Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
MLB Historical Challenge
|Of the Hall of fame class of 1936 who had the most votes?||Historical MLB
Ty Cobb . More people voted for Cobb than they did for Babe Ruth.
|Who had the lowest ERA in a single season in the 20th century?||Historical MLB
Dutch Leonard. Gibson had an ERA of 1.12 in 1968, but the lowest was Leonard, who in 1914, threw a 0.96 for the Red Sox. The lowest ERA in baseball history at .857 was set in 1880 by Tim Keefe.
|All the managers in the 2001 season had played in the major league. Prior to that season, when was the last time all the managers had been players?||Historical MLB
1966. Hal McCrae became the last manager needed for the manager class of 2001 to have played in the majors.
149-200. He hit for average not for power.
|Who was the first relief pitcher in the Hall of Fame with a losing record, with over 200 game appearances?||Historical MLB
Rollie Fingers . His record was 114-118.
Jack Chesbro . No one as even came close to breaking this record in the 20th century. With set-up pitchers, closers, etc., in today's baseball, this feat will be a tremendous one to touch by anyone.
|What did Christy Mathewson call his pitch that today is referred to as a screwball?||Baseball Facts
Fadeaway. The screwball is one of the most difficult pitches to hit. Mathewson played with the Giants from 1900-1916 and retired with 373 wins.
Philadelphia Phillies . In 1961, they finished 47-107 under the helm of Gene Mauch.
|Who set a Major League record with 19 sacrifice flies in one season?||Baseball Facts
Gil Hodges. Gil did this for the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers. He also provided 10 the following year.
Vic Raschi . Raschi dished this one up in 1954 while pitching for the Cardinals, giving Aaron his first with the Milwaukee Braves, and Major League baseball. Jack Billington served up his record tying 714th homerun.
|What team did Vic Willis win 89 games for, from 1906 through 1909?||Baseball Facts
Pittsburgh Pirates. After being traded from the Boston Braves of the National League, Willis did this for the Pirates. He retired in 1910 after being traded to the Cardinals.
|Who was the last National League player to hit over .400 in the 20th century?||Baseball Facts
Bill Terry . His average was .401 in 1930 with the New York Giants.
|What Chicago Cubs catcher drove in eight runs in one game in 1980?||Baseball Facts
Barry Foote . This was the Cubs record for most RBI's in one game. Nate Colbert set the single day record with 13 in a 1972 doubleheader.