Originally Posted by 919191
    Yeah, I was kind of embarrased at my 32, because I know I used to know a few of the answers I missed. Oh well, like you, too many beers and almost 50 years of other things crowding up in my head....
    I was tempted to look a coupke up, but I resisted.
    Hey, I was tempted to reference resources as well as I had about a 50/50 shot to nail over half the questions I missed.

    But I overcame the beer and took it straight-up.
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