Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Lou Gehrig's first grand slam. July 23, 1925 gave Lou Gehrig's 1st of 23 career grand slams.
American League manager in All-Star game. American League All-Star game manager in 1933.
throw nine inning no hitter in first career start. St. Louis Browns against Philadelphia Athletics May 6, 1953.
|Chick Hafey had the first hit in All-Star history, what was it?||Baseball Firsts
single. Cincinnati left fielder singled in 2nd inning July 6,1933.
bat against Babe Ruth. July 11,1914 Ruth pitched for Boston Red Sox.
Error in All-Star game. Dropped a foul fly ball in the 5th inning on July 6, 1933
Cleveland Indians. Indians 1957.
Cleveland Indians. Indians 1963.
|Joe Nuxhall made his debut in the majors June 10, 1944, what was so special about him?||Baseball Firsts
was 15 years old. Youngest player in major league history.
Bill Dinneen. For the Boston Red Sox, blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 2 of the 1903 Series.
|The first National League pitcher to win the All-Star game was?||Baseball Firsts
Dizzy Dean. St. Louis Cardinals 1936.
Bill Dahlen. Playing for the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics in 1905, stole home in 5th inning of Game 3.
|The first stadium where the National League won the All-Star game in an American League site?||Baseball Firsts
Comiskey Park. Losing 8 consecutive games in A.L.parks,the N.L. won 4-3 in 14 innings in 1950.
|The first National League team to draw a million fans in one year was?||Baseball Firsts
Chicago Cubs. A total of 1,159,168 fans in 1927.
|Who was the first pitcher to pitch for both National and American leagues in the All-Star game (not the same game)?||Baseball Firsts
Jim Bunning. American 1957, 59, 61. National 1964, 66.
|The first two black players to appear together in a major league game were (on same team)?||Baseball Firsts
Willard Brown - Hank Thompson. Brown played right field,Thompson played second base for the St. Louis Browns July 20, 1947 against the Red Sox.
bat in Canada. First bat in major league game in Canada against the Montreal Expos.
bat in night World Series. Baltimore's lead-off batter in Game 4 of the 71 Series (singled).
pinch hit home run in World Series. Off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 7th inning of Game 3 of the 1947 Series.
bat in World Series. First at bat, flied out for Pirates against Cy Young of the Red Sox.
homer in major league play. 2nd baseman for Chicago National team homers off Cincinnati's Cherokee Fisher on May 2, 1876.
picked by Toronto Blue Jays. In the American League Exspansion draft of 1976.
pinch hit in All-Star game. Singled in 6th inning on July 6,1933.
Emmett Ashford. American League 1966-70
Frank Robinson. Robinson was named player/manager of the Cleveland Indians in 1975. In 1976, he led the Indians to their first winning season in 8 years, finishing with an 81-78 record. In later years, Frank would also manage the San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, and Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals.
|Who was the first pitcher to record 3,000 strikeouts in his career?||Baseball Firsts
Walter Johnson. "The Big Train" Walter Johnson pitched from 1907 to 1927 for the Washington Nationals (Senators), ending his career with a total of 3,509 strikeouts. An indication of his dominance on the mound, Johnson would remain the only pitcher with 3,000 career strikeouts, until Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals passed the mark in 1974.
|In what year was the first batting helmet used by a major league team?||Baseball Firsts
1941. The 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers were the first to use a plastic batting helmet in major league baseball. Wearing a helmet would not become a rule in both the American and National League until the late 1950's.
|What two teams played in the first regular season game outside the United States?||Baseball Firsts
Montreal Expos and St. Louis Cardinals. The Montreal Expos played their first game ever on April 14, 1969, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 at Jarry Park in Montreal.
The Astrodome. The Houston Astrodome (also known as Harris County Domed Stadium), opened on April 9, 1965, with an exhibition game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees. The Yankees Mickey Mantle hit the first homerun at the Astrodome, but the Astros still won the game 2-1. Prior to the 1965 season, the Astros were known as the Houston Colt .45's, and played at Colt Stadium.
|What year did the Chicago Cubs play their first night game at Wrigley Field?||Baseball Firsts
1988. On August 8, 1988, Wrigley Field was brightened by lights for the first time in it's 74 year history. The first game, against the Philadelphia Phillies, was rained out after 3 1/2 innings. The first official, completed night game at Wrigley came the next night as the Cubs defeated the New York Mets 6-4.