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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cal Ripken, Jr., 1996 Collector's Choice You Make the Play #33

It's time for a pop quiz! Don't worry, it doesn't count toward your final grade. One of my latest time-wasting obsessions is Sporcle, a site full of user-created timed quizzes on any and every subject under the sun: music, television, sports, geography, history, language...you name it. Naturally I gravitate toward the sports quizzes. There are a ton just pertaining to the Orioles, if you do a site search, but I also like to challenge myself with more general-knowledge stuff, like the 20-game winners of the 2000s or the members of the Hall of Fame. It was just a matter of time before I decided to throw my own hat into the ring. I present to the first quiz of my own creation: The Top Ten All-Time Maryland-Born Home Run Leaders. Billy Ripken just missed the cut, but his brother might be on there. I wouldn't want to give away my secrets. So go give it a whirl, and let me know what you think! I'd also appreciate it if you could rate the quiz. Have fun!

7 comments:

Stacey said...

WHY is he outlined in pink neon? I'm fairly certain that Cal Ripken would never approve of being outlined in pink neon.

FreeTheBirds said...

Good quiz, I got them all except Nicholson, Keller and Jordan.

Rounding Thirty 3rd said...

Wow, I did horrible. I don't remember much being said about Brady being a native Marylander, but maybe he was just born there. (Granted, I also wasn't living in MD the early part of his career, and the internet didn't exist like it does today, either).

William said...

You took me to school, KB. I got 4/10 correct...and the only reason I got Teixeira was because of your one rant on this site. Good quiz either way, but it was a little geographically narrow (that last comment was a joke).

Kevin said...

Stacey - Such is the horror of the mid-90s.

FTB - Nicholson was a Chestertown native and is in my alma mater (Washington College)'s Hall of Fame.

Tim - Yeah, Brady was born in Silver Spring, but grew up in California.

William - Tell me you got Babe Ruth...

Ryan said...

HAHA I only got 4 correct. Nice Quiz!

Kevin said...

Thanks Ryan!