Barking Moonbat Trivial Pursuit

Baseball is the subject this weekend. It looks like the Montreal Expos may be moving to Washington, DC. Plans are underway and only await Bud Selig's decision at the end of the current season. I'm sure the Expos will be glad to escape Canuckistan.

Trivia question: Washington, DC had a baseball team several decades ago. They were called the Washington Senators and fans in DC referred to them as "first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League". They moved out to another town. Where are they now?

Careful, this is a trick question ....

For extra credit, try this on for size: On September 11, 1949 (I was only six months old) the Washington Senators made baseball history during a game against the New York Yankees and set a record that has not been broken to this day. What did they do on that day that is still in the record books?

Update: Ric Brandt wins the prize. He is the Official Barking Moonbat Trivial Pursuit Master Of The Week and is entitled to hold the title until next weekend when we'll have another. See the comments for the answers ....

Posted by The Skipper    United States   on 08/28/2004 at 05:47 PM   
  1. Let’s see...they moved in 1971 to become the Texas Rangers. I have no idea about the extra credit question. Darn!

    Hey! If the Expos move to DC, perhaps they can once again become the Senators...only this time they’d be “last in the NATIONAL League!”

    Posted by Macker    United States   08/28/2004  at  06:13 PM  
  2. I thought the Sens became the Minnesota Twins.

    Posted by Heartless Libertarian    United States   08/28/2004  at  08:39 PM  
  3. It’s both, Minnesota was where the original franchise went and then the Senators returned to DC as an expansion team that later went to Texas. Am I right?

    I think that was the “Eleven Walk Inning” game?

    I know they hold the record for walks in one came like about 17. Before my time but Grandpa would tell me not to pitch like Washington when I screwed things up.

    I think that was the game where they walked 11 Yankee batters in the third.

    I used to know a bunch of that stuff, but since my dad died I haven’t had that much interest. My dad and both my granddads where Uber Cub Fans....

    Do I win a prize?

    Posted by Ric Brandt    United States   08/28/2004  at  09:30 PM  
  4. Your grandfathers and dad were obviously bright, thoughful men, who were blessed with an over-dose of common sense as well.

    Posted by annoying little twerp    United States   08/28/2004  at  10:12 PM  
  5. Ric Brandt wins the prize. He is the Official Barking Moonbat Trivial Pursuit Master Of The Week and is entitled to hold the title until next weekend when we’ll have another.

    The Senators left DC in 1960 and became the Minnesota Twins. An expansion team was introduced to DC the next year and they later left for Texas and became the Texas Rangers. The question was tricky because the Senators actually left DC twice.

    Ric is also 100% correct on the September 11, 1949 game. The Senators still hold the record for most walks in an inning. The Senators pitchers walked 11 batters in a single inning (the 3rd), and three Yankees batters were walked twice in that inning. The Yankees eventually won the game, BTW. That type of pitching was par for the course in those days for the lousy Senators.

    Congratulations, Ric!

    Posted by The Skipper    United States   08/28/2004  at  10:35 PM  
  6. Official Barking Moonbat Trivial Pursuit Master Of The Week Ric Brandt would like to thank the little people who got me here…

    Those unsung hero’s who answered all my annoying questions as a rug rat and yard ape. Who awarded me with those sips of beer to get me to shut up. Well Dad, Grandpa’s Frank and Hienrich I made it.

    Thank You, Thank You…

    Oh and I forgive all of you for being Richard Daley the First Democrats, but I sure enjoyed all the games you took me to…

    Posted by Ric Brandt    United States   08/29/2004  at  02:09 AM  
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