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Mixed Records Challenge
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In 1941, Yankee Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez threw a shutout. What was unique about this game?
It was the third game of a triple-header, MLBs last triple-header
Gomez walked 11 batters
The game lasted 7 hours and 42 minutes
The game was played using only one umpire
In 1967, Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski won the batting Triple Crown. In 1968, he followed it up with winning another batting title. What was strange about his batting title in 1968?
He won the batting title by only .00001
He hit more doubles than singles in the season
He was the first to hit .400 in a season since Ted Williams
He was the only player in contention to hit over .290
The 1945 Washington Senators were on track in the season. They finished only second to the Tigers, who won the AL by 1.5 games. What was strange about this Senator season?
No Senator hit a home run over their Griffith Stadium fence
No pitcher won more than 14 games
The Senators threw 38 shutouts
No Senator had over 100 hits in the season
1982 longtime Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Kent Tekulve went 12-8 in the season. He also tied which Major League record?
He threw 23 intentional walks in the season
He was the third pitcher in history to hit three home runs in a game
He hit 31 batters in the season
He was ejected from a game 10 times in the season
Hugh Bradley played for the Boston Red Sox from 1910-1912. He hit only two home runs in his American League career. What was strange about this?
Both his home runs were grand slams
He was first to hit a home run over the Green Monster at Fenway
Each home run was hit as a left and right-handed batter
Both were inside the park home runs
Bill Duggleby began his baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1898. He went only 3-3 in the season, and hit seven batters in nine games. What did Duggleby do in the season that was even stranger?
He hit a grand slam in his very first at-bat
He lost his first outing, 27-2
He threw a perfect game
He was also the manager and owner of the Phillies
Giant pitcher Carl Hubbell was nicknamed "Meal Ticket", and he played his 16 seasons in New York. In 15 consecutive seasons, he won in double-figures. Which other consecutive record did he set in his career?
He struck out 14 consecutive batters
He won 24 consecutive games
He hit six consecutive batters
He allowed 12 consecutive hits
Ron Northey played for 12 seasons from 1942-1957, losing some seasons to war. He played for five different teams and never led the league in anything. However, he left Major League baseball with what distinction?
He had a 49-game hitting streak with the Phillies
He was the first player to hit three pinch-hit grand slams
He was hit by a pitch 50 times in one season
He committed only two errors in his 823 games played
Washington Senator pitcher Dolly Gray took the mound as a rookie in 1909. In August, he set a record for doing what?
Threw a shutout and went 5-for-5 in the same game
Was the first AL rookie to throw a perfect game
Walking seven batters in a row
Struck out 19 batters in a game as a rookie
Willie Stargell, a 21-season career Pittsburgh Pirate, hit 475 home runs during his career. He led the NL twice in home runs, won a season MVP award, and won two World Series rings. Which strange record did "Pops" go home with when he retired in 1982?
Oldest player to hit a World Series home run
Oldest player to win a season MVP award
Led the league in strikeouts 11 times
Set a career record for most errors by a first baseman
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