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07-29-2008, 09:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>Here's one we debated over for quite a while in Cooperstown this past week.......<br /><br />One TEAM, and only one team, had 3 - Sluggers that would ultmately become 500+ HR hitters....and a<br /> 4th Slugger (a HOFer) that would come very close to hitting 500 HR's. All FOUR of these guys were on<br /> this team simultaneously for at least one year...... <br /><br />Name the TEAM and the these 4 players ?<br /><br />T-Rex TED<br /><br />

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07-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Posted By: <b>Fred C</b><p>Edited to remove Seattle

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07-29-2008, 10:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony S.</b><p>1995 Cleveland<br /><br />Manny "being Manny"<br />Thome<br />Eddie Murray<br /><br /><br />Dave Winfield

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07-29-2008, 10:04 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>also had winfield

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07-29-2008, 10:05 PM
Posted By: <b>Alan</b><p>Great question Ted,<br /><br />I was thinking one of the San Francisco Giants teams with at least Mays (500+) & McCovey (500+), Kingman (close), ...<br /><br />I never thought of the mid-1990's Indians. Some of those guys were at the tail end of their career...<br /><br />Alan

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07-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Jim VB</b><p>Of course, with Thome, Manny, Murray and Winfield on the same team, the big power hitter was...<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Albert Belle (I think he had 50+ that year and ended his career with 360 something.)<br /><br /><br />Did you guys start this thread just to torment Rob D.? He hates to be reminded that Cleveland didn't win a World Series with that line-up. Leon did say he'd been "bad" recently.

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07-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Posted By: <b>Jim Thierfelder</b><p>Clevland<br />Thome<br />Ramirez<br />Murray

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07-29-2008, 10:14 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>Even better question would have been, what team had 3 500 home run hitters, a guy with 490, and NONE of them led the team in home runs. You can't make this stuff up.

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07-29-2008, 10:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve Dawson</b><p>Damn, too late <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />1995 Indians, with Thome, Ramirez, Murray and Winfield.<br /><br /><br />Steve

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07-29-2008, 10:18 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>And on the 71 Giants team Alan mentioned, again, someone else entirely led the team in HRs -- Bobby Bonds.

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07-29-2008, 10:19 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>ANTHONY S is tonite's Trivia King.<br /><br />CLEVELAND (1995)<br /><br />MURRAY<br />RAMIREZ<br />THOME<br />WINFIELD<br /><br /><br />All you guys re too smart.<br /><br />

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07-29-2008, 10:22 PM
Posted By: <b>Rob D.</b><p>Truth be told, the '97 Series leaves a worse taste in my mouth. The 1995 season was like a dream because it had been so long (I got teary eyed just singing the national anthem at Jacobs Field before Game 5 simply because I really felt I'd never see the Indians in the Series). And even though I liked the '95 team more than the '97 edition, it was brutal getting so close and seeing it slip away.

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07-29-2008, 10:24 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>name a team whose top three HR hitters' lifetime total is greater than that of the 95 Indians

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07-29-2008, 10:25 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony S.</b><p>Giants<br /><br />Bonds<br />Mays<br />McCovey

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07-29-2008, 10:26 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>that may work, I had another one in mind though

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07-29-2008, 10:27 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony S.</b><p>Yankees<br /><br />Ruth<br />Jackson<br />Mantle

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07-29-2008, 10:27 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>No they didn't play at the same time.

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07-29-2008, 10:28 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>Bonds (Bobby that is) Mays McCovey are slightly short of Murray Thome Ramirez by my calculations

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07-29-2008, 10:29 PM
Posted By: <b>Ted Zanidakis</b><p>OK, there are several teams with 3 simultaneous 500+ HR Sluggers on them....they are ?<br /><br />And, name these Sluggers ? ?<br /><br />TED Z<br /><br />

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07-29-2008, 10:46 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve Dawson</b><p>From what I can tell, the 1993-1996 Indians are the only teams in history to have more than two players who ultimately reached 500 homeruns (Murray, Ramirez and Thome).<br /><br />There are many teams that had two players at a time, but the Indians are the only one I can find with more than that.<br /><br />Possibly the team that came closest was the 1987 A's. They had Reggie Jackson, Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco on the team, and if they hadn't dumped Dave Kingman prior to the season, he would've been there also.<br /><br /><br />Steve

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07-29-2008, 10:49 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>Ted I give up, like Steve I can't come up with any more than two at a time. I thought there might be some team with some combination of Sosa Thomas Thome Palmeiro but it seems no more than two ever played together.<br /><br />Still no answer to my question, name the team with three players playing simultaneously whose totals exceeded Murray Thome Ramirez.

