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Rich Dubroff

The great Orioles quiz — pandemic edition

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While we wait for Orioles news, here’s a challenging 30-question quiz. The answers will be published on Tuesday. Good luck!

In the win and loss column
1. How many times has an Orioles pitcher won 20 or more games in a season?
A) 28
B) 19
C) 24
D) 15

2. Which of the following Oriole pitchers never won 20 games in a season?
A) Wayne Garland
B) Wally Bunker
C) Mike Torrez
D) Steve Barber

3. Which of these Oriole pitchers have won 19 games more than once in a season?
A) Mike Mussina
B) Jim Palmer
C) Mike Flanagan
D) Scott McGregor

4. The Orioles have had only one pitcher who lost 20 or more games in a season. Name him.

5. From 2006-2011, four different Orioles led the American League in losses. Name two.

Current Orioles

6. Brandon Hyde had a four-year minor league playing career. In which organization did he play?
A) Rangers
B) Marlins
C) White Sox
D) Giants

7. Oriole pitchers were 1-for-15 at the plate last season. Who got the hit?

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8. Of the 50 Orioles still in camp, one has a World Series ring. Who is it? h/t @JoeTrezz

9. Only two of the 50 Orioles still in camp haven’t played in the major leagues. Who are they?

10. Which Oriole coach played in the major leagues?
A) Don Long
B) Darren Holmes
C) Tim Cossins
D) Fredi González

Orioles World Series winners

11. In 1966, these two pitchers combined to start 29 games.
A) Moe Drabowsky and Steve Barber
B) John Miller and Eddie Watt
C) Frank Bertaina and Bill Short
D) Gene Bradender and Tom Phoebus

12. Last season, the Orioles used a franchise-record 38 pitchers. In 1970, how many pitchers did they use?
A) 16
B) 21
C) 15
D) 12

13. In the 1966 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers hit one home run. Who hit it?
A) Jim Lefebvre
B) Ron Fairly
C) Wes Parker
D) John Roseboro

14. Which Philadelphia Phillie hit two home runs in the 1983 World Series?
A) Mike Schmidt
B) Gary Matthews
C) Garry Maddox
D) Joe Morgan

15. In the 1983 ALCS, the Orioles faced the Chicago White Sox. On Chicago’s roster was the father of a future Oriole. Name him.

Odds and Ends

16. This Orioles broadcaster doubled as voice of the Baltimore Bullets.
A) Chuck Thompson
B) Frank Messer
C) Jim Karvellas
D) Bill O’Donnell

17. Which Oriole player was the first to serve as a color commentator on television?

18. In 1961, the Orioles had their first interim manager after Paul Richards left to run the Houston Colt 45s.
A) George Staller
B) Vern Hoscheit
C) Billy Hitchcock
D) Lum Harris

19. In 1960, the Orioles had six pitchers win 10 or more games. Name four.

20. This man had one of the most famous hits in baseball history and ended his career with six hitless at-bats with the Orioles. Who was he?

Oriole Magic

21. On June 22, 1979, Doug DeCinces hit a two-run home run to key a comeback win, the team’s seventh straight. As legend has it, Orioles Magic was born with that homer. What team did DeCinces homer against?

22. For most of the Orioles’ history, WBAL was the rights-holder. More recently, it’s been 105.7 The Fan, but from 1979-1986, another radio station in Baltimore aired Orioles games. What was it?

23. In 1980, the Orioles won 100 games but did not qualify for the postseason. Which player wasn’t a part of that team?
A) Drungo Hazewood
B) Wayne Krenchicki
C) John Flinn
D) Mark Corey

24. Who did the Orioles play in the 1979 ALCS?

25. Who played shortstop for the Orioles on June 30, 1982, the game before Cal Ripken Jr. started at short for the first time?

Home Run Happy

26. This player hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, but because he later played in the continuation of a suspended game, it does not appear in the record book.

27. Who hit the last inside-the-park home run for the Orioles?

28. Which Oriole pitcher was the last to homer?
A) Zack Britton
B) Kris Benson
C) Bud Norris
D) Jeremy Guthrie

29. Who was the first Oriole to hit 20 home runs in a season?
A) Bob Nieman
B) Gus Triandos
C) Bob Boyd
D) George Kell

30. The Orioles hit just 52 home runs in 1954. Their pitchers allowed 78. Who led the team in home runs allowed with 18?
A) Bob Turley
B) Joe Coleman
C) Lou Kretlow
D) Don Larsen

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Boog Robinson Robinson

    April 6, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Your quizzes are Tough Mr. Dubroff. Of the 30,there were only 4 that I was 100% sure I knew.
    #’s 2,14,24 & 30.
    You make me feel like a soccer fan.

    • Rich Dubroff

      April 6, 2020 at 8:11 am

      Here’s a bonus question, Ken. Which reader has commented most often? A) Cal’s Pals B) Bancells Moustache C) Orial D) BirdsCaps E) None of the above.

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        April 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

        Ummmmmm ….E) ?

