Sunday, May 9, 2010

Contest For The Final Board Game!


Contest sponsored by Strat-O-Matic.

The first person to correctly answer the question below will win a 2010 Strat-O-Matic board game.
What flash in the pan Major League pitcher ended his long professional career by fielding a triple play?

Hint: It happened in the twentieth century. And the Conan O'Brien card has nothing to do with the answer. Just thought I'd throw it out there.

Good luck!

Don't forget! There's still time to enter the random contest!


Congrats to Kevin who answered Bruno Haas.

In 1946, at age 55, after making a one game MLB debut in 1915, Fargo-Moorhead Twins manager Bruno Haas put himself in the game one last time to pitch the ninth inning. He gave up two quick singles and walked a batter to load the bases. Haas got the batter to ground towards third and Bruno made a diving a stop. He fired home to Rae Blaemire to nab the runner there. Blaemire threw to first to force the batter, then first baseman (and fellow old-timer in for a last thrill) Lynn King saw the runner who had been on second head home; King's throw home was in time to complete a dramatic triple play to end Haas's playing career.

Please e-mail me your address, Kevin.

10 comments:

dayf said...

Would that be Mr. 0-13 Terry Felton?

Casey said...

Pete Smith from the team that wears other colored socks.

White Sox Cards said...

Good guesses but both wrong. Professional doesn't necessarily mean the Major Leagues.

Casey said...

Are you sure it's not Pete Smith? According to Wikipedia:

On September 28, 1963 at Fenway Park, Smith started a triple play against the Angels with the last ball he fielded in the majors. With Charlie Dees running on second base and Lee Thomas on first, Félix Torres tried to advance both runners with a bunt. Unfortunately for Torres, Smith fielded cleanly the ball and threw to 3B Frank Malzone, who tagged Dees out before throwing the ball to SS Eddie Bressoud, covering second to double out Thomas. Bressoud then threw to 2B Félix Mantilla, who covered first and completed the 1-5-6-4 triple play.

White Sox Cards said...

I'm sure that it's not Pete Smith. He played professional baseball with the Pittsfield Red Sox of the Eastern League in 1965, two years after that triple play.

Smith may have been a flash in the pan, but four professional seasons in a five year span is not that long of a career.

Matt F. said...

I tried looking but I have no idea but just for fun: Brooks Robinson hit into four triple plays.

Tom. said...

Harry O'Hagan (NYG) 1902?

Tom. said...

One website has his name as Hal O'Hagan, if thats even the right guy.

Kevin said...

It's Bruno Haas.

White Sox Cards said...

Hal O'Hagan is a great guess, but he played professional ball until 1908 and the triple play happened in 1902.

Brno Haas is the correct answer. We have a winner!!

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