Batter's Box Episode 11: Inning 1
Sun, 9 Sep 2012|
The first inning of the 11th episode of The Batter's Box - 9/9
Did I -- ninety plus the night time. -- team in my mind. Fourteen network. -- -- -- And welcome to the batter's box presented by -- Chicago's only White Sox and Cubs trivia tournament. One Cubs -- captain and one White Sox contested. -- claim spots in our semi finals now it's time to find out who's gonna locked up that other spot for the cops. You know what a player for eight game day experience of a lifetime including throwing out that ceremonial first pitch and it pride -- week for you and your friends at the ballpark. And much much more -- meter contest drew quick quickly. David and John back after big wins in the opening round and you're looking for more I guess you are excellent you know the rule but here's just a quick reminder for you. You -- the questions singles doubles triples and home runs. Can use your helpers pinch hitter or work the count remember. You can't use your helper on a home run question let's get the first inning go and we start up with David what are you thinking about to start this game. Scored a single start with a single to get it going your first Cubs question of the day is. Who was the last Cubs player to win a batting title Bill Buckner Derrek Lee. Bill Matlock were Billy world. -- B Derrek Lee. He Derrek Lee is correct so runners aboard to start the game for David lord John John. How would you like to start the game in the first inning and -- some -- the single -- start of the single hopefully needs to question -- here it is. What was the original name of Wrigley Field what's it Cubs park was it Murphy park. Soldier Field or Wiegmann -- it was do you -- park. He Wiegmann park is correct so two singles right out of the gate -- our contestants. David here up again goes in our single another single trying to get two more runners at first and second. Your question is what year was the cubs' most recent World Series victory. 19031908. And 1932. Or 1945. Of the nineteen only. He 1908. Is correct so runners or first and second base. Back over to John what are you wanna do I'll go for another single another single you guys are staying very conservative in this game. This old -- is a film about which former Cubs player. Ernie Banks Andre Dawson Ryan Sandberg or the late Ron Santo. -- Steve Ron Santo and of course seats about Ronnie Santo. To a board for -- is anybody gonna get an answer wrong in this what are you gonna do David Millar single another single all right. Trying to keep your streak alive here here's a question -- Which of these current Cubs began his career with the team David DeJesus. Jackson -- -- Alfonso Soriano. Or Ian Stewart. He just -- he Jeff's a mark obviously is correct the former. Notre Dame receiver started with the Cubs drafted by the Cubs. Back over to John what are you gonna do another single so we're sticking with unknown -- double OK we're gonna. Pick up the pace a little bit going for double runners at first and second looking for a first run of the game. He holds the Cubs record for most RBI in eight double hander. Andre Dawson. Ron Santo Billy Williams. Or Hack Wilson I believe it see Billy Billy Williams. You're thinking Billy Williams -- your answer yet. The answer is Ron Santo so its midst of the game. We go back over to David final swing of the inning they have bases are loaded logo with the double going for a double and a two run lead. To get things going Sammy Sosa hit a Major League record twenty home runs in a month in 1998. Which month wasn't. Was it June July. August or September. Can -- moved to. You are going to use one of each count presented by eighteenth -- all right we'll take to the wrong -- -- the board Korea. Okay it was in June or was it September. June. You are correct to work the count paid off. And it's a two run double to get the scoring going David -- eight to nothing -- John one more swing here the finish off the first inning Korea. And a runner in scoring position at second in a runner over first as well I'm gonna go for double gonna go for a double double would make it 21 game. John here's a question. Who was the last Cubs player to hit for the cycle. Andre Dawson Mark Grace. Mark Grudzielanek or what the Daryle Ward -- it was B Mark Grace. You leave one on base but now we have 821 game after one inning. And it looks like we might have ourselves a showdown here. On Comcast sports net were heading for quick break. When we come back that second inning of the batter's box is coming up next.