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"Some pretty wierd, and some pretty great things happened in the month of October throughout the times of the Major Leagues. See if you can figure it out. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)"
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Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's season home run record, by hitting his 61st home run in 1961. Which team did he hit this big one off on October 1?
Boston Red Sox
On October 7, 2001, Tony Gwynn played in his last game. Which milestone also occurred on this date?
Rickey Henderson had his 3000th hit
Yankee Scott Brocius hit a game one World Series grand slam
Mark McGwire hit his 70th season home run
Roger Clemens pitched a no-hitter
On October 23, 1974, which Cubs' icon was traded after 16 great seasons in Chicago?
After the horrendous World Series fixing in 1919, which team had two people banned from the World Series for bribery, on October 1, 1924?
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
On October 17, 1972, why was game three of the World Series postponed, pitting Cincinnati vs Oakland?
Too many players came down with chicken pox
October 23, 1945, was a great date in baseball. Which historical event happened on this day?
Lou Gehrig died
Babe Ruth died
Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth retired
On October 29, 1986, which pitcher was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border for possession of illegal drugs, and being the third offense, was later sentenced to 45 days in jail?
On October 3, 1993, a team finished the season with their players ending up with the 1-2-3 spots in batting average, for the first time in 100 years. Which team did this?
Toronto Blue Jays
Houston Colt .45s
On October 7, 1904, which pitcher set a 20th century record for winning over 41 games in the season?
On October 3, 1974, the first black manager was named in Major League baseball. Who was it?
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