Thursday, August 09, 2012

Trivia Time

I was talking with a co-worker this morning about Bobby Abreu being designated for assignment by the Dodgers and possibly accepting a demotion to the minors.  As we recalled our memories of Abreu I brought up that he had a couple 30/30 seasons with the Phillies (31 HR/36 SB 2001 & 30 HR/40 SB 2004).  That lead us to quizzing each other on MLB 40/40 club members and we were only able to come up with 3 of the 4.

So, here's the trivia question, and no cheating you bloody wanker (challenging my inner-Brit in honor of the London Olympics)- Who are the four players in Major League Baseball history to ever hit 40 homeruns and steal 40 bases in the same season?

*Hint- Cecil Fielder is not one of them.

10 comments:

Corey said...

i got that one. easy.

30-30 is not as impressive as it may have been before the steroids. look at this list and how it explodes in the 90s.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/hitting/hi3030c.shtml

GM-Carson said...

um, Corey- the question was 40/40 and you weren't supposed to cheat (meaning, no internet searches).

Anonymous said...

Jose Conseco and A Roids I know... Really? Only 4?

Beer-a-Thon said...

Yep, Canseco and Alex Rodriguez are 2 of the 4.

Hint- a third has steroid connections.

The 4th is clean as far as I know.

Unkie said...

Bonds, A-Road, Canseco and Soriano

Beer-a-Thon said...

Soriano's season was crazy good. He had 40 doubles too.

Andrew said...

Crap, beat me to it. I was going to guess Soriano too

Corey said...

umm, i know the question was 40-40, and i didn't cheat. that's a very easy question.

umm, the 30-30 link was referencing bobby abreu, the main subject of the post that was used as a lead-in to the question.

and umm, why would you think that i confused the 40-40 club, that consists of 4 total members, with the ever-expanding 30-30 club? did you think that i actually named every single member of the 30-30 club then provided a link to prove it, despite putting the link in the context of steroids?

umm, were you drunk when you read/responded (meaning, you drank alcohol that altered your judgement)

GM-Carson said...

U never answered the question, that is why I thought u were confused.

Vann said...

This translates to the fact that any company that uses the cactus to create hoodia gordonii diet pills needs to have a certificate from the exporting nation and a license to import it. Hoodia is in very short supply because of the length of time it takes to reach maturity and is basically only grown in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Once applied, this molecule tricks one into thinking that he/she is full and thus decrease cravings for food. Its main function was to quell the thirst and hunger that would affect warriors during long hunting trips. For hundred of years, Hoodia Gordonii has been used by the San Bushmen tribes (South African Natives) to assist them in controlling their hunger especially when they are on long hunting expeditions.