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Trivia Quiz

Pioneer Baseball League
Trivia Quiz

Test Your PBL Knowledge

PART 1:  FAMOUS ALUMNI
On what Pioneer Baseball League teams did the following
famous Major Leaguers play during their early careers?

Players:

a. George Brett
b. Jeff Cirillo
c. Andre Dawson
d. Sid Fernandez
e. Cecil Fielder
f.  Andres Galarraga
g. Eric Karros
h. Pedro Martinez
i.  Raul Mondesi
j.  Gary Sheffield
     

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PART 2:  FEATS AND RECORDS

#1 Team & Club Feats

a. What PBL team had the
     longest winning streak in
     baseball history?
b. How long was that streak? 
c. What PBL team ended the
     streak?
d. What club leads the League
     with ten championships?
e. What team holds the PBL
     short-season record for
     most wins in a season?
f.  Least wins?
g. What PBL team earned the third
     highest winning percentage in
     the history of the Minors?
h. The 1980 Medicine Hat Blue
     Jays set a PBL losing streak
     record with how many
     consecutive losses?

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Food for Thought:  Believe it or not, there has been a Pioneer League game cancelled due to snow.  On August 22, 1992, the game between the Idaho Falls Braves and Butte Copper Kings was suspended because the players complained that the snowflakes were too large to see the ball!


# 2 Individual Feats

a.What PBL player holds the
     all-time Minor League record
     for highest batting average?
b. What PBL player holds the
     short-season record for RBIs?
c. Who has hit the most home runs
     in a Pioneer League short
     season?
d. How many games long was
     K.C. Gillum's hit streak in
     1990?
e. Who pitched the most innings in
     one PBL game (and how
     many)?

 

 

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More food for thought:  In 1994, Mark McGinn threw six balls to the backstop in only two-thirds of an inning!


Know some good, obscure Pioneer League trivia?
Send it to us at fanmail@pioneerleague.com!


PART 3:  THE MEANING OF BASEBALL STATISTICS
(in case you were wondering)

Batting Average (BA or AVG) = Hits / At Bats
BA is commonly taken as the standard measure of a batter. A BA of .300 or higher is considered excellent, although such an average is said to be "empty" if the player hits with little power and rarely walks.

Earned Run Average (ERA) = Earned Runs * 9 / Innings Pitched
The ERA shows the number of runs a pitcher may be expected to give up during the course of a complete game. Earned runs are runs not scored on an error. ERA is the standard measure of a pitcher.

On Base Percentage (OBP) = [Hits + Walks + Hit by Pitch] / [At Bats + Walks + Hit by Pitch + Sacrifice Flies]
OBP is the percentage of plate appearances in which a player has reached base. It is perhaps the fairest measure of the excellence of a batter. A player breaking .500 is having a truly excellent season.

Runs Batted In (RBI)
RBI is total number of runners a batter drives home (walks, sacrifices, and sometimes errors all count toward RBI).

Slugging Percentage (SLG) = [Singles + {2 * Doubles} + {3 * Triples} + (4 * Home Runs}] / At Bats
Slugging Percentage measures power hitting by dividing number of bases by plate appearances. A player with an SLG over .500 is generally considered a power hitter; a player with an SLG over .800 is Babe Ruth.