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, in his first and only season as a Steve Brye starting outfielder in Major League Baseball, led the Minnesota Twins in doubles?
hit his only two Tommy Thevenow home runs in a six-day span in 1926, but none in his next 12 seasons, setting a Major League record of 3,347 consecutive regular season at bats without a home run?
turned down an offer to play football for Wes Schulmerich Knute Rockne at Notre Dame, later becoming a Major League Baseball player?
published an article mentioning that The New York Times MLB player had been bothered because of rumors he had heard about the Jeff Johnson New York Yankees pursuing different pitchers?
played for both Roy Staiger New York Major League Baseball teams, the Mets and Yankees, but for no other Major League teams?
spent parts of six seasons as a Ronn Reynolds Major League Baseball catcher, despite a career batting average of just .188?
is the youngest player ever to play in a game at Putsy Caballero third base in Major League Baseball history?
, former President and General Manager of the Red Kellett Baltimore Colts, was never a professional football player, but an infielder for the Boston Red Sox baseball club in his playing days?
and Rinku Singh Dinesh Patel became the first Indians to sign Major League Baseball contracts after throwing a baseball for the first time a year earlier?
is Bless You Boys Sparky Anderson's diary as manager of the first American League baseball team since the 1927 Yankees to "lead the race from wire-to-wire" and win the World Series?
Japanese high school pitcher
could be the first player to bypass a Yusei Kikuchi domestic draft and play for a Major League Baseball team?
Governor of Pennsylvania, was a John K. Tener Major League Baseball player who once explained the game to the future King Edward VII?
before making his
major league debut, pitcher drew comparisons to Alfonso Pulido Fernando Valenzuela after winning 17 games in the Mexican League in 1983?
Jim Perry and Gaylord Perry made for the Opening Day starts Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians?
during production of the film
, The Natural Robert Redford was coached by Major League Baseball pitcher on how to pitch in an old-time style?
Spec Shea at the age of 40,
, making him the oldest person to do so in Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game Major League Baseball history?
as a college athlete,
Detroit Tigers outfielder played in an Matt Joyce exhibition game against the Tigers three years before his Major League debut with them?
New York Mets second baseman made his Kelvin Chapman Major League Baseball debut in 1979, he had to spend more than four years in the minor leagues before returning to the majors?
after attempting to
bribe a teammate to lose a game during the 1876 season, of the George Bechtel Louisville Grays became one of the first players banned for life from Major League Baseball?
Major League Baseball career, Baseball Hall of Famer once led the Hudson River League in Dan Brouthers batting average at the age of 46?
drove in the winning run in what is considered the longest night game in Paul Casanova Major League Baseball history at 6 hours, 38 minutes?
earned his first Mike Cather major-league win in an 11- inning Atlanta Braves’ win, the same night the Braves earned the National League Eastern Division title?
, the Ike Davis New York Mets rookie first baseman, is the 197th son to follow in their father's footsteps and became a Major League Baseball player?
's 1,904 Irv Hall at bats without a home run from 1943 to 1946 places him second among batters since 1900 who never hit a home run during their Major League Baseball career?
, an Jack Blott All-American football center for the Michigan Wolverines, had a Major League Baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds lasting only two games?
is one of two Jeff Moronko Major League Baseball players to have attended Texas Wesleyan University, the other being Hall of Famer Tris Speaker?
, a member of " Icehouse Wilson Oakland's first World Champion Baseball team," had a career batting average of .000 in Major League Baseball?
, a Hugh Daily pitcher with only one arm, once struck out 19 batters in a Major League Baseball game?
, after his Garry Roggenburk Major League Baseball career, became a general manager for the Winter Haven Red Sox in the farm system of his former team, the Boston Red Sox?
was the first Heinie Reitz Major League baseballer to die in a car accident?
and his son Herm Doscher Jack were the first pair of father and son to have both played Major League Baseball?
, who played nine seasons in Jeff Robinson Major League Baseball, was the thirteenth pitcher in the National League to strike out three batters on nine pitches?
, the new Jeffrey Zients United States Chief Performance Officer, was in a club that tried to buy the Washington Nationals baseball team?
, brother of Jonny Diaz Major League Baseball player Matt Diaz, abandoned his college baseball career to become a Christian musician?
Kelly Paris ' three career home runs were all hit in 1988 in 44 at bats with the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball?
