The American League is on big streak when it comes to winning MLB All-Star Games. There is a lot riding on the 2009 MLB All-Star Game tonight at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The winning league gets home field advantage in the World Series. Today’s “Stump Zeke” trivia question is inspired by the game tonight and comes from Andrew, a Football Fanatics employee. Andrew wants to know: How many years in a row has the American League won the All-Star Game? Check the video to see if Zeke knows.
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Not since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941 has any Major League Baseball player hit .400 or above. There have been several players to get close, but hitting over .400 for an entire season is a remarkable feat. A batter would need to get on an incredible hot streak and continue it for months. Today, I tried to “Stump Zeke” with the question: Since Ted Williams hit over .400 in 1941, who has come the closest?” Check the video below for his response.
The NHL Season just wrapped up a week ago with the Pittsburgh Penguins bringing home their their Stanley Cup. It got me thinking about some of the best hockey players of all-time… Wayne Gretsky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, etc. Not being a huge hockey fan, I caught myself browsing the internet trying to find out as much as I could about them. One interesting record I came across was perfect for an edition of “Stump Zeke.” Who holds the NHL record for most regular season NHL games played? Watch and find out.
Some of the staff here at Football Fanatics are playing in a fantasy baseball league. It’s a 10-team head-to-head league with standard scoring. I’m taking this time to vent about my team and their pathetic performance through the first two months of the season. Currently I’m sitting in dead last with a 35-39-6 record… Zeke, from “Stump Zeke” is in first place with a 59-31-10 record. It’s a long season, so I’m not paniced yet, plus there are 6 teams under .500.
My excuse for being so bad right now is injuries. I swear half my roster has been on the DL at some point in the season. Kevin Youkilis, Jose Reyes, Jose Valverde, Brad Lidge, Edinson Volquez and now Roy Halladay have all missed time… and with the way Alfonso Soriano is playing he may as well be on the DL. Jose Reyes was my first pick in the draft and I’ve gotten about 3 weeks out of him. There is no time table on his return (I’m guessing late August).
If I can manage to pull it close to .500 by the MLB All-Star Game, I think I’ll have a good shot at making the playoffs. I just need my players to start playing like they should (Soriano, Oswalt …). Check out my roster, it’s not that bad is it?
Mark Reynolds of the Arizona Diamondbacks is off to a hot start in 2009. He’s batting .269 with 15 homeruns, 38 runs, 37 RBI and 12 stolen bags. Quite impressive for someone who set one of the worst MLB records to own last season. Today’s “Stump Zeke” sports trivia question is: What single season MLB record did Mark Reynolds set in 2008? Check the video for an answer.
When working for Football Fanatics you might expect to see employees wearing a jersey to work… after all, we have a great selection of NFL Jerseys. So today I noticed Zeke is wearing a Greg Jennings Green Bay Packer jersey. Not only is Zeke our resident sports guru here in the office, but he’s also one of the biggest Green Bay Packers fans. I decided to test his team knowledge in today’s edition of “Stump Zeke.”
NASCAR is unique in that they host their premier event at the beginning of the season rather than the conclusion. The Daytona 500 is the biggest event in NASCAR… it’s the one race every driver wants to win. Some drivers have had great success in Daytona, while others can’t seem to find their place. Today’s “Stump Zeke” sports trivia question is related to NASCAR: Who is the only Daytona 500 champion to win the race with four different car makes?
It’s a tough question. Even die-hard NASCAR fans might not get this one right. Check out the video for the correct answer plus a few bonus questions.