  2. TxBirdFan

    April 6, 2020 at 8:33 am

    Wow! And here I thought I was a good Oriole fan! I’ve been schooled!

  3. CalsPals

    April 6, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Crazy, thought I was a true O’s fan, only a couple that I thought I knew, many “educated” guesses, thx Rich for helping to pass the time on these crazy times, God Bless…go O’s…

  4. WorldlyView

    April 6, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks a lot, Rich. I was not able to answer one question. To exact some degree of revenge, I invite you to answer these questions:

    What switch-hitting Oriole (since 1954) has the greatest batting ave. differential between batting lefty and righty in home games in any one season?

    What pitcher issued the most walks on the road in ANY three consecutive seasons?

    What is the first name of Billy O’Dell’s maternal grandmother?

    Who are the three people on this list who have NEVER played for the Orioles?
    -Melvin Coznowski
    -Eileen Messerschmidt
    -Adam Jones
    -Donald Trump.

    What is the name of the fan who has attended the most O’s games as a paying customer?

    • Rich Dubroff

      April 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      Professor Cohen, I’m sure there are many that you are able to answer, but it seems to be the consensus that it was a little on the hard side. Perhaps next time, I’ll lighten it up.

  5. boss61

    April 6, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    What total fun. Promise I did not Google Here goes:

    1. How many times has an Orioles pitcher won 20 or more games in a season? C – 24.
    2. Which of the following Oriole pitchers never won 20 games in a season? – B – Wally Bunker.
    3. 3. Which of these Oriole pitchers have won 19 games more than once in a season? – B – Palmer. Cake-walk.
    4. The Orioles have had only one pitcher who lost 20 or more games in a season. Somebody recent. R. Lopez?
    5. From 2006-2011, four different Orioles led the American League in losses. Two might be Cabrera & Guthrie.
    6. Brandon Hyde had a four-year minor league playing career. In which organization did he play? B – Marlins
    7. Oriole pitchers were 1-for-15 at the plate last season. Who got the hit? Jeez. Um, Means pitched a lot, so him?
    8. Of the 50 Orioles still in camp, one has a World Series ring. Who is it? Our new shortstop?
    9. Only two of the 50 Orioles still in camp haven’t played in the major leagues. Pitchers, but beyond that?
    10. Which Oriole coach played in the major leagues? D – Fredi Gonzalez
    11. In 1966, these two pitchers combined to start 29 games B – John Miller and Eddie Watt
    12. Last season, the Orioles used a franchise-record 38 pitchers. In 1970, they used (D) 12.
    13. In the 1966 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers hit one home run.(A) Jim Lefebvre hit it.
    14. Which Philadelphia Phillie hit two home runs in the 1983 World Series? – (C) Garry Maddox.
    15. In the 1983 ALCS, the Orioles faced the Chicago White Sox. No idea. And I was there.
    16. This Orioles broadcaster doubled as voice of the Baltimore Bullets. (C) Jim Karvellas
    17. Which Oriole player was the first to serve as a color commentator on television? Frank Robinson
    18. In 1961, the Orioles had their first interim manager after Paul Richards left to run the Houston Colt 45s. (B)
    B) Vern Hoscheit
    19. In 1960, the Orioles had six pitchers win 10 or more games. Name four. Estrada, Barber, Wilhelm, Wes Stock?
    20. This man had one of the most famous hits in baseball history and ended his career with six hitless at-bats with the Orioles. We had a lot of end-of-career flubs. But the answer is Joe Carter.
    21. On June 22, 1979, Doug DeCinces hit a two-run home run to key a comeback win, the team’s seventh straight. As legend has it, Orioles Magic was born with that homer. What team did DeCinces homer against? Detroit.
    22. For most of the Orioles’ history, WBAL was the rights-holder. More recently, it’s been 105.7 The Fan, but from 1979-1986, another radio station in Baltimore aired Orioles games. What was it? WFBR. I did not enjoy Tom Marr, truth be told.
    23. In 1980, the Orioles won 100 games but did not qualify for the postseason. Which player wasn’t a part of that team?
    B) – Wayne Krenchicki. He was later. Like way later.
    24. Who did the Orioles play in the 1979 ALCS? Calfornia Angels.
    25. Who played shortstop for the Orioles on June 30, 1982, the game before Cal Ripken Jr. started at short for the first time? Kiko Garcia? I know that’s wrong… jeez.
    26. This player hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, but because he later played in the continuation of a suspended game, it does not appear in the record book. Dan Ford?
    27. Who hit the last inside-the-park home run for the Orioles? Brady Anderson?
    28. Which Oriole pitcher was the last to homer? – C) Bud Norris.
    29. Who was the first Oriole to hit 20 home runs in a season? D) George Kell
    30. The Orioles hit just 52 home runs in 1954. Their pitchers allowed 78. Who led the team in home runs allowed with 18?
    A) Bob Turley

    Well how’d I do Rich?

    • Rich Dubroff

      April 6, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Look for the answers tomorrow, Mark. You didn’t get them all wrong.

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