′s Larry Gowell baseball in the Baseball Hall of Fame was his first and only major league hit?
Cleveland Indians first-round draft pick CC Sabathia won the Major League Baseball Cy Young Award in 2007?
hit his first two career John Mayberry, Jr. home runs against the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, the last two Major League Baseball teams for which his father played?
played in three different John Kelly Major League Baseball leagues during his four-year-long career?
was one of a few players in Jerry Reuss Major League Baseball history to play in four different decades?
was the last active Jerry Zimmerman Major League Baseball coach to umpire a major league game?
co-owns the Joe Oeschger Major League Baseball record for most innings pitched in a single game with 26?
eight times since
1980, pairs of major league baseball teammates have won ?
Silver Slugger Awards for outfielders former
Detroit Tigers pitcher 's first game in the Pat Underwood major leagues was a 1-0 victory against his brother Tom?
out of the ten players that attended
Morehead State University who eventually played in Major League Baseball, was the only one who attended the college for only one year?
Ron Klimkowski retired
baseball coach had five players he coached at Jacke Davis Panola College go on to play in Major League Baseball?
O. P. Caylor was the last manager of the New York Metropolitans Major League Baseball team?
at Opening Day game for the Oakland A's Cashman Field in Las Vegas marked the first time in 39 years that a regular season major league game was played in a minor league stadium?
, August 5 1893, Cub Stricker (pictured) of the Washington Senators baseball team was arrested after intentionally throwing a baseball into the crowd that broke the nose of a fan?
of 2007, more than 200 baseball players wore number 42 in honor of the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day Jackie Robinson's (pictured) major league debut?
in the only
inning he pitched in Major League Baseball, gave up five Cal Cooper hits, a walk and five runs for a lifetime ERA of 45.0?
nor Arizona Diamondbacks have selected a Colorado Rockies second baseman in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft?
Mother's Day, , the , May 14 2006 Louisville Slugger Company produced more than 400 for game use by more than 50 pink baseball bats professional baseball players?
1929 Chicago Cubs outfield composed of , Riggs Stephenson Hack Wilson and Kiki Cuyler was the only complete outfield in Major League Baseball history to each drive in over 100 runs in the same season?
Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series in just their of fourth season Major League Baseball?
in winner of the National League pennant Major League Baseball has gone on to win the World Series 43 times?
there have been 16
, a managers for the San Diego Padres Major League Baseball franchise?
Major League Baseball pitchers— Charles Radbourn, John Clarkson and Guy Hecker—captured the by collecting more than 50 National League wins title victories in a single season?
three of the four batters faced by
in his one Mike Palagyi Major League game were later inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?
were the last of the original 16 Philadelphia Phillies Major League Baseball franchises to win the World Series?
Tampa Bay Rays, a Major League Baseball team located in St. Petersburg, Florida, has had a losing record under each of ?
its four managers the
Boston Red Sox once traded Major League Baseball pitcher to the Anastacio Martínez Pittsburgh Pirates only to take him back in a different trade a week later?
Chicago Cubs have had the first selection in Major League Baseball's only once in the entry draft draft's 45-year history?
New York Mets traded to the Mike Welch Philadelphia Phillies for Hector Mercado, a player who was drafted and traded the same day, only for him to play against the Mets on his major league debut?
in the eight seasons he played
Major League Baseball, played for six teams that won the league championship?
Harry Schafer in only his third full
Major League Baseball season, hit 25 home runs, second in the National League? Chuck Workman
four months after a
, which caused a loss of 22 jobs, mass resignation Major League Baseball umpires voted to form a new union?
became the first baseball player to make his Bug Holliday Major League debut in post-season play?
became the first attendee of Pop Williams Bowdoin College to play in Major League Baseball?
led the Fred Odwell National League in home runs with nine, but hit only one home run in the other three seasons he played in Major League Baseball?
Major League Baseball player , who was a baker at a restaurant after his career, died only one day after his 57th birthday due to Kid Durbin coronary thrombosis?
Major League Baseball player was once traded with three other players for Dan Norman Hall of Famer-to-be Tom Seaver, as part of what New York Mets fans refer to as the Midnight Massacre?
Major League Baseball catcher was known for his difficulty throwing the ball back to the Mackey Sasser pitcher when he was behind the home plate?
Major League Baseball pitcher Juan Marichal made ten for the Opening Day starts San Francisco Giants between 1962 and 1973?
