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01-19-2003, 02:42 PM
That "who else is in this group" question is just the type I love. Here's one I came up with. I never know if other people think these are hard or easy. I think this one is hard. Anyway, here goes:
Fill in #1 and #5 in this series:
2. Eldon Auker
3. Bobo Newsom
4. Hank Borowy
It's the type where if you know the "who", you certainly know the "why".
01-20-2003, 09:09 AM
Judging by the lack of responses, it looks like you picked a tough question!
The only connection or commonality I've found between them so far is that they each bounced around, and they each lost a seventh game in the World Series.
01-20-2003, 10:01 AM
Yes, I guess it's too tough. You are in the right direction in that each lost a WS Game 7 (subtle hint in "Subject", no?).
I'll answer after lunch today if nobody wants to take a crack at it before then.
01-20-2003, 11:24 AM
I agree that it's tough. Perhaps we could get another hint before you post the answer.
1. George Earnshaw
5. Bob Klinger
01-20-2003, 12:28 PM
Skip is correct. The five men are consecutive Game Seven losers. Earnshaw lost in 1931, Auker (sorry about the misspelling of the name, it's Elden, of course) in 1934, Newsome in 1940, Borowy in 1945, Klinger in 1946.
There were no Game Sevens in any of the intervening years, which is I think partly what made that question hard.
We tend to remember the winners, but who among us would not love to have been good enough to have our team tell us, "It's all you, big guy," even if we didn't make the grade that one time (Auker, Borowy, Klinger) or were simply outpitched (Earnshaw, Newsom)?
01-20-2003, 12:37 PM
Damn, I think I made that one tougher to myself than it was!
Good job, Skip!
And Dr. M, keep those questions coming. They're fun.
Craig S. deserves at least half credit on the answer; I'd never have found it if he hadn't gotten the first part of the way there.
01-20-2003, 04:30 PM
Talk about getting a room. :p
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