3rd Annual Baseball Trivia Show

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Full Contact Trivia presents the 3rd Annual FCT Mid-Summer Classic, a baseball trivia game intended to test your knowledge, memory, and recall of America’s pastime.  Teams from all over the metro Atlanta area will descend on Grayson, GA to compete for hundreds of dollars in cash and prizes. The show will consist of 20 questions covering various categories in baseball knowledge that have been meticulously researched and vetted for their accuracy and difficulty.  Cash and prizes will be awarded to the top finishing teams, and delicious pitchers of machine-crafted American goodness will be awarded randomly to participating teams. Individual players may also be enshrined into the Ancient and Mysterious Order of the Tassel, reserved for only the MVPs of FCT tournament level shows.

WHAT: 3rd Annual Full Contact Trivia Mid-Summer Classic

WHEN: July 16, 2016 – 8:00 PM

WHERE: The Hail Mary Sports Pub

Teams can consist of any number of players, although we have found 3-6 per team the most manageable.  The entry fee is $25 per team, and all entry fees will be recycled in the form of prizes.  The event will be taking place on July 16th, 2016.  First pitch is at 8:00 PM.  The festivities will be held at the Hail Mary Pub in Grayson, GA.

Full Contact Trivia

Full Contact Trivia arguably has the most devoted following of any pub trivia company in the Metro Atlanta and Athens area. FCT was recently awarded “Best Trivia” by the readers of the Athens Banner-Herald for their show at The Blind Pig in Athens, GA. In addition, FCT has won best trivia accolades from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flagpole Magazine, Creative Loafing, the Athens Banner-Herald, and others.  The “Triviaheads”, as their followers are known, have won many other trivia tournaments, including taking First, Second, and Third place at the 2015 Trivia Super Bowl held by sports-talk radio station 960 The Ref.

FCT also hosts the following tournaments every year:

  •  The Trivia Bowl – A football-only themed show held the week of the Super Bowl;
  • The Etta James Memorial – Music trivia, featuring nearly any music question you can think of;
  • Night At The Movies – Trivia about movies, performers, and the Academy Awards;
  • March Trivia Madness – A 10-week long cumulative tourney that rewards endurance, perseverance, and dedication, this is the largest and grandest of the tourneys;
  • The Pairs Game – A general trivia show featuring teams consisting of two people only;
  • World Cup of Trivia – A trivia elimination tourney modeled after the World Cup (returns this fall).

FCT questions are not for the faint of heart, but the trivia experience is better than any other you will encounter. If you have what it takes to challenge OFR’s own Brent Blackwell or Chris Jervis, come on down to Hail Mary with your friends.  Even the last place team wins something.  If you want to get a feel for an FCT experience before the tournament, a list of shows can be found here.

Last Year’s Show

The 2nd Annual show was played last July. The winners, for the second year in a row, were Chick Filatio. Here are the questions they had to navigate:

1) Debuts – Los Angeles Dodger Jackie Robinson made MLB history when he made his major league debut for the Dodgers at what position?

2) Negro Leagues – While the final Negro League season is considered to be the 1951 season, one Negro League team continued to play and tour in barnstorming events into the 1980s. Name the team.

3) Managers – Who was the first manager to win a World Series title in both the AL and the NL?

4) WAR (What is it good for? Absolutely nothin’) – According to Baseball-Reference, who is the current (as of yesterday {July 14, 2015}) leader in WAR, with 6.42 WAR, just percentage points ahead of the 2nd place player?

5) BONUS -2 points each – Name the artist performing each one of these songs. Each artist has a baseball-related term in their name.

(He played about a minute or two of each song. I don’t have the mp3.)

a) “The Way”
b) “Gasolina”
c) “The Captain of Her Heart”
d) “Your Love”

6) Commissioners – Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis was the first commissioner of Major League Baseball. Who succeeded him as the second?

7) History – The Rockford Peaches won four of 11 season championships for what baseball league?

8) Perfect Games – There was one perfect game thrown in the 1991 season. What pitcher threw it?

9) Rosters – What former San Diego Padre is currently (as of July 15, 2015) 3rd in the AL in Saves?

10) BONUS – Bid an even number from 2-10. Get it right, get the points. Get it wrong, and lose half of your wager. For example, bid 6, get 6 if it is correct, or lose 3 off your score if t is incorrect.

Which of the following statements is NOT true about a baseball?

a) It has 216 stitches
b) It weighs about 5 ounces
c) It has a circumference of about 9 inches
d) All of them are true
e) None of them are true

NOTE – In the 2nd half, bids for answers change to even numbers (2, 4, 6, or 8). Use each bid only once per round.

11) Hall of Fame – What lifetime .328 hitter, who also had fewer than 100 career home runs, was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991?

12) Salaries – What player became the first ever to earn a salary of one million dollars a year in MLB?

13) Little League World Series – The first two LLWS to be won by an international team were won by teams from what country?

14) Negro Leagues – Who was the last everyday position player in the major leagues who had gotten his start in the Negro Leagues?

15) BONUS – 4 points each – Name the four players with the highest WAR for the 1990 season.

16) Traditions – Did the playing of the National Anthem before a game become a tradition BEFORE or AFTER the year 1900?

17) League Leaders – Who is the only player to lead the league in SB for three different teams?

18) College World Series – What school’s 35 CWS appearances are by far the most of any school?

19) Hall of Fame – Who is the only current (as of July 15, 2015) Hall of Famer to be born in the Dominican Republic?

20) BONUS – Bid even number from 2-20. Get it right, get the points. Get it wrong, lose half.

In Bobby Thompson‘s ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ game, who was the catcher when the HR was hit?


About Chris Jervis 79 Articles
Chris Jervis is an accountant in the Atlanta area. He's long had an interest in baseball, and, being a numbers nerd, loves analyzing player performances. He also likes to argue and is kind of an ass.

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