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This one'll test your memory.


Your challenge today is to think up all the surnames that have been shared by three or more Toronto Blue Jays players. I figured there wouldn't be all that many, but it turns out that there have been 17 such names.

All 17 names are reasonably common; the Jays haven't had three guys each named Freisleben or van Ryn or Nakamura. But I'll tell you right now that they also haven't had three guys each named Smith, Jones, or Brown.

And, in case you were wondering, spelling counts. This means that "Gonzalez: Alex, Alex, Rene" is not an answer, because Rene spells his last name "Gonzales". You will find that this makes a difference.

It'd be pretty easy for you to look this up and pretend that you had a really good memory. But I'm sure we're all comfortable within the confines of the honour system.

No reason why you have to have all three (or more!) guys thought of before you post a name. Maybe someone else can help fill in the gaps. But it won't count as a complete answer until at least three players have been named for that surname.

I warn you that for many of these names, the third Blue Jay of that name is some walk-on from the early early days of the franchise. So this quiz is not for the faint of heart.

Go nuts.
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mathesond - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:16 AM EDT (#253613) #
I know of Buck and Domingo Martinez, so I'll go out on a limb and say there was a third one (perhaps a Sandy?).

Damaso and Carlos Garcia, here's hoping there was a third.


Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:28 AM EDT (#253614) #
Two Cruzes: Jose and Victor. Was there a third?
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:33 AM EDT (#253615) #
Damaso and Carlos were not the first Garcias to play second base for the Jays. Before them, there was the (almost) entirely forgettable Pedro.
James W - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:38 AM EDT (#253616) #
Dave Martinez (now the Rays bench coach) would make three.

I'm curious if there's a third Bell to go with George and Derek.
Brian W - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:41 AM EDT (#253617) #
I'm thinking Johnson will be one of them.  Reed, Kelly and there's likely at least one more.  Cliff maybe?

Maybe a third Wells to go with David and Vernon?  Or a third Myers with Randy and Greg?

Ryan C - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:41 AM EDT (#253618) #
Some of the easy duos, were any actually trios?

Vernon Wells, David Wells, ??
George Bell, Derek Bell, ??
Yunel Escobar, Kelvim Escobar, ??
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:45 AM EDT (#253619) #
Add Randy Wells to the list. I knew he had been Blue Jays property. I had to check to see if he had pitched for them in the majors, He had. One inning.
92-93 - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:46 AM EDT (#253620) #
Dave, Shannon, and Zach.
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:47 AM EDT (#253621) #
Cliff maybe?

Those of us longer in the tooth are feeling the sting of the "maybe". Yes, Heathcliff.

Also, I believe there was a Jerry Johnson who was a pitcher? (I'm doing this without cheating. He would have been very early vintage.)
smcs - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:47 AM EDT (#253622) #
Randy, David and Vernon Wells.
Kelly, Reed and Cliff Johnson.
Tony, Frank and Alberto Castillo.
Roy Lee, Darrin and Edwin Jackson (he was a Jay for a few hours, wasn't he?)

Woody and Kenny Williams.
Russ and Terry Adams.
Duane and Turner Ward.
George and Derek Bell.
Bengie and Jose Molina
Dewey - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:49 AM EDT (#253624) #
There's also Boomer Wells (from whom David later pinched a nickname).  Played 1B for Syracuse, I think;  and very briefly, the Jays.  Went to Japan after that as I recall.
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:50 AM EDT (#253625) #

Oh, one more Wells. The original "Boomer" Wells. Greg. He boomed in the minors. But not in the majors. Then boomed in Japan.

His departure left the nickname Boomer available for David Wells.

Who was the original Boomer Wells? Is this from a TV show? It seems to be the default nickname for anyone named Wells (not named Vernon).

 

Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#253626) #
Great minds, Dewey. Great minds.
Brian W - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:51 AM EDT (#253627) #
The "maybe" on Cliff Johnson was because I wasn't sure if he was a Johnson or a Johnston.  I remember him being a Jay, just wasn't positive on the spelling :)
Ryan C - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:52 AM EDT (#253628) #
What about Woody Williams, fairly common last name. Can we count Jimy? Have there been others?
smcs - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:56 AM EDT (#253630) #
Kyle, Jason and Tony Phillips.
Mike Green - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:00 PM EDT (#253631) #
Was there another Woods after Alvis and Gary?



