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The month is almost up...and an early win here may snatch victory from some "dogfaced" jaws!

Standings:
Dogfacedgremlin 16
HBF 10
Lobo316 7

Time to step up guys...this one's the toughest yet.  No photo, and some one word clues.  Deal with it!

The rules.  There are 10 clues regarding a ballplayer from the past, and a photo of said player that is blacked out.  With the revelation of each clue after the first a section is revealed.  Players may ask questions to help them toward their goal of guessing the player in under 10 clues.  The answer to those questions will be given at the judge's (me) discretion - you'll catch on as to what that means soon enough.  The number of clues given before a correct guess corresponds to the amount of points awarded on a 10=1, 9=2, etc. scale.

There is only one winner per round and only one player receives points each round.

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TODAY'S GAME!  I will again go slower to allow our evening folks a chance.

The first clue...

1.    “Tom”

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I gotta go with Tom Hume

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lobo316 wrote: I gotta go with Tom Hume
LOL no.

Trust me guys, some probing questions are gonna help immensely this time - they're practically required.

I was mean this time around.

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Actually, I love the fact you select players that weren't stars or HOF's.
how about mt favoritye Blue Jay named Tom.......Tom Filer.

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lobo316 wrote: Actually, I love the fact you select players that weren't stars or HOF's.
how about mt favoritye Blue Jay named Tom.......Tom Filer.

Oh this one's WAY worse than normal.  Way more obscure.

Tom Filer is the answer.

Just kidding.  No.

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Obscure, huh ? as Dubya says, "bring it on".
Did "Tom" play in the 1800's ?

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lobo316 wrote: Obscure, huh ? as Dubya says, "bring it on".
Did "Tom" play in the 1800's ?

I'm going to deal with that question as I deal with the specific decade requests.

"Tom" played prior to 1950.

How about another clue.

1.    “Tom”
2.    Depending on what you consider “the major leagues,” I played on either 6 or 9 teams in a 10 or 15 year career.

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Did he play in both the American & National leagues ?

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lobo316 wrote: Did he play in both the American & National leagues ?
No. 

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Is his name Tom?

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Did he play in the Federal League?

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Is his name Tom?
Strike that...is his FIRST name Tom?

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BigJ wrote: I'm going to deal with that question as I deal with the specific decade requests.

"Tom" played prior to 1950.


Did "Tom" also play AFTER 1950?

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Is his name Tom?
No

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Did he play in the Federal League?
No

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Is his name Tom?
Strike that...is his FIRST name Tom?

He was called Tom on occasion, to clarify.  It was not what his mamma named him though.

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: BigJ wrote: I'm going to deal with that question as I deal with the specific decade requests.

"Tom" played prior to 1950.


Did "Tom" also play AFTER 1950?

No.

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Davy Force
It's clear I'm going to have to stop giving the number of years guys played.  I've picked up on your game.  Either that or you're hacking my computer.

You have won, congratulations.  I'll be forwarding the library list to you so you may select your prize!

1.    “Tom”

One of his several nicknames was Tom Thumb

2.    Depending on what you consider “the major leagues,” I played on either 6 or 9 teams in a 10 or 15 year career.

Played in the Nat'l League but also in the Nat'l Association which isn't universally accepted as a "major league" but is by many.

3.    Either way, I only hit 1 home run.
4.    “Nationals”

Finished his career in 1886 with the Washington Nationals.

5.    I almost won the batting title…
6.    …but I hit under .250 in my career
7.    In fact one year I hit under .170 and didn’t lose my job!
8.    “Wee”

Another nickname... "Wee Davy"

9.    “Olympics”

Started his career with the Washington Olypics of the NA in 1871

10. Light-hitting shortstop.

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FWIW, the years didn't have as much to do with it as the "Tom" clue did.

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: FWIW, the years didn't have as much to do with it as the "Tom" clue did.
Yes, I figured that tipped you off too.

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In some kind of odd show of false pride, DFG has declined his prize.

Hmmph.

I shall PM the second place person to see if they in fact will be so bold as to claim first prize by way of succession.

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Davy Force

Does this make me second place?



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