VORG Crossword Puzzle – December 2016

Here is another baseball-heavy crossword puzzle for your entertainment.  As always you can also complete it on-line and as a PDF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across
1. ___ Asher, Phillies pitcher 2015-6
5. A lot
10. Alex ___, won 32 games for Rays 2012-4
14. Algebra or trig
15. Milk purchase
16. Darren ___, reliever for Orioles 2012-6
17. Antioxidant berry
18. John ___, 1st round pick of Cardinals in 1974
19. Bank deposit
20. What a good-hitting pitcher might do
23. Dan ___, 2015 retiree who went 153-131 during career
24. Tony ____, led Majors in homers (43) and RBI (123) in 1984
25. Roy ___, went 143-82 for Astros 2001-10
28. “___ It Romantic?”
30. Detective, at times
31. Ron ___, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee by Veterans Committee
33. Pete ___, reserve Braves infielder 2005-7
36. Orioles versus Mets, say
40. Undertake, with “out”
41. Surrounding glows
42. Steve ___, pitcher who died in boat crash 3/22/1993
43. Tom ___, led NL in games finished (62) in 1980
44. Place
46. Jellied garnish
49. Dan ___, reliever on Indians 2016 squad
51. Red Sox opening day third baseman 2001-3
57. Actors
58. Scott ___ 1997 NL Rookie of the Year
59. ____ Moreno, stole 487 bases from 1975-1986
60. Rwandan people
61. Grape seeds
62. ___ carotene
63. Hall-of-Famer Slaughter
64. Jon ___, dealt from Mets to Pirates and back to Mets within 11-month span
65. Again

Down
1. Asian nurse
2. Paper ____, whose best known songs are “Billy Don’t Be a Hero” and “The Night Chicago Died”.
3. And others, for short
4. Current Diamondbacks manager
5. Pipsqueak
6. The billy goat for the Cubs until 2016
7. Sele or Hicks
8. J.D. ___, made over $108 million in career despite only one All-Star appearance
9. ___ Bahnsen, won 21 games in 1972 and lost 21 in 1973
10. Jarred ____, traded three times in five year span
11. Disgrace
12. Corkwood
13. Memory units
21. ___ Morris, finished third in 1990 NL Rookie of the Year vote
22. Birchbark
25. Ray Boone’s middle name
26. All there
27. Mike ___, finished third in 1986 AL Cy Young vote
28. Brandon ___, Tigers 3B during late 2000s
29. ___ Miller, gave up Mickey Mantle’s 500th career home run.
31. Arid
32. One stop from “The Show”
33. Stewpot
34. Commuter line
35. ___ Duren, finished 2nd in 1958 AL Rookie of the Year vote
37. Jon ____, 6’11” pitcher from 2002-13
38. Mike ___, fourth man born and raised in Hawaii to play in the majors
39. The most recent “Biff” in MLB history
43. Break
44. ___ Merullo, Cubs shortstop 1941-7
45. Sun, e.g.
46. Cody ___, recently DFAed by the Phillies
47. ___ Marcum, Blue Jays opening day starting pitcher 2010
48. Basil-based sauce
49. “Downtown” ____ Brown, hit 43 homers for Padres 1969-70
50. Parenting challenges
52. Persia, now
53. Centers of activity
54. “Absolutely!”
55. ___ Colbert, teammate of 49-Down
56. Attraction

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