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Give me some good baseball trivia

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by lantaur, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Going on a "baseball trip" and looking for a few time-killers while on the road ... so have any good baseball trivia questions which I can pose to my friend?
     
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Paging micropolitan guy.
     
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Name the two sets of Rookie of the Years who went on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

    Frank Robinson and Luis Apricio (1956); and Tom Seaver and Rod Carew (1967).
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    The Oakland A's won three consecutive Rookie of the Years in the late '80s. Who were they?

    Jose Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987) and Walt Weiss (1988).
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    Name the five Dodgers who won Rookie of the Years in the 1990s.

    Eric Karros (1992), Mike Piazza (1993), Raul Mondesi (1994), Hideo Nomo (1995) and Todd Hollandsworth (1996).
     
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    You like the rookie of the year award, eh? :) thanks ..
     
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Who is the only person in the top 10 in career batting average not in the Hall of Fame?

    Lefty O'Doul (.349).
     
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I sure do. The first of those three is my favorite.
     
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Name the two men with 250-plus losses not in the Hall of Fame.

    Jack Powell (254) and Bert Blyleven (250).


    I'm betting Zeke knew that one.
     
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Only once has a player over the age of 30 stolen more than 100 bases in a season. Who did it?

    Lou Brock (118 at 35). Tom Brown (106 in 1891) and Hugh Nichol (103 in 1888) were both 30.
     
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Albert Pujols hit his first career pinch-hit HR this week, in his 297th career homer.

    Who holds the record for most career homers without a pinch-hit HR?

    Alex Rodriguez, with 527. Lou Gehrig is second, with 493.
     
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Which pitcher allowed the most earned runs in a game for which he still recorded a save?

    Minnesota's Dave Goltz allowed 8 earned runs but still "earned" a save (because he finished a 13-9 victory with a three-inning appearance) on June 6, 1973, against Cleveland.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE197306062.shtml
     
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Who is the only pitcher in big-league history to lead his league in hit batsmen in five consecutive seasons?

    Tommy Byrne (1948-52). Don Drysdale (1958-61) and Jim Bunning (1964-67) did it four consecutive seasons.
     
  12. "Further proof that A-Rod is just A-Fraud."

    - an immensely self-satisfied Skip Bayless
     
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