urbino:Ah! The Angels and Jim Abbott.
urbino:This business of coming up with a question is not easy. Ummmm, how many fingers am I holding up?
kaspera79:I want to play, just affraid my guess will be the hint to make my second choice the winner and then some one else will snag it , example YOU on the last question.
urbino:Whew! Thanks, kas. I was beginning to feel like the kid whose house nobody every wants to go over to.
Sorry, try again. Here's another hint, were talking about an American League team. The player in question certainly benefitted from AL rules.
Alright, lets get some more guesses here, I've narrowed it down pretty well, theres not many teams it can be from the hints.
Has won a World Series.
Is an expansion team, added in the 60's.
I believe there are only 2 teams that fit this criteria.
Accomplished something done by only 19 other players. (Bonus if you know what)
Was active through most of the 90's.
Served 2 seperate stints with this team.
Somehow benefitted from AL rules.
We have a winner! Care to guess what he did that only 19 other players have done? It's not what he was most well known for, which is being a successful pitcher despite being born with only one hand (thus benefitting from AL rules by not having to bat), nor was it his No-Hitter for the Yankees...
Growing up in So-Cal, my dad worked a 2nd job at the stadium. I got to meet Jim Abbott a couple times. One night when I was probably 6, I was waiting in the players parking lot and the Halos had just been beaten pretty bad, Abbot was the losing pitcher. He walked past the small crowd of people seeking autographs without talking to anyone, got into his Chevy Blazer and started to back out. Then he saw me all upset and dejected that my hero had just ignored me, so he put it back in park, got out, walked over to me and signed my glove, then drove off, without talking to or signing for anyone else.
Send me a PM and I'll get your winnings sent out.
I have no idea what the 19 thing is. I know he did hit a little when he was in the NL. Is it something to do with that?
PM is on the way. Now I have to come up with a question. Ack!
Despite kuzi's love for my current question, I think I've come up with a more interesting one. It's another baseball question -- another team and player question.
In the early 80s, my dad took my brothers and I to St. Louis to see our favorite team play the Cardinals. This is a team that has a rivalry with the Cards, and at that time was a perennial World Series contender.
As we were walking back to our seats from the concession stand between innings, my dad stopped and hollered down to one of our favorite players on the field, "Hey, ______!" Much to our surprise and delight, the player not only heard him, but turned around and looked, found us, gave us a big grin and waved.
What's the team, and who's the player? As a first hint (besides the ones planted in the story), I'll tell you he has since become a big-league manager, among other things.
Further hint: the player has also been an ESPN analyst.