Major League Baseball pitcher Kevin Appier made six consecutive for the Opening Day starts Kansas City Royals from 1992 through 1997?
Major League Baseball pitcher finished the season with 18 Joe Boehling complete games, three shutouts, and an earned run average of 2.14?
was called "a pitcher of considerable promise" by Art Houtteman Hal Lebovitz despite playing in his 12th and final Major League season that year?
, the Toolson v. New York Yankees U.S. Supreme Court first considered a player's challenge to Major League Baseball's reserve clause?
Major League Baseball debut on July 30, 1961, pitcher gave up two singles but Art Mahaffey picked off each of those baserunners at first base?
in his first
major league appearance, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher struck out Jim Nelson Willie Mays and got Willie McCovey to hit into a double play?
in his only full
Major League Baseball season, was the second youngest regular on the Sandy Ullrich Washington Senators roster?
2008, Cole Hamels (pictured) became the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to win the World Series MVP Award and the in the same season?
League Championship Series MVP Award in
2007, Rachel Robinson, the wife of Jackie Robinson, was the first non-player to be presented with Major League Baseball's ?
Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award in 1969,
Major League Baseball player was traded by the Kevin Collins New York Mets with three other players for Donn Clendenon, who would be the World Series MVP that season?
1899, , a popular Bill Lange Major League Baseball player, retired during the prime of his career to marry a woman whose father forbid her to marry a baseball player?
1988, the Major League Baseball was decided by a margin of less than ERA title of a 1⁄ 100 run between Allan Anderson and Teddy Higuera?
became a Frederick Brocklander Major League Baseball umpire during a 1979 strike and continued umpiring for 12 more years in the National League?
, former Frank Tepedino Major League Baseball player, lost 343 colleagues from the New York City Fire Department during the September 11 attacks?
MLB player was traded to the Jim Adduci San Francisco Giants by the Milwaukee Brewers, only to be returned one week later?
Major League Baseball catcher caught the fourth of Ellie Rodríguez Nolan Ryan's seven career no-hitters?
Major League Baseball catcher Nelson Santovenia caught Vince Coleman stealing on July 28, 1989, ending Coleman's streak of 50 consecutive stolen bases?
Major League Baseball manager Billy Martin served five separate terms as ?
manager of the New York Yankees
Lou Piniella, the to lead a team into the playoffs, recorded a season with 116 wins, tying the only Mariners manager major league record of wins in a season?
Larry Dierker is the only to have had his Houston Astros manager uniform number retired by the Houston Astros franchise of Major League Baseball?
Joe Hatten was the Brooklyn Dodgers' when Opening Day starting pitcher Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947?
Joe Mauer (pictured), a of the first-round draft pick Minnesota Twins, is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history to have won three batting titles?
journeyman Paul Bako (pictured) has played for 11 Major League Baseball teams in his 12-year career, and was formerly Greg Maddux's personal catcher?
Major League Baseball manager John McGraw had 2,583 wins as the ?
New York Giants' manager
Major League Baseball outfielder 's only career Pete Milne home run was a game-winning inside-the-park grand slam?
Major League Baseball pitcher underwent two Scott Williamson Tommy John surgeries?
Major League Baseball pitcher was named to the Stan Baumgartner All-Big Ten Conference teams for baseball, basketball, and football in 1914?
Major League Baseball pitchers Jesse and Virgil Barnes, who each made two for the Opening Day starts New York Giants, were brothers?
Major League Baseball pitchers Jim Palmer and Mike Mussina each made six for the Opening Day starts Baltimore Orioles?
Major League Baseball pitcher s only Sam Zoldak' home run in his major league career did not count after the game was cancelled because of rain?
Major League Baseball pitcher was admitted to the Jonathan Johnson Florida State University Hall of Fame in 2006?
Major League Baseball pitcher was once knocked unconscious in the seventh Dom Zanni inning, yet went on to finish pitching the game and earn the win for the Chicago White Sox?
Major League Baseball pitcher scored three Frank Barnes runs despite only having one hit in ten career at bats and having no walks, no hit by pitches and one caught stealing?
Major League Baseball pitcher set an unofficial record in 1985 by throwing a Jaime Cocanower wild pitch in eight straight appearances?
Irish-born Major League Baseball player Jimmy Archer (pictured) received a medal from the National Safety Council in 1931 for reviving two men overcome by carbon monoxide in the Chicago stockyards?
