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SABR Trivia Contest winners

The annual SABR Convention Trivia Contest is for all baseball fans. Every convention attendee is welcome to test their knowledge against SABR's best!

The Trivia Contest is inclusive, accessible, informative and, above all, interesting. You'll certainly be impressed by the depth of knowledge of fellow SABR members, but you might also be impressed by your own. We hope you'll participate.

We steadfastly maintain that there is nothing trivial about baseball trivia. Come watch SABR's best as they try to answer questions that are presented in ascending difficulty. The early-round questions will be at a relatively easy starting point, while the late-round questions, though more difficult, will still interest casual fans. Who will win the next SABR Trivia Contest? Come watch to find out.

How do you enter? Show up for the preliminaries, usually held on Thursday night, and follow the directions given. The preliminaries are a written test. (Want to study for the test? Check out the written test from SABR 37 in St. Louis. The answers can be found here.) There are separate tests for the Individual competition and the Team competition, and you must decide beforehand in which competition you will participate. The top four teams will compete in the semifinals, with the Individual and Team Finals usually taking place on Saturday evening.

 

Here are the past winners dating to 1982. Scroll further down to find a list of the top all-time champions (individual, team and total). If you can help fill in the gaps or have any corrections, please contact Jacob Pomrenke at jpomrenke@sabr.org. Special thanks to Mark Armour and D. Bruce Brown for helping to compile this chart.

Year City Individual Team Team Members       MC
1971 Cooperstown              
1972 Washington              
1973 Chicago              
1974 Philadelphia              
1975 Boston              
1976 Chicago            
1977 Columbus              
1978 Paramus              
1979 St. Louis              
1980 Los Angeles              
1981 Toronto              
1982 Baltimore   East
Ron Liebman
Ted DiTullio
Al Blumkin
  Bob Davids
1983 Milwaukee   West Art Ahrens Eddie Gold Richard Topp Steve Boren Bob Davids
1984 Providence     Ron Liebman Ted DiTullio Mike Getz John Grabowski Gerry Beirne
1985 Oakland     Bill Carle Jamie Selko Ed Goldstein   Bob Davids
1986 Chicago     Bill Carle Jamie Selko Ed Goldstein Jeff Neumann Bob Davids
1987 Washington     Ron Liebman Ted DiTullio Eddie Gold Mike Lawrence Bob Davids
1988 Minneapolis     Ron Liebman Ted DiTullio Eddie Gold John Holway  
1989 Albany   Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Scott Flatow  
1990 Cleveland   Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Ken Samelson Mike Sparrow
1991 New York     Dick Beverage Bill Carle David Nemec Jon Daniels Bob Slade
1992 St. Louis     Eric Peselow Ron Liebman Bob Bailey Jim Wyman  
1993 San Diego     Jamie Selko David Nemec Dick Beverage Bill Carle Ed Luteran
1994 Arlington   Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Ken Samelson Ed Luteran
1995 Pittsburgh David Nemec Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Scott Flatow Ed Luteran
1996 Kansas City Jon Daniels Wheeze Kids Al Blumkin Tom Zocco Dick Thompson Ross Adell Ed Luteran
1997 Louisville Pete Palmer   Mark Kanter Don Zminda Eddie Gold Rich Klein Ed Luteran
1998 San Mateo Al Blumkin   Mark Kanter Steve Nadel Eddie Gold Rich Klein Ed Luteran
1999 Scottsdale Al Blumkin   Arnie Braunstein Steve Krevisky Ross Adell Ira Siegel Ed Luteran
2000 West Palm Beach Bill Carle   David Nemec Robert Tiemann Mark Kanter   Ed Luteran
2001 Milwaukee Scott Flatow   David Nemec Mark Kanter Eddie Gold Mike Caragliano Ed Luteran
2002 Boston Dick Cramer (Masters) David Nemec Mark Kanter Steve Krevisky   Ed Luteran
2002 Boston Mike Caragliano (Rookies) Bill Deane Dave Zeman Eric Weiss   Ed Luteran
2003 Denver Alain Usereau   Mark Kanter Mike Caragliano Robert Tiemann   Ed Luteran
2004 Cincinnati Cary Smith   Mike Caragliano Jim Lindberg Robert Tiemann David Nemec Al Blumkin
2005 Toronto Joseph Kowal   Ross Adell Steve Krevisky Rob Rafal Ty Waterman Al Blumkin
2006 Seattle David Fleitz   Alain Usereau Joe Stanton Michael Poplawski Arnie Braunstein Damian Begley
2007 St. Louis David Fleitz Bobby Shantz All-Stars Mark Kanter Dave Zeman Rich Klein Eric Weiss Cory Schwartz
2008 Cleveland David Fleitz   Dick Cramer Jim Lindberg Trent McCotter Pete Palmer David Nemec
2009 Washington Mike Caragliano   Steve Krevisky Alain Usereau Eric Weiss Rob Rafal Bruce Brown
2010 Atlanta Bill Carle   Bill Gilbert Robert Tiemann Dave Raglin John Rickert Bruce Brown
2011 Long Beach Bill Carle The Brothers Steve Krevisky Mike Caragliano Ty Waterman Joe Stanton Bruce Brown
2012 Minneapolis Mike Caragliano
Shea Is Our Dump
Steve Krevisky
Mike Caragliano
Ty Waterman
Mark Kanter
Bruce Brown
2013 Philadelphia Mike Caragliano
The Researchers' Wing
Bill Deane
Trent McCotter
Gabriel Schechter
Tom Shieber
Bruce Brown
2014 Houston Dan Massey
The Misspelled Tulowitskis
Steve Krevisky
Rob Rafal
Ty Waterman
Mark Kanter
Bruce Brown