92-93 - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:01 PM EDT (#253632) #
Somewhere along the way Miguel, Tony, and Jose must've spelled their names the same way.
Dewey - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:04 PM EDT (#253635) #
Great minds, Dewey. Great minds.

Sheesh!  Close call.  Iím relieved that I nipped you by a few seconds, Chuck, or the dinosaurs would have been accused of not paying attention -- and worse.   (Iíve (re-)learned paranoia at Da Box.)

Glad you remembered his real name was Greg Wells:  I couldnít get that one.
92-93 - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#253636) #
Aaron, Shawn, and Glenallen.
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:12 PM EDT (#253638) #
So far:

Complete and correct answers (8):

Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Jerry, Kelly, Reed (but also Dane, Joe, Tim, and Tony!)
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon


Incomplete and maybe-correct-maybe-not answers:

Adams: Russ, Terry
Batista: Miguel, Tony
Bell: Derek, George
Cruz: Jose, Victor
Escobar: Kelvim, Yunel
Jackson: Darrin, Roy Lee
Molina: Bengie, Jose
Myers: Greg, Randy
Ward: Duane, Turner
Williams: Ken, Woody
Woods: Alvis, Gary

I have to disallow Edwin Jackson as he never got into a game.
ColiverPhD - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:25 PM EDT (#253639) #

Only two, but I have to post it anyway:

Al (Scoop) Oliver and Darren Oliver.

My last name!

Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:26 PM EDT (#253640) #
I believe that career mediocrity Darrin (sp?) Jackson spent some time in Toronto.
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:28 PM EDT (#253641) #
There was Dave Lemanczyk. Any chance there were two others?
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:28 PM EDT (#253642) #
Ah, but as of right now, Darren Oliver hasn't played in an official game for the Jays. So he doesn't help you on the Oliver front.
smcs - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:31 PM EDT (#253643) #
Shawn and Nick Green and Todd and Willie Greene need a third.
Spicol - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:33 PM EDT (#253644) #

Felipe, Luis and Aquilino Lopez

I always had high hopes for Luis.

Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:33 PM EDT (#253645) #
Some more common last names: Miller, Moore, Murphy, Hernandez.

Trever Miller. Balor Moore. Tom Murphy. Can't even think of a Hernandez. How sad is that? There were probably three.
hypobole - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:48 PM EDT (#253647) #
Was there a third Perez?. Got Luis and Robert.
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 12:49 PM EDT (#253648) #
Updated:

Complete and correct answers (9):

Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Jerry, Kelly, Reed (but also Dane, Joe, Tim, and Tony!)
Lopez: Aquilino, Felipe, Luis
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon


Incomplete and maybe-correct-maybe-not answers:

Adams: Russ, Terry
Batista: Miguel, Tony
Bell: Derek, George
Cruz: Jose, Victor
Escobar: Kelvim, Yunel
Green: Shawn, Nick
Greene: Todd, Willie
Hernandez:
Jackson: Darrin, Roy Lee
Miller: Trever
Molina: Bengie, Jose
Moore: Balor
Murphy: Tom
Myers: Greg, Randy
Oliver: Al
Perez: Luis, Robert
Ward: Duane, Turner
Williams: Ken, Woody
Woods: Alvis, Gary

bpoz - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:03 PM EDT (#253650) #
Perez Louis, Carlos, Robert.
Thomas - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:07 PM EDT (#253652) #
Bill Murphy had a couple of appearances for the Jays in 2009.
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:07 PM EDT (#253653) #
I'll say that, of the eight names you have yet to get, six have been

mentioned and two have not been mentioned.

The names your missing, are, some of 'em, pretty tough.

Of the eight you're missing, seven have just three names and one has five. You haven't mentioned the one with five yet.

Carlos Perez never played for the Jays.

