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Our Special Bonds: The Nibbler (Answers)

The answers to our Tom Glavine-themed trivia quiz of June 22, 2007
1- Andy Benes, whom many forget posted the only Cardinals win in the 2000 NLCS, allowed 6 hits to Glavine in 22 at bats during his illustrious career. His 116 losses in the 1990s are the most among any pitcher.

2- Kevin Mitchell owned Tom Glavine, to the tune of a .356 batting average with 5 home runs, 12 RBI and 10 walks in 45 at bats.

3- The opposing starter that day of Glavine's debut was former Met Mike Scott. The lone future Met in the lineup was rightfielder Kevin Bass.

4- It would seem natural to guess plunkmaster Craig Biggio (283 career HBP, 4 shy of the MLB record) , whom Glavine has never hit with a pitch (in 113 plate appearances), but the correct answer is actually Barry Bonds.

5- Somehow the Mets beat the Braves 9-7 that day without getting any RBI from either Edgardo Alfonzo, John Olerud or Bernard Gilkey (2 thru 4 in the lineup). Yet Glavine did give up RBI hits that day to the powerful trio of Butch Huskey, Rey Ordonez, and Manny Alexander.


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