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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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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VORG Baseball Crossword – 11/28/15

Its been quite a while since we’ve done a baseball crossword here at the VORG.

You can find/solve the puzzle here, or print out a PDF.

puzzle 112815 GRID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Chop finely
5. Had 52 doubles and 50 homers in 1995
10. “___ the night before …”
14. 1994 NL Manager of the Year
15. Nabisco cookies
16. LP player
17. ___ Willard, heavyweight champ dethroned by Jack Dempsey
18. Bangladesh’s capital, old-style
19. “-zoic” things
20. Pitched perfect game 5/8/1968
23. ____ Hendriks, recently traded reliever
24. Cereal grain
25. Finished 3rd in 2015 AL MVP vote
31. “That’s ___ …”
34. 180, so to speak
35. Prefix with type
36. Anguish
37. 1987 Costner role
38. Ballpark beverages
40. Coal site
41. Howe or Nehf
42. La ___ Tar Pits
43. Emergency supply
44. ___ White, left fielder on 1970s Yankees teams
45. LF who hit .316/.358/.563 with 31 homers for 1987 Orioles, but didn’t get even one MVP vote
48. Trifling amount
50. Appraiser
51. Yielded only grand slam in All-Star Game history
57. Like a Jekyll/Hyde personality
58. Gindl, Joseph or Thielbar
59. Middle name of Greg Maddux
61. Needle case
62. Zoo heavyweight
63. ____ Martinez, finished 2nd in 1997 AL MVP vote
64. Brain area
65. Up to
66. Won 65 games for Boston Braves from 1946-8

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1. Pilgrimage to Mecca
2. ____ Asher, Phillies rookie startiing pitcher
3. 1998 NL MVP
4. Those who employ unscrupulous methods to obtain money
5. Catcher on 1983 World Series-winning Phillies
6. ____ Ramirez, won 11 games for Rays in 2015
7. Poland’s Walesa
8. Fishing spot for Scots
9. Biblical birthright seller
10. Certain sorority member
11. Led from game 1 to 162
12. Way, way off
13. “___ boom bah!”
21. Boy in “Adventure Time” cartoon series
22. Ringo Starr 1975 tune “The ____ Song” (baseball title?)
25. Kind of cycle
26. Dan ____, A’s reliever
27. Le Grand Orange
28. Cloudless
29. Balloon filler
30. ___ and outs
32. On-deck circle accessory
33. Considers
38. Car accessory
39. Always, in verse
40. African mongeese
42. Subject of June 1976 voided trade between A’s and Yankees
43. Mets former home stadium
46. Dweller on the Red Sea
47. “E6” or “F9” on a scorecard
49. “Downtown” ____ Brown, ’60s-’70s outfielder
51. Fiat, for one
52. Almond
53. Jesse ___, former Padre who started 16 games for A’s in 2015
54. Came down
55. Lee ____, Cubs manager with famous post-game rant 4/29/83
56. Doctor Who villainess, with “the”
57. _____ Ennis, Phillies outfielder of 40s and 50s
60. Oui’s opposite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VORG Amateur Draft-themed Crossword Puzzle

Thursday is the annual Amateur Draft.  To celebrate, the VORG presents this “Amateur Draft”-themed crossword puzzle. As always you can solve it online here, and print out a PDF version of it.

AMATEURDRAFTPUZZLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Mike ___, 1st overall pick in 1970
5. ___ Wawa, role for Gilda Radner
9. Ray ___, 7th overall pick in 1965
14. ___ a one
15. Numbered work
16. Justin ___, 1st overall pick in 2005
17. Nickname of former NBA center Wayne Rollins
18. Brewery fixture
19. Paris divider
20. Giving someone the legal right to vote
23. Modern: Ger.
24. ___ Willie Keeler
25. Eric ___, 3rd overall pick in 2011
28. ____ Bundy, 4th overall pick in 2011
30. “___ Brockovich”
32. A pint, maybe
33. Sequel to “Twilight”
36. ___ Nixon, 3rd overall pick in 1979
37. Opening track on Steely Dan’s “Countdown to Ecstasy”
39. Mickey ____, All-Star catcher for 1940s Brooklyn Dodgers
41. ___ Otsuka, saved 32 games for Rangers in 2006
42. A ball traveling at high speed, either batted or thrown (slang)
43. ___ Perkins, Twins’ 1st-round pick in 2004
44. Matt ____, Cardinals’ Opening Day 2014 starter at 1B
48. “Grand Slam” version of this ended 1999 NLCS game 5
50. HOFer Lajoie
52. By way of
53. The quality of something that continues without end or interruption
57. Joe ___, 1st overall pick in 2001
59. ___ Michael, Twins’ 1st round pick in 2011
60. Burden
61. Break down, in a way
62. Aforementioned
63. Con
64. Devil’s domain
65. Sea eagle
66. Rob ___, “three true outcomes” player of 80s and 90s

