Special Sub-Topic: Diehard Baseball - Nightmare 72
|When Babe Ruth broke the record for home runs in a season with 60, how many home runs did Lou Gehrig hit that year?|
47. Gehrig and Ruth were competitive almost the entire season in the home run department. When Gehrig went into a slump, he was overshadowed the rest of the season by the King of Swat. The year was 1927 and the Yankees were 110-44 for the season.
|Which of the following outfielders threw out 3 runners at home plate in the same inning?|
Jack McCarthy. Jack McCarthy did this amazing feat on April 26, 1905 with the Cubs. Nobody has matched this one.
|Reggie Patterson was most noted for what act?|
Gave up Pete Rose's hit that tied Ty Cobb's career hit record. Patterson dished up the pitch that Pete Rose broke the great Ty Cobb's career hit record. Rose did this in September 1985 with two hits off this Cubs pitcher.
|What was the name of the first Baltimore team?|
Lord Baltimores. This was their first name from 1872-1874. They disbanded at the end of the 1874 season.
|Who was the first relief pitcher ever selected to appear in an All-Star game?|
Jack Russell. Jack Russell of Washington was selected in 1934. He was never called on to pitch. The first reliever to ever pitch in an All-Star game was Mace Brown of the Pirates in 1938.
|How many World Series home runs did Roger Maris hit throughout his career?|
6. Maris hit 5 with the Yankees, then 1 for the Cardinals in 1967.
|Which of the following sluggers was the youngest when he became a member of the '40 Home Run Club'?|
Mel Ott. Ott was the youngest player to hit 40. At the of 20 in 1929 he hit 42 round-baggers.
|What year did Bill Mazeroski win a Gold Glove Award?|
1958. He won numerous throughout his career. 1958 was the first one that he received with the Pirates.
|When the infamous Bobby Thomson ('shot heard around the world') broke his leg in spring training of 1954, who replaced him?|
Hank Aaron. In 1954 Thomson was with the Braves on this fateful day. Aaron hit 13 home runs and struck out 39 times as a replacement. The rest is history.
|Who was the first to score 3 times in one inning of a game?|
Sammy White. White scored 3 times in the 7th inning as his Red Sox were playing the Tigers on June 18, 1953. It was a 17 run inning for the Red Sox. by the end of the 20th century, White was still the only player to accomplish this.
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