Spicol - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:08 PM EDT (#253654) #
Rajai and Doug Davis. That's a pretty common name, could be a 3rd there.
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:11 PM EDT (#253655) #
Wasn't there a catcher named Bob Davis?
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:13 PM EDT (#253656) #
Three more common surnames are Wilson, Smith and Jones. But I'm stumped on all.
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:18 PM EDT (#253657) #
Mookie Wilson is one Wilson.

Add the tattooed man, Justin, to the Miller group.
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:25 PM EDT (#253660) #
Complete and correct answers (10):

Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Davis: Bob, Doug, Rajai (also Dick and Steve!)
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Jerry, Kelly, Reed (but also Dane, Joe, Tim, and Tony!)
Lopez: Aquilino, Felipe, Luis
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon


Incomplete and maybe-correct-maybe-not answers:

Adams: Russ, Terry
Batista: Miguel, Tony
Bell: Derek, George
Cruz: Jose, Victor
Escobar: Kelvim, Yunel
Green: Shawn, Nick
Greene: Todd, Willie
Hernandez:
Jackson: Darrin, Roy Lee
Miller: Justin, Trever
Molina: Bengie, Jose
Moore: Balor
Murphy: Tom, Bill
Myers: Greg, Randy
Oliver: Al
Perez: Luis, Robert
Ward: Duane, Turner
Williams: Ken, Woody
Wilson: Mookie
Woods: Alvis, Gary

And I already told you that Smith and Jones weren't answers for this.
ColiverPhD - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:26 PM EDT (#253661) #

Hernandez:  Pedro (1979) PR; Toby (1984) C

Perez:  How can we forget Tomas (a Cito Gaston favorite), who ended up having a pretty decent career as a utility man in Philadelphia.

Mike Green - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:33 PM EDT (#253662) #
Tom Wilson.
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 01:36 PM EDT (#253663) #

And I already told you that Smith and Jones weren't answers for this.

Sorry. Memory of a goldfish here. (Short term memory, anyway.)

Hernandez:  Pedro (1979) PR; Toby (1984) C

We're either dealing with an eidetic memory or some unabashed googlage.

Tom Wilson.

Crap. The catcher with the OBP. Should've remembered that one.

Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 02:00 PM EDT (#253669) #
Complete and correct answers (11):

Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Davis: Bob, Dick, Doug, Rajai Steve
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Dane, Jerry, Joe, Kelly, Reed, Tim, Tony
Lopez: Aquilino, Felipe, Luis
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Perez: Luis, Robert, Tomas
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon

Incomplete and maybe-correct-maybe-not answers:

Adams: Russ, Terry
Batista: Miguel, Tony
Bell: Derek, George
Cruz: Jose, Victor
Escobar: Kelvim, Yunel
Green: Shawn, Nick
Greene: Todd, Willie
Hernandez: Pedro, Toby
Jackson: Darrin, Roy Lee
Miller: Justin, Trever
Molina: Bengie, Jose
Moore: Balor
Murphy: Bill, Tom
Myers: Greg, Randy
Oliver: Al
Ward: Duane, Turner
Williams: Ken, Woody
Wilson: Mookie, Tom
Woods: Alvis, Gary
ColiverPhD - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 02:30 PM EDT (#253676) #

Chuck...I remember both Hernandez's...no googling...I do have every media guide from 1977 until the present, but I am at work, so I did not do any research.

Pedro was an OF who was recovering from tuberculosis (a la Rico Carty).  He was used as a PR in 1979...not sure if he had a chance to hit or play the OF.

Toby was brought up in 1984 when Buck went on the DL (we lost Gino Petralli so that we could send Kelly Gruber to AAA).

Both players were very skinny...as I recall.

It is said that the "golden age" of sport is the age of our youth and adolescence.  This may be why I remember stuff from the Exhibition Stadium days.

Odd what we can recall...anyone remember Stan Clarke's mullet?

 

Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 02:35 PM EDT (#253679) #

Chuck...I remember both Hernandez's...no googling

Wow. I'll be sticking with my eidetic memory diagnosis then.

ryan_the_canuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 02:44 PM EDT (#253684) #
Ooh, I know one! Charlie Greene! (Blue Jay catchers of the late 90s/early 00s would be my ultra-specific Jeopardy specialty - speaking of which, Greg, Randy, and a third Myers?)

