Monday Trivia, No. 147 [Stillwater and Mark Thompson win!]


Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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34 Responses

  1. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Winning multiple world series together.


  2. Avatar Chris says:

    The three people must be Stengel, Berra, and Martin. They have a lot in common. They all managed the Yankees. They all managed teams in New York at least twice in their career (Berra 3: Yankees, Mets, then Yankees again, Stengel: Yankees, then Mets, and Martin: Yankees, then Yankees, then Yankees, then Yankees, then Yankess, and so on). Umm… They all managed in both leagues. They all played in New York (Stengel for the Giants). The Yankees retired their numbers? Ugh, even when it’s about something I know about I suck. Hell, you probably don’t even mean those three guys.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      Well, I’m with you that they’re likely to be Yankees. So how’s about… Each one broke the record for highest-paid ever at their position? That’s Yankee baseball for ya!Report

    • Avatar Kazzy says:

      If you Google Image “Billy Martin”, most of the photos are of someone I would be tickled pink to see the Yankees hire as manager.Report

  3. Avatar Johanna says:

    They once walked into a bar togetherReport

  4. Avatar Pinky says:

    What do they have in common…wait, are you about to “out” them?Report

  5. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    Their name is Pete Rose?Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      Baseball reference doesn’t think Rose ever caught, pitched, or played shortstop. The other six positions, yes.

      Connie Mack played a couple of games at second, but he’s not the answer.Report

  6. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Tuesday hint:

    They are indeed Yankees.Report

  7. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Second Tuesday hint:

    What they have in common is not directly related to baseball.Report

  8. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Wednesday hint:

    The number of World Series they all won together is loosely speaking six but more strictly four.Report

  9. Casey Stengel, Billy Martin, and Yogi Berra, all of whom won World Series both as a player and as a manager or coach?Report

  10. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra , Jerry Coleman.

    They won four WS together with Coleman not participating in the 52, 53 WS wins on account of War.Report

  11. Avatar Stillwater says:

    They all managed or played in both leagues?Report

  12. Avatar Kolohe says:

    They were all Damn Yankees? (as in, they were in the movie?)Report

  13. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Stengel, Berra, Coleman is correct. What’s the connection?Report

  14. Something to do with malapropisms?Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

      “Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.”

      “I never said most of the things I said.”

      “Winfield goes back to the wall, he hits his head on the wall and it rolls off! It’s rolling all the way back to second base. This is a terrible thing for the Padres.”

      What they had in common was their interesting relationship with the English language.Report