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Another Bucs Trivia Question
Nov 5th, 2018 at 11:14am
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Stealing a bolt of Possum's thunder, here is a trivia question for older Buuco Fans....

During the off-season of 1959, Pirates GM Joe L. Brown attempted to trade for what slugger with the KC A's to make the 1960 a better team?

Name the player the Buccos desired...

And name the players in the deal as well from the A's and from the Pirates....

This deal would have changed the chemistry of the 1960 World Championship Pirates...

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Reply #1 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 1:03pm
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Ooh! Ooh! I know! It's in my book. But you might have to be a little flexible on the players the Pirates offered as it was rumored that there was an either/or situation.

A part II could be "What other sluggers did Brown attempt unsuccessfully to acquire that winter?"
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 1:22pm
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Bobster, we are indeed reading from the same book!
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 1:26pm
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No problem stealing my trivia thunder.  It is fun to remember many of the trivial things about our Buccos. I guess I will have to go to my powder room and open my copy of Bobster's book to get the answer.  Yes, Bobster I do use your book to "meditate" once in a while.  Grin

By the way, the KC A player ended up wearing the same number with his new team as a certain Bucco HOFer who also hit a memorable HR.
  

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Believe it or Not!  In 1959 the Pirates almost traded Dick Groat for Roger Maris.
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Roger Maris
  
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Reply #5 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 3:34pm
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That is correct Roger Maris was the power bat coveted by Joe L. Brown.

Now, name 2 of the three players the Pirates were willing to give up to get Maris and what A's were coming to Pittsburgh. You are one smart cookie if you can do that!
  
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Reply #6 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 6:22pm
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Bucs Fan in GA wrote on Nov 5th, 2018 at 3:34pm:
That is correct Roger Maris was the power bat coveted by Joe L. Brown.

Now, name 2 of the three players the Pirates were willing to give up to get Maris and what A's were coming to Pittsburgh. You are one smart cookie if you can do that!


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Reply #7 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 9:31pm
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I looked at Bobster's Book and was just flabbergasted that the A's wanted 2 regulars plus and the ones they wanted were very integral to the team in 1960.  That would be like the Bucs trading Williams and Marte plus Glasnow for Archer.  So glad Joe L. was a great GM and declined the deal.  Do you have any idea about what other AL sluggers Brown tried to acquire?  I know and Bobster knows.
  

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The Pirates were interested in adding power and had their sights on Detroit-Klaine, KC-Maris, Cleveland-Colavito and Washington-Harmon Killabrew.
  
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Reply #9 - Nov 6th, 2018 at 8:31am
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The 3 players the Pirates were going to receive from KC were all on the field in Pittsburgh in the bottom of the 8th in game 7 of the World Series.
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 6th, 2018 at 8:49am
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Good one Bobster. Way to set up the answer. I like your leading.

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Reply #12 - Nov 6th, 2018 at 7:16pm
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Buccos1313 wrote on Nov 6th, 2018 at 7:01pm:


For supplying that info Buccos1313 you get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card and a 6 pack of  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
  

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Reply #13 - Nov 7th, 2018 at 11:48am
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Possum wrote on Nov 6th, 2018 at 7:16pm:
Buccos1313 wrote on Nov 6th, 2018 at 7:01pm:


For supplying that info Buccos1313 you get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card and a 6 pack of  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley



Haha... thanks!!

While researching this article I came across another interesting article on Dick Groat.  While most of this article is about his time in St. Louis,  there is a very interesting tidbit on game 1 of the 1960 World Series.

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/hit-and-run-has-a-history-...
  
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Re: Another Bucs Trivia Question
Reply #14 - Nov 7th, 2018 at 12:40pm
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Just Curious...What is the take on Groat's time as a Bucco? Any one have any feedback?

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