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07-29-2008, 10:54 PM
Posted By: <b>Steve Dawson</b><p>The 1989 Rangers had Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez who combined, have 1,612 career homers. Ramirez, Thome and Murray have a combined 1,540 homers.<br /><br /><br />Steve<br /><br />Edited to correct the '89 Rangers' numbers

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07-29-2008, 10:57 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>Also any 50s Braves team with Aaron (755) Mathews (512) and Adcock (332)

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07-29-2008, 11:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>"OK, there are several teams with 3 simultaneous 500+ HR Sluggers on them....they are ?"<br /><br />Well, I'll say the 1933 AL All-Star team with Ruth, Gehrig, and Foxx. The other several teams should be easy to figure out now.

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07-29-2008, 11:03 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>Gehrig hit 493.<br />Anyhow All Star teams should not count.

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07-29-2008, 11:06 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>Ah, so he did.

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07-29-2008, 11:14 PM
Posted By: <b>Paul M</b><p>Mays 660 <br />McCovey 512<br />Kingman 442<br /><br />1623

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07-29-2008, 11:24 PM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>87 A's Canseco McGwire Jackson gets to 1608<br />The 72 Giants may be the all time record

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07-29-2008, 11:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Anthony S.</b><p>gotta add 9 more dongs to McCovey's total

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07-29-2008, 11:38 PM
Posted By: <b>Jon Canfield</b><p>Well, at the rate these guys are going, I think the 1994, 1995 Mariners will soon be overtaking all the other teams. You had Griffey at what, 607 and counting, A-Rod at 540 and counting, Tino with 339, Edgar with 310, Jay B with 309.<br /><br />If we assume A-Rod gets to 775, Griffey Jr. to 650 and Tino with 339 - that equals 1764...

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07-29-2008, 11:45 PM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>I've watched Griffey play a few times this year. He won't make it to 650.

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07-29-2008, 11:46 PM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p> Eventually the Rangers from 2002-03 will be the leaders with Arod,Palmiero and Juan Gone. Right now they sit at 1543 and of course one of them still has 9 years left on his contract(unless of course the Yankees eventually add people who hit more than the 1003 Palmiero and Juan had)

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07-29-2008, 11:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Jon Canfield</b><p>To add even a further twist to this, I wonder which teams OPENING DAY starting 9 had the highest home run totals (lifetime). This, obviously, excludes all all-star teams. I would still venture a guess and say its the 1996 Mariners with 2145. (Tino was gone by '96, but A-Rod wasn't a starter in '04 or '05.)

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07-30-2008, 12:21 AM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>Sandy Alomar 112<br />Julio Franco 173<br />Carlos Baerga<br />134<br />Vizquel 77<br />Thome 526 <br />Lofton 130<br />Ramirez 510<br />Belle 381<br />Murray 504<br /><br />I think this comes out to 2500 plus

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07-30-2008, 12:21 AM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p> Probably the 96 Indians since they had the three 500 home run guys, Albert Belle who had around 380,Julio Franco,Baerga,Alomar and Lofton who all had over 100,plus Vizquel who has 77 I believe. Theyre over 2500 definitely without me doing the actual math<br /><br /><br />edited to add Jinx to Peter

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07-30-2008, 12:31 AM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>64 Giants<br />Mays, McCovey, Snider, Cepeda

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07-30-2008, 12:32 AM
Posted By: <b>PAS</b><p>71 Giants<br />Mays Mccovey Kingman Bonds George Foster

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07-30-2008, 12:49 AM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p> Just in case anyone cared. Murray,Thome and Ramirez all homered in the same game just 3 times over those 3 seasons they were together,all in 1996. For the record,Greg Gohr who probably never knew it before,was the first pitcher ever to give up home runs in the same game to 3 future members of the 500 home run club on May 14,1996. Tom Gordon was the last to do it on June 25,1996. The other game they victimized 3 different pitchers,Murrays was a walk-off homer

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07-30-2008, 09:41 AM
Posted By: <b>Glenn</b><p>Anybody solve Ted's riddle yet?

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07-30-2008, 10:14 AM
Posted By: <b>john/z28jd</b><p> I think everybody figured he was talking about an all-star team. The 2004 NL team had Griffey,Bonds,Sosa and Thome all on it. I didnt look past that one but he also asked for teams with three and technically if the amount of fingers on my left hand that are extended is correct,thats 4 guys

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07-30-2008, 10:19 AM
Posted By: <b>Peter_Spaeth</b><p>If it's all star teams must be a zillion with Aaron Mays Banks Frank Robinson