Beyond that, maybe a third Cox to go with Danny and Ted? Or a third Kelly to join the two Pats?
Mick Doherty - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 02:47 PM EDT (#253685) #

anyone remember Stan Clarke's mullet?

From when he was at the University of Toledo, sure!

Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:07 PM EDT (#253687) #
Complete and correct answers (12):

Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Davis: Bob, Dick, Doug, Rajai, Steve
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Greene: Charlie, Todd, Willie
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Dane, Jerry, Joe, Kelly, Reed, Tim, Tony
Lopez: Aquilino, Felipe, Luis
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Perez: Luis, Robert, Tomas
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon

Incomplete and maybe-correct-maybe-not answers:

Adams: Russ, Terry
Batista: Miguel, Tony
Bell: Derek, George
Cox: Danny, Ted
Cruz: Jose, Victor
Escobar: Kelvim, Yunel
Green: Shawn, Nick
Hernandez: Pedro, Toby
Jackson: Darrin, Roy Lee
Kelly: Pat, Pat
Miller: Justin, Trever
Molina: Bengie, Jose
Moore: Balor
Murphy: Bill, Tom
Myers: Greg, Randy
Oliver: Al
Ward: Duane, Turner
Williams: Ken, Woody
Wilson: Mookie, Tom
Woods: Alvis, Gary

Still one name that hasn't been mentioned at all. And one of the guys whose name it is played for the Jays last year, too.

bpoz - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:12 PM EDT (#253689) #
Stan Clarke upset Reggie Jackson. Mr October then took him deep.
He could have been the guy who could throw hard but Key was the guy that could pitch. Cito was sent to look for a LHP for Cox's pen.
Geoff - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:14 PM EDT (#253690) #
Was it Rzepczynski?
bpoz - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:17 PM EDT (#253691) #
Brad Mills, Travis Snider.
Geoff - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:30 PM EDT (#253694) #
Looking up a history of names suggests that to complete the trivia, you really need to know the category of "pitchers who appeared in only one season for the Jays throwing 10 innings or less to absolutely horrible results in 1985 or earlier".

If you know a lot of names in that category, you should get a prize by default whenever Jays trivia comes up.

I was hopeful the Bush's might complete a trio, but alas no they do not.

Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:33 PM EDT (#253695) #

Still one name that hasn't been mentioned at all. And one of the guys whose name it is played for the Jays last year, too.

David Cooper. Don Cooper. A Cooper to be named later.

 

Geoff - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:37 PM EDT (#253696) #
You are familiar with Don Cooper?
Geoff - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:40 PM EDT (#253697) #
ah right, he would go on to become a pitching coach for the last decade with the White Sox.

on another note, I was surprised to learn recently that Randy Knorr is now the bench coach for Davey Johnson.

Thomas - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:46 PM EDT (#253698) #
The Jays got a pitcher called Brian Cooper from the Angels in return for Brad Fullmer. He wasn't anybody of any significance, but he did get a few starts for the team, I think.
Gerry - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 03:53 PM EDT (#253700) #
Rzepczynski?
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 04:02 PM EDT (#253701) #
Complete and correct answers (13):

Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Cooper: Brian, David, Don
Davis: Bob, Dick, Doug, Rajai, Steve
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Greene: Charlie, Todd, Willie
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Dane, Jerry, Joe, Kelly, Reed, Tim, Tony
Lopez: Aquilino, Felipe, Luis
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Perez: Luis, Robert, Tomas
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon

Incomplete and maybe-correct-maybe-not answers:

Adams: Russ, Terry
Batista: Miguel, Tony
Bell: Derek, George
Cox: Danny, Ted
Cruz: Jose, Victor
Escobar: Kelvim, Yunel
Green: Shawn, Nick
Hernandez: Pedro, Toby
Jackson: Darrin, Roy Lee
Kelly: Pat, Pat
Miller: Justin, Trever
Mills: Brad
Molina: Bengie, Jose
Moore: Balor
Murphy: Bill, Tom
Myers: Greg, Randy
Oliver: Al
Snider: Travis
Ward: Duane, Turner
Williams: Ken, Woody
Wilson: Mookie, Tom
Woods: Alvis, Gary

I don't think I'm giving much away by saying that Rzepczynski is not part of the answer to this trivia.

