Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Repack Haiku #100 (And The Mystery Player Is...)

One of three pitchers
To pitch a no-hitter and
Lead a league in saves

1990 Donruss #311 Dave Righetti

The other two are Dennis Eckersley and Derek Lowe.


Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! I hope everyone had as much fun learning the trivia as I did! Before we pick our winner, here's all the clues that were available:

Clue #1: He's a former All-Star. (Twice!)
Clue #2: He was once traded for a former Cy Young Award winner. (Sparky Lyle)
Clue #3: He was almost traded for a Hall of Famer. (Almost traded for Rod Carew in 1979!)
Clue #4: He was drafted by Texas Rangers. (In 1977, 10th overall!)
Clue #5: He has never played for the Boston Red Sox. (Nobody's perfect)
Clue #6: He has played in both the American and National Leagues. (5 teams total)
Clue #7: He was born in Northern California. (San Jose)
Clue #8: He once struck out 21 batters in a minor league game. (1978 for the Tulsa Drillers)
Clue #9: He has three World Series rings, but none of them from his playing days! (As the Giants' pitching coach)

Did anyone find the three hidden clues?

After Clue #2 was posted, I hid this clue on my The Golden Sox Project page: The Cy Young winner he was traded for was once a member of the Boston Red Sox.

After Clue #7 was posted, I put another clue on the Repack Haiku page, giving where the mystery player may have been listed alphabetically. Also, the letters I put an asterisk by were the ones that would be in "Dave Righetti"

The last clue was after Clue #9, and could be found on my profile. It gave a hint towards the year and brand of the card.

Four people correctly guessed Dave Righetti (Bo, Fuji, Jafronious, and Michael Ott) with Michael Ott scoring three points and everyone else scoring four. No one correctly guessed the year (1990) or the brand (Donruss).

Since we have a three way tie, and since I feel bad for leaving just one person out of the fun, I'm going to use to pick a random number between 1 and 15. Bo gave the first correct answer, so he gets numbers 1-4, one for each point he earned. Fuji gets numbers 5-8, Jafronius gets 9-12, and Michael Ott gets 13-15.

Since Dave Righetti mostly wore #19 during his career, I randomize it 19 times. Whoever has the number wins! Sound fair?

After pressing the Generate button 19 times, we have our winner:

Congrats Fuji!


  1. I would have never gotten this in a million years! Congratulations to Fuji on yet another contest win :)

  2. I won the contest?
    Awesome. I'm super thankful.
    Lucky number six.

    Kudos to you and your haikus. This darn poem took me around five minutes to create and it's not even decent. Your haikus are awesome!

  3. Well done accepting the award with a haiku! Thanks again for the contest!

  4. Thanks for the contest
    90 Donruss is ugly
    Congrats to Fuji!