Special Sub-Topic: Baseball 101
|What member of the 3000 hit club was born on the same day Bobby Thomson hit the shot?|
Dave Winfield. Dave Winfield was born October 3rd, 1951.
|Who was the first major league player to hit two homeruns in an All Star game?|
Arky Vaughn. It happened in 1941.
|Who was the first M.L.B. rookie of the year to be elected to the M.L.B. Hall of Fame?|
Jackie Robinson & Robinson. First black elected to the MLB Hall of Fame.
|Who is the only M.L.B. player to win the Sullivan award?|
Jim Abbott. The Sullivan Award honors the nation's top amateur athlete. It was established in 1930 by the Amateur Athletic Union, in memory of James E. Sullivan, the long-time AAU secretary-treasurer. Abbott won the James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy in 1987. It is sometimes referred to as the 'amateur athlete of the year award' but cannot go to the same athlete more than once. In 1988 the trophy was awarded to Florence Griffith Joyner (track and field).
|Who is the only National league player to win N.L. M.V.P.in his first season in the National league?|
Kirk Gibson & Gibson. Kirk Gibson 1988 M.V.P. National league.
|Who is the youngest everyday player to appear in the World Series?|
Fred Lindstrom. Fred Lindstrom was 18 years old with the 1924 New York Giants.
|Who is the only rookie pitcher to win three games in a single World Series?|
Babe Adams & Adams. 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates.
|What year was the first Sunday night World Series game played?|
1976. Reds vs Yankees on October 17th, 1976.
|Who is the only M.L.B. player to be picked off twice in the same World Series game?|
Max Flack & Flack. Chicago Cub picked off by Babe Ruth Boston Redsox 1918.
|Which of these M.L.B. Hall of Fame pitchers had the most hits in his major league baseball career?|
Walter Johnson. Walter Johnson had 547 hits in his M.L.B career.
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