Geoff - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 04:05 PM EDT (#253702) #
Rzepczynski?

I thought maybe there would be three as well, but apparently it's not a common name in Jays history. Jays did have two Musselmans -- were they related?
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 04:15 PM EDT (#253705) #
I think Jeff and Ron were not related.

Of the four guys you're still looking for, three of them I never saw play. Before my time. One of them shares his name with a much better player of about a decade later, though. The fourth guy I do remember; he had a bit of a career as an Astro, as I recall, after his Jays days were done.

Doom Service - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 04:39 PM EDT (#253707) #

Matt Williams. First round pick from Texas. Started a doubleheader game at Exhibition Stadium against the Yankees when the Jays were flirting with relevance. 83 I think.

Hopeful I can get a few more as my brain recalibrates to the days of Tim Nordbrook, Mark Wiley, Luis Gomez and Hosken Powell.

Mike Green - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 04:43 PM EDT (#253709) #
You're good, DS.  I was sure there was another Williams, but couldn't remember him for the life of me.  So, I had just looked him up. 
Doom Service - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 04:53 PM EDT (#253711) #

Dyar Miller. Veteran reliever who landed in Toronto in 78 or 79.

Another Moore is Charlie, but haven't found a third yet. Another pairs include Butler (Rob and Rich) and Macha (Ken and Mike).

Doom Service - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 04:57 PM EDT (#253712) #
I also think the "Tony" Johnson was known as "Anthony" when he played here. Never heard him called "Tony".
Doom Service - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 05:09 PM EDT (#253713) #
Fiddled with a long time on the Astro clue, but I think it's Xavier Hernandez. I think he hit Toronto around 88, then had a few decent years in Houston. RHP.
Chuck - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 05:11 PM EDT (#253714) #
Doom Service and Coliver scare me.
Mike Green - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 05:15 PM EDT (#253715) #
Very, very good, DS.  I have the vaguest memory of Anthony Johnson; I was struggling with "Tony" until you cleared that up. Xavier Hernandez, of course, I do remember. 



vw_fan17 - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 06:26 PM EDT (#253723) #
Hmm. For some reason, Brian or Bryan Bell rings a, err, bell, but I'm probably wrong..

Parker - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 07:12 PM EDT (#253727) #
There was a terrible RP for the Jays named Bryan Clark (I think he lasted one season with the Jays - I only remember him because he was the guy they got for Barry Bonnell) plus Howie Clark... is there another Clark who played for Toronto?
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 09:24 PM EDT (#253730) #
Complete and correct answers (16):

Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Cooper: Brian, David, Don
Davis: Bob, Dick, Doug, Rajai, Steve
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Greene: Charlie, Todd, Willie
Hernandez: Pedro, Toby, Xavier
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Dane, Jerry, Joe, Kelly, Reed, Tim, Tony/Anthony
Lopez: Aquilino, Felipe, Luis
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Miller: Dyar, Justin, Trever
Perez: Luis, Robert, Tomas
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon
Williams: Ken, Matt, Woody

Incomplete and maybe-correct-maybe-not answers:

Adams: Russ, Terry
Batista: Miguel, Tony
Bell: Derek, George
Butler: Rich, Rob
Clark: Bryan, Howie
Cox: Danny, Ted
Cruz: Jose, Victor
Escobar: Kelvim, Yunel
Green: Shawn, Nick
Jackson: Darrin, Roy Lee
Kelly: Pat, Pat
Macha: Ken, Mike
Mills: Brad
Molina: Bengie, Jose
Moore: Balor, Charlie
Murphy: Bill, Tom
Myers: Greg, Randy
Oliver: Al
Snider: Travis
Ward: Duane, Turner
Wilson: Mookie, Tom
Woods: Alvis, Gary

I listed Anthony Johnson as "Tony" because that's how bb-ref had him. Don't know anything about the cove myself.

One more to go! And the surname is in the "incomplete" list. Couldn't tell you a thing about the missing guy, though.

