Friday, February 12, 2010

The #4 Phillies Type Contest

2002 Topps Archives #7 Len Dykstra

For the past several weeks, I've been waking up every night right around 4 A.M. I'm not sure why this started, but I would like for it to stop. To try to exorcise the 4 A.M. demon, I'm announcing a little quiz/mini contest. The winner will receive a respectable package of baseball cards from the team or player of his or her choosing.

Here's the quiz:
Name the last Phillie to wear #4 before Lenny Dykstra and the 8 Phillies to wear the number since Lenny Dykstra. I'm looking for 9 names. (Full disclosure - This should be interesting . . . I would say 2 of the 9 names are easy, 1 of the names is obtainable and the other 6 are extremely difficult.)

The quiz/contest ends whenever someone leaves a comment with the 9 correct answers, or if no one gets all the answers, the person with the most correct names will be declared a winner next Friday.

And Who's Len?: Before there was Bob Abreu, there was Len Dykstra.


Mark's Ephemera said...

Phillies #4 uniform

2008-2009 - Eric Brunlett
2007 - Russ Branyan
2007 - Pete LaForest
2006 - Danny Sandoval
2003-2005 David Bell
2002 - not issued
2001 - Gary Bennett
2001 - Matt Walbeck
2000 - not issued
1999 - Torey Lovullo
1998 - not issued
1997 - not issued
1989-1996 Lenny Dykstra
1970-1988 - not issued
1969 - Larry Hisle

Jim said...

Excellent work! However, someone did indeed wear #4 in 1988 . . .

Mark's guaranteed himself a prize, and I'll award one additional prize to the person who comes up with the Phillie wearing #4 in '88.

NYBBNUT said...

Lee Elia (mgr.) worn #4 in 1988.

Jim said...

That is correct!

Mark & NYBBNUT - Please send me an e-mail with the team/player of your choice and I'll pull something together for you. My e-mail is in my profile.

P.S. I still woke up at 4 this morning.