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1

Who was the last pitcher to have 30 or more complete games in a season (1975)?

Jim 'Catfish' Hunter

2

Who won four NL batting titles in the 1960s?

Roberto Clemente

3

Who was the first African American to play in the American League?

Larry Doby (1947)

4

Who is the only NL player to win two batting Triple Crowns?

Rogers Hornsby (1922 & 1925)

5

Who won the most Gold Glove Awards?

Greg Maddux (18)

6

What player hit the most HRs in World Series play?

Mickey Mantle (18)

7

In what year did the save become an official statistic?

1969

8

What player appeared in the most World Series games?

Yogi Berra (75)

9

Who is the first pitcher to have 30 or more saves in his first five complete seasons?

Jonathan Papelbon (2006-2010)

10

Who held the record for most hits (257) before Ichiro Suzuki broke it in 2004 (262)?

George Sisler

11

Who are the only two brothers to both pitch no-hitters?

Bob and Ken Forsch

12

What team lost 134 games in a season?

Cleveland Spiders (20-134)

13

What is the only team that always opens the season at home?

Cincinnati Reds

14

Who was the first player to hit more than 60 HRs in a season?

Roger Maris (61 in '61)

15

Who was the last pitcher to have 30+ wins in a season?

Denny McLain (31 in 1968)

16

When did the Milwaukee Brewers switch from the AL to the NL?

1998

17

Who is the only player to hit two grand slams in one inning?

Fernando Tatis

18

What team did Jackie Robinson face in his first major league game?

Boston Braves

19

Who was the 'Say Hey Kid'?

Willie Mays

20

Who is the only player to hit an inside-the-park HR in an All-Star Game?

Ichiro Suzuki (2007)

21

Who scored the one millionth run in MLB history in 1975?

Bob Watson

22

Who is the only player to win MVP in NL and AL?

Frank Robinson (NL 1961, AL 1966)

23

What team played in Houston from 1962 to 1964?

The Houston Colt .45s

24

How many DiMaggio brothers played in the majors?

Three (Joe, Dom, Vince)

25

Who holds the record for hitting into the most double plays in a career?

Cal Ripken Jr. (350)

26

Who was the first NL player to hit 500 HRs?

Mel Ott

27

What are the 7 ways to reach first base?

Hit, Base on Balls, Hit by Pitch, Error, Fielder's Choice, Dropped Strike Three, Catcher's Interference

28

Who is the last player to receive the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award?

Derek Jeter (2014)

29

Which expansion team was quickest to win a World Series?

Arizona Diamondbacks

30

Who is the shortest player to ever make an MLB plate appearance?

Eddie Gaedel (3'7, 65lbs) also holds the league's highest on-base percentage. He was walked in his only at-bat for the St. Louis Browns in 1951

31

How many positions did Jackie Robinson play in his career?

6 (1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF). Robinson committed 117 errors in his career.

32

Who is the oldest player to participate in an MLB game?

Satchel Paige was 59 on September 25, 1965, when he pitched 3 innings for the Kansas City Athletics. He allowed one hit and had one strikeout.

33

How many HRs did Babe Ruth hit in 1920?

54. It was the first year a player hit more than 50 HRs in one season.

34

Which franchise (not from Boston or Chicago) waited 77 years before its first World Series win?

Phillidelphia Phillies, beginning in 1883 as the Phillidelphia Quakers, finally won in 1980. (The WS began in 1903).

35

Which player was the first to have 20 HR, 20 Doubles, 20 Triples and 20 Steals in a single season?

Frank "Wildfire" Schulte did it for the Chicago Cubs in his NL MVP 1911 season.

36

On which team did A-Rod join the 40-40 club?

Rodriguez hit 42 HRs and stole 46 bases for the Mariners in 1998.

37

Which 1927 roster included seven future Hall of Famers?

The New York Yankees: Pitchers Herb Pennock and Waite Hoyt, Infielders Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri, Outfielders Babe Ruth, Earle Combs, and Manager Miller Huggins

38

Who is the only player to win a batting title in three different decades?

George Brett: 1976, 1980, 1990

39

Which pitcher was on the mound when DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak ended?

Bob Nieman, St. Louis Browns

40

Who was the last batter to win the Triple Crown?

Miguel Cabrera in 2012

41

In how many seasons did Hank Aaron hit 50 or more HRs?

Zero

42

What former MLB great is Barry Bonds' godfather?

Willie Mays

43

Who was the AL stolen base leader for nine years in the 1980s?

Ricky Henderson

44

Who is the only major leaguer to play 500 games with four different teams?

Rusty Staub: Houston, Montreal, New York and Detroit

45

Who returned from playing in Japan to hit 51 HRs in 1991?

Cecil Fielder

46

Which Dodgers great was known to fans as "Double D"?

Don Drysdale

47

Which two players are tied at 2174 (4th all time) in career runs scored?

Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth

48

Barry Bonds and Babe Ruth hold seven of the top eight all-time single season records for which batting statistic?

Slugging Percentage. Lou Gerhig (.7654 in 1927) is seventh on the list.

49

Whose number was the first ever retired in Major League Baseball?

Lou Gehrig's number 4 in 1939.

50

Who was the NL home run leader in half of the seasons in the 1980s?

Mike Schmidt

51

Who was the first pitcher to throw over 100mph?

Nolan Ryan (100.9; 20 August 1974)