ColiverPhD - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 09:27 PM EDT (#253731) #
Nothing to be scared about Chuck, just a huge fan of the CNE days.
And I remember Williams' start...TN DH: First crowd over 45,000!
Stan Clarke was a favorite in those days, despite his struggles. He was a lefty who pitched thru his body...control issues...wore his emotions on his sleeve.
Doom Service - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 09:37 PM EDT (#253733) #
Out shopping after dinner, the straggler came to me. I think it's Glenn (Or Glen) Adams, who was a DH briefly, and a Twin before or after his time here. Lefthanded hitter. Wore 55. IIRC, Anthony Johnson wore 45, and was the sixth outfielder (occasional callup) in one of the Bell-Moseby-Barfield years, when they had Mitch Webster and Ron Shepherd as the 4th and 5th outfielders. Many fond memories of Exhibition Stadium here too...the experience, and watching Pat Gillick assemble a contender...the stadium itself - not so much.
Matthew E - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 09:40 PM EDT (#253734) #
You got it; that's all of 'em. Nicely done.

Complete and correct answers (17):

Adams: Glenn, Russ, Terry
Castillo: Alberto, Frank, Tony
Cooper: Brian, David, Don
Davis: Bob, Dick, Doug, Rajai, Steve
Garcia: Carlos, Damaso, Pedro
Greene: Charlie, Todd, Willie
Hernandez: Pedro, Toby, Xavier
Hill: Aaron, Glenallen, Shawn
Johnson: Cliff, Dane, Jerry, Joe, Kelly, Reed, Tim, Tony/Anthony
Lopez: Aquilino, Felipe, Luis
Martinez: Buck, Dave, Domingo, Sandy/Angel
Miller: Dyar, Justin, Trever
Perez: Luis, Robert, Tomas
Phillips: Jason, Kyle, Tony
Stewart: Dave, Shannon, Zach
Wells: David, Greg, Randy, Vernon
Williams: Ken, Matt, Woody

I wonder what the next surname is going to be to join this list...
Doom Service - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 10:08 PM EDT (#253738) #

A quick self-whoops after checking on bb-ref. Anthony Johnson wore 45, but played only in 1982, which was a Bonnell-Moseby-Barfield year. Bell was back in Syracuse after his Rule 5 year of 1981.

CeeBee - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 10:57 PM EDT (#253741) #
The only player in the Jays system that I can think of would be Jonathan Diaz. He could join a couple of cups of coffee players Carlos and Robinson.
Geoff - Monday, April 02 2012 @ 11:56 PM EDT (#253747) #
would you recall the average price of a hot dog and a beer for every year since 1977? that would be especially impressive.
Doom Service - Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 12:44 AM EDT (#253749) #
That's a trick question. Beer wasn't allowed in 1977, or for a few years after.
Thomas - Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 01:39 AM EDT (#253750) #
He's still got a long way to go, but Griffin Murphy would be another that would add a new name to the list. Carlos Perez would add to an existing set.
ColiverPhD - Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 08:09 AM EDT (#253754) #

Doom Service:  Your memory of Exhibition Stadium Blue Jays history is most impressive...one just had to find the best spot to sit.  For us, it was in Section 35 in the North Grandstand, under the roof, right next to the entrance.  This meant many hours standing at Gate Six for high-attendance games.  We never minded.  It was part of the experience.

Geoff:  Can't remember the prices, but in 1977 I think caps were $3.50 and batting helmets were $5.00.  The original, boiled, foot-long hot dogs wrapped in tin foil were pretty good (especially for a 12-year old who thought that anything at the ballpark was great).  Best of all were the Coca-Colas in those milk cartons...all syrup!

Escars, The Nobet Tavern, and Alexanders were places for awesome pre-game meals!

bpoz - Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 10:45 AM EDT (#253772) #
Thanks Mathew E. We all had a lot of fun.
Matthew E - Tuesday, April 03 2012 @ 12:15 PM EDT (#253792) #
Il n'y a pas de quoi.
CeeBee - Wednesday, April 04 2012 @ 05:43 PM EDT (#253874) #
Mick, have you ever done an all "Happy" hall of names? Every time I see Aaron Laffey's name it just makes me think of the hall of names. :)
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