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1. Aim
2. Jim ___, lead actor in “Ernest” movie series
3. Angry
4. Observer
5. Bret, Aaron, Bob or Ray
6. Abreast (of)
7. Matt ___, 1st overall pick in 2004
8. ___ Spumante
9. Jazz-rock, for example
10. Some tournaments
11. Marks resembling the wounds of crucified Christ
12. Baseball’s Moises vis-a-vis Felipe
13. Charlotte-to-Raleigh dir.
21. Like some grasses
22. Literally, “way of the gods”
26. ___ Grba, 1st pick of Los Angeles Angels in 1960 Expansion Draft
27. Hi-___ graphics
29. Soon, to a bard
30. Biology lab stain
31. Bookbinding leather
34. Chicago ____, 1915 Federal League champs
35. ____ Moore, 1st overall pick in 1981
36. “Metamorphoses” poet
37. Tofu
38. Snares
39. Miguel Cabrera’s 1.078 led MLB in 2013
40. ___-Yin Chen, Orioles starting pitcher 2012-4
43. Angry looks
45. 2100 Woodward ___ (Comerica Park address)
46. Treat badly
47. Mackey ___, former Mets catcher
49. Nickname of former Harlem Globetrotter Hubert Ausbie
50. Phil ___, 1st overall pick in 1992
51. “All kidding ___…”
54. “… or ___!”
55. Shakespearean king
56. L’Étoile du ___, Minnesota’s motto
57. Fastball meas.
58. One step below The Show (abbr.)

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VORG Baseball Puzzle #10

Before you gorge yourself on pro football and the baseball playoffs, why not take a stab at the latest crossword puzzle?   You can solve this on-line here, or print out the PDF.

puzzleoct1313

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Luis ___, Twins Opening Day 2B from 2001-2005
6. Excursion
10. Padres reliever Boxberger
14. Grammar topic
15. Helper
16. Like some muscles
17. Dead duck
18. Former Angels reliever Shields
19. 10 jiao
20. Automatic punishment for infractions of a stated rule
23. ___ lark
25. Verlander or Kershaw, in a rotation
26. Chilean range
27. Basic primary denominations of a country’s currencies
32. ____ Rienzo, White Sox rookie SP
33. Russia’s ___ Mountains
34. Automatic
35. Gomes or Venters
37. ___-bodied
41. Blemish
42. Astound
43. 1969 was this team’s first and only season
47. Like a lizard’s skin
49. Tit for ___
50. Do-it-yourselfer’s purchase
51. Part of the body that coordinates the voluntary and involuntary actions
56. ___ Spumante
57. Twins pitcher Hendriks
58. Elevate
61. Steve ___, closer for late 1980s Royals teams
62. Alliance acronym
63. Bender
64. Carbamide
65. “You said it, brother!”
66. Arcade coin

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1. Toupee, slangily
2. Slugging pct. minus batting avg.
3. Last name of guitarist known as “Little Steven”
4. AL ROY in 1966, traded to Mets after 1967 season
5. Notched
6. Sampler
7. ___ Carty, hit Majors-best .366 in 1970
8. Kelly Clarkson or Taylor Hicks
9. “Old ___”, nickname of Grover Cleveland Alexander
10. Ron ____, led NL with 24 wins in 1973
11. Doctors make them in hospitals
12. Abreast (of)
13. Force units
21. Mozart’s “L’___ del Cairo”
22. Commuter line
23. ____ Daal, went 16-9 in 1999 and 4-19 in 2000
24. Superstition says to not mention this while its happening
28. Before, poetically
29. Rays SS ____ Escobar
30. Ashes holder
31. Vote against
35. Scribble
36. Former Rangers now Cubs 3B prospect Mike ____
37. “Is that ___?”
38. Note website for quick access in future:
39. French novelist Pierre
40. At one time, at one time
41. Eddie ____, runner-up to teammate Hal Newhouser for 1945 AL MVP
42. Survival of the ____
43. “No Exit” playwright
44. #1 Oak Ridge Boys hit
45. Earlier form of a word in the same language
46. Pops
47. Big mess
48. ___ Geronimo, Gold Glove OF of the 1970s
52. Arm bone
53. Thailand, once
54. Fill
55. Olympic Stadium athlete through 2004
59. Bill ___, pitcher who called Olympic Stadium home from 1979-1981
60. “Perfect” number
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