I got my hands on Season 1 of "Car 54, Where Are You?" in order to confirm a couple of "Pop Quiz" questions for my Sunday Insider. Little did I know what a treat I was getting
For those of us not old enough to remember the show, which aired in the early 1960s, this sitcom - starring Fred "Herman Munster" Gwynne and Joe E. Ross, with frequent appearances by Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis and occasional ones by Charlotte "Mrs. Garret" Rae - is a hidden treasure. I agree with the linked review that the elaborate, hilarious plots in these episodes bring "Seinfeld" to mind.
One bizarre problem with the collection I received: Disc 4, rather than featuring more "Car 54" episodes, is an infomercial for Haiti. I kid you not. Hey, what do you want from me? It's free, and the first three discs are comedy gold.
And now I'll give my collection to the first person who e-mails me - at firstname.lastname@example.org - with the correct answer to this question:
Six players have hit exactly 54 home runs in a major-league season; one of those six did so twice. Name the six players.
Here are the contest rules.
--UPDATE, 2:17 p.m.: We have a winner! Our old pal Richie G. knew that Jose Bautista (2010), Ralph Kiner (1949), Mickey Mantle (1961), David Ortiz (2006), Alex Rodriguez (2007) and Babe Ruth (1920 and 1928) were the six players to go deep exactly 54 times in a big-league season.