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clipper
02-18-00, 08:47 AM
1. Which player appeared in the most Major League games without getting a basehit?

Hint: He's still active, and he's a former Yankee

2. Which player (not the same guy as in Q#1) appeared in the most Major League games without getting a plate appearance?


[This message has been edited by clipper (edited February 18, 2000).]

seahorse
02-18-00, 11:30 PM
I'm curious.

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A39FC
Best GoYanks!

clipper
02-19-00, 06:24 AM
OK - More hints -

#1. - This player was once traded to the Yankees for a still-active player who is a lock to get into Cooperstown soon after he's eligible.

#2. - This player spent his entire career with the team most Yankees fans love to hate.

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"Does Coggins look like Bonds?" - Bill White 1975

kgblues
02-19-00, 06:57 PM
Clipper are these guys pitchers?

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kg

seahorse
02-19-00, 09:40 PM
We traded Henderson to Boston? I give up.

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A39FC
Best GoYanks!

bxny
02-19-00, 09:47 PM
1. Wells?

2. Clemens?

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clipper
02-20-00, 07:46 AM
YES. They're both relief pitchers (thus getting a lot of appearances), that played their entire careers in the AL, arriving after the start of the DH (1973).

#1 has two ABs, but no hits. He got the ABs in interleague games. He's a lousy pitcher who's managed to hang on for a number of years. He has played briefly in the NL. He's the one who played for the Yanks and was traded once for Henderson. He's still active.

#2 is the one who played his entire career for the Red Sox. He's no longer active. He retired before the start of interleague play.


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"Does Coggins look like Bonds?" - Bill White 1975

XZavirer
02-21-00, 07:12 AM
I'm guessing #1 is Greg Cadaret. #2 is killing me.

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clipper
02-21-00, 08:03 AM
OK - This one's harder than I expected.

THE ANSWERS ARE:

#1 - Eric Plunk - 714 games. He has appeared at the plate three times, with a walk (& scored) and two strikeouts. The biggest surprise to me is that Plunk is 47th on the career list of games pitched.

Dan Plesac has ONE career hit in 822 games.

#2 - Bob "Steamer" Stanley never even appeared at the plate in 637 games pitched.

A (Hopefully easier) Follow-Up Question:

What NON-Pitcher appeared in the most games without getting a hit?

hints:
- He played in 105 games over two seasons.
- He played for a world championship team, and played in three World Series games.
- He played in the 1970s.
- He had a Topps baseball card.

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"Does Coggins look like Bonds?" - Bill White 1975

kgblues
02-21-00, 09:26 AM
Herb Washighton?
And now that I see Eric Plunk. I should have known.

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kg

clipper
02-22-00, 12:13 AM
Herb Washington is correct.

He never batted, and he never played in the field.

Only Charlie O. Finley or Bill Veeck could come up with a nutty idea like a designated pinch runner.

Good job kgblues - Johnny, tell him what he's won!!

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"Does Coggins look like Bonds?" - Bill White 1975

kgblues
02-22-00, 12:25 AM
"Every album ever made. Yes! Every album ever made. From K-tel"
"And a 4 slice bagel size toaster".
"From Procter -silex"


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