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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Congrats to Kim Lindquist and Todd Rolph...

FOLLOW UP TO TRIVIA QUESTION: "Since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941, who has gone the longest maintaining a .400 batting average:"

Answer: B) George Brett. He also had a bat thrown out of a game because it had pine tar applied too far up the bat handle, negating a home run and a win for his team. People at the time either loved the ruling or hated it depending on their opinion of Yankee manager Billy Martin. Martin was notorious amongst his peers as a "win at all costs" player/manager.

What most people DON'T know is that the ruling was appealed and later reversed. The rules never stated that a bat used cause that at-bat to be an automatic out. It simply stated that that bat was to be taken from the game. George ended up getting back his dinger and the Royals ended up winning the game after all.

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