George Will acquired 11 press passes that offered special locker-room privileges in Major League Baseball stadiums while doing research for his book, ?
Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball
Barry Bonds has won 12 in his career as an Silver Slugger Awards outfielder in Major League Baseball?
baseball pitcher Nick Carter was the Philadelphia Athletics' in 1908, his only season on the Opening Day starting pitcher Major Leagues?
baseball pitcher Marc Wilkins balked on 's first Rob Ryan at bat, on the day of Ryan's major league debut, making the Arizona Diamondbacks score one run?
baseball player was Don Kelly drafted by the Detroit Tigers, made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and later played his first game as a Tiger against the Pirates?
Albert Pujols (pictured) received more votes than any other player in Major League Baseball's fan ballot?
1933 Michigan Wolverines football All-Americans and Ted Petoskey Whitey Wistert debuted for the Major League Baseball Cincinnati Reds two days apart in September 1934?
baseball players Fred McAlister scouted for the St. Louis Cardinals became the team's first-round draft picks, and 12 made the major leagues?
20 days after he brought his high school
baseball team to the state finals, Texas Rangers first-round draft pick David Clyde made his Major League Baseball debut?
20 year old tobacco store clerk
was allowed to Eddie Kolb pitch the last regular season baseball game for the 1899 Cleveland Spiders in exchange for a box of cigars?
baseball player stole 507 bases in the Esix Snead minor-leagues but had just four stolen bases in the major leagues?
baseball player Jack Clements (baseball card pictured) was the first person to catch 1,000 games in Major League Baseball and the last regular catcher to throw left-handed?
Bob Ferguson played for and managed the Hartford Dark Blues Major League Baseball team from 1875 to 1877, the final three years of its four-year existence?
Clay Buchholz, a of the first-round draft pick Boston Red Sox, threw a no-hitter in only his second major league start?
College Football Hall of Fame center played in the Shorty Des Jardien NFL for the Chicago Tigers and in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians?
Ed Reulbach of the 1908 Chicago Cubs is the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to have pitched two on the same day?
Bill Stoneman, who pitched two no-hitters for the Montreal Expos and later ran the Major League Baseball club as the general manager, first joined the franchise in the ?
1968 expansion draft
Bill Klem (pictured), a major league baseball umpire who retired in 1941, holds for most games officiated, most umpiring records World Series officiated and most appearances as the home plate umpire?
baseball player pitched an 11-inning victory over Slick Coffman Hall of Famer Lefty Grove in his first game in Major League Baseball?
Baseball Hall of Fame member Mel Ott was struck out in his first at-bat of his Major League Baseball career by pitcher ?
Hall of Famer Mel Ott made his final appearance as a Major League Baseball player pinch hitting for ?
Major League Baseball pitcher served in the Jocko Thompson United States military during World War II, where his platoon captured a bridge that was named after him 60 years later?
Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez led the entire game voting ballot with 1,404,001 votes?
, signed as a " Bob Miller bonus baby" by the Detroit Tigers, was the youngest of three 17-year-olds to play in Major League Baseball in the 1953 season?
lost his first 12 games with the Bob Miller 1962 New York Mets and played for 10 different teams in his Major League Baseball career, tying modern-day records for both that have since been broken?
became the first person from Charlie Abbey Nebraska to play in Major League Baseball after making his debut in 1893?
quit Chick Lathers Major League Baseball in 1913 to become a car salesman for Ford Motor Company?
, used by every team in Baseball Rubbing Mud Major League Baseball to give baseballs a rougher texture, originates from a secret location on the Delaware River?
of the Aubrey Epps Pittsburgh Pirates had three hits in four at bats in the final game of the 1935 season, but never played another major league game, ending his career with a .750 batting average?
William Edward White may have been the first African-American to play Major League Baseball when he appeared in one game for the 1879 ?
, deferred from serving in Al Javery World War II due to varicose veins, led all Major League Baseball pitchers in 1943 with 303 innings pitched?
, who was recently inducted into the Art Stewart Kansas City Royals Baseball Hall of Fame, was responsible for the drafting of 70 people who eventually became Major League Baseball players?
was the first full-blooded Chief Yellow Horse Native American to play Major League Baseball?
