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Postby Arlo » Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:51 pm

Some big names on this list...

George McQuillan
Joe Jackson
Murry Dickson
Guy Hecker
Ward Miller
Allie Reynolds
Bobby Lowe
Mike Marshall
Bobby Veach
Dave Kingman
Grover Alexander
Hy Myers
Pinky Hargrave
Jackie Robinson
Claude Osteen
Doug Ault
Bobby Richardson
Austin McHenry
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Great question

Postby ukrneal » Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:16 am

Brilliant question. I think I know, though I did it knowing only a few of the people on the list (in fact, many I have never heard of).

Dave Kingman, who I hated as a met fan, is actually David Arthur Kingman.
Jackie Robinson's middle name is Roosevelt.
Shoeless Joe's middle name is Jefferson (thank you Field of Dreams for getting me interested in him)

Answer: Based on just these, it looks like they all have middle names that are also US Presidents. If this is correct, could you post all the middle names?

By the way, this took me forever to figure out. At first I thought they might all be right handed or something, but shoeless joe was a lefty. Then I thought maybe they have something to do with HR or K's, but again, Shoeless Joe wasn't really big in either category. Besides, you have several pitchers here, so there must be some other type of connection. I started thinking about where they were born, but of the three above, 2 from the south and one from the West. Then I started to look for similar letters in their names, which led me to writing out each of their full names. And voila!<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by Arlo on 24 Jun 2004 05:19 EST.</span>
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Postby Arlo » Thu Jun 24, 2004 6:19 am

Impressive! ;-D

I didn't think anyone knew Kingman's middle name offhand... 8-o (Instead, Grover Alexander was intended to be the third name that would lead to the solution.)

Anyway, here's the list:

George Washington McQuillan
Joe Jefferson Jackson
Murry Monroe Dickson
Guy Jackson Hecker
Ward Taylor Miller
Allie Pierce Reynolds
Bobby Lincoln Lowe
Mike Grant Marshall
Bobby Hayes Veach
Dave Arthur Kingman
Grover Cleveland Alexander
Hy Harrison Myers
Pinky McKinley Hargrave
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson
Claude Wilson Osteen
Doug Reagan Ault
Bobby Clinton Richardson
Austin Bush McHenry

Big names indeed... ;-)
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