Batter's Box Episode 13: Inning 3
Sun, 23 Sep 2012|
The third and final inning of the 13th episode of The Batter's Box - 9/23
And welcome back to be third and final inning of the batter's box sponsored by ATT. Winner of this game is decided right here they will go on to the championship game. For a chance to win a game day experience of a lifetime in our grand prize of course they will be. The Cubs championship. Champion rather for this season. David and Brian we have only one run game I have to admit -- whose stock was gonna host this particular game. When she saw you two she decided against it -- doing it. So let's move on -- see it David can win this what do you wanna do to start you let's keep it going singles try for a single OK here's your question. Which player won the most career gold gloves while with the Cubs Andre Dawson Mark Grace. Greg Maddux or Ryan Sandberg. -- -- -- Do you Mark Grace is in correct it was key Ryan Sandberg. Are right. Door of opportunity is open Brian what are you wanna do play chances to win here -- -- sales are -- going for saying don't get somebody on base here's your question. Which of these four pitchers never recorded 830 save season in a Cubs uniform. Eight Rick Ankiel for beat rod that. See Joseph worked out Borowski and. I'm pretty confident that both be proud that I can see Joseph Borowski have saved at least thirty games in the season okay. Not sure the wild thing registered. Thirty saves. The single season. So I'm going to go with. Actually a rectangular seed eliminating the DN senior went with regular that is the right move -- regulator is correct. The other three Paul had thirty save season -- runner at first base for Brian you are down one run however back over to David. Bases cleared. School's single go for single your second question. -- Mark Grace lead the majors with 1754. Hits in the 1990s. Who finished second. Was it eight. Roberto Alomar was it beaten Craig Biggio C Tony Gwynn or. Raphael Palmeiro. I'm gonna go see Tony going. See Tony Gwynn would make sense to me but it is dean the former -- CL Palmeiro was the correct answer so. We go back over to Brian and here's your opportunity runner at first down a run. And your second plate appearance of the inning with a single looking for a single right. The singles are getting harder who let in 1984. Cubs in home runs. Was it the penguin Ron saying was it Leon Durham. Was it Gary Matthews or Ryan Sandberg. 84 was. Ryan Sandberg speak breakout year really came on the scene. Feel you know fairly confident in -- Sandberg but I'm also considering beat Leander. You wanna work the count. If you make an announcement worked the count an OT Ryan Sandberg. Played over at third base for the Cubs at the right answers so we go back to David nobody on base but you do have the lead. -- a single goal with a single. All right here's your question. Third of the in. Which dead ball era pitcher holds the Cubs season record for lowest ERA. Was it eight Grover Cleveland Alexander DD rather Mordecai three finger brown. -- -- -- -- It's gonna go ahead used by pinch hitter a pinch hitter let me guess cousin Mike his -- cousin Mike is back let's find out if he's got the right answer for him. I'm Mike which dead ball era pitcher. Holds the Cubs season record for lowest ERA. Is it eight Grover Cleveland Alexander. A tough one day this is first single. -- singled and that's why less time we were here I had the pitcher with three finger brown did serve me out too well. But I got a feeling just into the research that you know and studying up on this that we've been doing. I think -- Grover Cleveland sticks out to me what do you think. Sounds pretty good to me. I'll -- -- Grover Cleveland Alexander -- And sticking -- day secure. No not this time Mordecai three finger brown is the correct answer there. Thanks Mike saw -- swing at -- from cousin Mike can we go back over to Brian. Runner at first but trailing in the game one to nothing in a pitcher's duel. I will go for double trying for a double this would you runners second and third your question. Which of these former Cubs general managers had the longest tenure. Eight Dallas Green beat Jim Hendry see Larry Hines Ward. -- can rule out to -- answers. I'm not sure if I should reveal better not tell influence. How -- worked counts. The family keep my work the count in my back pocket for the final question OK -- Believe its -- to be Jim Hendry in deep -- lynch. I think times serves as GM from behind you won in 94. Which means lynch took the job in 95. And his tenure lasts until 2002. That gave -- seven years. Hendry took control in 03. Was a GM up until 2011. So I'm going to go with. Did your own work the count and it paid off Jim Hendry is correct -- so runners at second and third look who we have here. The final swing for David which has been successful so far this tournament a one nothing late nobody on base so. Home run swinging for the fences to try and add an insurance run on the board who is the only Cubs players to steal home twice in a game. Is it any -- I Tyler is it beat Johnny Evers is it seemed wildfire Schulte or. When the anti tank Tyler. You're going with Tyler. It is. One nothing lead it comes down to the final plate appearance of the game for the Cubs championship. One nothing runners at second at third Brian what do you think can hear. I'm going to play for the win and go to double going for a double and the championship here is your question. With the game on the law who was the last to serve as Cubs player manager. -- -- rat them Charlie Grimm. Gabby Hartnett or Don passenger. Pinpoint who worked the count here to eliminate two of you choose who worked the count so we take a wait to wrong answers. And your lap with -- -- and Graham. Who want to slight the B Charlie Grimm. B Charlie Graham. -- in correct it is still have a -- it was the answer he was the choice. That means to swing and miss those runners stay at second and third and that means David wins the pitcher's duel for the Cubs championship. One -- nothing is the final it came in the first inning join us next time when we find out which Sox fan is moving on to the championship game. Thanks for watching the batter's box don't forget the state took that might as post game press conference. We'll see you next time. Batter's box is presented by -- -- -- them might miss tackles and also AT&T. The nation's largest -- G network AT&T. Rethink possible and by dominoes. Oh yes we did. Ultimate strategy. Kind of worked out. I went for singles and doubles and just try to put guys on base. But I was just going back and forth the whole time -- between those two final answers so Everett and Charlie Grimm. And unfortunately I just ended up choosing the wrong one thought it was unbelievable what a nail biter. Tom no one not to win throughout the whole thing it was done a really close battle. All the pressure was on hand. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He's just scored two or go home enough to fortunately messed up the runs and I took it home. I just that's a lot in the next round and now look forward to challenge when we meet on the finals.