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Starting at the beginning of the regular season, we will once again be using gentleman George and his vast knowledge of baseball stats in our annual trivia contest and history pages. George managed 10 years in the Crystal Lake & Lake in the Hills, Illinois leagues for players 15 to 19 years old.
Week Six Trivia Answer: "Won't you come home Bill Bailey" must've grated on the nerves of the real Bill Bailey who pitched in the Federal league every time he was standing on third.
guessed correctly first by: John Keeter of the Angels
Week Seven: The Chicago White Sox
Did you know? The White Sox have appeared in the World Series five times, winning last in 2005.
Did you know? Clark Griffith had the best winning pct for pitchers in the first year of the American league at 24-7 with the White Sox. He would go on to greater fame and fortune as the owner of the Washington Senators.
Did you know? Ed Walsh of the White Sox was the last 40 game winner in baseball way back in 1908 when he went 40-15.
Did you know? Luke Appling played over twenty years for the White Sox and won two batting titles in 1936 and 1943.
Did you know? Frank Thomas won back to back MVP awards with the White Sox in 1993 & 1994.
Did you know? Ted Lyons never played in the minor leagues and spent 23 years pitching for the White Sox amassing a 260-230 record on his way to the Hall of Fame.
Week Seven Trivia Question: This White Sox player never pitched a perfect game, is not in the Hall of Fame, and never killed a bird (that I am aware of). He did however hit some homers in Minnesota. Who is this White Sox player?
Clue #1: He was not a pitcher.
*use the "contact us" link to submit your guess
Coming Week 8: The Houston Astros
*First correct guess each week wins *emails submitted from the site are date and time stamped.
*a new winner is chosen each week unless only previous winners guess correctly.
*weekly prize package includes a large pizza from Papa Murphy's, a $10 gift card courtesy of Play it Again Sports, and a baseball cap from existing league stock.
***Participants are limited to summer 2019 players in the Metro league.