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Pop quiz: Name these Sox champs

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  April 2, 2012 12:24 PM

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ANSWERS
papifinn42.jpg1. Bill Mueller
2. Pedro Martinez
3. Kevin Millar
4. Trot Nixon
5. Johnny Damon
6. Manny Ramirez
7. Gabe Kapler (I apologize for the "Welcome Back, Kotter" clue. So weak, but it's what I do.)
8. David Ortiz
9. Jason Varitek
10. Derek Lowe

And just for the amusement/amazement of it, here's part of the writeup for Jamie Moyer, who was traded by the Red Sox to the Mariners during the 1996 season for Darren Bragg:

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"Throws so slow it's a wonder he's survived this long without a knuckleball. One of the better quotes this season came from Lou Piniella, who commented on Moyer by saying, "All young pitchers can learn from watching Moyer. When he gets in a jam, he doesn't try to get out of it by throwing harder." Despite a good season, he's not a safe bet; he's 34 and if his control isn't perfect, he's liable to get bombed.''

Moyer will be 50 in November, entering the 25th year of his major league career, and he is the Colorado Rockies' fifth starter. You know, maybe if Tim Wakefield didn't throw so hard, he'd have stuck around until age 46.

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