 

Trivia Contest leaderboards

Courtesy of Steve Nadel, here are lists of the top all-time winners in the individual, team and total competitions:

Individual

Name Total
Mike Caragliano
4
David Fleitz 3
Bill Carle
3
Al Blumkin 2
Dan Massey 1
Alain Usereau 1
Cary Smith 1
David Nemec 1
Dick Cramer 1
Jon Daniels 1
Joseph Kowal 1
Pete Palmer 1
Scott Flatow 1

 

 

Team

Name Total
Mark Kanter 9
Steve Krevisky
7
David Nemec
6
Al Blumkin 6
Eddie Gold
6
Mike Caragliano 5
Ron Liebman 5
Dick Thompson 5
Tom Zocco 5
Bill Carle 4
Ted DiTullio 4
Robert Tiemann 4
Ty Waterman
4
Jamie Selko 3
Ross Adell 3
Rich Klein 3
Eric Weiss
3
Rob Rafal
3
Arnie Braunstein 2
Dave Zeman 2
Dick Beverage 2
Ed Goldstein 2
Jim Lindberg 2
Joe Stanton 2
Ken Samelson 2
Alain Usereau 2
Scott Flatow 2
Bill Deane
2
Trent McCotter
2
Bill Gilbert 1
Bob Bailey 1
Dave Raglin 1
Dick Cramer 1
Don Zminda 1
Eric Peselow 1
Ira Siegel 1
Jeff Neumann 1
Jim Wyman 1
John Grabowski 1
John Holway 1
John Rickert 1
Jon Daniels 1
Michael Poplawski 1
Mike Getz 1
Mike Lawrence 1
Pete Palmer 1
Richard Topp 1
Steve Boren 1
Steve Nadel 1
Art Ahrens 1
Gabriel Schechter
1
Tom Shieber
1

 

 

Total

Name Ind. Team Total
Mike Caragliano 4 5 9
Mark Kanter 0 9 9
Al Blumkin
2 5 7
Bill Carle 3 4 7
David Nemec 1 6 7
Steve Krevisky
0 7 7
Eddie Gold
0 6 6
Ron Liebman 0 5 5
Dick Thompson 0 5 5
Tom Zocco 0 5 5
Ted DiTullio 0 4 4
Robert Tiemann 0 4 4
Ty Waterman
0 4 4
David Fleitz 3 0 3
Eric Weiss 0 3 3
Jamie Selko 0 3 3
Rich Klein 0 3 3
Ross Adell 0 3 3
Scott Flatow 1 2 3
Alain Usereau
1 2 3
Rob Rafal
0 3 3
Dave Zeman 0 2 2
Dick Beverage 0 2 2
Dick Cramer 1 1 2
Ed Goldstein 0 2 2
Jim Lindberg 0 2 2
Joe Stanton 0 2 2
Jon Daniels 1 1 2
Ken Samelson 0 2 2
Pete Palmer 1 1 2
Arnie Braunstein 0 2 2
Trent McCotter
0 2 2
Bill Deane 0 2 2
Bill Gilbert 0 1 1
Bob Bailey 0 1 1
Cary Smith 1 0 1
Dave Raglin 0 1 1
Don Zminda 0 1 1
Eric Peselow 0 1 1
Ira Siegel 0 1 1
Jeff Neumann 0 1 1
Jim Wyman 0 1 1
John Grabowski 0 1 1
John Holway 0 1 1
John Rickert 0 1 1
Joseph Kowal 1 0 1
Michael Poplawski 0 1 1
Mike Getz 0 1 1
Mike Lawrence 0 1 1
Richard Topp 0 1 1
Steve Boren 0 1 1
Steve Nadel 0 1 1
Art Ahrens
0 1 1
Gabriel Schechter
0 1 1
Tom Shieber
0 1 1
Dan Massey
1 0 1

 

 


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