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Nov 23rd, 2018 at 9:10am
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In 1961 the NL expansion draft was held to stock the NY Mets and the Houston Colt 45s for the 1962 season.  Can you name the two former Pirates who led each team in HRs in the 1962 season?

In that same draft where was one former Buc who was also drafted in the 1960 AL expansion draft which stocked the LA Angels and Washington Senators (now the Texas Rangers)?  Who is he?

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Reply #1 - Nov 23rd, 2018 at 12:45pm
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I will guess Frank Thomas was the home run leader for the Mets, but a I am stumped for the leader on the Colt 45s.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 23rd, 2018 at 1:00pm
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I looked up my guess for a home run leader - Wally Westlake, and was way wrong . He was out of the majors for quite a while by then.  Surprised that one of the correct leaders was still around the majors in 1962.
  

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Reply #3 - Nov 23rd, 2018 at 4:15pm
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Babe Adams wrote on Nov 23rd, 2018 at 1:00pm:
I looked up my guess for a home run leader - Wally Westlake, and was way wrong . He was out of the majors for quite a while by then.  Surprised that one of the correct leaders was still around the majors in 1962.


You'll be even more surprised at the other leader being around in 1962. 
  

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Reply #4 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 12:44pm
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I guess nobody was able to find the second answer to the trivia question.  Besides Frank Thomas, the other was Roman Mejias a young Cuban OF.  Below is his info from Baseball Reference.

Roman Mejias
  

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Reply #5 - Nov 25th, 2018 at 6:56pm
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Mejias kept playing until at least 1966, when he made a brief appearance in Japan.

I  didn't realize that Mejias (a dark-skinned Cuban) joined the team at the same time Clemente did, and started in right on Opening Day while Clemente sat.  Mejias, Clemente, and Felix Montemayor of Mexico made up an all-Latin outfield in some games.
  

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Reply #6 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 8:00am
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Great Question Possum! I was away for  Thanksgiving. Look forward to more Bucs Trivia in the days to come. Hope you and all Bucco Fans had a great holiday!

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Reply #7 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 10:42am
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I do have a few more in the works.  Maybe try to do one once a week.
  

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Reply #8 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 12:55pm
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I will be looking forward to seeing your posts!

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Reply #9 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 1:30pm
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Possum wrote on Nov 23rd, 2018 at 9:10am:
In 1961 the NL expansion draft was held to stock the NY Mets and the Houston Colt 45s for the 1962 season.  Can you name the two former Pirates who led each team in HRs in the 1962 season?

In that same draft where was one former Buc who was also drafted in the 1960 AL expansion draft which stocked the LA Angels and Washington Senators (now the Texas Rangers)?  Who is he?

I see no one has answered this one yet. By "where was" do you mean which team selected him in that draft?
  
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Reply #10 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 3:37pm
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Tom Sturdivant - pitcher
  
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German Township wrote on Nov 26th, 2018 at 3:37pm:
Tom Sturdivant - pitcher

No. But good guess. He was in the 1st draft but not the 2nd. The expansion Senators drafted him from Boston and traded him to the Bucs in June 1961 for Tom Cheney.
  
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Reply #12 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 5:03pm
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What NL Batting record does ex-Bucco Tim Foli have in common with Pete Rose and 4 others?  Hint: They all did it in the same season.
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Reply #13 - Nov 28th, 2018 at 9:40pm
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Here's one that even the 60 Bucs Expert might not even know.

What member of the 60 Pirates also had a brother who played in MLB?
  

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Reply #14 - Nov 29th, 2018 at 6:27am
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Possum wrote on Nov 28th, 2018 at 9:40pm:
Here's one that even the 60 Bucs Expert might not even know.

What member of the 60 Pirates also had a brother who played in MLB?

I think you mean someone who played only very briefly for the 1960 Bucs.  Wink
  
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