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Answers to Jerry Sullivan’s baseball quiz

1. Bert Campaneris is the A’s franchise leader with 1,882 hits.

2. Joey Votto is 18th on the career list at .420. The next-highest active player is Mike Trout, who is 54th at .400.4.

3. Reggie Sanders.

4. Tommy John. He won 91 for the Yankees, 87 for the Dodgers and 82 for the White Sox. John had 288 wins. Only Roger Clemens has more wins among pitchers not in the Hall of Fame.

5. Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Robinson Cano, Matt Holliday, Victor Martinez and Votto.

6. Lou Piniella.

7. The Yankees’ Snuffy Stirnweiss. Of course, the fact that Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio were serving in the military had something to do with it.

8. Evan Gattis of the Astros.

9. Ernie Banks (512) and Adam Dunn (462). Banks played most of his career when the World Series was the entire postseason. Dunn was on the bench for the A’s who lost a wild-card game in 12 innings to the Royals in 2014, but never got in the game. He retired soon after.

10. Ellis Burks, Dave Kingman, Fred McGriff, Gary Sheffield and Rusty Staub.

11. Esteban Loaiza. It was the last game he ever pitched for the Yanks. He went to Washington in free agency in ’05.

12. Adolfo “Dolf” Luque. As legend has it, he once charged off the mound and into the Giants dugout to confront Casey Stengel for insulting his Latin heritage.

13. Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown. He also had a career 2.06 ERA, sixth on the all-time list. They beat the Tigers.

14. Larry Walker. Voters snub him because he played in Coors Field in the steroid era, and was troubled by injuries. But he belongs in the Hall.

15. Dazzy Vance (1924), Zoilo Versalles (1965), Mo Vaughn (1995), Joey Votto (2010), Justin Verlander (2011).

16. Frank Robinson.

17. Frankie Frisch. The “Fordham Flash” was once traded for Rogers Hornsby and was mentioned in a poem by Ogden Nash.

18. Phil Cavarretta, who played from 1934-1955, all but two years with the Cubs. Cavarretta was MVP in 1945, the last time the Cubs made the Series. Until his death at 94 in 2010, he was the last living player to have played against Ruth.

19. John McGraw and Hughie Jennings. For a time, they went back to attend classes at Bona in the big-league offseason.

20. Alex Johnson. The mercurial outfielder hit .329 in 1970, edging Carl Yastrzemski by .0004. Johnson sat down after getting a hit in his second at-bat on the last day of the season to pass Yaz, who had played his final game the day before. The Red Sox were incensed.

21. Rich Aurilia, who had 206 hits and 37 homers in 2001. Yes, it was the year his teammate, Barry Bonds, hit 73 bombs.

22. Reggie Jackson (563), Joe Carter (396), Gary Carter (324), Bob Johnson (288), Deron Johnson (245), Hack Wilson (244), Howard Johnson (228), Cliff Johnson (196), Preston Wilson (189), Charles Johnson (167). I can’t tell a lie. Claudell

Washington is 11th with 164 dingers.

23. Darrell Evans (414), Jim Edmonds (393), Dwight Evans (388), Edwin Encarnacion (291), Del Ennis 288. Then it’s long way to Carl Everett at 202.

24. Otix Nixon (Expos, Braves, Rangers, Blue Jays) and Juan Pierre (Marlins, Cubs, Dodgers, White Sox).

25. Shoeless Joe Jackson did it for Cleveland in 1911-12, Jose Altuve for Houston in 2014-15. Both were 25 at the time. Altuve is on pace to become the first player to do it three straight years.

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