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Quiz: Beyond the 1986 Stars

Posted By Greg Prince On July 30, 2013 @ 1:53 pm In 1 | Comments Disabled

***WE HAVE OUR WINNERS. THANKS FOR PLAYING.***

The 1986 World Series was quite literally a star-studded affair. Now all of it can be yours — even the parts not so stellarly studded. For as you’re about to find out, sometimes you have to search beyond the stars in order to grab what glitters most.

MLB Productions is providing us with two copies of The 1986 New York Mets World Series Collector’s Edition DVD Set [1]. That’s the ENTIRE World Series, all seven games plus a bonus disc featuring the final game of the 1986 NLCS (spoiler alert: we won) and a fistful of extras. Slap any of the eight discs in your DVD-playing device any time you need a historical pick-me-up. Even the losses aren’t so bad because, hey, we won in the end.

Why are these people being so generous? Because they want you to know a torrent of titles from the Major League Baseball Productions Film & Video Archive are now available digitally on iTunes [2] and are willing to have us give you a chance to win a great prize like this to do so. We’re on board with that and will now ask two Faith and Fear readers to take advantage of their generosity.

You will win the 1986 World Series boxed set if you can answer our little quiz about the last fully satisfying Fall Classic.

As mentioned above, the Mets-Red Sox clash was a star-studded affair. Of the 43 players to appear in that World Series, 26 of them were selected to at least one All-Star team at one point or another during the course of their respective major league careers. That means only 17 of them weren’t.

Those 17 are the fellows who interest us at the moment.

What we need to know to award you this prize is:

1) Who were the three (3) Mets pitchers who played in the 1986 World Series who NEVER made a National League or American League All-Star team?

2) Who were the four (4) Red Sox pitchers who played in the 1986 World Series who NEVER made an American League or National League All-Star team?

3) Who were the four (4) Red Sox position players who played in the 1986 World Series who NEVER made an American League or National League All-Star team?

4) Who were the six (6) Mets position players who played in the 1986 World Series who NEVER made a National League or American League All-Star team?

Remember: We want the guys who weren’t All-Stars. If somebody made an All-Star team — whether as a Met, a Red Sock or member of some other MLB franchise — he’s not who you’re looking for.

Know your helpful resources [3] and be among the first two contestants to E-MAIL all four correct answers to faithandfear@gmail.com and you will win the entire 1986 World Series, just as the Mets of 27 years ago did.

Promotional considerations furnished by MLB Productions, who want you to know what you can find at MLB on iTunes:

Aside from MLB Bloopers and Prime 9: MLB Heroics, available programming includes The Best of the Home Run Derby and Prime 9: All-Star Moments; Official World Series Films dating back to 1947, including the 1969 and 1986 films; the first season of This Week In Baseball, which originally aired in 1977; a documentary offering a fresh perspective on Jackie Robinson’s life and career; recent productions, including a comprehensive film chronicling every era of World Series play and documentaries created to celebrate notable anniversaries for the Mets, Astros and Red Sox; bloopers titles highlighting the funniest MLB moments; and many other titles. Any of these films can now be downloaded from the iTunes [2] store. Prices range from $1.99 for individual episodes of Prime 9 and This Week in Baseball to $19.99 for the Official 2012 World Series Film in HD.

Good luck!

***WE HAVE OUR WINNERS. THANKS FOR PLAYING.***


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[1] The 1986 New York Mets World Series Collector’s Edition DVD Set: http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2197028

[2] on iTunes: http://www.iTunes.com/MLB

[3] helpful resources: http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1986_WS.shtml

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