#134PiratesTrivia Answer 6/18/12

Tonight we asked…

and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…

Ryan Doumit

Doumit, who played seven seasons in Pittsburgh from 2005-2011, hit 67 long balls with the Bucs, 41 of which came at PNC Park. His 41 long balls lands him fourth on the PNC home run list. Here are the top five:
1. Jason Bay, 61
2. Craig Wilson, 47
3. Brian Giles, 45
4. Ryan Doumit, 41
5. Aramis Ramirez, 40

He also ranks fifth in hits with 288 and fourth in RBI with 155. “Dewey” will play at PNC for the first time as a visitor when his Minnesota Twins come to town this week. Minnesota only visits once every few years, so he won’t have many more opportunities to crack the top three. Doumit has six bombs and 30 runs batted in this season for the Twins. One of the funniest Pirate moments from the past few years was when Doumit nailed John Grabow with a throw back in 2008:

His old walk-up music – “Mother” by Danzig:

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#134PiratesTrivia Answer 6/11/12

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and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…

Brian Meadows

The Pirates, who played the Orioles in the 1971 and 1979 World Series, were looking to beat the O’s for the first time in a regular season game on June 7th, 2005. The Bucs were down 5-2 late in the game, but Daryle Ward hit a 3-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game. Jack Wilson came to the plate three batters later and gave the Pirates the lead with a solo shot. Jose Mesa came in for the save, and Pittsburgh won 6-5 in front of 21,422 at PNC Park. Brian Meadows was credited with the win as he pitched a scoreless top of the eighth.

The Pirates starting lineup from that night:
1. Matt Lawton, RF
2. Ryan Doumit, C
3. Rob Mackowiak, 3B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Daryle Ward, 1B
6. Jose Castillo, 2B
7. Tike Redman, CF
8. Jack Wilson, SS
9. Dave Williams, P

Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @Sangys_BBQ, @BurgFaninNJ, @LeandraAllen, and @LukeBumbico.

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#134PiratesTrivia Answer 5/31/12

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Willie “Pops” Stargell

Stargell had a total of 75 sacrifice flies in his 21 seasons as Pirate.  Pops is also the leader in many other offensive categories, including home runs (475), RBIs (1540), and intentional walks (227).  The hall of famer is one of the most popular players in Pirates history, and was a key part of two World Series champion teams, including the “Family” in 1979.

Pirates sac-fly leaders:
Willie Stargell – 75
Bill Mazeroski – 70
Roberto Clemente – 66
Al Oliver – 62
Andy Van Slyke – 50

Stats from FanGraphs.com

Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @AJBurghnett, @cocktailsfor2, @Ned_Flanderz, and @BurgFaninNJ.

A few people guessed Bobby Bonilla, who had 47 sacrifice flies with the Pirates, and holds the franchise single season record.

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#134PiratesTrivia Answer 5/24/12

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…and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…

Paul Maholm

Maholm has recorded 35 wins at PNC Park, and gets another chance on Saturday night. He will make his first appearance as a visitor when he squares off against Kevin Correia at 7:15 pm. In his seven years as a Pirate, Maholm had a record of 53-73 with an ERA of 4.36. He is 4-3 with 4.73 ERA this year as a Cub.

The top five wins leaders in PNC Park history:
1. Paul Maholm, 35
2. Zach Duke, 31
3. Josh Fogg, 20
4. Ian Snell, 19
5. Kip Wells, 18

Maholm is also first in innings pitched at PNC with 621.1, as well as eighth in appearances (first among starters) with 96.

Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @Aaronkranderson, @Sangys_BBQ, @scott_klima, @MichaelWaterloo, @JaredLankes, @cswag23, @gustaggart, @johnlucas18, @mark_quis, and @s7pinney.

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#134PiratesTrivia Answer 5/7/12

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…and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…

Adrian Brown

The Pirates faced the Chicago Cubs on October 1, 2000 in the last baseball game ever played at Three Rivers Stadium. Brown hit a home run in the 3rd inning off Jon Lieber. John Wehner then homered in the fifth off Lieber, which was the last HR in TRS history. The Pirates fell to the Cubs, 10-9. (click HERE for the box score of that game)

Just a few short months later, the stadium that stood for 30 years fell to the ground.

Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @DruBrownESPN, @DemitriusThorn, @johnlucas18, @Fitzy3523, and @BurgFaninNJ.

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