baffled.jpgTrivia Time!

Name the only three pitchers in major-league history to save at least 45 games in a season and win at least 17 games in another season.

(See comments section for the answers)

11 Responses to “Trivia Time: Two-way Pitchers”

  1. forager says:

    Makes you wonder if Perez Hilton saw this article with picture?

    I’m hoping I’m just too tired right now and am misreading this sarcasm as legit, but listen, I understand he’s ARod, a universally hated jerk, (and I’m not saying I don’t totally agree with that) but come on… if they want to call ARod’s “HAH” scream from the other night bush league then I give the same tag for this umpbump entry.

  2. So much for gossiping at umpbump… we can’t keep up with it!

    I’ll leave it to Perez Hilton and the like.

  3. Coley Ward says:

    One of the three has to be John Smoltz.

    The other two? I’m going to go with Eck and … jeez, I dunno the last guy.

  4. Nick Kapur says:

    Smoltz and Eckersley are correct! The last guy is the hardest…

  5. Paul Moro says:

    C’mon, Coley. You know this. He’s currently a Phil. At least if it’s who I think it is.

  6. Rob Derbabian says:

    Dave Righetti ?

  7. Nick Kapur says:

    Not Righetti, not Lowe – although those are both are really good guesses!

    Lowe won at least 17 on two occasions, but his best saves total was 42.

    Righetti saved at least 45, but his highest win total was 14.

  8. Smoltz and Eck are the gimmes.

    I’d say Tom Gordon or Bob Wickman for #3.

    Based on Moro’s clue above I’ll go with


  9. Gordon! Why didn’t I think of that?

  10. Nick Kapur says:

    That’s right, the third player is the one and only Tom Gordon!

    Gordon went 17-9 with a 3.64 ERA as a 21-year-old rookie for the Kansas City Royals way back in 1989, somehow inexplicably finishing second in the Rookie-of-the-Year race that year to reliever Gregg Olson.

    Nine years later, in 1998, Gordon saved 46 games for the Boston Red Sox.

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