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March 6, 2015

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In the first inning of a Northern League game on July 16, 2003, Tim Byrdak (Gary SouthShore RailCats) walked 77-year-old Minnie Minoso (St. Paul Saints) in his final professional at-bat.  Interestingly, Byrdak was ejected later in the game for arguing with the umpire.   Read more.

Last Sunday, Minoso, known as Mr. White Sox, passed away.  Read the obituary here.

Way to go, John Wolda, Rod Boane, Bob Reinhold, Peter Fasullo, Ann Bixby, Bev Schorre, Ted Richard, Mike Ross, Clarke Anderson, Betty Bixby and Sallie Schwall!

Next trivia question next Tuesday!

March 5, 2015

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Name the last pitcher to face Minnie Minoso in his professional career.  Email your answer here.

March 4, 2015

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Charlie Warren (Rice), Ryan Burnett (TCU) and Alex Dunlap (Stanford) were teammates on The Woodlands High School team that won the Texas 5A State Championship in 2013. 

Way to go, John Wolda (2), Peter Fasullo (2), Mike Maxwell (2), Clarke Anderson (2), Joe Welsh (2), Ann Bixby (2), Guy Rollins (2), Jimmy Disch (2), Bob Toone (2), Rod Boane, Bob Reinhold (2), Bryant Wilkinson (2), Rick Sheridan (2), Bev Schorre (2), Sallie Schwall (2), Betty Bixby (2), David Ownby (2), Barney McCoy (2), Jim Woodruff (2), Tom Roebuck (2), Mike Ross (2), Ted Richard (2) and James Chandler (2)! 

Next trivia question tomorrow!

 

March 3, 2015

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Name the state champion high school baseball teammates who are scheduled to be on opposing rosters at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth tonight.  For a bonus point, name a third teammate who played at Reckling Park last week.  Email your answer here.

February 27, 2015

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Edith Head
, who earned a master of arts degree in romance languages from Stanford in 1920, was  an eight-time Oscar-winning costume designer.  Read more.  This weekend, Rice baseball plays a four game set against Stanford at Reckling Park.

Way to go, John Montana, Bev Schorre, Clarke Anderson, Mike Ross, James Thompson, Charley Landgraf, John Wolda, Joe Welsh, Lynda Crist, Peter Fasullo, Rick Sheridan, Ann Bixby, Bob Reinhold, Betty Bixby, Rod Boane, Bryant Wilkinson, Kirwin Drouet, Guy Rollins, Ted Richard, Bob Toone, Melinda Clark, Mark Antweil, Steve Lukingbeal, Rilda Whitmire, Sallie Schwall and Terry Gaschen! 

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February 26, 2015

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Name the eight-time Oscar-winning Stanford alumna.  Email your answer here.

February 25, 2015

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Walter P Moore and Associates, owned by Hillsboro native Walter P Moore, Sr ’27, provided the structural engineering for Rice Stadium and the Astrodome.  Read more.

Way to go, Bob Toone, Jeff Ross, Kathleen Boyd, Joe Welsh, Harvin Moore, Clarke Anderson, John Wolda, Peter Fasullo, Arthur Bell, Ann Bixby, Bev Schorre, Lynda Crist, Guy Rollins, John Montana, Steve Lukingbeal, Jim Woodruff, Rod Boane, Jeff Farney, Matt Moake, Bryant Wilkinson, Virginia Joiner, Susan Zimmerman, Bob Reinhold, Frank Jones, Larry Nettles, Rick Sheridan, Mike Ross, Betty Bixby, Steve Gilliland, Carolyn Brewer, Melinda Clark, Rilda Whitmire, Sallie Schwall, James Thompson, Natalye Appel and Ted Richard!

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February 24, 2015

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Name the Rice alumnus born in Hillsboro Texas whose firm provided the structural engineering for Rice Stadium and the Astrodome.  Email your answer here.

February 20, 2015

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Avid Rice baseball fan Texas Anderson ‘81/’85, who won an ARA Meritorious Service Award in 2003, is the mother of Wes Anderson whose film ”The Grand Budapest Hotel” is nominated for nine Academy Awards this Sunday.  Click here for a recent Los Angeles Times story entitled “Wes Anderson braces for Oscars’ appraisal of Grand Budapest Hotel”.

Way to go, John Wolda, Bev Schorre, Jeff Ross, Nicole Skalka, Kirwin Drouet, Ann Bixby, Martha Proctor Gano, Lynda Crist, Bryant Wilkinson, Melinda Clark, Guy Rollins, Kyle Frazier, Rick Sheridan, Terry Gaschen,  Pat Martin, Vicki Bretthauer, Susan Zimmerman, Peter Fasullo, Carolyn Brewer, Gloria Tarpley, Sharon Mathews, Rod Boane, Frank Jones, Nancy Burch, Betty Bixby, Joe Welsh, Bob Toone, Bob Reinhold, Clarke Anderson, Sallie Schwall, Mike Ross, Edith Wittig van Wageningen and Virginia Joiner!

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February 19, 2015

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Name the ARA Meritorious Service Award winner whose son’s movie is nominated for multiple Academy Awards this Sunday.  Email your answer here.
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