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Sad Sam Jones

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I thought this one would have been good enough for single digits, but Wockenfuss is still always worth sharing.

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moretsyndrome

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I never thought I'd be able to use the man in the bottom right corner in this. Always a good bench guy in WhatIf baseball for D flexibility. Can't believe that there's a picture of him.

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Eric1984

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My best grid ever. I will never pull this off again (certainly not without the Tigers on the board). Rarity score 7.

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StMic

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Not one of my best scores but pretty happy I was able to pull it off with the Jays and Padres in the mix and didn't use any old-timers. Always liked Ed Whitsonfor punching out Billy Martin.

 
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Sad Sam Jones

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Joe Posnanski plays the Grid:
https://joeblogs.joeposnanski.com/p/free-friday-immaculate-grid-live

Not bad, he got a rarity score of 22. Though it looks like it should have been 2?
I'm not sure how his answers displayed that way. I've never seen 0%. A correct answer has to have a percentage since you've given that answer yourself. If it's less than 1%, it will give it to the tenth or hundredth of a percent (at least one of the games will display to the thousandth). If he had a 22, there's something else going on though, because if those were all less than 1% his score couldn't be higher than 9. For starters, I also had David Howard, so that wasn't 0% even aside from his own answer.
 

Zedia

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Wow, that One Team middle square was particularly impossible (at least if you don’t know any current players). Did that give any trouble to the experts here?
 

Sad Sam Jones

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The funny thing is, even going back to Philadelphia, Mack always got rid of them when he considered them too expensive.
 

Max Power

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Wow, that One Team middle square was particularly impossible (at least if you don’t know any current players). Did that give any trouble to the experts here?
I missed it, too. There were over 500 players who played their whole career with the A's and TWO had over 10 career WAR. The team has regularly moved on from their good players for their entire existence.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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It took me a while, but the first one I could come up with can thank Billy Martin for never escaping Oakland.
 

Deweys New Stance

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Wow, that One Team middle square was particularly impossible (at least if you don’t know any current players). Did that give any trouble to the experts here?
The funny thing is, even going back to Philadelphia, Mack always got rid of them when he considered them too expensive.
It's funny, I was coming here to post the same thing. Usually with old franchises there are plenty of well known players who meet the One Team criteria. But the Athletics have always been a transient franchise with transient players; pretty much all of their old stars from the first half of the 20th century were traded or sold, and that just continued from the Charlie Finley era to the current day. I finally came up with track star and pinch running specialist Herb Washington.

Also surprising that for an original American League franchise they've had a pretty small list of no-hitters.

Anyway. RS 36 today:
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StMic

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Got to use Al Simmons yet again. Had a few 8/9 recently going for the lowest score and guessed wrong. Was doing good on #265 yesterday and repeated a previous mistake - just can't seem to accept that Dave Kingman did not have 100 rbi's with the Mets.

 

Sad Sam Jones

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My White Sox row has a very specific theme. I actually wanted to put Dickey Kerr bottom center but I couldn't get his name to pop up because I was spelling the first name wrong and couldn't think of his last name until right after I gave up.

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GreenMonster49

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There’s a theme here. Perhaps I would have done better with Ted Lyons at bottom right.
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StMic

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Had a couple of the same answers as @Eric1984
I thought the Frank Howard answer might blow it up for me. Thought of using Roy Sievers but was thinking that was the previous iteration of the Washington Senators. Turns out he played for both.

 

Sad Sam Jones

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Add me to the camp that thought Frank Howard was a clever answer... and turned out to be my worst score.

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Sandwich Pick

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I love these 1 game at (position) ones and .300+ avg with 2 AB for scarcity reasons. Got my lowest score ever a few days ago.
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Eric1984

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A little disappointed with my Boston/Cincy and Boston/St. Louis results but overall pleased with today's grid

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Tony Pena's Gas Cloud

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Another mistake in today's grid. I was marked wrong about someone who indeed did play one game at third base for Montreal.....Terry Francona.
 

Rudi Fingers

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Left hand column out of the 70s and 80s, and middle column out of the modern era. Mainly shows my lack of knowledge of the Cubs in the dark ages of the 70s and 80s. Went super safe with the 6+ WAR column on the right - how could you not? Speaking of how could you not - anyone who has seen it will never forget the most famous highlight of the bottom left player.

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Humphrey

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A little disappointed with my Boston/Cincy and Boston/St. Louis results but overall pleased with today's grid

I had a Boston/Cincy and a Boston/Wash (Expo) duo of infamy (if you're a Red Sox fan): Bob Bailey and Stan Papi. Both are correct answers for other grids on here (Papi also was a Cardinal and Bailey was an Expo).
 

Eric1984

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I had a Boston/Cincy and a Boston/Wash (Expo) duo of infamy (if you're a Red Sox fan): Bob Bailey and Stan Papi. Both are correct answers for other grids on here (Papi also was a Cardinal and Bailey was an Expo).
I 'm feeling like Stan Papi might not be obscure enough, if only for Bill Lee's famous quote, "Who the hell is Stan Papi?" when the Sox dealt him to Montreal. But maybe that's for those of us of a certain age (I was 8 at the time).
 

Humphrey

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I 'm feeling like Stan Papi might not be obscure enough, if only for Bill Lee's famous quote, "Who the hell is Stan Papi?" when the Sox dealt him to Montreal. But maybe that's for those of us of a certain age (I was 8 at the time).
I do remember at the start of a season, Papi got injured and never returned. However, if you told me that was the year he came to Boston (1979) and not the next year; I'd have believed you. In other words, do not remember a bloody thing about his time in Boston; erased it completely from my memory.
On the other hand, one of several things I remember about the Bucky Dent game was Bailey looking at 3 fastballs down the middle from Goose Gossage in much the same fashion as an overmatched Little Leaguer.
 

Eric1984

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Diamondbacks ruined this one -- couldn't get anyone below 1 percent:

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Sad Sam Jones

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Considering the small pool of players or the required fame for a few of these categories, I'm happy to get a single-digit score.

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Max Power

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Today was one of the fun ones where you can get a low rarity score even with a bunch of Hall of Famers. I got a 6 for this one.

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John Marzano Olympic Hero

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I used Hank Aaron for shortstop because that's the position he played for the Indianapolis Clowns but I wasn't given credit for that. I'm not exactly sure why.
 

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I used Hank Aaron for shortstop because that's the position he played for the Indianapolis Clowns but I wasn't given credit for that. I'm not exactly sure why.
I think it’s because by the time he played for them, the Negro League was considered a “minor” league. It looks like after 1948 they went to minor league status.

Edit- look at “member timeline” in this Wiki article.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negro_American_League?wprov=sfti1#Negro_American_League_franchises
 

Rudi Fingers

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Saw there was activity in the thread, so went over and finished it as a top of mind "speed round" without worrying about rarity. Definitely nice to see the Negro Leagues category.

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John Marzano Olympic Hero

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Max Power

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I got a 0.002% a couple days ago for Porter Moss as the Negro League All Star. I'm guessing it was just me and Bob Kendrick using that one.
 

Max Power

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I find the Saturday grids to be the most fun. You can come up with tons of guys and only aren't immaculate if you outsmart yourself. Which of you psychos also used the same guy for the lower left?

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