Batter's Box Episode 10: Inning 1
Sat, 8 Sep 2012|
The first inning of the 10th episode of The Batter's Box - 9/2
Did I tonight plus the money is tied. -- even part time. Largest sport he. -- -- -- -- Welcome to the batter's box presented by might as Chicago's only White Sox and Cubs trivia turned it. One Cubs -- tested as a -- claimed a spot in the semi finals now it's time to find out who will lock up that first White Sox spot. You know what you play for a game day experience the lifetime including throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Any private suite at the ballpark for you and your friends and much much more. -- meter two contestants quickly pat and Mike both from the Chicago area and they both advanced in the first round and they are ready for more action. Let's do a quick reminder of our rules for yet. You think the question singles doubles triples and home runs you can usually helpers your pinch hitter or can work the count -- can. Always your helper on questions that are not home runs. Let's get right to the first inning and pat your first go ahead double plays. Starting with a double -- the game are right here's a question he holds the White Sox single season record for appearances. Eddie Fisher Matt Horton Wilbur wood wore Kelly watch would see Wilbur wood. And Wilbur wood is correct so a double to lead off the game for pat and young gun is on the board let's go back over to Mike. I'm gonna play it safe and go for a single. Nice and conservative I did nothing wrong with that here you go Mike. Which of these players won his 300 game in a White Sox uniform Steve Carlton Tommy John Phil Niekro or Tom Seaver. He Tom Seaver is correcting you have a runner aboard back over Patrick looking for the first run of the game. Now there's a double -- -- another double looking for a run here would drive in one. How many batting titles did Shoeless Joe Jackson win during his career 012. Or three. I'm personnel that you money and there. That is correct Shoeless Joe Jackson never won a batting. Title so we go back over to Mike can you now are trailing one nothing is Patrick plates the first run of the game. You're a runner first what you wanna do. I'm gonna have to go for triple gonna have to go for triple all right. Let's see what happens here we're confident this caught his 2226. Career game on June 22 1993. Whose record did he break. Was it Johnny Bench was it Bob Boone. Was it Rick Ferrell. Or was it out Lopez's. What do you want he's what are your helpers well I don't solid birdie it's a little early. I am going win. Maybe. You're gonna go -- B Bob -- you thought about this long and hard and it paid off -- is Bob who is the correct cancers of the triple. Drives in Iran it's one -- wind it. Pat this is going to be a good battle I can tell right away what are you wanna do nothing on double another double trying to take the lead right back and answer back. All right Patrick here's a question besides Mark -- Who is the only other White Sox pitcher to retire forty straight batters. Bobby Jenks J. J. -- Sergio Santos or Sheen go to catch him. There was a Bobby Jenks in 2007. You sure about that and it was an August and -- -- Bobby Jenks you're right about all of that 2007. So that drive in another run. It is June. So one pact is back in front but might get a runner over third. School with a single going with a single game like your ego. In what year -- US cellular field then known as new Comiskey Park open. 198819901991. Or was it 1993. C 91. And that is correct you guys on the role he's suited to that drives in another run -- we've got a tie game. Back over to pat let's see you can answer again. Now inaudible lose another double OK we're now they seem to be working for -- why not. Here's a question for the double. In what appeared to the White Sox debut there infamous shorts. 19751976. 1977. Or 1978. I'll. This before my time. You don't -- real sure about this you want to use what your helpers this place I'm I called my father follow mallet parties bring it. They share and dad we're gonna find out if he knows his White Sox stuff. And what year the White Sox debut there and -- starts. A 975. -- 1976. C in 1977. Or 1978. -- that I'm really not quite sure. You know a little bit more about baseball and I do but among minutes a 1975. -- I think that's too early because there's a -- that thing. Don't think bill back in I was -- 175 and I think he came back when Iran go with 77. Not. Just a different system -- sexton. Okay that now go to Theo Winnipeg. Just just just want -- seven. All right seats and a sudden. It's he's 77. He should split the difference it was 1976. Dad helped but didn't give you the right answer he did eliminate 1978. -- -- So we move over to Mike we still have a 22 game when you have a runner first that means you have to go for triple or homer to try and score that run it. With your last swing here in the first inning what -- you wanna do come and go for triple going for a triple okay Mike here's your question who made the most starts for White Sox. For the White Sox at catcher of the year before AJ Pierzynski joined the team. Most starts for White Sox catcher the year before AJ joined the team Sandy Alomar junior Jamie Burke Ben Davis or Miguel Olivo. Well. That is a triple question but have to. What. It's got to be Sandy Alomar. And that's your answer go Sandy Alomar got well that is correct to be taken the green get to -- a big triple there. Solo on the board it's three hit to Mike over Patrick to open up the first inning but two more games to play and that is. Fourteen straight answers for her and and Brad were coming back with the second inning this one's gonna go right down to the wire I think.