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1. Oftentimes hitting a double is accomplished through the utilization of speed. This player, however, amassed more than 600 doubles in his career while stealing less than 20 bases. Nicknamed "Big Papi", who was this individual that played for the Boston Red Sox from 2003 to 2016?
2. Sometimes hitting a double is due to fortuitous circumstances. This can occur when a player hits a ball in fair territory that later goes into an out-of-play area. What is a double commonly called in this type of situation?
3. Nicknamed "The Grey Eagle", this man retired with 792 career doubles. Playing primarily for the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians from 1907 to 1928, who was this Hall of Fame centerfielder who led the league in doubles eight times?
4. In 1931 Earl Webb hit an incredible 67 doubles in a season while playing for the Boston Red Sox. Seventy years later, in 2001, a pitcher allowed 68 doubles in a season while playing for the Texas Rangers. Who was this pitcher who comically was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota in 1970?
5. Hitting four doubles in a game twice in one's career is a very rare accomplishment to be sure. Incredibly one player achieved the feat during a one month timeframe in 1999. Known for his angry behavior, who was this player who belted four doubles in two different games while playing for the Baltimore Orioles in 1999?
6. Likely the most common double play involves three different fielders and is notated 6-4-3. Of the following, which is NOT one of the positions in a 6-4-3 double play?
7. One player in particular was extremely involved in double plays as both a shortstop and while he was hitting. Playing in over 3,000 games in a 21-year career, he was the first player to ground into a double play 350 times. Who was this Baltimore Oriole who as a fielder was involved in 1,565 double plays as a shortstop and 117 as a third baseman?
8. Oftentimes a player that runs relatively slow is more likely to hit into a double play than a faster runner. Which Boston Red Sox player stole only 58 bases in his career yet became the first player to ground into a double play 35 times in one season when he did so in 1984 and 1985?
9. One pitcher in particular was such a good fielder that he won 18 Gold Glove Awards and was involved as a fielder in 98 double plays in his career. Who was this pitcher that won four straight Cy Young Awards from 1992 to 1995 and retired with 355 career wins?
10. It may seem hard to believe but in 1975 while playing for the New York Mets one player hit into a double play four times in just one game. A four-time World Series winning coach with the New York Yankees, who was this individual that became the first to have 2,000 hits as a player and 2,000 wins as a manager?
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