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October 14, 2002
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October 14, 2002

Trivial Matters

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It's a Small World
Think the term World Series is a misnomer because the teams involved represent only North American cities and states? Think again. Players from all over the globe have left their mark on the Fall Classic. Who among the following is not one of the four foreign-born players who've won a Series MVP?

a. Pedro Guerrero
b. Tony Perez
c. Jose Rijo
d. Mariano Rivera

Lone Stranger
There have been 89 complete-game shutouts in World Series play. Only one was thrown by a pitcher born outside the U.S. Can you name him?

This Week's Matchup
Each of the players below was the first of his nationality to appear in a World Series game. Pair the man with his country.

1. Ed Armbrister
a. Bahamas

2. Chili Davis
b. Cuba

3. Dolf Luque
c. Jamaica

4. Luis Olmo
d. Puerto Rico

Call to Order
Put these nations in the order—from earliest to most recent—that they were represented in the Series by a native player.

a. Australia
b. England
c. France
d. Poland

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