, a Cliff Mapes Major League outfielder who played only three full seasons, was the starting right fielder for the New York Yankees' first of five consecutive world championships, in 1949?
was the first player in Dave Righetti Major League Baseball history to pitch a no-hitter and lead the league in saves in a career?
led the Dick Padden Chicago White Sox to an American League championship as a player-manager in 1900, one season before the American League became a major league?
was the first Firpo Marberry relief pitcher in Major League Baseball to record 100 saves in his career?
was once thought to have made his only Frank Chapman Major League Baseball appearance at age 14?
, the first Darryl Brinkley Northern League baseball player to bat .400, lost his chance to play in the majors due to the September 11, 2001 attacks?
was the Danny Friend Chicago Colts' Opening Day starting pitcher in 1896, despite only having pitched five previous Major League Baseball games?
was the oldest Comiskey Park stadium in Major League Baseball until its demolition in 1991?
managed for 53 Connie Mack baseball seasons, winning nine pennants and five World Series?
of the Daniel Nava Boston Red Sox is the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to hit a grand slam in his first at-bat and the second to do so on the first pitch?
Tony Saunders was the first player selected in the when expansion draft Major League Baseball added teams in 1997?
pitchers and Bill Wilkinson Jim Bluejacket are the only great-grandfather and great-grandson pair to both play in Major League Baseball?
Major League Baseball player was part of the Sparky Adams St. Louis Cardinals team in 1930 when every single regular player had a batting average over .300, the only time in history this has happened?
Major League Baseball presents a variety of each season for awards individual performance, excellence in batting, pitching performance, and fielding prowess?
Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers in 1982 before moving to the won an American League pennant National League in 1998?
Major League Baseballer signed as a Willis Roberts free agent to play with the Cincinnati Reds on the same day he was released by the Detroit Tigers?
Major League Baseball player was given the Cass Michaels last rites after being hit in the head by a career-ending pitch?
Major League Baseball player Barry Foote batted in eight runs, including a game-winning grand slam, in a single game against the St. Louis Cardinals?
Major League Baseball player Billy Sunday and musician Wayne King lived in the in Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home Davenport, Iowa, even though neither were actual orphans?
Major League Baseball player Dallas Braden on pitched a perfect game Mother's Day with his grandmother in attendance?
Major League Baseball player Nolan Ryan had three wins and no losses as the California Angels' ?
Opening Day starting pitcher
major league baseball player participated in the Terry Pendleton World Series in 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992 and 1996, but lost all five times?
Mark McGwire (pictured) hit more home runs than any player in Major League Baseball in 1997 yet did not ?
lead a league in home runs
outfielder never made an Bill Taylor error in his five-year Major League Baseball career?
pitcher was Amalio Carreño ejected in his final Major League Baseball appearance?
pitcher was one of the youngest players in Héctor Wagner Major League Baseball in 1990?
Oregon State athletic director Percy Locey claimed that the Philadelphia Athletics stole from the college, yet he ended up playing only one John Leovich major league game?
Hall of Fame Major League Baseball pitcher Phil Niekro had no wins and six losses in eight for the Opening Day starts Atlanta Braves?
Matt Kilroy struck out more batters in a season than anyone else in Major League Baseball history, yet does not hold the ?
single-season strikeout record
Mickey Cochrane is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history with at least 3,000 plate appearances and a career .400 on-base percentage?
Mike Scioscia, the current of the manager Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball club, was the first to lead the team to a World Series championship in 2002?
" was a Turn Ahead the Clock originated by the promotion Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball franchise in 1998 where the team wore futuristic uniforms that outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. helped design?
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Question 1: Despite the lack of "prime" Boston players, the report had named several prominent Yankees who were parts of [67 ] ________ clubs.
Question 2: Stoneham was considering moving the Giants to [21 ] ________, but he was convinced to join O'Malley on the West Coast at the end of the 1957 campaign. [22 ]
Question 3: Which team was the champion of Major League Baseball?
Question 4: Which of the following teams did Major League Baseball play for?
Question 5: A baseball cost three dollars, a hefty sum at the time, equal to $37.74 today (in inflation-adjusted ________).
Question 6: When was American League founded?
Question 7: In more recent years, ________ voting has been allowed.
Question 8: Which team was the champion of National League?
Question 9: Currently, there are two major leagues: the National League (founded in 1876) and the ________ (founded in 1901.) Several other defunct leagues are officially considered to be major, and their statistics and records are included with those of the two current Major Leagues.
Question 10: What is the governing body of Major League Baseball?