Thursday, June 29, 2006

Useless Trivia of the Day

I don't have enough readers to turn this into a trivia game, although if you by chance happen to read this and want to take a stab at it, feel free to leave a comment.

Nolan Ryan pitched for four teams in his career: the Mets, the Angels, the Astros, and the Rangers. What do these four teams have in common?

Obviously I am thinking of something specific--there may be other common threads betweem the teams that you can think of. I will say that it has nothing to do with on-field performance, i.e. "None of them have ever won the World Series" or some such (yes, yes, I know the Mets and now the Angels have won the World Series).


  1. Well, they are obviously all expansion teams, but I have a feeling that's not it.

  2. They were the first four expansion teams in the early 1960s. The Rangers were first the new Washington Senators, after the original Senators left for Minnesota.

  3. Well, studes, I guess I fooled you into thinking I was more sophisticated then I actuall am :)

    Mr. Pinto nailed what I was looking for: the four original expansion teams(albeit the AL two in 61 and the NL in 62). I thought it was kind of interesting that one of the greats pitched for four teams and it just happened to be four that are so closely linked.

    David, I saw your post on your blog and in fact my comments do work, though they are moderated so they only show up when I approve them. I may try turning moderation off again, but I used to get all kinds of spam (my favorite was for a scented candle website).


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