Special Sub-Topic: Baseball Managers
|Which of the following managed the New York Giants for 30 years?|
John McGraw. John McGraw managed the Giants from 1902-1932, winning 10 National League pennants, and 3 world series championships.
|What Skipper managed the Phillies to 3 consecutive playoff appearances in the late 70s?|
Danny Ozark. Ozark would manage the Phils from 1973-1979, with a record of 594-510 with 3 division titles.
|Field leader of the Red Sox who after his firing, was arrested for cocaine possesion?|
Butch Hobson & Hobson. Hobson was arrested for Cocaine possesion in 1996 while Triple-A manager for Phillies farm team Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons. He led the BoSox from 1992-1994 with a record of 207-232.
|Orioles manager who would lead the club to a world series championship in 1983?|
Joe Altobelli. Altobelli would not last through the 1985 season however, as he was succeeded by the man he succeeded,Earl Weaver.
|From 1951 to the middle of 1996, the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers had only 3 skippers, which of the listed was not one of the 3?|
Davey Johnson. Chuck Dressen would manage Brooklyn from 1951-1953 winning 2 pennants. Walter Alston would stay from 1954-1976, with 7 pennants and 4 world series crowns. The venerable Lasorda would capture 5 national league pennants and 2 world series triumphs. Davey Johnson did manage the Dodgers from 1999-2000.
|The late great Casey Stengal, won a lot of games with 4 different teams, including 3 from New York. How many pennants did old Casey capture?|
Ten. Stengal would win a total of 10 pennants, and 7 world series titles from 1949-1960 with the New York Yankees, however this was the only franchise where he achieved that degree of success. He retired in 1965 with a record of 1905-1842. Stengal also managed the Dodgers, Braves, and Mets.
|In all Leo Durocher's years as a manager and all his success, how many World Series championships did he actually lead his clubs to?|
One. Durocher would only win one in 1954 with the New York Baseball Giants. He finished his career at the end of 1973, with the Houston Astros with a 2008-1709 record, however only 3 pennants.
|Who was the American League manager, who had the distinction of being the only skipper body slammed, during a bench-clearing brawl in 1990?|
Tom Trebelhorn & Trebelhorn. Trebelhorn was bodyslammed by Jeff Schaefer, during the brawl in which Brewers pitcher Bob Sebra, hit Mariners outfielder Tracy Jones with a pitch. Trebelhorn managed the Brew Crew from 1986-1991, and also spent a one year stint with the Cubs in 1994. His career record stands at 471-461.
|What marginally successful manager, spent 1960-1987 as a manager for 4 different teams in the NL and AL?|
Gene Mauch. Mauch managed the Phillies, Expos, Twins, and Angels finishing with a career record of 1902-2037.
|What short stint manager had marginal success of the Kansas City Royals in the late 80's, and early 90's
John Wathan & Wathan. Wathan a former Royals catcher would manage the club from 1987-1991, before being replaced by Hal McRae, compiling a 326-320 career record that includes a stint with the Angels in 1992.
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